Garnier Nutrisse Pearly Blondes

You may have seen me posting about the new Garnier Nutrisse Pearly Blondes via social media over the past few days. I will be sharing a bit more about my Garnier “Born to be Blonde” experience soon but in the interim I thought I would share a few details about the product with you.

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Garnier Nutrisse has just launched blondes so nourished they shimmer!

A well-known fact for all women, is that your hair is the first thing that people look at when they see you. It defines who you are and is a reflection of your personality. If you have great hair, you feel great! The only problem when you are blonde is finding the perfect colour match, especially when you use home colour.

I can testify when you are blonde, it is hard to imagine your hair being anything else!… Continue reading

Manicure Basics

I thought I would start my Mani Monday series with a few Manicure Basics. As I said before, as busy women time is often limited and the only option is a DIY home manicure! To do this properly you need the correct tools and products!

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Below you will find the tools and products, which I consider to be Manicure Basic Essentials, most of them inexpensive drugstore products, as well as a few tips on how to keep your nails looking awesome! I will also include a video I did last year featuring DIY manicure and pedicure essentials.

Scrub ~ As part of my weekly nail and hand maintenance I use a scrub. You can use one specifically for hands but I tend to use whatever body scrub I am using and do it as part of my shower routine. Scrubbing essentially gets rid of any dry skin and… Continue reading

Top Travel Destinations 2015

You may have seen a post recently on social media via Cheap Flights, where I shared, along with a few awesome South African Bloggers, my Top Travel Destinations 2015.

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I thought I would share my Top Travel Destinations featured in the post, as well as a few additional international travel ideas for 2015. These are my picks for Top International Travel Destinations 2015:

Top Travel Destinations 2015 - Turkey  {Image Kirsten Rossiter}

Turkey

{ This was my international pick for the Top Travel Destinations 2015 post on Cheap Flights }

Although I have not been yet myself, I have it on good authority that Turkey is one of the must visit places for 2015. Not only is there so much natural beauty to behold and so many interesting places to explore but it is also a much more affordable holiday destination for South Africans. This alone makes it a definite win in my… Continue reading

Mani Monday

I love having my nails done but often don’t find the time to get to the salon, with the result I mostly do my own nails. DIY manicures and pedicures have kind of become my thing! As much as I love pretty painted nails, I also feel it is very important to take care of your hands and feet! It is vital to keep them looking good, regardless of whether your nails are painted or not!

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It is important to have a regular routine to take care of your nails. I probably pay a bit more attention to my fingernails and hands, than I do to my feet. This is largely because my hands are more visible and tend to have more sun exposure, especially when I am driving.

Mani Monday Rubybox Nailed It Laquers

People are always asking me what products I use and how I get my manicure to last so long,… Continue reading

Confessions of a Blogger

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you are slowly easing into 2015 and still enjoying the gorgeous summer weather, well, in Cape Town anyway! A friend just messaged me to say it is snowing in Yorkshire – Brrr!!!

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We are already half way through January and that means it is time for our monthly interview feature! Today on Confessions of a Blogger we meet the lovely Cara Fay. As well as blogging about her beauty finds, Care shares her passion for dupes, bargains and DIY.

Cara Fay Confessions of a Blogger

I am a 24 year old, born in Cape Town, South Africa raised in Harare, Zimbabwe. Graphic Designer by trade and a lover by nature. I try and live my life with love at the center, compassion in my heart and humility in my mind always

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On My Birthday Wishlist

I do not know many people who do not like birthdays! Yes it signifies another year passed and getting older but for me it means getting to act like a kid again! Blowing out candles, opening gifts and best of all bossing everyone around for a day{yes I probably do that anyway} but at least now I have a licence!

Birthday Wishlist

January is quite a significant month for me – it is the beginning of a brand new year, it is my birthday month and it is also the month I first became a mom!

For as long as I can remember, birthdays have been a very special time for me and for us as a family. I have never really been keen on big parties, personally I prefer spending quality time, with the people closest to me.

Naturally one the questions I always get from… Continue reading

Top 10 Nail Polish Colours for 2014

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great festive season and are having a fabulous holiday if you are away! I am back after a bit of a break and rather busy Christmas and New Year.

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While sifting through all my Instagram pics for 2014, I realised I have taken lots of pics of my favourite Nail Polish Colours! I thought it would be a fun to share these with you. There were quite a few colours which featured more than once and my favourite, Coral shades, featured often!

These are My Top 10 Nail Polish Colours for 2014 via Instagram. Featured from most recent to January 2014:

Nail Polish Colours Sorbet Hotshot Dec 2014

 Sorbet Hot Shot

Rimmel Salon Pro Cocktail Passion 2014

 Rimmel Salon Pro “Cocktail Passion”

Nail Polish Colours Catrice Ultimate Nudes 2014

 Catrice “Ultimate Nudes”

Nails Inc Basil Street 2014

 Nails Inc. “Basil Street” {My favourite nude shade for 2014!}

Essie Really Red 2014

 Essie “Really Red” {Definitely… Continue reading

Volare “to soar or fly”

I have always loved Italian cuisine and a recent trip to Italy reaffirmed this love. I am not talking run-of-the-mill pizza and pasta but real authentic Italian food!

Volare new menu

Imagine my delight when Grant and I were invited to dine at Volare at Peddlars & Co, in Constantia! Peddlars, a local landmark, has become one of the most recognised and beloved destinations in Constantia.

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As one of the more recent additions, Volare became part of the Peddlars & Co family in 2012. The restaurant recently underwent a complete menu revamp, at the hands of talented chef Brad Ball. Brad Ball has been a name synonomous with Bistro 1682 at Steenberg, for the past five years! He recently joined Peddlars & Co to put his stamp on this Cape Town institution and bring it up to date, with the rest of the culinary world.… Continue reading

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