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This week's style post is an oldie because I've been trying to decide whether to put it up for over a month now. I'm also wearing my TwentySix skirt which I love but don't really wear so much.

Remember when I told you Henry and I had decided to start taking pictures of each other every week for our individual blogs? I'm not sure if I told you the first time we tried it didn't go as planned.

On the first day, we discovered we can't take pictures in the office compound - which would have been perfect. We also discovered Henry can't really use my camera, as most of the pictures came out blurry.

Either way, I've held on to these pictures since then, and I just decided to finally put them up. I actually really like them, because I don't really ever take any pictures of myself in a skirt or dress. I didn't get to do as many of the poses as I would have like because it was my first time photographing on the street and I was shy.

Because of the "oldie" thing, I edited the pictures differently than I normally would. What do you think? Is this a thing I should do from time to time instead of just showering my pictures with lots of light?

Post Credits

Photography - Henry

Skirt - TwentySix (sold out) | other styles here

Top - Thrifted

Sunglasses - Haute Signatures

Shoes - Bought from a colleague

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Remember when I did the #30Lippiesfor30Days Challenge? That was great right? And the giveaway at the end of it was even greater! Thanks again to everyone who entered, and big congrats to the winners. Of course, it wouldn't have been possible without Prestige Cosmetics and BLOT Beauty, so a HUGE thanks to them as well!

During the challenge, I got an awesome package from BLOT Beauty. When I reached out to them to collaborate on the giveaway, I wasn't even sure I would hear back. These lovely people went above and beyond and sent me not only lipsticks for the giveaway, but other goodies as well!

Dear August,

I woke up this morning and realized you are actually here. I knew you were coming no doubt, but it actually just hit me. And I lay in bed for a bit trying to decide if I should get up and welcome you with open arms or just stay down and wallow in my unpreparedness. "How on earth did August get here so fast?", I asked myself over and again.

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Mhen! The past 30 days have really been something. I have to admit, when I started #30Llippiesfor30Days, I wsn't entirely certain I would finish it. Like, I knew I had 30 lipsticks. I just wasn't sure I would wake up every day and rub lipstick just because of one lipstick challenge.

Lo and behold, 30 days have come and gone, and I did it. *releases streamers*. It wasn't easy. And yes, those days did come when I felt like not putting on any lipstick, but I pushed through. Thanks are definitely owed to some people who would pull me aside and be like "where is today's lipstick?". lol.

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Anyway, I know it seems like just a silly thing I did, but doing #30Lippiesfor30Day actually made me realise a few things, I'm going to speak on them briefly, and I promise not to bore you.

My journey to natural hair goals is often impeded by the fact that I have extremely frizzy hair. usually, I don't mind because I just hold my hair back in a bun, but there are times when I want to let the fro flourish. Of course, I can't because my hair is stiff and dry and just looks like a nest. Recently, someone compared me to that nude Yak in Zootopia.

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Needless to say, I felt strongly compelled to wash my hair afterwards. I've struggled with frizzy hair for a while, so I had a bought a couple of products to tame it some time last year. I guess you can consider this a sort of review of those products.

Hey guys! What do you think about #30Lippiesfor30Days so far? I'm having an awesome time using each one of my lippies. The month, and by extension the challenge, is about to end, and I believe it's only right that I give you a little something for being a part of this.

I reached out to a couple of brands and asked them to collaborate with me for the #30Lippiesfor30DaysChallenge. Two of these brands were so incredibly awesome, they sent me lippies to give you guys! Without further ado, let's get it popping!