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    Beauty

    Postbox Courier x Boxycharm

    Postbox Courier and Boxycharm

    If you are a regular reader of my blog you know that I like a bit of online shopping here and there when I have saved up some coins. While I don’t mind waiting 2 months plus for items that I buy from AliExpress, when I buy makeup from the USA I want my items delivered to me ASAP. In the past I have used this one shipping forwarding service and I wasn’t 100% happy with their service. So when the people from PostBox Courier contacted me and asked me to review their service, I was on board and ready to jump ship. I used this service to ship my September Boxycharm, read on to find out about Postbox Courier and to peep the contents of the September Boxycharm. Read more…

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    new in // black radiance true complexion contour palette

    Black Radiance True Complexion Contour Palette

    If you guys didn’t know – the makeup brand Black Radiance has made its way to South African shores and is being exclusively sold at Dischem. Several weeks ago I went to the store to check out what the brand had to offer and to see what items piqued my interest. I must say that my first feeling was one of underwhelm; I felt like the collection was outdated. I promptly went to check their Instagram to see if what I saw is the makeup they are selling in the US or if they brought their outdated stock to South Africa. We are definitely missing some of their newer realeases here in SA, I really hope that they have plans to bring us up to date makeup trends in the future because if they don’t, I think it will be difficult for them to make a mark in the country. Read more…

    Events

    event // kzn bloggers meetup

    kzn bloggers meetup

    This past weekend I attended the KZN bloggers meetup that was held in Umhlanga. This was the second time I had attended this event, last year’s installment was fun and informative – I was expecting no less this year. It was one of my very few mommy mornings out and I was determined to have a good time! The event was held at I want my coffee – a very stylish coffee shop; it was my first time in this part of town – now I know where to go for coffee whenever I am in the Umhlanga area. Peep some pictures from the event after the jump. Read more…

    Travel

    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…

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    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…