Gele Chronicles: Before Sunset

 Today's gele chronicles is inspired by this lovely ankara blouse and these lovely orange earrings that remind me of the time right before sunset... Golden hour. This lip color is my new favorite this summer. I've been wearing it way too much. I'm glad I finally found a burgundy lipstick that suits my skin so well. [...]

Jabulani Bellas

 Duke's African show was this past Tuesday and it was a blast, whirlwind and tornado of fun, excitement and high tension but my Jabulani Bellas and Beaus came out on top! Woop woop!Honestly, this was my first time feeling the heat of life or shall I say, the beautiful chaos life behind the scenes of [...]

Sisterhood Of The Travelling Gele

I present to you (some) of the promo pictures for Duke Africa's annual Jabulani Show. Oh ma gashhh, I'm sooo in love!Happy New Month, loverrss! March is a special month for me because Miss LAJA, Miss LAJA (yes, I said it twice) and Daddy LAJA celebrate our birthdays and for many more reasons! It's a [...]

Hair Talk: Concotious Wanna-Be-Kinky

 The braids are innn... Again.These are basic box braids with curly tips (because you all know I love curls... and braids hehe) but I thought they really resembled the kinky twists I always do but since they're not, I decided this style deserved a post of it's own. Besides this reason, I have 3 different [...]

Interested in African Prints and Wear?

Sooo, I've been getting positive feedback/questions on my African print clothing so if you're interested in buying African prints (ankara, kente etc), contact me via email (label on the right) or send me a personal message on my Facebook page here to place orders, make inquiries or simply say hi!As of now, I will be [...]


 I did this engagement/gele makeup look for my lovely, lovely friend. It was inspired by her jewelry, outfit and of course, the gele. Plus, I figured it's nice putting some new faces here once in a while, you know? It was so much fun playing around with colors and the photoshoot was a blast so shout [...]

Gele Chronicles: Light Blue

Yes, blue again... I decided to do the all (light) blue version using a lighter gele as compared to this one here. I'm loving the lips especially for the fall. It's just a lip pencil and clear lip gloss. Here I present to you another option for a gele look or if you're simply looking for [...]

Bronze Age

 This look was inspired by this natural piece by Fulfill Jewelry with very earthly and natural colors. I decided to do a look using natural colors like gold, brown and bronze. Now that I'm thinking about it, I should have used blue on my waterline instead of black to make the eyes pop more. You could [...]

Gele Chronciles: Banana Bubblegum

Happy new month, my loves! Can't believe we're already deep into the 2nd half of 2014! Another look in my gele series. The makeup was inspired by my gele (hair tie) and the jewelry just fell in place. If you're adventurous when it comes to  colors (or just want some ideas on mixing and matching), I [...]

Gele Chronicles: Purple

 The 3rd look in my gele series!  Purple, another one of my favorite colors! I decided to match it up with gold and silver, hence the gele and the jewelry. What do you think?'Check out the 1st and 2nd look in this series! Which is your favorite so far? Tell me in the comments below!Makeup and [...]