Thursday, February 28, 2013

How to get that Picture Perfect Smile

Say Cheese!!!!!!

These simple words may excite alot of people especially those who are shutter-crazy (picture addicts as I would like to call them), while for some it sends shivers down their spines.

These shivers may be out of anxiety or may lean toward the state of one's dentition.

If you fall within the latter category; don't worry. 

See solution after the cut:

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Music of the Week: Soul Music

There is something about soul music that just slowly eases any form of stress out of your body.

It just makes everything calm and zen; for as long as possible.

At least until someone taps you and unknowingly jolts you back to the hustle and bustle around you.

Well, my "Music of the Week" gives me that serenity and I hope it does the same for YOU; especially with all the mid-week deadlines that may be "choking" you right now.

Just take some minutes, plug in your ear phones and relax.

You deserve it :).

See the song after the cut:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I used to be Sad

I am strongly of the opinion that; Knowledge / Experience hoarded is equivalent to not having that Knowledge / Experience in the first place.

So I wrote this piece with the hope that someone out there will read it, identify with where I was and smile; knowing  that tomorrow  will be much better if you choose to work hard at it.

I also want YOU to share in my perfect imperfect journey through life and enjoy every bit of it as I am :).

Monday, February 25, 2013


"My goodness!"
"What a majestic sight!"
"It’s too real to be true. Unbelievable!"

These were just some of the exclamations that greeted the new sculpture recently unveiled at the Palace. The King’s guests were so taken in; they demanded to see the 'angel' that could create such a beauty.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Year Ago

I woke up this morning and the air seemed sweeter, the sun rays felt like the feel of satin on my delicate skin.

At first I thought I probably just woke up on the right side of my bed.

Until, I remembered today's date and what it means to me.


23rd of February, 2013.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Vlisco Women's Month 2013 : Be Your Dream

The 8th of March 2013 is International Women’s Day. Worldwide Women are honoured and shown respect for their immense achievements. 

Vlisco feels women should remain in the spotlight for longer than just one day and in 2013 they are celebrating inspiring women, throughout West and Central Africa, for one whole Month. 

This year Vlisco's theme is BE YOUR DREAM, to celebrate successful women who have made their dreams come true. 

See more details after the cut:

Lifestyle Section: How to Wear your Jeans

Today's edition of our Lifestyle Section will be focused on how to wear those jeans lying idly in your wardrobes.

Like the saying goes; "A picture is worth a thousand words", so the post will be projected from a pictorial angle.

See illustration after the cut:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Music of the Week

Today we will be going way back to 1996.

Back to the period when the Fugees were rocking the air waves and based on popular poll; our music selection for the day is "Killing Me Softly" by the Fugees. 

Song after the cut:

Monday, February 18, 2013

Before I Die....

A friend of mine once posted a disturbing question on his bbm status:

What will your epitaph* say?

And my first reaction was "shooo, is this guy already planning his funeral"?.

But that was until I really sat down and thought about the question.

Really what will be written on your tombstone?

That simple yet disturbing (since no one wants to die) question defines your purpose on earth.

Its simply asks :

Why are you here?

What will be your story when you are gone?

What footprints will you leave on earth?

Brand New Me

By now you should have figured out that Alicia Keys is one of my favorite artists :).

I simply love the soul in her music.

After listening to Terry G and Timaya, it helps to also listen to songs that have great lyrics.

Today, I will be sharing a track off her new album; Girl on Fire titled Brand New Me.

The song is hmmmmm...let me let YOU judge for yourself

Enjoy the video and lyrics right after the cut:

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Weekend Nugget #1

Connecting to intention means listening to your heart and conducting yourself based on what your inner voice tells you is your purpose here.

If you are overly concerned with how you are going to be perceived by everyone, then you have disconnected your from "intention" and allowed the opinions of others to guide you.

Do what you do simply because your inner voice is connected to it.

And don't forget to be grateful to your Maker while at it.


Guest of the Month : 26th September

I introduced the "Music of the Week" segment and the "Lifestyle" segment on the blog a while back.

Now I am bringing in another segment tagged "Guest of the Month".

Every month I will reveal a young and vibrant Entrepreneur or Trend Setter on this platform.

The aim?

To Inspire you to tread on new waters and also expose YOU to these young, talented and vibrant minds.

I sure do hope you enjoy the Journey :).

See my February Guest of the Month after the cut:

Friday, February 15, 2013


I just came across this video on American Idol and it is ridiculously funny.

See video after the cut:

Tribute to a Star

R.I.P Goldie Harvey

I just heard the sad news of the death of Nigerian Singer; Goldie Harvey.

According to reports and her social media administrator, she died shortly after arriving Lagos from LA.

See more after the cut:

Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Music : Dr. Sid ft Tiwa Savage

A while back I upload a beautiful song by Labrinth and Emeli Sande titled Beneath Your Beautiful

And today I just heard a lovely cover of the song by Mavin's Dr. Sid and Tiwa Savage and it sounded really good. They both did an impressive job, who knew Dr. Sid could sing like that?

Listen to Cover after the cut:

Favourite Love Songs

In the spirit of Valentine, I will be sharing my favourite love songs (at least the ones I can think of right now).

All these songs make me want to fall in love over and over and over again *big smile*.

Songs (audio and video versions) after the cut:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lifestyle Section

Hi guys,

Some days back, I promised to introduce some new sections to Everyday Life With Tosyn.

Well, it is time to live up to my words, so;

Welcome to our new section: Lifestyle by Blossom.

This section will provide you with all the gist and tips you need on Lifestyle and Fashion.

The premier post will focus on beauty tips that will show YOU how to experience that Home-Made Spa Treatment.

Ash Wednesday : The Meaning

A little information to explain those dark smudges on the foreheads of Catholics and Anglicans today.


Against All Odds

"I was raped at the age of 9 "- Oprah Winfrey

"I didn't even complete my University education" - Bill Gates

"I was sexually, mentally, emotionally and verbally abused by my father as far back as I can remember until I left home at the age of eighteen" - Joyce Meyer

Music of the Week: Sweetest Taboo



What better way to celebrate the eve of Valentine's day than listening to the sultry voice of Sade Adu in her classic song Sweetest Taboo? just sets you in that right romantic mood yeah :).


To make today's edition more special, I have added the lyrics of the song just to give it that extra zing.


Enjoy and don't forget to tell us how you feel about this song.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Poetry #1

Today's poem is titled; Desiderata by Max Ehrmann.

*Desiderata are, technically, things considered necessary or highly desirable in life.

Thus, the poem is a list of things we desire in life.

I picked this poem because it simply resonates what we need to always remember in our day to day life on Earth.


Pope's Lent Message

 Tomorrow (13th of February, 2013) will mark the beginning of the Lenten Season in the Catholic Calendar.

To get us in the Lenten Mood; here is an excerpt of Pope Benedict XVI's message for Lent:

Monday, February 11, 2013

A New Phase Begins

In just a few days I will be a year old in the blogging World.

Precisely, the 23rd of February, 2013 will mark a year since the existence of Everyday Life With Tosyn.

A playful idea crafted out of my need to write and most importantly share ideas and articles that will leave a positive impression on my audience is gradually leaving its infancy phase.

So far, the journey has been good and I owe it all to God, He has been very very very faithful.


In light of the upcoming Anniversary, I will be introducing a new twist to Everyday Life With Tosyn.

...and WE Won

Yesterday (10th February, 2013) marked a milestone in Nigerian Football as the Super Eagles went on to win the 2013 African Cup of Nations.

This is a respite after the 19-year jinx our dear Country witnessed.

Congratulations to the UNDISPUTED Champions of Africa!!!!.

Pictures of the epic event after the cut:

A Book Unread

Sometimes we unconsciously categorise and even judge people before  knowing them.

You may meet a stranger and immediately your mind places the Individual in a mental box.

Based on your mood and the first impression you get; this mental box may be a black box (negative) or a white box (positive).

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Creative Writing Workshop

Young adults with a passion for writing have been urged to submit entries for the Inaugural Yasmin el-Rufai Creative Writing Workshop 2013.

A statement by Exodus4Art, the Literary Organisation behind the Workshop, says it is interested in young writers between the ages of 14 and 21 years in the genre of prose fiction for a Workshop holding in Abuja April 8th to 12th.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Doctor Bello : The Movie

I just saw the making of this movie; Doctor Bello, last night and I loved it.

The blend of Nollywood and Hollywood Stars is encouraging.

We are definitely going places :).

Don't you think so?

And the good news is that this lovely movie directed by Tony Abulu is now showing in Nigeria.

Movie Trailer after the cut:

Friday, February 8, 2013

Save a "Life"

Have you ever done something nice without expecting accolades from anyone around you?

Have you gone out of your way to help someone even though you know that person can never repay you in this life time?

Have you ever been nice just for the sake of being nice, no strings attached?

If your answer is YES, then the vital information am about to share will be very useful to you.

And if your answer is NO, then don't fret, the information below will help you in making a fresh start.

See the Information after the cut:

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Girl On Fire : Alicia Keys

I just couldn't wait until Wednesday to share this song (just incase you have not noticed, I am a "music addict").

And this is presently one of my favourite songs.

In Nigerian Slang; just listening to it gingers my swagger.

It inspires me to go out there, own it and be on fire!!!.

I can go on and on telling you how much I love this song but I will just let YOU have a feel of it and then tell me what you think :).

Song after the cut:

Be Inspired!!!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Music of the Week

Hello Dear Ones,

I will be introducing a
new segment
to this blog which am sure a lot of music lovers, like myself, will find entertaining.

It will be tagged "Music of the Week".

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

How to weather a "Storm" by Faith Alfa

Hard times and Challenges.

When hard times strike, it is difficult to smile, laugh, talk with friends, and do the things you love to do.

Some times we can get so lost that we forget to pray.

Many times we feel that we are all alone; little do we know that there are so many people "screaming on the inside" for just a hug or a smile to set them free.

On many days what will determine how we pull through is how we react to these hard times. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Tomorrow by Mr. O

So you decided to read this article now?

Well, it is a good thing you did not wait until tomorrow. 

Tomorrow has always been my greatest enemy, ironically all I do everyday is for a better tomorrow. 

But then;

How to become relevant in a "Man's World"

Have you ever been in meeting/gathering dominated by male folks and by the time it is over, you ask yourself " why was I here in the first place"?

For some reason, you just feel absolutely irrelevant.

With an imprisoned voice.

Well, I have been there and I must tell you it is not pretty.

Naturally men are built to lead, thus imagine a room filled with strong "alphas", How do you want to be relevant in that setting? How do you want your "soft" voice to be heard over all the roars?

Since I have been there, I will outline what has worked for me and hopefully it will help YOU in your own "jungle".

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Becoming Linda Ikeji

So someone in a "kind" way suggested that I become a clone of Linda Ikeji.

And although Linda is someone I can learn from and admire based on her ability to effectively engage her audience via her blog posts.

I simply don't want to be her.

Friday, February 1, 2013

All Work and No Play

I got an email this morning from Holly Lisle (subscribed to her updates) and it really made a lot of sense.

I honestly think it will be useful for Writers out there who get “burned out” simply from setting unrealistic targets.

The post preaches: Writing One Day at a Time.



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