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USELESS MAKEUP PROCEDURES

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Perhaps I should quickly put in a disclaimer here and say that I am in no way shape or form suggesting that anyone give up using their favourite makeup products or skip certain makeup steps you are accustomed to doing and that work for your features. I am only saying that there are some procedures I personally find unnecessary when I do my makeup and so do not invest in products that I simply do not use. I love makeup as much as the next girl and I think that was evident in my last post, I enjoy getting glam'd up and cute even though my current makeup collection could still use some amping up. There's just some products I can't bring myself to buy simply because they will never make an appearance on my face for any reason. Feel free to disagree with me but below is my personal list of products/procedures I do not use or see the need for.

OUTFIT OF THE DAY ( POLKA DOT MAXI DRESS)

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  As you may already know, I do freelance book editing on the side and have to meet with my client at least 2 times a week to plan and go over any details for the book's re-print and re-launch we are planning in the summer. This was the outfit I chose to rock on Wednesday and it is a lovely polka dot maxi number I scooped up from Shein. Everyone has probably heard of this very affordable Asian brand that has good quality pieces for amazing prices. I've picked up quite a few items from them and I must tell you that I am impressed each time my order arrives. Any one who knows me, knows that I live for a cute maxi dress and this was the perfect piece to wear for a mid-week work day.

THE #METOO & #TIMESUP MOVEMENTS (MY EXPERIENCE)

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So while we are all still recovering from Queen Bey's coachella epic slayage, I would like to share my personal experience with sexual molestation and assault. When the TimesUp and MeToo movements were gaining momentum, it triggered buried emotions within me I thought I had dealt with years ago. For those that don't know, I'm Nigerian and have until recently, lived in Nigeria all my life and it was while I was there that these situations happened. Had there been a forum like the MeToo or TimesUp back home at the time, I probably would have been too ashamed to say anything because like most women, I blamed myself for what happened to me and concluded that perhaps I deserved it somehow, i.e the assault and not the molestation because that happened to me as a child.