Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Good bye damaged hair.

There are several things that a person can do when they have dry damaged hair, some opt to chop it all off and then watch it grow back (for some of us this could take a while). However, if the damage was caused by your bad hair habits in the first place  then it might be wise for you to try and fix those habits so that your hair can flourish once again. The remedy does not have to be expensive. So instead of  copping your gorgeous locks off sure to leave your hair healthy.

You will need the following ingredients:

½ cup honey
1 ½  cups water
½ cup organic coconut milk
1 Tbsp olive oil 

  1. Blend the ingredients thoroughly in a food processor and heat in a thick base pot/ pan until warm. Do not overheat. 
  2. Apply to hair from root to tip and then cover your hair with a plastic cap. Let it steam for an hour or more if you desire.
# can be use on all hair types

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The power of Orange( DIY body scrub)

The power of orange....  Well oranges that is. Oranges are a good source of Vitamin C which is known to improve the skin texture and color, they can also make our skin's surface firm.

They help restoring collagen in our bodies which is responsible for skin firming and preventing early aging of skin. Which is why you wont regret including a dose of the good old orange on your daily to eat list and save some for a beauty treatment...

Instead of throwing away the peels, dry them and make a relaxing body scrub.

What you'll need for the body scrub:

1 cup dried orange peels( grounded)
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of sea salt
1/4 cup of  olive oil

Blend all the ingredients together, and then rub over damp skin in the bath or shower.

NB: Do not dry the orange peels in direct sunlight. Dry for 2-3 days.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

French Braid Bun

The bun has become the most popular hairdo for this season. Here's an easy way to add a twist to your donut bun...

Introducing the French Braid Bun

What you'll need:

  • a brush
  • elastic bands
  • bobby pins
  • bun sock ( the one you used for the hair donut post)

Step 1

Gently brushing your hair to remove any knots.

Step 2

Divide your hair by making a part from your left ear across the crown of your head, to the right ear. Secure the top part of your hair with a clip and this should make braiding the lower half much easier.

Step 3

Flip your head upside down, and then gently brush the hair again. Start the French braid at the nape of your neck, and braid all the way to the crown of your head. Then secure the hair with an elastic band, and leave the ponytail free.

Step 4

Remove the clip from the top part of your hair. Tie the hair and the ponytail left from the braid together in a high ponytail.

Step 5

Now make a bun. For this you can use a bun roll. Slide it over your ponytail, arrange your hair around it, and then gently tuck it under the roll, and secure with bobby pins.

You'll love it!!

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Breakfast fit for a queen :)

Eating a healthy breakfast filled with protein is important to get and keep a flat belly... Try this delicious, easy to make breakfast for a flat belly...

Roasted tomatoes and poached eggs

What you'll need:

1 large egg
about 20 cherry tomatoes
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon fresh/ dried thyme leaves
2 slices off whole wheat bread toasted


  1. Heat oven to 200 degrees. Arrange tomatoes in a baking dish and drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper.Toss with thyme and roast until tomatoes begin to burst, about 20 minutes. Scrape tomatoes and any juices into a bowl and let cool slightly. 
  2.  In a shallow, wide pan, heat 1.5 liters of water over medium until bubbles cover bottom and sides of pan. Crack each egg into a separate small bowl. Gently pour egg into pan. Cook egg, undisturbed, until white is just set and yolk is still loose, 4 to 5 minutes. Use a rubber spatula to gently release eggs from bottom of pan, if necessary. Using a slotted spoon, remove egg from water. Blot bottom of spoon on a paper towel to remove excess water before serving.
  3. Serve eggs over toast.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Acne Free Skin

Does your skin break out every time you stress? No need to worry. Here's an easy face mask to relive you from you acne whoos..

What you'll need:

1 teaspoon of fresh milk
1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon of turmeric
warm water


Mix one teaspoon of honey, one teaspoon of fresh milk and one teaspoon of turmeric together in a bowl.

Apply to skin.

Leave for 15 - 25 minutes. Then rinse off with warm water and pat skin dry.

Benefits of honey on skin:

It hydrates and locks in moisture to your skin and it also has anti - bacterial and anti - inflammation properties which makes it the perfect ingredient for problem skin.

Benefits of turmeric on skin:

Its high in antioxidants that slow down cell damage. Also helps reduce skin pigmentation and evens out skin tone.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Heat Free Curly Hair... Method 1

Curly hair looks gorgeous on ever face shape and hair type but we know how damaging hair dryers, straighteners and curlers can be to our hair. Here are simple steps to curl hair without using heat....

All you need is a headband, hairpins and dry towel.

Step 1

Get hair wet and blot it dry with a towel.

Step 2

Choose a soft elastic headband, one that wraps all around your head. Take sections off the hair and wrap the hair around the headband and use hairpins to pin ends in place. Continue until all hair is wrapped around the headband.


Step 3

Go to sleep wearing the headband so your hair can completely dry.

Step 4

Unpin each section of your hair and let the curls fall. Remove headband and scrunch curls with a dollop of mousse and spry very lightly with hair spray.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Sexy, Classic, Smokey eyes...

They say the eyes are the window to ones soul, I agree.... That is why I'm willing to share my smokey eye secret with you. Here it goes...

You'll need:

  • An eyeliner ( Black)
  • Gold eye shadow 
  • Black eye shadow
  • Mascara 
Step 1

Fill intire eyelid up to the brow with a gold eye shadow

Step 2

Fill eyelid with eyeliner. 

Step 3

Smudge the eyeliner using your finger and blend out the edges.

Step 4

Brush black eye shadow onto outer lid and blend.

Step 5

Brush black eye shadow under the eye.

Step 6

Apply eyeliner all around the eye. Do not forget to apply some under the eyelashes.

Step 7

Apply mascara to top and bottom


Thursday, 18 July 2013

Sexy,Soft and Plump Lips.


Winter makes our lips dry which causes peeling or cracked lips and we don't want such lips, do we ladies? Many of us also don't want to spend loads of money on lip moisturizers and plumbers that aren't really proven to work. Here's a money saving and effective trick you can use...

You'll need:

  • Petroleum Jelly or Vaseline 
  • A tooth brush 
  • A dry towel

Step 1
Drink loads of water

Dehydration cause your lips to peel and chap.

Step 2

Apply a generous amount of Vaseline or Petroleum Jelly on to your lips.

Step 3

Use the tooth brush to work the Vaseline in to your lips by gently moving the brush in circular motions along your lips. Do this for a minute or so...

Step 4

Wash the Vaseline off your lips with cold water and dab dry with towel.

Step 5

Apply your favorite lip gloss.

Good to go :)

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Bow or Bow Down....

Turn everyday hair into a work off art. All you need is a hair band, hair pins and of cause your gorgeous hair.

Here is the know how...

Step 1

Brush hair properly to remove any tangle. Decide on where you would like your bow to be before creating a pony tail. then brush and create the bow accordingly.

Step 2

Pull hair into a pony tail. Instead of pulling the pony tail all the way through, pull it half way forming a loop. Leave a loss end.


Step 3

Divide the loop hair into to even sections. These sections will form the sides of the bow.

Step 4

Create the middle piece of the bow by taking the loose strand of your hair in front of the bow and pull it back over the middle of your bow section. Then tuck the hair strands securely into the hair band. Try to stuff as much of the top strand as possible. You may need to use hair pins to secure it by pushing a few into the strand and hair band.

Step 5

Use your fingers to fluff out or shape the bow.

Done :)

Friday, 12 July 2013

Be the Queen Bee (DIY Beehive hairstyle)

The beehive hairstyle is a tricky affair to master but everything can be made simple, right ladies? Unlike our lovely celebrities who have a little help with getting the perfect beehive hairdo, we normal girls can only stare in aah. I say... NO MORE!!!

Here's a trick I have up my sleeve for the perfect beehive glam you have always wished for:

What you'll need is :

  • A piece of fabric that matches your hair color ( one that you can tie into a ball)
  • A rubber band
  • Hair/ bobby pins

Step 1

Tie the piece of fabric into a ball and secure any pieces left by rolling the rubber band around it.

Step 2

Pull one small section off hair forward ( leave unteased). Gather a second section about 1- 2 inchs, tease/ comb downwards. Repeat with 2-3 more sections until your hair looks something like this:

Step 3

Add the ball of fabric to your hair. Wherever you place the ball will be where the bump will be. Cover the ball with pieces of hair and pin each piece down. Make sure you cover the ball from all directions until the ball is completely covered.

There its easy as 1, 2, 3

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Sexy Hand all Year Round

It's winter, and the cold, dry air can wreak havoc on your soft, delicate hands. And we know that we want sexy hands all year round. Don't we ladies? And gents.

Just a few steps on achieving gorgeous, sexy hands:

Step 1
Protect them from the cold.

Wear gloves every time you go outside and make sure you change them if they become damp from rain. There are so mean fashionable styles out there from cute colorful knit gloves to the classic leather gloves.


Step 2
Wash them often.

Not only will washing your hands help keep them clean but it will also prevent you from spreading those nasty flu germs. Always use warm water, nothing too hot or cold and use gentle soap. Rinse well and pat dry.

Step 3
Moisturize them

After washing your hands use a little hand lotion. try one with coco butter to make your hands soft
and beautiful.

Step 4
Don't bite them.

Biting your nails is a bad habit, which make hands not so flattering. Whatever the reason, now is the time to stop TODAY. In only a week you'll be rewarded with pretty nails.

Step 5
Maintain them

Make it your daily priority and develop a that will take just a few minutes, so it will be easy to stick by it. After you bath or shower, gentle push your cuticles back with your towel, file any snags, them apply lotion.

Easy - peasy <3*

Sunday, 7 July 2013

The Perfect Hair Donut

We all want that perfect bun which is not always easy to master.. Here are a few simple steps which will make your donut  turn heads:

One sock (the longer the sock the bigger the bun - once we've gotten over the idea of attaching our footwear to our heads.)
Two hair bands
Some hairpins ( four or more)

Step 1

Take a sock that almost matches your hair colour. Cut a R5 size hole in the toe and role the sock until there's nothing left to role. - This should resemble a swollen hair band.

Step 2

Pull your hair back in a ponytail at the spot you want the centre of your donut to be, tie hair tightly with one thin hair band. Pull your hair through the centre of the rolled sock, and make sure you leave any of the hair behind.

Step 3

Spread your hair over the sock in all directions so that none of the sock shows. When the sock is fully covered secure your hair with a hair band around your hair and sock.

Step 4

The last step is pin the ends of your hair after they've been wrapped around the outside of the bun.

Wala the perfect Donut Bun :)

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Leather Up....

No longer a rock star or Harley riders affair. We all can enjoy the urban cool of the leather jacket..
There are many types of leather jackets to choose from as there are situations for wearing one. From the classic bomber jacket worn by celebrities which is less tailored and thicker to the Italian leather jackets which are more tailored and soft. The motorcycle jacket, sporty with many buckles and zipper the most popular..

Well these days we've introduced leather with Fux Fur, Studs ( all thanks to Michele Jackson), Spikes, you name name it. But do we really buy leather jackets for fashion reasons.. Hmmm, that shouldn't be the only reason!!!

Here are some advantages of owning a leather jacket:

  1. It lasts long
  2. It can be used all year round 
  3. They are not subject to fads
  4. They never be outdated

Friends Forever

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares and who deserves to be in your life forever...”

Friday, 5 July 2013

Fashion That Hurts

From Gaga to Rihanna, now all over the streets. Yes they have made it BIG.... Still don't get it???...SPIKES

Here are some DIY tips so you can make your own Spike collar...

All you need is a shirt, spikes and supper glue:

1. First place the spikes/studs where you would like them on the collar
2. Then put glue on the spikes and stick them done (don't put too much glue and once they are stuck, they are stuck so make sure you put them in the right place)

Enjoy <3 ***

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Oh My Gosh POSH.....?

The time has come again for us to have our own South Africa version of the Royal Ascot... Its the Vodacom Durban July fever.. Yeppy :) Our theme this year is Oh My Gosh POSH... Glam up ladies and gents...

Are you ready?

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Healthy Breakfast for a Flat Tummy...

If your trying to slim down, never skip breakfast. It's a proven fact that regular breakfast eaters tend to be slimmer and are more successful at losing weight - and most importantly keeping it off. What to include in your breakfast to keep weight on tap?

Try  including eggs, oatmeal, peanut butter, yogurt to that cereal and a fresh fruits like strawberries and raspberries.. 

Happy eating :) 

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Love Yourself

" We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don't matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It's time to put an end to this. It's time for us to let ourselves be loved" - C. JoyBell C.

I happened to stumble across this quote yesterday and somehow it reminded me of how often we take our family and self's for granted. In the past few days my soul has been discouraged by so many happenings which made me forget how lucky I am to have family and friends who care, that one doesnt need to beg for love for there is love all around us. Most importantly learning once again to love myself unconditionally.