• Beauty & Lifestyle,  Fashion

    Mind the Curves – Fabulous finds

    I know I’ve been a terribly bad blogger of late, but I made some time this morning to share some of my favourite finds of late. Healing Earth One always thinks of their teen years as the time that our bodies go through lots of changes, but I’ve been surprised to find out how much things change when you hit the big 3-0. It’s like overnight I needed glasses, a second shot of espresso in my coffee, and to lavish more attention on my skin. I was sent some Healing Earth products to trial and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect – these gentle, luxurious, natural products have been just…

  • Beauty & Lifestyle,  Review

    Review: Fringe Retro Eco Salon and Barber Shop

    Nestled in the ‘Deep South’ of Cape Town is Fringe, a sweet little salon and barber shop with a difference. Stepping through the doors, you’re whisked away to another decade. From the checkered floors, to the old barber’s chair, no detail has been overlooked, and I was still discovering fascinating decor delights right up until the end of my appointment. Throwback music and classic movies are the perfect finishing touches. (I was totally enraptured by Little Rascals while I was having my hair washed. Do you guys remember when that came out? “Oh Alphaaaalpha!”) While the surrounds feel like they’re from another decade, the service and technology most certainly does…

  • Beauty & Lifestyle

    Nail art ideas: Valentine’s Day nail art

    With the annual day of shlock and snoochies coming up tomorrow, it’s the perfect excuse for a little bit of nail art with a theme. Nail art prodigy Roxy of Hallo Pragtig and I put our heads together, and this is what we came up with:  I adore how this one turned out – on-theme, for sure, but also chic with an Eiffel Tower and pink poodle kinda vibe. Here’s how to create the look yourself. What you need for Valentine’s Day nail art: a base and top coat Pastel pink, black and gold nail polishes or gels. We used: Bluesky Shellac A21 (black), Bluesky Shellac 80547 (pink), Gelish All…

  • Beauty & Lifestyle

    Nail art ideas: Christmas nail art

    Deck my nails with bells and holly, tralalalalaaa, laaa laa laaa laaaaa. Well, not exactly bells and holly, but something like that. I’m afraid I’m one of those people that loves holidays – the kitscher and tackier the better. Valentines day? Bring on the hearts and pink fluffies. St Patties – I’ll be dressed in all green. Y’all know how I feel about Halloween (BEST HOLIDAY EVERRRRRR), and last but not least, Chrimbo. It’s not that I’m a consumer zombie – I’m completely aware that these holidays are all glorified marketing ploys – but I do so love the unifying spirit of the holidays. As one of my friends recently pointed…

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     Review: Retail Box Secret Box December 2015

    Receiving packages in the post is one of my favourite things. Seriously. When I lived in London, and I’m not too embarrassed to admit I had a bit of an eBay addiction, nothing made me happier than getting all these little parcels to open and get excited about. Like a kid at Christmas, but, like, every day. Unfortunately I lost that delight when I moved back to SA, so you can imagine my glee when there was a ‘ding dong’ at the door the other day, and the nice Mr Delivery Man handed me my Retail Box Secret Box for December.  Now, I might be a bit late on the trend…