DRESSES AND FLOWERS – LOOKBOOK + VIDEO

I have really enjoyed exploring photography and videography a lot more in the last few months. I even started working as a freelance photographer - something I've always wanted to do but never thought I would - and added it to my Paula Melissa brand. I am just so blessed to be surrounded by creative…

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So this is what freedom tastes like?? I like it.

Guys, I think I manage to forget how stressful exams are every single time. Like, stress. But as I write this post, I AM EXAM FREEEEE - until the next exam period but let's not let that ruin this moment;) If you're close to me, you'll know how tiring this exam period has been for…

GATHERING OF QUEENS – WHY WE MUST REFER TO OURSELVES AS QUEENS

There is nothing better than being surrounded by beautiful (inside and out), strong, empowered women - all supporting and motivating each other. - This is what is known as a Gathering of Queens. My uni's African Affairs Network organised a social event they called 'the Gathering of Queens'. I was instantly hooked and promised myself…

Bronze, Lime Green #OOTD

I never ever saw myself or called myself a fashion or beauty blogger but here I am posting three fashion outfit posts in a month. I have no regrets. I am clearly drawing inspiration from colour, with my other fashion-y post being titled Sky Blue and White. This lime green pixie-cut jacket has been in my…

Teach Me To Be Carefree

I am forever grateful for friends that keep me grounded. Yesterday was a good day for me. It was impromptu and chill and reminded me that life does not always need to be so carefully planned out. It is okay to relax and enjoy the ride sometimes. My outfit for yesterday could be titled 'how much…

Sky Blue and White – #OOTD

My family and I went to a wedding today. I took the opportunity to try and create a new outfit and take some blog pics. I am sporting a light blue peplum top on top of a white bodycon dress. And of course, I am still rocking my natural hair with a cute gold headband.…

Jones Bootmaker Shoes Wishlist*

A girl can never have too many shoes - or at least that's what I've been told! In my experience, some boys have more shoes than I have ever known, but that is a story for another day. The British shoe company, Jones Bootmaker have been making classy shoes in London and the rest of the…

Blue on Blue – Long Sequinned Gown

I was feeling myself today. I am no fashion blogger as you can probably tell from my blog, which is mainly filled with posts of me ranting about life and people and everything in between. But today, I wore this dress and felt like a Queen. If that doesn't qualify me to write this post, I…

Three Pretty Pink Gowns

I realised that I have a lot of pink clothing, specifically pink dresses so I decided to do a mini lookbook of the pink gowns. DRESS NUMBER ONE   This dress was purchased at Romeo and Juliet couture boutique, but because I didn't purchase it myself, I am not sure of the price or the availability of…

No-Foundation March – the movement

Make-up is not for the insecure girls. As a kid, growing up, I watched my mum and aunties dress up and put on make-up to look their best for church on Sunday or for an outing. At eleven or twelve I had decided that you can only be beautiful if you put on ‘powder’ or…

Make-up: Bits and Bobs

I love make up because it gives females freedom to look how they want to and express their individuality. I know a lot of people have the perception that make up makes people 'fake' or 'artificial' and girls who wear it, only wear it because they're 'insecure'. I genuinely believe this is incorrect because make…

Acrylic nails vs Gel nails

It’s been a widely discussed and debated subject amongst the female community; Acrylic nails or Gel nails? Which one is better? Acrylic nails are false nails that are made and shaped like a real nail, out of plastic. They are bonded to the natural nail usually with glue or a cohesive, to give the illusion…

Outfit: Peplum is the way

Quick fashion post day. Peplum. Wikipedia describes peplum as a 'short overskirt that is usually attached to a fitted jacket, blouse or dress'. Couldn't have said it better myself, to be perfectly honest. Peplum is the type of fashion item that never gets out of fashion, and can be worn in nearly any weather condition. As…