Headscarf

Its so important to be proud of where you come from ,especially if your of African descent. The way Africans are demonized in the media is disgusting.But today was one of those days when I said Fuck western beaut standards.I am doing me 360 days a year.This headscarf inspired by the Fulani and Tuareg women of Niger.Team Africa

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Why is it so hard for the west to understand that its wealth is built on the back of Africans pain ,suffering and wealth.Its time to celebrate diverse of Africa and not just western European Caucasian beauty .FYBStandards.

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Pretty in pink ,baby pink viscose scarf, what to do with the hair.

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I love Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara fashion sense so many colours ,she may fashion role model

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Fatoumata Diawara

 

 

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African print fashion

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African Strapless Dashiki Dress

I have been celebrating my African heritage lately.And plain fed up of plain colours and patterns that the clothes that I found on the high street come in. I have come across some beautiful pieces in Asian and African shops. As well as online. Here what I want for my wardrobe.In time for my African holidays

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Lime Green Dashiki print dress

 

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Maasai Leather Sandals

Made of 100 % cotton and come in a vary of colours, some Massai leather sandals

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Red African Strapless Dashiki Dress.

 

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Dashiki purple print
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African Strapless Dashiki Dress.

 

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African Dashiki Shirt

 

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African Strapless Dashiki Shirt.

 

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Maasai Earrings

Maasai are know for wearing bright clothes,just like the west african prints .Bright colours are everywhere

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Maasai Women

I want all the clothes and all these items. What on you clothes fashion wish list ?please comment and share on social media.Love Betty

October Shopping Haul

I have brought quite a few things in October and they took quite a while to be delivered ,as many items came from India or China. First thing I got was a floral turban . Its great way to cover your hair when your having a bad hair day or just can’t be bother to do your hair.Its was dirt cheap and only £2.99.And its feels lovely and soft plus its stretchy. turban floral

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Floral Turban

 

I also brought a EcoTools Buffing brush ,for putting on my foundation.I am happy with the brush as putting my foundation on with my fingers and a sponge was getting messy. I brought it on Ebay for £5.99 ,there were some stray hairs but I just putted them out. Its worth the money and it makes my foundation look nice. I also brought my first bluffing brush ,for applying makeup Foundation . img_20171114_144204-433763278.jpgI

I also brought Jamaican black castor oil for my fibroids .It’s amazing for getting rid of the pain and relaxing the body. Its just a pity in not available on NHS.Its expensive too.

 

I also brought several scarves in baby Pink , Purple form the market in Arndale centre . I also brought one metre of Red cotton jersey for a headscarf as I was struggling to find a headscarf made of jersey cotton.I wish I didn’t buy this cotton jersey as its a bit stiff and doesn’t have a soft touch to it.I should have brought viscose instead but you live and learn.Its still a lovely colour though.

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Ebay Paint Haul

I brought several items from Ebay this month and I brought for new paints , for learning to paint .I was looking for cheap quality paints but with lots of colours for mixing and ex.I have brought Daler Rowney paint before and it lasted for years. So I thought I would try them again.

The first one I brought was Daler Rowney Acrylic Simply 24 set ,they look lovely and its contains my favourite colour Fuchsia Pink. Look forward to using them.

The second set I brought was there Simply Oil 24 set , I was disappointed with this set as there’s no Fuschia pink colour. So I will have to mix the colour but it was a bargain at £10.95 .I will test them out in the next few weeks and see what there like. As they are the cheapest set Daley Rowney do and there for beginners not professional artists. I think there, work fine for a beginners like me.

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Channeling Naomi Campbell

Winters drawing in ,I need some new hair.I have been getting fed up of big curly hair.I want that smooth Naomi Campbell look. As a teen growing up in UK .I got the stereotype comments ,you look like Naomi Campbell.

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Naomi Campbell

 

Just because we were both black tall and slim. I didn’t even wear a long straight weave .I actually just had long box braids. Plus I don’t think we look a like,I think shes actually darker then me and my nose is longer .And my nose is straighter and its sticks out when you look at me from the side.Plus my nose is wider and Naomi has a cute button nose.Naomi also wears coloured contacts sometimes , I don’t .Shes still beautiful but we don’t look alike.But you know folks are blind.

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Naomi Campbell

I think folks we trying to compliment me by saying we look alike but it didn’t really work lol. But I have been grazing at YouTuber Jocelyn Partee makeup look and hair .Its very Naomi Campbell Pocahontas inspired.Jocelyn so pretty .I dont know if I can wear the hair that long but I will give it a try.

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Jocelyn Partee

Time to channel Pocahontas,watch this space.

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Blogging is a part time Job

I truthly feel like blogging is a job, I feel like I spend a huge amount of time blogging via YouTube or my blog .I also socializing a lot via Twitter, Google hangouts or Snapchat. My life seems to be spend online a lot and I love it. I love the fact ,that I can talk to people around the world especially Africa. That I would never get the chance to meet normally due to location and financial constrains. Its seems like the world is getting smaller due to the internet and social media.

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I am constantly amazed by the amount of people who read my blog and watch my YouTube channel. I am seriously thinking I need to start making an income online, as I spend to much time online not to make a income.Currently I only have Google ad sense account that only brings in £60 a year. I can’t live on that.

I feel like a don’t promote myself enough on my Twitter account bettytoo22 .I can go days without post a link to my blog post or Youtube channels. But I am happy to promote other peoples work but not my own work. I feel like I am having a light build moment.Its like MsAfropolitan in this interview .She was spending so much time blogging that she need to monetise her blog.

Honestly I was scared to promote my work ,I worry that people wont like me and will unsubscribe to me.I feel like I need to get over this fear. I put to much work into my blog and Youtube to let peoples nasty comments stop me. I also paint and I am a artist and like to make clothes and handbags.I need to start promoting what I do outside of Youtuber and blogging.To be able to make a realistic income from blogging. Social media is a way to drive traffic to your website, where you sell your products .I need to create an action plan to use my following properly and to increase my income .

I have found in the ten years Vlogging on YouTube ,I have never got an donate via my PayPal donate button on my YouTube channel page.Its quite disheartening.I think people are just use to getting content for free and don’t stop to think .The time and cost that goes in to creating good videos and blog post on a tweet weeny budget like mine.

Please spare some change for my Youtuber channel and other Youtuber you like, as small Youtuber like me, never get sent products to review.We buy our own products. And we rarely get promote especially since we are Black . And if you talk politics, racism you wont get promoted due to the current politics climate and the Orwellian world thats being created by western governments trying to get rid of freedom of spreech.

Donating helps me create better content and buy new equipment like a mic and pay travel cost when I want to go to an blogging events like in London.Blogging scene seems to start and end in London. And unfortuanley for me I live in Northern England. There also a blogging scene in Africa and I am keen to experience that too but that takes time and money too.So please donate if you can afford too. If not please share my blog posts and videos via social media with friends and familes members, as supporting doesnt always have to be moneywise. Please donate below by clicking on the Paypal button on my Youtuber channel ,link here.Button is on the top right of the page

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Getting back to blogging as a part time job ,I want to make an income from blogging as my health still isn’t improving I cant cope with working full time as I still have chronic pain for Fibroids and Polycystic ovaries . Blogging seems like the only real part time job that would give me a income with my health condition and would fit around it .As the medicine I take makes me tried a lot ( Tramdol and Gabapentin ,Paracetamol daily) .I end up like sleeping beauty alot.

 I also want to travel and connect with other women and men of African descent
and be able to make a reasonable income wherever I am in the world, Africa where I am planning on travelling to first.

I am definitely going to start promoting myself and organising my other email address as my current Gmail address is full of spam .It makes it so hard to follow bloggers I love ,when my email is full of spam and random shit lol.

A blogger who is serious about making money has to be organise and treat it like a job. And I realise the money dont come straight away from blogging its a process ,you live and learn, in the Blogosphere .

Please share my post and comment if you have any tips for making income online via blogging. And please donate if your can .Love Betty

Dashiki Print African Dresses

Lately I have been taping into my African roots more .I am getting fed up of Western  fashion.I am fed up of not finding my size in Primark and other high street shops .I am fed up of having to lose weight to fit into clothes. So when these African Dashiki Print  Dresses and pant suits pop up. I put it on my fashion must have items list straight away. I have seen these online in Youtube videos, blogs and everyone seem to be wearing them.Men and women.

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They seems to come in all shapes, sizes and colours. The Dashiki shirts one will allow me to eat my pounded yam and Afia Efere soup (Efik White soup) .Without me passing out because I cant breathe after dinner in my tight western clothing. That’s the beauty of bagging African style clothing ,you can still look beautiful and fashionable while being comfortable.

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Here’s the Dashiki Pants suits

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What you think people would you wear these ? Please comment , share on social media and subscribe .