The reading tag.

The reading tag.

Hey guys, No book of the month post for April but here is a fun reading tag I came across and decided to take part in. You can also participate, here or anywhere on the internet space  (please tag me, I’d like to see). Xx

 

THE READING TAG

1. Do you have a certain place for reading?
Mostly in my bed or the couch and sometimes in the car/bajaj while on traffic.

2. Bookmark or a random piece of paper?
I do both depending on what’s close. I mostly use bookmarks when I’m reading at home, I forget to carry them around.

3. Can you stop reading anytime you want or do have to stop at a certain page, chapter,part etc.?

 I like to stop at the end of chapters but if the book is boring or I’m just tired then anywhere.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Sometimes.

5. Can you read while listening to music/watching tv? 

No I can’t. I just won’t concentrate.

The reading tag

6. One book at the time of several at once? 

I have done/ do several at once but often times one at a time.

7. Reading out loud or silently in your head?
People read out loud? I thought we leave that in school.

8. Do you read ahead or skip pages?

It happens when I’m about to stop reading the book because it’s boring or I simply didn’t like it.

9. Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

Keeping it new.

10. Do you write in books?

I highlight important quotes to give emphasis to my mind and the next person who will read the book’s.

Reading tag source: R is for Read – Shirley’s Wardrobe

PRODUCT REVIEW: .FÄRG COLLECTION

PRODUCT REVIEW:  .FÄRG COLLECTION

I’m not a pro in this makeup game but I wear the basics on a daily so when FÄRG collection wanted to send me some of their products I went ahead and picked those I can incorporate in my everyday look.

I also got a discount code that you guys can use to purchase .FÄRG collection products but I thought I should do a review so you know before hand what you are about to purchase. Whenever I bring a product  review on here it means I have tried it out and I’m keen to let you guys know about it.

DISCOUNT CODE: LOVEFARG

 You can use the discount code LOVEFARG to get 25% discount on your order from www.fargcollection.com

1. Cover foundations

I have an acne prone skin which means my skin is left with some acne scars almost all the time so coverage is essential when picking a foundation. I don’t remember using a better foundation in terms of coverage & finishing. It’s the cover foundation from .FÄRG in the shade Nabou. Matches my skin tone and the coverage is just right for my blemished skin. I was a little concerned about the size of the container it comes in ( 8g ) but with the right application tool a little goes a long way (I advice using the .FÄRG buffing brush number 24 as recommended).

.FÄRG Collection

2. Setting powder

Since my makeup game is usually the basics I use the powder for touch ups because baking is too much for a daily look. I use it in the shade Melina and it really helps holding back the oil and shine. It also makes the look last longer and still intact.

.FÄRG Collection

3. Strobing palette

This is what I was looking forward to receiving the most and I am really happy with the quality. It is highly pigmented and I use it as an eye shadow and also for highlighting. I mix the golden and blush like shades to achieve a more natural look when highlighting but can still light up a room.

It is hyperflexible and can also be used as a blusher, contouring, and on the brows. I got it in the shade Dark. If the contouring process is also too much for you or you just prefer strobing then this palette is very handy.

.FÄRG Collection

4. Buffing and Powder brush.

Just the right combination, using the buffing brush in number 24 to apply the cover foundation which is recommended. It blends the foundation really well giving a natural look with the least makeup on.

I haven’t used the powder brush in number 100 much. I use my other everyday powder brush for the touch ups so I can’t really say much about this one.

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Wearing the cover foundation in the shade NABOU from their melanin queens selection and a little bit of the strobing palette (dark)

Before trying new makeup products that are not specified my first concern is usually if they will work for me under this humid weather on my very oily skin. I’m happy that these do. a little bit of the foundation on top of a mattifying primer and touch ups with the setting powder and I’m good. Overall the products are of a good quality and I’m keen to getting more products from them.

Thats it for today guys. I am also looking for videos on youtube I can watch to better my makeup game. If you know any chanel or videos I’d appreciate if you leave your recommendations on the comment section below.

PS: Don’t forget to use the Discount code LOVEFARG for a whole 25% off your order on www.fargcollection.com .

Thank you for taking your time and have a lovely day.xx

 

5 lifestyle apps you need.

5 lifestyle apps you need.

I recently came across an app that helps you split a bill amongst a group and it got me agreeing that there is an apps for almost everything these days. Can you quickly tell how many are on your phone without counting? Mobile apps have become really useful to a point one can feel inadequate without them. I have so many too on my phone but here are some I use the most or find more useful after the everyday social apps:

5 LIFESTYLE APPS YOU NEED

1. Period Tracker: PMS & Ovulation calendar.

For the ladies. I have used this app for the past 10 months. It gives you menstruation cycle detail alerts and notifications. You get notified when your periods are near by the exact number of days, when ovulation starts, when periods is delayed, if you have a high, medium or low chance of pregnancy and more. All you have to do is enter the details when your periods begins, ends, how you are feeling etc. If you can’t keep track of your cycle this is a very simple way to do it and know what exactly is going on.

 

Flatlays

2. Money ++

Enter your daily expenses, income, accounts and it calculates everything for you. You have the option to categorize your expenses and the statistics shows where you spend your money the most, your general expenses, income, and your balance.

If you want to be more money conscious then this app is for you.

PS: Also here is my go to blog on personal finances. Simply written and mostly relatable Refined Currency – The new age of Women & Money.

3. Kindle

I used to prefer reading hard copy books, I still do but based on how hard it is to get the latest books in stores in Dar es salaam Kindle has been my go to.  Its fast, reliable and the scrolling can lead you to finishing a book in one night.  The fact that I have my kindle library on my phone and can pick whichever book I want to read whenever and wherever is a plus.

 

work desk

 

4. VSCO

Every blogger & photographer’s holy grail. A photo editing app that comes with a number of filters & functions that allows you to change the mood of your picture depending on how you want it to look or feel. Also helps you attain the themed instagram feed goals.

You get? or should I add the word aesthetics somewhere?

Other photo editing apps: snapseed, lightroom.

5.

A few more:

Headspace for meditation.

Booking.com Hotel booking at discounted prices ( not always ).

Airbnb for apartment lusting, travel goals and real travel accomodation bookings.

lifestyle apps you need.

Note: All the listed apps are available both on iPhones and android phones except for Money++ that is not available on android but you can instead get Monefy which has similar functions.

That’s it for today guys. any other apps we can add to the list? Please leave them on the comment section below.

Xx.

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Current Favorites.

Current Favorites.

Current favorites

It’s back! Been a while since I last did one of these posts where I share with you guys what I am currently using, doing, watching, reading and loving. I think these and the Haul posts are a great way for us to catch up apart from on the socials. BTW I have been really loving snapchat lately, if you are on there add me @Bintiesque, thanks :).

So here are some of my current favourites:

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Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir perfume:

I don’t remember ever using the same perfume twice apart from this one. This has always been my favorite and it is what I am currently using. As a child I used to love how older women would wear their perfumes and in my mind the scents signified womanhood and that’s exactly how this perfume makes me feel, like the boss lady I dream to be.

Clean & Clear Morning energy skin brightening facial scrub:

I used to be very skeptical about products that say “skin brightening” after a small research and reading a whole book on skin care I learned that it doesn’t mean the same as lightening. Also in other countries  lightening is used in place of brightening but best do your research sis.

This is simply an exfoliator with brightening properties I have been using and liking. I love how it leaves the skin feeling fresh. I know some people discourage the use of  daily scrubs (do you guys know why?). I think daily scrubs are gentle enough to be labeled daily and thats just how often I use this one.

 

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The body shop Tea tree Skin clearing clay mask:

While I am always struggling with my oily skin, this face mask has been my go to. I have been using it for a month and I am loving it. I did a more detailed post on the body shop tea tree products I am using HERE.

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Dove hair therapy Volume boost conditioner:

Because on top of my growing (read stagnant) fro, I always have wigs and weaves on and hair care for me has to be for both. Caring for a human hair weaves and wig makes it last longer. I have been using this conditioner on the wigs and weaves it’s really good and smells good too.

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Aspect Rose gold watch:

I got this one as a present. Maybe the person knew how much I needed a watch, a rose gold one to be specific. It one of the very few accessories I have and wear.

 

What are you guys currently using and favoriting? Let’s chat on the comment section below. 🙂

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Have lovely day.xx