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 HOW TO BE HAPPY THIS 2017.

Hey guys what is up?! Firstly HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!If you are reading this then I’d like us both (me and you) to thank God that we’re still both alive and I wish you all the best for 2017. Let this be your year. So yes I know collabmas is over but today I have another collaboration just to kick start the year. I am collaborating with Jessytee and we have decided to help you guys with the upcoming year. 

So I’ve decide to help you be happy and have no worries. HOW TO BE HAPPY THIS YEAR.

1. Speak your mind.

I always used to hear that people who spoke their mind were much more happier and that couldn’t be much truer because if you speak your mind then you’re always worriless. You’re not holding any grudges and your mind is free. So this year learn to speak your mind and say what you want because then you’re free and you get to be who you are and people learn to see that person. 

2. It’s okay to cry.

Most of us feel like we always have to be strong and not show people our weaknesses but that’s not the case. This year learn to let people know of how you feel and don’t bottle up things because that means bringing stress and sickness. And when I say it’s okay to cru, I don’t mean actually crying but letting your emotions fall through and letting people actually see that side of you.

3. You don’t have to please anyone
I know sometimes you feel like you have to suck up to people just because they are whoever they are but trust me you don’t. We are all human and the sooner you accept that then the sooner you can go out and know that the next person is as much a human as you are.

4. Have fun

Fun doesn’t have to be going out with people and doing alcohol abuse, fun could be anything. Tell yourself that it’s okay to do fun things once in a while and that you don’t have to stay at home doing nothing. So go out with your friends or invite friends over and have a laugh. Also go to the fun, don’t wait for the fun to come to you.

5. Don’t expect anything.

If you don’t expect anything then you don’t get disappointed so teach yourself to not expect anything. Or if you do then expect the least because expecting the most is setting yourself up for sadness and dissapointment because you might not get anything. So live a life of non expectancy and a suprise when you do get something.

Okay so I’ve set up 5 things to make sure your 2017 is lit,I can come up with more and I’m sure Jessy Tee can too. Please go check out Jessytee’ post on her blog, she has a post on how to slay 2017 physically and emotionally. Also add her on instagram @jessyteee_ she’s such an amazing person. I’d also like to thank her for agreeing to collaborate, it’s been really great and I’d really love to make friends with her.

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COLLABMAS DAY 25 : MY LAZY CHRISTMAS MORNING ROUTINE.

Hey guys what is up? Welcome to the last day of collabmas!! Firstly MERRY CHRISTMAS to all, I hope you have the best time today and that you spend it worthily. Today’s collaboration is with the amazing Jasmine. Jasmine owns the blog Jasminemonee.com and she is such a lovely girl. She’s so bubbly and her character is absolutely amazing. Anyway we’re collaborating on our lazy morning routines and just what we do on lazy mornings. 

Okay so I have a lot of lazy mornings. Firstly I sleep very late at night so when I do wake up the next morning or afternoon I’m very tired and normally don’t want to do anything.

So I’d wake up at about 10 or 11 in the morning and start getting my body warmed up for the day(this normally takes a long time). I’d lie in bed for maybe an hour or two while busy with my phone, texting my friends and listening to music.

At about 11-11:30 I’ll start going to the kitchen to make myself food and this normally consists of bread and cheese because I eat nothing else. Also note that I never actually eat breakfast because this will be the only food I eat till dinner. And while I eat I’ll put on some music and start lip singing and acting out some songs which will also delay the process of eating. 

I’ll also make myself a hot drink then start leaving for the lounge. In the lounge I’ll lay around on the couch and  watch lots of movies and serieses which normally consist of Road to Recovery, Meet the Fosters and Gotham . Then after a few hours of that and getting tired of just lounging around I’ll start getting ready to bath. 

I’ll normally not bath and just lay around bed while on my phone for a few minutes and then I’ll start running the bath and getting the bath ready.Then as the bath runs I’ll be on the toilet doing my business for a few ,inured lr even houra lol then after I’ll go back to tne kitchen to go make another drink and some snacks and bring them with me to bath. Then I’ll busy myself with the snacks while I soak into my both in the bath. 

After laying around the bath and actually bathing I’d wear another pair of pajamas and socks(if it’s cold) and then I’d brush my teeth then back to bed. I’d lie in my bed until whatever time watching YouTube videos. 


I basically stay at home wearing pajamas and for hair I don’t like to go hands on because I mean I’m staying at home right? So normally I’d just tie my hair into a ponytail and then for face I just moisturise it and make sure that it is clean.

Yup guys so that is pretty much my lazy Christmas morning routine. Do you do anything smiler? If you do then hala at me. Please do go and check out Jasmine’s post, I’m sure it’s gonna be amazing. Again merry Christmas! Play it safe. 

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COLLABMAS DAY 12 : DENIM LOOK.

Hey guys what is up?! Today I am collaborating on a fashion post with Bluecoffeeblog. We’ve decided to both style denim on denim looks and then showcase them to you guys. So if you know me then you know that I’m all about black and everything darker so this was an actual challenge but you know, Journey is a savage so I made everything work. 
Here’s my denim look.

WHAT I’M WEARING.

SHOES : LEGIT.

SHIRT : JET 

SKIRT : EDGARS 


Here’s a snipet of Bluecoffeeblog’s outfit.


Yup guys so that is today’s post. What did you think of the outfits? Also please don’t forget to go check out Bluecoffeeblog she’s got some bomb as outfits there. Also add her instagram @Bluecoffeeblog and shoe her some love.
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COLLABMAS DAY 11: CHRISTMAS WISHLIST PART 2.

Hey guys what is up?! Welcome to collabmas day 11!! We are so close, like can you feel the Christmas spirit? So last time I did a Christmas wishlist with Tea Lily but it was kind of a more fashionable Christmas wishlist. Today’s collaboration is with Fearlessnosi and together we are doing another wishlist but a more variable one with everything in it.Please do go and check out Fearlessnosi she’ll also have her wishlist up.

1. Speaker.

Music is one of the things that keep me going at all times whether I’m sad or happy. I have been wishing for a speaker for a long time now and never been able to get it. I would like one that is actually portable but with a good quality so that I can take it everywhere that I go. However I should warn you, I love hearing the beat of a song so I might just blow the roof off.
2. Customized phone case.

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I’ve been loving these customized cases for a while now. I just love how you can incorporate your style and inspiration into your case, something that you see everyday and that you use everyday.
3. A makeup brush set.

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I am only starting off with makeup so I don’t really know much than what I have picked up from Youtube. So at the moment I don’t own any makeup brushes so I don’t mind getting any makeup brushes but I’d really love to get the whole shabang with all the different brushes.

4. Camera.

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I am into making videos and taking pictures so I’dd love to get an actual camera to do those things. I recently started uploading on my YouTube channel and honestly it would be much better if i had a camera to actually take the videos with and be on A level with all the other youtubers. I recently just found out about the telefunken digital video camera tvc 240 which has 24 MP and I think is a pretty good camera to start ff with plus its only R1599 which I think is reasonable for a good quality camera.
5. LA girl setting spray.

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At the moment I own the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and if you know it then you know that it’s got such a matte finish. Okay so i’m not a fan of that. Actually I’d much rather prefer if I had a dewy fresh kind of face. So the main reason I’ve got this makeup setting spray on my wishlist  is because I’m hoping to get a fresh face rather than a dry one (matte).
6. LA Girl concealer.

I’ve also added this product to the list because I’ve heard so many good reviews about it and I’d actually love to try it. I’ve Also heard that it is actually one of the of the best concealers even though it is drugstore and sold at cheap price. So that would be amazing if I actually got one to try. I don’t think I need to conceal anything but I’d still love to have one.
7. Bronzer/ highlighter that goes with my skin tone.

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Okay so I’ve always had problems with bronzers/highlighters. In my opinion it is really much harder to to get the right shade if you’re very dark so I’ve been really weary about it. However I’d still love one because I love the way these girls are glowing.

Bath Gift Set

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Okay so since I was young I’ve always loved the bath gift sets that they always had at Dischem and still today no one has felt the need to gift me one so it is still something I wish to get. I just love the way they are setted out and the scents, guys I literally die!  So I’d definitely love to get one of these.

Yuup guys so that is my wishlist part 2. Make sure to go and read the first one because I still love the things listed there. Also do go and check out Fearlessnosi’ wishlist I’ve got a feeling that its going to be bomb and add her on instagram here.

If you’re interested in collaborating on any type of post please add me on any social media or email me and we can definitely talk about what to collaborate on. Honestly collaboratinmg is so much fun, so if you’re interested hala at me. I promise you I’m agreeing to everyone.

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COLLABMAS DAY 8 : CHRISTMAS SHOPPING HAUL.

Hey guys what is up? Welcome right back so today I’m doing my second collaboration with Kayla whom I totally love. For this collaboration we are doing a Christmas shopping haul. I’m very excited for this one actually because I don’t get to suck at it like my cookies did. Do go and check out our last one here. So I haven’t been shopping much actually because I’ve been working so I haven’t had much time but here’s what I bought.

Bodysuit.
So I bought this bodysuit mainly because I don’t have clothes this colour but as soon as I tried it on I fell in love with it. It’s got this curtain kind of thing in the front which I really love because you don’t see a lot of clothing with it. I did buy this on black Friday so I bought it for R83.99

Top
Okay so I’ve been searching around for this top for long. My mom loves these tops but whenever we tried buying a top like this we just ended up putting it back, whether it was too faded, the colour wasn’t nice or it was too big. So I’ve gotten the chance to get one like this. When I saw this one I literally just grabbed it because the colour is firstly awesome and it looked good on my skin tone so yeah. I did buy this shirt for R69.99

Shirt.
Okay so I’ve been so obsessed with long cover ups and jackets this year so when I saw this one at Mr Price, I literally died. I was like no, let’s leave everything else, all I want is this. I also love the fact that its not a colourful shirt meaning it goes with my colour scheme and that I could actually style it in many different ways. This shirt was only R169.99.

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The last casual thing that I bought was this green striped dress that had this raised collar (I forgot the name lol). I bought this at Legit for R84.01 and my mom is actually the one who said I must try it on. At first I was like mhmm no but as soon as I put it on guys I was like yow! You’re coming with me. Firstly the colour and the fact that it is a bodycon was an A+

Now I recently started working at some company, so as a teenager I didn’t have any work clothes so I ended up using all my money on that. So I’m gonna incorporate all of that into this haul because otherwise this haul would have been short.

Blouse.

I only bought one blouse mainly because the prices were insane so I ended up buying this checkered blue blouse that gave a lot of air and space. I really love this blouse because the material is kind of that formal classy kind and it is blue meaning I can style it in many different ways.

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Heels.
I bought these heels for R329.99 at Edgars and at first I wasn’t sure about them because they’ve got such a small heel and I’m about that big life however when I put them I actually saw how stunning they looked, especially since I have thin feet. So I actually love them.

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Pants
So the first pair of pants that I bought were from Topshop Edgars and I bought them for R249.95 which was a complete bargain because the original price was R469 so I was very happy about that. Theses pants are in a standard navy blue colour and I like that because they are standard you can wear a different top everyday and people would still think that you’re wearing something different.

Then I also bought these standard black pants also which have the same cut as the above pants just that these ones are a black colour. I also bought them for the same reason as the above. These pants however were R399

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The last pair of pants I bought was a funky colour, just to balance out the boring days. The colour of these pants actually pulled me in because I’m currently obsessed with such colours. Theses pants however are tight as if you’re wearing leggings of some sort so that was kind of an off. But I still love them wholey. I also bought them at a bargain because the original price was R799 and I got them for R425.

Yuup guys so that is my Christmas haul. I know I don’t have candles and Christmassy stuff but I’m a savage so I’m gonna definitely call it a Christmas haul. Lol comment down below what is the not so christmassy thing you’ve bought in December. Don’t forget to go and check out KaylaHope’s blogppost and her instagram. She’s such a sweet child so go make friends with her.

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COLLABMAS DAY 6: CHRISTMAS WISHLIST.

 

Hey guys what is up?!  Who’s excited for Christmas because I am on that A grade??! Todays collaboration is with Lily who owns the blog Tea Lily and we have decided to do a Christmas wishlist. I mean what’s the best way to tell people what to get you for Christmas than a wishlist.


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Boots.

So the first thing that I thought about when I started writing this post was boots. I am such a boot girl that no other shoe stands a chance. I will not even look at it if I have boots in front of me.So there’s 3 types of boots that I have longed for for so long, Thigh high boots, See through boots( I don’t really mind the length” and really high platform boots. Thing is I actually had the platform boots but for some reason my mom thought they were very high.

Jackets.

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If you ask anyone who really knows me they will tell you I suck at jackets. I could have a whole outfit set up that looks bomb but I wouldn’t have a jacket. I don’t even know when last I bought a jacket. So getting any form of jackets would actually help me so much, from any type of sickness and being on worst dressed. I have been loving oversized denim bomber jackets and any long over sized jackets so that would really be nice to add to my closet.

Glasses

Guys I die for glasses, each time I get into a shop I always have to try on their glasses because I think its an addiction. I’ve been loving over sized glasses because I generally have a small face and I just love the way they look on me. So I’d definitely love to add a few more pairs to my non existent collection.

Shirt dresses.

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This is actually sad for me. I can not tell you how many times I have tried on shirt dresses and they did not suit me. I’m still looking for one that will suit me but at this point it doesn’t look like I am ever going to find one. I think it is maybe my figure but honestly I have no idea.

Bodysuits.

I’m addicted to bodysuits because I love sexy looks and how they all look with anything tight. I feel like they just give you a more stylish look and that’s normally what I look for. I have 2 body suits at the moment but I would love to have 10 so that’s why i’m putting it on my wishlist.

Jeans.

I’m simply adding jeans to this list only because I wear jeans a lot and I feel like having a vast range of them would actually do me well. I don’t have boyfriend jeans because of my non existent waist but I actually would love a pair. I also would love to get lots of jeans in other colours just so that I can switch things up a little.

Yuup guys so that is my Christmas wishlist (did anyone notice how this all became a fashion wishlist, I swear I didn’t even notice)and I hope you guys enjoyed reading it. Please go and check out Lily’s wishlist she’s got some really good things there. Also add her on Instagram, she’s got such a tumblr feed.

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COLLABMAS DAY 5: 5 HAIRSTYLES FOR SHORT RELAXED HAIR.

Hey guys what is up? So today i’m collaborating with Adropofserendipity and we are doing something I’ve never actually done on my blog – Hairstyles! We’ve decided too both do different types of hairstyles for our kind of hair. We both do have different types of hairs so this will be really fun and interesting. We both have the same posts so do go check her out after reading this!

So for the first hairstyle I wanted to do something easy and that anyone can do. Instead of only just doing a  bun I wanted to add a little more funk to it so I did tease my hair at the ends and trust me the hairstyle went from a 0 to a 100.

The second hairstyle is something that is very easy to do that still looks stylish. So this is for when you don’t wanna be all too extra but  you still want to look like you’ve tried. All I did for this hairstyle is sweep all my hair to one side and then braid it down so that your hair is secure and then for more juice I did leave out some of my hair on one side.


The third hairstyle is actually something that I came up with as of right now. My initial take was to have a leave out on the side that was singly braided but as I was doing it, I saw more potential into the hairstyle. So what I did was part a square in the middle of my head then with the hair in the square I twist braided it all singly. Then to get the shape I twisted all the  twist braids into one braid until it was one huge braid then I just stuck it to back of my head with a clip, making sure to keep it in a circular kind of shape.

whats nice about this hairstyle is that you can have your hair both down or in a bun and it would still look good.

 

 

The next hairstyle I did was this princessy kind of hairstyle. I actually tried this hairstyle out yesterday first and I actually liked how it looked/

The next hairstyle I have is of a bun. This is an easy low bun hairstyle with some juice. All I did was part some hair out on the side and then tie everything up so that it looked like a normal side out bun but then instead of just leaving the hair out I braided it all and then clipped it at the back of my head.

The last hairstyle I did was very easy. In fact I normally do this hairstyle when I’m just chilling at home or even when going out. So for this hairstyle all you have to do is part out a square in the middle of your head to the size of your liking  and then just tie that up into a bun then you can either leave your hair down with it or tied up depending on what you prefer.

TIP : To make these hairstyles a little more saucy you can actually add some gel to your edges so that everything looks put together.

Yuup guys so those are the Hairstyles I managed to come up with. Tell me what your favorite hairstyle is and what is your go to hairstyle. Anyway thank you guys for reading and do please go and check out Adropofserendipity on her blog and her Instagram, honestly I love reading her captions and she’s such a sweet girl. Also wanna say thank you to her for agreeing to this collab!

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COLLABMAS DAY 4 : RECREATING CELEBRITY OUTFITS ft HELEN MAELE.

Hey guys what is up?! Welcome to another collab! Today I am collaborating with the beautiful Helen whom I look up to so much, shes got such a beautiful instagram and her blog is such A levels. Me and Helen decided to recreate celebrity looks and this is what we’ve both come up with.

What Helen created.

Emily Ratajkowski

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Looking for an outfit that’s tailored with a hint of bohemian?

Emily Ratajkowski’s smart window-pane pants blends in with

her casual suede jacket perfectly! By investing in key basic

pieces: pants, sneakers and a black top paired with a trendy

item, you’ll never look out of style!

Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez rocks this simple androgynous outfit! Create a

minimalist base with a white tee, black leggings and sneakers.

Accessorize with a cosy beanie and retro inspired glasses.

Finally, top it off with an elegant navy coat to create that

tailored put together stream lined look, and you’re complete!

 
 What I made?
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Here Zendaya is wearing a knitted dress that I love so much. This look is something that anyone could completely rock! It is absolutely comfortable and i love that this look could easily go from casual to something formal.The way that Zendaya put the little pump heels in to the outfit just makes it look like she actually tried with the outfit when she could have just picked whatever out. I also love the hair as it makes the outfit a bit more elegant.

Bella Thorne

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Here Bella is wearing something that almost all of us have and I like that it is completely casual.You can go anywhere with it and still look stylish.I also like the fact that she put a body suit with the outfit because it makes the outfit a little tad more stylish and sexier. The boots also add a little more sauce to the outfit just so that you don’t see it as just an outfit but something a bit more.

Yuup guys so that it our  looks. Leave a comment telling me which was your favorite look above. Also don’t forget to add Helen on Instagram and read up on her blog. She is such an amazing person. Also wanna say thank you to her to agreeing to do this post.

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COLLABMAS DAY 1 : CHRISTMAS BAKING| CHOCOLATE COFFEE VANILLA BISCUITS.


Hey guys how are you?!?? Let’s get this Collabmas started!!! Am I the only one who’s excited about Christmas because I am on Cloud 9. Today I am doing a collaboration with KaylaHopeBlog. We have decided to do a baking post, because honestly what’s Christmas without all the baked goods?! Kayla will be sharing a short bread recipe with you guys on her blog so you should definitely go and check her out right after this.

So I decided to bake some biscuits. Now let’s just keep in mind that I’m a learner in baking lol so please no laughing is allowed. Initially I meant to make chocolate cookies which you can get the initial recipe here but then I didn’t have cocoa powder so I kind of twisted all the ingredients.

However this recipe still tasted so good so I highly recommend it.

INGREDIENTS

* 2 eggs.

* 6 tsps brown sugar.

* 1/2 cup vegetable oil.

* 1 tsp vanilla essence.

* 2 cups plain flour.

* 1 tsp baking powder.

* How ever much hot chocolate powder you’d like.

* 1 tbsp coffee

METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Spray a clean baking pan with some non sticking pan spray.

2. In a bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla until well combined.

3. Stir in flour, baking powder, hot chocolate and coffee.

4. Roll circles to any size of your liking and press with a fork or your hands to flatten them.

5. Bake for 12-15 minutes until they look crunchy and cooked in between. Leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
Then you should have something that looks better than this lol.


Honestly don’t judge a book by its cover because in my opinion these taste like heaven and they’d be really amazing on Christmas mornings with some coffee and movies.
I didn’t add any decorations because with the sugar that’s already in here I thought it’d be better not to go over board. I think this way they’d be really great to put in a jar and take them out for some coffee or even hot chocolate and not let them overwhelm you.
Yuup guys so that is the first day of COLLABMAS for you! I have so many great bloggers lined up for this Christmas season so do stay tuned because there will be a blog post everyday till Christmas. I still don’t have collabs for the whole of December so if you’re interested then totally let me know and we’ll come up with something!!
Now don’t forget to check out Kayla’s blog. You’d seriously be amazed at how amazing her blog looks. I was shocked! Also wanna say thank you to Kayla for agreeing to do this collab it does mean a lot to me. We will have another one on the 8th so stay tuned for that too. Follow her instagram account.
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VIDEO: HE WHIPPED IT OUT!!

 

Hey guys how are you so recently I started a YouTube channel (well I actually started it long ago but had to stop because of school and exams but I’ve recently just got back to it) and It would be great if you could go and check it out.

I’m still learning the ropes and trying to make the best of it so don’t judge but I feel like i’m doing well so far even though I’m filming with my iPhone. Anyway please go check out the latest video which is so funny! Literally a guy decided to flash his sausage at us and I tell you about the whole story and experience.

Also don’t forget to subscribe, like, share and comment on the video that would truly mean a lot to me. Also if you have a Youtube channel, give me your link so we can be friends!

 

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If I haven’t contacted you yet on a collaboration and you would love to collaborate with me for the festive season for any category email me at journeyspeaksblog101@gmail.com or DM on any social media. I’m accepting everyone!

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