December holidays are coming and peeps are freaking out that they're not bikini ready yet (I know I am). Going into your latest diet just might be to your detriment and here is why. Ditching the winter weight often comes down to the simple formula of burning more calories that you take in. Easy peasy,… Continue reading Weight Loss Mistakes You’re Making
Look, I never promised to be a skincare guru and thankfully too! Turns out that what I'd been doing for my skincare was pretty ineffective just because I've been doing it wrong. So I asked the experts instead! I've long struggled with dry skin that's prone to eczema flare-ups. Dehydrated skin tends to look a… Continue reading My Anti-Ageing Skincare Habits
||ABUSE TRIGGER WARNING || We are coming out of Women's Month in South Africa and entering a new season of Twitter being flooded with RIP trends for the women of this country. This, however, is nothing new to the women of South Africa, this is our everyday. The story of a missing UCT student flooded… Continue reading Not All Men
Who are you turning to for validation? We all have little people-pleaser tendencies that linger within even the strongest of people, but where does this come from? Who do we think we are to need the validation of someone else to matter? Say that out loud for a moment - Whisper it if you're shy. Who… Continue reading Where did you leave your worth?
It's Women's Day in South Africa while I'm typing this out. This morning we slept in a little, I've been lazily scrolling through Instagram, speaking to my cat and belittling myself. You know, the usual. While I was speaking to Olivia this morning - giving her love and snuggles - I realised something profound about… Continue reading Self-Love Reality Check
My husband hogged all the blankets last night, Olivia (my kitty) was snore/purring in her sleep and I had the worst pain in my ankle imaginable. If these are the conditions I deal with on a regular ol' Sunday night, you can see why I need the good folk at BLOOMAesthetics to keep my 33-year… Continue reading Plasma Skin Tightening Review with BLOOMaesthetics
I'm recovering from torn ligaments in my left ankle and have just quit my dream job. Hello, August!
I had my first massive mental breakdown in October of 2017. I was a few weeks away from my 31st birthday, lying on my bedroom floor and sobbing uncontrollably. As I near my 2nd anniversary of this breakdown, I'm worse off than ever. I'm typing this from day 5 of my doctor ordered bed rest.… Continue reading Panic Attacks on a Treadmill
There is a new wave of podcasts taking over... well, our airwaves. Whether you are on your commute to work or just getting ready for the day, chances are that you are listening to a podcast. Podcasts have become the bite-size, audiobooks we need for a traffic jam. They are the words of wisdom that… Continue reading My 5 Fave Girl Power Podcasts
Oh, the neverending battle that is the well-intended advice that the women in our lives give. It's usually unsolicited and almost always awfully outdated - but we often take it in our media-driven need to snag a man and believe it or not, I was guilty of this too. Picture this if you can... a… Continue reading The worst relationship advice I’ve ever received… that I took