Reading Living: What I’m Packing

Packing for a 2-week trip is stressful. Packing for a whole year is a nightmare, especially when you are on a budget and have to keep things within the airline baggage weight limit. There’s packing, weighing and then unpacking in order of least necessary and least expensive to replace, until you get a combination that is relatively satisfying.

Since We’ll Soon Be Having Coffee…

It’s the final quarter of the year, so following my previous journal entry; If We Were Having Coffee…or Not, I thought this would be a good time to take a break from reviews to do a somewhat personal update. First off, I’m quite happy with the progress I’ve made with this blog, my photography business…

11 Things They Don’t Tell You About Being Your Own Boss

Nigeria still ranks as one of the worst places in the world to do business, with over 90% of small businesses failing within the first 4 years, for all kinds of reasons including lack of funding, poor business policies and the hostile business environment. Those that survive, will be marginally successful and less than 1% will grow into a conglomerate

5 Photography Resources I Learn From

haven’t been posting twice weekly like I planned to because I’ve been more focused on my photography business. If you follow this blog, you’ll already know that I make stock images and sell on a number of platforms to earn extra cash to keep this blog up. 

Easter 2018 Giveaway!

I’ll be giving away this exquisite blue-black Park Lane Handmade Floral Embellished Structured Clutch Bag. It can’t hold a lot but I’m certain it will go well with something in your wardrobe. If you’d like to have this beautiful clutch, read on.

13 Things To Know Before You Get Your First Tattoo

Following Big Sean and Jhene Aiko’s break up rumours, I thought it would be a great time to discuss tattoos and have put together a few things I’ve learnt and think you should know before you get your first tattoo.

If We Were Having Coffee…or Not

Following the title, I came across this informal blog post theme and loved the idea of having a chit-chat and catching up with my readers on the little things in my life that don’t necessarily make it into my other blog posts. However, a huge concern was the fact that “having coffee” or tea as a social experience is not part of our Nigerian culture.

How to Knot A Tie Like a Diva

Knowing how to knot a tie is a great skill for every woman; the wife, the mom, the fashion-forward or the curious – just looking to learn something new. Getting your kids ready for school or your man for work, or perhaps helping out a brother or friend? This post is for you.

10 Reasons Why Your Hair Isn’t Growing

Let me start by saying that as long as you are alive, your hair is growing, only slower than you’d like. This post is an attempt to unravel a few reasons why you can’t see the increase in length you have been anticipating.

Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 

In Nigeria, no parent has to give their child  “the talk” with respect to the police. Nigerian police are corrupt and we don’t exactly trust them, but they aren’t exactly out to hunt us.

Happy New Year!

My goal for the Red Confidential isn’t to be famous or as wealthy as Linda Ikeji (although it won’t hurt to be able to give you recharge cards and other monetary gifts monthly). It’s to add something small to the simple daily life of very ordinary people.

The Mystery Blogger Award 

I’m incredibly humbled to announce that I have been nominated as the recipient of the “Mystery Blogger Award” by my Ghanaian Sweetheart, Emefa of Akwaababafie. I couldn’t think of a better way to crown our blogging efforts this year.