Easy Meat Pie Recipe ~ By Zatasha Kiran


1 kg minced meat/chicken

1 medium onion

Mixed frozen vegetables (or fresh)

Bisto gravy granules (red pot)


Black pepper

Chilli powder (optional)

Shortcrust or puff pastry

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Lashes for days! – By Zatasha Kiran

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No makeup look is complete without long, luscious lashes, usually achieved with the use of a good mascara. Whether you like the glamorously over dramatic look or are more inclined towards the natural look, there’s no doubt that mascara helps you achieve that bright eyed, fresh faced look we all aspire to. To help achieve this look without false lashes, try our top three picks.

  1. Benefit Roller Lash 

The brush is designed to lift, separate and curl lashes, sort of like a temporary perm, for a pretty, girly look that holds up to 12 hours. It contains provitamin B5 and serin that helps and protects lashes and is great for every day look. It’s easier to remove than other mascaras due to its thin consistency. The dainty vintage packaging alone is enough to make you want to buy it. It comes in two sizes, regular and mini sizes. We’d rate this product a 10/10! A must buy on your next makeup shopping spree.


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Great for sensitive eyes, this mascara provides an every day natural look. It fans lashes out nicely and lengthens them. The brush helps to separate lashes, prevents clumping and makes the mascara easily buildable. The curved, almost S shaped brush allows full contact with the lashes to achieve that defined, dramatically lengthened look. It provides an intense shade of glossy black and to top it off, it smells great too! We’d rate this product a 9/10. A must have for any makeup collection.

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3. Rimmel Super Curler

Rimmel London has done it again with their genius 24 hour super curler mascara that gives a better lift than any other mascara we’ve tried so far. It builds volumising, dramatic curls for an all day glamorous look. The long bristled brush makes flawless application extra easy to achieve and prevents clumping and smudging. This mascara gives a rich, shiny black effect and works even better when used on top of other mascaras. We’d rate this a 9/10. Great for mixing and enhancing other products.

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Mascara application tips: 

• If you’re nearing the end of your mascara and want to try and get the most out of it add a few drops of oil to the tube and mix.

• Use waterproof mascaras to hold the curl better.

• Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler before applying mascara for that extra curl.

• Don’t pump the wand when you want to get more product on, instead gently swirl so as not to let any extra air in that will dry the mascara up.


Benefits of Black seeds – By Zatasha Kiran


Black Seeds

The black seed, also called Nigella Sativa, is known as the cure for “everything but death”. It is believed to be first found in ancient Egypt and is widely used for cooking purposes, often being paired with cumin or coriander to spice bread or baked goods. Sensitive to weather and soil condition the black seed is commonly found in the Mediterranean region. As well as being used in several cuisines, the black seed is customarily used for medicinal purposes, to cure certain illnesses and for overall health and well-being. It contains amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, alkaloids and many other compounds that help heal our bodies. Continue reading “Benefits of Black seeds – By Zatasha Kiran”

Say Goodbye to White Flour ~ By Zatasha Kiran

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White flour is basically wholewheat flour that has been heavily processed, bleached and stripped of the two main components that make it nutritious, bran and germ. This process also gets rid of fibre which helps us digest it easily and all vitamins in the flour that benefit us, therefore raising the risk of diabetes and many other diseases and providing us with nothing more than good taste! Switching to healthier alternatives can help reduce bloating, give us more energy by consuming more nutrients and helping us to feel less lethargic and even help with hair, skin and overall health. Below are some healthy alternatives to white flour along with some recipes for you to try out.

Almond Flour Brownies

Almond flour is is a great source of vitamin E. It also contains iron, manganese, magnesium, potassium, calcium and other minerals as well as being gluten free.

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Carrots: Your Natural Carotene! ~ By J. Raza

Photography Credits: Couleur

Many people fail to realize is that carrots and carrot juice can be extremely beneficial for the quality of your skin. Most of us grew up hearing carrots are great for eyesight and it stopped right there… Drinking carrot juice regularly will certainly change your energy levels, your digestion, and the overall quality of your skin. By simply drinking carrot juice, you will gain access to nutrients such as vitamins A, vitamin C, carotenoids, potassium, anti-fungal, and antibacterial substances that are ideal for people who suffer from acne. To see benefits for your skin, you will want to make sure that you drink a full serving of carrot juice on a regular basis, which usually means every day. Many people experience an almost immediate reduction in inflammation and redness that accompanies acne, and an appearance of skin hydration that they may not have seen in quite some time. Anti-inflammatory properties of carrot juice can help to revitalize and tone up the skin. It is also a natural moisturizer that will help to even out skin tones, reduce the signs of scarring, and even prevent fine lines and wrinkles. By making your own carrot juice at home, you will be assured that the juice is free from additives, preservatives, or any chemicals, and that it is as fresh and potent as it can possibly be.

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Simple Mouthwatering Homemade Sweets – By Natalia Oparka

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I often wonder whether I’m the only one who grows a sweet tooth every once in a while. That “once in a while” usually takes place in gloomy rainy afternoons in November… Buying buckets of hot chocolate may turn to be pretty costly (and unhealthy, I guess), so I’m always fond of homemade ways of satisfying my passion for sweetness.

Here is one of my new faves:

Homemade Bounty Chocolate Bar

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