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Are scarf tops still in style in 2021? Of course yes. If you spend your time on TikTok, you must notice this trend is not going anywhere. Silk scarves are a must-have fashion accessory you need right now. They are so versatile to wear. Also, there are several ways you can wear your satin or silk scarves. You can wear them as headscarves for your hair, as a top, or add some pizzaz to your handbags. Either way, scarves are super chic and stylish. For your silk scarves, you can opt for luxury scarves or designer scarves, or budget-friendly options. If you’re a budget babe, I’ve got you, girl. So, here are the best silk scarves to shop and wear as tops on a budget for your closet.

Best silk scarves to shop and wear as tops

Can you wear a scarf as a top? Scarf top trends are super easy to try out. All you need is a satin or silk scarf to pull off this look. I love to wear scarves as tops a lot. They are super chic. You can wear a scarf top with denim pants for lounging, with bikinis as a great option to the beach, or with shorts for a casual look.

Here are my best scarf top outfit ideas you should try out. You can wear your scarves folded in a triangle with your necklace. This way to wear scarves as tops is super stylish. It is an elevated halter style top with attention on your necklace. So, to pull off this look, style your scarf with a catchy necklace. I would recommend a choker-style necklace for this look.

Another way to wear scarves as a top is to wear a bandeau crop top. This bandeau crop top you can wear with shorts for a day out to the beach or as loungewear. Also, you can wear scarves as a top by folding them into a triangle with the tips tucks into your pants or skirt. You can also click here to watch my vlog on others ways to wear scarves as tops.

Which brand has the best scarves to shop for? I love to shop from Zaful a lot. So, I would recommend them if you need the best silk scarves to shop and wear as tops on a budget. Click here to shop for budget-friendly scarves from Zaful. Also, use my Zaful promo code or discount code HJDW to get 17% off your order.

Other fun ways to wear scarves

Headscarves for women have always been my only way to wear scarves. This is because scarves are mostly worn to cover the hair. However, you can get as much us from your satin scarf for hair.

You can wear your scarves a belt with your denim pants. This is an edgy street-style way of wearing scarves. I love this style a lot. Also, you can add scarves to your handbags to dress them up. Colorful satin or silk scarves are perfect for styling handbags. So, if you need to style your boring handbags or change them up, add a silk scarf.

Best silk scarves to shop and wear as tops on a budget

Typically I avoid working with brands that offer me gift cards for my services. This is because I had no idea how to sell these gift cards in Nigeria and convert them to Naira. So, I stumbled upon Nosh app which is one of the best app to buy and sell gift cards in Nigeria.

Ever since I was able to successfully sell my Nordstrom gift card online for naira, I would not mind working for a gift cards reward. Which site or app is the best to redeem gift cards in Nigeria? There are so many sites or apps you can choose from out there to trade your gift cards for cash. My best app to buy and sell gift cards in Nigeria without hassle is the Nosh app. This app I love a lot. Also, I love to use some apps for my travels too. You can read my post on travel apps you need as a solo traveler.

Best app to buy and sell gift cards in Nigeria

I love to learn new things a lot. So, I stumbled upon a blog that shared a lot of sites you can redeem $100 gift cards to naira. I tried out a few. Some of these sites are super complicated to use. I hate complicated! So, I finally found one app that is super easy to use called the Nosh app.

Nosh app Review: buy or sell gift cards online

Nosh app is a simple application you can easily download from your app store or play store. All you have to do is to input your personal information, bank details and create a pin for withdrawal.

Their customer service is quite helpful. You can easily reach out to them for any inquiries using the chatbox. Also, you can your google play $100 gift card or any gift cards to Naira, Cedis, or Dirham. What this simply means is that you can use this app in Dubai, Ghana, or Nigeria to trade your gift card with ease.

You can check out the gift card prices on their app before you redeem them. Also, you can check the type of gift cards they usually redeem on their site listed on your trading dashboard. Any further assistance you need you can direct to their customer service for a quick resolution.

Which gift card has the highest rate in Nigeria?

The rate that applies to each gift is found on easily your dashboard. My $100 Nordstrom gift card was equivalent to 30000naira at the time of writing this article on Nosh.

How can you trade your gift card on Nosh? It is super easy. All you have to do is to snap the e-gift card or physical gift card and upload it for review. Upon approval, you will be credited with payment into your Nosh wallet.

You choose to buy other gift cards with funds in your wallet or withdraw the funds. My only issue with the value of the gift card exchange rate is that it is quite small as compared to the normal USD exchange rate. Typically now $100 is now about 57,000naira while the gift card equivalent is 30000naira.

Can you redeem e-gift cards for cash?

Most sites or apps typically do not redeem e-gift cards. My Nordstrom gift card was an e-gift card. So, it was super difficult to redeem it for cash.

However, on the Nosh app, all you have to do is to screenshot the gift cards showing their card pan and pin. This will be reviewed and converted into Naira or your choice currency for you. What did I do with the funds redeemed from my gift cards?

Nosh app came through as at the time I planned a trip to Badagry and I needed extra cash. So, I used the funds to fund my trip to Badagry. I visited a few fun places at this historic place in Lagos. One such fun thing to do in Badagry is to explore the whispering palms of Badagry Iworo. Click here to read all about whispering palms.

Best app to buy and sell gift cards in Nigeria

Badagry is of the most historic places to visit in Lagos. My only issue with this place is the bad road network. Also, it takes forever to get to Badagry. However, I have always wanted to visit Whispering palms Badagry. This place is my top bucket list destination to see in Lagos. So, I feel so good checking it out from my list.

In this post, I will share all you need to know about whispering palms Badagry and fun things to do. Also, if you need other places to see in Badagry, read my post on Suntan Beach Badagry, Lagos.

Whispering palms Badagry

Whispering Palms is located at Ajido road, Aradagun Bus stop, Off Badagry Expressway. It is not so difficult to get to whispering palms.

How to get to whispering palms?

Like I stated above, it is one of the easiest resort centers to locate. From Mile 2, take a bus going to Badagry, stop at Aradagun bus stop. Then take a cab at the filling station at Aradagun bus stop to Iworo road, Ajido. At Ajido bus stop, take a bike to whispering palms resort for just 100naira.

How much does it cost to stay at Whispering palms resort?

Whispering palms is quite affordable to access. You can choose to stay at the villas at the resort or go in for the fun activities. The gate fee for entry is 1500naira per adult, 1000naira per child. This is quite affordable for the fun activities lined up at the resort.

The lodges at whispering palms for as low as 20000naira per night. However, there are several hotels around whispering palms Badagry you could choose from to stay. Most of these hotels are quite affordable too. Since Badagry is quite far, I opted to stay in a hotel near whispering palms which cost about 12,000naira per night, Rolling King’s hotel.

This hotel is Rolling kings hotel which I highly recommend. The first hotel which I booked from Hotels. ng was a hard miss, Sycomore Hotels. I was super disappointed by their services. Nothing was really working. The pool is non-functional ( This was their selling point as it ranked at the top search for hotels with pools in Badagry).

Is there a pool at whispering palms? Yes, there is an in-house pool. So, you can have access to swim as much as you want at this pool whether as a lodger or visitor.

Fun things to do

So, there are so many fun activities you can engage in at whispering palms. I love this resort. This is a perfect place for a honeymoon in Nigeria on a budget. Honeymoon here will so chilled and fun too. You can read my post 7 best places for a honeymoon in Nigeria. These places are budget-friendly and fun too.

In this post, I will be talking about the paid and free activities you can do at Whispering Palms Iworo. Below are free and fun things you can do;

  1. Play table tennis: I really suck at this. Although, as a kid, I love to play table tennis. Now I am so not into any form of sports now
  2. Dart: This is super fun and interesting. We met a staff who was willing to explain this game to me.
  3. Snookers: My boo was so into playing this game. Well I just choose to stay on my lane. I have no idea how to play it
  4. Swim at the pool: Free to access for everyone
  5. Mini golf
  6. Volley ball & Basket ball.

Other things you can do at whispering palms include pre-wedding shoots, wedding parties, birthday dates, picnics with family and friends.

Now let’s talk about the paid activities to do at whispering palms. Your tickets give you access to at least two activities. Each of these activities costs 500naira per person.

  1. Bicycle ride: It is a couple bicycle. You can only ride as two or more of this bicycle. Not sure only person can ride this. This is because we had to peddal together for a smooth and fun ride. However, only one person has full control of the steering wheel.
  2. Paddle boat ride: This would have been fun though. I watched some guys ride this boat. Also, this more like Kayaking on a lake. If you love kayaka, you’d love this ride too. The only issue is that you need atleast 4 persons to paddle the boat. So, I couldn’t ride because we were just two.

Whispering Palms Badagry|| 8 exciting things to do

Each year there is are new trends that you really need to try out. One of such 2022 fashion trends that you need to try out is y2k fashion trends. I really love these trendy yet retro vibes a lot. So, in this post, I will be talking about how to wear y2k fashion trends and the best place to shop. Rinsta is an online fashion brand where you can shop for all your y2k fashion needs on a budget. I am all in for shopping for trendy clothes for my wardrobe on a budget. So, I will recommend these brands for you to shop affordable fashion pieces for your closet. Below are some of my Rinsta clothing haul and my review.

How to wear Y2K fashion

Although it may seem like y2k fashion is more of shiny colors and super cropped outfits. Yet, this 2022 fashion trend is something you should jump on. I love the girly dresses and cropped bits. However, you can never catch me in any outfit that is so bright except sequins. Also, I love the bold colors and summery prints too. These fashion trends are super easy to style. Plus you can shop for versatile pieces for your closet too.

Asides, the y2k fashion trends, there are other 2022 fashion trends that I love too. The subtle peekaboo dresses and cut-outs. This type of dress I also shopped from Rinsta.

Rinsta Haul

Typically when I shop online, I look out for ease of shopping and navigating their website. I am not a fan of a very complicated fashion website. Rinsta is an online fashion brand where you can shop for women’s clothes on a budget. Plus if you’re fashion-forward, you can shop for trendy fashion clothes too.

Rinsta’s website is easy to access and navigate. You can easily shop by searching the categories for what you want. For example, if you want to shop for dresses, search from the dresses category. However, you can also use the search box to search for any item you want to shop for.

Does Rinsta offer free shipping?

Rinsta is another site like shein to shop from. They offer free shipping for orders over $69.99. Also, you can choose to opt for standard or express shipping.

Rinsta Stores does not ship to all countries. However, if you can ship your items to US or UK and then to your preferred country. So, you can shop from this brand to your destination without any hassle.

Rinsta haul Review

So, this brand kindly gifted some items to me which I am so in love with. I picked up four clothes that I cannot get over. Below is my review of the items I got and how I styled them.

Cropped vest top

One of my favorite Items I got is these cropped tops. It is super comfy. Plus it is versatile too. You can wear the crop sweat vest with a white shirt and dress pants as workwear. If you’re a working professional, this will be perfect for work. You can read my post 9 work outfit ideas for newbie professionals.

Also, you can wear the vest as a crop top with denim pants or skirts for a more casual look. I prefer to wear this vest as casual wear for running errands or for vacation trips like I did. Click here to shop the below sweater vest crop top from Rinsta.

Peekaboo Dress

One of the biggest trends in 2021 is the subtle cut-outs on the mid-riff and the hips. I prefer cut-outs on the mid-riff than the sides. So, I got a summery lace peekaboo dress from Rinsta.

This dress is super fun and chic. I love the dress fit and style. However, it doesn’t really fit on the shoulder. I wish I have a broader shoulder so it would have been perfect. Also, if your girl is big, it will barely fit in the cups. Thankfully, my girls were just perfect for the cups of the dress.

You can dress up the dress with a pair of heels for a date night outfit idea. Also, this dress is a great option for holiday outfit ideas this season. So, I would recommend this dress for you if you have smaller boobs and broad shoulders for the holidays. Click here to shop this peekaboo dress for holiday parties and dinner dates.

Printed patchwork dress

This dress is my best of the Rinsta haul. I cannot wear get enough wear from it. I wore it on my recent trip. And I got so many stares and compliments.

Also, this dress is super versatile. You can dress it up with heels or down with a pair of sneakers. I love this dress with sneakers. You can a baguette bag for a date night or a tote bag for a casual stroll or running errands. Click here to shop print patchwork mini dress from Rinsta.

Brown Zip dress

So, what really drew me to this dress is the zip details of the dress. It is super chic. You can wear it with a turtle neck top, a shirt, or a bikini as a cover-up. Click here to shop the below zip dress.

I prefer to wear this dress as a coverup for bikinis. Plus I love to go to the beach a lot. So, it is perfect ad a beach outfit too. For more style options for the beach, you can read my post on 5 easy beach coverup outfit ideas. All the items will be linked so you can shop them for your closet. Also, you can click here to watch my vlog of each piece gifted to me from Rinsta.

How to wear Y2K fashion and best place to shop it|Rinsta

Cotonou Benin is one of the best places to visit in Africa. Asides, from the obvious language barrier, it is a fun place to explore on a budget. So here is my travel guide to Cotonou to help you on your trip. I had help using the google translate app for ease of communication.

You can click here to know other travel apps you need. So, if you need a place to explore west Africa on a budget, opt for Cotonou. How do you plan a trip to Cotonou? Can Nigerians travel to the Benin republic without a passport? All these I will be answering while sharing my experience from Lagos to Cotonou by Road.

This travel guide to Cotonou is perfect if you’re traveling from Lagos. This guide will come in handy if it’s your first time visiting or if you’re re-visiting.

Ultimate travel guide to Cotonou from Lagos

In this travel guide, I will be as detailed as possible. Do you need Visa to enter Cotonou as a Nigerian? You do not need a visa for entry into Cotonou or the Republic of Benin. Cotonou is one of the visa-free countries accessible to Nigerians.

So, if you need a visa-free country to visit as Nigeria, opt for the Republic of Benin. Also, read my post on other visa-free countries to know as a Nigerian.

How to plan a trip to Cotonou, Republic of Benin

The Republic of Benin is a neighboring country to Nigeria. So, I chose to visit it first since it is nearby. There are several ways to access Cotonou. You can travel by road from Lagos through the Semen border.

However, I would not recommend this border as it is super stressful. The checkpoints from Badagry to the Semen border are a lot. This makes the trip a little slow.

I traveled to Cotonou from Lagos through the Owode border. Although this border is less stressful. It cost me about 5,000 naira to stamp my passport at the border. Other ways to travel from Lagos to Cotonou are via air or water ( Epe, Lagos). If you’d prefer to travel by air, click here to book your flight ticket. Also, note that you will require a covid test. ( All covid protocols will apply).

Do I need a Nigerian passport to access Cotonou? Yes, you do need a Nigerian International passport for entry into Cotonou. So, if you have not applied for your Nigerian passport yet, click here to know the process to apply.

You need a yellow fever card to travel to Cotonou Benin republic. This is a must-have you need to pack for a trip to most places in Africa. The process of getting a yellow fever card in Nigeria is quite seamless. So, it is advisable to have it handy to make your trip easy.

You don’t need a visa to visit Cotonou if you’re traveling from a west African country. However, if you’re not in west Africa you may need a visa to access this country. There are other visa free countries for Nigerian passport holders you can explore especially in Africa too.

Beautiful Restaurant in Cotonou Benin Republic

How much does it cost to visit and where to stay?

It is quite affordable to plan and visit Cotonou. Below is the cost breakdown and detailed travel guide to Cotonou, Republic of Benin.

Cost of transportation from Badagry to Owode border: 3,000 naira per person. I took a bike to the Owode border. However, you can choose to travel by car to the Owode border.

Cost of transportation from Owode to Fidjirosse: 10,000CFA

I took a car to Fidjrosse as this fits with my Itinerary. Also, Fidjrosse is an urban city in Cotonou. It is very close to the international airport of the Republic of Benin.

I opted to stay at the La Guesthouse Casabella, Cotonou. This guest house I highly recommend. Their staff is very helpful. Although I had issues with the language barrier yet they made effort to communicate with me in simple English language.

You can stay for a few days to longer stays at this guest house. The cost of the guest house per night is 18,000CFA. There are similar affordable hotels in Cotonou you can stay. Click here to check and book hotels on a budget in Cotonou.

The major means of transportation in Cotonou were bikes. So, if you need to go anywhere in this city, you can get a bike easily anywhere. As stated earlier, Cotonou is a francophone country. However, I was able to communicate in Pidgin English & Yoruba languages. Also, you can use Google translate app for ease of translation from your language to French.

A room at La Guesthouse Casabella Cotonou.

What to eat in Cotonou, Benin republic?

There are so many food options you can eat on your visit to Cotonou. Also, you can eat from several grade places like roadside food stores, low-grade restaurants, and luxury restaurants.

Since I stay in Lagos, I was familiar with some of their dishes. You can eat amala and vegetable soup, spaghetti with sauce or rice and tomato sauce. I have heard a lot about how they rarely eat pepper at Cotonou. Boy were they right? I avoided eating their tomato sauce stew. How can one eat stew without pepper in it? That’s the Nigerian in me talking. lol.

Fun places to visit in Cotonou, Benin Republic

There are so many fun places to explore in Cotonou. I made sure I explored beautiful places in Cotonou near me at Fidjirrose. Below are some of the beautiful places to visit in Cotonou.

1. Fidjrosse beach

This beach is one of the closest beaches to my hotel at Casa Bella guest house. It is a walking distance from this hotel to the beach. However, you can go to the beach on a bike for about 200CFA to Fidjrosse beach from Casabella’s guest house.

Fidjrosse beach is one of the most popular beaches in Cotonou. This ultimate travel to Cotonou is incomplete without mentioning this lovely beach.

Fidjrosse beach Cotonou is free to access to all. So, many tourists add this place to their top must-see places in Cotonou. Also, the beach water is so clear. You can take a walk at the beach, swim in the water, or enjoy a picnic with boo or your family. You can take great pictures close to the abandoned plane on the beach.

2. Shop at the popular Dantokpa market

Another place to explore on your visit to Cotonou is to shop at the Dantokpa market. The Dantokpa market is like the Nigerian version of the Idumota market.

Dantokpa market is a super busy market. You can shop for anything you need at this market. I felt so much at home at this market. This is because I met a few Nigerians and some Yoruba-speaking Cotonou Indigenes.

So, communication was bliss in this market. One thing worthy of mentioning in this travel guide to Cotonou is to buy a new sim pack. It was very difficult to make a call. My Nigerian MTN sim doesn’t work. The roaming fees will make you bleed dry as it was super expensive.

So, we had to recharge the mobile phones of indigenes to use their mobile phones. I will recommend you get a new sim card on your visit to Cotonou to allow you to stay in touch with your family and friends.

Other Best Places to visit the Benin Republic

There are so many fun places that are on my bucket list for my next trip to Cotonou. Although this travel guide to Cotonou will come in handy when you explore these other parts. Notwithstanding, I would visit them soonest. You can explore the famous Foundation Zinshou Located at Ouidah, Ganvie Floating village (Similar to Makoko in Nigeria), and Snake temple among others.

After my stay, I took a road trip to Ouando to see a friend before returning back to Nigeria via the Owode border. So, here is a round-up of my top best places to live in Cotonou.

  • Ouando is a sub-urban town in Cotonou
  • Fidjirosse is a high street town with so many foreigners
  • Porto Novo which is the capital city of the Benin Republic
  • Ouidah is a place rich in culture and so many beautiful places to see and explore

I hope you enjoyed this detailed ultimate travel guide to Cotonou from Lagos by road. Comment on other places in Cotonou you can recommend for a visit.

Breakfast at my Lodge

Travel resources you need to travel to Africa.

  1. Travel insurance: Get your insurance ready from Insubuy
  2. Flight tickets: Book cheap flight tickets from Trip.com

3. Book your stay in any hotel of your choice. Get the best deal with Trivago.

4. Opt for hotel alternatives by booking your stay in a hostel. Network and have a fun trip by booking a hostel using hostelworld.

5. Solo traveler? I have you covered. Plan your trip with the best tour group for a fun-filled time in Africa. Book your tour using GetYourGuide. You can get a tour for as low as $30.

Have a fun trip to Africa. Don’t forget to follow this list of what to pack for a trip to Africa. Feel free to comment below.

Ultimate travel guide to Cotonou: Top 5 best things to do

The world is now back to normal so we can pack our bags and travel. I am relatively new to traveling. Although, I love to go out a lot on vacation. Traveling long distances is not really my thing. This year, I chose to start traveling more. So, I researched the best travel apps that will make my travels easy and fun.

Some of these apps are suitable for all countries and mobile devices. While others are a bit limited. Here are my favorite recommended travel apps you need as a solo traveler. These apps are compatible with all devices and are not region-specific too. Also, some of these apps you most probably use already. You can also read my post on 12 travel clothes for women to pack on your next trip.

Travel apps you need as a solo traveler: Facebook & Instagram

You can’t believe how useful Facebook and Instagram app is for first-time travelers. Yes, we already use these apps for networking or basically passing time. However, Facebook and Instagram apps are super useful travel apps. What are the best travel apps for traveling? There are so many travel apps but Facebook and Instagram are the most important.

Apart from the fact that you can get so much information from Instagram travel bloggers or Facebook travel groups. You can use this app to plan your trip, get recommendations on places to explore, and restaurants, or reach businesses.

On my last trip to Cotonou, Republic of Benin, I practically missed my way to the hotel I pre-booked. However, I was able to locate my hotel by simply reaching out to the guest house on Facebook. Who would have thought that?

You need access to mobile data to use your Facebook or Instagram app on your trip. Also, you can simply walk into some restaurants to ask for WIFI if you need data access. Data can be super expensive on international trips.

Google translate

One of the best google travel apps you need is google translate. If you’re going on a trip to a country that doesn’t speak English or your mother tongue, you need google translate.

I recently visited a francophone country so I knew communication will be an issue. So, I had to figure out a way to communicate. I used google translate as an easy way to communicate in french.

This app is available for Android users. You can either type in English or speak into the app. It will translate to your required Language which you can play to your audience. I used it to speak with a hotel attendant at La Casa Bella’s guest house.

Also, to commute in the city or get food, I simply just play the French version of what I need. So, if you’re visiting a place that doesn’t speak the language you understand, use google translate.

Google map

Another of the best travel apps you need as a solo traveler is google maps. Google map is so useful these days for navigating a new city. I always use my google map whenever I am exploring places.

As a traveler, you need to plan your itinerary. So, on my last trip, I had a list of places to visit. However, I feel so bad about not exploring of the places on my list. This is because I was wrongly directed by locals. Now I ensure I use my google maps anytime I am traveling.

So, if you’re a solo traveler or it is your first time in the city, you need to use your google map.

Sky Scanner

One of the best travel apps for flights is Sky scanner. As a traveler, I love to book the cheapest flight available for my trip. So, for ease of search for cheap flight tickets, I would recommend Sky scanner.

The sky scanner app allows you to search for flights for the best international flight deals. However, if you’re in Nigeria, I would also recommend you use travel start for the best deals. This is a similar search engine to Sky scanner.

However, you can use travel start to search for cheap flights both locally and internationally. Also, you can get more discounts on flight tickets by signing up for travel miles which you can redeem or gain while flying. Asides from these two travel apps, there are other ways to find cheap flight tickets for your travel. This I have covered on this blog.

Couch Surfing

Another of the best travel apps for hotels if you need a hotel alternative is the Couch surfing app. It is a platform where you can host or be hosted for free anywhere in the world.

I have used couch surfing for myself. There I have made friends all over the world. Also, you can attend the tour activities that may be available in your area.

To enjoy this app, you need to reach out to a host in any of the places you need to visit. It is advisable to reach out to as many hosts as possible. In this way, you may get a yes from at least one of the hosts. Be friendly and you will enjoy free accommodation while traveling the world.

Travel resources for ease of your travel

  1. Travel insurance: Get your insurance ready from Insubuy
  2. Flight tickets: Book cheap flight tickets from Trip.com

3. Book your stay in any hotel of your choice. Get the best deal with Trivago.

4. Opt for hotel alternatives by booking your stay in a hostel. Network and have a fun trip by booking a hostel using hostelworld.

5. Solo traveler? I have you covered. Plan your trip with the best tour group for a fun-filled time in Africa. Book your tour using GetYourGuide. You can get a tour for as low as $30.

Have a fun trip to Africa. Don’t forget to follow this list of what to pack for a trip to Africa. Feel free to comment below.

6 Best Travel apps every traveler needs to make their trip hassle free

I love to save on shopping. So, I am always excited to shop on a budget. Everything5 pounds is another budget-friendly site to shop for women’s clothes. If you love to shop on a budget, Everything5pounds UK is another site like Shein. Also, you can read my post on other sites like shein to shop. So I have decided to share my everything5pounds review to help you shop.

I love to shop from them for classic pieces and for their accessories. If you are looking to shop for accessories on a budget, this brand is for you. I bought some things for myself. So, here is my everything5pounds review of the pieces. Also, I will recommend my best buys from this brand and all the details to know.

Everything5pounds Review ( Now Everything)

Everything5pounds is an online clothing store to shop for clothes for men and women. All their items or pieces are sold for 5 pounds. So, you can shop for dresses, heels, sandals, jewelry, bags, etc., for just 5pounds. Is everything5pounds Legit or a scam? Personally, I have shopped them. So, it is safe to say they are good.

Their website is easy to navigate. You can hop items by typing in the search box for what you want. So, if I want to shop for bags, I will type in “bags” into the search for that category. Is everything5pounds a site like shein? I would say maybe. In terms of pricing, yes. However, in terms of their options, Shein is perfect for shopping for trendy pieces or dupes. On the other hand, if you need basics or practical fashion pieces, I would recommend Everything5pounds.

How long does it take for Everything5pounds to deliver?

I love to shop from Everything5pounds. Although all items are sold at 5 pounds. You can pay in any currency of your choice. So, can either choose to pay in GBP or your home currency like Naira, USD, CAD, etc.

Does everything5pounds ship internationally? Of course yes. They ship to the UK for free and worldwide for a fee. You can ship to Nigeria for a fee which depends on the weight of your purchase. Also, you may have to pay extra custom duty fees for some items. These fees can be really expensive. So, if you’re in Nigeria, you can ship to the UK for free and then to Nigeria. Also, read my post on how to shop from UK and US and ship to Nigeria.

How long does it take to deliver? It takes about 3-5 working days to get your item delivered in the UK. However, you can read their FAQ to know how long it takes to get items delivered in your home country.

I love to shop on a budget a lot. So, you can take advantage of everything5pounds 2.5pounds. These sales run only on weekends. Also, you can subscribe to their newsletters to get updates on discounts and sales.

Everything5pounds: What I bought, review

I loved all the items I got from everything5pounds. The first item is a set of bangles. I really love these bangle sets. The quality is great for its price. I use my bangle sets for layering with wristwatches. Also, you wear bangles alone for a party or a casual outing.

Another item I bought is a pair of Gladiator sandals. First of all, I love the packaging. It is really beautiful and durable too. You can wear these sandals for work weekends or to run errands. They are super comfortable too.

I would recommend you shop their Jewelry set. They have several options from classic jewelry to statement pieces. I bought two sets of wristwatches from everything5pounds. It is very chic. I always get compliments whenever I wear it. You can dress up your outfit with a gold wristwatch for work or get-togethers.

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My best buys from everything5pounds are the outfits especially the dresses. I shopped 2 pairs of dresses from everything5pounds and I am in love with them.

One of the dresses, I wore on a road trip to Benin republic. Also, you wear the below dress as a date night outfit or for work. The other dress I saved for a special occasion. I would recommend you shop for dresses from everything5pounds. You can shop for casual summer dresses or work clothes for women from everything5pounds.

Also, you can shop for workout clothes for women like biker short sets, etc. If you’re new to styling biker shorts, click here to read my post on other ways to style biker shorts. Other items I bought are a top and a tote bag. Tote bags are a must-have for ladies in 2021. You can wear them for travel or staycation. They fit in a lot of stuff.

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FAQ on Everything

  1. Does everything5pounds ship worldwide? Although everything5pounds ships internationally, it doesn’t ship to some African countries.
  2. How long does everything delivery take? Delivery from Everything takes at least 3-5 working days within UK. Check out their shipping details on their website for more information for delivery outside UK.
  3. Does Everything5Pounds offer free delivery? Everything5pounds does not offer free delivery. There is a flat delivery fee to applies to UK and the rest of the world.

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Money does not really equal style. Although, social media life makes it seem so. You can look stylish with whatever income you earn. All you need is to apply the right tips and dress neatly. How do I look fashionable on a budget? This is super easy to achieve. Here are 5 tips on how to look stylish on a budget. These tips will make you look chic even on a budget. Also, you can read my post on style hacks every woman needs to know to get a lot of use from her wardrobe.

Create your personal style wardrobe

One of the first tips on how to look stylish on a budget is to create your own style wardrobe. I love trends a lot. However, not all trends are meant for you. Also, my style is totally different from that of others.

I love to appear neat and chic. So, I shop for clothes that align with my personal style. What is your personal style? Which types of outfits will make you feel confident and super stylish? Shop for outfits that you will actually wear.

I have bought clothes that I only wear once and give them out. Sometimes, I totally forget about them. That’s not really good. So, if you want to look stylish on a budget, shop for the clothes you need. Don’t impulse shop.

To create your personal style wardrobe, shop for tops, accessories, skirts, denim pants, tanks, etc. Also, you can shop for wholesale waist trainers for your closet. This allows you to cinch your waist in your outfit for a Beyonce or Kim Kardashian effect.

Shop sales or Budget stores

Another of the 5 tips on how to look stylish on a budget is to shop sales or budget stores. This will help you save on shopping. Also, from budget stores, you can shop for more fashion pieces with less money.

I love to shop for off-season items or sales to save on my clothes. In this way, I get to snag lovely fashion pieces at way less than the retail price. Also, you can shop for thrift clothes for women. You can get pre-loved designer or high-street fashion pieces from thrift stores. If you’re new to thrift, check out my post on the ultimate guide to shopping thrift clothes for women. Another way to shop on a budget is to shop in whole stores. These stores offer fashionable items at wholesale prices. Here is all you need to know about wholesale lover stores.

Pay attention to shape and fitting

There is nothing more distracting than an outfit that doesn’t fit. Always ensure you shop for clothes that fit well if you shop for clothes that are not fitted. Get them tailored to fit.

A fitted outfit will make you look chic and put together. You can also wear a full body shaper in your outfit to smoothen and give you shape. Body shapers make you look neat. Also, it gives you a slim silhouette. You can wear body shapers irrespective of your body size. They give you the same effect.

So, to look stylish on a budget, ensure your outfit is fitted. Also, use body shapers for a neat and chic look.

Play with accessories

Accessories are a must-have to dress stylishly on a budget. So, I would recommend you shop for accessories for your closet. Accessories like a hat, a pair of heels, or a tote bag can dress up your look.

Also, you can invest in designer accessories or statement accessories for your closet. So, you can easily use your statement accessories to dress up any look.

A simple monochrome look can be styled with a pop of red heels or green sneakers for a pop of color. Play with accessories to dress up your look or dress it down depending on the occasion.

Shop more basics

Every lady needs classic pieces in their closet. Classics are a great investment to own. Yes, I love trends. However, we all know that trends come and go. Classic remains timeless and versatile irrespective of the season.

So, invest in more basics for your closet. Basics are versatile fashion pieces to own. Also, they make it easy to dress up without hassle. Shop for basics like tank tops, Jackets, Denim pants, bodysuits, t-shirt tops, and dresses. All these classic pieces are a must-have to dress stylishly on a budget. Don’t forget to invest in a body shaper or waist trainer while adding basics to your wardrobe.

Opt for thrift

Thrifting is another way to look stylish on a budget. I love to shop for budget-friendly gems in thrift. You can shop for thrift from your local store or some Instagram stores.

To look stylish on a budget, you can mix and match your thrift clothes with statement pieces or luxury items. If you’re new to thrifting, check my guide to thrift shopping to know how to spot gems. Also, you can watch my vlog on some of the thrift hauls I have done on my youtube channel.

Shop for pre-owned luxury pieces

Another way to look stylish on a budget is to shop for pre-owned luxury fashion pieces. I have had my eyes on luxury my whole life. However, I can spend that much on just one item. So, I opt to buy the pre-owned options.

Pre-owned luxury pieces are another great way to dress up all your outfits. I love to go for pre-owned handbags that are budget-friendly. This helps me to dress my look and elevate any of my outfits effortlessly.

So, if you’re shopping for your closet, I highly recommend you shop for pre-owned fashion pieces too. I have my eyes on this lovely pre-owned coach handbag. This I have to get ASAP. There are so many fun looks that I can create with this bag.

Designer dupes

If you’re not in on shopping designer dupes, what are you doing? Really? Designer dupes are very budget-friendly pieces of designer brands. They are more like designer lookalikes or alternatives. One of the best fashion brands to shop for designer dupes is Ego Shoes UK.

I have shopped for pieces from this brand and I highly recommend them for designer dupes. Below I will link my favorite designer dupes that I’m loving this season.

Other tips to dress fashionably on a budget include;

  • Clearing outdated items from your closet
  • Polish your nails
  • Have a good hairstyle or neat haircut
  • Shop sales
  • Avoid using credit cards for shopping

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The next step after getting married is to go on a honeymoon. I know that weddings in Nigeria can suck the life out of you. You know the drill. Why not opt to seek the best places for honeymoon in Nigeria? Plus, after spending so much on the wedding, you don’t want to clean out your bank account for the honeymoon.

So, while exploring Nigeria, here are my 7 best places for honeymoon in Nigeria on a budget. These places are budget-friendly yet you get to enjoy time out with your partner. Also, you can read my post on how to plan the best frugal wedding to cut costs. Save cost as you enter the stage of your life with your beloved.

Bogobiri House

One of my best places for honeymoon in Nigeria is Bogobiri house. Bogobiri House is an artsy place where you go for a honeymoon on a budget. It is located at Ikoyi Lagos.

There are so many fun activities you can engage in. You can spend time at the art gallery taking in the lovely painting and sculptures. I love the paintings at Bogobiri’s house. The whole artsy vibe is breathtaking.

As a couple, you can lodge at Bogobiri house for as low as 30,000naira per night. You can also enjoy local and intercontinental dishes at the Bamboo bar and restaurant. The name is coined from bamboo roofing inside the restaurant. I enjoyed a meal of Banga and Semo on my visit.

The local dishes are from the Orisirishi kitchen. However, you can choose to go to the Orisirishi kitchen to treat yourself to some sumptuous local dishes.

You can stay for as long as you want at Bogobiri house. Also, you can enjoy their weekday activities like the music night and poems. After your stay, shop for fashionable items from the Gift shop at the restaurant and close the Kitchen. I love the Ankara bags collection at Bogobiri house. They are quite affordable too.

Barracuda beach resort Lagos

Another of the best honeymoon destinations in Nigeria on a budget to know is Barracuda beach Lagos. Barracuda beach is located at Okun-Ajah Lagos. This Lagos private beach is very affordable to access.

The entry fee is 1000per adult, 500naira per child. You can bring in your food without paying extra fees ( the annoying corkage fee typical of Landmark or Lekki Leisure lake beach). Barracuda beach resort has a lodge you can stay in. You can book a room for as low as 22,000naira per night breakfast included.

Also, barracuda beach has a club where you can party all night. You can engage in soccer games or enjoy a stroll at the beach. So, if you need a honeymoon destination on a budget, check out Barracuda beach resort Lagos.

Nike Guest House

If you need to experience luxury on a budget, Nike Guest House Oshogbo is perfect for you. This guest house is located at Ofatedo Oshogbo, Osun state.

Nike Guesthouse is my top best places for honeymoon in Nigeria. You can book your stay for as low as 7000naira per night. Also, they offer meals for breakfast and dinner at the guest house. The prices vary depending on your choice of meal. However, the meals are quite affordable too.

I love the breakfast in the garden and dinner upstairs. All their meals are buffet-style meals. So, you can choose the meals you want.

You can also explore closer places to the Nike guest house during your stay. Like the Batik center, Nike art gallery Oshogbo, Osun-Oshogbo sacred grove, etc. Also, you can read my post on how to plan a road trip to Osun state.

Atican beach

Another of the 7 best places for a honeymoon in Nigeria is Atican beach. Atican beach is also located at Okun-Ajah Lagos. Although, this beach to me is quite pricey. However, it is a fun place to be.

Atican beach resort has a lodge where you can stay for your honeymoon. However, I am unable to confirm the price for the lodge. The entry fee for Atican beach is 2000 naira per adult.

As a couple, you can stroll on the beach, enjoy a horse ride or treat yourselves to finger foods like suya, small chops, coconut drinks, etc. You can also pay for beach benches and enjoy the cool breeze at Atican beach.

Kalakuta Museum

Another fun place that is perfect as an honeymoon idea in Lagos is Kalakuta museum. Kalakuta Museum, Ikeja is the home of the Late Fela Anikulapo kuti.

The entry fee into is 1000per person. This fee covers the cost for a tour of the home and some of his work. Also, you can enjoy fresh palm wine at the roof top bar at Kalakuta Museum. As couple, you can book a stay at Kalakuta Museum lodge.

Kalakuta Museum is also easily accessible to some affordable and fun places. So, if you need one the best places for honeymoon in Nigeria, opt for Kalakuta Museum. You can visit the New Afrikan Shrine to enjoy Afromusic, drinks and food. Also, you can explore free to access Lagos parks like JJT park & Ndubuisi Kalu park. You read my on 5 best cheap things to do in Ikeja Lagos.

Jades Court

The whole Idea of an honeymoon destination is staying in a home away from home. Jade’s court is a perfect place to go on honeymoon on a budget in Nigeria.

I got to know of the place via Airbnb. It is an Airbnb apartment hotel located at Osbourne Foreshore estate. You can book a stay in jade’s court for as long as you want.

Jade’s court offers food for guest which you can order to your moon. I love the simple yet luxurious presentation of meals. You can also bring in your own food.

Jade’s court has a shared sitting room and dining room. You can also access the in-house gym facility. This is perfect if you love to workout. So, if you need an affordable yet luxurious place for honeymoon, opt for Jade’s court.

Kelsey Greene Villa Ikeja Lagos

Where can I spend my honeymoon in Nigeria? Look no further than Kelsey Greene Villa, Lagos. Another of the 7 best places for honeymoon in Nigeria is Kelsey Greene villa. This villa or hotel in Lagos is located at Ikeja. It is also a perfect honeymoon destination on a budget.

There several reasons I would recommend Kelsey Greene villa is a honeymoon destination. One of such reason is that they have a hall which you can use as your reception venue after the wedding. Also, you can lodge your guest at this hotel for easy access to the reception venue.

As couple, you can also book your room at Kelsey Greene to spend your honeymoon. So, you can dance all night at the afterparty and retire to your room without hassle.

Kelsey Greene villa offers meals for their guest. So, if you need to get food, you can order to your room. They also have an in-house gym and pool accessible to all their guest. So, if you need a budget friendly honeymoon destination in Nigeria when in Lagos, choose Kelsey Greene Villa.

7 Best Places for honeymoon in Nigeria on a budget

There are so many private beaches in Lagos. However, one of the most affordable private beaches is Barracuda beach. Unlike Landmark beach Lagos, it is quite affordable. Although, my only issue with this beach is its location. Also, the road that leads to this beach is very bad. I visited on a rainy day so you can imagine my experience. I barely missed falling into one of the ditches on the bike. Barracuda beach has been top of my bucket list of Lagos private beach to explore. So, here are fun things you can do at Barracuda beach Lagos.

Where is Barracuda beach Located and how to get there?

Barracuda beach is quite easy to locate. From the mainland, take a bus going to the Ajah bus stop. You can use the new Lagos BRT bus or yellow buses. Then take another bus going to Abraham Adesanya bus stop. From this bus stop, take a tricycle going to Okun-Ajah and stop at Barracuda beach. I took a bike instead from Abraham Adesanya bus stop. (I prefer to use bikes to easily locate a new place).

If you’re going from the Island, just get to the Ajah bus stop and follow the description above. I really wish the roads to the beaches along Okun-Ajah can be fixed by the many private beach owners. The roads are untarred from as you enter Okun-Ajah.

How much is Barracuda gate fee?

The interesting thing about Barracuda beach is the gate fee. We were given tickets worth 1000naira per adult. However, the ticket was printed as 500naira with 1000naira written in ink on it. I wonder why the discrepancy?

Also, since it was rainy, it is not surprising that the entrance was a little flooded. I had to take off my sneakers to walk in without ruining my shoes.

Can I bring my food to Barracuda beach Lagos?

Unlike Lekki leisure lake beach, you can bring in your own food. Also, you can get finger foods like Suya or get food from the restaurant at the beach. I am unable to give information on the cost of food. However, bottled water was quite okay for 200naira. Well, this is understandably a resort price plus the rising cost of living in Nigeria.

Where to stay at Barracuda beach?

Barracuda beach and resort offers lodging services. They have rooms that are for as low as 22,000naira per night to 60,000naira per night. Each room offers breakfast inclusive.

If you need an affordable honey destination on a budget, opt for barracuda beach. You can stay in the room for the night, enjoy the beautiful scenery and take a stroll to the beach. So, you get to enjoy a beach view room or beach resort on a budget.

Fun things to do at Barracuda beach

There are so many interesting things you can do at Barracuda beach. You can enjoy a stroll at the beach cooling off from the stress of the city. Also, you can go to the beach for a swim too.

Barracuda beach has an amphitheater and a soccer pitch. So, if you’re on vacation with a team, you can enjoy playing soccer at the beach.

Another fun thing you have to do is to have a picnic with your family and friends. Apparently, the entry fee allows you access to the beach huts and benches for free. So, you need not worry about paying extra fees to use these facilities.

Bring your own games to have fun at barracuda beach. You can go with card games, board games, etc. I love to play games at the beach to pass time. Board games like Ayo is a fun game to engage in at the beach.

Other facilities and things to do at Barracuda

Asides from the beach and lodge, barracuda also has a lounge and restaurant. You can get food for yourself and your family at the restaurant. The lodge has cool lounging chairs in front where you relax and have fun. Also, barracuda beach has Lounge de barracuda. This is more like a club at the beach.

I left the beach late in the evening for home. However, I could tell that it will be fun all night at the club on the beach. I enjoyed the music from the club sitting outside in the beach huts.

To have access to Barracuda beach, you get a ticket on-site. So, you need not worry about booking online. Also, for your stay, you can walk up to the reception to book your room. However, I am unsure about making reservations online before visiting. The receptionist I made inquiries from was quite polite though. They gave me the information I needed. So, if you need a fun private beach to stay, check out Barracuda beach.

Barracuda beach Lagos: Fun things to do

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