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DIY: TURMERIC FACE MASK

As you know skin care is always one of my favourite areas to do research on and I am obsessed with trying out new mixtures that I can do myself. I recently stumbled upon this mixture that works fabulously. Turmeric, before I had never heard of this almost miracle powder. It actually comes from the ginger family and is used for a wide variety of things such as in food and medicine.

Ingredients are as follows;

  • 1tbs TURMERIC POWDER
  • 1tbs ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
  • 1-2tbs MILK
  • 1-2tbs COCONUT OIL

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MY FRIEND DOES MY MAKEUP| SUE-JEEN JANGA

NEW VIDEO.

A few weeks ago I gave my friend Mariah a few makeup tips and thought it would be interesting if she did my makeup. We filmed it all & it was cool to see how she used her skills. Even though she almost never does anything more than lipstick and mascara she was able to try out a full face on me using skills she obtained from watching various YouTube videos. Click on the video below to be directed to the video and see how much fun we had while filming it.

Be aware there are a lot of giggling and you will enjoy it.

Love always!

Sue-Jeen

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DIY: SHEA BUTTER FOR SKIN & HAIR

In the Winter time it is essential to make sure to boost up our skin care routine. Winter cracked or dry skin is not the best especially with Spring slowly creeping up on us. One of my favourite Do-It-Yourself (DIY) tricks is my Shea Butter mixture that I use on my skin and hair. The ingredients used for this batch is as follows;

  • 7tbs Shea butter
  • 3tbs Coconut Oil
  • 3tbs Almond Oil
  • 2tbs Vitamin E Oil
  • 2tbs Tamanu Oil
  • 5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • 2x Bowls
  • Hand Mixer
  • Container for mixture

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SKIN HISTORY & CURRENT CARE + LUSH CUPCAKE REVIEW

Let’s Talk Skin Care!

If you have been following me or know me for a while you know that I have been struggling with skin issues for the longest of time. I have had so many ups and downs with my skin, not only with acne and hyper-pigmentation on my face but chest and back. It is so annoying and definitely lowered my self-esteem.

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Meraki Cosmetics – Zeus Loose Highlighter Powder Review

New cosmetics brand in the Netherlands created by make-up artist Kim ter Stege. The cosmetics line currently consists of 10 Loose Highlighter Powders. With shades ranging from the fairest to darkest skin tones. The loose highlighter powders are suitable for face, eyes, lips and body.

The first thing that attracted me to the brand is the name! I really wanted to get to know what Meraki meant and the meaning is very meaningful. I believe that Kim has chosen the perfect name for her brand.

Meraki is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you’re doing, whatever it may be.”

Meraki’s Loose Highlighter Powders Include

  • Colour Shifting – 4 Powders (The colour effect changes depending on the angle of viewing)
  • Fair/Medium Skin Tones – 3 Powders
  • Medium/Dark Skin Tones – 3 Powders

Zeus is the one that I purchased, it is described as a highly glowing bronze loose highlighter powder. The packaging is perfect and compact, it holds 4g. of product and can last a long time because a little can go a long way. Starting off it is best to use a light hand seeing that the highlighter is very finely milled.

Meraki Cosmetics is also vegan and cruelty free. It is stated on their website that no animal was harmed in the making of the products.

After using the product the only con that I can find is the packaging because of the holes in the container the product can be easily shaken and become messy. However, I have this same impression of the Sasha Buttercup Setting Powder which has a similar container.

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Overall I would highly recommend purchasing the loose powder highlighter from Meraki Cosmetics because the products are highly pigmented and can be used in multiple ways. Adding the loose powder to the tear duct for a pop, lips for a shiny look or even to the collar bone area for a added highlight in your Christmas dress.

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Meaning of Zeus

Zeus (/ˈzjuːs/; Ancient Greek: Ζεύς) was the sky and thunder god in ancient Greek religion, who ruled as king of the gods of Mount Olympus.
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I purchased my Meraki Cosmetics Loose Highlighter for € 17,99. Currently there is a special code [XMASGLOW] that you can use for 15% off your order.

What are your thoughts on the shades & is there a particular one that you want to get your hands on?

Let’s Catch Up!

Hi Lovely People,

I have been on the down low for a few weeks now. That is because I have been feeling so low mentally and then being hit with a flu that lasted about 1 month (ughh). I am currently still a bit stuffy but my energy levels have risen so much. Mental issues are just not talked about and seem to be a bit taboo. No one talks about it or even if they do, don’t know how to address the topic. However, I have been seeking help and what I have learned is that I need to keep myself busy with people and things. For the past few weeks even though I have been feeling very ill with the flu and a bit down I started doing more stuff with friends and trying to stay a bit busy. Not always does it work out but for the most part I have been so much more contented!

Not to just create this entire blog post about my mental issues but also about what I have been up to and what’s on my mind. For the past weeks it has been very entertaining to be cooking, trying out new foods and meeting up with friends for drinks or just to catch up. Like just last-night I went out to have typical Eritrean/Ethiopian food and it was very tasty. I inserted some pictures below so you can see what I ate, on the side we had exotic beer called Mongozo and got the coconut and mango flavours. They were amazing, nothing like your typical beer!

For the coming weeks I want to finish editing my London Haul which I filmed after I came back from London. Sharing so many new goodies I got myself while I was there. And also a fast make-up look that I filmed last night before going out. There is so many ideas I have but I just need to stop deliberating, get off my lazy butt and DO IT! Until the next post which I hope will not be too far from now….

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Love always,

Sue-Jeen

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ABOUT A WEEK AGO!

Hi there!

Back with some good news!!

& a few pictures! About a week ago I officially GRADUATED! But as we speak I am currently sitting on the couch very sick with the flu. I am so sick that I decided to stay at home from work because I am too ill and just need some rest.

Last week Wednesday the day before my graduation after finishing work I was supposed to have dinner with colleagues and friends. After leaving work with three of my colleagues walking to my friends house who came all the way from doing her internship in London just to be here in the Netherlands for my graduation. Once there I knocking on the door…&  boom it turned out to be a surprise party! Super sweet of her she organised the whole surprise by herself. I was super surprised and it was a truly enjoyable evening. I definitely felt the love.

My graduation day which took place last week Thursday actually turned out to be more official and nicer than I originally thought. It started with a formal talk by the coordinator of the program and then individually we were called up. After being called up and taking a sit a personal quote about our study at Inholland and picture was up on the screen, while mentors or lecturers gave a little speech about us individually (this made me and I believe every graduate feel special.) Once that was over it was back to the formal signing of the diploma and pictures of course. Once the whole ceremony was over we made our way to have some refreshments and take group/class picture. It was a great experience and I am thankful I made.

Don’t forget to follow me on INSTAGRAM for more picture.

Love always!

 

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UPDATE|PLUS 2 NEW VIDEOS.

Hi There Love,

I am back with a little life update and to share with you two new videos that are new and live on my YouTube Channel.

Update//.

It’s officially going to happen. I am graduating this Thursday from my bachelor study of International Communications Management. I should be extremely excited/happy/proud but honestly I am not… I don’t know if its because I have heard so long ago that I passed or that I am dealing with some extremely personal issues that I hope to share in the future or if I am just feeling anxious about what the future has to offer me. But no matter what I will make sure to be there on the day to collect my diploma. Today I am going into the city a bit earlier before work in search for an outfit for this special day and maybe that might just do the trick (honesty I doubt it).

I know that some are still wondering what I am up to career-wise and for now I still have my part-time job in retail at Zara and applying for jobs in the field of what I studied. I was a bit indecisive if I actually want to do that but come on that is where the money is and I did not ‘waste’ all of those years not to at least try the corporate/professional field out. On the side I am looking and planning to study something else in 2017…but you will just have to wait and see what that is.

Last week I came back from visiting a friend in London and I do have some amazing pictures and footage to share with you all beautiful followers. This blog post/video should be up on my channels by Friday this week. Stay tuned!

Have you also struggled with keeping your levels of positivity up? What do you do to keep them flowing?

The two new videos I have share can be seen below.

Please don’t forget to LIKE, COMMENT, SUBSCRIBE & SHARE!

 

 

Love always,

Sue-Jeen

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MY 2nd TIME (FULL BRAZILIAN WAX)

This might be TMI (Too Much Information) for some but hey we are all adults here right?… & by the way this is a lifestyle blog! 🙂

Now let’s start the conversation about my 1st and 2nd time having the full Brazilian wax done. I experienced my first time back in July and my second time just this week! I feel super proud of myself because I talked about having a full Brazilian wax done for so long. But like most I am so embarrassed/ashamed/terrified even when just thinking that I have to lay down on a bed and someone if literally right up into well onto and touching my penny (lol, that was the name I called ‘it’ my vajayjay/vagina since young) with a bright light and probably criticising how mines look.

Even now while writing this I feel like ‘Girl you survived’. And I am getting over it because the fact of the matter is that it is their job and they have probably done this 500 times before you and they are just doing their job.

Let’s talk about the pain, comparing the two times I believe that it did get better. The first time of course it was a bit painful however, it is not a pain that lasts all day, where your penny 🙂 just feels like it is burning or just an unnatural. When the wax is applied they allow it to dry and then gently pull. After the wax is completely pulled of they apply pressure to the spot and then instantly or almost instantly it is relieved. For me this was done for the whole thing & for my second time I dared to get the back door also done! (lol are you also laughing while reading this?) The back door was so much easier and faster, she used the general wax and then applied the one that is used for the smaller hair.

One funny part for me was the way in which you lay down for the front and the back. For the front you are on your back and your under feet are touching, so that she can get up in there. For the back you have to lay on your belly and hold your butt cheeks so that they don’t stick together! (lol, just imagine that)

I would say that a full waxing session takes about 30-45 minutes and it goes by so fast. It is not awkward while laying there, well at least not for me. I make sure not to look at what she is doing and just keep my head up, hands together and talk. Talking about yourself and sharing stories in general like any other salon experience. & the finally the final result is amazing! Everything is super soft for days and you are instantly beach ready.

The salon I visited is located in The Hague and so far I am super happy with their service. It is super clean and they are so professional.

 Full Brazillian = € 36,50 LadyWax The Hague

Have you though about getting the full Brazilian done? What was you biggest fear? What did you think about it?

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ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR FOUNDATION | REVIEW + DEMO

NEW CONTENT!

Hi There Beautiful,

I have a new upload! A new #YouTubeVideo showing you my review and demo of the Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup. Click below to check it out. But for now I will tell you that you must watch it to see what I think.

Estée Lauder Double Wear – Stay-in Place Makeup Claims

This is a long list of keys that this makeup claims to achieve. And I can tell you it does!

  • Stays-in place
  • Long lasting
  • Light weight
  • 15hrs (even in humidity)
  • Smudge proof
  • Oil free
  • Fragrance free
  • Non-acnegenic (formula is less likely to cause acne or make it worst)
  • Dermatologist + ophthalmologist tested

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Have you tried out this foundation? & what are your thoughts?

Love always!