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When one door closes and another opens, it can bring a lot of promise along. Sure, you might be nervous about whatever is to come, but it's time to take stock of what you're leaving behind and then look ahead. Tally the lessons learned and think about how you can apply them to the new and exciting things to come.

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September 30, 2021

Tips to reduce added sugar in your meal

Recent research published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation looked at a model that may predict changes in cardiometabolic illness (particularly type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity) as well as healthcare expenditures if sugar reduction objectives were implemented. The National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative (NSSRI) in the United States suggested voluntary sugar reduction objectives in 2018. Except for sugar-sweetened drinks, which were aimed for a 40% reduction, each of the 15 food groups had a 20 per cent decrease in average sugar content by the end of 2026. Diet data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2011 to 2016, sugar-related illnesses from a variety of different research studies, and health-related expenditures were all factored into the model.

The cutest birthday cakes ever

There are cakes that are simple but captures the essence of the moment and Homely.bake has been able to incorporate playful yet beautiful cake designs that melt the heart using different colours to send love via a birthday cake. As she celebrates over 10 thousand followers on Instagram we wish her are a more beautiful year ahead.


Fall 2021 nail design trends Karolina Mejza


After summer, fall is one of my favourite seasons. I have shared lots of nail inspiration for fall and the list goes on and on. Feed your eyes while making the perfect nail design selection for your next manicure by Karolina Mejza.





Simple fall looks to incorporate into your everyday style


When planning your fall wardrobe, keeping it simple will help you style your looks from Day to Night. You can get your fall everyday outfits ready, by adding blazers, belts and scarves to your look. Take a look at these outfit inspiration ideas by Whatemwore.



Photographer of the week: Dmitri Lucewicz

A camera can express a woman's attractiveness in a variety of ways. However, what if we revert to the methods of great artists? This is how Estonian photographer Dmitry Lutsevich approached his work and succeeded - each of his images captures the genuine beauty and expressiveness of the feminine image.

Dmitri Lucewicz is an Estonia-based photographer. Dmitry's passion for painting and photography is inextricably linked to his profession as a make-up artist and colourist.

The creative environment in which Lutsevich grew up had a profound impact on the photographer's future. His mother worked in the beauty sector and was involved in a variety of artistic endeavours; she once sought assistance from her son, which resulted in, as Lutsevich puts it, "a productive tandem." The desire to document your results has become the primary motivation for purchasing a camera and studying photography.


The Cotswolds National Landscape Summer staycation


The Cotswolds is a rural region in south-central England that encompasses portions of six counties, most notably Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Its undulating hills and grasslands are dotted with thatched medieval towns, churches, and magnificent mansions constructed entirely of the region's characteristic yellow limestone. From Bath in the south to Chipping Campden in the north, the 102-mile Cotswold Way walking route follows the Cotswold Edge escarpment.

The Cotswolds is one of the finest, summer and beyond staycation destinations in the United Kingdom! There are so many lovely local companies to support, discover, and visit.




Creamy Orecchiette with Broccoli, Peas & Herbs



A simple and delicious creamy pasta to start the week! With lots of lemon and pepper, and green veggies.

Ingredients
3/4 lb. orecchiette
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt, divided
1 tsp pepper
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1 tsp garlic powder
1 cup vegetable broth
3 1/4 cups (packed) broccoli florets cut small
3/4 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup fresh parsley
2 tbsp fresh dill
2 tbsp vegan butter
2 tbsp Greek-style vegan yoghurt
Juice of 1 1/2 to 2 lemons, to taste
1/4 cup vegan parmesan (optional)
Extra pepper for serving
Red chilli flakes for serving
*can sub coconut cream, vegan cream cheese, or just omit



22 ways to wear jeans this fall


Are you prepared for another inspiring fashion trends pack? I'm going to show you 22 amazing ways to wear jeans during the Autumn season in today's post. There are several fantastic styles to choose from, but I've emphasized the ones that are most likely to match your daily lifestyle. You're going to see stunning variations with ripped jeans, boyfriend jeans, ankle-length slim-fit, and black, white, and blue skinnies.



Jeans on jeans. This combination has always struck me as elegant, whether it's made up of distinct or similar tones of the same colour denim. I'm also now obsessed with mixing denim colours; for instance, grey denim and dark blue create such a lovely pair.

Incorporate a splash of colour. Jeans of all sorts look fantastic when combined with vibrant colours. The vibrant colour can come from a top or bottom, or from accessories such as shoes, purses, scarves, belts, or even jewellery.

16 latest Ankara styles in vogue for women


It is no longer a secret that Nigerian women like vibrant hues and conventional fashion choices. As a result, each season, the assessment of the current Ankara designs in fashion for women earns greater attention. These days, the newest Ankara dress styles are trendy. They are a fantastic match for the majority of styles. You will always appear trendy and appealing wearing Ankara. Here are some of the newest Ankara designs for tasteful women. 



Olympic National Parks & Forest


Olympic National Park is a United States national park located on the Olympic Peninsula in the state of Washington. The park is divided into four regions: the Pacific shoreline, alpine areas, temperate rainforest on the west side, and the drier east side woods. Three different habitats exist inside the park: subalpine forest and wildflower meadow, temperate woodland, and the rocky Pacific coast.


16 most beautiful wedding cakes in 2021


What we've observed in recent years in the wedding cake market is that cakes are becoming smaller and more distinctive in a variety of ways. Creative cake designers are having a blast recreating and combining a variety of new shapes, colours, patterns, and materials to satisfy new couples' desires for individualized, one-of-a-kind cakes. From edible flowers to geode embellishments and shimmering gold leaf, take a look at 16 of the most unusual wedding cake ideas for 2021 by Tabi.cakes.



 

Health Benefits and Nutritional Value of Pectin

What is pectin?

Pectin is a soluble dietary fibre that provides structural support for the plant cell wall and is found in virtually all plants. It is abundant in the outer skin and rind of fruits and vegetables, where it gives cement-like strength. 
Pectin is found in 30 per cent of orange pectin, 15 per cent of apple peels, and 12 per cent of onion skins. Pectin can also be present in fruit and vegetable pulp.



Pectin is a complex polysaccharide made up of simple sugar and sugar-acid units.
Anyone who has produced jelly or jam is familiar with pectin's gel-forming abilities.
Some of pectin's health advantages are due to its gel-forming properties, which include improved intestinal health, blood sugar control, and cholesterol metabolism.

Different types of Between Pectin Types?

Apple pectin and modified citrus pectin are the two most common types of pectin on the market (MCP).
Both come from the pulp of the fruit source.

Chicken and Potatoes with Dijon Cream Sauce

Ingredients
* 3 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts
* 2 teaspoons Italian blend seasoning OR Herbs de Provence
* salt and pepper to taste
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 2 tablespoon olive oil
* 1/2 pound baby potatoes, halved or quartered as needed
for the dijon cream sauce
* 1 tablespoon butter
* 1 teaspoon minced garlic
* 1 cup chicken broth I used low sodium
* 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
* 1 cup heavy cream
* 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
* 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper, or to taste


Instructions
* Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Prepare the chicken and potatoes

* Combine chicken and potatoes in a large bowl. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil, toss to coat, then season generously with salt and pepper, and the Italian seasoning blend * In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Drizzle in 1 tablespoon olive oil and give it a good stir. * Add chicken to one half of the pan, potatoes to the other half. Cook undisturbed for 3-4 minutes, flip chicken and cook another 3-4 minutes till browned on both sides. Transfer chicken and potatoes to a plate and cover to keep warm.

7 ways to wear a blue teddy bear coat this winter

Keep the elements at bay with our selection of fashionable winter coats. While black and grey are all-season staples, this season, add a burst of blue to your ensemble. Additionally, these coats are padded, fashionable and comfortable. Check out our blue teddy bear coat selection for the finest in unique or custom, Sky Blue Teddy Bear Hoodie, Winter Coat, Winter Jacket, Women Coat.




Natural Ways To Fade the Appearance of Scars


Perhaps you picked at a pimple, underwent surgery, or scraped your knee. Now you're left with a scar–an unsightly reminder of the skin injury–and you wish it would fade away soon.

Therefore, let us examine how a scar forms. Then it will be clear how to minimize the appearance of a scar.


What Causes the Formation of a Scar?

When your skin is injured, your body heals in four distinct phases:

Hemostasis is the process of forming a blood clot in order to halt the flow of blood.

Inflammation develops as a result of the body producing chemical signals at the site and the area's blood vessels dilate. This brings nutrients and inflammatory cells into the wound to aid in healing.

New blood vessels develop during the proliferation phase to replace injured ones. This is referred to as angiogenesis.

This brings nutrients and inflammatory cells into the wound to aid in healing.

Fibroblasts migrate to the wound site and secrete collagen, the proteins that give the growing scar tissue its shape (initially called granulation tissue). Collagen accumulation generally peaks three weeks into wound healing. Additionally, 

The ultimate process is remodelling (or maturation). During this time period, granulation tissue develops into scars. Changes in the wound region allow the collagen fibres to lay closer together, resulting in a thinner scar. The scar's strength reaches its greatest level at the conclusion of this collagen organization process, which takes about six months. When the amount of collagen in the skin is insufficient, the remodelling process may result in a concave, or pitted, scar. If there is an excessive amount of collagen, a raised scar may result. The scar may take up to two years to mature completely. This is frequently measured by the degree of redness resolution in the scar tissue.

Dorathy Bachor in a crystal luxe dress by Ella Couture


Dorathy Bachor looked amazing for Mercy Eke's birthday dinner wearing a crystal dress by Ella_couture, styled by official_ka3na. The Big Brother Nigeria star said she ate the look and we agree.

Mercy Eke shares photos of her 28th birthday

Big Brother Naija 2019 winner, Mercy Eke clocked 28 on September 29 and she has been honoured by fans and colleagues on social media To commemorate the big day, the serial businesswoman turned to her Instagram page to announce that she gifted herself a beautiful new house Congratulatory responses from friends and coworkers have flooded Mercy's announcement post, the house is her second in two years.



Outfit: @ann.usman
Styling: @mz_florashaw

September street style roundup at fashion week

Well, I managed to put together the best street style looks from the just concluded fashion week last month. They wore different designers clothing, mixing prints and bright colours which were super stylish.

September 29, 2021

How To Really Take Care of Yourself


Keeping yourself healthy and leading an active life as much as possible is important for your well-being. Sometimes life can get so hectic that you might not always put your general health or wellbeing first, so finding the time to do so is essential. Here are some top tips on what you can do to ensure you look after your own well-being.



A Useful Exercise Regime

Exercising to your own ability is important. It is very easy to compare yourself to someone on social media who you have never met and think that they lead the perfect healthy lifestyle, based on a few photos they have uploaded. But in reality, this will only hinder your progress if you compare yourself to others. Finding the correct exercise regime that is suitable for your ability is the first step. You then need to look at an in-depth guide of exercises that you can then tailor to suit you personally.

9 things you should hear today

Are you lacking words or thoughts to quantify yourself today? There are days when everything around you is dark and gloomy. A hopeless pitch gloom that engulfs you completely. We have all been there as well. It is never simple. It is not a matter of self-control. You cannot simply snap out of it. Additionally, you do not need to have objective reasons for being in that state.

When the world is collapsing around you. When either too many things occur simultaneously or nothing occurs at all.

When everything around you triggers a chain reaction of emotional crashes, when disappointment follows disappointment, and when your patience runs out. When you're spreading yourself so thinly that you're beginning to doubt your own existence.


When you are required to be everywhere yet are at peace nowhere. When you listen, nod, and encourage others with a smile while simultaneously screaming within for someone to finally listen to you.

When your plans fail to materialize. When you grin so hard that it aches your jaw.

When you waited and worked and used every human effort to avoid rejection. When you are confronted with rudeness and stupidity, it makes you want to weep, even though you should not take it personally.

When you feel like you've failed; when you've disappointed those that care about you. When you break promises and shatter hearts — in order to escape your own heartache — it still breaks and wounds you.
When you feel alone and alone and no one understands or cares about you. When you prioritize yourself but no one else agrees.

When you want to give up, to flee, to crawl back into bed, to emigrate from the country, to abandon this planet, it's difficult. Certain days are like this. You wish it was simpler. But well, when going through those days here are 9 things you should you need to hear today by we the Urban.




Hotel Calilo Beach Heaven, Ios Greece

Calilo Ios offers magnificent five-star lodgings on a 1,000-acre parcel of property with six miles of shoreline, almost guaranteeing full seclusion to those who want it.

Calilo is nestled by 1,000 acres of protected land and surrounded by six kilometres of golden beach lapped by a cerulean sea.

This 30-suite refuge is located in a secluded corner of unspoiled Ios, in the heart of the Cyclades, and just a stone's throw from party islands Mykonos and Santorini. Consider sun-drenched solitude surrounded by a historic olive-dotted countryside - at its centre, nature and art.

Calilo is a peaceful hideaway, a forward-thinking conservation project, and the ambition of one family. It is a unique location since it is their invention, from the building to the interior design to the spectacular artworks and installations, a family whose mission is to maintain, protect, and nurture this alluring land – and to share the dream and the island's mesmerizing charm.

Discover its whimsical feel and one-of-a-kind attitude. Reconnect with yourself – and with nature – by relaxing, realigning, and reconnecting. Sensitize your toes to the beach, your skin to the salt, and your bones to the sun. Deep sleep, dreaming, and lingering. Simply be.

Fall Nail Designs That Will Make Your Manicure Pop

Apart from season-appropriate clothing, decor, and cuisine, preparing for fall also entails adding a touch of autumn into your style, even your fingers. This season, adorn your nails with sparkling leaves, geometric fall designs, falling leaves on gorgeous matte backgrounds, or a one-of-a-kind abstract design. Here are 35 ultra-pretty fall nail designs by Adrianna Wysocka that will assist you in accomplishing that goal.



7 Self reminders of the week by Case.kenny

Sometimes we get carried away by our emotions and the things happening around us and forget to remind ourselves of our worth. Reminding ourselves daily is key to not settling for less or dwelling in a toxic situation. Well, here's a little reminder of what you are, nothing less. 



25 Men's pre-winter style ideas.

It is getting cold again, here are men's pre-winter style ideas.

Autumn is the season that follows the summer and before the winter. Whether it's the return of boots and coats, Halloween festivities, or simply relaxing and watching some football, the autumn season has a lot to offer. Fall provides a chance for us fashion-conscious individuals to raise our style game in a variety of ways. The colder temperatures let us layer more comfortably without sweating through our clothes, allowing us to modify our appearances for a more personal touch. There are several methods to show one's unique style when it comes to men's fall fashion.

Choosing the proper autumn clothes may be a daunting process for any man, but luckily, we're here to assist you in navigating the season's trends and securing the finest styles for any men's style. Check out our comprehensive autumn style guide to help you plan the best outfits for every event in fall.





September 28, 2021

Birthday photos of media personality Beverly Osu


Happy Birthday, Beverly Osu.

Stylist: @medlinboss
Outfit: @emaginebybukola
Makeup: @tolufelix_mua
Hair: @dv_hairsalon
Decor: @ivie_crafts
Photography: @officialphotofreak

Davido x L'Officiel Fashion Book Australia™


Davido covers @lofficielau Fashion Book, he opens up about the #Endsars protest, his music and personality.

Talent: Davido @davido
Publication: L'Officiel Fashion Book™ - Australia @lofficielau
Photography, Creative Direction, and Production by: Mike Ruiz @mikeruizone
Editor-in-Chief: Dimitri Vorontsov @dimitrivorontsov
Stylist: Darryl Glover @godarrylgo
Fashion Assistant: Christina D. Roberts @stinadior
Market Editor: Valerie Butler @_valeriebutler
Groomer/Barber: Diego Arias @d.ariasbarber
Special thanks to Blonde and Co Studios @blondeandconyc
Casting/ Production: Bobby Gutierrez @nycbcg
Photo Assistant: Dani Sax @capturedbydns
Website www.lofficiel.com.au
Location: New York, New York

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Tonto Dikeh stuns in black bodycon dress

With all that is happening on social media, Tonto Dikeh still shows off her beautiful body in a black bodycon dress by Pretiwomannn-official the Melisakim clothing. She looks refreshed, charming and beautiful.



SKIN @klleralclear
Body goals @bvlounge
Photo @jamesphotography2
Mua @makeupbyshakara
Dress @pretiwomannn_official

Symply Tacha share photos of the Nlnt89 new collection

Symply Tacha recently shared beautiful photos of her new collections. She looks stunning wearing her brand. Take a look at the colours she realised for her spring of the Nlnt89 brand 2021.

 

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