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Hey Beautiful!, Merry Christmas!

Tis the season, but before we get carried away with all the activities, and excitement and fun, let us take our time to know who and what we're celebrating. Why we're celebrating. A few years back, I watched Glee, and my favourite episode is the Christmas episode. They did really spread the love. Rachel and Blaine's 'Extra ordinary Christmas' gets me in the mood all the time. And Rory read my favorite Bible chapter of all time. But before I share it with you, here are a few I would also love to share. 1st John 5:11
"And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son."
    He is the gift of eternal life. John 3:16
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" Isaiah 7:14
"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."

6 habits that make you look older than you really are.

Recently, I've been having a few challenges with going out, and when I eventually do go out, I do not take pictures because everytime I look at the camera I cringe at the way I look, same thing happens when I look in the mirror. I suddenly looked older and stressed with a lot of frown lines and funny looking skin, so I decided to do little research on how to look younger (I guess)and Implement a few tips, and they're actually relatable and they work. My looks may not be where I want them to be, but I'm no longer camera shy.
So here's a few thing you're probably doing wrong, or not just doing too well. 1. Junk to veggies and fruits ratio.         How many times do we actually remember veggies and fruits, are they in your diets...? They are definitely a compulsory thing for a healthier and glowing skin. The skin can protect itself from a lot, but there's a higher chance, if you consume nutrients found in fruits and vegetables. 2. Not drinking enough water.

10 lazy girl beauty hacks, no one ever tells you about.

A lot of people have it wrong about us lazy girls. But on the Contrary, we just want to look good but in a shorter amount of time. And it is not impossible to look good with a shorter amount of time, simplifying beauty routines are actually easy,  With a few smart shortcuts, it’s possible to spend less time primping and still be a stone-cold fox. Call it the low-maintenance paradox: less effort, more payoff.  So here are a few tips and hacks I use. I hope you find it as useful as I do. 1. Are your brows a mess and your brow gel is nowhere to be found...? Just simply grab your lip balm.    Lip balm is the perfect texture for brow-taming—swipe some on, then use a spooly to brush your rebellious brows in place. So much easier than, going all the way across the street to buy new brow gel.2. Smudged your eyeliner and you're too lazy to start all over again (it can be very annoying. I know.)      So you're almost done with drawing your near perfect cat-eye and then it just goes astr…

8 Ankara styles to showcase your curves this season

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How well do you know your skin?. 4 easy ways to find out.

​The basic and most important step in caring for your skin comes in understanding your specific skin type and how it adapts to certain circumstances or seasonality. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, as complex and intelligent as your heart, lungs, liver and other vital organs. Using cleansers and treatments that are too harsh, even if they are recommended for excessive oiliness, may send the signal to your skin that more oil is actually needed. Conversely, applying moisturizers that are too thick or heavy can result in decreased natural oil production, resulting in even drier skin. Taking the time to learn your skin’s specific needs will help you to choose the right options that will balance skin resulting in a healthier, more radiant complexion. 
    Every person’s skin is unique, but there are a few common skin types that may help you to identify where you skin fits in the most.  The three main skin types are commonly referred to as Oily, Normal/Combination, sensitive and D…

What do you know about your skin type?. The 4 basic skin types.

​There are basically 4 skin types, although a few people would say 5,as they classify 'normal' and 'combination' skin types separately, but I would like to classify them together, because they basically behave the same way. 
SKIN TYPES1. DRY SKIN.
     Dry skin can feel tight throughout the day, and may experience noticeable flaking and may appear scaly. Dry skin is largely due to a number of factors genetics, environmental factors, lifestyle & diet, hormonal changes. Dehydration is also a leading cause of dry skin, so if  you're someone with dry skin, drinking plenty of water and avoiding alcohol and, caffeine as they can make a significant difference in how your skin looks and feels.
   The best moisturizers for dry skin are those containing hyaluronic acid (often listed as sodium hyaluronate in ingredients), glycerin, and marine actives like algae, because of their ability to attract water and deliver it directly to skin cells. Emollients, including s…

Hello November #17

November! Am I the only one excited, it's almost Christmas!. And also it's the month of thanksgiving. Although thanksgiving isn't really a thing over here(by default). I just love the vibe it brings. I love family time and bonding.
    These days everyone is so busy with work and school (being savage) and a lot if other stuff (like getting shit together). Thanksgiving isn't only about the turkey and stuffing and cranberry,it is as the name implies, Gratitude. We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives. We should never be too busy for family, so in the spirit of thanksgiving let us do something f for our family this month, create time, family is after all atop priority, and also this an opportunity to fix whatever issues we may have with anyone, and talk and bond, create memories and be happy, what more is there to life. Learn from autumn and let things go, no matter hard it may be.
     Speaking of autumn, I can't believ…

#TGIM. #MONDAYMOTIVATION

Hey guys, so it's another Monday and am I the only one who doesn't anticipate Monday. Ugh!.... Anyways I hope to get you a little positive and you know hope and pray you have a good day. But if you think about it, Monday's are actually fun, ok, fun may not be the word, but I think Mondays are fresh. A fresh week, a free start, kinda. Either it's work or school, start your day with some positive energy      Anyways, I'm excited about today, I got a little inspiration from instagram l, using the hashtag #mondaymotivation, and I hope you get motivated too. Positive will always give you a good day. Trust me. 1. Sometimes, the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest in your life. 2. Everyday is another chance to get stronger, to eat better, to live healthier, and to be the best version of you. 3. One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. Stay positive. 4. Always believe something wonderful is about to happen. 5. Remem…

How healthy are Pumpkins..?12 Nutritional Facts and Benefits of Pumpkins.

Happy almost Halloween. It's Pumpkin season as it is a favorite autumn ingredient. But how healthy is it...?
As it turns out, pumpkin is very nutritious and low in calories. Plus, it's more versatile than you may know. It can be cooked into savory dishes, as well as sweet ones.
Pumpkin is a type of winter squash that's in the same plant family as cucumbers and melons. And It is technically a fruit since it contains seeds. But in terms of nutrition, it's more like a vegetable. THE DIFFEENT VARIETIES OF PUMPKIN There are many different varieties of pumpkins, a few are:1. Jack-o'-lantern: Usually a large variety that's used for carving.2. Pie pumpkins: A smaller, sweeter variety. (For pies, and soups). 3. Miniature: These are both decorative and edible.4. White: Some can be cooked with, while others are better for decoration or carving. (for the spooky stuff).Giant: Mostly grown for contests. Technically edible, but less flavorful than smaller varieties. QUICK FACTS A…

How I Stay Motivated And Get Over Negativity #1

Hi guys, today I'm gonna be talking about how I thankfully got through a really rough patch recently, as a matter of facts, I almost stopped blogging. Lol.
    First off, I started blogging November 2014, (can't believe it's three years already...). Well initially, like I've said before, this blog was dedicated to celebrity news, red carpets, spoilers and music. And for a while It wasn't constant, I had a lot of exams, like a lot and they were consecutive, no space in between, it was really tight. Them I got a really long deserved holiday... (pheww!)
    I picked it up again as a full priority this time, and it was going smoothly, but then came this one year program I had to do and it became like the 4th thing on my list, with food being the 3rd. *wink*. It was then I began posting about makeup. It started with makeup.
    Now I wasn't a makeup artist, I couldn't even use eyeshadow, my brow were so Wack that I wondered how people talked because I don&…

8+1 Uses of concealer no one ever tells you about.

It's supposedly easy. Concealer = Hide/conceal. Lol. On the norm, concealers are for brows and brows related stuff. But we learn new things everyday right...? So here are a few things you probably don't know about concealers. And the different uses of the various colours.  1. GREEN CONCEALER.
    It can be used to hide blemishes and red spots. ( Don't let Breakouts or skin reactions stop you outing).2. YELLOW CONCEALER.
    It helps to even out skin-tone. 3. PINKCONCEALER.
    It is used to neutralize dark (blue or purplish) circles and dark spots. 4. PRIMER.
     You can easily add a dab of concealer on your eyelids before applying eyeshadow. It makes it slip free (last longer) and also enhances the colour. 5. MASCARA.
    Apply on lashes before you use mascara to give it volume. 6. TO CONCEAL.
     As the name implies, it can be mostly used to hide or neutralize errors,, for example, stray mascara, lipstick gone wrong, and a whole lot more. 7. LIPSTICK.
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Pumpkin festival. Spice up the season

1. PUMPKIN BREAD. Ingredients2 stick unsalted butter
2½ c. all-purpose flour
1 c. light-brown sugar
1 c. granulated suga
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
¾ tsp. ground cloves
2 c. grated pumpkin (use a small-holed grater)
3 large eggs
½ c. Buttermilk
1½ tsp. vanilla extractInstructions 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour two 9- by 5-inch loaf pans or two 8-inch cake pans and set aside.2. Combine flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, and spices in a large bowl. Add grated pumpkin and toss.3. Whisk eggs, buttermilk, butter, and vanilla in a medium bowl and stir into dry ingredients.4. Transfer to prepared pans and bake on middle shelf of oven until a wooden skewer inserted into center of bread tests clean, about 35 minutes. Cool in pans on a wire rack. Run a knife around edges to release bread from pans.Recipe from
Countryliving.comTOTAL TIME: 140mins
YIELD: 2 loaves/16 slices2. PUMPKIN AND CREAM CHEESE MUFFIN. Ingredients8 oz. cream cheese
3 eggs2½ c…

Blogspiration: Thealphafemale πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Hey guys, today Its all about reports. I'm gonna post links of my top 15 posts of all time. This blog, used to be dedicated to news and movies and music, generally entertainment stuff, but with time I realised that I liked girl talk and girl time. So I drifted into beauty, which I enjoyed and now I've diversified into nails, hair, fashion, shopping (hauling), my favorite :inspiration, motivation, I'm still working on fitness, health, lifestyle books, and other things related to us girls. From my small knowledge I have a lot to share, a lot to talk about and hope to build healthy feminine communities for us girls to talk, share, encourage each other, stand together and be the amazing ladies we're meant to be. And I want you to be a part of this. It's for us all. So I wanna use this medium to ask you to just take a step and click follow to subscribe to my new female community. #thealphafemale. COUNTDOWN. Click on the menu, go to labels and enjoy! 
 1. How …

Nailspiration: Autumn nails idea III

Celebrity Autumn Hair Ideas

1. The modern Bang and Shag
Inspiration : Alexa Chang 2. Swooshy  Bangs
Inspiration : Michelle Williams 3. The 80's
Inspiration : Vanessa Hudgens 4. Collar Crop
Inspiration : Selena Gomez5. Rosy Blond
Inspiration : Jaime Chung6. Side Bangs
Inspiration : Diane Kruger 7. Spiky Updo
Inspiration : Kendall Jenner 8. Mean girl!
Inspiration : Lilly collins9. Face-frame fall out
Inspiration : Bella Hadid For more tips, tricks and hacks, keep with me. Don't forget to share and comment and also follow. Thanks. Twitter : thefashionicon0