NEW IN: THRIFT HAUL


Present Jam: Make me (cry) by NOAH CYRUS ft LABRINTH

Hello lovelies,
How was your weekend? Mine was quite good, it was picture filled. I am very excited about this post because it is a NEW IN post, I love clothes, who doesn’t? I  thrifted recently and I thought I’d share what I bought with you y’all.
I got some skirts as I noticed that I hardly wear skirts and I thought that should change. I got these skirt for #400 each and I will be rocking them very severely.

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I  got some shirts, a cami and blazer and I am very excited about them, the total costs is #1200

Spot the retro feel?
Spot the retro feel?

I got caps too, #300 each, I feel like it could have been cheaper, but oh well.

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Lastly on the thrift story, I bought these dresses, a black button down dress, a slip dress (finally) and the floral button down dress, the retro feel of this dress got me almost immediately.

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This shampoo is was not  thrifted, but its New in, I recently noticed that my scalp is so dry and itchy, so I bought this Selsun blue shampoo, I have used it once, I noticed significant improvements after one use, but it is too early to concluded. I will be doing a review on this shampoo as soon as I am convinced it worked for me. The shampoo cost #980

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Everything I bought, you will be seeing  them quite frequently here and on my instagram. Till next time guys.xx

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Have you ever had dry and itch scalp? What measures did you take if you ever did? 

OUTFIT: THM-ed

 

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Present Jam: Human by CHRISTINA PERRI

Hello Readers,

How have you been? I am guessing you been good. It has been very difficult to put up outfit posts up weekly as I wish… it is so difficult without Leke (my photographer). Please comment down below if you are a photographer that is looking to collaborate with me (an upcoming blogger) or if you know a photographer that will like to collaborate with me. I know this blog has lacking juicy posts I will fix that soon.

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For today’s post, I paired two pieces from THM.co a new fashion brand that I am in total love with, their collection is modish and fabulous, you should check them out on instagram thm.co.

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I paired their ‘Wide leg pants with belt’ with their  ‘Flared sleeves floral blouse’, I fell in love with the pants at first sight (it is in my favorite color) I feel the belts adds a bit of chic-ness to the pants.

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The pants are very comfortable the fabric feels good against my skin.

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I did not like the blouse at first but as soon as I tried it, I feel in love with it, the floral prints will allow it to be easily paired with a number of color.

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I renamed the pants Pants of many possibilities’ because it can be dressed up for work with a shirt or blouse or with a cami. It is a good pants for a day to night look.

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What I Wore

Blouse: THM’s Floral Flared sleeves blouse

Pants: THM’s Wide leg pants with belts

Shoes: Atmosphere

Bag: Thrifted

Shades: Thrifted

I hope you like this outfit post, till the next post. xx

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Would you like me to do a day to night look in this pants? If you checked @thm.co on instagram, do you like their collection? Are you a photographer or do you know a photographer that will like to collaborate with me?

MY BLOGGER OF THE MONTH #3

Present Jam: Shele gan gan By LIL KESH

Dear GOD, I ask that you grant me stability, give me strength to be able to overcome this unstable phase I am having, Amen.

Heyy guys,

I have been up and down lately that I forgot to post my blogger of the month for Feb. but better late than never, yh?

My blogger of the month of Feb. is Sandra of Zo.nnabyuzo.com Sandra’s fashion style always trills me, her 90’s fashion style is beautiful, and I guess you guys know that I am all about the Retro-ness. Below are the interview questions and her answers.

1. What is your name and age?

My name is Afamefuna Sandra Uzonna and I am 20 years old.

I see Denim 😍
I see Denim 😍

2. Tell us a little about your blog and how old it is.

Zonna is a personal style blog aiming tro inspire and also connect with other bloggers and brands. I started the blog July 2016, but I relaunched it in October 2016.

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3. How did you first get into blogging?

Becoming a blogger was not always the plan from the start, but then my love for fashion took a unique turn around my third year in the University and I got insipred by some bloggers I admired like Uzy Nwachwuku and Ada of Noordinaryshe.com so I decided to start my own blog and I am loving the journey so far.

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Uzy
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Ada

4. Who has impacted you the most on your blogging journey so far?

I would say my sister Vivian Afamefuna, she was there for me when I first started blogging, giving me advice and support and she also helped with most of my first shoots, following me around looking for location and taking my pictures.

Slay my life! 🙌
Slay my life! 🙌

5. What is the most challenging moment on your journey so far?

The most challenging moment on my journey will be around September 2016. I had a wake up call and realised I was not doing things the way I wanted. This led to the change in my blog’s name, and I relaunched it around October 2016.

I want everything in this picture 😍
I want everything in this picture 😍

6.  What has your blogging experience taught you?

It has taught me the importance of being able to identify yourself, your style and what you are passionate about. Also, the importance of planning and patience of getting results.

7. What else do other than blogging?

I also model and I am currently working at a software company.

8. Who is your style icon and why?

I have a lot (lol) but I will go with Shope Delano. She is a real inspiration to me, there is just so much LIFE with her style, she is very interesting with how she pairs her outfit and she is a denim fashion enthusiat… like myself (lol).

Shope Delano
Shope Delano

9. What is your favorite fashion brand and why?

Forever 21, because they literally sell everything I need.

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10. Where can we find you on social media?

Instagram- Zo.nna

Twitter- Uzo_xo

Snapchat- Uzo_xo

That’s it guys, Sandra style is so beautiful, I feel like we have some things in common like our love for  denim,  I think she might have more love for denim than me.. .and that’s  gn a lot of love lol.  Click here to check her blog out,  you will love it

Till the next blog post. xx

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THE LETTER


Present Jam:  Chemistry  by FALZ &SIMI

Heyyyyy 😃😃

Who missed me? I missed me!! 😂

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So this post is like a letter from me to you explaining where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to the past few weeks.

Dear Readers,

I’m sorry I’ve not been here for the past few weeks, a number of you got in touch with me, and I really appreciate that.

I was posted to Cross river for National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) I set out for the camp on the 24th of January, the journey was so long, the longest I’ve ever been on actually, it took approximately 22 hours to get to Obubra (that’s where the NYSC camp site for Cross river is). The journey was filled with ups and downs, thankfully, I rode with people that were high spirited that kind of entertained the likes of myself who never actually travel  and was cranky.

First stop over before I got cranky
First stop over before I got cranky
Travel buddies 😍
Travel buddies 😍

 

On getting to the camp around 7am Tuesday morning (25th of January), I had to immediately start registrations which took about 9 hours, I was so exhausted.

Foodie for Life 😁
Foodie for Life 😁
White fowl days
White fowl days

The camp was very dusty I reacted to this, but I adjusted early enough, we were expected to assemble on the Meditation ground by 5:00 am every morning (except from Sunday mornings).

Camp carnival
Camp carnival
Man O' War drills
Man O’ War drills

The meditation ground is where we prayed, listen to the order of the day, the news and some motivational write up we were expected to meditate on.

In other to avoid long queues at the tap, I usually had my bathe around 2:00 am every morning. The days were filled with activities that were made compulsory, the only break we had was between 2:00-3:50 pm when we were expected to have our lunch and Nap (which was never enough). I was always ready to sleep.

On the bright side, I got to meet lots of people from very different ethnics groups, it was an eye opener for me because I learnt a number of things about various ethnic groups.

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I redeployed to Ogun state (I was very surprised that redeployment worked for me), so I left for Lagos immediately the orientation came to an end, I took a bus heading to Lagos from the camp.

I forgot to mention, my photographer and I were posted to Cross river, he made the trip going less painful, He stayed back, I was very sad, I’m going to miss he so much!! I don’t have a photographer anymore 😞.

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Leke John
Best Bud
Best Bud

I’m now shuttling between Lagos and Ogun state for registrations in Abeokuta, I hope I am able to settle down soon, so I can posts on the blog ‘back to back making sure every post is  a hit’( I hope you got the joke).

That’s it guyss, bear with me and my letter.

With love

Hassie.

Till the next blog post, I hope it’s soon. xx

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MY BLOGGER OF THE MONTH #2

Present Jam: Man ‘O’ War songs

Hey guysss, it has been a minute, I’ve been up to something lately and I will be gisting you about it in my next #currentty I am tag.

As busy as I’ve been, I still read lots of blog posts, reading blog posts actually gives me joy. My blogger of this month is Tosin Toge. I first discovered her on IG when @nigeriafashionblogger featured her and I was fascinated by how comfortable she looked in her clothes, and so I looked her blog up. I read almost all her posts that night. Let’s meet Tosin

  1. What is your name and age (optional)

My name’s Olutoge Oluwatosin (though Tosin Toge was given to me by my mum and it stuck so I get called that mostly).

Look at that glow!
Look at that glow!

2. Tell us a little about your blog and how old it is.

My blog is my space where I “keep” my pictures or that was the intent initially but it’s my personal space where I have full expression of my style and “rant” too

3. How did you first get into blogging?

Unlike most bloggers who loved writing and all. I don’t even know how to. I got into blogging because I wanted a space to rant and then feel relieved but I saw what a few others where doing and I continued from there.

Denim 😍
Denim 😍

4. Who has impacted you most in your blogging journey and how?

My friends. A photographer and a makeup artist because they go out of their way for my blog and even remind me of shoots. Chidinma who is also a blogger encouraged me too.

5. What is the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?

Greatest challenge is consistency and that’s where I look at Cassiedaves and because I can totally relate as a Medical student. How she kept up with the whole loads of books to read is still a wonder.

I will totally wear this
I will totally wear this

6. What has your blogging experience taught you?

It’s taught me to never give up easily. I’m not the patient type but with issues with my hosts and even the network when uploading stuff.

7. What else do you other than blogging?

I’m a Pharmacy Student, an hairstyle and a fashion entrepreneur.

8. Who is your style icon and why?

ADA! @stylebyada because that is how I want to dress totally! She’s goals and she’s consistent with great feed too.

Look how comfortable she is in her clothes
Look how comfortable she is in her clothes

9. What is your favorite fashion brand and why?

I don’t have a favourite. I just love brands which provide me with “luxury for less”

 

10. Where can we find you on social media?

Instagram- @thetosintoge Twitter-@thetosintoge Facebook Thetosintoge

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Interviewing Tosin was so smooth and swift, I appreciate how smoothly it went. Thank you Tosin

Till the next blog post. Xx

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Which blogger will you like me to interview next?

Q&A: MY HAIR

 

Present Jam: Eko Miami by MALLEK BERRY

Few months after big chop
Few months after big chop

Hey beautiful people, happy weekend! Today’s post is about hair, I know a thing or two about hair so…

First of, all hair types are beautiful!! The reason why there is a sort of formula for identifying hair types is not to shame any hair type, it is just for identification as that will make management of various hair types easier!

Before big chop 🙈
Before big chop 🙈

Below are some of the questions I get about my hair and the answers

  1. How old is your hair? 

I had my big chop last week of July 2014, I cut my hair because it was a mess!! It was severely damaged from over relaxing it.

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2.  What is your hair type?

I have 3 types of hair on my head, yes 3! It is almost impossible to have the same texture of hair all over the head, towards the front of my hair, I have looser curls, the back of my hair has tighter curls and the center of my head has really tight curls. I have 4b, 4c and 4d (yes, there’s 4d) I haven’t had a professional check my hair I just used the curl pattern description I saw online

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3. Have you ever sneak relaxers in your hair?

No!! The front part of my hair is slightly softer than the rest, so it might seem relaxed. I am a bit terrified of relaxers, I had bad experiences with them.

4. How long is your hair?

11″ in front and 8″ at the back.

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5. Have you ever trimmed your hair?

Yes, once and I did it myself. I cut about an inch all round. My hair felt so good afterwards!

After trim
After trim
11 months ago
11 months ago

6.  Is your hair growing?

Yes, yes it is! type 4 hair grows!! a lot, because of the amount of shrinkage it  gets, it always feels like it isn’t growing. Take pictures to document your hair growth. You might not know how much your hair has grown until you see an older picture.

14 months ago
14 months ago
shrinkage!
Shrinkage

 

7.  Do you use hair growth supplements?

No I don’t

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8.  What products do you use?

I am on a very tight budget guys, very tight!! I basically use Shea butter and coconut oil, and occasionally Olive oil. My everyday hair care is the LOC method.

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These are some of the questions I am asked a lot. I am often challenged about my hair.

I hear plenty things like my hair is not all that natural (like that’s a thing 😒) or my hair should be longer than it is… Health over length!! Or why my hair looking relaxed, well I keep it stretched most of the time (in African threads) so it’ll be soft.

How I stretch my hair
How I stretch my hair

Dear girl, take time to learn more about your hair natural or relaxed.

Till the next post. xx

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Have you ever been queried about your hair? What hair type do you have??

OUTFIT: DAD’S BUBA

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Present Jam: Airplanes by B.o.B & Hayley Williams

Happy Friyaay!!

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For this outfit post, I wore my dad’s buba top as a dress and I absolutely loved it, it felt so comfortable!!

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Kinda of a dress I’ll wear to a wedding because of the #foodie that I am, I won’t have to worry about my tummy bulging out 😂

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I paired  the dress with a pair of heels to give it a feminine touch.

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So, my photographer suggested we took the pictures in front of old houses, and I loved the idea, so on this day, we went old-building hunting 😂 it was quite exhausting but fun!

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The buildings are over 100 years old guys!! Thinking about what those old buildings have survived thrills me!!

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There isn’t really much to say, I was clearly happy and comfortable in my outfit.

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Dear sisters, get comfortable in your clothes or your dad’s 😂

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Till the next blog post, xx

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What do you think of this style? Would you rock this style? Do you have a thing for old things like myself?

OUTFIT: BLAZZER & SKIRT

 

I’m one of those people that wake up with one song in their head…. And unconsciously hum and sing that same song all day long, that’s what I mean when I say ‘present jam’ that song I sing all day… that’s my PRESENT JAM

Present Jam: Bootylicious by DESTINY’s CHILD

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Hello guys,

I am here with this outfit post, my first outfit post of #2017… Quite a number of people have put up their new year’s resolutions, but I thought I’d rather share with you guys any changes that occurs with me as they happen, you know… Carry you along😸 I will be doing this in my #currently I am tag.

So, outfit post 😁 outfit posts excites me because I like to share my fashion tips or ideas with you guys and I just love clothes and taking photos 😸.

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I finally wore this blazzer my mum got me, it sat pretty in my wardrobe for over 3 years… Yes, you read that right 3 long years and one day, I was clearing out and I feel in love with it!! Does this happen to anyone else?

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Is it just me or it has a retro feel to it??I decided to wear it as a shirt (without a Cami) because it’s so hot here ( it gets cold sometimes… I don’t get this harmattan)

What I wore

Blazzer- Miwon

Skirt- Random (thrifted)

Bag- Random (thrifted)

Shoes- Random (thrifted)

Belt – Thrifted

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I paired the blazzer with a bandage skirt to give the look a bit of defintion since it looked like an oversized shirt (which I love so much)

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I opted for  the belt to give the look more structure and retro-nness 😂

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My mules were giving me major life!!The one thing I had in mind when picking this outfit was comfort. Dear girl, get comfortable in your clothes 😊

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Till the next blog post. xx

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What do you think of this outfit post? Do you think it has a retro feel to it? Would you rock this outfit? Do you own a piece that you have never tried on?? 

Comment down below

WASH DAY ROUTINE #2

 

 

Happy New year lovelies!!

Present Jam- Problem by REKADO BANK

I recently washed and deep conditioned my hair, I made some mistakes that helped me gather some tips, so I thought I’d share them with you guyss.

Hi, how have you been??
I washed my hair the DUDU OSUN soap, I have a post where I talked about the pros and cons of using the soap as a shampoo if you haven’t seen it yet click here and enjoy..
I had never made a DIY conditioner with fruits or any edibles, so I thought I’d give it a shot, I opted for the banana mix because banana is known to soften the hair and allow for easy manageability. Below are the things I used  for the deep conditioner and their benefits.

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1. Banana- Softenes the hair, allow easy management by loosening curls.
2. Egg(s)- For healthier hair also gives the hair shine also assist growth.
3. Coconut oil- For moisture (olive oil can be used instead).
4. Honey- For hair growth, prevents lost of moisture and softens the hair.
5. Plastic caps- To trap in heat.
6. Knee length socks- To prevent dripping of the mix down your neck

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Step 1.
Blend the bananas till it reaches a fine consistency, I didn’t blend the bananas I cut and mashed them that was the first mistake I made.
Step 2.
Break in egg(s) and blend well. I used on egg, depending on preference your can use two. If you don’t like the smell of eggs use just egg white. The second mistake I made was putting in yolk, I was nauseated half the time.
Step 3.
Measure into the mix 4 tablespoons of honey and coconut oil and blend for few seconds.
Step 4.
Sieve the mixture, using a fine sieve. This is very important. You don’t want to have banana caught in your hair, it is a very painful experience. I was in the shower for over 2 hours pickiing out Banana bits out of my hair.

After making the condioner, I finger detangled on wet hair (to reduce breakage) and I washed my hair in sections. My hair wash squeaky clean then I applied the conditioner to the washed sections. I wore 2 plastic caps to trap moisture then I tied a knee length sock round my head. I left the conditioner on for an hour (nauseated by the smell of the egg)
Then I washed it out, I then put my hair in African threading (not fully cocooned) to stretch my hair, you can style as preferred after washing the conditioner out, make sure you use a cream base products to moisturize your hair while styling, I usually use my Shea butter mix.

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It shouldn’t look like this, it should be smooth, no lumps

After I took down the threading the next day, I hair felt so soft, it was very easy to style it. I wore my hair out for over 8 hours and it was still very soft and shrinkage was very minimal.

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I will definitely suggest this DIY CONDITIONER if you haven’t tried it before.

This conditioner is not restricted to naturals, relaxed haired girls can use it too.

I hope this post was helpful, and I hope to hear from you. Till the next blog post. xx

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What do you think of DIY conditioners?? Have you tried them?? Which condioner mix have you tried and how was the experience??

MY BLOGGER OF THE MONTH #1

Present  Jam: Mad over you by RUNTOWN

I was reading blog posts from one of my favourite blogger one night, when I thought ‘why not interview a blogger every month?’. Then I thought I’d start next year, but then again, why wait?. So yeah, My blogger of the month begins…

My first blogger is Funke, when she started her blog sometime in April I was immediately fascinated I had wanted to start my blog about that time (but I didn’t, because I was waiting for the ‘right time’ that never came). The major thing that caught my attention was the name TUTUSDIARY, I thought the blog would have juicy contents knowing it will reveal her dairy… she will write about her experiences I liked the idea. So lets meet Funke

Heyyy guys!

Its been a minute, I know… I missed you guys too.

Fro be popping
Fro be popping
  1. What is your name and age?

My name is Bada Adefunke (Tutu geh) and I am 21 years old and counting *grinning*

2. Tell us a little about your blog and how old it is?

My blog Tutus diary is my safe zone on the net where I share all about my discoveries and adventures in life. In my diary, I pen down everyday happenings, my daily interactions with people, my faith, my career path, fashion and things that excite me. You should visit the blog to check it out *grinning*. And the blog is 8 months old *yaaay*.

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3. How did you first get into blogging?

I started blogging officially April 2016, but I created the blog January 2016. Before then, I had conceived the idea but never birthed it because I was scared of not being consistent. I closed my eyes to all the if’s and but’s and here I am today.

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4. Who has impacted you most in your blogging journey and how?

This will be Sisi of Sisi Yemmie blog. She is a lifestyle blogger/ Vlogger who documents all about her life living in Lagos, Nigeria. I love love watching her vlogs just because I can relate to them and it helps me not to lose my touch with home. And my visit to her blog keeps me reeling with ideas.

5. What is the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?

When I had to relocate from Nigeria to the US and I still had to churn out content with big relevance to people in Nigeria, because most of my blog views are from people in Nigeria. I had to stop blogging for a while, try to adjust to the weather and all, create more than enough blog draft and get back to my safe zone

Funke in America. loool
Funke in America. loool

6. What has your blogging experience taught you?

It has taught me to read more, stop procrastinating, interact more with people, and be social.

7. What else do you do other than blogging?

I was a Business Development Officer/ Content creation specialist in a technology company where I worked 8am-5pm every other weekdays, but right now am just a work in progress working here and there till I take the next step.

She was wearing Gbemisoke shoes... I know because I kinda stalk her Ig
She was wearing Gbemisoke shoes… I know because I kinda stalk her Ig

8. Who is your style icon and why?

I don’t think I have one in particular but on Instagram I love Ella Mo because she stays classy and fashionable at an affordable price and she monetizes on her page big time.

9. What is your favorite fashion brand and why?

I actually don’t have a favorite but I love high street fashion brands; which means I am in love with stores that offer stylish and trendy clothing for affordable prices. From Rue 21, H&M, River Island, Primark, Asos, Forever 21, New Look etc. Who wants to break the bank to look good when I can look good for less? Not me.

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10. Where can we find you on social media?

I am on Instagram and twitter @tutu_geh, on facebook: Adefunke Alice Bada and Snapchat: @ms_bee16. Let’s connect on there guys!!!

That is it guys, Funke my blogger of the month!

I should mention this, Funke was so pleasant to chat with, she gave me a reason to believe that the blogger’s community is a nice and friendly place to be in. I now have more confidence to chat up other bloggers. Thank you Funke!!

Till the next blog post and I hope that will be pretty soon. xx

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