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The CF SunScreen SPF setting mist

November 8, 2018

I’ve always liked the idea of spray mists… whether a room mist, linen mist or after sun mist. Few things says summer holiday to me like the feeling of an after sun mist on a sun kissed skin. The first time I tried the CF SunScreen spf25 setting mist, I especially noticed the smell. It smells so refreshing and natural. The combination of aloe, vanilla and cucumber has me hooked. Not only does my sensitive skin respond beautifully to this spray (I don’t…

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Baby Life

Easy party planning tricks

August 6, 2018

My girls have their birthdays in the same month, 14 days apart to be exact. This year was Yua’s first birthday, so I wanted to give each of them their own party. In hindsight I should’ve just had one for both of them. Maybe? Anyhow, I pulled out all my super mom powers to pull it off! Hazel wanted a princess cake, and I saw some lovely cactus cookies on pinterest I wanted to try.  Mix the two and this is…

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Yua turns one

May 23, 2018

A birthday party is definitely a creative outlet for this right-sided brain of mine. I am not going to lie, I enjoy the creative part of my blog much more than the writing part! So I’ll be keeping it super short and just communicate what I wish I could voice note you all instead. When it comes to my girls’ birthday parties, I like to do as much of it myself. It’s part of the fun! And it gives me some…

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Our not-so-rosy fourth trimester

July 27, 2017

Between all the “pastel painted” pictures over the past  3 months, is a baby that permanently has a wind stuck somewhere, takes 36 hours to push a poo and sleeps for 20 minutes max… I am running on adrenaline. Baby number two is a sensitive little being, call it reflux, colic or whatever you want… she’s in my arms 23.5 of the 24 hours in a day, and poor baby number one  had to learn to be okay with much less of mom.…

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Rainbows and Unicorns

June 23, 2017

For Hazel’s second birthday party, I really wanted to incorporate some cute sleepy eyes – a pop-icon all over Instagram at the moment. These seemed to go well with the equally popular unicorn, and together with an array of pastels as a rainbow, seemed perfect for my sweet’s special celebration. Because it was just 2 weeks after Yua’s birth, I did not feel brave enough to attempt making the cake or intricate cupcakes myself like last year. I knew it would be a hectic…

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iGrow nursery school

March 16, 2017

Hazel and I were invited to visit the new iGrow nursery school that opened in the northern suburbs of Bloemfontein recently. I anticipated that it would be a fun outing, but my expectations were exceeded beyond measure! When asked to describe it to my husband, a few words popped into my head. Different. Organic. In its’ own league. A few activities we participated in during the course of the morning included: Explore a nature table with a magnifying glass (floral…

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Summer days and lazy ways

November 23, 2016

Every summer brings a new time to evaluate which sunblock will be in our beach bags that year… (that’s me…always experimenting!) This year I was introduced to CF sunscreen.. When I heard it was mineral based and no chemicals added it had my attention. So far I’ve applied it daily and loved it! Here is why. SPF 40 CANSA approved Sensitive skins Fantastic for kids – applies easily and no burn to eyes! Zinc is the basis of this SPF Mineral based product Non greasy…

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Eye like make-up.

October 11, 2016

  Having styled many clients, I’ve learnt what the clothing and make-up habits of women are. I remember how they would often say, firstly, they don’t know how to apply make-up correctly. They don’t have plenty of time to spend applying their make-up and they just want their make-up to look natural. Can you relate? I’ve made a few notes on how to achieve the goals above. I’ve called it my list of….  DON’T DO THIS! one Don’t wear shimmer eyeshadow! It makes you…

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Bronze and Blush

September 19, 2016

Preparing the face and skin is just as important as the actual make-up that you apply. When the skin is not prepared well enough, your make-up will look runny and won’t last very long! I enjoy LISTS (I find it easier to understand!) so here are the steps to prepare your skin… 1. Foundation MUD foundation is a compact foundation – apply with a sponge or a foundation brush. I’ve found that the YG2 works on many skins! That is the…

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I use MUD.

September 17, 2016

I was introduced to MUD Make-Up about 2 years ago. I first fell in love with the foundation – it gave beautiful coverage without looking plastered on – and it didn’t leave my skin feeling dry or irritated. Then I started using the bronzer – WOW – this is my ultimate favourite product from MUD (actually favourite beauty product allround!) I’ve recommended it to ALL of my clients, simply because this specific colour bronzer leaves all skins with a natural…

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