Tuesday, December 27

Celbrations Celebrations CElebrations

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Tuesday, December 20

Lemon and Mint Mask

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Tuesday, December 13

The nail polish tag


Hello!! I was tagged by Lizzy of DoitYourself Lady I Love doing tags!! thanks so much Liz for tagging me!!
The rules are very simple:
1. Answer the 10 questions.
2. Pass this tag to 5 other bloggers.
3. Make sure the bloggers that you tagged, knows that you tagged them, by sending them a comment on their blog.

Wednesday, November 23

TAG: 14 Questions


Liz from Do it Yourself Lady Tagged me (yayyyyy!! I’ve never been directly tagged heheh Smile)

Thursday, November 10

rawwrr

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Tuesday, November 8

Scarf Belt Inspiration

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Yupp another Native post. I used to hate Kaftans growing up. I think its because my mother made me a LOT of them (its perfect for growing children, pregnant women etc. hides shape very well).
But I personally think she made a lot for me because I used to tear my tight native skirts (not on purpose!) all those mermaid skirts and long pencils could not hold my tomboyish running around and climbing trees, jumping fences, paying soccer etc.
She got tired of that and started making me outfits that wont easily rip. SO I hated it that bad that i haven't worn a kaftan since I was 13.
When my Grandma brought this from Nigeria, the hate creeped back up and at first I wasn't sure about it, then I put it on and luckily it was the day or two after I read Kileen’s post about Scarf belts. I decided to try and tie my scarf around my waist, and Viola!
I have acquired a new love for Kaftans! The color is stunning and now its not as shapeless as I feared it would be!

Friday, November 4

Need Sunglasses?

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Friday, October 28

Forever 21 Masks

DSC02804I mentioned in my Past Forever21 Haul that I had purchased a few masks and a makeup remover towelletes. Well after trying the masks for a few days, I really like them, so I went back to the website and ordered a truckload of more masks!!! (thirty to be excact!) and I have been using them every day!!
The Forever 21 masks are made by a korean company called Adwin Korea Corp. Adwin Produces PureDerm which is sold on F21, and Skinlite, which is sold on SASA.

Tuesday, October 18

The first meal i made

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I learnt how to cook at eight, but then all I knew how to make was rice. Rice, plantains, eggs, ramen and spaghetti. Guess how I ate my Spaghetti? I added a little salt, and ate it like that till I got advanced when I was 13. (don’t worry my parents fed me….on days that I didn’t cook.lol).
When I migrated to the US my mom went back to Nigeria, so we had to depend on my dad’s cooking…and not that he cannot cook, there is just a limit to what varieties he can make (except for his golden rice-me and my brother loved his rice, I still wonder what he puts in it!).  This was when I started experimenting again in the kitchen, trying to remember all the tips I learnt in Home Ec. (speaking of that class, I still remember when I glutton-illy ate my sample immediately after the teacher left my table, so that she wont give my food to other professors in the school! yes what a controversy! like she was gonna actually give all the teachers in the school OUR food that we bought ingredients and sweated to cook! oh heck NO! I must enjoy what I make lol).

Monday, October 10

End of September [2011]

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this is gonna be by far the longest “end of the month” post

Sunday, October 9

It's that DIY again...


Saturday, October 8

Tribal Print



Friday, October 7

Shrimp Scampi



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Got this mini recipe card from SAMS in the mail. The recipe looks very similar to the tomato basil recipe. except no basil. and there’s shrimp.
I decided to give it a try

Sunday, October 2

New found Love......SUJU

After watching various episodes (late…I know) of Super Junior Full House, I have developed a new found love for the group. And now I just can't stop listening to their music.
I’m still exploring for favorites and I’m not that much of a fanatic (Yet) HAHA.
But apart from their good looks and smooth faces, these boys are really talented. I think SM really put together a very very talented group of people that are not just pretty boys, but CAN ACTUALLY carry a note. That’s one of the reasons why I like them (apart from their catchy songs haha……and SiWon…Winking smile).

Sunday, September 25

QUAD Haul & Giveaway win :D

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Hello
This not really a post.
not really hehe.
Just an “omgomg I’m so excited!!” post
I’ve been doing a lil’ frugal shopping here and there…I havent bought any new clothes since December last year…Sad. I know. SO I bought some sale items from F21, Payless, and some beauty items and lippies too. Also, I won a few items in Catalina’s Giveaway! Thanks Catalina! I have so many reviews to do!, but first lets look at ze pics!..

Sunday, September 18

Preppy Teen



Sunday, September 11

[09] Black Lace & Nude

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this would probably be the first and last time I’d wear hose with these shoes.
It was so slippery I had keep myself from tripping a couple of times.
This dress was my graduation dress for college. It was supposed to be, but circumstances made me change into a more “glam” one.

Thursday, September 1

No change Skirt to Dress

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An old skirt that rot away in my closet. Had that awkward length, what could I wear it with without looking like an old lady. I noticed the waistline could fit under my arms, and eureka!
we have a dress!!
It’s a lil’ bumpy at the back, don’t have enough junk eh?
But its good enough, and fun enough for meeeeee

Monday, August 29

Ruffles and Detailing



Sunday, August 14

Not a Kimono

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Monday, August 8

Roasted Turkey. A delicious snack

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I Love turkey. It’s the only other form of meat apart from steak that I will binge on. Thanksgiving is everyday for me! We usually get our turkey wings from the nearby Fiesta, fresh, tough, big and meaty.
Roasted turkey can be used to eat many kinds of food. My family usually uses it to make stew or vegetable soup, and I make it for snack reasons. here's to me gnawing on a giant turkey wing as I flip through the pages of a Chemistry book.

Friday, July 22

Fresh faced [one] The Evian rave

Of recent, I Purchased The Evian facial spray from drugstore.com, after reading the raved reviews on the product.
And after an allergic response to my hair 2 weeks ago.
I fell asleep on a 4 hour ride to Houston, and while my head was  bobbing back and forth, my bangs followed , trailing on everywhere and anywhere it could possibly touch. By the time I woke up, my whole face was dry and irritated. I tried to put lotion on it, Curel, but nothing worked; I researched what I could use, and Evian came up again. I looked into where I could buy it, and purchased it ASAP.

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Wednesday, July 20

You only turn 21 once

Hello!
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Monday, July 18

I Turn 21 TODAY

Monday, June 27

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

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Finally got this recipe underway, it’s a nice treat when one wants something with extra EXTRA sugar, and definitely NOT exactly healthy!!
I had a strange craving for peanut butter and cake, so I decided to make a peanut butter cake from a basic cake recipe. However, with a twist, a nice crispy glazed sugar topping. it came out really pretty! SOO pretty, I did not want to eat it at all. That first bite is what makes you crave more of its extra sweet peanut buttery soft goodness. ENough rambling, here’s the recipe;

Saturday, June 25

Buys from KunMing

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I have a nice, and too many of a backlog of drafts for TPN. It was too hard to decide what to post today, so hard that I had to use random.org to decide,  and I chose this post #5 in my drafts. It has been an interesting week, I haven't really been blogging, and I still have MORE china pics AND videos to upload. Yes, I know….there’s MORE?

Tuesday, May 31

Back from KunMing

hello!! It has been a good two weeks! I finally returned from China yesterday morning, dang, the flight was so long!!! That was one of the downsides in traveling eastward.
I had such a great time with both team members and Chinese students, also I got to practice my Chinese, and have further motivation to continue learning. I am definitely going back next year, hopefully, to stay longer also.
I want to thank again, once more those who have supported me since I took it to heart to go on this trip. Thank you and God bless you. Also, I would not forget my subscribers, both old and new, thank you for your support and taking the time to read my blog.

Wednesday, May 18

Casarecce Limone

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Just had an inspiration, one day. I called it Casarecce Limone because its Casarecce duhh haha. And also because I used lemon juice to tart up the chicken and mix. Yumm. (Limone is Italian for Lemon).
This recipe reminds me of the Tomato Basil recipe except there are more and further steps…

Monday, May 9

China..another update

I have bought my ticket!! Yay!! I got it on good FridaySmile, and I am so pumped and ready to go!
I also have been getting more funds! More than enough! Even from people I didn't expect!! Thank God!! And I am so grateful to those who have given and prayed for me. Thank you so much and God bless you. few more days left I'm nervous and excited at the same time! Now all I have to do is pack., and be ready to go..

Tuesday, May 3

My Day & Night Facial Routine [Dry skin]

From Day to night, I believe everyone has a facial routine, even if its doing nothing, or just using soap, to using 9-10 different products, such is a routine. I was inspired to share mine, to whomever would want to know, whoever would be interested to read. Here, is where I present such.
Wow. That sounds like an essay. SMH.
The thing is although I have a routine, some days (most days) I usually falter and become lazy and skip it, going to bed with makeup etc. on my dear face. BUT I have decided to take a stand. a stand against my laziness, Because I Know that if I keep on, I will age faster than Gollum from Lord of the Rings!
WOW. since when did I start using LOR analogies? I haven't even watched the movie! well I have just that I was too creeped out to finish it! I do have an interest in the books, and would start reading them as soon as I finish my Exams.
DSC01165Well enough about that. Lets begin with my morning facial routine….

Monday, April 11

China: KunMing, Thank Yous


Just a quick update on what’s going on with the Trip, I have put the post on my Tumblr for such

Summary of the Update:

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Friday, April 1

My Hair journey :)

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OK on to the post, I have always had short, natural, layered, thin hair. All my life. SO I was amazed as I watched my hair change through the years. I wish I had more pictures, but this is the best I got.
as I show these pictures I wanted to do a post and a series of posts on how to keep your hair healthy while you relax it, etc. and that you hair does not have to be natural to be healthy. It can be relaxed, but not over processed etc.

Thursday, March 24

Blue Native Dress

The Parentals just arrived from a trip to the motherland [Nigeria] and they brought me two Native outfits as a gift. I love both of them so much, especially this dress. I have been wanting another dress for such a long time!
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Wednesday, March 23

Blog Birthday

China Missions- The Letter, A call for help

Grace and Peace in the name of Jesus,
I want to share with you a challenging ministry opportunity that God has presented to me. From May 14 through 28, God has offered me the chance to go to China with fellow Dallas Baptist University students and Alumni. This 2 week missions trip will be reaching out and spreading the gospel to Young Chinese students  while also teaching the students English and learning more about the people there and their culture, and working towards the calling on my life to be in Missions.
While God has opened up a door for me to develop a greater heart of compassion for His people around the world, the exciting part is that you will be able to share in this compassion in several ways. First, you can help pray for me and my fellow students. We will need prayers that God will prepare us for our visit and bless our efforts as we minister to the people of China. We will also need prayers that our financial needs will be met.

Monday, March 14

Mussels & Spaghetti

pretty much the same way I make all my other pasta, just with different ingredients….
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Sunday, February 27

EOS [Evolution of Smooth] lipbalms, A review

DSC00638There has been a crazy rave about The EOS balm, so I jumped on the Band wagon and here’s my review of it.
I first bought the Lemon
Then the Honey-suckle
Then the tangerine
I tell ya, I’m addicted to this stuff
but I love the Lemon best


Thursday, February 24

The Pristine Notion's FIRST mini 50 subscribers and Blog Birthday Giveaway!!!

Hullo!!!
I’ve pretty much been waiting for this day. The day I’ll do my first giveaway!! YAY!!!
my blog’s birthday is the 23rd of March, that’s a long way from today, and yeah, I know but an early giveaway celebrating the birthday seems just about fine
dang a year, its been a while, I remember when this blog used to be named, oreo’s crib, then Cant b tamed, smh

Tuesday, February 22

elf Nail Polish remover pads and elf Mint Cream nail polish review

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so here’s the rest of the Haul!!!
e.l.f professional Nail Polish remover Pads

what it claims: These convenient pads quickly and easily remove nail polish without the mess associated with bottled remover. Citrus scent and gentle formula leave nails fresh and soft.

Thursday, February 10

Snow in Texas :)

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Wednesday, February 9

PURE ICE Taupe drawer & Strip tease

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I bought this nail polishes while grocery shopping, and i have to say not bad, not bad...

Sunday, February 6

Grilled Meat, Kimchi and rice

DSC00266I ain’t Korean, so I didn’t make anything traditionally or specially, all I knew was that what I craved was kimchi, and something that would go good with it……..MEAT.

Sunday, January 23

Sally Craze!!

P1010012I don’t know what it is about NOTDs I Just love em’ so much
although the funny thing is I only do pedicures, no manicures for me. I really haven’t had the time this semester to do a lotta nails etc
However, my sister brought me a haul box of Sally NP that she was given at work  and OMG so many NOTDS, and believe me it was too much to do!! so I only chose to do my few FAves, here they are, enjoy

Sunday, January 16

The Color Workshop Nail Swatches

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The only problem I had with the color workshop by Markwins INternational is that they do not label their makeup, no names are given. But I am confident in their products because they also are the Manufacturers of Black radiance and wet n’ wild. You can find the color workshop kits in any drugstore (CVS is where I bought mine), or Wal-Mart (I bought a set last year from there), You can find them easily during the Holiday season for good prices (best for gift sets).

Friday, January 14

Eating Healthy Grilled Chicken Salad

DSC00188I love to eat, and I love to cook what I crave. But eating a lot and variations of food doesn’t necessarily have to be unhealthy. Here's a recipe for something healthy, some good ol’ Chicken Salad

Friday, January 7

Feeling Italian: Tomato Spinach Basil Pasta Recipe

DSC05584Something about a Juicy tomato that makes me lick my lips in longing. For a previous tomato hater the tomato basil pasta opened my eyes to see the capacity of a dainty mato’, its ability to suck up juices, spices and blend it with it's own juice making the idea of biting it supple, juicy And delicious

Sunday, January 2

New Life, New Year, New Room

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Happy new year everyone!!!
hope you spend it with loved ones and family!!!
today is the last day of my continuous blogging bet I’m going back to weekly posts :) it was fun while it lasted.
well I was supposed to post this yesterday but my sister came in town and we’ve been hanging ever since
SO many new things have been happening to me, and today I will share them on this LONG picture heavy post bahaha.
I have moved back home- bittersweet feeling, now I have to live a new life, I am super stocked and super scared.
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