7 Reason To Go Vegan Today

Do you think that veganism is not exactly the type of diet for you? Check out these 7 reasons to go vegan and why switching your diet could be your best decision ever!

Like most women, you probably try your best to live a healthy lifestyle. You go to yoga on a regular basis, you eat kale, quinoa, and sweet potatoes and you make time for the gym. You still consume eggs, meat, and cheese, though, because that’s just the way you’ve always eaten.

There are so many diets out there, from Paleo and gluten-free to alkaline—how are you supposed to figure out which one is right for you? Maybe you have friends who are completely committed to the vegan lifestyle, or perhaps no one you know has taken the health food plunge yet.

If you’ve been wanting to change up your diet, you might want to think about going the vegan route—and no, you don’t have to eat tofu.

1. It’s simple

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No doubt about it, cooking can be hard—especially after a long day at the office. That gets even tougher when you’re cooking with meat. You have to decide if you want chicken, fish, beef or pork so you can build your meal around your chosen protein.

You also have to pick a cooking style (bake, saute, grill, fry, etc.). As if that’s not enough, you have to make sure that your meat is cooked properly so you don’t get sick.

Going vegan eliminates the need for all of that. You can build simple meals around protein like beans or grains, and add some green veggies—like spinach or kale—and some healthy fats like an olive oil salad dressing or some avocado. Dinner is done.

2. It’s healthy

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If you turn vegan, you automatically eat so many more vegetables—it just works out that way—but you’ll also want to build your meals around veggies since they’re extremely filling.

When you swap out meat for healthy protein/carb combos like quinoa or millet, you’re getting all those nutrients, and you’re definitely stocking up on vitamins and minerals from all those veggies you’re learning to like.

3. It’s trendy

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Okay, so you don’t always want to do something just because it’s popular as that would definitely get you into some trouble. However, becoming vegan is trendier than ever right now and that is exactly why it might be the right choice for you.

Vegan cookbooks like Angela Liddon’s The Oh She Glows Cookbooks are topping the bestseller lists while bloggers like Ella Woodward of DeliciouslyElla.com are creating amazing recipes, going on book tours and even coming up with their own food products.

When something becomes trendy, it becomes a lot of fun and veganism is no different. These famous vegans make you want to be part of the whole community. Suddenly, eating oatmeal with banana, nut butter, and chia seeds or a great big green smoothie for breakfast seems so much cooler than your typical eggs and toast.

4. It’s creative

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When you take meat out of the equation, you can do so many cool things with food. Vegan bloggers and chefs are getting creative in the kitchen these days, making dishes like cream sauce made from cashews and jam with chia seeds. You can also make some awesome desserts like chocolate pudding using avocados.

You can follow recipes or come up with your own—either way, you’re bound to succeed. After all, you’re using ingredients that are foolproof: it’s hard to overcook kale or mess up a grain salad made with quinoa and fresh veggies.

If you’ve been in a food rut and eat nothing but grilled chicken and broccoli for dinner, this might be the right way to switch up your healthy eating.

5. It’s logical


If you want to be as healthy as possible (which you probably do—no one really wants to live off take-out chicken wings and french fries), then you know that fuelling your body with real, whole foods is the way to go.

That, of course, means trading gluten-filled toast for a protein powder-packed green smoothie for breakfast, your typical sandwich for a huge salad for lunch and making any number of fun dinners (from vegan chili to stews to grain bowls).

Eating whole foods makes sense because you’re literally eating something with one ingredient list. It’s a sweet potato and that’s it. There are no weird chemicals or fillers.

6. It’s empowering

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If you make the transition to a plant-based diet, you’re going to feel immensely proud of yourself. You’re going to have to learn to cook, too, because there’s really no way around that. Say goodbye to the days when you grabbed quick take-out on your way home from work. You’re not going to be relying on prepared foods anymore.

Learning to take care of yourself and your body is an empowering thing. Your confidence will soar (along with your energy levels) and you’ll want to keep learning how to cook. You’ll also want to keep going on your healthy journey. What’s better than that?

7. It’s inspiring

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When you turn vegan, you’re doing something great for yourself and the environment. Giving up meat means you’re not causing pollution in the world or in your body—you’re reducing your heart disease risk, too.

Sometimes, it’s really cool to feel like part of a bigger community that believes in something, and you will definitely get that if you become a vegan. Going vegan is definitely a big step, but it just might be a lifestyle change that will change your life for the better.

Are you a vegan? Would you ever consider it—even for a month trial period? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!



6 Signs That You Are A MakeUp Addict

With so many makeup products out there, it’s hard to resist spending a little extra money. But does everyone find it so hard to say no or is it that a type of addiction?


Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which foundation shade is best of all? If you have even a remote interest in makeup this question has probably crossed your mind at least once; if not about foundation then possibly about eyeshadow, lipstick, nail varnish or any of the multiple cosmetic products available. (Of which there seems to be an ever-growing number)

If someone had said a few years ago that eyebrows would have become such an important part of a woman’s life I doubt anyone would have believed them.

Most women enjoy using the odd bit of makeup as a way to dress up and make themselves feel pretty and awake. But how do you know when you’re a mere makeup admirer or a cold, hard addict? Well below are a few little ways you can learn to tell the difference.

You never leave the house without makeup on

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This is actually your nightmare. If God had wanted people to see each other the way they naturally looked then makeup would never have been invented.

At the very least you maintain the belief that others should not see you the way you naturally look. Why else would you have spent so much on makeup if you didn’t want to flaunt what you’ve got after all?

Getting makeup professionally done is your dream

While your dreams of being a supermodel may have fallen short, you can still attain that flawless cover model look with the helping hand of a makeup artist.

For most, a professional makeup artist is a must for special occasions, such as hen nights or weddings, but for those who are addicted it is a weekly, if not daily, necessity.

However, it doesn’t stop there as the lowly addict will question the makeup artist on the products and techniques that they are using in the hope of recreating the look on their own.

The makeup section is your first choice in any shop

woman browsing through makeup

Whereas most people will make the rational decision of trying to buy a full outfit and then match their eyeshadow or lipstick to it, for others the makeup isle is the first stop in the shop.

If you can’t match your lipstick to your nail varnish, and then your nail varnish to your outfit then you just won’t be happy. In any case, finding the perfect shade has to be shown off in the right way, doesn’t it? For the makeup addict coordination is the ultimate key.

You would rather buy makeup than food

Food may feed your belly but the perfect makeup component can feed your soul. For a true makeup addict, nothing can make you feel as good as having a flawless complexion, stunning eye shadow, and defined eyebrows. Your stomach may be as empty as your purse but you believe that sacrifices must be made.

You probably have more lipstick / eyeshadow / nail varnish colors than friends


Friends are all well and good, but are they going to compliment you as well as a hot lipstick shade? To be honest, they probably could, but a true makeup addict doesn’t want to risk taking that chance. So many shades and so little time, so waste no time my lovelies and go buy them all if you’re willing and able.

You follow more beauty pages than people on social media

This is not to say that you don’t have any friends, or that you don’t love the ones you have; but that you don’t specifically need any more in comparison to needing more beauty blogger tips.

What is contouring? How do you do it? What’s the best illuminator? Or blush? Or anything else you can hope to possess. These are the questions that you are burning to have answered, and you can and will follow every beauty blogger until you have all the answers.

Although being addicted to makeup can give off the impression that a person is shallow, in all seriousness it should be remembered that it’s simply an accessory that makes someone feel good about themselves in much the same way as a new outfit would.

Let’s be honest, there are far worse things to be addicted to after all. So if you want to buy anything and everything relating to cosmetics then you go right ahead and do that and don’t let anyone put you down.

In any case, it’s not your fault if a guy is foolish enough to think you naturally have gold eyelids. So, do you consider yourself an addict? Can you think of any more telltale signs? Please comment below and let us know.

Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards

Hello darlings,

I hope y”all are doing fine. I’d like to ask you to help me vote for these celebrities.


  • The voting process is being done via two official lines; online at our website, www.abryanzstyleandfashionawards.com/myvote and on social media( Instagram and twitter), by use of the hash tags provided
    ( #Asfas2016Nominee, #Asfa2016)

    The public voting carried a 40% power and the 60% is held by our panel of esteemed judges from the ASFAS Academy.

    1. Visit the link on our official site for the Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards, at www.abryanzstyleandfashionawards.com/myvote

    2. When on the home page, click onto the 2016 awards drop down menu and select Vote, and this will take you directly to the category list.

    3.Chose a category for which you want to cast a vote which will bring a drop down containing a list of nominees for that category. Each nominee has an image attached to their name, to make it easy for you to vote.

    4. Select the nominee of your choice, in order to vote for them. You’ll then be prompted to Log in with either Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus in order to vote.

    5. Voting online is done once for each account name (in this case Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus), and you can choose to change your vote, at anytime.

    6. Your vote is confidential and not viewable by other participants.


    1.     To vote using social media, you need to have an active instagram, or twitter account.

    2.     Post the voting banner or image of the nominee that you wish to vote for.

    3.     Caption the image with the name of the category for which you wish to vote for, and the name of the nominee. For example.


    #IVoteIdrisSultan #Asfa2016Nominee #Asfa2016

    PLEASE NOTE: You can vote as many times as possible with this platform. Voting on social media can only be done on Instagram and twitter.

    Here are the nominees I’d like to ask you to help me vote for them;

  • Idris sultan – Male Media Personality Of The year & Most Stylish Male Celebrity – Tanzania
  • Vanessa Mdee – Most Stylish Artist (Female) – Tanzania
  • Diamond Platnumzz – Most Stylish Artist (Male) – Tanzania
  • Ali Kiba – Most Stylish Artist (Male) – Tanzania
  • Sauti Sol – Most Stylish Artist (Male) – Kenya
  • Jokate Mwengelo – Best Dressed Artist (Female) – Tanzania
  • Juma Jux – Beste Dressed Artist (Male) – Tanzania
  • Herieth Paul (Female) – Outstanding Model Of The Year – Tanzania
  • Niroge – Vanessa Mdee – Most Fashionable Music Video
  • Fashionista Of The Year – Hamisa Mobetto (Female) – Tanzania