How My Body Has Changed After Taking Green Tea Every Day for the Last Month

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Before we get started, check out this articles I wrote on Best Foods for Glowing Skin

Most Health and beauty enthusiasts will give credit to green tea when sharing tips on best practices for health and great skin. I always read and heard about the wonders of green tea though I never took it seriously until I personally started taking the tea.

Green tea has amazing benefits that those who do not take it are greatly missing out on. Since I started taking green tea, the changes in my body and skin are noticeable. People around me actually notice and comment on the changes.

This is how my body has changed since I started taking green tea

My waistline has become trimmer

Who doesn’t want a flat tummy? Let’s be honest here. Everyone wants to have a flat tummy. Researchers say that regular intake of green tea boosts breakdown of fat and thus reduces body fat. It also speeds up metabolism which is a great way of burning fat in the body. Most of the fat is usually concentrated on the midsection. I have noticed my tummy getting flatter each week as I continue to take at least two cups of green tea a day.

My overall health has improved

Some may say it’s psychological but I know for a fact that I feel healthier. Green tea contains vitamin C which is an essential vitamin in the body for overall healthy and a good immune system. Ever since I started taking green tea regularly, I haven’t had a gloomy day. Who doesn’t want their immune system to be superb? Green tea is also said to contain antioxidant and antifungal as well as antibacterial properties. A drink that contains all these benefits to the body will definitely keep you healthy. Start taking green tea regularly and you will thank me later.

Green tea is said to have properties that combat cancer, diabetes, blood pressure, allergies, and depression among other illnesses.

My skin has become clearer

This is very noticeable. I have struggled with acne before. Since I started taking green tea, I have seen a noticeable change. My acne has cleared and my skin tone is becoming even. I actually have a certain glow that I haven’t had I a while.

Green tea aids in elimination of toxins from the body. Most of the time, toxins inside our bodies cause us to have breakouts. When the toxins are flushed out, the breakouts start to clear and thus we get to enjoy healthy skin.

Green tea slows down aging and prevents wrinkle formation. It is a super drink for those who are looking to have amazing skin without struggling so much.

Want to know what other foods will give your skin a glow? Be sure to check out the post – Best Foods for Glowing Skin

Love 🙂 🙂

Judith

MUMMY DEAREST: HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

27-Perfect-Mothers-Day-Quotes-5Mother’s Day is here with us again. I love this day. Who better to celebrate than a mother? Come to think of it, 3/4 of my friends are mothers. My twin sister is a mother. Almost everyone I am around these days is a mother. And I definitely cannot wait to be one 🙂 🙂

Their strength is unmatched, their kindness underrated, their support immeasurable and their love knows no bounds. They will not judge, or deny you as the rest of the world will. You can always count on a mother.

As we celebrate this mother’s day, I want to celebrate every woman out there. Mothers, aunties, big sisters, future mothers, wives (you are mothers to your husbands in a way), grand mothers and even our great grand mothers.

A PRAYER FOR ALL MUMS

May God always Bless you

May He always Keep you

May He always Guide you

May He always Protect you

May He always give you Hope

May He always give you Courage

May you Never Lack

May all the Love you gave to us
come back to you a hundredfold
on this special day!

My Favorite Mother’s Day Quotes:

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”  Stevie Wonder

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” Theodore Hesburgh

“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” Gail Tsukiyama

“I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother.” Maya Angelou

“God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers”  Jewish proverb

We shouldn’t wait for Mother’s day to celebrate our mothers. Every day you are alive is in a way something to thank your mother for.

This year I celebrate my mum by praying for her to get better and become stronger. By visiting her and spending some quality time with her and preparing her favourite meal for her. I’ll probably throw in a sweater or two. July is almost here.

What are you doing for your mummy this weekend?

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO MY MUM AND ALL THE MOTHERS OUT THERE

With Love 🙂 🙂

Judith

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TAKING STOCK VI: A WHOLE NEW WORLD

There is nothing like a bad life. We only have bad days (Unknown)

Reading: Lightning by Sydney Sheldon. I had recently cut back on how much fiction I read. This book is however taking me back to my “novel addiction” years. Yup! I was an addict. I used to read a novel during preps on an exam night in high school. (Hi, am Judith and am a novelholic – That’s how bad it was)

Watching: Vampire Diaries Season 7. I love sci-fi shows and I love Ian Somerhalder(“Damon Salvatore”). I have to admit it saddens me that this TV series ended but am happy I have one more season to go before saying goodbye. (Sniff sniff 😦 😦 )The-Vampire-Diaries-Looking-for-Extras-for-Season-8

Spending: more time reading and subscribing to online Prayer and Bible study websites. You learn so much from these sites and on the upside you get to read Bible verses which is very hard for most of us to do with our busy schedules. Having Bible verses delivered to your Email every day is a good way to go if you are too busy to go to church and want to stay close to God.

Trying: to wear my natural hair more often. Am a braids person. You see me going to the salon, it is to undo my hair, get it washed and treated and then plaited again. I haven’t had a weekend to myself recently so not time to braid. Apart from the combing and styling hustle in the morning, I have to say I enjoy wearing my natural hair.

Back to:  taking aimless selfies when alone. I used to do that a lot then I stopped for a bit. I might be going back again. Oh well, we all have those guilty pleasures. I guess now I told mine.

Compiling: a motivation challenge series dubbed #30 days of motivation on my Instagram. I feel motivated, do you? Check out my posts and one of them might just touch you. Plus I really needed some motivation this month.

Improving: On my eating habits. I’ve actually started cooking in my house and I’ve kinda reduced my junk food intake. (You should be clapping right now!!- I never cook) Plus, am trying out something new every day. Fun, right?

Remembering: to pray every day. Prayer works miracles. I have been dealing with a lot in the past few months and though the struggle is still there, prayer gives me comfort. Knowing that the most powerful being on the planet has got your back is a light in the darkest hours and I am slowly learning that you can completely let go and leave everything to him and you will be just fine.

Loving: Formal dresses. I think official dresses are the coolest thing ever. This has a lot to do with the fact that my job requires of it. Still, formal dresses can be quite fashionable to say the least! If you find the right size and pair with the right shoes.

Wanting: a new car. This is long overdue. Ideas?? Please don’t say Vitz (don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against the car. I actually think it is really cute. But really!!??)

Admiring: my boss. The woman is young, really nice and very stylish. She drives a Jaguar!! Yes. A JAGUAR. I literally want to be her when I grow up.

Knowing: “like” is not enough for me. I am not going to be with someone because I like them. I want to be in love, to be addicted, to feel like I cannot live without him. I want to be with someone who rocks my world, who makes my heart skip a bit when he walks in to the room, who brings a smile to my face when I see his call, someone I will cry over. I want passion, I want to be head over heels in love. I don’t want to just LIKE! It’s not good enough.

Following: Janet Mbugua’s blog. This woman is inspiring. I can relate to her posts and I always look forward to reading new items on her site.

Also following: all the African blogger websites I can find. I have discovered so many in the past few months. Some are motivational bloggers, others talk about clothes, style, make up, cooking and home making among other things. A love to read and learn new things so this is really an exciting thing for me.

Curious: about career photographers. Lyra Aoko, Ben Omwaka of #Twenderaundi- You might also know him from the recent SGR Photography Competition among many others; what they do seems so cool. Am not really an outdoor person but in another life, I would have definitely been a photographer.

Yearning: for a weekend gate away. It has been like forever since I had a fun weekend. With work and a lot of other things to worry about and take care of, I can’t remember the last time I had weekend full of fun.

Sipping: on my second cup of lemon green tea. Helps to clear skin and many other things that I’ll talk about on a future post.

Signing: off since tomorrow is a work day and the start of a long weekend. A girl’s gotta have her beauty sleep. Right?

Have a beautiful Labor Day Weekend.

 

Much Love 🙂 🙂

Judith

WHAT I WANT FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

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Happy Valentine’s Day from My Fashion Diaries

(Disclaimer: Mushiness alert!!) How fast time moves. Valentine ’s Day is here with us again. Am a sucker for love so this is definitely a day I usually look forward to. I might be currently single but I am human just like anyone else and Valentine’s Day brings with it some mushiness that I am definitely not immune to. Everyone has a secret Valentine’s Day wish list. Some of us want a romantic dinner, some want a whole weekend gate away, some of us just want chocolate and flowers while some want to be proposed to. If you ask the women out here what they want their men to give them as a celebration and declaration of their love, you will be surprised.

If I was in a relationship, my wish list would be very simple.

I would want the man in my life to come home to me, hold me in his arms, kiss me on my forehead and tell me he loves me. I would be genuinely very content with that. Chocolate is not up for discussion though. He will have to come home with my favorite Cadbury white chocolate.

Hoping my future husband is reading this (hides face) so that we won’t need to have those awkward “what do you want for Valentine’s this year” conversations.

Now that I am single, what I want for Valentine’s is a bit complicated. This is because I have to gift myself.

It’s a good thing I will be working on this day. Otherwise, my friends would have been forced to go for pizza and mani-pedi dates unwillingly. There is no way am staying home on Valentine’s Day feeling single.

Now that I will be working, my evening will have to be awesome. I will definitely buy myself white chocolate( with love from me to me) and if I could, I would give myself a kiss on the forehead. Now that I can’t, I will remind myself just how amazing I am.

I will buy myself some pizza. (don’t ask me why pizza. I know it’s not one of those romantic foods; but heck I love it so it stays on the list).

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I will get home, shower, wear the coziest sweats I own,  eat my pizza in bed with a series I have been meaning to catch up on then sooth myself to sleep with my white chocolate and a good old romantic novel. And whallah! Valentine’s Day is over.

What do you want for Valentine’s Day this year? Let us know in the comments section below

Psssst!! Quick tips for singles who don’t want the Valentine’s day blues to get to them

  • Look your best- Slay
  • Buy something for yourself
  • Do not stalk your exes on social media
  • Do not wear red
  • Do not get drunk

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY FASHIONHOLICS.

I WISH LOVE, JOY AND HAPPINESS TO YOU AND THOSE YOU LOVE.

Love, Judith

 

 

 

 

5 NATURAL HAIR BLOGS YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY READ

Mane Attraction– Yvette Kemi

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Credits: Mane Attraction

I came across this blog as I was looking through the internet for natural hair styling tips one Sunday morning. I couldn’t stop reading. This lass is engaging and very stylish. If you are one of those people who think natural hair is cool and all but you have no idea where to start, she will help you make the decision.Lets just say once you read her posts, you will never look at natural hair the same way. As Yvette says in her blog “Going natural is not just a fad, it’s a lifestyle!”

 

From Curves With Love– Anita Mogere

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Credits: From Curves With Love

From curves with love is a fashion blog aimed at encouraging plus-size girls to be comfortable and fashionable in their skin. It is not a strictly natural hair blog but there are great natural tips you will learn from this diva. She is also very stylish wich will be a plus for you as a reader since you will get natural hair tips as well as style tips.

 

Kurly kichana– Nyachomba and Mary

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Credit: Kurly Kichana

I started reading this blog in my college days. This is the first blog I subscribed to when I started out as a blogger. If you are looking for a blog that will give you insight on the best practices for your natural hair, best products to use and protective styling tips, this is the blog to read. Not only do they write about natural hair, there are a lot of good reads on beauty and lifestyle as well.

 

Just Rioba– Winnie Rioba

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Winnie is a relatively new blogger but her blog is something else. She generally talks about the natural hair journey. The struggles, the pains, the challenges that you have to deal with everyday as a natural sista. Her posts have a comical twist to them that you just cant resist. She is new but definitely worth checking out. Just Rioba is the natural hair blog of the future to say the least.

African Tresses and Treats– Sheila ndinda

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Credits: African Tresses and Treats

Sheila needs no introduction. She is the queen of natural hair style tutorials. I love her You Tube videos. Sheila makes anyone want to go natural. She made me glad I am natural. I don’t do the fancy styles much (work restriction) but when I get the chance to rock my natural in a non-professional way, her You Tube channel is my first go to. She is also very good with DIY hair care products. That’s another reason you should subscribe to her blog and you tube channel.

Well girls, my work here is done. I hope i’ve given you some reason not to give up on your African tresses.

Chao, Judith

STYLE CRUSH/WCW- DENISE VASI

vip_vasi01_0119144Denise Vasi  is major #wcw material right there. She is a model and actress from Brooklyn New York. This woman is awesome! The first time I watched her on VH1’s Single Ladies I was blown away. First, because she is major  #bodygoals and second because of her on TV style. Now, I know there’s a stylist on the show and all but dayuum! Girl can dress!!

Here are a few reasons why Denise features on our STYLE CRUSH SEGMENT today.

Her eyes

usanetworkamericancharacterphotographicymbke8fv4ygxIs it weird that I really like her eyes? I hope not. If you look at her photos and especially her eyes, you will know what am talking about.

Her character in VH1’s Single Ladies

Her character in single ladies is amazing. In another life, I would have been Raquel Lancaster. The character is something I relate to. A girl trying to make it big in a city following her dreams of a career in the fashion industry. I am not in the fashion industry per se but everything Raquel is something I relate to.

Hair and make-up

Her hair does not need words to describe. I especially love her in a pony tail. Which style do you prefer on her? Let us know in the comments section below. Now, my favorite part. Make-up. The day I will know how to do my make up LIKE THAT!!! That is the day I will take a million selfies and join snap chat.

Her body

As I mentioned earlier in this post, Denise Vasi’s body is to die for. I wouldn’t give my life for it to say the least but if I knew what exactly one does to achieve that, I would do it. Am not that bad myself (have you seen me??) but I know I can do better especially with the abs.

Her style

Check it out for yourself. Be it on TV or off the camera, Denise slays every time.

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There you have it.

I know we are now in February but this being my first post this year, let me just say HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Love, Judith

My 2016 Favorites

img_20161218_090735aHow is the festive season treating you? 2016 is coming to an end!! Has this year been really short or is it just me? I feel like January was just the other day! Seriously! I do! Anyhow, the year has been eventful. Taking stock, I really thank God for every milestone, every change and every growth I have experienced this year. Some of my highs have to do with items that I am currently loving and that I will definitely continue loving into 2017. Here are a few of those faves.

Command your morning by Cindy Trimm

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If you do read this blog, you have seen me mention this book a couple of times this year. This book is a real motivator. Have you ever been at a point in your life where everything seems hopeless and no matter how hard you try, you are not sure how to get out of that pit? I was at that point before I read this book. I had forgotten about prayer and God’s promise to me. Reading this book brought me hope and gave me motivation to think positively. I always go back to it whenever the negative bug seems to be setting in and my spirits are always lifted and positive vibes kick in.

My cat-eye glasses

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I got these from Baus Optical very recently. I don’t know why I waited so long to get new frames. My previous ones were good but nothing compared to these. Can I just complement myself and say that I have amazing taste! They are perfect for my face shape. They are sleek and they are definitely a new favorite of mine. I don’t think I will be going for a change anytime soon, unless I have to.

My thrift oxfords

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I got these shoes almost 2 years ago. They do not get old. The good thing about these is that I can wear them with anything!!! And I mean anything!!! I wear them to work with my skirt suits, I wear them with both casual and formal outfits. Believe me, there is nothing that wont go well with these shoes. Do I need to explain further why these shoes make it to my favorites list?

Chris Adams Pour Femme Perfume

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I got this perfume as a gift about 2 years ago. I have loved it since. It is very affordable and lasts a while. A little goes a long way. Not too strong. Perfect for one who is looking to smell good but at the same time not attract a lot of attention.

Sleek madly maroon lipstick

Perfect for the office. Not too loud and not too subtle. Has a matte finish too. Great for dark skin too. Do I need to say more?

There you have it. These have been my favorite items this year. Hoping to grow the list in the next year.

What have you been crushing on this year? Care to share??

Happy New Year 2017 Fashionholics

XOXO!! Judith