23 May 2016

The Beauty Desk: Lush, Gosh + Garnier

Today I'm sharing a few of my favorite beauty products again. I particularly love the tropical smelling hair oil from Gosh! Let's not waste further time, here goes.

1. Garnier Ultimate Blends Strength Restorer Balm.

This hair mask is a tailor-made blend for damaged hair prone to damage. I also wrote about the Garnier Ultimate Blends Shampoo + Conditioner a while ago. Well, this product have the same divine smell like the previous mentioned products, it's a real powerful formula that leaved my hair nourished and protected after each wash. I love the thick consistency and will definitely repurchase it.

2. Lush Dorothy Bubble Bar

I kept this particular bar for a very long time and only used it the other night. I broke it in half like most Lushies do, not that it mattered - my bathtub was filled with mounts of glorious, heavenly bubbles. I was so impressed and was really going to buy it again, sadly upon writing this post I found out that Lush is saying goodbye to the lovely Dorothy as well as other sought after products. On the website Lush does promise to make way for a new collection of exciting and innovative products. Read about it over here. 

3. Gosh Coconut Oil

Don't you just love all the new goodies at Gosh counters? I saw this Coconut Oil at my local Edgars and couldn't wait to give it a try. I would describe it as a hair serum, the tropical coconut smell's right up my ally and a tiny drop really does goes a long way. It's not weighing my hair down at all, in fact I love the glossy shine it gives to my locks. It's made with coconut + abyssinian oil and promises to repair and restore dry hair and split ends. 

Images - My Own

22 May 2016

How To Create Your Instagram Theme

Creating an Instagram theme must be one of the easiest things to do. It all depends on what filter you love most and then basically sticking to it. Well that's how I feel about it. When I first started on Instagram I used to play around with the different filters, however I've always liked bright and cheerful colours, so I decided to use the edit menu instead where I basically just play around with contrast, brightness + structure until I'm happy.

Although you can always scroll down your feed after some time to decide what to keep or delete I'm not really fond of that. To me apps such as Instagram are like an online album and sometimes I don't really feel like deleting an image that may seem a little dull or blurry, well especially if it represents something memorable and near to my heart. 

In my theme you'll find the occasional black and white image among my overall colourful feed + other creative quotes. And yes here and there you'll find a blurry pic, but you know what those pics are the ones that mean a lot to me! So, what's your favorite filter and do you use it all the time to create the look and feel of your timeline? I reaaally would like to know your thoughts. Oh and come say hello on Instagram!

Image - www.snapwidget.com

21 May 2016

Tech Review: Paper Trends Laptop Bag

I'm constantly looking for cute gadgets and stationary which portray my somewhat playful personality and that will add some cheer to my workdays. So when I saw this delightful laptop bag over at CNA I didn't even think twice! I have a similar iPad cover, see blogpost over here. 

The fabric is stretchy and seems really strong, the handles are also comfortable and soft. With regular laptop bags I sometimes end up with a bit of a sore shoulder, well because I put so much other stuff in there like magazines and unnecessary notebooks. On the end of each zipper there's also the cutest little fox head. Sooo cute! 

I'm a big fan of the Paper Trends range over at CNA and I really hope they will add more fantastic goodies in future. I paid R120.00 for this bag, that's a bargain don't you think? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section. 

Image - My Own

30 April 2016

13 Self Care Rituals

The self care rituals that I'm sharing today has really helped me so much over the last couple of months - that's why I'm sharing them with you. Let me know if you have a few personal rituals that you live by, I would love to hear and maybe implement them myself. 

1. Meditate for at least 10 to 15 minutes everyday.

For me this means prayer, and really I don't know how I could start my day without it. It just gives me a hopeful and positive outlook on everything, whether I have to meet a new client or have to deal with a sudden setback.

2. Indulge in an invigorating shower.

I adore fresh, zesty shower-gels in the morning! To me the shower's the place where I mentally prepare myself for the rest of the day.

3. Eat a healthy breakfast.

I love nourishing my body with fresh fruit + a bowl of good old oatmeal. However when I'm in a hurry I grab a bowl of muesli and yogurt. 

4. Meticulously do my makeup.

I'm one of those girls that you won’t ever see without makeup. I just really love how makeup transform your face and how people treat you differently when you look good and on point. 

5. Declutter my workspace.

I have a real love affair with stationary + notebooks, but having them on your desk all at once create the type of clutter that can make you look and feel like a complete and utter hoarder. 

6. Have a cup of peppermint tea. 

Peppermint tea is awesome. It keeps you regular, relieves tension and takes away that dreadful midday slump.

7. Drink water.

When I'm well hydrated I just feel more energized and refresh.

8. Make time for silence.

Let's face it, noise is everywhere and it's not really a bad thing. However I've realized that I'm most productive when I take a break during the day with absolutely no noise around me. No Whatsapp notifications, no phone calls, no music, just silence. 

9. Daydream.

I love setting new goals and the only way to give them colour (seeing your vision come to life) is to daydream about the glorious end result. 

10. Setting out the next day's outfit.

This makes me feel in control and well prepared for the next day.

11. Long baths.

I love long hot baths as it totally relaxes my body. Honestly nothing beats a fragranced bubble bath that sooth tense muscles.

12. Pedicures.

I never realized how pampered a foot massage can make you feel until I got spoiled with one by my 10 year old niece. Now I have a whole kit at home to spoil myself with.

13. Going to bed early.

I don’t have to fall asleep right away, just the fact that I'm in rest mode is good for my wellbeing...

Image - My Own 

14 April 2016

Free Social Media Photo Pack

I'm always searching for lovely + creative images that I can use over on social media. Thing is you need fresh content all the time and because I'm a Social Media Strategist I know all to well how time consuming this task can be.

Today I'm sharing pictures I took myself over a period of time - feel free to use them in whatever way you want to. Just right-click and save. I reaaaally hope you love them! 

1. Laptop

2. Cereal

3. Lipgloss

4. Grass

Images - My Own

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