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It’s officially Winter! So it’s time to protect your edges, your scalp and of course your hair! For those who don’t know what I mean by edges, I’m talking about your hairline girl! So wrap up baby girl, and get yourself a scarf! In fact, why not try to put your hair down instead of having a ponytail this season? Or maybe even get long hair extensions? Long hair is the easiest scarf you’ll never forget to leave your house with. Trust me, the longer the hair, the warmer the neck. Long hair also means more hair to care for. The cold weather can really strip all the moisture away from your hair and also cause it to break if you’re not careful. If you’re looking for ways to avoid getting dry and crispy hair this Winter, then you’re in the right place so keep reading girl! ‘Hair, I Promise To…

https://youtu.be/UU_DZlcpGwE Loving yourself isn’t as easy as it sounds. But just think about it… If you don’t love yourself, who else will?  It starts at home so you gotta love yourself all around and believe in your own sauce.  People will have an opinion about your appearance. I mean, it’s inevitable… But believe me when I say that it’s easier to deal with comments about your appearance when you’ve embraced your features.  Me and Lola hereby introduce The P.I.M.Q. Project, a visual project in which a Black Woman chooses to love herself regardless of her complexion, height and shape. Filmed & Edited by Lola (@VisualbyLollyComms on Instagram) Sugars and love, CynTea x

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who makes the best Jollof rice of them all? Is it the Ghanaians, Nigerians or maybe even the pioneers of Jollof, the Senegalese? As a proud Nigerian, it’s only right to say that Nigerians make the best Jollof. But does the answer really matter? I don’t know about you but I’d rather just find out where I can eat some good Jollof than get involved with the Jollof wars. So let’s put the Jollof beef aside so I can tell you where you can eat the baddest, sweetest and most succulent Jollof in London. For those who don’t have a clue what Jollof rice is, it’s a very popular dish in West Africa which consists of rice cooked in tomatoes, onions and mixture of spices to give it a delicious, sweet and smoky taste. I’ve eaten Jollof rice in many restaurants in London, from the…

Hooray, A Cup of CynTea blog is one year old today! I just want to thank everyone who has supported myself and the blog throughout the past year by liking, sharing, commenting and subscribing to the blog. I appreciate every single one of you for taking the time to read the blogs. The support means a lot to me. I also wanna thank the people who showed loved by sending a private message. These things might seems small to you but it goes a long way as it keeps the blog going. It hasn’t been easy balancing a blog with a full-time job and all the other things I’ve been working on but I’ve loved every minute of the journey and there’s more to come! I’ve been working on something new and will be sharing it with you guys very soon so watch this space! Stay blessed people 🙂 Sugars and…

Do you feel like Instagram has been blocking your blessings with this new algorithm? Girl, you’re not the only one! It was a lot easier to get your posts out there a couple of years ago compared to today. Now, if your post isn’t considered as interesting or popular, hardly anyone sees it! Social media outlets are trying to monetise their platforms, so they want more people to pay to boost their posts. It’s just business, I suppose… But we don’t give a flying duck about that. All we want is for people to see our posts. Is that too much to ask for? So how can you outsmart this new insta algorithm, I hear you say? Girl, don’t worry. I’ve got your back. Let’s dive straight into it. Engagement is KING! You gotta have high engagement! Instagram loves it when people engage with your content via comments and saved posts.…

Have you been struggling to find a good pair of mink eyelashes? Well, look no further! I had the opportunity to model a pair of these beautiful eyelashes from Kikè by Delancey. And what can I say… I really loved the look of it! What’s so nice about the eyelashes is the fact that you don’t need to wear tons of make up to get that nice voluminous effect. Bare minimum make up is more than enough to make your eyes pop.  I’ve also applied them on a highlighted and contoured face on a night out and these eyelashes were literally the icing on the cake!  So it’s safe to say that these eyelashes are perfect for day and night looks! Kikè by Delancey has a range of eyelashes available that are all named after the African queens Nefertiti, Makeda, Amina and Cleopatra. The pair I’m wearing in the picture above are…

‘Tis the season to be jolly! I’ve got a lot of reasons to be jolly. December is my birthday month and Christmas is nearly here. What a time to be alive! Since we’re extra jolly this month, I just want to thank everyone who showed love and supported my blogs throughout the year. Thank you for liking, sharing, commenting and reading my blogs. It’s means a lot to me!  I’ve got a lot planned for 2018 so watch this space! Be prepared to be entertained! I also want to use this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! If you have the opportunity to spend time with family during this festive period, make sure you take advantage of that! And most importantly, don’t forget to stuff your face in food and stay merry at all times! Sugars and love, CynTea x

It’s Black History Month! Well in the UK it is lol. This month is all about celebrating Black Excellence. On a side note, I would like to use this opportunity to say that having October recognised as Black History Month is all nice and dandy but let’s not use that as an excuse to celebrate our history and achievements once a year. This is something we should do everyday in our lives. But since it’s October, let’s just go harder with the celebrations because we absolutely can! *grins*.  There’s no better way to kick of Black History Month than going to a #YouTubeBlack event organised by Amaru from Amaru Don TV. When see you a tweet, flyer or an Instagram post for an upcoming AfroBeats in Conversation event, you already know what time it is. You don’t want to be the person who took their time to register to attend. Going…