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Currently Loving || Mon Guerlain Perfume Review

Friday, 31 March 2017
I hardly do perfume reviews but I'm making an exception with this Mon guerlain perfume review and hopefully more to come because if there's one other thing you should know about me (that I didn't share in my 15 random facts about me post), it is that I LOVE perfumes! I love receiving them, love sniffing them, love everything about them! Who wouldn't anyways? Smelling good is such a morale booster, quote me anywhere.
I plan to share my top five favourite perfumes in another post soon but for this post I'll be talking about and doing a quick review of my current scent and new love - Guerlain's new women's perfume : Mon Guerlain.

Just a quick fun fact because I was mind blown when I realized this : Guerlain is one of the oldest perfume, skincare and cosmetic house in the world. It is a parisian brand and has been in business since 1828 (If that ain't goals, I really don't know what is!)

I was super excited to receive a complimentary bottle of the Mon Guerlain perfume- their latest women's fragrance. I honestly wasn't going to do a full review on it because when I first got it, I took a quick whiff and wasn't so sure how I felt about the scent but after using it for a day, I fell in love! So much that I tweeted about how good I smell the other day. Lol
Now, I'm not a huge fan of women's perfume. Whenever I think of female perfumes, I immediately think of something floral-fruity that wouldn't last the day. So I was pleasantly surprised to find that Mon Guerlain isn't fruity or overly sweet which I guess is because of the base of sandal wood in it. It has this clean, fresh Powdery scent that I really like and makes me feel sexy (Yes I said it!) 
The longevity of this scent was another pleasant surprise that makes it get into my good books. It lasts through the day, clings to my clothes, and I like that I can still catch whiffs of it through the air whenever I move. 

Finding the right word to describe it wasn't easy but I'll just say that if you're a fan of feminine perfumes that aren't your typical sweet smelling fragrance but instead has that clean sophisticated yet feminine scent and lasts all day long, then Mon guerlain will be just right for you.
The only thing I'm not so crazy about is the packaging because frankly, I've seen more exciting perfume bottle designs. I love to collect perfume bottles so I'm really sold by unique looking ones but one thing this particular bottle has that others don't have is my name engraved on it - Super cool stuff!!! I'm kind of obsessed with my name and a sucker for personalized gifts and I think it was so thoughtful of them to have it customized for me.

This is the very first perfume from Guerlain that I've used and I find it hard to believe that I am only just discovering the awesomeness that is this brand. I will definitely be giving them a try from now on and Mon Guerlain gets a fat green tick from me! You can purchase it at any Ess
enza store in Lagos and all perfume stores nationwide

Ever used any Guerlain Perfume/Product before? What type of perfumes are you into - Feminine, Masculine?  And what perfume makes you feel flirty? if you've used Mon Guerlain, let me know what your thoughts are!
 Please share and lets connect!

Outfit || Styling Mom Shorts.

Friday, 17 March 2017
Because The High Waisted  Denim Mom Shorts Is A Vintage Classic That Can Never Get Old!

This blog post was meant to be a really quick one. The plan was to drop in, say hi and leave these pictures with a few words but the phrase above popped into my head randomly and I knew just had to follow it through. Haha

Short shorts aren't really my thing, or too tight shorts. I like my shorts like I like most of my clothing - with some room to breath. So while high waist loose fitting denim pants a.k.a mom jeans are all the rave now, there's the slightly overlooked but equally awesome high waisted denim mom shorts that I think should get some love too.
I mean, what better way to show off your legs while still looking retro cool too?.

This was one of my super casual looks during my ATL vacation. I wore this to faff around at home and then to head down to walmart with my aunt. Looking back now, I probably should have paired it with something other than the converse. For some reason I can't place my hands on, the sneakers just doesn't look right to me but then that might just be me being overly critical of my outfit.
What do you think and how would you have styled this high waisted denim mom shorts better? And while we are on the topic of shorts, how do you like your shorts? - short shorts, loose fitting?
Please share! 
Lets connect!

Oh and Re : My last med diary post - I got posted to a pretty chilled posting (Thank God)!

P. S - I've styled the shorts previously here
Also Check out some other ways I've worn shorts on the blog
- Casual Chic For Music Meets Runway. 
Vintage shirt and boy shorts.
Outfit || decoding menswear for females.

Housemanship Chronicles || My Medicine Posting Experience.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Back on my housemanship in Nigeria chronicles - Yesterday was "officially" my last day as a house officer in the Endocrinology unit of the Department of medicine, LUTH and it feels so good to be leaving. Although, officially in quote because I still have a two weeks extension to spend there sometime in the future but that's a story for another day.

In case you're new around here and wondering what this housemanship of a thing is or what a house officer means, I've explained all that here and also blogged about my first three months of my housemanship experience in LUTH here.


Ah Medicine! How do I go into my medicine posting experience. I'll just start by saying it was real.
Most people get confused when I say I'm in medicine posting because isn't it generally called medicine? Well yes, but here's the thing - So it's called Medicine and Surgery as a whole with various sub branches including (internal) medicine. We get to rotate through that and the three other branches - OnG, Surgery and Paediatrics spending three months in each and a month of external posting.

Now, internal medicine also has its own sub branches - there are the people that deal with the heart (hypertension, heart failure and co), the lungs (TB,asthma and co), the kidneys, GIT  and there's also the endocrinology unit that deals with hormone issues like diabetes, thyroid problems etc.
I was a bit apprehensive when I got to the department to find out where I'll be getting posted to. I was hoping/praying for a unit that won't be so busy so I'd have time for my other life here but noooo, I got posted to the endocrinology unit (only the most stressful and malignant unit in Medicine everrrr). At first, I didn't know what I was getting into. I had no idea why people kept looking at me with pity when I said I got endo but I was quick to find out. Haha.

On my first day, I got a one month extension. No, I didn't kill anybody or disrespect anyone or do anything really drastic. That's just the endocrinology unit for you. Extension (which is kind of like a punishment - you get to work extra days/months depending on how long you get without pay) is just a second nature for them. It's like that Oprah Winfrey's show - You get an extension, he gets an extension, everybody gets an extension!

In the Endo unit, we get to see a whole lot of diabetic patients with complications - hyperglycaemia and diabetic foot ulcers. Especially the foot ulcers! They come in flocks so we were never short of patients. We had them in every ward and it seemed like we had a new admission every other day.
DMFS(diabetic foot) is such a nasty thing that I don't wish on anyone. It takes ages to heal if it's just the minor stage and it can lead to amputation if it's gone past the stage where it can still be managed. Most diabetic patients that come with these complications are usually those that stop taking their drugs regularly or just stop taking it completely. Drug compliance is a major problem with patients so let me just use this medium also to beg you all that happen to have diabetic relatives. Please try to ensure that they take their medications seriously. 
Endo was stress! Having to work long hours, be on call everyday at some point and then have the fear of extension coupled with all that wasn't an easy feat. The good thing though is that it is such a hands on unit and since we basically do all the work - correcting all the hyperglycaemias and hypos - having to give insulin shots hourly and recheck their blood glucose levels sometimes till the early morning, I got to learn how to manage those complications without having to rely on the senior doctors so much. Knowledge is a super cool thing, you know? 
I know a couple of people thought I was going to break down lol but I guess I showed them that I'm not as weak as I look. Also, the mind is an amazing thing plus we humans can adapt to anything we decide to. It's all about your mindset towards it. Mine was - I've got to do this regardless so I better just put my back into it, try to stay out of trouble and get it done as soon as I can. Too bad, that didn't erase my extension sha lool.

My colleagues weren't as fun as or as sympathetic to my cause as a blogger by helping me take pictures like my OnG colleagues but we all thrived together well.
At this point too, let me just add a quick shout out to my senior registrar who might probably never see this : Dr Yusuf Bashir! Thanks for being the realest MVP in the Endocrinology unit. For always sticking your neck out for house officers and for being innately good.
I also did a one month stint at the guiness eye centre opthalmology as my secondary posting. Remember I mentioned that we get to do one month of outside posting? Well, I was unfortunate enough to get another equally busy posting. The positive side was that I got weekends off, didn't have to work till 12am and got most of them to check out my blog lol.  I'm not going to comment much on my Opthalmology posting so I'll be ending this post right here! 

Just like the last time, here's just a quick list of the common cases we see in both Endo and Opthalmology.

Diabetes Mellitus
a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin which helps to reduce blood glucose levels is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood. You can peep some of the symptoms and complications in the picture of a chart above. 

Glaucoma : is a group of eye diseases which result in damage to the optic nerve and vision loss. It is usually due to increased introccular pressure and family history is an important riskfactor. If anyone in your family has glaucoma, go to the Opthalmologist so you can be screened too. 

Cataract : 
a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque (the small black circle in the eye becomes whitish) , resulting in blurred vision. It's commoner n elderly people but can also be found in babies (congenital).
Congenital cataract is an emergency so if you happen to know anyone with a baby born with a whitish speck in their eyes, let them know they have to get to the hospital quickly.

Pterygium : 
is a non cancerous growth of fleshy tissue on the conjunctiva, the clear tissue that lines your eyelids and covers your eyeball. It usually forms on the side closest to your nose and grows toward the pupil area.
I start my surgery posting tomorrow and I'm just praying/hoping I don't get another malignant posting. I should probably share it on my instastory tomorrow so let's be friends on instagram : @cassiedaves.
Also peep some of my housemanship chronicles with the hashtag #cassiedaveshousejobchronicles 


Please let me know if there's any extra details you'll like to know for my subsequent housejob chronicle posts! 
If you're a doctor (medical) currently doing your housemanship or already done, I'll love to know what hospital you're working in and also read about your own experience so please leave me a comment.
And let's connect!


P.S - Took these pictures with my infinix hot S. Check out my review of the phone here.
P.P.S - Check out other posts in my med diary here. And as break down of some of the med life terminologies like senior registrar here

WCW || A Few Of My Favourite Online Ladies For International Women's Day.

Friday, 10 March 2017
Happy International Womens Day! 


How fitting is it that international womens day fell on a wednesday ? Just perfect for today's post which is all about some of the women who inspire me. Although, this post wasn't exactly inspired by international women's day. I only just found out this morning what March 8th signifies, but it gave me the extra push I needed to finally complete this post. It's been in my drafts for a while now and I figured I could tie both together - celebrate women while sharing a few of my favourite online ladies as well! 

I've had one WCW post on the blog previously and you can read up on that here but while that was featuring people I happen to know personally and already have some sort of relationship with, this is strictly fan girling and a bit of a "style crush" post as well. I'll also be announcing the Lucy. Dave's giveaway winners at the end of this post so stay with me! 


Let's dig in. 

Shope Delano || @shopedelano
Uber cool kid Shope. She is a blogger over at shopedelano.com and I've loved her right from back when she was running the blog "London's Closet" with her twin. She's also the founder of twoosie - a pop up fashion store for two piece sets. 

La'Tonya Yvette || @Latonyayvette
Mama of two, lifestyle blogger over at latonyayvette.com, creative consultant and stylist. There's just something about her that endears me to her - I think it's a mix of her awesome writing style, style and super cute family. Whatever it is, I always love seeing her pop up on my bloglovin and instagram feed.

Asiyami Gold || @Asiyamigold
Asiyami is a designer and photographer. Her visuals are goals really and that's the major attraction for me. I love love what she does and how she manages to find beauty in odd places.

Yagazie Emezi || @yagazieemezi
Yagazie Emezi is a documentary photographer and visual curator. I've loved her long time and I still have a post all about my love for her in my drafts from 2013 which would be too awkward for me to publish now. Lol. Her style, creative eye and realness are just a few of the things I love about her. 


Paola Mathe || @findingpaola.
If you've been reading this blog from the get go, then you'd already know of my love for Paola. I've interviewed her once for my style feature here and she has influenced a few of my style choices/posts like my turban love in this post and this
I have a serious love for her which is renewed every time I go through her instagram feed or blog. Paola blogs at findingpaola.com and she's also the founder of Fanmdjanm - a headwrap brand. 


If this aint love, I don't know what it is. 

Going over this post again and I feel like I should have just titled this "style crush" because they be killing it in that department.

You might have already noticed this but the one thing these women have in common? Amazing style that's unique to them and a beautiful creative mind - emphasis on creative! They've been able to go for their dreams, live it and follow an unconventional path. I feel like I can see myself in them - their aesthetic and style are right up my alley and it makes them super relatable for me. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed sharing my faves with you. Oh and happy international women's day once again! Keep shining. 


Who are some of your female online faves? Or female faves in general and why? They don't have to be bloggers or celebrities. 

Mention them in the comment.
And as always, let's connect! 

P. S - Congratulations on getting to the end of this post! You were probably wondering if I have a few screws loose or have a problem with dates right? . Actually, no I don't and my screws are still wound in tightly. Lol. I wrote this and was ready to publish in the 8th but internet issues held me back and reediting it was out of the plan. Please forgive the discrepancy.

P. P.S - Without further ado, here are the giveaway winners! 
1. _Princess_yosi: size 37
2. Petite royals: size 39
3. Renee_ azuh : size 40
4. Olajumoke_oluwatosin: s.41

Please kindly send a DM to @lucydaves on instagram to get your win!  Thank you for participating 

Happy Feet || The Lucy.Daves Giveaway

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Long time, no giveaway!
Well, that's about to change.
I'm collaborating with a sister brand (Lucy.Daves footwear) that's dear to me today to give away some pretty foot wears. I've featured the Lucy.Daves brand previously on the blog here and it has popped up in a couple of my style posts like this, this and this one.


I know that more than a few of you have been wondering if I own the Lucy.Daves brand because of the similarity in our names- Wonder no more! When I said "sister brand", I meant it literally. Go figure! hehe
I'll be giving out four of the Lucy.daves slippers in some of my favourite designs to four people. Just scroll a little further down to see how to win one for yourself.

Size 37.
Size 39.
Size 40.
Size 41.
GIVEAWAY RULES.
  • - Repost the first picture on instagram with the caption @lucy.daves #lucydavesgiveaway, more details on www.cassiedaves.com
  • - Tag four friends in your comment to come participate.
  • - Leave a comment stating which you'll like to win with your contact details - email and instagram/twitter handle

And that's all!
Winner will be announced after a week.


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