RIRI!!!

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It’s RIRI appreciation week lol. She’s deff our style icon. Rihanna sure knows how to make everything work. I mean everything!

Rihanna is one with a hell of style.
Being a trendsetter and a role model to many, Rihanna is not afraid to take risks.
From going bra-less to wearing so much denim in one outfit

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to wearing socks and heels

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to wearing maxi dress and a canvas.

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It should be established that Rihanna can do no wrong. Rihanna please teach us your ways😭
Rihanna takes puma to a whole different level. Her Fenty shoes😍. It’s sure a crowd pleaser. It’s a must have.

Rihanna takes fashion to a different planet. With her style she just slays effortlessly. Riri is always at the top of the game. Rihanna is one to look out for on the red carpet. She comes out fierce and daring. She definitely steals a lot of attention on the red carpet. She always leaves the public with a lot to talk about.

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Let’s appreciate this young gorgeous woman. We love you Rihanna ❤❤

TEMII AND TINA

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RANDOMS!!

Hello Guys!! I am super excited. It is the last day of October. To me this means Christmas is drawing nearer as the days go by. So happy ending of the month of October. Do remember to be grateful for thy blessings.

Please do follow us on twitter: @inspiredpens. Also, follow us on instagram: inspierdpens16. The accounts are really new let us, the inspired fam, get it active. We are very happy to interact with everyone. Also, y’all can contribute what topics feature on the Let’s Talk segment and what else you would like to see us dabble into. I am looking forward to the contribution as time goes by.

Thanks and STAY BLESSED.

Queen NATALIA.

LET’S TALK: Being THANKFUL!!

I am sure y’all wondering when this started. It just came to me unno on the spot. I was just wondering how far we have all come this year and different circumstances people have had to go through, how many people have lost their lives and many more. In all of that, none of it is of our own doing. If you wake up and you feeling that it is all your power, bruv you need to watch yourself big time mahn because that is being ungrateful.

Being thankful to the one who gifts us with HIS grace day in day out should be a way of life. You should learn to be thankful both in good times and in the bad times. Always remember that there is a grand plan for your life. Accept that purpose and be great. If you look at other people and you start questioning that plan, sis you need to watch thyself because people slept last night and never saw today. You have life, there is hope.

Be not deceived that there would not be obstacles. Haven’t you heard of nothing good comes easy? However, while thriving through those bad times take a moment and thank God. He is the greatest Healer, the greatest Provider, the greatest Motivator, the greatest Helper and many more. He alone knows your true needs and delivers on His promises. So tell me why not thank Him? What is too big for Him to do?

Most of us have the attitude of only thanking Him when something good breezes in but like I said there will be bad times  so you have to deal with it. Let’s apply this logic, if you are the reason someone is alive and they know it and are grateful, wouldn’t you be happy to keep them alive and keep giving them gifts? Now imagine if they were ungrateful, how would you feel?

It is a wonderful Sunday evening, let us take out time to reflect on the beauty of God and thank Him. If you make a conscious effort to count your blessings you would realise you have not been thankful enough. Our major purpose in life should be to continually develop a relationship with God and walk in the path made for us.

we should also apply this to our neighbours. I mean the commandments includes loving God and loving each other. When good is done unto you be grateful not arrogant or rude. Be humble all the time.

Lastly, I want us to know it is so amazing when you come to terms with how much God loves you and cares for you. It gives you an amazing view of things, changes your outlook towards life and sets you up for better things.

Do remain blessed!!

Queen NATALIA.

CHRISTIAN TIPS!!!!

Happy Sunday y’all.  It’s the last Sunday in the month of October. Gradually, we come to the end of 2016. When was it that we were shouting ‘Happy new year?’ It feels like yesterday. We need to understand that time waits for no one and the heavenly race is still on. The race to heaven is still on. We need to understand that life is a race and we need to run so we make heaven.

Ever heard the song ‘on your mark, get set, let us go. Heavenly race, I no go tire…’ Ever wondered why some people don’t run fast or are far off behind? It’s because they have a lot of things holding them down. Pride. Anger. Hatred. You name them. We need to understand that we can’t move forward if we don’t let go of the things of yesterday. Everything we hold in our heart weighs us down, it slows us down. It makes the race longer and harder. We need to drop all the things weighing us down. We need to let them go.

While running this race, we need to run it patiently while looking onto JESUS. The bible makes us to understand that Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. We need to look onto him for everything. We also need to understand that in this race, we will be persecuted for God’s sake and that should be an honour. Whatever you are doing in this race, so far as GOD is commending you and man is condemning you, DO THAT.

As we go through this week, let us come to the realisation that we are in a race and we need God to help us because we can’t do it on our own. Let us go out and shine brighter than a diamond and live an exemplary life.

Do have a look at Hebrews 12: 1-13.

AFOMA.

VIRGINITY!

What is virginity? What does it actually mean? Who is a virgin? These are some questions some people frequently ask. Some people see it as something trivial while other people hold it in high esteem.

Virginity is the state of never having had sexual intercourse. What do people see in having sex? Why do people not hold abstinence in high esteem anymore? Sex isn’t a bad thing but it was specially designed for married couples because then they have the access to it and they have the freedom to enjoy it. God wasn’t foolish when he said we should multiply on the earth. He meant we should have children and inhabit the earth. The reasons why people have sex before time or lose their virginity before time is known to them. There are so many misconceptions surrounding virginity in our present day and time. Some people believe virginity is a dumb idea and some just have the urge to dabble into what might be hard to come out of.

Many girls of today lose their virginity due to peer pressure. Peer pressure has become rampant in our society. We see people from good backgrounds dropping all they have been taught because of one taunt or one comment against you. People are pressurised to have sex before time under the notion that waiting till the wedding night is quite stupid and sex then would be very painful. Some people are pressurised into taking drugs because they are told that it gives you a sense of power and if you don’t take it then you are a child. Let them say what they want to say.  No matter what you do, there are just some people that are there to oppose your every move. Whether you go with them or you don’t, they will still criticise you. We have these people everywhere, they are sad people that are bent on ruining people’s lives.

Don’t do what you will later regret. Apart from regret, you stand a high chance of getting the famous virus, HIV. You stand the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, you stand the risk of getting pregnant! Imagine going to write exams with a protruding belly and people murmuring every time you pass. It’s quite a shame. I know there are contraceptive measures and all that but still it’s not safe.

Now, having noticed that virginity is purity and purity is essential and sex is for married people, what do you do when you have lost it? Kill yourself? No, that is automatic hell fire, free entry. You get back on track. You continue to live life and make sure not to make the same mistake. You could help others by advocating for virginity.

Lastly, it is one thing to be a virgin and to be A VIRGIN. You could be a virgin and still harbour some thoughts not befitting of a virgin. So purity needs to come from inside.

Dear readers, let us try to advocate for what is right. SAY NO TO PREMARITAL SEX! SAY NO TO PEER PRESSURE! Comments will be appreciated. Have a blessed day!

AFOMA AND ODDIE.

PRINTS ON PRINTS YAY OR NAY?

It’s quite easy to play around with prints in one outfit once you’ve figured out the basics. There are some rules following the way print and print should be styled. Don’t go around looking like a cartoon character. You can match prints and not look like a clown.

We’ll walk you through the rules.

GO FOR PRINTS IN THE SAME COLOUR SCHEME: more often than not prints with similar colours tend to look good together. image
You can play around with bold colors.Check out this daring one. She sure pulled it off

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MIX AND MATCH SIMILAR PRINTS : another fun way to pull of this somewhat tricky trend is to try matching similar prints together . They mustn’t be exactly the same though, that’ll be kinda hard to come by . You can also have fun with different colours of the same print. That always looks on point 😍

 

BLACK AND WHITE STRIPES WITH ANYTHING: BxW stripes can be paired with any print. This is because they are two monochrome colours,they look subtle so you can have a busier  prints going on too

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DIFFERENT SIZES: Why not match different sizes of prints? Pick a large print and match it  with a smaller one.

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This shows the difference between smaller and larger print. You’ll never go wrong with this as long as they complement each other 😉

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HEAD TO TOE: It sounds rather busy but trust me you can make it work. You can wear the same print on the top and bottom by adding accessories with solid colours. You can go with a colour that’s in the print. Maybe the background colour. Works just like magic✨

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BxW  TOP AND BOTTOM: black and white are both universal colours. Black and white goes with literallyeverything. You can play around with it very easily. Why not try vertical stripes on horizontal. Or vertical stripes on polka dots. You can also do different sizes of prints. Bigger black and white prints on smaller ones. Be sure to add a pop of colour. Red heels or red lipstick or a bright coloured purse. 😻image

We agree that print on print is definitely a yay. What do you guys think ? Leave your comments.

TEMII AND TINA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTIAN TIPS!

Hey! Its Sunday again! Happy Sunday!

So, imagine waking up each day just to intercede and pray for everybody but you. Like that is basically what you do. No food. No drinks. No social gatherings. Your job is just to pray for everyone but yourself. I doubt anybody can do that for just a day talk of doing it for weeks, months, years, decades, centuries. I know someone who does that without complaining and that someone is JESUS CHRIST. Jesus spends every day interceding for us without complaint and he asks for just very little in return. YOUR LOVE. Love Him unconditionally because He is madly in love with us.

What comes first in your life? How are your priorities set? Who comes first? Your parents? Your friends? Your academics? Your new pair of shoes? Your boyfriend/girlfriend? I tell you the most important thing in your life should be JESUS CHRIST.

In Hebrew 5, we see that Jesus is our high priest and He is the Prince of Peace. The High Priests of then had to sanctify themselves before offering sacrifices for the people. Jesus Christ is different from these High Priests because He is the lamb sacrificed. He shed his blood for us, hence, He needs not purify himself first.

In essence, today, let us all stop for a moment and set our priorities right. Let us all ask ourselves what comes first in our lives. I will end with a bible passage

JEREMIAH 29:11I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for.

AFOMA.

LOVE!!!

Apologies for missing the poem day. It was due to a really busy day. I just thought I should have these one out up as a way of making up.

A story untold

Repeatedly edited

Constantly re-drafted

Perfection intended

An imperfect thought

Debate of the mind

Should I tell it?

Or act it?

Need I sing it?

Or draw it?

How do I show it?

“I love you”

Predicted rejection

Accepted defeat

Story stored way

Until the next exchange.

Queen NATALIA.

 

SPEAK UP AND BE HEARD!

Have you ever left a place feeling like you should have said something? Do you struggle with getting your point across? Do you keep hearing “did you say something?” Well, you are not alone. A lot of people have problems with speaking their mind and saying what they believe in. Read on to learn how to conquer that feeling.

You know you have valuable points to make, if you can’t get them across, how do you expect to be heard? To do that, you need to make yourself heard.

There are some simple few steps you need to learn:

  • Don’t worry about how people might react to you when speaking up
  • Don’t let aggressive people intimidate you
  • Remain calm, don’t let your emotions take over entirely
  • Don’t yell, get your point across without banging the desk
  • Say what needs to be said without being offensive
  • Connect with people easily
  • Believe in yourself
  • Break through that barrier and be heard

When I wouldn’t want to speak, I began to ask each time “what’s the worst that could happen if I said this?” Next time you want to speak and you can’t, ask “what’s the worst that could happen?” Then push yourself a little further. Once you want to speak, people will yell at you, they will interrupt you but the world won’t end. The speaking will get easier and you will realize you have fallen in love with the vision you never knew you had. You may lose friends but new ones will find you and cherish you. Silence won’t protect you. One thing that is more frightening than speaking is not speaking.

I write to remind you that each and every one of you has a voice and a lot to say. Now, it is just for you to share it. You have to speak up and ignite change because after all, if you don’t say it now, when will you? So, the next time you want to talk, talk and you will be surprised how many people will listen to you. You can’t be heard without speaking and you can never know if you don’t try so SPEAK UP AND BE HEARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ODDIE AND AFOMA.