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Tejumade Haastrup

Just before I turned 30 years old, I made the decision to invest in good skincare. My main skin concern is ageing, I want to stop the signs of ageing in its tracks and remain beautiful and youthful forever. There are certain skincare ingredients that are known to reduce the signs of ageing, one of which is Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s).  Read my list of other skincare ingredients here. AHA’s work by removing the skin’s top layer (dead skin cells) to promote more radiant and firmer skin. The Environ Focus

Summer is here which means it is swimwear season. Queue the beach, yacht and pool parties. But first, did you know that understanding your body shape is paramount to getting the right swimwear. For example, I have somewhat of an athletic build, and petite sized boobs so if I am to wear a bikini top, I like it to be padded. I would most likely buy swimwear that flatters other parts of my body that I don’t mind being on display, like my back. I also don’t like my butt cheeks

Did you know that the colour you like says something about your personality? Pink happens to be one of my favourite colours. It is such a pretty, feminine colour. Growing up, I always thought there were limitations to the colours I could wear, as a dark skin girl. Pink and red were two of those colours I thought I shouldn’t wear. Of course, I have since discovered that that just isn’t true, but back then, I didn’t know any better. Maybe it is why I am so fond of pink

One oufit worn three ways? Yes, please! When it comes to shopping for clothes, I like to get my money’s worth. Will I be able to wear it again? Will I be able to style it differently without looking like I’m wearing the same outfit, even though I am? If I put on a few pounds, will it still fit? These are some of the questions I ask myself before purchasing an outfit. Okay, you got me, I’m lying. I’m sort of an impulsive shopper so I tend to buy

I was one of the few lucky people that got to test and review the Botanic Cleansing Conditioner (Moisture & Replenish) by Tresemme. The co-washing cleansing conditioner is a new product on the South African market. Sure, I’ve heard of co-washing – a method of washing your hair where you replace shampoo with conditioner – but  I’d never really thought  I’d be testing it on my hair! Will my hair be clean using conditioner alone? Will my hair fall out? These were some of the questions that plagued me. I

I’m excited! My two favourite South African online retail brands are joining forces.  Two is becoming one.  Say what?! Some of you may have heard, Superbalist and Spree are getting married! Queue the angels humming. Yes, Spree and Superbalist will officially be a couple in early October. Spree will be taking on the name Superbalist instead of meeting in the middle with ‘Sprebalist ‘- we know who wears the pants! 😉 As it turns out, 51%  of the company will be owned by Media 24 (Spree’s current shareholders) while Takealot Group (Superbalist

Three weeks ago, Rubybox sent me Thursday Plantation’s acne range to test and review. The range includes: Tea Tree Foaming Face Wash R209.95 at Wellnesswarehouse 2. Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Toner – R205.95 at Wellnesswarehouse 3. Tea Tree Face Cream – R215. 95 at Wellnesswarehouse For targeted application Tea Tree Blemish Stick Tea Tree Blemish Gel I’d never heard of Thursday Plantation so before I used the products I thought I’d do a little research and find out a little bit more about the brand whose products I was going to be

Figuring out what to wear can be a nightmare. Most days, I am pretty certain about what I want to wear to any occasion, be it to work or a social event. But there are also those days that I change my mind about an outfit at least 5 times. I hate those days, it literally ruins my mood. Thankfully it doesn’t happen too often. Work in itself is stressful, figuring out what to wear doesn’t have to be. I tend to lay out what I’m going to wear to work

Just a month ago, I started using the Justine Dailycare Perfecting range. I was invited to test and review this 3-step range by Rubybox Beauty South Africa for Justine South Africa. The Justine Dailycare Perfecting range consists of three essential products in any skincare arsenal, namely, cleanser, toner and moisturiser. I had just a few months prior come to the conclusion that I needed to upgrade my skincare regime and by an upgrade, I mean – splurge. I had this idea that the more expensive a product is, the more

“Sometimes I wonder if you’re happy?” This is the point-blank question from a friend that plagued my Friday night and entire weekend. This question disrupted my equilibrium. Why would someone who doesn’t know me all that well wonder about my happiness? Do I look unhappy? Do I appear unfulfilled? These and many more questions circled my head, distracted me a little from the answer to his question. After throwing some questions back at this friend, trying to ascertain why he would ask about my happiness or lack thereof, I eventually

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