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Hydro Blur

I’m not one for a hectic multi step skincare regime, though it may have its benefits, the reality is that I have a crazy busy schedule, with my full-time job, blog and travels, I really don’t have much time to spend on all that. Now I’m no beauty blogger, but I got this new Hydro Blur moisturizer the other day from the lovely people at Clinique to try out.. I guess they know how things get even more hectic in the summer with ones social calendar (product launch events, days at the beach and catch up dinners, etc.) adding to the already full days and the importance to stay looking good through it all. Keep an eye on this space for my thoughts on this program and how it goes down with my sensitive skin. Oh and please do let me know if you have tried this range before, I would like to hear your thoughts. UPDATE: The above mentioned products really didn’t agree with me.ย  At first they felt fine and I loved the …

Dream Chaser

I’ve been suffering from a mild case of writers block lately. I’m not sure if that’s an accurate diagnosis, but basically I’ve been too tired from all that’s happening to write posts at the end of the day as I usually do. Things at work are just crazy busy and with Christmas coming soon (busy time for us in retail) it’s that much worse and recent travels mixed with friends & family being more demanding is adding pressure on the weekends. My day job has been taking up quite a lot of my time and thoughts lately and though I don’t mind and I love it too, I miss the balance in my life that I’m used to, like this blog. Going for success down one avenue can cause another to be neglected, even by default (cause there are only so many hours in a day), but the reassuring factor is the hope that it may lead you closer to where you would one day like to be, right? I just figured I would share …

Keep Going!

Life is full of challenges for us all. Things may seem impossible for you right now, like all that you are working towards is way more than you can actually handle and the urge to give up may be overwhelming, but one needs to remember how we often attract what we are ready for and that God doesn’t give us more than we can handle. I know it’s easier said than done, I’ve been there myself, but we need to remember that it’s not by our own strength and know how that we will make it through, but by the strength & grace of God. With that in mind, I urge you to push on and find peace in the fact that even though things may seem to be falling apart, they infact are simply falling right into place. Just a thought I felt I should share. #lifethroughshadedyes

Heritage Day

Today is a day that was initially known as Shaka Day, to celebrate the Zulu King, Shaka; who played an important role in uniting many Zulu clans into a cohesive nation. Post 1994, the government decided to rename the holiday to Heritage Day to make it a day when all South Africans can celebrate the diverse cultural heritage that makes up our nation; I am Tswana and we traditionally wear small, brown coloured animal skins, but because it’s not that warm yet here in the Cape, I had to cover up more and rather wore one of my favourite afri-print skirts made in my clan’s traditional cloth, known as Seshoeshoe. I enjoy how the day gives one the opportunity to dig into their culture to find out more about their heritage and, most of all I love how it allows for us to experience and learn from others about their culture. I believe truly embracing this day, gives us the platform to share ourselves and what makes us different proudly and celebrate that. That is …