Brrrace yourself! Today is one of those typical winter days in Cape Town and seeing that I decided to take the day off from university(due to circumstances) I decided that I might aswell make this a productive day and hit you with two posts seeing that I’ve been MIA AGAIN.
I’m a total snow boot fanatic and when I saw that Uggs would be available in SA from sometime last year(or the year before) I totes knew that I had to get my hands on a pair. I looked at the prices and had to admit that its kind of steep and that led me into searching for similar ones. Mr Price’s online store is packed with lustworthy snow boots and I wish I could have each and every pair on it. The best part is that its extremely affordable. I came up with a list of all my fave ones, affordable and pricier ones for those that’s willing to splurge a lil…Snow boots may not be rain appropriate but definitely a winter must have if you want to survive this cold winter. Uggs are definitely the in thing if celebs are rocking them and as you know, I love drawing inspiration from celebrities for my Fashion Friday posts so here goes! Have a Fashion Forward Friday and if you’re a Capetonian, stay safe and keep warm darlings!
I’m a huge lipstick fan and with constant use of bold red and fuchsia lippies, you’re bound to experience some little dry flakes of skin on your lips. its no biggy though! Quite easy to get rid of. So I was on the hunt for a lipscrub and went to a particular store … No need to mention names and saw the price of their lipscrub. Let’s just say that its ridiculous paying R120+ for 30g of lipscrub made with items that you already have in your home. (Call me cheap. Student budget darlings!)
What I used :
•Cherry Flav Zambuk
•Put your castor sugar(half a cup) into a bowl.
•Add a table spoon of almond essence into your mixture.
•Scoop small bits of lipbalm onto a spoon and melt it with a candle.
Tip: mix the lipbalm into your mixture immediately because it hardens really fast and won’t be able to blend in with your product.
This DIY is however adjustable. You can use any lipbalm or oil that you want. I’ve seen many DIYs that uses Jojoba oil, food colouring and flavour but I kept mine plain and simple seeing that the Cherry Zambuk Lip balm that I used had Jojoba oil, flavour and colouring in it. I tried to stay clear of any food colouring because I wanted my scrub to remove stains from my lips and not add any.
Your DIY lipscrub will also be amazing for the upcoming winter months to prevent dry chapped lips. The Zambuk in the ingredients list is for moisture and the sugar for exfoliating your lips and getting rid of all the dry flakey pieces. My cherry lipscrub is more pinker than what it appears on the picture and believe me when I say that it smells amazing! Just like sweeties.
I received an amazing press kit packed with awesome goodies from Baby Soft. As many of you might have noticed, there’s a “softer than ever” mascot showdown happening at the moment and I’m honestly torn between the two!
What is this “Softer Than Ever Mascot” showdown you ask? Baby-soft invented something new called Micro Pillow Technology. Baby Soft is known for their already super soft toilet tissue and their new invention is even softer, but now feel that this new micro pillow technology requires a new mascot OR NOT. In my press kit I received quite a few goodies that I’m LOVING! I first popped my flash into my laptop and watched the vids on it. Definitely one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen and now I have a new flashdrive for university… YAY. Let me get to the awesome Softi vs Shlumfi merchandise. I received two cups, two tshirts and THEE softest toilet tissue ever! I’m so grateful for everything and I can even share it with the fam.
I never blog about toilet tissue but man how could I not? In my home Baby Soft is part of the family, that’s why its so hard for me to choose my fave mascot. I’m a cat person but Softi is a part of the family. Seeing that its flu season, you would always find Baby Soft toilet tissue in my handbag. So darlings, you have a say. Do you feel that Baby Soft needs a new mascot? Cast your vote! Hop on over to www.babysoft.co.za or hop on over to their on Facebook page. You can also vote via sms when you buy any promotional pack of Mascot Showdown -Baby Soft 2-ply toilet tissue. Just SMS the word “Shlumfi” or “Softi” and the unique code on the back of the sticker to 33005. You will also then be in the running for a chance to win your share of 1000 x R100 cash vouchers.
Brrrrr HELLO winter! It might be autumn here in Cape Town but I can’t even feel the difference between winter/autumn because you freeze your tooshies off anyway!
The only thing that I really love about autumn is the fashion, copious amount of hot chocolate, discovering new coffee shops and snuggling in bed with my hot water bottle and faux fur leopard print throw. I’ve always noticed that autumn fashion tends to be more pricier than summer clothing, therefore one has to find the most affordable but yet not skimp on quality. Apart from having an insanely long Mr Price autumn wishlist, I obviously have to be REALISTIC… I know I probably say this in every post but I really do LOVE Mr Price and bless the person that came up with Mr Price’s online store. A few of the things that I have on my wishlist :1) This cute collar dress is perfect for autumn paired with leggings. 2) Studded snow boots . Watch out for my Fashion Friday post this Friday . 3) I love cats and how cutesy is this beanie? 4) Scarves are pretty additions to outfits and its perfect to keep your neck warm. Stunning one from Mr Price. 5) Dark denim for winter is key! 6) I’m in-love with these pjs. Snugly and the cute dogs on the chest is a bonus! 7) I already did a post on biker jackets and its definitely a key item for both autumn and winter. 8) A new handbag never needs an explanation, especially not this double buckle messenger
I’ve been MIA off CGV all week due to hectic university workload and this weekend I just felt like being home and making my nails look pretty. My darling Desle sent me so many awesome goodies for my birthday and one of them are my new fave nailpolish from Rimmel.
Getting the London Look has never been easier. I’ve been spotting Rimmel’s 60 second polish everywhere and wanted to see if it really dries in 60 seconds because waiting for polish to dry is one of the main reasons why I don’t do my nails with nailpolish anymore. She sent me a stunning shade in “230 Portobello Pink” and I’m smitten!
I didn’t feel like doing the whole nailart thing because I had to hit the books 10mins later so this was the perfect time to see if this polish really did what it says it does AND IT 100%, HONESTLY, ABSOLUTELY, DEFINITELY does it. Its been 3 days and my nails still looks beauty parlor perfect. Besides the quick drying, long lasting and amazing formulation, I quite liked the applicator. Its bigger than your standard polish brush. It took me 2 strokes and 1 coat to achieve this look and a picture doesn’t do this colour justice. Its much pinker than what it appears on the picture.
Rimmel 60 second nail polish comes in 16 stunning shades and I wish I had them all. This is my new fave nail polish. I have no complaints about this polish. Highly recommended darlings! You can also purchase this from Rubybox as well as your usual drugstores like Clicks and Dischem.
So today I’m going to have a little convo with myself on City Girl Vibe because I’m crazy like that and because I know I’m going to be a little scarce again. University starts Tomorrow and on the 15th Ill be writing exams AGAIN. I can’t believe how fast time is going. It feels like just the other day when I attended Orientation week feeling like a small little tadpole in a shark’s territory. So much is happening and I’m more excited about life and future ventures than ever before!
So here goes : Lately…
-I’ve been doing more… “Me” and less “What other people expects me to do/be” and its been wonderful!
-I’m really loving… My little kitten “Toffee Apple”. He’s the most annoying bunny looking kitten EVER but I heart him.
-I’m really Looking Forward to… Month End. I need to do some more autumn/winter shopping because the weather in Cape Town is changing. There’s a chill in the air and my Mr Price wishlist just got a whole lot longer.
-At the moment… I really do believe in the quote “No one is going to hand me success. I must go out and get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world and myself.” – Unknown.
-I can’t stop playing… Angry Birds. It just never gets old. I find myself dreaming about it. The last thing I bought myself… Was two pairs of jeans for the chilly days ahead. I don’t really like wearing long pants but with new booties, they’re my best friend!
-I thought… That I’m over Pinterest but once I get pinning, there’s no stopping.
-I’m really missing… Glee. This season has been dragging and the long breaks in between are just too much.
-Sometimes… I prefer animals over humans.
-I’ve got a… Lovely giveaway coming up in the next week so keep an eye out for that lovies!
So today I’m browsing Mr Price’s online store, which is nothing new. I find myself on it all day-EVERYDAY and even created a shortcut to it. Seeing that Mr Price is always in the fashion loop, I knew exactly where I could find the latest fashion trend that’ll be bracing the streets this autumn and winter. Excuse the very short post today as you know me for being the rambling chatterbox.
I’ve developed a new love for this wardrobe staple and I’m so ready for month end because I’m finally purchasing a stunning one from Mr Price. You’re definitely going to be seeing a lot of this trend in upcoming months and the best part is that it can be worn in so many different ways. With a dress, jeans and even guys can rock it. I put together a collage of affordable biker jackets from Mr Price that you’ll be able to wear not only this year but next year+ .
As always I have different Celebrity looks to show you how to rock this trend and show you how to get the best wear out of your clothing. I love how you can have one garment and create so many different looks with it. Below is some celeb looks that shows you how to wear your biker jacket!