DiY, Home, Lifestyle

Freshen up Your Home for Spring

As the cooler months of Dar es Salaam pass by, it is time for the season of spring to takeover, which calls for some serious spring-cleaning! As the temperature gets higher and your house starts feeling stuffier with all the clutter around, it is time to get rid of all the dirt, cobwebs and all the extra things that have been lying on your dresser, side tables and your cupboards since forever!

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DiY, health

5 Home Remedies for Common Ailments

Running to a doctor for the slightest sign of ill-health may not be a good idea. Sometimes, drugs can do more harm than good. They can undoubtedly provide temporary relief but can harm the body’s immune system in the long run.

Simple ailments like coughs, colds, headaches, sore throat and constipation can be easily treated at home with minimum cost and maximum safety. Below are some natural home remedies for non-severe common ailments.

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Beauty, DiY, health

Tried and Tested: Tips to fight hair-fall

Don’t we all wish we could have long lustrous hair that we could flaunt regardless of the humid East African climate? – Sigh, in this heat and humidity that only seems like a dream.

Struggling with hair-fall myself, I usually end up chopping my hair much shorter, to avoid combing them altogether and see the horror of broken hair on my hairbrush.

However, getting a haircut is certainly not the solution to hair-fall. Thus we took to the Super Women of East Africa group to look for answers, and got some brilliant tips from some of our followers.

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Beauty, DiY, health

DIY Sugar Lip Scrub

Since I was feeling kinda crafty and DIYish (I hope that’s a word), I decided to try making my own lip scrub at home and it turned out amazing!! My daughter especially loved it since it tasted all sugary and smelled of vanilla! 😍 It gave my lips a really soft and moisturized feel the entire day, plus a slight red stain. Win win!

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Beauty, DiY, Lifestyle

Mastering the No-Makeup Look

The latest trend that has taken the beauty industry by storm is the No-Makeup or the Nude look! This season is all about bidding farewell to the caked on makeup looks, and go for a toned down natural look that enhances your features, using just subtle, earthy colours that go with your natural skin tone.  Here are some essential tips to master the no-makeup look this season.

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DiY, Food, health

Preserving Coriander – What worked for us!

We had been thinking of ways to preserve coriander in our fridge for days… thanks to the social media, we had come across a number of tips, and ways to preserve coriander, but we were looking for a way that was easy to implement, and let the coriander stay fresh for at least a few weeks.

Here’s everything we tried, and what we thought was the best solution.

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DiY, Home, Lifestyle

True to their Roots: Super Snow-women from the lands of Vancouver

As most of the places in East Africa sweat through the hot summer weather, Rakhi Doshi Vassa, a Super Woman living in Vancouver, Canada was struggling with a completely different issues – too much snow in her backyard!

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