• Beauty

    Sheet Masks The Nook Trials { Face Mask Face Off }

    This week I joined Melanie from Melanie’s Nook for her weekly trials where she puts 5 to 6 items against each …

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  • Foodie

    Chutney & Mayo Chicken

    I’m back with a super easy recipe for chicken. This recipe is probably a favourite in a lot of …

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  • Lifestyle

    How I keep my eczema under control

    About a year ago I had the worse eczema flareup under under my breast that I’ve ever had. It …

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  • Lifestyle

    Period.

    Today I’m going to touch down on a topic that still seems to be a bit “taboo”. Periods. Yes, …

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  • Lifestyle

    A re-brand and Inspiration

    Recently, without making an announcement I re-branded my entire online presence. I decided it was time for a change. I …

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  • Lifestyle

    Birthday Wishlist 2019 { Beauty & Lifestyle and a Gin List! }

    This year has flown past and we’re already past the halfway mark of the year. Which also means that …

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  • Leche Flan – A dessert from the Philippines

    This is one of my husband’s favourite desserts. I am not this dish’s biggest fan and the only one I liked so far was one I had in the Philippines. I made this for his birthday in February and it was a big hit with my friends. Leche Flan. Leche Flan I changed a recipe I found online because I didn’t have all of the ingredients from the recipe. I used the recipe on Mangoes and Palm Trees, we don’t have palm sugar in South Africa so I just used regular sugar and I didn’t use lemon/lime juice. Traditionally a Leche…

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    Green Fig Cake

    My grandmother turned 88 years old on the 8th of April.  I wanted to make her a granadilla cake, but oh my, no granadilla pulp at Woolworths and who has time and patience to stand in the line at Pick n Pay for only one item. Definitely not me! Green Fig Cake. I looked around in the baking isle and my eye fell on the Fig Coulis, well, figs are one of my grandmother’s favourite fruit and the consistency is very much the same as granadilla pulp, so then, just there I decided ~ Green Fig Cake it will be. I…

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    All about perfume

    Recently I have been posting a lot of fragrance reviews, but how many of us really know perfumes inside and out ? So today’s post is all about Perfume! Image from Google  image search Fragrance products are composed of aromatic compounds or esters (or their man-made equivalents), dissolved in a combination of alcohol and water. The amount of composites (called “perfume oil” or “essential fragrance”) to water and alcohol determines whether the product is a cologne, eau de toilette, eau de parfum or parfum. All about perfume Cologne: This is the cheapest perfume available, it contains 2% – 5% of perfume…

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    My favourite fragrances: Purr by Katy Perry

    This is the first fragrance from Katy that I purchased and is the reason I wanted to try the Killer Queen so badly.  As I mentioned in the Killer Queen post, Katy’s perfume bottles are super cute. This design of a purple cat will look fabulous on any dressing table! Purr by Katy Perry Purr by Katy Perry The scent itself is light and very playful and is perfect for daytime wear. It lasts long, so you don’t have to re-apply  throughout the day. Tease your sense of smell with it’s mix of peach, gardenia, forbidden apple and green bamboo, and…

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    My favourite fragrances: Obsession Night for Women by Calvin Klein

    This is another fragrance I received as a gift in the Netherlands but can purchased from My Perfume Shop and takealot.com  – Obsession Night. Obsession Night The bottle has a really sleek design and colour. This scent sophisticated and is perfect for night time wear, I have however worn it during the day and received compliments.  It has a flowery scent, leaving you smelling like a garden at night time. This perfume lasts really long, so one application should be enough for a night out. Product Info: Launched by the design house of Calvin Klein in 2005, Obsession Night is a women’s…

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