I wasn’t going to admit this, but I don’t always like cleaning! #Relatable I have my moments where I am in my element of organising and cleaning and doing chores, but I mean, who really enjoys cleaning that much? Well, maybe when we have the right tools to clean with, it makes things a little bit more fun! CHUX sent me the CUTEST package and I actually was excited to try out some of these goodies! OMG! Did I just become an adult?! The worst thing about any chore, is when you struggle to get it done and it takes way more time than is truly necessary. CHUX has you covered with all the basics and I am ready to take on more chores! Okay wait! Maybe not more, but I’m not hating the ones I simply have to do. We all do. What’s that ADULT saying people use? If you’re going to do it, do it right! Well with CHUX, I’m on the right track! It might just be the lazy kid in me saying this, but these goodies are a little too cute to actually use! They have such a wide variety of great quality products and like I said, CHUX makes it so much easier to get it done right!
Pretty sure from my recent pictures you can tell how much I enjoy vegan and vegetarian food. So when we went to the launch of the new Mythos Greek Restaurants in Rosebank Mall, we were spoiled with choice. Once we sat down, we were offered some drinks, and being non-alco’s we opted for Cola-tonic & Lemonade and Passion fruit & Lemonade and found a comfortable seat around the center where we could enjoy the beautiful, live music. Our waiter was an absolute gem! He checked if we were ready to eat and then proceeded to bring us a multitude of vegetarian plates with the most aesthetically pleasing food. We immediately started eating, and by immediate I mean, we took photo’s of our food for about five minutes, made sure we had a good shot, and then proceeded with the eating! LoL look at me being a #FoodBlogger The food was delicious and if I didn’t have such a weak appetite, I would probably have eaten everything! There were some things I tried for the first time and some things I have had before but found some new favourites. Like the sesame seed covered cheese bits…Oh my word! Currently craving some of those as I type this! I definitely will be heading back to one of the delicious Greek restaurants as often as I possibly can, I really enjoy their vegetarian options, I would have loved them even more if they were strictly halaal but hopefully in the future they will accommodate for us.
Okay! Don’t worry, I don’t think I will ever opt for a blesser, but have you enquired about how much advanced/ cosmetic dentistry actually costs? Well, for a long time, I have been dreading my visits to the dentist. But it’s for a valid reason… For some reason, my body has decided to be immune to anaesthetic! Yeah, quite possibly the worst thing to ever be immune to! I’ve been for procedures, scans, scopes etc. and each time I have such a weird reaction! The last time I was supposed to be put under in order to have a colonoscopy and gastroscopy and in theatre, I woke up and started tugging things and pulling things out!!! I remember the nurse braiding my hair, some speaking in theatre and when she pulled the clear plaster off my arm and removed the drips! I also started crying and being intensely heart-broken about the people in the world not being kind enough to one another…? Who am I? When I went for my laser eye surgery, I felt every moment of the procedure… the way the laser cut around my iris and how the doctor flushed my eye out with water before placing a lens underneath the super thin film of skin he just lasored off my eye! I felt the little spatula straightening out the sheet of skin on my eyeball! It was so painful, that I could barely be still, the doctor even got frustrated that I wasn’t still enough. Being the silent sufferer I am, I didn’t mention that I was feeling EVERYTHING! But I thought maybe that was normal. Same thing with the dentist as well… But I’m sure you get it?! I’m basically the living, breathing Jessica Alba in the movie, Awake. One doctor said he gave me the required amount of anaesthetic for my body, then he gave me more, and then he gave me enough! My dentist said most people get one injection of anaesthetic and mine took three and a half and I could still feel the pain! It’s a struggle to just have healthy, beautiful teeth, like the beauty queens of the world and it’s always huge stress when I have to go for any sort of procedure. But sometimes you just gotta bite the bullet and go for it. Right now, I am hoping to get some dental work done, but it’s so expensive and with the little that my expensive medical aid, it seems like it will take years… or a lot of my savings. Who do I need to smile with to get some Dental Sponsorship?
Just like my food, natural is what I search for when it comes to my skincare, hair-care and cosmetics as well. I am so excited that Oway has just launched in South Africa. Even more excited that I was invited to the launch party that was held at the sensational venue, Four Seasons Hotel at the Westcliff in Johannesburg. I am always early to arrive at events and this one time, we ended up getting there late! Missed out on some of the gorgeous photo ops at the venue. Also feel like we could have spent more time looking and testing at the beautiful products on display. There is something special about natural products and organic packaging that is recyclable as well, makes my heart sing with joy! I know that was some true tree-hugger talk right there, but I cannot express enough how happy I am that more brands are looking at being better to the environment. I have received the most incredible products and packages but when I look at the mess after unboxing, it makes me sad thinking about how much we waste and the price our beautiful Earth has to pay. I didn’t mean to go all dramatic on you all, but it is truly becoming a bigger problem with brands. They have these lavish packaging ideas and the person on the receiving end, just throws it out after opening. With OWAY, the brand has minimalistic packaging and opted for these beautiful glass jars that are easily reusable and so much better for the environment. They also have reusable bags, again minimizing their wastage. Now for more brands to follow suit. Also it was really fun to dress up and have a little fun! The only thing I am sad about it that we have to wait until May 2019 for the products to launch in stores. But I will definitely be giving it a try as soon as it does.
There is nothing better than having an opportunity to show support to your friends and I’ve missed more than enough of Daniel’s exhibits so I decided to get my girls together and take the long drive to Pretoria! We got welcomed by Daniel’s incredible family and friends and we greeted some mutual friends, got some drinks and proceeded to view the gallery. We were especially blown away by the many works of art that he’s done. More intrigued by his (dare I say it) crazy mind! I always thought we have to have a special kind of mind to appreciate art, but the beauty of invoking a feeling is what makes art what it is. Not the name, not that we all have to have the same feeling, but just that it invokes something within us! I think about my photography, or my writing and how I am able to mold the words, or even edit a photo, but after seeing Dani’s art, I got to a realization of how daunting it must be to create an expression from in your mind, how daunting it must be to allow people to see the parts that is hidden in your mind. Whether they will accept it or understand it, but the comfort of knowing and being okay with the fact that they do not have to! Art is You You are Art.
Talent is such a special thing, so creative in its own way. It could have similarities but at the end of the day, it’s unique to each of us. Sometimes we get used to our own talents, that they don’t seem as special anymore. But we need to start realising that we are a lot more special than we give ourselves credit for. I love how artists inteprets the things they see. And a long time ago, Aaisha mentioned to me that she draws, and I remember the day she sent me a photo she had drawn of me! I felt so special. She didn’t’ think anything of it but fast-forward a few months later, I was pleasantly surprised when she tagged me on a photo of a t-shirt she had made with my face and blog name on it!!! It wasn’t only that my face was drawn on a t-shirt, but rather that she found that little spark within herself to pursue her dreams! She finally realised that she had a unique talent and that she believed in herself enough to create something special. Me being a part of her dream is what made this so much more beautiful to me and I truly believe that she will prosper in this journey. God Willing. #GirlsSupportingGirls If you would like to buy this limited edition Bonafide tee, please head over to my online store. She is located in Cape Town but she will be shipping nationwide. Also, please do give her a follow HERE because she makes more than just t-shirts. If you do purchase the Bonafide t-shirts, please tag me because it would make my day seeing you all with my face on your chests! haha
Abstract art is so intense, it takes my mind on a journey! I sometimes wish I could create some of the stuff I see, or some of the images in my mind. I applaud the artists out there that use their abilities to allow others to go on a journey with them, to experience and share in the moments that are special to them. Nova Woolf is quite special, from the statement pieces with actual words flying around in a beautiful dance to create actual pictures! Like, how even does your mind fathom this? There were some pieces that ‘spoke’ to me.
Have you ever showed up to an event on the date you were supposed to RSVP by, and not actually the date of the event? Well, I HAVE! I read the invite wrong, dressed up, hailed an Uber and off we went to the event. When we got there, we were told there was an event but that the one we were supposed to attend was actually only happening the next evening! I was shook but they were kind enough to allow us to crash the event. Turned out to be an exclusive New Balance Launch for the #997H sneaker and we got to meet some really cool people.
I have a friend that never really liked working out but she loved being out in nature and walking. She made a pact to herself that she will make an effort to go hiking as often as she possibly could, signed up for 5km walks and social walking events, and she not only made a bunch of new friends, felt healthy & fit…but she also transformed her body completely! She has inspired me with her incredible journey and I would like to add this to our social club events as well. We would like to go on weekly hikes or as often as possible and to try and find beautiful places in our city and beyond. We started with one of my favorite places, got some friends and family together and we went on the most beautiful hike at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Roodepoort, JHB. We ended our hike off with some garden games, like Twister and had a lovely picnic with our special people. We have been researching some more places and I look forward to many more hikes in nature. Nature gives me a truly special feeling that cannot even be explained or described, it simply has to be felt. If you would like to join us on our adventures, be sure to Like our Facebook Page and keep an eye out for our next event. We will also be posting an event calendar to our pages, so be sure to check it out.