Liebster Award 2017

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Hey guys, hope you are having a smashing week? Mine is going a bit stressful. I have been nominated for yet another blogger award and I’m pretty excited about it. The Liebster Blogger Award is a wonderful way to get to know other new bloggers. Thanks a lot to

alikerofmanythings for nominating me. Her blog is awesome. You should really check it out.

Here Are The Rules:

Appreciate the person who nominated you.

Answer the 11 questions that your nominator has asked you.

Nominate 11 other bloggers (with under 200 followers).

Ask your nominees 11 questions.

Let them know that you have nominated them.

1. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

I would love to be able to read minds, know what exactly people are thinking.

2. What is your Hogwarts house?

Haven’t watch the Harry Potter series, so I can’t say.

3. What do you do when you are feeling stressed?

Mostly sleep.

4. Who would you love to see perform live?

Taylor Swift

5. You get to have dinner with three famous people, dead or alive, who would it be?

Hmmm…I ll have to pick
Kendall Jenner
Gigi Hardid
Chiamanda Ngozi Adichie (she’s my favourite African writer)

6. Do you have any pets?

Not at all

7. Favourite musician?

That’s a really hard one cause I have lot of favourites, so I’m not picking.

8. If you could have one talent/skill, what would it be?

Singing. I’m good at it but I would want to have like that mind blowing singing talent, I’m talking about Celine Dion blow-your-mind

9. Dream profession?

I would love to travel around the world, vist amazingly cool places, interview important personalities and get paid for it.

10. Would you mind sharing a writing tip?

If you want to write, I advise you steer away from distractions (things, persons, places), if not you’ll end up getting distracted and not writing at all.

11. Why do you blog?

First of all, its creative. I plan to be a published writer soon enough so this blog helps me to practise, put me out there and see people’s opinions on little of my write up. WordPress is the only social media am active on, because I find chatting a bit stressful and I really don’t like wasting my time scrolling through people’s photoshop pics.


So here are my questions…

1. What do you do with most of your time when not blogging?

2. Have you ever wished to change lives with someone you know? And I don’t mean a celebrity or a fictional character.

3. If yes, why? If no, why not?

4. If you could have dinner with three famous people, dead or alive, who would they be?

5. Dream profession?

6. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

7. What would you never be caught dead doing?

8. How often do you cry?

9. Who would you love to see perform live?

10. Where are you from? (country)

11. Would you rather work at your dream job and never be appreciated or do a job you don’t like but be appreciated?

So my nominees are:

namunderthesun

Apri3site    

Revelation70

impressionshearts

My cup of English tea

imready

The diary of a muslim girl

JessicaHugoinspire

The album

Zeckrombryan

Doing it natural blog

….there were really so many bloggers I wanted to add to the list but rules are rules…

Looking forward to your answers.

Don’t forget to link it back to this post so I can see them.

Wishing you blessings for every day that goes in this week.

Losing Bellly Fat- 15 effective ways

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Always found that belly fat a nuisance? Well, here are 15 tips to help you get rid of them.

Tip 1: First thing first, you need to be motivated. Losing weight takes a lot effort and time so you need to be properly motivated so you won’t give up easily.

Tip 2: Choose a fitness routine that’s just right for you. You can browse them out on goggle or youtube.

Tip 3: Rather than eating three large meals every day, switch to five smaller meals: a light breakfast, a mid-morning snack, a light lunch, a mid-afternoon snack, and a balanced dinner. Smaller portions more often will keep you from feeling hungry. And by the way, when I say “snack,” of course I mean something healthful, not a Twinkie! 

Tip 4: Doing your weight bearing exercises – one of the best way of losing belly fat. think you’ll need to spend the rest of your life doing sit-ups and crunches only, so you can burn belly fat and keep it off, that’s not quite true. You’ll need to do all sorts of exercises, in moderation, including weight bearing exercises, like brisk walking, jogging, and the like. Remember, overall fitness and nutrition is the key for losing stomach fat, and making sure it doesn’t come

Tip 5: Do your non-weight bearing exercises too. In addition to the weight bearing exercises to help you burn belly fat, you’ll also need to add non-weight bearing exercises, like biking and rowing. These two (weight bearing and non-weight bearing), combined with weight training and cardio, and some yoga thrown in for good measure, will give you a lifetime of fitness and good health — and of course will melt that belly fat away for good.

Tip 6: Never skip breakfast. It can actually be one of those things that cause stomach fat! If you don’t eat after many hours of sleeping your body goes into ‘starvation mode’. This is bad news for shedding belly fat as it slows your metabolism down in an effort to save energy and burn less calories. In fact a lot of dietitians advice that the best breakfast is a heavy one.

Tip 7: One of the best ways to lose stomach fat fast is to try and eat more fat burning foods such as brown rice, whole grains, vegetables, natural fruits, skimmed milk, lean poultry or meat, seafood and egg whites.

Tip 8: Cut down or eliminate the consumption of alcohol. Because of the effects alcohol has on the liver, drinking alcoholic drinks slows down the body’s natural fat burning proces.

Tip 9: I hate the scale. We all think of it as the end-all, be-all of weight loss measurement, but it’s not. First of all, as women, our weight is prone to fluctuate a little on its own with our own natural cycles. Also, as we build lean muscle and lose stomach fat, we’ll actually gain a little weight, though we’re losing inches. Ignore the scale. Or, if you just can’t help yourself, keep the weigh-ins to a minimum, maybe once a week or every two weeks.

Tip 10: Drink, drink and drink. While trying to lose belly fat, its important to stay hydrated. If you are dehydrated your liver won’t function, making the fat losing process ineffective.

Tip 11: Want a quick tip to make it look like you’ve lost inches, even when you haven’t (yet)? Suck your tummy in, put your shoulder back, keep your head up, and, with this good posture, you’ll look (and even FEEL) much fitter — it’s even easier to breathe this way! In a way you’ll be toning your abdominal muscles, and as you know – they are essential in losing stomach fat faster

Tip 12: Swim. I know I sound like a broken record, but if you don’t exercise regularly, you’ll never lose belly fat. One of the best ways to exercise, and the most fun this summer, is to swim!

Tip 13: Eat slowly – an effective way of losing stomach fat fast. Get into the habit of taking smaller bites and chewing them slowly because that will ensure that you consume fewer calories and do not over-eat. How? Well, it takes our brain about 20 minutes to register that we are full. So if you don’t take your time to eat, chances are you’re eating past the point where you’re full. Eating slowly gives you enough time to realize when you should stop.

Tip 14: A good night sleep. If you are not sleeping at least 7-8 hours per night you will find it difficult to find the energy to work out and eat well. Studies show people who are constantly tired have slower metabolisms.  So, make sure you get a good night sleep every night!

Tip 15: Skip the junk food. Skip the fast food. Why? It’s loaded with calories.

Once you’ve got the body you want (no belly fat in sight!), that doesn’t mean it’s time to rest on your laurels. Don’t stop exercising. Don’t stop eating right. Keep up with your plan, and you’ll keep your new hot body!

More tips? Find them in this previous post

Lose the belly fat!

It takes courage…

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Life isn’t easy. It isn’t chocolate and candies, it isn’t spice and sparkles. Thing dont always work out the way we plan. We make plans but sometimes they fall apart. The average person work all day trying to make earns meets. Trying to provide for his family. Trying to meet up to expectations. Some of us glam up our lives on social media but in reality we work very hard to get by.

Its hard to follow your dreams in a country with a bad economic situation. That suck out the life of the citizens and give little back. It’s really hard to follow dream when it all seems like the odds are against us.

It takes a lot of courage for us to rise up to be something different. It takes a lot of courage to still pursue our dreams and ambitions no matter the stones life throws out us. It takes a lot courage to pursue who we want to be. It takes lot of courage to try to be more than ordinary. It takes a lot of courage not to give up. It takes courage to trust in God’s purpose for us even if we are not entirely sure what it is.

Hope is something you give yourself, when you are in despair.
That’s the meaning of inner strength “

I hope we find this courage.

Fashion: Ankara Styles

Heyy guys, hope you are having a great week? Mine is rather boring though I’m working on it.

I love fashion. Though I won’t call myself a fashion freak, but I love dressing up in clothes that are stylish and make me look really chic. Who doesn’t? So in this post, you will be seeing some pictures of dresses, really nice pieces, that I just love. They are all classy, trended styles sew with Ankara pieces.

Every year has its fashion trends and 2017 is no exceptions. Ankara fabrics are so unique and colourful that all you have to do is, buy the material and give it to a your local tailor \ fashion designer to sew your own unique piece for you.

Ankara clothing is loved by Nigerian women as aso-ebi fabric, sewn into different styles and worn at weddings. It’s common to see ankara combined with lace, chiffon or other materials.

So here are fifteen of my favourite pieces in no particular order.

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N.B: For the benefit of those who don’t have an idea about the origin and history of this fabric, ankara is the name of the popular, patterned, cotton fabric extensively worn by Africans. Some call it ankara print, ankara wax, or simply ‘wax’ or ‘print’. Ankara is synonymous with ‘traditional wear’ in Nigeria. Popular brands of this fabric include: vlisco ankara wax, uniwax, Ghana wax, English wax, Dutch wax, Nigerian wax, woodin print and a whole lot of other African prints fabric

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 I love these styles because they are simple yet sexy, reserved yet classy, chic with the right blend of everything, perfect for that girls night out or that traditional ceremony. You can never go wrong with dresses like this.

So I love to hear what you guys think? Do you like it? What’s your favorite piece?

Passion and Potential 🎌

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One of the biggest differences in people is their level of enthusiasm. Your enthusiasm reflects your unexploited resources and perhaps your future. You will never rise to a great heights without joy and enthusiasm.

No one keeps up his enthusiasm automatically” – Papyrus. Enthusiasm must be nourished with new actions, new aspirations, new efforts and new vision. Its your own fault if your enthusiasm is gone. You have failed to feed it. What’s enthusiasm? Henry Chester answers “Enthusiasm is nothing more or less than in faith.” Helen Keller said, “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” It simply means to be “full of God.” Nothing of real importance can be done without hope or confidence in Him.

You can’t deliver the goods if your heart is heavier than the load. There is a direct correlation between our passion and our potential. You could be the light of the world, but no one will know it unless the switch is turned on. Follow the book of Ecclesiastics says, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.” I agree with Winston Churchill when he said, “I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.”

Adopted from “Why Ask Why” – John Mason.

The Versatile Blogger Award

Heyyy guys. I hope y’all are having a good week. I am. Except I’m a bit angry with my network provider. I never get the value for my money. My monthly internet subscription doesn’t last up to two weeks. Anyways, I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award 👏👏. Thanks to Tanya @glamitupwithtc for nominating me. She writes really well. When you find time, check out her blog. This is my 26th day of blogging, so I’m pretty excited.

THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD is to encourage engagement with fellow bloggers to lift each other up and support each other hard work.  Bloggers nominated other bloggers who they feel deserved recognition for their highest quality standard of writing, uniqueness of content, passion and love displayed through out the site and to top it all , amazing photos. So if you are nominated for the “Versatile Blogger Award”, you’ve automatically ‘won’ it.

HERE ARE THE RULES:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and share their link.

2. Nominate 5-10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs. Also inform them about the nomination.

3. Reveal 7 facts about yourself that your readers may not know.

So Here Are Seven Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Me:

1. My full name is Iyenoma Vanessa Imuetinyanosa.

2. My birthday 🎂 is July 23rd. Which is this coming Sunday. Hip Hurray 🙌

3. I hardly ever tell anyone my real age. That’s because I’m the youngest amongst my peer group but they not know that.

4. I am a bookfreak.

5. I take things too seriously, most times.

6. I am a lazy writer. I love writing and the words comes easy to me but sometimes I just get too lazy to hold the pen.

7. I do not like nosy people.

so I nominate,

@themaximoblog

Debbie @thebookalcoholvsblog

@smartvegrecipe

Anny @themystiquereader

Angelica @thebookcovergirl

Claire @claireyangwrites

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With love,

Nessa.

Lose The Belly Fat!

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Whatsup babes and guys, am opening a new category called Style It Out. In this category I would be blogging about health, fitness, style and fashion. It’s something to look forward to. So this is the first official blog post of Style It Out.

Pointers On Reducing Belly Fat:

Statistics has shown that a lot of young adults are not happy with their abdominal muscle tone. They would prefer it to be lower or better more, lose the belly fat all together. Its really annoying when I wear a body fitting dress, and then my tummy bulges out. So my ultimate goal is to lose it all together. I admire young ladies who are really comfortable with their skin, no matter what size.

Tip 1: Before you start doing push up and sit up, decide how much fat you want to burn out. Make up your mind that this is what you really want to do. Losing weight and belly fat takes a lot of work, so you really need to set a goal to help you keep an eye on the progress.

Tip 2: Find an appropriate exercise routine that fits well for you. You can browse different moves out and try them at least thrice a week.

Tip 3: Water Therapy. Drinking a bottle of water or two first thing when you wake up in the morning has been proven to help flush away excess belly fat in the body. Did I say, it helps for a radiant skin.

Tip 4: Stay hydrated. Even with your exercises  and work out. You need to stay hydrated because it helps the metabolism in your body burn out fat faster. This might involved you taking a can of water everywhere.

Tip 5: Don’t over eat. Have you noticed that when you are thirsty you tend to eat more. So drink water first before eating. It takes your stomach a while before noticing its full. So don’t rush your food, take small bites.

Tip 6: After a couple of weeks, you see you are not losing weight anymore. Don’t give up. That’s just a plateau, your body is adjusting to all the positive things you are doing.

Tip 7: Even if you just want to lose belly fat, its important to do a general exercise of your body. To keep fit.

Tip 8: Do not exercise immediately after eating. It isn’t effective and it will get you feeling sluggish. I ll recommend in the morning before breakfast but not on an empty stomach. Drink water or eat a small snack first. You don’t want to end up fainting.

Tip 9: Join a group. If you are in college and stay in a hostel, you and your friends can set fitness go. It’s so much better when you do it together. You don’t get discouraged easily.

Tip 10: Never miss breakfast. Its the most important meal of the day.

Tip 11: Avoid junk food. It one of the highest constituting factor of fat. You want something sweet?, take an apple, any fruit instead. You cat eat it junk food once a while to take the edge off the cravings.

Tip 12: Of course you can visit the fast food on occasions but don’t make it an every thing. That’s because the food are loaded with calories. Home cooked meal are the best!!!

Tip 13: Avoid the shortcuts. You don’t always have to take a bus home or to school. Walk it instead. Not only does it saves money but it helps to get rid of excess body weight.

Tip 14: Don’t starve yourself just because you want to lose weight. Avoid calories but starving yourself is terribly unhealthy and it won’t work anyway.

Tip 15: Don’t take any sort of pills to lose weight. Its a scam and completely unhealthy.

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Not to overwhelm you, next week I’ll be posting more 15tips on losing belly fat. Don’t miss out. If you are new to the blog, don’t overthink it, join the community.

With love,

Nessa.