Me Before You: Movie Review (Response)

Photograph: Alex Bailey/AP

I immediately recognised this scene from the book. Photograph: Alex Bailey/AP

So I was going through a daily Guardian news update and this article caught my eye. Why? I saw these three words: me, before, and you.

Nothing incredible about them, right? But in that order, they form the title of a book that touched my heart.  I read Me Before You almost two years ago, and it touched me so deeply I blogged about it here. So, of course I clicked on the link thinking, ‘What are they saying about the book now?Continue reading

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Spotlight: Afro-Tech Girls

Welcome to thSpotlight series which will be featured on this blog and its corresponding YouTube channel! The series will feature people and/or organisations that are doing their bit (no matter how big or small) to give back in some form or the other to society – people and the environment. Read more and watch the video

Music Haul!

Collage by me Source: Portrait- AMP Movement, Album art- Google Play

Collage by me Sources: Portrait- AMP Movement, Album art- Google Play

I subscribe to a newsletter from New Release Tuesday (a wonderful Christian resource website). It’s a great way to keep up-to-date with Christian music. They also give free weekly downloads. Which is how I came across J Han – a very interesting rapper. Who led me to AMP Movement – a Christian music collective, Which, in turn, led me to the topic of today – Sam Ock. Listen to some awesome music

Easy-Peasy DIY Facial Toner

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I absolutely adore Lush cosmetics! My goodness, I could spend hours and oodles of cash in one of their shops. Their products have the best scents, and results ever. Every time I go in to get something specific, I leave the shop with at least one more product – no matter how much I try to resist! The only drawback is the steep prices 😦 (especially on a student budget which I was on at the time 😀 ). Oh and they have fabulous customer service! Someone is always there to answer your questions, and make suggestions. This is beginning to sound like a Lush ad… 😀 But I love, love, love it!

One day, I went in for hair moisturiser (they have this absolutely gorgeous one called R&B- it’s the best thing ever I tell you), but I stumbled on a tea tree facial toner that I knew I had to try. It was one of the cheapest things in the store, and I  was like, “Yup, I’m definitely taking this home.” It worked beautifully! But one of my friends (an amazing lady called Livvy who makes a large number of her cosmetics herself) recommended I make mine. See how to make yours

Get to Know Me

Hallo, people!

So, I did a lil video about me. It occurred to me to give everyone who reads this blog and subscribes to my YouTube channel a bit more background on who I am. And the Get To Know Me video was born! Whoopeedoo!

One of the main reasons I did it was to help you (yes, you 😉 ) relate to me and this blog/channel better. I’ve discovered I tend to identify more with people when I know their back story. So, it seemed like a good idea to do one for me.

No, I’m not chronicling my life history here 😀 . The video details just 10 things specific to my personality. Please watch and lemme know what you think.

Please feel free to like and comment on the video, and subscribe to the channel!

Enjoy!

xoxo

Who Are You?

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To stop my brain from degenerating and possibly exploding during a 13-hour layover, I march to the airport bookstore and spend the next half-hour searching for the perfect book. When I read the synopsis of Me Before You by someone named Jojo Moyes, I know I have exactly what I need. Continue reading

OC Ukeje gets married and destroys a myth!

No, my blog hasn’t become a gossip site. 😀 This is a very uncharacteristic post, but I just had to do it! Someone put up a post about his wedding on Facebook and something caught my eye. Continue reading

Make Lemonade!

“You can be bitter, or you can better.”

The first time I came across Alex Boye’s (Boh-yay) work was when I watched his cover of the popular song from Frozen – Let It Go (watch here). It was pretty captivating, but I didn’t really notice him, I was mostly taken by the young female lead, and I forgot about him. That was until I came across The Piano Guys cover of Coldplay’s Paradise (watch Peponi) – which I absolutely love. Now, The Piano Guys… That’s a story for another day (just know I think they’re great!).

Anyway, back to Mr Boye. Continue reading

Check out my music blog!

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Yup, I started another blog…

I do music posts on The Perfect Life once in a while but I started getting a lot of ideas for music posts and I didn’t want to make the blog completely music-oriented. So, I started a new one just for music!

Please drop by and check it out here.

Enjoy!

xoxo

Bridge to Haven (Francine Rivers) Review

*** This post has some content unsuitable for younger readers (I’d say younger than 16)***

The cover page of the book on my Kindle app

The cover page of the book on my Kindle app

Francine Rivers writes a book, I buy it. That’s the way it goes. No questions asked, no thinking twice, I barely glance at the synopsis, I just buy it. I believe she’s one of the greatest authors to have lived on this planet (If you’ve come across my review of A Voice in the Wind you probably already know how much I love the woman). So, you can be sure soon after I heard about her latest book –  Bridge to Haven – I was clicking ‘buy now’ on the Kindle Store. Read my review