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Saturday, 23 January 2016

Fluffy Girl


The statement is in the title of this blog as well as the inspired outfit. I am a, what they like to call a 'fluffy' girl. I am chubby, round, cute and cuddly :).
This is my first outfit post in my New room, which I can not wait to give you a full tour of. I am so happy with the all white turn out as it is definitely needed as an upgrade in my personal space.
This gorgeous dress can be played with, I can make it look casual with a lovely pair of knee boots, or I can play it classy and dressy like how I have here with a faux fur clutch bag and gladiator sandals.
What I love about this dress is how warm and cosy it feels, it is super thick and perfect for this season, it does not give that itchy feeling neither. A trendy biker jacket would work well with the outfit, and like I said before, you can make it casual and wear with cute white trainers or plimsoles to play with it abit.




Dress: Missguided
Bag: Asos
Heels: Missguided











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Thursday, 14 January 2016

Changes.




Well... I guess this is my 'New Year New Me' post then!
Its a fresh start for me. Wednesday morning and I came right back to the office to finish off where I started. The end of last year was with a bang. Hello... I launched my OWN line. And as much as you just see 3 pair of lashes and a 12 brush set, this was the biggest thing for me. I know what I am talking about from where I came and started. I feel I have come a long way.
So, I am 28 years old. I became a woman a few years ago of course. But is it strange to say its just THIS year where I have felt grown? I mean, I feel mature now... 2015 was the year of so many responsibilities and organising them and I did not realise I had so much! When I was a little girl and I used to day dream, my mum would say to me, what is wrong with you, do you have children or a husband, you do not pay the bills.. snap out of it! And the reality is, it is my life right now, I am a wife, mother and an entrepreneur, running several business, with bills to pay.
Whilst responsibilities and being an adult can become extremely overbearing and stressful, we have to face them. Hence the reason why last weekend away was so important for me to acknowledge that. So now I am back in my real world. Living my dream as an Online Content Creator, Makeup Artist a Cosmetics brand owner. A dream I never even aspired to have but I guess this is where my path lead to and I love it!




Changes:
I have not filmed since My Depression Story on my YouTube channel. That was uploaded a few days before the New Year. Whilst away over the weekend, having my spa treatment I deserved at The Hotel, I could not help but drift into thoughts on how I would tackle my life when I returned to London. Any time I feel I am transitioning into a new level in my life, I feel the need to break. So right now, I am just pausing, because I feel I have to come back with a higher level and excellence. A few subscribers to my YouTube Channel have asked me when is the next upload, knowing I post twice a week and haven't since late December... my answer at the moment is when I am ready! YouTube can take so much of your life, I enjoy it so much, but sometimes, I feel it is so important to take a breather and work on the next best thing. Personally, I feel my content needs an upgrade, and in order for me to do that correctly, I am not posting a video until my implementing stage is complete. So there will be changes... changes in my content. Whilst I grow, I expand, my mind also grows and I would like to share that with you... my video 'I love Older Men' is somewhat an example of where we might be going on the channel, with of course the uplifting videos, beauty fashion and typical lifestyle content. My branding is changing. I would be hosting a new blog end of February, my lifestyle has also upgraded.. I am enjoying more of the finer things in life and as I grow as a woman, I want to share that with you. I have quite a few life changing sponsored posts and brand collaborations approaching. I think right now, I am going through a huge shift.


Now for me, the hugest shift and change I need to make is who I let around me. There is no room for draining out the goodness I worked up in my life. Bad conversations, stand offish people, opportunists, burners, users and fake promises is not welcome in my life. I am keen on people who have a commitment to be great and stay committed. That has a lot to do with friendships as well. Everyone has something great to offer- and I am open to support and work with anyone with great potential, however its probably just now I can truly understand- business and friendship does not work. Last year, I engaged in many conversations, spent some time with a few people, got to know and see different characteristics, and I have found in all of this... how much I am so keen on walking with the same people who share my vision in life. I need grown, mature women who I can have grown talks with. I want to talk about making money, success, building futures, sex, men all that a grown woman can handle without feeling nervous. 
I am excited to share with you more of these changes, I feel a video coming on explaining a few of these life changes. 




My trip away has given me a deep insight to the direction I want to move my entire life. Which includes my business, my blog and YouTube channel, my personal goals, home and lifestyle.
Thank God for loyal friends! Whilst I constantly moan about the burners out there, I honestly have to appreciate and be content with my tiny circle because they give me LIFE! My main change is my drive about everything you see online. In about a month or so, my entire blog is changing... I know you would love it. I want to keep this blog modern and relevant. This blog is going to be about me. My life. Things I love, the things I hate. Its a documentation of my travels, my home, food, fashion and beauty, business and a little personal of course.







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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

TRAVEL| A WEEKEND AWAY IN BRUSSELS | #BIRTHDAY




Well, here we are. 2016, and its only now I am here with my ‘New Year, New Me' blog post! Whilst most New Year posts are about resolutions, goals, aspirations, kicking out bad energy and more, my New Years resolution is completely about (as vain as it sounds) my fantastic weekend in Brussels! 
For me, I just desperately want to share with you my wonderful birthday weekend. I had the most phenomenal time away for the weekend in Brussels, Belgium. This was my first trip to Brussels, and it was well worth it and well spent. 
Most people go to busy cities such as Brussels, Paris, London, New York to shop, venture out, explore, however, in all honesty, this trip meant so much more than the material things in life. It was so important for me to clear my head, as the best way for me to face the new year was for me to clear my space, relax, take a break, and enjoy life.
Since I am a January baby, the New Year always starts after the 9th which is my birthday.
I went to Brussels intentionally with 100 Euros in cash, a few clothing items, my phone and my camera.
This weekend trip has taught me so much, from literally being in a stunning luxury hotel for 3 days I have pulled so much inspiration on what I really want to do with my life. 
I did not know how much is really out there in the world for me until I took this break alone, without my husband or my son or a friend and I just needed that, and at least my good friend Mrs Grey who is currently in Belgium shared these moments with me as we are kind of at similar pages in our lives right now. Anyway, before I make you cry... lets keep this post light hearted and I would show you some snap shots from Belgium trip.



The morning of my birthday, my best  friend Danielle sent me a voice note singing happy birthday (50 cent style) and insisted I take candid shots of myself in a white robe and a fresh face because its only right to! Unapologetically, I of course already took these shots and here is the result. 









Thank you for my birthday photo shoot from my dear friend Mrs Grey! Her husband is a photographer and in all honesty, its not her hobby or passion but I am starting to think he may be able to pick up a few hints from her! lol! 



Chocolate anyone?
What is Belgium, without Belgium Chocolate? My only birthday present from my friend. Not a surprise at all, I normally don’t get presents as I am born straight after Christmas. Its something I have gotten used to and hence its important to spoil myself with a vacation of some sort!





As mentioned, this is indeed (just) a birthday post. However, can we just go away from that for a second? You meet amazing people when you travel and for me, 2016 is definitely the year I expand my horizons. I would not go into too much details in this post about how we connected but I believe it is something spiritual and completely destined. We met whilst I was out in New York last October. I instantly connected with her, like she’s my soul mate! She made my birthday perfect and my time in Brussels would not have been complete without her around me. I feel she has contributed greatly into the new inspirations I have now and going forward and I cannot wait to meet up with her again! You can check out her blog here: www.greydynasty.com



So what was my fashion like whilst I was out? Honestly, as I said, I packed just a few items, its cold like in England in Belgium right now so I had the essentials including these boots, handbag and leather jacket and scarf.


















Speaking of fashion....

I did not realise at all how much Brussels is a great fashion district. The Hotel I stayed was The Hotel, Brussels, right by a street called Waterloo and on that street alone I visited Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Tiffany and Co, Hermes, Jimmy Choo, Versace, the list goes on! My Hotel..... The Hotel, Brussels. I loved it! Amazing staff, great service, great food, perfect views, a spa, fast wifi, spacious, bright, minimalistic decor rooms, just ugh... amazing! Highly inspired by Fashion, there were fashion books everywhere, fashion photography, magazine and art. It was so cool and modern, I highly recommend it!







#birthdayselfie




Your birthday is so important. Its another year of life, I just feel it is so important to celebrate it. I was once in a point in my life where I would never celebrate my birthday, because I was told its not necessary... thats a complicated story for another time! Celebrate your life, even with little means, even a cupcake with one candle and a little prayer to mark your blessings is well worth it!








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