This is the second post from my “Beautiful techno Savvy You” blog. In case you missed the first post where I dished out some info on online shopping, you are more than welcome to check it out HERE. This week’s post is a miscellaneous round-up on developments in the smartphone world that caught my attention since the last post. Let’s get into it on Destiny Connect!
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"The most important thing about goals is having one." – Geoffrey F. Albert
I always struggle with these posts because I don’t want to sound superficial. Anyway, lets get into it!
This week we are focusing on goals. Many times people live from day to day doing the same old thing and saying the same old things to the same old people and when you ask them what they are working towards… a salary at the end of the month.
For the most part this is true for all of us, but beyond that one has to live and work to be fulfilled. Fulfilment comes from doing the things that you have set out to do and that you are extremely passionate about. Doing and achieving anything wont come from sitting in the same gut and being stuck in the same old routine.
My goal at the beginning of the year was creating a strong foundation on which I will build all my dreams and despite things not always going according to plan, I have managed to reach most of my goals. My blog is receiving an impressive amount of views and I have managed to make some incredible contacts. All my plans have been put in place and now I am gearing up for the rollercoaster ride called execution. It won’t be easy, but the goal is set.
We have to set goals and work towards realising them otherwise everyday is the same as the next and after much time has passed, you realise what you could’ve done, but didn’t. What you could’ve achieved but didn’t. So let this be our thought for the week. What do I want to achieve? What do I have to do to achieve it?
Have a great week!
I haven’t done a fashion post in a long time. This has been a conscious decision and I will continue doing it only once in a while. A while ago I wrote about neons and pastels. If you are not quite sure on which to rock and how to mix colours try out coral. This is a more defined trend that is making waves. Coral is a vibrant orangey colour that comes in different hues and shades. It matches absolutely any skin tone and makes a subtle statement while being playful. Some of your favourite celebrities are loving coral. Check them out.
Carly Rae Jepsen looks beautiful in this coral ensemble that looks like a washed print.
Kerry Washington was spotted rocking coral twice on the red carpet.
Kourtney Kardashian was snapped in this coral blazer by the paparazzi.
Bonang and Allegro rocked different shades of coral. Perfection!
Do you see yourself rocking coral?
Happy Wednesday y’all!
I just wanted to let you all know that I have published my very first Destiny Connect blog. I will be dishing up on some technological news and advances as well as miscellaneous features. This week I give you the lowdown on online shopping. Check it out HERE.
It is 22:00 on the 5th of May and I just got home from a full day of shooting for the Fastest Film ever made (it doesn’t have a name yet) at Great Dane in Braamfontein. This must be one of the most spontaneous things I have done this year and definitely a bucket list item I can tick off. I was of course, an extra.
How I got to be an extra on this movie is a sheer cross between coincidence, liking things and social media. I was still in bed when I saw a tweet that they were looking for extras and jumped into the shower when I found out the venue is less than 5 minutes away from me. The brief was simple. Dress in your best hippie/party outfit and come enjoy the band, Son of a 1000. Of course I battled with “hippie” but it turned out my outfit wasn’t too far off when I got there.
Fastest Film is a world Guinness book attempt from Script to Screen in just 11 days! Insane, I know. They started writing the script on the 1st of May (Wednesday last week) for the feature film. Eleven days later, this film will premier at the Bioscope in Maboneng and the Official World Record will belong in Joziwood.
Some of the famous faces that were there include the gorgeous Jena Dover (who is even more gorgeous in person), Boitumelo Thulo aka Boity, who had a looong faux fur coat on (it was freezing cold), Trevor Gumbi (Even louder than he is on TV and loads of fun), Meren Reddy (Gary from City Ses’la), Tiffany Barbuzano (She was on 4Play: Sex Tips For Girls. Amazing person!) and sooo many more!
Meeting and seeing the passion of the cast and crew was truly inspiring. Bryan van Niekerk made a point of letting us know how much he appreciated us being there especially in the freezing cold. I can’t wait to see the film. It airs this Saturday at the Bioscope in Maboneng. Yours truly might not grace the red carpet as I was a mere extra but I’ll definitely be there. Who am I seeing there?
Check out the awesome “Son of a 1000” below!
I think it’s very important to be able to see the funny side of life and its joyful dimension and not to take everything too tragically. I’d also say it’s necessary for my ministry. A writer once said that angels can fly because they take themselves too seriously. Maybe we could also fly a bit if we didn’t think we were so important. – Pope Benedict XVI
A friend prompted me to look into the mirror and watch myself dancing over the past weekend. I ended up laughing then I started crying. I started crying because I realised that I hadn’t seen my happy face in a long time. We become so caught up in our everyday struggles that we forget to just pause and live in the happy moments and laugh at the funny sweet nothings. I also learnt through twitter and Facebook that I take myself too seriously. So this week is dedicated to being spontaneous and light-hearted. And oh, Mr Benedict I believe it’s “Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly” and it was said by G.K. Chesterson.
Check out Destiny’s Child’s “Happy Face” below. I hope the words make you smile. What are you dedicating your week to?
Almost halfway into the year and so much has already happened! To ease the financial burden that I sometimes feel I have been to my parents by studying (Public Relations and Communication at that) I have been looking for writing jobs here and there. It is very hard to try and convince a features editor at a successful publication to even take note of your proposed writing when you are a 19 year old who is still at university. So what do you do when you have contacted all the editors and feature editors of South African publications with no interest or response? Find a plan B that will get your writing recognised.
Plan B for me comes in the form of my new Destiny Connect blog entitled Beautiful, Techno Savvy You. As the name suggests, this will be a techno focused blog. Now I by no means claim to be a pro when it comes to technology, but I know a thing or two and I would absolutely love to share it with those who are interested. Destiny’s readers are dynamic women who are in tune with the world around them. They want to be abreast of the latest advancements that will fuel them to advancing themselves and those around them. This blog will help them do just that in the tech area.
I will publish one post per week and these will range from reviews to tutorials to general technological news as well as interesting articles that I scout on the interwebs. Look out for Beautiful, Techno Savvy You every Wednesday on www.destinyconnect.com. Don’t miss out!
Remember to follow me on twitter. I am @richmondsajini. Thank you so much for the support!
Hey! This week we’re looking at Stevie Wonder’s Living For The City. I am an absolute fan of Stevie’s and after watching Beyoncé do a cover of this song I felt it appropriate to feature him. The song was released in 1973 and reached #8 on the Billboard Pop charts and #1 on the R&B chart. What I particularly like about the song is the social issues that Stevie comments on. He starts the song of addressing poverty in the rural areas of America (Mississippi), which is a matter very close to him. He goes on to address racism as well as drugs.
Without further ado, here is “Living For The City”. Enjoy!
Is there an artist or band that you would like me to feature in Throwback Thursday? Send me an email to email@example.com and I will gladly feature them.
You always see me tweet about cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Some of you probably don’t find the necessity in practicing this habit, because you see it as tedious or simply insignificant. Cleansing, toning and moisturizing forms an integral part in how your skin looks. This, along with the right skin care product line, exercise, drinking water, a balanced diet and sleep grants you that RADIANT looking skin. This post is to remind about the importance of cleansing, toning and moisturizing; what it does and how to perform this daily ritual.
This is the first part, a procedure that can be done twice if you are wearing makeup. Product lines have pre-cleansers for those who wear makeup and want to avoid drying out the skin. Cleansing is essential because it removes traces of make-up; it removes surface dirt and pollution, and reduces congestion in the pores. This needs to be done with tepid water, avoid using water that is too hot or too cold. Use a cleanser recommended by your therapist for your skin type.
This is the second stage in the cleansing routine. Toning is necessary to ensure the complete removal of dirt from the skin and it can be done to remove your mask. It is important to note that there are cleansers that may require you not to use a toner. Cleansers that contain glycolic acids with a pH balance can be effectively removed using water. In this instance you may use water to tone if your product contains glycolic acid. If you find at times that your toner feels too strong, dampen your cotton wool to dilute the toner just a little bit.
You want your skin to feel smooth and supple, right? You definitely need to moisturize! The skin needs to maintain an adequate moisture level. It is necessary to prevent further moisture loss that is contributed by the external and internal environment. This is achieved by using the appropriate moisturizer which conditions the skin making it appear softer and more supple. Moisturizers come in different forms for different skin types and conditions, apply your sunscreen every day. Some moisturizers contain SPF (Sun Protection factor) which is a huge plus!
I trust that we will all take this ritual serious, because we all deserve a beautiful and healthy skin tone!
Yours in Skin Therapy
Learning that not everybody wishes me well is probably one of the best lessons I have learnt since moving to the city. In small towns achievements are generally celebrated as if the whole collective achieved whereas in the city it is the opposite. Of course small towns also have their fair share of envious people but I’ve found it to be even more prevalent in the city. Another lessons that I have learnt from living in Johannesburg is that there are people who are heart and until they have dealt with their own hurt, you will be their target. They will try to hurt and damage you too. It has nothing to do with you, but it has everything to do with their own unresolved issues.
The video below comes from a recent episode of Oprah’s Lifeclass where Dr Phil speaks to Mandisa about toxic friends and he continues to share profound truths about why it is important to be your own best friend. The things he mentions were (unknowingly, unnoticeably and coincidentally) helpful towards me learning the abovementioned lessons.
Have you ever had to deal with toxic friends? How did you go about it?
P.S: I wonder if Mandisa is South African.
P.P.S: I would actually get a TV if we had OWN in South Africa. The short YouTube video updates will have to do for now.