Let's talk beauty!
The Japanese brand, Miniso launched in South Africa in September this year where the brand spoilt us with a two nights stay at the Radisson Blu in Sandton and hosted a magnificent launch party for the lifestyle brand.
Although Miniso sells a range of products from teddy bears to stationary, the brand has now recently launched their very own Beauty Range.
If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen some of the beauty products that I have loved using so far. 
One of my favourite beauty products has to be lipstick and Miniso has such a beautiful range of lip colours that are to die for. I personally love their soft pink and nude toned lipsticks which are really soft and hydrating. Another one of my favourite items from the Miniso beauty range has to be their cute eye shadow palettes. The eye shadows are really pigmented, which I am sure any makeup lover will appreciate and the palettes are the perfect size to fit in your handbag or makeup bag if you are always on the go. 
Included in the beauty range is a great variety of skincare products. Miniso's Aloe makeup remover works like a charm. After a full day of having makeup on your face, it's important to properly remove it before going to bed. I do not believe in Makeup remover wipes as they do not properly remove the makeup off my face. Miniso's Aloe Makeup remover completely removes all makeup and leaves my skin feel smooth and clean, even before I've washed my face.
All the Miniso skincare products contain natural ingredients, which is great is you have sensitive skin. If you are looking for an affordable yet effective exfoliator, then I suggest trying out the seaweed exfoliating gel from Miniso.
The Miniso stores are still limited with only three open in Johannesburg. However I am sure in the near future, there will be more stores popping up throughout the country. 
Don't forget to head on over to my Facebook Page to see me test out the Minsio Rose Refining face mask and chat about some of my other favourite beauty products from Miniso. 


It's the most wonderful time of the year!
The holiday season is officially in full swing and I couldn't be more excited! However, the thought of having to stand in long lines at stores to shop for Christmas gifts can be very stressful. I personally enjoy doing all my holiday shopping online and in the comfort of my own home. 

Although the holiday's are for spending quality time with friends and family, it's nice to get a little something for Christmas too!

To save you time, I thought I'd put together the Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide that you can purchase online or in stores (if you're brave enough to face the holiday shopping madness.) 
For the Travelers:
Samsonite have put together the ultimate travel set for a fashion blogger, like me, and I am totally obsessed. Their Christmas gifts for her are absolutely perfect for both the jet setter and the occasional traveler. From hand luggage to check-in suitcases, Samsonite has you covered for the holiday season.
samsonite fashion blogger
Away Luggage has been a brand I have loved for a few years now. If you are looking for luggage that will compliment your Instagram aesthetic, then Away is the brand to purchase luggage from. From pastel pink to baby blue suitcases, the variety is endless.
For the Fashionistas:
Chloe Faye is one of the most iconic bags at the moment and if you looking for a classic bag to match any and every outfit then look no further. I bought my Chloe Faye online from My Theresa. My Theresa is my favourite luxury online store where you can purchase the most beautiful range of designer items and sometimes they have really good sales on these items too!
chloe faye
Burberry Scarf - For those celebrating Christmas in winter, this is the perfect gift. Not only is a Burberry scarf a classic, which will never go out of style, it will also keep you cosy during the upcoming winter months. 
Seafolly Bikini - and for those of you, like me, who will be celebrating Christmas at the beach, a bikini is the best Christmas gift to get. Seafolly is an Australian brand, which have recently come to South Africa and can be purchased at certain small boutiques in Johannesburg and Cape Town, however, for more of a variety, i would suggest shopping on their online store instead. 
seafolly bikini
For the Beauty Lovers:
Chanel Mademoiselle - One of my favourite perfumes and one of the top selling perfumes for 2017. This subtle yet everlasting perfume is a classic you can't go wrong with. If you are not one for wearing sweet or over powering perfumes, like me, then Mademoiselle from Chanel will suit you perfectly. 
Babor annually comes out with their Christmas Advent Calendar which contains an ampule for everyday leading up to Christmas. As you all know, I am an advocate for looking after my skin. Whether you want to treat yourself to the advent calendar or give it to someone who also enjoys good skincare products then applying these ampules to give you a natural holiday glow is the perfect gift.
MAC have released their annual holiday collection. This year the holiday collection was named the Snow Ball Collection and I am loving the effort that MAC has put into their packaging. The collection has a beautifully pigmented highlighter as well as gorgeous array of Christmas and winter eye shadow colours that will really make any makeup lover drool over the products.
mac snowball collection
GlamGlow, like MAC, also releases a holiday collection yearly. This year GlamGlow has brought out the Ultimate Big Wheel of Sexy. A mini sized Ferris wheel gift set containing 8 amazing treatment masks and one double ended application brush. It is perfectly wrapped already, which saves you time from having to wrap it as well. 
I hope this Christmas Gift Guide, helped you find the perfect gift, whether for yourself pr someone else. 
Keep posted on my Instagram for more Christmas inspiration. 
I wish you all a blessed Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.



aloe ferox
Today's post a little different to my normal posts.
Living a healthy lifestyle is really important to me, however, sometimes it is difficult to stick to eating healthy food all the time. Now over the festive season, I do tend to indulge a little more than usual. I suppose it is all about finding the balance and indulging in moderation right? With today's lifestyle of stress and an unbalanced nutrient intake I need to find supplements that can assist me find some sort of a balance.
Aloe Unqiue has helped me find that balance during the holidays. Cape Aloe Ferox is an amazing plant, found in South Africa. The inner non-bitter aloe leaf juice builds the immune system as well as energises and soothes the digestive system.
From the Aloe Unique range I have been using the Aloe Detox tables that boost and revitalize the immune system and have also assisted with memory and concentration. The second product I have been using is the Aloe Drink which is a pure and organic fibre-rich juice that I tend to take after big or unhealthy meals as it helps soothe and calm digestive discomforts.
The last product from the Aloe Unique range that I use is the Aloe Bitter Crystals which are great for when I want to detox.
Happy Mind, Happy Heart, Happy Soul!



taco tuesdays
A month ago this eccentric rum eatery opened it's doors at the Pineslopes centre in Fourways, Johannesburg. 
If you looking for a restaurant that will look good on your Instagram page, then Roxanne's is the place to visit. The interior of the restaurant is really well put together, with cool signs in neon lights and furniture that is very Instagrammable. Get ready to let your hair down because if you're into getting a tattoo, Roxanne's has a tattoo parlour inside the restaurant where the famous tattoo artists from Fallen Heros in Parkhurst can create awesome art on your skin!
The presentation of each meal was well done and I loved the contrast that each dish reflects on the black slate plates. 
For a starter we shared the Meat Plate which was filled with tempura battered ribs, chicken drummettes, bacon molasses meatballs and rump strips.

For our main meals, we ordered a variety of meals to try out.
1.) The "Provocative" Pizza topped with pulled pork, jalapeno and corn 
2.) Chicken Taco served with Kimchi, lime, smashed black beans and corn piccada
3.) Citrus marinated Steak Taco served with Kimchi, coriander, smashed black beans and corn piccada
4.) Crispy Squid and Curly Fries (absolutely divine)
tacos and meatballs
meat platter
deep fried squid heads
chicken taco
Roaxnne's seems to be quite famous already for their decedent desserts, so we had to try them out. 
For dessert we ordered:
1.) "Sultry" Honeycomb Cheesecake
2.) "Inviting" Waffle topped with Nutella, ice-cream and Oreos
3.) "The Penguin Lady" FreakShake (Milkshake) that contained turkish delight, strawberry lips and rum.
Once again the way in which the dishes were presented was wonderful and of course each dessert was scrumptious.
Out of the three desserts we tasted, the Honeycomb Cheesecake was my absolute favourite. Definitely worth the drive to Fourways for this cheesecake!
new york cheesecake
waffles and ice cream
When reviewing restaurants, I am always honest about my reviews and never wish to mislead my readers. Don't get me wrong, the food is extremely tasty, however, my only criticism that I have about Roxanne's is that the menu is over priced for what you get. R95 for a milkshake and R90 for a waffle is a little steep. The main meals are not reasonably priced either. For a casual dining experience expect to pay about R300 per head!
Here's a link to the restaurant's website!


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