I tried doing my makeup in IGBO #fail

Happy Holiday guys!!! I hope everyone is having an amazing Christmas/ New Years. My apologies for taking quite a long break on here, not very steller of me :( I hope you have been enjoying all the articles I have been posting. 

In the video below, I wanted to share with you my simple makeup routine in my Native language- Igbo. Not going to lie, it was harder than I expected, seeing as I can barely make full sentences in Igbo. But hey A for effort! right? Anyway, I hope you like it, please leave a comment if you do and SUBSCRIBE!

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The New Year’s Resolutions That Will Save You Money

When it comes to new year’s resolutions, they can be pretty easy to decide upon, but the hard part comes when you have to follow through with it all and actually do something about them. Which is why it is so important to set yourself goals that are achievable and realistic. When you think of the goals that you want to set, being able to save money is always a good idea. But even so, they can be hard to follow through with if you don’t have a plan in place to make it happen. But make sure that it is something that you can achieve; are you really going to stick to something that means cutting back so much that your lifestyle is changed in a massive way? Not likely. So here are some new year’s resolutions that will help you to save money that will mean progress throughout the year for a real impact.

Becoming Debt-Free

The big one when it comes to money is freeing yourself from debt. It means that you aren’t committed to having a certain income each month as your money is yours and no owed. Of course, this can be hard to do all in one, and certain debts like what you owe the mortgage company aren’t going to be paid off anytime soon. But cut back where you can, and make it a goal to be debt-free or cut down the debt by a specific amount before the end of next year. Give yourself a focus and then you make it happen, but how it happens, is up to you.

Generate a Side Income

In order to become debt-free that you’re striving for, or to save money for a mortgage or something specific like a vacation, then being able to generate a side income is always a good idea. But as the new year starts, how about looking at the ways that you can really do that? There are plenty of work from home jobs, and who knows, if all goes well, it could be something that grows into much more than a side hustle.

New Ways To Save

Saving money isn’t all about cutting back on the things that you like, it can be all about finding alternative or cheaper ways of doing things. For example, it can be much cheaper to do grocery shopping with coupons. You can still get the things that you like, but it can all cost much less. You could also still have the coffee that you get on the way to work, but how about getting a reusable cup and bringing your own in from work? It is better for the environment than stopping off in a coffee shop and saves money too. You can save money and slash your budget if you are determined enough and are willing to look for other ways of doing things.

Have you thought about any new year’s resolutions yet? Saving money can seem like a big one, but when you break it down and be specific, it doesn’t have to be daunting. Happy holidays!

Is Social Media Harming Confidence?

Social media has so many benefits and creates so many opportunities for us nowadays, such as allowing us to connect with new people on the other side of the world and allowing us to start businesses where we can reach a whole new world of clients.

However, as with everything, there are always two sides, and the negative side of social media is having some pretty bad effects on people - one of those being a lack of confidence.

Confidence is a funny thing because it seems that we’re born with it - as babies and children we do things we’d never do as an adult, but then as we grow up we have people telling us that these things aren’t appropriate and that’s something we start to internalize and take to mean that we’re not appropriate.

This is certainly not the intention when people tell us these things, but it’s simply conditioning that gets passed down through the generations.

As we grow up, we have many experiences that can either boost or break our confidence and since the rise of social media, the breaking is becoming more common - yet it certainly doesn’t appear that way.

Have you ever found yourself looking on somewhere like Instagram at all those seemingly happy people sharing pictures of their latest tropical trip and wondering why they seem to have such a perfect life?

Of course, you have - that’s the whole point of Instagram really - to filter life.

However, you’d probably be surprised to know that the vast majority of those people posting those pics are probably some of the most unhappy, depressed and anxious people on the planet. Of course, not all of them are, but they’re posting only the good side of their lives and then they’re filtering and editing their photos to show only the best side of them which makes them feel like they’re having their confidence boosted because they’ll no doubt attract a hoard of likes and favorable comments telling them how beautiful and wonderful they are.

On the flip side, studies have shown that simple things like deactivating social media or even just removing the apps from your phone can have a significant positive effect for people who deal with low confidence, low self esteem and even anxiety, because once you get back to the real world and actually understand that you don’t need to be comparing yourself with anyone and that you are enough as you are - as well as realizing that nobody is perfect and filtered all the time, then confidence and mood tends to increase quite dramatically.

We’re certainly not saying that you shouldn’t take steps to boost your confidence in ways that others may not agree with. For example, if you’re unhappy with your smile and want to get dental treatment to improve this or you really feel like getting surgery from Dr. Steven Warnock breast augmentation could really improve your confidence, then don’t be afraid to make those decisions because only you know what you need