Friday, 24 October 2014

This weekend: Massive Clearance Sales At Kaymu SME Saturdays






The Kaymu team sent me this some days ago. Check it out! This should be a fun thing to do this weekend. :-)
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Get your fashion, beauty, gadgets and much more for the cheapest prices at the maiden edition of the Kaymu SME Saturdays!

It promises to be fun with rib cracking jokes from your favourite comedians and lots of food and drinks!

There will also be exciting  freebies to be won!

Date: October 25th 2014

Venue: LCCI Conference & Exhibition Centre; 10a, Nurudeen Olowopopo Drive, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.

Time: 12 noon.

EVERYTHING MUST GO!!!

Attendance is absolutely free!!!!

For more information email: smesaturdays@kaymu.com.ng or like our facebook page @facebook/kaymu.com.ng
 
Laterz!
Fola

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Nailed It!: 08 (Calcium-infused base coats)


Just a brief update on my nails and progress in terms of length. Well, so far so good, but what I really wanted to point out was that calcium-based base coats really do help to strengthen the nails. 
I used mine regularly and then later slacked because I would change my nail polish in the salon and forget to take the base coat along with me. It was at this slacking period that I noticed that one or two of my nails began to have tiny splits or partial splits and then eventually split all through.

I guess it was an unintentional experiment! But yeah, if you crave long natural nails, do invest in a calcium-infused base coat, and remember to pop it in your bag if you plan to get your nails done at a salon- you won't regret it!




Laterz!
xoxo

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Style Crush Feature: Cassandra Ikegbune

Eclectic. Casual chic. Creative. Androgynous. Eye-catching. Those are words that come to my head when I think of Cassandra's style. I actually do have a number of her pictures in my style lookbook on my computer and I should have featured her a long time ago!
Here's why I love her style:

She is not afraid to go all black and make it work...
She dares to rock floral sneakers with a skirt and she also wears brogues-something I do not see a lot in this part of the world...
She embraces and rocks our African print SO beautifully and elegantly...
 

 Even adding a fedora to spice things up...
She can colour-block and incorporate layers all in one outfit...
 She takes the formal look to the next level with a vintage shirt and bag, trouser shorts and pumps.
 She would wear brogues with a fitted skirt and wear a bow tie to accessorize...
She always kills the androgynous look by layering a sleeveless jacket over a loose sheer shirt and a bowtie...
 She sometimes softens the masculine lines of the look with a flowery jacket and fitted, bright pants...
 Or with shorts and sneakers...
She mixes prints and you don't even realize it...
Working with stripes, dimensions and colour...
 She dares to rock vintage pieces like a floral jacket...
 And dons a turban or head scarf whenever she wants, adding a cute twist to her look.
Need I say more? I have a woman crush on Cassandra haha! Wanna know more about her? Of course you do :-)

Please introduce yourself! What do you do?
My name is Cassandra Ikegbune and I'm a Medical student, fashion and lifestyle blogger and a model.

Tell us a bit about your blog
I blog at www.cassiedaves.com, which at first glance might look like just a fashion and lifestyle blog but its a bit more than that. I share more than my outfits and fashion views. I share bits and pieces of my life and lessons I've learnt on this life journey. I have a soft spot for those still in the process of figuring life and love out and dealing with the many issues that come with it so i try to write and share inspiring pieces. I also share some of my medical school and modelling journey on my blog.
What are 5 fashion items (clothes, shoes, accessories, etc.) that describe your personal style?
Hats - Especially the fedora and wide brimmed hat. I also love other quirky hats like the fez hat
Scarves- because I love my turban and head wraps so much.
Sneakers
Brogues
And Bowties

 Please share about 2 or 3 style tips that you think would help people improve their style
Firstly, I'll say don't just go with what is on trend.
Invest in a hat, really it adds a little spice to your outfit any day, anytime and its also good for dressing up on lazy days.

What advice do you have for fashion lovers who are on a tight budget but still want to look stylish?
Re-rock! You have to master the act of re-rocking with style. You don't have to keep stocking up your wardrobe with new things when you can wear one thing in multiple unique ways.

Where can one find or follow you on the web?
Website : www.cassiedaves.com
Twitter : @cassie_daves
Instagram : @cassiedaves
Facebook : www.facebook.com/cassiedaves


 So what do you think of Cassandra's style?

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Outing post: Pool party, photobombing, and Spur Restaurant review

Hey guys!
So this is kinda random again, though not so much because I have a casual review on the Spur restaurant later on in this post. And yes I love the place. I have been eating a bit more lately actually (no weight gain though), because I have been going out a bit more. Lagos night life could be a chore, and I feel like the only thing that makes it all worthwhile is the company I am with. The day time activities I like to go for in Lagos, like resorts, stage plays, museums, exhibitions, private beaches etc all seemed to elude me these past few weeks even though I had planned to go to these places.

So it’s been more of the night scene for me:
Ciroc pool party at the Lilygate Hotel at Lekki. At least nowadays you get to see a few people actually SWIM at pool parties which is good-unlike years ago when the water would be absolutely still throughout the so-called “pool” party lol.
Rhapsody's
Is this picture hilarious or what?! I mean this is not photo bombing, it’s like photo assault, rape, kidnapping, everything all in one! What cracks me up is the way my cuz tried to squeeze her face in at all costs; I didn’t even bother trying, when George came along I just looked away -at least my collar bone and ring made the cut!
Sip

Oh and that night I met Ghost of ShowDemCamp! I really love that rap duo and have never met Ghost before. There aren’t too many Naija artists that have impressed me with their lyrical content and SDC is one of em so yea my first with-a-celebrity pic was with Ghost so yay!

My friend took me to Spur some days ago. It was the one at Ikeja GRA, Isaac John Street. When we walked in 2 things struck me, the décor and the friendly staff.
I really like the décor - the cow-print leather seats, the cow-themed lamps, the African and Red Indian art. Not bad.
Spur prices vary-I mean you could have a good meal for as low as N1500, depending on what you want. I found their menu to be very enticing-I mean where else will you get such a large variety of unique burgers, pork ribs, steak, different platters, waffles for dessert etc.
I decided to take a few pics of the menu so you can see for yourself and have a peep at the prices too.
Steak prices are not too clear here sadly.







I ordered their mushroom burger (the mushroom sauce was heavenly) and it came with chips and onion rings. My friend ordered their Surf and Turf which was steak, queen prawns and calamari rings.
Mushroom burger: N1900
Surf and turf: N4000 excluding rice order
Then the Spur platter-pork ribs, chicken wings, queen prawns, calamari, and sole. And the ribs were awesome! I was quite surprised actually. Sadly because I was already stuffed I couldn’t eat as much as I wanted. And that’s why I am going back soon to really get into those ribs :-) My friend thought the jollof rice side order was bland though. And I think the steak was just average.
Spur platter: N6000

And the milkshake was so good. At N440 the chocolate milkshake I had is definitely giving Johnny Rockets milkshakes a run for their money if you ask me.



I think I would give Spur 4 stars out of 5. It’s not the everyday lunch spot unless you can afford it, but it isn’t a formal, prim-and-proper and stiff restaurant either. I’m glad this South African franchise came to Nigeria, and I hope they stay for good (as long as they keep up with the quality), unlike Nandos! I would recommend the ribs, and the burgers. And don’t even miss out on the milkshakes! 



Have you ever been to Spur and do you like the place?