THE GREEN MINI

In this look, I’m sporting a stolen t-shirt (from a friend lol) and a green mini skirt which has been collecting dust at the back of my wardrobe for some time now. I thought it would be a cute combo and I think the graphic print compliments it quite well plus, who doesn’t love a colour clash! As you can see I am loving the mini skirt and crep combo at the moment. It’s my go-to right now with the addition a t-shirt to complete the look.

Photography: Alex Mitchell (@alexmitchellphotography)

What I Wore:
T-shirt – Stolen from a friend
Skirt – Thrifted
Denim Jacket – Topshop
Trainers – FILA
Necklace – Topshop

Hope you guys have been enjoying the semi-decent weather (Londoners), we’re actually having a summer wow! Also, how are we nearly at the end of July? I need answers guys, seriously. This month has literally flown by and I feel like so much has happened. One major change has been me moving to a completely different part of London with my sister and it’s the first place we can actually call home *tears of joy*. It feels amazing to officially have our own flat but also very overwhelming and surreal. With God all things are truly possible and I’m just so grateful right now. There have also been some downs this month but I know everything happens for a reason and God is in full control. Life is ofcourse full of twists and turns and it’s all about embracing each experience and moment as well as living each day to the fullest because tomorrow isn’t promised. On a lighter note, congratulations to all those graduating from university over this period. Well done on completing no matter what grade you left with and welcome to the real world haa!

What’s been the highlight (or lowlight?) of this month so far? Comment below 🙂

Thanks so much for reading and catch you on the next one.

TQL

RUSH HOUR

Photography: Keelie Mweni (@kreated.jpg)

What I wore:
2 piece suit – Miss Selfridge
Trainers – FILA
Fanny pack – Thrifted
Glasses – eBay
Earrings – H&M

This look was inspired by my fellow commuters, the 9-5ers and grinders rising early to get that coin and crawling home tired af after hours. I’ve really been feeling this suit and crep look and I feel like it came straight from TfL because this is a real life, practical look for most office heads – trekking to work in crep and then changing into shiny shoes at the office. I wonder if they know they’ve been setting trends…

Lately I’ve been feeling super overwhelmed and like I’ve been doing way too much and honestly I have. I’m the type of person that loves to always have something going on whether it’s my blog, a business venture, a new hobby, etc and I find it really difficult to just be idle and do nothing with my day. But more recently I’ve been struggling to fit in any “me” time or even time to see family and friends and that’s when I had to check myself. I’ve come to realise that sometimes you just need to CHILL. It’s not okay to always be busy because that’s not sustainable. We all need to take a break once in a while so we can recharge and get back to what we were working on with even more vim. I know this can’t just be me so sis/bro, take a bludclart break. Don’t be so hard on yourself!

Sidenote: These FILA Disruptors are ridiculously comfy, who’s also feeling the “dad trainers” trend right now?! Thanks for reading guys, stay blessed and have an amazing new month!

#MAYGANG #TAURUSSEASON

TQL

1 PIECE 2 WAYS: DENIM EDITION [1/2]

Welcome to the first in my seasonal series of ‘1 Piece, 2 Ways’ in which I’ll be showcasing two different ways of styling one garment or accessory. I thought I’d try something new with my blog so I hope you guys will like this new series!

 If you didn't already know, I am incredibly obsessed with denim (which is partly how my brand, Revival, became a denim brand) so the first in this series had to feature some good 'ol denim. This series is centred the oversized t-shirt which I got from a charity shop.

If you didn’t already know, I am incredibly obsessed with denim (which is partly how my brand, Revival, became a denim brand) so the first in this series had to feature some good ‘ol denim…

Photography: Belita Marfo (@biggiesnaps_)

What I Wore:
LOOK NO 1
T-shirt – Thrifted
Denim Jacket – Thrifted
Shorts – Topshop (Joni jeans cut into shorts)
Boots – Public Desire
Bag – Primark
Glasses – Primark
Earrings – ASOS

This is Look number 1 (of 2) in the Denim Edition which features this oversized t-shirt as the main piece. I copped the t-shirt from the men’s section in my local charity shop. I really love the fit; it’s giving me oldschool vibes like in the early 2000’s when everyone wore XXXXL clothing. I swear I was born in the wrong era *sigh*. I went for a chilled yet spicy look for this one and decided to style my suede thigh high’s with a casual denim jacket to serve you some cute date night vibes.

Thanks for reading guys and look out for Part 2!

TQL

CAT EYES + CONFIDENCE

Yep, we’re still wearing coats despite the fact that it’s April now, British weather eh. I’m very tired of this deceptive sunshine and bipolar weather. Anyway, your girl is back with a new post and this one’s for the bada$$ bih’s. I thought I’d put together a lil edgy look with my fairly new leopard print coat and cat eye sunglasses because why not?! I felt especially badass with these sunglasses on; I swear they make you feel like a completely different person. Confidence levels on 1000 x

I’m not the most confident person but I’m a firm believer in stepping out of your comfort zone and also faking it till you make it. By the latter, I don’t mean stunting and acting like you’ve got it all together but rather forcing yourself to be confident in the moment and then making that your norm. For example, when I’m at a networking event I’ll force myself to walk over to at least one person and start a conversation without overthinking it! Literally, just do it (no Nike). As you continue to do that frequently, it will come so naturally to you, which is what Dr Ivan Joseph talks about in his Ted Talk; he describes confidence as a skill that can be trained and I think this is so true. I also think, however, that we are all born with a certain level of confidence, some greater than others and in different aspects, but we’re still capable of increasing our level on confidence in the areas we lack in.

Photography: Belita Marfo (@biggiesnaps_)

What I wore:
Top – Topshop sample sale
Jeans – Topshop sample sale
Coat – Dorothy Perkins
Boots – New Look
Bag – Primark
Sunglasses – eBay

What item/person/place/scent gives you a boost of confidence? Comment below! 🙂

FYI my coat is 100% faux fur coat pls before anyone comes with their slander lol I definitely don’t condone the killing of animals for the manufacture of (luxury) goods.

Thanks for reading!

TQL

REVIEW | SCRUB-A-DUB-DUB

Every now and then our skin needs some extra love and care. It’s so important to exfoliate your body just as it is your face because as human we build up dead skin cells which need to be scrub-a-dubbed away. I’ve been so focused on my face and having a near-perfect routine that I forgot about rejuvenating the skin below my neck.

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I’m so basic when it comes to shower gels and body soaps etc but these Soap & Glory scrubs have shown me the light! They are perfect for that yung skin revival and after using them for just a few days, my skin is already feeling like a baby’s bottom. They contain ingredients that are quite similar to some homemade scrub recipes I’ve seen online but ain’t nobody got time to be making scrubs from scratch when you’ve got a degree to catch so these are my new go-to’s.

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Rating: 4.5/5 iconiconiconicontub1
Smell: Sharp and sweet lime scent.
Post-skin feeling: Super smooth and moisturised.
Fave ingredients: Brown sugar and almond oil.

Overall, this sweet scrub is so yummy I literally wanted to eat it all up. It literally smells like tangy sweets and I get flashbacks of primary/secondary school when everyone used to buy loads of sweets after school lol deep stuff. Anyway, this scrub does its job; it reduces the effects of Keratosis pilaris, a really common condition which creates the appearance of goose bumps. Use on slightly damp skin (not fully wet skin) otherwise it will just slide everywhere.

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Rating: 3/5 iconiconiconicon
Smell –
Subtle perfume smell.
Post-skin feeling – Silky smooth.
Fave ingredients – Sea salt.

Overall, buff stuff. After using this scrub, my skin felt so refreshed! When I first opened the tub I didn’t think it had much of a smell but as I applied it to my skin the smell actually heightened and went from 0-100. It’s scented with Mist You Madly which is my favourite Soap & Glory range so I fell in love with it even more! Also, it’s got a good balance of oil so it doesn’t leave you greasy. These scrubs are especially good for the tougher areas of your body like your elbows, knees and feet. Thanks for reading my lovelies and hope you guys are having a fab weekend. (Supported by Soap & Glory)

TQL

REVIEW | SOAP & GLORY FOAM CLEANSER

I’ve been trying quite a few different skincare products recently and branching out to see if anything can top my usual products. I was sent the Soap & Glory Fab Pore Purifying Foam Cleanser and after using it for about a week I’m actually really impressed. I never used a foam cleanser, not for any particular reason, but this stuff is so good! I love the packaging and the pump is super easy to use. All you do is wet your skin, blend a few pumps onto your skin, massage, rinse and BAM, your skin is refreshed. This product is specifically recommended for Oily/Combination skin so it’s perfect for me. Also, it seems like it will last 5eva because a little goes a long way.

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This product is so worth the money as well. Even though I’m Thrift Queen and all, I like to invest in my skincare products because I care A LOT about what goes on my skin. Soap & Glory products are truly a top quality brand. They invest SO MUCH into their technology, ingredients and the manufacturing of their products probably even more than your fave beauty brands *cough* no shade *cough*. This cleanser includes their patented Poreshrink and Coolcapsule Soothe technology which helps reduce the size of pores and leaves your skin feeling 1hunna.

It’s a yes from me. I’ve been converted into a foam cleanser fan!

(Supported by Soap & Glory)

TQL

BLUSH PINKS & THIGH HIGHS [SOAP & GLORY GIVEAWAY!]

Jumper – New Look
Skirt – Thrifted
Denim jacket – Thrifted
Boots – Public Desire
Bag – Primark

So ofcourse, Valentine’s Day is round the corner so I thought I’d put together an outfit to inspire you girlies out there. Whether you’re single or taken, side piece or main, this look is perfect for a cute day out with whoever you’re spending it with. It’s giving off all kinds of cute, cosy and sexy vibes! It’s been really chilly lately which is why I’ve gone for a really thick, warm jumper but the thigh highs add a sprinkle of spice to the look #saltbae. I’ve really been loving them and rocking them every chance I get. 90% of the time I’m in flat shoes, because comfort is key, but my shoe collection has been getting a bit heel-y if you get my drift! Grown gal tings 2017.

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I never “celebrate” Valentines Day but I’m going to be spending Valentines Galentines this year with my gals! Sometimes you just have to leave your non-existent bae at home init. It’s going to be all about celebrating each other and just having a cute fun time out (girl power yaaas).

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I’m rocking Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker lipgloss in the shade Candy Queen which is my personal fave. (FYI this was the first ever Soap & Glory product to be released and it’s still so popular to this day!) The Sexy Mother Pucker range is actually lip plumping and has Superfill Plumping Technology and literally works on contact; it buzzes on your lips to get them nice and plump. As I’ve already been blessed with quite juicy lips, I just use this gloss for their beautiful, shimmery coating and top it with some clear gloss for added shine! What is lipgloss if it doesn’t double up as a reflective surface?! I’m all for that high shine baby. I love the smell of these lipglosses and their not sticky like other ones I’ve tried. They just glide on nicely and add a subtle sparkle to any look.

GIVEAWAY!
I’ll be giving away 5 of these amazing Sexy Mother Pucker lip glosses (in the shades below) to 5 lucky girlies across the UK. You can choose which colour you prefer and just simply follow the instructions below!

1. Write a comment sharing your take on Galentines or what you love most about spending time with your gals.

2. Share this post on any social media site.

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Shades: Nudestar, Doughnut, Bare Enough, Pink-out-loud, & Plumsup.

The giveaway ends when I run out of lipglosses to give away lol btw UK gals only sorry! (Supported by Soap & Glory)

TQL