To those following me. Thank you πŸ’“πŸ’–πŸ’πŸ™

Dear friends,

Thank you for all the support,all the love and most importantly your time. For liking my posts thank you, for taking the time to read/scan through,Thank you.

For following me even when I still haven’t found my niche, thank you. Am still trying to figure things out and I hope in time I will be there.

Thank you, thank you and may God bless you and give you many more blog followers.

With lots of love πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’–. Love and Life

Natural beauty in a world controlled by cosmetics.

Growing up my dad always told my sister and I that it was not how we looked but what we brought on the table. That it didn’t matter wether you were clothed in gucii or fur, all that mattered was our thought process, our ideas and whether we were smart enough to make it through life.

Since childhood he constantly reminded us that we were naturally beautiful and that we never needed make up.It stuck so deep in us that till date neither of us does any make up.

Regardless of the influences around us, we have learnt how to be content with our looks, our body shapes, our natural hair and our natural skin colour. We do not try weird skin care routines ,nor spend hefty amounts of money on make up and wigs.

I believe we have been able to remain natural inspite of all the influences of the world, mainly because, what true beauty is, it was clearly instilled in us from a very young age. Our dad,to whom we matter most, considered and still considers us his most beautiful girls. He taught us that we were enough, and that we never had to change who we were to suit the changing times of the world.

The same teaching we had is the same teaching we are passing on to our children. We constantly remind them that natural beauty is the best beauty. It was God’s initial plan for us and that cosmetics are man made. Made to conceal true beauty.

True beauty πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Healthy hair mask for natural hair.

I am by birth an African, I live and breathΒ  in Africa and as you all know we have very tough hair. Our hair coils up when we wash it or when rained on and it gets pretty painful when trying to straighten it out.

Having 4c kind of hair was especially hard for me when I started my natural, hair growth journey. I was used to going to the salon everytime I needed my hair straightened, their I would pay hefty amounts for products to be used on my hair, but not until my hair started thining, and falling off. I had unhealthy,weak hair and I was slowly going bold. I tried all treatment methods, plaiting styles but none was helping. I was now left with the choice to either shave it off or go natural.

The idea of shaving didn’t sit well with me as, I was afraid of looking weird before hair grew back. So the only option left was to go the natural way, which meant no heat for long periods of time and only natural methods of treating the hair. Google and YouTube came much in handy as I had never had much interest in hair care products before. I watched all types of videos, and read all kinds of blogs on natural hair, but neither helped me out. Reason being they were either using too expensive products or they were using products I could not get in my local market.

I was left hopeless and confused not until I decided to try use what I had and could get in the market. I bought a ripe ovacado,had some honey in the house and some eggs from the farm. I unplaited my hair,run water through it and gently combed it’s sides in preparation for the mixture. My mixture was simple, I cut the ovacado in half,took the flesh out and into a bowl, put in two eggs ,york and whites included and lastly put two tablespoons of honey. I whisked the mixture into a paste and started applying it on my hair. It smelled nice, all natural. 10 minutes later I was done, I put a shower cap on and headed for the balcony to get heat from the sun.

I didn’t stay out long as I was unsure of how much time would be sufficient, so I stayed out for 25 minutes max. By this time the shower cap was sweaty and I could feel my hair warm and moist. I massaged my scalp for a few minutes then did a full wash of my hair. I used apple shampoo and no conditioner. Used a towel to gently dry my hair and applied some coconut oil to keep it moist. Surprisingly when I combed my hair I had no breakages, my twists were easier to untangle and my hair felt softer. I was happy, I could now style my hair into a pony tail and go on with my day. It was the first time I didn’t have to go to the salon to get my hair done and it felt great.

2 years down the line I have very long healthy hair. My hair is strong and does not break easily. I don’t use any other products except my hair mask and coconut oil. I also don’t subject my hair to too much heat as I also discovered that constantly getting it straightened out is bad. I limit this to two times a year or only when I want to get plaited.

This has worked for me and for my type of hair. It is inexpensive,organic and sustainable and I would recommend anyone to use it. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Natural hair (6 months into the journey) I have a strongly defined hair line. My hair is thicker and softer.πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

The secret to a happy healthy, skin.

It’s been close to two months since we moved to the farm, and I must say alot has changed. First being our diet, by virtue of being far from the shopping center means that no junk food for us. We are forced to eat what is readily available in the farm, and that means eating lots of fresh vegetables,eggs, fruits and fresh organic milk.

We occasionally collect wild mushrooms and fry them for breakfast. Our meat consumption has gone down as well as we have rediscovered ways of making our foods tastier without having meat on the menu. In place of meat we have substituted with dried cereals,mushrooms and eggs.

It is during the hot season in this region and so we are usually forced to drink lots of water during the day. If well calculated we could be drinking well over 2 liters of water per day per person. To us that’s a huge boost to our water intake as compared to when we were in town.

Our activities outdoors have also increased since we spending most of the time tending to the crops and animals.This translates to soaking up more vitamin D than we were used to while in town. We make sure to get especially the morning sunshine which is not too hot nor too cold. It does wonders to our skin and uplifts our moods.

With this lifestyle change my skin has become smoother,shiny and radiant. I have a soft glow and I do not need make up at all at all. All I need is to apply a little bit of Vaseline when I wash my face in the morning and am good to go. I have no blemishes and am beautiful as ever. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Beautiful πŸ’˜

When God answers your prayers.

God listens and in His time He answers us. He is a faithful God who will never leave us nor forsake us. He is our beginning and our end. He is Alpha and Omega and we give him all praise and glory.

Today was a different kind of day for me, I woke up feeling tierd,sleepy and just grumpy. Went outside to check on the animals and get a breath of fresh air. The sun was out, shining bright and hot. The chickens had laid eggs and the cows were feeding heavily,a sign that the day had started well. With fresh eggs and milk I went back to the house and their it hit me, I was living my dream, God had given me everything I wanted and more.

My family and I were living on a farm, on our own land. No rent,no nosey neighbors just us and our animals. It felt great. We had a surplus supply of fresh veggies,herbs, eggs, unadulterated milk and rain water. We had more than enough,so much that even after selling we still could feed our less fortunate neighbors on a daily basis. This was what I had prayed for, while we were staying in a flat in town. I was constantly asking God to give me a homestead where I could always have something to give. That no visitor would ever leave our home empty handed.

My son was happy and my husband as relaxed as a well fed calf. Everything had fallen into place. We were happier, healthier and peaceful. When I look back, am grateful to God for fulfilling my dreams. My desire to farm was propelled by the fact that I could easily measure my output in relation to my input.

I could see growth and gauge the impact of my efforts. Seeing our chicken multiple, our cows healthy and our fields green is a dream come true for me. I can now blog comfortably, till my land, sell my produce and enjoy unlimited fresh air. This is what I always wanted and am grateful to God for this far. Pray and ask God to perfect your vision in His time and glory and you will be surprised at what He can do.

He did it for us and He can do it for anyone else.

Jeremiah 29:12. “Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.”

Answered prayers

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