Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Textual Healing

Ok guys, so for the first time in well ever, I am considering retiring this blog. My reasoning is very valid though. I honestly hate the fact that I don't have nearly as much blogging time, I mean, I haven't done an outfit post for a hot minute and when I do blog, it tends to be a simple update type post. I know you all need my textual healing but what if I just can't deliver? 

Will you still love me if I cheat on you with work? Wouldn't you rather I just break up with you now so you can still see other blogs? It's not you, it's me. I still want us to be friends...

Sigh

Monday, 16 July 2012

I'm a Writer

You all wanted to know what I do, and that is it. My actual job title is a 'content executive', which is a fanciful way of saying 'copywriter'.

It's so weird that I get paid to write. Like, someone actually gives me money so that I can form sentences. Plus, I get to tell jokes and be myself (with some guidelines obviously). However, guideline or nay, I can honestly say that I love my job and although it's taken me a while to embrace the people, I also secretly love my team. 

We are funny, witty, smart and undeniably insane. 
I don't think they are quite aware of just how insane I am and I intend to keep it that way (at least until I am through my probation period)

Today, I discovered a colleague's blog. It isn't about fashion (although she dresses rather nicely), but it is blood funny and text heavy - just the way I like it.

So, this is me hoping that my opinion carries any weight...


AND tell her to write more!!

Ain't that the pot calling the kettle noir?

Oh and if you haven't been accosted by my vanity across various social media platforms already, I have embraced curly hair.

Boom.


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Quick Update

Yeah, so I may have told a little porky when I said I would blog yesterday. This post right here, is to remind y'all that I am not dead, and to explain my whereabouts.

Ok, so erm in the past month, I have lost my job [not because I was bad, but because they couldn't afford the awesomeness that is me]. I spent a long while feeling all woe is me...(erm that is after I stuck my middle finger to the world and went on a YOLO shopping spree [got some pretty stuff too])

BUT, following a pep talk or ten, and of course the realisation that my savings were not eternal, I dove back into the job search. In a moment of desperation/sheer determination not to be poor, I almost accepted a job offer into a career path that had naught to do with my future.

Anyhoo, long story short, I interviewed for two cool jobs [both offering WAY more money than the old job] and got both, thus going from no jobs, to all the jobs! BOOM.

I have made my decision though and I fully intend to take over the world etc

So watch this space.

P.s. To anyone searching for a job, DO NOT GIVE UP and DO NOT settle for something you won't love. I have been there, done that and bought the t-shirt from the charity shop because I couldn't afford the high street version and I am here to tell you, it ain't werf it lav [loosely translates to 'it isn't worth it love']

So here's to getting paid to do something you enjoy. CHEERS!
This is just in case you'd forgotten what I look like

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Me Oh Miley

Guys, you know by now that I am awful etc.

Anyhoo, I haven't been able to pap any pictures in a while but rest assured y'all, I am not dead. 
Until I am back in full effect, I'd like to take a look at someone who I never thought would be my style inspiration but stranger things have happened. The lass currently catching my eye is Miley Cyrus.

When she wore this outfit from the Emilio Pucci S/S 2012 collection, she totally caught my attention and she continues to do so.


As an aside, I would like to say that Mr Pucci is really doing it for me. If anyone would ever gift me with anything, it would be any of the below items from his s/s 2012  or pre-spring stuff. He does the vampy, implied nudity look so well. 




And to all you Basketball Wives fans, you may have noticed Shaunie O'neils blazer at the re-union. That was another Pucci classic.

Ok, back to Miley.


I think the look below cemented my new found love. She took a risk with this JPG blazer and wore it  without a bra OR any trousers. I for one think it paid off spectacularly.
Rock on Miley, rock on!




Tuesday, 29 May 2012

My Make-Up Routine

Well a lot of people ask me what I do make-up wise, so it's time to finally share. It is weird to think there was a time when the only make up I wore was blooming lip balm and a smile. Oh my how times have changed.


Ok, in no particular order, this is what goes into making my face look like this...

For my skin

 M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark Deep
AVON Arabian Glow Blusher/Bronzer [hell if I know which it is - it was totes a gift]
Some shimmery gold stuff from Superdrug called Shimmer Souffle

 A powder brush from Superdrug
 A blusher brush from somewhere [my mum bought it for me]


Prior to last week, I didn't really wear anything on my skin apart from the shimmery gold stuff and the blusher/bronzer as I HATE foundation. I honestly cannot stress how awful I think the stuff is and how restrictive it makes social calls as you can't hug anyone without smearing your face on them. More importantly, [in my opinion] it looks evidently like you have something on your face and I hate that plastic-y finish. [RANT OVER]

 However, I found that in pictures, my face had a tendency to turn out very shiny and after watching many beauty blogger YouTube videos, I started to contemplate getting a foundation, if only for special occasions. After some advice from a friend, I decided to get the M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder instead, and can I say that I LOVE IT. It is light, but provides a smooth matte finish that I cannot get over. Light enough for everyday wear, but amazing enough to look super glam. I am starting to sound like a sales girl now, so I am stopping. Anyway, I lightly dust that on my face, use some AVON Arabian Glow on my cheek bones and top off with the gold shimmer on the apple of my cheeks.

My Eyebrows/Eyes

 M.A.C Spiked Eyebrow Pencil
Shu Uemura Liquid Eyeliner 
 M.A.C Studio Finish Concealer in NC50
M.A.C Angle Brush

Now, if you've ever read a word a type, you KNOW I have a thing about my brows. I wasn't blessed with naturally thick brows [totes jealous of you girls with thick, black brows], so I have to use my GCSE art skills to make up for my shortcomings. I use the brow pencil to draw on the shape, and the concealer and the angle brush to define the shape. I am a new lover of the angle brush. Honestly, I had no clue what these bloody brushes do, but gosh darnit, I love the angle brush!

I totally forgot to mention Mascara, but I use Rimmel Volume Flash mascara in black extreme.
Anyhoo, I have also been on the quest for the best liquid eyeliner. Again, prior to last week, I used M.A.C black track, but a trip to Selfridges totally changed me and a savvy and pretty sales lady converted me to Shu Uemera.

The thing I love about this liner, is not only the fact that it's super dark but also, it LASTS ALL DAY. I applied the liner in this picture at 7am this morning and over 12 hours later, it is still very much intact. The liner is literally like a fountain pen for your eyes. I love it. It has a fine point so you can draw the perfect line and do all that cat-eye malarkey and when it runs out, you simply buy a re-fill cartridge and keep it moving. Amazing!

My Lips

 M.A.C Lipstick in Russian Red

I obviously wear loads of different lippies, but I am known for my red lipstick and the above shade is my latest fave.

Well, erm, now that I've literally written a manuscript, is it too late to promise you that I don't look like a monster underneath it all??


Sunday, 27 May 2012

Mini Skirts Are OK When You're Short...



At least this is what I tell myself so I feel comfortable when strutting around in barely there clothing. To be honest, I am mostly Ok with tiny clothes until it draws too much attention. This particular skirt is now to be reserved for cross continental clubbing exploits. Apparently, when one reaches a certain age, it is no longer appropriate to dress without a care in the world. 

I just really liked the colour but ho hum. I like my modesty a little bit more. At least in the day time.

Ok, that's all for now folks. Good day and God speed.





Someone recently asked why I always do a silly picture. I honestly don't know. I think it is to remind me not to take myself too seriously. And maybe my attempt to hold on to my youth for as long as possible.

I'm still someone's child right??


Kisses With Tongue

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Farewell My Love

Why Helloooo guys!!

It's been a hot minute, I know.

But you don't need me when the sun is doing marvellous things like visiting England and what not.

Anyhoo, today I decided to do a cheeky post and wear a dress that I'd promised to give away [sorry Sam - totes dry cleaning it first].

I bought this dress over a year ago but never wore it once because my boobs proved to be an obstruction and thus it didn't zip up. Even when I sucked in [turns out one cannot suck in boobs, no matter how hard you try]

That was last year. This year, I struggled to get it passed my thighs. Bummer. But being a weirdo, I just couldn't release it without putting it together in an outfit AT LEAST once. So here it is...





On a very different note, I went into the M.A.C store and found myself buying a whole lot of things. I never thought I'd be saying this but the angle brush is AMAZING and the reason why my eyebrows are still looking sharp in spite of my lost tweezers. I'm no beauty blogger but I am totes going to learn what all these brushes do!

Kisses with tongue!


Tuesday, 8 May 2012

My famous blazer & more adventures!!

Why hello guys!!

As I always knew the case would be, one of my blazers recently became famous. I find it a little offensive that it became famous before I did, but never one to stand in the way of greatness, I let it go forth and have its moment of fame.

Ok so basically, I recently landed a pretty sweet deal as the personal shopper/image consultant for Magic FM presenter, Angie Greaves. Long story short, she took a bit of a liking to my blazer, so whilst planning her outfit for her appearance on the telly, I bestowed upon her the gift of my blazer and BOOM. This baby here...

...Became this superstar here....
Don't worry, I won't shun you now that my blazer is famous. I'm still, I'm still Nicky from the blog block....

That aside, this past week has been SUPER busy for me. Betwixt my regular job, I've been at the Park Plaza Hotel, attending award ceremonies where I had to abandon my diet completely (you would have too tbh). I also finally got to wear my dress with the thigh high split but because I was far too busy living the high life, I genuinely forgot to fully pap my outfits. I did however pap the food and drinks [you can see where my priorities lie]


I am not going to lie, I drank a LOT of wine but I remained the picture of sobriety [obviously]


I have actually been getting porky but I promise you, next week, I am back on the diet.
photo by the amazing photostalker


The two evenings were truly amazing and it was kinda awesome seeing all the magazines and radio stations under Bauer Media. I LOVE working for Kiss FM and I often forget that the people I speak to regularly are somewhat public figures but I love 'em all because they are awesome folk!!


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Baking with Blazerwhore

So in addition to my many talents, I am actually a bit of a baking extra-ordinaire but it is a talent I try to keep hidden because I am African and African families tend to utilise their children's gifts to the point of punishment and then casually offer our services to others without permission.

That is how I found myself casually baking for my mum's office.

Anyhoo, last week, I made a delightful marble cake. Obviously, I couldn't eat it because my metabolism is not respectful. I have two older brothers though, so the cake was nicely dealt with after...this....

 .....became...this...

Erm, also, I like clothes and this is what I am wearing today. Technically, it is only the top half of my outfit, but I really don't have the time today. Maybe I am just vain. Either way, there are a bunch of pics for your viewing pleasure.

please ignore my deuces and accompanying chipped nail polish. It seems I cannot actually pose without fingers in the air. My sincerest apologies.

And because you all seem to love it when I make a right tit of myself, here is the silly picture of the day.

Work hard, Play hard and Pray the hardest. It is a crazy world out there.

Kisses with tongue

Thursday, 26 April 2012

So I Creep...

This post title signifies the things I have to go through to get blog posts done at work AND it is also a slight reference to what I have dubbed my TLC jeans, which were a gift.

Anyhoo, y'all have seen this blazer before but I am sharing anyway. To be honest, this was yesterday's outfit and I was immensely caught up in the rain, so by the time I returned home, my carefully curled hair looked...erm...'wind swept' shall we say? 






my deuces are carefully placed here. Thought it wasn't fair to be blinding all o y'all with my nungas so recklessly

these are actually my fave earrings of the moment. Expect to see a lot more of them.
 This final picture is because I am a silly billy.

P.s. I am finna leave the country soon and embrace some sunshine. I don't know about the rest of you, but I am entirely over the rain.