Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Taking photos of people



Remember when I said I would try taking photos of people and things ( which I already do) as a paying job? description? Well about a month ago, a few ladies from Pietermaritzburg starting their clothing, lipstick and hair businesses contacted me asking me to take pictures of them in their stuff which I must say is pretty dope. Honestly, I'm buying me one of those lippies as soon as I get me some shmoney.

We started off at off on campus and the concept was simple ; campus girls. Mbali kweyama, the owner of Intyatyambo creations specialising in African print women's wear wanted to show off her doeks which could also double up as bandeau tops and well. . .this happened. These are the unedited pictures. That light room subscription looks real good right about now.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

2017 Wishlist




I don’t know why I’m making this wishlist. I’m just torturing myself really. Money is going to be very tight this year and any possibility of financial freedom depends on that 75% aggregate I promised myself by the end of the first semester and luck; lots and lots of luck! This is going to be the longest semester of my life. *sigh*Anyways, back to the stuff. These things have been haunting my instagram feed and dreams but I’ve either felt too undeserving to actually get them or been too broke to afford them. Maybe one day I’ll muster up the courage to talk about how spending money, even on things I need to survives gives me anxiety and leaves me feeling guilty because of my modest upbringing.


Monday, 16 January 2017

Reflection and confessions

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Reflecting on my life is not something I particularly enjoy doing;  in fact, I quite literally actively avoid it. I am my own worst critic and I tend to be very hard on myself when things “don’t go according to plan” even if they’re beyond my control. The past four years have just kind of blended together in a goalless blur with no defining moments separating them and I feel so very stuck. The fear of facing the cumulative time, energy and resources  I cannot physically account and atone for is damn near paralyzing  and  completely overshadows any sense of joy and accomplishment from the fruits of my labour. . .thats if there are any. If want to change this, I’m going to have to face the music and set goals for myself, write them down so I can see them and crush them. Lets do this.


Monday, 19 December 2016

Two Plussize December Looks


Summer. . . heat, mosquitoes, flies, family members trying to regulate your ultramel intake. The cup is really half empty with this one. The plan was to actually go somewhere with people, do stuff and fill it up with summer beverages but that was a bust because I have to stay in school and study for my two deferred exams. I wouldn't have made it if I actually sat for the mains. I even had outfits planned and everything. I was hoping the people things and places part was going to work itself out although judging from my past record on such things, it would have been highly unlikely but God did the things and I went somewhere.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Summer Makeup Lovin'





I know, I know, thats an autumnal/winter but I'm kind of over summer already, plus I couldn't wear it these past seasons because I couldn't find any good brown lipstick around Pietermaritzburg. Most trends generally pass me by and I have 2 ways of looking at it ;
1) At least I won't get FOMO
2) What the hell?! I deserve nice things too!

I'm usually not in the know when it comes to things in the now because I figure, "why break your heart with would be's should be's and could be''s?They always seem impossible to find in my area, break the bank, not come in my size/shade so I actively avoid them. Let them pass me by like I live under a rock or something. Also, THIS is what happens when I miss out on them, I try to make up for them at the most inappropriate times.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

#GetSibuToLA

Hi yall.

So there's this youtuber but the name of Sibu Mpanza. Cool guy,makes awesome content and needs land money ans to go to LA.
He entered this competition called break the net sponsored by Cell Centre and needs about 3000 views the be in first place. Do me a favour and click on the link below to watch his video and only watch this video. He needs as many views as possible to win.Also please share it as well.

I know it's tantalising but please don' watch the other #breathenet videos .  thanks .

Friday, 18 November 2016

Hair woes




You might have seen or heard me mention this patch of hair at the back of my hair that just won’t grow in a blog post or video but after taking down my first set of braids a few weeks ago, I realised that this phenomenon may not necessarily be confined to just that area.

Oh, where are are my manners, Hello. Its been a while. Life recently threw me some major curveballs. Damn near put my academics into serious jeopardy but I'm happy to say I've managed to remedy the situation and I'm eligible to write exams for all of my modules. The curve balls however are the tricky kind, very hard to duck. . .or take a good swing at. I've totally destroyed that expression. *shrug*. Anyways, back to the hair