How I’m Changing My Wardrobe for the Better #NoMoreFastFashion

See ya later, High Street…

…like I buy clothes but whatever

Hey, guys!

Now, I am not much of a shopper, that’s probably why the fashion section of my blog is more or less empty (#sorry) but when I do go shopping, I don’t really pay attention to where/how/what the clothes are made of. Essentially, I have started to learn more about the fashion industry and where clothes come from. It’s really funny because as I was procrastinating on writing this post I saw Downtown Demure’s post about her own ethical fashion journey (she also has great information breaking down the key facts) which really inspired me to get this done!

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Crochet Braids Senegalese Twists Maintenance + Photos!

Crochet Braids Senegalese Twists Review and Maintenance

Hello, Hello!

I desperately needed a break from my hair decided to go for my favourite style, crochet braids BUT with a twist! Pun not intended but yes I decided to try this style after Glasgow Natural’s started to sell the pre-twisted hair during the summer time. I bought it ages ago and finally put it in, in November.  This style carried me through Thanksgiving (just because I’m not in America doesn’t mean I won’t celebrate!), Christmas, and many gym sessions. I ended up taking it out after 5-6 weeks because my new growth was just outrageous. 

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The Opening of ‘The Closet’

the closet

Hello, beauties!

February 3, I had the pleasure of being an exhibiting my designs at The Closet’s launch on Oxford Road. The Closet is a charity shop run by a group of University of Manchester students helping to support Manchester Mind, a local mental health charity in Manchester. I was asked to create a piece especially for to help raise money on the evening, so I created the rings you see below, inspired by their logo.

manchester mind rings

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Custom Jewellery Concept to Creation: Dr. K

custom design

Have you ever started something difficult and about halfway through you think, “man, I can’t take this anymore.” Whether it be a degree course or perhaps that new workout you wanted to try, I’m here to tell you, you can definitely make it through! I love it when a client wants a design to celebrate, encourage, or excite them during a major point in their lives. This allows the designs to become much more personal and meaningful, which gives me the feels.

This particular client, who I will be calling Dr K, is pursuing her PhD alongside one of her friends on the same course. I first met K at GlobalFest 2015 in Manchester where we bonded over our love of unique designs, so when she contacted me about this project – I was ready to go.

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3 Ways to Add Personality to your style | Guest Post by Honeybbuzz

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I’m Honeybbuzz of! I’m so excited to be over here on A. Monaie’s Blog giving you some awesome tips! Over at, I help career-driven women learn to live the fabulous fashion life without breaking the bank with blog posts, workshops and styling services! Let’s get into some ways you can easily add personality to your personal style!

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