It’s the 21 century and beauty or fashion is the new deal especially if you are a woman but constantly Ghanaian women seem not to get how this works.

It’s totally disheartening to see women and young girls make this big fashion and beauty faux-pas on a daily basis. Since I won’t be able to approach most of them to tell them of the mistakes that turn me off and other men like me, here is a list of fashion and beauty faux pas they should just not do.

1.Do not shave your eyebrows

Do not shave off your eyebrows only to redraw them with a pencil. It just makes no sense.

2. Never wear too much make-up

Do not put on loud make-up, you end up looking like you came out of the make-up factory. It’s best to have a makeup that looks almost like your natural skin and matte. Makeup is supposed to enhance your look not transform you into Beyonce.

3. Shave before you were a vest or a sleeveless

It’s utterly disgusting to see a woman or a man with so much pubic hair when they raise up their hands. I understand you want to be hippie but do not wear a vest or sleeveless top without shaving your armpits or without a bra underneath.


4.  Nail Etiquette 101

Do not leave chipped nail polish to wear off on its own, there’s a reason why they sell nail polish remover. Make sure they are no dirt in your nails when you wear an acrylic nail too, germs may start breeding in there and we know how cholera starts.

5. Get a good weave

This is not a shade to those ladies who wear “Amina” and others but if you can’t afford good quality weaves, don’t bother. Do a corn roll, go for Rasta or something beautiful because when a synthetic weave gets old it looks like it was made with corn dough. Sweetheart you won’t like that, trust me

6. Go for simple Acrylic nails

Do not do acrylic nails that makes you look like some drag queen, they are large number of already existing in the system. Simple is always sexy.

7.  Say no to see-through leggings

See-through leggings or a top used as a dress when you are out in public is a hell-to-the-no! What were you thinking in the first place? It’s enough that you are wearing tight leggings that capture your buttocks and your thighs so leave it at that.

8. Don’t do shorts and crop-tops for business related events.

Never wear short skirts and crop-tops to an interview or any meeting. It creates the wrong impression about you especially in an age where women are objectified for their body instead of their competence. It’s sensible to dress appropriately all the time.

9. Exercise in moderation

Stop obsessing over your body, stop wearing waist trainers and taking all those slimming tea. They are harmful to your body and research made available by renowned scientists proves that these things can kill eventually. It’s great to eat healthy and exercisebut let’s leave it at that.

10. Stay away from too many accessories

Don’t over-accessorize. It makes you look like a Christmas tree. It’s awesome if you wear statement neckpiece or some stunning ear jewellery but don’t throw everything you have in your closet on especially if they’re ethnic like African prints.

11. Never walk out of your home without a lipstick or a lip gloss

It’s just so bad to have cracked lips in public as a woman. Don’t leave home without a lipstick and if you can’t wear lipstick for religious reasons try a gloss or a balm. Please don’t it too much, it makes you look like you just drunk a gallon of oil.

12. Never leave your used sanitary towel in the toilet

I had one of the most horrid experiences when I chanced into something like that in a public place. Don’t leave your pad in the washroom for the next person to see. Ladies please find a nice way of disposing it.

13. Stop wearing very high heels if you can’t walk in them

If you can’t walk like Tyra Banks or one of those supermodels in heels then quit wearing 6-inch stilettoes that makes your gait look bizarre. It’s painful to see you look like a drunken grasshopper all the time. Try ballet shoes or something comfortable especially if you’re going to walk in them for a long time.  According to researchers, wearing heels as high as the Eiffel tower on a daily basis may affect your womb so try as much as possible to ease up on.