Lee's {Hens Party}

My old flat-mate is getting married, 7 days before me in September this year. It was wonderful sharing in her Hens Party (and catching a little glimpse into what's in store for me too!).

Here are  a few pic's of our weekend away in Ballito (notice, not one beach photo!):




The beautiful bride to be...






Lee is marrying a doctor, hence the outfit below :)






Lee, I can't wait to share in your special day! Wishing you and Rob a lifetime of happiness and joy! xxx

Wakaberry, Durban

Having found this yummy pit stop on a recent tour of Durban, I can't wrap my head around the fact that they aren't on every street corner!

It's all so easy...grab a cup, choose a flavour, add a gazillion topics, pay, and you're A for Away.
 And because it's all frozen yogurt as opposed to ice cream, it's pretty guilt free! Well, that is until you top yourself up with ever sour worm, flake and turkish delight under the sun.




Location:
217 Florida Road
Morningside
Durban

and

Shop 3
41 Mackeurtan Avenue
Durban North

and coming soon to Hillcrest and Ballito!!!

Opening Hours:
Mon - Thu:10:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri - Sat:10:00 am-11:00 pm
Sun:10:00 am-9:00 pm

Happy snacking! 


**Award **Time...

Nali (one of the lovliest bloggers I've met *through Cyberspace* so far) @It's the {little} things recently awarded CityGirlSearching with the Liebling award! Yipee!! And it's a wonderful way to share other fabulous blogs with my readers....




The Liebster Blog award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. Liebster is a German word meaning dear, sweet, kind, nice, good, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

Here are the rules:

  • 1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
  • 2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
  • 3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
  • 4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love, too!
To the following ladies, keep up the wonderful work!


Bobby @ Bobbylicious
Megan @ ChinaDollIllustrations
Jessica-Lee @ Diary-of-a-DayDreamer
Idonette @ D'vineLiving (I don't really know how many followers she has as she isn't on blogger, but I adore her blog!)
Meg @ MeggieFaye


Happy blogging!


NCF Church and the 1920's...

If you stay in Pietermaritzburg or are passing through and happen to be here on a Sunday, why not stop by for a warm welcome at NCF Church. Here are some pic's from our end of year function, going back in time to the roaring twenties...















Christmas wrapping idea's...

I came across these photo's on the lovely Decora8 blog. I just couldn't resist posting them seeing as Christmas is just around the corner. And I think homemade wrapping is just so much more special! Photo's taken by Leslie Shewring over at A Creative Mint











Mo-Vember Party...



Movember is a worldwide fundraiser during the month of November, to raise funds for Mens Health...and its all about the moustache :{ 

Click here for the official website where you can find out how you can make a difference. We hosted a party to raise awareness...here's some pics:





Click here to find out more info on hosting your own Movember Party...you've only got 9 more days :)



Mozying around Maritzburg

What does one get up to away from the hustle and bustle of a big city like Joburg? Well, take pictures of course...and roam around second hand stores looking for treasures :)







This picture was taken a few days before being sunk 7 kilometers into the depths of the ocean...sad hey





100 Followers *Winner*

I am a little overdue with announcing the winner of my recent giveaway. I will blame it on my never ending battle with Telkom here in Pietermaritzburg (there does seem to be light at the end of the tunnel though!). Well done to Nicki from OneOfTheBoys with her nail polish "The Pinkest of Lemonades". I love pink, and I love lemonde even more :)

**I will be up in Joburg at the end of the month so could meet you somewhere to drop them off, just drop me a line when/where best suits you**

These are coming your way soon...


Thank you everyone who entered, and to everyone who reads my blog...you rock! xox


Mo-Stamp...

What did you get up to this weekend? Farmboy and I made one of these...




Pretty easy to make your own stamp...you just need a piece of rubber (or chop a bit off your car floor mat), super glue, some wood and paint...happy stamping!!


*MoSister*ing it up...



This is my Movember profile pic...taken in Cambodia using Farmboys awesome fisheye lomo camera.

If your still a little not sure of the in's and mo's of what exactly this month is in celebration of...click here.

As far as getting hairy goes, girls can just pledge their allegience to the movement and become MoSisters (unless you ReAlLy want to be hairy). Click here to join my team :)





All of these pic's above are from Pinterest



Canderal Cook Off fun!

Wednesday evening saw myself and 5 other super cool Joburg bloggers (Alida, Jess, Jeanette, Tanya & Angie) battling it out for the honour of top Salon de Culinaire Chef!


Ok I get a little carried away, we *were at Salon de Culinaire in Fourways, and we *were cooking, but there *was no competition..thank goodness...I had a hard enough time figuring out which knife to use to slice the plums.

 The lovely Natasha (as well as the rest of the super awesome LiveWired team) had organized a night of cooking, eating, drinking & being merry in honour of Canderal's launch of their Yellow range. We were put into teams in charge of making the starter (Angie & Jeanette), main (Alida & me) and dessert (Jess & Tanya). Thanks ladies, It was a lovely evening!








*Sewing* Pretty

In my attempts to become more creative, I have tried my hand at various activities. Making bunting, giving a wooden box a face lift, cooking, baking...I wish the list went on. Well, today it does! I have finally finished my first attempt at sewing...Yippeeeeeeeee




Last few days to enter into my pretty polish giveaway :) I will choose a winner on friday! xx


*Movember* is nearly upon us



ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.


On Movember 1st, guys register at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face and then for the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health. 

At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember. 

Movember - a global movement

Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.1 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate, with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, Finland, the Netherlands, South Africa, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause right across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.

No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to educate men about the health risks they face, getting them to act on that knowledge thereby increasing the chances of early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment.


Click here to register your boyfriend/brother/friends cat and to find out more info about this worthy cause.

Here's Farmboy's entry picture from last year, it was part of the Lomography websites fundraising campagin, and was chosen to be sold in an auction to raise money for mens health...I took the pic while on holiday in Cambodia

If you would like to get involved, you can do so with (or without) donning some unruly facial hair. Just click here to vote/rate/donate/encourage Farmboy as he tackles the task of "letting it all grow out and be nasty"




*Kings* of *Leon*...Joburg

I could write a whole long boring post, or I could just leave you with these picture...think I'll do the latter...

Farmboy bought tickets for him & his sister for her 21st Birthday earlier this year, and I obviously had to tag along. After getting lost in Soweto central, a very kind police officer escorted us whitey's to the stadium:






100 Followers!!...A Thank You *GiveAway*

A little while ago I had a little giveaway of some Soap & Glory products (well done to Sally who won!!) and I had also mentioned that I would be giving away the following to my 100th follower:


At the time I was on 74 followers, and now I am on 101...yay! I thought I was never going to get to 100 and here I am. So for those of you newbie bloggers out there, the only piece of advice I can give you way to increase your number of followers is to keep posting and engage with fellow bloggers...you have to play around in the sandpit to make friends :)

 A huge thank you to all of you who read my blog, I hope I continue to keep you entertained and up to date with all sorts of interesting bits and pieces!

Now, with google connect, I am finding it very difficult to find out who my 100th follower is. So, to say thank you, I am going to give away the above gorgeous Barry M nail polishes, and a tube of Soap & Glory Hand Food to the person who comes up with the most creative/interesting/bizarre name for a nail polish. Just drop your idea's in the comment section below. Good Luck! xx

**the following rule still applies: winner have to reside in South Africa as shipping laws make it very difficult for me to send liquids overseas...so only South Africans will be eligible for this giveaway, but please don't let that stop you from checking out my blog! Lots more giveaways to be done in the future with non-liquidy prizes...yay!**

Kings of Leon *Joburg* How to Get to the FNB Stadium


For all those KOL fans out there, thought the following info would be helpful :)

One way to get to the FNB stadium is by the Park & Ride buses. Book your tickets at Computicket (click here).

Buses leave from the following departure points: 

Coca-Cola Dome, Northgate
Wits University (West Campus)
Gold Reef City 
Constitution Hill

Tickets cost R90, and I would suggest booking before hand to make sure you've got a seat.

Alternatively, there is the Park & Rail.
The train runs directly from the East Rand, West Rand, Pretoria and Johannesburg to Nasrec Station.
Tickets cost R80 return. Click here for the train schedule


The line up for saturday:

17h00 Doors Open
18h30 – 19h00 The Black Hotels
19.15 – 19h45 Shadowclub
 20h00 – 20h30 Die Heuwels Fantasties
21.00 Kings of Leon

Click here for the BigConcerts Facebook page to stay up to date before the big day



Clover...*Way Better*



Last wednesday I was invited to Clover's relaunch at the Alexander Theatre in Braamfontein, Joburg. After getting a little too excited at the fact that I had a press badge, farmboy and myself headed into the crowds to meet some new friends and find out what Clover had up their sleeves...


Meet Clover's CEO, Johann Vorster:

This smiley pic came from the awesome little usb each member of the press *i love the sound of that hehe* received after the event 

“We believe that our new Way Better philosophy, culture and approach will position Clover to interact even more meaningfully with all our stakeholders, all of whom have played a vital role in getting us to where we are today as an industry-leading company listed on the JSE,” Vorster.


And meet Clovers new logo:


So Clover is trying to be better, Way Better in fact. In doing so they are re-launching themselves with new packaging, a new TV advert, a slightly modified logo, all this while still keeping c"love"r at it's centre.



During the evening, we were treated to a three-act theatre enactment of the Way Better philosophy. The play  provided the platform for the new logo and television commercial soon to be launched.


The Milky Way was the theme for the evening, and no expense was spared when it came down to the finer details...like yummy canapés with the names Supernova, Twinkle Tarts and Black Hole. 

And to top it off, balloons were released at the end of the evening, with a note to say that Clover had donated R100 to the Reach for a Dream Foundation on behalf of everyone who had attended the function...nice hey :)



I now leave you with the awesomeness that is Clover's new TV ad...drum roll please...





Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby!

  In case you haven't realised so far, I have a bit of an unhealthy obsession with all things makeup and beauty. With this in mind, I was super duper sad to come across the UK based company, GlossyBox. I say sad, because I found out they don't deliver to South Africa. I *WAS* sad until I found out we have our very own box of delights recently launched right here on SA soil...ladies, it is with the utmost pleasure that I introduce to you...RubyBox:



My October RubyBox contained the following:


Lancôme Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector 
A rubybox exclusive – after twelve years in development this serum combines breakthrough technology to visibly transform the appearance of wrinkles, enlarged pores and uneven skin tone – and you’re trying it first in South Africa. For best results, apply twice daily after cleansing and before moisturising.



L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil 

Another rubybox exclusive – hair oils are making waves so add lustre to yours with this nourishing blend of avocado oil and grape seed oil. Apply to damp hair before blow drying for added shine or afterwards for frizz-free polish. Fine hair? Rub one pump in your hands and over your lengths and ends. Thick or coarse hair? Use two pumps instead.


Decléor Hydra Floral Moisturising Mask 

Give your skin a hydrating boost with this fragrant cream mask. Suitable for all skin types, it’s packed with comforting neroli oil and leaves skin soothed, quenched and protected against environmental pollutants. Apply a thick layer to your cleansed face and neck once (or twice a week if your skin is dry). Leave for five to 10 minutes and tissue off.


 black│Up Matifying Base
The ultimate shine-buster; this 2-in-1 primer instantly soaks up excess oil and reduces the signs of visible pores. Plus it makes an excellent makeup base as it preps skin for makeup application and ensures it stays put until you decide to take it off. Apply the silky, non-oily gel after moisturising and before your chosen foundation or wear it alone to combat that mid-morning sheen.




For a monthly fee of R100, the postman delivers a box of goodies (valued at between R300 and R400) right to your door. A post to follow soon on the how/when/who of the whole process.