affordable sunscreen that we all need

affordable sunscreen nivea uv face range

Regular readers of this blog know how I always go on about sunscreen, if you’re new here you can click here to read about my relationship with sunscreen. In a nutshell, sunscreen should be part of everyone’s daily skincare routine, it dosn’t matter if you’ll be going into the sun or not – just. apply. it! My favourite sunscreen of all time is the Eucerin Sun-Gel Cream Dry Touch but we all know that it’s not the most affordable sunscreen. So when I received the Nivea UV Face range, I immediately wanted to try it out and see how it compares.

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a morning at a farm

finchley farms barn eggs

Not my typical Friday morning! This past Friday I spent some time at Finchley Farm to learn more about how they produce their eggs. It was such an informative and eye opening morning. We always tend to hear about the bad conditions that the animals that give us our sustinence live in, so it was great to visit a place where the hens are treated well.

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simple & cheap DIY vase

Simple & cheap DIY vase

It’s been a while since I shared a home project with you guys and it’s way overdue. I needed to add some fuss free greenery to my bedside table and I needed a vase. Instead of buying one, like I had set out to do initially, I decided instead to make this simple & cheap DIY vase. It has added a lovely touch to my bedside table and I’m even more proud because I made it myself.

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bedside table decor inspo

Affordable Nightstand Decor

My perfect bedside table consists of a balance of decor and necessity items. The decor items have to be pleasing to the eye so that the first thing I see in the morning and the last thing I see at night are things that I enjoy. The necessity items are all the things I need to have near me so that I don’t have to jump out of bed once I’m all settled.

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toddlers and technology: how we are navigating this parenting landmine

toddlers and technology

Toddlers and technology… This is one area you can’t avoid if you are a parent in 2019 – how do you want your child to interact with technology? I didn’t think that I would have to deal with such so early in my daughter’s life, I thought maybe when she was a bit older, but here we are. By technology in this instance I am referring to phones and tablets because this is what she is exposed to mostly.

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my lip gloss collection

My lip gloss collection 2

I don’t usually gravitate to wearing lip gloss all that often, hence why my lip gloss collection is not big at all. It’s really a coincidence that the 6 glosses that I own are from 3 brands – but I do love the symmetry. I’ve published other posts of my other shades of lipsticks in my collection: pink, purple, nude and red.

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essential toiletries for gym

essentials toiletries for gym

I’ve recently gotten back to exercising – I’m currently training for a 10km race that’s happening in several days. For my training I decided to do some of it in the gym even though I’m not a gym person. Seeing as I wear makeup to work on a daily basis, I need to completely remove my makeup at the gym before I start exercising. Hence I carry a number of products to use before I start my session, these are my essential toiletries for gym.

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the jackie aina palette

The Jackie Aina palette

The Jackie Aina palette shook the beauty world, especially for black women and women of colour, by storm in the last couple of months. I’ve been on a no-buying makeup stance for 2019 but when I heard about this baby, I knew I had to get it.

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bronzer & contour collection

bronzer & contour collection

Bronzer & contour have been the last steps that I introduced to my makeup application, for some reason I always felt intimidated by them and so I steered clear. Having used them for the last couple of years now I can say that bronzer is definitely my favourite over contour because I favour the softer look to my makeup.

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life lately 01

drakensberg

I have decided to change up my Taking Stock series that I’ve been doing for a while and switching over to a Life Lately. Content wise I don’t think it will be much of a change except for the title. So read up and check out what has been happening in my life lately.

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my wintertime faves

wintertime favourites

Winter has finally (sort of) ended in Durban even though we didn’t have much of a winter (side eyes climate change). In this post I will be sharing my wintertime faves. I love making this list more lifestyle based so it’s not only makeup and skincare, I feel like it gives you guys a bigger glimpse into my life. Check out my other seasonal faves here, here and here.

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brand spotlight: la girl cosmetics

LA Girl Cosmetics

I think I can safely say that LA Girl cosmetics was the brand that came all the way through for all South African makeup lovers. The brand landed on our shores when social media was picking up and we were becoming easily exposed to international trends. LA Girl landed at Dischem with affordable and on-trend products. Do you remember the scandal when they tried to almost double the price of the concealer? lol!

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