M A G I C : Good morning!  I’ve seen so much positivity and love being shared amidst all the darkness within the last few days. Including being introduced to so many new amazing people on this platform. ⁣⁣Thank you all for putting me on to these amazing black queens that I have so much in common with yet never show up in my recommend...⁣⁣In a bid to continue that positivity,  I’ve put together a list of black female creators you can support right now. ⁣⁣It was meant to be a lil collage but the list just kept growing! There aren’t enough grids in the world to list all of the amazing black talent out there but hopefully we’ll continue to keep this going and keep the community growing. ⁣⁣Also realised you can tag 20 people per post so I’ve split this into 3 ☺️ #spreadthemagic #diversifyyourfeed #blackcreators ⁣#blacklivesmatter ⁣Illustration by @mkoby_

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M A G I C : Good morning!  I’ve seen so much positivity and love being shared amidst all the darkness within the last few days. Including being introduced to so many new amazing people on this platform. ⁣⁣Thank you all for putting me on to these amazing black queens that I have so much in common with yet never show up in my recommend...⁣⁣In a bid to continue that positivity,  I’ve put together a list of black female creators you can support right now. ⁣⁣It was meant to be a lil collage but the list just kept growing! There aren’t enough grids in the world to list all of the amazing black talent out there but hopefully we’ll continue to keep this going and keep the community growing. ⁣⁣Also realised you can tag 20 people per post so I’ve split this into 3 ☺️ #spreadthemagic #diversifyyourfeed #blackcreators ⁣⁣Illustration by the amazing @mkoby_

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H E A L I N G: ⁣How’s everyone doing so far today?⁣⁣Revisiting one of my favourite books by @theijeoma and almost every quote is relatable in the middle of this revolution that’s happening. ⁣⁣“1. You must let the pain visit.⁣2. You must allow it teach you.⁣3. You must not allow it overstay.”⁣⁣— Ijeoma Umebinyuo, Questions for Ada⁣⁣Pain comes in different forms. Pain can be quiet. Pain can sneak up on you. Remember it’s okay to feel overwhelmed and also okay to log off and recuperate. ⁣⁣What’s happening is painful but it is NECESSARY. It’s allowed so many black people to express years and years of pent up pain, anger and frustration.⁣⁣But remember to allow yourself to heal ✊🏾🙏🏾 ⁣ #blacklivesstillmatter

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P U L L  U P: Morning ig fam. Diversity is a strength, not a threat ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 It’s amazing the support we’ve seen for #BlackLivesMatter over the last few days but let’s keep the momentum going. This is just the beginning. We’re not going to dismantle in a week, racism that has been in-built for decades and it’s going to take more than posting black squares on the feed. Let’s keep calling out BS where we see it. Here for @jackieaina ‘s call for brands to #pulluporshutup 🙌🏾 PS: I shared in my stories my example of a brand that needs to do better when it comes to matching up their actions with their words...

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B L A C K O U T: Mute to AMPLIFY.  #BlackoutTuesday #theshowmustbepaused #swipeleft⬅️ to see how you can show support. There’s power in numbers. A change must come 🖤✊🏾

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B R E A T H E: ‘Exhale the Bullshit’ as the mug reads is the perfect mantra and energy for starting the new month amidst all that’s happening. #exhalethebullshit ✊🏾Mug - @artwow.co (gifted)

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L E F T  O N  R E D: Happy new week! Stay classy, sassy and bit bad-assy ❤️ PS: All my outfits are always linked on my highlights under ‘OUTFITS’ ☺️

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S I G N S: WHAT’S YOUR SIGN? ⁣This 15 second video took forever to shoot!😫😣 Like FOREVER! But I’m so proud I finally did it. Thanks for the love in advance 🤗 Enjoy your weekends 💛💜❤️🧡🤎⁣ Bless up x  #taurusseason♉️ ⁣⁣(Reposting because the cover didn’t load 😭) ⁣⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣#zodiacsigns #artbecomesyou #blazeroutfits #sustainablefashion #minimalfashion #stylevideo ⁣#minimalstyledaily #styledumonde⁣#styledujour #stylevitae #outfitsinspiration #beyoncesigns #signs #zodiacsignsbelike ⁣#vintageaesthetic #aestheticedits⁣#beautecamerounaise #beigeaesthetic #lewks #anotheroutfitpost⁣#parisianstyle #thriftedstyle ⁣#yellowsuit #effortlessstyle #ltkfashion ⁣#dressupdaily

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Life Hacks For Busy Moms

Happy Friday people! Hope you’re feeling psyched and ready to have a productive weekend. I know I am 🙂 Just got back from holiday a few weeks ago (need to blog about that!) and settling back into my work/life routine in has been a real back to reality struggle for me. But I make it work. And these are some of my go to life hacks or shortcuts that get me through:

1. Total Wipe Out– This is imperative even for non-mums. ALWAYS carry a pack wet wipes. They come in very handy to say the least. On a scale of ‘ridiculously high’ to ‘is this a trick question’;  What are the chances that as a new mum you’ll be covered in baby sick, saliva, food pellets, breast milk etc?  You guessed it. Outrageously high. Stay fresh. Always pack wet wipes.

2. Keep Calm and Press On – I used to enjoy getting manicures and pedicures. Now I can’t even find the time to file my nails talk less of booking a nail appointment! Even though I’ve never had my nails professionally done since I had my baby, I have found a few ways to keep my nails looking neat and pretty. Cue press-on nails. They are more popular now than ever. They look as good as professionally done nails. Invest in a quality pack of press-on nails and save yourself the time and money.

3. Cool Iron – Before I went back to work I had a lot more time to do chores like ironing. But no one really finds ironing fun, do they? If you’ve got something that needs a little ironing, but you can’t be bothered… simply throw it in the dryer with some ice cubes and it will knock the wrinkles right out of it!


4. Keep it Lint – Just like wet wipes, lint roll should always be with reach. Not only are they perfect for shooting out your coat in seconds but they’ll play a big role in picking up glitter, confetti and just about anything else that’s usually a pain to clean up.

5. Shop Smart – Bulk buying has never been more useful. Essentials like nappies are way cheaper when you purchase them in blue. And trust me, you’ll run out pretty sooner than you think! Use every coupon you can lay your hands on. Sign up for free Prime trial and get your goods delivered same day at no cost. But remember to cancel it! Your new status as a parent also lets you in on more discount schemes. take advantage of them all! Join the Boots Parenting Club; Argos offers new parents lots of discounts and freebies. Never check out with checking the internet. Remember you can always save money.


6. Take a Laundry Break – Relax and let someone do the dirty job for you. Seek out companies that are dedicated to making your life easier by offering unmatched services like Laundrapp. They’re a laundry and dry cleaning service that collect and deliver so you don’t have to go anywhere. It’s unbelievable how much weight is lifted off your shoulders when you know your laundry has been handled. Get your wardrobe looking pressed and proper from as little as £2 per item. Plus they run a loyalty scheme so you’ll be saving money, saving time AND looking good. There’s nothing I love more than fresh laundry, especially if it’s all sorted and pressed 😉

Better still, use this code LAUNDRAPPLYDIA to get £10 off your first order with Laundrapp!

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2 Comments
  • Dana
    September 25, 2017

    Hey Lydie, hi my love!!!
    First comment back and I love the new blog look, it’s looks amazing!
    Never heard of ice cubes in the dryer but you know damn well I’ll be trying ASAP!

    I love seeing all the pictures of you and the baby on IG, you guys make my heart burst ahhh!!
    Keep doing the damn thang you hot sexy beast <3

    • Art Becomes You
      October 3, 2017

      Hi Dana!!! it’s been forever. |Reading from you has put a smile on me face. so lovely and thank’s for stopping. About to slide into your DMs now… lmao.

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