In today’s post we have Olayemi Otukoya (aka Yemms), let’s have a warm TRP welcome for her. Yemi is a seasoned traveller who speaks 3 languages and I always find myself lusting at her instagram and snapchat feeds for the beautiful places she visits and how she manages to stay fly through it all. Today Yemms will be sharing with us some of her favourite things about holidays including fashion and beauty tips for travel.
TRP: Tell us Yemms, what is your favourite thing about going on holiday?
Yemms: I love going on holidays not just because it’s a period of time where I don’t have to think about school work or feel stressed but for the serenity it brings me.
Besides all that, my two ultimate favourite things on holidays are amazing pictures and good restaurants. I live for the good food in a foreign country and the aesthetically pleasing restaurant setting. This is where picture taking comes in handy, I love to capture these moments and look back at them a couples years down the line. Memories last a life time, make as many as you can!
TRP: What is the one thing you cannot do without on holiday?
Yemms: The one thing I cannot go without when I am on holidays are my pairs of sunglasses. My favourite ones are the big round frames with a dark brown tint, I believe it complements my skin tone. The rest plays out on its own, but I usually go for colourful outfits.
My two ultimate favourite things on holidays are amazing pictures and good restaurants
TRP: So tell us, how do you stay fly on holiday?
Yemms: Hahaha, there’s no rule on how to stay “fly” …each to their own! You do what works best for you, I believe that if you feel comfortable wearing a certain outfit you will carry yourself well in it and rock that outfit till sun down!
I will add this, wear things that you know work best for your body type. I know I have a nice back and so I like to wear open back tops or dresses.
You do what works best for you, I believe that if you feel comfortable wearing a certain outfit you will carry yourself well in it and rock that outfit till sun down
TRP: Finally Yemms, what are your top fashion and beauty tips for travel?
Yemms: My top holiday fashion and beauty tips would be
1) CHECK the weather everyday leading up to your departure! Know what to pack, you don’t want to bring turtle necks and long sleeves to a place where it’s constantly 25 degrees and up! You do not want to be in a situation where you have to go out and shop for a new closet!
2) Bring outfits you know you’ve previously played in elsewhere, you can tweak them up a little. Change the top or swap the shoes for a pair of good sandals, it’s up to you, you know what works best!
3) Beauty tips? Ahaha! Have your beauty sleep each night ladies, you do not want to have bags underneath your eyes. Yes, I know there’s concealer but being out all day in that scotching hot sun is a no no with your concealer, you would feel like hot wax dripping off of a burning candle.
4) Last but not least, I would also suggest light make up. Top eyeliner (wink), Some blush, powdered foundation and a soft lipstick for the day time. Night time I would advice something deeper, a fusion of red and purple (Ruby Woo and Smoked Purple by Mac..absolute faves)
Hope you have all enjoyed these tips from Yemms. I have learned a lot myself! You can keep up with Yemi’s adventures on instagram (@yemmss).
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The Reet Petite