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    travel // a weekend in the south coast

    Lake Eland Oribi Gorge

    In July we went on a family weekend getaway for my mom’s birthday. This time around we decided to go to the KZN south coast for some sun as opposed to our winter getaway last year. We stayed in the small suburb of Pennington, my sister found us a very beautiful house on AirBnB, it had a very beach house feel to it and it was a hop, skip and a jump away from the beach. It was a special holiday because it was my baby girl’s first (of many) holidays.  Read more…

    Beauty

    sunscreen for women of colour

    Sunscreen for women of colour

    We all know how important it is to apply sunscreen on our faces on a daily basis – yes, even if it is the cloudiest day of the year. However, as a black woman buying sunscreen is not as easy as picking any brand of type off the shelf and putting it in our basket, even more difficult if you have oily skin. Some sunscreens are notorious for leaving skin oily and also leaving an ashy or blueish cast on melanated skin. Fear not, I have done some research and testing and will give you the tea of my favourite sunscreens for melanated women with oily skin. Read more…

    Events

    event // the fro fiesta 2017

    Fro fiesta 2017

    This past weekend I attended the Fro Fiesta; this was the first hair event I had ever attended – events such as these are very few and far in between in Durban so I was super excited for this one. I get super jealous when I read about and see photos of hair events in other parts of the world and thus I was really glad to finally have one of our own. I had a great time; I even brought along my baby girl and she had a great time as well (I think!). Read further to see photos from the event and what went down. Read more…

    Hair

    decluttering my hair products stash… here’s what’s leaving

    hair products swap

    I am attending a hair event in Durban this coming weekend – I am keen to see what they have in store for us as this is the first hair event I will be attending. When I found out that there is going to be a hair products swap booth at the event I was so happy because I really need to get rid of some hair products. One of my goals for last year was to find my staple hair products and stick to using them, I was really over being a product junkie. To this end, I have a few products in my stash that I have either bought or were sent to me that weren’t really working for me and these are the ones that I am giving away. Read more…

    Beauty

    new in // the jaclyn hill palette | morphexjaclynhill

    The Jaclyn Hill palette

    When I heard news about the Jaclyn Hill palette in January, I just knew that I had to buy it when it launched. That date finally came along on the 21st of June which was the official launch date. The palette was sold out in 45 minutes, I was so happy to have been able to get my hands on one :). I have received questions about the intricate details of how I bought the palette and thus I have decided to write a post giving you guys all the details and the shipping times so you can get a feel for it in case you ever want to buy makeup from the US. I have also filmed a video of a makeup look I have created using the palette, peep it after the jump. Read more…

    General

    how to // shopping on aliexpress

    shopping on aliexpress

    I am the ultimate budget shopper, I love a good bargain! This personality trait and my love for things is how I ended up finding out about AliExpress and shopping on the site a number of times. I usually get questions from readers of my blog and people who follow me on social media about the ins and outs of shopping on AliExpress, so I thought to write this post to let you guys know my experience and some tips. I am not saying that I’m the expert on AliExpress shopping, but I have been doing it for over 3 years now – so I have some insight. Read more…