E M P T I E S: (SCROLL LEFT) Something different for the feed...🤍Thought it’d be helpful to put together a list of my #empties. There’s always a lot of different products being inboxed, advertised and shown in tutorials. But what are you actually using through and through? These are products I use on the regular and would definitely repurchase because they’re all so good!👌🏾 More empties on my stories (this is limited to 10 unfortunately) and all links to products are on my blog (link in bio). Let me know if you want to see more content like this regularly. What are your empties?? I love to know what everyone’s loving 🥰😍😍 xx .#SelfCareSunday #SkincareEmpties #beautyempties

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P R E T T Y  P L E A T S: Currently lounging, lazying and getting lost in Lego City... how’s your Saturday going? Ph @scarlettstvns ...#beigestyle #brumbloggers #monochromefashion #stayingin #minimalstyle

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T I K  T O K: Having a bit of Friday fun on TikTok with me boy 😂 #fliptheswitch #finallyontiktok #fliptheswitchchallenge

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F O X Y  B R O W N: Pre-lockdown monochromes. Ph by @scarlettstvns

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R E ‘F A B’ I S H E D: Playing dress up and unlocking new combos.

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B O Y  M U M: To all the mommas kicking ass out there, happy Mother’s Day to you! The hardest and most rewarding job ever 👸🏾💪🏾🤜🏾🤛🏾 #happymothersday❤️#boymum

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B R E A T H E: One thing I am loving about staying in all day is get to let my skin breathe and take a break from wearing daily makeup. Getting my money’s worth from all the hyaluronic acid masks I’ve been hoarding 👐🏽 💦 #stayhydrated

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N E W T R A L S: More than anything, it’s the uncertainty about this whole situation that worries me. Never been a fan of the unknown. Hope you all are staying safe and keeping the mind active and stimulated in new ways. For introverts like me, this is a walk in the park 🤷🏾‍♀️ Ph by @scarlettstvns

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Throwback Thursdays: Ciara, Will Smith, Snoop Lion, Omotola Jalade et al.

Throwback Thursdays has become quite the trend since the take of Instagram. So I thought, I might as well make it a regular feature on ABY. i do love these throwback pictures. And isn’t it funny that a snapshot which was D.O.P.E only a few years ago just makes you keel over with laughter today? We all have tonnes of Throwback Thursday-worthy pictures. These are the few I’ll begin with:


Nollywood actress Chika Ike was quite the poser back in the day. check out the snapshot of her taking that phone call. Classic pose back then. I think I have a similarly embarrassing flick. 

Chika Ike now.


Oh gosh this picture of Snoop Lion (then Snoop Doggy Dogg) and Britney Spears had me ROTFL. britney’s style has definitely evolved since then. Snoop Lion on the other hand has had more name changes than style evolution.

Snoop Lion now


Ciara graduated and went on to be one of the best female dancers in the music industry. She also has one of the best bods, and is an absolute style queen. 

ciara in zara pearl embroidered skirt and blouse

Hahaha. I am not sure what movie this scene is out of (Blood Sister, maybe) but check out Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade and Patience Ozokwor doing what they do best. Watch Blood Sister online here.



Brother Peter Okoye of P-Square was not playing back then oh! See only seriousness for photo, lol. A few years and plenty visits to the gym later check him out…


This throwback pic of Desmond Elliott and Uche Jumbo is just pure gold. #Priceless.

Desmond Elliott and Uche Jumbo

And to close this post, here’s an epic scene from The Fresh Prince of Bel’Air featuring Will Smith and Garcelle Beauvais-Nylon.

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That cracked me up. #goodtimes

Garcelle Beauvais
will smith and jayden in suit
Will Smith and son Jayden

Which celeb has changed the most? 

I think the Fresh Prince scene is so funny.

What do you think of the Throwback Thursday addition?

Spill out your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • Ann
    August 22, 2013

    This is lovely, wow Chika Ike has always been so beautiful. I love Blood Sister, I remember how much I enjoyed that movie back in the day. What really cracked me up is Desmond and Uche. Wowwwwww. beautiful compilation. Keep it coming pls

    • MsAidyl
      August 22, 2013

      Hahahaha that picture is priceless. And they don’t seem to have changed much. Time flies. Thanks for the comment Ann:)

  • Tiffany
    August 23, 2013

    HAHA amazing how people change. I love that picture of Ciara. I was wondering who that was lol….Love your blog:)

    • MsAidyl
      August 23, 2013

      Haha Ciara looked so innocent back then. Thanks Tiffany. Love your blog too:)

  • claudia tausi
    August 23, 2013

    I love the old styles , i think these retro looks look better than modern looks most of the time 🙂 more so the 80s than the 90s though . the 90s was a bit dull. Love you blog sister

    • MsAidyl
      August 23, 2013

      awww thanks Claudia for that. Yea the noughties are so coming back!

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