Girl Talk: Smuggling Peanuts

My next post was supposed to be about Kendall Jenner. Those of you that follow me on Pinterest know I’m obsessed with Kendall Jenner, but I’ve decided I’ll disclose the depths of my obsession another day. Today, I’m focusing on “Smuggling Peanuts”. Let’s see how this (one sided) conversation goes….

Bras are a wonderful thing, they provide support like nothing else can. But somewhere between the underwire, sloppy straps and two to three (itchy) hooks at the back (or in front as the case may be), bras can be pretty discomforting! Guys don’t appreciate how easy they have it.

Last week I got talking to Taiwo and Wura about “Smuggling Peanuts” and while Wura refrained from taking a stance it was simply “unacceptable” to Taiwo. Recently, I’ve noticed more and more ladies ditch the support of a bra and although I’d rather one less care in this world, I guess I’d MUCH rather my “twins” were never the topic of discussion.

Freedom or orderliness? Support or nature’s gravity? To smuggle or not to smuggle?

A penny for your thoughts.

Kendall Jenner

Source: Pop Crunch

xXx

Ps: I usually find it easy to fall asleep. The second my head hits the pillow, I’m out. Last night, I struggled *sigh*

Pps: The thought of moving away for a bit is becoming more and more enthralling…..

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Naked

Recently, I’ve noticed a couple of Celebrities strip right down to bare nothings with the aim of portraying “Confidence”, “Strength” or “Positive Body Image”. They often speak with an heir of regret brooding over lost times plagued with patterns of insecurities and dangerous levels of apprehension. Raising awareness over these real life issues is admirable considering how underplayed these concerns are in young people, but truth be told, we can sit round a table, put pen to paper or publish grand campaigns FULLY CLOTHED.

Love you, be you. The road to hell is plaged with good intentions so exercise caution when going to lengths “for the greater good”. Nothing compares with dignity. Confidence looks pretty damn hot covered up too! Strength lies in the words of encouragement we share with one another. Loving the skin that you’re in begins with loving yourself on the inside. Once you’ve overcome that, there’s no love handle, thunder thigh, or tyre belly that will ever leave you feeling inadequate. Confidence is a state of mind.

Malala one.org

Source: one.org

If the dictionary had no words, only pictures, who/what would you see under “Confidence”? clearly, I see Malala.

xXx

Ps: Confidence wears make up and sometimes she doesn’t. Strength is Goliath and sometimes he’s David, Positive Self Image is thick but guess what… sometimes she’s skinny too!

PPs: I have insecurities too. We all do. It’s all about how we handle them.

ElaBrown’s Coconut Oil

I’m a self-confessed product whore. I will try (almost) every and any product as long as it boasts of being 100% natural. I guess I’m of the school of thought that if my hair is natural, so should everything that goes in it (if only I treated my body the same way). Regardless of my scandalous acts, there are two products which I’ve remained loyal to- Coconut Oil and Castor Oil. While my Castor Oil brand is unchanging (Tropic Isle Living, it’ll be hard to convince me otherwise), I’ve really struggled to find a steady Coconut Oil brand in Lagos.

ElaBrown’s Coconut Oil was introduced to me by a friend and I decided I’d give it a go. I had 4 delivered a couple of days after chatting with her- 2 100ml bottles and 2 50ml bottles of coconut goodness. Let me tell you a bit about my experience with it so far:

Packaging: The screw cap bottle cover is perfect so I can carry it around- no spillage! The plastic bottle ensures it’s light so I don’t feel like I’m carrying unnecessary weight- perfect! But the paper labels soaked up oil from my palms and left the brand colours running through. It’s a relatively new brand so I’d say it’s forgivable.

Information Corner: Considering the size of the bottle I was very impressed with all the info provided without being “in your face” or looking cramped.

Product Quality: (Disclaimer… I’m no expert!!! But that won’t stop me from sharing my thoughts….) The smell is a pure, sweet undoubted fragrance only associated with Coconut oil. The colour is clear and light with an even distribution (no particles settling at the bottom). The weight is light and absorbent as Coconut Oil should be.

Price: A 500ml bottle goes for NGN500 while a 100ml bottle goes for NGN1,000

Below are my pictures…..

 

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Would I use it again, definitely! I just wish she had bigger bottles. Have you tried ElaBrown’s Coconut Oil (or any other brand for that matter)? Any thoughts??

Email: elabrown09@gmail.com

Phone: +2349093923923

xXx

Ps: This is not a sponsored post. Never met the owner. Only ever chatted on whatsapp but she seems super nice.

PPs: Has anyone ever tried the “Oil Cleansing Method”? Curious…..

Got 7 Minutes?

As you know, I’ve been working on my Body, Mind and Spirit and I get the feeling that this is going to shape the direction of Bonita Valli this year.

I recently downloaded an app called ‘7 minute workout’ and I love it so much, that not only have I been preaching it to anyone that will listen, but I’ve actually been doing this workout about 3 times a week which is probably more exercise than I ever did last year.

7 minutes is a series of 12 exercises that work the entire body allowing for maximum intensity in a short period of time. They appear very easy upon initial examination until you actually start each of the 12 workouts. Each workout is 30 seconds and separated by an equivalent 30 second break.

What I love most about this is the convenience (you can do it at home and the maximum requirement is a chair)! Below is a break down of each of the exercises….

Seven Minute Workout

Source: NY Times

Who needs a gym when you’ve got 7 minutes?

xXx

Ps. I also started playing Tennis, I’m learning how to serve now which is the greatest challenge!