The Perfect Hair: a local haircare brand

The Perfect Hair

It’s always a great day when a South African haircare brand extends its range and gets stocked at a super accessible retailer. The Perfect Hair is a haircare brand that caters to all African hair types and is the brain child of entrepreneur, Taryn Gill. My first introduction to this brand was in 2017 at the Durban Fro Fiesta where I bought their conditioner which I reviewed here.

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all about cleansing balms and oils

Cleansing oils and balms

This is the third instalment of my Decoding Skincare Series, the first was about micellar water, the second was about vitamin C. In this post I’ll be letting you know about cleansing balms and oils. Using a cleansing oil or balm is the first step of my skincare routine each evening, whether or not I have worn makeup that day – it’s the one step that I never skip. It’s sets the tone for the remainder of my routine.

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i’ll be making lemonade from lemons in about 2 years

growing lemons from seeds

I’m always that person with a project going on in the background, my life feels empty without it. My latest one is growing lemons from seeds. This is a long haul project, research tells me that it takes a minimum of 2 years to get lemons growing on a tree… if everything goes well. Can you imagine in 2022 (if we’re still around by then) when I pick my own lemons to squeeze in my morning tea or adding it in one of my adult beverages?? Heaven! I’ll be living my best Oprah “harvest day” life.

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introducing glamore cosmetics

Glamore Cosmetics

It’s always great to discover new online shops in South Africa that offer a wide variety of international products, especially skincare. Gamore Cosmetics is one such shop which caters for us beauty lovers and has introduced me to beauty brands which I didn’t know about.

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winter warmer veggie soup

Winter warmer veggie soup

I didn’t eat soup for like the first 26 years of my life and all I can say is that it was a dark time in my life. Since moving over the the good side of life, soup has become a firm staple in my winter diet. I love a simple, hearty and smooth soup with a side of garlic bread, I 100% recommend! Read below for my winter warmer veggie soup recipe.

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the types of journals i use in my daily life

Journals for daily use

I’ve always that type of person who likes documenting my thoughts and current happenings in my life. I somehow feel like if I don’t document it I will forget what happened. It’s also a way for me to reflect how far I’ve come in my life and how I’ve changed. Even with the technology that currently exists I’m still a pen to paper kind of girl. There is something very therapeutic about filling a blank page with my thoughts.

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things i’ve stopped doing to my skin

things i’ve stopped doing to my skin

Everything in life is a learning curve and as we acquire more information, we change our habits, thoughts and actions. The same applies to skincare and boy have I been through a huge learning curve with regards to my skin. I struggled with my skin for the longest time and there are practices that I did then which I wouldn’t dream of doing now. However, I’m not beating myself up about it because I had less information at that time, and as Aus’ Maya Angelou said: when you know bettter, you do better.

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affordable diy gallery wall

DIY Gallery Wall

I had such great plans to decorate our house before we moved in but they’ve all have fallen to the wayside and the only thing I’ve managed to really get into has been the garden and the indoor plants. So I am committing to doing a bit of decor each month, like eating an elephant piece by piece. The first project is a diy gallery wall in the dining room area. This was just an easy and cheap project and in this post I’ll tell you how I achieved it.

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my evening skincare routine

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

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 of joy over the last 3 months. You can check my past ones, here, here and here.

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indoor plants tour

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 decor items. If you want to see my indoor plants tour, click on the video after the jump.

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products i’ve used up recently

Latest empties

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 to really delve in on each product. You can watch the video after the jump

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