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Friday, 25 March 2016

2 Elizabeth Arden products you should own

The Eight Hour Cream

The Eight Hour Cream comes in many forms such as lip balm, face, body and hand cream but what all beauty guru's have in their make up bag is the original.
It is like a high end vasiline that you can use for, well, pretty much anything.
I use it for: eyebrow gel, lipbalm, I sometimes put it on areas of my eyes that I want to iilluminate, on very dry skin days I add it to my moisturiser (just a tiny bit) and use it to heal my cracked waitress feat.

The Visible Difference Peel and Reveal Revitalizing Mask

This is a skin peel that pretty much does what it's  lengthy name promises.
Just today I had a terrible skin day and after thoroughly cleansing my skin with Garniers new cleansing water I applied the mask with the provided applicator and allowed the mask to dry while my skin was reaping the benefits of the mask. I then simply peeled away my dry flaky skin, clogged pores and oily patches and felt so refreshed after as though I'd just cone hone from a facial my skin felt so smooth and clean.


Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Why I love dark chocolate: 5 benefits

5 Benefits of Dark Chocolate:
  • It tastes delicious - instead of simply reaching for a Snickers only true chocolate lovers know to enjoy quality dark chocolate - I suggest Lindt the 75 percent but any higher and it may taste to you a little too bitter.

  • It contains more cocoa without the sugary stuff which apparently lowers cholesterol.

  • It makes you happy - I think everyone is happy when they are about to bite into a delicious block of Dark chocolate but dark chocolate especially raises your serotonin levels.

  • It's nutritious containing fibre, iron, etc 

  • It's filled with antioxidants - an elderly lady once advised me to "wear sunscreen, drink red wine and eat dark chocolate consistently"
Remember not to eat too much in one sitting as it still contains a lot of calories - though it can't be more than the Mc Donalds burger you'll have for dinner - just kidding


The sick diary

I have not posted for two days because I have been ill.
I suffer with IBS which makes me feel as though I'm in labour due to the pain it causes me  (*insert sad face) I went wine tasting and thought that I could be a super being and try all the cheese in the world that was offered to us and of course I am now suffering the consequences. IBS is extremely disabling very hard to detect as girls we suffer with cramps every month in fact when I first encountered IBS I had no idea what was wrong with me but I was in so much pain I could barely walk so spoke to a doctor who misinformed me with the wrong diagnosis he'd told me that I was soon going to get my period and these were just cramps well I'd only get it for the next two years so he was definitely mistaken.
Not only is it hard to detect but it is also hard to find out what the causing factor is my common denominator is dairy and it took me a while to figure that one out because I'd been eating and drinking it for years, IBS could also be caused from other things like gluten. I can still eat a bit of chocolate and a slice of cheese but only on occasions. Though dark chocolate is my best friend. 


Sunday, 20 March 2016

Wine tasting at Cape Point Vineyards

I treated my cousin Jade to wine tasting which was something she had never done before but in the end said that it was totally worth it paired with our explorations of the area and the beautiful view of Noordhoek. If you plan to visit the area anytime soon it is definitely for the books.
Apon wine tasting we tried, each were the Cape Point Vineyards wines made by winemaker Duncan Savage, the Souvinon Blanc Reserve, the Semillon, the Isleidh (named after the owners granddaughter how cute and is a mixture of sauvinon blanc and semillon) as well as their Cabernet sauvinon. Both jade and I found that the cabernet was a bit drying on the pallate after drinking several white wines which held a strong mineral backbone.

Our favourite wine by far was the Semillon. Thus of course i had to buy it for Jade as an extra birthday gift. I love to spoil.

Ella had a blast and so did we there were play areas on the extremelly large amount of grass where Ella picked a beautiful purple flower for her mommy and then proceded to do the same but with a leaf haha she had the same enthusiasm and everything.

Sunday's diary: a bit of wine

Top from woolworths. Bag from cotton on. Whereas the shoes i cant be sure.

Today was blissful, it was a lovely Sunday to say the least. I spent it at Cape Point Vineyards where myself, my cousin and my adorable little neice went wine tasting. We also soaked in the gorgeous view and conveniently made use of the play are for little Ella.
Today I found happiness with endless laughter (perhaps indused by the wine) and child like fun while still maintaining a sense of classiness as it was a upmarket place.
Though I found confidence within myself and we all know how difficult that is while being a girl in this day and age - it was nice, refreshing and freeing.
I came home feeling rejuvinated and..well a little tipsy.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Baggy blue jeans and lacy crop top.
Jeans are from edgars and crop top is from woolworths.
This is a little OTD.
I've decided to do these often including a little bit about my day sort of like a diary.
I finally am so close to getting my British passport though it was not easy at all I had to finda ccountersign a ture which is someone who pretty much legitimises the information that I have given to the embassy which was not too simple as he had to have a british passport had to be in a profession and had to have known me for longer than two years as well as someone who is not related to me or lives with me. Now I am lucky enough to know only two people that fit the description but for a lot of people living outside of England I cam see how that would be difficult. What a pain. But I am getting closer to having my passport in the palm of my hands and then I will be able to fly off to Germany! I can't wait!
I hope to leave by the end of April or sometime in May so let'spray that eeverything goes smoothly and that this day wasn't a waste.


Wednesday, 16 September 2015

My Skincare Routine

The Victorian Garden
Rosemary and lavender cleansing milk
"A creamy cleansing lotion to assist in removing skin pollutants, dirt and make up"

This cleanser is pretty much everything I need in a cleanser.

The Body Shop
Seaweed clarifying toner

This toner "removes impurities and refines pores"

- perfect! My skin always feels super clean and refreshed after using it.

The Woolworths Treat
Even tone serum
with purple cornflower and vitamin B3

"Targets pigmentation and reduces blemishes"
I have noticed a true reduction in the pigmentation on my face caused by acne and the sun.Loving it.

And my absolute favourite moisturiser. One that I have been using for years is the:
African Extracts Rooibos purifying dual-action moisturiser.

"Anti-shine, helps prevent blemishes while moisturising"
It is also great as a replacement for a primer.

What is incredible about this entire routine is that not one of these products test on animals!

 and here is a no make up selfie I look thoroughly unimpressed