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Style Icon – Mel B

The stunning Melanie Brown, popularly known as Mel B, is the first style icon of the year. I have been a huge fan of this gorgeous women for decades now. Her voice is amazing and her style has evolved from scary to chic. I think she is a great style icon with a fabulous sense of fashion. What do you think?

 

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Style Icon – Mel B

This television personality, singer, actress and author has played a huge role in British fashion. She is the definition of a true fashionista! I love how much she has grown in all areas of her life. Back in her young days, I was not a fan of her personal style. It was way too over the top for me with the bright colours, crazy hair, bold prints and loads of unnecessary accessories. However, when I look at her now, I admired almost every outfit I see on her. Mel B knows what looks good on her, and wears it like a boss. Her carriage and charisma, together with her impeccable taste in fashion make her a true style icon. I love this toned-down version of her.

Mel B is a natural beauty as well, and I will be featuring her in the beauty muse category soon. Her skin and makeup is always beauty goals for me. I love how amazing she looks now. Looking back, I never would have thought of Mel B or any of the other Spice Girls as a Style Icon. It is great to see she has changed her fashion game for the better. Her current fashion stylist deserves an award.

 

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What do you think of Mel B’s sense of fashion? Are you a fan? Do you think she is a style icon? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

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Charity of the month – Dream Catchers Dance Nigeria

To start off 2020 properly, let me introduce you all to my charity of the month. This month, the charity I am supporting is Dream Catchers Dance Nigeria. I have been following this charity for months now after finding their Instagram page by chance thanks to P Diddy’s feed. He shared a clip of some of the children dancing to a track and I was super impressed. The amazing dance moves of the cute kids caught my attention and have had it since. The lady behind this charity – Seyi Oluyole, is doing a fantastic job getting the kids off the streets and providing for them. She created Dream Catchers Dance Nigeria in 2014 to help street kids and children from low-income families get an education.

 

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Poverty in Nigeria

In Nigeria, many children have to go without basic stuff everyday, education being one of them. Around  10.5 million children, between the ages of 5 and 14 years, are not in school. And only 61% between the ages of 6 and 11 years regularly attend primary school. These stats are disheartening, which is why I am glad there is a charity like Dream Catchers Dance helping the education invest in their future. This amazing team are doing a lot to help the children, getting them off the streets, giving them a home and keeping them busy with dance.

I read Oluyole’s story on the Aljazeera website and I was blown away to discover how far Seyi Oluyole has cone with the kids and how they got to where they are now. Here is a brief quote from the interview –

“Millions of children are out of school, poverty levels are high, and thousands loiter in the streets,” she says. “Addressing these challenges take really a lot of time – with our work we’re doing our own bit, and hopefully with more funding and support we can scale it to reach much more children even though that doesn’t necessarily reach everybody.”

 

 

 

You can find out more about Dream Catchers Nigeria on their Instagram page. The children are so adorable and will definitely put a smile on your face.  Also, please join me in supporting the Dream Catchers here.

Thanks for reading, sharing, liking and commenting. All these are ways to support the charity as well, as it means more eyeballs will see this post.

 

6 Ways To Become A Better Person

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Let’s face it: we’ve all made mistakes in our lives. There isn’t a single person on the planet that can claim to be perfect. Still, one thing we can do is learn from our mistakes and hopefully avoid repeating them in the future. At some point in our lives, we’ll sit back and reflect on what we’ve done, and ponder the things we are yet to accomplish in life.

The thing about achieving goals in life is that we can only do so if we are true to ourselves, and we carry out our actions to the best of our abilities. Sometimes, though, we might need to re-evaluate what we do. You might not realize it, but there are some things you could change in your life to help you be a better person. By making a few small changes in your life, you’ll find empowered to achieve almost anything! Here’s what you can do:

 

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Be content with what you’ve got

While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to improve things in your life, some folks get carried away and aren’t happy with what they’ve got. They always want more, and when they get more, it’s still not good enough for them.

You should be more content with what you’ve got in life because there are many individuals that don’t have even a fraction of what you enjoy daily. Life isn’t about keeping up with your neighbors, being the trendiest person in town, or earning millions of dollars. Many of us are guilty of being very materialistic. We sometimes forget about the things we’ve got that we should be thankful for in life. It’s important to be thankful for what we’ve got and to not feel dissatisfied with all that we’ve achieved.

 

Do things that make you happy

The last thing you want to do is be a person that is always unhappy with their life. You may not know it, but many unhappy souls out there feel the way they do for one reason in particular. They only devote their time to making other people happy, and rarely do anything that makes themselves feel the same way!

It’s important to have a balanced work and personal life. But, it’s even more crucial to devote some time to yourself regularly and do the things that make you feel happy in life. We all have hobbies and pastimes that interest us in our spare time. Make sure you aren’t forgetting about yours, or rather devoting time to them each day or week.

 

Keep your health and appearance in check

Following on from the previous section about happiness, the only way you’ll have a chance to do so is if you’re feeling in good spirits. If you’re always feeling fatigued, ill, or have a lack of interest in doing anything, it’s time to get a medical check-up.

On a separate note, you’ll also feel good about yourself and more inclined to do things if you’ve got a lot of confidence. The thing is something that can often cause low self-esteem is when we aren’t taking pride in our appearance. So, if you want to give yourself a new you with a dental makeover or a change of hairstyle, go for it. You won’t just feel better about yourself, you’re also making yourself a better person!

 

Set aside time to cultivate your religious connections

It’s likely you are here on this website because you are religious and find strength in God. Of course, life has a habit of getting in the way of maintaining our spiritual and religious connections. With that in mind, another way you can become a better person is by cultivating your religious links with God.

There are many ways where you can strengthen your bond with God. For example, you can spend more time praying, reading Bible verses, and reflecting on how you can be a more kinder, caring person.

Also, one of the most common themes across all religious, irrespective of whether you are Christian or not, is love. It’s important to love both your friends and enemies alike. Hate is a negative theme and never brings the best out in people. As such, if you spend part of your life hating others, you can’t easily let the love inside of you shine through.

 

Listen to what others have to say

Something that many of us are guilty of is spending most of our time talking and very little of it listening to others! It’s no secret that the way we learn about anything in life is from listening to what other people have to say.

 

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When we wish to learn a new skill or more about a particular topic, we listen to a teacher or someone knowledgeable on the subject. And when we wish to understand and empathize other people, we listen to what’s troubling them.

Giving other people a voice in life is one of the best things you can do as a person. It’s also one of the foundations of being a good person. If you’re guilty of talking too much, give your voice box a rest and let someone else do the talking! You’ll discover and learn all kinds of interesting facts and stories, both about people you know and the world around you.

 

Help those less fortunate than yourself

Many people in the world end up in desperate situations for various reasons. It’s easy for us as humans to judge one another. But, it’s sometimes challenging to recognize when we should help those less fortunate than ourselves.

There are many ways that you can help other people in your daily life. For example, the simple act of giving up your seat on the bus for a frail and elderly person. Or you could volunteer in a local community center to help those in need by offering practical help. The more that you help other people, the better a person you will feel and become.

 

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