Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Coconut oil is a great oil that is used widely for cooking ,treating skin dryness and also as a hair moisturiser.
The following are best ways of using coconut oil for your hair .

Monday, April 17, 2017


  • 3 tbsp Nutella
  • 4 tbsp self-raising flour or (normal all purpose flour with baking powder), sifted
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small egg
  • salt
Add the milk, the egg, vegetable oil and the Nutella to a high measuring cup.

 Whisk well. Then add the sugar and a pinch of salt.

Whisk well again. Then add the sifted self-raising flour.

Whisk the chocolate batter well. Then divide it over 2 large microwave resistant mugs. Don’t make them too full.

Place one in the microwave and turn it on high. Let the mug cake cook for 2 minutes. The batter should have set. If not, cook it for 20 seconds more. Then remove the mug and cook the other one in the microwave. Serve warm.

This is a very easy recipe especially for those who find baking to be a hassle.You should definitely try this recipe. For the full post click Here.


Happy Easter to all our amazing readers.W e wish you and your family a wonderful Easter .
May the resurrection of christ Jesus bring a change in your life and whatever that was stagnant in your life rise together with him .
He's risen!!!


Vanessa Matsena is giving us hair inspiration in this straight back cornrow style.We love the simplicity of this hairstyle .It can be rocked from the office to a night out.

The accessories and bold lipstick takes the look to new heights .It makes the look more fashion forward and edgy. 

Instagram :Vanessamatsena

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Have you ever found a recipe from a cookbook only to find a spice you dont know? Most women in Tanzania find it difficult to get the names of spices translated to swahili. Since most cook books are in English ,knowing the names of these spices in swahili makes it easier for you to get the spices you are looking for.

English         Swahili
Black pepper    Pilipili manga
Cardamom        Iliki
Fennel seeds    Kisibiti
Cilantro        Majani ya giligilani
Cinnamon        Mdalasini
Cloves          Karafuu
Coriander seeds Giligilani /Kotimiri
Cumin           Binzari nyembamba
curry           Binzari
Ginger          Tangawizi
Lemon grass     Mchaichai
Nutmeg          Kungumanga
Saffron         Zafarani
Turmeric        Manjano

RECIPE : Baked Beans

  • 1 lb  dried white beans, soaked overnight
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 3 medium garlic cloves
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 5,5 oz (155 g) tomato ketchup
  • 10,5 oz (350 g) canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove
  • pepper
  • salt

Make sure to let the dried white beans soak overnight. Then drain them well.

Peel and chop the onion and garlic cloves finely. Add them to a large pan.Add the onion and garlic together with the olive oil.

 Place the pan over medium heat and stir fry the ingredients for 5 minutes. Then add the drained soaked beans.

Add the rest of the ingredients as well. Season with a good dash of pepper and salt.

Stir the ingredients well. Bring them to a good boil while you preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Then take the casserole off the heat and pour the beans and tomato sauce in a large baking dish.

You can enjoy it for breakfast with bread ,eggs ,mushrooms and sausages or bacon.

For the post recipe click Here.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Mother-Daughter Inspiration

 Hamisa Mobetto a Tanzanian model and her daughter fantasy look amazing in this photoshoot .The photoshoot marked baby Fantasy's 2nd birthday.This mommy daughter duo are just too cute together.Hope you enjoy the images as much as we do.  


Bo-kaap is an area in Cape Town ,South Africa formerly known as Malay Quarter.Bo-Kaap is traditionally a multicultural area. The area is known for its brightly coloured homes and cobble stoned streets.

Visitors are able to see the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood by foot while also gaining insight of the districts vivid history,culture and scenery on this free walking tour.Trips depart three times a day each day.On the tour  ,guests get an overview of Bo-kaap best known landmarks ,including the colourful houses ,historical restaurants and shops.

It is speculated that the colourful houses came about when  Bo-Kaap community residents bought their houses from the city council and as owners then decorated their own homes with bright colours, even more so since after Apartheid as an expression of long-subdued individualism and a celebration of their new-found freedom.

We cant wait to go to this place  and take as many pictures as we can.

SOURCES :www.bokaap.co.za

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Its true when they say an apple a day, takes the doctor away.Apples are very helpful in weight loss.

Apples are high in fiber. The fiber helps us eat few calories and makes our bodies feel fuller for longer.

If you are not keen on munching on the fruit ,you can add it on smoothies ,make apple juice or even mixing it on a fruit salad .

Other benefits of apples include :reducing cholesterol and helping the skin .  

Apple and Cinnamon Detox Water 
This is the best detox drink for weight loss.Its is highly helpful for reducing stomach fat.


  • 1 small Apple sliced
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks (Mdalasini)
  • Water 

Combine the ingredients and refrigerate.

Two ways to wear

We love how she rocked her orange cardigan.The looks are simple with some simple touches of accessories.Check her on instagram @ironyofashi

Hafsa (ms_sasya on instagram) looks classy on all her outfits wearing this burgundy blouse.We just love how she styled it on both the white wide leg pants and the printed flowy skirt.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday Motivation

Women are the real instruments of change in the society .Who we are and what we believe in has a major impact on those around us .Let us invest in the right things and give more value to those things that are important not only for us but everyone around us and mostly our future generation.

Now Trending : Large Hoop Earrings

Large Hoop Earrings are making a comeback in the fashion scene. The accessories bring a certain elevation to your face and look . 

 Paired with sunglasses , they give an edge to your look.Even with the simplest outfit ,the earrings take your outfit to the next level..

The silver hoops are the most  preferred ones since they can blend well with most colours and outfits.

Images sources :Instagram

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Fashion Friends

Fashion friends is one of our favourite segment here at Amaris .We love how different friends look amazing in their outfits.Its no longer about dressing better than the other  person but its about all of you killing it together. 
 Khanya Mkangisa and her friends

Dineo moketsi with friends.

Kitenge Inspiration

This dress is so chic and it fits her so well,you can even think its a ready made dress from a designer store.All in all she looks amazing.   
Kitenge Inspiration by @styledbyfabprecious.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Trend Alert : Ring Accents

Handbags with ring accents are currently trending.Designers like Chloe are using this trend on everything from their cross bags  to totes .These accents gives a certain edge to the handbags and takes them to another level.


Its no secret that we need water to function properly .Lemon water in the other hand has been a remedy that we have heard so many times and also used for different functions .

The one thing that most people don't know is that Lemon water is highly effective when consumed in an empty stomach in the morning immediately after waking up.

I personally recommend this remedy because i have experienced it working its magic especially on  eliminating belly fat.

Check out other benefits of Lemon water :

1. Helps Digestion

The most important benefit of lemon water is digestion, drinking  warm  lemon water first thing in the morning can help flush the digestive system and re-hydrate the body.

2.Weight loss

How does water help you lose weight? Studies have shown that drinking water naturally boosts your metabolism, and drinking a glass of hot or warm lemon water in the morning has become a healthy daily habit for many people to assist with overall weight loss.

3.Helps in Detoxification

The liver is extremely active while we sleep, therefore during that time the body is restored and regenerated. Drinking enough water especially in the mornings, helps to ensure that the body functions effectively. Some doctors recommend lemon water because it helps stimulate proper stomach acid production and bile production.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


In a series of tweets,South African celebrity Bonang Matheba also known as Queen Bee, announced her resignation from Metro FM.

Bonang said the following in her tweets on Monday afternoon: "After 3 years of making magic on the Front Row, I can confirm that I have officially stepped down as the host of the show. I will miss my Metro FM family dearly, as they say all good things do come to an end....Looking forward to the next chapter of my radio life."

Bonang Matheba, who has hosted the Front Row for the last three years handed over her resignation to Metro FM management after a change in the show direction and format.

Bonang Matheba will soon debut her new reality show Being Bonang on Vuzu AMP



This recipe is simple and easy to cook, but it can also be fun to try it over the weekend with your kids. Instead of buying the ready made crisps from the store, you can save and cook your own.**smiles** 


A natural look has become a symbol of confidence and real beauty, these women are not afraid to bare it all.Celebrities were the last people you could get pictures of them with their natural looks.They were always glammed up and everything looked perfect.Right now ,things are slightly changing .

More celebrities are becoming more comfortable to show their faces without make up, and most of them look so perfect for a natural look. We love every bit of this new movement and we think this should be ongoing to give a message to other women out there that sometimes you just need to be you and not hide under foundation and concealers.

 Instagram :@J_n mengi 

Instagram :@Jessicankosi

 Instagram :@kefilwemabote


Instagram :@Elizabethmichaelofficial

Monday, April 3, 2017


This is a new post category that will be displaying different hair styles from celebrities within and outside Tanzania .To kickstart , we decided to start with  Wema Sepetu also known as  the"Tanzanian Sweetheart".

 Her hairstyle choices are usually outside the box and so bold and daring.She does everything from weaves,braids to crochets.

She is not scared to try new styles and hair colours as long as the style suits her.

Now Trending :Statement Sleeves

Statement sleeves are on the rise in 2017 .Everyone from celebrities to bloggers are rocking this trend.In my opinion, you need to be bold enough to rock this in a way that will not overwhelm your whole outfit .

Would you wear this trend ?