5 Favourites Friday ♥



1. When I was younger (think 13-year old Chicara) all I wanted was straight hair. My natural hair is best described as a curly, misshapen mess. I never wear it air-dried. I always take the time to blow wave my hair into a style and even when I wear it curly, I blow wave it straight and then I curl it. But enough about my hair routine. Let’s discuss the L’Oreal Elvive Keratin Straight range. Let’s talk about how impressive this range is. It leaves my hair silky soft and smooth, smelling divine and best of all – straight. L’Oreal combined black cumin oil and micro keratin to create these hair polishing products. Not only is my hair straighter and smoother, it’s also more manageable. Shampoo (R69.95), Conditioner (R69.95) and oil replacement (R84.95) at Clicks.

October 21, 2016 • By

NEW Superfood Masks from The Body Shop


The Body Shop knows what it’s all about. They realise that the epitome of ‘me-time’ involves a facial mask or two. The blissful moments spent relaxing in a warm bath with your face slathered in a skin-boosting mask is unbeatable in any women’s busy life. The Body Shop recently sent over two of their new face masks for me to do just that – relax and relish their skin-benefiting natural ingredients. These superfood masks are 100% vegetarian, and three (out of the five in the range) are 100% vegan. They’re also all paraben-free, silicone-free and mineral-oil free.

October 19, 2016 • By

CLOSED 5th Birthday Blog Giveaway


On Saturday (8th October) my blog celebrated 5 years of cyber life. It’s been one heck of a journey – a bumpy ride with many ups and downs. Contrary to popular belief, blogging isn’t easy. It’s something which usually starts as a hobby and ends up encroaching on your daily life. But the most important tip I can offer anyone who wants to start a blog is that it needs to stem from a passion. If you’re not truly zealous about the subject of your blog then your readers will be able to sense this and in turn not return to your blog. It needs to be a labour of love. To celebrate 5 years of blogging I’m giving away a box of goodies. Scroll down to see how you can win!

October 11, 2016 • By

5 Favourites Friday ♥



1. There are certain things in life which are sometimes just easier to fake – eyelashes, nails, smiles and bronzed skin. I’m a firm believer in faking that healthy, tanned glow, which you can usually only achieve by spending hours outside in the hot, dangerous sun. No thanks! I’ll take my tan in a bottle, thank you very much. But before I start raving about Hoola, let’s take a moment to appreciate the adorable, albeit cheesy, packaging that Benefit has perfected. ‘Hoola Zero Tanlines Body Bronzer’ offers you a transfer-resistant (yip) and streak-free (absolutely) hands-free application (best part). This gel body bronzer is splendidly buildable and more than delivers on a natural-looking, even tan.

My skin-tone can be likened to the white french manicure nail polish, so for a bronzing product to appear natural to me is a tall order. But Benefit nailed their formula and my legs have never looked better. I apply a dollop of the gel onto the sponge/lid and using long, circular movements I apply the product to my pale skin. It does feel a bit sticky at first but absorbs after a few minutes. The colour stays put for several hours and gives my legs a healthy, summery glow. R475 at Red Square/selected Edgars stores.

October 7, 2016 • By