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My Heritage Day Rant

In the birth of our democracy, this day was changed from Shaka Day, to be South Africans Heritage Day, to encourage us as a nation to celebrate our cultural heritage and the diversity of our beliefs and traditions. I believe the sooner we all acknowledge, accept and respect our differences, the sooner we will be able to get along better, love one another and live happily together. It may sound airy-fairy or foolishly idealistic, but there is no way there can be peace in living & working together, without respect for who the next person is and what they believe in. Today is not braai day, coming together around the fire of a braai may be how we celebrate and enjoy the day being commemorated, but it does not replace what is being honored. The American celebrated Thanksgiving doesn’t become Turkey Day because they come together to eat turkey on the day. Today is a Heritage Day, when we take the day to dig deep to discover what lies in our heritage that we might …

National Book Week 2017

National Book Week (NBW) 2017 is set to take place countrywide from the 4-10 September. The #BUYABOOK campaign will run at Exclusive Books, Bargain Books and Takealot.com once more and requires everyones support, so get to your local store and #BUYABOOK and donate it at the till. If you are more of an online shopper, you can also #BUYABOOK on takealot.com and share the love of reading. Funda Bala will get all the books you donate into the hands of children, youth and adults who do not have books. A reading nation is a leading nation! History of National Book Week National Book Week was set up in response to a 2007 study, commissioned by the South African Book Development Council, into the book reading habits of adult South Africans. The statistics revealed through this study and subsequent research, clearly indicated that South Africans do not have a strong reading culture. The results further highlighted how our reading culture is a barrier to the country’s development plans because reading and literacy are at the heart of …

Fresh Face | #clinique

For the last while I’ve been experiencing some irritation when using a couple of my eyeliners, I don’t know why the sudden sensitivety, but it won’t go away and so I’ve been looking to replace some of the eye products I use. I like to keep things clean and simple, whether in what I wear or my make-up, though those close to me will tell you have have a bit of a flare for the dramatics; so when it was suggested I try out Cliniques new High Impact Black Kajal eyeliner & Lash Power Flutter to Full Mascara together, I thought ‘why now?’ especially them highlighting how they are appropriate for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. The combo is great, the eyeliner goes on easily and smoothly, making nice super dark lines in just one swipe. It’s soft  and I’m sure it would be easy to smudge, for a smokey-eye for a night out on the town; but what was best for me, is how the products delivered on their promise and caused no irritation …

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.  At first they felt fine and I loved the …