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10 Tips For Dating A Woman For The First Time

If you are dating a black woman, then remember that she should be treated with attention, care, and respect. These women love men who act naturally and have a good sense of humour.
Put aside all stereotypes and don’t try to amaze her with silly things, otherwise, she will become upset and disappointed on the first date! Instead, be respectful, understanding and listen to what she says. Remember that she is an educated woman, who is seeking for a good guy! Then your date will turn into a thrilling experience you’ll never forget!

Here are some tips for you. Follow them and go on a date with a positive mind!

1) Behave Naturally

A black woman will appreciate the man, who feels comfortable in his own skin. Don’t pretend to be another person. Do not flatter yourself and do not diminish your shortcomings. Behave as usual, because the woman will uncover a lie. Do not start the date with craftiness, if she likes you, she will accept you the way you are. In addition, sincerity is what women appreciate.

2) Show Your Interest in Her

Even if she is a stunning bombshell, you shouldn’t judge by appearance. Also, don’t spend the whole evening contemplating her beauty. Reveal that you are eager to discover her personality: her likes, dislikes, her aspirations, hobbies, values, everything which will help you to get to know the person she is. Moreover, engage her in a meaningful conversation and encourage her to talk about herself.

3) Be Honest

Though the first date isn’t a proper time to discuss your plans for the future, however, you should put your cards on the table. Just mention something about the woman you are searching for: a friend, a girl or a future partner. Perhaps, you have different goals and this will help you not to waste time.

4) Make Her Laugh

Black women are easy-going, loquacious and love jokes. So, if the chemistry between you is tangible and you really get on well together, tell her a really good joke. But it shouldn’t be too vulgar or rude.

5) Don't Be Intrusive

Remember that all women have their own quirks and preferences. Some of them speak openly about families, dreams, private life, whereas others remain closed and taciturn. You must respect her personal space and do not be preoccupied with ascertaining all the details of her life. The woman will share with you everything when she is ready, accept it.

6) Make Compliments

Even if you want to know everything about her and her life, hold your horses. Your date is not an interview, so enjoy a laid-back ambiance. If there’s a tension between you two, defuse the situation and tell her how awesome she looks, say that you enjoy her company. You should feel comfortable and completely relaxed together. So, don’t be afraid to express your affection, but make compliments personal.

7) Don’t Act Like a Black Man

If you are a white or Asian man, don’t copy the style or model of the behavior of black men. You will look stupid and ridiculous. On top of that, the girl will assume that you are frivolous and lose respect for you. Just be yourself!

8) Be Confident

Black women like men, who are self-assured and have the inner core. Even if you are very nervous, do not show it. Keep emotions under control and do not let them overwhelm you. Be calm, self-confident, but don’t cross the line and do not behave like an insolent fellow. Be emotionally stable, if you succeed, then the date will be successful.

9) Have Fun Together

Don’t concentrate on your fears and anxiety, catch the moment! Take it easy and be flexible: apologise if you are wrong and forgive the woman if she is wrong. A relationship is about being able to compromise and understand the other person. The relationship teaches how to be attentive, so let her know that she is stunning, send cute flirty text messages, and just enjoy each other’s company!

10) Don't Pull a Pity Card on Her

It is up to you which topics to discuss during the date, sometimes it is ok to talk about the previous relationship. But try to touch slightly upon the topic and don’t tell her a sob story. Moreover, don’t play the victim, and don’t complain about the material or moral problems. Your date is a holiday, but not a psychotherapy session. Be a strong man and leave your problems behind.

Hence, dating black women is always a striking experience! They are loving, affectionate, trustworthy and if the woman is crazy in love with you, then do everything to be the best man for her and surround her with all tenderness and love you have.
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[Beauty] SEP Facial Masks Review - Rating 5/5 ⭐

It's been a while since I've tried a really good facial mask and this one has definitely impressed me! Moisturising yet light, comfortable, good fit and brightening.
Rating: 5/5 ⭐
SEP is one of South Korea’s leading beauty brands and they have brought their Jeju Mask Pack to Malaysia. Formulated with clean and natural key ingredients from Jeju Island, there are 4 variants to address different skin types. So happy that I got all 4 to try out!
With 4 boxes of SEP Facial Masks
Boxes of SEP Facial Masks

SEP Tangerine Brightening Mask

I'm always on the lookout for more brightening stuff as I get tanned easily so I HAD to try this one first. The Tangerine Mask works to brighten dry and dull skin with Jeju tangerine, cucumber, Vitamin C, devil's claw herb, daisy, Edelweiss and Niacinamide.

SEP Tangerine Brightening Mask
With SEP Tangerine Brightening Mask
The mask has a light scent to it which I kinda like plus it helps me to relax. SEP's innovative air pocket sheet is specially designed to fit any face (true) and enables maximum absorption of the essence by skin. The fit is GREAT and the thin mask adheres very very well.
Removing SEP Tangerine Brightening Mask from pouch Putting on SEP Tangerine Brightening Mask

SEP Facial Mask air pocket sheet
Leave it on for 10-20 minutes and have a snack xD It didn't dry out too much on me. There was still leftover essence on my face which absorbs well after some patting. You know how Koreans use facial masks daily before makeup? This is one brand you can do that with as your face just seems to slurp it all up. It does not feel sticky or uncomfortable.
SEP Tangerine Brightening Mask review
SEP Tangerine Brightening Mask blogger review
To be honest, I did not expect much but I ended up loving it!! It gives my face just what it needs - ample hydration and brightening. See the glow on my face?
Results after using SEP Tangerine Brightening Mask

SEP Green Tea Soothing Mask

When I got a really bad breakout from eating peanuts (why do I still eat them knowing I'll get pimples?) I put on the SEP Green Tea Soothing Mask to calm down the raging pimples. Loaded with a high concentration of green tea extract that comforts irritated skin, tea tree with anti-bacterial and sterilization reaction, Centella Asiatica, propolis, yam essence and lavender, it helps refresh and moisturise the skin, leaving it soft and supple.
SEP Green Tea Soothing Mask
SEP Green Tea Soothing Mask review
There was about a tablespoon of essence in the pouch so I applied that on my body eczema as well lolol waste not!
SEP Green Tea Soothing Mask essence
Not so evident in photos but my face felt soooo much better after the mask. The pain, swelling & bumps went down tremendously. They were already healing the very next day.
Before after SEP Green Tea Soothing Mask

SEP Cactus Fruit Moisturising Mask

Give your face a boost of hydration and Vitamin C. It also contains many other nourishing natural ingredients from Jeju Island including aloe vera, bamboo, hyaluronic acid and basil. To enhance the absorption of the nutrients, oat seed is added to the mask to gently exfoliates, cleanses and nourishes the skin. This mask is suitable for sensitive skin as it comes with Salvia extract – a herb that is anti-inflammatory and has sterilization effect that helps revive and heals the skin.
SEP Cactus Fruit Moisturising Mask

SEP Canola Honey Nourishing Mask

Not just any honey but Jeju Canola Honey that is high in protein, fatty acid, vitamins and minerals that deeply nourishes and intensely hydrates the skin. The addition of Centella Asiatica, also known as ‘tiger grass’, that contains a significant amount of madecassic acid helps to revive dull and dehydrated skin. Rose water, chamomile, and lavender that were added into the mask offers a lovely scent that provides soothing effect suitable for relieving anxiety, while aloe vera is known for its nourishing properties that moisturise dry skins, providing the skin a healthy glow.
SEP Canola Honey Nourishing Mask
As someone with dry combination skin, I really appreciate hydrating masks that do not cause the rest of my face to feel extra oily. It can magically transform tight, dry skin to moist translucent skin. For extra extra moisture, apply the mask as usual and add the leftover essence in the pouch on top.
SEP Facial Masks review on hydration
For the result, I would say the price is really worth it! SEP Jeju Mask Pack is available exclusively at all nationwide Watsons stores, priced at RM5.90 per piece, and RM24.90 per box of 5 pieces.

** Product was provided by the company for review purposes. However, this has not affected my thoughts on the product in any way.
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[Beauty] Blingsome Dual Eyebrow Tint Review - Rating 5/5 ⭐

Product Rating: 5/5 ⭐
Do you have to draw your eyebrows everyday? Does your brow pencil disappear towards evening and you're just sick of how you can't touch your eyebrows without the colour fading? Then this product is for you!! I am absolutely in loooove with it and would highly recommend it for everyone! I got this all the way from Korea through Althea.
Blingsome Dual Eyebrow Tint Review
Voila! I have really thin and sparse brows so I need to fill them in every. single. day. I don't usually wear face makeup out but eyebrows are a must!
With and without Blingsome eyebrow tint
 There are 2 shades so I got the darker one - Dark Brown. The other shade is really light.
Blingsome Dual Eyebrow Tint pen

Application

The Eyebrow Tint Pen is shaped like an eyeliner which is awesome because you can draw fine lines to look like brow hair and press harder to fill in. The colour looks ashy here but don't let that scare you! It will look different after it has tinted your skin. Take note that this is NOT the peel off kind which I'm terrified of using as I'm afraid they'll pull my brow hairs off.
Blingsome Dual Eyebrow Tint pen
The Eyebrowcara side is meant to be used as makeup in case you want to make your brow hair match the colour or to fill in any gaps. I know there is a big colour difference but you will understand later.
Blingsome Dual Eyebrow Tint Eyebrowcara

How long does it last?

I have tried other eyebrow tints in the market and absolutely hated them. The colour did not even come out, the colour was super weird (green eyebrows, anyone?) or it disappeared after 1 wash. So I was super impressed when it lasted 3 days. The website said up to 7 days but obviously that depends on how oily your skin is and how often you wash your face. The swatch on my arm lasted a few days longer than on my face. I have a really oily T zone and normal eyebrow pens only last from 9am until 4pm before they become half assed.
Blingsome Dual Eyebrow Tint test
Freshly applied - You are supposed to apply this overnight but for photo's sake I applied it in day time. Make sure you have already washed and dried your face but not applied any skincare yet as it DOES NOT adhere well onto wet or oily skin. Use liberally. Do not be afraid of the dark colour. You will be able to wipe it off immediately if you made a mistake. It takes 6 hours to tint your skin.

24 hours - NO WAY! After I washed my face in the morning, the colour was real nice and natural! It had faded into a nice soft brown colour which now matched the Eyebrowcara. It wouldn't come off when I wiped it, washed and scrubbed my face.

72 hours - On my oily T zone it's only acceptable up to 72 hours. Compared to 7 hours and daily application, I LOVE IT!

96 hours - By the 4th day, it was visibly disappearing (click to enlarge). You could still touch up a bit to make it presentable but I would reapply the tint every 3 days. If you had applied a darker colour initially, it will last slightly longer.
Blingsome Dual Eyebrow Tint lasts 3 days
Here's a closeup (click to enlarge)
Blingsome Dual Eyebrow Tint on eyebrows
The Eyebrowcara is pretty easy to use but I honestly I'm too lazy to use it LOL I mean my eyebrows already have colour on them from the tint and my hair isn't blonde now so it's okay..
Applying Blingsome Dual Eyebrow Tint mascara
It contains 3.8g of product but I can't really imagine how much that is lol but it's so affordable at RM 30! I am currently contemplating if I should stock up on it. Will I be depressed if it goes out of stock? =/
Buy on Althea: http://my.althea.kr/blingsome-dual-eyebrow-tint

** Product was provided by the company for review purposes. However, this has not affected my thoughts on the product in any way.
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[Beauty] Beaubelle Jubilation Skin Wellness Mask + Cleansing Milk Review

My happy skin after using Beaubelle skincare products!
Beaubelle Jubilation Skin Wellness Mask + Cleansing Milk Review
I've only tried 2 of their products so far - Jubilation Skin Wellness Mask and Extra Mild Cleansing Milk.
Beaubelle products

Beaubelle Extra Mild Cleansing Milk (200ml)

View product at: http://www.beaubelle.com/product_info.php?use=1&pid=2
First step of every AM and PM routine is cleansing. I LOVE to use cleansing milks because:
  • Gentle on skin without irritating
  • Feels incredibly soothing as you massage it
  • Removes dirt & my light makeup
  • Skin feels hydrated after use
  • No oily feeling
Beaubelle Extra Mild Cleansing Milk Review
I need about 3-4 pumps per use. Not much! It contains hydrolyzed milk protein & shea butter; no wonder my skin feels so soft, smooth and plump with hydration! I'm going to enjoy every last bit of this cleansing milk!
Applying Beaubelle Cleansing Milk
Let's test this on removing lipstick, mascara, eyeshadow & eyeliner.
Result: Managed to remove all of them but I do recommend using a proper eye makeup remover.
Using Beaubelle Cleansing Milk to remove makeup
Remove makeup with cleansing milk

Beaubelle Jubilation Skin Wellness Mask (50g)

View product at: http://www.beaubelle.com/product_info.php?use=6&pid=22

"It is filled with cocoa tryptophan, an essential amino acid that helps boost our mood by initiating serotonin release. ‘Feel good’ chemicals engulfed in cocoa’s mouth-watering bitter-sweet aroma melt away stress and uplift the spirit. Cocoa is also a powerful antioxidant that prevents free radical damage to protect and age-proof skin. Full of magnesium, cocoa beans are ideal for preventing hormone and stress-related breakouts. This ultra rich creamy mask also combines an intricate blend of complex hydrators that acts as oxygen carriers to improve cellular respiration, increase hydration and delay the aging process. Soothing red algae protects against inflammation and retexturizes for a complexion free of stress-related pigmentation. Skin conditioning sorbitol soothes and moisturizes leaving skin soft, supple and replenished."
Beaubelle Jubilation Skin Wellness Mask Review
Got a shock when I squeezed the product out. Is this a mask or foundation? LOL My nose picked up a nice chocolatey smell too.
Beaubelle Jubilation Skin Wellness Mask
When applied on face, I immediately felt a very warm sensation which lasted for the entire duration I had the mask on. Not exactly very comfortable but I can endure it. I'm gonna be honest, it doesn't look good when applied so make sure nobody will see you with this on LOL
Using Beaubelle Jubilation Skin Wellness Mask
Beaubelle Jubilation Skin Wellness Mask closeup
I left it on for 15 minutes and it didn't get super dry even though I only applied a thin layer. Spray some toner to moisten your face, massage & wipe off.
Spraying toner on Beaubelle Jubilation Skin Wellness Mask
Once the mask is off, continue with regular skincare. Indeed my face felt hydrated and soft! It's not too creamy so still okay for my combination skin.
After using Beaubelle Jubilation Skin Wellness Mask

Who is Beaubelle?

Beaubelle was launched in 1995 to be the pioneer in providing holistic skin rejuvenation through health-giving, pampering and solution-oriented products for the harmony of body, mind and soul. An impressive 200 products were initially launched to accentuate Ruby Siah. The Beaubelle founder’s belief that: “Life’s true happiness achieved, when you have the harmony of body, mind and soul.” True happiness will lead to both internal and external beauty!

As a skincare expert since 1983, Ruby collaborated with a panel of top scientific experts in Europe to form Beaubelle Advanced Dermocosmetic Research Centre SA in Switzerland to research and develop Beaubelle formulations that will work on the root causes of skin issues for lasting results.

** Product was provided by the company for review purposes. However, this has not affected my thoughts on the product in any way.
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14 Cool Ideas for Your Summer Date

Summer is in the air (technically all year long here lol) and it is time for discovering new facets of your love! Each season provides us with unique opportunities to express our deepest feelings. Why not say everything without words by organising a non-conventional date? Meet the top 14 ideas to benefit from.
1. How about stargazing? Well, this word is often used as a euphemism for sex but I’m really talking about gazing at the stars now. You are free to do what you want simultaneously, though. Not only is it ultra romantic but it also extends your knowledge about celestial bodies.

2. Watch open-air movies. Have you ever been to an outdoor cinema? Just like at normal cinemas, movie nights are run there too. Grab some snacks and don’t forget about blankets – summer nights may be chilly. Or you can visit a drive-in movie theater if you like it more. Dating on YourBrides, you are guaranteed to find a partner to try out this interesting option!

3. Go fishing. Can it be fascinating? Yes, especially for couples longing for tranquility. Imagine you spend the whole day by the water, enjoy the beautiful scenery and have personal conversations. It’s definitely better than surfing the Internet on your smartphones! Not to mention that you can cook an exclusive dinner then.
4. Time for a wild-berry hunt! Summer is a very delicious season and you can combine adventures in nature with culinary. Please remember that not all berries are good, some of them can be poisonous so you need to know how to distinguish them right.

5. Meet up on the rooftop. If there is no opportunity to decorate your home rooftop for this purpose, don’t worry! There are many alternative spots – look for restaurants and bars under the sky. Many of them feature swimming pools and small park-like areas and function as beach clubs.

6. Rollerblade across the city. Are you sure you know your home city very well? If it’s big enough, there are probably areas you’ve never been to. Of course, you two need to be skilled enough to have such a tour. On the other hand, some interesting places are easier to access this way.

7. Diversify your beach relaxation. Don’t restrict it to sunbathing only. Play tennis or volleyball and take up your favorite water sports; pack a romantic picnic and catch the sunset or have an alluring overnight stay by the sea until the sun rises. Dating a Russian woman, you will never be tired of such leisure!
8. Have a very private BBQ. Hold a party just for the two of you. It’s even easier than grilling for a big company of friends: organize everything in a way you want and nobody will disturb your happy routine. You can even have a night BBQ; bring some board games or play trivia to avoid turning any devices on.

9. Sail away. Probably, no one can argue with the fact that boat trips are splendid. Apart from a mere rowboat, you can rent a motor or a small sailing yacht to make this day unforgettable. Good if you know how to steer a boat on your own to ensure privacy. However, you can always hire a skipper.

10. Just take a long walk in nature. How often do we walk by foot? We sit in our offices, in our cars, and even in our living rooms when there is no work to be done. In fact, it’s possible to exercise without attending the gym. Take your significant other’s hand and follow your wanderlust! You would also have a great opportunity to get your body fit as nature can be really tricky!
11. Immerse in cocktail making. Isn’t it sexy? To make the process more valuable, search for non-conventional recipes. Trying new things together is essential for maintaining harmony in your relationship. Just avoid getting drunk or the entire charm will be ruined.

12. Take a bike trip to the nearby attractions. Biking is beneficial for your health and can boost the chemistry in your couple. That’s why joint workouts are considered to be so good for lovers who wish to take their relationships to another level.

13. Go camping. If you have no time for long weekend trips, you can simply bring all the necessary stuff to the backyard. Imagine you’ve rushed into the wild and no one else is around. It works! Likewise, such a variant can be cheaper since you don’t have to drive far.

14. Visit a local winery. Do you like fine beverages? If the answer is “yes”, wine tasting should be on your bucket list. It’s a kind of fine art, you know. You will see how wine is produced and what nuances each sort has. Some wineries allow you to drink for free, by the way. And vineyard landscapes are so appealing!
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[Travel] My Travel Guide To Hawaii

Hawaii is a special place that anyone should get to if they get the opportunity. I love it there and have been many times and trust me, I will make this many more in the future. I thought it might be a good idea to give you a little guide about Hawaii, what it means to be there and what it is that I love about it. So sit back, relax and enjoy my Hawaii travel guide.

My first thoughts

Hawaii is a very interesting place when it comes to the first impression that you get. When you land you are presented with luxury homes in Hawaii next to the beach, great weather, nature, skyscrapers and a relaxed atmosphere. It is very interesting because technically speaking it is a state of the United States, but that is certainly not the impression that you get when you are there.

The People

Hawaii is a nice mix of people from all around the world from the native people, Americans, Japanese and many people from the Philippines. The Hawaiian culture is one of a relaxed nature and also of a warm friendliness that you don’t often experience in other parts of the world. This is, of course, very difficult to describe in a blog post, but is very obvious when you get there.

Food culture

One thing that I like to benchmark in every place I go is definitely the food and Hawaii is certainly a place that doesn’t disappoint in this regard. The food of the locals is very interesting and my favourite aspect is the concept of the “imu”, which is like an underground oven. Hawaiians heat stones and place them in the ground along with the food wrapped in leaves or foil to slowly cook things like meat and vegetables. This makes for some delicious meat, which simply melts in your mouth.
There is also a number of local producers of food, which make for some incredible meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. This means fresh food that tastes great and in particular, I really like the fish and seafood. Hawaii is, after all, an island in the middle of the ocean and this means some of the freshest fish that you can imagine.

The American influence can be seen in a number of American restaurants, such as burgers, ribs and all the good stuff that we all love. In general, many people may see choices like this as the choice of unsophisticated tourists, but that isn’t the case here.

What to do

If you asked anybody about the things that you could do there, it would be a never ending list, but let’s start with the beaches. Hawaii is the home of surfing and here you can learn to surf and there are beaches to suit those with all kinds of surfing experience. On some beaches there are huge waves and on others there are calmer and more relaxed waters that are more suited to the beginner. My personal favourite is Oahu, which has the big waves that we have all seen on television. The beach is also a great place to relax, swim and snorkel. Snorkeling is one of my favourite activities, especially due to the beautiful tropical fish that you can see in the clear waters around the islands. For those that enjoy diving there are a number of dive sites too, so if you are planning a trip to Hawaii, you should seriously consider getting a diving certification before you go.
The nature is one great aspect of Hawaii and there are a number of ways that tourists can interact with the landscape of this great place. For example, the active volcanoes are a great attraction and provide some incredible sites to see. Seeing the lava fields and steam rising from the earth is a strong reminder of the power of mother nature. If you can afford it, I would highly recommend getting up in the air in a plane or helicopter to observe the amazing sights of the volcanic landscape. It is a very special experience to see molten rock pouring into the sea from high up in the air and it is a sight I will never forget.

Another highlight for me when I was last in Hawaii was seeing the sunrise at Haleakalā and it is probably the only place on the planet where you need to reserve a place to see the sunrise! Here you are presented with the sun rising above the clouds and one of the most spectacular views that you are likely to see in your life. Be organised and book early, because this is not an opportunity to be missed.

For those interested in the history of Hawaii, there are also a number of historical sights. In particular, those that were significant during the Second World War. Pearl Harbour is one great example of this and the naval base here was ambushed by the Japanese air force and this effectively signalled the entry of the United States into the World War. There are a number of memorials that dot the place and my favourite is the USS Arizona, which was the only battleship that was not raised from the sea. It serves as a memorial to those that lost their lives in protecting their nation and you can even see the remains of the ship from the shrine that was built above it on the water.

I hope that you have enjoyed reading about Hawaii and hopefully this has whet your appetite to travel there. I will certainly be traveling there again very soon!

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