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GET TO KNOW ME TAG.|| QUESTIONS NOBODY ASKS.

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Hey guys how are you?? It has been so long and i’ve been missing you guys a lot. However I am back and ready to tackle the blogging life. It is a new year and I believe we all change from time to time so I wanted to do the get to know me tag so that we know each other a little more. So here it goes..

  • Are you named after anyone?

No. However my mom did like the name Jenny which she had heard from her neighbours and decided that because she didn’t want to sound like she was copying them then she’d name me Journey.

  • When was the last time you cried?

I don’t really cry a lot. Whenever I do feel like crying I stop the tears from rolling down. The last time I did that was actually  yesterday because I was afraid. I have servere anxiety so when I’m scared its a big deal.

  • Do you have kids?

No. However I do have a baby girl that my aunt left for me to take care of when she died.

  • If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?

Yes. I’m pretty cool.

  • Do you use sarcasm a lot?

No not really. I just say the most weirdest things that people wouldn’t say out loud.

  • What’s the first thing you notice about people?

Uhm, their face? I’m kidding.

  • What is your eye color?

A normal brown.

  • Scary movie or happy endings?

Both. If you have ever watched a movie with me then you know that I speak a lot. I do love happy endings but with scary movies then I get to comment the whole movie off so yeah.

  • Favorite smells?

Uhm fresh smells? I really don’t know to explain it but there’s that smell that smells like water, ice cool. Almost like a cool breeze. However I also do like lemon and mint.

  • What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?

I’ve been a province away and that’s not that far. I’m mostly home.

  • Do you have any special talents?

No, Nothing out the ordinary like gymnastics. However I do sing and draw.

  • Where were you born?

In Witbank, SA.

  • What are your hobbies?

Singing, acting, drawing, writing and exercising.

  • Do you have any pets?

I’m not really a pet type of person so no.

  • Do you have any siblings?

Yuup, I have a brother named Kutlwano.

  • What do you want to be when you grow up?

A singer or an actress.

  • Who was your first best friend?

A girl named Tsebo. We are still best friends, we just don’t talk that much because we live far from each other.

  • How tall are you?

About 150cm-180cm. I’m not really sure. My height depressed me  since I figured I couldn’t be model ha-ha.

  • Funniest moment throughout School?

I really can’t remember. I spent most of my time in school laughing at everything so I can’t decide what was the most funniest.

  • How many countries have you visited?

I haven’t left South Africa.

  • What was your favorite/worst subject in High School?

Physics. The only reason I hated physics was because I never understood it and it gave me a lot of stress when I knew I had a test the next day.

  • What is your Favorite drink? Animal? Perfume?

Uhm, Strawberry milkshakes that are made with real strawberries. I really don’t like animals hey. My favourite perfume for now would have to be SI – by Armani

  • What would you (or have you) name your children?

I keep forgetting the names I like lol but I do like the name Alexandria

  • What Sports do you play/Have you played?

I’ve pretty much played netball my whole life.

  • Who are some of your favorite YouTubers?

KellieSweet, Teala Dunn, Jeremiah Collins, Wolfie and Buggatti Beez.

  • How many Girlfriends/Boyfriends have you had?

2.

  • Favorite memory from childhood?

I always love remembering how me and my cousins used to play on top of trees. We’d climb mango trees and everyone had their own houses(branches) and we’d just do crazy ish there.

  • How would you describe your fashion sense?

As confused at the moment.  But here’s a picture of what I’ve been liking at the moment.

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  • What phone do you have? (iOS v Android?)

I’m currently using an Android phone because I was robbed a few weeks ago.

  • Tell us one of your bad habits!

I talk to myself a lot. And you’d just see my facial expressions changing and the constant raising of eyebrows.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post and hopefully got to know me a little more. Leave a comment telling me what your bad habit is!

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SAVE MONEY IN STYLE.

Hey guys what is up?! First of all HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I wish you all the best for 2017 and let this year be the year for success. My life has literally changed around in like a day. I’ve passed my matric year with a high pass, I’ve found a job and I’m currently trying to act like an adult.

I’ve recently been introduced to a company called Earnest which is a group of people of many expertise who’s goal is make credit more accessible by reducing the costs and barriers faced by millions of financially responsible people.They asked me to share with you a money saving guide along with to highlight the importance of understanding your financials! We did just start a new year so I thought this would be amazing for setting goals and trying out new things.

I feel like 2017 is going to be LIT (yes, I used that word) and in order for us to get everything out of it we need to keep our financials in check.

Money makes the world go round so it is very important that you know where your money goes and what you do with it. Understanding your money means saving more and using your money wisely. Because if you know your financials then you know what to avoid, what not to do and how to use your money to the best of you.

Also, if you know your financials then it’s easier for you to set goals and see where your money goes. And instead of trying to buy the whole world, you know what you can afford, why its best not to spend on something and what the bigger goal is.

When Earnest approached me they asked me to set 4 goals for 4 quarters of the year and here’s what I came up with…
1. To have money saved up for the end of year(Christmas)
2. To have money to pay for my part time studies.
3. To have an aside budget  each month that I can splurge on other things like makeup and fashion.
4. To have an aside budget for emergencies.

Earnest then went out to make me some cards to help guide all the goals. And here they are.

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Basically all these cards have my goals and things that I could cut down on to save better for the goals and to make sure I achieve those goals. They are also very nice because they do send them individually and you could print them and for each quarter put them up somewhere where you could see them everyday.

Reason for me showing you guys this is because I want this year to be a year where we can all look back and say “Yah this was the year!” and not only to say this but to also have the proof in our bank accounts to show for it.

Anyway thank you so much for reading and please do go and check out Earnest’s website because they’ve got a whole lot of information on many aspects of that can affect your finances, like personal and student loans, and tips. If you check them out, I think it will help you so much for any financial goals that you have plus you can even refinance your sudent loans there to save thousands off your debt.

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COLLABMAS DAY 9 : FASHION MOODBOARD.

Hey guys what is up?! Welcome to another day closer to Christmas. Today’s collaboration is with Luke India Ramos and we are both doing Fashion inspired posts. I am gonna be showing you guys my fashion inspired mood board and all the fashion things that inspire me. Please do go check out Luke’s post that will be up tomorrow after reading this and show him some love.

Okay so I think the sole purpose of a moodboard is to have something without actually spending the money. I mean it’s like window shopping or a wishlist, you’ve got everything laid out in front of you without even having to even have it in your cupboard.

On my mood board I’ve got a variety of things that keep me going and that I feel with them, they just take an outfit to a whole new level. I feel like you could go from a 0 to a hundred with some of these pieces.

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WHAT’S ON MY MOOD BOARD.

  • Caps
  • Bra let’s
  • See through tops.
  • Coats and bomber jackets
  • Thug high boots
  • Bucket bags.
  • Lace ups.
  • All kinds of jeans
  • Fury coats
  • Platform heels
  • high waisted skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Back pack
  • Silk pieces
  • Sneakers
  • Boots
  • Cover ups

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There’s really no reason for having 2 mood boards but the fact that I couldn’t fit everything into one board. So I actually decided to do two of them showcasing everything I love and making these is actually so much fun. I really enjoy all this.

Yup guys so this my mood board and basically all that is here is everything that I feel the need to buy or that I think looks absolutely amazing. If you’ve got your own mood board posted as a blog post please do leave a link below I’d really love to check it out.

Don’t forget to go check out Luke’s post tomorrow. He’s got such an amazing blog that’s just goals, so make sure to go check him out.

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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 7 : CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST.

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Hey guys what is up?! Welcome to collabmas day 6!! Today I am collaborating with Natasha who owns the blog ThoughtfulTash and I don’t even know what to say because there’s a lot to say. Natasha is the first person I’ve ever collaborated with on my blog and I must say from then I have been obsessed, I love her content and just the person she is. Anyway since we’re done with me fan girling me and Natasha are collaborating on our Christmas playlists. I’ve never done a Christmas playlist so this will be interesting. Don’t forget to go and check out Tash’s playlist.

1. Santa Tell Me : Ariana Grande
2. Mariah Carey : All I Want For Christmas Is You
3. Mary, Did You Know? : Pentatonix
4. African Christmas the Album
5. Michael Buble : it’s beginning to look alot like christmas 6.
7. Mariah Carey : Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
8. Little Mix : Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
9. Gene Autry Ft The Pinafores :Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
10. Kelly Clarkson – Silent Night ft. Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire
11. Boney M. : Mary’s Boy Child / Oh My Lord

Yuup guys so that is my Christmas play list. Don’t forget to go check out Thoughtfultash’ play list and show her some love. Thank you for taking your time to read today’s post and don’t forget to come back tomorrow for another collaboration! Also leave a comment telling me what your go to Christmas song is.

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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?
Zendaya
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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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PROM 2016 | EXPERIENCE.

Journey Lekhuleni and Jabulile Hlongwane

Hey guys what is up? So on the  30th of September I got to experience the day that most teenagers dream about since a young age(well almost because the aim is to leave a statement.Prom for me was very weird. I had so many plans for the day but I can tell you that it didn’t go all the way that I had planned. My plans for prom were that I was gonna design a dress that I had seem on the Internet but I had to end up going through 2 designers who all failed to deliver.

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