Friends can really be annoying, I begged for a copy of Arese Ugwu’s The Smart Money Woman for months and no one answered my pleas. I kept asking people travelling here to help me purchase it. In case you are wondering if I am some sort of cheapskate or ‘awoof’ loving individual, I am but that was not the case this time.

You see, I prefer to read hard copy books not e-copies and I could not get one abroad. I was eager to get started on this book. Anyway, I had to settle for the e-book.

Catering Business

You know how these days everyone says they are so busy, or the Lagos traffic is killing, or there are crazy deadlines at work, these could be valid excuses or just excuses to get out of doing embarrassing things. Anyway, I thought you could make some money off people’s busy schedules. I mean no matter how busy anyone gets, they are never too busy to eat.

Black lady entering class

Sometimes you get ideas or questions in your mind. Are you doing the best you can? Are you taking full use of opportunities around you? Is there more you can do to achieve your goals, earn more or simply live a better life?

I had this picture of myself as a high-flying career woman, and I thought to myself that I should get more qualified.

Ladies and Gentlemen, as great as the decision was, It has been a challenging process. I will now offer little nuggets for those who feel they are too old or too busy to go back to school.

The first step I say;

Chockers

Image via marieclaire.co.uk

I bet you read the title and just thought she is so stale. I promise I am not. This trend is something I looked at earlier with nostalgia and just smiled waiting for it to pass. It brought back memories of secondary school days, going for summer holiday and shopping at Claire’s.

Well the trend has evolved from the simple spiral wire types to velvet to lace to denim to diamond studded chokers, Shout out to Kim Kardashian.

eyelashes extension

In the spirit of beauty and all the things I was learning from social media, I decided to get eyelash extensions. I am not talking about the ones you get stuck on when trying to slay with your Aso Ebi at that society wedding. I am talking Silk Lash Extensions, natural looking (Kardashian-esque), individually attached which last at least three weeks before you need refills.

Honestly, they are beautiful. I still have the eyelashes on as I type this and I get at least one compliment a day.

Here is what I wish someone had told me before I got them;

I know how many times I have thought of vamping my old weave but out of laziness just drop it off at a salon or buy a new one. Well, times are changing especially now when saving money is very important.

A black lady

Yes, I wish that was my hair in the picture too.

Ladies, don’t you just love how these days most of the stuff in your fridge can be used on your hair? I mean food stuff would not go to waste anymore. I am serious, though. With the rise of the naturalistas and team naturals, many natural hair gurus have let us in on exciting, never been thought of products for luxurious hair. With these products from the house, you may not need even to visit the salon.

There was so much fuss about the book, at first I was not sure if I was interested in reading it. I was just thinking, ‘Okay great she is going to tell us about the fantastic deals she struck to allow her to afford her weaves, designer bags and lifestyle as an On-air Personality’. I thought it would be great to read about her self-promotion skills then I started seeing excerpts on Twitter about how Maje having a child in the past earlier.

For the past few years, I noticed I was writing the same goals year in year out. I would illustrate my goals in my journal, draw out the activities and things I wanted, for instance, sketching my heap of money. The same things kept showing up; travel, buy land, dream job, become a multi-millionaire, when I didn’t achieve them, I simply scheduled them for the nest year however for the very first time I am closer to achieving my goals. I am going to share the things I learnt that brought me closer to success. I hope they work for you;

With only a few days remaining to Christmas, you must have been thinking of an amazing place to spend the Christmas with your loved ones aside from the traditional act of travelling to your hometown.

Here, we present you with a list of the seven most amazing places to spend Christmas vacation in Nigeria.

Silverbird Galleria-Lagos

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