Summer Shakara

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Hiyaa beautiful people!

"Summer Shakara"
Shakara is a Yoruba word that is usually used when someone is posing or showing off!!!

Although the weather has been very grey and gloomy during the day, the evenings have been quite warm so I decided to put together an outfit that I would wear out on a lovely summer evening.

Blue,green and yellow playsuit with black bold print: Primark last year // Black suede pumps: Primark //  Brown/red faux leather satchel: gift // Black skinny belt: internacionale // Silver diamanté angel wings ring: Peacocks // Silver diamanté dome studs: Primark

What's on my face?

Face: Bobbi Brown skin foundation SPF 15- 6.5 Warm Almond
Sleek Luminous Pressed Powder- shade 03
Sleek blush: Flushed
     Eyebrows: Sleek lip pencil- Rich Brown
MUA eyebrow pencil- Brunette 
Gel eyeliner: Collection 2000 'Lasting Colour' Black
Lashes: Natural + Lashes - Style 117
Lips: NYC Blue Rose Lipstick
Collection 2000 lock n' hold lipgloss- Body pop

Hair details: Virgin Brazilian wavy 22", 18", 16",12" and 8" Sleek Remi Touch Choice for invisible parting. I purchased this hair 2 years ago from a company called Love hair:)

I'm so in love with this last picture!

Hope you enjoyed this post!

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Toyo xxx

Its a U-part!

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Its a U-part!
'Long Hair Don't Care'
After a week of having my natural hair out for a break, I just couldn't take it
 and had to get my hair done. I decided to re-install my Brazilian U-part wig because I am just loving long hair on me right now.

What I used:

 U part wig- I learnt how to make U-part wigs from Fabulastiyisme and Peakmill on youtube.
Check them both out, they are super talented!

Expression braiding hair, Wide tooth comb, Rat tail comb, Curved needle,
Weaving thread, Scissors,Bonding glue and Remi or Brazilian weaving hair for invisible part.

I decided to bleach my Brazilian hair because I was bored of the same old dark brown colour.I left the bleach on the hair for 15-20 mins roughly.

After sewing down the U-part wig, I got my friend Abisola to do the invisible parting.

Here's the result!

There will be many more snaps of me rocking this hair in my next post.

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Toyo xxx

My Favourite Hair Brands!

Friday, 24 May 2013

Heyyy guys!
Today's post is all about 'My Favourite Hair brands'.
 I often get asked what brand of weaving hair I use so I thought I should
 share a few of my favourites with you all.

For My Buns/ Doughnut Buns

For my buns I use Jazzy Super Wave synthetic weave. I use this brand because the hair is super soft and full. The texture of this hair is frizzy so if you are going for a big natural bun this hair is perfect.To achieve this look I simply put my hair in a ponytail and wrap the weft of the weave around my ponytail. I use bobby pins to pin it in place as I go along.

To get a sleek doughnut bun I recommend using a hair doughnut. They come in different sizes and colours depending on the length of your hair and also the colour. You can purchase one of these from Primark or also any store that sells cosmetics. 

Tight Jerry Curls

My favourite hair weave brands for tight curls are; Jazzy Pelo human hair, Premium Too(human hair) Jerry curl and Premium Now(human hair) Jerry curl. As long as these brands are maintained well they will last for a decent amount of time. I usually use 2- 3 packs in the lengths 12" and 10". Both Premium too and Premium Now come in various colours unlike Jazzy Pelo which only comes in Jet Black (1), Off  Black (1b), Dark brown (2) and light brown (4). These can all be purchased at any Afro Cosmetics store for £7.00-£12.00 a pack.

Long & Straight

In all the years that I have been wearing weave the two brands that have stood out for me when I have wanted long and straight hair would have to be Premium Now 100% human hair in the yaki texture and Premium Too Euro straight or Yaki. Both brands are available in all Afro-Caribbean cosmetic stores and the prices per pack vary depending on the length. These two brands can be straightened, curled with a curling wand or curling tongs and even with bendy rollers!!!

Above: In the pictures above my sister Aminat is rocking Premium Too Euro straight in 18", 14", 12".
This hair was purchased in Nigeria and is the BEST Premium hair I have ever used.
It is so soft, easy to curl and straighten. Another positive thing about this particular hair is when it is washed it bounces back to its original state. So that's two thumbs up!!! :)

Short Straight Hair

Even though I sometimes use Premium Too and Premium Now for short hairstyles, I have now found three new alternatives that I love!!!

The first brand is 'Sensationnel Bump Collection'. After watching many hair reviews on this particular brand I decided to give it a try and I was not disappointed!
 This hair is great for those who know how to sew in their own weave but are not so confident at cutting it to get that perfect bob. The hair comes pre-cut and also wrapped around a styrofoam base to maintain its J-shaped curve and is perfect for creating voluminous feather wrap styles. This hair is also double wefted for a fuller look, which means you will save money because you will not need anymore than two packs.

The 'Sensationnel Bump Collection' comes in every colour from a 1(jet black) to pink, green and even Rihanna red!. So you can definitely find the perfect match for the look you are going for. Another amazing quality about this brand is that it comes in every length from 1 inch to 8 inches so no matter how short you want to go this brand can offer you exactly what you need.

Outre Duby is another brand with similar qualities, so if you cant find the Sensationnel Bump Collection in your local Afro-Caribbean hair store then do not hesitate to purchase it. 

Long & Wavy

Noble Gold is a brand that I can always rely on whenever I want wavy or curly hair. It is great quality for its price. Each pack ranges from £4.99 -£5.99 which is a bargain! So you just cant lose with this brand.
Sleek Noble Gold synthetic weave is made from premium quality synthetic fibre.It says it can be curled but I personally would not recommend doing this. This hair is really pretty and should be left in its original state in order to last. Noble Gold comes in all the natural shades so those who like anything from Jet black to Dark auburn this brand is perfect!

I would recommend using 3 packs if you want your hair to be really full.

For those who may want to ask me any questions about any other brands and ask what I would recommend feel free to email me with the style you are going for and also the lengths:

I shall keep you all updated if I fall in love with any other brands!
Hope you enjoyed this post!

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Toyo xxx

My Experience At The Fashion and Textiles Museum

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Heyyy everyone!
Today's post is just an insight into what I have been getting up to in my spare time.

I regularly attend free fashion and textiles workshops at the Fashion & Textiles Museum located in Bermondsey. These 2-day workshops are aimed at both male and female, 16-19 years old. Check out for more information.

The workshop I recently took part in ' Textiles Creative Pattern' is a new course for budding textile designers. I was taught a range of techniques for 2D print pattern. I also got the chance to experiment with mark-making, drawing and mixed media to develop a range of ideas for prints which I can later develop into a fashion collection.

 Initial print ideas
                  Materials used: Black Indian ink, various sized hair tinting brushes,doilies, lace, mesh plastic and cardboard.

In the two images above I was experimenting with repeating the patterns that I created .

My first final Print done on A2 white cartridge paper.

Above: Final prints after introducing colour.
I am very pleased with the results and will be developing these into a range of t-shirt designs very soon.

The two images above are the final designs done by two lovely ladies that were in my class. We all used the same materials but as you can see all our results are completely different in the sense of style and colour.

Hope you enjoyed this post :)
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Toyo xxx

My First Post!

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Hello everyone :)
After months(years) of contemplating whether or not to start my own blog
I've finally done it (Yay me!)
Thanks for following me!

For those wondering what 'AKS' stands for
A- Audacious 
K- Classy with a 'K'
S- Sassy and Sophisticated
Also 'AKS' are my initials.

                      Just a quick explanation of the words audacious,curvaceous, classy, sassy and sophisticated

Showing a willingness to take bold risks


Highly stylish; elegant.


Someone who is cheeky, lively, smart, energetic, loud and extremely talkative.


Having, revealing, or involving a great deal of worldly experience and knowledge of fashion and culture