Yayyyy Valentine is eventually here. February 14th. A day that holds so much and changed my life. That story is for another day.
So it’s valentines day tomorrow. I hope you were able to get your spouse or loved one a special gift from my list last week? It’s not late to check it out and get your last minute gift.

We all love Valentine, don’t we? The flowers, pink and red colours everywhere especially your tv screen, people celebrating, looking happy and bringing food to share. such a fun time.

Today being ‘valentines eve’- not sure if there is a word like that..anyway, I hope you are prepared for tomorrow. Personally, it will be a very long day for myself and a lot of others who have to hit the 5 pm traffic on the motorway just to get back and celebrate valentine. For others, Valentine’s day is the loneliest day of their lives as it is to them a reminder of what could have been or their inability to find someone. For another set of people and this is the painful bit, they aren’t single but it feels like they are because they long to be treated like a queen or a king on this special day but unfortunately, this is only a wish.

So for these categories of people, here are a few things I need you to bear in mind as you celebrate Valentine.

1. Don’t Stalk: I know you’re thinking, c’mon Nneka, this is one hell of a difficult task. I mean everyone will be posting pictures so refraining from stalking your ex is a dream.
Ok, I get it, if you can’t refrain from stalking, at least do yourself a favour by not comparing yourself to your ex’s lover.

And while It’s difficult to watch your ex show or express love to someone else other than you on social media, refrain from leaving salty or petty comments on their platforms.

2. Remember the theme of the Day-

You are already aware that Valentine is about celebrating love. (I am not saying there is or there should be a timeline as to when to express or show love) what I am saying is, since it is about expressing and showing love, what stops you from showing love to yourself? I know a lot of people especially the female gender struggle to treat and give themselves extra attention (You can imagine why). So why not use this opportunity to pamper and treat yourself. Read here to see a list of fun things to do on Valentine while single.

Lastly,
3. Enjoy Your Singlehood: Remember you won’t remain single forever. So while you are alone, treat yourself and be selfish to yourself because, when you eventually find the one, you will no longer worry about yourself alone but about ‘two people’.

 

I can’t believe Valentine is almost around the corner. I remember, in the past, I use to wonder what to get for the male gender so when I try to get gifts for my dad or brothers, I tend to go for the regular T-shirts or Shirts, Underwears- mainly clothing gifts.

I soon realise I wasn’t the only one who struggles with getting gifts for people. So since I’ve become somewhat a pro at getting gifts, I thought it would be nice to talk you through some gift ideas you could get your other half, mum, dad, brother, sister or friend this Valentine so here are a list of gift items I have written down that could appeal to both gender regardless of age.

Perfume: Who doesn’t love a good smell? No one could ever go wrong with a nice smell. I have got so many collections of perfume in my closet, you might think I’m vain:). Over time, I have learnt how to store my favourite perfumes to keep them smelling nice for a very long time. My go-to perfumes are eau de perfume as I believe they last longer in terms of smell as compared to eau de toilette.

Makeup Kit/ Make up Brushes: A lady likes to look good. So you could get this kit for your mum, wife or girlfriend. Just make sure you go for the right complexion. If you aren’t able to afford a kit, get her either a foundation, powder, brush set or a lipstick.  My go-to lipstick will be the ‘matte lipstick’. You can’t go wrong with it and it stays longer and sexier on your woman’s lips. However please do not buy one lipstick as a gift, switch it up with something else i.e some of the items already listed.

Dress or T-Shirt: Both for ladies and men, a lovely dress will suit her well or a nice jumpsuit. If you want to take your lady out on a nice romantic date, selecting the nice outfit does justice to the whole evening. You could also complement it with the right underwear and a beautiful pair of shoe.

As a female, you could get him a nice smart shirt that will make him look really cool. This could also complement for a date night or any outdoor event. This could be complemented with a boxer shorts ( you know what your other half puts on).

Gift Box: Just like the one below, it comes with different but lovely collections. Luckily, there are male and female gift boxes.

Piece of jewellery such as Wrist Watches/ Bracelet/Necklaces/ Earrings : 

You can get this as a pair or mix it up.

 

Video Game Console: Although this is slightly on the high side, none the less, if you are able to, some men love to have an Xbox or ps4. This is sure to blow his mind.

Fashion bag/ Shoe: You also can’t go wrong in this.

Inscribed Gifts: This could come in form of a mug or a sofa pillow with the person’s picture crested upon it expressing how much they mean to you.

Nail Polish Set: Every female likes to have her nails done. So why not?

Flower: I am not a huge fan but a lot of ladies love this. My mum loves flowers so for someone like her when getting a gift, it will be ideal to top it up with a bouquet of flowers. For others, it might be a love for chocolate or a nice wine e.t.c. These are additional top up’s you could add to their gift item.

So there you have it. Valentine is upon us, I hope you have a great one and spread love.

Let me know what gift ideas you have in mind and what you hope to get your partner, wife, husband, mum, dad or siblings and additional gift ideas you think I missed out.

 

Photo Credit: Me(Nikki’s Taking Shotz)

This is an overdue request on the products I use on my hair. I thought you might benefit from it.

After going MIA on social media, I decided to come back with this fun challenge called the ‘No Mirror Makeup Challenge’ with my longtime friend Amaka. Watch as we go from being clueless to creating a look we were amazed at.

Lately, I’ve been obsessing over the statement earrings with tassels. Although I love bangle earrings I decided to give these earrings with tassels a try and my favourite of them all is the peach with the beads right here. I like that I can wear this on almost anything either going for a simple look or a traditional look. As you know ladies barely have time to get ready in the morning. Here was I trying to rush out of the house and figure out what to do with my hair as it should have been taken out a while ago. So having a messy hair with little or no foundation, I wondered what I needed to put on to look cool.  That’s when this earring came in handy. Worn over a jumpsuit with an oversized jumper and a flat shoe to complete the look. So with my messy hair my earrings stood out and gave me the cool look I was going for. As I said, these earrings can also be worn over a traditional attire and still rock well.What are you into, statement earrings, studs or something in-between?

 

 

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