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How to Make a Mojito

Are you a strong cocktail lover? Do you want to experiment with making your own? Well then, you’re in the right place to do this. Pay close attention and focus on every step that will be dropped in this article.

And this article we’re going to focus on how to make a mojito and the best way or the most suitable way to serve it. For a little extra advice, you should be careful not to begin to drink your mojito before your friends arrive. This is because you could be tempted to finish everything and have fun all by yourself.

What is Mojito?

For the sake of those who may not know what mojito actually is, is a cocktail drink, everything is made especially with five ingredients. The ingredients include white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. Combining all of these ingredients will give you this tasty and healthy drink. Mojito, the Cuban drink, is refreshing and a must-have at every party or social gathering.

Now let us move on to the most important question in the article which is exactly how can you make mojito?

How Do You Make a Mojito?

To make a mojito you must know one thing that everyone using all of the five ingredients would create something like this like a mojito but certainly cannot create it exactly the same way each time.

What makes your mojito different is the carefulness that you can apply each time.

Directions

●      Crush the mint leaves and squeeze the lines into a bowl. The mint leaves should produce the mint oil and the line balls should be able to create lime juice. Stir this mixture thoroughly.

●      Add your sugar to the mixture and continue to mix.

●      Put some ice in a mixture and let it almost fill the small bowl that you have the whole mixture in.

●      Add your rum.

●      Add some water and keep stirring. Keep on stirring this mixture and tasting it to see if it actually meets your preferences, if not you can add some more sugar.

If you have practically followed all the steps, what you would have in your bowl is your delicious mojito.

Health Benefits of a Mojito

Some people have questioned whether or not mojito is healthy. The fact is the trunk contains a lot of natural ingredients and these ingredients have their functions.

Considering the health benefits of vitamin C that you would get from the lime juice, that alone is enough proof that the drink is healthy and safe for consumption.

The mint leaves also provide some more vitamins, the sugar brings a low quantity of carbohydrates to the party. It is noteworthy that the amount of rum or lime that you decide to use could alter the entire taste of the drink. You want to make sure everything is properly measured.

Your mojito is going to taste a lot different from your neighbors’ or your friends’, and that will depend on the amount of each ingredient that you have applied in the drink. Enjoy the delicious and chilled mojito!

How to Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

Are you thinking of starting your day with the most delicious dessert? Is peanut butter cookie top on your list? Well then, stay tuned as we check out the simple ways of baking some for a beautiful dessert or snack experience.

In this article, I’m going to show you how to make peanut butter cookies, I’ll also show you everything you need to know about the ingredients, the process I’m exactly how you can serve it. Just stay tuned and follow every single step.

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

Below are some of the ingredients you need to bake your delicious, classic peanut butter cookies.

●      Baking soda

●      Flour

●      Baking powder

●      Granulated sugar or a sugar-free sweetener such as Stevia

●      Salt

●      Butter

●      Milk (optional)

●      Brown sugar

●      Eggs

●      Creamy peanut butter

Directions

●      Pour some flour in a large bowl, add baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix everything together.

●      Put some butter and sugar in a separate bowl, beat the mixture until you have a good paste. Make sure the end result is fluffy. Start breaking the eggs into this mixture but make sure to do it one egg at a time. Add the peanut butter and continue to mix until everything is fluffy. Do this for about 3 to 5 minutes.

●      Remember the flour mixture in step 1? Now you can add it to the mixture in step two. Mix it thoroughly make sure that you scrape the sides of the bowl into the mixture and continue to mix.

●      Refrigerate the batter for a period of one hour.

●      Before you begin to bake there are some things that you need to do. Just make sure that you preheat the oven up to 350 degrees. Drop the peanut butter dough on the baking sheet and make sure that each dough it’s about 2 inches apart from the other.

●      You can add some design on each cookie by using a fork. Press the fork on the surface of each dough to create something like the encryption of the fork on the dough.

●      Leave the door in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes. Remember that the heat should not exceed 350 degrees. If you have it at 350 degrees you cannot leave it longer than 20 minutes or you will end up having burnt peanut butter cookies.

●      Take it out of the oven and don’t serve it immediately. Allow it to cool for about 10 minutes and then you can serve.

With these simple steps, you would have made your own peanut butter cookies. You can now see that you can have a special morning every morning.

Just as a pro tip, you should reduce the sugar content in your tea. This is if you’re not so much of a sugar lover. The sugar in your peanut butter may not appear in your taste buds as much as you would expect.

I hope these tips were helpful, let us know what you think.

Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

Are you thinking of trying out a special new look for your gallery? Or are you going for a function and just want to look exactly how you picture yourself? Is smokey eyes makeup what you want to try out? Well, hang on, you’ll learn exactly how to do it in simple steps.

You see a lot of people attempting to do the smokey eyes makeup ending up looking like they just gave the job to a 2-year old. Well, they may not realize this, but people who actually see them, especially experts like us who may be critics, would know they probably didn’t have any knowledge about the art. You’re going to get that knowledge now so that you can avoid looking like them.

How Do You Create Smokey Eye Makeup?

I always tell the people who have been privileged to learn under me that every makeup is an art. You’re an artist and all you’re doing is adding special effects to your already beautiful face. Below are the steps for creating the smokey eyes effects:

●      You would first have to apply a mid-tone shadow on your eyelids. For a better smokey base, it would be better to use the color grey or brown. You can find all-natural eyeshadow from Jane Iredale from Natural Healthy Concepts.

●      Pick up your eyeliner and apply it along the lash line. You must do this while ensuring that you’re able to get some color between the lashes in order to enable it to pop.

●      The next thing you have to do is to apply a dark tone shadow liner for example charcoal or espresso over the liner. Blend it into the lid shadow. Apply it to the lower lash line, in order to do this, you would have to press the bottom of the brush on the lashes, spread it out with your fingers to give you the smokey look.

●      You can add any finishing touch with the mascara to give it the full lash effect.

●      Add sparkle with your fingers

You must know that you may not end up with the exact same smokey effect that your friend got. That is not the goal. Your main goal is to have one that looks beautiful for you. There are lots of factors that influence the final look of your smokey eye makeup, most of them are in your choice of colors, your choice of lash and some others.

You must also know that the shape of your face differs from that of a friend. You are trying to create something that looks unique for yourself. For an extra little advice, before you embark on a journey of keeping yourself the smokey makeup, you can check out your favorite celebrity. Try to copy exactly what you see and try to do it perfectly. Remember, that you may not end up with the exact same thing but in the end, you will have something close to it.

In conclusion, remember that the shape of your face will greatly influence the final outlook of your makeup. I hope this tip is helpful.

How to Make a Mini Book and Why It’s So Much Fun

A mini book is a type of book or booklet that’s made by using a single sheet of paper, or by stapling or tying together small bits of paper together with string or rope. Mini books are great when it comes to fun kids craft projects, as they can keep their sticker collection, drawings, or short poems in them. And they make great one-of-a-kind gifts for parents or grandparents!

Children love to undergo new challenges and engage in easy creative projects that mean so much fun for them and whomever they give the cute little gift to. Here, in this article, you will learn how to make a mini book by following these simple steps.

How to Make Mini Book

To start the making of a mini book, you will need sheets of paper (or blank printer paper will work too). Cutting of art requires a level of pure art that you will need to acquire. At the end of the day, it’s expected that the finished mini book comes out bearing a total of 8 sides.

You can, however, decide to turn your mini book into more pages; it’s totally up to you. Learning the art of designing and proper coloring will help your mini book-making journey easier as you get the opportunity of turning it into anything you want. Your child could make a cute diary, notebook, day planner, and more.

Directions:

Let’s quickly check these steps out below.

●      Get a single sheet of paper (i.e., A4 paper) or a cardstock. Use the paper to make a half vertical and horizontal folds.

●      Pick the half paper you folded horizontally, and put it in another half fold. Opening the folded paper now reveals 8 marked rectangles.

●      Open the paper and make it be on only one fold now. Pick up your scissors, or any form of cutting item you have and cut carefully by starting from the folded center down to the first fold line.

●      Then unfold your paper.

●      Children love this stage as they get to jump in excitement when they find out that a single sheet of paper was magically turned into a book!

●      Push the paper together by taking hold of the rectangle located at each end of the paper.

●      Make your folds very neat, according to your desire.

●      Proceed to get your decoration tools. This will make the book turn out to be more attractive.

●      For a more sophisticated look, you can try to make a hardcover of your mini book by cutting one out of your old books. Use it for the first page and the last page. This will also help strengthen the pages of your book.

Here you have it! Your mini book!

If you are confused about how to go about the production of the mini book, you can first all start by conducting experiments with any kind of paper that you can lay your hands-on, and as you already know, practice makes perfect!

Hair Highlights Tutorial

Hair highlights simply refer to those parts/strands of your hair that have a color tone (darker or lighter) applied to it to your hair in order to create some kind of beauty effect or attention. We’ve seen women and men apply this strategy so many times to enhance the beauty and color of their hair, and it has played out perfectly fine most of the time.

To be able to create outstanding hair highlights, you need to be acquainted with the procedures. You’ve clearly seen what highlights are. Let’s move to the benefits of highlighting your hair on your own.

Benefits of Hair Highlights

1. Gives you room for a change

If you are looking for a means of changing your style and serving new looks, then you probably need to start by highlighting your hair. This will cause you to observe a total change in your appearance, framing your face in an entirely new way.

2. Beats boredom

We’ve seen cases where people suddenly get tired of basic monotone hair colors. Now, highlights are there for you to get yourself out of that boredom by adding a whole lot of spice through your style decisions. Hair highlights will bring a much-needed change to your beauty routine and overall appearance.

Hair Highlights Tutorial

Knowing what highlights are isn’t enough. Soon, you will be finding out how you can comfortably highlight your hair in the absence of your stylist, using this short hair highlights tutorial below.

1. Get a good home hair highlighting kit, mix the content, and make sure that every ingredient is blended properly using a spatula. Ensure that your hair is dry before moving on to apply the blended mixture onto each section you intend to highlight. Remember, don’t let it touch your scalp.

2. Gently use your gloved fingers to massage in the mixture. When you get to the middle of your head, further create subsections on each section of your hair. This is to ensure that the solution thoroughly gets in as you wish.

3. When you get to the underlayer part of your hair, and the back, create smaller subsections and keep on with the application and massage.

4. Also, note that taking and applying the mixture in larger quantities does not guarantee a finer finish. What counts is your skill, expertise, and carefulness. So, to get the natural hair highlight look, be sure to master the basics before you proceed.

Things to Keep in Mind

●      Ensure that you apply the highlight 2 inches away from your roots and scalp.

●      Pull and keep your hair in a straight mode when the application is done. This is to ensure that the application is generously done.

●      Ensure to get gentle when you apply, don’t add too much pressure to avoid complications.

Hair highlights turn out beautifully well when applied properly. Listed above are the simple steps you can implement to make sure that you come up with the most beautiful hair highlights. Ensure that you follow them carefully.

How Do You Make a Banana Split Step by Step?

The banana is one of the most cherished foods on the planet because of its taste, ease of use (just peel and eat), and the way it’s packed with nutritional values that are aimed at helping us improve our health. Today, we’ll answer “How do you make a banana split step by step?” We love these delicious dessert snacks, so let’s go! But first, let’s review the health benefits of eating bananas.

Benefits of Bananas

1.  It helps to regulate your blood pressure.

When you consume bananas, you lower your blood pressure because of its potassium content.

2. It can help relieve your stomach discomfort.

If your tummy is one that can’t go for a very long time without bringing you signs of discomfort, then it’s time to go for this option. But in the absence of a banana split, going for healthy supplements for digestion support will help you too. Or, if you’re watching your carbs and can’t eat bananas, try Super Shake Banana Strawberry by Nutritional Frontiers.

3. It’s great in smoothies or desserts.

Making a banana smoothie is a great way to promote your health. With banana smoothies, you are going to be getting everything you need just in one sip. You can also get a lot of enjoyment out of eating a banana split!

How Do You Make a Banana Split Step by Step

Okay, so now we’d be looking at the simple procedures that you can take to make the best banana split.

Ingredients:

●      One scoop of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate ice cream

●      1 large banana, but ensure that you cut lengthwise

●      Slice 2 freshly baked strawberries

●      2 tbsp pineapple chunks

●      2 tbsp whipped cream

●      1 tbsp peanuts

●      1 tbsp chocolate syrup ­or hot fudge topping

●      1-2 tbsp of maraschino cherries

Directions:

1. Get your banana and use a knife to split the banana starting from the top to the center.

2. Take out the split banana and place it in a dessert dish used for ice cream.

3. Take a scoop of vanilla and lay it in the middle of your split banana.

4. Take a scoop of strawberry ice cream and also place it in the middle of the split banana.

5. Take a scoop of chocolate syrup or your hot fudge and also place it in the middle of the banana.

6. Take the rest of your ingredients and put them on top of the split banana. To get a very beautiful finish, take a lump of your whipped cream and mix with the ice cream scoop. Top it with a few cherries, and enjoy!

 

Family-Friendly Hair Cutting Tutorial During Quarantine

The quarantine has got everyone staying in their homes to ensure they are safe. The spread of the COVID-19 virus is nothing to be relaxed about but then it comes with a lot of other consequences. Some of these include the closing of important places we visit on a regular and even forget how important they are such as the barber’s shop or the hair salon.

If you think to yourself, how do we get to cut the hair together as a family? It’s pretty simple. We’ve got you covered. The idea of having to cut your own hair or even that of your loved ones isolating with you can be pretty terrifying. You don’t want to have to live with a terrible hair style till your hair grows back, but let’s face it since it’s not presently possible to go for your weekly trim at the hands of a professional, you’ll have to take the clippers into your own hands.

For a Basic Trim

For a basic trim, you need a pair of sharp scissors and a mirror. Most importantly you need steady hands. What you want to do is to section your hair into small areas and hold them up with a comb or between two fingers. Then remember to trim just the tip. Nothing more except if necessary.

You can do this if your hair is wet or dry. It doesn’t really matter. However, keep in mind that wet it tends to be more elastic and would look a lot shorter when dry. You don’t want to cut it too short and regret it later.

For a Buzz Cut

Quite a number of people are relying on the buzz cut at this time. It’s no surprise, as it is a very easy style to maintain at home, and it takes a while to have to visit the barber again. It is important to lube your blades with oil, preferably a lightweight oil. This is very important to make the process go a lot smoother.

Again you need a mirror and steady hands. You can start at the top of your head to be sure on how low you want it to be. If you have bald spots you want to even out, you can model the rest of the head from it.

For a Shave

Getting a clean shave would also require a mirror, a clipper, and steady hands. The good thing about clean shaves is that you have lesser room for error. How bad can it go? You want it taken all out right?.

However, you need to be more professional about it by applying a pre-shave oil. This makes your hair a lot softer and easier to shave off.

Cutting your hair and that of a loved one first requires you to come to terms with it. You’re not a professional and you might make a few mistakes but try limiting them as much as possible with these easy steps.

Skeleton Face Painting Tutorial

Are you considering creating a great scary outlook for Halloween? Are you just a lover of skeletons and skulls? Did you know you could actually do it yourself with a little tutorial? You’re about to find that out.

In this article, we’ll go through a step-by-step process on how to create a skeleton face painting on your face for your collection.

Materials Required

In order to be able to draw the skeleton on your face appropriately, you would need a set of easy-to-get tools. Some of these include the following:

·       Face paints: Different colors matching your preference. To make a basic skeleton design though you’d need just white paint, grey paint, and black paint. If you decide to get more, it would probably depend on your creativity.

·       Paint brushes: You need a thick one for filling big spots and a tiny one for drawing lines.

·       Water: You would need it when you have to fade out some colors.

Steps to Creating a Skeleton Face Painting

1.              To create the background, you have to first of all properly draw out the shape of the skeleton on your face. Using your thin paintbrush, you would need to outline a circle around each of your eyes. Make sure that the circles are properly drawn, and if you feel like the lines are too thick, you could reduce them by dipping your brush in the bowl of water and fading out the edges.

2.              Still making the background, you have to outline the shape of the skeleton’s face on yours. You can do this by dipping your thin brush into your white paint and tracing out a neat outline around your face starting at the forehead, all the way down to your cheekbones, and then to your chin.

3.              Draw two triangles around your nostrils, and then you can use the larger brush with the white paint to fill in the area in the center. Remember to avoid filling the area inside the triangle. Also, do not paint the circled out area around the eyes with the same color as the one with the others.

4.              In order to have the original skeleton look, you have to get rid of the eyebrows, but don’t worry, you’re not chopping them off, you just have to cover them up with your grey paint.

5.              Draw lines just above your lips using the black paint, make sure they are short and well outlined.

6.              The work is almost finished, remember the circles you drew earlier around your face? They would represent your skeleton’s eye sockets. You’ll need to paint them black to create that hollow effect. Ensure that you do not run your eyes too early or you may get some of the paint in your eyes.

7.              When you’re done filling the eye sockets, you move down to the triangles previously drawn above your nostrils. The major reason why it is advised that you leave these areas first is so that the white lines would be a bit dry before the shading. Ensure though that you properly avoid getting the white paint-stained by the black paint while shading.

8.              Paint a rectangle around your mouth and draw straight black lines from the top of the triangle to the bottom of it. That represents the teeth.

If you followed these steps, you would have created a cute skeleton face.

Acrylic Nails Tutorial for Beginners at Home

Are you a beginner makeover artist looking to improve on your manicure skills? Or do you just want to be able to spend less at beauty salons by doing it yourself at home? Whichever category you fall into, this article is specially for you.

In this article, we will look at an acrylic nails tutorial for beginners at home. In case you don’t already know what acrylic nails are, they are actually artificial nails that are placed right on top of the natural ones and painted to look stylish and fashionable.

Being able to do this would greatly improve your fashion sense as well as your comfortability and confidence.

Tools you’ll need:

·       Acrylic powder

·       Clear acrylic powder

·       Liquid monomer

·       Non-wipe top coat

·       Nourish oil

These are basically the tools you’ll need and you can get all of them online.

How to Apply Acrylic Nails

Before we jump into the application of the artificial nails we have to first and foremost consider the finger we are applying the nails on.

1. Remove the shine of the natural nails.

Ensure that your fingernails are neatly filed and clean to avoid having raised bumps on your acrylic nails which could result in having it fall off too early. You also want to make sure you do this as carefully as possible in order to not hurt your fingers, which could make it harder to paint the edges.

2. Apply the tip

The tip of the artificial nails comes in different sizes and shapes. Most of them are usually big so if you wide fingernails, you would most likely find your nail size. On the other hand, if you have very slim fingernails, you should look for slimmer nails and if you can’t find one, just pick the one which is close to it and file it down. Make sure you do this as gently as possible and use only very little glue. You don’t want to have the glue dripping down your fingers.

3. Mix the acrylic liquid with the acrylic powder

This is where the major task begins. You should dip your brush into the acrylic liquid until it is fully soaked in it, after that, you press it on a surface to remove excess liquid. Touch the acrylic powder with the tip of the brush and apply it to the nails.

While you are doing that, ensure that you start at the bottom line of your fingers up, it is much easier that way.

4. Let it dry

After applying the mixture of acrylic powder and liquid to all the nails carefully, the next step is to leave it to dry. While you are waiting for it to dry out, do not be tempted to touch the surface with your hand as it could ruin the beauty of the whole work. Instead, tap it gently with the tip of the brush.

5. Trim off the edges

You are done with the work. All you have to do now is trim the nails to the preferred length.

By following these simple steps, you would have succeeded in creating your own acrylic nails. Always remember that cleaning the nails is the necessary first step, or the entire work could become useless.

How to Tune an Acoustic Guitar

Introduction 

The guitar is one of the most popular musical instrument in existence, there is hardly any music star that does not know how to play the guitar. 

Guitars produce unique tones that give soulful vibes to music, vintage guitars produce richer tones than modern guitars, this is why they are preferred by many over modern guitars. 

If you are a guitar player or you own an acoustic guitar, one of the necessary skills you should have is the ability to tune your guitar properly. If you have a guitar that is not tuned properly it can cause headaches for you, it will not produce the tones you need it to produce, this can ruin your prospects as a guitar player.

Your guitar can go out of tune for several reasons, so many factors can contribute to this, such as:

  • The changes in temperature around the guitar. 
  • Increase or reduction in humidity around the guitar. 
  • Taking your guitar in or out of its case can make your guitar go out of tune.
  • Changing your strings too can cause this. 

A guitar that is out of tune can make your music sound like cats crying, the sound it would make would be terrible to listen to. Imagine playing a guitar that drifts out of tune as you play. 

How to Tune an Acoustic Guitar 

One of the first things an acoustic guitar enthusiast should learn is how to tune the guitar. This will help you keep your guitar producing its best sounds for the longest time. In this article, we are going to check out some ways you can tune your acoustic guitar.

  1. Use a Tuning App: in this day and age with all the technological advancement, it is easier to do things that were a lot harder to do in the olden days. To tune your acoustic guitar to perfect pitch you can download a tuning application on your android phone or iPhone. You can also use what is called a digital tuner. These methods are quite simple, all you need to do is download the apps and follow the instructions provided in them accordingly. Guitar companies like Fender have made some of these guitar tuning apps.
  2. Tuning by Ear: By using harmonics you can tune your acoustic guitar by ear. You can do the basic tuning by following the steps we are going to discuss below:
  • Step 1: you have to understand the notes of the strings of your guitar, if you do not have this knowledge it would be very hard to tune your guitar.
  • Step 2:  you have to know the right pegs for tuning each string, you can do this by simply following the string till you get to the tuning peg for that string. Turn the peg counterclockwise or clockwise to achieve the right pitch for the string.
  • Step 3: Turn the tuning pegs accordingly, if the pitch of the string is too sharp/high reduce it by reducing the tension on the string accordingly with the tuning peg. In the event where the pitch is too flat / ow increase the tension on the string by turning the tuning peg accordingly until you achieve the right pitch.
  • Step 4: tune the guitar strings to match each other so that the pitch of the strings will flow into each other smoothly. The exception is the B string. 
  • Step 5: play some notes and adjust the strings accordingly so that the guitar will be perfectly tuned, listen for any off-string and check the intervals to be sure everything is tuned properly. 
  • Step 6: play the guitar for a few minutes to make sure it stays in tune if it does not, retune, and play again until your acoustic guitar is perfectly tuned.

Tuning an acoustic guitar doesn’t have to be a difficult task. We hope the above tutorial helps.