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Royal Blue For The Royal | LOOKBOOK


`Hey Friends,

Happy Fashion Forward Friday! - although i'm probably a little late (oops)

I am back with a new lookbook which some of you have been asking for. It is all about my favourite colour, Royal Blue.
Of course, I love my creams, nudes and beige's but there is something about royal blue that grasps my attention everytime, so for that reason, we are going to say it's my favourite colour!

Below are a few royal blue pieces I have spotted lately and love! Since we are all Kings and Queens, this is for the royal.


Enjoy,
XOXO


@pam_madlala
So this is where it all began. Here is the outfit that inspired this lookbook. South African fashionista Pam Madlala is wearing this stunning piece from her very own lafeminaboutique.co.za.




@brefree
Brelyn Bowman is spotted here wearing a dress from www.shunmelson.com. This skater dress is so in style right now. - classy but still a little bit flirty.




@TokeMakinwa
Here is our favourite radio personality Toke Makinwa, covered in blue as she attended her mothers 70th birthday party this past week in Nigeria.



@aku_akuffo
Aku-sika is rocking a wrap dress which we love from the Ghanaian women's wear brand Barkers Woode.


@colly001
Doesn't royal blue and gold look gorgeous together? Colette looks absolutely stunning in her Aso ebi created by Zaga Originz.







@geriee_berry
Designer Geriee Berry sure knows how to create the most spectacular pieces!




@folazfab

Fola's killer look for the wedding of Coco & Caleb #slaylikefola




+TokeMoments 

Toke is back again, this time in a dress from Elanred Store in Lagos Nigeria. 




@bolinto

Yay for this royal blue jumpsuit worn by TV presenter Bolanle Olukanni to the red carpet premier of Shalanga.



@mimionalaja

Of course, you cannot go wrong with a pair of royal blue wide leg pants. We love wide leg pants, check out our previous lookbook here.


@fashionsplayground

Our very own fashionista Eunice never stops slaying. This is the Fashion's Playground "Power Suit". Details are over on www.fashionisourplayground.com.




@Fashjonn


And lastly we have this cute piece from Fashjonn. If you are in London right now you know that the weather has been killing us lol. It's so hot right now I can barely breathe. Who knows how I managed to get through this post (the things I do for my readers aye) but would you rock this?

Let me know in the comments section below & what was your favourite outfit?




I hope you all enjoyed this post and i'll catch you next week Friday for another Fashion Forward post.
Have a lovely weekend 
X








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Carry Africa | Artisan Marketplace


Hey Dolls!

Today I am sharing a beautiful collection of statement necklaces and clutches from www.carryafrica.com. Carry Africa are a premium marketplace that sell numerous handmade and authentic items for the Afrocentric belle or those who simply wish to indulge in African art and heritage.




As I mentioned before, their pieces are handmade with love, keeping us, the customers in mind. 









Click here to head over to their site and check out their gorgeous collections . I love promoting anything to do with Africa and small businesses so please join me in supporting Carry Africa.
They are also on the lookout for artisans who create unique African products, so feel free to email them at: 


CarryAfricaMarketplace@Gmail.com


Follow them on social media!

Instagram: @carryafrica








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Tomistic Hair Peruvian Straight | Favourite Hair Extensions?


I'm Yay! It's finally hair review time...

Now, if you know me you know that Tomistic Hair is one of my favourite hair companies to work with. I reviewed their Peruvian bodywave hair last year and was so impressed (click here).

The time and effort they put into making their products not just presentable, but stylish and classy, -  is clearly evident. When i got the opportunity to try out their straight hair I was enthusiastic because I know Tomistic Hair always gets it right.

On that note, lets move on to my review, pros and cons (if any) and the genuine tea on this hair! (lol)






Delivery & Packaging 


When you receive your Tomistic Hair it will come in these luxury silk bags to make sure your hair stays protected. Unravelling these cute bags reminds me of Christmas!

I received my package the next day (which is always a plus)-  by Royal Mail (UK).
I must add that although Tomistic Hair are UK based, they do ship internationally so wherever you are, you can get your hands on their gorgeous hair.

So, I decided to try out some longer lengths for once 20,22,24 plus an 18 inch closure. Yes no more leave out for me, closures make life so much easier when you are a 4b natural chick. My hair refuses to stay straight!! - but that is another story for another day.




First impressions



I immediately noticed that the hair was soft and tangle free. I could run my fingers through it so freely and not one strand of hair would come out. As well as this, the closure was well constructed. The colour of the lace matched my scalp easily, meaning I did not have to bleach the knots or do any plucking. yay stress free!
The bundles are very full once again. Usually i go for 4 bundles but this time I wanted something a little lighter and more natural looking. 3 bundles we're perfect. 


Full wig? U-part? Sew in?





I originally intended to construct this hair into a full wig. Using the cap pictured above. However, after sewing down all of the wefts and the closure I attempted to put the cap on my head and it did not fit (so annoying). - Honest I do not know if my head grew overnight or what? So I had to make some alterations. This meant sewing the closure directly on my head and cutting the full wig into a u-part so it would fit. Luckily this worked well and I was able to rock my fabulous Tomistic hair *twirls*








Tangling and shedding



One of the reasons why Tomistic Hair's Peruvian straight is one of my favourites is because it barely tangles. I wore this hair throughout exam season (rough times) and it was soooooo low maintenance. It stayed straight, soft and easy to work with.
In terms of shedding, it is minimal. Like most hair you are going to get a little bit of shedding. Even our natural hair sheds so that was not a problem.






Styling 



I chose this particular texture as I wanted to give straight hair a go - it had been a while. So for most of the time my hair was in a straight texture. To get it bone straight I would flat iron it from time to time with my Irresistible Me Flat Iron (click here for review). And that is pretty much it. The hair stayed sleek and that was exactly the look I was going for. I did add some light curls with my straightener. Even though the hair is straight it does hold a curl very well, meaning the style will last all day, even in the warm weather.






Customer Service

If you read my last review on Tomistic Hair you would know that they offer great customer service. If you have any questions about choosing the best texture or shipping they will gladly assist you. They are very friendly so its never a bother when I have queries. For example, I was not too sure whether I wanted to go curly or go straight. Moriyah at Tomistic Hair helped me decide by sending me some details on the textures the offered and I settled for straight hair.


I would definitely recommend this hair to anyone who is looking to invest in some good quality hair that will last you a very long time. It is a good investment to make, just as long as you take care of your extensions they will look as good as new. Tomistic Hair's Peruvian Straight is very versatile and you can go from straight to curly very quickly, with the help of a straightener or curling wand. - people will think you changed your hairstyle lol.

So that's my review over dolls. As always I was very impressed!


Please check out Tomistic Hair's website: www.tomistichair.com

Email: tomistichairandfashion@gmail.com

Instagram: @tomistichair 

Facebook: Tomistic Hair Ltd



Thank you for reading! 
XOXO






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Dewy Summer Makeup Looks For A Flawless Finish!


Summer = Sundresses, pool side chillin' and of course - dewy makeup!

Everyone wants the natural summery glow without having to pile on too much makeup - allowing your skin to breathe and stay moisturised in the hot weather.


For that reason, I have compiled my favourite summer dewy looks into this blog post, highlighting the key products that will leave your skin glowing and your highlight popping, especially for those (like me) who have combination - dry skin.

Let me know your favourite look or whether you have tried any of the products mentioned.

Enjoy! 
XOXO


Key Products (that give you the glow!): 



Key Products: (that give you the glow!)






Key Products (that give you the glow!)






Key Products (that give you the glow!)






Key Products (that give you the glow!)





Key Products (that give you the glow!)





Key Products (that give you the glow!)





Which look will you be rocking this summer?


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