Good practices now can stave off early signs of skin aging in the future. Yes I know it’s a hassle but this is the most important decade for your skin. The way you care for it now will determine what it will look like for the rest…
My hair is my crowning glory and I was ecstatic when I was given the opportunity to review the new GHD Eclipse. I made my appointment with the lovely Kelly at Tosca Palmyra Junction salon and felt so at home when I finally got to meet her.
Kelly explained the difference between previous GHD stylers and the revolutionary Eclipse, with the new trizone technology the eclipse uses minimum heat and pressure to completely transform your hair whether you have limp, curly or ethic hair.
We decided to curl my hair and create a goddess look using the GHD products, hairdryer and finally the eclipse. I have curly hair so I am quite aware of the damage heat can and has caused my hair so naturally I was very apprehensive about the fact that the temperature of the Eclipse being so “low”. Kelly explained that the new GHD eclipse heats up within 20 secs and has automated heat settings for your hair type…
We started the process of washing my hair and applying heat protector before roughly blow drying my hair using GHD’s paddle brush (Love the brush), once my hair was dry Kelly sectioned and started curly my hair… every so often showing me how to do a pin curl (a must try!).
It wasn’t necessary to apply pressure to my hair, which amazed me as my hair has been abused before to achieve the same results. It slide through my hair like a hot knife through butter without hurting my scalp or damaging my tresses.
Be a “Stylemaker, Rule Breaker and a game changer”, with the new GHD eclipse you cannot go wrong. 10/10 :D
Thanks to Kelly and the staff at Tosca salon for the wonderful experience.
Rihanna left little to the imagination as she turned up to the Chanel fashion show in just a lightweight cardigan dress — and not much else. The singer’s “dress” also featured a plunging neckline and thigh-high slit. A single button protecting the singer’s modesty, attention was drawn to her exposed cleavage, which was only partially covered by the stunning array of pearl necklaces she wore around her neck.
Cape Town – The colourful city (Guess Access Edition)
Here’s something I wrote for Guess Access guaranteed to make you miss Cape Town’s summer months even more!
First of all… Welcome to Cape Town
I probably live in one of the most diverse cities in the world, wrapped with coastal beauty and the breath taking Table Mountain as a back drop. Cape Town is a tourists dream with so much to discover, so many parties to attend and abundance of outdoor activity to keep any adventurer on their toes!
It’s impossible to imagine not having anything to do every weekend, especially during the smouldering summer months.
So here’s just a little taste of what it is like to live in my city…
“Friday nights are Date night”
Switch up your Friday office look with your favourite heels, create that smokey eye and accessorize!
I am wearing:
A basic white tank, Stripped blazer from Mr Price.
Denims from Woolworths and my red stunning wedges from Edgars.
Gorgeous Gold dress watch from Guess, the perfect watch for making a transition from day to night.
Comfortable yet sultry enough to knock your date’s socks off!
We Are One Colour Festival comes to South Africa for the first time.
Music brings the masses together and this event definitely had a more meaningful purpose than just your regular party - With the 7th wonder of the world Table Mountain as a backdrop, the colour festival nothing but astounding!
The occasion was meant to bring on feelings of unadulterated mirth and joy, and it’s a time during which mischievous behaviour is not only condoned, but encouraged.
We went in wearing white and all came out the same way, coloured! The symbolism and unity the event brought was quite something else.
“Every girl needs a little Saturday night Fever”
Nothing like a Saturday evening with your girlfriends to make you feel fierce again, So why not get dolled up and hit the town, dance a little till your toes ache and exercise your right to look and feel sexy.
I am wearing:
Gorgeous nude peplum by Mr price
Lace high waisted skirt which I made myself, yes I can sew!
Black Stilettos from Edgars
My Fierce Edition watch by Guess
Lastly the lip colour of the season: Plum with mint and gold dramatic eyes to complete the fierce look.
“Sundays by the shore “
“hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic…” ― Van Morrison
Living in Cape Town we are blessed with a variety of beautiful beaches with white sand, clear water or the undiscovered wild coast line. All equally beautiful.
Nothing like smelling the clean ocean air, staring at the sky and gearing up for a brand new week.
Madison Footwear South Africa: The Heart Of New york
I know it’s the 21st century and we’re part of the digital movement and I should enjoy purchasing online but I really don’t. I’m old school. I love being able to engage with sales consultants, trying on the products and have the option of in store decision making.
I’ve always felt that online purchasing lacked that personal touch until I purchased from Madison Footwear. Okay first of all they sell shoes, yes shoes… *insert drooling face* and I was lucky enough to receive a voucher from Cape Town street Magazine to purchase a pair of lovely Madison babies.
So let’s go through my experience… I loved that the website was user friendly and really easily navigated! They basically have every type of shoe you’d ever need and they are very affordable!
I took my time looking through possible selections when I took an enormous liking to the Delware cut out black booties (Definitely a shoe of the moment) let’s just say I feel inlove :). I added it to my cart and ordered easily with their step by step instruction, perfect for a novice like myself.
An order confirmation was then sent to my email and followed by another personal email from one of the Madison Footwear employees confirming delivery for my shoes, this added that personal touch and I must say I was very impressed by their customer service. The next day my shoes were delivered! 24 hour delivery service…. FREE!
Thank you Madison Footwear and Cape Town Street Magazine for the excellent experience and I love my shoes like a new born baby :D
The guys at Seed Experience brought us another awesome festival… The first Holi One Colour Festival was held on the 2nd of March and guys it was EPIC!
Music brings the masses together and this event definitely had a more meaningful purpose than just your regular party. Holi is an occasion meant to bring on feelings of unadulterated mirth and joy, and it’s a time during which mischievous behaviour is not only condoned, but encouraged.
The 2 hour wait in the long line was worth it! Check the pics out ;)
Don’t worry its non toxic :)
Look at our beautiful city! Table Mountain was the perfect back drop for Holi One!
As night fell, the beats kicked in. Goodluck made the crowd go crazy with Matthew Moolman joining the Duo to sing “taking it easy” live .
Feeling dirty? How about a free hug!
Niskerone closed off the night with a mind blowing set. Holi One Colour Festival was an event I will never forget and I am sure all those who attended will agree with me.
Thank you Cape Town and Thank you Seed Experience. We came in white and all left coloured and one.
All you rock lovers!!! You cannot miss the best rock music festival of the year.
RED HEART RUM PRESENTS:
RAMfest: Cape Town
REAL ALTERNATIVE MUSIC.
7 – 10 March: Circle of Dreams, Riviersonderend
So, who says dream circles have to be a dainty affair? Get your boots on Cape Town and join us in the woods for a frolicking stampede of a very grand scale!
The seat of many mystical tales, the Cape of Storms has always inspired tales of legendary journeys and unfathomable heroism, both real and imagined. It’s in this sweeping spirit of sheer epicness that the organisers of RAMfest Cape Town bring you a 2013 line-up that is set to rival the scope of well-known international festivals and steeply raise the bar where local production value is concerned.
No memorable tale is complete without a grand setting, which is why we’ve decided to give even Tolkien a run for his money and whisk festival goers away to the lush shores of Riviersonderend for this year’s proceedings. Aptly named the ‘Circle of Dreams’, our 2013 venue provides the perfect backdrop for all manner of phenomenal experiences and promises to win over even the most ardent ‘camper-phobics.’ RAMfest organiser Dawid Fourie says: “RAMfest has found a new home! It is going to be one of the best festival venues in South Africa. We are very excited about the amazing artists we have secured this year and we are looking forward to be celebrating Real Alternative Music.”
The next level RAMfest CT 2013 line-up includes International acts: Rise Against (USA), British Metalcore band Bring Me The Horizon, Paul Harding en Ben Verse from Pendulum (Australia and England) and some of SA`s wildest and most treasured acts including Jack Parow, Van Coke Kartel, Beast, Goodnight Wembley and more. This year there will be 4 stages at RAMfest Cape Town: The Red Heart Rum Stage for the MAIN vibe, the Monster Energy Alternative Stage for our brothers and sisters in Metal, the Olmeca Tequila Electronic Stage for pumping up the volume and the BOOM stage for rounding it all off with some more good, solid, rocking tunes. LINE UP
RED HEART RUM MAIN STAGE: Rise Against, Bring Me the Horizon, Jack Parow, Van Coke Kartel, Goodnight Wembley, The Black Cat Bones, Beast, Fuzigish, Woodstock Mafia, Dead Alphabet and many more.
MONSTER ENERGY ALTERNATIVE STAGE by METAL4AFRICA.COM: Facing the Gallows, Haggis and Bong, Juggernaut, All Will Fall, Four A Penny, Marching Dead, Pestroy, Chromium and many more.
OLMECA TEQUILA ELECTRONIC STAGE: Pendulum DJ Set and Verse, Niskerone, Sideshow, Veranda Panda, Hyphen, Das Kapital, Sibot, P.H.FAT, Tommy Gun and many more.
BOOM! STAGE: The Ratrod Cats, The Man Motels, Love Glory Pyrotechnics, Crimson House Blues, Holiday Murray, Andy Lund, The Very Wicked, Sons of Settlers, Tailor, Black Handed Kites and many more.
TICKETS RAMfest Cape Town tickets include camping: http://www.ticketbreak.co.za/event_details/1468 Cape Town, 7-10 March: - R350 “winter special”, includes camping (SOLD OUT) - R490 early bird, includes camping (SOLD OUT) - R550 pre-sold, includes camping - R650 at the gate, includes camping
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THE LOCATION “Circle of Dreams” Riviersonderend / CAPE TOWN / SOUTH AFRICA GPS - 34*08’16.27”S 19*59’43.14”E
A beautifully secluded venue situated in one of the most verdant regions of the Overberg, the ‘Circle of Dreams’ is a outdoor destination second to none, providing festivalgoers with ample shaded camping spots, various outdoorsy entertainment options and a majestic natural panorama.
DIRECTIONS Venue is 170 km from Cape Town and 260 km from George. Take the N2 past Caledon to Riviersonderend. Go through Riviersonderend. Travel 7 km out of town and turn left at DR1306. LOOK FOR SIGNS! NB: Distance is relative to your desire to travel, life’s a journey, enjoy the ride.
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There has been a massive hype around the use of BB creams and I finally decided to try it out.
Garnier BB Cream is a miracle skin perfector and claims instant results in one application… unbelievable ?
It evens your tone, hydrates, protects, renews and brightens! Keep in mind it is NOT a full on concealer, consider it as light coverage.
I got mine in medium and must say it blended well into my skin, no obviously tell tale colour lines. It’s quick and easy to use with your fingers and requires no skill! A plus for girls on the go or those who are not make up fundi’s.
Only negative thing I have to say is that it definitely melts in the african sun and will stain your clothing , luckily it is easily removed by washing powder:).
Garniers BB cream has become and everyday addition to my morning routine and I love the instant glow you have once applied. It’s cost effective at R80 and lasts for more than a two months!
On Saturday I had the pleasure of witnessing some backstage action at David Tlale and LEGiT’s latest VDT summer launch at Parow Centre as well as organising some of the beautiful models who were chosen to showcase David Tlale’s newest spectacular clothing available at all LEGiT stores.
All the girls had individual looks styled by Raazieyah Sieed and make up by Yumna Stegman
Backstage the girls chilled and got to know one another.
Beautiful Metallics and Op Art designs are all the rage in the VDT range with a hint of 1920s Flapper influence
As the girls line up ready to show off their styled outfits MC Cece Ravela pumped out the crowd with her bubbly personality and of course LEGiT giveaways.
Dj Lloyd ripped the decks as the girls modeled their fierce outfits.
Whitney shopping up a storm!
The models rubbing shoulders with Mr Tlale
Melissa with the man of the hour!
Special thanks to all the models Sasha-Lee Bastick, Whitney Petersen,Candice Daniels, Cindy Goliath, Sarah Shamley, Lauren Ashleigh Parks, Tarynne Keown. You girls rocked the runway. Thanks to the bodyguards Matthew, Wallace , Dane and Steve to keeping things under control and of course Thank you Melissa and Shelley for making sure the event went off without a hitch!
With summer in full bloom (well almost) and the Festive season upon us I’d say everyone is right about in the party mood and what better way to kick start the festivities than with a summery cocktail to not only cool you down but get the PARTY started.
Daniel Bedingfield Rocks Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Dressed in a kilt Daniel’s energy was intoxicating, enticing the crowd to jump up and dance to his reggae infused classics as well as doing a cover of John Mayer’s I don’t trust myself with loving you. Kirstenbosch Sunset concerts are a definite must this summer. Pack your picnic bag, get some wine and have fun with your special person or jam with your friends.
I’m sure a lot of people including myself are tired of the articles in magazines and videos all over the internet where everyone promises the audience ‘quicker’ ways of losing weight, from diet pills to these food recipes that a lot of people cannot even eat, never mind eat for a whole week.
I am a 22 year old UCT student and I have heard it all that is why I decided to take things into my own hands. Before 2009 I never exercised, I was just not motivated to, but after the endless moralities of the member of my family due to ill health and ‘bad’ eating habits I decided I was not going to be next. I was too young.
If you are thinking of getting into exercise or you have just started, I would advise you think of something that will be your constant motivator to wake up and exercise. Many of us are motivated by getting a body of some model, looking good for your boyfriend . The only problem with the things I have mentioned is that none of them are constant, what happens if you break up with your boyfriend when summer ends or when you do not get a body of a model? Staying healthy should be your biggest priority in that way you will do your best to stay healthy that you won’t even notice that you starting to look like “Jessica Biel” ;)
Write up a plan of goals you intend to reach in a certain time period, but remember to be realistic!
Once you have done that I would advise you to start working out at the gym, this could be intimidating at first but working out around many people may motivate you to work harder, you might even find exercise buddies. Also write up a plan of the exercises or goals you want to have achieved by the time you leave the gym. For example if you are trying to lose some weight, you might want to focus on things that involve a lot of cardio such as the treadmill, aerobics classes, a step and running.
For those of you that have lost weight or just want to tone their bodies I would advise you to be friends with what I call ‘the guys side’ (weights section), I call this the guy’s section because ladies hardly use that side.
Imagine you have your ideal body weight but your skin is sagging, or you have a lot of cellulite then what is the point of it all? The obvious benefit of toning is achieving a lean, attractive body, but there are other benefits beyond the obvious click here for more info. With muscle toning comes a reduction of body fat and weight; this benefits the heart, the joints and the skeletal system. The things you would want to do when toning entail planking, using weights/ dumb bells, a medicine ball, elastic band and a step.
Losing weight/fat Cardio: using a treadmill at the gym depending on what pace you want to go at. I would advise that you start walking on the treadmill and then make the belt steeper so that it gets your heart going, after that you can decrease the steepness of the treadmill and increase the speed to about 9.0 km/h if you feel ready for it. Do this for 20 minutes every time you use the treadmill.
Benefits of cardio exercises: Regular cardio activity can lower cholesterol and blood pressure while reducing your risk of developing conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity and some cancers. Walking, jogging and other weight-bearing exercises build up bone strength, reducing your risk of osteoporosis.
Attending aerobics classes Every gym has this, may it be a yoga class, a Zumba class or good old aerobics, and they are all there to help you lose some weight or stay in shape. Attend one of these at least once a week.The great thing about these classes is that you have a trained person in front of you teaching you and do not be afraid to ask the trainers questions. Another good thing about joining a class is that you will probably have fun with other people than just by yourself, so get going!
Using the step The step is good in two things: firstly helping you tone, secondly, for burning a lot of fat from cardio exercises. For cardio: use your feet to tap the edges of the step. Do these 4 times going around the step, making 8 taps on each side. This should get your heart rate going and your calves burning.
Jogging/running You can start off by walking, if you are going somewhere and you are able to walk, give your car a break and give your legs a good workout. You could take a walk with friends or family and make it a ‘fun’ thing that you love doing together.
A run/jog would be much better as well, it helps burn calories quicker and helps increase your metabolism.
Toning/ tightening your skin Lifting weights: use two weights that are the same weight to tone your arms, to do this you curl your arms with the weights in your hands, make sure to keep your arms tight, and do not drop it or else you will hurt yourself. Whatever you decide to do on one arm, do with the other as well.
Elastic band: the elastic band has the same effect as weights except that it does not have weight. One way of using the band is by pressing the middle of the band with your feet, you then pull the ends of the band with your hands, this helps tighten the skin your arms and legs. It can also help you increase you flexibility by lying on your back and pulling both of your legs up with it.
Planking: this is very good for your thighs and abdomen. You can side plank and front plank for at least one minute, once you get used to it, increase the time to about 7 minutes.
Yes I have mentioned all these things, but I have left the best for last :) Push ups: do 8 reps, twice and when you feel stronger repeat for about 5 times Sit ups: do the same, 8 reps twice and do more when you feel stronger, this is amazing for those trying to lose tummy fat to get abs.
I just had to share this with you, Glamour magazine had this great promotion on Saturday. I’m not to sure if it’s still running in stores but definitely worth checking out.
I went shopping with my mom on Saturday and approach a very quiet promo girl to check out what the dealio was. As part of Breast Cancer awareness month Glamour teamed up with a bunch of sponsors to give you a little treat when you purchase their November issue with Kim Kardashian on the cover.
The goodie bag includes samples by Nivea, Lux, Schwarzkopf and my personal favourite Clinique,as well as a Maybelline “how to” make up video for the latest trends. You are given four books to choose from and I chose the Man Diet by Zoe Strimpel (will do a post on that soon!)
All these mini goodies are perfect for future travel plans :).
Enjoy :) and remember beauty can’t be bought, it comes from within your soul <3
“I was in the winter of my life…and the men I met along the road were my homely summer. At night I fell asleep with visions of myself dancing and laughing and crying with them. Three years down the line of being on an endless road toward and my memories of them were the only things that…
So the Guess one to watch global blogger search results are out! Guess who will be contributing to the Guess Access blog…. YES yours truly. Thanks for all the congratulatory messages and well wishes guys.
This is the post I submitted, Hope you guys enjoy:)
"Lace is as much about the space between the threads as it is about the threads themselves." -Lori Howe
The beauty and timeless use of lace has transcended well into the 21st century with the latest trends including Denim and Lace and my personal favourite… Leather and Lace.
Edgy, sultry, a touch of leather with loads of attitude was showcased as some of the leading trends at last months Cape Town Fashion week took place. And as the season changes in the mother city we are trading in our leather skirts and jackets in for flowing lace tops and sultry dresses as the nightlife heats up in time for spring.
So what is it about lace that has the ability to make females feel like the femme fatale, the timeless beauty or just the sexy seductress?
Truthfully it is actually fashions ability to make one feel good, an expression of who you are and also who you could be (Think of Cinderella).
When most people (men) think of lace they get an image of sultry lingerie. Always leaving an alluring element to this trend, add leather and you’ve got some edge to your look and with Guess’ arrangement of leather watches it’s easy to incorporate the leather accent into any evening look. So slide on your best lace ensemble, slip into your stilettos and strap on your leather.
Feel your worth, shine with confidence and always remain “timeless” with a Guess piece.