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Manuka Matata

Manuka Matata

Hakuna Matata is a Swahili phrase which translates ‘no problems’ Manuka Matata is my own phrase (per say) which translates ‘no problem, honey’ Manuka Honey or ‘Active Honey’ is far from your average honey, it originates from New Zealand from the Maori people who use the Manuka plant for medical purposes. They use the Manuka leaves to make a drink which can reduce symptoms of fever, while they use ...

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Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil comes from pressing Avocados. The main reason I love Avocado Oil is because it makes for a perfect hydration hair mask and its so simple and convenient especially for the summer time. Avocado Oil is for all hair types, some of the benefits are: Stimulates hair growth Strengthen’s hair root Helps revive brittle/dry hair Hair conditioner How I use Avocado Oil to make a hair mask: You nee...

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Understanding Fashion

Understanding Fashion

As a student everything looks way more expensive than it did back home, fashion in particular with new trends surfacing on a daily basis, it can be expensive to stay in the loop. But students in particular are pressured way more than any other audience as they have the constant social media flow of fashionable celebrities and the price tags they can afford along with the desire to be ‘fashio...

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Bank Safety & Fraud

Bank Safety & Fraud

There are more and more safety and fraud adverts from banks and companies telling us to protect our money and details. Very rarely do we take direct action upon these adverts we see as many of us believe it simply will not happen to us. However I experienced this a few days ago, where my details were being used for online transactions where my card was not present and left my balance at NIL, thank...

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Wellcome to a whole new world of learning and creating at its finest

Wellcome to a whole new world of learning and creating at its finest

The Wellcome Collection is the heart of Euston’s incredibly curious and informational haven for anyone and everyone particularly for those with an interest in medicine. Founded by Sir Henry Wellcome, Wellcome is a global charity which aims to improve the health for everyone by thriving great ideas and creativity. As well as science, the Wellcome Collection features historic exhibitions,...

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Argan Oil

Argan Oil

FAB – Fabulous Argan Oil comes from the Argan Tree extracted from the kernels, it’s a beautiful golden oil that is an old rich beauty secret. Clarification                                                                                                                                                         Argan Oil and Moroccan Oil are slightly different. Moroccan Oil is a lesser purer version of...

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Putting outfits together

Putting outfits together

This will be your only rule to live by when it comes to shopping from now on… “Save on clothes and splurge on accessories” You can buy the simplest and cheapest of clothes to make an outfit but your accessories make the look. We’ve been through body shapes, colours and prints, now that you have an idea of what you want to accentuate, slim etc. we can go through the basics a...

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Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil

TBH – To Be Honest IKR – I Know Right Jojoba Oil, pronounced Ho-ho-ba Jojoba Oil (more of a liquidy wax tbh) comes from the seed of the Simmondsia Chinensis plant which is native in parts of the US and Mexico. Jojoba Oil is great for fine or thinning hair and gives amazing results (as i’ve heard, my hair is thick and long so it’s not the best oil for my hair). It is known to be a ‘carrier’ oil whi...

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Review -The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini is an asset to fiction

Review -The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini is an asset to fiction

This novel really opens your eyes to life in Afghanistan at a super fast paced, thrilling, powerful, flawlessly constructed masterpiece, so far from home yet remarkably relatable. The Kite Runner is written by an American-Afghan author, Khaled Hosseini’s with his first epic novel of brotherhood and separation in his homeland, Afghanistan. It had me gripping each page with flooding ...

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Abyssinian Oil

Abyssinian Oil

Abyssinian Oil comes from the Brassica Abyssinica plant which is a European mustard plant. Abyssinian Oil is for fine, thin or greasy hair I love using Abyssinian Oil because its hydrating and soo light weight not to mention extremely heat resistant! How I use Abyssinian Oil: Couple of drop on damp hair, massage a little into scalp and air dry Abyssinian Oil uses: Skin moisturiser Fights...

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Sapote Oil

Sapote Oil

Sapote Oil comes from the seed of the Mamey Sapote, a fruit tree native to South America Sapote Oil is for all hair types, it helps re-balance hair oils and assists with sensitive scalp both oily and cry. And also softens hair which makes it soo much more manageable. How I use Sapote Oil: Before showering rub Sapote Oil all over scalp and leave on for about 15 minutes. Shampoo as usual with lukewa...

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Almond Oil

There are two types of Almond Oil, bitter and sweet. Bitter coincidentally comes from the bitter Almond plant which contains a Glycoside called Amygdalin that turns into toxic Hydrocyanic acid on processing and it more suited to external medicinal purposes. Sweet Almond Oil comes from the edible almonds and it mostly used for hair and skin care to enhance our natural health and beauty. I love...

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Marula Oil

Marula Oil

PIFF – Depending on context, in this case smells nice Maruala Oil comes from kernal seeds from freely growing tree’s in South Africa. I loveee using Marula Oil because it’s fast absorbing, light, and has a non-greasy texture and it smells so piff Marula Oil is suitable for all hair types, it smell so fruity and packed full of Vitamin C. It is perfect for going on holiday as it prevents h...

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Micellar Water

Micellar Water

I have been using Micellar Water for agesss (L’Oreal Paris Micellar water) and have advised it to all my friends and it has worked wonders on my skin (best toner/make up remover I’ve ever bought). Over the last few months it’s become very popular and its present in pretty much every single drugstore over various brands. What is Micellar Water? Micellar Water is a makeup remover combined with a ton...

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Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

OMDS – Oh My Day-S, basically like OMG Coconut Oil comes from the palm of the coconut tree and is a white edible semisolid that has multiple uses. I’ve been using Coconut Oil for agesss and I love how it makes your hair more dense, fuller and healthier. Benefits of Coconut Oil stretch much further than just hair benefits! it smells good too… Coconut Oil is so fab for all hair types and has a...

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