Thursday, March 30, 2017

Discovering Monte Casino

While going through my phone gallery today , i came across pictures i took at Monte Casino.Monte Casino is a leisure complex in Four ways , Johannesburg South Africa. It has everything from casinos to theaters , to shopping areas and cafes.What drew me to it the most was that ,it actually looks like the streets of Sicily ,Italy at night on the inside.The architecture ,lights and design makes you feel as if you are actually there, so  awesome.I would recommend anyone visiting Johannesburg to go there. It is just magical and a great place for family and friends.

Kitenge Inspiration.

We love these Kitenge inspirations from @empress_jamila.She makes the vitenges look classy and chic.These pieces are so versatile .They can be dressed up for a dinner date  and also dressed down to the office or church .

Fashion Friends

Kefilwe Mabote ,Michelle Bogatsu and Miss Manche are slaying in this photo.We cant get enough of these fashion friends.They are always up on their game ,whether on the red carpet or just a casual hang out .Follow them on instagram for more of their fashion chronicles.

RECIPE : Spicy Mango Chicken Wings

If you love spicy and sweet, then this recipe is a must try for you.  I can only imagine having these delicious wings on a weekend with my friends, while sipping some red wine **smiles**. Give it a try and let me know how it turned out.

How she wears " Black"

Chic Ama is a true definition of class.Looking at her ,you will definitely know that she is a fashionista. You might even think that she just came out from a magazine**smiles**. Her sense of style looks effortless chic and well put together.

Follow her on instagram :Chicamastyle

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Cosmetics Brands for Black Women

From our research and experience selling cosmetics ,we found out that most women use cosmetics brands that are not catered to their skin. With this in mind ,we researched about brands that specifically cater for black skin and as a result ,we came up with the following list.


IMAN Cosmetics by super model Iman, are designed for Black and other multicultural women with skin tones in  a myriad of shades.They offer skin care and cosmetics,including 16 foundation shades.

Black Up

Black up is a cosmetics brand originating from France dedicated to women of colour .It answers the specific needs of darker skin tones and complexions to provide products of proffessional quality.

Fashion fair

Fashion Fair is a household name when it comes to cosmetics for those with mocha-toned skin. The brand's foundations take into account not just darker shades, but also the wide range of undertones that come with darker shades. 

Aj Crimson

This brand was created out of necessity.The creator Aj says he wanted to create a product for women of colour that really worked and not the normal one fits all cosmetics.
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Shea Moisture

Shea Moisture cosmetics provides natural, high-quality products at a price point that gives everyone a chance at “a better way to be beautiful.The highly pigmented product line includes: CC cream, lip stain, lip crayon, wet/dry eye shadow, mineral blush, bronzer, pressed powder and concealer.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday Motivation

We just love this quote by Joel_Nanauka ,a Tanzanian public speaker and author of the book TIMIZA MALENGO YAKO.
Our thoughts can either result into success or failure, therefore each day ask yourself what does my mind think about the most, and how does it impact me towards my goals ? Therefore start thinking positive thoughts that will create success in your life.

How She Suits Up !!

Jennifer Oseh's sense of style just gives us fashion goals.The way she styles her suits is really a skill that all of us need.She surely  can dress them up or down depending on the ocassion. Thumbs up to her !! 

Follow her of instagram @theladyvhodka

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Beauty Secret of "Activated Charcoal "

Activated Charcoal is famously known as mkaa in swahili ,a very important ingredient when it comes to beauty .It has recently gained traction in the beauty world .It is mostly used as a mask,  to treat different skin issues.Mix the charcoal powder with water or other ingredients such as jojoba oil ,bentonite clay and other carrier oils to create a paste. Below are some benefits of activated charcoal.

1. Make pores smaller and cleaner
Throughout the day, toxins from the world around us clog our pores. When your pores aren't clear, neither is your complexion. Activated charcoal when used in a face mask helps remove the dirt out of your pores, making them less visible (it’s the oil and dirt that makes them appear bigger). This leaves your face feeling fresh. (Use it with an exfoliating scrub to get the dead skin off and experience an even deeper clean.)
2. Takes care of oily skin
Activated charcoal may be just the ingredient you need to balance things out. when used in a cleanser or mask, activated charcoal can remove the unwanted excess oils from your skin, leaving it smooth. You’ll want to do this sparingly once or twice per week at the most so that you don’t over-dry your skin.
3. Treat acne
Depending on how serious your acne is, activated charcoal can be the best answer to your problem.In soap form, it’s slightly gritty, which provides the gentle exfoliating you need. It also absorb oils and toxins on the skin. You can use it as a spot treatment if you don’t want to use it on your whole face, just think of it as a mini mask for your blemish.
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Now Trending: Deconstructed Blouse

The deconstructed blouse trend started as a fad last year ,but as months went by it started gaining traction in the fashion world. Everyone from celebrities to bloggers to ordinary women started rocking the trend. It can be worn with everything from skirts to jeans  and even casual pants. What do you think of the trend ??

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We all know that chillies give a certain kick to our food; and for some of us without adding a little bit of it in our foods, we find the food blunt and tasteless. Chillies are very important in weight loss.

They help our bodies to kick start  the fat burning process .There is a chemical found in chillies it is known as capsaicin,it helps to stimulate a natural process whereby some of the food we eat at each meal is converted immediately into heat thus helps in burning calories.

It is important to sprinkle a little bit of chilli in our foods everyday, so that we can improve our metabolism.The most recommended type of chilli is  cayenne pepper pictured above. For those on the weight loss journey, don't forget to use this simple ingredient into your foods to help you achieve your weight goals. 


We are all used to Tandoori Chicken sold at our local Indian restaurants .With this recipe we can make our own at home without even grilling it.Check out this recipe to learn about different tricks to help you create your own mouth watering chicken for your family.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Experiencing the beauty of Zanzibar

We don't have the right words to start with, but we would love to share with you our beautiful experience of zanzibar☺️.
It just began as a thought,we wanted a short vacation near home...Zanzibar came to mind. We wanted something fun, memorable and luxurious.
It was a 3 days trip,therefore we decided each night we will spend at a different hotel. The other 2 hotels were great, but the 3rd was superb👌...essque Zalu. The ambiance,the food and the service was just on point. We shared some of our pics to give you a clue of the beautiful moments we had.If you are a person that loves great vacation and great pictures, this is a place to visit.

Marjorie X Lori Harvey Fashion Duo

Marjorie Harvey of the Ladies Love Couture, 
and wife of Steve Harvey  and her daughter Lori Harvey are gaining traction in the fashion world because of their daring  styles .It may seem that they are in some sorts of a street runway that no one got a memo of. 

Most of the pieces they wear in a normal circumstance will leave you confused of how one can rock them and if they are actually ready to wear pieces.But when they rock them ,you see them come to life and keep asking yourself ,how do they pull it off??.

Hands down ,we think this is the most stylish mother daughter duo in the world.There is too much class and sass in them most of all there styles blend really well together .

 Image Sources  : marjorie_harvey  and lori_harvey

Thursday Motivation

We just love this quote by Joel_Nanauka ,a Tanzanian public speaker and author.
As women,we usually run away from challenges and loose our minds.We tend to forget that the bigger the challenge, the greater the success. Always remind yourself the more you conquer, the more you succeed and be pushed beyond your limits.