Skincare diaries: K Beauty products I’m currently loving!

Recent K beauty finds

Skincare is my first love so I’m always in my happy place when I get to experiment and try new products. But let’s face it, it can be quite disappointing to finally buy a much hyped about product only for it to break you all out *shudders thinking about the Benton Aloe BHA toner* Earlier this year, I did a K beauty skincare haul and I luckily found some really good gems that are now staples in my skincare routine and I think are worth … Continue reading

My Biggest Takeaway from 2017: It’s OK to be mediocre

I’m a perfectionist. No, I’m not saying that in the humble brag way we do during interviews when we’re asked what our weaknesses are. I’ve always been that person that has to get every detail right. This past year in grad school, I was that person that stayed up all night to essentially re-write a group assignment the day before it was due. I’m that person who mulls over everything, analysing it from every angle possible before making a decision. You guessed it, I’m an … Continue reading

4 Podcasts I Am Loving!


Hey guys! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! Since I started working full-time (praise report whoop whoop!), I honestly feel like I’ve been racing against time. Once I get back home from work, I head straight to prepping for the next day and then right to bed afterwards for my precious sleep!  However, the beauty of this change is that I’m now constantly looking for ways to maximise the use of my time; something I’ve admittedly never quite mastered. If you’re … Continue reading

9 African Lit Titles to Pick Up Now!

Happy Thursday everyone! It’s no secret that I have always had a long love affair with reading but my appreciation for African literature is surprisingly young. I think it’s the classic case of not knowing what you have until it’s gone. Why do I say this? Well growing up in Ghana, I only ever read African literary classics like The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta, for instance, in Secondary school where it was required reading. Back then getting lost in a book meant escaping Continue reading

But First, Paris

 

At the dawn of this new year, I resolved that I would finally stop drooling at Travel Noire’s pictures and actually indulge my own wanderlust. And what better city to kick it all off than Paris? My friend Tosin and I took a long weekend trip there in January and it was an amazing time filled with so many “firsts”. Because I had a million questions of my own when we were planning this trip, I decided to make this post a travel guide … Continue reading

10 Summer Beauty Essentials from Black Owned Companies

 

 

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Happy Monday guys! I hope your week is off to an amazing start. Summer finally arrived here in the UK last week and it’s been awesome; fingers crossed it stays that way for a while. In continuing my summer series, I’ve put together a list of 10 summer beauty essentials and the best part is that they are all from black owned brands! I had so much fun discovering new brands and getting reacquainted with familiar ones in putting this list together. I’m … Continue reading