Save the Children and Atlantic Records are proud to announce a very special Livestream event for the whole family celebrating the new children's album At home with the kids - for which 100% of the net proceeds benefit Save the Children. The event will air live on Thursday, October 1st at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT.
Highlights of the event include musical performances, readings, and much more from celebrated artists Matt Maeson, Anderson East & Aaron Raitiere, Midland, gnash, Kyle among others!
At home with the kids, as been met by critical acclaim from outlets such as Rolling Stone, Billboard, and SPIN, with PARADE declaring the album "a fun mix of groovy funk, silly pop and soothing sleepy lullabies... Perfect for your child's nap time and silly dance parties. At home with the kids is a fun addition to children's music with a great cause to boot." The album features 23 classic songs, lullabies, and original family favorites performed by stars including Sia, Portugal, The Man, Tove Lo, Christina Perri, and many more.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Monday, September 28, 2020
I am super excited to share my interview with Swarnaz. Answering those questions reminded me of a lot and I want you all to please go check it out. Let me know if you share similar experiences in fashion and blogging in general. To read please click here: Interview with Swarnaz.
Get involved in the fall fashion 2020 which involves covering and layering depending on the temperature of the day. Bomber jackets are fall essentials that can be layered in winter. Here are 5 different ways to wear a bomber jacket with a skirt.
Bomber Jackets and Mini Skirts.
The embroidered Chinese bomber jacket was one of the hottest street style trends back in 2016. Thanks to its timeless fashion design. White mini skirt, blue embroidered bomber jacket, and Adidas sneakers.
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Two-color bomber jacket and skirt.
This is a stylish way to style a bomber jacket. Checkered skirt, two-color tone bomber jacket, and boots.
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Flare skirt with prints pastel-colored bomber jacket and knee-high winter boots.
This blue pink bomber jacket is a statement. It is perfect for different occasions, most especially for events that don’t require formal and conservative dress code. While it’s a perfect weekend piece with jeans and tees, don’t discount it for work. I love it paired with a skirt. Swap your usual blazer for a bomber to give your look a fresh and sporty edge look.
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Saturday, September 26, 2020
Ending a relationship can be easy or hard depending on the situation surrounding your breakup. Sometimes people get emotional while others get hostile which can lead to different outbursts. Trying to prevent this would be the best option.
In today's mental health question and answer session, share your opinion in the comment session below.
How best can a person end a relationship with a violent, controlling, and obsessive partner?
Friday, September 25, 2020
Relationships nowadays are like clothes people change everyday and it has become a norm in recent times. There is the freedom to love and move on if things are not working out but how do you ensure that in your next relationship you do not get your time wasted again.
I have put together tips that can help you understand a person before starting a relationship with him/her.
1. Understand yourself. When you know yourself, you understand what motivates you to resist bad habits and develop good ones. You'll have the insight to know which values and goals activate your willpower, tolerance, and understanding of others. Your awareness of your own foibles and struggles can help you empathize with others. (Ref: psychology today).
2. Never accept or give excuses for things you did not accept in your previous relationship because at the end of the day those things will end up ending the relationship in the long run.
3. Be you. Being another person is more taxing. Be you and let that person see you for you.
4. Be open to every conversation. This is one of the best ways of knowing people's beliefs, way of life, and thinking. This will help you see if there is a need to even take a step further to end it right there. Be patient during the conservation, do not force your opinion on anyone, be calm and accept anything the person says because that is what he/she beliefs and so it is better to allow them to air their views and beliefs to the fullest.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
All my life I saw my mum used the native red oil to make meals such as soup, stew, etc. Red oil also known as palm oil has a unique taste, especially when the oil is freshly extracted from palm nuts. It tastes great and gives your food a nice appetizing aroma.
If you are familiar with the red oil but do not know the health benefits, here are the health benefits of using palm oil to cook.
Palm oil is an excellent source of tocotrienols, a form of vitamin E with strong antioxidant properties that may support brain health. Palm oil may help protect brain function, reduce heart disease risk factors and increase vitamin A levels in certain people
Improved Vitamin A Status
Palm oil can help improve vitamin A status in people who are deficient or at risk of deficiency. Studies in pregnant women in developing countries have shown that consuming red palm oil increases vitamin A levels in their blood, as well as in their breastfed infants
Palm oil has been credited with providing protection against heart disease
Acts as a very good antioxidants
Red palm oil contains vitamin E tocotrienols, which acts as a super-antioxidant and the carotenoids in red palm oil also act as antioxidants.
Palm oil is 100% fat, half of which is saturated. It also contains vitamin E and red palm oil contains antioxidants called carotenoids, which your body can convert into vitamin A. In general please note that since it contains fat your intake matters a lot. Your intake determines the impact it has on your health.
Have a good day.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Summer is officially gone. Summer was fun, went by so fast. It's already getting really cold and I can't help but acknowledge the fact that summer is over tho one of the best parts for me, was going out in the evenings and summer afternoons wearing a beautiful dress and looking all fly.
On Saturday, I actually wanted to go out by 4:30 pm. I dressed up, had my face touched up, looking all good and I wore this dress. The weather wasn't exactly friendly but it wasn't so cold when I left the house. I wanted to take photos of this dress so I wore a jacket to cover my upper body but my legs were exposed. I went to a restaurant to have lunch, I had a burger which wasn't the best burger, it was just an overpriced tasteless meal, you can hardly find a good restaurant in this modern time.
After eating I left the restaurant. I took a walk to where I wanted to take the photos. I got there the sun was still shining which helped me stay warm even when I took off my bomber jacket. The funny part of that day was that when I finished taking the pictures, I was trying to control myself from shaking because I was already very cold. Goodbye to summer as we are already in autumn which is one of the hardest parts of the year for me.
Throughout the summer period, I wore dresses that compliment my body type. Femmeluxe is every girl's go-to online wardrobe. They basically give every girl access to the latest fashion trends designs and styles on a very reasonable budget. The striking and most commendable attribute of this business brand is that even though they have free mass measurement patterns, the measurements are always accurate, I mean for a size small you actually get a size small dress that suits you.
I think what makes a dress perfect is the fitting and the style of the dress. This dress has a nice fit which really compliments my body. The color is everything I mean it glitters when you are under the sun and you will love this dress even more. It has a dark color tone but yet so vibrant. This is one of my favorite dresses from Femme luxe.
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Monday, September 21, 2020
Wearing rings have become part of fashion. Rings are no more just for engagements and wedding ceremonies they are now statement pieces. People use rings on certain fingers to work a certain type of energy. Most ancient texts and cultures advocate the wearing of rings on particular fingers to induce a mood. For example – wear a ring on your thumb if you need to express your individuality.
Irish Claddagh Ring
The Claddagh is an Irish ring that features two hands, holding a heart and surrounded by a crown. The design is said to represent the qualities of love (the heart), friendship (the hands), and loyalty (the crown). The Irish Claddagh Ring features gothic style hands and the heart is made of a cubic zirconia crystal. Absolutely a great gift to express your love for your, girlfriend, fiancée, or wife!
This beautiful Florentine Ring features a classy looking florentine finish, which is typically seen on rings made of precious metals. This technique creates tiny cross-hatch engraved lines across the piece of jewelry. This is the perfect wedding ring to represent your love and marriage. Can be made on your choice of sterling silver or 24K gold plating.
Check out our Men’s Collection for unique pieces of jewelry for that man in your life.
Jewelry is passionate and sends a lot of messages to the heart. They go beyond design and quality, they are embodied with love.
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Thursday, September 17, 2020
We boost the illness of mentally sick people when we stay around them and give an excuse for why they treat us bad. In this Movie, Vane is the girlfriend of Angel a Sociopath. Just to make you understand better here is the difference between a sociopath and a psychopath.
A sociopath typically has a conscience, but it’s weak. He may know that taking your money is wrong, and he might feel some guilt or remorse, but that won’t stop his behavior.
A psychopath doesn’t have a conscience. If he lies to you so he can steal your money, he won’t feel any moral qualms, though he may pretend to. He may observe others and then act the way they do so he’s not “found out,” Tompkins says. Source.
Angel in this movie is a sociopath whose girlfriend Vena fed his illness by allowing him to subdue her in many ways. Vena knew she deserved better but she let herself give excuses for her man Angel's behaviors. When she decided to leave he felt she didn't have any reason to leave because that has become a norm for him and he became violent after tricking her back into the house.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Sweatshirts are great fashion clothing that is not only stylish, comfy, and cool but also versatile pieces that can be styled in so many ways. The fall season is here and if you are wondering how to dress up your sweatshirt, then look no more. I have put together 5 stylish ways to dress up a sweatshirt to your office, formal events, etc.
Here are 5 stylish ways to dress up a sweatshirt.
Monday, September 14, 2020
Who else feels like a celebrity for a minute when you are well dressed and you are crossing the zebra crossing. When the cars stop and you use your side eyes to notice that they are all looking at how beautiful look. That feeling always gets me. I know it's so vain, but I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way sometimes.
I am slowly missing summer already. It is getting colder and a pullover is now essential.
I am slowly missing summer already. It is getting colder and a pullover is now essential.
Here are my outfit details.
Tee shirt: Cropp
Sunglasses: Giant Vintage
Shoes: Jessica Buurman.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
STYLING EMBROIDERED JEANS AND KNIT.
HOW TO WEAR SKIRTS OVER PANTS
This trend has been seen on so many runways and is perfect for those who loves layers. You will agree with me that it has a 90's touch. This skirt over pants totally attached to the Denim pant.
DENIM ON DENIM
Knit sweater by Zaful.
Chunky faux suede.
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
When the COVID-19 outbreak began most people were very conscious of the effect of the virus on human health and protecting themselves was the utmost priority. People have gotten so comfortable and they no longer care about wearing masks, some say it is a scam while some believe it is just a phase. Whichever one it falls on let's not be taken unaware. Always wear a mask. It won't hurt to wear a mask but will hurt to get infected and face the pain of it all.
Wearing a mask is not comfortable for everyone but see your health as an asset and do the needful. If you are one of those people who stopped wearing mask please start today. The cold season is coming we all have to be careful.
Why did you stop wearing a mask?
Saturday, September 05, 2020
As usual, when I go out during the weekend I focus on having fun because all work and no play make Melody unhappy. Yesterday was fun-filled but something happened while I was sipping my chilled coco-cola by the bar. The Disk junkie (DJ) was a beautiful vibrant young lady. When I first walked to the bar to get a drink she immediately spotted me and winked at me. Cool lady with a good choice of music.
There were several other people sitting at the bar. I noticed a lot of excited people but there was a young man that caught my attention. He sat with a lady who he came with I guess because they both sat so close and discussed while exchanging smiles a lot. The lady he sat with was focused on him but he could not take his eyes off the disk junkie it was so obvious that my friend also pointed it out to me.
Do you think his actions were very disrespectful to the lady he sat with?
Sage Mesh Floral Sleeve Bodycon Mini Dress - Kellen
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Friday, September 04, 2020
There are situations that occur in life that shapes you to a different kind of person. Honestly, at this point, if I decide not to trust people I am not in any way to be blamed.
Here's the story:
A friend has asked me several times for my apartment in exchange for his, but I said no. Today, I got a message from my house owner saying: your friend wants your apartment but I told him you are not leaving yet. What should I do?
One of the difficult aspects of leaving a toxic relationship is for the individuals involved to come to the realization that they are in a toxic relationship. This can be excused for many other behaviors and also seen as love. As humans, we have a bit of toxicity in us. We do things that might not be acceptable at some point in life but when it is a constant habit the alarm should start ringing so loudly. When you can identify early signs of a toxic relationship you can be able to figure out ways to break out of it.
I asked a question on Quora which I am also asking everyone reading this article.
How do you identify toxicity at the early stage of a relationship?
Thursday, September 03, 2020
This is not an easy process. Honestly, let me not make it sound like an easy process because it is not in any way an easy process. It will take time, patience, understanding, observation, self-awareness, and self-realization. It is important to know that being in a toxic relationship can ruin you and put people who care about your well being in constant worry and fear. The process may be so difficult, shameful but you have to come to the self-realization that your mental health should be protected at all times because this can drive you crazy and make you do things you never thought of doing.
There are persons who need to draw strength from other people. It can be pretty annoying if you have a close friend or a loved one who is going through this phase. It can be so tiring advising them and watch them go back to that same toxic environment or relationship. Do not give up on them because one day, they will slowly but surely come to the realization and gather the strength to detach themselves from such circumstances.
Do not be ashamed and afraid to seek help from the right authority if need be.
If it's toxic, leave it silently or loudly. What matters is that you left.
At what point should you leave a toxic relationship?
Read more on mental health.
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
It has been a whole lot of craziness this week. I got news about the death of my friend's mum. He has been in tears and I can not help but just pray for him to have the divine strength to move on. Everything just feels tight and I really want you all to also pray for him. I remember him taking these photos of me wearing this navy loungewear set from Femme luxe a week ago and I told him to be positive that his mum will be fine. I have been trying to meet with him but his energy is very low which is very understandable. We have been cool friends for years. I wish his family the strength to bear the loss and I pray that he will find happiness again. Amen.
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