lemon meringue cake

This was an Easter Weekend treat that I made at the very spur of the moment. I was slightly skeptical about how it would go down (being a lemon meringue pie & a cake hybrid), but it was surprisingly yummy! * The original recipe is from the LeCreuset website & is for cupcakes.  Unfortunately the […]

the oasis ritual at the oasis spa, illovo {a zesty review}

Where? Oasis Spa, Illovo, Jozi What? The Oasis Ritual – full body scrub, back massage & reflexology (R650, 90mins). What makes it so fabulous? The ritual offers relaxation to those who are desperate for it, but can’t afford to take time off for a full day. Skin Renewal is a very successful brand, so I […]

easy easter craft idea with egg boxes

I’ve been collecting egg boxes for a while now, with the intention of making paper mache piggy banks for our nieces. I never got that far, but luckily I had the boxes all piled up & ready to make something for Easter. Here’s an easy project using egg boxes & white chocolate eggs. Half-A-Dozen Easter […]

{a zesty test – beauty basics} – dry shampoos

Over the past few years, dry shampoo has become one of my beauty staples. It’s certainly a must have if you have a baby! My criteria for a good dry shampoo? It must get rid of the oil, but without excessive flakiness. The dandruff-look is out! Any other benefits are a bonus. These were the […]

inglot nr 223 & 266 {nail colour of the week}

A recent post on ‘Office-appropriate nail art’ on The Zoe Report inspired this look. So…this is the Zoe Report Look…  (The colours used for this look are: Honk If You Love OPI (OPI) & Good As Gold Nail Polish (Essie) …& this is mine: This was my first go at Inglot nail colours & I […]

honey tea cake

This recipe has done its rounds in our family for some time now. It was passed on to me by my aunt (who first received it from my mom) in a stack of copied & stapled recipes. This was just before or after our wedding – can’t remember exactly. All of the recipes in this […]

shopping tips from a professional shopper

I’m no fashionista & no stylist, but I love getting dressed up (like most girls) & usually I loove shopping. Unfortunately I’ve been in a bit of a wardrobe rut lately…. Luckily, the lovely Nicole & Jacqueline of Hermanna Rush hosted Janine Carley-James (a professional shopper & personal stylist from Restyle You) to share her best shopping tips & tricks!   […]

easy peasy pomegranate & pear snack

It’s pomegranate season & a friend gave me a bowl full (yay!), so I was eager to find & try new recipes. So, here is my variation on a simple Martha Stewart recipe. Mini goats cheese & pear sarnies with pomegranate rubies, serves 2 8 slices of melba toast (or four slices of ciabatta if […]

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