Monday, 29 December 2014

Calm tones for Christmas


 Hi everyone!

How was your Christmas?

This is what I wore while I was eating the most delicious leg of a lamb!!






Dress - MrPrice
Shoes - Dunns

xx

Some sharing..

So this year on Christmas day a couple of things were missing. 
A tree, gifts and the whole fuss of getting Christmas ready.

To be honest - it was sort of sad. But then within me was this little hope that next year's one would be better. We've only had the house for a couple of years and for some reason our old traditions stayed at the old house and I felt really empty without them. 

Previously I would just go enjoy it elsewhere like the Kruger National Park or a place with a beach..but if it's indoors I really think that it should feel more homey..if that makes sense.

And what's homey..without a tree?

But in the spirit of looking on the bright side I took a few snaps of my ootd!


Hope you guys had a great day!!
Can't wait for the year of the START of better things!!!

Reach me --->@closetfreedom

The South African Tag / The Answers post

Hi everyone!

Tried to tag as many SA bloggers as I could and the questions are available in my last post if you still want to participate!!

Had so much fun recording this video but I thought that I should also make it a post on here because most of you will be doing it on yours!!!

So this is sort of what I said in my video!

1.       How many types of coffee do you have per day? Which type of coffee and why?
2 cups! In the morning (I’m sometimes always late so I can’t sit down and enjoy a good breakfast) and I have a severe craving for another cup at like 11pm. Then I truely feel cursed when I have a severe case of epic insomnia!

2.       Favourite part of the 7-colour Sunday dish?
We don’t eat that much so we usually skip the rice, meat, veggies, beetroot, coleslaw, desert, wine routine for the standard rice en chicken and sometimes a little gravy. I’ll spot my plate easily because mine is the one with the least food. My mom isn’t a big fan of soda drinks so sometimes you’ll have to survive without it!! Haha!

3.       Which sport will you spend most of Saturday watching while having a classic South African braai?
Options : Cricket/Soccer/Rugby?
Definitely cricket!! I mean the other two just bring too much drama!! And screaming at the TV is just not on. Cricket is just calmer and the game is just chilled to talk about. You’re most times in favour of the umpire. The other two – you hate the ref, that guy is awful and should just retire and you’re never satisfied with the goalkeeper’s performance because you believe you can play better than him...
I just can’t deal with that!

4.       Favourite South African word/phrase and a word that annoys you?
Annoying..mabebeza!! I just shut down when I hear it!! It’s not sexy.
 Fave..is the swati word for a male hen!! Too hilarious!

5.       South African treat?
One bite of a tasty koeksister!!

6.       Which South African dj rocks your socks?
I’m not a house music fan but my brother would kill to meet dj Kent! I have no idea who he is!

7.       Favourite South African personality?
Khanyi Dlomo – CEO of Ndalo Media and Founder of Destiny Magazine!! She’s a gorg bawse lady!
Nicky Greenwall – I envy her love and passion for the entertainment industry. My favourite show used to be The ShowBiz Report!! And I never really got to watch The Close Up because we had no tv at uni. So that makes me quite sad! Currently ScreenTime is also my fave show!

8.       Favourite Province? Why?
I love the city! But here in Mpumalanga you can just unplug and unwind. And I see myself as a person who needs a lot of alone time and I think it’s only possible here amongst the animals and tall trees and unscheduled rain showers!

9.       How many South African languages do you speak?
SiSwati, English and Afrikaans!

10.   Favourite song?
HHP – Mpitse + Music and Lights

11.   TV show watched by most South Africans which is also a must-watch in your family?
7de Laan! That’s how we learnt to speak Afrikaans! I stopped watching it for a while but now that I’m back home my mom is like..”Is it 6:30 – it’s 7de Laan time!!” *Rolls eyes*  ..goodness.


Saturday, 27 December 2014

The South African Tag! //The Questions

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I'm ready to get 2015 up and running!

So to get things moving I've altered the British Tag so that we can 'tekkel' it properly! Haha!

Call me a romantic(?) but I really hope this tag will help us become more of a community so that blogging can be a more real platform in South Africa.

And so that some of us can find people in the corners of each province who are more like us so that we can connect online through sharing some cute clothes or awesome make-up products!

I hope you have fun!

These are the questions! Please tag every blogger you know!

1. How many cups of coffee do you have per day? What type of coffee and why?

2. Fave part of the 7-colour Sunday dish?

3. What sports team would you spend most of Saturday watching while enjoying a classic South African braai?
-Soccer/Rugby/Cricket

4. Fave South African word/phrase + most annoying?

5. South African treat?

6. Which SA DJ rocks your socks?

7. Favourite SA personality? Why?

8. Favourite province? Its main attraction?

9. How many South African languages can you speak?

10. Favourite South African Song?

11. TV show watched by most South Africans that's also a must-watch in your family?


My answers will be on my channel next week!! Can't wait to watch/read yours!

I Tag- EVERYONE!! I'll give some special mentions on twitter next week!

Xx

Friday, 19 December 2014

Review > Bronzing Pearls





At first glance I really didn't know what this was. 

Until I looked it up in the launching brochure and got totally excited to try it out!!
I've recently tried to increase my make-up brush collection so I think its better to just use a brush when applying this product.

So after the highlighting and contouring you can apply the pearls to really add onto the glow so that it can give you a luxurious sparkly finish. 

You just pat your brush in the container or use the tool already provided to roll the pearls before applying it to your face.

When I first used it I found it to be 'quiet' which would be perfect for a normal day at work and I figured that you''ll just use more when you're going out or having some sort of glam event!

Recommended areas - nose, cheeks and forehead!
I will gladly provide a Get Ready With Me video to explain the process!

So if you want to spoil yourself this Christmas - get em pearls on your face girl!!

Do you guys know similar products to this? From other make-up brands?

xxx

For more info please go to http://www.avroyshlainonline.co.za/

Friday, 28 November 2014

It's all about that Hair!

Hi everyone!

So a couple of weeks ago I decided to take a little break from weaves and stuff. Problem is - I know nothing about maintaining hair!! And.. I also can't buy everything at the hair shop! So my hair is really coarse and dry. So after I washed it(it's super prone to dandruff) I didn't use a dryer(I don't have one) and I also didn't detangle(I just can't) so it's been a rough coupe of weeks. However I'm quite suprised at how these products have made my life a bit okay. All these products are available at hair shops or even grocery stores!


First up is this amazing shampoo!
Let me just say-my hair has never felt cleaner!!
I am however disappointed on day 2 because I thought it would have retained some of the oil in the hair but my hair went back to its natural dryness. It smells amazing during the wash and also today!
So I think this product is a must have!! I applied it twice and only on the second time you'll experience the true value of this product!

Next day I used this awesome Moisturiser!
All I can say is that it's quite rich and it will help you hair feel smooth enough for your to mould it into anything you want!It also smells amazeballs!


Next up is the Oil of 7 wonders. Maybe I didn't read the instructions but this oil doesn't blend with my hair, so I've just been using it on my scalp to keep it from being a dessert!For that purpose only -I'd say that it is more than effective. What do you use it for?


Last but not least is this 'lifesaver'
At first I guess I expected it to be more creamy but its watery texture isn't making me feel confident enough that it is working. Am I expecting too much too soon?


This post is so weird! Never thought I'd ever talk about hair!!
Please leave a comment to help me use them more effectively or what they can be 'grouped' with for the best results!!

xx
Reach me --->@closetfreedom


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Lips :: Berry on the Go!

Hi everyone!!

Quick Review today!

Today I'm wearing this Avroy Shlain Coppelia lipgloss and it is sooo interesting!

So the good side is that you can wear it without a lipstick as a base so if you forgot your lipstick at home...you can totally rock it on its own!!
Also the colour is sooo there! You can talk and talk and talk and the colour will not fade! And...it doesn't stick on your clothes or your coffee cup!!

The not so good side..is that because it's matte- it's extremely dry so I can't laugh properly!
So I think you can add some Vaseline on it to be make it more flexible but sooner or later you'll start to see cracks on your lips. So in my opinion it's best to wear it without any additions!






This is what it looks like at the end of the day


All the info you need on this product is on this website

What do you think?

Reach me @closetfreedom

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The Beige Way

Hi everyone!

This was a couple of days ago! This beautiful red scarf belongs to my moma! So lately I've been wearing a lot of things from her wardrobe! They're mostly very big on me but I thought it would be interesting to live in the slouchy wear world for a while! As you know- I've been exploring the world of beige as of late and now also a bit of brown. I hated that colour for sooo long because I've always found it to be dull and 'a cry for help' so here I added the shoes to complete the look so that the beige wouldn't be a 'stand alone' colour.

What do you think?







Next on the blog!!

Review of this lipstick worn here!!
Do you guys like it?

Till next time!!

Reach me-->>@closetfreedom




Monday, 17 November 2014

Breezy Flow

Hey everyone!!

Quick update!

I'm at home so goodbye anytime internet access which means that I will not uploading consistently until I can live in a city again! I will, however, be using an internet cafe to load quick ootds and a few reviews.

So it's been super windy and cold here at home and also super humid at the same time. I have afro type hair so it's very difficult to maintain it myself so I just lock it up in bigsize cornrows!!
You'll be seeing this A LOT!!

When I came home I wore this last minute Cotton On purchase and it has really become a staple piece. Really light fabric and bold print makes it an effortless choice for a breezy ootd. A winter hat would have been an awesome way to accessorize it!






Jeans - Fashion World
Shoes - MrPrice
Top - CottonOn

xx


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

DIY || upgrade your wall plug!

Monday, 6 October 2014

the floral way

Hi everyone!!

I hope you all had an amazing weekend! Mine was packed with my awesome family, love and sharing memories and future plans!! To be quite honest - it was exactly what I needed! So on Saturday it was quite humid so I opted for this amazingly comfy babydoll dress from MrPrice!

What do you guys think?







All items worn are from MRP

xx


Sometimes it's just nice to spend time with people you love especially when it seems like the world is about to swallow you up. After all that lovin, I think you just realize that even though it's tough, you've got the best cheerleaders in your corner. And that's my family. That's love.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Free Stripes

Hi everyone!!

In the past 2 weeks I've been trying to re-brand my blog when I wasn't in bed running back and forth into the future. I have future anxiety sometimes..sigh. Anyway ..so when I woke this morning I realized that I haven't blogged or filmed in a while. So this morning I decided to show you guys some recent purchases. I got this t-shirt dress from Cotton On.

What do you guys think of it?!






Here I paired it with my awesome denim jacket for light layering.


The fabric is super soft and amazing. Definitely worth the price.

And..

most importantly it will make you want to do this ...all the time!
Twirl dress!!

Dress - Cotton On
Shoes - MrPrice

Reach me --->>@closetfreedom

Watch me-->>My channel

xx




Thursday, 25 September 2014

3 Date Night Looks

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Date Night #2 || Olive

Hi everyone!!

I think that this week my mind has been in a 'what if' mode. Naturally, I hate feeling this way because it's like a master class of worrying and I'm the only one in attendance. So I thought I'd blog more and make more videos. Then I realized that I have like zero clothes or I'm sick of my current clothes! So this weekend I've scheduled a much needed total world class shopping experience!!!

I'm currently in the middle of a lookbook on my channel and I've done a flirty and classy look so I was looking for a more boyfriend x fancy combo so this is what I came up with!!

Lemme know what you think!







You can also try it with beige/leopard print flats!


All items are from MrPrice
Flats are from Ackermans
xx

Reach me --->>@closetfreedom

Be on the look out for my new datenight lookbook coming soon


New Haul! ||MrPrice, Edgars and thrifted items!!

Monday, 22 September 2014

Date night || Flirty circle skirt


Hi everyone!!

So ..today I had a good day! My friend is getting married in 2 months so I went with her all over town to find some bridesmaid dresses. It's such an amazing experience and later on a knot started forming in her stomach when she suddenly realized how 'real' all of it was. To be honest I'd be freaking out sooo soo much if I was in her shoes! 

This knot also forms within me whenever I'm in skirts. This one I bought with my eyes closed because I didn't want to change my mind once I had it. And the one time I wore it, I felt really uneasy.
I have a leg showing shyness(if that's an illness?) so I assume background wherever I
am, but this one is a real headturner! So if you want to accomplish that, get one of these for the summer real soon!!











All items worn are from MrPrice

xx

Reach me here -->>@closetfreedom

New haul coming up on my channel soon

Sunday, 21 September 2014

On the Loose

Hi everyone!!

So, I completed the year's tests and I am finally free!! I still have exams though but for the first few hours just after the last test, it really felt unreal. So I've just been trying to not let it all overwhelm me so that means being is lazy as I possibly could as this opportunity rarely comes by in my life!!

So, I didn't comb my hair and I didn't bother wearing make-up!








xxxx

Happy Sunday!!



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