Why Men Can Never Find Things. Does Anyone Know?

Men

I remember my mom always complaining about my dad not finding things. She would accompany her complaints with a solid tufia kwa, which would be followed by a dramatic rise and drop of her shoulders. I didn't get it then, but now, I do. Igwe and I have been living together since 2011, and I'm finally starting to share my mom's sentiments. Igwe would go into a closet to pick up the biggest, brightest, most strategically placed item, and he would come back and say he did not find it. And I would Continue Reading

I Want The Laser Hair Removal From Ideal Image

The treatment room

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ideal Image. All opinions are 100% mine. Okay, remember in my last post I told you I was going for a consultation at Ideal Image? Well, before I went, I was still skeptical about the treatment. I knew I was interested, but I wasn't 100% there. My story has changed. My appointment was for 11:00 AM, and when I got there, the place looked different from what I expected. The lobby/sitting area had a spa feel to it, which was quite Continue Reading

Women Have Been Bitten By Snakes, But The Emmys Was A Rope

Sofia Vergara

I was one of the 16 million plus viewers who watched the Emmys on Sunday night, and I loved most of it. I love television. I love film. I want to be in both. And I love the award shows that celebrate the actors, their work, and the people that make them possible (writers, directors, producers, camera crew, etc). I watched Sofia Vergara come on stage and I laughed right along with her because I thought she was funny. And when she stood on the rotating pedestal and made sure to highlight her Continue Reading

Ladies, How Do You Get Rid Of Unwanted Hair?

Ideal Image

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ideal Image. All opinions are 100% mine. I'll always remember when I first started getting rid of the hair on my legs and my mom and aunt were acting like I was taking my organs out of my body. They insisted that leaving the hair was natural beauty, and I obviously thought differently. Coming from my mom, it was funny because the woman is practically hairless, so it was easy for her to say that. My aunt, on the other hand, was truly Continue Reading

My Name Is Vera Ezimora, And I’m Addicted To Walmart

Walmart

Help me! I'm kidding, I don't really want to be helped. I can no longer help myself. I live close to Walmart, less than a mile away, so access to Walmart isn't a problem. But I will not lie to myself or to you and say that access is what makes me go there. I just love Walmart. If it's available at Walmart, I'm buying it there. I only consider other options when it's not there --- or when I just can't bring myself to buy it from there. For example, I can't buy goat meat from Walmart. But I Continue Reading

Ladies, I Have Discovered A GLOWING Beauty Secret!

Conair-true-glow-Sonic-Skincare-Solution---4

Ladies, you know that beauty products make me weak in the knees. I haven't been to a beauty store for a while, and it's not because I don't want to go. No, it's because I DO want to go, but I am afraid of the kind of financial damage I will do to my pocket when I get there. But guess who came a-knocking on my door? Conair!!! I tell you, one day, this blog will have me doing a sleep over at the Obama's. So Conair is currently running a campaign called, Ready, Set, Glow. And the whole point Continue Reading

My Entire Thoughts On Boycotting Target

Altuzarra For Target (Image via Target)

I was online today doing some browsing when I saw a hashtag #BoycottingTarget and I had to find out why. So apparently, designer Altuzarra is collaborating with Target to release some pieces, but none of them go past a size 16. Therefore, the plus-size community is furious, reasonably. Disclaimer: I don't like the word plus-size, but I'm using it here because that's what they use. Maybe it's because I'm not in the fashion industry, but I tend to assume that not all brands will come in all Continue Reading

My Neighbor, Tatiana Won’t Leave My Window!

Tatiana's Car

Remember my neighbor, Tatiana? I blogged about her here. I thought she was mad before, but now I'm convinced that she is really, really mad. First of all, our apartment has a front and a back section. We live in the front section, overlooking the parking lot, while Tatiana lives in the back section, overlooking nature. Everyone parks in front, as does Tatiana. Her car barely ever leaves its spot. At first, I thought I just happened to notice the car only after it had been driven (and Continue Reading

“You Look Like American…” What Does That Mean These Days?

Sitting outside church. It was cold!

I was at Walmart the other day staring too long at the travel mugs, trying to decide which one to get for Igwe. There was a Walmart employee next to me, arranging water bottles and mason jars .  I had not paid too much attention to her until she started singing a familiar gospel tune. That was when I looked at her. It was one of those old praise and worship songs that we grew up listening to in Nigeria. She looked to be in her late thirties, but she was probably older. She had a youthful glow Continue Reading

I Hope This Touches Something In You: Vouch Only For Yourself

Robin Williams

Long before Funmie and I met our respective partners, I remember Funmie used to wish to have her relationship be like this couple or that couple, and I always used to say, I just want my relationship to be like mine. I said this because I did not know what was really going on in anyone's relationship behind closed doors. Years later, I especially believe in this. Yesterday, I mentioned in my post how sad and shocking it was that Robin Williams killed himself, but later in the day, I watched Continue Reading