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How to make Manicure/Nail Polish Last Longer

Hi Loves! Welcome to another blog post of mine this week. From my analytics, I noticed you like beauty posts... Today, I'll be teaching you a technique I sue in keeping my nail polish on for a longer period of time without chipping. Whenever the Spirit leads, I get a pro manicure. And if I have something serious ahead like a party or a wedding, I'm deffo getting them done professionally. I might do an acrylic fill which is my now defunct signature French Tips. In the absence of any of the above mentioned reasons, I like to paint my nails myself. Usually, I decide on the colour, pattern or theme for the week. File your nails gently if they aren't in shape. Dust off. If you have tape, cut a long piece into slender/thing pieces and stick them around your nails to avoid the nail polish giving you extra work after painting. The next step will be to apply a base coating aka nail hardener aka invisible/clear polish. Allow it to dry a little. Apply your chosen

MY GO TO TRAVEL OUTFIT IDEA| What to Wear | Casual Fashion Inspiration

Hello my Lovelies! How have you been? It's been one week since my last post. I'm so giddy,and can't wait for yu to see what I've been working on behind the scenes.    Hint: Gotta give all those models and youtubers some more respect yo, it's not easy! By the way, if you've never checked out my YouTube Channel Lily of Nigeria you can do so here Do you ever get into that semi travel panic mode of what do I wear! I used to, until I found my groove, which is basically anything that gives me peace and comfort; which includes ease , in case i need to use the loo. However, lately, my go to outfit has been this denim on denim look and my trusty royal blue flats... In the realm of fashion for some years, denim on denim was regarded as a fashion faux pas.   However, I remember a picture of Sade Adu rocking this trend and totally nailing it. To be honest, Sade slays anything she puts on. My travel outfit always has to abide by the rule

Summer 2017 Lookbook : Office Outfit Ideas

Hello Loves! Glad to have you here, welcome to today's post. If you missed the last one on Saturday, you can catch up by clicking here Have you noticed the new things on the site? Actually, they're not really new I've had them here for a while now; I just tweaked them a little, you know me... We're knee ankle deep into summer, and well some of us need inspiration on what to wear to the office. This post is about how I style this red and black plaid skirt to the office. I waited close to 8 years to be able to wear this skirt becuase I used to be fat. It actually has a jacket, but the jacket is too big for me now so I use my black blazer(which I forgot at home when I went to shoot) with it when necessary. First Look:  I use a not so see through black long sleeve chiffon top. It's definitely a serious look for an uptight office. Sometimes I complete this look with my black flats from Dunes. Second Look: I mostly throw on my black jacket when ro

Abuja Life Lately 5: Taking Stock

Quote of the day: Don't worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet- Anonymous. Hi guys! Good evening :) I trust your weekend is going well. I finally got better, thus this post(the doctor said something about a vitamin deficiency). Y'all probably thought I pulled a now you see me, now you don't stunt on you again. My life constantly evolving for the best, and I'm adapting quicker than I ever imagined I would. I've decided to keep this post here as a reminder that I'm human, and things do happen. Before we continue, I want to say a big thank you to Blogaratti, and Gail for checking in on me. Saturdays are for taking stock. Remember the first one? Ha! If you haven't seen it, you can read up here . I am: Learning : to apply the "if they don't know you personally, don't take it personal" mantra. Embracing: my new office. I got redeployed to the legal unit of my office, how great is my God!

Blog Post Coming Soon

Good evening beautiful people! I'm so sorry I won't be posting today's Thursday post. Please bear with me, I came back late,and I'm a few yards from thorough exhaustion. A post will be up tomorrow by God's grace. This is a temporary post,and will probably be deleted. You can feel at home with posts in my archives(old posts). By the way, when we cross the 500 bench mark on all Lily of Nigeria social media outlets, I'll do a giveaway :) Please don't forget to share/tell your family and loved ones about this blog You can also find me on: Facebook Twitter Instagram Till tomorrow, be your brother's keeper. Peace and love, Alexandra.

How to Care for Relaxed/Texlaxed Hair

Quote of the Day: Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present- Jim Rohn. Good evening guys! Welcome to my blog :) if you're here for the first time, you might want to read our welcome post here . If you're a seasoned reader thank you so much, I appreciate. Happy 4th of July to my readers from the United States of America(from my blog  analytics you guys make up close 60% of my traffic so it's only fair I wish you a happy celebration). I almost forgot I was supposed to post today when I came back from work. If you've read this post here , It's no news that I use relaxer for my hair. But what you might not know is that I transi tioned from thoroughly relaxing my hair to having texlaxed hair. I just apply the relaxer to my new growth and keep a strict time limit on how long the relaxer gets to stay on my hair. To think of it, I should do an update on my hair routine,like his one . Sometime in Ap

Looking for what to wear this summer? My favourite casual outfit of the day might Inspire You

Quote of the Day: Art should disturb the comfortable, and comfort the disturbed.  Hi guys! How was your weekend? Mine was a bit productive in that I pushed myself out of my comfort zone to take pictures for the blog. I didn’t use a photographer though, I made use of what I had. My camera and a tripod stand I purchased a while back for my YouTube channel came in handy. What casual clothes do you find yourself wearing lately? I remember this day like it was yesterday. We had made up our minds to ditch the couch potato life and explore a bit of our city. Call us crazy because we didn’t leave the house until it was almost three o’clock in the afternoon. Earlier that day we had a brief, unconventional meeting that come what may, we must tour our city. Everyone was finally ready just before three, so we set out on an adventure I will never forget. We were definitely favoured by God to get passes to where we went to. To say that we laughed and had fun is an understatement.

Happy New Month: Blog Goals

Welcome guys! It's been a while since I posted here. Happy New Month! It's another opportunity to right all wrongs and take chances; I hope June was good to you. If you follow me on instagram here you already knew about this post before hand. I've been busy with a lot of things behind the scenes. How have you been? It's been a while o... So, my people,w hat goals do you have planned out for the month of July? As for me,I've decided to take my blog /brand serious , (with God's help). :) At the moment, as much as I want to,I won't be able to post everyday. Here are some of the goals I hope to achieve for Lily  of  Nigeria this July: • I'll be posting four times a week. On Mondays,Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. I figured I need to put in my best into this. What do I have to loose? In Jesus name, I will blog to the " fullest maximum ",can I get an Amen somebody? •On instagram,I'd be posting everyday so be

How to Stop Relaxed Hair Breakage with Simple DIY Steps

Hello Love! How are you doing? A lot has gone down in my life since the last post. I had to tackle a copyright infringement on Instagram , and, generally some other stuff on life. Today I will be showing you a major tip to reduce/stop hair breakage. I give God the glory for the knowledge of this tip. I refuse to take credit for it, seeing that some of my YouTube sisters have been swearing by it for a long time coming now.  Relax, and enjoy this post. If you are new, I urge you to read our Welcome page ,in order to familiarise yourself with stuff that happens on Lily of Nigeria. So, sometime in January, I went to a beauty store, and purchased a Very popular brand of Jamaican Black Castor Oil, and started applying it to my hair. Ore mi, to tell you that I lost A LOT of hair is an understatement. I shed tears mehn. It was something I kept to myself because I could not start telling people that my being a bit moody was because I was losing a lot of hair. Nigerians will be like

How to Get a Dog that Suits Your Lifestyle

It's funny because growing up I was a cat person(I still find kittens adorable and will pet your cat). There was Snow white and her litter of Kittens , Tiger , and Suzy . However, I lean towards dogs nowadays,and they lean towards me as well. You might have seen that on the 31st of December 2016 on my instagram . See what I mean? Pup isn't even my dog. Here's a bonus picture of Angel my aunt's dog, and I. After watching Naughty Boy's music video  La la La I was determined to get me a Chow chow. Then, I had a dream(I'm serious) that a golden would suit me best. Yep,I'm prophetic . I woke up and did my research in what a golden was and was blown away with the qualities of a golden retriever. More than ever, I am determined to get a puppy with a good family lineage. I just haven't had the opportunity to do so.  Please Click to Follow Me on Bloglovin You can imagine the joy I felt when I played around with this graph,and it led me down

Life Lately: Taking Stock 4

Hello my Loves! I've missed you so much. I stopped Taking Stock/ Diary on a daily basis because,I had a slight anxiety that perhaps I might be giving out too much info and might be crossing the privacy/blogger line. And, majorly because I felt that who in the World will come here everyday to read how you spent your day? Well, I was wrong, at least that's what my stats on those previous posts state. Thank you for your support even if most of you prefer to come and see what's new here, read, and go without commenting. Just so you know, we have since passed the 25,000 views (and counting) benchmark, and iBlogWithGrace has over 47,000 and counting. All organic views, ha! We are growing y'all. Indeed, God is great! Special Shout to one you I met the other day, Chimamaka. Feeling: Like a Million bucks! Today's Word was lit! Changing: Some things here on the blog. Went to: The Throne Room today. Still Marvelling: At how God put me at a strate