OPI’s ‘Tasmanian Devil…’ {nail colour of the week}

Here’s a really pretty summer nail colour for you: it is called ‘Tasmanian Devil Made Me Do It’ from the OPI Classics Collection: If you love painted nails as much as I do, then you have to get to Polish Nail Spa in Parkwood, Jozi (where I had these done – thanx Vicky & Lexi). […]


I don’t skimp on hair care. In fact, I use quality salon products, try to keep heat styling to a minimum & I also have regular in-salon treatments. So you can image my surprise when a stylist at my local blow dry bar mentioned that my scalp was dry! Then I realised that this is […]


For a while now, I’ve been thinking of MINI TREATS FOR MINI PEEPS, so this was the first experiment! Technically this  cannot be classified as a recipe. Maybe I should call it a ‘throw-together’. Nevertheless, it is a fun, yummy little treat for tiny (or big) tummies! Note: The end result wasn’t photographed as well […]

10 TIPS FOR the best DîNER EN BLANC!

Jozi, only 5 more sleeps to le Dîner en Blanc!! 2013 saw the very first Dîner en Blanc in Jozi. At that stage I was a very new mommy & not yet willing to leave my new little bundle in the care of someone else. This year, however, we’re booked & ready for a BIG […]

NAIL COLOUR(S) OF THE WEEK {Shades of blue & green}

According to a recent post on StyleList you should be wearing “Ocean Blue” on your nails right now…  So, with that in mind, I had a quick look through my beauty stash to see which similar colours I could find & here are ten lovely blue-ish, purple-ish & green shades to choose from this week: Left hand […]


This is not a ‘mommy blog’ (no disrespect intended, mommy bloggers!), but I’m so excited to be featured on JohoMoms that I just had to share. Yay! Thanx Nandi Dlepu! This lovely little feature gives a sneak peak into my life as a ‘new’ mom & touches on some bits & pieces of our home. I’m […]

nail colour(s) of the week {essie’s spring mani & step-by-step}

By now you might know how much I LOVE ESSIE’S NAIL COLOURS, so I’m delighted to share some beautiful ESSIE colours PLUS a lovely spring-inspired blossom mani with you! WHAT YOU NEED: The ESSIE Professional Application Spring colours:  The Tools: An oval acrylic brush, a bowl of nail polish remover & a small square of tin […]


        There used to be a Vietnamese and Thai restaurant called “Soi” in Melville (Jozi). On the menu was a specific starter that we just couldn’t get enough of. The restaurant closed down out of the blue & one of the things that I missed (& craved) was said starter. The recipe is […]

nail colour of the week {naillusion’s pink lemonade}

This lovely little colour landed on my desk right in time to give my spring mani a pop of neon colour. It’s called Pink Lemonade by Naillusion & is exclusive to Dis-Chem at R89.95. It comes in six fun shades! So far, I really love it – it’s a no-dip formula with a very interesting […]

happy spring day

HAPPY HAPPY SPRING!! I can hardly believe that it is the 1st of September already! After a very unfortunate hi-jacking incident that happened to our little family recently, I have decided to actively think about the awesome things in life, instead of focusing on the negative! So, with the new season come new ideas & […]