• Hair

    Put your hair to the test | HAIR POROSITY

    Funnily I get the chance to write about this topic. For weeks I’ve been meaning to include this on the top of the list however I’ve been a been preoccupied. I’ve finally put my own hair to the test. So there different types of hair, classified according the the extent at which they retain moisture. That’s what hair porosity is about. Now science taught us that cells have pores. Including your hair strands. Hair porosity defined is the ability of your hair strands to absorb and retain moisture. There are many ways to determine how that happens. But before we get there I want to talk about, why it’s important…

  • Skin care

    Daily skin care routine

    About two weeks ago if I am not mistaken, I posted an instagram story including products from cuticura that I wanted to try out. For years I have been battling with oily skin and a bit of pimples on my face. Well even with this new trend on ‘natural glow. I still don’t like having oily skin. I do want to glow though. But the normal glow. In any case I know that there are a lot of ladies out there who are facing oily skin challenges. It really isn’t something to brush off. Especially when you have make up on. Oily skin speeds up the oxidation process. So it’s…

  • Hair

    What is co-washing?

    There is a high chance that you’ve come across this word – co wash. Why is everyone talking about it and is it necessary? Here you have it. Co washing means you’re washing your hair but only with conditioner and not shampoo. Interesting right. I know. This in particular could work for you if you have an afro or highly textured hair. Because shampoo strips hair of it’s natural oils due to the presence of sulfates. Leaving hair more prone to breakage. Co-washing then helps maintain hair moisture leaving hair healthier. Here’s the catch: it’s never about just co-washing. It’s about choosing the right product for your hair. “Check this…

  • Lifestyle

    Ace your exams | Tips and tricks

    It has just clicked to me that it’s exam time for some and for many just around the corner. Whether you’re in primary level, high school or university/college. You know it’s almost end of October. Exam season is here. As a teacher I know the stress that comes with this season and it’s not good. While I’m also a student. I like to help where I can with exam stress and study tips. This might help you or add to what you’re already doing. Either way it’s worth a shot. How to study smart I’m sure you always hear this phrase “study smart not hard”. For a long time I’ve…

  • Hair

    Choosing the perfect product for your hair

    I don’t know if you’ve noticed but there are a bucket load of hair products in the beauty industry that one can choose from. But how exactly do you know which one is best for your own hair. I cannot dispute the fact that with the diversity of people comes a diverse range of hair types. With that you can’t compare yourself to the next person. Knowing the right products for you comes the safety of protecting your hair form damage that may come with some products. It’s not the fact that the products that may damage your hair are of bad quality but because many of us don’t know…

  • Skin care

    Justine tissue oil for dry skin

    Something that I’ve noticed lately is that my skin tends to absorb moisture very quickly. I’ve been trying out numerous products to rid this with no luck. So I got this body cream and I must say it is working wonders. Whenever I buy lotion I usually go for the one with the best scent, which is probably why I have been struggling. I must say Justine tissue oil doesnt have a specific scent, but it does the job. I’ve always thought that buttery lotion is only needed in winter, but then I know Johannesburg weather this year is so confused. Still feels like winter. Which is probablely the reason…

  • Skin care

    Shower with sorbet | Review

    This is my first ever review post and I am glad to be doing it with Sorbet. I am a girly girl and sorbet products allow me to be. What I love about them is the they come in numerous colours and my choice this time was pink and white. Of which pink is a colour associated with girls right? One of the reasons I love showers is that I don’t have to put much effort in sitting in a bath tub, and it also allows for a time saver. Especially if I am going to work. I just grab my body wash and sponge. In less than 10 minutes…

  • Hair

    Starting a healthy hair journey | TIPS

    Adapting to change is what frustrates a lot of us, and starting a healthy hair care journey is no exception. It’s worth it though. I found that what kills many of us is that we completely want to change in an instant. When this process is a gradual one. Start slow and work from there. I am still learning myself and I must say, good things take time. Here are a few tips on how to start your healthy hair journey. Tip 1: RESEARCH When you go for something new, it is important to have background knowledge about it. Because hair takes time to grow, you don’t want to be…

  • Lifestyle

    10 instagram accounts you should be following | Bloggers Edition

    I’ve realised recently that I have been spending more time on instagram than ever. My feed/stories are packed with proper instagram accounts that I can’t get my eyes off. So I thought let me share with you my Top 10 accounts that I am loving. Check them out, you might love them too. 1. Mihlali Ndamase   View this post on Instagram   Sunday funday. 📷: @lindi_bugz A post shared by Mihlali Ndamase (@mihlalii_n) on Oct 21, 2018 at 9:14am PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mihlali Ndamase (@mihlalii_n) on Oct 21, 2018 at 9:14am PDT   2. Yolenda Jawe   View this post on Instagram…

  • Hair

    Why i mask my hair

    In one of my posts I mentioned that I am on a hair recovery journey. So the past month I went to the salon and the hairstylist told me that my scalp was dry. I don’t know what hair food she used on my hair, in any case I let her do everything. Seemingly because I thought… she’s a hair dresser and she knows what she’s doing. Only to find out that when I undid my hair, it was damaged at the back. Well, I learnt that castor oil mixed with coconut oil helps accelerate hair growth. I have a patch at the back of my head that has hair…