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The best of the internet 1

I spent over 40% of my time on my phone.Avoiding people in real life because I never have anything to say and if I do have something to say ,it never comes out right  ,my mind is too fast and my mouth is too slow.Avoiding people on  the internet because I can’t take high dosages of political correctness .

I have decided to put together everything that catches my attention as I surf the net into blogposts.So expect this every Friday, keep in mind that this girl doesn’t know what consistency is, so every Friday is not actually going to be every Friday.

So here is goes :

1.The Unnecessary Miracle -A sermon by Sarah Jakes Roberts.I have spent a lot of time trying to summarise the sermon and I am failing.I am probably failing because it touches some stuff that I have gone through ,going through and me giving you a summary would end up getting personal.We are not those kind of friends yet ,so yeah…Give it a listen.

2.Outline’s skincare con article

‘Perfect skin has become the thinking woman’s quest. It’s normal today for people in certain circles to brag about spending most of their paycheck on serums. The latest skincare trends have a reassuring scientific cast: peptides, acids, solutions, and other things with clinical suffixes that are typically sold in small quantities for large amounts of money.

But all of this is a scam. It has to be. Perfect skin is unattainable because it doesn’t exist. The idea that we should both have it and want it is a waste of our time and money. Especially for women, who are disproportionately taxed by both the ideal of perfect skin and its material pursuit.’

This article started some really interesting discussions.A lot of people felt offended.’Ignorant  writer’,’condescending tone’, ‘she thinks she is better than other women’,’The Outline is starting to stink’…..

I honestly thought the article came from a good place.She may have not put out what was in her head in the right way or in a way that will not offend people.Every bit of it was eye opening for me -overlapping products ,long regimens ,breaking the skin barrier…

She dragged me -‘Don’t we all have friends who are fanatical about skin care and don’t… really (whispers) have great skin?‘.My morning routine has 6 steps ,using  products that are really outside my budget line because I have been told they work miracles.I jump on anything that anyone recommends.I have been scammed ,honestly.Truly.

3.My twitter account is for reading  Ijeoma’s tweets  and admiring the way Ayishat puts my thoughts into words.

4.Best Instagram account -I followed Manjujournal this week and I whispered ‘this is so so good’ a 10000 times as I scrolled though their account.There are so many African designers with sublime creations.Why are we still begging the LVHM white old men to make room for us ?

5.Intentions and living .Well ,yeah.I wrote something and you should read it.If it’s crappy ,it’s more like kitchen waste that you can turn into compost.Feed your guava tree and live happily ever after.

6.WAIT

‘Wait, for now.
Distrust everything, if you have to.
But trust the hours. Haven’t they
carried you everywhere, up to now?
Personal events will become interesting again.
Hair will become interesting.
Pain will become interesting.
Buds that open out of season will become lovely again.
Second-hand gloves will become lovely again,
their memories are what give them
the need for other hands. And the desolation
of lovers is the same: that enormous emptiness
carved out of such tiny beings as we are
asks to be filled; the need
for the new love is faithfulness to the old.

Wait.
Don’t go too early.
You’re tired. But everyone’s tired.
But no one is tired enough.
Only wait a while and listen.
Music of hair,
Music of pain,
music of looms weaving all our loves again.
Be there to hear it, it will be the only time,
most of all to hear,
the flute of your whole existence,
rehearsed by the sorrows, play itself into total exhaustion’.

-Galway Kinnell 

 

IMAGE CREDITS :

Hair: Layla Rebecca Smith / Insta: @_curioushair_

Model: Danzel Everett / Insta: @danzelwashingtonxox

MUA: Rebecca Searle Make Up Artist

Photographer: Emma Barrow

Stylist: me

Our fashion editiorial  published by  beau Nu magazine.

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