Vegan Tofu Scramble Recipe!

I’ve always loved tofu, but I’m not a big fan of making breakfast because it usually takes forever. This is such a great recipe to make when you’re in a hurry but want a healthy and filling breakfast! Of course, you can make it whenever, but I usually have it for breakfast.

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My 7 Favourite Drugstore Beauty Products

E.l.F BB Cream- This is probably the best BB Cream I’ve ever used. It’s super easy to use and has amazing coverage too. Plus, my skin is on the dryer side and this is perfect for that kind of skin because it’s super moisturizing and doesn’t look flaky!

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E.L.F Lip Balms- When I bought these honestly they were on sale and I was like it’s a good price might as well try them out. But over time these have become one of my favourite E.L.F products ever. Like I honestly sometimes just wear the pink lipbalm before I go out along with the BB Cream and it’s perfect for a natural look. All the lip balms are super hydrating and smell really nice although they do not last more than an hour or so. I usually pair them with a similar coloured matte lipstick for a different effect and to last longer if I’m going somewhere fancy.

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NYX Matte Lipstick- This is probably also something I use almost on an everyday basis. It’s perfect paired with the pink E.L.F lip balm if you don’t want it to be too matte or on it’s own if you want that really matte effect. I have kind of dry lips so I don’t love these lipsticks on their own but they’re absolutely perfect for me with some lip balm.

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Sleek Contour KitThis is my go-to contour kit. The bronzer is really easy to blend in and the highlighter is not too crazy but bright enough that it does a good job highlighting. This is perfect if you’re a starter or aren’t the best at contouring and don’t want to look insane!

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Maybelline ‘Fit Me!’ Poreless Foundation- Okay, honestly there is nothing that could make me hate this foundation. It has crazy coverage (I usually only have to use a few drops) and it’s super easy to blend. I also found the perfect shade for my skin which is awesome because usually the foundations that are close to my skin tone look kind of orange and I hate that. It also comes in matte and normal so you can pick whichever you prefer. I wouldn’t recommend the matte foundations if you have dry skin of blemishes because it tends to show it more.

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Maybelline Falsies Mascara- This is another one of those things I use almost daily. Mascara can really make or break your look and it’s seriously a gamechanger. This one is really easy to put on and it makes you look like you’re wearing false lashes even when you’re not. This is honestly, the best mascara I’ve used so far although I have been meaning to try some new ones so let’s see!

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Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer- This is honestly the only concealer I’ve found so far that’s perfect for my skin tone and has amazing coverage. I have quite a few concealers some on the expensive side too and none of them compare to this one.

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6 Ways To Look After Your Mental Health When You’re Physically Sick

Recently I was really sick and I realised it affected my mental health more than it should have. When I thought about it I noticed that my physical health plays a big role in my mental health and when I’m feeling sick physically my mental health also seems to deteriorate. It’s like your brain knows your defences are down and it attacks. Anyway, these are some of the things that help me out with that and I hope they help you too!

  1. Talk to someone- talk to your family members, friends or even a professional if you feel as though your physical illness is seriously effecting your mental health. Talk to someone and tell them how you feel. I can not emphasize enough how important it is to make sure as you recover physically you are feeling good with your mental health too.
  2. Meditation and yoga- if you can’t do a lot of stretchy yoga positions there are still some really easy ones that pretty much consist of lying down or sitting. If you still feel as though you can’t do these try doing some meditation. You don’t even have to move to meditate and it’ll make you feel tons better to just clear your head for a bit and relax.
  3. Check for side effects- A lot of medicines have horrible side effects including things like depression, anxiety and insomnia. If you already suffer from any of these they might make them a lot worse so make sure you know what you’re taking and that it doesn’t have these side effects. Or if you can’t change your meds try taking something along with them to counter the side effects.
  4. Talk to your doctor ahead of time- Talk to your doctor and let him know if you have any mental disorders that you fear may have gotten worse or will get worse because of your physical illness. Be open about it because that’s the only way they’ll know what’s going on with you. And even though it can be terrifying to open up about your mental illness/es it’s important to remember they’re professionals and it’s their job to treat you not judge you.
  5. Take extra care of yourself- Remember that you should be the most important person in your life. Take care of yourself- eat healthy, drink lots of fluids, get lots of rest and just do whatever it takes to make a speedy recovery. Once you feel better physically, you’ll feel better mentally too.
  6. Stay distracted- Read, sleep, play games, start working on your doctorate… whatever, just keep yourself distracted from negative thoughts. I’m usually not one to say distract yourself or bottle up your thoughts but sometimes it’s better than dealing with them when you’re already feeling down. You can deal with them when you get better.

If you feel like your mental health is still not improving please seek medical help as soon as you can.

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Why I Wasn’t Around Last Week

So before last week I was on the right track and blogging regularly but on Saturday I started feeling slightly sick but I just ignored it and I was like it’ll probably go away. But by Sunday night it got really bad so I decided to go to the doctor on Monday and get it over with.

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Unfortunately, the doctor misdiagnosed my symptoms and gave me the wrong medicines which literally made me feel like I was dying. I have seriously never felt that bad in my life.

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So I went to a different doctor recommended by a friend and she at least diagnosed me correctly. However, even after asking her to give me mild medicines since I am sensitive to most medications and get allergic reactions she still gave me really strong medicines and the next day not only was I super sick but now my face and half my body had broken out in rashes.

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They were super red and itchy and I had no idea what to do so I went to a third doctor and he told me they were an allergic reaction to the meds I was taking and that it was a really high dose of a very strong medicine. I was pretty pissed considering I had told her I wanted something super mild but I just let it go since she was just trying to do her job (not very well though).

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Anyway now that I’m off all the meds, except the allergy ones, I feel much better and I think I’m going to be fine soon. Moral of the story: Don’t get sick in Kenya unless you know a really good doctor (and if you know a really good doctor in Nairobi let me know because I am not going through this again!)

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Also I realized I forgot to mention what I had- it was swollen lymph nodes, a throat infection, fever and a runny nose.

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BeGreatGuys Monday Motivation #6

It’s never too late for some Monday motivation!!

“We won’t be perfect. It will be challenging sometimes & we will get frustrated, possibly even overwhelmed with anxiety. That’s to be expected when you have goals and aspirations and passions in life — but the end result will be: a sense of accomplishment, a sense of progress, a sense of productivity and growth. All of those things will come if we DO WHAT WE SAID WE WERE GOING TO DO. ” Sha-lon Moss

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“Do what you said you were going to do”

In other words, whatever it is you said you would do, that you have to do, that you want to do – DO IT!  

 

The problem is we get caught up on words, we say things but have a difficult time putting forth the action – for example: “I want to open my own gym”, that’s something someone wants to do, but the problem is, they aren’t doing anything about it and if they are doing something — they are running out of patience and not seeking the help they need to make that into an action; in turn, giving up or complaining. I realize owning a gym would be difficult for most people (expenses, responsibility, learning the business side of things, taking a risk, seeking employees, etc. BUT it is POSSIBLE. Maybe in the moment it seems like a…

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Easy Vegan Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

Pizza is the best thing to have when you’re sad, or happy, or excited, or bored… what I mean is pizza is the best! You can eat it whenever and enjoy it just as much each time. However, there’s something special about pizza when you make it yourself. Here’s my favourite recipe that I use all the time for a vegan pizza base!

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4000 Followers!!

So I woke up this morning to find that I now have 4000 followers!!!

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I just want to take a minute to thank all my amazing followers out there! When I first started this blog I didn’t know what to expect or if it would even work out but I’m so glad I stuck with blogging. It has opened up a whole new world for me. I have made so many friends from around the world that I would otherwise have never known. I’ve learnt so much too and have got so much inspiration from you guys! Thank you for always supporting me and my writing. When I see the likes, follows, shares and comments it really lifts me up and makes a difference in my life. Thank you all for everything and I hope you guys continue to support the blog.

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I also want to say there are some changes coming to the blog! I am adding a few new categories which means I’ll be blogging more often now- everyday minus the weekends if possible! I’m really excited about that and don’t worry I’ll still be doing all the other stuff I did, these are just some additions to that!

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I just wanted to end this post by saying thank you again for making blogging so amazing for me and your continued support! All this is because of you guys!

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My 5 Favorite Matte Lipsticks!

  1. Kat Von D– I’m going to start out by saying that Kat Von D is kind of pricey however her everlasting liquid lipsticks are the greatest lipsticks I’ve ever used. Nothing else has ever compared and if it wasn’t for the fact that they are pretty expensive I would have all of them! They feel so light like you’re not even wearing any lipstick and they stay on no matter what! Seriously, the world could end and your lipstick would still be on fleek. My favourite shade so far has been Lolita I.
  2. E.L.FThese are so affordable and really great to use! No they won’t stay on for the whole day and you’ll probably need to reapply them every hour or so but they are still really great if you’re on a budget and need some good matte lipsticks. The quality is really good and the colours are super cute!
  3. Huda– Again her lipsticks are on the pricey side but they are so worth it because they look absolutely amazing and stay on for at least a few hours depending on what you’ll be doing! The colours are amazing and her lip sets come with a liner too which makes it so much easier to contour your lips!
  4. Sleek– their matte lipsticks are my second favourite to wear when I’m going to be eating or drinking because they too tend to stay. Not as great as Kat Von D but a much more affordable alternative with pretty similar results. They have a really great variety of shades too!
  5. NYX– NYX are another more affordable brand on the list and they’re great if you’re on a budget. In all honesty I don’t own a lot of NYX lipsticks but the ones that I do have are absolutely amazing! No they won’t last forever but they are really cute and they’re not the annoying dry matte so they don’t make your lips look super dry. Also you can always reapply them.

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How To Ease Your Travel Anxiety

As an international student, travelling has become a part of my life and as much as I actually do love travelling my anxiety does tend to mess with me sometimes. However, over the last few months I have learnt a few things that help ease my anxiety before and during my travels. I really hope it helps you guys too because travelling should be a good experience not an anxiety ridden one.

  1. Be prepared in advance– I usually try to finish all of my packing at least one day in advance so on the actual day I’m travelling I know I’m done with everything and I can relax. This gives you a chance to kind of relax your brain because once it’s all anxious it’s hard to calm it back down. I just have to go through everything and make sure I’m not forgetting anything and I’m done!
  2. Lots of chamomile tea- studies have shown that drinking chamomile tea helps calm you down and reduces stress levels so if you’re packed in advance you have a few minutes to sit down and have a nice cup of chamomile tea to really calm you down. You can also take some along with you or buy them at the nearest coffee shop to help keep you calm during your journey  Chamomile tea doesn’t help everyone but it has helped me so give it a try and see if it works for you!
  3. Meditation and yoga- like I said before if you’re packed in advance you have more time to do relaxing things and it really helps to do some yoga and breathing exercises. There are a lot of special yoga positions and meditations that are specifically for relieving anxiety and stress and I wasn’t a huge believer in either but they really do wonders for you especially if you do them long term! You can also do the breathing exercises while travelling to help you stay calm in anxiety inducing situations.
  4. Your carryon is important– This is crucial to your travel. In my experience what you carry with you on the plane/bus/train is very important to how your journey will go. Firstly, make sure to double check that you have your passport and any other documents you may need during your journey. Secondly, make sure you have a book or headphones or something to distract you in case you do end up getting really anxious or having a panic attack. I also make sure to carry food and drinks with me because I tend to get more anxious when I’m hungry or dehydrated and you can do this too.
  5. Don’t forget to breathe– at the end of the day you have to remind yourself that it’s just travelling and it’s really no big deal. Most of the time when anxiety takes over it’s hard to think rationally but you need to train your mind and make sure it doesn’t control you with irrational thoughts. Keep thinking calming things and just try to relax and enjoy the moment!

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8 Comics For All The Asocial Souls Out There

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