2015!

Hey Guys!

Its 2015.

I’m so sorry, I know 2014 was such an uneventful year for my blog. And that is completely my fault. I was focusing more on my Youtube (Link Here) , but I know Blogging was my first love. So I will be doing more posts this year by the grace of God.

I’ve been making more outfits, so the Glory Series will definitely continue this year.

I really want to get back into this being a fashion blog. So thankfully since my sisters are here, I’ll be able to have a “photographer.” 🙂

Expect more makeup tutorials for the makeup lovers as well.

I am planning on working on my website layout. So be expecting that as well sometime this year.

Thank You all so much for your support and everything.

I love you all very much!

God Bless!

xx Tomi P.

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Where are Friendships Going These Days

Something has been on my mind for a few days and I’m very sure by the title you may already know what it is. Where are our friendships going these days? We claim to be friends to our faces, but anyone else would think we were the worst of enemies. But anyways before I jump the gun. Let’s start with the basics

What is a Friend?

  • If you were to take your definition from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it says  “a friend is one attached to another by affection or esteem or a favored companion”.
  • In my own point of view
    a friend is someone who you can confide in, you find comfort in them and their presence.

What is Friendship?

  • The dictionary has a very boring meaning, so I’m just gonna to skip that.
  • From me, a friendship is a mutual relationship between two or more parties (people), looking out for one another, caring for each other, having each other’s backs.

So, now you’re probably thinking, where is Tomi going with all of this?

Well, people have forgotten the meaning of being a friend and the essence of friendship, and that’s just it, plain and simple. People have let status, material wealth and(in its own way) social media get in the way of friendships.

One of the major things I don’t understand is, let’s say you have a friend, right? Are we on the same page? You have a friend (preferably a close one). And your friend happens to do something or behave in a certain way that irks you. Let’s say he/she….. Okay I can’t think of anything right now, but let’s assume it’s really bad. You’re very upset. The right thing to do would be to confront your friend and talk to them about what hurt you and how it hurt you and resolve issues as the mature and humble human beings that you are, but instead you go on twitter and tweet something like “Humans can’t be trusted” “They’ll claim to be your friend but then you see what they’re doing behind you” “Don’t lie to me” “Friends don’t do that to each other” “These hoes ain’t loyal” . And you go on this subbing spree, knowing fully well how angry you are at your termed “friend”, but when you happen to see this friend again, you’re all bubbly like nothing happened. You talk about the subs, and lie that it’s another person you’re talking about., and then you go back on twitter and you’re like “Learning not to trust people these days” and on top of that you’re saying horrible things behind his/her back. WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING??

Or let’s say you plot something evil and wicked against your, once again, termed “friend” to hurt them emotionally to a point of possibly no return, and you call yourself a “Friend?” And you think people want to be your “friend” after that knowing the kind of person you are? WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU’RE DOING??

We use the term “friend” so casually these days that we are forgetting what being a “friend” actually means.

Which leads me to ask, Where are friendships going these days? We find out that people are friends for material purposes, status, some are even there to pull you down and other stupid things. We need to reevaluate ourselves. Why are we really friends with some people?

So answer me this.

Where is your friendship going today?

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Lots of Love.

Tomi

xx.

The Glory Series : Green Glory

Hey Guys! Welcome back to my blog BeautifulEntity.com

I’m starting a new segment in my blog called The Glory Series that should run from now to the end of the year. And basically the posts will be centered around pieces of clothing that I’ve actually made myself. Today’s Post is centered around a Green Ankara Skirt that I made.

Introducing

THE GLORY SERIES: GREEN GLORY

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Braids & Twists – What to Expect for First Timers, Care, Tips and More

 

Hi Guys, I know I haven’t been posting a lot lately, still trying to work things out with my new camera. So what I’ll be doing is putting my videos from Youtube on here, and going more in depth than what I discussed in this video.

I know for a lot of African females, this will not be your first time getting any type of braids, so its possible for you to feel like this doesn’t apply to you.

If this is your first time getting braids I have a couple of tips for you.

1. Get it Done PROFESSIONALLY

Unless you like the messy look, or your friend or momma’s best friend’s sister is really good at it, I suggest you get it done professionally for the neatest, cleanest look. Before I learned how to do my own hair, I always got my hair done professionally, whether in Nigeria or America. After I started doing my own hair, I stopped paying to get my hair done. The only time I pay is if I want to invest the money and  not take my hair out for a long time.

2. Moderation is Key for first Timers

Poetic Justice Braids. Good Lord. Aren’t they gorgeous? But aren’t they heavy and a neck pain? I don’t suggest really long and really thick (heavy and full) as a first time combination. If you are used to weaves, braids are gonna feel weird and its going to be harder if it feels too heavy. Long braids/twists with a moderate thickness, is really cute and less hassle on your hands and neck for the first time.

3. Take Care of It Boo

Braids will last you a long time if you take care of not only them, but your scalp too. Braids don’t really need a lot of care, but its really your scalp. Its best to keep it clean and moisturized. If you’re careless and not watchful of your scalp, your hair can twist around the roots, which causes a lot of breakage in the taking down process.

In the video I recommend a product called African Royale Braid and Extension Sheen Spray. I use this to reduce the appearance of dandruff, and also to oil my scalp. It contains Tea Tree Oil, that helps to stop itching and dandruff. I also use it to oil my scalp when necessary. it also add shine to your braids.

You can also put your hair up at night, in a bun, satin bonnet, or whatever you choose.

If you choose to wash your hair while in braids, you can. That’s always an alternative to continually spraying your scalp.

4. What Kind of Hair/Extensions Should You Use?

There are a wide variety, and I suggest you use the one applicable to the kind of result you want.

  • Regular braids/twists: Use Kanekalon hair, I suggest Expressions Braiding hair, its very lightweight. You can use human hair also, but I hear its slippery.
  • Yarn braids/twists: Yarn. Any type you like. I used the Walmart Brand Red Heart yarn, when I did mine. its also very lightweight. It may look heavy but it virtually feels like nothing. (That’s for me though)
  • Marley or Kinky twists: Use Marley braiding hair. I can’t remember the name of the one I normally use, but when I do, I’ll update it.

And so on and so forth.

5. Braids or Twists?

That’s really a choice for you to make. I prefer Twists by far, only because braids can be a bit heavy on my head, so I prefer twists. It’s really personal preference.

 

That’s pretty much it. If you have any questions feel free to comment below.

Thanks for reading.

God Bless.

xx Tomi.

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year Ya’ll. (I shouldn’t really be saying this since its like the middle of February already….)

Boy have I been exceptionally lazy about my blog, and I apologize.

I already had my plans set up for this year, and some things happened that just put me off track, so I’m trying to get back on track and by the grace of God, things will take their course in time.

I do have a lot of things in store for this year, I do want to do more blogging on fashion and things like that. And I started a youtube channel (YAYY!!!)  about 4 or 5 months ago, which is mostly going to be about hair, but I want to be a lot more serious about that, so if you’re interested in that, I will put information on that later in the year. I really want to get a new camera, but in the meantime I will be using my iPhone front camera to film, which is actually great, if you have good lighting.

Once I get settled after midterms and everything, and I’m able to get a camera, I will be back to blogging, and hopefully I will be posting every week if I can.

Thank you so much for your support Beautifuls!

Thank you, and God Bless You!

Tomi. xx

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A Time for Everything (OOTD)

“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3: 1

 

Hey Beautifuls! It’s been a minute. Today’s post is an OOTD with my friend. We were at my Aunt’s (not really an aunt, but if you’re Nigerian, you understand) Introduction Ceremony. It’s a Yoruba tradition where a couple has been engaged to be married and they have this big ceremony introducing their fiance to both sides of the family basically. It’s just like a mini Traditional wedding.

Enjoy.

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My Buddy, Tochukwu, who came around

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And The beautiful Bride to Be

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My Outfit:

  • Dress: Rue 21
  • Shoes: A Gift
  • Jewelry: Rue 21

That’s all for today! God Bless!

xx

Tomi.

P.S.

If you have any ideas of what I could blog about, just lemme know in the comments, or shoot me an email at admin@beautifulentity.com . My life is BOORRRIINNGG, so The Sophomore Diaries, is gonna have to take a chill pill.

The Sophomore Diaries: When We Feel Alone

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”      Psalm 23:4

When we feel alone

October 17, 2013

I haven’t posted in over a month. Besides me being lazy, Ive had a boatload of schoolwork and tests, and work. Everything has just been jumbled up. I finally have a free day, not completely free, but free enough for me to sit down and blog in my Discrete Structures class and still understand most of what my professor is saying. 🙂

So what’s been happening in my life you ask? Well nothing really. I’ve been BORED!! Schoolwork killed my social life (not like I had one before….). And I’ve gotten fat. I can’t fit into my clothes from summer 😦 … Okay not fat, but I’ve gotten bigger. So I told myself I’m gonna start working out. I told myself that last week Monday… Today is Thursday and I haven’t made it to the gym yet lol. I need motivation! I was supposed to go with my friend, but then he chickened out on me. And plus I still have to buy my gear, and to be quite honest, your girl is broke! So much for my saving up. (See me making excuses for my own laziness. God help me)

This past weekend was my church’s 1st year anniversary. It was a wonderful time for my church full of joy and celebration and….. FOOD (And it was good too). I just thank God for keeping us and all of our members through this first year of our church’s existence. And I thank God because there are an infinite number of years full of blessings, testimonies and miracles to come for us. (Say Amen and claim it for yourself too.)

Your probably wondering why the title of my post is “When We Feel Alone” and simply put, that’s what it means. Lemme just write down what I’m feeling right now. Uhh, to put emotions into words is not always easy. Sometimes I feel by myself. I feel like where has everyone gone? Why is it just me? Sometimes I feel so left out and everything. The smile on my face hides everything. Ugh I don’t even know what to say or how to say it… But your girl is unhappy.

So that’s why I’ve put that particular bible verse at the top. Even when WE feel we have no one, God is with us. He will definitely take care of us and everything that concerns us. All we have to do is just trust him.

Even though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we shall fear no evil. For God is with us. His rod and his staff, they comfort us.

Have a blessed week Beautifuls.

God Bless You

xx

Tomi.

The Sophomore Diaries: Random Week 1

“Open rebuke is better than hidden love. Better are the wounds of a friend, than the deceitful kisses of an enemy.” Proverbs 27:5-6

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September 13, 2013.

How are ya’ll doing this week Beautifuls? I am ever so sorry for the late post!! I had homework due by 11:59 pm last night, and I was on that throughout yesterday! Today is Friday the 13th! Talking about bad luck! It almost hit me this morning, but my God said no. Today is the day they collect trash in my neighborhood, and I accidentally threw my keys in the big trash can outside my house. If I didn’t need to go to school, thats how the dump truck would have taken my keys oh!!

I am so tired right now! I’ve been waking up at 5 am almost every day just to get ready for work. And I usually don’t go home until late, because I’m studying or going for tutoring or stuff like that. I feel bad that I don’t live on campus because I’d have more time for everything to be honest. I wouldn’t have to worry about driving or parking spaces so that would cut off like1 hour and 30 minutes from my 3 hour preparation and I’d have an ample amount of time to sleep. And the library is open 24/5 so I’d be able to read overnight in the library or something. But in my house my bed is right next to my desk, and as soon as I open my book, I’m gone, off to bed I go especially with my hectic schedule. If I lived on campus, my parents wouldn’t have to be calling me wondering where I am and asking me to come home that it’s too late. And I wouldn’t have to be driving almost 35 minutes with the top-down on my car so I won’t fall asleep while driving, especially at night just to get home. Like do you catch my drift? Do you see my struggle? I’ve been kinda scared to talk to my parents about it, especially my dad, but since he’s the only one at home at the moment, I finally got up the courage to let him know a little of how I was feeling. All I said was ” Daddy, I think you should really consider me living on campus next year, especially now that my subjects are getting harder, I can’t be doing this everyday.” And he said we would talk about it when my mom mom comes back, so everybody keep your fingers crossed for me lol. I’m actually gonna calculate the price of gas compared to the cost of living over the course of 3 months and use it as a point.

As for my job, I think it’s actually worth it. I really want to do this study-abroad program, so I’m praying the Lord will provide money for my family, so I can go. It would be a wonderful opportunity and great exposure, and plus it would look good on a resume :). I wanted to do the fashion opportunity, but it was almost $17,000 for an 11 week semester in Paris. I jejely (carefully) helped myself to turn the page lol. There is no way my parents will pay $16K for a semester of fashion in another country. (And all of that doesn’t include housing, transportation, plane ticket, books or food.)

For a quick second I wanna talk about Miley. I’m not hating or anything but her new song “Wrecking Ball” I LOVE IT, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the song. But I HATE HATE HATE the video. The beginning was nice, and cute, where she was all crying and looking all innocent (Sorry but that part was so Adele. At first I thought Adele was actually singing) and then next thing you know, she’s riding naked on a wrecking ball. Please can somebody tell me what that has to do with the song? Does everything have to be sexual with this girl? Like I was really feeling the song and all but then.. Ugh! 😦 Scratch the video. And so she explained it, that’s her own business. SO she was licking the hammer because she secretly likes the pain. That is quite interesting. But hey, to each their own.

I’m gonna start being that friend that gives wounds like stated in the bible verse above. I’m not kissing up to anyone again. If you do something wrong, I will tell you, if you offend me I will tell you straight up. To be honest I’ve been a little too nice. I wanna be the friend that if you want the absolute truth you can come to in confidence. And I want the same from you too. If I offend you tell me straight up, if I do something wrong don’t let it slide, it may hurt a little bit, but I can handle it. Now I don’t mean do it all the time, and I don’t mean be really mean about it. But be a friend and I’ll be one too. See if we do this all the time, we’d rarely have beef because we are all telling each other what we’ve done wrong. The world would be a better place yo. I refuse to be the enemy that tells you lies.

Well all in all, this week was pretty chilled. Pretty boring to be honest. Uh, I did my hair, shopped a little. Went for physics tutoring that helped a quite  a lot.  Nothing interesting. I’m really sorry this post is boring. 😦

I actually had a little more to write, but I guess its not for this post. Its more of a little background on why I created this blog. But that’s gonna have to be when I have more time, or else this post would be super long.

Till next week Beautifuls!

xx

Tomi.

The Sophomore Diaries: Why Me?

“Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.” 1 Chronicles 16:11

Hey Beautifuls!!! How are ya’ll so far this week? Well I’m great, (Thanks for asking). Welcome back to this week’s diary entry in the Sophomore Diaries. This past week wasn’t so boring actually. But let’s get into it.

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WHY ME? September 5, 2013.

(Okay so maybe the picture is a little too cheesy….)

Oh my, the funniest and probably the worst day ever for me this week was on Tuesday September 3rd. Okay so I finally got the job!!! (There was supposed to be a post about that a long time ago, but I kinda forgot……) So I was to start work on that day right? I was extremely tired the night before so I just set my alarm for 5am because I have to be at work at 8 and I have a lot of stuff to do every morning before I leave for school because my mom isn’t around. So I tried to figure out what to do to my hair, but it didn’t work out so I just went to sleep, I didn’t plan what I was going to wear or anything and a female just went to bed. AND THEN THE UNBELIEVABLE OCCURRED!!!!

I woke up wondering why my alarm wasn’t ringing. I looked at the clock and it was 7:30am. 7:30AM!!! I ran out of my room and asked my dad was it really 7:30, that maybe my clock had stopped or something. But nope, it was actually 7:30am. My dad saw me panicking and was wondering what was wrong, that’s when I told him that that was my first day of work and I was already late. He was so surprised I hadn’t told him. But at 7:35 I rushed to brush my teeth lol, put on deodorant and found myself color rioting to school (mind you, I did not take a shower, I had to sacrifice that to not be horribly late on the first day.) Within 5 minutes of waking up, I was in the car and on my way. I was speeding like mad. It was like The Transporter. You should have actually seen my driving skills. I was crying all the way to school asking God why he hadn’t let me wake up earlier. I was crying mainly because I had already planned out that morning. And when things don’t go according to how I planned, I tend to not be completely happy. But I was really trying a make a good first impression on my first day. My mom just happened to call me, and I was bawling all over the phone and she just told me to give my supervisor a call, and tell her I got caught in traffic (which I did…… it happened to be really minor, but it was true so…)  Finally I got to school at 8:10 AM. I spent about 15 minutes looking for a parking space before I decided to go park in the visitor lot and run to my office. Now I did that at my own risk, kuz if they find out I’m a student. They would fine me.

And then I went to work. Let me not begin to talk about how horrible my hair looked. Eyes red and everything, I arrived at 8:30am. But fortunately I smelled good. Looool.

Fortunately the rest of my day went well. Made a new friend. Quiet young chap. He tried to help me with my homework. But that didn’t work out. But he told me about his professor for one of our classes, and I switched over to his class, and he was telling the truth. The professor is Italian and he explains things so well, I’m so happy, I got the last seat in his class.

Guess what happened guys! When I turned on my alarm for the next day, I realized that I had set my alarm for 5PM not AM, I just laughed at myself. It was too funny. Gosh! I’m never gonna make that mistake again.

On Saturday I had this wonderful conversation with a bank manager. It was focused on “Which came first, The plant or the seed”. I chose the plant, and he chose the seed. And we were talking about it for well over an hour, he even brought out the bible to make sure and I was right. After a while we were just talking about God, church and other things Christian. At the end, he told me to come back again if I have any challenging question and that this was one of the most interesting conversations he’s ever had while working at that bank. God bless his dear soul.

This past week, I’ve just been hauling everywhere (getting a lot of stuff). I think I shopped everyday. Last Friday, my best friend and I went thrifting which was so much fun. We got a lot of stuff, I bout like 10 things for about $23. I think my favorite item was these high waist straight leg pants, just beautiful. Maybe when I go on a big enough haul, I’ll blog about it, and put pictures. I’ve been shopping all over the place. I bought the cutest blazer at Dillards the other day! Its a black kind of circus conductor blazer, but it’s too cute. Everything in the store was half off on Labor Day, and it was the last one. And mind you, I go where I can get good deals. Unless its shoes, you can never see me buying a pair of jeans for $50….. or a dress.. I just aint got that kinda money yet. But the Lord will prosper me.  And you too. Amen!!

Sorry this post was really rushed. I am so busy and stressed this week, balancing work and school and all, God will help me get it together in Jesus name. I’m about to go for tutoring too. Physics doesn’t seem to wanna be my friend this afternoon.

Thanks for reading!!!

Come back next week!!

Love you Beautifuls,

xx

Tomi.