Guess Who’s Going To The BlogHer Conference This Year? This Girl!

This is me being happy about the BlogHer Conference

I am so excited! Come next week, I will be in San Jose, California for the 10th annual BlogHer Conference. AKA the biggest, baddest blogging conference for women bloggers. I have been waiting to go for this conference for ever. Each year, I come up with a new excuse. Well, not an excuse per say, but I have never really had the financial freedom to attempt to go. There is always something more pressing to attend to. Last year, however, I decided that come hell or high water, I'm going to the Continue Reading

Wedding On Verastic: Tosin & Mohammed

Wedding On Verastic: Tosin & Mohammed

Our Sweet Potato, Tosin has married the love of her life, Mohammed, and she's sharing pictures from her special day with us. This is a picture-heavy post, and I love it. I stared at Tosin's and Mohammed's pictures over and over. They just look so --- so --- real and happy. You know what I mean? I don't want to make this post longer by typing on and on, so let's just read their story, in Tosin's words. We had our Introduction in November 2013 before he Proposed (which is outside the norm and was Continue Reading

Hello MAC Red, Nice To Finally Meet You

MAC Red

This may sound weird, I know, but this MAC Red lipstick is my very first red lipstick. Ever. More than that, I don't even wear lipstick a lot. Apart from this MAC Red lipstick, I own only 4 other lipsticks, and 3 of them came as free gifts from Lancome. But I had been reading a lot of beauty blogs and a lot of these beauty bloggers kept talking about the MAC Ruby Woo. So I went to MAC with the intention of buying the Ruby Woo lipstick. When I got there, however, I realized that the Ruby Woo Continue Reading

Ladies, Do You Squat Or Sit When Peeing In Public Toilets?

Toilet

Ever since I was a child, my mom has taught me to not sit on public toilets. And my mom's definition of "public toilet" is any toilet that isn't ours, no matter whose house it's in. When I have to use the toilet in my house, most times I don't look at it to see if it's clean because it's just me and Igwe, and I clean it every week --- and thankfully, Igwe does not pee on the toilet seat, so that's not even a conversation that we ever have. Even when I wake up to pee in the middle of the night, I Continue Reading

Botox Is Your Best Bet For Getting Rid Of The Look Of Wrinkles

Thinking Woman

If you keep up with new developments in the world of beauty products and anti-aging treatments – or even if you’re simply someone who casually leafs through celebrity magazines in the checkout line at the grocery store – there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Botox. But despite having some idea about what it is, you may still have some questions – especially if you yourself are interested in fighting back against the detrimental effects time can have on your skin. Questions like: Is Botox for Continue Reading

Let Me Tell You About My Neighbor Tatiana

Tatiana Files

Igwe and I moved into our apartment in January of last year. Remember the post about our move?  It's been a year and half and I still don't know the name of any of my neighbors. I know the couple that lives under us, and I know they have a little kid - about 3 or 4 years old. I don't know who lives on top of us, but he or she does not sleep. I hear him/her walking around all the time, and the floors creek, so ... yeah. Anyway, there's a Black couple we always see outside. I'd place the woman Continue Reading

Father Involved In Son’s Hot Car Death: Guilty Or Not?

Justin Ross Harris (Image source:

Have you been following this case? It's the case of 33 year old Justin Ross Harris who left his 22 month old toddler son, Cooper in the hot car (temperature was in the 90s) for 7 hours while he went to work at Home Depot. His son died. It happened in Marietta, Georgia on June 18th. When I first heard the summary of this case, my first conclusion was that it's very possible for a father to forget his son in his car, just because he's a human being and we are capable of making mistakes. But Continue Reading

Happy 4th Of July — And Other Ramblings

American Flag

  It's 4th of July, y'll! For most people in the world, it's just another day in the month. But for Americans, it's a big day. America's birthday. When I first came to America, I couldn't care less for July 4th. I just enjoyed not having to go to school. Now that I'm older, I have a genuine appreciation for America and all things American - July 4th included. Apart from getting my nails done and having a "cook in" with Igwe, I have no other plans. Now, on to my ramblings. Do you ever Continue Reading

In Other News, Tim Howard Is A Total HOTTIE

Tim Howard

My father would never believe that I am blogging about soccer of all things. Soccer! I had no interest in watching soccer when I was in Nigeria, and when I came here, I had no interest in any sport either. Then Igwe happened. That being said, I want to give special thanks to God for creating the perfection that is Tim Howard. I mean! I watched the match between USA and Portugal and I literally cried when Portugal scored the equalizing goal 30 seconds before end time. Then I decided that I Continue Reading

About Last Weekend: Lancôme Jazzed Me Again

With flash and without flash

Back in 2008, Lancôme was doing a free makeup session by "Tommy," and I went because it was free. I had no intention to buy anything, but nothing wrong with getting made up for free. That was how I went there and loved Lancôme so much that I ended up using it. It's been 6 years, and I have never gone back [Read that post here]. Not only have I not left Lancôme, I have actually tried to leave (for no reason) by finding something else that works just as good. I got samples from a bunch of brands, Continue Reading