Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Olive Oil Nail Care Treatment + Recipe

When your nails need some attention, give them your undivided attention. They will thank you in the long run…

I’ve been getting my nails done at the nail salon for a few months now and have been adoring the artificial nails that have adorned my beautiful hands, but now it’s time to take a break and to take care of my natural nails…

From some of the research I’ve found online, states that olive oil is perfect for nail care. Not only does it moisturizes your cuticles, but it also prevents your nails from getting any breakage. Likewise, the organic olive oil I use is infused with rosemary, which has the same benefits, but it also has healing properties that can prevent any bacteria that might be harmful for your nails.

Many people use tea tree oil, because it’s very beneficial for your health. It can heal your nails from fungus and kill harmful bacteria from your nails. Even though it has amazing benefits, you should do further research before using tea tree oil, to see if it’s correct for you…

Olive Oil Nail Care Treatment // Recipe

2 to 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
2 to 3 drops of Tea Tree Oil

Massage onto your fingernails (and toenails) and let it absorb all the nutrition. You can store the rest for another day if you have any left.

Love always,
Princess Hiyah Jahan Ara Akanqi


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Monday, October 16, 2017

The Power of Red Lipstick

I'm wearing my mark. By Avon Havana Sol Lipclicks in Rumba...
The color red in general makes a powerful statement. It could mean passion, desire, love, energy, sex appeal, power, etc., but in history, the color red wasn't always viewed as a positive and it definitely wasn't acceptable for women to wear red lipstick…

“Give a woman the right lipstick and she can conquer the world.” ― Unknown

Wearing red lipstick dates back to ancient history, whereas, Cleopatra, the last ruler of Egypt, used to crush bugs, such as, beatles, to create a color for her lips, yet Mesopotamia women and men loved to crush their valuable gems to create their red lipstick.

Even on the bust of the beautiful Queen Nefertiti, the wife of the Egyptian pharaoh, Akhenaten, was adorned with red lipstick…

Women have been expressing themselves with makeup for many years, especially when they wore red lipstick, but somewhere down the line, people have given red lipstick a negative meaning, likewise in the Greek empire, only prostitutes were allowed to wear lipstick by law.

In like manner, during the 1700s, women who wore any makeup, especially red lipstick, was accused of witchcraft and many believed they were satan worshipers. It has also been rumored that in England, a man can get his marriage annulled if his wife was caught wearing lipstick before their wedding, because makeup was considered only to be worn by a lower class as well as prostitutes.

On the other hand, in France, women of an upper class wore makeup and had an untasteful point of view of women who didn’t wear any cosmetics, which was odd, because rather or not you decide to wear makeup, including red lipstick, is a personal decision and it doesn't mean that you are a good person, nor does it mean that you are a bad person. Wearing makeup is just a creative way to express yourself.

In the 1800s, the Professional French Actress, Sarah Bernhardt, applied red lipstick in public, which was considered as a taboo, because many believed you should only apply makeup in the private. She was quite daring. Wouldn’t you agree?

The reason I am sharing all the history about red lipstick is because I wanted to write a post about how empowering it is to wear it, but I ran into a lot of information that surprised me. Even though some people may still hold a negative point of view about it, red lipstick has come a very long way. It’s a way we express ourselves as women and we have all the right to do so…

How does red lipstick make you feel? For me, I feel powerful and it always gives me a boost of confidence. Wearing red lipstick makes me feel like, no matter the obstacle, I can conquer anything. There are so many reasons why I adore wearing red lipstick because it can empower women in so many beautiful ways.

If you want to share some interesting historical facts about red lipstick (or makeup) that I might have left out, let me know in the comments below…

Love always,
Princess Hiyah Jahan Ara Akanqi
A few years ago, my brother took a photography class and ask if I could help him with his project.
It's inspired by Audrey Hepburn and the lipstick was like holding a cigarette (like she would in her films.)
I'm wearing my Avon True Color Bold Lipstick in Ruby Shock...



Thursday, October 12, 2017

DIY: Bananas Hair Mask

I’ve been putting bananas in my hair for more than two years and it has given me amazing results that I’m super grateful for…

Bananas are so rich in vitamins, that it can give your hair the right nutrition that it needs. I usually create a homemade hair mask made with at least one banana (including other natural ingredients) and would normally leave it in my hair for an hour or so. Today, I want to share three reasons why bananas are healthy for your hair.

Bananas can make your damaged hair stronger. Because of all the nutrition bananas provide, it can prevent hair loss as well as split ends, including strengthening your hair by giving it the vitamins it need.

Bananas can reverse the aging process of your hair. It’s not a fact, but some of the research I’ve found online believes that bananas can reverse the aging process and might prevent your hair from becoming grey. Even though it’s not guaranteed, it still has amazing benefits for your hair.

Bananas promotes hair growth. Because I’m so obsessed with growing my hair, I would do anything that can help my hair to grow as long as possible, plus bananas will make your hair smell amazing, so why not add it to your homemade hair mask?

DIY: Banana Hair Mask
Note: You can add as much of these ingredients as you like depending on your hair length and you can keep it in as long as you desire. I usually keep my hair mask in my hair for more than an hour, but everyone’s hair is different. You might find that leaving it in for fifteen minutes to thirty-minutes might work best for you.

You also can add or subtract ingredients as desired. I usually just add anything I like in my hair. Sometimes I’m fine with one type of oil (such as coconut oil) mixed with one bananas. Some people just use a banana with nothing else added. It’s completely up to you...


1 Banana
A little bit of apricot oil
A little bit of grape seed oil
Some water


All you have to do is blend all the ingredients together and then put the hair mask into your hair. You can put on a shower cap to lock in the moisture and leave it in your hair for fifteen minutes or more. When you’re ready, you can wash out the hair mask thoroughly. You’ll notice how moisturized your hair feel in the end, plus it’ll leave your hair with a natural shine. XO

Love always,
Princess Hiyah Jahan Ara Akanqi

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

mark. By Avon Havana Sol Lipclick // Review

When I wear lipstick, I always feel a little bit more confident, especially if the color is amazing…
I’m adoring mark. By Avon Havana Sol Lipclicks, because they are perfect for whenever you want to add a pop of color. The packaging is so beautiful and the lipstick tubes has a unique cap that magnetically closes, which is what inspired their name, Lipclicks. I’ve been wearing these to lipsticks for a while now and I’m enjoying every moment of it.
How do you feel when you wear lipstick? For me, I feel absolutely confident, because these two Lipclicks gives me full coverage and you don’t have to worry about them transferring onto your teeth. These colors don’t fade; They last for hours without me having to reapply, even after I had lunch. The color maintains it’s pretty shine and it’s ultimately hydrating. Even after a day of wearing these Lipclicks, my lips are left feeling hydrated, soft and smooth. You don’t need lip balm to keep your lips moisturized when you wear mark. By Avon Havana Sol Lipclicks.

When I apply mambo, I usually pat some off with a tissue, because the color is so vibrant. I don't think the color is correct for my skin tone, so applying it lightly works…

I’ve been wearing rumba as an everyday lipstick, because I love how confident it makes me feel. Red lipstick is a classic color that many women wore for so many years, but this color feels like a completely new vibe. I’m obsessed with it.

It’s nice to have a lipstick that make you feel absolutely amazing. How does lipstick makes you feel and what color is your go to shades?

Loves always,
Princess Hiyah Jahan Ara Akanqi

Monday, October 9, 2017

5 Reasons You Should Become an Avon Representative

When I was introduced to network marketing, I was awoken to completely new world filled with so many opportunities. I was inspired to accomplish many of my dreams and create a career out of working from the comfort of my home because when you’re in network marketing, your business is online. It could reach people around the world and you can earn money by selling your products through your website. It’s a beautiful opportunity that I believe you should take.

“I've been lucky. Opportunities don't often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.” ― Audrey Hepburn

I became an Avon Independent Sales Representative because I wanted to make money so I can buy what I want, whenever I wanted. My hobby is shopping and I love to eat delicious treats, so of course, Avon was my way of getting what I desire, but I fell even more in love with this company and soon realized it could give me so much more than what I thought. I could actually do this for a living and make it my long-term career. It's one of the best decisions I’ve made so far.

1. You can create your own schedule. I used to work at a restaurant, where sometimes they had me scheduled to work late at night and sometimes as early as 4:00 AM. Even though I’ve requested to work evenings they still had me scheduled all over the place. Being an Avon Representative gives me the opportunity to be my own boss, which means I can create my own schedule. I can give myself off days and breaks whenever I desire. It’s pretty amazing!
2. You can earn money by doing what you love. Fashion was always my way to happiness whenever I didn’t feel my best and I also adore trying new beauty products. As an Avon Representative, I can follow my passion, while earning money in the process.

3. You can sell the products online. I’m okay with selling door to door, but selling the products through my online Avon boutique is so much more convenient. When my customers order their products online, their packages will be delivered to their desired location. All they have to do is place an order through my eBoutique and Avon does the rest of work.

4. Avon has been empowering women for many years. Entrepreneurship is a great way to make to make a living because it creates independence. You can work your own hours, be your own boss and do what you desire. It's a great way to make your dreams come true...

5. Because you adore the products, you can sell it. You can share all your favorite products online through social media and/or blogging. When you post a picture of yourself wearing a facial mask or the new shoes you bought from Avon, people will trust that you're not just promoting the products, but you love them too.

Do you want to become an Avon Independent Sales Representative or want to learn more about what Avon can do for you? Sign up by clicking the link here and let’s get started today.

Love always,
Princess Hiyah Jahan Ara Akanqi
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