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    My Latest Beauty and Bath Empties

    beauty and bath empties

    I have managed to accumulate quite a number of beauty and bath empties in the last couple of months. I filmed a video where I show the empty products and I tell you guys whether I will repurchase or not. The products cover a range of primers, nail products, makeup removers etc. Check out the video after the jump. Read more…

    Hair

    Quick protective styles for short natural hair using marley hair

    Quick protective styles for short natural hair using marley hair

    Hey boos! I’m so excited, my hair is finally long enough to be tied into a top pony *whoot whoot*. It’s still a struggle pony though, lol, I need to hold it down with gel, a few bobby pins and a prayer! This new milestone has opened up the door of new hairstyles. This past week, I decided to take advantage of my pony to do some quick protective styles for the day using marley hair. The initial plan was to do 5 styles through the work week, but I only managed 2 –  I loved those 2 in any case. Read on to see how I achieved the looks. Read more…

    Hair

    New in // hair products

    new in hair products

    I have gone from not buying new hair products for a couple of months now (only bought replacement products) to buying 3 new ones in 2 weeks. In my defense though, 2 of these products were the product types that were missing from my stash. I already had a blog post lined up to ask you guys to recommend these types of products that I could have bought. As fate would have it, I happened to find them at a salon and bought them on the spot, the other product was a total impulse buy. Read on to see what’s new in my hair products stash.

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    Lifestyle

    DIY // Homemade Potpourri

    homemade DIY potpourri

    I love a great smelling room and I use various methods to keep the rooms in my house smelling fresh. One of the things I used is potpourri which I make myself. I’ve had some homemade DIY potpourri in my house for about 18 months now, it’s been sitting pretty in my lounge for all that time. Coming back home last week, the lady who cleans my house clearly decided that she’s had enough of it and she threw it out and cleaned out the glass bowl which I kept it in. I took her hint loud and clear and decided to make a fresh batch and I documented the process for anyone who is interested in making potpourri.  Read more…

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    Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation

    Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation

    I have been struggling to find the right foundation for my skin for the past few months now. I have mentioned before how my skin has been changing colour since the end of last year and thus the foundations that I bought then are pretty much of now use now. I have to mix with a lighter foundation in order to get a close match to my skin colour. I got tired of mixing liquid foundations and I wanted something quick and simple to use on my face in the morning – I take forever to get ready, so I try to save some time where I can. Read more…

    Lifestyle

    DIY // Marble Backdrop

    marble backdrop

    If you are in the blogging world, I am sure you have seen that the marble backdrop is all the rage in product pictures especially flat lays. I really loved how this backdrop looked and I knew I wanted to make one fore myself. I’m sure you guys agree that it bring a certain ‘clean’ feel to product pictures. So one weekend I set out to make one for myself. It wasn’t hard at all to make, the hardest part was finding the supplies in Durban. Once you have those, everything is a breeze. Read more…

    Hair

    Mama I made it… 1 year post relaxer

    1 year post relaxer & length check

    It seems so surreal to be at this moment… I am 1 year post relaxer; I last relaxed my hair on the 3rd of May 2015. It feels like the year has gone by so quickly and my hair has gone through so much in that space of time. I went from relaxed to transitioning to big chopping and becoming fully natural. I went through a period of not liking my hair much towards the end of my transition, and after big chopping I was thrust into a new world of short natural hair. This new world has been a steep learning curve in its own right.

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    Hair Update // April 2016

    April 2016 hair update

    This month was fairly uneventful when it came to my hair, I have been protective styling for nearly the whole month. I did not do much to my actual hair, it was well hidden under the crochet braids. This was my first protective style since going natural, I must say that I am pretty proud of myself for keeping the PS on for 5 and a half weeks. I did miss my hair terribly towards the end and I was itching to uninstall.  Read more…