AWARD SEASON

Hello Ladies,

I know I’ve been MIA this year.  Life has been rather hectic, hopefully I will be back to regular blogging from this week.

In the mean time, I am happy to share the news that Hairducation has received its first award by Melanie from the blog, A Desired Beauty.  (Thanks Melanie).

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The award is called the Liebster blog award.  The word “liebster” means dearest in German. This award is given to bloggers by other bloggers and is a great way to not only to get to know the blogger, but also to find new blogs and spread the love.

Here are the rules:

  • List 11 interesting facts about yourself.
  • Answer the questions presented by the blogger who nominated me.
  • Paste the award on your blog.
  • Nominate other deserving novice bloggers who have 200 or less followers and let the nominees know about the award by commenting on their blogs or via email.
  • Make up a set of 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

I happy about the award and I guess it will help readers get to know a little more about me.  Hopefully I don’t come across as being too weird :) …. So here goes

 

 

11 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ME

1) I choose what animals I eat based on how they look.  For example, I think cows look cute and edible, crabs on the other hand are weird looking and the way they walk sideways freaks me out, no way on earth I could eat those.

2) I am an artsy, crafty sort of person. The theatre and art galleries are my idea of a good time.

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Pictures from an art exhibition I attended recently – taking the opportunity to share work by Nigerian artists

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Pictures from an art exhibition I attended recently – taking the opportunity to share work by Nigerian artists

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Pictures from an art exhibition I attended recently – taking the opportunity to share work by Nigerian artists

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3) Growing up, I had the following pets; a dog (Lassy), two monkeys (Boo and Nim), two peacocks ( I didn’t like them enough to give them names), fishes (too many to name) and a parrot (Yenny).  My friends teased that I lived on animal farm.

4) I love interior decoration shows, magazines and blogs, etc

5) I am a chronic hand washer. Once I’ve touched a few things I just feel like my hands are dirty.

6) I am terrible at applying makeup. I simply rub it on and go.  Takes me 2 or 3 minutes to paint my entire face. I just don’t have the skill.

7) I enjoy untangling things e.g necklaces, earphone cords, any kind of string really.  As a kid I would create knots in things just so I could untangle it.

8) I don’t drink simply because I don’t like the taste of alcohol. I do have a serious love for palm wine.  If you live in Lagos and know where I can get good palm wine please let me know.

9)  I love retro music, fashion, art, hair styles, etc. There’s just something beautiful about old school things.

10) I want to be a better reflection of Christ.

11) I’ve had two operations and have titanium rods and screws somewhere in my body.

 

THE QUESTIONS MELANIE SET FOR ME ARE :

{1} What do you do? career woman, full-time student, super stay-at-home mom? 

I was a career woman up until I moved back to Nigeria just over a year ago. I worked at a top 5 law firm in London.  Since my relocation, I have busy completing a year of national youth service (mandatory in Nigeria) setting up Hair by Type 4 and taking some professional accreditation courses.
Sort of starting over. Exciting and scary times.

{2} What’s your favourite movie?
I can’t really pick one, it’s a close call between Their Eyes Were Watching God and Shawshank Redemption

{3} Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I wanted to share my hair journey and encourage ladies to take care of their hair.  Doing my bit to bust the myths about black hair.

{4} What’s the best vacation you have ever taken?
Koh Samui, a small island off the coast of Thailand.  It was soooo beautiful, the beaches, the people, the local markets, fresh coconut milkshakes, the safari ride up a mountain, riding an elephant, the spas, the peace and serenity. Perfect holiday.

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My sister and I in samui

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The hotel was a perfect

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{5} My closet has excess when it comes jeans and shoes. What’s your fashion obsession?
Dresses and tops.  A girl can never have too many dresses and tops.

{6} Where do you see yourself in five years?
I pray that in 5 years, I am alive, well and happy.  That Hair by Type 4 is successful and that I am advancing in my career.   I pray that I will be where God wants me to be and that I am fulfilling His purpose for my life.

{7} If you could meet one person, current or historical, who would it be and why?

Benjamin Carson.
Because his life story and achievements are incredible. I am inspired by people who succeed and make their dreams a reality through sheer hard work and determination.   I believe that with self discipline and God, we all have the potential to achieve great things.  Benjamin is proof of this.
On the hair front I would have loved to meet Vidal Sassoon.

{8} Momma’s girl, Daddy’s girl, or Grandma’s baby?
Daddy’s girl forever

{9} What motivates you?
The pursuit of happy endings (in my personal and professional life)…….and wanting to be a better version of myself

{10} Do you spend more time reading blogs or watching YouTube?

Definitely reading blogs…..but I am hooked on YouTube too.

{11} Outside of blogging, how do you like to spend your free time?
Regular things I suppose, hanging with friends and family, watching movies, reading magazines and books, studying, I love eating out.

 

MY NOMINATIONS

The bloggers and blogs I have decided to pass the awards to are

Sdestra from sdestra hair journey

Tonkabell from Wura’s Secret Hair

Colleen from  Natural Coco Doll

Dr Fomsky from  Sizzling Mommy

 

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE BLOGGERS LISTED ABOVE

1)      What three words best describe your personality?

2)      What would you describe as perfect day?

3)      Are you a dog or cat person?

4)      What country would you like to visit and why?

5)      Complete this sentence, black hair is……

6)      What do you like most about your hair?

7)      What bad habit (not hair related)  would you like to change?

8)      What is your favourite cuisine?

9)      What is your favourite book (or movie or song)?

10)    My favourite quote that I use to motivate myself is “you are the only one that is standing in your way”, do you have a favourite quote.

11)   If you could do one thing to change the world for better what would it be?

 

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post as much as I have enjoyed writing it.
Feel free to share some interesting facts about yourself……. I won’t judge you I promise.

I will be back soon with a post on trimming.  Its time to bust a few myths about that topic.

I hope you’ll be back soon.

x

Lade

Learn | Change | Grow

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2 Comments

  1. Tolu
    January 24, 2014 / 12:18 pm

    Interesting stuff! Nice to get to know more about ‘Lade than her hair. Congratulations on your award also. You’re doing a good job of helping others out with your experience. Career woman turned entrepreneur. Kudos to you. So you’re not just bone and flesh, you’ve got a little metal too :P. The rods’ll do their job and give no issues l’agbara Olorun.
    Which art gallery is that? There used to be a lovely one at the art theatre in Iganmu but the last time i went there (a couple of years ago) i was soooo dissappointed. Everything was falling apart :(. That vacation looked like fun – exotic too. Love the pool picture!

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