{Sewing in Captivity} Skirting Around the Issue

I have a vague memory of printed cotton fashioned into puffy sleeves. These puffy sleeves adorn chubby, brown arms. Gazing further, my mind's eye sees a sash at a non-existent waist. The sash is actually a ribbon that has been painstakingly folded. Beneath the ribbon, cotton and vest, butterflies flutter in my five-year-old stomach. It … Continue reading {Sewing in Captivity} Skirting Around the Issue

Turkspirit Cafe Review: I made traditional Turkish coffee

Tired of the same old malls and places in Cape Town, my mother and I decided to venture out into the Boland (i.e Stellenbosch), about 40 minutes out of the city. A quaint Turkish cafe called Turkspirit was selling a voucher for Turkish coffee making on Hyperli. A deals website similar to the now defunct … Continue reading Turkspirit Cafe Review: I made traditional Turkish coffee

Swiitch Beauty ’19 Winter Pop Up and Bubble Blush Review

I finally bit the bullet and went... To the Biscuit Mill and the Swiitch Beauty Pop Up on Saturday, 23 August, that is. It took extreme self control coupled with scepticism to keep me from buying Swiitch Beauty products since their launch in 2014. The rumours surrounding the brand regarding their origins, customer service coupled … Continue reading Swiitch Beauty ’19 Winter Pop Up and Bubble Blush Review

How to Pack Luggage like a Pro Even if You’re an Amateur

I recently undertook my first international trip.  One worry that was plaguing my mind was the intensive rules associated with packing for international trips as well as fitting all my things into my case. In my opinion, local travel is stress free because you can supplement anything that you forgot at a grocery or department … Continue reading How to Pack Luggage like a Pro Even if You’re an Amateur

Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Full Coverage Concealer

My latest makeup obsession are concealers because of their versatility. If I'm honest, I'll admit that they were always an obsession of mine. But the drugstore was not always supportive of this obsession. But recently that has changed. More and more concealers from pharmacy makeup brands have been flooding ghe South African market and I … Continue reading Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Full Coverage Concealer

{Book Review} Mind Platter by Najwa Zebian

Is it poetry? Is it prose? Is it self-help? Is it an autobiography? Mind Platter defies genre just like its author defies categories. Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese-American author, speaker and educator according to the author biography. The first page establishes key elements and themes of the book. "If they don't appreciate your presence, they may … Continue reading {Book Review} Mind Platter by Najwa Zebian

CHEAP GIRLS’ ULTIMATTE PALETTE? Catrice Creatice Creamy Matte Lip Palette 010 Back to the Nudes Review

When the Swiitch Beauty Ultimatte Lip Palette came out, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Just like other unrealised dreams of mine, neither did that purchase. So I bought the Catrice Creatice Creamy Matte Lip Palette 010 Back to The Nudes at Dis-chem instead. At R159.95 for 10 shades plus a mini … Continue reading CHEAP GIRLS’ ULTIMATTE PALETTE? Catrice Creatice Creamy Matte Lip Palette 010 Back to the Nudes Review

Flormar Silk Matte Liquid Lipstick in Misty Rosy Review

My six month blog hiatus (look at me addressing the elephant in the room) has thankfully not extended to being a make-up hiatus. I have been making a point of it to explore different make-up brands, both local and international. One of these is a Turkish brand called Flormar. I have visited the Flormar kiosk … Continue reading Flormar Silk Matte Liquid Lipstick in Misty Rosy Review

My First Ever Eyeshadow Palette Purchase! The Beauty Treats 24 Matte Eyeshadow Palette Review

My eyeshadow purchases – much like the relationship status of some - have been single. The glittery and shimmery palettes that I do have were received as gifts. While I like to ‘shine bright like a diamond’ as much as the next person, shimmery eyeshadow is not exactly subtle when you want it to be. Having … Continue reading My First Ever Eyeshadow Palette Purchase! The Beauty Treats 24 Matte Eyeshadow Palette Review

{Guest Post} A Handful of Henna: My Journey as a Mendhi Artist

By Nadia Ghumra My canvas is different to many. It customarily starts with a narrow base that spreads into a wide section and then reaches out into four long digits. A fifth, rests to one side. I adorn a different canvas each time. Although their general aesthetic is the same, there is always diversification. There … Continue reading {Guest Post} A Handful of Henna: My Journey as a Mendhi Artist

{Short Story} Artificial Intelligence Developmental Schooling – Part T wo

The metal edge of the inch tape felt cold against her rib cage but she tried not to flinch. The accuracy of these measurements were important, the principal had said. She closed her eyes and pretended that she was being measured by a seamstress for a dress. Aah, yes. Something handmade. An a-line creation of … Continue reading {Short Story} Artificial Intelligence Developmental Schooling – Part T wo

“I bought it by Mistake” – a review of the Maybelline Brow Tattoo Gel in Deep Brown

Disclaimer: The sale of make-up was banned in South Africa when the hard lockdown began on 26 March 2020. Although it has now been allowed, I still won't be having a haul anytime soon. I prefer to shop my stash and review the things I come across. I knew that I wanted to buy the … Continue reading “I bought it by Mistake” – a review of the Maybelline Brow Tattoo Gel in Deep Brown