August Monthly Archives

Strictly Chic

Hi Lovelies! Here I am yielding to popular demand to have a page that features my eclectic (as a friend and mentor described) sense of style. I’m just an ordinary girl with a simple style. Dress: Ankara with a chiffon overlay Seamstress: Sunmbo ‘Bewaji’ Abiola Thanks for visiting.

Brighten and Tighten Your Skin with 40 Carrots Cleanser

When I packed my bag to visit my sister in Alpharetta, GA to pick up the kids who had been visiting their cousins for the summer, all I took with me was my eye liner and mascara.  I was only going to spend one night so I figured I would pack less items and use my sister’s facial products.  After driving all night for 10 …

August Must-Have: Bordeaux, the hallmark of wine color

Bordeaux is a deep red wine color that I find positively intoxicating.  This vintage beauty reminds me of wine tasting because with red wine the first step is visual.  When you look into the glass, the first thing you notice is the rich blackened burgundy color as well as its intensity, clarity and brightness.  Whenever I see a bordeaux color lips, dress or shoe, I …

Charles Youssef – The New Geometry Designer

It is amazing how little people know of designers with names other than Fendi, Gucci, Burberry, Versace, Louis Vuitton, e.t.c.  Last month, I mentioned to a friend that I would like to own a Ferragamo shoe I saw at Bloomingdales.  I was somewhat confused when he responded, “Ferragamo, that’s a designer?”  Dude, are you serious?  Which Nigerian has not heard of Ferragamo?  All thanks to …

Glam up Your T-Shirts

The most favorite must have in my wardrobe are T-shirts.  T-shirts have been worn throughout history by servicemen, early farmers, and actors.  Today, the amazingly resilient and ubiquitous wardrobe staple is an extremely functional piece of clothing and very versatile.  Whether you want a T-shirt just for lounging around the house or to give you a sophisticated casual but glamorous look at that cocktail or …

Maison Jules Gingham Semi-Sheer Maxi Dress

A Gingham dress had been one of my objects of desire since spring. Finding an inexpensive one that I really like had proven to be nearly impossible.  Yesterday, as I was about to step out of Macy’s after shopping for a wedding gift for a friend, my eyes caught this beautiful sheer Maison Jules sleeveless crewneck gingham dress in Grey combo.  I checked for the …

Calgon Ageless Bath Mineral Scrub and Soak

Calgon Ageless Bath Mineral Scrub and Soak is an exfoliating product developed for smoother skin.  The unique formula with exclusive Vita-Pearl technology with Pearl Powder (yes, freshwater pearls or saltwater pearls below jewelry grade), Vitamin E and collagen exfoliates dry, dead skin cells and relaxes the body as you soak. This drugstore product is superb!  Trust me!  I am not sure if it scrubs away …