Saturday, 22 July 2017

Taking Stock

Good evening my Lovelies! What have you been up to this weekend?
As you noticed from my instagram , Saturdays are for taking stock here on the blog.

Here's a little summary of my week.

Planning: next week's posts.

Marvelling: at the greatness of my God.

I Need: to stock up on necessities.

Hoping: to meet with brands for so many business collaborations, and work.

Making Progress: using Google's Snapseed.

Learnt: somewhere, someone is watching, and I must not let them down.

Still Learning: how to be a better blogger with more quality.





Thanks for stopping by guys.
Have a beautiful new week! See you on Monday by God's grace.

Wishing you happiness and peace,
Alexandra.

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Friday, 21 July 2017

What I wore to my Friend's Call to Bar Dinner

"Please remember, no African time. I want all my friends to arrive early so we can take pictures." She said😂😂

Hi guys! Welcome :) how's your day going? Before today's post let me fill you in a bit on what I just did. I watched the entire live session of the OJ Simpson Parole; I even tweeted it. In a way, I was happy for him(in that he can spend his last days in the midst of his family and friends).
A lot of people haven't quite forgiven him for the jury's decision in his 90s trial (very obvious from the way some CNN commentators flogged the already litigated issues).

Comment your thoughts on what you think of the approval of OJ Simpson's parole..

I can't believe it's one week already since we turned up for my colleague's call to Bar Dinner. If you follow me on instagram, you'd have seen a sneak peek of today's post. Yup! I've been posting pictures on instagram for a while. I couldn't more proud of her.

The event took place the Crossover restaurant Wuse, Abuja. The food was over the moon delicious. Next time my family comes to Abuja I'd take them there for fancy dining.
I totally recommend Crossover restaurant Wuse if you're looking for a tucked in fancy(not over the top) place with good food.

Last week, because I know how extra PHCN/AEDC (Power companies) can be, I woke up extra early to bring out, and iron two gowns from my box (I hoped to select one later in the evening after work).

In typical fashion, I ended up with neither of them. I wore one that had been hanging in my wardrobe for a while now and it didn't need ironing(so much for waking up early). Have you ever been in a situation like this? Comment and let me know.

The gown is from a Turkish fashion house(no need to talk too much, y'all know Turks don't play with embroidery and details).
Asides the fact that the inner chemise like thingy kept shifting one side, I loved wearing it and had no regrets whatsoever. The gown has a customised bra inside, thank God it was my cupsize(yes nosey, I'm not wearing a bra in these pictures). All my Naija aunties that read this blog I love you😂😂

Have a beautiful week.
Peace and love,
Alexandra.

Current Listen: Angel of my Life by Paul Play Dairo


Oya Gist haff do. Issa picture time.

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

How to make Manicure/Nail Polish Last Longer

Hi Loves! Welcome to another blog post of mine this week.
From my analytics, I noticed you like beauty posts... Today, I'll be teaching you a technique I sue in keeping my nail polish on for a longer period of time without chipping.

Whenever the Spirit leads, I get a pro manicure. And if I have something serious ahead like a party or a wedding, I'm deffo getting them done professionally. I might do an acrylic fill which is my now defunct signature French Tips.

In the absence of any of the above mentioned reasons, I like to paint my nails myself.
Usually, I decide on the colour, pattern or theme for the week.
File your nails gently if they aren't in shape. Dust off.
If you have tape, cut a long piece into slender/thing pieces and stick them around your nails to avoid the nail polish giving you extra work after painting.
The next step will be to apply a base coating aka nail hardener aka invisible/clear polish. Allow it to dry a little.
Apply your chosen nail polish colour.
Wait a bit for it to dry a bit.
Then, apply another coat of the invisible/clear polish.
Allow it to dry. If you're in a hurry keep your hand s steady and allow them to dry for 12 minutes then, soak your hands in cold water.

That's today's post guys. How do you make your nail polish dry faster?

Thanks for all the love you continue to show here on the blog and on Facebook and Instagram.


By God's grace, I'll see you in my next post this Thursday :)
Your Friend, Alexandra.

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Monday, 17 July 2017

MY GO TO TRAVEL OUTFIT IDEA| What to Wear | Casual Fashion Inspiration

Hello my Lovelies! How have you been? It's been one week since my last post. I'm so giddy,and can't wait for yu to see what I've been working on behind the scenes. 
 
Hint: Gotta give all those models and youtubers some more respect yo, it's not easy!
By the way, if you've never checked out my YouTube Channel Lily of Nigeria you can do so here
Do you ever get into that semi travel panic mode of what do I wear! I used to, until I found my groove, which is basically anything that gives me peace and comfort; which includes ease, in case i need to use the loo.

However, lately, my go to outfit has been this denim on denim look and my trusty royal blue flats...
In the realm of fashion for some years, denim on denim was regarded as a fashion faux pas.  
However, I remember a picture of Sade Adu rocking this trend and totally nailing it. To be honest, Sade slays anything she puts on.

My travel outfit always has to abide by the rule of comfort. I've been to a lot of places seen and heard things(y'all know I love to travel); and, I want to be at peace, you know, just in case...
This jeans trouser is an a straight cut. It's pretty loose, but at the same time fulfils it's necessity as a ladies jeans haha, which is to make your butt look good (ladies can you relate? Come through and comment below).
When mixing denim on denim though, you want to avoid overdoing it. God forbid we end up looking like that 2001 look Justin Timberlake and Brittany Spears failed to pull off. You can see what I'm talking about here yep, the internet doesn't forget.


What do you wear when you travel? Let me know by commenting.
You can find me/follow on instagram here

Keep trying to be the change you seek. Keep learning new ways to positively impact the lives around you,and you. Keep doing what you want to be remembered for. By God's grace, I'll see you in my next post.
For business or enquiries, you can email 1ladynigeria@gmail.com or put a call across to +2348156331088.


Have a beautiful week,
Alexandra.




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Monday, 10 July 2017

Summer 2017 Lookbook : Office Outfit Ideas

Hello Loves! Glad to have you here, welcome to today's post. If you missed the last one on Saturday, you can catch up by clicking here
Have you noticed the new things on the site? Actually, they're not really new I've had them here for a while now; I just tweaked them a little, you know me...

We're knee ankle deep into summer, and well some of us need inspiration on what to wear to the office. This post is about how I style this red and black plaid skirt to the office. I waited close to 8 years to be able to wear this skirt becuase I used to be fat. It actually has a jacket, but the jacket is too big for me now so I use my black blazer(which I forgot at home when I went to shoot) with it when necessary.


First Look: 
I use a not so see through black long sleeve chiffon top. It's definitely a serious look for an uptight office. Sometimes I complete this look with my black flats from Dunes.




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Second Look:
I mostly throw on my black jacket when rocking this look because my office can be chilly at times. I love the pattern of this shirt and how it feels against my body.



Haha remember this particular picture from Sunday's Instagram post?



 This third Look is more laid back. It is actuallly one of my crazy experiments. I mean who mixes denim and plaid? So, if your office is chilled, and kinnda laidback(more focused with how productive the individual is, rather than what they wear on their bodies), this look is definitely one to try out.




 


Shop my Look

Skirt: Handmedown from my Mama.
Denim Jacket:  Cubus My jacket is currently out of stock but, I'm eyeing this one, and I feel it will definitely pass.
Black Sleeveless Top: Cozgu
Shoes: Woolworth



What look is your favourite?


Keep trying to be the change you seek. Keep learning new ways to positively impact the lives around you,and you. Keep doing what you want to be remembered for. By God's grace, I'll see you in my next post. 
For business you can email 1ladynigeria@gmail.com or put a call across to +2348156331088. 


Wishing you happiness, and God's love,
Your Friend Alexandra.
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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Abuja Life Lately 5: Taking Stock

Quote of the day: Don't worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet- Anonymous.


Hi guys! Good evening :) I trust your weekend is going well. I finally got better, thus this post(the doctor said something about a vitamin deficiency). Y'all probably thought I pulled a now you see me, now you don't stunt on you again.
My life constantly evolving for the best, and I'm adapting quicker than I ever imagined I would.
I've decided to keep this post here as a reminder that I'm human, and things do happen.
Before we continue, I want to say a big thank you to Blogaratti and Gail for checking up on me.

Saturdays are for taking stock. Remember the first one? Ha! If you haven't seen it, you can read up here.

I am:
Learning: to apply the "if they don't know you personally, don't take it personal" mantra.

Embracing: my new office. I got redeployed to the legal unit of my office, how great is my God! I'm finally doing something I studied in school.

Decided: to stop judging myself harshly.

Learnt: in God's time, he makes everything perfect, and beautiful.

Back to: binge watching cartoons. It's so bad, I watch Disney Junior. Come through Sophia the First, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Calimero and Doc Mcstuffins (I even sing along). Hahaha my future children are in for it! *InsertHandinFaceEmoji*

Still Loving: "the Dressmaker" movie. Kate Winslet and the other cast nailed it. I love it because I can totally relate to being picked upon, and falsely accused of something I had no hand in, before God vindicated me.

Happy: @lilyofnigeria has picked up.

Grateful: for all the love and support you all keep showing.

Listening: to songs from my Spirit Album. Courtesy of Nathaniel Bassey's Jesus Christ inspired HallelujahChallenge. 

Drinking: my homemade Ginger and Green Tea(your girl has indigestion yo).

Wanting: to travel to Panya, aka Malabo in Equatorial Guinea.

Needing: a high tech functional tablet.

Looking: for my timetable and vitamin B supplement.

Missing: my Mommy.

Loving: the thought of exploring Nigeria as a tourist.

Knowing: that forgiving one girl that shamelessly bullied me in High School was the best thing to do.
Reading: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights(UDHR) adopted by the UN General Assembly on the 10th day of December 1948.

Hoping: to learn how to use Snapseed.

Praying: for Lagosians living on the Island and waterlogged areas. May God come to your aid (I heard it's been raining non stop for more than 7 days).

Can't Wait: to go for Mass tomorrow.

About: to call it a night.


That's it for today guys,thanks for stopping by and reading.This photo was taken and edited by me on my last trip to Lagos(I know right, Nigeria can be photogenic when she wants to).


Keep trying to be the change you seek. Keep learning new ways to positively impact the lives around you,and you. Keep doing what you want to be remembered for.  By God's grace, I'll see you in my next post on Monday.

Wishing you happiness, and God's love,
Your Friend Alexandra.





HINDI TRANSLATION





हाय दोस्तों! शुभ संध्या :) मेरा विश्वास है कि आपका सप्ताहांत अच्छी तरह से चल रहा है। मैं अंततः बेहतर हुआ, इस प्रकार इस पोस्ट (डॉक्टर ने विटामिन की कमी के बारे में कुछ कहा) आप शायद सोचते थे कि अब मैं आपको खींचता हूं, अब तुम मुझे देखोगे, अब आप पर फिर से स्टंट नहीं करते।

मेरी ज़िंदगी लगातार सबसे अच्छी तरह विकसित हो रही है, और मैं जितना तेज़ी से कल्पना करता हूं, उतनी जल्दी मैं अनुकूल हूं।

मैंने इस पोस्ट को यहाँ एक अनुस्मारक के रूप में रखने का फैसला किया है कि मैं इंसान हूं, और चीजें होती हैं

हमारे जारी होने से पहले, मुझे कहना है कि ब्लॉगरेटी और गेल को मुझ पर जांच करने के लिए एक बड़ा धन्यवाद।


 शनिवार स्टॉक लेने के लिए हैं I पहले एक याद है? हा! अगर आपने इसे नहीं देखा है, तो आप यहां पढ़ सकते हैं।
मैं हूँ:सीखना: "यदि वे आपको व्यक्तिगत रूप से नहीं जानते हैं, तो इसे निजी मत मानें" लागू करने के लिए
आलिंगन: मेरा नया कार्यालय मुझे अपने कार्यालय के कानूनी इकाई में पुन: तैनात किया गया, मेरे भगवान कितना महान है! मैं अंत में स्कूल में पढ़ा हुआ कुछ कर रहा हूं
निर्णय लिया: खुद को कठोर रूप से न्याय करना बंद करना
सीखा: भगवान के समय में, वह सब कुछ परिपूर्ण और सुंदर बनाता है
पर वापस: बिंगे देख कार्टून यह बहुत बुरा है, मैं डिज्नी जूनियर को देखता हूं। सोफिया द फर्स्ट, जेक और नायरलैंड समुद्री डाकू, कैलिमेरो और डॉक्टर मैक्स्टफिंस (मैं भी साथ गाता हूँ) के माध्यम से आओ। Hahaha मेरे भविष्य के बच्चों के लिए इसके लिए हैं! * InsertHandinFaceEmoji *
अभी भी प्यार: "ड्रेसमेकर" फिल्म केट विंसलेट और अन्य कलाकारों ने इसे नील। मुझे यह पसंद है क्योंकि मैं पूरी तरह से उठाया जा सकता हूं, और जिस चीज़ का मुझे कोई हाथ नहीं था, उस पर झूठा अभियोग लगाया जा सकता है, इससे पहले कि भगवान ने मुझे पुष्टि की।
हैप्पी: @ लिलीफोनीगरिया ने उठाया है
आभारी: सभी प्यार और समर्थन के लिए आप सभी को दिखाते रहते हैं।
शराब पीने वाला: मेरे घर का अदरक और ग्रीन टी (आपकी लड़की को अपच्य है)।
चाहते हैं: इक्वेटोरियल गिनी में पाना, उका मालाबो की यात्रा करने के लिए
आवश्यकता: एक उच्च तकनीक कार्यात्मक टैबलेट
देख रहे हैं: मेरे समय सारिणी और विटामिन बी पूरक के लिए
अनुपलब्ध: मेरी माँ
प्रेमी: एक पर्यटक के रूप में नाइजीरिया को तलाशने का विचार
जानना: कि एक लड़की को माफ करना जो बेशर्मी से मुझे हाई स्कूल में धमकाया गया था वह करना सबसे अच्छा काम थापढ़ना: 1 9 48 दिसंबर 1 9 48 को संयुक्त राष्ट्र महासभा द्वारा अपनाई गई मानव अधिकार की सार्वभौम घोषणा (यूडीएचआर)।
प्रार्थना: द्वीप और जलग्रस्त क्षेत्रों में रहने वाले लागोसियों के लिए। भगवान आपकी सहायता के लिए आते हैं (मैंने सुना है कि यह 7 दिनों से अधिक समय तक नॉन स्टॉप हो रहा है)।
उम्मीद है: Snapseed का उपयोग करने के तरीके जानने के लिए
इंतजार नहीं कर सकते: कल के लिए मास के लिए जाना
के बारे में: इसे एक रात कॉल करने के लिए


 

यह आज के लोगों के लिए है, इसे रोकने और पढ़ने के लिए धन्यवाद। यह फोटो मेरे द्वारा लाओस की पिछली यात्रा पर लिया गया और संपादित किया गया था (मुझे पता है, नाइजीरिया जब चाहती है तो उन्हें फोटोजेनिक बना सकता है)।



परिवर्तन की कोशिश करते रहें, जो आप चाहते हैं अपने आसपास के जीवन पर सकारात्मक प्रभाव डालने के नए तरीकों को सीखते रहें, और आप जो भी आप के लिए याद रखना चाहते हैं वह कर रहें। भगवान की कृपा से, मैं आपको अपनी अगली पोस्ट में सोमवार को देखूंगा।


आपको खुशी, और भगवान का प्यार बधाई,

आपका मित्र एलेक्जेंड्रा


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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Blog Post Coming Soon

Good evening beautiful people! I'm so sorry I won't be posting today's Thursday post. Please bear with me, I came back late,and I'm a few yards from thorough exhaustion. A post will be up tomorrow by God's grace. This is a temporary post,and will probably be deleted.

You can feel at home with posts in my archives(old posts). By the way, when we cross the 500 bench mark on all Lily of Nigeria social media outlets, I'll do a giveaway :)
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Till tomorrow, be your brother's keeper.
Peace and love,
Alexandra.

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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

How to Care for Relaxed/Texlaxed Hair

Quote of the Day: Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present- Jim Rohn.

Good evening guys! Welcome to my blog :) if you're here for the first time, you might want to read our welcome post here. If you're a seasoned reader thank you so much, I appreciate.
Happy 4th of July to my readers from the United States of America(from my blog  analytics you guys make up close 60% of my traffic so it's only fair I wish you a happy celebration).
I almost forgot I was supposed to post today when I came back from work.
If you've read this post here, It's no news that I use relaxer for my hair. But what you might not know is that I transitioned from thoroughly relaxing my hair to having texlaxed hair. I just apply the relaxer to my new growth and keep a strict time limit on how long the relaxer gets to stay on my hair. To think of it, I should do an update on my hair routine,like his one.

Sometime in April this year, I made up my mind that when my bottle of conditioner finishes, I'd not be replacing it in a long time. Why? You might ask. Well, it's already enough that my hair has to go through the process of being exposed to chemicals(even if it is for 10-15 minutes). Besides, God knows what they put inside those things. It's not just conditioners, any other unnecessary products asides my trusty shampoo which I'm not mentioning here before y'all say I'm doing free advert for them; my Ori aka Shea Butter(which by the way I'm replacing with olive/coconut oil because Ori is a bit too thick for my hair).

I now use only natural products to condition my hair after shampooing. Next week I'll be letting y'all in on three types of natural conditioners you can choose from.
I still keep to my weekly hair routine, and this week I used two eggs to deep condition my hair because I texlaxed last week, and I needed something to replenish the protein in my strands. My hair loved it!

The Process:

I cracked the eggs and poured the contents on my wet hair and left if for 20 minutes while massaging my scalp the whole time, before washing it out with cold water(avoid warm or hot water or else it will cook the egg and you'll end up having the most frustrating day removing semi cooked egg white from your hair).
Then, I dried out my hair and applied Ori to my strands,then left my hair to dry naturally.
And I styled my hair into my favourite bun style as seen in today's pictures.


It was almost sundown, and a race against time taking these pictures and using natural light, because I almost forgot about today's post.

Ps: If you're going to try this at home, please you should be a little careful and check with your nearest stylist, or email me so I'd advice you(there is such a thing as protein overload on hair, you can read that up else where).


Just in case you were wondering, the name of my nail polish is Bedouin Gold by Rimmel. It's my trusty non judgmental colour whenever I don't have French Tips on my fingernails(I've had it for so long, I don't even know if they still make it. For those of you that like it, I searched the internet and sadly couldn't find it, this one here is the closest I could find).

This is not a sponsored post.




By God's grace, I'll see you in my next post on Thursday guys.
I wish you God's peace and favour.
Your friend,
Alexandra.
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Monday, 3 July 2017

Looking for what to wear this summer? My favourite casual outfit of the day might Inspire You

Quote of the Day: Art should disturb the comfortable, and comfort the disturbed. 

Hi guys! How was your weekend? Mine was a bit productive in that I pushed myself out of my comfort zone to take pictures for the blog. I didn’t use a photographer though, I made use of what I had. My camera and a tripod stand I purchased a while back for my YouTube channel came in handy.
What casual clothes do you find yourself wearing lately? I remember this day like it was yesterday. We had made up our minds to ditch the couch potato life and explore a bit of our city. Call us crazy because we didn’t leave the house until it was almost three o’clock in the afternoon. Earlier that day we had a brief, unconventional meeting that come what may, we must tour our city. Everyone was finally ready just before three, so we set out on an adventure I will never forget. We were definitely favoured by God to get passes to where we went to. To say that we laughed and had fun is an understatement.

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The weather was really hot, so I threw on a navy blue tank top and these super comfy embellished boot cut (semi-maternity) jeans from NEXT. I can’t over stress how super comfy these jeans are. They also have this cool feel (I couldn’t believe I’ve had this treasure waiting to be worn in my closet for close to 3 years).


Do you have a dress, clothe or piece of fashion you’ve been waiting for the right moment to wear?
Let me tell you a secret. You see, I had never worn these jeans since my mother gifted them to me because, I was…how do I put this…er...fat. Yes, that’s the word. I felt if I wore them, I’d just end up looking like a rolling ball of fufu. 

 But, with more than 10KG off my body forever to the glory of God alone, I decided to give them a try. And guess what, (although now a bit too loose), they fit! The waist was a bit too loose so I had to whip out my thickest belt to hold the jeans from creating a scene. Omo see compliments… chai, God thank you o.



How did your day go? What plans do you have for the rest of the week?
Because you've been good, here's a bonus picture.


Thank you so much for visiting, and reading. I appreciate the fact that you keep coming back. Please don't forget to tell your friends and family about Lily of Nigeria.
 



 Current Listen: Oya Come Make We Go by Tubaba ft Sauti Sol


 
By the grace of God, I'll see you in my next post tomorrow. Be your brother's keeper.
Peace, Happiness and Love,
Alexandra.
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Saturday, 1 July 2017

Happy New Month: Blog Goals

Welcome guys! It's been a while since I posted here. Happy New Month! It's another opportunity to right all wrongs and take chances; I hope June was good to you.
If you follow me on instagram here you already knew about this post before hand.
I've been busy with a lot of things behind the scenes.
How have you been? It's been a while o...

So, my people,what goals do you have planned out for the month of July?
As for me,I've decided to take my blog/brand serious, (with God's help).
:) At the moment, as much as I want to,I won't be able to post everyday. Here are some of the goals I hope to achieve for Lily  of  Nigeria this July:

I'll be posting four times a week. On Mondays,Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. I figured I need to put in my best into this. What do I have to loose?
In Jesus name, I will blog to the "fullest maximum",can I get an Amen somebody?

•On instagram,I'd be posting everyday so be sure to check out my posts. Shebi we're friends, you can follow my account @lilyofnigeria
 
Focus the blog on Fashion + Beauty + Reviews and Life. Each topic has a particular day(you'd have to find out which one falls on which day).

• Not to bite more than I can chew, to focus and achieve(basically point and nail my goals). Brand Mantra: Consistency, quality over quantity. 

Relaunch my YouTube Channel sometime in the month.

• To slay the procrastination that had held me down.

• I'm not going to ignore the fact that some people aren't creative, and go about shamelessly copying pasting other peoples ideas and published work without giving back credit! Henceforth, I will call them out, without pettiness of course.

In other News, we have crossed the 50,000 views threshold. As a matter of fact, we're headed to 55,000! Thank you all so much. I appreciate ALL your support
Even on Facebook we have 120 likes on the page, if you haven't been there before, you can click here


Just before we call it a day, Biko, have y'all seen this expensive post on Instagram?

What are your thoughts? My jaw literally dropped to the ground. Haba Nigerians...!


I wish you a successful July, filled with laughter and joy. By God's grace, I'll see you in my post on Monday.


Love and Peace,
Alexandra.


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Monday, 27 March 2017

How to Stop Hair Breakage with Simple DIY Steps


Hello Love! How are you doing? A lot has gone down in my life since the last post. I had to tackle a copyright infringement on Instagram, and, generally some other stuff on life. Today I will be showing you a major tip to reduce/stop hair breakage. I give God the glory for the knowledge of this tip. I refuse to take credit for it, seeing that some of my YouTube sisters have been swearing by it for a long time coming now. 

Relax, and enjoy this post. If you are new, I urge you to read our Welcome page,in order to familiarise yourself with stuff that happens on Lily of Nigeria.
So, sometime in January, I went to a beauty store, and purchased a Very popular brand of Jamaican Black Castor Oil, and started applying it to my hair. Ore mi, to tell you that I lost A LOT of hair is an understatement. I shed tears mehn. It was something I kept to myself because I could not start telling people that my being a bit moody was because I was losing a lot of hair. Nigerians will be like, “Ís that why you are sad? O ga o.” I’m sure you can relate. I couldn’t find the culprit. I even started suspecting the water was too hard, and perhaps what happened to my African sister of Di Elle Ci when she moved was what was happening to me too. I stopped using any product whatsoever, and just allowed Ekenedilichukwu(my hair) to breathe. Then, on one of the last days in February, I had the epiphany. I started using the Black Castor oil again and the symptoms started again:

My hair was drying out.
I could practically see the black castor oil hanging on my hair, because, my hair was not absorbing the product.
My hair was changing colour and texture.
Ekenedilichukwu was VERY DIFFICULT to comb,and felt very painful to touch.
I couldn’t style it into anything. It was unbelievable!
Ladies and gentlemen, I put that product aside and used my trusted Mamiya Organics conditioning shampoo(Lonarians are familiar with it because I reviewed it last year here) to deep shampoo my hair and was off the product forever. Over time, after major prayers to God about my hair, it began to come back to normal and has even grown past it’s previous length, talk about Deuteronomy 30:3!

Things to Ask Yourself
What is really going on? And what could be the cause? Negligence? Product weighing down your hair? What is my hair type?(there are three hair types,I can do a post on that if you want me to), or, could it be the water? Could it be massive presence of split ends? Could it be my pillow material?(Please go out and buy satin/raw silk material for pillow cases if you don’t own a satin or silk bonnet).

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What you will Need:

A full cup of Clean Water
2 bags of Pure Green Tea of your choice(not infused with any other thing). I use 2 bags by the way because I deep condition for 30 minutes.
You will need a shower cap.
A spray bottle(if you don’t want to deep condition). You might want to use 1 tea bag then.
A ton of patience. It takes 3 weeks to start seeing results.

Remember:
To wash off product. This is not a leave in conditioning agent.
What works for everyone might not work for you so this m so this m so this might not work for you(just how Castor oil guardians are probably finding it hard to believe it did not work for someone else). But it’s okay, if it doesn’t work for you, know we don’t judge here. And,they are tons of other things to try out.

Method:
Bring the green tea Boil.
Let it cool down to the point of being lukewarm, we don’t want to scald our scalps now, do we?
Comb out your hair.
Dampen your hair with warm water to open up your follicles.
Pour contents(green tea) into a bowl and begin to wet your hair with it. When your hair is thoroughly wet with the tea, use a shower cap(I use two), to cover your hair to avoid the water from soaking your clothes.
Wait for 10-30 minutes, as long as you can. Usually,I carry it for 30 minutes(desperate times call for desperate measures, y’all).
Rinse off the product thoroughly and blast your hair with cold water to close your pores.

That’s it love. By the grace of God, I’ll See you here on the blog in my next post. In the meantime, you can take your time to peruse through my archives.



Biko, Remember to do this ONCE A WEEK,and NOT every day.



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Biko: Please.
Ore mi: My friend.
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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Life Lately: Taking Stock 4



Hello my Loves! I've missed you so much. I stopped Taking Stock/Diary on a daily basis because,I had a slight anxiety that perhaps I might be giving out too much info and might be crossing the privacy/blogger line. And, majorly because I felt that who in the World will come here everyday to read how you spent your day?
Well, I was wrong, at least that's what my stats on those previous posts state. Thank you for your support even if most of you prefer to come and see what's new here, read, and go without commenting. Just so you know, we have since passed the 25,000 views(and counting) benchmark, and iBlogWithGrace has over 47,000 and counting. All organic views, ha! We are growing y'all. Indeed, God is great!
Special Shout to one you I met the other day, Chimamaka.

Feeling: Like a Million bucks! Today's Word was lit!

Changing: Some things here on the blog.

Went to: The Throne Room today.

Still Marvelling: At how God put me at a strategic place to receive his go ahead, and how he saved my bu** from a hot big pot of Zobo.

Wanting to: Make a difference in the World.

Thinking of: Volunteering for humanitarian causes dear to my heart.

Wishing: The Attendance at Tomorrow's CDS will be hassle free.

Currently Reading: The Blessing of the LORD by Kenneth Copeland.

Needing: An affordable photographer that knows their onions well.

Just Finished: Making Zobo for the week. You can place an order for yours by calling 08156331088.

Cut down on: My long strolls on Instagram. I use that time for other things(like sleeping/lounging) now.

Started: Skipping again.

Just Ate: Some Lettuce.

Still: Loosing weight! -12 KG and counting, my God is faithful. If you know someone that's still struggling to loose weight tell them to email me.

Learnt to: Appreciate weekends more, since I started working in this town. Last week, I was literally dragged out of my house for a party,reunion I thank God I went for. Guys,if you read this, we need to hang out again.

Wanting: to get to Lagos, and literally stab the new tailor I was introduced to in the eye with a fork. Dude has held my material and money hostage for one month and some days now. He promised 2 weeks! If only I listened to my guts and stuck to my tailor. You will understand my predicament if you have ever encountered a Nigerian no-show Tailor.

Happy: I discovered Castor Oil is not good for my hair. I'll tell you all about it in my next post,and tips for your relaxed hair. So, you better subscribe below in order not to miss out.


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Listening to: To Leave Something Behind by Sean Rowe. To say I love this song is an understatement. If you've watched The Accountant You'd be in the Know. Nope,I'm not giving any spoilers. 

Perfecting: The Art of Snapchat. Let's be friends,add me by searching for  lilyofonigeria

Saying Goodbye to: Thin Tall Tony who was evicted to night from the Big Brother Naija House.

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I hope you have the most fabulous week of your life so far. Thank you for reading,by God's grace, I will see you in my next post.

Peace and Love,
Alexandra.





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