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Friday, August 11, 2017

THE BEST STRAIGHT HAIR & CLOSURE? ft Sorelle World Hair

Hello and welcome back here!
Hope you're  having a good day. 

Today I am showcasing what I  dare to call the best straight hair I have ever worn. I got this from http://sorelleworld.com/
I have a review video up on youtube and you can watch that below. 


Now let's talk about the hair. I am seriously in love with it. The lustre, the volume, everything is bomb! 

I made it into a wig all by myself and I am quite proud. 
What you see is 3 bundles (24, 22, 20) and an 18 inches closure (that I didn't have to bleach). I  tweezed the closure a bit and added some concealer to make it more realistic. I am completely in love with the outcome and quality of the hair. 

To get 10% off your purchase on Sorelleworld.com use the code: THEDIYLADY
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Thanks for coming by.God Bless.
P.S: Don't forget to watch  my review video below: I also share my hacks to laying your wigs/closure FLAT in the video.



Monday, July 24, 2017

Thrive! Don't Just Survive...

Hello World, 
How are you all doing? Hope everyone is having a lovely start to the week. 
Over the course of my blogging, I realized I never truly shared what my goal for blogging was with you guys. 

I enjoy sharing my style posts with you all and I even loved the days when I was focused on sharing my nail polish and painting adventures with y'all. But in recent times, I've taken my Youtube channel more seriously and I started sharing more "behind the scenes moments" with you guys. I love the seemingly perfect pictures and poses on my blog, but I honestly just want to tell you all to please follow my youtube channel so that you can see the "real life" moments that happens. 



My wheelchair style posts all began because I wanted to be the answer that comes up when a newly disabled person googles "how to look cute in a wheelchair" 

Shortly after my car accident, I found myself googling similar questions and wondering if I could still look cute on a wheelchair. I would search for things like "What kind of clothes should I buy as a wheelchair user", "Cute girls on wheelchair" and lots more! 

It may sound shallow but I was really concerned about my looks once the doctors told me I could no longer walk again. As most of you know, I had a car accident that resulted in a spinal cord Injury that left me with the only options of using a wheelchair for mobility.

Despite the tragic accident and it's effect on my body, I was somehow able to go on living a very optimistic life determined to live above my disability and prove to myself and others that NOTHING would hold me back from being my absolute best. 


I am not a Pro at this yet, but I honestly hope that my journey inspires everyone out there - disabled or not-  to thrive and not just survive

I don't want this post to get too long or preachy, so I'll stop here with this message: 
The devil can't take your calling, but he can take your confidence...so, don't let him catch you slipping... #BeBold #YouAreAForce

Be determined to rise above all that could be holding you down. Difficult days will come, but persevere and show the world that you are a force to be reckoned with. 



The Top I am wearing in this post is from Tobi. CLICK HERE.

Thank you guys for visiting my blog. 
Please don't forget to subscribe to my youtube channel. I post videos every Wednesday and Fridays. 
That's it for now, Till later God Bless. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Networking and meeting Claire Sulmers of the Fashion Bomb Daily

Hello World, 
Today I am excited to share with you pictures from an event I attended this past weekend. If you follow me on snapchat and instagram, I'm sure that you know by now that Claire Sulmers of the fashion bomb daily hosted her famous Cocktails with Claire event here in Dallas Texas. I vlogged the event and will have that post on my youtube channel tomorrow, so make sure you CLICK HERE to be subscribed. 



The all white affair was all about female entrepreneurship and the building of your brand. I learnt so much from all the ladies on the panel.
I chose to go with a simple laid back look and nude shoes/bag, but gave my face a bit of color by using my all time favorite red lip stain from sephora (Always red). 
With Claire Sulmers of Fashion Bomb Daily
My favorite part of the event, aside from the yummy food and wealth of knowledge, was getting to network and meet with some lovely ladies. 








I had a lot of fun and hope to attend more events like this in the future. 

Thank you so very much for visiting. Stay tuned for tomorrow's vlog for more exciting clips from this event and my entire weekend. 
Till Later, God bless. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Be Confident in Who You Are

Hello world, 
Over my short years in life, I have come to realize that confidence will take you to places you never imagined. Happiness is ....Not Guaranteed. It is fleeting, but most importantly, Happiness is... A choice. 
It's a choice we all have to make at various points in our lives. If one always has to wait for the perfect conditions, or situations before s/he can be happy, that individual might live most of their life a sad, sad person.

I have learned that in life that our situations or conditions aren't always how we want them to be and if you wait for everything to be perfect, you'll most likely never find happiness. Which brings me to today's topic about being confident. 
We've heard of the phrase "Fake it to make it", and while I personally think it's best to "Faith it to make it", the sentiments remain the same. 


We all have to, at different points in our lives, Choose to be confident or let fear ruin our lives and stunt our dreams. 
The decision to choose the path of faith, not fear isn't always an easy decision.

I am not saying that one shouldn't feel fear or express their sadness at certain situations, because the gloomy, fearful and sad days will come. But I have learnt that the quicker I am able to shake off those feelings, the better I am able to focus on the brighter things in life. 

SO dear friends, I hope that you make the conscious decision to always see the brighter side of life. Sit up tall in who you are and remember you are a child of the one true king. 

Count your blessings and make the best of every moment. Go forth and conquer this life you've been blessed with!


That's it for today, 
Thanks for visiting. God Bless

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Le Boo and I's First Time

Hi humans, 

How are you doing today? 

I am featuring Le Boo on the blog today because he was such a great sport and wore this gorgeous dashiki fabric with me and He willingly agreed to take pictures without the need for me to blackmail him. LOL... SOooo glad I married him!

So as the title connotes, this was our first time wearing the dashiki fabric print and must I say, WE NEED MORE! Oh wait, did my title make you think otherwise? Ooops, my bad. LOL 
Keep reading though, now that you're here... :)


I chose to pair my brightly colored dashiki with white pants and this gorgeous platform heeled shoes,. While my husband wore his with black pants and shoes. 

I am enjoying wearing lots of African prints lately and I believe it's because of how easily accessible they've gotten. 

These are from Perfect Dyeing Center.

In case you're wondering where I got this pair of pants that were Very comfortable even on the wheelchair. They are jeggings from walmart. Comfortable, stretchy and looks great! I always have to wash them every time I wear them though.. lol... The wheelchair tires aren't nice and I just attract dirt so very much. Eeek

Anyway yall, that's it for today. 
Hope you guys enjoyed this post and my title didn't confuse you. Hahahaha
Feel free to tell me about Your first time wearing dashiki in the comment section. *wink*

Till Later, God Bless. 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Bombshell Hair - La'Rems Quality Hair

Hello loves,

Summer days are coming up and I have been rocking this gorgeous hair from La'rems Quality Hair.


The hair is the Mynx Cambodian Wavy hair texture and I am absolutely in love with it.

I have on 18, 20, and 22 inches bundles and a closure I previously owned. My Stylist - @Exotic_Braids Laid this closure to perfection and those of you in the DFW area should definitely contact her for great sew-ins and hairstyles.


It holds curls really well and has minimal shedding with NO tangles. This hair company is offering YOU guys 30% off your purchase with FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $200.
The coupon code to use is: LIZDIY30


When you invest in good hair, you will enjoy it and reap the benefits of a stress free life.
CLICK HERE to buy this hair if you're interested or want to check out other items from this hair company.

I posted a youtube video on this and you can watch it below.

That's it for now,
Thanks for visiting, Till Later, God Bless.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rolling Stylishly - Wheelchair Fashion

Hello yall,
I seem to be a on a roll this week.

I won't jinx it though, so let's act like nothing is happening. Lol...

On my youtube channel today, I have a new video up showing my style as a wheelchair user. I answered some very common questions I get about how I style myself and I hope you guys enjoy the video. Feel free to leave a comment under the youtube video.






Thanks for visiting,
Till Later, God Bless.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Home Decor with Orchid Plant from HedgeScapes

Hi humans, 

I hope you are all having a wonderful day wherever you are!

Lately, I have been dreaming about home decor thanks to hours spent on watching HGTV and home decor videos on youtube!  Do you enjoy home decor? Don't forget to share some of your fave shows, and decor tips with me in the comment sections. 

Personally, I honestly cannot tell you how much I have learnt that plants and flowers have a lush way of making your home look AMAZING and alive! 



After this great discovery of mine, I was faced with a little problem called "allergies" and also the fact that I most certainly can't keep a plant alive no matter how hard I try. So I knew I had to get plants that looked real but were not real. Almost every plant I found in my local stores looked plastic and fake, but thanks to Hedgescapes for their array of indoor and outdoor faux plants. You can get flowers or artificial boxwood hedge to spruce up your home with just a click from their website.

I was able to get some nice faux plants for our home. The flowers are silk and they look and feel so real!!




This beautiful white orchids came just as you can see in these pictures. The vase and everything came together like this - neatly packaged and it made for the perfect center piece for our living room side table. 


I just love how beautiful and real the flowers look, and I'm excited that they will forever look perfect and not wither. LOL. I also love that I don't have to worry about allergies since they are faux flowers. 





 I am still working on decorating our entire home, and I hope that I can someday show you he finished work, but for now, enjoy my fave corner in our living room featuring this gorgeous Orchid masterpiece.







 If you're interested in this item or want to checkout other items from Hedgescapes, please CLICK THIS LINK and be sure to follow them on their social media pages.

Thank you so much for visiting,
Till Later, God Bless

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Styling Adire Print Bag - Tye Dye

 Hello loves,

I have got another style post featuring one of my most loved bags of the moment. I will be carrying this pretty much throughout the summer and you can't tell me NOTHING!

As a Nigerian, the "tie/dye" Adire print is not new to me, but I had mostly only seen it as outfits. With fashion forever evolving and returning, The Perfect Dyeing center is Bringing the love of adire back.
I decided to style my Adire bag with a simple black dress and blazer.

I love how structured the bag is and the making is certainly top notch. The chain straps can be worn in a long length or folded for a shorter look. The bag is very spacious and sits nicely. 
The perfect dyeing center offers free shipping in USA, and they have a lovely money back guarantee.






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If you're interested in this bag or want to check out other lovely items by the perfect dyeing center, Check them out HERE.

Thanks for visiting,
Till Later, God Bless.