Here’s a really nifty trick I learned from my sister. Using our very own South African Rooibos Tea to calm my skin. Last week I had a crazy rash all over my face practically out of the blue. I looked the one moment and there it was, all over me like a… well like a bad rash as they say. I audited my diet for the days leading up to this and came up with nothing new so I still have no clue what caused it but luckily I now know how to get rid of it.
I have finally mustered up the courage and scraped together the time to put this post up. I love it when I get feed back or suggestions about content and this post is one that generated a few questions on my Instagram so I’m really excited to share it with you.
As you may know I have been transitioning to natural and doing away with the creamy crack for seven months now. I have very dense and tightly coiled hair so usually it’s easy for the relaxer to ‘wear’ off by itself without me having to cut and start afresh. In recent time though, I think I may have over processed my hair leaving it dry, brittle and with split ends.I decided to give my hair a break from the chemical damage and go back to natural but the process hasn’t been as easy as I had first imagined. The hair closer to my scalp was good strong virgin growth and the hair towards the ends was brittle and processed. I wasn’t confident that the new growth was long enough for me to just get rid of the top hair and I wasn’t certain that I wanted such a short do. In came the Bantu Knot out style.
This passed weekend while doing my Bantu Knot Out at Lajawi Beaute Cafe I came across a convenience I had never really considered before, a wig. While I know the likes of Beyonce and Gabriel Union don a fab piece practically daily, I had never taken into account that I might be a candidate for a wig. I was about to leave the salon in my knots (a style I’m happy to wear out while my Knot Out dries) when Jawad asked if I had ever tried a wig on. I hadn’t, so since it wasn’t much of a commitment, I tried it and it was love at first sight!
I love making my own face care products at home. It’s both convenient and cheap, basically what I live for. Here are two treatments I love making for my dry skin especially in winter.
I’ve caught a bit of the DIY bug where homemade beauty products are concerned. I’ve been making masks and scrubs and all the hocus pocus one can conjure up from their kitchen cupboard. One exciting hack I found is this amazing cellulite reducing balm that you can make with two easy-to-find-ingredients.
I love this colour!
At the moment it’s on my nails, my lips, my IG grid – everydamnwhere. I’m one of those favourite-colour-phase people. I don’t have a favourite colour that my friends could bank on in a gameshow, I have phases of colour obsession, you know?