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Friday, 20 October 2017

Writing Journal Entry: Bleeding Writer

As I am a writer

The ink is my blood

I bleed words

With pain and sadness

With joy and happiness

With hope to build a home

And love to heal the world

And with romance,


Let's leave that for space

For that alone can contain

All our romantic fantasy.

~Bleeding Writer by Marietta DeGrant // Writing Journal Entry Image Map

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The Joy of Living Alone (Blogtober Day 14)

After entering my young adult years and saying good bye to my teenage years, I am gotten the chance to experience three different ways of living.

Living with family

Living with a roommate

Living alone

Today I was thinking and decided to weigh the pros and cons of each living situation.

This will be fun. Let’s start with living with family


Shared responsibility and chores
Family traditions and activities
Food is mostly available, if not everyday
You can borrow items like clothes, money, comb etc.
Shared bills


When you reserved some food, and you come back home seeing that someone had eaten it
When you buy food from outside and you bring it home and your younger siblings watch you. Excuse me, do I know you?
When you are having your quiet time and they are disturbing
Taking your personal item without permission.

Living with a Roommate


Someone to chat with
Someone to ask for fashion/beauty advice
Someone to laugh with
Sisterly/brotherly dates
When you are hungry, you can rely on them


Cannot stay naked
Placing something of yours at the wrong place
Playing your not so favourite kind of music
Making loud calls
Inviting the uninvited guest

Living Alone


You can spend time giving yourself a treat
You can catch up with work without any disturbance
Spend hours on something important just for you
You can wear your birthday suit
You can sing and dance like no one’s watching. And truly too, no one is watching


No one to complain about how annoying school/work was
No one to discuss a radio/Tv show/movie/novel with
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

How to Keep Your Lips Moisturized and Soft (Blogtober Day 13)

Hello World

Today, we are going to talk about how to keep your lips moisturized and soft. This is important for all seasons; whether it is the dry season or the wet season or on just any normal day.

The lips are sometimes the most noticed part of our face, so we gotta try to give a good impression about them. That is what we use to speak, to allow the words to come forth. As our lips are good looking, the words that will come out will be sweeter than honey.

Keeping our lips good looking involves three main stages.


Exfoliation involves removing the oldest dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface. This can be done using an exfoliating brush, but there is another option. Mix a little and honey together, and rub the mixture on your lips circularly for a few seconds or a minute.

Protect them from the sun. You might be wondering how but you can buy lip balms that have sunscreen in them


Purchase lip balm with moisturizing ingredients such as Vitamin E and aloe. Your lips gets thirsty. Moisturize them.

These are the simple steps that makes your lips stay looking good.

On that note, do not continuously lick your lips as they become dry quickly.

Eat lots of fruits and vegetables

Do not smoke

You can exfoliate your lips using a toothbrush. You can add the honey and sugar mixture too on the toothbrush and rub against your lips.

Let’s Chat: How do you keep your lips moisturized?

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

MDB Lifestyle Report: The Art of Hygge (Blogtober Day 12)

Hello world!

Welcome to another day of The MDB Lifestyle Report, where we talk about lifestyle trends.

Have you ever heard of hygge? This might sound like a new word, but actually, you might be practicing it unintentionally.
Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is the Danish concept of coziness and intimacy.
 In both Danish and Norwegian, hygge refers to “a form of everyday togetherness”, “a pleasant and highly valued everyday experience of safety, equality, personal wholeness and a spontaneous social flow.” (Wikipedia)
The noun hygge includes something nice, cozy, safe and known, referring to a psychological state.
Reasons why I said you might be practicing Hygge already. Let’s see….

When it is raining, you try to make your environment cozy, so that you can read a book as you listen to the raining.
You partake in simple pleasures and you might call that your quiet peaceful moment
You try to get comfy and cozy.
If you have ever tried to do any of these, then you are already practicing hygge. Just that, you never knew the name for that.
Anyway, if you want to know more about it, and if you want to try it, then you better continue reading this post.
How to master the art of hygge.

1. The main ingredient of practicing hygge is making a cozy atmosphere. Make sure the environment is comfy and full of good warm.
2. As we try to make the atmosphere cozy, you might consider the brightness of your lightening. Try to have soft lightening. You might use sweet scented flickering candles, fairy lights warm toned lights to bring a feeling of warmth.
3. Also, consider your furnishings. You might incorporate cushions and soft duvets soft textured blankets, mostly when the weather is cold. Fluffy surfaces is a plus.
4. Consider your clothing. Wear an outfit that should be comfy. If it is to the extent of wearing a pajamas. Go on ahead and wear it.

5. Turn off your electronic devices that might distract you. Try not to use your phones, and do something that might not require the use of electronic devices.
6. Treat yourself with a good snack. It might be a glass of drink, or a bar of chocolate or even a bowl of popcorn.
7. Use this moment to be grateful. Close your eyes and think of the things you are grateful for. You can decide to write it down.
8. You can also use this moment to do a hobby. Maybe, you love to write, use that moment to write. You love to draw, paint, kill art? Just do it. Play your guitar, piano, read a novel, magazine. Just do something that makes you happy. You can just lie down and listen to soothing music.
9. Hygge can be a form of a date. Use this moment to spend time with the one you love, a family member, a friend, or a significant other. Enjoy every cozy moment of it. Avoid drama at all cost.
These are some of the ways you can master the art of hygge.

Let’s Chat: What do you think of hygge?
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Monday, 16 October 2017

11 Times Rihanna Stole My Heart in Terms of Style (Blogtober Day 11)

Hello world!

Rihanna. Rihanna. Rihanna.

Rihanna is one of my favourite artiste, no doubt about that. I see her to be a creative person in terms of style too. At first, I wasn’t a big fan of her style. She can wear very ugly tees and she thinks she is rocking.

Now, I think I am beginning to love her style, most especially her street style. Even though, I never consider myself a fashionista, I am still on the move of stalking style images on the internet, most especially, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and We Heart It.

Anyway, today I will be showing you 11 photos that made me realize, you know maybe Rihanna might be my style icon.

Bonus one because, we just can't have enough๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

Let’s Chat: Who is your favourite style icon?
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Friday, 13 October 2017

Unfiltered Work: The Galaxies in Her Eyes (Blogtober Day 10)

The streets was her home, but she had dream that was too heavy for the universe to carry.
“I will be a writer one day”, she told me, showing me a list of dreams in very bad handwriting. “I will write of the people walking on the street, wearing suits but struggling to live.”

“I will write of the rich looking man well dressed in expensive clothes but suffering from hypertension and diabetes. I will tell my readers never to envy them.”

I watched her eyes sparkle as she watches people pass by. All she had was her little luggage. Life was hard for her at the moment but she knew things will get better.

“Will you write about your eyes, the way they always sparkle when you are excited? The galaxies in her eyes?”

She paused, then shook her head.

“No,” she said, then swallowed hard. “I won’t do that.”

“Why not?” I asked, shocked at her answer.

She looked into my eyes. I was blinded by her galaxies. “Because no one would like to read the story of a girl living in the streets. They all know the struggles of a girl living on the streets. But they don’t know the struggles of a man living the life.”
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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Poems You Might Have Missed On My Instagram (Blogtober Day 9)

Hello world!

Happy Thursday! Meaning one more day to the weekend…again. I really need this weekend to catch up with work, and life. So, hurry weekend and please come.

If only I don’t end up like this๐Ÿ‘‡

Lolz xx

Anyway, I sometimes post my poetry on Instagram. If you aren’t following me already, hit follow; @MarieNoelGrant.

Have a nugget of poetry from the Marietta DeGrant Poetry collection. 

Also, don't forget ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

To vote for me as Most Influential Student Blogger/Writer by text MBA MARIETTA to 1736 on all networks๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


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