Saturday, February 8, 2014

Hi ...

It’s not a ghost and you’re eyes aren’t deceiving you. It’s actually a blog post! Pigs must be flying. I really feel like Jessa (horrible friend in the HBO tv series: GIRLS who pops in and out of her friends lives without warning, and with barely an apology, she has a lot of baggage, luckily I don’t have nearly as much, i doubt any does).

I decided to write this blog post 'cause although I haven’t blogged in forever, some people drop me lines once in a while wondering how I’m doing, and when I’m going to blog again etc.

I really appreciate all the kind words, and that you have enjoyed my writing, personal experiences, growths, crazy moments, thoughts, pictures etc. It’s been a lot of years and a lot of fun, and I've really really enjoyed making this posts, and making lots of friends with readers and other bloggers along the way.

Quick Update:
Social Life: not as fun as before, I’m a student again. (Atlanta has been the peak of my social life, i should should consider fixing that, but doubt i can party every night for 2 weeks straight anymore), now it’s very mellow. Currently in my 3rd Continent.

Love life: still the same, You there reading this you are currently my valentine. Just incase you see Cupid pls tell him to call me back and stop avoiding my calls cuz the 14th is real close. (whispers: and so is my birthday... Time....... Should i start lying about my age? Oh well people say I look young)

Weight: still a battle, love/ hate relationship. but I can still fit into everything I wore before as you can see on my instagram @LoveBombchell

Current Location: I moved to Milan, Italy last summer (July 29th 2013) I’m in a cool program I’m grateful for, great apartment, cool experience, my Italian is only half shitty but I can get by.

Will I continue blogging? Yes, but… I just don’t know when. If I feel the need to say something, I will, whether it's tomorrow, or next season. till then...

Thanks for being for a part of my personal blog life
Love Bombchell

and a few pics from instagram, with captions.

Duomo: heart of Milan. I can walk home, to church or shop here

I really miss warm weather. U should see this tree now: wilted. Weather: Wet Winter

on my way to a friends bday

well I bought this dress about 8 years ago and never wore it, a few adjustments to cover cleavage etc. Cousins wedding

when I was unpacking, took me a week

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Endless Summer . Ombre hair. Beach.

(July 2013 edit: had to delete some pictures from this post for various reasons, but hope u enjoyed the bikini pics, and scenery while they were up for a yr)

It's basically always summer here, might rain, might not, and that's pretty much the difference. August this year, I dyed my hair (extensions) Ombre. Darker up, and bleached the tips. I googled a bunch of people who dyed their hair like Miley Cyrus, Lauren Conrad, and loads of bloggers and their tutorials helped like my girl ChloeHollywood. Basically buy hair bleach, and keep doing the tips, lower and lower.

So summer time, I went on some psycho diet for bout 3 weeks, lost bout 10lbs / 4.5kg, looked amazing, tummy wasn't tone though so couldn't throw away my coverup. But I still looked great... provided i didnt strip lol. The diet was crazy restricting calories, felt weak, wasn't worth it later cuz  I got a bit sick, and i love food soo much so i went from eating like Nichole Richie to my normal pigout!! This day alone at the beach I probably had enough food for two people. Soo..... now in present day I've gained the weight back lol (i literally just ate a lot of cake from Cold Stone).

Was invited to a friends beach house to chil and relax. Was pretty mellow, went with my namesake Michelle, and then her brother Michael stopped by. lol so the three M's: Michelle, Michelle & Michael. Had a lotta fun, stuffed my face, took a ton of pictures, then came home chilled, then slept like a baby.

here's Meems below. It's funny when we don't use our nicknames it sounds like, Michelle! No.... Michelle listen. Omg Michelle your wrong. lol but with Nicknames it sounds easier.

My FAVE pic

unedited & those below (you can compare with top) SOOC

 dancing in the sunlight

Awww time to head back to the city *sniff*

Soooo pretty isn't it! Lagos can be so stunning at times.

Hope you all enjoyed the pics.

beach: ilashe in Lagos, Nigeria
my swimwear & coverup: Victoria Secret, yup it has underwire and goes in various cup sizes
camera: Sony A33, Lens: 50mm f1.4
Shot manual & raw, edited in Adobe Light Room, esp for RAW to JPEG. I think somethings wrong with my camera though :( the pics have a greenish tint. dunno. or maybe I need to calibrate my monitor.

3day weekend!!! happy sallah.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

What an INSANE day!

 Let’s bypass the usual pleasantries of me apologizing for me being a horrible blogger, that takes long breaks, we’ve done this a lot, but we know I come back. It’s like that friend that you’re only friends with ‘cause they can soo cool & entertaining that you don’t want to cut them off, though a lot of times you want to smack them.

FUCK IT: please….. pretty please…. Don’t be mad cause I’ve been bad… but… I’ve been on twitter, and instagram, and I’ve replied emails. 
ps: name's LoveBombchell now on both twitter & instagram (click this : )

Sorry to all those who were worried about me. I just became one of those 9-5 people. Well 7.30am is when work starts, and I just stopped doing stuff. I've become boring!!! except for insane days like this when I wonder if I'm actually a TV character.

Today is OCT 4TH!!! And the last day of work! For my NYSC programme!! I’m soo excited.

And if your still mad I’ll tell you about my crazy day, and you have to forgive me, because I’m still trying to figure it out. It was straight out of a movie!

Soooo… last day of work. I think I’ll run to the government office during my 1-hour lunch break to get my clearance (basically steps to finish the programme by the govt). It’s raining cats and dogs, and I didn’t have a car at the office. So much later, a friend of mine picks me up with her adorable 3 month old. We rush to the government office, which will close soon at 4pm.

Early this moring: little did I know what would be instore for this dress.
So now, I have to change in her car from my lovely red outfit, to my NYSC outfit.
Picture of me when I started NYSC last year. You should see this uniform now! SMH!

I wear my white shirt on top my red dress, wear my pants underneath my dress, and fold the bottom of my dress into my shirt (PS: if your not in the right outfit and shoes, you can get penalized and maybe no finish the programme).

 We get there, it’s a long lengthy process (those who’ve done NYSC know what I mean!! It’s final clearance week). I didn’t get cleared yet. I have to go back tomorrow. So now it’s 28mins till I close work. My friend decides to stop and eat because she’s breast-feeding and says she needs to eat. I’m standing in the government office, freaked out cause it’s my last day of work and I need to get back, and not leave a bad or rude impression.

So I hail a yellow taxi, haggle the price (old old cab, no working ac, it’s now hot outside) there’s traffic. I have to figure out how to change, and take off my pants from underneath my dress without flashing, the cab guy keeps looking back UGH. Finally I get to work. BUT now I have a wardrobe malfunction –wedgie type thing. My dress is stuck and refuses to come down.

So I’m standing outside the gate, I’m stressed, and people are passing making signs for me to pull my dress down. I’m mortified, there are men everywhere, and I don’t want any of my coworkers to see me. I find a female groundnut (peanut) street seller, and beg her to help me with my dress. She says it’s stuck. We stay there for 5 mins, which felt like an eternity. Some random guy started shouting to the lady to just take my clothes off. Let’s ignore that irritant, finally I tell her she has to put her hand up my dress to pull out the inner part of the dress down. Finally! Sweaty, hair: a mess, dress: ok, and not cleared. I rush into work, go to the bathroom and breathe.

Come out, sit for a few minutes, and enjoy the AC. I look calm, they have no idea the craziness I just went through! getting to the government office, at the office, the cab, and my dress. I tell 2 people the story, say my long good byes to amazing coworkers, get gifts, head home, breathe. Wow got placed at the job in December. A year goes by fast!! Can you believe I've been in Nigeria Over a year!!! (Since June 29th 2011)

Remember this post: Lagos Week 1


OK..... comment!!!! tell me what you think. Or just give me a hug, kiss & say missed you loads.

Love Bombchell.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Makeup Shopping Expedition (Mostly MAC Haul)

OMG I can't believe i've been in Lagos for almost a year!!!! I left Atlanta, june 28th 2011, and arrived in Lagos june 29th. WOW time flies.  So before I moved back I bought a lot of stuff, hoping it would last me a really long time. I bought a bunch of makeup etc since we don't have MAC or Sephora or any of them. We have Sleek, mud, some other ones i've seen but have never tried.

Anyway as time went, so did my makeup. I had only one eyebrow pencil left (and then i lost it, and tried some ghetto horrible things). I've been out of mascara for several months. I have barely any false lashes. I lost my concealer brush.

Basically let's just say Ive been forced to the the "natural" look. So I decided to stock up!!! and stock up enough for another next year. So I wrote my list, bought it, and got my mum to bring it to Nigeria for me. My mum jokes I bought enough makeup to last not one but 2 years... maybe... we'll see :)

I forgot to add 2 more products to this picture

It doesn't look that much to me. I still need mascara!! and foundation, I'm almost out (well my foundation will last 4-5 months).

I bought sooooooo much powders. 2 different colors, cause sometimes I get tan, 2 different colors of concealers cause... I get tan. LOL anyways, this is my makeup haul. It's mostly MAC just out of habit. My sis bought me an affordable concealer brush from CVS i think or Target, and i got lashes from Forever 21 ( never tried it before i'm used to Shisem).

ps: Amanda if your reading this, I know my birthday was ages ago, But i'd like Mascara & that new foundation that MAC has :) thanks.

The Cargo (#40) is my FAVORITE powder out of all!!! I wish I didn't buy any thing else! It's amazing!!! prefer it to MAC. Wish I could trade it all for stacks of Cargo powder.
YES i bought about 4 of the same eye brow pencil (name: Spiked)!! I never want to run out again!
Decided to try two new shades of red & pinkAnd of course Eyeliners!!! I barely use eye shadow, but Im obsessed with dark eye liner.

You know what: I'll just write out the list I sent. lol U'll see. 

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
Pro Longwear Lipglass
Full Speed Ahead
Girl About Town
4)  *couldnt find it*
Tinted Lipglass

5) *couldn't find it*
Tinted Lipglass

Tinted Lipglass

Tinted Lipglass
Russian Red

Kohl Power Eye Pencil

Liquid Eye Liner
2.5 ml / 0.084 oz

Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

Lip Pencil
Blot Film
30 Sheets

Duo Adhesive **** just cuz Kim Kardashian uses it***
14 g / 0.5 US oz

Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer

Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer

Eye Brows

Subtotal:US $430.50
Tax (8.000%)    US$34.44
Total US   $464.94 << *hides face*

WHOA, that's a truck load of makeup!!! Do you know you can get a mac pro card or something and u'd get 30% off.... hmmm #JustSaying like many makeup artists and shopaholics have it. I'm an Igbo girl sha, so best believe I found a great way to pay under that price of almost $500! Anyways didn't get 2 lipsticks so i got the Cargo instead AMEN!!! just the week I sent this list the only Cargo I had fell down in the office and cracked into a million pieces. In the future maybe as I use the products i'll take pics, and say what I used, but... this is now my makeup collection... though I feel i need more stuff.

Don't judge, guys... you never think that you have enough games, like girls never think we have enough clothes or shoes, and in this case... makeup. Ive started enjoying the natural look, and it's a mechanism to not get "hit on" when im moving from office to office (it's not a foolproof plan, but it's probably helped.) hahahaha not that I'm Beyonce or anything, i'd just rather avoid awkward situations.