Monday, March 2, 2015

MONDAY CHIT-CHAT: STARTING OVER!



Hello my people… 

How body? 

Hope you had a fabulous weekend? 

I was going to write a very nice post this morning complete with pictures and video clips because I had a really good weekend but all that changed when I inserted my disk into my laptop and discovered it wasn’t reading! I’m actually fighting the urge not to sweat under the AC that is blowing me before people will begin to think that something more than picture is worrying me. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

TERRAKULTURE FOOD LOUNGE REVIEW

This review has been a long time coming- since October of 2014!!! Imagine that!!! How come? I first had a meal at the food lounge in October with Bobo but I wanted to get a second experience before doing a review which is what I’m doing today. I went again last week so my review is up to date.

JOIN THE DEBATE: WHAT COLOURS ARE ON THIS DRESS?


I woke up to a BB message from my friend Simi asking me what colour a certain dress was and since I believe my eyes are working fine: I told her what I thought the colours were. Gold and white. 

Surprisingly that's where all the higgihagga is from-not everyone is seing what I'm seeing. On twitter some people say na blue and black den dey see, some na blue and gold. Is this a joke??? This dress s gold and white!!! 

Please join the debate and talk true make devil shame: what colours can you see? #TeamWhiteGold or #TeamBlueBlack ?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

HOW TO DEAL WITH NEGATIVE & POSITIVE BLOG COMMENTS!

My fellow bloggers, how are you all doing? There was a time I got an email asking how I deal with negative comments on my blog; I’m not sure if I responded to that email but today I am responding publicly so that everyone can see. 


Let me start from the beginning: story story….the first day I started blogging (then with the name GISTDOTCOM) …the first comment my blog was baptized with was a negative comment. It made me feel terrible and I cried like a baby to Bobo “they hate my blog!” …he was like “calm down, don’t take it personal”…how won’t I take it personal? Someone took their precious time to write something like “stop blogging, your blog is terrible”…how is that not personal?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

ISSEY MIYAKE LAUNCHES EXPEDITIONS: TRIO LIMITED EDITION SCENTS





From Friday the 27th of February to Sunday the 1st of March 2015, Issey Miyake will create an exciting consumer experience, to Set out for the very ends of the earth, to discover oneself… An inner journey, Issey Miyake Expeditions. An opportunity to experience the uniqueness of each scent as you take the chance to win a thrilling experience with Issey Miyake. 


Visit the Issey Miyake podium at The Palms Lekki & Ikeja City Mall and win an afternoon of jet skiing coupled with lunch for two, at the Lekki Leisure Lake. The Jet Ski rides offer the most exhilarating personal watercraft experience, like our fragrances it sets you on a journey of self-discovery, freedom and adventure. 


Validate your participation with any purchase of a large size masculine product Issey Miyake (Nuit d’Issey, l’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme, Expeditions) during the Podium Exhibition. 


Issey Miyake hasn’t finished making fashion bend to his will. “I never look at the past when creating. I always conduct my research for the future”- Issey Miyake 


Just like his fashion, his fragrance creations are universal, in harmony with life, accessible to all. Issey Miyake has always created fragrances for oneself: timeless, unique fragrances, which express emotion. Each fragrance has a simple, rigorous formula; it is clear, structured, giving free rein to pure emotion. The essential is the ultimate luxury, excellence revealed in the nothing. 


His fragrances lack arrogance and have a poetic modernity that captures the spirit of the quest and exploration. An exploration of oneself, firstly: one’s emotions, feelings. The experience of oneself through fragrance. 




ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A TRILOGY FOR MEN 

Globally, ISSEY MIYAKE has launched EXPEDITIONS, a new trio of limited edition flankers for men. Three men’s fragrances, three scents that became classics almost as soon as they were launched. 


L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme. The nose Jacques Cavallier set his dreams afloat when he created this woody aquatic scent as a fragrance to breathe in. This fragrance, which has become a natural classic, introduced a new pulsating aquatic freshness capable of quenching one's thirst for authenticity. 


L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Sport. The initial structure of L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme is complemented by a vibrant burst of grapefruit and mint (also created by perfumer Jacques Cavallier). In an appealing reference to high-tech sport, the smoked glass of the bottle recalls sunglasses, while the stopper looks like a non-slip grip. A great olfactory – and poetic – frisson. 

Nuit d’Issey. This charismatic composition, created by the duo of noses Dominique Ropion and Loc Dong (IFF), succeeds in slipping a ray of light into the night by combining bergamot with grapefruit, which offers its own interpretation of the moon’s radiance. The mystery comes from a leathery accord enlivened with spices, and grounded by textured base notes (“black” woods, patchouli, incense). The bottle retains its shape and acquires a deep black colour in which is reflected a halo of moonlight. 


THE JOURNEY IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EMOTION
For ISSEY MIYAKE, an expedition is first and foremost a wonderful inner experience, a journey to the ends of oneself, an “inner pole” as polar explorer Jean-Louis Etienne described it so well. The brand’s core fragrances for men (L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme and Nuit d’Issey) are released into the fresh air and suddenly explode with an olfactory purity and a new freshness. “The greatest traveller is he who has taken a tour once around himself.” Confucius


L’EAU D’ISSEY POUR HOMME EXPEDITION OCEANIC: 
A flanker to 1994's L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme, inspired by an ocean journey. “The simplicity of the construction creates fluidity... The movement of the boat, perhaps. I'm there!” - Alberto Morillas, Firmenich perfumer 


NUIT D’ISSEY EXPEDITION AUSTRAL: THE FRESHNESS OF A SOUTHERN NIGHT 
A flanker to 2012's L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Sport, inspired by a journey to the arctic circle. 
“I wanted to recreate an icy freshness, mysterious and attractive, of the precious moment when the sky is crossed by bands of sparkling light, when the light no longer comes from the aurora australis alone.” - Loc Donc, perfumer, IFF 

From Friday the 27th of February to Sunday the 1st of March, 2015, ISSEY MIYAKE will create the consumer experience, an experience to Set out for the very ends of the earth, to discover oneself… An inner journey, ISSEY MIYAKE EXPEDITIONS.

An opportunity to experience the uniqueness of each scent as you take the chance to win a thrilling experience with ISSEY MIYAKE. Visit the ISSEY MIYAKE podium at The Palms Lekki & Ikeja City Mall and win an afternoon of jet skiing. The Jet Ski rides offer the most exhilarating personal watercraft experience on the lake. Going on a Jet Ski makes you feel free, adventurous and ultimately refreshed as you catch a view of the Atlantic.

HOW WAS YOUR NIGHT?

This morning I was led by my hunger cravings and decided I wanted bean ball burger (that’s for the ajebo people) but really it is just akara from the woman down the road plus bread. As I was walking down the road I saw that hot puff-puff guy and I said to him and his goods “get thee behind me, I shall not be tempted today”…the day I search for him he will not pass, today that I want akara he’s knacking his showglass kom kom kom near me. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

MONDAY CHIT-CHAT : GRATEFUL!

Hello everyone! How body? Cold morning in Lagos oh, is it raining where you are? It's raining where I am. I love mornings when it rains- always perfect for some akara and ogi (it has been a while since I had pap sha, I think over 6 years!)…this weather is just calling for it! 


Don't forget that the first to leave a comment + email address wins airitme recharge!

Friday, February 20, 2015

ADESUWA ONYENOKWE, PUBLISHER OF TODAY’S WOMAN MAGAZINE COMES TO BAILEYS BOUTIQUE.

Media entrepreneur and publisher of Today’s Woman magazine, Adesuwa Onyenokwe will be returning to her first love – talk show – to join the fun and fabulous ladies, Stephanie Coker and Fade Ogunro, and stylist producer, Hauwa Mukan in another captivating episode of the Baileys Boutique! 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

YAM PORRIDGE RECIPE - VIDEO!

Back in 2012 I uploaded this recipe for yam porridge HERE and I did get requests to do a video for it. Since I am updating my blog with video recipes because nothing has changed with the recipe, I decided to add Asaro (Yam porridge) to the list. Clap for me! Oh something changed: I used Knorr then but for this I used Maggi :D 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME ABOUT KANSIIME ANNE? LOL

So I was doing my usual gbeborun on Facebook when one of these videos shared by a friend of mine crossed my timeline-i quickly checked it out because of the many LMAO comments on the post and I did not know when I start to laugh like somebody dey totori me.

Monday, February 16, 2015

MONDAY CHIT-CHAT: TENSION!

Hello my lovelies! How body? For someone that did not get a wink of sleep last night I am unusually chirpy- maybe it’s the ice water I've been drinking. Have you ever had one of those nights where everything just goes wrong? Or just a few things? After having one kain yeye dream like that, I woke up in the middle of the night because the gen went off (I’m really considering getting an inverter now oh, this generator life is not for me)…tried to get it back on, after that I just couldn't sleep again. Which kain sleep I wan sleep when it’s almost time to wake up anyways…Gosh, now I’m getting grumpy! Let's fogedatside.


The first to leave a comment + email address on this post wins airtime recharge oh (in case you didn't know)

Friday, February 13, 2015

EKU EDEWOR, LYNXX, HAUWA MUKAN TO HOST VALENTINE’S EDITION OF BAILEYS BOUTIQUE; TODAY BY 8.30PM ON BEAT FM


Start your Valentine with TV Presenter, actress and model, Eku Edewor, talented rapper Lynxx on Baileys Boutique and celebrity broadcaster and stylist who is also the Producer of this show, Hauwa Mukan on Beat FM this Friday. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

6 REASONS YOU NEED A SIDE HUSTLE !

I've learnt about having a side hustle since I was younger, from watching family members juggle one job and another. For example, my mama na teacher (shoutout to all our teachers out there!) and she had a shop on the side where she did other businesses...that's what a side hustle is (part time job while doing a full time job). Not everyone feels the need for a side hustle, but if you've been thinking about it: then here are more reason's why 2015 is the year to start!

Focus: You won’t have time to be merry-go-rounding in your life. You see, an idle mind is the devils workshop and an idle mind with mobile phone, internet and bb will cause much chaos. Do have those friends that ping you and always seem to be so available for a “random” chat? I’m not saying idle chat is bad oh, but idle chat everyday is not why we are here. Get busy. Get a side hustle.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

VALENTINE GIVEAWAY: WEEKEND FOR TWO AT FOUR POINTS LAGOS

So in yesterday's post I mentioned this awesome giveaway...if not that Bobo is not around I would have grabbed this offer, but wetin only me wan go do for there? LOL. So now YOU have the opportunity to win this courtesy Four Points Lagos!

Monday, February 9, 2015

MONDAY CHIT-CHAT: VALENTINE TINZ...


Hello everyone! How body na? How was your weekend? Mine was so relaxing…I was like Garfield, eating and sleeping and being 100% lazy. Let me start by saying thank you so much for your comments in my last Monday Chit-Chat…I can’t stop oh…how will I stop shit-shat? It can be late, postponed, delayed, empty but I nor go stop :D. Thank you for your encouragement…I feel loved already like it’s valentines day. Don't forget that the first to leave a comment + email win's airtime recharge!

Friday, February 6, 2015

SPIRIT OF LAGOS ENCOURAGE CITIZENS WITH #DOTHERIGHTTHING CAMPAIGN

Moved by the need to evolve the Lagos of our dream, the Spirit of Lagos SOL), a non-political, non-religious organization is out in the streets of Lagos with its new campaign ‘Do the Right Thing’. The campaign is part of the group’s activities to educate Lagosians on the need to render selfless services as part of their contributions to developing and sustaining public services provided by the government. 

WIN A LUXURY PANDORA BRACELET COURTESY OF BAILEYS TONIGHT AT 8:30pm ON THE BEAT FM

Win a luxury PANDORA BRACELET courtesy of Baileys.
Be fabulous, join Stephanie and Fade TONIGHT at 8.30pm on The Beat FM and you could be the lucky winner.
Tell us your valentine’s secrets! 

SWEET SURPRISES AT VALENTINE FROM SO FRESH NEIGHBOURHOOD MARKET!

It's love at first bite; celebrate love and romance at Valentine's with So Fresh Market's incredibly, yummylicious love themed fruit arrangements. Order their unique and exotic range of fresh wholesome products to appreciate, delight and wow your loved ones.

You can place your orders for delivery or pick up: deliveries will be made on Saturday 14th February or earlier on request. Orders should be placed latest by 12:00pm on Friday 13th February, 2015.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

6 WAYS TO GET MORE READERS TO YOUR BLOG

Every blogger wants great readership- we all want like three hundred thousand million readers for our blogs because more readers = more traffic = more comments = popularity and engagement = fulfilment + money = Gbo gbo aiye foreign! 

So usually a question I get often is "how do I get more people to read my blog?". There are less aggressive ways of getting more people to read your blog...apart from shoving your phone in people's faces saying "oh I blog now, read this post" (which I used to do)... *hides face in palm*