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Live, finally! Exhausting but worth it. Let’s chat about all things beauty, fashion and hair on info@woodenmirror.co.za. Love & Respect, Meka-O

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We talk and shop with Fashion Fanatic

May you tell us a little about yourself? I was born and raised in Witbank also known as Emalahleni, South Africa. After matric, I was lucky enough to study Chemical Engineering and that was my career until Business and the Fashion bug bit me. Where would you say your love of fashion stems from? I […]

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Afro Care Made Simpler

Winter is the time to hide the Afro or it gets a bad rep, which I find really unfair, so because of that and some requests received, I am breaking down my weekly or fortnightly hair care as well as my day-to-day hair routine. As you can see below, they are simple and do-able throughout […]

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Body Skin Care Plan for Winter

I love winter. You have to be trying really hard to manage to look dowdy in winter. The catch with all those clothes is that they dry out your skin, thank you friction. I know, I positively itch after 10 hours of being encased in stockings and long sleeve t-shirts. Sadly, the clothes are not […]

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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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