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Tejumade Haastrup

Did you know that Softsheen and Redken developed the original Mizani brand? And in 2001, after existing as part of the Soft-Sheen Carson group in Chicago for over a decade, Mizani evolved into the L’Óreal Professional Products Division. I’ve known about Mizani for years but up until recently, I didn’t know it was made specifically for textured hair or that it is under the L’Óreal brand. My first time using Mizani was the middle of last year while I was in Nigeria. The stylist at the salon I frequented recommended the product

When it comes to dressing, most working women are looking for convenience. We want an outfit that can transform from day to night in seconds. We want to go from the boardroom to a night out on the town. Is there an outfit that can do that?  Yes, there is. In fact, there are many. We often waste time and precious brain power asking ourselves “What am I going to wear?” That decision to pick an outfit can be as quick as two minutes or a long and drawn out 45

Yes, keeping up appearances does come at a cost, just look at #visabae. This young Zimbabwean lady living in the UK asked her viewers/subscribers on Youtube to donate some money towards her visa application. Rutendo Tichiwangani aka RLT on Instagram and Youtube shared a 30-minute sob story on her Youtube channel, I have one month left, essentially asking people to donate  GBP 2300 in order for her to apply for indefinite stay in the UK. GBP 2300 is R39 000. In naira, that is an equivalent of  N 1 166

It’s true, online shopping is the most popular form of shopping now, particularly among millennials. We’re in a digital age where every day, millions of people around the world can get access to brands and stores with just a click on their phone. It’s quick and easy and the perfect solution for our increasingly busy lives. So here’s the thing, I love shopping. Not the act itself but the process:  Girl sees something she likes  Girl starts thinking of different ways to style it Girl buys item   I often

The AFI  Cape Town Fashion Week  2018 was abuzz with the who’s who in the fashion industry. The event was a mix of masterclasses, runway shows, pop-up shops and most importantly, culture. Unlike Paris Fashion Week, Lagos Fashion Week or SA Fashion week to name a few, Africa Fashion International (AFI) celebrates and recognises talent in fashion from the African continent. This year’s theme, #IamAfrica really captured the essence of the show. The schedule included fashion designers from various African countries including Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, DRC, Ghana, Senegal and

It’s not the first time I’ve styled my shirt the “wrong way”. That is, back-to-front and I don’t think it will be last. There is one reason why women often feel like they don’t have enough clothes in their wardrobe even though they have plenty. That reason is, not knowing how to style. If you don’t know how to style, it doesn’t matter if you have all the clothes in the world, it will never be enough. Styling is an art but you can learn it. The first step is

I’ve been wanting to write a post on Instagram addiction and its effects for a while now. I’ve actually gone as far as to write up to four paragraphs on the topic but never finished it. An article I read online on Huffington Post about Instagram influencers and how they are all starting to look the same spurred me to actually start a dialogue on the subject matter. Before I delve into the effects of Instagram addiction, perhaps let’s clarify what addiction is, shall we? Addiction is not just about

Have you ever heard someone say, “dark skin women can’t wear pink?”  It’s a lie! Growing up, I was taught to believe my skin colour limited the choices of colour I could wear. Red, blue, orange and such were colours I thought I had to steer clear of, colours I adored and was drawn to. Until one day, I dared to challenge this rulebook and I, for the life of me don’t know who came up with such nonsense. I don’t remember exactly when it was that  I saw the

Are people still colour-blocking in 2018? The answer is, Yes! This 2007 trend is back, and in today’s post, I’m sharing tips on how to colour-block with finesse. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; I LOVE colour. There’s just something about the colour purple, orange, green,  yellow or any other bright colour that grabs my attention. Colour-blocking is just another one of my favourite trends. I always say I’m not into trends but every once in a while, there is that one trend that I’m keen on. Colour-blocking

I’ve always loved vintage shopping. I even wrote an article on the difference between vintage and second-hand clothing which you can read here. I have a love for clothes. It doesn’t matter how many clothes I have,  I can ever have enough. What woman does? Lately, I’ve been a little more obsessed with vintage clothes than I usually am. Observatory and Long street in Cape Town have some of the best vintage stores and every time I’m in Cape Town, you’ll find me scouring the racks for some vintage gems.

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