Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Happy New Month - December is here !!!!!!!

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I can't believe it. It is December already am very thankful and grateful for life, health and my family.

As we begin this last month of the year may your cup overflow with happiness,love and Joy.

What's new this month. I am learning french. I have started taking lessons already. I signed up to an open learning resource from the Carnegie Mellon University of New York and I am also using my daughter's french text book too. So let the learning begin. I hope to be fluent in both spoken and written french in the next 4 months.

So what new thing/skill are you learning ?

I would love to know.

Merci Beaucoup


Friday, 27 November 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody

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Happy Thanks giving people.

We all have a lot to be grateful for. For life,Health, Joy, Peace and everything in between.

Thanks Lord for everything.



Sunday, 25 October 2015

From Glasses to Contact lenses in Nigeria

My Pair of Spectacles
Over the summer while on holiday in the UK, I decided to try something new. Push my boundaries and move beyond my comfort zone.
I have been using spectacles since my days in university. I have had fantastic frames and when ordering a new pair just to add a little flare and daintiness I have  them tinted  pink and had anti-scratch .

My spectacles have indeed served me well. I am short-sighted to I need them to drive and pretty much need them also in the cinema to enjoy a film and just generally enjoy life. So my spectacles are a part and parcel of my life and help me be a  productive person through out the day.

The snag is I sometimes feel they can be burdensome. Like am going to a party and after applying my make-up meticulously and tying my Gele (Traditional headgear) then I would have to wear my glasses and then the glasses would leave prints on my face and  makeup.  I just needed something that when I had an event, social engagement or dinner I would not have to wear glasses, really just for occasional use

So I decided to try contact lenses. I booked an appointment with a high street optician to try out contact lenses. First I got had an eye exam thank God I had a clean bill of health. Then  I was shown the different types of contact lenses, because of the harsh weather conditions in Nigeria (the dust and everything in between) I decided I wanted  disposable Daily Contacts  to reduce the  risk of infection and I really did not want to deal with cleaning lenses and contact solution stuff.
Daily Disposables Silicone Hydrogel Clariti-1-Day

 I chose the top of the range daily contact lenses made from  Silicone Hydrogel  which allows more oxygen into the eyes. Quite pricey though but I felt if it was going to be in my eyes it had to be the best quality. A lovely attendant taught me how to insert and remove them. I was blown away I could not believe it I could see clearly without glasses. I was grateful and thankful all at once. Also the attendant informed me I had to build my tolerance level over the week as I was given samples to last for a week which was awesome.
Clariti-1-Day front View

I checked for Daily disposable Silicone hydrogel on Top contact lenses sellers Vision direct website  and bought  Clariti-1-day. They were even better than the one I tried on the high street as they are directly from Copper Vision and not store brand.

So fast forward am back in Nigeria and needed suppliers for my contact lenses I just bought them directly from Vision Direct   and they were shipped to my house in Lagos Nigeria within three days and I did not pay an arm and a leg for shipping cost. I even got a park of free sweets to.
Clariti-1-Day Back View

So now I rock my contact lenses like when I have meeting, big presentations and when I am off to church or a party. I wear them like three times a week for 8 hours a day. I still use my glasses in the evening and when I am at home relaxing so for me it is a combination of both Glasses and contact lenses for my eyes. 

Did I think in my wildest dreams I would ever go the contact lenses route ? No !  as I felt I was too set in my ways. But hey I think at least try something new even if you decide it is not a product for you at least it would be from an informed point of view and would not just be because of fear and timidity.
Hey so what new boundaries have you broken recently I would love to hear from you.
Thanks for reading. Cheers


PS Please note that you should always to you optician for expert advice and for eye health test when considering wearing contact lenses also I have not been given any contact lenses by Cooper vision to review. I just believe they have a fantastic product that suits my needs.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

5 Hygiene tips for the Nigerian woman

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1) Brush Twice daily
   It is very important to maintain good dental hygiene. Brush twice daily in the morning and in the
  evening. Bad breath is a no-no for a woman of class. Get a good tooth brush and use fluoride         toothpaste.
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2) Bath Twice daily

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Apart from bathing in the morning. It is very important to bath not just in the morning with our scotching hot sun you need to take  a bath in the evening to wash away all the sweat and debris of the day. Ensure you armpits are well shaved to prevent body odour this is very important.Also use an anti-antiperspirant to ensure you smell fresh all day. Remember soap and water are a girls best friend.

3. Always wear clean and well-ironed cloths.

Ensure you only wear your clothes are clean and well ironed this goes along way in making you more presentable. Also ensure your under garments are clean and fresh everyday.

4) Neat & Tidy hair

 Always ensure your hair is always well brushed and combed this gives a very put together look and inspires confidence in people as you go about your daily tasks. You come across and being very competent and trust worthy when you are well-groomed.

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5) Keep nails clean

 Long dirty nails are a big no-no. Either keep your nails short and clean or medium length and well manicured.Do not bit your nails. It is a bad habit and shows a lack of confidence.

So that's it folks.

Catch you later.



Sunday, 4 October 2015

Skin Care Routine using Clinique products under the Nigerian weather

My skin-care journey.I have very oily skin acne -prone skin and because of the incessant break-outs I have developed quite a lot of acne scaring over the years, but I have always covered this up with make-up specifically  Mac concealer  and Liquid foundation. (I find they do a very good job in covering up and giving a flawless look)

I have always wanted to clear the spots but  there are very limited options to clearing acne and dark spots without use of bleaching/toning creams. I did some research online on clearing hyper-pigmentation without using Hydroquinone/Mercury based products and saw some positive reviews about Clinique Even-Better-Clinical-Dark-Spot-Corrector and I said I will give it a go.

Clinique even better clinical dark spot corrector

I have always viewed Clinique as very high end which it is I know it is certainly not mainstream. But I thought I might as well give it a try. Retail price in the UK is  42 pounds for a 30ml bottle, for a 100ml bottle this cost 100 pounds click Here for link.

Next challenge can I get it  in Nigeria or do I have to buy and then pay cost of shipping to Nigeria. Then I remembered the Montaigne place at Ikeja city mall stock Clinique products.

Well I paid them a visit and bought a 30ml bottle for N25,000. The beauty rep suggested I also buy Clinique Anti-Blemish-Solutions-Clarifying-Lotion to complement this at a cost N5,000. This retails for 19 pounds for a 200ml bottle click Here for link for the product 

Clinique Anti Blemish Solution
 The rep was really helpful and emphasized the need to use a face cream with SPF 15 to achieve best results and that I should expect to see results in  at least six weeks of continuous usage.

I am to apply the spot corrector every  morning and evening (2-3 pumps) after cleansing with the anti-blemish lotion. So far after three days of use my skin is really a lot softer.

Well I have my fingers crossed with this I will give an update 6 weeks from now which will be mid-November on results.

Thanks for reading



 Please note I have not been given this product to review.

Friday, 25 September 2015

US speaker John Boehner to resign at the end of October

US Speaker John Boehner

US Republican speaker John Boehner has resigned. His resignation will take effect from the end of October.

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Criminal charges brought against FIFA president Sepp Blatter by Swiss Attorney General

FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini
Sky news are reporting that criminal proceedings are said to be brought against FIFA president Sepp Blatter by the Swiss attorney general.

He is suspected of a disloyal payment of two Million Swiss Francs to UEFA president Michel Platini in 2011.

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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Ashley Simpson and Evans Ross debut their baby daughter

Evans Ross His wife Ashley Simpson Ross and Baby Daughter Miss Jagger Snow Ross
Photo Credit: Instagram

Evans and Ashley Simpson shared pictures of their 8 week old baby girl. Miss Jagger Snow Ross.

Beautiful baby.

Chief Olu Falae has been freed by his Kidnappers

Chief Olu Falae
Chief Olu Falae was freed by his kidnappers this afternoon. The former presidential candidate and Afenifere chieftain was kidnapped earlier this week in Ondo state.

Credit: Vanguard Newspaper

President Mohammuda Buhari attends Eid prayer

President Buhari attending EID prayers in Daura Katsina
President Buhari attends Eid prayers in Daura his hometown in Katsina state. Picture of Buhari killing a ram after the cut.

Oba of Lagos, Fashola & Tinubu attend Eid Prayers

Oba of Lagos, Babatunde Fashola & Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
Photo Credit: Lukesh Photography
Oba of Lagos Rilwan Akinolu, former governors of Lagos State Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Babatunde Fashola attend Eid prayers at the Dodan Barracks in Obalende Lagos  mosque earlier today.

Usher secretly marries his Manager Grace Miguel

Usher & Grace Miguel

Usher and his manager Grace Miguel
According to US weekly,Usher has married his longtime manager Grace Miguel.They have been dating since 2009 and got engaged in January this year.

Congrats to them.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Chelsea team doctor Eva carneiro exits Chelsea

Eva Carneiro & Jose Mourinho
Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro has quit her position at the club. The comes after the very public spat between her and Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho at the start of the season.

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife Patience pay the Awolowo family a condolence visit on the death of Family Matriarch HID Awolowo

Former President Goodluck Jonathan & His wife Patience during a condolence visit to the Awolowo family
Photo Credit : Vanguard Newspapers

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Pope Francis arrives the US for Historic Visit. Welcomed by President Obama

Pope Francis arrives Joint Base Andrews Washington and is welcomed by US President Obama
Photo Credit: Reuters
Pope Francis has arrived the US for a historic visit today 22nd September 2015. He was welcomed by President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Chief Olu Falae Abducted. Kidnappers demand N100Million as ransome

Chief Olu Falae
Afenifere chieftain and former presidential candidate Chief Olu Falae has been kidnapped in his home in Akure this afternoon. The kidnappers have also made contact and demanded N100m for his safe release.

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Nigerian/American Actress Uzo Aduba wins Best Supporting Actress Emmy Award for Orange is the New black

Uzo Aduba with her award for best Supporting Actress for Orange is the new black
Photo Credit Reuters

Uzo Aduba
Photo Credit: Instagram
43year old Uzo Aduba was clearly emotional and broke down in tears as she was named Best supporting actress at the Emmy awards last night for her work on the hit series Orange is the new black.

Congrats to her.

You rock girl.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Renowned Author Jackie Collins dies at age 77 years

Jackie Collins in Pictures 
Renowned author Jackie Collins has died. She was aged 77 and died in Los Angeles today after a long battle with breast Cancer. She was sister to renowned actress Joan Collins. She leaves behind a sister,brother ,three daughters and six grandchildren.

Farewell Jackie. RIP.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Pope Francis Arrives Cuba for historic visit

Pope Francis is welcomed by Cuban president Raúl Castro upon landing at Havana’s international airport. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images
Pope Francis has arrived Havana Cuba for a 10-day visit to the country.He was received by the president of Cuba Raul Castro.

Chief Mrs. HID Awolowo is dead

Chief Mrs. HID Awolowo
Matriach of the Awolowo family and widow of Chief Obafemi Awolowo  died today September 19th 2015 in her home in Ikenne Ogun State.

May her soul rest in peace.Amen.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Jessica Simpson reveals her biggest money mistake -" Nick Lachey"

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
Jessica Simpson revealed in a recent interview that Nickey Lachey was her biggest financial mistake as it is reported that she had to pay Nick $12 M as part of the settlement for their 2005 divorce.

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Credit: UK Mirror

Abductors of Steve Nwosu's wife demand N100m

Toyin Nwosu & Steve Nwosu
Yesterday it was reported that Toyin Nwosu wife of the Deputy Managing Director The Sun Newspapers was abducted by Gun men from her home. Now the kidnappers are demanding the sum of N100m for her release according to Vanguard Newspaper

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Erin Andrews, Gabrielle Union and Maria Menounos cover Redbook Magazine October Issue

Erin Andrews

Gabrielle Union

Maria Menounos
 Erin Andrews, Gabrielle Union and Maria Menounos cover redbook magazine October issue themed "ageless".


Thursday, 10 September 2015

David Walliams and His Model Wife Lara Stone are set to start proceedings today to finalise divorce

David Walliams and his soon-to-be Ex-wife Lara Stone
Photo Credit: Wenn
David Walliams and his wife Lara stone will begin proceeding today to end their marriage union.
They had been married for 5 years.
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Jonathan on the campaign trail for Dickson in Bayelsa State

Dickson Incumbent governor Bayelsa stata

Former President Goodluck Jonathan 
Former president Goodluck Jonathan hit the campaign trail in Bayelsa to ensure incumbent governor secures another term in the governorship campaign on the platform of the PDP.

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UNILAG shut down as students protest the death of electrocuted student

University of Lagos
The university of Lagos has suspended academic activities due to students protesting the death of one of there students Miss.Oluchi Anekwe a 300 level accountancy student who died via electrocution  when an electrical pole fall on her.

Credit: Vanguard Newspapers

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Blessing Okagbare banned from representing Nigeria in Rio 2016 olympics

Blessing Okagbare
Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare has been banned from participating in the Rio 2016 Olympics by the National Sports Commission and Athletics federation of Nigeria. This is following her decision not to participate in the All Africa Games .

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Credit: Vanguard

Monday, 7 September 2015

Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari arrives Ghana

President Buhari has arrived Ghana to meet with Ghanaian President John Mahama.

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Photo Credit Dele Momodu/Bayo Omoboriowo

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Olu of Warri is dead

Olu of Warri

Olu of Warri Godwin Edomi Ogiame Atuwatse II is dead.He is said to have died in Lagos on Friday of an undisclosed ailment.He became the Olu of warri in 1987.May His soul rest in peace. Amen

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