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Tejumade Haastrup

I have known many single women who feel a sense of shame for being single. This feeling of shame and inadequacy can be blamed on societal pressures especially within the African community. You are deemed less of a woman if you are not in a relationship. God forbid you are in your late twenties to early thirties and have no marriage prospects, then you need deliverance because clearly without a man, your life has no meaning. Well, I’m calling it bull shit! Times have changed, gone are the days when

We are no doubt in winter, it’s sunny, hot, the beaches are overcrowded and there have already been a few fire outbreaks. No matter the season, looking good is important to me. This summer, I have compiled a list of my January beauty essentials: Clicks Sun Protect Cooling SPF 30, R104,95 No matter the colour of your skin, even if your melanin pops the most, sunblock is, and should be an important part of your skincare, especially in summer. We all know sunscreen is expensive, the Clicks Sun Protect Cooling

It’s time to say goodbye to the knee-high boots and hello to knee-high heels. Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you need to forsake the knee-high look. I have been obsessed with knee-high heels ever since I saw them on one of the Kardashians. This trend is slowly but gradually taking the place of its cousin, the gladiator sandals – which can be worn flat or high. A pair of black knee-high heels is the most versatile colour you can have in your wardrobe because not only do they go

Living alone, I think of all the friends I’ve known, but when I dial the telephone, nobody’s home. All by myself, don’t want to be, all by myself anymore. All by myself… If this song by Celine Dion from Bridget Jones’ diary resonates with you then I’d just like to say that you are not alone, I am here with you. See what I did there? Okay, I’ll stop quoting songs now and get to it. We’ve all grown up with the concept that the holidays is a time to

Last week, I was invited to the launch of Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel and Spa, the latest hot spot located in the trendy, vibrant and beautiful Kloof Nek Road in Cape Town.  Cloud 9 is home to exquisitely refurbished luxury rooms, a premium day spa, a sun deck, hot tub, plunge pools and a lush rooftop bar with panoramic views. Originally a Victorian farmhouse dating back to 1892, Cloud 9 connects five buildings joined by a contemporary African art gallery and an intimate library. With 55 guest rooms and suites

I always knew the day would come but had never thought quite so soon. I transitioned to natural hair some two months ago because I was sick of how disgustingly unhealthy my hair looked. My hair was uneven and the tips looked stringy and lacklustre and so I decided to chop off the relaxed, straighter ends and go natural. Having debated going natural for some time but never quite having the “balls”, I knew it was now or never.  Call me hair lazy but doing my hair is not a

A month ago, I received a media invite to the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay  to “experience the vibrancy and creative spirit of Cape Town’s most vibrant market”, the invite said. Having never been to the market, my curiosity was piqued and I decided to RSVP to the event to see what it was all about. The Bay Harbour Market is located on the water’s edge in the old authentic part of the Hout Bay Harbour, in a refurbished fish factory. The market is an eclectic mix of fashion,

They say your hair is your crowning glory, this I know to be true. It is why issues like receding hairline and thinning hair can be distressing and even depressing for many women. Receding hairline is not as common in women as it is in men but traction alopecia is. What is traction alopecia? It is damage to the hair caused by excessive pulling on the natural hair follicle. Ballerinas, gymnasts and weave wearers are some of the women that suffer from this condition. In my early twenties, I used

Rage Model Management will be hosting its annual model competition at Movida Crossing in Johannesburg on 29 October 2016 from 7pm to 10pm and you could win two tickets to watch the show, live! The competition which is now in its third and final stage, runs every year and is open to both males and females. The three phases of the competition are broken down as follows: Phase 1: Initial submission Entrants will submit their entries according to the entry criteria, Rage Model Management will then select the top 20 entrants

Over the past few months, beauty has become a little obsession of mine.  I am constantly on the hunt for the best beauty products out there. I have always had a love for all things beauty related but the fact that I’ll soon be turning 30 years old has got me a little spooked and concerned for the future of my skin. While I may not be able to turn back the hands of time and stay in my twenties forever, I can at least try to reduce the signs of

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