Food For Thought

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“To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life. ” – Jill Bolte Taylor

As I celebrated my first Mother’s Day(it’s still feeling so surreal). I reflected on the hurdles and moments of joy that I have experienced throughout these past months. Oftentimes our own self care is neglected in these moments and we fail to understand that unless we strengthen ourselves then we won’t be able to perform our duties well as a new mom.

I have put together a few pointers that I think would be useful, we are all different in our experiences as we face motherhood and as such there are moments that will be truly unique to each individual.

1.Accept Help

My biggest support system has been my extended family, they have been my village. At times as new moms we might feel that we are capable of doing it all on our own. Accepting a hand extended to you is not an indication that you are weak. I am grateful for those moments when my mother especially stepped in and assisted during those first few weeks. There were moments when I questioned whether or not I was built for this position as I was barely surviving on a 2 hours sleep and could hardly keep my eyes open.

2. Don’t be caught up in the Instant Snap back moments.

There is always that feeling of being pressured by society to instantly drop those extra pounds that we have acquired during those months of being pregnant.The instant snap back that you imagine might not be forthcoming as easily as you thought. Instead of focusing on that instant weight-loss place majority of your focus on what you will be consuming especially if your breastfeeding.Think about all the important nutrients that your child needs in order to build his/her immune system. Everything takes time so the less pressure that you place on yourself the better results you will eventually receive.

3. Self care

This is one of those OMG moments.A major part of this concept is striking a balance and finding those small moments to do something for yourself. You would be surprised what you could accomplish in  15 minutes that is set aside each day, just dedicate that time and find something that would add a bit of peace  a moment of calm.

If your happy then this will certainly transcend to others around you. Happy”MOMMY” equals a happy home. Oftentimes when we fall onto the path of motherhood guilt restricts most of us from partaking in activities even for a few minutes that would enable us to be able to take on each day in order to put your best self forward. This requires to will to make intentional choices that will bring about a more  holistic approach that will satisfy, mid, body and soul.

Thank you for stopping by. I would love to hear your experiences and ways that you have overcome some of the challenges

Denique XOXO.


The Perfect Palette

Hey Beauties;

There has never been a time like this in the cosmetic history when the market has been flooded with such wide selection of affordable products with top notched quality. Gone are the days when the top players and luxury brands were the only ones responsible for making significant impact in the makeup industry, a host of more affordable brands have flooded the market in recent years. Even the drug store brands have stepped up their game as competition within the industry has become so fierce.

Collaborations between beauty brands and beauty vloggers/influencers have become a trend that seems to be constantly increasing and has no intention of slowing down anytime soon. These collabs have yield significant benefits for both parties, as subscribers flock every product that is released.

Morphe has always delivered in both price and quality of their palettes, so when the Jaclyn Hill palette was released I was over the moon, I fell deeply in love with the colour selection that was used.It had the perfect blend of semi matte, shimmers and nudes.

The colour payoff is fabulous as it allows for makeup looks for both day and night and the occasional dramatic eyelooks.

The palette is one that can work for professionals, makeup fanatics or just the perfect gift for someone that is newly entering the world of makeup.

Thank you for stopping by, let me know what is your current favorite everyday palette at the moment.

Denique XOXO.

New Adventures 

Hey Beauties 

 For 2018 I’m declearing that it will be a year that offers greater opportunities, brighter beginings and the will power to chase those dreams we have been so reluctant and scared to follow.

I know it’s been ages since I’ve done a blog post, let me just give a bit of an update on what’s been happening in my corner, in the summer of 2017 I completed my BSc in Industrial and Analytical Chemistry, I also received one of my greatest blessings yet. I entered the world of motherhood on December 28, that moment was one that was so surreal and I am in awe each day. I am learning with each moment to become even  more patient a personality trait that I was a bit  lacking in. 

One of the hardest things is trying to create a balance between your everyday activities and caring for a newborn. Six hours rest at nights have become a thing of the past for now but just looking at my son’s face seeing his innocent smile  and holding him  in my arms each day it’s all been worth it. 

Being a first time mom with each day  I’m constantly learning,as the saying goes it takes a village to raise a child and I consider my village to be my extended family and friends who have been very active throughout  my pregnancy journey. I am looking forward to see what new memories I will be creating for 2018. 

All the best on all your new year resolutions and Thank you for stopping by. 

Denique XOXO. 

Diy Tropical Smoothie

Hey Beauties;

Let me start by shouting “Happy Mother’s Day” 😍😍. So today in the kitchen I decided to prepare a tropical smoothie for lunch it’s quick and easy and can be incorporated daily in anyone’s routine, you can alternate the fruits to allow it to become more personalized to your taste or whatever fruits that  might be readily available.

One thing about a smoothie is that it can be prepare in just under 10 mins, and if you’re always on the go its always good to have ingredients that can be easily combined.After hearing all the raves about the Nutribullet, I invested in one in 2016 and let me tell you its one of the best choices towards my health that i have ever made. So whether your up for a smoothie or juice that is for  detoxing  , refueling, breakfast, lunch or dinner  the Nutribullet can make it.


Yield 2-3 servings 

Preparation time (  approximately 7mins or less if fruits are pre prepped)

1 cup soy milk or 2 scoops of soy powder (milk of choice)

1cup water ( only if using soy powder)

1/2 ripe mango

1/2 ripe papaya

2 cups ice

1/2 cup oats

1/2 cup Cantaloupe

1handful raisin


Place all ingredients in a  blender/Nutribullet, blend for atleast 2 minutes until properly pureed.

Let me know what types of smoothies you guys have tried and any other recommendations that you would give.

Thanks for stopping by

Denique XOXO.

Hello Spring 

Hey Beauties;

It’s  really been a long while,  I have been so overwhelmed with the last semester in school which has really left me with limited time to do anything but complete assignments and study for those incourse tests.

Jumper from rudeboyclothing.ja (instagram) 

For me I am a lover of spring, the hues the softness of the blush, nudes and pastels that tend to add a bit of softness to any outfit.


For the past few weeks the unpredictable weather patterns have really allowed me to be able to rock the pastel jumper (sweater) and I have been loving how it compliments pencil skits,  shorts or even ripped jeans, I am truly  in love with its overall  versatility.

I would love to hear what your favorite spring fashion must haves  are and how you have been pairing them. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Denique XOXO. 

Beauty Crush 

​The love of beauty is taste.The creation of beauty is art – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Hey Beauties;

So I have definitely been hearing talks about a few beauty products and I took it upon myself to really test some and form my own opinion.

1. The Morphe brushes 35F Palette

 I really wanted to see if all the hype that surrounded the morphebrushes collection were really worth it, countless reviews have given high marks for just about any product produced by this brand, and based on what I have seen the colour payoff and pigmentation of  each eyeshadow does hold true. The mixture of 7mattes and 28Metallics/shimmers of the 35F in particular is very unique and would fit just about any personality whether it’s someone who would rather go for the  subtle  looks or that  diva that loves the glam factor. 

When applied the shadows will last all day until removed and with the aid of a primer it will be even more vibrant. On days when I really want that extra buzz I normally add a bit of fix plus on my flat shadow brush which in turn increases the metallic look when applied.  
With a price of $22.99USD when compared to a variety of luxury brands it does score top marks, I would highly recommend anyone to purchase this or any other Morphe Palette. I would consider it a must have in any professional Makeup Artist kit. 

2. Juviasplace Masquerade Palette

OMG😍😍 !!! Where should I start🤔🤔😆, I totally fell inlove with this palette from just seeing  its packaging , the vibrant colours can be seen from all angles , the afrocentric figures used allows for a unique  identifying factor and the wonderful inspiration by African festivities makes the palette one of a kind. 

The palette has a total of 16 eyeshadows, 5mattes and 11Metallics/shimmers. The pigmentation and colour choices is every chocolate girl dream come true. All skin type in fact would be able to carry off the colours in this palette. 

The eyeshadows can be used both wet and dry so try to invest in a very good quality setting spray. This has been one of the products that I can truly say I have been getting my monies worth, I am yet to try the other products from juviasplace but I am positive that they won’t be a disappointment. 

3. Nyx  Soft Matte Lip Cream

This  can be considered as one of those colours that you will be reaching for very often. The shape of the applicator brush allows for precise motion when using this lip cream. The formula does not get blotchy or starts to peel after drying when applied. Mixing with other lipsticks has yield impressive results. As with any matte lipstick before application it is always best to properly exfoliate and hydrate lips(with a lip balm)  as this will aid  in acheiving the best results when the lip Cream is applied. 
4. LA. Girl Strobe Lite strobing Powder 

LA. Girl Cosmetics has truly made these products quiet attractive, the packaging is unique and I was impressed with the consistency of the powders and how they would transfer on the skin. 

Strobe Lite Strobing Powder

I tried these out on my cousin both as a cheek highlight and a bit to define her nose, both strobing powders were mixed to achieve this effect.Form the swatches that I had tested before purchasing I loved the buttery consistency of these two. At first glance the 100Watt might seem a bit too glittery but by using a fan brush or even fingers it really does not  reflect that way on the skin but glides on without excess leaving shimmer.

If you have ever been hesitant about purchasing any of these products, having tried them I would say make the purchase you won’t be disappointed. Let me know if you have tried any other these produce also and what has been your experiences with them .

Thanks for stopping by . 🤗🤗☺Denique 

Happy New Year

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

Hey Beauties;

Happy New Year 🤗🤗🎊🎊, yes I know I am very very  late on the bandwagon🙈🙈. As the essence of the new year lingers among us we are consumed with the need to establish resolutions for 2017, but do we really think about what we really want to achieve or has it become for some of us a constant routine of writing a list of items that is forgotten within the third month of the year.Are we really focused on areas of our lives that we really want improvement or are we too easily distracted by the constant happenings among us that we easily loose focus of our paths.

In depth soul-searching is one of the most effective ways to highlight the steps that we really need to take to improve our lives and in turn the persons that surrounds us. Whether it is becoming a committed saver , getting that new  car, becoming more healthy,  acquiring new skills, starting a family or becoming more family oriented it takes commitment. A one time chance won’t do it, it has to become a continuous approach. So think  more about achieving your resolutions in phases.
Reinforcing each goal as you complete each month and even documenting each achievement no matter how minor does help to push you closer to your goals. Do not become discouraged if certain time lines are not met I know its only humane to find ourselves in that mode.Rather try and celebrate each minor achievements as you go along, remember the race is not for the swift but those who can endure.

I would love to hear what some of your resolutions are. Thank you for stopping by.

Love  Denique. 😘😘


Paint ‘N Sip Holiday Edition 

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free -Jim Morrison

Hey Beauties; 

The holiday season is upon us and the search is on for that perfect gift for those special persons surrounding us. I hope this time allows us to reflect on the beauty of life and how wonderful it is to be completing another year.

As I countdown to my 30th Birthday I wanted to really part take in an event that I have been seeing increase in popularity for the past year or so, I wanted the therapeutic feeling and at the end to look at something I had created from scratch. The event of choice was a Paint ‘N Sip party hosted by IslandStrokes at 100 Hope Road Jamaica .–jamaica.html

I was fortunate enough to share this moment with a very good friend more like a sister  of mine.

Brainstorming her ideas.😉 🙄🙄 

Taking a few seconds to smile at the camera,in the midst of blending up a storm. 

I would certainly recommend this as a holiday gift for anyone , a date night event, a girls night out or just a moment in time when relaxation is needed. 

Showing of our finished masterpieces. 

The experience was one in a million and I would certainly give it another go in the future. Let me know if any of you guys have done this before and what was your experience. 

Thank You for Stopping by, have a blessed holiday. 🤗🤗😍😚

Love Denique. 

Tropical Vibe 

Life isn’t about Finding YourselfLife is about CREATING Yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

Hey Beauties;

Happy Monday, I decided to start the week off with a bang , had a well deserved rejuvenating  Sunday and refueled for any possible challenges ahead. In this post I wanted to share a few of my monthly favorites.

1. Milani Amore Matte lip Creme

These cremes are the bomb, they go on quiet easily and dries to a clean matte finish, Milani cosmetic is one of those affordable brands that I have never been disappointed in. The colours stay brilliant for hours. The applicator is quiet sufficient for applying the liquid to matte formula . I am the proud owner of ;15 Gorgeous ,16 sweetheart  and 18 Obsession .I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed in the results.

2. City Color Highlight Palette

One of the wonderful things about this highlighter is that it looks great on any skin type , it possesses a satin finish and is quiet buildable.That particular overwhelming effect that you might feel if your new to highlighters and quiet unsure how to apply will certainly be less. Throughout the packaging is quiet attractive and the colours are visible even without opening. It fits just about any budget and small enough to fit into any makeup kits for those travel moments.
3.City Color Waterproof Mascara

 Lashes for days😍😍😍, the applicator wand is designed to separate and lengthen the Lashes, and the handle grips comfortable in the hand. At a cost of less than 4USD the quality of the product is excellent.

4.Sacha Buttercup Setting Powder

There is just not enough that I can speak of this product.The lack of silver luster on the cover just goes to show how often I have reached for this product. This has been one of my better makeup investments that has stood the test of time and the test when placed among many luxury brands. It’s versatility is one that can be boast about by few setting powders. The fear of the  chalky cake face is non-existing when it comes to this product .It’s quiet flash friendly and fits great with a  wide range of skin type.
4. Bangles

 I received these as a gift from my dad’s visit to Israel, I am quiet in love with the colour and   the  excellent craftsmanship, I have been wearing them quiet a bit and gotten so many complements.

5.Beaded Faux Leather Clutch

The sparkle and shimmer of this clutch makes it quiet perfect for the upcoming party season. Its perfect to hold your phone, a small compact, travel size lotion,perfume and an intimate pack of wipes for freshing up . The colours coordination reflects a tribal and unique vibe.

Let me know what some of your current favorites are. Thank you for stopping by 🤗🤗.


Pasta Crave 

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success- Swami Sivananda

Hey Beauties:

So I was having one of those lazy moments in the kitchen department and really wanted to do something that wouldn’t take much time and effort. After brainstorming I decided to do a one pot pasta dish.

Items Needed

San Giorgio (simply perfect pasta) – Ziti

Frozen veggies 

2 cup water 


Alfredo Sauce 




  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil and add vegetables Add pasta and cook for 8 to 15 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter into cream over low heat. Add salt and pepper …
  3. Add pasta to sauce.

The preparation time fitted quiet well with my busy schedule and other plans I had for the day .For this and any other pasta dishes the addition of meat can be done depending on one’s preference. This meal would also taste devine served with a glass of well chilled Moscato. 

I always love a tasty one pot pasta dish and this one was just as amazing. Let me know what other pasta dishes you have tried.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend.