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It’s that time of the year again where one thing’s for sure – we’re all trying to get in as much sun kisses as we can! For me, this meant making a short left home to Durban. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not only the time of year which determines which skincare routine to follow, whether you’ll be spending your time along the coast or more inland is just as valid a reason to switch up on the products you use. Durban is quite humid all year round, but more especially now that it’s Summer. As a result, I navigate most of my days make up free and desire that ultimate coastal skin glow! The Fenty Skin Travel-Size Start’rs set has been my ultimate go to while in Durban. I loved how perfectly they fit into my vanity case and how the 3 step set made for an easy to…

H&M South Africa is celebrating curves with the launch of five new styles and shades added to its popular Curvy Fit Denim collection. The collection is designed with less gaping at the waist and more room through the hip and thigh. The design aims to offer customers a comfortable fit that will hug their bodies and inspire them to celebrate their curves. The denim in the collection is made using more sustainably sourced materials like BCI cotton (BCI-Better Cotton Initiative), recycled cotton, and recycled polyester. “We are excited to add more styles to The Curvy Fit Denim range, following the success and demand when we first introduced this product to our South African customers. With the latest campaign, we want to continue to encourage our customers to own and flaunt their curves and their style the best way they can “ says Caroline Nelson, H&M South Africa Country Manager. The…

GUESS has successfully launched 50% Eco with the goal of getting to 100% sustainable and Eco by 2025. There are two types of Eco which people talk about. One is BCI which can be seen in quite a few local South African retailers. The other is True Organic, which is what GUESS uses. Although it comes at a premium, sustainable yarns, ethical labor force, renewable energy sources are the way forward in order to work towards reaching the global initiatives around sustainable fashion. There are three processes that the GUESS denims have to go through to be considered ECO. Three Eco ProductionAt least One Eco wash methodThey need to contain a fabrication which is at least 25% Eco contribution The Eco wash method that Guess uses is the Ozone and Eflow technologies. This method uses a reduced amount of water during the denim-wash process and contributes to the 50% reduction…

It’s official! H&M has dropped a brand new activewear collection and I’m so thrilled to be part of the squad. Look, it’s #morethanjustactivewear and there is something for everyone! Comfort meets practicality and style with this collection sporting supportive sports bras, comfy hoodies, seamless leggings and more. In case you haven’t popped into your nearest H&M store to check out the new activewear collection, check out the Youtube video linked below which will be a look see/try-on-haul vibe into how the pieces look and how you can play around with the combos. https://youtu.be/VGm8brSDxWQ I love shooting campaigns that speak to everything I’m about. Inclusivity, style and comfort are what spoke to me with this one. I have no doubt you’ll love what you see, especially when you feel this material on your skin. Long story short, we made magic with the incredible squad which includes Lechelle Aldridge, Simhle Plaatjies and…

Hey lovers, I had the lovely opportunity of being invited to the Haus of Strauss Africa, the pinnacle expression of the Levi’s brand. This is where all the boundary pushing takes place, experimenting and customization of one of one’s. It’s a space you enter by invitation only, open to creatives that are fashion forward, think interestingly and doing interesting things with their work or their communities. A space which exists to create energy within the music, art, and entertainment industries https://www.instagram.com/p/CQ1MIzFMHx5/?utm_medium=copy_link There are only four Haus of Strauss in the world, with the very first ever being established in Los Angeles about 8 years ago. Haus of Strauss then made its way to London, followed by another in Tokyo in early 2019, and lastly, our very own Haus of Strauss Africa in Johannesburg was opened in October 2019. https://www.instagram.com/p/CQ1CqgBMBNV/?utm_medium=copy_link Haus of Strauss Africa aims to cater to the entire African…

PUMA and Nomzamo Mbatha have done it again, dropping the second capsule of the Shandu Collection. An ode to her lineage, her Shandu Clan and to her grandmother. The 14 piece collection is designed around her love for travel, which she now gives us a glimpse of through her new Instagram page @thislittlelife. It’s also designed to facilitate for her moves as an activist and of course the bright and beautiful African summer. In this blog post I’ve decided to do things differently and take you through the PUMA Nomzamo Mbatha Shandu Collection in her own words. You can catch the full conversation between PUMA ambassador and collaborator Nomzamo Mbatha and guest host Anelisa Mangcu on the PUMA Select Stories which I’ve linked below. https://www.instagram.com/p/CUsXA1nl7-s/?utm_medium=copy_link Nomzamo on what inspired the collection: Travel wear is constantly a thing for me. Like, what’s most comfortable and what do I want to look…

For many of us, we’ve heard of Homechoice through either our mothers, aunts or family friends. My first recall of Homechoice was definitely through a pamphlet a family friend once brought home for my mother to view some lovely bed linen. After all, if there’s one thing my mother is definitely purchasing, it’s bed linen. Not only does Homechoice have a focus in the bedroom department, their offering ranges all through to Fashion, Baby & Kids and Appliances. https://www.instagram.com/p/CUcBD7FMpGK/?utm_medium=copy_link One of the really great appliances which caught my eye and made sense to have life right now is the NUTRIBULLET under the Homechoice Food Preparation Appliance selection. It’s literally the one appliance that’s brought me peace of mind in ensuring I consume a healthy and filing smoothie to kick start the day. It’s eliminated the frustration of thinking long and hard about what to have, and helped me play around…

Waking up to smell the Roses can look & feel like many things. For me, it’s the feeling of a quick out of city escape; that reset. That time out to simply focus on me.  The Nivea Rose Care Range gives me this very feeling, leaving me feeling refreshed, revitalized & confident in my own skin, all through the day… Just like I feel after a day at the spa. What does “smelling the roses” look like to you? My take on this self love thang, you deserve to feel loved up every day! My self-love routine with the NIVEA Rose Care Range helps me do just that. After all, my day doesn’t get started until I FEEL refreshed & confident to get to business!  https://www.instagram.com/p/CUPRM0ZsTUT/?utm_medium=copy_link Routine: Cleanse > Tone > Moisturise 💦 The NIVEA Rose Care Micellar Face wash cleanses thoroughly and purifies my skin, and helps me keep my…

Ingredients Tetley Tea Elaichi Chai  1 Spoon of brown sugar 1/3 of popcorn kernels Cinnamon Coconut oil / Extra virgin olive oil Pour in the oil Before the oil super heats, throw in your popcorn kernels Pour in your your spoon of sugarPour in the contents of 1 Elaichi Chai Sprinkle some cinnamon Mix the contents in the potCover the pot and let it pop!Once the popping slows to several seconds between pops, remove the pan from the heat The above makes for a lovely blend of all the flavors. But, I understand that taste is subjective. So you can always add more sugar, cinnamon or Elaichi tea to suit your taste buds. I’ve also pre mixed as opposed to adding the mix post making the popcorn so it’s infused into every kernel. Enjoy, lovers!  Watch HOW: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CUFauCHFT2_/?utm_medium=copy_link

H&M South Africa has partnered with Clothes 2 Good, a social enterprise which recycles pre-loved clothing as a means of creating micro-business opportunities, employment and job readiness/skills training for the vulnerable community sector. As a leader in sustainable fashion, H&M’s partnership with Clothes 2 Good is a true reflection of their commitment to #sustainablefashion. Through the Micro-business Programme, H&M South Africa drives meaningful and long-lasting impact across the entire fashion value chain, which in turn also supports Clothes 2 Good in creating sustainable livelihoods for low-income communities, with particular focus on people with disabilities and their families.  Today, as we’re faced with the enormous socio-economic challenges presented by the COVID-19 Pandemic, these 108 women stand as successful entrepreneurs in their communities by selling recycled and pre-loved clothes collected in H&M stores.  https://www.instagram.com/p/CTCd-WpM-BQ/?utm_medium=copy_link You can play your part in supporting the 108 women – 56 of whom are mothers of children…