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HOW I GET MY HAIR INTO A HIGH PUFF/BUN: TUTORIAL

Hello, Yes! I finally filmed the video of my bun *covers face*, This is an instructional video for ladies with natural hair who would like a neat high bun. After filming this video I realised I lost some footage thanks to carelessness, and was rather upset but thankfully I found some and it was all I […]

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WIG 101: REASONS TO INVEST IN A GOOD WIG + TIPS!

may 05 | 8pmthe wei zhou museumHello!

If you follow my blog you’d know I’m a proud wiggie! I have about 7 wigs. I’ve been wearing wigs even before it became a trend. I have a mum who is a wig lover so I guess I learnt that from her. About 3 years ago when I first went natural it was difficult for me to be spontaneous with hair-dos.  I felt I was limited to my short coils. It wasn’t long after that I made my first wig. I did it myself, it was wonky but I found a way to rock it regardless.

There is a myth that wigs are for old women and it ages you, so first let me debunk that ^.^  Anything would age you if you don’t find a flattering version of it, from clothes to hair. The key to wearing wigs is to find styles, lengths and colors that suit your complexion and face shape.

For instance my face is oval, hence shoulder length and Layered long hair looks great on me. So I know to invest in bobs/curly hair and long layered styles.

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O.O.T.D FEAT: MY BROTHER

IMG_6528 Hello!

Happy Sunday and merry Christmas in Arrears! Hope your holiday was fun and you got to bond with loved ones. My immediate younger brother Jide is home for the holidays…….. I’ve been stuffing him with food and taking him all around Lagos. I saw him last 3years ago when he was going off to college, he never came home and I didn’t visit either. He schools in Canada so this visit was long anticipated.

This Christmas holiday was rather boring for me, I stayed home, went shopping and queued for Fuel most times. During one of my shopping ventures I bought this dress. It’s by Chichi London. It was on sale on Asos for £49 From £70 See HERE  . I really loved the style and fit, though it comes small I managed to fit into a size 8. No amendments necessary. I wore it out today and my brother wore blue too coincidentally.

My Purse is from my mom’s closet while my shoes are from a store in Lagos Island, Got it for N4,500 only. Talk about bargain.  GET SIMILAR HERE

The entire look was very regal and I felt like the Duchess of England. Thanks to the flag behind me……..

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100 QUESTIONS NO ONE ASKS! TAG

Hello! How was your weekend? Mine was fantastic! I would be sharing details about it in my next post…But before then, here’s a lovely video I made for you. You all know I love tags, and this was fun to make too. Make sure you watch, drop a comment and don’t forget to subscribe to […]

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ACADEMICS WITH WUNMI: PRINCIPLE OF ASSOCIATION 

IRON SHARPENETH IRON-“I.S.I” Hello Beautiful People! “You are the salt of the earth. But remember that salt is useful in association, but useless in isolation.”- Israelmore Ayivor Been a minute on here! How are y’all doing? The last 3 months was all shades of beautiful against all odds and I am grateful. I don’t know […]

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NUDE LIPSTICKS FOR WOMEN OF COLOUR

  Hello! So lately I’ve been doing a lot of nude lippies which is very unusual knowing the fact that I’m pro bright lip colours. I’ve found some lipsticks that work perfectly well on my complexion and thought to share. However, I feel most lipsticks can work with the right lip liner and application. I’ve decided […]

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5 NATURAL HAIR MYTHS DEBUNKED!

1. CERTAIN HAIRSTYLES GROW HAIR:

Growing up I was told that hairstyles like african threading or Didi(inverted conrows) grows hair or makes your hair fuller. This is a flat-out lie. Whilst these hairstyles may ‘stretch your hair’ like a blow dryer will, It doesn’t ‘grow’ your hair. Hair growth is as a result of blood flow to the scalp. So anything that stimulates the flow of blood certainly aids growth. e.g exercise, massages and hot oil treatments….

2. NATURAL HAIR GROWS SLOWLY

My hair was longest when I was in elementary school, I had almost mid back length hair, then I cut my hair. Since then my hair never grew past nape length whilst relaxed. I cut my hair again 2 years ago and what took 17 years to reach armpit length has been achieved in two years so you judge. The average rate of hair growth per year is six inches, and this applies to ALL races. If you have a white/Asian friend whose hair grows faster than this, it’s not because of their race but their diet, genes, environment, etc. African hair grows at the same rate but the tight curl pattern makes it less obvious.Also we Africans generally have bad hair habits with our obsession with weaves, relaxers and once a month washing habit.

3. NATURAL/AFRO TEXTURED HAIR IS THE STRONGEST
This is a very common myth, but I’ve met many naturalistas with weak and brittle hair. Due to the nature of our hair texture we ought to take extra care while combing. No matter how thick your hair is, you should be gentle with it. Too much manipulation and excessive combing may break the hair off. The way our curl pattern is set up, there are more opportunities for it to break than in sleek straight hair.

4.TRIMMING MAKES HAIR GROW

The only job of trimming is to cut off split ends. (split ends are damaged ends, if you retain them they’d keep splitting upwards the hair shaft, and would eventually break off. then you can’t retain length). Although trimming is a healthy hair habit, it has nothing to do with the hair that grows out of your scalp. Split ends are not compulsory, you can have healthy hair from root to tip so you don’t need to trim off your healthy hair all in the name of preventing split ends.

5. WATER WILL DRY OUT NATURAL HAIR

Water is the best moisturizer for natural hair. The key to maintaining a moisture balance is retaining the water that you do apply to your hair via sealing(L.O.C methods). So your hair shouldn’t always be dried out, dry hair promotes breakage and brittle hair strands. Hair needs moisture for effective conditioning. You should buy products that are water based also.. (the first ingredient is usually water/h20)

And that’s all!

Got Questions, requests or suggestions? Kindly leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you…

All the best in your hair journey.

xoxo

Tosin

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ACADEMICS WITH WUNMI : MINDSET

IMG_8941 copyHello there!
Trust you all are doing just fine! Well I thought by the time this post is published the Nigerian election would be have been conducted. Unfortunately, its been postponed. Quite frankly, I thought the postponement wasn’t called for, reason been that; the election date has been predetermined for over a year now, more so, this insecurity issue has been there for a while now (need for more pro-activeness in Nigeria), I don’t think the six weeks would make any major difference (hopeful though). Also, I believe so many economic and managerial decisions are on hold till the election is done, outsiders/investors will perceive Nigerians as politically unstable (My Opinion). Nigerian stocks for instance is experiencing one of its greatest falls since the postponement announcement (the market reacts to such news negatively). Nigeria shall get to the promise land by the grace of God. I salute all our non-Nigerian readers.

In today’s post, the emphasis is on ‘mind-set’ expedient to possess to excel in research as a student.
I describe ‘mind-set’ simply as the way an individual programs his/her reasoning (mental) abilities which is capable of influencing his attitude or behaviour towards something or someone.
Before I continue on the mind-set subject, I would like to give an example of my past research projects as well as the mind-set I had alongside. Here are the research works I have carried out till date;
• Adoption Of IFRS in Nigeria: the Idiosyncrasies (2010)
• Opportunities and Challenges Of IFRS Adoption In Nigeria: Nigerian Banking Sector (2011)
• Challenges SMEs face in Nigeria (2012/2013)
• Why Firms Mimic Each Other’s Capital Structure: Explanations from Product Market Competition (2014)

The first three projects basically express the problems perceived in my environment per time thus using my findings to make constructive recommendations. While working on the last project, the aim was to identify practical underlying principle in firm’s financial policies, critically examine and analyse the results of past literatures as well as provide explanations for conclusions reached by recent researchers on the subject matter.
From the example above

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GET MY LOOK: WORK CLOTHES

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Been a while I did a ‘Get my look post’, so here’s one from yesterday! I haven’t been able to conveniently take pictures with my camera, It’d be weird setting up a tripod and snapping my self in Nigeria, you people show no mercy when it comes to stares and laughter lol, so till I find a willing friend/photog no proper O.O.T.D…… Anyway, outfit details are below.

PEPLUM TOP: H&M BUY HERE

BELT: ASOS BUY HERE

SKIRT: BUY SIMILAR HERE

SHOES: Kurt Geiger BUY HERE

BAG: THERAPY

Hope your day is going well!

Got Questions, requests or suggestions? Kindly leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you…

Xoxo

Tosin

 

 

 

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VIDEO UPDATE!

Hello!
It’s quite a chore filming in Nigeria lol, If it’s not generator noise its the Aircondition in the background, but nothing shall spoil my productivity for the day, This is a video for my youtube hunnies, on Life update in Nigeria. do watch, share, comment and subscribe ^.^

KINDLY WATCH IN HD FOR PREMIUM QUALITY(Choose 1080hd on the settings tab at the base of the video)

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Got Questions, requests or suggestions? Kindly leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you…

xoxo

Tosin

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