Last Weekend, I was lucky enough to bag myself a ticket to the 2017 Stylist Live A Festival of Inspiration in London. And what an experience that was. I went with my two lovely ladies, Jennifer Amani and Priscilla Okpan from Kim Dave Designs.The expo was held at Olympia London, which is massive. There were a variety of talks for everyone but sadly I didn’t get to see any other then including the one from Freddie Harrel from SHE Unleashed and Big Hair No Care. I actually went very late and I stood in the queue for the cloak room for over 45 minutes which meant that I missed most of the talks that bronze tickets holders could see.
And although I missed the morning sessions, I got to try out the BaByliss Smooth & Wave Secret. I tried Gordon’s Gin for the first time which wasn’t as dry as I thought it’d would be. There was food, there was clothes, jewelry(Discovered a brand called Emily Mortimer Jewellery) and there was even a catwalk show of the hottest 2017 Autumn Winter trends. Plus there was live music. I am sure I didn’t get to see everything because by 2 pm that Saturday Olympia was packed full of people and it was hard to move so we left to get away from the crowd.
Overall, it was a great experience. I had a fun day out with friends and with the bf who was there taking pictures. If i was to go there again, I will make sure I get there when the doors open. I also tried to vlog on the day and it will be on my channel. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out my latest YouTube video here and subscribe to my channel to stay up to date with new uploads.
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It is true that sometimes in life you’re put in situations where you may feel like you’re never going to make it out alive but then you make it and you wonder why you were stressing your pretty little head about it. Two years ago I lost my father and I have never ever been the same again. Because he died back home in Sierra Leone, I am still not convinced he’s dead, I still think he’s alive and people are mistaken. Since the news of his death, I have been plagued with thoughts of making sure I live my life full of fun, laughter and many many memories and how much I must always make sure I live life to its fullest. Last week I was hit with one of the shocker of this year so far, I must admit, I am still in shock, although I am happy about the current outcome because I didn’t like being in the situation in the first place yet still in shock. I have thought how much I spent working my ass off to please people yet they did not even appreciate me doing all the extras to make things happen. Instead they bullied me and made me feel really really small and insecure about myself. And now I am out of the situation, I am happy that I don’t have to face the big bully anymore. They tried to make my life a living hell for as long as I can remember, they will always be a very small person who deserves everything that’s coming to them because karma’s a bitch. I am stronger than yesterday, nothing is going to stand in my way. I know that I will make it I just need to keep fighting and my hard work will pay off.
Dress – HM // Shoes – Public Desire // Shades – Missguided// Choker – Urban Outfitters
For those of you who are currently going through a situation where you feel like you’re not going to be free or make it to the other side, trust me when I say, that you will see the light one day just keep going and don’t ever give up or give in.
For as long as I can remember, I have always shy away from being the centre of attention. I know you’re probably thinking, how can not love being the centre of attention if you are a wanna be blogger?? Because I struggle like most of you with self-confidence, like most days you will probably find me hiding behind tall people on the train trying to avoid eye contact with everyone It sounds very sad but it probably isn’t that bad. Even when i am walking down the road and someone is checking me out, I seriously turn around and see if someone’s behind me. And its beginning to over take my life, I walk without any confidence in my walk and having big noticeable boobs like me makes it even worse – I have on countless occasions wandered what life will look like as smaller boobed person because (i) I seriously struggle to find tops that fit me well without riding up to my chest (I have to actively put my tops down mostly all the time because they look very funny when they ride up to the chest) And (ii) I feel that social media actually does not seem to promote positive body image especially with the fashion world obsessed with what they regard as perfection I sometimes looks at myself and feel like I am not perfect; which is why I keep wanting to change things about myself. Guess what NO ONE IS PERFECT – there is always one thing that everyone would love to change about themselves which is why the body argumentation industry is ever growing and you have people who are addicted to plastic surgery.
I am currently working on getting these negative thoughts out my head because one thing I have learnt in my life is that I am not like everyone else, I do things when it’s my time to do that thing. And I have seen and met such amazing beautiful people inside and out that social media would not consider to be perfection +who wants to be like everyone else anyways. If everyone was the same life will be dull and boring.
If you like me struggle with accepting what you look like, just know that I am sure all the people you idolise struggle with this too – so try to stop stressing, you are beautifully and wonderfully made.
Have a fab day and please leave your comments below of your own personal struggles or your thoughts on this post. And i hope you like my little rant.
BTW – how cheesy is this post title 🙂