Hello and welcome to my blog. I hope Beyoncé doesn’t mind me taking her shine for 5 seconds. I’m very excited about this particular poster and thought to make one for myself 😂 but I tried.
With that being said the track brown skin girl on the sound track is giving a voice to all the brown and dark skin girls out there that we are beautiful. Over and over again we have the media in particular favouring individuals with light skin over the darker ones and to make it worse some of our own men making jokes about us. 🤦🏾♀️ Hence why it’s called “Brown skin girl”.
I just read an article where the young princess in a cartoon forfeited her beauty to see the Prince and with her being white in complexion, the creater of the cartoon thought it was wise to turn the princess dark and with blemishes as a sign of uglyness.
This is 2019 and slowly this is being fed to children and minors that if your are brown or any darker you are not considered beautiful but rather ugly. Why is this dangerous? Well it is because some people are using some harmful chemicals to lighten their skin colour. These chemicals have permanently damaged their skin and others have to be hospitalised.
In addition to Africa, other continent are partial to light skin individuals and are given more opportunities than the darker skin tones individuals. This I believe started during the slave trade where Africans were seen as not of any value. The curves of our body and versitility of our hair was frown upon and the only way to not exhit what is beautiful is indoctrination. “You must look like your masters” even if it will kill you.
A person’s intelligence and creativity is never dependent on the colour of their skin but rather the mind and vision. Let’s lift each other up in encouragement rather than tear ourselves down for something we had no power over.
I won’t apologise for being brown skin although the struggle is real and if I must confess sometimes I feel like screaming “It’s not my fault I was born dark skin” albeit I won’t change it for a thing. It is a struggle but a struggle that is moulding me for the better.
Young girl reading this, you are beautiful the way you are. You are moulded by God’s very own hands and He paid a high price for you so please do not sell yourself short.
Until next time, love the skin you are in and remember that God made you beautiful too.
Hello and welcome to my blog. In this post I will attempt to point out a few reasons why you should or should not watch 진심이 닿다: “Touch Your Heart” the Korean drama.
Should you or should you not watch the drama 😏
I have mentioned in previous post that I had recently started watching Korean drama which I enjoy. Almost all the ones I have watched thus far had an element of romance in it. It can be a bit cringy and annoying however this particular one I find very different. Personally, I prefer comedy genres as the romantic genres at times will inflate your hopes of how you think it should be in real life only to face reality and be utterly disappointed. 🤦🏾♀️
Initially, I didn’t want to watch it, because I was looking for a non romantic one to watch and after reading the synopsis I thought mmmm🤔 no not for me. The initial plan was to watch Radiant rather.
However since I like to listen to Music by EXO, I stumbled upon Make It Count by Chen on YouTube and it had scenes from the drama. Before that Viki Rakuten had an ad for this drama which I watched part and accidentally skipped. I was happy when I stumbled upon the music video for Make It Count as it showed some of the scenes in the drama, through which I managed to find out the name of the drama. I was not utterly convinced but I started watching it anyway and I was hooked like a fish on a biat. 🤷🏾♀️
진심이 닿다; Touch Your Heart promotional picture
Synopsis It is a 16 episode drama about a celebrity who got caught up in a scandal for which she was innocent however it seemed like the degree of the scandal had destroyed her image and reputation. She had to work in a law firm as a secretary to a Mr D’Arcy-like character who eventually fell for her. The plan was for her to get a feel of what lawyers do in order to make a come back in a law related drama. I will allow you to watch it for yourself. You have 16 episodes to watch so ensure you get your favourite snack put up your feet and enjoy. 😊
The plot and script For me the screen writers and the directors did really well. I love the comedic part of the drama. I will say it has a good balance of comedy and romance. It also has a good balance of fun and escalated suspense as well. I loved how the chemistry between the lead characters: Yoo In Na and Lee Dong Wook organically developed. Something we can learn from nowadays instead of rushing into a relationship, it’s best to get to know the person first. Don’t be in a rush to be booed up. I understand they have worked together on Goblin which I have not seen yet. I loved how the story developed for the lead and for the entire drama. I first encountered Yoo In Na in Love from the stars but I have not watched all the episodes either. 🤷🏾♀️
May I also add that I was surprised when I found out Yoo In Na’s age. I thought she was younger than how old she currently is. Turns out she’s older than me. Thumbs up 👍🏿 to you girl you have taken good care of yourself.
A screenshot from Viki Rakuten
The characters From the receptionist to the lawyers, I believe the characters were perfect and the actors and actresses did a create job. I feel they all jelled and worked together really well to successfully finish this drama. I found the CEO so hilarious. The over ambitious interns did it for me too.
Another interesting couple on the drama. Via Viki Rakuten
Other things The subtle ads were not hard to miss *laugh. You will encounter subtle ad from Samsung, subway, chanel, volkswagen, tinder and tiktok.
Should you watch it? Ta younaa gyee! Lol Of course! it will not be a waste of time. In terms of quality and intriguing story line, I put this drama in the same busket as I have put Another Oh Hae Young however they are very different.
Via Viki Rakuten
Where do people actually find love? Even though there was subtle tinder ad, the drama shows that, other places you can meet people or others find love I guess more easily is in the workplace. In the drama, they all found love in the workplace apart from one that started from school.
You can get to know how someone is better in the workplace as you spend most of your time there however if it doesn’t work out you will have to deal with the awkwardness of seeing them over and over again. 😕 Unless you neutralise it somehow.
When it ended I shed a bit of tear at the end not because it ended but even though it was just a drama, there was a pinch of genuinity in the last lines by the two main characters. Through their action you are able to see how genuine their love for each other is, which is rare in real life.
Reality Not everyone got who they liked in the drama so there is some reality in it as in real life not everyone ends up with who you may really like, love and think is best for them. Cest la vie.
Last but not least the sound track is great apart from one song which I feel didn’t really tie in well with the drama. The line of the song went something like this: ‘liedy, leidy, leidy’ I believe. 🤦🏾♀️
If you have seen it let me know what you think and if you have not watched it or looking for a drama to watch I believe this is a must watch.
Now that it has ended I feel the void and looking for another to watch. 😔
Until next time, 안녕히 가세요 – an-nyeong-hi ga-se-yo. 👋🏿
Hello and welcome. I am coming to you again with what I wore last sunday. But first the word.
The opening statement was “whosoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be save” God promised His elect “those who have come to faith in Christ” that they will have eternal life. Some kind of deliverance was promised. Deliverance from death.
God did this through His son Jesus. God determined that the elect will be saved through the work of His son Jesus Christ. By elect I mean whosoever which applies to I, you, her, him, them and they.
I wore a combination of green and black and tried to have the same with my makeup. The eye shadow I used are MAC cosmetic, MUA and L’Oréal treuematch foundation in dark coffee. I concealed with Mac and L A pro, on my lips is revlon pink pout together with BarryM lip liner in plum. I delive I have covered everything.
I wore a skirt and open shoe I got from asos some years back, black blouse from primark. I’m not too big on jewelry but on Sunday I wore a piece of necklace I got from Marks & Spencers.
That’s all for today. Until next time have a bled week!
Hello and welcome to my blog. This is another all dressed up and ready for church. First the word.
So the sermon was about God’s glory in man dignity. It was about the fall of man and God’s determination to bring him back to Himself. Our relationship with Him was destroyed but rebuilt through the death, ressurection and acsension of Christ Jesus. The question was taken from Psalm 8 when David ask God ‘What is man that You are mindful of him?’
Last week I did say I was going to use the BarryM palette again. I have another look in mind and will use it again to see if I can achieve that look. I wore the look when I was on holiday recently.
I was wearing coral Trouser and I had a colour to match it so I was glad I could make use of it.
I recently went on holiday so I have gone a bit dark because it looks like my MAC foundation is a hit too bright for me now. I probably won’t need it till winter now.
I wore this coral Trouser from asos. I have had this for a while but it was too big so I rarely wore it. The top is from H&M Australia and the shoes are from Bank. I am not too sure if Bank still exist but I have not seen an outlet in a while.
I believe that’s it for today. Until next time, have a lovely week.
Hello and welcome to my blog. So this blogpost is going to be about some of my lunch for the past week. I was on holiday so I did not have the time to blog properly. Here are a few lunch ideas if you are short of ideas.
This is an oven baked lamb burger, oven baked chips and salad. I have sprinkled some chips seeds on the salad.
This is bulgur with mix vegetables, pomegranate and lamb.
This was me at to be saffron rice but the saffron I found was too expensive. In the rice is chorizo, mix bell peppers and salad. I loved this dish and will try it again.
This is a lamb salad with coriander and garlic naan bread
This is a homemade lamb meatballs with wholemeal spaghetti bolognese. Another favourite of mine.
This right here is brown vegetable fried rice with lamb. This is my go-to when I need something quick and tasty.
I got a few ideas from my holiday which I incorporated in my lunches last week. The picture above are meals from this week just gone and the two weeks before that. I stepped up my breakfast idea too, which I will share in another post.
I used Juvia’s Place pallette: Masquerade and Saharan to create this look.
Hello and welcome to my blog. Today’s blog is a fashion and beauty blog. It was a friend’s surprise birthday dinner in London on Saturday so I went to help her celebrate. I was not too sure what to wear but managed to find something I purchased a few years back. As always reaching into my fashion archives to rescue the day.
What I wore is this gold on black dress from ASOS and black and leopard print heels from new look. I think I underestimated how short the dress was.
The birthday girl opted for a leather pencil skirt, kimono-like blouse and gold heel sandals. Her makeup was natural with a hint of eyeliner for a more bold eyes.
Hello and welcome to my blog. Today’s post is all about my look on Sunday. Last Sunday was fathers day and the sermon was about fathers unfortunately I had to do a few things during the sermon so I guess you can call me Martha, I missed the message. I wanted to keep it light and natural on Sunday partly because I was very tired. As part of the ushering team we wear uniforms every Sunday and last Sunday’s s was black and grey suit.
A few full shot
A few head and facial shots
I did these shots in the kitchen the lighting was amazing and I had selfie lighting as well. I used loreal truematch in dark coffee and MUA eye shadow. For the lips I am wearing bare minerals and BarryM lip pencil in plum.
Hello and welcome to my blog. I am not sure if I have mentioned this before but I mostly buy items on sale and never full price unless I really need to. With that said you will never see me featured on any of the high street retail Instagram page 🤭. OK I know never say never.
One of my good friends birthday outing was this Saturday so I pulled out all the old garments I have purchased. I usually do not have anywhere to go so I have had them for years but maximum 4 years. The sandals I wore was a Nine West sandles I bought from asos some years back. The jumpsuit is from Miss Selfridge, they were the only shop that usually stock my size so I shopped there a lot from their petite fashion.
The jumpsuit has a gold detail skinny belt which adds a bit of character to it. I thought the colour was a bit too much but then when I wore it out it was just fine. I also found an OPI nail polish which matched the jumpsuit. Those are my real nails you see the slide as well.
The birthday girl gave me the opportunity to do her makeup and hair #blessed. This was her final look. She uses a super drug brand foundation and MUA eye shadow pallette. We both wore a jumpsuit however hers are from boohoo.
I know this is well late but better late than never. I am now off to edit my workout video for YouTube. Stay tuned
Hello and welcome. Here is a two blogs in one. I have been a bit busy over the past two weeks as I had an exam. So a bit about this Sundays WORD was a question. As a believe how seriously do you take God. Do you profess with your mouth and live any how? Time to think, ponder and change if need be. How shall we neglect so great a salvation? God hate sin and has provided atonement for us in Christ Jesus, let’s not make a mockry of Him by living any how.
Last Sunday’s look
For this look, the trousers is from asos, the blouse is from H&M. The black and white shoes are from Dorothy Perkins and the nudeish one is from new look. The trouser in this picture didn’t fit me back then, but now they do and I am glad. The eye shadow in this picture is MUA and the lips are elf cosmetics Ruby Red.
This Sundays look
As you can see I am slowly movi g toward vibrant colours. For the eye shadow I used MUA and my lips are BarryM matte me up. The skirt is from Asos, I bought this a few years ago but it didn’t fit either, it does now although it has been adjusted I can take the adjusted part off. The blouse is from Primark. Now that I have a better eating habit, I fit in the size 6 properly as well as 8. I think before the sizing was not true and was a hit and miss for me.
Hello and welcome to my blog. This is just a short piece of me remenicing about my holiday to Greece last year.
This is Notos, Panorama Greece which inspired this piece.
When we hopped off the boat at Notos, I decided to look around. The sky was blue, the sun was not shy at all and the birds were chirping. The Greeks didn’t seem to stress much.
Just a few directions for the tourist. The most important one being the WC, obviously. 😂
Then I thought to self ‘this is life’. To me the sound of the birds chirping, the blue sky and colourful scenery brought a lot of peace compared to what I was used to. “Why can’t it be like this all the time?” I pondered. One must sit back and enjoy life. Sometimes you need a change of scenery to be able to think well and freely, to motivate you to do more or better, you become alert and are reminded of what really matters in life.
This is one of many post to follow.
“Work hard, play hard but never confuse the two” D A Carson.