Finding Purposeful Toys for Meaningful Play

“Play is how children learn best.” This is a statement that we are hearing more and more, but do we pause and think about the toys our children are playing with, and how their learning is being encouraged by playing with a particular toy? Many parents consider toys to be tools with which they keep […]

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“Wedded Bliss” couple photoshoot with Abigail K

A few weeks ago I received one of those emails you wish you got everyday! Monique from Oh Darling Days had selected me as the winner of a “Wedded Bliss” photoshoot with Abigail K photography. The idea was to celebrate couples who had been married for some time. After a bit of convincing I managed […]

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What I… Irina from I’ll take it all

Today I’m interviewing Irina from I’ll take it all Her blog is a space where she shares her loves – shoes, shopping, sushi, style, strawberries, sunshine, sweet treats, staying up late and sleeping in! Read on to find out more about her… What I… Know: That there are still plenty of things that I don’t […]

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Win R1200 worth of luxury lingerie from Triumph

A few weeks back I introduced you to the new Seductive Collection of lingerie from Triumph. I spoke about how The right lingerie has an amazing power to transform your body confidence. I have found this area of many women’s wardrobes to be lacking as many women right it off as a practical area and […]

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Managing my Makeup Mayhem with The Beauty Box

One of the perks of writing product reviews is that I am spoilt with freebies to test and try which I’m very grateful for and totally love BUT the downside is that my makeup drawer starts to look like this…. Not very productive for someone who needs to apply makeup quickly as she rushes off […]

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Gisele goes Green

In case you haven’t yet realized I love pics of celebrity homes… I recently came across some fab tips for going green from top supermodel Gisele Bündchen which were accompanied by pics of her amazing home and garden in California. A great combination for a blog post if you ask me! So, here are Gisele’s […]

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The Terres D’Afrique Experience at Langaro Lifestyle Centre

When two of my favourite things are brought together (natural products & beauty treatments) in one fabulous package I really can’t resist… which is why I jumped at the chance of enjoying a treatment with organic skincare brand, Terres D’Afrique at the stunning new Langaro Lifestyle Centre in Camps Bay recently. Terres D’Afrique is a […]

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Taming my Tresses at Tosca Tygervalley

A few weeks ago I was invited by Nina of Tosca Tygervalley to pop in for a treatment and styling session with her. Now my hair hasn’t been something I’ve paid to much attention to, if truth be told I usually only get to the hairdresser once every 6 months so I was more than […]

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What I… Liezel from 9Lives

Today’s What I… blogger interview is with Liezel Fourie, the editor of 9Lives, a popular South African website aimed at women focussing on 9 areas of their lives – News, Fashion, Beauty, Design, Food, Health, Tech, Be There and Kick Back. Read on to find out more about Liezel and her site. What I… Know, […]

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Spring sparklies from Kirsten Goss

As you know I’m a HUGE fan of Kirsten Goss jewellery – and I’m so thrilled to be building up a pretty collectiong of semi-precious pendants for my lifesaver necklace in a variety of colours. It has become my request for each birthday/ anniversary/ Christmas gift. Although I’ve yet to get that pair of earrings […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Franschhoek

One of the things you’ll know about having kids is that life very quickly becomes all about them! You, and your relationship, end up falling quite far down the list of priorities for a few months, and often much longer than that! Of late I have been trying to make a few changes to how […]

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My 5 Favourite Finds for August

So September is flying by and before it’s over I should share with you my five favourite finds for the month of August! I have some great goodies on my list this month as you will see below…. My Five Favourite Finds… 1. My Girl fragrance by Shimansky A while back I sent out some […]

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What is #RealBeauty?

If you are like most women in South Africa (approx 96% according to a recent study by Dove) you don’t consider yourself beautiful… What a scary statistic for a generation that believes wholeheartedly in feminism! After watching their latest TV advert I was struck by just how easy it is for us to identify things […]

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What I… Luzanne from Pink Peonies

Today’s blogger of the week is Luzanne who writes over at Pink Peonies She writes about all things beauty and beautiful – be that makeup, nail art, photography or fashion. She is a lover of coffee and cupcakes, puppy’s breath and Pinterest and…. horror movies! I know I didn’t see that one coming either! To […]

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Win with Triumph Lingerie

There are not many women out there who would say no to some new lingerie! Come to think of it, I don’t think there are many men who would say no to new lingerie (provided it’s being worn by a woman!) Lingerie has an amazing power in transforming the way you feel about yourself. I […]

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New York Fashion Week Favourites

Last week was New York Fashion Week and each day I enjoyed checking in on what was hot on the catwalk. There were so many talented designers showcasing their latest looks that it was hard to keep up so I went back this weekend and browsed through all the pretty pics via Vogues comprehensive coverage. […]

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Dreaming of Downton…

If you’re a big fan of Downton Abbey like myself then I’m sure you are dying for the next series to start. It feels like it’s been absolute ages since I last “visited” the Crawley home and I’m missing them so much. British fans will soon be tuning in on Sunday 22 September to see […]

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How to Help: Santa’s Shoebox

Over the past few years Santa’s Shoebox has become a really popular charity to get involved with in the build up to Christmas. It’s a truly heart-warming project providing gift boxes to orphaned and underprivileged children across the country during the Festive Season. This inspiring non-profit organization has been collecting ‘Santa Shoeboxes’ for thousands of […]

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Amazing Amarula

Anyone who spends any time with me during cocktail hour and beyond will know that I love a good glass of wine, a cider or a refreshing G&T as much as the next mom but if you were to ask me what my drink of choice is, it would most definitely be that South African […]

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What I… Candice-Lee from In My Bag

One of the perks of being invited to beauty launches and events is meeting the lovely ladies behind many of my favourite reads. I first met Candice-Lee while she was the Beauty Editor of Fairlady magazine and recently she left this position and has started a blog of her own called In My Bag, which […]

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The Celeb who took on Vogue (at 17!)

At 17 this Hollywood celeb sent this AWESOME letter to Vogue challenging them on their ideal of beauty… How spot on was she!  Yes, Zooey Deschanel is already a pretty awesome actress, singer and founder of inspirational online space for women called HelloGiggles but the Queen of Quirky has outdone herself with this fabulous letter […]

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Win this Spring with Spree!

Great news for all fashionistas (or wannabe ones!) For the month of September, spree online fashion shop would like to give a lucky customer and their friend a style experience to the value of R40 000 to kick-start their spring wardrobe. Yes you and a friend could win the following in either Cape Town or […]

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Step into Summer Sandals from Diligo

Looking to step out this summer in a pair of sexy sandals? Head on over to online fashion retailer Diligo.co.za this week to take advantage of their sale on stunning handmade leather sandals that reflect the seasons trends. Loving these blue bejewelled beauties! And here are a few more of my faves… Inspired by the glamour of […]

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Weekend Wanderings – The top of Table Mountain!

Last week I shared some pics of our day trip as tourists in our home town on the City Sightseeing “Double Decker Bus” The highlight was a surprise trip up to the top of Table Mountain in the cable car – the first trip for all of us in the “NEW” rotating cable car! And […]

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Made in Brasil – A Beautiful Brazilian Boutique and Beauty Salon!

A few weeks ago I visited Made in Brasil in Green Point – a beautiful boutique specializing in seriously sexy swimwear and lovely luxurious lingerie all imported from Brazil. This stunning space is light, bright and super colourful. I arrived on a wet winter’s day and the riot of colour instantly transported me to the vibrant world of […]

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