Life Lately

January Faves

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Books
I’ll have a more comprehensive list of January reads later on but my favorites so far are Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (can’t wait for the movie) – that book as well many others were read in 12 hours in my jammies. That’s how intense and captivating they were. Followed closely by The Choice by Nicholas Sparks, And The Mountains Echoed by Klahed Hosseini and finished up with The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. I’ve had an awesome reading reading month if you ask me and it has set the tone of my reading year very nicely.

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Movies
I really hate going to the movies during the holidays so I kept postponing and postponing plus the timing wasn’t even right. But I managed to see Sisters which left me in stitches. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are friendship goals! Looking forward to watching Ride Along 2 and Creed next week. Also, the lineup of movies this year starting with Deadpool in February is INSANE! I can’t wait!

TV Shows
So, Suits has returned as well as Jane The Virgin, Supergirl and The Flash. I’m looking forward to a brand new season. For some reasons, I couldn’t watch past the first episode of Jessica Jones which I deleted immediately. Also, the pilot episodes of Billions and Shades of Blue are occupying space until I can bring myself to actually watch them.

Music
It’s no news that I don’t care much for music which explains why I’ve had this current playlist on repeat all month.

Casting Crowns – Thrive
Jessie J – Flashlight
Jessie J –  Masterpiece

Yep! Just those three songs with occasional bouts of the Annie OST album.

Other Faves.

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1. Shift dresses and pants
I’m not particularly fashion forward and I absolutely love to be comfy in my outfits. It doesn’t really help that I’m not tall so a lot of current trends are at my disadvantage. Enter Shift Dresses And Ankara Pants. My wardrobe is currently going through a minor revamp. I’m coming into my personal style and adding and subtracting pieces. No, I’m not documenting anything. The number of personal style bloggers currently on the internet irks me. I’m not about to be part of them. At the moment, I prefer loosely fitted pants (clothes generally) to jeans and shift dresses and skirts to any other outfit. I’m not trying to flaunt anything. My comfort is more important to me than anything. So, you’ll catch me on the streets of Lagos in those. I promise, I have other outfits and I’m not trying to be a hipster.

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2. Nude Lipsticks.
I currently own six nude lipsticks. Don’t ask how. I don’t know myself. Even though, I’m not clueless as makeup, I could not for the life of me figure out how to wear a nude lipstick until Queen pointed it out to me. Hello, dark lip liners! Turns out, I can’t stop wearing them. It’s everything and more you need to perfect that no – makeup look. I’m also glad I can leave my house without makeup without feeling overly self – conscious. I really don’t care.

3. Cravings
It’s fasting month which also means a spike in my cravings. I’ve almost spent all my income on food. It’s insane really. From ChikWizz to Ice Cream, Cakes, Small chops and whatnot from one extreme to another. This is not me, I promise. Anytime, I see a banner with food, I literally have to restrain myself. Sigh. It is well.

4. Lime water and Flavoured Green Tea
In the midst of my cravings, it’s only right to get my fluids right.

5. Manish Dayal
How could I ever forget this adorable and gorgeous hunk of man? Okay, so I saw Hundred Foot Journey a few weeks ago and I couldn’t stop crushing on Manish. In fact, he has temporarily displaced all my celebrity crushes at the moment.

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I mean, look at that!

Of course I followed him on IG.

Sigh. *swoon*.

~EB.

1 thought on “January Faves”

  1. This was fun to read!!!!!! Isn’t Hundred Foot Journey a sweet movie? And I didn’t see the IT factor about Manish until this GIF you posted! Hawt diggity damn!

    I want ankara pants. Where can I get?

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