Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Amazing Tips...

Hello People,

FIRST let me say a massive HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! to 2 important people in my life... my mother July 11) and my big sister (today). Well My
sister's ... years old today (thought I'd keep that a secret lest she lynches me)... Here's wishing you lots of lots of fun and God's blessings today and always.

Sadly I couldn't post birthday wishes on July 11th because we were just soooooo busy preparing for my sister's (yes.. this same one's) wedding the next day. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mummy. Love you loads!

So here are 2 amazing cakes for 2 AMAZING people...


NOW for the amazing tips I've been itching to share...

I just learnt 2 things and thought I should share. You know what they say... there's love in sharing. One's really cool... for females and one's just gross (is that how to spell it???) but you'll thank me for it. So which should I tell you first?

Ok... let's start with the cool one first.

I have an extremely oily face! It's so oily you can fry an egg on my face. I have... or should I say had tried everything. You name it, I had used it and I finally gave up. Until... Rae Rae introduced me to this amazing product by Estee Lauder....

Estee Lauder Sparkling Clean Purifying Mud Foam Cleanser

But this product is simply amazing! My face actually looks fresh all day! And it wasn't ridiculously expensive... though yeah maybe it cost 1 or 2 ribs sha. But it is a worthy investment. And thing is, depending on how you use it, it should last you for a year because it comes in a 125ml tube. And it smells great! Cool eh? Just remember to use it with a nice water-based moisturiser for a nice effect. I use it with Johnson's PH 5.5 Oil-Free Shine Control Cream (which was not too effective when I used it on its own. In fact my face was even more oily when I used the Johnson's on its own)

Check out the reviews on:


Ok... the other errr.... tip is for those with strange bowel movements. I mean, going to the loo is not a favourite activity of mine. Actually I can't stand it... couldn't stand it since secondary school. So over time, my system just got used to storing crap. So yup.. you guessed right, I became a constantly constipated. So constipated that i had to use laxatives to purge myself of the toxins that have built up over time. I could actually feel.... ok... you guys get the picture.

Well until I discovered.... drum roll pleaseeeee....

Yup... Kellogg's All-Bran Flakes.

What did you expect, some major drug I can't spell???

VERYYY affordable and works wonders! In fact... I have been smiling all the way to the errr...... ok... let's not complete that now... Just remember not to use it on a day you can't get a clean loo to use. Nope you will not run. Far from it... which beats using laxatives that not only give you a stomach ache but make you run as well.... but when you gotta go, you gotta go...!!!

So yes people. Both are tried, tested and trusted tips which I thought I should share. And that's my good deed completed for the day!

Have a nice week y'all!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Urban Transportation... WHAT???!!!

How on EARTH do you translate such a theme into a fashion project?

That's the latest assignment we've been given. I have 40 pages to fill with ideas. Guess how many pages I've done? None! ZILCH!!! In fact I have NO CLUE where to begin!

As strange as the theme may seem however, I've been able to adopt it in the latest garment I'm making, a men's shirt (is that correct???). The pins on the shirt seams are like rail tracks... still don't know how I'll pull it off though. But will DEFINITELY post a pic.

SO... as usual, I have like 3 or 4 projects due in the next 2 wks.... in fact 1 due on Friday, and I haven't a clue how to go about it. For Friday, the question is, how do I go about making a window display without a mannequin??? We'll see. I guess stranger things have happened...

Monday, July 21, 2008

B for Babes... Rest In Peace B.A....

Surely it must be too soon to write yet another tribute... so soon after Tenades... in fact back to back.

What is happening???? Just when I thought I was finally starting to put the last 6 months behind me... 6 months of sadness, 6 months of tears, now this happens in the 7th month.

Why Lord? Why???

I have cried so much in the past 6 months, … in fact more than 6 months... since last November to be precise after losing AA … that I am now numb. I had had enough depressive episodes and thought I was starting to pull myself together and now this. In fact I was so in shock after the news today, I had to watch a movie just to get my mind off it... what a temporary measure. The pain is still there.

Babes.... you were SUCH a treasure.... A pleasure to everyone who knew you. That smile.... that picture in the mag.... smile.... yes I can only smile....

That day!!! That event!!!! The event that made us meet. The event , like Adora said, which initially seemed like a waste of money but was worth every penny because we met you. YOU made that event bearable.

I still cannot believe it... but I remember the bubble dress and the hair.... I thought you had a lot of attitude.... the attitude needed to pull it off.

THEN your smile.... My goodness... that smile....

BABES.... though we didn't see much of each other, I can NEVER forget you! This reminds me of that chain mail that tells us to cherish everyone and never let our busy lives get the better of us. This is the 2nd time now.... after you even jokingly harrassed me for not contacting you. I still have your FB wall post. But if I recall correctly, I tried to reach you.... without success.... but obviously I didn't try hard enough because it seems so vague...


I take solace in the fact that you are up there with God smiling down on us, telling us "it is well".

God Bless You Babes. Rest In Peace!!! We will meet again!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

A Tribute to Tenades - "Desire Fulfilled"

It's been 2 whole months since I last blogged.

2 months filled with a lot of different emotions.... tears, hurt, pain, anguish, desperation, fear, remorse, happiness, sadness, you name it, I felt it.

But though I like to think of happy times, I cannot really move on till I've paid a special tribute to my special friend, Tena Desiree.

Actually, I have avoided posting an article on this great loss because it seemed that I would finally confront what I have desperately tried not to believe.
I have asked myself several times what happened, cried till my eyes were dry, and no day has passed that I have not thought about you.

Words elude me at this point. But I will forever remember what a mutual friend said:

"God comes and picks His best flowers during His Harvest".

That is how I like to think of your departure.

You were.... ARE an angel and will NEVER be forgotten.

We had plans. Lots of plans but you left too early. But not to worry, God will help us make the plans a reality to ensure your legacy lives on and your "Desire Fulfilled".

It hurts.... it really hurts...... But God knows best.

Rest in Peace, Tenades.

PS. Did I tell you I met your mum? Amazing woman!