Scotch and Soda: Necklaces

necklaces

When it comes to me and jewellery, I’m something of a commitaphobe. I cannot commit to wearing a single item of jewellery daily – no matter how shiny or expensive. That’s not to say I don’t wear jewellery at all, rather, I prefer a few cheaper, ‘trendier’ bits and pieces that I can wear on and off without the overhanging guilt that comes with owning and neglecting a pricier piece of jewellery. Here are some necklaces that I’ve been cycling through these past few weeks! Continue reading

Kind to skin: Sukin Sensitive Cleansing Lotion

Sukin gentle cleanser

I don’t change around my cleansers too often. I’m a bit reluctant, having experienced some terrible skin disasters in the past involving harsh cleansers (i.e. the time the Yes to Carrots cleanser irritated and dried my skin out so badly I was forced to play house-hermit for a week!). Continue reading

How to: coconut oil for health and beauty

Coconut Oil health and beauty

I’m a big fan of adding healthy fats to my diet. And of all the healthy oils, coconut oil is at the top of the heap when it comes to health and beauty benefits. Lately I’ve been hitting up the net and looking for easy ways to incorporate this once ‘evil’ turned super oil into my diet, and have found an easy routine that’s doing the trick.

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Makin’ Muesli

healthy breakfast: simple muesli

Breakfast is one of my favourite meals of the day. I love to start the day off with something that feels healthy and fresh before I’m on my way. These days, one of my favourite breakfasts is (you guessed it), muesli! It’s simple, it’s fast, it’s yummy – I love it! Now, what I don’t love is how many commercial mueslis have added sugar, honey and oodles of fruit. It was this point that inspired me to experiment in creating my own blend! Continue reading

The Perfect Nude? Hourglass Femme Nude No. 04

Hourglass-Femme-Nude-04

One might mistakenly think it would be an simple task, picking out a nude lipstick. Though not as attention grabbing as a bold lip, the wrong shade of nude can really draw attention – the wrong kind of attention! It’s all about the subtleties: I’m always in search of my perfect nude – you know, that nude that is not too peachy, not too pink, not too concealer-ish, but juuust right. Continue reading

Xen Tan Absolute Luxe – Ultra Dark (!)

Xen Tan absolute luxe dark lotion

In my most recent post featuring new love Clarins Liquid Bronze self tanning, I mentioned that I’ve been dabbling in a bit of fake tanning on my body. It may surprise you to know that I’ve made it to 23 without ever hitting up the fake tan (or the sun baking), but something about the Xen Tan Absolute Luxe self tanner had me intrigued.  Continue reading