*WIN* A Baby Hamper Worth R800 With The Little Bambini Online Shop …

Alex started The Little Bambini last year due to a huge gap in the market for unique baby goods available in their home town of Harrismith in the Free State.

I love their website design – it is fun, quirky and easy to navigate. They are currently running an awesome special on their starter sets and bulk collections – so if you have a babyshower coming up – you better check out their #ThanksAMillion Sale! Also, if you sign up for an account now you get R50 off your first order… just saying. Continue reading

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Load Shedding With Little Kids In The House Is A Pain… But You Can Make It Fun!

While adults may be cursing over the inconvenience of the next load shedding session, kids are also being affected by the dark. This can be a big challenge when your bedside light is off and the monsters under the bed feel closer than ever. But because Sustainable.co.za wants to help all South Africans live in the light, they’ve got a host of fun, child-friendly toys and lights to help our little ones deal with the dark.

1. Pink Solar Lamp – R185.00

The nifty pink solar lamps light up automatically in the dark, leaving no bedroom pitch black. Simply leave your solar jar on your window sill, or in a sunny area, for the solar cell to recharge the battery. This will provide power for the LED lamp at night. In frosted pink or white, the lamp provides a bright light that’s watertight with no visible switches, perfect for curious hands. (There is an override switch inside the lid if you would like to turn it off.)

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Easy, Quick Make-up Tutorial And Tips For Tired And Busy Moms With Essence And Catrice

Make-up Tutorial For Tired And Busy Moms Header ImageIf you follow my Instagram account, you would have seen that some of my fellow mamas asked me for a make-up tutorial. I am a full time working mom with a toddler and a 4-month old baby – I do not have time to spend hours in front of the mirror doing my make-up! I also hate waking up early, so the more time I can save – the better.

I do however believe that you should always try look your best, because when you look good – you feel good and it has an impact on your confidence. This is the easiest, quickest make-up look. It takes me 10 minutes or less to do in the morning and it looks like you spent hours perfecting it! I am no make-up artist, these tips are in no way professional – just easy little tricks that work for me. Continue reading

This Week’s Nails… Coral Ombre With Catrice Ultra Stay And Essence Ombre Nail Art {Review}

coral Ombre Nail Tutorial nail art end result catrice essenceHow absolutely stunning is this?

I used the Catrice Ultra Stay Gel & Shine Base Coat. followed by the Catrice Ultimate Nail Lacquer in A Gallon Of Melon (most beautiful nail colour for the season!). After the nail colour dried, I applied the Essence Nail Art Pastel Ombre Top Coat – this product is unbelievable! Every coat makes the nail colour a shade lighter, creating the perfect ombre look. I am obsessed! I finished the look off with the Ultra Stay Gel & Shine Top Coat from Catrice… and viola!

Catrice Ultra Stay Gel & Shine Base Coat and Ultra Stay Gel & Shine Top Coat works so well – it gives your nails the ultimate gel look and strength without all the fuss. I also like that it dries relatively quick, I absolutely cannot stand nail polished that take forever to dry. My nails feel pretty damn chip resistant… a definite must have. The Catrice Ultimate Nail Lacquer in A Gallon Of Melon is the colour to have this season and is going to be a huge trend going late into Spring 2016 – see I know this because I work in Fashion 😉 – You can buy your Catrice products at any Dis-Chem store or visit their Facebook page for more details. Like Catrice SA on Facebook

Essence Nail Art Pastel Ombre Top Coat is extremely easy to apply and so much fun. You are in complete control when it comes to the varience of the colours – I love ombre, so I will probably be doing this with every single pastel colour in my nail polish collection! Like Essence SA on Facebook 

South Africa Is Breaking My Heart, I Cry For My Beloved Country {Warning: Graphic Pictures}

I don’t usually post negative things on my blog – I generally try keep things around here as positive as possible and seeing as I am a very opinionated person I try my best to never write about politics. That being said, this blog is my personal outlet and this is something that has been resting heavy on my heart. Before I start, please know that I am not trying to insult anyone, I hate racism, I love my country.

I live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town takes my breath away and fills me with awe. I grew up somewhere even more beautiful… a gorgeous farm in Kanoneiland situated in between Upington and Keimoes in the Northern Cape – also known as the ‘Groen/Green Kalahari’. As beautiful as the landscapes and sunsets are, this place is filled with just as much ugly… and I am scared. It is like an abusive relationship – every time it gets bad I threaten to leave, but love and hope keeps me from following through… It will be better tomorrow, it’s not really that bad.

South Africa Is Breaking My Heart, I Cry For My Beloved Country - White Privilidge Racism Rhodes Must Fall Xenophobia Kanoneiland Sunset in africa

Last night I was lying in bed and instead of drifting off to a peaceful sleep I was figuring out my ‘game plan’ for when shit hits the fan – grab Knox, run to Mikayla’s room, grab her, climb out the window, sneak to the car, get in and speed off. I was playing out different scenarios in my head, what to do if this or that happened… should I pack an emergency getaway bag and keep it in the car? Should I get passports ready for the kids? Should I get a gun? Should I rather start homeschooling the kids? Should we just leave before it is too late? Will it ever get to that point? Continue reading

{Supporting Our Momtrepreneurs} 4 A Kid – Amazing Kids’ Products, Putting Your Child’s Safety First {Competition Closed}

Caffeine and Fairydust 4AKid ReviewAlly, the founder of 4 A Kid, sent my kids a little goodie box a while ago and my oh my… Mikayla completely flipped out. Why?

Well, because of this….

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