butternut, feta & chickpea salad

If you’re bored with the same-old-same-old green side salad or you’ve had enough of sarnies if your lunch box, then this one is for you. It’s easy (only four ingredients!) & lasts for a few days in an air tight container in the fridge. You can either serve it luke warm or cold. Adjust the […]

LééfSPA – Linden {a zesty review} & WIN!!!

Where? LééfSPA, 77 Malibongwe Drive, Linden Ext What? “Beautiful Beloved” treatment (R850, 3 hours). I specifically chose this signature treatment to get the unique & full spa experience. It includes a feet washing ritual… …exfoliating body polish, full body massage, express facial, muffin & tea/coffee. You can also spend time in the quiet room and/or steam room. […]

chicken potjie with mrs balls chutney

We spent the last week of May in The Kruger Park with temperatures in the late 20’s & even early 30’s. Pure bliss! Although it feels like months ago already, the memories still linger. One of the highlights on the Kruger calendar is always the hoenderpotjie! My dear husband is no cook when we’re home, […]

CND VINYLUX® Weekly Polish {nail colour of the week}

A dark, dramatic colour seems in order for these cold, cold days, so I tried out the CND VINYLUX® Weekly Polish for the first time. This polish dries very quickly, is said to last last for up to seven days & is applied without a base coat. There are 71 colour options in the range, with this one being called Dark […]

i’m back

Long time no see, right?! Well, hopefully I’m back in business now… Where have I been…? Let’s just say that a week away in lovely sunny, summery weather is bliss, but returning to icy Jozi & load shedding, is not fun. Top that with a few nights in the peadiatric ward with our little one […]

mastering the art of combining scents

I bumped into Grace Mantjiu, health & beauty editor at Essentials Magazine recently & before I knew it I was blabbering: “What fragrance are you wearing?” To my surprise (& subsequent inspiration) she replied that it was a combination of perfumes. I thought: Wow, how innovative! I wanted to try it straight away. But did […]

top hair tips for busy gals {part 3}

Here is the last (but by no means least) ‘episode’ in my three part series on Best Hair Tips for busy gals. This week’s stylist needs no introduction… he is: TERENCE FROM TERENZO HAIRDRESSING INTERNATIONAL Terence stresses the importance of good tools & products. Invest in these, make sure you know how to use them […]

top hair tips for busy gals {part 2}

As promised, here is Part 2 of the Best Hair Tips for busy gals. I really hope that Shaughn’s tips were helpful last week! (They reminded me again not to be naughty & skimp on heat protector & not to wash my hair too often.) Here are three more very helpful tips for fantastic hair […]

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