Wednesday, 1 June 2016
I love my friends, I love to cook and I absolutely love being creative.
I am someone that is always down for good time whenever and wherever.
I love to host, I love to smile, I love being happy and these three words " Friends, Food and Creativity" make me extremely happy especially when they are all combined together in one room.
I had a few friends over on the weekend where I got to cook a few of my favourite dishes, drink some of my favourite homemade cocktails and smoke some of my favourite earthly goodness ha!
And I must say I had a lovely time, we danced, we talked, we debated, we laughed, and we loved but most importantly our bellies were full with yummy food :-)
We breathed in balloons and escaped life for about 10 seconds floating on cloud 9, giddy with dazed eyes ha.
But overall I must say the day and night was so cute, I believe it's important to take time out of your busy schedules and connect with your friends, share stories and memories and also embrace each others journeys as we each embark on different paths to what we dream to be successful.
Life is truly what you make it and I just want to live one where I look back on all my memories and smile :-)
Surround yourself with good energy, good people and most importantly GOOD food lol.
You'll never look back once you do that :)
Shot by Mulan edited by Me :)
Monday, 16 May 2016
We've got to make a change
We can't carry on this on this way.
The youth today has changed
I don't remember it being this is way.
Turnt against each other by a point of a knife
Before their eyes.
We got to make a change we can't carry on this way
We are brothers and sisters created by God in his own Devine way.
Don't take away gods best creation
Don't take away a gift that you are blessed with.
Why is it so hard for our black male youths to love one another how deep does it go..
From our Ancestor being beat black and blue by another race why are we now beating each other black?
Why have we turned against our own race?
Where does this violence and anger stem from?
Something that happens every month
It has to stop..now.
Why are we so violent towards each..
Is it the competition/comparisons?
The rush to be extravagantly rich to show off watches, cars "lifestyles" materialistic things
To prove we can make it, to prove we too can live a good, successful happy life?
Keep that drive and ambition but subtract the violence, the love for money and the competition.
The desire for money is the route to all evil.
Don't let money be your only passion your only drive or else it will drive you to dark places.
Stop competing with each other, stop desiring the wrong things, slow down.. Embrace one another as brothers and sisters.
Help one another, lead one another, support one another LOVE on another.
You are your only competition.
No one else.
'Love thy neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." Mark 12:31
Sunday, 1 May 2016
Yes it is and it never felt so good..
The last few minutes of 2015 sweaty with starry eyes jumping up and down I told myself this is how I want to feel everyday.. Free.. Full of life..Purpose and Spirit.. My third eye opened up and and then it hit me.. I didn't need Friends.. Boyfriends.. Money.. I needed..
I LOVE MYSELF
How those three words are turned against YOU by the MAJORITY
I HATE THE MAJORITY
Hate is such a strong word.. I know but it's the only word I could use to describe my passion for the opposite word..LOVE.
Yes we are the minority because we were wise enough to discover the SECRET?
It's no secret to be honest it's just simple everyday LIFE
I have learnt how to Love it, Embrace it, and Live it MY way.
I have learnt how to love myself for who I am..All my flaws, mistakes and imperfections I've accepted them and spread my wings.. Still a long way to fly though.. And of course sometimes there are obstacles along the way..but with the LOVE of GOD in your heart.. You'll find your purpose.
You'll overcome any obstacle if your weapon is GOD.
Do you know why?
Because GOD IS LOVE..
LOVE CONQUERS ALL
Whispered two warm trembling voices, sea breeze tickling my face, eyes filled with emotion, I look up..my parents Doreen & Fitzroy, a fiery couple but filled with LOVE, what kept them together so many years, married on a beautiful Carribbean sea an island filled with LOVE.
They grew to love one another for who they were which kept them grounded.
You always need to stay grounded..BALANCED.
WE need balance.. WE need to be balanced in this UNBALANCED world..
Connecting with good spirits.. Positive energy..CONNECT WITH GOD AND YOU LEARN TO Connect with LOVE.
Anything that is LOVE CONNECT WITH IT.
Because GOD IS LOVE..
Each day at a time I guess..
But I'm a believer..
For the first time I'm a believer in my self..
Not forgetting the fact that my childhood bestfriend is Beyoncés new side kick on stage now...*screams inside*
I feel the positive vibrations from her..5000 miles away.
I saw the journey with my own EYES
MY OWN EYES
I AM A WITNESS
My TAJANA Living her TRUE DREAM💕✨💫
Life is what you make it..
You can achieve anything anything anything you want in life if you believe.. Put your mind to it.. Give it your everything and more.. Push push push..and practice PATIENCE
Patience is key in your journey.
Even when you have down days and feel like giving up.. Even when tears drown you.. Even when hearts get broken.. Even when family members don't support you or like you..even when people are toxic and jealous of you.. Even when your constantly struggling for money.
EVEN WHEN YOUR SINGLE.
Being single is good for your health, but society flips it back on you as if you are an alien, "How old are you?" 24, 25, 26 "Oh and your single?" "When you are dropping your baby" "when are you getting married" pardon? "Let me live my life first no?" "Let me set my future up first no?" "Let me experience life first no?"
I guess it works different for everyone as everyone's life/journey is different but for me this is the longest I've been single ever.. And sometimes you need that time to learn about yourself, learn who you are and learn to actually LOVE YOURSELF.
You know that saying:
"Love yourself first or nobody else will"
And it doesn't just relate to relationships it relates to every aspect of your life, your career, your family and your friendships.
It says in all these self help books that I read
"It's okay to be single" and "Especially in your 20's"
LET GO, BE FREE, ENJOY YOUR SELF, LOVE THE LIFE YOU'VE BEEN BLESSED WITH AND DO WHAT MAKES YOU GENUINELY HAPPY :)
You can turn your life around and it all starts with that ugly pink thing inside your contoured face.
Shout to the plug Khloe Bailey! Ha Kappa ain't dead ;)
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
So two weeks ago I received a package from HairByKrystal and I was amazed to see four bundles of beautiful Brazilian deep wave hair, at first I was quite nervous to have these luscious bundles installed as this was my first time trying out a curly weave, since working with the outstanding Radiant Salon, I have learnt so much about hair leading me to break out of my comfort zone, although I have been quite dearing with the hairstyles I have done in the past, it has given me more oppurtunity to be the dear devil that's been waiting to explode inside me, lol.
After having this versatile weave installed I must say I am quite impressed, the hair is so soft and so easy to style, given that you have purchased the right products to maintain it.
A friend of mine had previously done curly hair and advised me on all the right products to purchase if you want to keep your hair looking right (we're her exact words lol).
So I took a trip down to superdrug followed by the black hair shops.
In superdrug I purchased the John Frieda
"Bounce Curls" collection which included the shampoo and conditioner a daily styling spray and a creme serum to keep the hair moist thoughout the day, Altogether this came to a total of £24 not to bad and I mean if you want your hair to look flawless you gotta spend the bucks lol ;)
Here is an image of the John Frieda products:
Now because I wanted to go for that natural look ( versatile weave) it meant that I needed to have a lot of leave out around the perimeter of my hairline, therefore I had to also purchase products for my natural hair in the black hair shops. My hair is quite mixed so once water touches it shrinks in to these tiny lil curls, in order to tame my natural hair I bought a curl defining cream just so it could blend a lot more with the weave, I also bought edge control for my edges and wrap set lotion that I use at night to set my edges.
I know this all seems a bit much but trust me ALL these products were worth buying as I've seen a huge difference in both my natural hair and the weave.
Two weeks later I can say HairByKrystal is a brilliant hair company, which have matched my expectations and I will be using them again!
Follow them on Instagram @HairByKrystal and get purchasing guys you won't regret it! :)
Monday, 25 May 2015
Sometimes in life you have to walk away from the things that no longer serve you.
Life is a gift and we sometimes take it for granted, Many of us are creatures of habit, even if those habits aren’t good for us. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is walk from anything that no longer serves us, grows us, or makes us happy. Have you ever found yourself staying in a job that no longer served you? You had reached your growth potential in that position but still stayed there for security or stability. You were basically stuck on the road to nowhere, but you stayed because it was easier than starting over somewhere new, us as human beings, oh no we don't gel very well with the word "change" I’ve often heard people say, “Although I am not happy here, at least I know what to expect here.”
It's basically financial freedom with a spoonful of unhappiness, but you've dreamt about financial freedom with a massive glass full of happiness and fulfilment right? It is that fear of the unknown that keeps people in a holding pattern, that fear of having to work immensely hard to get what you want and what if it doesn't work out? that massive risk of losing everything to be genuinely happy. It’s that fear of the unknown that prevents growth from taking place. "But how will I survive without it, him or her"
Shoes - Christian Louboutin
Top - Topshop
Skirt - TFNC
Bag - Chanel
Hair by Radiant
Shot By Nasryne.
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
As you all may have notice I am a serious food lover! I LOVE to eat and I LOVE to cook, I find both Theraputic lol.
Maybe one day once I've peaked in my fashion career I'll invest in a restaurant who knows.
So I don't normally blog about food but today for some reason I had an epiphany, "I might as well blog about all the things I love" I mean it is a lifestyle blog I guess and this is part of my lifestyle so here goes :)
It's Pancake dayyy! This morning I woke up at 9am on my day off to make pancakes, I'm someone that loves to experiment so I decided to make Cinnamon and Vanilla pancakes with a side of smoked bacon.. Sounds amazing right? Well it was! Lol
Here's my recipe:
• 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
I decided to be lazy and blend everything so I measured all the right ingredients and popped it all in the blender:
Once you've blended everything you should have a smooth & thick mixture:
Now heat up the frying pan, don't have the fire to high otherwise you'll burn the pancakes and we don't want that now do we lol.
Get a tiny bit of butter and add it to the frying pan. Once it's melted pour a small amount of mixture into the pan, leave it to cook for about 1-2mins and then turn it over, how I usually do it, when I see the pancakes forming lil blisters I know it's ready to turn over:
Now if you want to add a bit more flavour to spice your pancakes up you can add cinnamon and vanilla to the mixture:
I did and they tasted great! I also added a side of bacon as they go down so well with pancakes. So there we have it Cinnamon and Vanilla Pancakes garnished with melted butter & Golden Syrup:
Monday, 19 January 2015
To help yourself, you must be yourself, don't worry the world will adjust, let go of the thoughts "what will people think of me" when you are being your true self, you will attract the right people, who will not judge, but accept you for who you are, so follow that dream, fight those fears and be the best YOU can be.
Working and living in such a judgemental world can be so hard at times, you find yourself comparing and judging. When I first got in to the fashion industry I wasn't sure who I was, I didn't no who to be or how to carry myself, I wanted to stand out and be like all the other stylists, designers and fashion icons I use to research and see but as months went by and then years I realised that wasn't me, I was trying to fit in and be like "everyone" else.
What we need to realise and accept is that we all have our own qualities and talents and through being our true selves we can perfect them and eventually be the best we can be! Thought I would share some words of inspiration today :-) have a lovely day all and remember to help your self you must be yourself!
Dress - motel rocks
Shoes - river island
Jewellery - go go Phillips
Shot by Nasryne