Posted in Blog, Style it Out

How To Survive The Harmattan

Tis the season to be jolly, fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, Who else is exited for Christmas. I know I am. Over here, that means the harmattan season is here to stay. Harmattan is that time of the year when everywhere gets really dusty and dry and chilly. The nights and morning are usually cold. This is what we love most about it. The afternoon are dry and sunny and the evening are usually cool and dusty. I’m not complaining but the harmattan, it leaves your skin dry and rough. Don’t forget white and sometimes cracks start appearing in your skin but we will survive.

Here are simple everyday ways to get by during the harmattan

1. Body oil – a must: Applying body oil to your skin this season is a must to combat against the dryness of the hamattan. Baby oil, shea butter, Vaseline is a yes this period.

2. Lip Gloss; a necessity: Never make the mistake of leaving, your lip gloss/ lip balm / chap stick home. It should always be in your purse. To keep your lips moisturise, if not it will end up dry and cracked and start looking like one of a fever patient. Don’t let fifty shades deceive you, licking your lips every five second is not sexy.

3. Socks? Yes, Yes: Socks are a must this season to prevent your feet from being all white and dry when you go out.

4.  Water: Like I always say you don’t have to be thirsty before drinking water. By that time you’re already dehydrated. Make sure to always take a can of water every where you this dry season. That’s what I do.

5. Sweatshirts: This period, the morning is undeniably cold but if you are a lazybum like me, you can just cuddle in bed all morning but if you have places to go, then sweatshirts / jackets are a yes to keep yourself warm. Make sure its something you can conveniently pull, if the weather becomes hot later.

6. Skip the white powders this period, you don’t need it.

7. Open Fires? NO!: Unfortunately this period I have had to watch two cars on different occasions get burnt to ash. What starts as a little fire ignites really quickly because of how dry and. windy the season is. I’m thankful no life was loss but other stories I’ve been hearing hasn’t been so good.
People also have the habit of burning dirts outside at night which is totally unadvisable. So lets stay safe this season.

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Am I forgetting something else? Lemme know.
What’s your favourite thing about Christmas 🎅? About the holiday? Don’t overthink it. Please tell me in the comments. Pretty please with cherry on top. I don’t know what’s wrong with my WordPress app, I’ve been trying to upload a picture all day but nothing is working. What to do?
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Posted in Nessa's P.O.V, Uncategorized

Questions You Never Thought To Ask Tag

Hey guys, happy new week. It seems I’m behind on all my tags. I’ve been quite busy with admission and clearance wahala. Oh yes, it seems I’m now an undergrad. Proud student of the University of Benin over here.

Now let’s get to it.

I’ve been tagged by

Claire Yang. Thank you very much. Check out her blog, she writes great poetry.

Now let’s get to it.

Rules:

They are pretty simple.
Answer the following questions.
Tag other bloggers
And they answer the same questions

But from me to you, if you want to interchange the some of the questions with your own when you ask other bloggers, you can. But don’t reduce.

Every tag is supposed to have an official image. I don’t know why this doesn’t.

Questions:

1. What game consoles have you had?

A few. I’ve had an xbox. Then Nintendo ‘Just Dance’.

2. If you could tame any animal into being your pet, what would you pick?

Still thinking 😔

3. Are you a sexual person?

Now, that is too personal of a question, in my opinion.

4. Foods you despise?

I do not like bananas. It’s not a food though, I know. it’s a fruit.

5. Coolest place you’ve ever visited?

I don’t know.  I won’t give the ‘coolest’ title to the places I’ve visited. Some were pretty cool though but coolest is reserved for some where better

6. Why did you first start blogging/YouTube?

I started blogging  mostly because I felt like. I had no idea what I was getting into.

7. Favorite item from closet?

My jeans. I love my jeans.
 
8. Do you prefer a backpack/big bag/small bag/just wallet?

I prefer a small bag. Most things I carry around are my phone, charger, cash, a book and pen. So it must be able to contain those stuffs.

9. Favorite video/computer/phone game?

Do I have a favourite? Hmmm, don’t think so.

10. One celebrity you would sleep with?

Are you serious? None really.

11. Favorite traits for a partner/friend?

Honesty and forgiveness. The last thing I need is a friend who keeps grudges.

12. Your personality?

How do I put it in words? I’m pretty lay back but I set standards for myself and the kind of people I surround myself with. I always put God first. When I want to do something, first question I ask myself, ‘Would God be happy with what I’m about to do?’

13. When’s the last time you took a risk?

My dress to church. A fashion risk.

14. Fashion trend you would never do?

They are a few but I don’t know how to describe them.

15. One physical trait about you that only you notice?

I doubt I have such like that.

16. One emotional trait about you that only you notice?

I don’t care as much as people think I do.

17. 3 weird things about you off the top of your head?

Okay, these things might not be weird but I’m going with popular opinion here.

I tend to laugh at things people don’t think are funny.

I think my laugh is a bit weird.

Sometimes I dance, even when no music is playing. But trust me when I say, I was making my own music in my head.

18. Favorite cheese?

Cheese balls?

19. 3 things you use everyday that you need?

My phone.
My charger.
My Jesus Christ. I don’t think I can survive any day without Him by my side and in my life.

20. Favorite youtubers/actresses/media people?

There is one. She hosted Miss Maliaki, Ghana a few weeks ago. I can’t remember her know. Can you imagine but I’m currently loving her. She also host shows on the Ghana GH1 channel.

21. One thing that makes you happy everyday?

Food.

22. One question you wish you could get an answer to?

One? I have plenty concerning the future.

23. Something about your childhood that affects you today?

My upbringing?

24. What life is all about for you?

Life isn’t just about living but living it well.

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So I’m tagging anyone and everyone who wants to or feel like doing this tag. Yes, I’m talking to you. Just make sure to link it back to me so I can read your answers.

Remember, don’t overthink it. Just have fun.

Wanna drop your thoughts? You’re totally free.

Posted in Motivational Corner

The Risk Realm

It is amazing to me how many people decide in advance that they are going to fail and not reach their dreams. Those of us who believe in God can depend on what He said in the book of Philippians, “I can do everything God asks me to do with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power.” God specialises in working beyond us.
Unless you enter the beehive, you can’t take the honey. You and I are like rubber bands. We are most useful when we are stretched. Calvin Coolidge said, “We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen.” The reason so little is accomplished is because so little is attempted.

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.” (Seneca). The definition of impossible: Something nobody can do until somebody does. Risk is part of every success plan. Bite off more than you can chew. “People who take risks are the people you will lose against” (John Scully). You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.

Adapted from Why ask Why – John Mason.

Posted in Beautiful words, Blog

She Multiplies…

A woman is an incubator
God designed the female to be an incubator
Her whole body is incubation
An incubator is something that gives life to everything.
Whatever you give an incubator
It gives it life then gives it back to you
Whatever you give an incubator
It multiples
Then it gives back to you
That’s why women must be careful what they listen to
Who they listen to
And what they hear
Because women incubates everything
If you give a woman a word
She gives you a sentence back
If you give her a sentence
She gives you a paragraph
If you give her a paragraph
You are going to get a book
If you give a woman one sperm
She’s going to give it life
Multiply it
And give you a baby
You give her a house
She gives you a home
Makes it beautiful
Mutiplies it
She makes you a beautiful home
You give her groceries
She gives you a meal
You give her frustration
She multiplies it
And gives you hell
A female is an incubator
That means she receives information
She expounds it
And she gives it back to you
A female never keeps anything
Incubators do not keep anything
They may hold it for a while
But you will eventually get it back
And it would never come back the way you gave it
It comes back multiplied
A woman would be under pressure for twenty years and then one day, all of a sudden, she goes crazy on you
She curses you and throw stuffs at you
She incubates everything
So if you give a woman gossip
You know when the bible talks about gossip
It usually refers to the female
Why?
Why is it that a woman destroys with her mouth?
Because a woman keeps multiplying stuffs
So women if you want to be a good wife
Make sure you receive the right stuff
Because whatever you receive
You are going to multiply it
And you are going to give it to your husband
So if you are on the phone talking all day to a woman who’s divorced and you are not
If you are talking all day to women whose marriages ain’t working all the time
And they are talking to you
They are going to get into your womb
And then your husband comes back
And you start speaking negative things
And suspicious things to your husband
When in fact you’ve been receiving that junk from your friend on the phone.
No wonder why, Peter said, women be like Sarah, live a quiet life, don’t be noisy, don’t be gossips
Why?
You’re an incubator
You produce what you listen to.”

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This words were sent to me by a friend through a Digital Grace…Be inspired video. I liked it a lot, so I shared it. To me, this words are true and i see a lot of it happing around me.

Posted in Blog, Everything We See

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.

Posted in Style it Out

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?

Posted in Blogger award

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.