Five Fundamentals for Flawless Skin

A bad hair day can be turned around into a fab do-day with a beautifully wrapped Chitenge doek, sadly, the same cannot be said for the bad skin day. No matter how skilful you are with a concealer, disguising monumentally inflamed zits is impossible and avoiding them will not make them go-away. They persist like […]

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Palladio Velvet Matte Cream Lip Color Review and Giveaway

My introduction to Palladio Cosmetics, like the lipstick junkie that I am has been through their Velvet Matte Cream Lip Color. Since then, I have had a month to test and tell you all about my experience with Cashmere, Damask, Raw Silk, Plush, Sateen, Suede and Tapestry, i.e. the seven out of twelve lipstick colours […]

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Hair Product Ingredients to Avoid as a Natural

Sulfate in shampoos is an oil-stripping ingredient that most naturals learn to avoid early in their pursuit of natural healthy hair. As much as we, naturals, love and mostly prefer natural hair products, the allure to tryout treatments and styling products meant for our ethnic hair can only be resisted for a while. This is […]

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Eyebrow Threading

Waxing and twizzing has never really worked for me. Even in the hands of professionals all I ever got were okay-I-can-perfect-them-with-an-eyebrow-pencil eyebrows. Since spectacular eyebrows were proving to be elusive I decided on going all au naturel. If Julia Robert could flash her hairy armpits on the red carpet, I was going to rock my […]

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My shopping list for soft, healthy hair that is easy to manage

New naturals can easily get overwhelmed with all the do’s and don’ts of the natural hair world. I discovered this when a colleague, who just went natural, asked for my help to shop for hair products. Her main concern was having an easy to manage Afro, as her freshly washed hair felt hard and dry. […]

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Happy New Year – Healthier Hair, Naturally

Come 2016, I will set righteous fire on anyone who dares say mean things about their natural hair. My hair is thicker and difficult to manage compared to yours, hence I braid/weave/relax. I can never be a natural, my face or head’s shape is not meant for TWA. I need this weave doll; the hairline […]

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Ten gift ideas for Naturalistas

Being part of the struggle for and against shrinkage, I’ve created this last-minute Christmas stocking filler list. All ten items are easily available, affordable and will have most Naturalistas impressed by your thoughtfulness… The Perfect Co-wash is a dreamy creamy curl defining conditioner that is perfect for a wash and go do – R 150 from […]

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Aunt Jackie’s Hair Product Review

I did a review for my fellow blogger, Frochic, for her blog’s Aunt Jackie’s give away, so if you missed the blog, but you’re still interested in knowing more about these hair products, here is the #TestandTell as written for Frochic, minus the give away. Askies 🙂 The American Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils brand offers […]

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Sunflower Oil Pre-Shampoo Treatment

In most South African households you will find sunflower oil in gallons and no one is stingy with it and that is the case in my mom’s house too. Her olive oil is considered a precious commodity though not to be trifled with. So, when she caught me, two summers’ back, trying to do a pre-shampoo […]

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