COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA

a day in the life during lockdown

We’re all living in a crazy time right now and if you’re in South Africa, we’re under a 21 day lockdown i.e. the government has officially told us to stay at home (if you’re not working in essential services) unless we’re going to buy essentials or get medical care. As…

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skincare actives that i use in my routine

I have been off Accutane for over a month now and I am finally bringing back actives into my skincare routine. What is an active you ask? Well, according to Chemist Confessions: Actives are what we call a group of ingredients that bring long term, targeted improvements to your skin…

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bullet journal supplies – where to buy them in South Africa

I started using the bullet journal system 1 year ago and I’ve been hooked ever since, buying bullet journal supplies was one of the highlights of this new adventure. The system works well for me and it helps me to really organise my life while expressing my creativity at the…

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review // Vichy UV Protect Skin Defence Invisible Mist

It’s no secret on here that I am an advocate for sun protection all day, every day. One of the rules of sun protection is that you need to reapply it every few hours especially if you’re out in the sun. that’s been one of my bug bears because I…

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products I’ve recently used up

It’s about that time where I’ve finished off enough products to warrant sharing on here what I’ve used up and let you know whether I’ll repurchase the products or not. I’ve been writing these posts on the blog for the last 3 years, this time around I’ve changed it up…

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micellar water: all you need to know

I’d like to start a new series on the blog where I decode a skincare product and give you all the tea. I will put brands and preference aside and tell you the naked truth about the product. The dirst product I will decode is micellar water. I first came…

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an addition to the bioderma pigmentbio range

In 2019, Bioderma launched the Pigmentbio range which is aimed to fight hyperpigmentation. There is a new addition to the range: the Pigmentbio C-Concentrate is a high security Vitamin C cure for intense pigment correction.

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life lately 02

January has finally ended! yippeee! It is now all downhill till the end of the year. This year for me has started off at 200 km/h on the work front and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down at least till the end of February, god willing. Here are the…

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practical ways to go green in your daily life

I am all about being green and being an environmentally conscious citizen on this earth and also passing that on to my daughter is quite important to me, but I absolutely can’t get into the all or nothing approach of the recycling/being green message that we are constantly bombarded with.…

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battle of the affordable makeup sponges

The Beauty Blender turned the foundation / concealer application game on its head a few years ago. After that launch, many other brands have come up with their own versions of affordable makeup sponges. Makeup lovers who have used the Beauty Blender say that no other sponge compares to it.…

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low end vs high end // gel moisturisers

Gel moisturisers have become the rage over the last couple of years and I’ve fully jumped onto the bandwagon. If you’re a regular reader you would know that I’m all about hydration in my skincare routine and these products offer hydration by the buckets. My first foray into gel moisturisers…

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going on a solocation?… here are all the tips to make it your best trip yet

We all know the story, you plan to go on a trip with a big group of people and as the departure time draws closer, more and more people drop out until you’re the only one left. Or you just want to go on a eat, pray, love kind of…

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