Dealing with Loss | Encouragement and helpful tips

‘Do not dismiss or undermine your mental health. It is as important as your physical health. Once you have the tools you need to deal with your emotions and feelings, you can start to stand and walk towards the person you were created to be.’ *** I decided to do a post regarding this, just simply based on what I have been going through. Recently I suffered a loss that rocked my world, and a few years ago, I have had to go through losing my brother who was quite young. This podcast refers to…

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Exclusive Interview with Kesha from Colorblend Makeup

“ColorBlend Makeup is a luxury cosmetic company with makeup products suitable for all skin tones, from the lightest English Rose to the darkest melanated beauty. Our makeup products are HD and Camera Ready, perfect for all those working with and front of cameras and gentle enough for everyday use for the general makeup wearer.” *** I have always believed that we need more women of colour in the beauty and cosmetic industry, because it is clear that certain skintones are underrepresented. Kesha, as a woman of colour has started her own cosmetics company catering for…

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#5k Giveaway | ABH Glow Kit and KoKo Lashes

When I started this blog, I decided to get rid of all my expectations regarding subscribers and number of views. I just knew that I wanted to create a forum where I could freely review makeup products and express what I felt. It is so easy to get caught up in the numbers and start comparing yourself to other people, but I made a mental note not to focus on these things. Blogging is not easy, I will be honest, but hey, I love it. Getting to 5,000 views was and still is an amazing…

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Lessons that I have learnt from Blogging | 6 months in…

‘Never give up on something you really want. It’s difficult to wait but worse to regret’. *** I am nowhere near the level where I am making money from my blog. I am actually deciding if I want it to go that far because I love it as my hobby. However, I have learnt some vital lessons regarding blogging in the last 6…almost 7 months.  *** Why are you blogging? This was important to me and it is important when you start your blog to ask yourself this question. Why are you blogging or why do you…

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A mother’s bond | Raising a child in today’s world

“The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a great one” Jill Churchill *** Before I experienced motherhood, I would gloss over the increased violence and hate in the news, gloss over the derogatory comments about people with my skin tone, gloss over the glass ceiling that affects me as a woman of colour. Since we (my hubby and I) brought my beautiful daughter in the world, I have taken a closer and deeper look at the issues…

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Exclusive Interview with Hope from Vanilla Orchid Bakery

“It is not just for me, it is a legacy, not just for my kids but for the wider community”. *** Producing much more than stunning and delectable cakes, Vanilla Orchid Bakery creates priceless ‘sweet moments.’ Founded in 2012 by Hope Mutongwizo, Vanilla Orchid Bakery is enjoying a growing reputation as a leading bespoke cake provider for both corporate and private events. Clients have already included Kenzo, BAFTA, Matthew Williamson and the Royal Opera House amongst others.  Vanilla Orchid Bakery is an independent cake company passionate about creating the most memorable cakes for events and…

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“Every cloud has a silver lining”

“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us” Samuel Smiles  *** We all go through those times in our lives where we cannot see or feel the sun. We can feel as though we are in complete darkness, walking without guidance or direction, stumbling over everything, questioning everyone. What I am realising is that in the midst of every challenging situation there is hope. In the midst of every difficult period there is a ray of light peaking through. Even though you cannot see…

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