Happy Birthday to Me!!!!!!!!

Why do women put on make-up? This question keeps coming to my mind and I do not seem to have the answers or I don’t like the answers I keep getting. Do women really make up to look more beautiful, build self confidence, be noticed, to look rich or attract men?

I am definitely not the make-up kind of girl, I can go to church, work, mall, meetings and anywhere at all without any make-up, I still do not know how I am able to do it because I am not exactly Miss. Nigeria; but I love the freedom of being able to get off the shower, use my deodorants, throw some clothes on and hit the road.

I do make up sometimes and so that is why I know that it is freedom to be able to just go without being tied down by coloured pencils, crayons, markers and coloured powders. For those who do the real make up – foundation, eye brows, lashes, contour, eye liners, lip liners and lipstick, it will not take anything less than an hour if not more. Sometimes, it feels like time wasting to me except there is no timeline. I don’t want to wake up at 5am for Sunday Mass that will start at 9am just because I need ample time for make-up, nope, I want to wake up at 8am and leave home at 8:45am.

I admire those who apply make-up all the time because I really believe it is part of personal grooming and a woman should never be caught unawares, but if it gets to the point where a woman wakes up at 4am everyday to put on make-up before the husband wakes, then that becomes a major problem. What I do not like is when women do not apply the make-up right, especially with the new eyebrow craze, some draw theirs to look like a chicken’s finger, and some people join the eyebrows in the middle. Lol. When I see a woman whose face is well made up, it gives me joy that someone is representing people like us who are too lazy to bother.

I put on light make-up most times when my face is tired and this means loose powder(white or brown), eye liner and lip gloss but I removed eyeliner from the equation because it kept my eyes black for at least one week. I added eye brows to my Sunday make-up but I will remove it soon because it takes me over fifteen minutes to make mine look a tiny little bit close to what I see on the experts. Then when I really want a "big gurl’s" look, I call the experts, but hubby would always say that I look like a masquerade, he doesn’t like make-up, (Is that not what they all say?) yet they admire the next girl they see wearing make-up.

I turn the big 4 0 today and my face is made up nicely even though hubby has said I look like a masquerade again, hahahahahahaha.

Forty always seemed so far away, like it would never come, I looked forward to it, I wanted a big party with all the glitz and glam, I wanted so many things to happen which didn’t happen, I had a lot of hopes, dreams and aspirations; I also had a lot of fears, I feared that I may not see forty. 

No, life hasn’t thrown me a lot of lemons but I have had my fair share of challenges. I hoped I would be a size 10 by the time I hit forty  but I think I am at my fattest, I thought I would be a billionaire but I still count my money many zeros less than billion. However; I am super grateful to God for life, I am still here, I can still reason, many have gone bonkers, I am not on a lonely hospital bed and being fed through tubes, that is why I am fat, I can eat whatever I want, whenever  and however. I sleep and wake up, surrounded by those who love me and those that I love. 

My voice isn’t the best but I can still sing, my moves may not be the best, but I am a stepper in my own right, I may be orobo but I am as fit as fiddle, I still do my cat wheels, some flips and a bit of sprinting. I really love to live now and laughter matters more to me than any other thing. I have earned the right to use certain phrases when I speak, e.g, “Not at my age” “In my lifetime” “How dare you?” “At my age?” “You don’t speak when I speak” (I wonder who I will say this to)

I gave myself a birthday treat, I mean it is trending now, photo shoots for birthdays, and as usual, hubby says I don’t look like his wife, lol, let it be; I love me like this. The only problem is that I don’t know how not to look like this for the rest of my life.

I almost did not wash my face off; I wish this was a mask so I would take it off and then wear it as often as I would want to. I am tempted to post the before make-up pictures but scared that some mischievous people could use my picture for those wicked memes. 

So here I am at forty, Bold, Beautiful, Smart, Happy and Positive! And heavily made up! Teeheehee Happy Birthday to Me, Nwamaka, Lilea Amanda Nwosisi, daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. a.k.a  AdaJesus, Amybekee, Enenebeejeolu, Tomato Jos, AmyLondon, AmySouth, AmyAmerica. My only regret is that I won't hear mum's voice, saying to me "oh nne"












64 Comments

  1. Simply Gorgeous!!!. Happy Birthday Amaka. We thank the Good Lord who has kept you in excellent health in mind and body to see the big 40. We pray that you will continue to march on in good health until you see your children's children's children.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Happy birthday Amy Nwa....we'll celebrate together this year I hope? Keep on shining !!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Happy birthday lady! You look fabulous. May God continue to bless, guide and keep you.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Michael Oloruntoba22 May 2017 at 01:21

    Happy birthday girl, you re really slaying in your birthday pictures. I pray the best of life truly begins for you in earnest as you grace this gr8 milestone of 40. May you continue to receive the abundance of God's blessing in your life and that of your family . Time to pop sometin!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Happy born day Amaka as we celebrate your new age.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hmmm. Am speechless. At forty, you still look "take away" and hubby still knows the without Mary Kay "serious don't mess with me smile." As speechless as I still am, I wish you a very wonderful happy birthday πŸŽ‚ and God's blessings many more years ahead. Congratulations and I wish you all the best.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Happy birthday my nebolistic, you look unbelievably amazing. The journey just started, God's best will continually overshadow you.

    Cheers!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This whole piece is heart melting. Happy birthday dear and Welcome to the 40's club; don't worry, it's all full of fun and more wisdom that pprifiteth much.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Amaka Mara mma,i find it difficult to believe that you are forty cos you've always looked younger than your real age.You ave achieved a lot in your 40years of not just living but existing and it is my prayer this day that that your coming years be filled with more accomplishments.Happy birthday.Ama ama asa ncha.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Amy
    Happy Happy Birthday
    Nkeji ka
    Believe me
    I know
    Udo

    ReplyDelete
  12. Happy birthday Amaka nwanne! You are indeed blessed and no one can say otherwise. Enjoy your day!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Best wishes on your birthday dear. God bless you real good and prosper the works of your hands

    ReplyDelete
  14. Happy birthday Amaka, I celebrate you as a beautiful person inside-out. The Lord continue to bless and keep you in good health and sound mind. You will accomplish what your heart desires according to His Will. Many happy returns!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Happy birthday my darling�� wishing you more years of great self discovery and an abundance of heavens best! Rock the big 40s love!������

    ReplyDelete
  16. Happy Birthday Mrs Amaka, 40 definitely looks good on you. I've know you for just a little time and it's always a joy to talk to you. Heavens blessings and Happy next 40 years and more.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Amybekee, you are really beautiful. Happy birthday ! May the Almighty God add more years to your life in Jesus name...

    ReplyDelete
  18. Welcome to the 40s the beginning of life. As the saying hoes life begins at 40. Rock your new age dearie

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow the big 40!!! Happy birthday dear! Have a blast today...enjoy every minute! God has been faithful. And you are beautiful inside and out! I've enjoyed knowing you. Wish you the very best today and always!Flakky

    ReplyDelete
  20. Amaka,akwa nwa, omalicha nwa, nwunye Eku, Mama Ejima ibe m, Mama boys ibe m! Nuliba, golibe! O Jesus tubelugi ugo! Happy birthday my dear. May joy, laughter and happiness be your portion all the days of your life.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Happy birthday Amy! More of God's blessings this new year as always...

    ReplyDelete
  22. Happy birthday to my beautiful namesake. God bless you amen

    ReplyDelete
  23. Kelechi Anosike Esq.22 May 2017 at 07:47

    Happy Birthday Amaka( enenebeejeolu). May your path keeps shining brighter and brighter unto the perfect day. May your happy spirit keeps aglow and radiant all the days of your life to see your children's children in good health and prosperity. Amen.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Happy birthday Amy
    Nnem imaka Biko
    More grace dear

    ReplyDelete
  25. Happy birthday dear AmyAmy many more of God's amazing Grace filled you now and always. You sure look lovely. Enjoy your new age ����

    ReplyDelete
  26. Happy Birthday Amaka! Your life has been full of joy, beauty and much blessings. As you hit this milestone of 40, may the joy, beauty and blessings in your life multiply beyond numbers. God bless your new age and make your life more beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Happy birthday lilea! I love that name nne, Golibe my dear na jehovah agozigo gi mama...Nne mulu ogalanya ka ibe nwannem. Because you look Fabulously forty dear yu shall remain evergreen my dear and wish you a longer life ahead in Jesus name!

    ReplyDelete
  28. God grant you many blissful years ahead. Amen!

    ReplyDelete
  29. God grant you many blissful years ahead. Amen!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Happy birthday Amy! Wishing you many more years and have a winderful day.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Amy the chic, happy birthday to you and 40 hearty cheers! May God continue be gracious to you and all that you hold dear. Enjoy and rock this new phase of your life well and may you celebrate golden jubilee in good health.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Happy Birthday Beautiful Amaka Nwosisi!
    I nearly didn't recognise you in your whatsapp DP...I said it's one of your sis (Lol). You look fab jor no mind ...V��.
    Wishing you all the best and may God continue to make the lines fall into beautiful places for you. Enjoy your day.
    LLNP! Cheers! ������

    ReplyDelete
  33. Amy London happy birthday once again. You look really gorgeous. The make up artist did a really good job .I honestly didn't recognise you. You are a pretty girl but the make up enhanced the beauty. May God grant you more beautiful years. Fine girl.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Well said that woman!πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ˜Š What a beaurry! Happy birthday lovely gal

    ReplyDelete
  35. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Happy birthday dear. 40 sure looks good on you. Enjoy your day.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Happy birthday dear. 40 sure looks good on you. Enjoy your day.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Dulcie Ezuruike22 May 2017 at 12:04

    Amylilymandy(you didn't add this name) !!!!!Happy birthday onye nke m!! Always ready to put a smile on everybody's face. Mma gi enweghi atu!!! Kedu ebe o na akpotu,ka m bia.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Happy birthday Amy South lol! That one caught me! Nne you look gorgeous ! Happy 40th birthday and many more years to come!

    ReplyDelete
  40. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET LADY.

    You carry with you the elegant look, with or without make up.

    You've inspired me in many ways than you can imagine, just by knowing you from a distance.
    THE WORLD CELEBRATES YOU TODAY.
    Cheers to you Amaka

    ReplyDelete
  41. Happy birthday to you dear. I think tomatoe Jos and Amy London is the one that trips me. Enjoy your day wella

    ReplyDelete
  42. Happy Birthday Amaka. Lovely pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Happy birthday dear. Welcome to the year of wisdom. More grace.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Happy birthday dear. Welcome to the year of wisdom. More grace.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Happy Birthday Amaka. Lovely pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Happy birthday girl! 40 already? Lol
    Beautiful pics. God bless

    ReplyDelete
  47. Amybekee u too fyne... Happy Buffde once again!

    ReplyDelete
  48. †Ρ’ΞΎ one and only AmyLilyMandy Nwaosisi nΓ©e Eke. Happy buffday Gorgeous. β„“̊ celebrate you

    ReplyDelete
  49. Amybekee, u too fyne! Still celebrating u ...Happy Buffde once again

    ReplyDelete
  50. Amaka with or without makeup, you are simply a goddess. You are beautiful in and out. Happy Birthday to a very beautiful lady and a dear friend. God bless you abundantly this day and always. God bless your new age dear.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Truly,forty is fabulous and it looks good on you.keep glowing dear.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Happy birthday ma, more blessings,favours and good health

    ReplyDelete
  53. Happy Birthday Dear
    May the Good Lord keep blessing you and yours.
    Amen.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Happy Birthday Dear Amy, kpaari.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Happy birthday and God bless you the More

      Delete
  55. Happy birthday and God bless you the more

    ReplyDelete
  56. Happy 40th birthday Amybeeanyi! As always; You Rock...Keep smiling and shining all the way

    ReplyDelete
  57. Happy birthday 'baby girl' yeah! I call u that cos life begins at 40. Welcome to d new age, may God continue to bless and enlarge ur coast. Have fun!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  58. I'm sure you thoroughly enjoyed turning forty! I'm looking forward to mine (with some trepidation to be honest).
    You look absolutely gorgeous in your "look I'm forty" pictures πŸ˜„

    ReplyDelete
  59. Happy belated birthday lil sis. Love u

    ReplyDelete
Previous Post Next Post