Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Monday, 30 January 2012

Friday, 27 January 2012

wise words

HAPPY FRIDAY all! It is a VERY Happy Friday for me as it is my LAST day working at Uniprint. I have been offered the most incredible opportunity to join my father's business. I have ALLOT to learn & allot to prove but I am very excited, enthusiastic & extremely motivated to take his business to the next level!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

heart tote

Love these organic tote bags from {fluffyco.com}
Red on the one side and black on the other- to match your outfit :)

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

valentines day cards

So Valentines Day is just around the corner! I LOVE Valentines Day! Mostly because it is the anniversary of me & my hubs first kiss, which started it all! A whole NINE years ago

Just adore noi publishing's latest collection from their contemporary valentine's day range. check out the noi website for more 

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Monday, 23 January 2012

rooms i heart

Pics from {here}

glambox arrived ...

First Glambox arrived. Hmmm wasn't too impressed when I opened the box. I dont use any of these products so was a bit nervous to try them ... Well, thank goodness I did because each of them, in their own way, are pretty great! See my mini review on each one below:

1. Like Silk make up remover: The product is great, does the job & afforable at R35.99 but I think I prefer my Nivea make up remover.
2.  Parisienne by Yves Saint Laurent: YUM! Smells DELISH but the scent doesnt seem to last the whole day which is disapointing! Would have bought this in a heart beat!
3. ELANCYL Toning Foaming Scrub: LOVE this scrub! Definitely will buy this full size product when this little sample is finished!
4. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Ultra Lift & Firm Moisture Cream SPF 30: Fantastic cream! Not sure whether it gave me a 'face lift' or anything but loved that it was SPF 30, you dont usually find creams with such a high SPF.
5. Anew Clinical Eye lift Pro by Avon: I was stoked to have been given this product, firstly because it was a full size product (valued ar R245.00) AND I had JUST finished my eye cream. Perfect timing and pretty great product too! Definitely made my Glam box subscribtion for the month worth it!

Are you a member of Glambox? if you are, what did you think of the products?

food for thought ...


Thursday, 19 January 2012

♥ elle

Just LOVE the latest {Elle} mags cover! Got such a vintage elegence to it don't you think? Couldn't resist buying it! PS: Cannot WAIT to see the movie "my week with marilyn" (opening here on 17 Feb!)

a cake for your valentine


balsamic strawberry butter cake.

Strawberry Buttercake

Looks too good to eat doesn't it?
Get the recipe from {raspberricupcakes.com}

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

rock paper scissors

From here

summer sorbets

Delish, summer lovin sorbets - fat free and made by YOU! :)

To Make:
Add all ingredients to a high speed/high quality blender.
Tip: slightly thaw the frozen fruit so that it easily blends - but is still frosty.
Blend until smooth - do not overblend. You do not want to "melt" the mixture. Keep it as thick and frosty as possible.
Pour into freezer-friendly container. Chill until firm. Scoop and serve!

Strawberry Banana 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
1 1/2 bananas (fresh)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup maple syrup

Pineapple Banana 2 bananas (fresh)
1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup maple syrup
optional sub: try coconut milk instead of lemon juice for an ultra creamy sorbet (not fat free)

Zippy Wild Blueberry 1 1/2 cups frozen wild blueberries
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 banana (fresh)
optional: 1/2 tsp ginger powder or grated fresh ginger OR dash of cayenne

Spicy Mango 1 1/2 cups frozen mango
1 banana (fresh)
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup maple syrup
a few dashes of cayenne powder

Ingredient subs: You can easily substitute the maple syrup with agave syrup. And the lemon juice can be subbed with lime juice. A hint of citrus zest is also a nice touch.

Recipe from {here}

Friday, 13 January 2012

trendy tuula

LOVE this girls style!

Jessica has one of the best wardrobes I have ever seen. My word her clothing is too gorgeous! I love popping onto her blog for some style inspiration :)
All pics from her fashionably filled blog, tuula vintage

have to have

Don't you just LOVE this dress?!!
From saboskirt.com

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

glambox vs rubybox

I heard about Glambox a while ago but after reading through Chicara's blog, lipgloss kisses (one of my new fav's) and her reviews on the products received I decided to sign up. Glambox is a fab way of trying new cosmetic products. For R100 a month you get delivered a box filled with 5 luxurious products straight to your door. Brands such as Kerastase, Lancome, Revlon, Smashbox and the likes. Chicara also introducted me to another company which does the same called Rubybox but they have different brands such as Africology, Crabtree & Evelyn, Diesel, Elizabeth Arden, Loreal, Biz Buin, Guess to name a few also R100 a month. I love the concept but not sure which of the two I would like to sign up to so have decided to sign up for both for next month to compare. Will let you know the verdict!*