My Digital Detox

I had a digital detox over the weekend! I still can’t believe I did but I did. I logged off my laptop and smart phone on Friday afternoon, and I let the blog and my social media platforms run on auto pilot until midnight Sunday. It was fun to sit back and relax. Last week was extremely busy work-wise, so I was looking forward to the weekend and my digital detox.




This digital detox came about due to the “Your Presence is the Present” campaign I was working on. This campaign was all about logging off every form of technology aka distractions, and spending quality time with the loved ones. It was about giving your family the ‘gift’ of your undivided attention this Christmas, a sort of dry-run for Christmas in a month’s time.

At first I didn’t know what to do with myself. I usually have a million and one things to do, but Fridays are usually a bit quiet so it was the best day to have it done. I logged off every system after checking my tweets and posts were scheduled. Then off I went to check out the challenge pack to help me stay offline and stay sane.




I found the Punkt. phone very useful. I know many may struggle with using this kind of phone in 2016, but I liked it! It was just what I needed. I could switch off my iPhone but be rest assured anyone who needed urgently could reach me. I will continue using this phone for work, for the few times I need to make phone calls to clients.




I also found the notebook very handy for when I had itchy fingers. It kept me very busy. And the pencils and colouring pads kept us very occupied. i enjoyed colouring with my kids. It definitely kept me sane.


I also kept myself busy with my Kindle (reading offline of course). I finally finished Katie Price’s Reborn on Friday evening. I have been reading it for weeks now and struggling to finish it. I also downloaded another book on Saturday – On Becoming by Toke Makinwa, which I finished in a few hours because it was so good.

Another rare thing that happened was me being in bed at 10pm on Friday night. Usually, I am buried in work until past midnight but since I could not work, I found myself in bed at 10pm and it felt so good. I should be doing this more often.

I enjoyed this digital detox. I am looking to the Christmas break because I go on holiday and that means I will be logging off which is fab. All work and no rest makes Stella a grumpy blogger.


Have you had a digital detox lately?


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Top Ten Fashionistas Of 2014

These women stepped up their fashion game in 2014 and have become a force to reckon with in the fashion industry. Here are my top ten fashionistas of 2014 in no particular order:

  1. Kim Kardashian


Mrs West’s fashion sense saw a change this year. I have a feeling this new style has something to do with her new husband. Whatever it is, I am loving it. Keep it up Kimmy.

2. Lupita Nyong’o


Lupita Nyong’o came into the fashion spot light this 2014 and I see her being in it for a long time. She steps out of her comfort zone and wears interesting, stylish pieces every time. She is definitely a fashionista.

3. Kate Middleton


This list won’t be complete without the Duchess of Cambridge on it. The whole world has watched and copied Kate Middleton’s style ever since she stepped as Prince William’s second half. We are all in awe of how effortlessly chic she is. Kate Middleton is a true fashionista.

4. Beyonce


Beyonce is always on my fashionista list of the year. I can’t help myself, I love her style, her carriage and her music. She rocks my world. Beyonce can put on trash and make it look cool.

5. Solange


Her wedding pictures broke the Internet and there is no stopping Solange. Beyonce’s little sister has been a fashionista for years now. I wish I could take a peep into her wardrobe .

6. Toke Makinwa


This Nigerian on air personality is so fashionable. Toke Makinwa is currently one of the most stylish Nigerian women in the entertainment industry. Check her out on Instagram if you disagree.

7. Rihanna


Rihanna’s style may not be every one cup of tea but she is mine. Her style is edgy and her pieces look fantastic on her figure. Love me some Riri.

8. Cara Delevingne


Cara Delevingne’s name is on everybody’s lips. She is walking almost every top designer’s runaway and looking stylish when she is not. I am looking forward to seeing more of her in 2015.

9. Victoria Beckham


Victoria Beckham just has to be on the fashionista list of 2014. I have admired this woman for as long as I can remember. Her fashion sense is on a completely different level.

10. Jennifer Lopez


I was watching American Idol this year just to see what Jennifer Lopez had on. I still can’t get over the fact that she is 45 years old. She is like the most beautiful woman in Hollywood to me. I adore her.

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