Friday, August 24, 2018

Hair 911!

I have been on a major mission to get my hair back in shape. And by shape, I mean looking at least decent enough. It gives my confidence such a boost. When my hair looks good, I feel great. So for the past few months I have been going out of my way to find hair care products that will improve my hair overall. In this post you will find three products that I adore at the moment.

*Elvive Extraordinary Oil Low Shampoo
This shampoo is pleasantly creamy because it contains Amla oil and 6 precious Flower Oils. It promises to nourish and detangle leaving hair more manageable. It's made especially for very dry, curly of afro hair and while I dont exactly fall into either of those categories I thought the shampoo would still be perfect for me. I love that it's a gentle cleanser and prevents breakage. This retails for about R99,99.

*Marc Anthony Grow Long Super Fast Miracle Treatment
I was very intrigued by this tiny little pink tub. For starters, it says "super fast miracle treatment" on the lid and that was enough to persuade me to pay a little bit more than R50 for a 30ml treatment. I've heard amazing things about the Marc Anthony brand and I love this treatment. I've been using it for less than a month so I am yet to see how much of a miracle it really is but, I'll continue using it. I love the thick consistency and the delicious smell.

*Pantene Repair & Protect Instant Split End Mender Serum
I've  been trimming my ends every six weeks but, I still needed a little extra help. The Repair and Protect range have always been good to me so this serum was a no brainer. It leaves my hair extremely nourished without weighing it down or making it greasy. I appreciate that. I paid R39,99 for this serum on special.

Getting my hair back to being even half way decent won't be an easy journey but, its one that I am looking forward to. What are your favourite hair care products at the moment? I would love to hear from you.


Sunday, August 19, 2018

White noise

When I was little I owned a pair of white Spice Girl sneakers and let me tell you they were hideous. And then came my first pair of white church shoes and, if it's even possible, they were worse!

As you can imagine I don't exactly have cute memories attached to white shoes. Up until recently though. Now, I know white shoes have often been linked to being either frumpy or granny-ish, but the streets have changed my mind. I have slowly been falling inlove with how bloggers and street style stars have been incorporating white shoes into their looks. It makes me think that a regular ol' girl like me could pull off white shoes just as well. Let's explore.

Top to toe denim looks can border on being boring but, I feel like a white shoe adds an element of chic. It gives the denim such a modern look.

White shoes do not have to be bland . Try a pair with unexpected details to stop it from  looking to "churchy". Zips, frills and sparkles will take your white shoes to a whole new level.

Up until now I have never thought that white boots could look anything but cheap. An over the knee pair looks especially fashion forward. Keep the rest of your look simple so the boots can be the main focus.

As you can see, white shoes go with everything in your closet. From dresses to coats and even boyfriend jeans. It even looks fabulous with a suit.

White heels add an instant glam factor to any outfit and I can't wait to try the trend myself. Do you own a pair of white shoes? How would you style yours? I would love to hear from you!


*I do not take credit for the images in this post.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Make-Up hacks that changed my life!

How pretty is the picture I took on my phone?

Beauty, along with fashion, could always cheer me up even on my worst days. As a teenager I wasn't afraid to experiment or explore with new beauty trends. Naturally, it didn't always work out for the best but, it gave me a chance to see what does work.

Scouring the internet and reading other blogs and magazines helped me discover beauty hacks that has made my life easier. In this post I'd like share some of my favourite and most treasured beauty tips.

* Fill in your brows
I have never considered filling in my brows before reading about it on beauty blogs. It gave my face a whole new look. I tried powder but, a pencil is definitely better for me. Groomed brows frame the eyes and makes a huge difference to any face.

*Wear a primer
Like I have said in my previous post, I have never found primer to be much of a necessity but, after discovering a few cult favourites I don't go without it. Not only does it make your foundation look a million times better but, some primers you can even wear without foundation and look amazing.

*Invest in a good foundation
Nothing is worse than a foundation that's either the wrong shade or one that does not give proper coverage. You might have to spend a little extra time and money in order to find a suitable foundation but, it will be worth it. Also, make sure you put foundation on your neck too. You dont want to be walking around like it's your face with someone else's neck.

*Put your dry shampoo on the night before
I have made this mistake many times. Putting dry shampoo on in the morning and heading out. My hair would end up looking all powdery and dull. Now I make sure I put it on the night before so the product has enough time to work. This doesn't happen with all dry shampoos but, I would rather not take the chance.

*Wear lipstick when you can
I used to be the girl that never wore lipstick. Now, I own way too many to even excuse. I have so many shades and it perks up my mood and face even when I'm not wearing other make up. Lipstick is a confidence booster.

What are some of your go to beauty hacks? The ones that you swear by and pass on every chance that you get. Do share them with me. I would love to hear from you.


* I do not take credit for the images in this post