Fashion Blogger Sunday Outfit inspiration: karen All

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This chic looks good on anything damn!!! I always stock her instagram for inspiration everytime i feel like dressing up. As women looking good should be on our top list of 2018 goals. When you dress up you feel good trust me, i can testify on this. You do not have to wear designer shoes to look good, just know what looks good on you and concetrate on that.

Her looks are sophisticated,classy,chic and elegant…i am inspired by her this sunday to get out of my bed right now and try to dress up lol

Which is your best look?

Photo source: Instagram-@Karen All

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What to wear: Sunday looks

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Hey lovelies!

Are you going to church today? Visiting a friend? Or going out? Which set would you rock below

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Guest Post: Love and Appreciate a good woman

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Hello lovelies! Since we are in the love week(Valentine), here is a nice piece i came across on facebook that inspired me greatly. Read it and tell me what you think.

I was married, had been with my wife for 15 years. Then I left her 2 months short of our 10 year wedding anniversary.

We were parents of two beautiful children, who are in their late teens now, but were only seven and nine years old when I walked out.

I travelled for work, stayed in a different hotel at least three nights a week. That’s how I met Eve*.

We got to know each other over time. We became Facebook friends. We sent messages to each other all day and night. She was also married, also had two kids. We had so much in common, we soon fell in love. I felt like she ‘got’ me.

This was all during a very trying time in my marriage. I wasn’t happy, I didn’t look forward to going home. My wife had put on weight, we hardly ever spoke, she always looked so miserable.

Little did I realise that I was the reason she was so down and depressed. I didn’t pay her any attention. I took her for granted. I was too busy wishing my life was more exciting, being romanced online, spending all of my free time thinking how I could get out.

I believed she didn’t love me. I convinced myself she never cared about me or my needs and wants and wishes, that all I was was a paycheck.

She spent her free time taking care of us — our kids, making our suppers, doing out washing, making lunches, doing homework, projects, shuttling kids to sport, taking care of the pets they loved so much, their friends, and had a job of her own on top of it all.

Every time she spoke to me, all I heard was nagging and whining. But she was actually begging for my attention: a weekend away, a date night, a movie — everything I ended up doing with Eve behind her back and after I left my family.

We argued and fought because we felt unheard by the other. And yet that was all we actually had to do – LISTEN – to each other!

I moved to another province with Eve. My now ex-wife got custody of our kids. I saw them every second weekend, the usual ‘Dad’ set up.

New beginnings

Life was sweet!

Eve and I had an amazing sex life. A connection I believed I never had with my ex. We had a large circle of friends. My family loved her. My kids liked her.

But my ex could never bring herself to meet Eve – she felt betrayed. I hated her even more! She was childish. She was mean. She never cared about me or my happiness. I didn’t care about my ex’s feelings when I posted photos of us on Facebook… I had Eve and a whole new life and it was fantastic!

We were together for about six or seven years but never married – we believed marriage was not our thing.

I believed that after 15 years with my ex, we’d given it all we could and our time together was up, there was nothing we could do to salvage our relationship or marriage. Eve was my future, Eve was who I should have been with all along.

Eventually, no matter how well we got along in the beginning; no matter how well I thought she “got” me; no matter how good the sex was; the “honeymoon” came to an end.

Eve and I started snapping at each other. Little fights here and there. I had a moment of pure realisation one night, at about 2am.

I realised that I missed the woman who created my first home and family. I realised that if I’d treated my ex-wife the way I’d treated Eve, used the hours I spend woo-ing Eve on my ex, she’d have bloomed.

If I’d stopped being negative about her and our relationship to my family and friends they wouldn’t have been so negative to her and she wouldn’t have pulled into herself and shied away.

She became someone I convinced myself I no longer knew or got along with because I never gave her the time and affection and attention she craved and deserved.

I thought I had, but when I got down and really thought about it I never really did. I never really let her in. I had ended my marriage years before with the simple decision that she was no longer who or what I wanted. And I’d convinced my family and friends the same – that she was no good for me!

Regret sets in

But I was wrong. I missed the best years of my kids lives. Missed being a family with them. I let their mother battle with raising them alone. Yes I helped financially, but a man living outside his family has no real idea what the costs are on the single mother. While Eve and I ate steaks on the weekends, my ex-wife was living on egg and toast.

And do you know that she never complained? She never demanded more money out of me. She never stopped me from seeing the kids. Never said no if I changed plans on her at the last minute. She gave up her weekends so that my mother could spend time with her grandchildren. She left me to get on with my life with Eve, even though it must have killed her.

Like any relationship, it had started out good – great in fact – but when it go bad I decided to leave… I walked out and divorced a woman who – and I can only see this now – would have done anything for me. But I’d told myself she wouldn’t or couldn’t.

My ex-wife stayed single for 8 years. She dated but never got involved. Her being single was also a kind of affirmation for me – that no one wanted her – that everything I’d decided she lacked, so did other men… She actually stayed single to focus on our children.

Too late

And then came the day she met Craig. I never thought it would bug me in any way if she got a boyfriend. I thought it would be great! But I was very wrong. I felt hurt. I felt jealous. I even felt angry and maybe betrayed.

She moved in with Craig, along with my kids. She set up a new home. A new family, with my kids… it was a very bitter pill to swallow.

I finally understood how she’d felt all these years. And it felt rotten.

I watched via Facebook and through conversations with our old mutual friends how Craig spoiled her and the kids. Their weekends were spent on the beach – he surfed with my son. They went hiking in the Burg. They went to Mauritius where he proposed on a kayak and she said yes — they got married.

My daughter was a bridesmaid. My son was a groomsman. Craig’s parents and brother welcomed my ex-wife and children into their family. They told everyone how blessed they were to be gaining them as family.

She glowed with happiness. She radiated love and none of it was for me! My heart felt like it had been ripped out.

It should have been me.

Don’t be me. You think you will never be happy when you are in a rut. It is when you are there at your darkest that you need to grip down and try your hardest.

Today I live alone and still only see my kids occasionally. They are big now and harbour anger towards me for leaving them and their mother. Who can blame them?

Of all the things Eve was, she was never the mother of my children – my original true love.”

“HOPE this helps a few marriages, Love and appreciate a Good woman”

By; Mukisa Isma Stalin

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Event: Roast and Rhyme kampala

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Hey Lovelies!

Last weekend was the roast and rhyme event. This is a Musical chillax Family day out event by the lake where you go relax,mingle,and catch up with friends and family while sipping on wine,sodas,juices and keeping your teeth busy on roasted meat. It was held at Munyonyo at Jahazi pier, entrance was 50k Ushs. This is such an amazing event to take your loved ones out sit on the grass or dance yourself away to the cooleat music ever.

This time,the event was all about ragga and ragae and there were so many top artists like Micheal ouma, Janzi band, to mention but a few. I hope to attend the next season because even kids(Will have to take my little Gabby with me) are entertained as well…so basically its a family day out.

So many slay queens and kings slayed on this event while taking instagram selfies and snapchat videos. The place was filled up and i must say it was a success.

Have you ever attended such outdoor events? What was your experience

Photo credit: RoastandRyhme and Nelly Salvatore

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Styled By me: Valentines Day outfit ideas

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Happy Valentines Day lovelies!

Everytime the we enter the month of february , Valentine is all what people Jazz about. Lovers are on tentacles trying to figure out what thoughtful gift to give their partners, shops and streets all go red & black and there is this song by called My valentine leaves nothing but love in the air.

This valentines day do not be predictable by wearing the obvious red & black outfits,think out of the box with your outfit. Instead of wearing the obvious red skirt and black top or red dress with black heels, just put a hint of any those two colors in your accessories like red purse, scarf or jewellery.

Below am sharing some valentine looks that i styled with polyvore to inspire your outfit come February 14th.

Which look would you rock? Let me know in the comments section below

Best Grammy Awards Fashion Slayers

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The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on January 28, 2018. The CBS network broadcast the show live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was the first time since 2003 that the ceremony was held outside Los Angeles.

I like it when celebrities take their time to look gorgeous on these award Ceremonies and the Grammy awards is one of those Ceremonies. The outfits were out of this world, i mean did you see the attention to details in those gowns, the well tailored,fitted gowns with attractive silhuotte accessorised with deaigner shoes…wow what can i say!

There is so many to tell when it comes to last week’s grammys but oh well, here are my fave looks below

Card B slayed the hell out of this angelic look, she looked like a doll princess in this look not forgeting those christine loubotine heels ofcourse. I love love loved this look on you Card B.

Now this gown on Lady Gaga..Jesos! I like everything on this look. She slayed gracefully like a queen.

Now this look on John legend’s wife is a definition of a stylish bump. She makes me miss my baby bump lol. This sliver glittery dress with silver heels was the epitome of class.

Wow look at Ashanti in this well tailored gold glitter dress and thes heels oh my! She indeed ages gracefull with style.

Which was your best look, would love to hear from you in the comments section,holla at your girl.

SAG Awards best dressedi

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Well well, better late than Never. Am talking about the sag awards that happened last week. The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring the best achievements in film and television performances for the year 2017, were presented on January 21, 2018 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. They awards for Actors by Actors. Click Here for the winners.

As always when it comes to awards ceremony my eyes are always focused on the red carpet looks. Here are my favorite looks of the night.

These women slayed…these looks are breath taking. Which is your favourite look? Let me know in the comments.

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Angel Mbeks

Jeremy Camp in Uganda(PHATFEST18) CONCERT

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Hey Lovelies!

How you all doing? Hope you are doing great as i am.

So last Saturday but one, on the 13th i attended a concert at Lugogo Cricket oval, called phatfest18(concert is held annually and this was my second time to attend) but this time it was all about 104.1 Power fm celebrating it’s 20th Birthday on airwaves serving us the greatest christian music of all time.

The highlight of the event was Jeremy Camp, an international Christian Artist whose music blesses my heart. Knowing that i will be watching him live was everything. Wait, did i say that this time around the concert was FREE of charge?! Yaass it was absolutely free. I believe this was a way for power fm to give back to the community for the 20 years of support. So obviously it was full house.

The entire local gospel artists from Copy bly,Holy ken Amooti, Ruyonga, zabuli to Pr. Bugembe performed and trust me my voice went from sharpness to husky…talk about all that shouting i did that day, watch the youtube video here.

Time came for Jeremy camp to perform and my oh my… he is an amazing performer and his voice is not different from what i have been hearing and watching. I always , i was touched by the message in his music and so many people were blessed. He performed for a full one hour and i couldn’t help but dance my self away. He has an amazing testimony, he lost his wife to cancer just a short time after being married but he never lost faith in God.

It had been a minute since i gave birth that i went out to have some fun and i felt so good, though i missed my little girl(can’t wait for her to grow up).

About my outfit i wore an off shoulder blouse,skinny jeans & african flats, accessorised with a pink scarf on my natural hair & Army green cross bag. My look was effortlessly stylish and fit for an outdoor event(It was hot) , i carried my leather Jacket but i did not even wear it because of the heat and the grounds were packed

https://youtu.be/cKxfCIZ_jPs

https://youtu.be/cKxfCIZ_jPs

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My Labour & Delivery Story

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Hello Lovelies!

Romans : 8 : 28 – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.

On Thursday 24th August 2017 my water started leaking, so i told my husband and he suggested that the next day we go for check up. I was 39 weeks pregnant by then and i was remaining with 7 days to finish the 40 weeks mark(9 months).

The nurse tested my waters and indeed it was not the usual urine but the amniotic acid from the baby! The Nurse said it is risky to let me go back home so she said i have to be admitted and then put on antibiotics to prevent the baby from getting infected.

That friday was my husband’s birthday and i did not for once think that i would be admitted that day, it was my off day as well and i was hoping to start duty the next day ( my vacation was starting on September…but as you know, God’s plans are not Man’s.)

My husband ran back home got a few baby clothes and food to eat for the night…apart from the antibiotics drip, my contractions were also being monitored. For the whole night the contractions did not come. Earlier on the Nurse had said that if my contractions come then i would give birth if not still they could not let me go home(it’s risky for the baby) and i may end up with a C-section. So my prayer was for God to bring on the contractions as this was my first baby(having a C-section would be a set back for my future pregnancies)

The Night Doctor came in at midnight checked my Cervix but it had not dialeted an inch and my baby’s head was still high(it had engaged though not in pelvis) this did not look good at all. So she said lets wait till morning time and see if my cervix will dialate and my baby’s head go down in pelvis.

Next day Saturday my doctor came in(when i was admitted on friday she was off duty but she had insructed me that incase of any emergency i should go to the maternity ward). So she came in and did all the check ups but the condition was still the same, no contractions, cervix not dilated and baby’s head still high! Yet the waters were still leaking.

So my doctor suggested that i should be induced(i was inserted with Pitocin) and she said we wait for 6 hours for it to be active. But after 6 hours still my contractions did not come… i did not feel anything!!

you can not imagine what was going on in my mind! I was scared to death and my prayer was for God to keep my baby safe.

My Doctor came in and said “Angella we have tried pitocin induction but it has failed and we can not use the drip induction it will be too painful for you since the baby is head is not yet in the pelvis. The baby is tired and the amniotic acid is drying up, so the only option we have is for you to go under C-Section”

Me and my Husband told our Doctor that we do not want c-section we want normal Delivery but the Doctor insisted that the condition around our baby does not accept it so we either go in for c-section to save our baby’s life or we wait for contractions to come naturally but on condition that we sign an agreement that, we the parents chose to risk the baby’s life and wait(in otherwards if we wait and something happens to the baby the blame will be on us not the Doctor.)

The doctor gave us fifteen minutes to make a decision either to go in for a C-section or wait(on our own risk after signing the paper)…

You can imagine first time parents who have been waiting for our first born for all these months and now we have to make such a hard decision. Me and my husband agreed that this is not only about us but also about the life of our baby and we want to see her alive so we called in the Doctor after making the Decision- Yes let us go in for C-section.

I went in for C-section and in a few minutes we welcomed our baby girl Gabriella to the world on 26/ August / 2017, she was very healthy and beautiful as well. I was taken back to my admission room for recovery and after 3 days they let us go…so many friends came to visit us and showered Gabriella with Gifts.

The challenges i faced was, i did not have my family with me in Dubai so it was me and my husband, i did not get all the pampering like other women do but thank God my Husband did the best.

All in all am grateful to God for giving us a lovely daughter and i know everything happens for a reason. Am thankful to God that i came out of the operation alive and my healing process was a success

I had all this fear of pregnancy,delivery and motherhood but so far God has seen me through. . Today my Gabby is 5 months old and i can not wait to celebrate her first birthday. I have learnt a lot as a first time mother like forexample being selfless.

To all first mothers out there, you can do it, do not let fear distract you from your destiny.

To all C-section mothers, you are heros because you carried your baby for all that long and you brought her into the world alive…so do not let any one make you think that you are not a woman enough for not being able to give birth naturally. At the end of the day it is about you and your baby coming out of the delivery room alive and kicking. Remember God never makes mistakes and nothing happens without his knowledge.

Click here to watch the video as well as narrate my delivery story on my youtube Channel.

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Audacious Faith

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Hello Lovelies!

Audacious faith is not passive. Neither is audacious prayer. Every aspiration you have in prayer needs an accompanying action. Otherwise you’re not really praying. You’re just pontificating.

So last Sunday me and my mini me went to church(watoto churchwest) for our sunday services and we had the best of time from praise and worship to the word…after a while of not going to church because of what i was going through, the message Pr. Andrew shared was all I need…Audacious faith.

Thought i would share with you tye highlights of the preaching, who knows, maybe you will be blessed like i was.

Theme:AUDACIOS FAITH

Scripture:Mark 5:21-43(Jairus daughter)

-people with audacious faith believe that all are possible with God

-they believe beyond reasonable doubt

-The woman with an issue of blood had audacious faith

-Jer 29:11 , 2018 we will see the goodness of the lord

-We all have opportunity to write our history

-This year will b the greatest year of out my lives

-What are you believing God for this year 2018

TO HAVE AUDACIOUS FAITH YOU NEED;

1. Have a posture of humility *mark 5:21-22 *1 Peter 5:5-6

2. Intentional(knowing what you want and going after what you want) *woman with issue of blood was intentional,those around Jesus were not, *lev 15:26-27, -people with audacious faith risk it all to Jesus,she risked it all

-the righteous shall live by faith-dont listen to the crowd,listen to christ. -psalms 121:5-7

-Let Jesus(not yo job,career,family) be your object of faith-always run to Jesus.

What do you understand by Audacious Faith? Do you have Audacious faith? Lets share in the comments