Shaved Legs Save Lives!

Schick-Skintimate-3

Well, not literally. I have mentioned on this blog before how when I started shaving my legs, my mom (who is practically hairless) and my aunt (who is nothing close to being hairless) both told me that I was ruining my natural beauty by shaving my legs. I thanked them for their unsolicited opinion, and I kept on shaving those legs. Back then, however, I did it mostly when I was going to be wearing a skirt and pretty constantly during the summer because I wanted people [READ: BOYS] to see and Continue Reading

I Need A Social Media Intern

Social-Media

The smart people have figured out that in order for a problem to be fixed, it has to first be identified. I realized a long time ago that I cannot keep up with social media. I've tried, and I just cannot. If I was not a blogger, I wouldn't even be active at all. I'd probably still have the accounts, just so I can go on and entertain myself, but I'd be rarely active. Because I'm a blogger, however, I'm trying (and failing most times) to be active. I see people - bloggers and non bloggers alike - Continue Reading

Nollywood Is Now On Netflix, And I Still Don’t Care

Netflix

Did you know that Nollywood movies are now on Netflix? I don't know how many of them are there exactly, but I have been turned off from Nollywood for a long time. Anyway, because we have a smart TV, Igwe will not let me breathe. Every single day, Igwe will torment me with one Nollywood movie or another. For the first time in my life, I even watched a Yoruba movie from beginning to end, and honestly, it wasn't the worst Nigerian movie I've ever seen. The only problem is that whoever is in charge Continue Reading

If You Don’t Ask, You Might Never Know

Just-Try

Firstly, I am so sorry for my silence. I have been deliriously busy. I wake up in the morning and before I know it, it's night. Right now, I'm typing this post at the expense of my sleep, and I'm gonna pay for it because I have an early meeting. Hopefully I don't fall asleep in the middle. Meanwhile, I have been so busy that I have been carrying the same bag for weeks. The problem with this is that it's one of those really big bags, and you know when you have a big bag, it may be stylish, but it Continue Reading

Ladies, Would You Use The Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream?

Garnier Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream

Or maybe I should start by first generally asking if you use sleeping creams. It feels like not too long ago, I was 19 and did not give two cents about skin care. Sure, I was learning to make myself up, but I had absolutely no beauty regime. Most times, I didn't even wash the makeup off my face at night, and nothing happened. Where did that time go? I wouldn't dare pull that stunt now. These days, my time of the month inspires a pimple or two to make an appearance - something that never, ever Continue Reading

“You Can Pass For One Of Us,” He Told Me

Nigerian American

I was with the doctor yesterday (not my personal doctor), but it was my first time meeting him. He called me by my Igbo name and asked if he said it right. I said yes. Honestly, he did a great job, considering that he's American. Then he asked me where I'm from, and I proudly said Nigeria. The doc then responded by saying, "Oh, wow, you speak really good English." I don't know what my face looked like (since I couldn't see it), but I imagine that my eyebrows were raised defensively and my lips Continue Reading

Journal #4: April 2015

Journal

Welcome to May. In March of this year, I had a car accident. I know what you're thinking: how come I didn't mention it in when I did my March journal in the beginning of April? Well, I typed up my journal on March 30th (and scheduled it for April 1st) because I was confident that I knew how my month would go. Clearly, I was wrong. On Tuesday, March 31st, I was happily driving back home from hanging out with my coworkers, and then bam! It happened. I was disoriented for a couple Continue Reading

How Nigerians & Africans Should Deal With The Baltimore Riots For Freddie Gray

Baltimore Riots Freddie Gray

I have watched many protests and marches on television, but they're always somewhere else: Florida. Ferguson. New York. But never Baltimore. Not my Baltimore. My Baltimore has a lot of problems, but this isn't one of them. Turns out I was wrong. Thank you to everyone who has checked up on me. I'm doing great, thank you. Yes, I live in Baltimore, but I don't live or work anywhere close to the scenes of the riots. If you had asked me about a decade ago what I thought about the Baltimore riots, Continue Reading

My Weekend Recount: Uju’s Drunken Birthday

Uju-Blog

First of all, I owe you an apology for being so quiet last week. I was exhausted. Not tired, but exhausted. One thing is clear, I am way too old for this. Let me tell you about my weekend. Oh, and if it isn't clear, this weekend recount isn't from the weekend that just finished, but from the other weekend (April 17th to April 19th). Uju came in from Texas on Wednesday, so my weekend technically started on Thursday. Thursday: Uju came over to my house with Ibukun. We hung out for hours until Continue Reading

Courtship Is Actually For Courting

Dating, Relationships

Whatever name you decide to call it - courtship, dating, relationship, chilling, hanging out, whatever - it is a period when you're supposed to spend time with your "romantically-affiliated partner" and get to know what makes him/her tick. Or not tick. You're supposed to get to know each other, fight and make up, discuss your dreams, discover things you love and hate about them, compare them to what you want and ultimately need in a partner, and ask yourself truly if they could possibly be the Continue Reading