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    the perfect father’s day gift

    Classic Black Cornwall 36mm

    This post is a bit late, but rather late than never… My husband and I celebrated our first mother’s and father’s day this year. To celebrate this special time, I wanted to gift him with a thoughtful gift from the little girl and I and I thought that a watch would be a great gift because it is something he will get a lot of use out of and of course would think about us every time he looked at it to check the time :). Read more…


    event // the house and garden show

    I must admit that even though I have lived in Durban for over 5 years now, I have never attended the House and Garden Show. Well, that all changed this year as I went to check out the show this past weekend. What I liked most about the show was that it covers a lot of areas from home, food and garden – so there is something for everyone. We mostly walked around to check out the different exhibitors, bought some items (hello fudge!) and ate some food. Check out some pictures that I took at the show. Read more…


    my evening skincare routine

    Evening skincare routine

    I am totally in love with my evening skincare routine, I love the feeling of taking off makeup and nourishing my skin with yummy products to help it rejuvenate during the night. I have kept a consistent skincare routine for over a year, the only things that had changed are the products that I have used and the introduction of serums from about September last year. As expensive as they are, I feel like serums have helped my skin tremendously, I am a bit obsessed with them. Read further to find out the other products that I use in my evening skincare routine.  Read more…


    taking stock 009

    It’s time for another taking stock post, I love these because they give me a time stamp of my life at a particular time. This installment of the series will be filled with baby stuff because that is the main thing that is going on in my life. It’s a busy time for me right now – I am back at work and trying to figure out this working mom life; I am taking it one day at a time. Let’s check out what other things I have been doing lately. Read more…


    spotlight // makeup remover balms

    We all know that not removing makeup at night is one of the cardinal sins that any makeup wearer can commit – just don’t do it! I strive to remove every bit of makeup on my face at the end of the day and I achieve that using a few tools and products. While using your facial cleanser is a good way to remove makeup, I like to use a makeup remover before cleansing my face just so that the cleanser can actually cleanse my skin. I have used many makeup removers in my life but I have, in the past year, moved on to using makeup remover balms instead of liquids and oils. In this post I want to highlight and compare the 2 that I have used. Read more…


    at home manicure: products for fast drying nails

    manicure setting sprays

    I am the ultimate at home manicure DIYer, I love doing my nails at home, it’s so calming for me. Before I became mom part of my Sunday night ritual was paining my nails for the week. I loved the ritual of getting out my tools and choosing a colour to paint my nails for the week. The worst thing however about at home manicures is waiting for the polish to dry. I have looked for the best ways to get polish to dry quickly; when I was in high school I used to place my nails under running water or put them in the freezer for a while, lol. Luckily I have graduated to better ways of getting my nails to dry. Read more…