Remember when I said I was 5-star Michelin chef? “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own Okay so I don't make up my own recipes, I'm a pescatarian and also don't eat dairy. I spent a week making some vegan and pescatarian… Continue reading What I Ate In A Week
More like 13 days... “If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” Erica Jong I never wear red lipstick. I never even wear lipstick but red is too bold for me, too bright. One thing I didn't like was that it would highlight my hyperpigmentation; which is not cute. Also, it would come off… Continue reading I Wore Red Lipstick Every Day For A Month
Disclaimer: The quarantine queen title is gender-inclusive 🙂 All over the world, people are being quarantined and are being compelled to practice social distancing. We are trying desperately to remain sane in a world that seems bordering on the insane. So, the time is just right for us to ponder, reflect, meditate, and discover the… Continue reading Which Quarantine Qween Are You?
Do you lot even have one? “It couldn’t last. Everyone was just killing time. But if all they did was kill time, time would end up killing them.” Michael Grant, Gone So I've seen a lot of articles about how to stay productive and how to be entertained and busy while in self-isolation but I haven't read… Continue reading The Quarantine Routine
And no-one's day is ever complete without an unholy amount of lipgloss. “A little lip gloss goes a long way.” Erin Dionne, Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies I have big lips. It took me a while to get over the institutional racism and colourism that comes with being a dark-skinned black woman, but as you can see… Continue reading These Lips Were Made To Shine
You can choose what you want to eat, you can choose what you do not want to eat, but you can't choose your family-- or your tastebuds, basically. “Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture.”Mark Kurlansky, 'Choice Cuts' (2002) Disclaimer: (i) You don't have… Continue reading How To Be Vegan-Adjacent, While Also Being Nigerian
It's getting very scary out there, but what happens when that dark cloud comes into your apartment? Roommates are like a box of cheap fireworks, you never know what they will do next.Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls Whatever country you're reading this from, in whatever climate your reading this, your country is probably in a… Continue reading What To Do When You Suspect Your Roommate Has COVID-19
In hindsight, I should have seen it coming. Too many people have suffered alreadySamuel Garcia, played by Itzan Escamilla Yes, Samuel, we really have. And so will you if you haven't caught up to season 3 as this post contains a multitude of spoilers! Elite main cast R-L: Omar Ayuso, Arón Piper, Mina El Hammani,… Continue reading Élite Season 3: The Tragedy Of A Teen Drama
See what I did there? The world is beautiful because we are all different and colourful in our unique way and this is why UOMA Beauty exists.Sharon Chuter Every since July 2019, I've been running on a finite amount of luck. It feels like a credit card but I don't know what my limit is,… Continue reading UOMA (Oh-Ma) Goodness, How Did I Get Here?!
Sit down. You need to do some big picture thinking. Shopping is cheaper than therapyAnonymous Well, do you? Thrift? Arizona Trading Co., Lawrence, KS I never really did growing up, thrift stores don't exist in Nigeria. And this isn't coming from a self-righteous, fifty-foot umpire-type seat but Nigerians have too much pride for it, I… Continue reading Do You Even Thrift Bro?