Sunday, August 23, 2015

Hair Care Always | Beauty

Hair, for me, has always had to involve two things: to smell good, and to look good. I found myself almost neglecting my hair, not taking as much care of it as I should. I went hunting for something that would replenish and moisturise my curls. I eventually found the hair treatments below.
I bought these wonders at Dischem, and I believe my hair feels and looks so much healthier than what it used to! The treatment has extracts of morrocan argan oil. Argan oil is proven to make hair softer, stronger and shinier. It also helps to tame frizzy hair (a must for curly hair!) and to treat split ends. Argan oil is lovely, because it can be used not only for hair but for the skin as well, with so many advantages to it.

I tend to use this twice a week. It is great since it can be used as a styling agent. Curly hair, however, is not satisfied with only this and thus I have to use other products in addition.
Since curly hair should be deep-conditioned every so often, I try to use the hair mask once a week. I find it great for hair repair and rejuvenation, as well as it appears to be an intensive conditioning treatment.
If you would like to see how my hair is taking to these treatments, head on to my Visit to the House of J.C. Le Roux blog post (click here), or visit my Instagram page (click here).
Please note that not all hair types are the same and nor do the same products work on all forms of hair. This is what has worked for me and the results I have found in using this product.
I hope you enjoyed this post and see you soon!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Visit to The House of J.C. Le Roux | Lifestyle

One of my favourite things in the whole wide world is to explore, adventure and experience new things - especially when it involves good company and breath-taking views! Yesterday we celebrated my friend’s birthday by visiting The House of J.C. Le Roux just outside Stellenbosch, Cape Town, followed by some yummy lunch at a local restaurant, Trumpet Tree.

At the farm, we went Wine and Nougat tasting. It was incredible. Consisting of 5 different types of J.C Le Roux wonders as well as flattering delicious homemade pieces of nougat, we were guided through the whole experience by a professional who explained every tiny detail of each product. 

The place itself, with the wine tasting downstairs and the restaurant upstairs, complimented by the beautiful backdrop of the mountain and vineyards, is absolutely beautiful. 

The tasting did not take too long, but it was a great experience that I recommend to anyone who is looking for a wonderful time with some good people.  

My outfit of the day was: a little black dress with a light-weighted, flowy coat, paired with some black ankle buckle-up boots. I spiced this up with two chains, rings and a cute little bag to keep my essentials in. 

Share my experience with me by seeing the photos below and let me know what you think! 

The House:

The Wine Tasting:
The Outfit:
Lunch at Trumpet Tree:
(p.s.: If you ever get the chance to go to Trumpet Tree, their M&M's Milkshakes are amaziiiing!)

I hope you enjoyed this post and I'll see you next time!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Dressing Formal | Fashion

Last night some of my closest friends had their Varsity Huisdans and I was asked to do their makeup. I decided to share their outfits and makeup, since they looked absolutely stunning and totally worthy to get a few ideas for formal events. 

Dee paired her nude turtle-neck bodycon dress with a watch, a statement ring, three necklaces, white nails and a lovely pair of pointed-toe stilettos. 
Even though it is not entirely visible, I used a mix of shimmery golds and browns on Dee's eyelids with thick top black eyeliner topped up with some mascara. 

Nomzee dressed plain yet beautiful with her flowy navy dress and its open chest area. 

I used a mix of light gold and purple under-toned blue eye shadow. This was topped with some top eyelid eyeliner and mascara. 

Trish looked like a Greek goddess with her gold and pink under layer completed with an overlay of soft pink chiffon dress. She combined with with a simple gold headpiece, a chain and gold and peach high-heeled gladiators. 
Trish did her own makeup, using some glittery-gold eye shadow.
Mpho wore her flowy chiffon dress with a low cut neckline with a front slit.  
The girls were running out of time, so I didn't have much time to do Mpho's makeup. I decided to go plain and simple with a very light pink eye-shadow, to compliment her dress.

Nicole showed off her turtle-neck charcoal grey long-sleeved dress with slits on the side, paired with black stiletto pumps and a bold navy blue beaded chain. 
I decided to give Nicole more of a dramatic look to compliment her outfit. I used an undertone of purple, topped with some silver shimmery eye shadow and a mix of dark grey and black. This was combined with top liner and mascara. 

The girls looked absolutely stunning. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know what you think about both the outfits and the makeup. See you soon!