COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA

my evening skincare routine

Regular readers of my blog will know that I am obsessed with skincare and all things about getting my skin to where I want it to be. My recent video is a detail of my evening skincare routine with all the products that I use and some tips and tricks.

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autumn 2020 favourites

It’s about time for another favourites post. In this time of the pandemic and life being generally upside down, looking for and noting things that have brought me joy, keeps me afloat. Some are practical and some are frivolous items but either way they have brought me the same amount…

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indoor plants tour

It has been a hot minute since I posted anything about my garden and/or plants on here. But that’s all about to change because I filmed a video showing my current indoor plants collection. I love having plants in the house because they bring in freshness and they are great…

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products i’ve used up recently

Since the beginning of this blog I have been tracking the products that I use till the product is finished. You can find them by clicking here. I’ve recently decided to move this section of my blog over to my YouTube channel. I feel that it gives me an opportunity…

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lockdown level 3 and things returning to “normal”

Every stage of this lockdown has had me in a different life situations. Level 5 has me living at my mom’s house & hardly leaving the house. Level 4 had me back in Durban and working from home. Lockdown level 3 has me back at work full time and things…

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vitamin c in skincare: all you need to know & recommendations

This year I’ve started a series where I am breaking down different aspects of skincare and delving into the real tea. I’ve done posts on micellar water and hydrating toners, this post is all about vitamin C in skincare. If you want a brighter complexion and to fight the signs…

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how to switch up your body care in winter

The cold season is upon us! Living in Durban, one might argue that we don’t really have winter, however, temperatures and humidity have dropped and my skin is feeling the change in the environment. The goal is for my skin to feel and be moisturised in between showers, I despise…

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Introducing SKIN functional

Regular readers will know that I am a skincare fanatic. I am particularly interested in the recent trends in skincare where we are seeing brands that are transparent when it comes to ingredient list and they have affordable products e.g. The Ordinary and The Inkey List. I was introduced to…

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the lockdown from a 3 year old toddler perspective

We’re in 33rd day of Lockdown Level 5 in South Africa! We have gone through all the emotions and I think I’m finally on the accepting and planning how we’re going to go ahead in life. As a mom to a 3 year old girl, going through the lockdown with…

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food cupboard storage ideas

Changing up the way I store food in my food cupboard was one of the projects that were on my mind prior to us going into the lockdown. Browsing through Pinterest (as one does for such projects), I found some great inspiration and I couldn’t wait to get my project…

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all about hydrating toners

The days when toners were these alcohol laden products that were used to remove extra dirt after cleansing and left the skin feeling dry are long gone. In 2020, toners are gentle products that are multipurpose: they can hydrate, contain actives that treat your skin, balance the skin etc. Toners…

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lockdown challenges that i’ve done so far

Love them or hate them, lockdown challenges are here to stay for as long as us non-essential workers are sitting at home not doing much. I’m as lazy as the next person and I’ve looked at some of them like: I have not the energy to tackle you right now,…

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