CHANGING OR SAVING FACES

Growing up we were taught to love our body  forever because the creator knows best and beauty is from within. What then change few years down the line? Should we say modernisation ,influence or social media that is telling us ,if we are not happy with what God has giving us we could change it.

Great number of women are not prepare to live or settle with the feature they are born with, instead willing to part with thousands of pounds on cosmetic procedures .Seeing so many influencers , celebrities on tv shows and just ordinary people like me every single day just make me feel left out or will l say the odd one out.

At 39 years old, l still get great compliments and quite happy with the features my mama gave me but can’t stop wandering if l need more or just an hyaluronic injection. l see lot of perfect shaped jawlines, cheeks and smooth foreheads at parties, malls, on social media platforms, bars and everywhere  l go , this got me thinking about my childhood.

Flash back to my teenage self, l remembered talking to my friends about celebrities and procedures. Procedures were not common then and used by older generations or celebrities to reverse ageing or wrinkles .Nobody wanted to be seen when going for it non talk about it but now a norm for the younger generation. Everyone want to be like the Kardashians, working three times more to save up just to go under the knife and look like someone else.

l believe that cosmetics is still a great opinion without going through injectables .Concealing and enhancing with makeup is more natural ,  will save you lot of money and won’t put you in danger of damaging your tissue if done by a wrong doctor.

Advice to my growing self, l do not want to look like someone else because Instagram is making cosmetic procedures grow so much and everyone is going to the same clinic, getting the same treatment and looking like twins. No, thank you l will pass on this one.

There is nothing wrong with enhancing your facial features if you love to do it  or have a medical reasons to but l think with my research so far l will stick to my super endure features and save up to travel and invest on other things.

As a mum and wife, it’s okay to look different after having kids .That is Mother Nature and let’s appreciate every changes that comes with it.

My journey to motherhood has been amazing and would not have it otherwise. God has created me beautifully and wonderfully in his image and likeness .l might not be perfect with my small head, nose  and sexy lips but the thought of spending my savings and still looking unidentifiable or damage is enough to keep me away from the needle forever. l am saving my face.

Are you changing or saving your face? If you have or you are , l will love to know why in the comment below.Love to hear your story and learn from you.

Love

Omo

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WOMAN CONTENTMENT GIVES FULFILMENT

“The pleasures that we seek are not happiness at its peak, for it is contentment that gives true fulfilment” by The coach

As a mum of 4 , l understand the struggle women go through everyday, seconds, minute and hour. What are your struggles, Money, Career, Kids, Same routine everyday or feeling unfulfill? Nobody warns or tells you to preparing for some tough and happy choices you have to make when you start having kids. Children are gift from God and the fruit of the womb is the reward. They are so adorable and worth all the sacrifices but did you actually prepare for that career break of one , four or more years ?

Won’t it be just great if you had prepare for the stages involve in marriage or having kids? l wish l was more aware of the emotions that comes with marriage, career and family. Some moment of feeling unfulfilled and wondering if I took the right decision putting my career on hold to stay at home and look after the family.

Somedays when you bring out your iPad or Laptop and start searching for jobs and putting in applications because you just want to do more and have it all . The overwhelming feeling of following the same routine everyday and thinking of the plans you had when you were at university before getting married and where all these life ambition and dream is gone. Saying to yourself if only l can hire a nanny or childminder to stay with the kids why l work and earn lots of money for what l want and need.

Then another thought of how much is actually enough to satisfy you, missing out on your kids school performance, the moment they need reassurance , football and netball games, their drama and singing performance and their award evening .

You have days that you are grateful for everything and super happy for life. So proud of yourself and reassured that you are on the right path to fulfilment. Wow! won’t it be awesome to have it all?

One word that never stays with me when this thought comes is CONTENTMENT. You have your path to follow and everyones timing is different. The fact that your friends have their career before marriage and kids does not mean that you can’t have a career after marriage or kids but there is time for everything . We all are aiming for the same destination but routes and timing are different. Many people feel fulfilment from being parent, having a great job or graduating from school and getting married. You may not be where you want to be yet but it does not mean you won’t get there.

No matter where you are now , l want you to know that you are amazing and doing a brilliant job. We sacrifice to build a greater future for ourselves and kids whichever routes we follow . Your family, life, spouse, kids, career and positive friends are all the fulfilment you have. They are all around you, you just aren’t looking at the right direction. Live with a positive mind and a heart full of unconditional love and contentment. For everything God has blessed u with, be contented. The realisation of how blessed you are for what you have gives contentment . Remember that Contentment gives true fulfilment.

l will leave you with my favourite quote on FULFILLMENT by The coach From Raiseyourmind.com ” The pleasures that we seek are not happiness at its peak, for it is contentment that gives true fulfilment”.

xxx

Time to relax and have a normal life

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Hello lovelies, it’s been too quiet on my blog. This is just a decision l made at the beginning of this year to always take time off social media, spend time with my hubby , just relax and live a normal life. It’s an opportunity to refresh and recharge after all the hustles and busy schedules.I needed time to clear my head ,switch off from work ,mum’s life, away from stress ,really breathe slowly and enjoy the long awaited time- out with my hubby. l knew from the start of this year that my first destination will be Tenerife, Spain. The weather is absolutely lovely there with only 4hour flight from London to Tenerife Sul.

We spent 9 days at the beautiful Haciendas Tenerife and the decision was just to take a day at a time and just enjoy every moment without overwhelming ourselves with activities and come back feeling refreshed and energised. Despite the hilly slope with few stairs to get into the apartment, I woke up to a stunning view from the balcony. The beauty and calmness of nature was just perfect for the day so it was straight to a relaxing Spa day at AQUA SPA , a perfect way to give my stress wings and let it fly away before we got on an amazing 3 1/2 hour boat cruise the second day. Great atmosphere for the evening with the fascinating view of the red mountain and beautiful beach accompanied with wine, fruits and snacks!

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l couldn’t resist getting my favourite fresh fish from the store near by .Despite having every food and snacks we needed ,l wanted to try variety of food from different restaurants. This is just a hobby of mine whenever l’m on holiday ,sorry can’t stop.The fish, seafood, steak and salad  crowned my holiday .  My favourites restaurants were Char , Restaurante Los Abigos Santa Cruz  and Victoria  Costa Adeje . l sure added some flesh by the end of my holiday, can’t complaint.

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Just to mention few adventurous activities we enjoyed . The Quad bike was absolutely in sane and the best part of my last 3 days were the trip to Loro paraque an hour from Costa Adeje where we stayed and the must seen outdoor adventure water park with Thai- themed thrill and family slides, swimming pools and beach  in Tenerife, Siam Park just 5minutes from our Apartment. We paid for the Vip tickets to make it worth every minute in that park. l was not disappointed at all, The Vip ticket included food and drinks in most of the restaurants . Also, we went on our favourites rides as many times as we liked which was super cool and fun. l finished off with a relaxed time on the sun lounger. For most of these activities, we were picked up from our apartment .Moving around was easy with Taxi and honest drivers every way you turn.

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Needless to say everywhere was picture perfect and l could not resist taking a few snaps. You may have seen some if you follow me on instagram. However, l stayed away from my phone and iPad just to appreciate and enjoy the time with my hubby catching up with  a glass of wine and TLC.

On the final day, we had a date night and a walk around  the area for few hours. Well deserved holiday ,had an amazing time and for sure l will be visiting again. Thanks to the staffs at Haciendas Apartment for making our stay absolutely incredible! Would highly recommend it for anyone looking for an apartment close to most of the attractions in Tenerife.

Keep a close eyes out for more future posts on here of my travels . Always remember that ” Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer”. William Burroughs

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HOW TO START A SUCCESSFUL BLOG IN 2019

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Starting a successful blog doesn’t  require you to be an Information technology  specialist or a Technical professional. Just follow the step by step instructions l used when l started my blog though l learnt tons of information along the path but there is nothing to be scare of either you just want to blog for a living, launch a personal brand or as a side hurstle Knowledge is power and no knowldge is lost.

l started blogging without really understanding what it means ,when to start ?how to start ?what a domain name is? what hosting is and other things that comes with blogging. l didn’t ever have an idea of what to write or how to drive traffic to my page.

Today l have learnt so much from other bloggers and taking courses too. Practically investing time and money into it and l can tell you today that it is easy and pretty straight forward to start your blog today. l am so excited to share part of what l know and have tested.

Here are the step by step on how to set up your blog within few minutes

Content Management System: Before starting your blog you should research the best    Content Management System to use. CMS enables you to organise your content and upload your videos and images. This is where you design and write your post .The first step you want to take is choosing your blogging platform. There are so many to choose from , if you are planning to blog for leisure or just personal purposes then you could consider using  the free option to save up such as blogging, Tumblr, Medium but if you are planning to make money from blogging then l will advice using some of the paid options.  It is important to know what you are looking for in a blogging platform and  it could be a really tough decision to make. You might want to consider choosing a platform that is easy to use and gives room for flexibility and growth. As you move forward in future you might find the need to change one or two things in your blog like l have done in the past few months.  Wordpress.org is the most popular and if you must know this is different from wordpress.com.  WordPress.org is a self hosting solution, you will need to sign up with a wordpress hosting provider that gives you full control over your website . You will need to learn as you go and manage your backup and security too.

Differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org:

WordPress.com has Limited free storage and themes options while WordPress.org has full theme customisation and storage varies by host.

WordPress.com pays to remove ads and limited to no technical control. With WordPress.org you can choose to run your ads or not and  you have full control over data base and information. All plug ins are allowed with WordPress.org.

Make sure to look out for Speed, Features,Security,Support and Track record. Do your research and make an informed decision.

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Hosting:  Selecting a reliable and affordable web hosting provider can be taunting and overwhelming. There are many hosting provider right now like lnmotion, hostgator , go daddy,1&1, Wix and Bluehost. You can go for the free ones if you are just using it for personal reasons however, if you are thinking on the business part of it then paid service is the way to go.  l will strongly recommend Bluehost. Bluehost  is an amazing platform best for WordPress and it’s user friendly.  With Bluehost you don’t need to set up wordpress because Bluehost does all that for you. You only need to do a simple free wordpress installation and you can always chat with a live chat, this is a good customer support system . You can run your blog on WordPress hosted with Bluehost.

Design your blog: Choose a simple theme depending on what your blog is about. You can purchase one at BYLT, find the one that speaks and work for you. There are many themes to choose from if you decide to go with the self hosted WordPress site. They have great themes both free and paid. Once you buy a theme ,it’s your forever. Just a head up, if you have decided to go with the free option , you will be limited on the themes .

Make it a reality: You will need to work on your theme to make it what you want it to be by doing a little bit of tweak here and there. you might have to go backward and forward on it ever if you have to seek second opinion of a friend or family member just to make it better . Do not forget to set up  a free Feedburner account so that people can subscribe to your site via email and RSS subscription. Free Google Analytics is also important  in order to track your stats.

Best Plugins for your blog:  There are thousands to choose from . You can select plugins like Google Analytics, Yoast SEO, Wpform,  Backupbuddy , socialsnap , Monsterinsight  and some more. These takes just few seconds to install and you can also check out some other ones.

Write great and attractive content: Start writing creative and compelling posts.Choose your Niche. Niche is your interest .Assume yourself as a content reader or audience.What is that one thing that attract you to reading a specific article or follow that particular person, what does she write about, how does she write it, what’s the catch. This is how your audiences will find and connect to you. Your Niche is how you will determine your content, design and audiences. Think of memories, interest, hobbies, work, your day to day activities, family, what are your experiences and what are people searching for, how can you add value to your readers and who are your targeted audiences. These are what will give you ideas on what contents to create. when you focus on your Niche you will definitely grow and see results.

Time to put your contents out: Upload them on your page. Do not forget to create a logo and add a picture of yourself in the header so that people can relate and identify with you.

Endeavour to write and post regularly for growth and consistency.  Don’t be afraid to create photos with your posts by using canva, picmonkey or social media post app. Schedule your post, have specific days and time that you post. Make yourself visible, be consistent.

Happy blogging and hope to see you at the top.

 

 

A must read ” BECOMING MICHELLE OBAMA”

” Becoming,” was released in November 2018 and became the top selling book of 2018 and still my favourite till date . It is considered one of the best selling memoirs of all time.

l finally got around to reading this amazing, thoughtful and inspirational book. Will l say that l’m blown away? Yes

There is a lot to say about this book but l will mention a few. ” Becoming ,” is a book filled with encouragement , hope  and believe in the future. Every page is an openness of her heart

This book is an openness of her life. Talking about Michelle Obama’s childhood in Chicago , her marriage, time in the white House and current President of the United State of America Donald Trump.

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l connect to this book because l see so many of what l want to be in her and she represents a lot of things that we already are . Her strength, love, focus and tough minded spirit  just gives me so much faith in what l’m embarking on at the moment. l absolutely love this book, phenomenal.

You get to read and understand the rejections, criticisms and doubts she went through even from her high school counsellor . Despite all storm she came out strong and successful. 

She reveals  the difficulties in her marriage with Barrack and how they conceive both children using Vitro fertilisation (IVF). This is an encouragement for anyone going through such situation or any other situation never to give up. There is hope and assurance in every situation.

What are the Lessons l learnt:

Never be afraid to leap when required. We achieve success at different pace even if we start a race at the same time ,we finish at different times.

Never under estimate the knowledge and power you carry.

Don’t let anyone pull you down, like Michelle Obama said ” Stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals.

Carry yourself with honour and dignity. Be faithful to yourself

Your struggle today is just for a while , with hard work ,dedication and determination, you can make things happen. 

You need to read this book to actually understand why people are raving about it.

Grab yourself a copy of this book by clicking the link below and don’t forget to gift a friend or family member , remember that sharing is caring.

What book are you enjoying at the moment and why do you love  it?

Love,

Omo

 

 

10 THINGS YOU MUST GIVE UP TO MOVE FORWARD

Moving forward could be really difficult if you don’t know how to start or what to do at all. Are you finding it difficult to move forward, like your friends are doing better than you, you are not where you are suppose to be or you just came out of a toxic relationship and you can’t look pass it.l’ve got good news for you because l use to be that person . How did l move forward in life? The answer is practising and doing these 10 things.

10 Things you must give up to move forward

Opinion of others : Do not let the opinions of others control your life. l’m going to use myself as an example.l use to be that person that let others opinions determine what l do, how l feel and just determine my life .l came to the realisation that their opinion is their opinion and they are entitled to it .It shouldn’t determine who l am or what l should do so stop letting others opinion affect you.It’s not what others think but what you think about yourself that counts.

Fear of Failure: Don’t be afraid to fail .Every great man as gone through failure or rejections before and they are successful today .When you fail, you learn from your failure, move on and do better. Don’t ever stay down and stop because of failure, put the pieces together and do better.

Running from Problems that should be fix: STOP! STOP! running instead FIX!FIX! Face it and Fix it.That problem isn’t going no where so make sure to fix it and free your mind in order to move on.

Surround yourself with good company: l’m sure that you’ve heard this from so many people but it’s so true. l had to give up some horrible friends and people that weren’t adding value to me. You have to realise that not everyone has to stay, if they have to go then they have to go. Good company in a journey makes the way smoother and shorter. They have to support what you do, uplift you and call forth your best.

For 5 more things to give up in order to move forward, watch the video below and don’t forget to subscribe.

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Aim for success and be thankful: Never give up your right to be wrong so that you can learn. Be thankful for the good things in your life right now .Don’t overlook the great things happening in your life. You can only move forward if you have the power of now.

What are the things that have help you move forward? l will love to hear from you.

XoXo Omo

HOW TO REACH YOUR GOALS

It is still early into 2019 and most of us have our goals and new year resolutions written down and excited about them only to get discouraged or unmotivated because things are not going according to plans.These steps have helped me to stick to my goals and achieve them efficiently.These can be apply to any goals.

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There are no goals that cannot be achieve if you have the right mindset.Be excited about how to achieve them as you were when setting those goals.

I have learnt that having the right and positive mindset towards my goals and understanding that life happens , there will be challenges on the path to success but would never let that derail or stop me from reaching my goals.

HOW TO ACTUALLY ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS IN 2019 watch the video below and don’t forget to subscribe for weekly videos on Lifestyles, Finance and beauty

BE SPECIFIC ABOUT YOUR GOALS

All this means is “what exactly is your goal”, we want to be able to define the exact steps to take and do. Say for example

  • ‘You want to stay healthy” can be “l will attend exercise classes every Wednesday and Friday at 7am
  • “I want to spend more time with the kids”can be “l will go on a road trip with the kids every second Saturday of the month”

One of my goals for 2019 is to stay consistent with my Youtube channel . l now do block recording and edit every Monday and Sunday.l also post twice in the week.

Being precise about your goals helps you break it down easily, clear your mind and focus on the tasks ahead.

WRITE AND BREAK THEM DOWN

In order to be specific, you need to write those goals down .l came across a bullet book at WHSmith “The little Bullet Book Be gorgeously organised” and this journal has been helpful in organising and breaking down my goals. You can use any book or a planner that works for you .You can also use the traditional method too, “create a moodboard” ,putting pictures on it .

BE REALISTIC ABOUT YOUR GOALS

Don’t set a goals that is not realistic for yourself. Be sincere and honest when setting your goals .Take baby steps at a time and even days that we don’t get motivated use your willpower to see you through the day.

SCHEDULING TASKS

I recently started using my google calendar efficiently .It helps me stay focus ,organise and get things done.I schedule everything that concerns me now and l can see changes in my success.When you add your goals to your calendar ,you are most likely able to do them . Trello app is also a great planner that can be downloaded on your phone,Laptop or iPad.

HAVE A MENTOR

Your mentor or support system can be your friend, spouse, cousin or coach.It is great to have someone when the going get tough or when you are feeling unmotivated. You can also join a support group , remember that we should surround ourselves with positive people and we attract people that are like us.

DON’T BE HARD ON YOURSELF

Don’t ever be hard on yourself when you miss a task ,take a deep breath, remember to keep going and put your eyes on the prize.Be grateful for what you’ve achieved so far .

l hope you found these steps useful . You can start now and l believe that you will never look back. Feel free to come back to this post or video for motivation and little boost when you are feeling down.

What is one approach that has helped you stick to your goals?l love to know…..

Love Omo


HOW TO APPRECIATE YOURSELF AND EMBRACE WHAT YOU HAVE (End of the year message 2018)

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Am l the only one who feels beautiful standing in front of the mirror every day .You think it’s an imagination?No, darling it is called appreciating and loving yourself .The world of social media and influencers has change the way we see and love ourselves. we see strangers on Facebook,instagram and other social media platforms with perfect bodies even when we know that they’ve had work done to their body, we still want to be like them and live their life.Do you truly know the people you follow on social media,?Do they add value to your life or make you feel less of yourself ? Do you feel insecure of the way you look when you see their photos? lf your answer is Yes, then it’s time to unfollow them and look for someone or people that will add positive energy to your life.

 My university days made me realise that beauty is not how you look or what you wear but who you are, what is inside of you, your appreciation for others, inner beauty and love for others and yourself. l am sure that you will agree with me that you might be the prettiest among your friends but get the non dedicated or faithful guy.You might not even get the attention you deserve.That is because Men not boys look beyond physical beauty.     There is no perfect man living a perfect life, even the richest with every great things of life and perfect body still want more. Keeping it real with yourself and loving the way you are, regardless of your height, shape, nose, mouth, ears, head, the way you walk, talk, smile or dresses.

SIX GREAT THINGS TO KEEP IN YOUR HEART AS YOU END 2018 

1.There is someone  that will appreciate and love you but first you have to love yourself.  

2.Speak positively to yourself every day, every morning, second,minute and hour , remember that people have their opinion of you but what you think of yourself is the ultimate.  

3.Read positive books that will uplift your spirit and motivate you to do more and stand out.  

 4. Move close to people that appreciate and encourage you to be yourself. Write a note ,quote or short letter to yourself every now and then.

 5.Come out of your comfort zone and make yourself happy.

6. Do what makes you happy , always wear a smile on your face and make a different in someone’s life .This is my 2018 end of year message to you.

Identify and Embrace who you are . Let me know what you would like to change or do better in 2019.Love you and have a wonderful holiday.

The best gift you can give yourself is Love .

Omo George

DRUGSTORE STEPPING UP SO STRONG

IMG_9133_Facetune_08-09-2018-19-51-44-2My drugstore journey began the beginning of this year when l decided to spend less and save more instead of high brands makeup ,l will do my research and go for good quality at an affordable price. Having said that l still will give myself occasional treat of high brands makeup.

l surprised myself on how quickly things fell in place,l started with drugstore liquid lipsticks like maybelline superstay £7.00 an intense ink colour that drys down to ultra-chic matt finish and flawless look,12hour wear,it applies smoothly giving second skin effect in just one stroke with a precise arrow applicator. This was a breakthrough for me because it means l could save another £7 or more .At this point, curiosity set in and also l needed a new foundation and wasn’t ready to invest in my favorite foundation at that point so l decided to try Maybelline superstay foundation £9.99, going into boots was always exciting for me when l needed toiletries and high brands products because l love their advantage cards for adding points ,it always comes handy especially during christmas time when my spending is skyrocket but this time around l went in for something l wasn’t sure would be as great as my best seller.

l left boots satisfied and really proud of drugstore products,this foundation is everything from 24hr full coverage to completely correcting visible flaws and imperfections ,lightweight,highly pigmented and gives a flawless transformation .lt will not smudge or clog my pores definitely my favorite foundation without breaking the bank.A friend of mine ask me if l had mac foundation on .l am obsessed with maybelline and wouldn’t  stop recommending this brand

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These are just two out of the drugstore products l am loving and embracing every other day.I believe in testing the waters and playing with make up.At the moment, l am enjoying my journey to saving and below is the video of few hours test of Maybelline Liquid Lipstick.

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Leave me a comment, let me know your favorite drugstrug product and why you absolutely love it.Also, if you’ve tried Maybelline Liquid Lipstick and foundation,what do you think of it?

 

WETNWILD CATSUIT LIQUID LIPSTICK

Recently, l went on liquid lipstick testing series on my YouTube channel and must admit, it was a tough decision choosing my absolutely favorite.I love every liquid lipstick tested especially the drugstore ones, amazing products with long lasting powers.

Wet n wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick was just too great to put down, l was reaching out for it everyday to the point that l felt l wanted to stop the testing and searching series for long lasting liquid lipstick on my YouTube channel.

 

 

This Lipsticks applies like butter, feels like second skin, wouldn’t move or budge. It goes on smoothly, glossy and dries down into a high pigmented matte finish with serious staying power.It is light weight formula , feels velvety soft , they don’t fade or smudge and isn’t going nowhere.

With a product not even close to  expensive,tested for 8hours and lasted through eating/ drinking and completely transfer proof. l bet you can sleep and still feel fresh when you wake up.This is an absolute win win for me. If you have tried one,which color is your favourite?Nude or Darker color.

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