Blogging

2017 Wrap Up // ATBA Lifestyle + Inspiration

Hey Guys! As we approach the end of the year and prepare to enter a new one I just wanted to do a wrap up of 2017. Firstly, I’d like to thank each and every one of you who continuously take the time out of your day to read my blog posts, comment and also share them on your social media pages.

My blog is meant to showcase my lifestyle as well as inspire others. As you can see my lifestyle covers numerous topics from food, travel, my natural hair journey, post grad/young adult life etc; but I also share my personal stories and thoughts in hopes of inspiring at least one person.

thank you!

It honestly means a lot to me, and shows me that with consistency this space that I created online can be a good one. For my wrap up I decided to share a few things you guys seemed to love about my blog this year. Continue reading “2017 Wrap Up // ATBA Lifestyle + Inspiration”

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Inspiration

Quotes + Affirmations to Jumpstart Your Day

Morning my loves!! I know it’s not everyday we wake up on the good side of the bed, ready to take on the world; so I’ve decided to share a few quotes and affirmations to help you jumpstart your day!

Here we go:

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Quotes to get you going ~

Yesterday’s worries are just that.
Today is a new day, a new chance for a fresh start.

We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.

Inspired by the fear of being average. Continue reading “Quotes + Affirmations to Jumpstart Your Day”

Inspiration, Lifestyle

Let’s Talk: Save Yo’ Money

Hey guys!

First, check the topic……..Now let’s be real, saving money has to be the hardest thing to do everrr, especially when unexpected things come into play. Today imma talk about ways I “saved” money in college, as well as after.

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Know when to say no
– every weekend my friends always wanted to turn up, whether it was drinking, eating out or going to the cinema etc. Yes, you gotta be social in university and not spend all your time in the books, BUT know your limit. Sometimes you have to pass up on a few offers because you will have other responsibilities. Continue reading “Let’s Talk: Save Yo’ Money”

Lifestyle

Let’s Talk: Social Media Crazy

Hey Guys!
Hope all is well.

As of late I’ve been hearing my friends say that I’m too “Social Media Crazy” and I get how that can be a bad thing. However, I think I have to disagree even though it made me stop and think for a little.


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Social media crazy? That’s a bit extreme.

I know of all the hype around people who post lavish lifestyles on the web while they’re struggling in real life; or perhaps posting everything, thinking that if they don’t it would signify it didn’t happen.

However, for me that’s not the case. I simply LOVE taking pictures! Plus, what’s the point of capturing these moments if there’s no-one to share them with?
Hence,I really enjoy different apps for various reasons;

Instagram – for posting pictures and sharing memories with a wider audience

P.S personal shots can be found at @xo_liyah Continue reading “Let’s Talk: Social Media Crazy”

Hair, Lifestyle

1 Month Post Big Chop

Can’t believe it’s been a month already, OMG!

So in July I decided I wanted to transition to my natural hair simply because I was tired of relaxing my hair frequently. Over the years my hair has changed from the very first time I relaxed it. There was heat damage, color damage and just overall DAMAGE; as a result I went through many different cuts trying to grow it back. However, I never really had the patience and kept cutting. Don’t get me wrong I loved my haircuts but also missed my length.

Continue reading “1 Month Post Big Chop”