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    Beauty

    face and body product empties

    face and body empties

    I love the feeling of finishing a product, be it a makeup, bath or body product, I get such a sense of accomplishment. I also feel that as a blogger, the best reviews come from the products that you actually use till the bitter end, then you can truly tell how the product treated your skin and have a better sense on whether to repurchase or not. I have a number of empties that have accumulated over the last 2 months and I want to share my thoughts on them and whether I will be repurchasing or not. Read more…

    Travel

    travel // dakar, senegal

    Dakar travel blog

    I was fortunate to travel to Dakar, Senegal for a few days last week. It was a work trip – but I managed to include a bit of play. I arrived in the wee hours of Sunday morning, my direct flight from Johannesburg landed in Dakar just after midnight. It was my first time visiting West Africa, so I was pretty excited to check out the scene. South Africans travelling to Dakar require a visa, getting my visa was pretty easy and I didn’t have to pay anything for it. There will be a lot of content from this trip on the blog and on my YouTube channel; so be sure to check now and again for new content. Read more…

    Events

    event // rain christmas range launch

    Rain Africa pavilion store

    On Saturday morning I attended the launch event of the Rain Christmas collection at their store at The Pavilion. I enjoyed my time there and got to meet new bloggers and connect with those I had already met before. All the products in the Christmas range are to die for and will make awesome presents. The range is already available in stores, or you can shop it online if you don’t have a store close to where you are. I took some photos at the event, you can peep those after the jump and get a sneak peek of the Rain Christmas range. Read more…

    Hair

    my experience with ntokazi natural hair salon 

    Ntokazi Natural Hair Salon

    A common theme amongst women who are into this haircare thing is how much we don’t trust hairdressers with our hair. When I started learning about taking care of my hair back in 2012, the first thing that shocked me was how much most hairdressers were not knowledgeable about healthy haircare practices. I need to mention here that #notallhairdressers. This led me to keep away from salons for most of the time, and to learn how to do my own hair, so much so that the last time I went to a salon was 2 years ago :o. However when I heard about the launch of a new mobile hair salon in Durban, co-owned by a naturalista, I jumped at the chance to try out their services and treat myself to someone else (that knows that their doing) touching my hair. Read more…

    Hair

    6 months postpartum shedding update

    postpartum shedding natural hair

    I haven’t written much about my hair on the blog recently, this is because I haven’t been doing much to my hair to really chat about here. If you didn’t know, I have been experiencing postpartum shedding for the past 4 months – basically my hair is a mess. In order to go through this phase as seamlessly as possible, I have chosen to keep my hair hidden under protective styles. My current protective styles of choice have been wigs and crochet braids, both are very simple to maintain and give me access to my hair. Read on to know a bit more about how my hair is doing.

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    Beauty

    low end vs high end // brow pencils

    eyebrow pencils

    All makeup lover knows that brows are everything and can either make or break a look. A lot of us need a bit (or a lot of help) in the brow department; we have to fill them in to get them looking fleeky. I have gone through a lot of brow products; it’s an ever evolving process. There are many different kinds out there from powders, pomades, pencils, crayons and so forth. I own all the the above listed, but in this post I want to concentrate on brow pencils. The aim of these types of posts is to save you guys some coins and give you alternative low end products that are just as good as the high end ones. I’ve done this type of post previously for mascaras and setting spraysRead more…