New hair who dis??? 

So thanks to the DMX challenge on/from TikTok last year, it became clear to me that my hairstyle range is non-existent and that I have to do more than the basic bare minimum that I usually do with my hair (and my whole image if we’re being honest).

And it’s sad because I actually love hair styling, beauty, fashion all of it, apart from the fact that I’m actually trained and have quite decent abilities in these areas. I’ve just somehow become lazy with everything!


Braids are generally my go-to hairstyle but I've been wanting something different but still very flattering and very importantly, safe for my relaxed hair that I’ve decided to grow out (for now 😊). So I decided to 'take it back' to good ole' weaving. 

This style is most popular for high school teenagers, or used to keep hair tucked in under wigs for those who wear them, but I had mine done super neat and in this particular technique, so it looks cooler since I intend to wear it out as is.

These particular cornrows are called Didi or Didi-elegbe here in Nigeria. It's a classic hairstyle that was formed and populated by the Yoruba people and my goodness am I obsessed with how they came out! Simple, neat and so stylish.
It was quick to do, not tight or painful per my strict instructions, cost way less than ‘bigger’ hairstyles, great for our hot weather here, easy to maintain and suits me so well, if I do say so myself.

(see my transition from natural to relaxed hair here)

I love the style so much it totally inspired this entire self-portrait shoot. Bold makeup featuring dark-lined red lipstick, full feathered brows and winged defined eyes were my choice to add some high-fashion/editorial vibe to the hair. The black suit, sunglasses and minimal jewelry too.

Fingers crossed that this means that I’m making my way back to dressing up my hair and outfits again!

Follow me on  Instagram @skynotfancy to see more!

3/21/2021

Didi Hairstyle & Minimal Styling.

I recently tried waxing for the first time, sugar waxing or Halawa waxing specifically but other than that, I've been a shaving person all my life. I have in fact more or less perfected a way to shave and get consistently great results every time, so I made a detailed video on my YouTube channel showing how I shave and care for my underarms, keeping them smooth, even and relatively clear. See it here.


More details are in the video but  a few main tips to bear in mind are -

1. The razor/shaving stick you use matters. In my experience, single-blade razors are friendlier on the skin that the double-blade ones.

2. Prep your armpit/underarm hair with some conditioner, to help soften the hair for shaving, and also give your skin some slip and protection. You don't want to 'injure' and scratch your skin skin. That causes darkening and bumps.

3. Shave gently.

4. Exfoliate with a mild scrub. I use a simple DIY honey-sugar scrub.

5. Use a mild deodorant. The Nivea Pearl & Beauty roll-on deo is my preferred choice.


Go watch the video, leave me a comment and subscribe too!.


Are you team shaving, waxing and laser?


1/29/2021

Beauty: How I Get Smooth, Beautiful Underarms | Shaving routine & DIY exfoliating scrub.

Happy new year! I sincerely hope you (who reads this) are doing just great so far into the new year. Over here I'm kicking things off with a post featuring a favorite style of mine - minimalist monochrome. 

Monochromatic meets minimalism meets comfort meets my style, that what this outfit is.


A pair of white sneakers was added, not only because it has become my favorite footwear since I received it as a birthday gift last year (Thanks again Dudu!), but it’s quite the coolest most versatile pair of footwear ever, second only to a pair of skinny-heeled black sandals. 
They pair nicely with almost anything, and make for the best minimal compliment to the relaxed all-black outfit.

Dressing in monochromatic colors have been a favorite style hack of mine for the longest time and it’s never failed. Not only is it easy to put together, it does wonders to the lines of the body, and looks stylish and put together.

With monochromatic dressing, practically any color works. You can wear the same shade all through, or pair different shades of the same color. Black and white like I’ve done here is probably the easiest as they’re both neutral albeit opposite shades. Easy and stylish.


Pants – Mango
Sneakers – Jumia
Top - Gifted and DIY'd to the shown cropped length.


P.S: It feels good to be style-blogging again. Follow me on  Instagram @skynotfancy to see more minimalist style & beauty stuff!


1/25/2021

Style: Minimalist Monochrome Casual Outfit.

My official 2020 birthday photo. 

I'm having one of those day when you spend the whole time teetering on some weird line of binary thoughts of ‘I’m over it eff this shit’ and ‘hmn I think I feel a shift in my mind, I’ve reached the absolute pits and I want out NOW. Wow hmn’.

I’m not sure what to do with those feelings, so I’m just letting them be, like I do all uncomfortable things, such as wearing wigs and looking decent in them like EVERY OTHER WOMAN apparently can. 
Or the big one; actually earning a living (through legal and dignified means anyway).

Ah, money. After many many years of tears, dreams and hardwork, it still eludes me. This is not about to be a pity-party (though you will feel my pain) but guys, I’ve truly hit rock-bottom and I cannot see a way out from here, le me be honest. But I have to keep faith, right? When will it be over? Will it ever be over?

It was my birthday last Thursday (34th! omgwheredidthetimegoooo) and like a perfectly-socially-conditioned weakling, I fell into the trap of regret and harsh introspection, where the blows of my many failures punched me repeatedly in the gut all day long. And boy are the failures many.

My saving grace was my predetermination to kill myself with obscene amounts of ice-cream cake from ColdStone on said birthday. So I got my cake, enjoyed it along with some delicious Ajoke rice &chicken plus fish from Tastee Fried Chicken with my friends and even got some gifts too, which was quite lovely and I'm thankful.
In order words, I saved my birthday by just pre-deciding what I want and keeping it as non-negotiable. What a concept. Should I try to apply this trick to other areas of my life? E be like.

I’m not an optimistic person at all so this ‘manifesting’ thing will be a struggle but I want and need to save my whole life quickly. Expeditiously.

As for changes, I sincerely just want to do better going forward. Career wise, I have more or less consolidated on the paths I want to settle in asap; media production, particularly photography and film editing, and fashion/beauty business. I have started these journeys already but I just need to start seeing results already, because I’m getting tired!

I'd also like to get a new hobby. I'm yet to decide what it'll be but I know I want it to be fun, easy, mentally stimulating but soothing, and potentially life-changing. 
Tall order right? Hobby >>> therapy.

Also, I’ve been having a strong urge to take content for my own blog here more seriously. Instagram and other social media has not worked out for me, except for my YouTube which is looking up. I’ve even gotten 5k views on one particular video! It’s my 1st hair relaxer video and was quite fun to film (watch it here and SUBSCRIBE while you're there please). 

I just feel like there are probably going to be problems with some of our more popular social media platforms, any day now. The ever crazy algorithms and programing are killing these platforms. New additions like TikTok, Clubhouse, Fleet on Twitter, etc, will also most likely stir some chaos in the coming future.
My goodness I sound like some Tech Crunch/Tech-bro hybrid right now so I’m stopping, sorry. 
In summary, I should blog more here where I have (more) control.

Oddly, I’ve been thinking of also posting some of my photography and film work here, integrating that part of my work with this one.
I had opened a wordpress site for my photography/film work but just never posted anything there, and I have the option of just maintaining my portfolio on a page of this blog. 

Or should I keep it separate and just keep the content here to minimalist style and beauty? 
Do let me know what you think in the comments.

Re: love and relationship, hmn watch this space..😜

That’s it from me guys. I hate that I’ve neglected writing here but I have had the best time writing and reading this not-so-short ‘check-in’ note.

Next we’ll be back to regular programing for style, beauty and minimalism!

Thank you.

12/01/2020

Checking in | Current Thoughts.

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