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HOW TO BE PRODUCTIVE DURING THE LOCKDOWN.

Being productive during the lockdown period is hard. You wake up in the morning feeling already unmotivated and by the time you blink an eye it is already evening, and you haven’t done anything. I don’t know how many day’s I have already wasted without doing anything but after days and days of struggling, I have found the secret of how to be productive during the lockdown period.

Being productive helps you evolve, and it teaches you to continuously push yourself. You will become the better you and after a while you will learn to do more with your time. You will never feel like you don’t have enough time and you won’t procrastinate.

HOW TO BE PRODUCTIVE DURING THE LOCKDOWN.

1.Write It Down.

Planning always helps me stay productive. I always write down the tasks I must do for the day so that it stands as a reminder for me. Funny enough it is so easy to forget what you had to do in a blink of an eye. What I do is write down everything I want to do for the day and work at tackling those tasks.

Whenever you do this though make sure not to overwhelm your brain by writing too many things. I prefer to list my tasks so that it doesn’t look too overwhelming.

Make sure that your order your tasks by importance and try keep your list as short as possible. This will give you the impression that it’s not going to be too bad and motivate you to complete your tasks.

2. Do Your Most Dreaded Task First.

The trick to getting things done is to start with the hardest task. I don’t know how many times I decided I was no longer going to be productive because there was something on the list that I didn’t want to do. I have now realized though that it is so much easier to start with the dreaded task first because once you get it done comes the easier tasks. You’ll also feel much lighter after this task is done.

Hard or dreadful tasks can sometimes also be time consuming, you end up taking the whole day trying to do one thing when you could have completed 4 other tasks. At the end of the day you haven’t done anything and you’re still at point 0.

So, the next time you have a few things to do use this tip and you’ll say thank you later.

3. Turn off Distractions.

Most times when I ask myself why I couldn’t do a set task the answer is because I was distracted. Sometimes I don’t even notice how distracted I have been until there’s no more time to do the set task.

What is a distraction?

A distraction is something that prevents you from concentrating on something else. This can be anything from your cellphone, noise, the people around you and sometimes even your own thoughts. Distractions are terrible because sometimes you don’t even notice how distracted you are until you see the sunset.

Something that I have learnt to do over this lockdown period is to put away everything that distracts me. I try to move away from things that have the potential to distract me. For example, my cellphone always distracts me so what I do when I want to be productive is either put my cellphone on silent or away from the area I am working at.

4.Take Breaks.

I can’t emphasize how important it is to take breaks. You should never think that you will be productive by over working yourself because you won’t. If you want to be productive you need to be smart about planning your time and make sure that you give yourself a rest whenever you need to.

I take many short breaks while trying to tackle a task and this is not because I don’t want to finish but because I don’t want to end up tackling the task poorly. Taking breaks will boost your brain functionality and decrease mental fatigue meaning that you will do your best. So next time when you’re trying to be productive don’t forget to give yourself some rest.

Things to do when you are taking a break.

  • Drink some water.
  • Walk around the house.
  • Make some food.
  • Dance.

5. Progress, not perfection.

Change your mindset and stop trying to complete a lot of things at once. If you wanted to do 3 things for the day and you were able to complete 2 celebrate that! The fact that you were able to wake up and do something is something to be happy about. Tomorrow aim at doing

Progress, not perfection has been my motto for some time now. I feel that we always focus on being perfect and doing things right the first time, but we should be giving our self a pat in the back for that one extra thing we were able to do. Focus on your progress and eventually you will be where you want to be.

This will also keep you motivated, and you’ll feel excited to do the next thing.

That is How to be productive during the lockdown period.

Being in such difficult times with the pandemic can easily put you off the rail and make you uninterested in anything so it is up to you to lift yourself up and get things done. I encourage you to stay positive and stay productive so that you can have something to look at after the lockdown.

Thank you so much for reading and I hope that this post was beneficial to you. Please leave a comment on how you stay productive during this pandemic.

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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES THE EASY WAY.

Anybody can admit that cleaning makeup brushes is not the best task, in fact we try by all means to avoid it. However, dermatologists recommend that we clean our make up brushes often to prevent bacteria that can lead to breakouts. That’s why today I’m going to be sharing with you how to clean your make up brushes the easy way with products you already have at home.

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HOW TO BE HAPPY: People you need to eliminate in your life!

Most of the time we feel like we owe so many people a lot of things and we tend to stick to them even though it costs us our feelings; I’m here to tell you to stop!

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Fashion

HOW TO ROCK YELLOW THIS SUMMER.

If there is a colour for summer 2017 then the colour has to be yellow. Everyone has been wearing the colour in so many different shades that not only have I been jealous but I had to write a post about it. Generally, I’m not a huge fan of the colour but yellow radiates beautifully on all skin tones and is a MUST have. Here are different ways to style the colour.

Formally

Just because yellow is a bright, happy colour doesn’t mean it can’t walk into the office/formal place.Formal doesn’t have a specific colour so rock your formal outfits and make sure they are yellow. You can also spice things up by adding some cool accessories.

 

 

Casually

The easiest way to rock this colour will have to be the casual way. What I love about casual outfits is that they are relaxed and define you when you are chilled down. To rock the colour yellow casually you can basically put a shirt and some sweatpants on and you’re good to go. If you are feeling a little freaky you can even add some leggings!

 

The baddie way

No one Rocks it like a baddie! To style your yellow outfits the baddie way you can colour coordinate any yellow pieces together and add accessories here and there to give your outfit that glow.  The main ingredient to a baddie outfit is the confidence,  so add some confidence to the mix and you’re good to go!

 

The elegant way

This way is more for if you’d like to be dressy and classy and is great if you are going out somewhere with some special people. Styling the colour yellow elegantly is also great because the colour will enhance your skin tone and will also give you that summer glow. Elegant pieces you can use are dresses and skirts!

 

Accessorize with the colour yellow.

If you don’t want to go all in with the mix matching and wearing a lot of yellow then you can wear the colour by using a touch of it in your accessories.  Here are a few examples.

 

That’s how easy it is to style the colour yellow.! I hope that these tips will help you rock the summer 2017 trend with the most stylish looks. Happy Styling!

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3 TIPS ON HOW TO BE THE BEST YOU||GAIN THE CONFIDENCE YOU NEED.

Hey guys what is up?! Many times we lose ourselves in midsts of what she says, what he thinks and who’s looking. Everything we do seems to be triggered or motivated by all these thoughts that when we think about it, it makes no sense. Because of all these sufferings we go through I wanted to give you some tips on how to love and embrace yourself and how to pull off that confidence at your lowest. I feel like the only difference between someone who’s strong and one who appears not to be strong is their confidence. Let’s get right into it!

1. Acceptance and Understanding.

The first step to any sort of confidence is accepting yourself mentally and physically. Once you learn to accept who you are (in and outside) you learn to start loving yourself way in and out which builds that confidence because you know yourself, love yourself and you don’t doubt yourself.

2. Respect yourself.

Just like accepting yourself, learn to respect yourself to an extent that no one can put you down. Respect yourself in a way that you look after yourself (mentally and physically) so that you are proud of what you are and not ashamed to portray who you are. Respect your thoughts, ideas and emotions to a point where you know what your values are and what you can’t take. When I say respect yourself I mean take care of the person that you are and don’t let the wind blow you to a place you don’t want to be. 

3. Fix and Enhance yourself.

When I say fix yourself I don’t mean paying thousands of money and getting surgery I actually mean taking your time to actually look good. This could either be by doing your makeup, taking care of your skin and smelling fresh. People generally start feeling good in the inside when they feel good about their outside so make yourself feel better by enhancing yourself to your liking. Avoid following trends that won’t take you anywhere and that you don’t believe in, -stay true to yourself!

Those are my three tips to being the best you and gaining all the confidence you need. Know that confidence starts with you on the inside before it shines on the outside so work on all the insecurities and emotional factors before moving to the physical factors because trust me you can have a beat face and all the hottest fashion but without the confidence we’ll still be able to spot it and you won’t be happy too.

I hope these tips will help you on your journey to confidence and if you’d like me to do different segments on confidence then let me know.

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EASY DRUGSTORE GLAM MAKEUP TUTORIAL. [VIDEO]

 

19114080_1938282206451767_3770183056283493012_n (1).jpgHey guys what is good? To all those that have been wondering how I do my makeup and what products I use to do my products I have finally uploaded a makeup tutorial! Please head over to My Youtube channel and check the video as well as some of my other videos that I have uploaded.

PRODUCTS USED.
LA GIRL PRO CONCEALER in Espresso. – Dischem
Beauty Blender from DISCHEM.
RIMMEL 25 HOUR Skin perfecting full coverage foundation in Cappuccino – Clicks
24 MATTE PALETTE by Beautytreats -Dischem
Essence brow Pencil – Dischem
Eyeliner – town
Black Liquid Eyeliner by DESIGN -Edgars
Compact eyeshadow by DESIGN – Edgars
Red Lipstick – Town
Bronzing brick – DESIGN
ESSENCE get big lashes volume boost mascara – DISCHEM

 

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HOW TO LOOK GOOD WHEN TRAVELLING.

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Hey guys what is up?! Can I get a round of applause for the back to back posts this week?!(thank you, thank you) Today I am coming at you with a fashion travel blog post – how to look good when you travel publicly.  It is one thing when you travel with your family and friends at the comfort of your own vehicle but it becomes another HUGE thing when you travel with people you don’t know because you’ve got to ditch those dirty socks and slippers into something lookable. So today I will give you tips and tricks to looking bomb  when travelling publicly. 

When I travel I forget that I’m actually travelling and go all out because I feel like looking good is always a main factor. If I look good and feel good then I’m gonna be popping the whole way. Also there is going to be other people and who knows your future husband could be sitting right next to you so always look good!

Be extra.

No, I don’t mean wearing glitter skirts and lady gaga heels I just mean don’t tell yourself that you are travelling. Actually, cancel that out. Take it as if what if someone decides to take a picture of you. So gout there to actually make a statement and a few eyes turn.

Face

Okay when I travel with family and friends I don’t like wearing makeup because I don’t want to be worrying about eyeliner smudging or touching up my lipstick. But that’s only when I’m traveling with my family. When I’m traveling publicly I like to step it up! You never know if you might just meet your future husband. So the tip is to make sure your face looks presentable – whether its by putting on a bomb ass beat face or well moisturized and hydrated face that’s up to you but make sure you look good! No eye crusts allowed! If you are gonna go for the natural look putting a bit of mascara and eyeliner won’t hurt and make sure your lips are always moisturized.

Outfit.

The tip here is to be comfortable (especially if you’re gonna be on the road for a long time) but also stylish at the same time. An easy way out would be wearing track suit pants and a matching sweat shirt or wearing leggings and an over the top shirt. However to step it up literally make an outfit that you would wear when you know you are gonna see your enemy but I would say a portable outfit is always the best to avoid having too many pieces and just have a jacket that will level up the outfit.

Here are some outfit Ideas.

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I think after looking at you, people always look at your bag. This is like the overall factor to the conclusion. So don’t be that one person with a ratchet looking bag that just screams no, have a legit bag that puts you on the mark and that you’re not ashamed of and don’t mind taking a picture with. Some cool bags to look at are MAHI leather bags.

 

Your hair.

Some people seem to think that travelling is an excuse to not do hair, – its not! I’m not saying come with a Rihanna hairstyle I’m just saying make sure your head looks presentable and put together. In fact do an easy hairstyles such as a bun or even presentable corn rows because you are gonna be sitting for a long time and you can’t be worrying about curls staying bomb. The tip here is to not be lazy with your hair because you could be looking good (outfit and face) but if your hair is not presentable then that’s gonna put the whole look down.

Be equipped.

Traveling comes with so many issues especially travelling by buses or taxies so always be prepared. Don’t have silly things like the weather putting you off the mark. The weather might just change so have a bomb ass jacket ready on the go. When it starts getting cold we don’t want to see weird jackets coming out make sure it’s a jacket that I’m gonna want and that goes with your actual outfit.

List of things to make sure you’re equipped.

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or beanie
  • Jacket
  • Makeup wipes
  • Lipstick
  • Powder

And that is basically it! Looking good is how you present yourself on the  outside but also on the inside. So make sure you look good guys.  Put away that thought of I DON’T CARE  and actually care not for anyone else but for yourself too. Otherwise happy travelling guys! Thank you for reading and I hope this post helped someone out there.

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HOW TO GET A GOOD NIGHT’S REST.

A few days ago I was introduced to an online matress company, Leesa and they had asked me to give you tips and tricks to getting a good night’s rest. For a very long time I had problems going to sleep that it went to even insomnia and whenever I did get a wink of sleep I never felt fully rested so I thought that this would be such a great topic to talk about.

Here are my tips to getting a good night’s rest.

1. Create an environment that is quiet and most comfortable to you.

I believe being comfortable is the easiest way to make sure you get a good night rest. So position your pillows to your own liking and spread your legs over the whole bed as along as your comfortable.When you are comfortable then you bed will be like laying on a cloud.

2. Go to bed early. 

How are you supposed to feel rested and awake if you go to bed late? Take two hours off of your TV or cellphone  time and put that into sleeping. Give yourself more than eight hours of sleep and you’ll definitely feel more rested.

3. Go with your routine. 

If you’re used to sleeping at 9:00 pm then sleep at 9:00 pm. Don’t procrastinate and do unnecessary things instead of sleeping. Doing this will put you off of your routine and make your body feel tired and that is why we always complain when we wake up, saying we are tired.

4. Have a snack. 

If you know you are about to sleep grab those nuts or crackers and take them to bed. I’m not saying have a whole meal but have a little snack to keep you going before your sleep. The best thing to do is to make it healthy. For example drinking warm milk or snacking on veggies.

5. Read a book. 

Before going to sleep have that one book that you read. I start feeling sleepy when reading books while I’m in bed so that’s a great way to get my mind to start preparing to sleep and to kick start my sleepiness.

Leesa has also given me a graphic to share with you guys on becoming a morning person. Feel free to download it and use it.

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Thank you guys for reading! Hopefully you will get a good night’s rest with the tips I have given. Thank you to Leesa for giving me this post idea because honestly I think a lot of us suffer from a lot of rest problems and hopefully from this we can all sleep better.

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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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BANTU KNOTS TUTORIAL.

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Hey guys what is up? Hair tutorial! Lately I’ve been loving this whole Bantu knots trend going on and decided to try it out myself. I actually loved the look on me but kid of felt a little extra weary because I was scared of what people would say. But aside from the occasional eyes no one said a thing(well maybe because I was staring daggers at anyone who dared look at me weirdly) So today I’ll be showing you guys how I do my Bantu knots.

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