B A R B A R A

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'A Happy Child'
Me & all the things I love.
2 Cor. 7:16
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[Day 22]
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I don't know how to make a fool of myself in front of others.

There. I said it. It's out of the bag. 
I can't even take selfies in public. I always need to be by myself, or I lose my nerve. Some would say it's because I take myself too seriously but alas, that can't be further from the truth. The truth is that I'm deathly shy.

Yeah, yeah, no one ever believes it but I can tell you for free that social media has really helped with that as I get to meet people virtually first before meeting them in person.

Countdown to my birthday, I'm making a fool of myself. I'm sure @dada_ayodele would never have imagined that I'd pick these pictures from the lot, lol.
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#barbara1923 #birthdaygirl #beyourself
[Day 21]
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I honestly can't remember the last time I was so excited for my birthday to come. Last year, I had to psyche myself into posting a picture on social media but not in 2019.

I'm grateful to GOD for so many things and that's why as a countdown to my birthday, my #gratitudeseries will be up on my stories everyday up till Saturday.

No, I haven't made more money or even gotten a husband (that's far, let's start with boyfriend first, lol), I haven't bought a house or a new car. But there is a certain realisation that has come over me this year that makes me feel so much more alive than ever and its like a bubble of water within me which always bursts out in a bright smile.

Anyway, it's my birthday in 5 days and I can't keep still 
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#barbara1923 #birthdaycountdown #blessedchild
[Day 20]
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Found a collection of videos from the second time I cut my hair and I'm feeling really nostalgic cos in my opinion, that was a really great time of my life.

Don't have much to say at the moment and I'm not bailing out on growing back my hair so you guys have nothing to worry about ☺️ But don't you sometimes wish that you could have it all? 
Long, short and what's in-between
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#barbara1923 #naturalhairjourney #hairtalk
[Day 19]
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I can be very boyish and that's about the singular reason why I've never paid attention to the hair on my arms & legs until now. 
But it's the beginning of the year and I'm hoping that can change consistently. 
The first thing I did was shave the hair on my arms & legs, the second was to use the @makariahscrubs coffee body scrub on my entire body. 
I'm not very good with bottles so this jar has broken πŸ™ˆbut the product I wouldn't trade for anything (even if it had tiny shards of the glass in it. 
At first I didn't know what to expect - would it be dry or oily or moisturizing? how will I feel after rinsing it off? do I need an exfoliating glove? etc. 
I applied it with my hands all over my body and it was dry. It made a mess & was dry. I was so disappointed. The coffee scent is awesome so I somewhat didn't mind. Then I rinsed it off....... Need I say more? 
My skin was silky smooth and soft and the moisture was overwhelming. I touched my skin like I'd wake up and it would be a dream. Then I regretted not buying a bigger jar πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ i.e. It's freakin awesome! I'm definitely re-purchasing this.
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#barbara1923 #beautyblogger #madeinNigeria
[Day 18]
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People thought I was mad when I cut my hair the second time. Not just cut my hair but I cut it so there was nothing left. 
I on the other hand, thought it was the sanest thing I'd ever done in my entire life 😁 
It was freeing, it was liberating, it was the 3rd most impulsive thing I'd done in my entire life 😁 (nope, not saying what the number 1 thing is 😜) I also thought it was dope, right along with a couple more people. 
It's #FBF so I figured I'd share some pictures from that era. Which is your favorite?
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#barbara1923 #shorthair #bigchop
[Day 17]
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The first thing I did this year was visit Precious & have my teeth checked. 
So I'm old, real old, and yet this was my first time visiting the dentist in my entire life. .
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I went with my camera & hired one of her assistants to be my assistant 😁. He did pretty well and here is my experience in pictures (I'll need your help here Precious to say what some of these things do though πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ) .
. - Pic 1: id call this the spit sink lol cos this is where the patient leans forward to 'spit' out.
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. - Pic 2: hahaha, Precious looking like Darth Vader. .
. - Pic 3: looking into my mouth to find out what's wrong. . - Pic 4: what's that blue light.
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- Pic 5 & 6: tools of the dentist trade. Would be nice to know what they do cos I'm certain I'd have scrammed if I'd seen them before the procedure πŸ™ˆ
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. - Pic 7: cleaning of my teeth. Scaling I think?
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. - Pic 8: suctioning out all the liquid in my mouth. .
. - Pic 9: showing off my awesome set of teeth with my dentist πŸ‘πŸ½ .
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I wanted to whiten my teeth but Precious said they were an awesome shade already, yes! There was something she called it but I can't remember πŸ€”

A dentist procedure is a wet procedure but my makeup stayed on even after & I felt no pain.
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#barbara1923 #dentist #procedure
[Day 16]
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It's not often I look over my shoulder. Which means that I rarely regret anything. It's not easy I tell you but possible and I've trained my mind to never look back.

I've cut my hair twice now - once to a punk and the other time to a skin cut literally. Both times to know what it feels like to have short hair. 
I'm over that now. All I want at the moment is to get my huge head of hair back but I'm patient and willing to wait for it to grow back one strand at a time πŸ˜‰
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#barbara1923 #naturalhair #hairblogger
[Day 15]
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I'm supposed to be sharing only pictures taken this year but not really in the spirit of the #10yearschallenge (mine is in stories), I'm posting a rare picture of a long free stretch of Ikorodu road which I took in 2017.

Today is Armed Forces Remembrance Day but alas, a vanity challenge took over but like a fried of mine who is in the Navy said, 'each day, a soldier risks his life just so o can sleep & wake up in peace'. .
So while I can't salute them, this post is for them - thank you for your selflessness, courage, strength and pride. I don't take it for granted that I can take a picture of a Lagos road in peace. .
Good success to you all & thank you for taking time to smile today.
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#barbara1923 #armedforces #thisislagos
[Day 14]
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In my head, my bun always looks good but then I look at pictures and see how crooked it is. IT IS ANNOYING joo.

That's pretty much why I'd rather not do a bun with my overgrown TWA & honestly, with the way things are these days, I spend all my free time sleeping or catching up with Netflix and stuff like that instead of creating awesomeness with my full head of hair. 
Hey, I'm single and I don't go out much so no judging.

Anyway, here's my crooked bun for your looking pleasure. I created the puff tuck n rolls though 😁
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#barbara1923 #hairblogger #naturalhair
[Day 13]
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There are very few people who like nature as much as I do. 
Before you scream foul, let me explain. Or maybe I should be specific and say 'there are very few Nigerians...' πŸ€”

Anyway, let me go on. There's a huge difference between 'loving nature' & 'taking pictures of nature'. This post is all about this here Cacti so I'll go to it. 
I got these more than a year ago from @theflowershoplagos and I've neglected them horribly. Infact, it got to a point that there was barely any soil in their little pot things. 
On the 1st day of this year though, I went round the back of my house, saw them and decided to give them a new life zest so I emptied the pots & cleaned them, washed the cacti (cos they were covered in dust & dirt), put new soil in them and voila, here they are.

I don't think they should have told me to water them just once a month though 😁
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#barbara1923 #cactus #naturelover
[Day 12]
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Finished my chores today and sitting on my side of the bed figured I'd record my favourite everyday look which takes me less than 10mins no kidding - on #IGTV now. *le sigh* I guess I took it too far - figuring out a way to look great using minimal makeup & less time eh.

Well, it does save time and the routine is like clockwork for me now. It helps that my complexion is back to being normal sha.

I've products that are foolproof too so those help as well. I'll do another post with all of them so you know the products that help me stay sane when I'm on a time crunch in the morning. 
Do you have any makeup routines that help you save time?
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#barbara1923 #beautyblogger #makeuptips
[Day 11]
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Anyone who knows me knows I'm not really into makeup like that (πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸ˜πŸ˜€) but for real though, a little foundation to even out my skin, contour & blush + lip balm has always been my go-to look. Weird right? Oh, and mascara too.

I always manage to accumulate makeup and then give it all away but year I think I'm willing to be a makeup hoarder πŸ€”

I'm still thinking about it but it doesn't seem so bad abi?

Anyway, in the spirit of becoming a makeup hoarder I guess I'm going to have to use makeup more often (Barbara, are you sure about what you are getting yourself into?). Here's a #selfie of a vamp purple lip I wore during the week. Very different from my usual but it looked good even if I do say so myself.
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#barbara1923 #beautyblogger #makeup