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A-Z TAG.

Hey guys what’s popping? Back at it again with another blog post!! Okay as I finished posting the other blog I saw a comment from Smile Your Day Ahead and she had nominated me for the A-Z Tag and I was like “why not?” I honestly live for tags, they are absolutely fun to do. Anyway basically the A-Z Tag is just you describing yourself using the letters of the Alphabet.Here I go.

A. Actress.

B.Blogger.

C.Crazy.

D.Dramatic.

E.Extra.

F.Fashionable.

G.Gorgeous.

H.Human.

I.Idiotic.

J.Joker.

K.Kind.

L.Loving.

M.Mommy’s girl.

N.Noble.

O.Optimistic.

P.Photogenic.

Q.Quiet.

R.Respectful.

S. Singer.

T.Tainted.

U.Understanding.

V.Vibrant.

W.Weird.

X. Xenial.

Y.YouTuber.

Z.Zaftig.

Yup guys that’s basically it. Can I point out how hard that actually was? Let’s just say I suck at vocabulary. I want to say thanks to Khartika for nominating me this was so much fun! Check out Khartika’s post here.

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COPING WITH SCHOOL, WORK AND SOCIAL MEDIA.[UPDATE]

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From the end of last year I had been looking for a Job. Reason being that I wanted to study this year and my mom didn’t have the money to take me to University or to any other further education Institute. Beginning of this year I found a job at shop called Clarks and decided that I would study Marketing Long Distance.

I have been doing that ever since and I must admit, it has been hard. I work from Monday to Sunday and get 5 days off every month. I am very grateful for the job that I have because it gives me a source of income and I still get to study however I have literally no time. Hence why I’ve been blogging less and posting less on social media.

While doing this I have met many beautiful people who make this less harder than it is. I have laughed continuously and learnt many different things. I have learnt that each day is an opportunity to learn and I feel like I have learnt to grow up emotionally and to deal with things in better ways. I have learnt to be independent and to stand on my own and not feel like there is something wrong with that.

Even though I will be posting less and doing less of the things I love, I want you guys to know that I love you so much and that I am gonna be trying my best to deliver content continuously. I don’t want you guys to feel like I am losing interest in this whole thing because you guys mean so much to me but I want you guys to understand the situation that I am in.

Once again thank you so much for the support that you guys have given me from the start till now. I honestly appreciate it.

Leave a comment telling me the hardest situation you have had to go through in your life, if you want to be private then you can email me.

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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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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.

Follow him here.

Instagram : Lukeindiaramos

Twitter : Lukeindiaramos 

Blog : Stylingtheblog

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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 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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WHY YOU AREN’T SEEING MUCH OF ME. +COLLABMAS

 

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Hey guys what is up? So just wanted to drop by and explain the reason behind my disappearance. But first! Happy quarter to December, we are literally days away and I don’t know about you but i’m already pumped up! I am ready to throw away December.

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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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WHERE HAVE I BEEN?| +UPDATE

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Hey guys what is up! My goodness do you not miss that?! I have literally been gone for about a month but it feels like a whole year. Let me tell you what was up because if I told you,  you probably won’t believe it.

So for the past month I had my preparatory exams which by the way were very stressful. I was literally holding a book each second I got (well that’s what I was trying to do) and trying to get as much as possible in my head. I spent most of my day before exams sleeping very late and drinking energy drinks just so that I could stay awake.
I haven’t gotten my marks yet but I think I did pretty well for all the stress I  took and many teachers have already given me compliments for the way I’ve been doing so l think I’ve done fairly well.

Am I gonna leave again for the final exams?
Seriously I don’t know. The past month was absolutely torture. Not being able to take a free time to take pictures or text someone was really horrendous so I really don’t know. I don’t feel like doing it again but I feel like it kind of helped. So I’m still deciding on what to do next.

Anything new?
Well I did go to prom on the 30th of September and it was one hella night.( I’m gonna have a blog post really soon on that, so stay tuned) I also during the month reached 200 followers on the blog and over a 1000 on Instagram and I just wanna say thank you to everyone who’s been reading my blogs, commenting and liking because it really means a lot and even though it’s just a number it signifies growth and that people out there are actually taking interest in what I do.

Oh yah! I have also started a book called My Father’s Son on wattpad and I’m really proud of it. It’s about a girl who has been raped by her father and is now pregnant with the fathers son. It is a really interesting book so if you’re interested in reading and all of that go and check it out. I am actually still busy writing it so if you could read it and leave some suggestions that would be awesome too. I have always wanted to write a book so when I finally got the guts to start one I was really excited and happy.

Okay yeah I think that’s all that has haopened.

Anyway here are some pictures that i have attached a few pictures for you guys to see…

So yeah guys that’s everything. Dont forget to wait up for a prom blogpoat that is foing to be up on tomorrow. Catch me up on Instagram @theeoriginaljay or any other social  media.
Mwah!!

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THE MIRANDA SINGS AWARD.

 

Hey guys what is up?!A week or two ago I was nominated by ShinybuttonsBlog for the Miranda Sings Award. And can I first just say how honored and thankful I am for the award. Because God knows how excited I get when I get nominated for awards. So babe thank you very much for nominating me!

 

 

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