Monday, 29 June 2015

I still cry a little.....

Have you ever had your eyebrows totally messed up when all you wanted was to have dem brows on fleek? 
Kindda like this...

No? Lucky you! It has happened to me and I sill cry a little in my heart whenever I remember. I am soooooo glad though that I didn't go through the ordeal alone. Yup, at some point in the great Ahmadu Bello Unversity, Zaria, there were 2 girls walking around with eyebrows worse than those below. 

Can you feel my pain now?

When I saw this picture, I cried a little in my soul....because I know the pain that lady up there must be going through.....anyways, she will survive it. Like we did *cue in I am a survivor*

Are you wondering how that is even possible? I am here to inform you that as painful as it sounds, it is possible. And it happened to me. 

At the time, my bff, Omofeba and my humble self were in 200 level, feeling fly and experimenting with make up and trying to look even more fly. We had our hair did, nails did and just had to complete the look..... I don't remember whose idea shaping our eyebrows was but for the sake of this post, let us blame Omofeba even though I am the one with the bushy brows.

I cant remember exactly whose was done first but we both ended up very very very unhappy! Now that I'm thinking about it, I wonder how it is possible that the first person did not say anything and why the second person sat down for the assault. Again, lets blame Omofeba.....I am not sure why we are blaming her now, but let us just blame her.

Then I prayed, I prayed and I prayed really hard for my brows to grow back oh. I missed my bushy brows, I felt everyone was looking at us wondering whattapun and I stayed away from shaping them for a veeeeeeeery long time and to this day, I am very careful who touches my brows, I have to avoid more stories that touch the heart!

I don't know how long it took my dear friend to trust anyone with her brows but the last time I saw her, dem brows were on fleek! And mine? You kow na, waaaaay more on fleek! 

And if this ever happens to you, GOD FORBID!!! just find a way to tie a scarf all the way to cover the brows, that is what we did oh, for a while. Or just go for a full fringe weave!


Thursday, 4 June 2015

Phenomenal Woman....

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size   
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,   
The stride of my step,   
The curl of my lips.   
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,   
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,   
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.   
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.   
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,   
And the flash of my teeth,   
The swing in my waist,   
And the joy in my feet.   
I’m a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered   
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,   
They say they still can’t see.   
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,   
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.   
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.   
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,   
The bend of my hair,   
the palm of my hand,   
The need for my care.   
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.