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About a week ago, I had the privilege of being invited to the beautiful Munro Boutique Hotel for the launch of MPL Hair’s latest addition to the family. Upon arrival, I was blown away by the amazing views and decor. What a great space to get in conversation with other women of color on our crowns and the importance of taking care of them even under the weaves and protective styles we may opt for. When it comes to natural hair, the primary hair-care tip to never forget is to moisturize. Using oils on your hair not only leaves it moisturized, it also helps seal in the moisture the hair currently holds.The most consistent member of my hair care routine, especially as I transitioned to natural hair about 6 years ago, has been MPL Hair. With over two decades of experience and becoming the trusted name in scalp and head health,…

I’m a very practical young lady, and on days like Valentine’s Day thoughtful gifts are highly appreciated. With just a few days to go, you may be up in arms wondering what you could possibly get for your girl this Valentine’s Day. After hearing what the ladies have had to say on Twitter as well as Facebook, I’ve realised how most are on the same page and want simple gifts. So, I’ve jotted down a few PRACTICAL ideas for you which I’m sure your girl will appreciate. Wig heads Get your girl some wig heads. This may sound hilarious at first read, but trust me gents, your girl will definitely appreciate this gift and so will you. Her wigs will always be neatly placed and preserved for much longer. You can throw in some bundles in a gift bag too if you feeling extra nice. I saw a young gentleman…

Lip gloss matte kiss Matte lip gloss are still quite a thing. However, it’s always quite a daunting task having to find your favorite shade in a nourishing texture. Just because a gloss/lipstick is matte, it doesn’t mean it had to leave your lips looking and feeling dark too. As part of my collection of matte lipsticks, I have the LCN Lip gloss matte kiss in a dark berry shade. This color basically goes with any look I’m trying to pull off and what’s great about it is that it also nourishes and moisturizers the lips. It also doesn’t stain when you’re sipping on your drink, however don’t apply any extra gloss on top as this messes with the composition of the gloss and it tend to comes off easier when eating or having a drink. Ps: This product is 100% Vegan. Seductive Face and Body Diamonds Powder It’s the…

I’ve been loving the growth of the beauty industry, and more especially the products on the market which cater to ethnic skin and hair. Amongst some of the best products out are those from Nguni Botanicals, formerly known as Afrilove Creations, catering to all your hair care, skin care as well as self care needs. With their most recent re-branding move, Nguni Botanicals is well on their way to creating a brand which is synonymous with self love. Below I have had the pleasure of filing you in on who and what Nguni Botanicals is all about, as well as where you can follow them to be a part of the journey and purchase their products. Who is Nguni Botanicals? Nguni Botanicals offers botanical solutions for ethnic hair, skin and self-care. Encouraged by her own natural hair experiences, self-love journey, and appreciation for holistic healing, Nonzuzo Mkhwanazi – the eldest…

Summer time is finally upon us, and It’s no secret that this season in particular is one which calls for flawless bikini lines, smooth underarms and silky soft legs. From attending pool parties in your bikini, to lunch out with the girls in shorts or summer dress, you need the perfect summer shave. The newly introduced Loving Touch is offering you that Summer Smooth Loving Touch at an affordable price this summer. Locally produced, Loving Touch offers shaving glades, disposable razors and shaving preps. The Loving Touch Allure triple titanium blade razor’s advanced design, with a firm, comfortable grip and swivel head, gives you a close and comfortable shave.  As you shave it follows your curves comfortably to prevent nicks or cuts.  A soothing Vitamin E and Aloe lubricating strip reduces irritation and moisturisers as you shave for ultra-soft skin. Don’t forget to replace blades regularly with Loving Touch Allure…

Ninety percent of brain development happens before the age of five, yet more than two thirds of South African children under the age of five are still not receiving the crucial Early Childhood Development (ECD) education that could make or break their future potential. Their development – physical, cognitive and emotional – is compromised because they are not receiving the services and care needed at this very crucial time in their young lives. This is because the right stimulation and nutrition in the first five years of a child’s life directly impacts the development of neural pathways, which will later enable learning and the development of vital interpersonal skills. With this in mind, global skincare company NIVEA is offering hope for children in a rural community in KwaZulu-Natal.  It has partnered with Thanda, a community-based organisation, to bring an innovative ECD Programme to children in this rural community. NIVEA provided…

So last night TRESemmé hosted the Inspired By New York Fashion Week (NYFW) Hair Collection. Unfortunately I was unable to make it due to work commitments, but thank goodness for social media and press releases right?!The lovely event was hosted by Lalla Hirayama, a well known presenter in the South African entertainment space. Quite an unassuming selection, but it makes perfect sense! The event showcased the latest hair trends straight off the NYFW runway. The hair styles were created by Ceecee Mabaso, a local stylist that TRESemmé partnered with and sent to work backstage at NYFW, alongside global TRESemmé hairstylist and stylist to the stars, Justine Marjan.  I know CeeCee Mabaso personally and am so thrilled she got this opportunity of a lifetime. She literally lives and breathes HAIR. Her love and passion for hair is unquestionable. CeeCee currently owns and runs her salon in Durban which is called Hair Trends.…

Some days are better than others. And on the good days, everything is always smooth sailing. However, it’s the bad days which you so happen to have so much to do and so little time! So, I got to looking up some simple beauty hacks on the internet to help my fellow sisters out with this life thing.One of my biggest struggles is applying nail polish. It’s either I get the application right but am far too impatient and end up smudging it all. Or, I remember in the last minute I have to look cute and do a terribly messy job. Some nail polishes now dry quite quickly and some simply don’t. If you’re as bad at the nail polish game and as impatient as me , here’s a beauty hack you might appreciate. I personally have found myself in safe hands with the LCN Quick Dryer right after…

I simply could not contain my excitement when I was granted the pleasure of collaborating with my all-time fave, DKNY Be Delicious. More than anything, I could not wait to share my experience of the fragrance as well as converse with other lovers of the fragrance. As previously mentioned, the DKNY Be Delicious scent is refreshing, but it also has an air of bold sophistication. The magic of DKNY Be Delicious is in how it makes me FEEL: in control. When wearing it, I feel unstoppable and ready to take on the concrete jungle that is Johannesburg as well as explore beyond my current environment and horizons. Just one spritz, and my mood shoots from zero to hero in a matter of seconds – it literally makes me feel delicious! Quite a key element for me is the packaging. The shape is very contemporary, and although round, its  perfectly compact…

As promised in my last blog post, I’ve written up on the hand and nail care products I’ve had the pleasure of trying out by LCN. I wasn’t interested in any products which would complicate my life and demand a lot of my time so these products were quite perfect to experiment with. Below I will take you through what I’ve learnt about each product as well as how effective it was for my hand and nail care routine I have established. THE FUTURE OF BEAUTY The LCN line has expanded to include natural nail, hand, foot, make-up, spa, micro blading and eyelash products.  Every LCN beauty product remains the result of careful research, educated industry professionals, and a flawless eye for the future of beauty and fashion.  LCN continues to break new ground in the beauty industry, while still standing the test of time. Limited edition Honeydew Melon 3in1 Express Care. The…