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REACH FOR A DREAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY!

Hey guys what’s up welcome right back to JourneySpeaks. On the 30th of August I was invited to a night of dreams with Reach for a dream. A night filled with beautiful people with beautiful hearts and some good music.

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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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ARMY GREEN BOMBER JACKET.

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Hey guys what is good?! How is winter treating some of you guys? When winter started rolling in here in South Africa I had easily decided to go shopping for some new jackets. I actually found three new ones to add to the collection but today I want to speak about the army green bomber jacket I picked up from Lehgit.
For the longest time I have been looking for a long army green bomber but have not been fully satisfied with the ones I have been seeing. However when I went to Legit the other day and spotted this one,  Heaven fell to earth. From just looking at it, I had already decided I was leaving with it.

I spotted this one in Campus Square and could already see the outfits that I could create with it in my mind. I’ve been buying a lot of things of this colour and to add this bomber jacket to the collection was such a pleasure. Firstly the jacket is warm! From just looking at it, you would think it’s just a jacket that would make you look nice but at the same time make you freeze but absolutely not! The jacket is honestly so warm that you don’t need to layer anything in.

The jacket has also got that oversized feel to it giving a Rihanna(bad girl) kind of vibe but because it’s also long it’s got that stylish feel to it automatically upgrading any look to the next level. I also love the fact that you can remove the fur on it making the jacket wearable for all seasons.

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Because it is an outfit upgrader I easily wear this jacket with simple things inside, For instance I would add in some black jeans/leggings and just a simple top because the jacket already takes the outfit from level to level.

Outfit Details
Jacket : Legit
Leggings : Mr Price
Boots : Mr Price

Thank you do much for reading. Hope you enjoyed this post!

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JOURNEYSPEAKS QUESTION AND ANSWER.

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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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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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DIY NUDE LIPSTICK. GET THE PERFECT NUDE SHADE.

Hey guys what’s popping? Today I’m coming at you with a DIY. Over sometime I have been creating my own lipstick shades because when times are tough you gotta make it work with what you have. Today I’ll show you how to make your own nude lipgloss/lipstick.
What you will need.

  1. Colourless lip gloss or vaseline.
  2. Concealer or foundation

Finding a nude Lipstick that works for your skin tone can be a big job and at times very expensive too. So I decided to come up with my own way to make your own from at home and at almost nothing.

Method.

  • Step 1 : Using your brush or beauty blender apply the foundation/concealer that you use on your face to your lips. Don’t apply too much just enough that you can see that your lips have changed colour.
  • Step 2 : Add Vaseline or your lipgloss to your lips and just keep rubbing your lips together to get it to the right comfortable consistency. I’d say add enough.

And that’s basically the easiest way to come up with the perfect nude colour for your skin tone. You will need to keep adding more vaseline or lipgloss as time goes but this shouldn’t be a problem.

To add a bit of colour. Add a pink lipstick( I used my Revlon Matte Balm in the shade 205) to the colour just to come up with a pink nude but this shouldn’t be necessary. Thank me later!

Anyway thank you for reading. I hope this post was helpful and that you enjoyed reading it. Help someone else by sharing and let’s all beat this beauty life.

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WINTER OUTFIT 2017:05:20

Hey guys what’s GOOD? Winter has finally arrived and it’s time to put away all those shorts and short skirts and bring out those big ass jackets and gloves.

Here I’m wearing a very warm outfit but also an outfit that can bring in some air so you’re covered for both weather’s. I am wearing some simple tight leggings that were actually a two pack at a cheap price and I paired it with a black long sleeved shirt just so that everything is intact and then just in case the weather changes I am wearing this lovely navy blue jacket that would shock you at how warm it is.

This easy actually a very cheap outfit and what’s nice is that it’s very warm but you can still look good. To end off my outfit I added some black boots because it is actually winter and we shouldn’t disrespect that.

Get your own.

Black shirt : Mr Price R49.99
Leggings :  2 pack for R129.99 at Legit 
Boots : Mr Price (can’t remember the price)
Jacket : R169.99 at JET Stores

Bag : Legit  for R159.99

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AROMASOAPZ [ORGANIC BODY SCRUB AND GLYCERIN SOAP] REVIEW.

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A couple of days ago I met a lady named Patricia. Patricia is a beautician by profession and has decided to start her own beauty company named AromaSoapz. She makes products such as glycerin soaps, body scrubs, perfumes, massage oils  and etc.

All her products are organic meaning that they are natural and are very beneficial for all types of skin. She makes them from natural oils, herbs and smells and makes sure that all her products have different purposes that they work towards. What I love about what she is doing is the fact that she makes all these products from the beginning, from scratch and works them up to what we buy. Patricia gave me two of her products to try , a rosemary glycerine soap and a body scrub which I will review today.

Firstly let’s just say her products smell heavenly!! Especially her soaps. They’ve got distinctive smells that just keep you wanting more. They make sure that you always smell fresh!!


When Patricia said that I didn’t even need a week to try her products because they work from the word go, I thought she was just trying to sell a product but I kid you not from the first day that I tried her body scrub and glycerin soap  I could already see a difference. From using her bodyscrub my skin has been feeling very soft and moisturized and secondly i could feel the cleanliness and how exfoliated my skin was. My skin does also look much healthier!!

Bodyscrubs are meant to remove dead skin cells, open up sweat pores, help remove cellulite and improves circulation because of the granules the bodyscrubs contain.

I normally have weird reactions when using different soaps on my face but when I used her Aroma glycerin soap I noticed that my skin felt fresh and like a baby’s bum. My skin didn’t feel dry at all and I found that after using the body scrub my skin moisturized much better- Instead of bouncing off my skin it stayed on for the full day making sure my skin stayed smooth and moisturized.

If i could rate AromaSoapz I would rate them a 10/10 simply because the products

  • Are organic
  • Smell great!
  • Are beneficial for almost all types of skin
  • Sell at reasonable prices

Patricia told me that her organic products could also heal acne and aczema and many other skin problems and I thought that was so beneficial because so many of us go through problematic skin throughout our lives and the fact that her products that are actually cheap(start from R40) could heal those things is amazing. And not only do they heal you physically but psychologically too! Just like how we know different herbs heal different things they do that psychologically too.

She also has a huge range of products. Literally she can make anything there is with some herbs and oils.

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If you would like to try AromaSoapz please do contact Patricia and place an order! If this post is what is making you want to buy her products then let her know that I sent you!! It would truly mean a lot if you guys showed her support on her new business.

You can add Patricia on Facebook at : Liengoane Patricia Mahao

Or WhatApp Patricia : +26658991170

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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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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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