Friday 3 March 2023

February with ME!

The month of love....or so they call it was an interesting one, starting with a little chill, therapy, time with the children and a bit of jet setting from LA to Germany. I ended the month of January in Disney Land Paris and stepped into the new month with a cute blonde pixie that you all either love or hated it!

Therapy, so how has that been for me? If you happen to be a Patreon member, you would know how much I have been raving about therapy. My last session with my therapist was on the 1st February, and I officially decided that I would hold back on therapy sessions just to see how I would cope without the extra support. This was a great way to set the tone of the month for me as I felt as if I needed to test my own ability and find my own feet to see how I could manage my busy mum life and schedule without therapy support.

I was on a podcast called 'Made by Mumma' podcast where I got a little too real and candid with the ladies. Georgia and Zoe (podcast hosts) were so sweet and just real enough to make me comfortable to keep it real. I covered the topics of single motherhood, divorce and being a busy business woman/mum. The podcast gives amazing parenting advice and includes elements of what I do in terms of Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle options. If you missed the podcast, be sure to catch the episode by clicking the pic below.

Love Month

So how was your Valentines? Comment below! 
I would love to know because mine was very beautiful. I went on a date at the Intercontinental O2 at a very Lavish Indian restaurant called Kinaara where we had a 7 course dinner with perfect views of the City of London over the River Thames. 
I was unable to capture my dress in full however check this link out here as it is what I wore: 

Check out the experience here on IG:  Thank you to Intercontinental O2 for this invite and Experience. 

I jetted to LOS ANGELES, California! My LA trip was long overdue as the last time I visited was in 2016 for a major YouTube event. This time, I went for a little business and a lot of pleasure! I was so glad to finally sit down with Dr Michelle Daf  a woman who majorly inspired my femininity journey and my self development and discovery. We had a conversation about marriage, femininity, divorce, motherhood and life and the episode will be aired soon. 

I stayed at Dream Hollywood Hotel which is a lovely new and modern creative art inspired hotel located in the heart of Hollywood. The hotel had a nightclub/bar called The Highlight Room, which is the destination for major Hollywood stars and celebrities and metres away from the Hollywood walk of stars. Although we were located in a perfect area, unfortunately and for the first time in history it seemed, the LA weather let us down and we were barely able to do all of the sightseeing and fun stuff we had planned. The coldest LA since 1989 we were told with heavy rain and even a bit of snowfall. The best way we could make use of the trip was heading to The Grove to check out Sephora and Nordstorm and also having some amazing food at The Cheesecake Factory. 

On Saturday night, we had dinner with Dr Michelle Daf and Jackie Aina at an exquisite restaurant on Melrose Avenue called Metereora LA. We had a 5 course menu experience in this hollistic themed inspired restaurant which honestly, was pure aesthetics and a perfect dinner for a Saturday night with friends and your partner. The following day, my lovely friend Dennis Asamoah, a London native doing so well in LA and the fiancĂ© of my dear friend Jackie invited us to attend an event on the rooftop of The Pendry West Hollywood hotel. This was an amazing TikTok event dedicated to celebrating black content creators which was a wonderful and perfect way to end my final day of my 4 stay day in Los Angeles. 

Our final stop in LA was Tao, a Thai restaurant located right by our hotel, the food was nothing short of amazing, and possibly the best Thai food I have ever tried. 

Finally, I flew over to Berlin Germany with the Fabletics/Yitty team to celebrate Lizzo at her concert held at Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin. The show was OUTSTANDING, Lizzo showed up and showed out! The VIP experience with the team made it even the more special at Lizzo's #SpecialTour. 

Look of the month

Style and Makeup:

I have been embracing the black chic style look with a few neutrals all month. For the most part, this really is my aesthetic as I tend to be able to have a bit of versatility with my style with black, creams and browns. Monthly, I have decided my favourite fashion look of the month and share links and tags to where you could get the look yourself. Makeup and Beauty was very minimal (as usual) I tried a new makeup look using the below products. 
Check out Reels for makeup look: Makeup Look of The month

Black leather skirt and polo neck.
I must say, the girls went crazy over this look on Instagram, if I am being honest, it was my favourite casual chic day outfit I have styled this year so far
Boots: Duo Boots
Bag: @chanel Classic Flap

Hair and Beauty:
Hairstyle of the month has got to be this fire red wig I tried on at @divasbyclaudia, an East London based Hair and beauty salon which is where I do all of my fabulous hair looks. I also loved rocking this new glueless bob Every time I wear a bob, I feel sassy and grown and this month I tried two styles, a glue less frontal wig and a regular frontal. 


Wednesday 1 February 2023

A Month to Remember.. January Rundown

I always say it is so special to be born in the month of January and be a newborn new year baby literally. There is something so endearing about having a new birthday right at the beginning of the year. I am a target and goal setter and I am also a visionary so creating mood boards,  writing down plans ahead and of course my new life ahead of me following a major life update. The start of the year and having a milestone birthday during this period is such a blessing that I could work towards my progresses month by month, for the rest of the month.  This year as I turned 35 years old, I hit a few milestones, some I shared with you via my YouTube channel, social media and of course this website and some are major personal life changes. 

In today's post on the blog, I want to share with you a recap of my birthday month and how I celebrated myself in this new transitional period of my life. This period certainly is the beginning of an end and I am not saying I have it all figured out, but one thing about me is... I will always have a plan. God is certainly giving me wisdom for this plan and I want and need to ensure I stick according to his perfect will for my life. 

Divorce- I shared on the 4th January 2023 a major life update. It was major gossip behind the scenes for everyone who was speculating, but in true Chanel Boateng style, I take my time to share any major life update and when I feel most comfortable in sharing. I was pleasantly surprised to receive the outpouring of love and support once I shared this news. I never imagined a video like this would be released on my channel,  but then again.. I knew deep down my life was entering a major shift and my main goal is to be happy and live for myself and my children and the God I serve. I walk away with dignity, respect for myself and family and contentment with our decision as a couple/family. Whilst the news seems so fresh to you all, my maternal issues have been a silent battle for me, and as a Christian, I tried to have faith in it all, but deep down knowing God's will for where he wanted to place me. I have prioritise at the end of the day, and it will always be my children first, so the new life ahead is going to be better for us all, and I pray for an onward life of peace and contentment and true understanding of our new normal.

The Re-birth of Chanel Boateng- If you check out my previous post, I share a little more detail on the new branding, If you are an OG follower, you would know that my original brand name I created in 2012 was Chanel Boateng. I am so excited to revert back to this name as it is what really catapulted me online to the platform I have built today. Take time to watch the video of the behind the scenes shoot for the website/blog relaunch as well as an exclusive interview discussing the rebrand.

My 35th Birthday- First of all, I celebrated on my own. I booked a luxury SPA date and had afternoon tea which was simply delicious at The Cambridge Country Club This has got to be the best birthday I ever celebrated so far. I didn't even plan on having a '35th' but it all came together so seamlesly in the end. Firstly, we started at home with a private dinner with my best friends. There is something so special about celebrating life in a new age with people you have had in your life for over 20 years. I always say how truly blessed I am to have a circle of friends and family who truly care about me and have always been understanding and are proud of where I have come from and what I am doing. We then headed to London for drinks and small bites with more of my friends, this time friends I have also known for about that amount of time, or even known for less than a year or 5 years.. it didn't matter to me, all I wanted was to be surrounded by the most love and positivity. Finally we ended the night at a night club in central London, it was much more intimate with family and a few of my best friends. We danced the night away and I of course had quite a bit to booze on! A birthday cake, more dancing and finally ended up staying overnight at one of my favourite hotels- Intercontinental O2 in Greenwich London.

Style and Makeup- I would say the theme of glam and beauty this month is very much drama with deep dark smokey eyes and black outfits. I felt my mood was to accentuate my dark femininity yet feel the need to stand out. I am so glad to also be back on YouTube doing makeup videos and I have started by sharing my Birthday makeup here. This month, I wore a lot of black, this weather is so cold so it feels only right to warm myself up with some black outfits. 

Fashion Reels: Birthday Dress Transition
Pink dress: Sold Out
Pink Shoes: Here
Black Dress: Here
Black Shoes: Sold Out

For more fashion and beauty inspired looks this month, make sure to check out my Instagram.

Finally, I ended the month with a weekend in Paris with my sister in Disneyland. There is still much content yet to be shared over the next week or so, but just to say... there is always an excuse to stop everything and head to Paris.


Sunday 8 January 2023

Chanel Boateng- The Re-birth


The last time I updated this blog was when I remembered it even existed! Its crazy how, this is the very platform that got me started with all of what it has become today and due to the focus on all other platforms, the very essence of what my brand is and what was once my first love of content creation has been sadly neglected. 

Nevertheless, it is 2023, this blog is 12 years old, and I have returned with the original brand name 'Chanel Boateng'. The thing is, I am actually not a keen writer, although I have many various passions that I liked to express on this particular platform, I personally love video creation and there for the YouTube, TikTok's and Instagram of the internet world took over everything over this very blog. 

I owe my blog an apology... for the neglect and the abandonment.... and I want to be able to get back on here in written form monthly, and just share whats in my world. A lot has changed for me, but more than anything, my brand name is Chanel Boateng again. This is liberating for me, because its not only the name that grew traction to growing my online presence but it also is a new chapter for me as I enter a different phase in my life following divorce. I explain more on my YouTube channel, so be sure to check in on the right of this site and head over to YouTube to hear more. 

Who is Chanel Boateng?

Chanel Boateng is the person God created me to be. Despite marriage and name changes legally or even as a personal brand.. she is the woman who re-birthed following a trial of different major life events. I have gone through several transformations over the years, but I cannot help but feel this transformation is the desired and most comfortable and the most 'ME' I have felt in a while. Working on what it is to become her has been a journey. I have been in therapy, had a weight loss transformation and worked on my healing journey of emotional and mental abuse that I had been traumatised with from childhood. I also set out to grow myself spiritually and grow closer to God by isolating myself to him and him alone following a very traumatising event I recently encountered. Needless to say, I am feeling fulfilled, whole and confident to such a high level and my blog and everything I put out on the internet has an aim to empower women on their own personal transformation journey. Through lifestyle choices and setting goals and targets, I believe all women can achieve what they want with great focus and drive. My story comes from a life of hurt, struggle and darkness... to a allowing my self to develop and grow by manifesting my destiny and what I believe God wants to use me for in this life. 

I am excited for 2023, get ready for a journey of change for all of us... are you ready?

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