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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Favourites from the 2015 Grammy Awards

The Grammys took place yesterday and here are some of my favourite looks from the night!

Jhene Aiko looked as soft as rose petals and just as gorgeous!

Even though I feel like Beyonce keeps playing it safe in the black dresses with the deep-plunging necklines, she still looked beautiful.

This colour looked magnificent on Ms. Azalea.

Jennifer Hudson kept it simple and classy in white.

Nicole Kidman ever so beautiful.

What's not to love here? The dress, the shoes, the colours...? The absolutely gorgeous Ms. Swift.

This looked a little playful and Zendaya's pixie cut showed off just how gorgeous she is.

A close tie for me with my fav. Unexpected and amazing. Rih knows how to keep all eyes on her.

Ciara for the win. The simplicity. The class.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Lemony-Garlicky-Chicken... Oh Yum!

Image from cookingclassy.com
This recipe looked way too yummy not to repost! I am definitely going to give this a try on our next date night! Want to give it a go? Click here!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

All Shades Of Gorgeous

I couldn't help but notice how awesome Lupita Nyong'o looked at the SAG Awards!


Sunday, 12 October 2014

How To Pick Your Hair Products; The Minimalist Way


Since I keep getting questions about how I decided on which hair products were best for me, I thought it'd be useful to have a post on this for those transitioning or thinking about doing a big chop.  From the moment I made up my mind to stop using chemicals to straighten my curls, I started doing my research. I suggest you arm yourself with information about your hair type, curl pattern and its needs. From time to time I'll feature popular hair gurus with different hair textures on here so you can watch out for that. 

I started out with only 3 products (shampoo, conditioner and oil) that my stylist had tested on my hair and seemed great at the time. The more I understood my hair's needs, the more my product stash slightly increased but I'm still not a junkie. There's no point wasting money on things you will stash for years and eventually discard.

Here are some tips:

* Find a great conditioner (preferably one that can be used to co-wash and still be a great leave-in). This cuts your buy in half.

* Find a great clarifying system (could be a clarifying shampoo, or an ACV rinse or anything else that works for you, it's worth trying them to find out which works best for your hair). It is not enough to just co-wash or moisturise, you will need to clarify so your scalp and pores remain clean and fresh and you get rid of a build-up of products in your hair.

* Find a great oil or moisturiser for your hair or both.

* For styling, you may need gels or styling/holding creams depending on your hair type and the looks you would like to achieve.

* Experiment with small samples. Most companies offer samples for free or for a cheap price so you can order or buy these and try them out. If a new product is not enhancing you hair care system, give it away or look for a product swap opportunity. These seem to pop up a lot at local hair events.

* Don't do a massive product haul if you're a newbie and are just starting out because you will spend a lot of money. At that point you don't really know what your hair will like or not, so get to know your hair and get free samples as mentioned earlier. You're better off with a tiny bottle of something you may use again than a huge bottle of something you'll never use again.

This doesn't have to be an overwhelming experience that will cost you loss of income. Remember to be prepared by arming yourself with information, especially if you are a newbie. You don't need the whole shop in your hair! :)

Saturday, 20 September 2014

FABstar: Mellody Hobson

Mellody Hobson embodies the word "inspiration".

She was born the youngest of 6 children to a single mother in Chicago, Illinois. Her mother worked in real estate and supported the family by buying, renovating and selling old houses. Hobson attended a private school and then went on to study at Princeton University.

She started working at Ariel Investment soon after she graduated in 1991. By the year 2000, she had worked through the ranks to become the President of Ariel Investment, the title she still holds today. There are only 7 minority CEOs in the Fortune 250 and of thousands of publicly traded companies, only two are chaired by black women and she is one of them. In addition to this, she is the chairman of the Board for DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. as well as a director of the Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and Starbucks Corporation.

As if all these roles weren't tasking enough, she also functions as a board member of the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, The Chicago Public Education Fund, Sundance Institute and is on the executive committee of the Investment Company Institute's board of governors. She also chairs a non-profit called After School Matters which provides out-of-school-time programmes to young teens in Chicago.

Hobson is married to world-renowned director and producer George Lucas and they have a daughter together. Her ability to successfully wear many hats efficiently and elegantly is the reason why she is being featured as a FABspiration. She just shows that with hard work and ambition, there are no limits to what you can do. I totally loved hearing her inspiring stories and experiences at TED which you can watch here. Also, if you have any investment questions, you can send her an email and watch her helpful videos here.

If you'd like to feature or know someone who should be featured as a FABspiration on fab.me, send an email to mo@fab.me with the title 'Features'.