Nail Art: A Bow to Blue

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I love using blues on my nails.  As usual, I can’t remember the blue polish I used here although I think the blue glitter on top is by the brand, Picture Polish.  I added the little gold bow for a touch of girlishness :-)

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‘Round the world ticket (February 2015)

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Intriguing.  29-year old Marilyn Monroe’s New Year resolutions.

I really like seeing non-brochure-like pictures of places I’ve never been to so I loved this post by Erica of her holiday in Kingston, Jamaica.

Why we can’t have world peace and what to do about it.

Little changes you can make to be happier at work.

I love looking at pictures of the Rio de Janeiro carnival.  Here are some from this year’s event.



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How travel brings humility

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Nail Art: Valentine’s Day Nails (2015 edition)

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I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day but I think it’s cute to have Valentine’s Day-themed nails.  This is the Valentine’s Day nail art I created last year ; to see what I did the year before that, click here.  This year, I was feeling a bit rushed so I did a simple design for Valentine’s Day – just used two nail colours and heart-shaped nail jewellery.  It was easy – unlike love, eh? ;-)

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Holidays with Kola Olaosebikan

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Dubai where Kola had her most memorable holiday.

1.    Tell us about the very first holiday you remember going on.

My first holiday was to London when I was still in secondary school. It was absolutely a dream come true. Interestingly, the plane had to circle Heathrow about 2 or 3 times before we landed due to bad weather (we went in the winter) but I was completely unperturbed. I Continue reading

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Nail Art: By the Seashore

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This is one of the more recent nail art looks I’ve created.  I love the ocean so it’s actually surprising that it has taken me so long to do a seaside-themed nail art look.  I particularly love the little oyster.  It’s so cute.

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Picture of the month: Papua New Guinea

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This picture shows one of the many islands that make up Papua New Guinea.  Where is Papua New Guinea? It is to the north of Australia so yes, it’s pretty far away from Nigeria.  How on earth did I hear about it?  In university, I had a friend who had spent part of her growing up years there.  A Nigerian living in Papua New Guinea?  I was fascinated.  Maybe I should add it to my list of places I’d love to visit?

Fun fact:  one of the bigger islands in PNG (as my friend called it) is Bougainville named after the French explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville after whom the famous Bougainvillea plant seen everywhere in Lagos is named.




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Travel Pictures: Doing Dubai

Dubai is one of my favourite places to visit and though it’s a small city, there seems to be something new every time I go there.  Here are a few pictures from my most recent trip to this jewel of the desert.view from hyatt regency dubai

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‘Round the world ticket (January 2015)

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Here are links to some great articles I found on the internet.  Enjoy!

10 tips to help you deal with the fear of flying.

Do you never know how to get a conversation going?  Here are 100 useful conversation-starting questions.

I love doing personality tests.  This fun one is different.  It asks questions mostly using images.  The results are pretty detailed too.

Pictures of beaches like the ones in this post are why I want to go to Greece so desperately.

Practical steps to take if you’re sick of comparing yourself to other people.





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Nail Art: Starfish

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Most times, when I use two different kinds of nail polish, I make sure that they contrast sharply but this time, I wanted to see what two cool-to-the-eye colours would look like.  I did design on the accent nail using nail tape and was fine with the result.  This nail art look doesn’t make my heart beat faster but it’s a break from the norm for me.

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