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    my experience with ntokazi natural hair salon 

    Ntokazi Natural Hair Salon

    A common theme amongst women who are into this haircare thing is how much we don’t trust hairdressers with our hair. When I started learning about taking care of my hair back in 2012, the first thing that shocked me was how much most hairdressers were not knowledgeable about healthy haircare practices. I need to mention here that #notallhairdressers. This led me to keep away from salons for most of the time, and to learn how to do my own hair, so much so that the last time I went to a salon was 2 years ago :o. However when I heard about the launch of a new mobile hair salon in Durban, co-owned by a naturalista, I jumped at the chance to try out their services and treat myself to someone else (that knows that their doing) touching my hair. Read more…

    Hair

    6 months postpartum shedding update

    postpartum shedding natural hair

    I haven’t written much about my hair on the blog recently, this is because I haven’t been doing much to my hair to really chat about here. If you didn’t know, I have been experiencing postpartum shedding for the past 4 months – basically my hair is a mess. In order to go through this phase as seamlessly as possible, I have chosen to keep my hair hidden under protective styles. My current protective styles of choice have been wigs and crochet braids, both are very simple to maintain and give me access to my hair. Read on to know a bit more about how my hair is doing.

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    Beauty

    low end vs high end // brow pencils

    eyebrow pencils

    All makeup lover knows that brows are everything and can either make or break a look. A lot of us need a bit (or a lot of help) in the brow department; we have to fill them in to get them looking fleeky. I have gone through a lot of brow products; it’s an ever evolving process. There are many different kinds out there from powders, pomades, pencils, crayons and so forth. I own all the the above listed, but in this post I want to concentrate on brow pencils. The aim of these types of posts is to save you guys some coins and give you alternative low end products that are just as good as the high end ones. I’ve done this type of post previously for mascaras and setting spraysRead more…

    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…

    Beauty

    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…