Category Archives: LIFESTYLE

4 EVERYDAY HYGIENE TIPS

Present Jam- 6 inch by BEYONCE ft THE WEEKEND

Hello beauties,

The weekend is almost over, I wonder where it is always rushing too, but as we prepare to go into the new week, I thought it’d be nice to have some everyday health tips. For me being clean is very important! as I tend to react to dirts furiously, I have very sensitive skin guyssss, its not even funny. Someday soon, I will tell you about my break-out struggles.

Below are some of my everyday hygiene tips

DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE

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Ok, let me rephrase, don’t touch your face too frequently. In between door knobs, typing on your phone and using the toilet our hand come in contact with millions of germs and this makes the hands our greatest skincare enemy.

CLEAN YOUR PHONES REGULARLY

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Our phones comes in contact with our face one too many times, and they say phones are filled with germs more than toilets (I don’t know how true that is, looool) try as much as possible to wipe them clean with a not-so-wet wipes or with mentholated spirit and cotton wool at least once a day.

PROPER CARE OF PANTIES

Our panties needs proper care girlssss, you know how easily we can get infection, whatever method you use when  washing them, make sure you don’t spread them inside out since that is the part that comes in contact with your pubic are (okay, Vjay-jay).

DON’T TOUCH THE RAILINGS

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Public railings are the grossest things, they are full of GERMS! If you want to know how dirty they are, sit close to a public railing for just 5, and watch how that person that just picked his/her nose rubbed it on the railing or that person that sneezed into his/her hand rubbed it on the railing too, its an endless list of disgusting rubbings. If you must touch the railings, use a hand sanitizer afterwards.

 

I hope these tips were helpful, please do leave a comment down below if you have questions, till the next blog post. xx

Hassie

What are your everyday hygiene tips? 

 

DIY TOTE BAG

Present Jam: Ngud’ by KWESTA ft CASSPER NYOVEST

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Heyyyy,

The weekend is here!! I hope your week was chilling, if not take this my first DIY post and coolio *inserts laughing emoji here* So, DIY Tote bag, with small fur pockets, let me quickly take you through.

First of, the fabric I used is called Calico…

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It is a plain-woven textile that is made from unbleached and most time not fully processed cotton, it is quite coarse and thin… and the best part, it is very cheap!! I’m guessing because it is not fully processed. To sew this bag, it took less than 2 yards of this fabric which cost less than #300, that is less than a dollar (depending on where you’re purchasing it from).

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I had it sown into a Tote bag because tote bags are effortlessly chic I like how  they can swallow (my choice of words) whatever you put in them and still look good.

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Tote bags are totally in now, and I have one (a very affordable one) Yaaaaay!! After the bag was sown, I thought it looked plain, so I cut out a furry pocket from an old skirt, cut it half and had them sown on the bag, you can totally use any fabric for the pocket, the calico fabric color will permit almost any fabric from prints, to denim… just do you.

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Do have a lovely weekend, I will chat with you soon, till the next blog post, stay beautiful. xx

Hassie

What do you think about Tote bags?? What do you think about the calico tote bag? If you were to make this bag, what fabric will you use for the pocket(s) or what finishing touches will you add to it?

WASH DAY ROUTINE #1

Present Jam- Sample you by MR EAZI

Hey beauties,

Howzit going? Going good? Remember how I talked about how most people wash their hair weekends here, well I am one of those people, I don’t have money to have my hair washed professionally (by a professional) yet, so I wash my hair myself. Today I will be sharing one of my  wash day routines with you with a simple DIY conditioner I used, it took me about 4 hours to wash my hair yesterday *in Kevin Hart’s voice* ‘Let me explain how’. So lets dive in

I section my hair first and detangled (this took about 20 minutes), I do most of my detangling outside the shower, then I washed each sections with the DUDU OSUN soap making sure I wash my scalp properly (get that product build up off) I also took the time to massage my scalp, this took me like 45 minutes ( I know, too long! 😖)

After washing each sections, I soaked my hair in my DIY conditioner concentrating on my tips then I cover it with 2 plastic wraps, to prevent the conditioner from dripping down my neck which can be very disgusting I tied a knee high soak around my head like so

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This will prevent the dripping-down-my-neck-thing. I was supposed to leave the conditioner in for like an hour, but I slept off (don’t judge me please)…. So I ended up washing it off like 3 hours later, then I applied my leave-in (shea butter) and weaved my hair into 4 giant cornrows and allowed it to hair dry.

P.s Shea butter is a good and affordable leave-in conditioner. How? it CONDITIONS the hair (allows easy manipulations) and you can LEAVE it IN hence, it is a LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER

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I mixed a cheap conditioner (that has plenty of slip) with honey and coconut oil easy peasy 😁

Have a wonderful week 💕💕

Hassie

What’s your wash day like? How frequently do you wash your hair? How do you deep condition?

DUDU OSUN AND MY HAIR

 

 

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Present jam- Angels by CHANCE THE RAPPER and SABA

Hey guyyysss,

So the weekend is close and I’m guessing most people wash their hair during the weekend especially natural haired girls like myself that need a good 30-45 minutes to wash our hair minus deep conditioning (the sectioning and all, you know…), so I thought I’d do a review on the DUDU OSUN soap (meaning Black Camwood) and my hair, the pros and cons.  Having talked about my go-to tools and leave-in conditioner (shea butter) here I thought I’d tell y’all one of the things I use to wash my here. The DUDU OSUN soap is big, lathers well and relatively cheap, I got it for #200 (it used to be cheaper than that, sigh).

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The ingredients are honey, shea butter, camwood, parmkernel oil, cocoa pod ash, palm bunch ash, Aloe vera, lime juice, water and fragrance. It doesn’t have a beautiful fragrance, but for some reasons I like what it smells like.

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Pros

  • It is big and latters a lot so it lasts me for a long time.
  • Some of its ingredients are very good for the hair at least I know  Aloe vera, honey and Shea butter are great for my hair type (tightly packed kinks)
  • It washes my hair amazingly well, my hair feels super clean after I use it… squeaky clean! And my scalp too, if you have product build up in your hair, this soap will take care of that well!!

Cons

  • It dries out my hair, I’m guessing because of the lime juice in it.
  • It really hurts when it enters your eyes, really bad!
  • It dissolves very fast.

Overcoming the cons of this soap is easy, to solve hair dryness I deep condition after use and moisturize regularly and I try to prevent it from entering my eyes… try. Also, I keep the soap in a dry place, no wasting here guys!

I will normally use the soap every other hair washes making sure I deep condition after use, I really like the soap because it is budget friendly, lathers well, and leave my hair clean and squeaky *inserts grinning emoji here*

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However, using the DUDU OSUN soap as a bathing soap is a totally different story that I will be talking about someday soon.

xoxo

Hassie

Do you use the DUDU OSUN soap for your body or hair? What are your experiences with the soap? What do you use to wash your hair and how well does it work for you?

MY NATURAL HAIR SUPERHEROES

Present Jam- Up and Up by COLDPLAY

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Heyyy,

It’s the weekend yaaay!! This week was super fast, yh?. I thought I’d share my everyday natural hair heroes as I get a number of questions about my hair. When it comes to my hair, I keep it minimal (I’m on a tight budget). I am a 4b/4c haired girl (kinks and curls) and I don’t load my hair with too many products. I believe in technique, healthy maintenance rather than products, not to say products are bad, but if you can’t afford so many products like me… don’t beat yourself over it.
There are a 100 and 1 natural hair product brands today, and a 1000 and 1 products. Even after over 2 years of being natural, I still don’t know my way around these products. You do not NEED a 1000 and 1 products, what you need is techniques. You need to know what styles works for you, like your go-to style (mine is a twistout). Thanks to naturalista on YouTube, these styles can be learnt easily. I suggest you should look up @naptural85, she is my naturalista icon, she will hook you up good.

Below are my Natural hair superheroes, they are very pocket friendly and always saves the day

Water
The way our hair is built, it is naturally dry, so you need to always keep it moisturized, you should spray your hair with water as frequently as possible.

Shea butter
This will lock in moisture, they are number of DIY shea butter mix, I personally mixed mine with coconut oil and olive oil.

Oils
For moisturizing, there are plenty of oils but 2-3 will do just fine. Oils also gives your hair shine

Combs and Brushes
Wide tooth if you must use them, as combs can be very harsh on the hair, brushes helps to lay your edges.

Bobby pins
Get as much as you can. You will be surprise how they keep reducing; this will help to style your hair.

Spray bottle
Or just get your empty perfume/deodorant bottle and wala!! Spray bottle (that is what I did for 2 years, I recently got an ‘actual’ spray bottle). I usually carry it around with water in it to moisturize my hair.
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Gels
(Optional) If you must use remember to also moisturize your hair beforehand, as they can be harsh.

Bands and scrunches
For styling your hair and holding them in place.

Lastly, but not the least, Patience. It’s just hair, no pressure!

Have a lovely weekend

Hassie

What are your hair superheroes and why? What is your go-to style and how long does it take you to achieve it? What oils do you use and why?

20 THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ME

Present Jam: Closer by CHAINSMOKERS and HELSEY

Heyyy Guys’
How is your week going? I want to share some things about me,below are 20 things about me you probably didn’t know. Feel free to comment down below on some things we have in common.
1. I’m a Gemini and we are the BEST!!! (If you don’t think so, comment down below)Say heyyy if you are a #teamGemini .
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2. I cook a lot, like everyday and I also bake. Yeah, you can call me a foodie. Hehe
3. My all time favourite movies are The hard way the only way, The breakfast club, 12 Angry men and Shawshank Redemption. (Morgan freeman been killing it since the ‘90s). I love classics.
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4. When I get uneasy, I pronounce most words wrongly (it can be so embarrassing). And I cannot pronounce the word enthusiasm… and I like that word, so I always try to say it with fail.
5. I have 2 brothers that I am older than, but somehow I am the ‘smallie’
6. I love fruits, you can call me a fruit junkie.
7. I really like tattoos, sadly, I don’t have one…yet. Someday, I will get 1 or 2 or 3-5. Hahahaha
8. I speak Yoruba fluently (well, that’s if I am not uneasy around you), I understand Sign language (I am a bit rusty as I do not have a friend or relative that can Sign) and I am presently learning French, Spanish is next, yh, I am beginning to have a thing for Language.
9. It is said that I have a resting bitch face, or you can mistake me for quiet or gentle… I am not, just wear my poker face on too many times.
10. I am VERY sarcastic, (this is a family thing) I usually have a problem holding a long time conversation with people that don’t understand or like sarcasm.
11. I READ a lot! From novels to history books to psychology books… if it has words…I am reading it. You can almost call me a NERD (actually, I am been called a nerd). My favourite novel writer now is COLEEN HOOVER and favourite book from her are Hopeless, Losing hope and Confess.
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12. I am a writer (check my IG for writing @Hassie_a), I have not fully exploited this potential… I hope do so some day, maybe write a book.
13. I don’t joke with honesty!!
14. I think A LOT… that is my favourite thing to do. And I have a very big imagination,
15. I will like to travel around the world someday… see the world and have more things to think about.
16. I am a bit of a Feminist (putting it mildly).
17. If I were to have a pet, it’d be a Rabbit or a Cat (that looks like Garfield, haha)
18. My favourite colour is GREEN
19. I am very Emotional but I hide behind my poker face and jokes (I hear I am very funny)
20. I am fascinated by people that are spontaneous, as I am not…Unlike terms attracts they say.

Have a lovely day
Hassie

What do we have in common?? Comment down below as I will like to know some things about you too.