Friday, July 29, 2016

Summer Travel Hacks

It is no secret that I love to travel! Of course, because of the economy where I live I have not been able to do so in awhile. I know that Summer is peak season and I thought I would share some hacks I've learned over the years to make travelling easier.

Dress Over Night: For those long trips with several connecting flights , I find that they are always early morning. When you receive your travel itinerary it tells you the check in time which is well before 6.a.m. Shower/Bathe , and sleep in the clothes you will be travelling in. If it's something that might get crushed ... lay them out or hang them separately so that it's the first thing you put on.

Shower Later: This is a continuation to the hack above. What you do is shower later in the night so that it will be a few hours since your last shower. Makes sense? Think of it like showering in the morning before work ... and not having to shower again until 8 hours. This time it's a lot less hours than that.

Dryer Fresh: If you are travelling , clearly you will have a suitcase and clothing. To keep your clothes smelling fresh , place a dryer sheet in your suitcase which will also reduce static! Dryer Sheets are super expensive and can be found almost everywhere.

Roll It: This not what you think! lol ... To save space in your Suitcase roll them! It also takes more time and if your goal is to shop like me this is your best bet.

Plastic Please: I am an A -Type personality and an A-Type packer! My favorite travel hack is to get zip lock bags and place items like Underwear , Medication and other Knick Knacks so when TSA searches the bags they see all my items front and center . In my opinions , it makes packing easier and neater and it just looks better to me.

Final Tip! Ladies and gents ..ensure the items you pack are clean especially underwear! It is not a good look or smell! What I like to do is wash the clothing I plan to travel with and use fabric softener so they smell extra good.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

How to remove Acne Scars at Home

Ever since I hit the age of 29 ( yes , little me is 29 ) my skin has gone crazy! All of a sudden the "monthly" breakouts leave acne marks and I have the same breakouts at the same places. Aarrgh! Instead of taking the traditional "chemical" route by prescribing to over the counter drugs by a dermatologist ... I've decided to go au naturale . Here are some ways I'm dealing with Acne Scars at home.

Bizzy Tea ( Kola Nut ): Bizzy (kola nut) is the fruit of the cola tree, which is native to the tropical rain-forests of Africa. It has typically been kept in many Jamaican homes where it is used as an antidote against poison, usually food poisoning, and allergies. Basically, if there is something on your skin that is not supposed to be there , the Bizzy Tea will remove it! You can purchase the loose tea and boil it on the stove then add sugar if you wish or purchase the Teabag in stores. I drink that every other night and it helps with blood circulation and makes your skin have a natural glow because it works on the inside. This is relatively inexpensive and is readily available.

Aloe Vera ( Sinkle Bible ) : These grow in tropical countries where the weather is warm and if you live on the Islands it grows wild almost everywhere. It's prickly like a Cactus and what you do is cut it from the root , slice it in half to get that clear gel-like substance. One you have that substance you are gonna cleanse your face , then apply the gel directly to your skin and let it set on your face until you feel it tightening. This removes the dead skin and makes your face smooth and soft and gently fades the dark spots.

African Black Soap: All of a sudden we've magically discovered the "African Black Soap" which has been around for centuries. The Brand I use is "DuDu Osun" which I purchased here in Jamaica for $400 from Earth Elements. Below are some of the Benefits:

  • Naturally Cleansing Skin
  • Helps relieve acne, oily skin & other skin problems.
  • Great For Any Skin Type
  • Benefits against premature facial lines


Pure honey, Shea butter, Osun (Camwood), Palm kernel Oil, Cocoa pod ash, palm bunch ash, Aloe Vera, Lime Juice, Lemon Juice, Water and Fragrance.
This Soap is Bae and I would recommend it to anyone.
Diet Change: If you know me you would know that I looooove FAST FOOD!!! I don't get why most people turn their noses up at Fast Food as it is sooo good and it saves time! Anyhoo , I'm eating a lot more protein and foods with Vitamin C which naturally brightens the skin. I'm eating more Fruits and Vegetables than Fast Food :-(
Water : Now , I was against this as I've been seeing people drinking huge jugs of water daily and I think that's ridiculous! I find that the water brings back the elasticity in my skin and it flushes the system of anything extra that usually clogs the pores and so on.
All the things I've listed above is not a magic fix to getting rid of Acne Scars but takes , time patience and dedication if you want to see results.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Dealing with Toxic People

“People inspire you, or they drain you—pick them wisely.” – Hans F. Hansen

I know you are used to those fun make-up and fashion posts but sometimes we like to get a little real. We've been receiving numerous E-mails where people want us to talk about Toxic People , Toxic Relationships , Toxic Jobs and so on. We thought we would have a little detox here at Haute People where we share our tips as we are no perfect and have been around all of the above! Today's it's all about toxic people.

Who is a Toxic Person?

According to Gale, it’s common for people with toxic behavior to: create drama in their lives or be surrounded by it; try to manipulate or control others; be needy (“it is all about them all the time”); use others to meet their needs (such as “narcissistic parents”); be extremely critical of themselves and others; be jealous and envious of others, bemoaning their bad fortune and others’ good fortune; abuse substances or harm themselves in other ways, and be unwilling (or unable) to seek help from loved ones, a therapist or a recovery program.

Here are 5 Toxic People you Need to Avoid

The Gossiper: This person knows everybody's Business and makes it their duty to tell it to everyone. These people find it fun to dig into people's business ... they literally sit and research social media accounts , photos and so on.

The Victim: I have personally been around a person like this and let me tell you this person is one of the worst! This person always feels like it's always somebody else's fault as they never take responsibility for their actions. These people are usually tough to spot as you always find yourself empathizing with them.

The Temperamental: Code Red ! Code Red! This is the quote , unquote "psycho". One minute they are happy ... the next minute they are sad. Another time they are wiling to help you .. the next minute they want to destroy you. These people are easy to spot and if I was you .. I would stay clear!

Negative Ned/Nancy: Nothing positive ever comes from this person. It's all negative words and actions .. "I can't", "this won't work", "not" , "no" . These people are like a BIG GREY CLOUD over your life everyday!

The Manipulator: I was once friends with a manipulator and boy did she dupe us! These people play on your emotions and weaknesses .. they are the most helpful and supportive until they catch you in their tracks! They are tricky to deal with because they treat you like a friend but they have an hidden agenda. They'll do anything to win you over so they can work you over!

Toxic people will drain you if you allow them and make they feel as miserable as you! Be sure to stand clear of these people once you spot them and don't allow them to drag you into their vortex! Keep the conversation going .. comment below! If you're shy Email us

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

5 Summer On a Budget Outing Ideas

Hey Guys!

Summer is on in full swing and it's pretty evident by the scorching hot Sun and barely there clothing. In spite of all the heat , people love being outdoors. If you are the outdoorsy type , we have the perrrrfect ways for you to be outdoors and save money all at the same time!

Have a Potluck: I know the term Potluck sounds ancient ( even the word ancient sounds ancient ) But here's what you do. Tell all your friends and family to bring an item or two to a designated location ( outdoor ) and you all have a big meal and a grand old time.

Life is a BEACH: Yeah , yeah corny I know and we've all seen the T-Shirts. One of the most popular Summer outing is the Beach. Depending on where you are in the world, going to the beach might be free or a minimal fee. Grab your Swimsuit , Towels and Sunblock and you are good to go!

Launches: This is a bit different and kinda out there but stay with me. Summer is the time for Events and Festivals and to get people interested in these Events, there is always a Launch of some sort. Some are by invite only but some are open to the Public. I find that these launches have "free food" and great ambiance. Go for it ( without shame )

The Movies: Talk about Summer Cliche' ... I didn't even know people still go out to see Movies ( if you know what I mean ) As of recently, we have been having an Event where you get to watch movies under the stars. There is a schedule and a fee and all you do is pay the fee , bring a blanket and you will be watching Movies under the stars.

Just Get Out: This is rather vague and broad but think about it! Set a time and date and go with  a group of friends or by yourself and just go anywhere! The whole point of the Summer is to go out on an adventure and just see what the world has to offer you.

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