• Beauty & Lifestyle

    Nail art ideas: Mermaid nail art

    My hands have always been a part of me that I’ve felt particularly self-conscious about. To start, my nails kinda hook over, which gives them something of a ‘witchy’ effect, and more over they’re never terribly well kept, given my fondness for activities from cooking to crafting and gardening. Regular nail polish never lasts more than a day or two at a time before chipping off, and I get annoyed when I have to repaint it every couple days. Enter stage left – Roxy Schmidlin, nail artists and owner of Hallo Pragtig. Roxy doesn’t just paint your nails – she turns your hands into works of art. No challenge is…

  • Fashion

    Plus size style file: Lala from Plus Size is Me

    While around the world plus size liberation and the body positivity movement are big, booming trends, here in South Africa those talking about the topic are fewer and far between. Lala and her sister Nkanyezi Tshabalala are amongst some of the most well-known voices on the subject in South Africa, with almost 50 000 followers on their Facebook page alone. I had the great honour of chatting to Lala about her personal style, and thoughts on body positivity. About Lala from Plus Size is Me My name is Lala, I am a plus size fashion blogger, activist and sometimes model. I have my own fashion and lifestyle brand for fuller…

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    What confidence means to me – a reverse before and after shoot

    Forgive, for a minute please, that this blog post is all of *counts on fingers and toes* 6 months overdue. (My blog went through a black hole period where I failed to post about a bunch of really cool things, and I’m trying to make up for that a little now, almost in the spirit of #throwbackthursdays.) Right at the very top of my list is the reverse before and after shoot experience that I had with Abigail K Photography. Abigail invited me – along with some of my favourite Cape Town beauty bloggers – to her studio for a shoot that focused on making us feel confident – not…

  • Fashion

    Plus size style file: Georgina from She Might be Loved

    This week’s plus size style file is on another Instagram crush, Georgina from She Might be Loved. Not only is Georgina a foxy ‘Instalebrity’, but she also holds several awards and accolades for her achievements in plus size blogging. Read below to find out why I’m so smitten with her. About Georgina from She Might be Loved I’m Georgina and I’m a Beauty and Fashion Blogger/Social Media Manager from Sheffield, UK. How do you define your style? I’m what they call an ‘hourglass’ shape so I really love to show that off in skater dresses and fitted dresses to accentuate my curves. Who inspires your style? That’s a tough one as…

  • Fashion

    Plus size style file: Lisa from Cherry Lisa

    It is my great pleasure to showcase the awesome style of another lovely local lass – Cherry Lady Lisa of Durban. A little bit goth, a little bit pinup, a little bit geeky  – I could just gobble this lady up in one, smooth bite! (Does that make me sound creepy? Good.) Here’s what I found out about her: About Cherry Lady Lisa: My name is Lisa Hayes Foley, also known as Cherry Lisa. I am a textile designer and I own and run Frockabilly SA, an artisanal store specialising in handmade cute & geeky hair bows. I’m curiously obsessed with the 1950’s, My Little Pony, Alice in Wonderland, American McGee’s Alice,…