Wednesday, 21 May 2014

How To: Have the best summer of your life

Hey loveys,

So today I've come up with a simple list of 30 things you could do to make sure you have the perfect summer. You might think that some of these things are just common knowledge and that they are, but we often forget to indulge in the simple things in life, which is really a shame. There will always be a time for travelling the world but don't forget that the inexpensive things in life can also be just as fun. Next summer I will be living in New York on a J1 so this summer I really want to appreciate the ordinary things in cold, boring Ireland. 

I hope you're having a wonderful and rewarding day.

-Mizzmoi xo


Saturday, 17 May 2014

Your Quick & Easy, Healthy Study Snacks that will curb your sweet tooth

Hey loveys,

How are we doing today? For those of you studying for your Leaving Cert, I hope you're not too stressed. When it comes to exams, stress is your enemy and affects your performance because your body is exhausted. The best way to get your energy up during those long study sessions...


Thursday, 15 May 2014

Summer LookBook & some Chit Chat: featuring Forever 21, John Green, Gossip Girl & more.

Hey loveys,

So I'm finally back to completing my lookbooks because I now have more time and a cameraman to help me out (my brother, who begged for this shout out by the way). I woke up this morning at 5.30am for no apparent reason. Lying in bed with nothing else to do, I decided to...


The Ayi Diaries: Learn how to Build Your Self Confidence

Dear naïve self,

When you wake up in the morning the first thing you do is avoid the mirror. Your imperfect skin and chubby body irritates you. You want to be different...


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

The Ayi Diaries: Poor little black girl

A letter to the ignorant people out there,

It's hard to think that living in a country for 15 years would justify being treated the same as the residents of that country but that never appears to be the case. Being the poor little black girl who comes from the 'country' Africa can be very exhausting. For one I speak in approxiamtely 17 different accents because identity crisis- duh.

It's mind-blowing to think that the western culture is still not fully assimilated to all races. I live in Ireland and there seems to be this preconception that since I moved out of my home country- I must be poor, homeless and *insert* other tragic situations here. I must be smelly as I clearly resemble a monkey in shade and features. I must be illiterate and if not me, my parents definitely are. Wrong. There mustn't be a lot of money in my family heritage hence why I emigrated from my home town (also wrong) but the list goes on.

The problem with society is that you are curious but you don't know the right way of going about asking something so you presume. You make up scenarios in your head of what that poor little black girl must have been through based on what you see on commercial ads.

You think every single black person is from *insert popular African country here*. You think everyone in South Africa is white. You mix up Nelson Mandela with other black heroes. You say the word 'nigger' more often than you should, given the history that occurred. You use it as a level of leverage because you simply cannot think of anything more insulting than someone's skin colour and native origin.

You automatically assume that you are superior to the black fellow in every way, either in the condescending sense where you dash out pity or in the blunt sense where you just 'hate the blacks' and how they steal all of the irish jobs.

You forget that one time Irish people had to emigrate too. You presume that because I am black I would know everything there is to know about the history of every country in Africa. No, I am not aware of the factual details of the Civil War in the Congo.

Worst of all, you are shocked when you find a black girl to be particularly pretty and therefore have to flood her with compliments on how amazing her 'caramel' skin looks.

In reality you have no idea what it's like to be foreign and even if you do, you have no idea what it is like to be in the 'minority', to have to listen to people tell you that you're not really Irish (again presuming that I wanted to be Irish in the first place) but then again you were only born in Africa so what even are you?

If I'm honest, I don't want your sympathy, keep that for yourself. All I want is for you to Google a few things before you ask, visit a new continent and most importantly get out of your comfort zone, it's a lot harder to do than you think. Here's to 15 years of achieving that. 

Kudos to me.

Important!: If every one of you could say a little prayer for the 234 kids that went missing in Nigeria a few months ago, I'd be forever grateful! #BringBackOurGirls

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Sometimes It's okay to think you're Beyoncé

Hey girlos,

So there's a story behind this lookbook. My brother kindly agreed to take the shots. We had loud rap music blaring inside the house (seeing as our parents are out of town for a little while) and as Miley would say I was 'feelin' myself'. Cringe, but I have to say it guys. Sometimes it's okay to think you're Beyoncé. So I finally decide that we've taken enough shots and I'm excited to go back into the house and start the selection process...except we locked ourselves out. How clever is that? Touché. Thankfully enough I don't have a scrawny strengthless boy as a brother and he was able to kick the door in and break one of the inner locks. Wish me luck on explaining that to mum.

-Mizzmoi x

A few quick questions for you:
 1. Do you want me to continue doing lookbooks? 

2. Are my fitness posts helping you? If so, do you want me to post more food diaries?

3. Any specific advise you want me to give?

4. My next giveaway is starting up soon, what do you want me to giveaway?

5. What's your favourite summer snack?


You can answer them here. If you answer any of the above, thank you so much! Getting feedback from you makes me happy :)