5 Days of Gap Work Outfits | OOTD Inspiration for your ...

As many of you know, I suck at dressing myself, so a good friend of mine (Tilda Ruvinga) often helps me out in that department. (Check out the last style she hooked me up with Here). So when I found myself in a new job, with little to no clothing suitable for the position, Tilda helped me out… and my mom gave her 2 cents too. The day I accepted my offer, I met Tilda at The Gap, and that is how she created “5 Days of Gap Work Outfits”. She completely set me up for my first 9 to 5 work week!

Here are the results, an Outfit of the Day, for Every Day:

Monday

Gap Work Outfit | Corporate | 9 to 5 OOTD
True Black; Chunky Open-Neck Sweater | Red Dot; New Fitted Boyfriend Clip Dot Shirt | Black; Bi-stretch Skinny Ankle Pants

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Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette

I went into Sephora looking to replenish my lipstick collection, but instead, I came out with the new Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette, (and a new lipstick and lipliner, but that is besides the point). This new palette is jewel-toned and sparkly, and honestly the last thing I thought I would have  purchased for myself. I am usually drawn to warmer, natural colours, and don’t usually get too flashy on my eyes.

Related: Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario

But this time around, I was drawn to the sparkle.

 

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Mello Hair Review – A Canadian Natural Hair Care ...

Mello Hair is a Canadian Natural Hair care company that you will definitely want to put on your radar. As a Canadian Naturalista, finding hair products for my kinky, curly hair is always nothing short of an adventure. So when Mello Hair reached out to me, and sent a sample of two of their products to review, I was extremely excited for the opportunity to show some love for something Canadian made!

Mello Hair | Hair Products for Canadian Naturals

What I received was the Hydrate and Seal Trail Size Duo, designed to… guess what? HYDRATE and SEAL! Which is exactly what your average Canadian Naturalista needs (and any Naturalista for that matter…). So let’s get right down to it.

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Meet Damola – Photographer, Content Creator, Beau...

Instagram is officially my favourite method of discovering incredibly awesome women. It was through Instagram that I found Anna, (creator of Anna S. Lipstick), and most recently, how I found Damola: Photographer and Content Creator. As I scrolled through my news feed, I found that her images didn’t jump out at me, but rather that they sucked me in. Regardless of if she was photographing a person or an object, there was something intimate and almost private in how her scenes were set up. It was as though if I listened closer, or looked deeper, the subjects would let me in on a secret.

Damola Akintunde Photography | Black Photographer
Photograph – Damola Akintunde

I reached out to Damola asking for an interview, and was thrilled when she said yes. So here we are! I am glad to be able to give the world the opportunity to get to know her a little better:

“My name is Damola Akintunde, a college senior from North Carolina. I consider myself a Creative, since I’ve been performing and creating content for most of my life. My passions include photography and dancing.”

How did you get started? 

“I’ve always been very interested in visuals and the construction of art because I went to an art school for seven years.  I was able to invest in my love of photography in 2016 when I purchased my first legit camera, so it’s basically been a year since I’ve formally started. It really has been a whirlwind of a year. I managed to gain experience by having friends, and friends of friends reach out to me to shoot them and I’m still continuously growing and perfecting my craft.”

“I feel drawn to telling stories of those who feel like they have no voice…” 

This quote is visible on your website, what inspired it?

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Happy New Year | Goals for 2017 | 1 Year Blog Anniversa...

Happy (Belated) New Year Everybody! As you may have noticed, nearly every blogger out there has a “Goals for 2017″, or a “Reflecting on 2016″ post, (or some combination of the two).  As I tried to keep up with this blogging trend by writing a similar post, I found myself growing anxious. I honestly lost count of how many times I started something, then continued to deleted it. I was struggling with authenticity, originality, and simply with trying to choose goals that I wanted to be held accountable to.

Through all of this, I was also coming to terms with a big risk I had taken. Before Christmas, I had put in my two weeks notice at a job that paid the bills (and a little more).  This was supposed to be a big positive step for my work/life balance,  but it weighed heavier on me than I had anticipated. It actually ended up doing the opposite of what I had hoped. It distracted me from being able to create any new content.

Then, I decided I needed a kick in the but; some motivation. I became obsessed with purchasing a day-planner specifically for my blog. I went and picked one out, and my significant other ceremoniously bought it for me to show his support.

It wasn’t until I sat down and started filling up some key dates, that I realized something:

My last day (in what I hope will be my last retail job ever), and my One Year Blog Anniversary, would fall on the same day : January 4th, 2017. This reignited me. Call it silly, call it fate, but I felt like there was something symbolic about these dates aligning. I even had jokingly said a couple months prior that I should quit the same day as my blog anniversary, but at the time, I wasn’t really sure what the date of it was.

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