Friday, 13 February 2015

3 Things

What To Do for Valentines

This weekend we celebrate Valentines' day and you may be clueless about what to do.  Here are some ideas of what you can possibly get up to.

A hearty meal
Stir fries are one of my favourite dishes. They are versatile and can be done in so many different ways depending on your ingredients, likes and dislikes.  I reckon, if you are having a stay at home Valentine's day, try this hearty meal. 
Image: bbcgoodfood.com
Step 1
Cook the noodles or spaghetti (optional) in a saucepan of boiling water following packet directions or until just tender. Drain well and let it sit on a tray to cool, so that it does not get sticky.
Step 2
Heat half the oil in a wok or large frying pan over high heat until smoking. Add the chicken cubes/strips and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes or until golden. Do not forget to add salt and pepper to the chicken to taste. 
Step 3
An option is to remove the chicken and set it aside or cook your vegetables separately, these will include your choice of veges.  I love to use green peas, cabbage, green and red pepper and of course my carrots all diced into desired strips.
Step 4
Once the veggies are cooked, add some onion and garlic into the chicken, until and add the rest of your veges. Then add the cooked noodles. Stir to combine and add your sauces I prefer soy sauce and a bit of curry. Toss until well combined and let it simmer until well mixed and cooked. 
Step 5
Dish up your meal, and dinner is served.  You can garnish it and serve with salads or add some fried sesame seeds.

Date Night
Love is in the air everybody, so take time to celebrate  it.  If you are married or have a partner or meeting someone for the very first time remember share the love.

Spoil yourself
Many shops have their items on a valentine's special, remember spoiling yourself does not mean breaking the bank so go ahead and take advantage of the sales this weekend and do not forget to include the special loved one/s.

Thank you for reading
Tia

Monday, 9 February 2015

Epitomic Hairstyle

Bangs

What a better way to start the year than with a bang.  Bangs are a flattering and unique way to compliment your bob hairstyle.  The bob has become a must have trend especially the one on Keri Hilson, that is the long bob.  It is surely worth a try and is a good protective hairstyle for those looking to give their natural hair a break from all the daily manipulation.  It can be styled in various ways with a curl, a bit of colour or worn pin straight.  
Image: fanshare
Image:Marieclaire


Thank you for reading and viewing
Tia

Monday, 11 August 2014

What To Wear

What To Wear: Work Style

Office Pastel
Pastel colours are on trend, I love these colours because they are subtle.  The pastel colours are usually referred to as baby colours, but these colours can be pulled off by adults as there are easy to wear and pair. To start incorporating the pastel colours in your wardrobe begin with those pieces that are close to nude and before you know it you will own, lilac, baby blue, mint pieces etc.

Hope you love this collage and it will give you a styling tip for the work week.

Thank you for popping in and connecting
Tia

Friday, 8 August 2014

3 Things

Weekend: 3 Things

My three picks for what you could try and incorporate for this weekend and maybe in days to come.

Foodie
For your weekend meals or your “Sunday meal”,with all the variety and roasted meat.  Add this succulent and simple recipe of creamed spinach: After cutting your spinach put it in a colander and then pour boiling water that will make the spinach wilt and soften.  Thereafter, place it in a pot and pour a reasonable amount of milk for it to boil in.  After a few minutes, add a pinch of salt and Knorr (or any other brand) Cream of Mushroom Soup to thicken your spinach and let it simmer until ripe. Serve warm.

D├ęcor
An easy tip to give your bathroom a new look.  Use jars to decorate, they are very versatile.  Stuff in a material with your colour theme and add some glass beads or pebbles then place your cotton balls in them for storage.  Before you know it you have an breath-taking bathroom.


Entertainment
Are you clueless about what to do for this weekend?  Entertain yourself with a board game like Monopoly, play with your family or if you live alone invite some friends and a loved one, serve snacks and before you know it you have had an awesome day.

Images: Pinterest & Nola.com

Thank you for popping in and connecting
Tia

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Skin Care

Beauty Tip: Egg White Benefits

I recall when I was a teenager and my aunt was preparing for her wedding day.  One of the things she did to look her best on her special day was to use an egg, to enable her facial skin to glow.  I adopted this trick and I have done it over the years and it has not disappointed me.  

When I decided on doing this article, I thought it will be beneficial to do research of the actual benefits of using egg white and to my surprise I got loads of information one being that egg whites are high in collagen and vitamin A (which is essential in the development of products that are able to treat scars or burns) on http://homemademasks.net/.

Egg white will undoubtedly offer you manifold benefits if you use it suitably, according to your skin requirements. I hope this article will be of great assistance and save you from spending hefty amounts on facial masks.

Below are the benefits and the method of how to use the egg white to get better nourished facial skin that is radiant:

BENEFITS 

Nourishes skin
Eggs have a lot of protein, although the protein is awesome for nourishing the body, the nutrients in eggs are also great for nourishing and healing skin as well. 

Skin Tightening
After applying an egg white mask, your skin will tighten as it dries.   When you've rinsed the mask off, this effect usually lasts for about an hour thereafter giving your face a healthy glow and diminishing the look of fine lines especially under the eye area.

Pores
Egg white draws oil and tightens pores and when rinsed off it may remove dead skin cells. It will also give your skin a firmer and an even look.

Egg white can be mixed with other ingredients depending on your skin requirements. For deep cleansing you can add lemon, for hydrating add avocado, for irritated skin mix with honey, for exfoliating add oatmeal and for the common skin type combination you can add some yoghurt.  In a nutshell, this proves that egg white has a multiple of benefits for our facial skin.

METHOD

Separate the egg white from the yolk of one-two eggs depending on the amount you require.

Whisk the egg white until it is frothy. (I usually beat the egg white with a spoon as I only use one egg)

Apply in an upward motion on the face or to say from the nose area and in circular motion going upward, applying generously.

Allow drying for about 15 or 20 minutes and then rinse off with warm water or gently remove with a soft facial towel soaked in warm water. 

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Spotted Trend

Spotted Trend: The Denim Overall/ Dungaree

For today's post, I am introducing a new post title which is, Spotted Trend.  In these posts I will be giving you tips on what is on trend.  I like this particular trend, like any other fashion trend we are seeing its a recyclable trend, something that can be worn over and over again in so many different ways. 

The dungaree can be paired with sneakers, flat pumps and heels. Below are a few looks, I found of different bloggers and some fashionistas rocking the denim overall. Which style would you rock?

 Image: The Curvy Fashionista

 Image: Who, what wear via Pinterest
Image: Viva Luxury

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Tia



Monday, 4 August 2014

Work Style


What to Wear: To Work

Work Wear

To start this working week, I have created this collage to give you some inspiration.  The A line/Big skirts/midi skirts/skater skirts have become a must have.  When wearing this skirt you get that lady like look and feeling. 

I have paired the same skirt in two different style of shoes and tops.  This is to show you how versatile the skirt is, it surely is a must have and worth adding to your wardrobe.

I hope you had an awesome week and will enjoy the week ahead.

Thank you for popping in and connecting
Tia