Current favourites (June) & Giveaway

Current favourites (June) & Giveaway

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Its July already and I’m now sharing my current favourites for June because I wanted to do it differently this time. I have been wanting to do a give away for quite sometime but I wasn’t sure what to give you guys. No material thing carries the worth of connections,friendships and love I have been getting from you guys, so I have decided to collect some of my favourites things for a give away.

Here is what is in the gift box:

“You got this” hanging sign

The body shop shea butter bag with shower cream,hand lotion,body butter, and a bath lily

Matte me Liquid lip cream by sleek in Rioja red shade

Lip balm byย Inaya Zanzibar

Smoothie Jar

Sunnies case

2 earring sets

Light planner (Note book)

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Give away Instructions:

Two winners will be selected one from here on the blog and one from Instagram.

a)On the blog:

Comment below telling me about ย something that inspires you at the moment. One winner will be picked to win one of the two gift boxes above.

b) On Instagram:

  1. You have to be following me on Instagram @bintiesque
  2. Under the giveaway picture (Similar to the top most image on this post) comment by tagging three or more friends
  3. You can repost the picture (Optional)


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The giveaway is Open for those within Tanzania and Nairobi,Kenya hopefully next time we will have sorted out shipping and be able to cover a wider region.

The give away ends on the 12th of July at 2pm EAT

You can participate either here on the blog or Instagram but not both.

The winner on instagram will be picked randomly using a random number generator.

Good luck!



I would like to thank you guys for participating.Through your comments I have been reminded that they are a number of us who are appreciative and take notice of the small things and thats something that truly inspires me.I could connect to most of your comments.

I wish I had more boxes to give,and its my prayer that one day I will be able to giveaway plane tickets,vacation packages and more (my dreams are valid ๐Ÿ™‚ ).So our winner this time around is Mageda Esolyo please email me at on how I can get the box delivered to you.

Thank you Daisy, Lorraine, Mariam, Doreen (We’ll host one on twitter sometime haha), Olivia, Maureen, Beatrice, and Jean.

I will be keen not to put such a criteria for a giveaway next time because I have had the hardest time picking one out of all these amazing touchy comments. Asanteni tena lovelies.

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  1. July 5, 2016 / 10:03 am

    Beautiful packaging

  2. July 5, 2016 / 10:38 am

    We can’t wait to have Nigeria included. Keep up the good work!

    • July 5, 2016 / 11:15 am

      I can’t wait either.Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. July 5, 2016 / 10:41 am

    Great way to connect wuth the readers ๐Ÿ’ฏ

  4. lumka
    July 5, 2016 / 10:52 am

    Damn lol looks good…

  5. Mariam
    July 5, 2016 / 10:53 am

    I googled the meaning of inspire – not because i do not know the meaning, no. I have just never bothered to look up the meaning in the dictionary (in this case Google) well because I’ve always known the meaning.
    As per Google : inยทspire
    fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
    I had to read this three times, and even after that i still feel that the definition is missing a lot – because what inspires me has done more than filled me ” with the urge or ability to do or feel something” . What inspires me is a person. My mother.
    Let me share a short story with you. This past mother’s day i decided to get her some roses and a couple of treats from Epidor – two mini cakes to be specific. The number here is very important. Also the fact that they were mini cakes. They were for HER. Nobody else, just her. I got home and gave her the roses and box with her mini cakes. Two of them. She was delighted ofcourse. Anyway the point i was trying to get at is that in the evening she came over to my room and told me that she’d left some of her mini cakes for me. I did not understand,i told her but they were for you. She simply replied ” Yes, and I left you a little of each”. This is the woman my mother is. This is the woman who inspires me.
    She has a positive outlook to everything. Never gives up, even when the rest of the world gives up. Her strength and courage and poise during difficult times is something i am still trying to comprehend. She carries the weight of everything and everyone on her shoulders and it never weighs her down. She stands tall facing all odds, day in and day out. She inspires me to be the best version of myself, and teaches me to believe in myself and never give up on my dreams, no matter how big and absurd they may be. We don’t always see eye to eye ( more than not always actually, lol ) but there is not doubt that she inspires me. All great accomplishments are a result of revelation and
    motivation, encouraged and spawned by inspiration.
    I hope and pray that I inspire my children by my actions, as much as my mother has inspired me.
    I wanted to add on how my father has also been an inspiration to me… but that’s a story for another day ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Daisy
    July 5, 2016 / 10:54 am

    Exquisite packaging!

    Well, lets talk inspiration.

    I am inspired by hard working girls / women in Tanzania. It makes so much sense seeing girls working so hard for the good of our society, and also as means of financial gain. Great examples, Carol Ndosi & Flaviana Matata; these two inspire me and always encourage me. A little word of mouth or a message could go a looooong way! Most young Tanzanian girls need role models, proper role models, so I am grateful that i have singled out mine. Another thing, my lifestyle inspires me. From waking up at 4AM, my two jobs and the amazing support system around me! I am grateful and thankful for everyone around me ๐Ÿ™‚
    I encourage everyone to be grateful & be around people that bring the best out of them! xo

  7. Lorraine Marriot
    July 5, 2016 / 11:31 am

    What inspires me?! You know we always have that moment of quitting or losing faith and want to talk to someone you love about it and as you do they tell you their part of life and seeing what they went through to achieve what they have. The stories that tell you to hold on,everything is going to be well. What inspires me is learning to know someone’s part of life that I didn’t know.In every success there’s a story to tell.โค๏ธ

  8. July 5, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    I’m currently inspired by myself. To be honest, the energy I have on every brand new day really inspires & motivates me to worker hard than the previous day and be a better person. But from mid may I have been on this speech as my daily prayer:

  9. July 5, 2016 / 10:29 pm

    What really inspires me is myself. The energy I have every morning when I wake up, the desire & efforts I pull out within myself to transform myself to achieve more and be a better person really inspires myself. And I’m glad to be my own motivation because through me I learn, fail & Improve.

    But from mid May this clip has been one of my favorite soul food and I would love to add it on my inspirational list
    How to be Successful-Will Smith:

  10. Maureenrose
    July 6, 2016 / 10:01 am

    Every time I think of her, I think love, I think comfort, I think food๐Ÿ˜‚ I think countless tireless advice, I think of my two annoying little sisters, I think sacrifice..the list goes on and on.
    For as long as I remember, my mother has been the only true treasure in my life, she’s been my number one cheerleader, and the biggest critic in my life. I may draw inspiration from countless strong women all over the world but she will forever remain the biggest inspiration in my life. Her strength, unexplainable! Raising 3 lovely girls into the young women we are, taking care of her sick husband, the love of her life, for almost 20 years and never ever giving up on her faith. She taught me how to pray, to fast, to give and most of all she taught me that no one is perfect, and that no one should ever try to be perfect, that it is okay to cry and to be weak.
    I can never write enough about this woman, to me she is more than my mother, but an older sister and my best friend and of course my biggest inspiration โค

  11. July 8, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    Wow! Exquisite packaging! Thank you for this giveaway idea!
    I am inspired by knowledge, especially the kind that awakens a soul to live up to its potential. We live in the age where all sorts of positive information lies at our finger tips yet our society still abides in dysfunction. Youths are suffering because of ignorance, and we end up experiencing people living in mediocrity. We have books, internet, blogs, seminars, tv shows, etc that advocate for personal growth and love and kindness and godliness yet so many people CHOOSE the opposites of those qualities. I yearn to see people especially youths, living up to their best and godly potential doing what they love, be it arts, fashion, lifestyle or spiritual service and that’s why I am committed to share with the world through knowledge, THE GREATNESS THAT LIES WITHIN US ALL & ways in which we can live up to that potential, succeed and give back to others! So, my greatest inspiration is knowledge๐Ÿ˜Š

    Be blessedโค

  12. Mageda Esolyo
    July 9, 2016 / 7:22 pm

    The hustle and bustle of everyday….. The struggle…., and the people who conquer the struggle. The little victories, the beautiful blossoming flowers that I see everyday when am heading to work. The abundance of love and light and the fact that in every rising sun their is an opportunity !

    I notice the little things these days. The neighborhood watch men, the mama mboga ” grocery ladies. The honest hard working people who are the grease of my society. The people that enable us everyday to get through our day and yet we fail to thank them and recognize that they too serve a purpose.

    They inspire me. They remind me that everyone is important in the society. That we all matter! That they matter. That above all else we all want success!

    They remind me to count my blessings. They inspire me to do what I do to my best!(Counselling psychology) Give it my all, no matter the task! They inspire me by reminding me to be KIND. That the true value of life is in moment, fleeting moments but important moments nonetheless of kindness, family and lovely relationships.

    If nothing else, notice the little things ( let them inspire you and Instill hope in you) And say thank you to any person who provides for you a service. Be it your house help or your grocery lady!

    Find inspiration in that which we call small!

    Oh before I forget, the order and the simplicity of your blog photos inspires me as well.

    Sending you lots of Love, laughter and light !

    • July 14, 2016 / 1:35 pm

      Love this!!! Thank you for the reminders & CONGRATULATIONS๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

      • Mageda Esolyo
        July 14, 2016 / 10:25 pm

        Hi Beatrice,


        I saw your notification first and I was like, what ? Why is she congratulating me!( maybe she Just resonates with it) as I have had limited access to the internet today.

        Soooo….. Before replying to you, I had to confirm why I was being congratulated and to my surprise ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

        Thank you for your kind comments. And knowledge is the key to unlocking so many doors as you said.

        The flight tickets give away await you in the near future!

  13. July 11, 2016 / 1:41 pm

    This is a more broad question, forgive me if I’ll literally write am article here.
    What inspires me right now, I met a blogger sometime last week, I mean she is more stimulated to blogging than I am. She inspired me, left her that day and from then onwards been reading alot more than I should on ways to branding myself and my blog.

    Ever admired someone from the internet for as long as you remember yourself alive, I mean since you knew about Google? Yes I met that person rightful on July. Trust me I need no more inspiration for a couple years now. This will stay in hold for way more time!

    Lastly will be books, like seriously ill make someone who doesn’t read go nuts and think it’s a so great GOT kinda series (I’ve never watched it though), literally thats how anxious I become with reading books.

    This great packaging is how I let you inspire me for a bomb giveaway sometime soon.

    Xoxo ( )

  14. July 13, 2016 / 11:48 am

    Greetings from Nairobi.
    Currently, I am being inspired by the many women/ girls making moves and changing the narrative when it comes to living their lives. I am seeing more women being fearless and living their dreams. I am inspired by content creators who are shamelessly putting themselves out there through their craft and talents.
    Every time I go online, I always see a young woman doing something epic and this inspires me to get my life together and to keep creating.

    Jean Wandimi.

  15. July 14, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    Thank you Shamsa! It was a beautiful initiative! Bring more sooon๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜

  16. Mageda Esolyo
    July 14, 2016 / 10:42 pm

    Hi Shamsa,

    I won! Really …… It’s not a dream ! ๐Ÿ™ˆ
    Can I do my happy dance? ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ( guess it’s a generic one for everybody online- one dance emoji is not enough )
    Thank you so much. It’s pretty humbling that you guys resonate with my inspiration.

    Thank you for the intiative, it’s a very important question you asked and selfless of you.

    I will inbox you. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

  17. Mageda Esolyo
    July 16, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    Hi Shamsa,

    I won! I really won…… tell me its not a dream.Somebody pinch me !
    Thank you sooo much. I am so happy and grateful for this initiative and give away, i feel like i won a lottery.
    Thank you guys for resonating with the message.

    Thank you Beatrice for your kind words, flight tickets await you all in future giveaways.


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