• Hair & Beauty

    Review: Essence Mystery Gift Boxes

    Let me preface this blog post but saying that I loved lucky packets as a child. Unfortunately it was a luxury, so I didn’t actually get to buy that many, but I loved the idea not knowing what you might get; a cheap, thrilling gamble. Fast forward to many years later when I stumbled across this Sephora mystery lip kit. Like the lucky packets of my youth it consisted of a foil packet with goodies inside and I couldn’t wait to buy it. They also had a cheek and eyeliner one, but as I was on a spending spree in dollars,…

  • Food & Drink

    Stellenbosch Wine Festival

    This past weekend saw Pick ‘n Pay’s Stellenbosch Wine Festival held… well, not in Stellenbosch. For the first time ever, the Stellenbosch Wine Festival took place on the North Wharf at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Which may be…

  • Hair & Beauty

    Long Hair in 5 Minutes

    It’s no secret that love changing my hair. I’ve had almost every colour and cut, but now that I’m in a corporate environment I’ve tried to settle down, with my hair colour at least. But it’s hard to stop cold…

  • Out & About

    New York, I Love You

    New York has always been the number 1 destination on my bucket list. And finally, after years of dreaming, I actually made it a reality when I went over so that my sister and I could celebrate our birthdays together…

  • Hair & Beauty,  Style

    I am: Victress

    An important part of my 2018 was seeing the increased visibility of the body positivity movement. An important campaign to reflect on this at the end of the year, as people start to look towards their 2019 resolutions – which…

  • Food & Drink

    What’s a celebration without food?

    I recently visited The Book Lounge for the launch of Ming-Cheau Lin’s book JUST ADD RICE – a collection of recipes and stories about growing up as a Taiwanese-South African. I had been following Ming-Cheau on Twittter (@mingcheau) and she…