Monday, 21 July 2014

Hermanus: Windsor Hotel

So this is my first official post under my “SA Explore” link that I've added to my blog. This tab will be my space where I will review various places, accommodations & restaurants in and around South Africa.

So it literally fell into place when hubby and I thought we would spend the weekend in Hermanus which is famous for its scenic views and its southern right whale watching during the southern winter and springHowever Hermanus is much more than just that.
We stayed at the Windsor Hotel which is 3 star seafront hotel based on the cliff edge with spectacular panoramic views.
The look and feel of the hotel resembled that of a vintage & well maintained cozy comfortable castle.

We arrived on Friday afternoon and spend the evening out looking the beautiful scenic view right from our room the sound of the water crashing against the rocks made for such a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere. The hotel had various sections which was a host to beautiful leather couches and an ever burning fire place, which was perfect for this particular super cold winter evening.

The Saturday morning hubby and I woke up to a delicious smelling breakfast which we could literally smell all the way from breakfast area. It was a lovely breakfast buffet spread that was fit for a king.

We then decided to tour and roam Hermanus and saw that the local market was quiet the scene and well as the status and monuments that speaks of Hermanus’s strong History. However sadly we did not get to see a whale this time...

If you ever decide to Visit Hermanus do make sure to check out the Windsor Hotel.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Wema Bodycare

So from the go, all I can say if you are into products that smells so good you can actually picture taking a bite this might just be kind of products your into…
When I received this beautifully package products it made dive right in. The quality and the texture of the Body Whipped Mousse is really something that is to be experienced. It has a light, creamy texture and the fragrance made it my #1 luxurious pamper list.
The Body Whipped Mousse retails at R150 a tub and is worth every cent. The soap is from The Essentials Collection, this vegetable soap is made and cut by hand using the Cold Process Method that keeps all the natural glycerin created during the process and preserves all the quality of the oils used in it.
It contains Mafura Butter harvested in Mozambique that will soften and improve the elasticity of your skin and will help with the regeneration of the cells without clogging the pores. Mafura Butter is the ideal moisturizer for dry cracked skin and itchy scalp. The soap retails at R60 is such a great gift.

If you would like to get your hands on this stunning pamper products see:

Ralo Cosmetics: Brilliant Lash Diamante Mascara

So for the past 3 months while being a Ralo Brand Ambassador, I’ve brought you posts on some of the coolest product available that I’ve been fortunate enough to review and test. Sadly this will be my last post as a Ralo Ambassador but it will definitely not be the last post on the awesome product they have available at rather affordable prices.

So this month’s product is the Professional Brilliant Lash Diamante Mascara.
So basically the task was to find the perfect complementing Ralo Cosmetics product that you’d use to show off or enhance this already beautiful mascara. We also had to take your BFF along, but seeing that most of my friends were MIA I raided the Ralo Store single handed. Applications are now open for new BFF’s, apply on the dotted line......... J  

I actually went to the Ralo store during my lunch break, so I didn’t really have any of my BFF’s with me, but the shop assistant in store was more than willing to help me with my choice.

We tested and tried various products within the store and I ended up choosing this stunning looking Pink Ralo Lipstick to compliment that Mascara and I thought it was a rather pretty combo.

When I tried the Mascara I was rather impressed with the fact that I could apply layer after layer without it clumping up and getting all gooey. The brush is also very thin so it allows you apply to the bottom lashes with so much ease. Well the fact that the bottle had little shimming diamante’s did however score huge brownie point too.

What do you think of this vibrant combo?

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Shoot with Lisa Wayne Creations

I thought I’d add a few pictures of the shoot I did with Lisa Wayne Creations a couple of weeks ago. You guys have no idea how cold it was on this particular Sunday but I guess the words a “man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do” comes to mind. I am in no way or form a professional model but what I can put my money on is that Lisa & Walther makes anyone look like rockstars.
We spend the day at the Car Graveyard! See a few of the pictures we took:
If you are looking to do a Family, Couple, Wedding, Anniversary or literally any shoot do get hold of Lisa Wayne Creations. I provide they will bring out the best in you xx

Sunday, 29 June 2014

My Oufit Look: Sportluxe

Awww, I hope you all had a stunning weekend! I sure did, my weekend was beyond busy as always but I always find time to get out and about to explore new places within Cape Town. I’ve been living here my entire life but still find places I have never seen or have been too.  It’s like little gems, I tell you.
Hubby and I decided to take a drive through the Cape Winelands and ended up at Franschhoek. Ah it’s such a beautiful place.

Usually I’m more drawn to the sophisticated, smart clothing with heels but lately I’ve been feeling the “Sportluxe” vibe and Cotton On has everything to do with it.

There are so many exciting things happening in the Cotton On camp! 
Following the new Cotton On store opening at the V&A Waterfront it is literally a one stop shop destination for all things CHIC…

So this is what I wore and the entire clothing look can be shopped at Cotton On, if you don’t have a pair of white All Stars to finish off this look, just wear white sneakers! Voila xx So go off and shop this look at your nearest Cotton On store... 

You would be looking Chic…for days!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Essence: Colour & Go

I know, I know it’s not summer yet? But does your heart not just melt at this pretty coral and red nail polish from Essence.
We always tend to move towards the darker shades when winter approach, but funny enough I tend to wear bright coloured nails all year around. I just love all the colour shades that Essence has come up with and as soon as I enter any Clicks store... want to guess where I gravitate to? Yip the Essence Booth.
I could probably overload you with pretty Essence Polishes but I’ll save you & only show you a few.

Are you rocking any pretty Essence Polishes?

Friday, 13 June 2014

EVENT: Maaji Swimwear Launch

So last night I attended the Maaji Swimear Launch. We got greeted with Coconut water and some very fun festivities. The setting of the launch was literally like a treasure map landscape where you would visit different spots and tick off with an “X” where you’ve been and once you’ve completed the map your name would be entered into a draw.
I started off at the Nail bar, where the lovely Foxbox ladies were creating signature nail art with the use of Toy Nail Polish. I chose a pretty flower print which blended beautifully with nail colour I already had on.
 Oh and the picture below was me, gushing to the Brand Manager of Toy Nail Polish about how I love the polishes she sent me and how much I love the colour ranges! PS: a litle birdie menthioned that their website would be launching soon... super excited about that :)

After I done my nail art, I got my 1st “X” and could then choose a beautiful coloured Maaji headband and get my hair styled at one of the workstations.

All around and in-between the crowd was gorgeous models wearing the signature Maaji Swimwear and they were more than willing to pose for a picture xx The swimwear pieces had the loveliest fun and querky prints and I can definitely see myself rocking one of those swimsuits in Summer. Oh and the ice lolies took me way back to my highschool day...

It was really such a fun, light hearted evening and the snacks were AMAZING!
We had moustaches drawn unto our fingers and myself and blogger buddy Anja from Glitz & Grammar had tons of laughs on the fact that I couldn’t keep my moustache in the right place, my finger kept moving around!
It really was a lovely evening and a spectacular launch.