The Locum

Ever since she began high school, Tennille had two dreams: to become a doctor and Morgan. The first dream was one that she and Morgan shared. As they progressed through the grades, an abstract dream was made tangible by subject choices and career evenings at school. Now that they were both in their final year … Continue reading The Locum

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L’oreal Paris Mattifying Infallible Foundation in ‘Amber’ Review

I’ve never bought any make-up from L'oreal Paris. Skincare,yes (as those of you who have read my post on their Clay Detox Daily Wash). I always saw L'oreal Paris – like Revlon and Max Factor and Physicians’ Formula – as the pricier end of the drugstore. Yet I found myself at Foschini a few weeks back … Continue reading L’oreal Paris Mattifying Infallible Foundation in ‘Amber’ Review

{City Diaries} Let’s Take It Back to The Beach

The coast enveloped the city, like the mountains which loomed over it. The foreshore began where the sea once was, and hotels were erected to neighbour it. I associated the beach with hawkers selling Surfjoy and Chocolina. Sukkas which I was socialised to call ‘ice scream’. And yet, myself, and many others, probably only visited … Continue reading {City Diaries} Let’s Take It Back to The Beach

Imposter Syndrome and Other Realities of Student Life

A friend of mine posted a meme (isn't that where all great writing ideas stem from?) about imposter syndrome. I was intrigued. Could it be that there was a word that contained all my self-doubt and insecurity related to being a student of this vast academic institution? But what is imposter syndrome? Wikipedia defines it … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome and Other Realities of Student Life

Sassy Wishes: September Make-Up Wishlist

My Instagram feed is going amok with visions of beautiful brown skin - i.e the Fenty Beauty line i.e the new Cosmetics line from Rihanna. Raved about for its diversity, both in marketing and in the range of products itself. Can other beauty brands please take note?! As a result, I've dedicated this month's edition of Sassy Wishes entirely to the Fenty Beauty products that I want. Yes, dear readers, I am jumping on that bandwagon.