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THINGS WE NEED TO LEAVE IN 2017!!

Hey guys what is popping! Welcome right back to the blog!! For today’s blog post I want us to talk about the things we should leave in 2017. 2017 has been a good year and one to remember but somethings just need to stay in 2017!! Here are some of the things we need to leave in 2017.

Thank you so much for watching, I hope you enjoyed this video.

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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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JOURNEYSPEAKS QUESTION AND ANSWER.

Journeyspeaks qna

Hey guys what’s good? Welcome to the first and ultimate Question and Answer!! I have always wanted to host a Q&A but have always been scared to go through with it because I didn’t have much influence. But you know what, We have been doing this for two years and I feel like we are ready to take this on!

 

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Answer : High school was honestly a very fun experience but at the same time something I could say I learnt a lot from. I think most of the things I deal with generally in life and how I deal with them is based from the experiences from high school. One thing I could say I learnt from high school is to be calm and to analyse something from all angles before acting on it. You will never gain anything from making a noise about something you don’t understand.

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Answer : Yes I have and to say it was tragic is an understatement. Life broke us apart and God decided to take him to heaven before we could even fully learn of each other.

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Answer : Natural how? If you mean makeup wise then the highs would be, your confidence rises on a high and you feel put together. Literally no one can put you down when you know your makeup looks good however the low is that when you don’t have makeup on you feel insecure kinda. You get used to seeing yourself with no blemishes or dark spots that when you see them you feel naked almost.

Answer : I honestly don’t know! I haven’t been consistent with a particular makeup brand that I really can’t choose.I’m more of the girl who’s tried one of each brand through one product you feel?

Answer : Ambition. I like a person who wants more, who won’t accept less but at the same time a person who acts towards his ambitions. If you have ambition and you show qualities of a hard worker then honestly you’ve copped me because I like linking with a person whereby we can push each other to do more.

Answer : Both

 

Question : What is sex?

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Here’s what Google says..



Answer : In five years time I see myself in another country doing content creating permanently and professionally on all platforms. I actually see myself focusing more on the television and music industry and doing more and much bigger creative work.

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Answer : Firstly, I love the way and how I deal with tough situations. I’ve noticed how I never fail to bring myself up from tragic situations and I actually respect myself for that. Another thing I love about myself is how big heated I am and how I always look to help others even though I don’t benefit and lastly what I love about myself is how I always find something to make the day. Whether it’s by joking around or doing skits my days are always fun filled and full of laughter that I sometimes can’t deal.

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Answer : Lipstick! Girl I don’t know but I always have to have some type of lip product on my lips. I feel like a lipstick will always put a natural or a beat face on a higher level. So I always have a couple of colours in my bag.
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Answer : No and no. My family has never actually been the type for pets so I grew up not liking pets. I like people with pets but I don’t think I could ever handle one.

Answer : Firstly I actually wanted to do YouTube(I still do) as a way to reach out to people about the things I loved but YouTube needed more resources that I didn’t have and I felt as though blogging was easier to do plus I had everything for blogging so I started blogging instead.


Answer : Lol this actually makes me laugh. Honesty girl I don’t think there’s a way to get him back without you actually telling him you like him especially since you’re the one who left him. So talk to him and tell him how you feel. But sþince you say he blocked you maybe it’s sign to just move on from him.


Answer : Yes

Thank you so much for reading! I really hope that you enjoyed it and if you missed out on the Q&A please follow me on the social media platforms listed below and you can be part of the next one. Thank you so much to people who sent in their questions.

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ADIDAS TRACKSUIT AND A BODY SUIT. OOTD 25:05:2017

Hey guys what is popping? Today I’m coming at you with another Fashion blogpost featuring these bomb ass pants that have for some reason being trending. I’ve had these pants for the longest time and only today I decided to take them out and do a little something with them.


I actually didn’t even think these pants would fit me when I took them out because of how long ive had them but God was like daughter, you don’t need to spend that R300, I got you.  I don’t know where I bought them but you can get something like this at Sportscene or Adidas.

The shirt I got from Legit last year on black Friday and I’ve been loving it forever since. It’s actually a body suit and I like how sexy it can make an outfit. 

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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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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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COLLABMAS DAY 22 : 5 THINGS TO DO THIS CHRISTMAS.

Hey guys what is up?! So there’s like 3 more nights till Christmas! I’m having mixed feelings. For today’s blog post I’ll be talking about things to do this Christmas. Maybe your family is bored or you guys just have nothing to do. Don’t worry I got you covered.

1. BAKING.

So I’m not that good at baking. I’m like a 7 out of 10 but that doesn’t stop me from using up all the flour. It shouldn’t stop you too. Gather your family round, get some ingredients and start baking. I tell you even though the goods you bake might not be that good but the conversations and that time all together with your family will be very valuable and it’s something you can always talk about. 

2. MOVIES. 

Okay so I’m probably obsessed with movies and I think everyone loves them. So this Christmas have an off day with your family and binge watch different types of movies. You guys can even make some popcorn,  buy some snacks and even turn your lounge into a theatre by switching off the lights and closing up the curtains. 

3. GO EATING AT A PARK.

So I don’t know about you and your famity but mine loves eating. Okay maybe every family loves eating I don’t know. So take your family to the park and go buy hella good food shopping and just park out there. If there’s a braai stand you could even make a braai and just eat and have crazy moments with your family. 

4. DO SOME GIVING. 

I believe that Christmas should be and time of giving. If you have something then go out and help those who don’t. So go out to the streets or even a home and just give some people something and just make them smile. 

5. PAY FOR SOMEONE.

Are you loaded? Cause if you are then you can go out and pay for people. I’ve only seen this on TV and heard about it but why not try it out? Go to a McDonald’s drive through or any shop and pay for people. Lol just to make them smile and be happy. 

Lol okay so what do you think of my ideas?! You know what could be more awesome? Doing all five in one day. Yes give yourself some time and do all of them and trust me your day will be eventful and exciting.Anyway we are so close to Christmas and I wish you guys the best Christmas ever. 

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COLLABMAS DAY 10 : CHOCOLATE MUFFIN RECIPE.

Hey guys what is up?! Today’s collaboration is with the lovely Monique who owns the blog Beachgirlmonique So we’ve both decided to share our chocolate muffin recipes with a bit of decorations. Please do go and check her out right after this. She’ll also a recipe posted on her blog.
Okay so I die for baked goods and I absolutely love baking them but I do suck at the presentation side. However today’s muffins did look good and tasted totally amazing so thank you to Snowflakes Ready mixes because where would I be without you?! Honestly I feel like I could take these muffins to some baking show for a competion.

Anyway I decided to use Snowflakes easy mix because honestly it is so easy to make and because it really doesn’t cost a lot. You honestly don’t even gain much muscle while doing it, so I truly recommend these to anyone who’s trying to impress other people with their baking skills because you can just pretend it’s some secret recipe when you actually just used a ready mix.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED.

  • Snowflake Easymix Chocolate Muffin Mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 160ml cooking oil
  • 200ml water
Method

 

  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Lightly beat eggs, oil and water.
  • Add Easymix into the mixture.

  • Spoon equal quantities of the mixture into well-greased muffin pans, two-thirds full.
  • Bake for ± 20 mins.

Okay so originally the muffins are supposed to look like this.

But because Journey is a savage, I went out to go buy some wafer chocolate and then I crushed it all up into small pieces and while the muffins were still hot I added the chocolate pieces inside the muffins and then they just started melting into the muffins.

So here’s how mine’s looked.

And then for next batch. I decided to be a little more saucy so I went a little extra on them and here’s how they looked.

Okay so I don’t even know what to call them anymore. Chocolate muffins with??nUhm chocolate pieces? Honestly I never studied for this.

Anyway so that is my chocolate muffins recipe, tell me if you guys liked it. The package says that the packet can only make 12 muffins but I did end up with but I think that’s mainly because of the sizes but I don’t know. If you are a savage and use ready mixes please leave a comment telling me of your face ones.

Also don’t forget to check out Monique’s post, she’ll probably make my muffins look like rocks (everyone seems to make my baking look like that lol) but that’s okay. Also add her Instagram here

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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.

collab-with-kayla-023Dress.
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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