Saturday, 19 April 2014

PURPLE PETALS




Purple Petals,Hmm reminds you of flowers right??!
Well I wore this Outfit to a Wedding today although the aso-ebi colors was a mix of peach and Purple and Y'oll know how much aso-ebi costs these days so I decided to improvise and Sow my own Outfit which is coming out in My 'ironbuba' (top and wrapper) Collection coming out very soon.

I personally love these Silk Material I used to sow this outfit and the Buba (top) was very fitted in an oleku Style and the Iro (wrapper) was just a basic Iro but I tied in in a tulip style which is a common trend nowadays of tying your wrapper in Lagos,It can be tied in the front or to the side,whichever you feel comfortable with,but its pretty simple and easy to tie the wrapper.

I also paired this outfit with a Black shoe and Bag and some statement necklace just to give it that sophisticated and Classy look!!!













Until Next Time,

LadyBakerr

x



Friday, 18 April 2014

N.Y.S.C | CAMP EXPERIENCE PART 1

Hi,

Finally got round to writing this post,I dunno why I have been putting it off for so long,Maybe because i thought i had so much to write about,Which I do But first of all if you dunno what the NYSC is all about check out my Previous post HERE,

First of all 1 wanna give a huge Shout-out to all the 2014 BATCH A Corp Members especially Platoon 6 and Room 11 Girls....we saw and we conquered!!!! HIP HIP HIP....Hurray !!!!

It was the most amazing three weeks of my life,I met a lot of people, My endurance Level was tested and damn I miss the good ol' bugel,Waking up at 4 a.m everyday was No joke,The first couple of days was exhausting...I wont lie the bed was not the most comfortable bed ever it was like sleeping on springs and the camp food...well i dunno how that tasted 'cus I always purchased my food from the Famous and Popular Maami Market....Hmmm Maami Market,I miss that place; everyone looked forward to chilling there in the evening...the music,atmosphere,nightlife was just phenomenal....This Part one is just the general aspect of my camp Experience,Part two would be an in-depth of all you need to know about Managing and Adapting to Camp Life,Applying for N.Y.S.C as a foreign trained graduate e.t.c

Lemme gist you of your typical daily routine in camp

4.30 am - Be out in the Parade ground in your all white outfit,Morning exercise and Drills take place till 7.30 a.m

7.30 a.m- 8.30 a.m - Shower and breakfast

9 a.m-2 p.m- SAED lectures out in the sun...Urghhh this was the most boring part of the day where people sleep off or simply sneak into maami market just to chill,Trust me it was very irritating and annoying

2 p.m - 4 p.m - Lunch,observe siestas if you do so wish,sports training for those representing their platoon in volleyball,football,athletics, and all other sports

4 p.m- 6.30 p.m - Evening drills....O.M.G my patience and my endurance skills was put to the test,Standing and marching under the sun,soldiers shouting at you and making "yanga" biko i just tell them oga no dey shout for my face u dey pour spit for ground....but seriously though those soldiers can stress your life out but I didn't let them Intimidate me,Rather we became friends at the end of the day

6.30 p.m-10.pm - Dinner time..This is the part where you go and chill at maami with your friends,enjoy the lovely music,suya, asun,small chops,enough drinks to go around too and of course dance! dance!! dance!!!

10 p.m - The Bugle starts to make noise,Its lights out!!!

That was our standard routine but on some during camp blast,camp concerts and other activities the routine is set to change.

N.Y.S.C was a whole new platform for me,I integrated with so many people of different cultures and races!!!I would totally do it again if i was given a chance too.....Stay Tuned for Part Two !!!!






























Friday, 11 April 2014

CURRENT MAKE-UP FAVOURITES



So lately I have received so many compliments about my makeup and there are FAQ i get asked which are what I use blah blah blah but to be honest I don't use too much makeup not in a 40 degree Nigerian weather,My skin has just really been glowing lately and I am in love with it so i use so little makeup but I always contour and highlight when I am going to work (3 days a week) but other than that,I am always bare faced.
So here are my Current Favorite makeup products that I am currently loving and using ever so frequently.

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Monday, 7 April 2014

THE BOHEMIAN LADY




Long time no blog post,

With Regards to my last blog post I just returned back from the NYSC camp and I must say i had the time of my life,But that's for another post where ill blog about my Camp experience but it was Worth it...Anyways back to today's post,After i left camp My braids were so untidy and I decided to try a different hairstyle something out of my comfort zone,Something out of the box,So I went ahead and bought this Hair in Agege from the Gold noble collection range called "Bohemian Rustic" FYI its a synthetic hair, its been years I had a synthetic weave installed about 5/6 years ago but trust me this hair is Giving me so much Life right now!!

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Monday, 10 March 2014

National Youth Service Corps (N.Y.S.C)- Heading off to Orientation Camp

Hi guys,

So its less than seven hours before I head off to orientation camp and i am suddenly getting cold feet, the preparation to this point has been stressful starting off from travelling all the way from Ireland making countless trips to Abuja and bribing several officials to allocate me to my preferred state where i want to serve which is Lagos

 "Please NOTE : There are no special treatment for international student anymore so bear that in mind but you can work it to your preferred state but its not 100% guranteed!!!

For you all who are clueless about what am talking about let me brief you what N.Y.S.C is all about

"The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is an organisation set up by the Nigerian government to involve the country's graduates in the development of the country. There is no military conscription in Nigeria, but since 1973 graduates of universities and later polytechnics have been required to take part in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program for one year. This is known as national service year.
"Corp" members are posted to cities far from their city of origin. They are expected to mix with people of other tribes, social and family backgrounds, to learn the culture of the indigenes in the place they are posted to. This action is aimed to bring about unity in the country and to help youths appreciate other ethnic groups.
There is an "orientation" period of approximately three weeks spent in a camp away from family and friends. There is also a "passing out ceremony" at the end of the year and primary assignment followed by one month of vacation.
The program has also helped in creating entry-level jobs for many Nigerian youth. An NYSC forum dedicated to the NYSC members was built to bridge the gap amongst members serving across Nigeria and also an avenue for corpers to share job information and career resources as well as getting loans from the National Directorate Of Employment.
The program has been met with serious criticism by a large portion of the country. The NYSC members have complained of being underpaid, paid late or not paid at all. Several youths carrying out the NYSC program have been killed in the regions they were sent to due to religious violence, ethnic violence or political violence"




So I received my call up letter today and The place of my Primary Assignment is LAGOS STATE!!!! I am sooo happy I got Lagos,I had to work hard to get Lagos for deployment,but i thank the almighty God for making it possible!!! I have been given a list of what to buy and so far i have spent up to 30,000 naira to buy these items as in ko easy,from mosquito nets to ota piapia to the all white outfits and so on and so forth,The list was a killer though but am getting by gradually,as per uncoming OTONDO nau!!!


Although so far am the only international student from Ireland in my state of deployment which is a bit ummmm....but ill make and meet new friends that's the whole point,But there are plenty ajeburra pikin there ooo, But orientation camp opens in the next six hours,am all packed;ready to go!!


Until next time (3 weeks time)

Stay fressssh

Ladybakerr

x

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Survival Guide to Live in Lagos #1



As you may Know I relocated to Lagos,Nigeria about three weeks ago and I decided to share with you my Survival Tips and Tricks to living in Lagos.
Lagos is such an over crowded and overpopulated state compared to the rest of the 35 states left and to live here after been away for this country for over 10 years was such a huge adjustments but I have been back home several times for the two week holidays etc but its a different ball game when you decide to relocate here.So i share with you my 7 survival guide #1 and I hope you learn a thing or two from it !

1.       Know where you are Going and DONT answer anybody : This was the first rule/tip my boyfriend told me the second day I got to Lagos and we were about to head out,What general happens is that people in the area know that you are new to the vicinity and what they tend to do is to call out names like “heyy” “fine girl” “see fine skin” and all sorts just to catch your attention so you can respond and Give them that attention but If you want to live in Lagos trust me you don’t need those type of time wasters just keep on walking;So far you know where you are going u’d be fine.

2.       Curfew : In Lagos 8 p.m is considered late for a Lady to keep walking about the road because all sorts are happening in the country, So by 7.30 p.m you should be home unless if you have your personal car, there is a little safety in that but  still leave early to arrive early for your own safety

3.       Traffic – Rush hour in the morning is generally between the hours of 6-8 a.m and in the evening is from 5-7 p.m and trust me traffic can be so annoying, frustrating and exhausting, especially traffic on the third main-land bridge every day because Individuals who work on the Island but live on the Main land have to make their way back home.

4.      Spend WiselyJust because you have the money doesn't necessarily mean you have to spend it anyhow, You gatta optimize your spending especially if you are not working Yet!!As a freshie, food vendors(bread sellers e.t.c) and road side markets( pepper,meat and fish sellers etc) may want to extort you but hey Know how to price WELL WELL ,This is Lagos there are  no fixed cost on goods and services(excepts eatery and supermarkets) so you can like to price an item for 1200 to 500 Naira it takes skills and levels to do that but just optimize spending and cut down on your wants and save up for your needs, The last thing you want to happen is to be broke and end up going to relatives begging for money.

5.       Language: As a Nigerian You need to know/speak/converse in your tribal language, That is very important  because that will help you move around easily and interact with people more; that being said English is the first language of the country but some people don’t know how to speak /understand English SHOCKING!!!I  know right but knowing your tribal language is a huge advantage though, and please try and drop the accent when you around people you don’t know!!!

6.       Electricity/noise pollution; A huge factor that is making me dislike this country,On the mainland where i stay we are unfortunate to have little or no electricity at home;If you are living on the island consider yourself Lucky!! But I had a huge problem adjusting to the lack of electricity but i am adjusting as the days go by,In-fact as i am writing this post we aint got no electricity...urghhh which bring me to my next point NOISE POLLUTION omGGGG i have never heard so many noise in my life due to the Generators!!!Like i had trouble sleeping for about two weeks due to the noise from the generators!!! it was a nightmare so much noise, its crazy; every house owns a generator so Imagine when there is no electricity and every house hold turns on the generator at night.....its MENTAL!!!! So if you want to live in Lagos there aint no such thing as Peace and Quiet

7.       Trust in God: Finally Believe and trust in God because without him,You and I wont be where we are today!!!


Until Next Time,

Lady baker






Monday, 24 February 2014

The Makeup And Beauty Connect Series

Hi guys,


As you may know last week was the Nokia Social media network week Here In Lagos,Nigeria and there was a series of event from Monday to Saturday and there was a programs that was been hosted everyday.

Anyho, Sunday was "The Makeup and Beauty Connect Series"which was a free admission for all Beauty and Makeup Bloggers and it was pretty much a recap of what was discussed of the beauty unplugged which was hosted on Friday at the Social Media Network Week  the event was on the mainland which was very accessible for everybody; so as expected the turn out was phenomenal and I met a lot of beauty Bloggers 

 I was late for the event as per African time but that was because I had a 60th birthday party to attend to in Agege before heading down to Ikeja and trust me that Movement wasn't but hey "its better late than never"
On arriving the event had ended but Yemisi (beauty and makeup blogger) gave me a recap of what was discussed which was how to maximize the use of social media to improve and Enhance your Brand.

I think the event was sponsored by “Sleek Makeup” but I think the Nigeria brand is called SLEEK STUDIO and trust me I have never ever received so much Makeup products before but I will be reviewing them to give my honest feedback and probably do a tutorials on my Youtube with the Products. I Already started using the Facial products last night!!!



I had so much fun interacting and getting to know More Nigerian beauty bloggers whilst forming an online community.
F.Y.I - There will be another event hosting in Port-harcourt on the 15th of March 2014,If Interested visit www.themakeupfairseries.com

So it was picture time and damn I had a lot of fun taking pictures, Everyborri carry their canon 600D con dey do paparazzi na so me I bring my Panasonic G3 out make them snap me too...I no wan carry Last!!!

My makeup to the event done by yours truly x


SisiYemmi and I




Blushes'n Dimples and I


Until Next Time,

Ladybaker