Friday, December 07, 2018

Pink Balloons

At the end of the summer, my little cousin and I decided to do a photo shoot with our matching pink sweaters (New York & Co). We decided to complement our outfits with our light pink sneakers and pink balloons. We went to the dollar store, came home and blew up the balloons ourselves...and voila, a budget photo shoot.


When you fly a balloon you don’t file a flight plan; you go where the wind goes. You feel like part of the air. You almost feel like part of eternity, and you just float along-- Jeannette Piccard

Monday, September 24, 2018

Pint shop: The Museum of IceCream, NYC

The phrase" like a kid in a candy store, became a reality, when on a Sunday afternoon in Manhattan, I found myself at The Pint Shop/Museum of Ice cream.

 Museum of Ice Cream, NY is a pop up store that retails its own brand of ice cream.  The pop up store also features playful installations that represent the 7 flavors of the ice cream. I had seen pictures of this colorful place on Instagram, and a visit was a must! The colors, installations, and over all ambiance offered a playful vibe that made it the perfect "instagrammable" spot. Plus they were offering free samples too--winning!

 Below are pictures of my fun time at the museum.

The Installations

The Aisles

The Icecream

How deliciously wonderful is the Museum of Ice cream! What do you guys think of the pictures? A fun place to be, right?

Friday, August 03, 2018

Red Stunna

When Fenty Beauty came out with their Stunna red lip paint last Fall, it was all the rave. I have about 80 liquid lipsticks, so dipping into my pocket to buy this new lipstick was a big NO! Then a few months ago, I stepped in Sephora to pick up my Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ( My shade is 450), and just for fun, I decided to try on the Stunna lippie. Oh my! The shade was so pretty and the application seemed seamless. I had come for foundation, but found myself paying for the lipstick too.

 It is a really beautiful shade, and I love the application wand. However, this lipstick tends to bleed and smudge! It will transfer on right about anything! With this lippie, I have learned that less is more, and to minimize bleeding, I swipe the wand just once on my lips. I really love the orangeish/red color, so I decided not to return it. Will I be repurchasing this when I run out? Most definitely NOT!

Scroll below to see me stunning in Stunna! 

What do you guys think? Do you like the color? Do you own this lipstick, and do you have the smudging issue too? Please comment and let me know.

Happy Friday y'all!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Wrapped in print, surrounded by laughter

This ankara wrap dress is currently my favorite piece of clothing. I bought it when I visited my home country, Nigeria earlier this year. 

A few weeks ago, when I attended a graduation ceremony and lunch, my wrap dress came to the rescue. It's such an easy piece to wear. I slapped on purple lipstick and a pair of black pumps and I was good to go. See the pictures below.

Happy new week, chicas!

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Brunch, beach balls, ice cream, and a photography exhibition

I woke up two Saturdays ago with absolutely no plan. The weather was beautiful,and not one to waste a beutiful day, I decided to get up off my behind and go explore my community.

First on my agenda was brunch at Busboys and Poets. I have been several times and I totally love the ambiance and food. This time I had the very yummy neptune benedict.

How cool is the restaurant

After brunch, I took a long stroll to City Center to window shop at the Kate Spade store. City Center walk way is an alley of high-end retail stores and restaurants. The alley is typically decorated based on the four seasons. The decor this summer features blue and red beach balls. Summer here we come.

I had heard of a photography exhibition showing that weekend, so off I went to check out Le Bon Voyage: Across the Omo Valley, a photo exhibit by @tabibonney and @kellyfogelphotography. It was here that I met up with a friend.

These are some of the pics I took of my favorite images from the exhibit.
Pardon my ignorance, but I always thought all of Ethiopia had the "typical" features most associate with the country; asymmetrical facial structure, pointy nose with oval eyes. I didn't realize there's so much diversity in Southern and Northern Ethiopia. This is why I go to museums, exhibits to shed ignorance, widen my horizon, and gain knowledge.
There is so much beauty on the continent, and the Omo valley people of South Ethiopia are one with the beauty of nature! They beautify themselves with flowers, leaves, ash, and other natural elements (move aside, Fenty Beauty!).
Look how intricate and perfect those flower adornments are! 
The Omo Valley  people are walking art! I was so gobsmacked by their beauty that once I got home, I jumped on my computer to learn more about them. I found some rather unpleasant news that once again reminded me of man's inhumanity to man. 
The Ethiopian govt has been engaging in forced relocation of the Oma Valley people. A dam has been built on their water, their land has been leased as plantations to foreign countries to plant cash crops! The hydro-electric dam which was built to support the plantations now destroys the ecosystem of Omo Valley. Foreign countries stay greedy, while some African Govts remain corrupt and insensitive.

The uber cool fence at Blind Whino (the venue of the exhibit)

The gorgeous building hosting the exhibit. It is called Blind Whino and it used to be a church before it was converted to an art club.

And just like that my boring Saturday turned into one of the most fun day I have had in a while, and it was only right to finish off the day with some yummy sweet treats.
Hope you enjoyed the post as much as I enjoyed my day. What did you think of the photo exhibit? Please leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

 Happy Thursday chicas.