My dream Vanity (Beauty) Room feat. Arhaus

Hello beautiful,

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Am I right in stating that almost every female teen or young adult dreams about her future home? If you haven’t, you’re probably very unique (in the best way). I’m not as unique as you are though, I look forward to having a place to call home. Being in college away from home, makes me miss home so much. It gets me excited for the time when I have a place to call home again. I know I’ll be both excited and terrified to decorate. Thankfully, I have a mom who is amazing at home decor to help me out.

The third place I’m going to decorate in my home after the living room and kitchen, is most likely my beauty room. I dream about having a personal space that includes a mini home office and makeup station. I would like my bedroom to be just for sleep and relaxation. In anticipation of the day my dream comes true, I’ll be here, patiently fantasizing about my dream vanity space. Since there is no fun in dreaming alone, I’m sharing with you guys how I envision  my future beauty space. Hopefully, it inspires you.

Did you know blue is my favorite color? If you didn’t, now you know. That’ why it’s no surprise that I would want my space to reflect different shades of blue. Also, since I absolutely love the combination of blue and white, the room will be blue and white themed, giving off a sense of calm and tranquility, which I always crave. I know I would want  blue and white walls like the picture below. Also, the space will be in 3 sections. There’ll be an office space, a couch area for when I get lazy, and a makeup station. The sections are showcased below. Continue reading “My dream Vanity (Beauty) Room feat. Arhaus”

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Hazy Fantasies is 1! A Year’s Recap of my Blogging Journey

Hazy Fantasies is 1! A Year’s Recap of my Blogging Journey

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Eyyyyyyy heyyyyyy….. I’m super excited today, and I’m sure you can guess why. On the 29th of June 2016, I shared my very first blog post accidentally (story for another day). Fast forward to July 2017, and my baby is 1 (that’s right, this blog is my precious baby), and that’s why I wanted everything about this post/celebration to be perfect. First of all, I need to give a huge shout-out to you. Yes, you who is reading right now. I am so grateful to you for taking the time to read this post, I appreciate you. To all who have been reading this young blog since day 1, you are the real MVPs and I love you. You keep me going, and you are the reason why Hazy Fantasies is still alive today. I hope you feel very special.

If you asked me a year ago if I wanted to be a blogger, I probably wouldn’t have understood what you were asking me. I only discovered the blogging world in the summer of 2016, through Instagram and YouTube. I love reading and viewing cute photos, so it was no surprise that I got hooked on blogs. I started mine in June, and it’s been a journey ever since. Blogging is such an experience (a positive one). It’s been an amazing documentation of my growth as an individual and my struggles. I love connecting with people on here and building a community. I also love receiving insights and advice from my readers, I honestly apply your wise inputs in my life. Another major lesson I’ve learnt is, blogging is a preview of what real life would be like after university. Working on projects, researching, being disappointed by suppliers/clients, getting bored and finding inspiration, collaborations, networking are things I’ve dealt with and continue to deal with as a blogger.

 

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Your Complete Guide to a Skincare Regimen- Pamper Routine

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Hey gorgeous,

If you’re reading this, it means you take skincare seriously and I’m proud of you. If you missed the previous post, I shared my simple 2 step morning skincare routine and 4 step evening routine, you should catch up. Now, who doesn’t love to pamper themselves? I definitely do, and that’s why I add more steps to my defined skincare routine to feel good. I thought it’d be nice to share with you guys my feel good steps, you’re welcome (winks). Continue reading “Your Complete Guide to a Skincare Regimen- Pamper Routine”

Your complete guide to a Skincare Routine- Morning and Evening

Hi beautiful,

I’m sure you missed the beauty posts, so I’m back with another one. I wanted this post to be perfect because skincare is dear to my heart. I watched a lot of skincare videos in the past and I was usually bombarded with a lot of information that I had no idea what I needed exactly for an everyday routine.

After much experimenting and creating a routine for myself, I am glad to let you in on my easy 2 step morning routine and 4 step night routine. I won’t be recommending specific products in this post because my skin is different from yours, but I’ll recommend you do your research and buy products that cater to your skin type. My skin is sensitive/acne-prone, so the products I use cater to this need.

Morning Routine:

1. Cleanse: In the morning, all the energy I can muster up for skincare goes into cleansing my face with a good facial wash. I don’t do anything extra, I just cleanse and dry my face. The cleanser I’m currently using is this Neutrogena bar soap for acne-prone skin. I mentioned the reasons why I love using bar soaps in a previous post.

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Kemi Adetiba | Why you should watch the ‘King Women Series’

Hello beautiful,

Thank you for stopping by today, you’ll be happy because this is a concise post. I wanted to recommend the series ‘King Women’ to you, if you haven’t heard about it yet.

King Women is a Youtube interview series created by Nigerian media mogul, Kemi Adetiba. The series provides a platform where some successful Nigerian women provide insights into their lives, and how they defeated various obstacles to achieve their goals. The show takes you on a journey of how these women turned life’s lemons into lemonades. They share everything from relationships, to family ties, sexual assaults, career paths and much more. Behind every face is a story, and the stories of these beautiful, groundbreaking women will inspire you.

The videos below are two episodes that stood out to me the most in the series. If you intend to watch other episodes, search up ‘Kemi Adetiba King Women’ on Youtube. In addition, if you want a complete break down of the interviews, fellow blogger Koz has shared some lessons learnt from these women in different posts, you should go read.

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Summertime Glow (aka slight slay)

Hi beautiful,

Welcome to Hazy Fantasies, I’m glad you stopped by today. It’s not officially summertime but it might as well be, the weather already feels like summer, I’m out of school and I feel light-hearted. I decided a while ago to switch up some things this summer. Try hopping on a few trends, explore new states or cities in the U.S.A, get back to reading novels, and most importantly, relax. Let’s see how I’m doing…

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From the above list, the first thing I did was try a new hair color, I was indecisive on purple or burgundy, but you can see what color I went with in the end. I love how well the burgundy hair suits my skin tone, the curly hair is a plus. I also wanted to get into head wraps and bandanas this summer. Fortunately, I got some from Perade (my favorite store to shop for African accessories). I love the pink color of this bandana, and the pattern on it is icing on the cake. Just for the purpose of looking glam, I packed my hair into a side bun, and added some hoop earrings. What do you think of the look? Do you think I did justice to the bandana or it did justice to me? Continue reading “Summertime Glow (aka slight slay)”

The ‘Blahs’ – By Jess

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The Spring semester of 2016, was the “Semester of Worry.” I was worried about my finances, getting an on campus job, doing well in my classes, being able to take care of myself, and making lasting friendships. I was overwhelmed by anxiety and blinded by my problems that I always anticipated the worst outcome. But then in the summer of that year, I got a job, I didn’t have to retake any class, I was able to take care of myself, and I had a much better living condition. So I decided that the Fall was going to be the “Semester of Hope and Prayer.” When I was not praying and asking God to provide a way out, I was worrying about the gigantic wall that wasn’t budging. And so when the semester ended and I was neck deep in the same problem, I felt discouraged. I was offended at God; I questioned His power and might, and I doubted if He was for me. In the midst of all of this, God revealed His love to my heart, and that’s when I started to see the good that came out of the problems. However, between my time of discouragement, and finding God’s love, I had a case of the blahs.

What exactly are the blahs? Continue reading “The ‘Blahs’ – By Jess”

Let’s Chat| Much needed Break

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Excuse me there,

I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you, I mean maybe just a little bit. But before you get all worked up, this post isn’t me telling you that I’m taking a break from blogging. It was what the post was meant to be about but I had a change of heart. I thought I was getting overwhelmed and needed a break because I wasn’t pushing out as much posts as I wanted to, but that was only because of final exams. Then, I thought I had an excuse to stay away for three weeks because I’ll be going on a trip, and needed to unplug (it sounded like a valid reason), but this is not the case anymore. Continue reading “Let’s Chat| Much needed Break”

Artist Spotlight| Alessia Cara

Hi people,

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I’m not a music critique in any way, though my recent posts about music might suggest otherwise. I am only a sucker for songs with beautiful messages. I might be weird but I’m not a fan of songs with intangible lyrics (a lot these days), I only listen to them when I’m with other people. This is why my favorite thing (rather, person) of the week is……

Alessia Cara! I might be late to the party but I only discovered her music last weekend after hearing the song ‘Scars to your beautiful’ play on the radio. The song spoke to my core, then my friend recommended another song ‘Here’ to me, and the lyrics had me. The song is for all those who secretly hate college parties, and I was like yep, that’s me. Took me a while to come to my conclusion, but once I did, I literally felt lighthearted. I mean why keep forcing yourself to like something you are not interested in?

I took screenshots of some lyrics to her songs and placed them below. I really recommend you listen to her if you’ve grown tired of the same old songs and are looking for something deeper. Continue reading “Artist Spotlight| Alessia Cara”

Anxious about everything?

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What does the picture above look like to you? A normal girl yeah? That’s true, but to me, the girl above has been blessed with much more than she deserves. In the midst of life’s turbulence, she scales through with such ease and grace, made accessible to her by her heavenly Father. The girl above shouldn’t be anxious for whatever is to come because everything she has worried about in the past, she looks at now and sees that they worked out eventually.

Last summer, I worried about getting a summer job, an internship, and a lot more. I didn’t consider that in God’s huge plan for me, maybe I wasn’t ready for those things. He was opening other doors for me at the time, but I was concerned with getting the big doors open that I didn’t realize that the small steps I was taking was God leading me to a bigger purpose (how often does this happen to us?).  Continue reading “Anxious about everything?”