Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hair Talk: Waist Length Chuku Braids


You all know that braids will forever be in vogue for me. Since I've been back in Nigeria, I noticed that super long braids have become really popular but what really made me want to get mine done was after my mum did a hairstyle similar to this. I had no intention of braiding my hair just yet since I recently took out my Senegalese twists but my sister's graduation was coming up and I was just hungry for braids as usual soooo this happened. Haha!


This style is most popularly know as a "ponytail" is actually called "chuku" in Nigeria.I did Ghana weaving with a side parting.

I used two and a half packs of Xpression extensions in my natural hair color (colour two).

For maintenance, I oil my scalp with Sulphur 8 or Damatol anti dandruff hair cream and clean with methylated spirit.

Duration: I would say 6-8 weeks if done properly.

I wanted something different as opposed to the single stranded braids I always do and I wanted to give my edges some rest (not that they were suffering or anything). I'm obsessed and I will be doing this style again. This is a great summer hairstyle! I definitely recommend it!

What do you think of the waist length braids trend? Are you feeling it or nah?



Outfit post here






Always,
Miss LAJA

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Royal Blue


The 2nd look in my engagement/bridal series! Royal blue is one of my favorite colors so of course I had to a look with it :) Yay or nay?

Guesses on the next color? 

Makeup and Gele by: LAJA Styles
Jewelry and pouch by: Fulfill Jewelry












 

Always,
Miss LAJA

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ika Adage #2- Stones



Everything has its limits. Now, I’m not being pessimistic but while life has so much to offer, certain things will never change and too much of something (even good things) is bad. 

  • If you spill hot water on your bare skin, you will get burnt.
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  • No matter how much you try to run someone down, it won't stop them from shining. 

  • If you eat too much sugary food, you will get sick. 
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  • If you put in effort into a goal, you will see results even if it takes time. 
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  • If you’re hungry, you need to eat.
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  • Smoking will never add value to your health no matter how “refined” it becomes.
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  • Night will always follow day (and vice versa)

Some things in life are the way they are and cannot be changed (except through divine intervention) no matter how hard you try. It goes for good and bad things.  A particular action will always yield the same result. That’s just life and this isn’t a pessimistic adage, it’s a realistic one.

Do you have more examples of inevitable things in life?

Let your thoughts run loose in the comments below. 

Always,
Miss LAJA

Saturday, July 12, 2014

(OOTD)- Black, Pink and Gold

 

I wore this jumpsuit to my sister's graduation (YAY!) and matched it with pink accessories from Fulfill Jewelry (seriously you guys should check them out). This six layered necklace is usually worn with traditional attire but voila! I present to you a way to match it with English wear.

I find that carrying stylish pouches is convenient for events like this. It fits little items like your phone and lipstick and you could hold it or throw it into your purse.

Oh, and new braids... Info over here.

Jewelry Set and Pouch: Fulfill Jewelry








 

Always,
Miss LAJA

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Gele Chronicles: Flamingo

 
 I played around with this look and I was quite nervous about the outcome. The last time I remember doing a bridal/engagement makeup and gele look was when I was 14. It feels good to be back. We'll see how this goes.

Here is a pink engagement look. I will be doing more color combos in this series. If you follow me on Facebook and Instagram, you will see I already released a second look in addition to this one. 

Makeup and Gele by LAJA Styles
Jewelry: Fulfill Jewelry








Always,
Miss LAJA