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Monthly Archives: July 2017

No limits

Growing up can be very crippling ..especially in a place like Nigeria .As a young adult,you’d find out there are so many restrictions to the full manifestation of your capabilities .Words like ”when an elder is talking ,you don’t talk” ,”what an elder sees when sitting down,a child cannot see it even if he climbs the highest tree ” , ”he’s just a child,ignore him ”, ” you’re too young to do this ” etc are often heard everywhere around us .Even though these saying are true in some cases ,it isn’t true in so many others ,especially if its trying to prevent you from achieving that desired success.

    Luckily,the era we are in currently encourages limitless innovations and creations .You’d find really young people striving .Take Ashad for instance , the young boy haven’t even started talking ,yet he’s making millions of dollars (of course,I didn’t say you should go become a musician or anything related if it isn’t your calling ). 

Find your calling(no,I’m not trying to preach) ,That thing that’d distinguish you from the rest ,that thing you know you can do perfectly well…Find it!!..Find it early !! And work on it .​
i hope this helps .

Have a wonderful week.

You can reach me via instagram on @thatgiftedgirl_  ..incase you have ideas to share with me.

Xoxo

Thatgiftedgirl

4 super easy ways to style palazzo pants

Hey guys ..I hope y’alls been doing great ?…so,i’ve had this palazzo pants for a while now and I really don’t know how to style it . For one ,it has this really bright color and it is super big(as expected)..well,ever since i got them,they’ve been hanging up there in the wardrobe . Recently ,i had an event to attend and the pants caught my eye ..i threw caution to the wind and wore it and i must say ,i got lots of compliments  courtesy of the pants . I got home, tried out some other combinations and they turned out super great .I hope this serves as an inspiration to whomever is going through a ”how to style palazzo pants/jumpsuit ” phase .

Palazzo pants are loose wide legged pants that were once worn in the 60’s and 70’s .And just like some other trends ,they seem to have made an epic comeback into the fashion industry .Amazingly ,they can be worn to pretty much everywhere ranging from work ,social functions ,and dates (with the right styling and accessories of course) .below are 4 ways to style a palazzo pant/jumpsuit.

  • Wear a crop top with your palazzo pants for a chic effect 
  • One can never go wrong with a denim jacket 
  • Add a blazer and heels/wedges for a more professional look ​​

  • Cinch in your waist with a chic belt 


These steps are super easy to replicate ..Lemme know what you think ..Also ,what other ways do you think one can style a palazzo pant ?..And what’s your favorite look amongst them all?Tell me in the comment section ,i’d be reading them and replying when necessary .

P;S –i apologise if the images are not very clear ,i had to compress them to fit them in here.

Don’t forget ,you should totally follow me on instagram @thatgiftedgirl_ . I have really cool stuffs up there too .

Xoxo

Thatgiftedgirl

Review on the Lagos makeup fair

The lagos makeup fair (Lmuf6) was a 2 day event which was held at the classique events place oregun ,Lagos . it’s by far one of the biggest makeup fair I’ve had the privilege of attending .it had the likes of renowned makeup artists like @iamdodos ,@oluchionuigbo , @Lolade_Mlpro ,@flawlessfacesbyjane ,@Tonia_x_ ,makeupbyashbee and lot’s more.

Makeup products varying from international mades to national mades were all available for purchase .The presence of reputable personalities like @oni_gele ,@lollipops02 ,@tukemorgan cannot be forgotten .

The second day had a creativity makeup runway event where several makeup artists displayed varying degrees of creativity ..The make ups varied from plain creativity ,to Halloween came early down to healthy living .Most of this designs caught my attention ..I hope it catches yours too .I’d be showing photos of the designs with the instagram names of the makeup artists and their models (you can add them up if you find them interesting ).  

  • The oliver twist

I called this the olivetwist look because her costume was made up of spoons (lol) and we all know the ” i want more story ​​

Mua @enigma_makeovers….model : @esther_uti 

  • The watermelon girl

We can all see she’s literally wearing a watermelon​

Mua : @Wendybeautyartistrymodel : @funkie_bookie

  • The african barbie 

In my defense ,she does look like a barbie ,in an african way ​

Mua : @fab_looks ..model : @ogunmolaallen

  • The snapchat princess

all hail our favorite snapchat filter in the flesh with a hint of chinese blood.​

Mua : @fab_looks_by_youdee…model :@blessed_valarie

  • The mad hatter

A look will convince you ..The tallest model present ​​

Mua :@thecraftress …model: @bakare_mubarakk

  • Maleficient 

Who remembers that movie ”maleficient” …This look definitely brought back memories .​
Mua :@mimz_brown 

  • The wrapped up girl

She looked all pretty and wrapped up.​​

Mua @morewamakeup

  • The lovergirl 

Even her smared lipstick can testify ​​​

Mua : @casskoncept…model : @iamsusangarland …stylist : @hairbyope_smade.

It was an amazing fair ..i still have loads of interesting photos to share ..you can check them out on my instagram page @thatgiftedgirl_ or @themakeupfair and @makeuprunwayafrica

Which of this look do you like and why?…

Xoxo

Thatgiftedgirl




    Upcoming July events

    Hey lovelies ,I hope all’s been well and you’ve not been too cold courtesy of the weather .Apparently ,I’m an events person ..i live and breath for events that are impactful and fun ,sometimes ,i miss some and i lie not,it hurts me….I know there are people out there who’re like me ,so I’ve compiled a list of events one can’t afford to miss this month ..Luckily ,the two events that’ve been verified are happening same day but different locations .

    • Tedxui 2017

    Tedxui will be happening this saturday 08 july 2017 in the social sciences large lecture theatre ,University of ibadan ,ibadan by 8am.

    Ted events have proven with time to be a place where minds are reshaped, and renewed .Always refreshing ..The interesting news is that Tedxui is the first of its kind ,therefore ,they’ve packaged to speak seasoned speakers who’ve broken forth and excelled in their chosen fields of endeavors .Who’ve dared to do normal things in an abnormal way and have come out successful .

          Tedxui is for everyone who is eager and willing to be the change the want in their chosen fields of endeavors ,who’s not afraid of being different …Of standing out .

       Speakers of that day includes chiamaka obuekwe (ceo and founder @socialprefect tours ) , chiamaka okoro (lawyer, author ,ADR specialist ) , david .o. Adepoju (information scientist), Adepeju jaiyeoba ( founder ,mothers’ delivery kit)  and lots more .check photo for more information .​​​

    • CAG branding workshop 

    This workshop is for bloggers and everyone who’s interested in building a     brand .

    At the end of the workshop,everyone in attendance should be able to 

    1. Create their own brand logo,website/blog ,PR/social media materials for their brands 
    2. Have a better understanding on how to build a brag worthy brand
    3. Understand how to use competition as a means to grow a better brand and a foolproof USP.
    4. Understand the difference between personal branding and how to use your personal brand to grow your corporate brand .

    Refreshments will be served ofcourse .Also,course materials as well as internet will be provided .You cant aford to miss this .

    Event date : 08 july,2017

    Venue : The studio by capital square ( @capsqr on instagram) address 114b illupeju street ,lagos.

    You can follow @coloursandgrey ,@bloggersadvocate on instagram or check the flier for more details .​​

    Do you have an event you think is worth attending this july ,do share with us in the comment section .That said ,what will you be doing with your weekend ?

    Xoxo

    Thatgiftedgirl


      Ways to style fishnets

      Hey beautiful people!!!….it’s absolutely a great day to be alive ,and to think we’re in the second half of the year already …phewwww ..so fishnets have been trending for a while now and it’s been amazing watching people create their magic with their fishnets .Some people probably won’t want to wear the fishnets because they think it gives one an edgy look but hey!!,what’s life without daring adventures.

         They good news is,there are so many ways to style the fishnets to suit your taste and preferences .I’d be explaining them below so ….ENJOY.

      • Pairing them with shorts or short skirts 

      You want to create a bold,edgy look that gives off this ”i‘m daring and confident look”,this is it for you .pairing your fishnets with a short skirt gives one’s legs an endless look.it kind of makes you look taller(small bodied people should definitely try this out) ..All you have to do is wear your fishnets under your skirt/short ,then pair it off with a really nice teeshirt ,crop top or any cool top u have and voila!!..it’s done .To get an added effects ,boots are a must for your legs.​​

      • Pairing them with your distressed jeans 

      Distressed jeans are still an all time favorite ,especially for those that love to feel young ,wild and free..all you have to do to create this look is to wear them underneath your jeans (make sure the fishnets are visible enough beneath those jeans).. Add a graphic teeshirt to the combo and you’re got to go ..showing a few inches of your fishnets just above your pants waistband is not a bad choice either.​

      • Pairing them with your office wears 

      Now,this is a tricky path to trend because you won’t want to come off as too loud.The good thing about this look is that it gives you an urban,chic ,confident woman who is on top of her game look(i guarantee you,it works ). To create this look,all you have to do is wear your fishnet under your work clothes ,pair it off with your louboutins and stilettos and we’re in for business .​

      (This particular photo was gotten somewhere off the internet)

      • Pairing them with your swimming suits

      This is one of the easiest looks to recreate.But it’s worthy to note that you can’t wear your swimming suit except you’re at a pool or you’re going for a swim .​

      (This photo is from @Ldochev on instagram)

      That sums it up…I hope it helps.

      We’d like to know,what’s your favorite look from this 4 and which one will you like to try? 

      If you’ve got more questions ,you can reach out to me in the comment section or send a DM on instagram @thatgiftedgirl_

      Do have a fabulous day

      Xoxo

      Thatgiftedgirl