Vanessa Akin-Adesola


Nigerian ‘Summer’ Checklist

Summer is in quotes because even though it’s summer around the world its rainy season in Nigeria. I live in Abuja, and as much as it is the rainy season, we have a few really hot days. It can be really hard to dress for the weather because there are unexpected changes. One minute the sun is shining really bright and the next minute, the clouds come out. Here is…


Full Face of Revolution Beauty

Full Face of Revolution Beauty

From the first time I discovered TAM Beauty, (now Revolution Beauty) I fell in love. Affordable makeup with incredible quality? sign me up. I had always wanted to do a full face but at the time, they had no complexion products. Come 2018 when Revolution Beauty changed the game with the Conceal and Define concealers. These concealers were on the lips of everyone in the beauty industry. With the rebranding…


Plastic Fashion- A Trend Report

Plastic fashion began trending in 2017, but 2018 took it to a whole other level. This is because as a fabric, plastic is durable. It can also be recycled for when you no longer want it. Plastic was all over the runways at the Spring 2018 presentations. This post will do two things; One, establish plastic as a trend. By looking at it on the runway, in streetstyle and in…

Fashion Personal Style

Clashing Colors for Work- Pink and Red Redo

In the spirit of redoing each spring/summer trend I blogged about, this is a restyle of the clashing colors trend. Red and Pink are arguably the two most clashed colors of all time. However, Spring/Summer 2018 has made them staples. In my first styling of the clashing colors trend, I went the editorial route. For this post, I will be styling a work appropriate look featuring pink and red.…


Revolution PRO Full Cover Camouflage Foundation- Product Review

Revolution pro foundation

Another one!!!! Yes this is another foundation review. This time I will be reviewing the Revolution PRO Full Cover Camouflage Foundation. For the sake of brevity we will call it the Revolution  Pro foundation. Two or three months ago TAM Beauty the creators of Makeup Revolution, I Heart Makeup, Freedom Makeup and Obsession UK underwent an upheaval and brand update. TAM Beauty is now Revolution Beauty and are the umbrella…

Personal Style

An Adire Take On Bold Colours

It’s the third week in May and it’s bold colours week. Every week in May, I restyle the spring/summer trends I reported on this year.  I decided to go back to my roots for this, Adire!. Adire bold colours are inherently African, Nigerian specifically. The mix of colours make for the perfect bold and colourful look.…

Lifestyle Personal Development

5 Degrees of Inane

As bloggers we focus so much on creating content. We work so hard to fight a creative block. We struggle to stand out in the ether of bloggers. Especially when this is a source of income. Planners and notebooks, electronic schedules and pre scheduled social media posts. Spontaneity is no where to be found. SEO is of number 1 priority. This week my blog and social media activities have been…

Personal Style

Scotch in Spring- Plaid Redo

Have I mentioned how much I love plaid. Scratch that, I love all things Scot. The fashion industry has in recent years developed an obsession with the fabric. From avant garde interpretations to street wear. Plaid is everywhere. You can read my report on plaid as a trend here. This month of May, I will be restyling the Spring/Summer trends I reported on this year.This post is a restyling of…