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.

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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.

What Defines You?

” All of us have our little problems and insecurities. I’m no different. Back in high school when I used to feel insecure about something, I would console myself with two thoughts: I’m pretty, and my parents love me. Between those two, I could survive anything.
   Since then I’ve come to understand how little the former matters, and how bitterly the latter can be tested. What’s left then? Nothing about our appearance or who loves or hates us. Nothing about our brainpower—which, like beauty, is an unearned gift of
genetics—nor even anything about what we say.
   It’s our actions that define us. What we choose. What we resist. What we’re willing to die for.”

Karen Marie Morning

Bloodfever


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I apologise if you think the post too short, I am really busy with work so my mind is kind of a blank space. But you know what they say ‘its not all about the length but the content.’

Love (not) at first sight?

Love at first sight is a common theme in many bestsellers – movies, books, music. Where two characters meet for the first time and then there’s that earth-shattering attraction when both of their eyes meet, they hold hands and soon enough they start declaring eternal and undying love for each other.

That is just unreal.
If love was that easy, then our society wouldn’t have been filled with broken hearts and messed up marriages.

Love grows, it’s seeing your partners flaws and accepting their imperfections, so how is it possible to fall in love when you know little or nothing about the person.

You know what I think happens?

At first sight, you might be attracted to the person physical looks, but later on you might get revolted by his/her character.
Or you might share a connection with the person most times because you both share the same interest.
And sometimes there are people you meet for the first time and you just like them, probably because of their charisma.

How many people around us have mistaken lust for love at first sight?
A lot of people try creating their day dreams but mess it up into a nightmare.

Am not an expert in relationships or anything but I see people searching for comparability, companionship, understanding… and then fall in love.

So maybe something happens at first sight but is it love?