Do You Use An Anti-Wrinkle Cream?

L'Oreal Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Day Cream Moisturizer & Night Cream

I remember when I was about 15 or 16 years old and I used to break out. I tried some products, but none of them really made any difference. Plus, I was never really faithful with them. So after a while, I just quit them all. It was years later that I realized that all those blemishes had magically erased themselves.  That's what happens when you're a teenager. I am no longer a teenager, so my skin isn't the same. I do not have a pimple problem, and I do not have wrinkles either, but Continue Reading

My Weekend Recount: Blogalicious Conference In Baltimore + 5 Lessons I Took Away

Second day look at Blogalicious blog conference #byoe15

Sooo, it was the Blogalicious blog conference this past weekend, and the theme was, Build Your Own Empire. Although I had heard about Blogalicious before, this was the first time I attended their conference. In fact, I had no intention of doing any more travelling for the year, but when I saw that it was in Baltimore, I could not resist. We barely ever have events here. Usually, I type a Vera Goes post when I'm travelling, but there was no travelling involved. Igwe tried to encourage me to stay Continue Reading

Journal #8: August 2015


Welcome to September. We are now in the “mber” months, which means one thing: Christmas is almost here AND we are about to enter a new year. Didn’t 2015 just start yesterday? Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to all that God has in store for me and my family. August was interesting for me. I didn’t make the power career moves I hoped to make, nor did I do anything news-worthy (in my opinion). I wish I had the same kind of news I had in July for you: attended another BlogHer conference, Continue Reading

Will Smith Has A Terrible Nigerian Accent In Concussion And Nigerians Are Catching Feelings


There's a new movie coming out in December, called Concussion. The star of the movie is Will Smith, and he's playing the life of Nigerian forensic pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu who was the first doctor to discover the disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in NFL players. It's a disease that's gotten from constant trauma to the head. When he first discovered the disease (after doing an autopsy on Pittsburgh Steelers center, Mike Webster), the NFL basically shut him out and accused him of Continue Reading

With Fiber One, You Can Snack Deliciously

Fiber One 90 Calorie Chewy Bar

I met and fell in love with Fiber One some years ago when my mom had what seemed to be an unnatural addiction to fiber. It was as if she just rediscovered it. The house was full of everything Fiber One, and both mom and I used to fight for the last bit of cereal. Years later, I'm still not over Fiber One, which is why I couldn't wait to dig in when I had the opportunity to eat some snacks. Speaking of snacks, the struggle! Is there anyone who does not need to snack? If so, tell me your Continue Reading

Dear Nigerians, What Is It With You And Party Food?

Jollof rice

Obviously, I cannot count how many Nigerian parties/events I have attended in my lifetime, but there's something that happens at all of them: the food craze. This craze does not transfer to non Nigerian food though, only the Nigerian one. For example, I remember attending a wedding where they served all Nigerian food, like mashed potatoes, baked salmon, green leafy salad, and no rice, and the guests were visibly unsatisfied and disapppointed. We all know that no Nigerian party is complete Continue Reading

The Differences between BB and CC Creams: Which One Should You Choose?


If you were around when the BB Cream craze first hit the market, then you probably know about the establishment of CC and DD creams as well. Today we are going to narrow it down to the two most popular: BB and CC, and discuss the differences between the two. First, Where Can I Buy BB and CC Creams? The answer is: anywhere that sells makeup! You can find BB and CC Creams at your local drugstore or department store, and on popular skincare and makeup ecommerce sites like Continue Reading

Mary Kay® Is Making Me Rethink My Entire Life

Mary Kay Sculpted Look - Open Eyes

A couple years ago - I was about 18 or 19 - my aunt signed up to be a Mary Kay® beauty consultant. It was the funniest thing because she did not wear any makeup, nor did she know how to use it. So guess who started running the business? Me. This is where my love for makeup started. I am no makeup expert, and although I am very comfortable with playing on my face, I'd prefer not to be asked to do anyone else's makeup. It usually turns out good, but I'm not comfortable enough. I'd try it on my own Continue Reading

The Back To School Fun Isn’t For Students Only


When I was in elementary school, my parents told me that I was a scholar. They said I don't become a student until I get into secondary school. In America, the first year of secondary school is part of middle school (7th grade). I could not wait to become a student. To me, it signified growth and maturity - especially maturity. Although we technically had back to school shopping in Nigeria, it was not officially called that, and the shopping was more about school supplies like books, food and Continue Reading

Whose Grandma Is Topless In Times Square?

Topless woman at Times Square

It's another feminist post, y'll! We just talked about the lady that deliberately ran a marathon while on her period --- without a tampon or pad. Well, today, we have someone's grandma sitting topless in Times Square. Why, you wonder? Well, New York's Mayor, Bill de Blasio is proposing that naked women (panhandlers) stop roaming Times Square. This may sound to you like a good idea, except that some people are labeling it as sexist. This is the same way people easily label you a racist or Continue Reading