My Best Things In 2017

Happy Girl

I enjoy activities that give me pleasure, and for those that know me, when I see something nice, I share with everyone I know. So, in the 1st of many ‘Best Things’ series on this blog, I have made a list of my favourite books, skincare/make up products, playlists, podcasts and apps for 2017. Hopefully you can make some recommendations for me too.

Best books I read in 2017

Before I carry on, can I share my favourite book of all time with you- ‘And the Mountains echoed’ by Khalid Hossein? If you haven’t read it, please look for it and do. I gave up sleep for this read- it’s that awesome! Even Goodreads gave this a rating of 4 out of 5, so I kid you not, it will be a valuable use of your time. You can buy most of these books from any well stocked book store, or on Amazon if you have a Kindle. Enjoy…

  1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  2. Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  3. This Child Will Be Great, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  4. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  5. Wife of the Gods, Kwei Quartey
  6. Swimming Upstream: A story of grit and determination to succeed, Shirley Zinn
  7. Taming Your Gremlin, Richard David Carson
  8. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
  9. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey
  10. I Do Not Come to You by Chance, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Best skincare/make up products

I’ve always loved The Body Shop for its body butters and room diffusers but I tried out some of its Vitamin E skincare products this year and what a difference these are making! I also brought some  new lip colours at Clicks and I’m loving the moist and long lasting effects these lipsticks are giving me.  Both stores always have great discounted deals so you get the opportunity to indulge yourself all year. Here goes my favourite products for 2017:

  1. The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing body butter, with wheatgerm oil
  2. The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating toner
  3. The Body Shop Vitamin E Day Lotion SPF 30 (with Hyaluronic acid)
  4. Yardley Cranberry cream, Vixen, Scarlet Flame, and Nude lipstick colours

Best music tracks

These were the songs on repeat for at least a month in this year and ‘twas so hard to pick a favourite, I kid you not.

  1. Yeba– Kiss Daniel
  2. I WillMali Music
  3. Decibels Jidenna
  4. Short Skirt– Mr Eazi feat. Tekno (current ring tone on my phone)
  5. Your Song– Rita Ora
  6. Tigi– Sands
  7. Wild Thoughts – DJ Khaled (feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)
  8. Fell in Love– Travis Greene (feat. Dante Bowe)
  9. My Life-Mali Music
  10. HIM– Sam Smith
  11. Diary- Fuse ODG (feat. Tiwa Savage)
  12. What about us– Pink
  13. I am Here– Pink
  14. Wo!! Olamide

Best podcasts

These are relatable, real and inspirational.

  1. The Maria Forleo podcast
  2. The Simple Sophisticate podcast
  3. Daily Hope with Rick Warren
  4. Those African Chicks podcast
  5. Behind the Brilliance podcast

Best apps

Essential for my emotional, spiritual, entertainment and brain fitness.

  1. YouVersion
  2. DSTV Now
  3. WordBrain

So, those are my best things in 2017. What great finds did you make?

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Till we chat again, keep shining, share this blog with your awesome tribe and take care of yourself XOXOXO

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