Mugs Showing all 6 results Default sorting Sort by popularity Sort by latest Sort by price: low to high Sort by price: high to low The Ali Mug R95.00 Add to cart The Carina Mug R95.00 Add to cart The Cassidy Mug R95.00 Add to cart The Irina Mug R95.00 Add to cart The Jen Mug R95.00 Select Options The Julie Mug R95.00 Add to cart Reply Mae December 15, 2014 at 12:38 pm the review sounds great! where did you buy your product to get the special? Reply mascaraandmimosas December 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm Hi Mae! I bought mine at Camelot Spa Villa d’Este in Saxonworld JHB. But if you go to http://www.thalgo.co.za you can find a stockist closest to you. It really is the best eye treatment I’ve used to date – enjoy! Reply Summer Skin Favourites | January 5, 2015 at 9:44 am […] raved about this sunscreen a few weeks ago (you can read about it here). I used it every day while we were in Namibia and had zero burning, being fair skinned this is […] Reply [review] : Thalgo’s 10 day detox – Ocea Draine | January 17, 2015 at 9:23 am […] organisms. I’m already a huge fan of their Collagen Eye Roll On which you can read about here and so I was really excited to try out Ocea […] Reply hashtagawesome February 4, 2015 at 6:11 pm Thanks for shopping with us and fr the mention! You’re #awesome Reply [win] : with Dr Gobac and Camelot Spa Villa d’ Este | February 9, 2015 at 7:23 am […] sure most of you have seen my post about how much I love my Dr Gobac sunscreen. I’m actually in love with the brand as a whole […] Reply roslyn February 17, 2015 at 6:38 pm Awesome And im such a clicks fan Thanks x Reply mascaraandmimosas February 17, 2015 at 6:40 pm So glad you enjoyed the post 🙂 Clicks has some awesome brands – I’m so glad I found these two winners! PS when I went last week the Miracle Cream was 20% off! 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What I really love, love, love about Thalgo is how […] Reply Dawn Alexander March 4, 2015 at 1:10 pm Sarah you’re amazing… I’d be watching this space closely if I was a young and up ‘n coming! Love you girl! XXX Reply mascaraandmimosas March 6, 2015 at 7:27 am Who loves ya kid 😉 Reply stormwatson March 5, 2015 at 7:23 am I use Thalgo Prodige des Oceans as well and I love it! Reply mascaraandmimosas March 6, 2015 at 7:26 am I know! I’m slightly obsessed with it 🙂 Reply Chanelle March 6, 2015 at 7:52 pm Love Love love this!!! So inspiring babe 🙂 you have most definitely got me hooked 🙂 Reply jessicaviljoen March 10, 2015 at 1:53 pm Wow, their décor truly is stunning, love it. Great review, makes me feel like I should drive through from Pretoria to go for a pedi there! xx http://jessv83.blogspot.com/ Reply Christina Braccia March 13, 2015 at 7:04 am I am 22 and already using eye cream! I hope it’ll save me from future troubles! Reply Anu Menon March 13, 2015 at 8:28 am Reblogged this on Musings of a Bombay Girl and commented: Very well written! Reply Karen Rees March 13, 2015 at 10:19 am Such a helpful post, thank you so much for sharing, love it 🙂 Enjoy your weekend! Karen X http://www.confettiandcurves.wordpress.com Reply mascaraandmimosas March 13, 2015 at 11:58 am Such a pleasure Karen – I’m so glad you enjoyed the post! Reply tulipsandphoenixes March 14, 2015 at 1:53 pm Very informative post. Reply mascaraandmimosas March 14, 2015 at 3:34 pm Oh so glad you enjoyed it! Reply Luna Lacey March 17, 2015 at 6:16 am Have you seen the little signs that Woolworths has, I nearly died 🙂 I love love love hen eggs, I could eat a million of them 🙂 Love this post! xxx Reply mascaraandmimosas March 17, 2015 at 6:38 am I did see them – so cute! Yippee, glad you liked the post x Reply Nicolette March 23, 2015 at 11:33 am Love your idea to add nail polishes to your collection!!!! Im doing the same!!!! LOVE your blogs!!! 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But give it time and you’ll see, before you noticed, you will have started to go roots in your new place. That how it always starts! Reply [manly review] : LUSH Ambrosia Shaving Cream | April 8, 2015 at 5:21 am […] you might be wondering “Dan, we remember reading about the manly beard oil you were using on this very blog, so why the need for shaving cream? Surely you haven’t gotten […] Reply BarbieBeautySA April 9, 2015 at 10:11 pm Your Pics are stunning love. Great blog. https://barbiebeautysa.wordpress.com/ Reply mascaraandmimosas May 21, 2015 at 4:55 am Thanks for that awesome compliment Liza! Made my day x Reply [hair] : what’s working for me at the moment | April 20, 2015 at 8:19 am […] shampoo that I am (still) loving is Lush Curly Wurly. I have mentioned it before here but I just feel like I need to tell you about it again because I love it that much. Listen up all […] Reply [steal] : five under fifty | April 22, 2015 at 10:02 am […] Foam + Scrub (about R32.99 for 50ml at leading retailers) – I already reviewed this cleanser over here but I can’t believe that my skin is still reacting so well to it! Friends of mine that have […] Reply CathyB May 4, 2015 at 6:42 pm I already use two of theSe products. The Essence nail polish remover is kind to hands and Has a pleasant smell and L’OReal shampoo is one of my favorites as I have such unruly hair. Can promise those are booth well worth giving a try. Reply cathybooyens May 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm My darling Sarah and Danie, I am in awe of how steadfast and contained you have been in your acceptance of this sadness. The support you provide each other and the trust you have in the positive side of this. There is no doubt in my mind that you will be the most wonderful parents! I am so proud to be your mom. Reply mascaraandmimosas May 21, 2015 at 4:54 am xxx thank you xxx Reply bioishumerus May 16, 2015 at 4:54 pm I’m so sorry that you two and your families went through that. Reading your post, I’m in awe of your courage in sharing this with people. Your points on moving forward are very honest and inspiring. keeping you in my prayers Reply mascaraandmimosas May 21, 2015 at 4:53 am Thank you for your thoughts and prayers! Reply cathybooyens May 21, 2015 at 9:08 am So tempted by all these goodies…. Reply Rivania Pillay June 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm Lovely post! This was really informative. xx Reply mascaraandmimosas June 8, 2015 at 1:47 pm So glad you enjoyed it Rivania! Reply Nihaad June 8, 2015 at 4:55 pm Always enjoy reading your blog. I am using Ponds exfoliator at the moment but I’ve noticed little pimples forming on my forehead 🙁 not sure it the two are related though Reply mascaraandmimosas June 8, 2015 at 6:58 pm Hi Nihaad, thanks for the lovely comment! Typically breakouts on the forehead can be from stress or diet (especially between the brows). If you’ve only been using the exfoliator for a week or so, give it another 3 weeks to see if your skin settles – if not, your skin might not agree with one of the ingredients in that particular exfoliator. Hope this answers your question? I will be covering a whole lot more info in an upcoming post so look out for that! Reply All That's Glamorous June 9, 2015 at 12:15 pm An awesome informative post and a great new series idea. I’m looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 http://www.allthatsglamorous.com Reply mascaraandmimosas June 9, 2015 at 1:54 pm So glad you enjoyed it! Reply [review] : Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Pads | June 11, 2015 at 8:01 am […] more about cleansing: different methods, different types and some product recommendations over here. There are quite a few other exciting products from Nip+Fab that I am dying to get my hands on like […] Reply charleen labuschagne June 26, 2015 at 4:25 pm I love the blog Sarah! The new look is awesome ♡ Reply mascara & mimosas June 26, 2015 at 4:34 pm Ah, thanks my bok! xxx Reply Charleen Labuschagne June 29, 2015 at 11:05 pm Lovely post Sarah! Very inspiring. Reply Carolyn Augustus July 3, 2015 at 9:02 am Would love to try these awesome goodies. Reply mascara & mimosas July 3, 2015 at 9:07 am They are divine! Hope you enter! x Reply Megan Hartwig July 3, 2015 at 10:59 am Awesome giveaway! Thank you for thinking of us 🙂 xx Reply mascara & mimosas July 3, 2015 at 11:06 am Such a pleasure Megan! x Reply Victoria July 3, 2015 at 1:30 pm Awesome giveaway! Loved this post. 🙂 Reply mascara & mimosas July 3, 2015 at 1:42 pm So glad you enjoyed it Victoria! Reply Arrie Bar July 3, 2015 at 1:54 pm I have never tried the Rose Jam Bubbleroon! What is wrong with me? And I call myself a Lush fan… Definitely entering the giveaway – you’re right, awesome way to start Friday! Reply mascara & mimosas July 3, 2015 at 3:05 pm Rose Jam is probably one of my favourite Lush products, and it smells incredible! Good luck! Reply Arleen Marree July 6, 2015 at 9:53 am Just discovered your blog and I love it! Thank you! Reply mascara & mimosas July 6, 2015 at 9:55 am I’m so glad Arleen, thank you for the kind words x Reply rehana seedat July 7, 2015 at 9:45 pm Love the Rose Jam bubbleroon Reply Lizna July 9, 2015 at 4:57 pm I’ve never used anything from lush and it’s so depressing! I don’t want to order them online because I like shopping with my nose, will just have to be patient for a shopping trip to Cape Town Reply mascara & mimosas July 9, 2015 at 5:06 pm I’ve shopped with LUSH online and it really was fab – a good starting point would be their top 25, they are all amazing! Reply Rivania Pillay July 14, 2015 at 12:52 pm Lovely post! I really want to give The Body Shop Cleanser a try. I was also a bit hesitant to try an oil based cleanser but after I tried Lipidol I seem to be a bit more adventurous. Thanks for the lovely review, xx. Reply mascara & mimosas July 14, 2015 at 12:58 pm Hi Rivania, yip, an oil cleanser seems a bit weird at first, but now I literally can’t live without one! x Reply Candice July 15, 2015 at 3:24 pm I have heard really great things about this brand!! Never tried any masks before Candice ♥ | Beauty Candy Loves Reply Nihaad July 28, 2015 at 3:09 pm This post gave me a whole new view on the baby making process. I guess people make it look so easy that you automatically think it would be like that for you too. Goodluck to you and your other half during this trying time. And may you be blessed in abundance. Xo Reply mascara & mimosas July 28, 2015 at 4:24 pm You are so sweet, thank you xxx it’s quite a crazy time, but you just need to see the humour in it all sometimes 🙂 Reply Natalie Osmond July 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm I love the style that you wrote this in 🙂 I’m no where near ready to have a baby yet, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be exactly like this when we do start trying…so good to know I can harass you about this stuff when I do 😉 Good luck to you and Dan cooks!! Holding thumbs for you! Reply mascara & mimosas July 28, 2015 at 6:35 pm Thanks darlin’! I was just thinking about it today and then the word vom happened – think it’s good to get personal every now and then xxx Reply Natalie Osmond August 3, 2015 at 12:29 pm Im on a mission to find a new serum, this one is definitely going on the list! Reply mascara & mimosas August 6, 2015 at 11:53 am I love it! Hmmm…maybe I should do a post on some of my favourite serums *brain starts to work* Reply Marné August 6, 2015 at 2:46 pm Yes please do 🙂 Reply Marné August 6, 2015 at 4:18 pm Have you tried relaxing about it?! 😉 We are also trying, and I’ve found that arranging all plans around D-Day makes my husband edgy. It makes it feel like a business deal we’re about to close, and cannot afford to lose it. More often than not, we would then clash and be irritated with one another, because we’re both anxious for the actual offspring. And then it’s over, gone, goodbye lovemaking and hello guilt and regret. Month after month.. If you can keep D-Day business in a good state without aforementioned happening to you guys, you are truly blessed 🙂 Someone once told me: Keep in mind, you actually still want to love your husband after you’ve used him for children (and the other way around too). Ouchies, very harsh, I know. But it’s taught me to still enjoy him and not just use him like I did. And now we’re having more fun than ever, wink wink 😉 Enjoy the ride (pun intended indeed) Reply Celeste August 7, 2015 at 7:25 pm This was great. I am just as fair as you. It has been the brain of my existence my whole life, self tanners even more. I may try this out. Reply Celeste August 7, 2015 at 7:26 pm Stupid Autocorrect. Bain not Brain. Reply mascara & mimosas August 8, 2015 at 8:27 am Oh man, I have had some TERRIBLE times with self tanners Celeste, this has by far been the best. Just make sure to exfoliate properly and “dilute” the problem areas. Good luck and let me know how it goes! x Reply Natalie Osmond August 13, 2015 at 9:16 am Aaaaa I have been waiting to hear more about the Africology serum! I’m heading over to Kiehls this weekend to get the Overnight Recovery Serum to see if it’ll sort out the acne scaring I have, but I wanted another serum to use in between (you know one day Kiehls the next day another dude) and I think I need this Africology one. My skin isn’t breaking out as badly as it was but my jawline seems to be plagued by a constant breakout! So I may just have to add this to my skincare arsenal as I’m looking more like 15 than 26! Great post cookie, super informative and makes me want to spend my money 😉 Reply mascara & mimosas August 14, 2015 at 9:15 am The Africology serum has definitely helped with the breakouts on my jawline – you will love it! Can’t wait to hear about the Kiehls Overnight Recovery Serum x Reply Nicolette August 21, 2015 at 12:21 pm Great post!!!! Sounds like heaven!!!! Reply mascara & mimosas August 26, 2015 at 6:53 pm Dankie my bok x Reply Chereen August 25, 2015 at 10:39 pm I LOVE QMS! I used to go for QMS facials regularly and used all the products from the line a few years ago, and my skin never looked better. Thanks for the reminder of this great range – think I need to treat myself to a facial again! WISH I could enter this! x Reply mascara & mimosas August 26, 2015 at 6:52 pm That facial rocked my world! Just check, I’m not 100% sure that it’s vegan. xxx Reply Chereen August 25, 2015 at 10:41 pm Revlon’s Ultra HD lippies are some of my favourites – such a great texture, and I love the little ‘click’ when you start to unwind it (so random, I know!) This is such a great post – LOVE your photographs! xx Reply mascara & mimosas August 26, 2015 at 6:51 pm That click is so satisfying, I totally get you haha! x Reply Chereen August 25, 2015 at 10:44 pm These sound divine! I actually had a look at the Dermalogica one a little while ago; think I need to go back and buy it! Obsessed with Africology, so going to check that one out, too! Lovely informative post, as always! xxx Reply mascara & mimosas August 26, 2015 at 6:50 pm Chereeen you are a darling xxx The Africology one has definitely helped with my hormonal breakouts that dont seem to ever disappear. Reply Chereen August 25, 2015 at 10:48 pm Haha – I can so relate on being so pale that it’s bordering transparent! Glad I’m not alone. I actually have some Tan Lab goodies in my self-tan basket (yes, basket – I tend to hoard self-tanners; it’s one of my favourite types of product, but I’m SO lazy when it comes to applying them!), and this post provided the ease-of-mind to actually give it a go! It’s good to learn a bit more about the ingredients and how they actually work, so thank you for that! x Reply mascara & mimosas August 26, 2015 at 6:49 pm I have had so many self tan catastrophes, The Tan Lab is such a win. Plus the moisturiser smells incredible. x Reply Marné August 26, 2015 at 6:10 pm Sounds like once I’m there, I wouldn’t want to go home again 🙂 Reply mascara & mimosas August 26, 2015 at 6:47 pm It was absolute heaven! I really battled to “be human” afterwards 🙂 Reply Imka - Glamorous Glitter September 1, 2015 at 12:13 pm Oh my!!! I am obsessed with that Wet n Wild lipstick! I need it in my life! P.S. Have you tried out the LA Girl Matte Lipsticks yet? I’d love to know what you think. Reply mascara & mimosas September 2, 2015 at 10:25 am Hi Imka! I bought one of the LA Girl Matte Lipsticks just out of pure curiosity. I’m in two minds about it to be honest. On one hand the staying power is brilliant – that stuff can withstand anything! But then on the other hand it’s not very comfortable to wear, it feels quite sticky in the corners of my lips and feels a bit heavy as well. What do you think of them? x Reply Imka - Glamorous Glitter September 1, 2015 at 12:14 pm That essence lipstick has my name written all over it! I love the new nudes range from essence! Reply Chereen September 2, 2015 at 11:36 am Loved this post – and so glad you’re back to blogging! I’ve missed your posts! That Facial Gel/ Mask is one of my favourites – such a lovely, lightweight skin saviour! xx Reply Nihaad September 2, 2015 at 12:27 pm The Wet n Wild lippie looks beautiful! Nihaad – the little blog of STUFF Reply Nihaad September 9, 2015 at 12:28 pm I agree with you about the Garnier Cleansing Water. I wouldn’t go out of my way to repurchase and I don’t feel I would be missing anything if I did not have it on my beauty shelf. Nihaad – the little blog of STUFF Reply Marné September 11, 2015 at 11:45 am Great mix of favourites, loved it. Where do you find your recipes / inspiration for your green smoothies? There’s so many contradicting info out there on smoothies, and if one follows their own head and just add fruit and cereal then the weight-issue kicks in 🙂 Juicing vs blending vs processing, any advice?! To juice you can use any of those appliances, but do you know if the results are the same? Lol, thanks xx Reply mascara & mimosas September 16, 2015 at 9:54 am Hi Marne, I kind of make my recipes up to be honest, or if I have a really good green juice while I’m out I take a sneaky picture of what the ingredients are so I can recreate it at home. I don’t add any cereal or yogurt and only one fruit, usually a small apple or half an orange because of the sugar issue. I only have a very old school juicer, but it works really well! I have used a friends Nutribullet and its amazing and I think a lot more versatile. I’m definitely not a juicing queen, I just kind of go with the flow to be honest, hope I could at least answer some of your questions! x Reply Nihaad October 7, 2015 at 4:12 pm Wow this is such great news, congratulations you guys!!! This was such an insightful post, I loved reading it! May you continue to have good health and strength during the rest of your pregnancy and may you be blessed with a healthy little one! Nihaad – the little blog of STUFF Reply mascara & mimosas October 7, 2015 at 6:27 pm Thanks so much Nihaad! So glad you enjoyed the post 🙂 Reply Irina Doman October 7, 2015 at 5:26 pm Yay congrats mama, can’t wait to see you grow and meet the baby in just 6 months!:) xxx Irina Reply mascara & mimosas October 7, 2015 at 6:26 pm Thanks doll xxx I can’t wait to go baby clothes shopping with you, you enabler! Reply Natalie Osmond October 7, 2015 at 8:01 pm This is possibly the best post you have written…in my eyes any way! I’m so happy for you Mama Mimosa, and can’t wait to spoil the little Bebe!xxx Reply mascara & mimosas October 8, 2015 at 5:05 pm Oh crazy Nats, you are just the funniest! Thanks honey xxx Reply Cassidy Taylor-Memmory October 8, 2015 at 4:48 pm Ah friends this is such a cute post! So excited for baba to come <3 xXx Reply mascara & mimosas October 8, 2015 at 5:04 pm Thanks Cass xxx So excited! Reply Vanessa October 19, 2015 at 10:33 am Beautiful blog. I love every featured product. May i please ask where you got the brushes from? Reply mascara & mimosas October 19, 2015 at 11:24 am Hi Vanessa! I purchased my Body Shop brush from The Body Shop. My Real Techniques brush is part of the Core Collection. You can get your hands on Real Techniques brushes from Takealot, Clicks and Foschini. Hope this helps! xxx Reply Leanne October 21, 2015 at 6:02 pm A HUGE congratulations to you two!!! How absolutely exciting!!!! Loves xxx http://arumlilea.com Reply mascara & mimosas October 28, 2015 at 3:43 pm Thanks Leanne xxx Reply Megan Kelly Botha October 29, 2015 at 10:02 am Perfect little bump! Reply Natalie Osmond October 29, 2015 at 10:10 am You’re going to be the bestest mommy!! I keep telling you this! You keep all of us in line 🙂 Reply Cassidy Taylor-Memmory October 29, 2015 at 11:56 am Yay love this post! Baby sitter Cassi is waiting 😀 x Reply Chereen November 2, 2015 at 1:02 am Ah, LOVE this post so much! I can totally relate to the bit about cradling fruit and veg at Woolies… hehe! So happy for you, my friend! You are going to make the most incredible mama xxx Reply Cathy B November 4, 2015 at 3:08 pm Loving the oh lief…. And the tummy butter…..cool stuff Reply Marné November 12, 2015 at 11:58 am I’ve considered laser a gazillion times because I’ve been epilating due to endless shaving-troubles, and as per your post, I’ll be the perfect laser candidate then, yay. Thanx for being an enabler xx Reply mascara & mimosas November 12, 2015 at 2:38 pm Laser is such a life saver – I cannot say it enough! And now you have the perfect excuse to go with your 20% off voucher. Hope it works wonders! x Reply abby November 12, 2015 at 2:16 pm Its like you read my mind with this post haha. I have been contemplating lazer hair removal for quite some time. As I have very sensitive skin shaving and waxing are not my friend. So definitely think I will give it a go. Reply mascara & mimosas November 12, 2015 at 2:37 pm I’m so glad you found this post helpful Abby! I only had 4 sessions of laser on my underarms (so I didn’t finish the course – moved from CPT to JHB midway) and it really made the most massive difference, I can’t wait to go back and finish the course as soon as this bambino is out of me! Let me know how the laser goes xxx Reply abby November 13, 2015 at 11:02 am Well I am glad that 4 session you could see a difference 🙂 I hope your relocation to Jozi was good haha and good luck with the rest of your pregnancy:) Xx Reply Chereen November 12, 2015 at 4:31 pm Finally catching up on all my favourite blogs… love this post. Beautiful pics <3 Hope you and bump are doing well! xx Reply Chereen November 16, 2015 at 2:29 pm LOVED reading this post – so exciting! Makes me miss the exciting lead up to having a baby! So many amazing tips… seriously wish we’d planned properly and set up a savings account BEFORE we fell pregnant. We only started one once I’d found out I was pregnant… Also, you HAVE to make a plan to come to CT soon – H&M has the most gorgeous baby clothes, and they are SO reasonable! I am a huge Cotton On Kids fan, so was super-chuffed to find equally adorable baby and kiddie’s clothing at H&M, for WAY cheaper. I bought Noah a T-shirt for R59 the other day! They also have adorable kiddies linen and room decor… not a huge selection, but definitely more for girls than boys, so you’re in luck! Reply m November 16, 2015 at 3:55 pm We found a Stokke prom at an auction, brand new out of the box, for R550 Reply Megan Kelly Botha November 17, 2015 at 10:01 am eeek! Loved this post. One of my best finds on Gumtree was an awesome swing – you know the ones that rock, sing and have flashing lights? This one was barely used, it was brand spankin new, had all the features including the ability to plug in your own USB with music and cost R2000 in store – I paid R500. Turns out the family were really wealthy and didn’t care for the money but just wanted it out, as it was space consuming and their baby hated it. I am so excited to follow your pregnancy, admittedly making me broody for days. This is a really great post! Budgeting is such a big part of what makes it, just a little bit easier. Reply Cassidy Taylor-Memmory November 18, 2015 at 8:56 am Love this post friend – such an exciting time in you and Dan’s life! I’m soooooo freakin excited! Can’t wait to spoil the little beauty <3 xXx Reply Julie November 18, 2015 at 1:49 pm I may be biased, but your wedding was one of THE most fun and well-run weddings I’ve attended! Nothing was amiss and the attention to detail by yourself as well as the One & Only was incredible! Reply Carina November 19, 2015 at 2:14 pm Thanks for all the tips! I will definitely be using ALL of them!!! 🙂 Reply Falon Harris November 19, 2015 at 9:03 pm Thanks for this coox! Super helpful xx you looked so beautiful and it sounds like even after al the drama, it turned into a unforgettable day! Reply Cassidy Taylor-Memmory November 24, 2015 at 10:22 am Such great advice! Reply Liza November 25, 2015 at 12:45 pm You guys look so cute, looking forward to see more from you on Youtube Reply Suanne La Rose November 30, 2015 at 12:40 pm Love your blog, thanks for sharing! Reply Hlelileb November 30, 2015 at 3:34 pm I would so love to win this giveaway and especially cause i always have to apply a sunscreen in the morning cause in Pretoria it so hot so this will be a good gift for me, Nourish Multi Active Sun SPF 30 wow. Hope it different from what i’m using cause i turn white and i always have to rub my skin so that it wont be visible.. Reply REHANA SEEDAT November 30, 2015 at 5:55 pm awesome giveaway! all steps done Reply Liza December 2, 2015 at 11:49 am Such a great post, very unique. Mr.Price ALWAYS has such amazing decorations all year round Reply Chereen December 2, 2015 at 11:50 am LOVE this post! We put our tree up on the 25th of November, but Beanie’s knocked it over three times already! He knocked it over again last night, and after decorating and redecorating (and redecorating for a third time!), I’ve given up and just left the tree bare… after seeing this post I’m rather tempted to head off to Woolies to buy those silver baubles (we’ve always done gold and red) and change my colour theme. Oh, the joys of having a toddler in the house… hehe! x Reply Nicole Jansen Jansen van Vuuren December 4, 2015 at 10:52 am Lamelle is a great South African range, I’m sure the winner of this range will thoroughly enjoy it! Reply Janet December 7, 2015 at 7:57 am Entered! Reply Lynnith Andreou December 7, 2015 at 7:58 am Looks like beautiful stuff! Reply Cassidy Taylor-Memmory December 28, 2015 at 11:52 am Love these posts friend – so interesting! Reply Carla VD Westy December 28, 2015 at 2:49 pm Aaah this is an awesome post! I am 15 weeks pregnant now so starting to think of buying things. We have also started stock piling nappies and every now and then I buy an outfit that I like. I need a list though… I feel like I am a bit in over my head abouy what we will actually need! Can you maybe share your list with me? Xx Reply mascara & mimosas December 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm Congrats Carla! I can definitely send you my list so keep an eye on your inbox. It’s definitely quite overwhelming and I found having my list helps me stay sane and organised. x Reply Monique December 28, 2015 at 4:01 pm Awe such a special time. It flies by so quick..and before you know it…you have a little squirming bundle of joy! They say that you can take the date you felt definite movement and add 5 months to determine a birthday if you are going natural…mine was spot on by one day!! Enjoy the last trimester…the fluids thing isnt going to get any easier… Reply mascara & mimosas December 28, 2015 at 4:39 pm Ah, thanks Monique – and a HUGE congrats to you and your hubby on the birth of your son! xxx Reply Chicara - Lipgloss Kisses January 6, 2016 at 10:59 am I completely agree with everything on here. I’m especially big on #1 and #7. 🙂 Reply Chereen January 10, 2016 at 3:54 am Such a great post, and such great resolutions! I’m pretty good with my skincare routine and already follow most of these, but I think I need to add numbers 6, 7 and 9 to my list of skincare resolutions for this year – I am so, so bad when it comes to applying eyecream; it’s the one product I skip almost daily. Eek! Going to apply some this very minute… Would also love to get into the habit of going for a monthly facial, but the budget often comes into play… maybe you could do a post on how to do an effective at-home facial sometime? Would LOVE to read that! Reply Chereen January 10, 2016 at 3:57 am Ah, this totally just reminded me of my little love affair with Konjac sponges last year! I’ve totally forgotten about them somewhere along the line, but think I’m going to stock up on another one asap! Absolutely loved using mine and noticed such a huge improvement to my skin… I’ve since discovered Smittens, and am obsessed with mine at the moment. Have you heard of them? Definitely check them out if you haven’t – such a great little tool! (If you can call it a tool?) Reply Irina Doman January 11, 2016 at 8:54 am Those lip tints look amazing! Great post friend xxx Reply Loren January 18, 2016 at 8:57 am So pretty! 🙂 Loren | http://www.minkys.co.za Reply mascara & mimosas January 22, 2016 at 7:19 am You are so kind, thank you Loren! x Reply Shalane January 18, 2016 at 9:06 am What a great tutorial! Absolutely love the colors. x Reply mascara & mimosas January 22, 2016 at 7:18 am Thanks so much Shalane! x Reply Chantel January 18, 2016 at 12:41 pm Beautiful!! Thanks for a great post, was wondering how ‘good’ the Gel Polishes worked =) Reply mascara & mimosas January 22, 2016 at 7:16 am I’m glad you enjoyed it Chantel. I am SUCH a fan of the Gel Polish top and base coats from Essence. The mani I’m sitting with now is still chip free after 7 days which is amazing! Reply Cassidy Taylor-Memmory January 18, 2016 at 1:26 pm Such a pretty nail look! Love it! Reply mascara & mimosas January 22, 2016 at 7:14 am Thanks my Cass, you are a doll xxx Reply Cassidy Taylor-Memmory January 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm Ooooh my goodness, I need it ALL! Reply Chereen January 18, 2016 at 10:19 pm This is SUCH a pretty mani – and surprisingly easy, too! I’m very tempted to give it a go, though I’ll admit that having to wait before the two shades puts me off somewhat… I have very little patience as it is! Hehe. x Reply mascara & mimosas January 22, 2016 at 7:14 am It definitely tested my patience…hehe! But well worth it I think! x Reply Candice January 22, 2016 at 9:30 am This is such a gorgeous nail combo!! Definitely trying the masking tape trick Reply Shalane January 25, 2016 at 10:16 am Great post! Love the ideas and love the lingerie too. x Reply Sarah Lange January 25, 2016 at 12:34 pm What an awesome post! Thanks Sarah, you have definitely made my life a bit easier this Valentine’s Day! Reply Cassidy Taylor-Memmory January 27, 2016 at 11:12 am Love these choices! I would take that bag for myself haha Reply Natalie January 27, 2016 at 8:57 pm Ben and that beer are going to be the best of buddies! Great picks hun!! Reply Candice February 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm The travel mug from woolworths is so cute! Reply stephanie videira February 1, 2016 at 1:27 pm great ideas Reply Loren February 2, 2016 at 10:34 am Love the travel mug and the scented candle! 🙂 Reply Azraa Mohamed February 5, 2016 at 10:23 am Love the cleanser makeup remover. The super moisturiser is awesome too! Reply Cassidy Taylor-Memmory February 5, 2016 at 10:46 am Oooooh my goodness these products sound amazing! Yay for local and cruelty free xXx Reply Lori February 8, 2016 at 10:32 am Stunning! You did a fantastic job! You have inspire me to give this a try 🙂 Reply Carina February 11, 2016 at 1:40 pm I love all these gifts! I’m sending the gift to Stephan. 😉 Reply Carina February 11, 2016 at 1:40 pm I meant the link! Not the gift! Reply Megan Hartwig February 15, 2016 at 9:14 am Lovely giveaway 😉 xx Reply Yashmitha Padayachee February 15, 2016 at 10:55 am OOOh, new to the blog, just seen you on Mamahood. This is the sweetest range ever, I’m in love with the “Sweeten my Day” Blush!! Reply Jeannette February 15, 2016 at 11:03 am The Colour and packaging on this range is beautiful! It stopped me dead in my tracks ,when i rushed past it last week in Dischem! Jeannette http://whiskyoftheweek.co.uk/ Reply Kim Robinson February 15, 2016 at 12:25 pm Love these colours, perfect for a soft natural look. Would love to win them 🙂 Reply Lori February 15, 2016 at 1:08 pm I will definitely head to clicks to bag these items! Thanks for sharing! Reply Bianca February 15, 2016 at 4:12 pm I have this huuuge obsession with contouring products! Does it work on pale skin? Because I am probably the closest thing to a ghost! Reply Leanie Foot February 15, 2016 at 4:20 pm This range looks great, i will definitely check out the nail polish colours Reply REHANA SEEDAT February 15, 2016 at 8:02 pm awesome giveaway! Reply Amanda Ramguthee February 16, 2016 at 8:04 am What an awesome giveaway… Hope to win Reply Simone C February 16, 2016 at 10:28 am I got the other eyeshadow palette, but I hear this is actually the nicer one of the 2, so would love to win it! Awesome giveaway 🙂 Reply Simone C February 16, 2016 at 10:31 am I love nail art…the easier the better. Will definitely give this a go! Reply Chicara - Lipgloss Kisses February 16, 2016 at 10:33 am Such pretty pics! Love the roses 🙂 x Reply Simone C February 16, 2016 at 10:34 am I’m sure you’re pretty much at the finish line now! Had my 3rd and FINAL baby last August 🙂 Cherish every minute, I swear the last almost 6 months (heck 7yrs with my eldest) have flown by 🙁 Reply sarah raine February 16, 2016 at 11:01 am Perfect thing to start a make up (war paint) collection! Reply Chereen February 16, 2016 at 11:17 pm Ah! I’m yet to try Skoon, and after this post, I’m tempted to pop by their website to place my order NOW! The overnight hydrating mask sounds like heaven! Lovely post – and I LOVE these pics! xxx Reply mascara & mimosas February 17, 2016 at 6:08 pm Friend, you will LOVE it! The mask is incredible and the cleanser as well. As soon as I’ve whittled down the bunch of skincare stuff I have in my bathroom, I am definitely going to be ordering some. x Reply Carina February 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm Oh my goodness Sarah, these photos are SO beautiful!!! <3 Reply mascara & mimosas February 17, 2016 at 6:07 pm Thank you Carina, you are so sweet! x Reply Carina February 18, 2016 at 9:03 am The video is good man! Very informative! I didn’t realize that there’s so many things to take with! Reply Janine Beer February 18, 2016 at 9:20 am Awesome video, great tips and I’ll be using the check lists to help me pack my twins bags in a few months. Thanks! Reply Fathima Mahomed February 18, 2016 at 1:16 pm WOW…. This is Epic….I’m a Big Fan, would love to add to my collection. RT @fatzzzzzz Facebook: Fathima Mahomed Instagram: @faa7866 Reply Roxanne Appleby February 19, 2016 at 8:39 am Not only the range is absolutely beautiful, this whole post is amazing! Essence makes up a big part of my makeup collection – and this post is a good enough reason for this. Lovely giveaway as well. Good luck to all the entrants! x Reply Ronnae Elliott February 19, 2016 at 9:03 am Awesome prize! Reply Joles February 19, 2016 at 11:32 am What a stunning stunning giveaway <3 <3 <3 <3 Reply The Secret Board February 19, 2016 at 11:41 am Great video, Sarah. I am so excited for you and you look gorgeous! xx Reply Roxanne Chutthergoon February 19, 2016 at 11:44 am Such a lovely giveaway! Hope I am the lucky one…it is my birthday next week and it would be such a lovely gift to me 🙂 Reply Hlelile Vinkhumbo February 20, 2016 at 10:58 pm Such an amazing giveaway. Would love to be the lucky one Reply Chereen February 26, 2016 at 3:56 pm Love this video – you need to do MORE! You look so, so gorgeous, Sarah – pregnancy suits you! So funny watching this video, as it’s made me think back to packing my own bag and what I’d leave behind/ take with. Always so fascinating to see what others have in their baby bags! Can’t wait to see the second vid 🙂 Reply mascara & mimosas February 28, 2016 at 12:40 pm Ah, thanks Chereen! I must admit, I was having a “non beached whale” day that day…haha! I hope you’re ready for the huge influx of texts full of questions coming your way once baby is born 😉 x Reply Charlene Steyn March 1, 2016 at 10:36 am I have been using the exact same range for a year now. At first I was also struggling with the product but persisted. My mother is also using the same range and we have totally different skin types which confuses me. How are we even the same range with a dry skin compared to a oily/ combination skin ? Besides that this product really kicks into gear after a month. Being prone to break outs my skin has never been as smooth as with this product. I think the problem is people want immediate improvements but I say stick it out. Its worth it in the long haul. Thanks so much for an honest review! Reply mascara & mimosas March 1, 2016 at 5:24 pm Hi Charlene, thanks so much for reading and taking time to comment! I completely agree, often people don’t realise that if they just stuck it out a little longer, they would see incredible results. My issue wasn’t so much that I didn’t see results (although I do feel that I should have seen a bit more of a difference in 3 weeks), it was more that I didn’t enjoy using the product itself. I have used other Nimue products before (quite a while back though) and they were great! I am so glad that the products are working for you – there is nothing better than your skin being in tip top shape. x Reply Marné March 1, 2016 at 5:09 pm Great review Sarah, I love that you’re so honest about it 🙂 Just goes to show how important it is to NOT self-medicate when it comes to skincare. I’ve been there and am still struggling with some of the consequences and aftermath of uneducated decisions I made. Best to consult with a skincare professional (like yourself) every once in a while, even if it’s just two or three times a year at least, we know it can get expensive. Just to know you’re still on track with what you’re using on your face xx PS, I have the exfoliating enzyme you mentioned above, and I love it, it works for me. But only if I activate it with heat after a few minutes, otherwise it doesn’t do much Reply mascara & mimosas March 1, 2016 at 5:27 pm Thanks Marne, I’m so glad you enjoyed this post – it’s always so difficult to write an honest review when it’s not all positive. I am such a huge believer in getting your skin professionally analysed, like you said, if you don’t, it can cause absolute chaos! Always best to go see someone who knows what’s what when it comes to skin. I’m going to keep going with the Exfoliating Enzyme, maybe I will fall in love with it after all – thanks for the tip! x Reply Marné March 1, 2016 at 5:56 pm I’m not even pregnant yet and I loooooooooved this post 😀 😀 I come from a background where it’s almost frowned upon to have a midwife instead of a gynae. We’ve been trying for kids and this is obviously something I’ve thought about a lot, because I love the idea of a midwife and have looked up and researched a few in the Jhb region. Do you perhaps have advice on such a decision, except for “it’s a personal choice”, lol. Maybe do a post on it if you want to, I’m sure the question gets asked a lot 🙂 Reply Natalie March 8, 2016 at 8:15 am OMG I loved this, brilliantly written Dan!! Reply Cathy B March 8, 2016 at 11:08 am Oh I think this is wonderful. Not just the article but also the sentiment it expresses. Well done you two. Made my day. Xxx Reply Colleen March 8, 2016 at 11:58 am Love it, well written Dan Reply Hildegarde_k March 12, 2016 at 10:16 pm Absolutely love this! So funny and honest, I think you’ve just made a lot of dads-to-be feel better (and the moms too). Reply Megan Hartwig March 14, 2016 at 11:56 am Lovely giveaway….thank you 😉 x Reply Corlia Pienaar March 14, 2016 at 12:06 pm “Confused skin” That description made me smile. I didn’t expect confused, crazy skin during pregnancy (no one ever talks about that part of being pregnant…) It seems to be calming down now – thank goodness!!! I’ve never seen this brand before. Will have to go look for the cooling leg gel as I am so uncomfortably swollen every day 🙁 Thanks for a great post. Reply sarah-jane March 14, 2016 at 12:18 pm Definitely entering this competition. My little girl is arriving july this year and we are so excited. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Reply Corlia Pienaar March 14, 2016 at 12:29 pm “confused, crazy skin” Your description made me smile. Who knew right… My skin has calmed down (at last) now the constant swelling and discomfort has started. Pregnancy is turning out to be everything I never expected it would be. Oh what an adventure:) Thanks for the great post. Reply Simone Cameron March 14, 2016 at 2:50 pm Oh wow…wish I had this when I was pregnant last year! Awesome giveaway. Reply Nancy Pretorius March 14, 2016 at 11:17 pm Awesome giveaway,love the two products in your review.But my favorite has to be the Lucky Legs,need something that will help my sore aching legs staying in KZN the weather tends to swell my legs even more will be a big relief trying out this wonderful product to ease my swelled up legs Reply Bianca Balutto March 15, 2016 at 10:35 am I would love to win this:) Reply Hlelile vinkhumbo March 15, 2016 at 11:56 am Wow such an awesome giveaway. Hope i’m the lucky one 🙂 🙂 @HlelileB on Twitter Reply Susann March 15, 2016 at 1:35 pm Retweeted 🙂 Reply Charlotte March 15, 2016 at 1:37 pm Retweeting with @Deyselberg Reply Adele March 16, 2016 at 10:26 am Lovely products, I used the tummy butter when I was pregnant – best ever! Would love to try these! Reply Nicole Jansen Jansen van Vuuren March 16, 2016 at 10:43 am Retweeting all the way 🙂 Still suffering from puffy legs and feet 1 year after my baby’s birth, I have been eyeing that Lucky Legs for a while now plus winning would be a great reason for my hubby to rub my feet and legs everyday. I can have my normal legs and feet back plus score a massage, win win xxx ★★★ Reply Anisha singh March 18, 2016 at 12:44 pm Going to be tweeting all my love! Love to win! Reply Spruce Lifestyle March 18, 2016 at 5:14 pm Always SO interesting to read a completely honest review, even if it is a product I am completely addicted to! The thing is about Nimue it does take a while to really make a difference – for me, it is quite honestly the best product system I have used on my skin and keep coming back to even after 6 years! That said, I have mixed and matched the products across the range (Conditioner Lite FTW) to find what really works for my skin depending on the season. Sad thing is the exfoliating enzyme make-up has been changed: it used to be so much better! Reply Celeste March 23, 2016 at 11:34 am Lovely video. Gosh, I remember that breathlessness when talking a lot. Kuddo’s to you for doing a video. Reply Chereen April 4, 2016 at 11:34 am Such a great post! Like you, I’m a bit of a scrub addict! The Caribbean Tan scrub is one of my favourites, but I’m also REALLY love The Body Shop Spa Of The World Dead Sea Salt Scrub (also a nice, gritty one) and L’Occitane’s scrubs are also amazing – you must check them out! Reply Michelle April 4, 2016 at 12:31 pm Thanks for the awesome post! Excited to give them all a try. My absolute fav is the grapefruit one from body shop. It smells delicious and works like a charm. Reply Mariska Goussard April 5, 2016 at 7:13 am Your pictures are gorgeous! Enjoyed this post, I am also a solid winter-girl! Reply Cassidy Taylor-Memmory April 11, 2016 at 3:07 pm My skin is always soooo dry in winter – gonna have to scrub all day erriday 😉 Reply Chereen April 13, 2016 at 9:16 pm Such a great post, and I am OBSESSED with your photographs! Well done, Sarah! The Revlon PhotoReady Foundation is easily my favourite foundation – it’s the first foundation that I’ve actually managed to finish, that’s how impressed I was with it! I haven’t used the InstaFix much though, so thanks for the reminder – definitely going to give it a proper go tomorrow morning! x Reply Natalie April 16, 2016 at 9:04 pm I think I need to come play with one of those foundation sticks, I love the idea of it! Super easy and convenient! Beautimous (yes I stole your word) pics my friend!! Reply Coco April 18, 2016 at 9:20 am Congratulations,enjoy baby.I became mommy for the 3rd time on Tuesday last week.I forgot how much hard work it takes to raise a newborn. Reply mascara & mimosas April 18, 2016 at 4:49 pm Congratulations Coco! I hope you and baby are healthy and happy x Reply Aisha O. April 18, 2016 at 12:20 pm Thanks for sharing! I’d love to hear about your delivery if you don’t mind. You’re right, not many people talk about c-sections and I’d like to hear from someone who’s been there. Love your blog and congratulations on your newbie!! Reply mascara & mimosas April 18, 2016 at 4:48 pm Hi Aisha, thanks so much for giving my video a watch – I’m so glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the lovely compliment and congratulations! I will definitely squeeze a labour story in somewhere in the next few weeks, keep your eyes peeled… Reply Corlia Pienaar April 18, 2016 at 1:58 pm Hi there, oh wow, thank you for this post. Enjoyed the video and all the info. My baby is due in 8 weeks. I also feel quite “prepared” but your total honesty put a lot of things in perspective. I am quite nervous about breastfeeding but luckily have both those products already so I will follow your advice there 🙂 You mentioned that Aria has been sleeping in her own room since day one at home? Everyone keeps telling me that baby needs to be in our room for at least 3 months!?!? I don’t really want that though. Is she coping? You have a monitor so that helps but she isn’t freeking out or anything? By the way, you look well and kind of rested 😉 so the routine thing is working 🙂 I am definitely also doing that. Yay, I feel educated 🙂 and a bit less stressed. Reply mascara & mimosas April 18, 2016 at 4:44 pm Hi Corlia – congrats on your pregnancy, almost time for you to meet your little one! Most people told us to keep Aria in our room for the first little while as well, we just decided to bite the bullet early on and put her in her own room. I think if we did it later on, I would have been more of an emotional/paranoid wreck. We use the monitor even though she is right next door to us and she sleeps like an angel, other than the times she wakes up for a feed of course. It really is a personal choice though. In terms of breastfeeding, the Medela website is a wealth of information and if you need help, give them a call and they can recommend a lactation consultant that can come and see you either when you’re home or while you’re still in the hospital. In saying that though, I found the nurses at the hospital I was at extremely helpful. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the video and post and that it made you feel a little bit less stressed. Good luck for the next 8 weeks, I will be thinking of you! x Reply Michelle Stevens April 18, 2016 at 10:32 pm Congrats! Awesome video. Brought back so many memories from when my LO was born a year ago. It goes so quickly so enjoy all those precious moments. Reply Kim April 19, 2016 at 11:28 am Hie Thanks so much for the video. I have a 7month old baby girl. Such a bubbly sweet angel, not crawling yet, which is worrying me but hey, babies are different. I breastfed exclusively for the first five months, wanted to wait until she was six months to give her solids but she was so ready and I decided to jump in early to give her solids. She is still on puréed foods up to now and she is quite choosy. But she is healthy. And about sleeping, we share a bed with her. I seriously can’t sleep if she ain’t with me. I would freak out. It’s a choice we have made to co-sleep with her. She wakes twice or thrice to feed for about 10minutes and she dozes off to sleep instantly afterwards. And to Aisha O, about C-section, mmmmm, I had one. Am a first time Mom by the way. My gnaecologist was an angel. The whole surgery took about more or less 15minutes. The healing part was quite a challenge because I was breastfeeding and the sitting position was quite a nightmare but I had a great support system and all was manageable. I really wanted a Medela pump but unfortunately medical aid didn’t cover so now I have a manual and I pump about 250ml for the next day feed. She prefers her milk directly from Mommy though. Wish you both well , Aisha and Mascara , on your journey. I am a bit ahead and all of it is still instincts. Listen to your gut and that inner voice. Again, thanks for the video. Reply The Secret Board April 19, 2016 at 1:18 pm This is such an awesome video. Actually made me tear up a little. When you said about crying because Dan did the dishes I thought about my sister-in-law that literally bawled her eyes out every time her husband said grace at dinner for the first two weeks. Hormones are terrible! Glad you are doing well xx Reply Chicara - Lipgloss Kisses April 19, 2016 at 4:27 pm Those Insta-fix concealer(?) things look so interesting. I like the sound of them. 🙂 Reply Deruschka April 19, 2016 at 11:09 pm Hi,how are you?congrats! Tnx a lot for that awesome video and for sharing your personal experiences.i am going to be a first time mum soon,July actually and also expecting a girl.so I really appreciate al the advice and help. If you do get a chance I would really love to hear your labor story,especially given that you had a cesarean and also your recovery if you don’t mind. Takecare and Enjoy mommy hood Reply Amy Brown April 20, 2016 at 1:29 pm Please do a labour and delivery video! 🙂 Would love to know your take on what you felt and experienced 🙂 Reply Amy Brown April 20, 2016 at 2:02 pm This is such an awesome post! Thank you for you honesty! I would love to hear about your labour and delivery 🙂 Love following you on Insta, Snapchat and your blog! xxx Reply stephanie videira April 23, 2016 at 8:18 pm Congrats on ur new baby, great video, i was the same also cared for my child but didn’t feel that instant love/bond when she was born but trust me it comes my daughter is now 3 and i love her more then anything, enjoy all the new experience your in for a great ride tough at times but us moms manages Reply Sarah-Jane van Heerden April 25, 2016 at 10:56 am I will be having my daughter in July 2016 and struggled so much with breastfeeding my son that i got so depressed and eventually gave up on trying to breastfeed. I would love to get it right this time and try to breastfeed my daughter as i feel its best for the baby! This prize would make life a lot easier for me and help me get my mind on track to persevere with breastfeeding and not give up! Holding thumbs!! Reply Suanne April 25, 2016 at 11:10 am LOVE Reply Simone Cameron April 25, 2016 at 11:30 am Congrats on the birth of your baby girl! Medela is a fabulous brand and I loved their breastpumps and breastpads when I had my kids. Just talking about those sore cracked nipples…I swear I almost punched my baby in the face once as a reflex as I couldn’t understand why all the pain when she latched! lol. I laugh now, but oh my word, the memories of it…all 3 times…*shivers* I’d love to win this for my sister…she’s having her first baby later this year. Fingers crossed. xxx Reply Terri Rosslind April 25, 2016 at 11:32 am OMG! I’ve always wanted this breast pump! Never knew it came with so many accessories! lol Fingers are crossed tight for this one 🙂 Reply Simone Cameron April 25, 2016 at 11:34 am The insta-fix sounds very interesting! I’m definitely going to give it a try. The ‘roll on the skin’ type make up items is always a concern, but I wonder if I’m not rubbing the top layer off, so what’s just been on my skin isn’t still on the stick, if that makes sense. lol. Well it’s what I tell myself. Reply Sam Braithwaite April 25, 2016 at 11:37 am Would love to win this hamper! Recently bought the Medela Swing for my first baby girl due on 27th June 🙂 Love the idea of Dad giving a bottle and having his turn to bond. Reply Michelle April 25, 2016 at 12:02 pm Wonderful post again Sarah, All the best with your beautiful daughter! Michelle Reply Melissa Govender April 25, 2016 at 3:24 pm Congrats on your bundle of joy. I love the in depth review. Little did I know that there is such convenience with having the Madela Quick Clean Microwave Bag. To top it off you do mention that it does not take up much space at all. Now that is convenience for a mum like me who is always on the go. Such a perfect pack of all the necessities mentioned above. Life as a new mum pretty much feels exhausting especially to breastfeed but Madela aids a new mom with just about everything to simplify breastfeeding. A happy mum makes a happy baby Reply rehana seedat April 27, 2016 at 1:50 am would love to win this for my nephew Reply Tanya April 28, 2016 at 8:13 am Expecting a baby… Would love to win this! Reply Lisa April 28, 2016 at 9:57 am what a brilliant give away – I bought a pump for my first LO and plan on using it again with my second one which is on the way. I didn’t even know they sold some of these products and they will just make life even more easier (with a 2 year old and a newborn I need anything that will make it easier). Holding fingers!!!!! ps congrats on the birth of your little bundle! Reply Yolandi North May 10, 2016 at 11:22 pm Dear Sarah Sorry that I’m so behind, but congrats on your beautiful baby! May you be blessed. Medela is probably the most lifesaving brand out there for moms. If it weren’t for the breast pump (single swing) & Purelan, I would probably not have been able to go through with breasfeeding in the end. Enjoy your lovely little baba. xxx Reply mascara & mimosas May 12, 2016 at 3:29 pm Thanks so much Yolandi! And yes, Purelan is the bee’s knees – it saved my life (and my nipples, haha!). Reply Cassidy Taylor-Memmory May 16, 2016 at 2:09 pm Such great choices! Yay for almost birthday time! x Reply Kerry Sharper May 16, 2016 at 6:10 pm Thank you so much for sharing this. I have also opted for c section one day when I have a baby and this video has made me feel more confident than ever about my decision. You look absolutely beautiful in this video as well 🙂 P.S. love your princess’ name Reply mascara & mimosas May 18, 2016 at 11:06 am Thanks for watching Kerry and I’m so glad that it helped you! <3 Reply Miriam May 23, 2016 at 12:55 pm I am all about wholesome body treatment and since its winter I have been looking into buying a body oil but mainly one I can use in the shower, you know for that extra moisture. I love the Soil uplifting coconut bath oil, their oils are just great I use their base and essential oils for my face. Enjoyed the blog post. Good Read 😉 Reply NOMU May 31, 2016 at 12:09 pm We’re so glad you enjoy the Drinking Chocolate! Thank you for sharing. 🙂 Best The NOMU team Reply Sarah-Jane van Heerden June 7, 2016 at 9:01 am OH MY GOODNESS!!! What id give to win this amazing prize! I’m 7 1/2 months pregnant now with my 2nd pregnancy and worries about getting my body back in shape have already consumed my mind. This would be an awesome awesome prize to win and I’d be truly so grateful! Please pick me Holding thumbs. My little girl will be born in 6 weeks time, looking forward to it but also dying to have my body back and once again my own 🙂 Reply Corlia Pienaar June 7, 2016 at 9:41 am These products sound amazing! Thanks for all the info. Love your blog! Reply Sulika June 7, 2016 at 9:56 am My baby is due in 24 days and I am already stressing about my body! I would love to win these products! The spa I go to for pregnancy massages use Mama Mio products and I absolutely love it. Reply Megan Hartwig June 7, 2016 at 10:28 am Would love to win this – gosh would cheer me up considerably – nothing better than a good spoil!! Reply Simone Cameron June 7, 2016 at 10:35 am Wow…I hadn’t heard of this! I have 3 kids now…so 4 minutes of exercise would be perfect, as I truly can’t find more time than that right now. lol. You definitely don’t look bad 10w post partum! Would love to try this!! Reply Tammy June 7, 2016 at 11:36 am Gosh, I haven’t been able to shake this post baby belly and with the help of Mio I’m sure I can. I love that you showed before and after photos, it’s such a beautiful sight! Reply Cass Ferguson June 7, 2016 at 1:11 pm Well done babe ! That’s so impressive !!! And so inspiring ! Love this xxx Reply Jodi-Ann June 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm Would love to tighten up my tummy Reply Kate Kearney June 8, 2016 at 11:00 am Oh my word, despite training religiously for a Half Iron Man I am still battling to loose the soft skin and flab – especially around my tummy. Currently my leggings are pulled up to under my boobs to keep everything tucked in. Entered and holding thumbs! Reply Terri Rosslind June 8, 2016 at 11:12 am OMG! The answer to all my prayers has been found! Would love to try this as i’m struggling to get rid of this excess baby weight after my son. 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I had the same as Corlia…my child was not birth weight by 2 weeks, screaming when the boob approached, miserable. My brother eventually went out and bought a tin of formula and made that poisonous first bottle. I sobbed and sobbed. My daughter….she’s alive and well…7yrs old today. 2nd born….I breastfed like a pro for 7 months. 3rd born, repeat of number 1, hated the boob. I couldn’t be bothered and welcomed the bottle so now anybody could feed him and give me my hands free time. Thankfully I also wasn’t emotionally invested, but there are some moms that let the guilt linger for way too long. Great post! Well done on doing what’s right for you and your daughter 🙂 Reply mascara & mimosas July 26, 2016 at 8:24 pm Thanks so much Simone! Formula definitely isn’t the devil drink that we are made to believe. Reply Simone July 25, 2016 at 11:46 am Kiehl’s products are amazing! Reply mascara & mimosas July 26, 2016 at 8:25 pm The Midnight Recovery Concentrate is EVERYTHING! 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There have been some difficult times which you can read about over here and here but that’s all part of the journey […] Reply Elize Swanepoel October 27, 2016 at 1:29 pm Awesome giveaway and much needed. 🙂 All steps done. Liking and following both pages on social networks. (Twitter handle @akkielove) 🙂 Reply Clea November 2, 2016 at 8:55 am Epimax for babies also works very well as a general moisturiser and for those dry patches (and E45!) Reply Clea November 2, 2016 at 9:35 am I also started off with the Munchkin spoons, but as my son grew I found the Tommee Tippee ones WAY better. Reply Clea November 2, 2016 at 9:44 am Dettol make a good spritz cleaner too (for highchairs too) Reply Clea November 2, 2016 at 10:35 am I know that your baba is already here, but a tip I was given when packing, which was so helpful, is to put an outfit (vest, onesie, beanie, socks) together and place in a Ziploc bag. 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Entered! Reply Cherize November 2, 2016 at 11:54 pm Would oove to win this… Reply Amanda de Jager November 3, 2016 at 7:31 am Awesome, so in need for this for the summer! Reply Bernadine November 3, 2016 at 10:08 am I was a little confused about how to enter. Do we pick a social media platform to enter? I’ve followed, retweeted & tagged a friend on Twitter. Hope this is enough because that mosquito repellent sleep bag is awesome! Reply Simone November 3, 2016 at 10:21 am I love Dermalogica! THE pre cleanse is amazing.i cried when I finished my bottle. Would love to win this. Reply Bev Oelofse November 3, 2016 at 10:39 am Would love this for my new grandchild Reply Bernice Harman November 3, 2016 at 1:23 pm Great give-away! Liked and shared with my friends and family on Facebook and Twitter 😉 Reply CathyB November 3, 2016 at 4:31 pm Love all the news, products and competitions. Great work. Reply Roxanne November 3, 2016 at 8:57 pm Such a awesome hamper! Every girl deserves a spoil every once in a while, and this hamper would be it. Reply Sandra Berndt November 3, 2016 at 9:44 pm Sarah! I’m having so many problems with dry skin – and like a weird non-acne break out around my chin! It’s almost like a food allergy reaction! I’d love to see something about advice for problem skin – what best to use or even how to treat skin which is showing hormonal things?! Reply Shalona November 6, 2016 at 9:21 pm Amazing!! I soo need this in my life #win Reply Marné November 9, 2016 at 10:29 am I can assure you that you are not the only one that’s always thinking about the food, I ONLY think about the food, haha! Great giveaway Sarah xx Reply CathyB November 10, 2016 at 12:53 pm This is fabulous. Loved it! Perfect for those of us who don’t have 3 hours to do make up. Yes more please…. Reply Bronwyn November 16, 2016 at 3:23 pm I had to enter for my little nephew! I mean my Moo would definitely benefit from this, but she has the Kiehl’s baby body lotion already. And she is grown up enough to not want the word “baby” on her products. Haha. So of course as the world’s best auntie I have to spoil my mini man. 🙂 I love Kiehl’s products in general so I couldn’t pass up on this one! Reply Bernadine November 24, 2016 at 10:42 am Not sure if it’s just me but I get giveaway updates after the competition closes. For instance this one ended Tues 22nd but the FB post came up 39min ago on my timeline. Reply mascara & mimosas November 24, 2016 at 10:57 am Hi Bernadine 🙂 I made a typo in the competition rules, the giveaway only ends on 1 December 2016. Not sure if this is what you were referring to? Otherwise pop me an email (email@example.com) x Reply Leigh November 24, 2016 at 12:15 pm hehehe, amazing review 🙂 With a little one who is colic, hypersensitive, has reflux and stuck to mommy 🙂 this would make life sooo much easier. Fingers crossed Reply Elize Swanepoel November 24, 2016 at 2:17 pm Awesome giveaway! Entered and holding thumbs. 🙂 Reply Chicara - Lipgloss Kisses January 4, 2017 at 4:09 pm Great video, Sarah. I completely agree with you about Rose Jam from LUSH. It’s my absolute fave. LOVE it. 🙂 Reply Natalie January 12, 2017 at 11:30 am Aaaaah I love this!! Such a cool post!! You should add “and some days I have to talk to my strange friend and make sure she doesn’t lose the plot ;)” Reply Cassidy Taylor-Memmory January 12, 2017 at 1:36 pm Love “a day in my life” posts – especially when they feature that little cutie patooooootie <3 Reply Melanie January 12, 2017 at 7:34 pm Loved the outlay of your post. Seems like you have a jam packed day 🙂 Reply Karien January 13, 2017 at 6:26 am Awesome post! Love reading what you write!!! Reply Candice January 18, 2017 at 7:50 am That is such a stunning eye look! Reply [motherhood] : 5 tips for teething - January 30, 2017 at 6:00 am […] the first thing I do is give her something to chew on. You can read about my two favourite teethers here. She also loves to munch on biltong and dried […] Reply meg February 6, 2017 at 5:26 pm i loved this post – and this is exactly what i have been trying to do myself (without putting it into all the right words like you have!) – so thank you! Reply Melissa Javan February 6, 2017 at 8:21 pm I love the small steps you take to detox. I started detox with my meals at work – I first ate cucumbers as a snack instead of a packet of chips. Lol. In my mind it helps. I’m also conscious of the amount of coffee – I replace it with tea or water. Reply Melissa Javan February 6, 2017 at 8:22 pm And I relax when I watch my kid bath – because she loves it. Reply Sula February 7, 2017 at 8:11 am It seems that you have made some great choices. I gave up listening to Talk Radio, choosing music over stress. I also quit smoking (again) Reply Lizelle February 9, 2017 at 1:51 pm Loved this two part series as I am now having to pack baby and my bags soon. Don’t you want to maybe do an update onehat you actually used and maybe if there are any new tips since going through it all. I read somewhere to pack a face spritz but all of them are scented so I am a little conflicted. Loving the blog! Reply nolundi February 15, 2017 at 8:32 am I love it so convenient I don’t have to buy those expensive nail art tools. I can use what in the house Reply Loren February 16, 2017 at 5:18 pm Is there any leftovers by any chance? Even just a little crumb for me? Oh my word, my mouth is watering. I think it’s all that caramel! Caramel treat is life and when I see it I just want to eat a whole tin! I am making this cake soon. Very soon! Reply [skincare] : current favourite cleansers - February 28, 2017 at 6:02 am […] of cleansing and why I am such a big believer in the double cleanse, you can quickly hop on over to this blog post and find out. I still absolutely adore my beloved Body Shop Chamomile Silky Cleansing Oil and […] Reply Liezel Malherbe February 28, 2017 at 11:53 am Oooh I love both of these. The Calendula toner is equally lovely. You should also try the new Kiehl’s Cleansing Oil – soooo good! Reply Bianca March 3, 2017 at 9:48 am WOW!!! He is a great do and amazing husband, short little story but I can picture the way he is with you and your daughter at home behind the blog lol obv not all perfect but it’s great that he tries. I’m constantly nagging my fiance to be more hands on with our daughter but he just doesn’t get it, he complains of being tired all the time and when he does have time on off days he prefers to sleep or visit his mom. I haven’t been out since my daughter is born, three months now, I’m a stay at home mom and feel I’m going crazy with doing everything myself, when I nag or complain he tells me I have no right because he’s going out to work to make money to support all of us, I have a 4 year old son aswell, and he is right but I wish he could just understand how tough it is to be a stay at home mom…. well done for your awesome husband. Reply CathyB March 3, 2017 at 1:47 pm I am often in awe of my son and daughter in law. I was nowhere near as confident or effective at parenting as they are. I am humbled and so proud of this little family. Love you enormously my three special children. Xxx Reply Candice March 3, 2017 at 2:26 pm You guys are both doing an amazing job – well done! Aria is a lucky little girl to have such devoted parents xxx Reply Siobhan Hughes March 3, 2017 at 3:56 pm Oh goodness I’ve been yearning for a Clarisonic since FOREVER! http://sugarspicelifestyle.blogspot.co.za/ Reply Melissa Javan March 3, 2017 at 6:28 pm This is such an adorable post – awwwww. Reply stephanie videira March 3, 2017 at 11:30 pm Lovely post, ur daughter is lucky to have two involved parents in her life, 🙂 Reply Nicole March 6, 2017 at 11:45 am I was so excited to hear about this launch. I have been a devoted user of the Daily Microfoliant for years and would love to try the Superfoliant. My skin has been looking awful lately and I seriously need some extra glow. Fingers crossed! x Reply 10 things I wish I knew about the first week with a newborn March 9, 2017 at 6:01 am […] confusion when I didn’t feel that when Aria was born. I spoke about it a bit more in detail here. Our love just took a little bit longer to grow, and even to this day, the more I get to know her […] Reply Irina Doman March 9, 2017 at 10:37 am Look how tiny she was! Obsessed!!!!!!! Reply Chereen March 9, 2017 at 12:18 pm LOVED this post, Sarah! Clipping their nails = the ACTUAL worst! Also, Noah *still* hasn’t pooped in the bath! 😀 Reply stephanie videira March 9, 2017 at 2:53 pm yep all true had this with my first born to 🙂 Reply Cassidy Taylor-Memmory March 13, 2017 at 1:55 pm So flippen precious <3 Reply Megan Hartwig March 13, 2017 at 3:06 pm Answer: 12 Reply Lyn March 14, 2017 at 8:26 am 12 in a pack Reply Lyn March 14, 2017 at 8:31 am 12 Reply Carolyn Augustus March 14, 2017 at 9:23 am 12 Reply Karien March 14, 2017 at 9:35 am 12 Reply Kim Julius March 14, 2017 at 9:45 am There are 12 Sneaker wipes in the pack. My Stan Smiths will love me so hard if I win this. 🙂 Reply Liezel Malherbe March 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm Oooh I need to try this! I am obsessed with white sneakers but they only stay white for a blink. This is bound to help. Thanks for sharing! Reply current favourite face masks March 17, 2017 at 8:24 am […] here): I did a full first impressions post on a bunch of Skoon products that you can read over here. My favourite by far was the Ruby Marine Mask and so I purchased a mini pot at Kamers Vol Geskenke […] Reply Karen Harker March 17, 2017 at 10:36 am There are 12 wipes in a pack Reply Gaelyn Cokayne March 17, 2017 at 5:31 pm 12! Reply Riétte March 20, 2017 at 7:35 pm 12 per pack Reply Sharleen March 21, 2017 at 11:32 am 12 Reply carla van der westhuizen March 21, 2017 at 8:53 pm 12 per pack! What handy products! Reply joti b March 22, 2017 at 5:17 am 12 sneaker wipes! 🙂 Reply Sara Volker March 22, 2017 at 12:16 pm 12 sneaker wipes! Really cool products! <3 Reply Tania Brewis March 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm What a fabulous giveaway! Reply Samantha Naude March 23, 2017 at 2:25 pm I absolutely love Johnson’s products and use it on my kids all the time, and even myself, this is really a great giveaway Reply Bev Oelofse March 23, 2017 at 2:38 pm Awesome prize Reply Leandra du Toit March 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm Would absolutely love this! Reply Leticia March 23, 2017 at 4:23 pm Lovely prize Reply Alicia Oelofse March 23, 2017 at 6:04 pm Fantastic giveaway! Reply Carolyn Augustus March 23, 2017 at 6:42 pm Fingers crossed cause one can never have enough wipes when you have a toddler running around. Reply Adeline March 23, 2017 at 9:41 pm Crossing fingers. My boy would love this. Reply Andrea Cornelissen March 24, 2017 at 8:05 am Entered Great hamper 🙂 Reply Gina March 24, 2017 at 3:01 pm Such a cute post! Reply Mira naidu March 26, 2017 at 4:59 pm Would love this for my little boy. Go through so many Johnson wipes in a day. Reply Jo March 27, 2017 at 8:06 am Id so love to try out this adorable product <3 Reply Angel March 28, 2017 at 6:14 pm This is so great love it ❤️ Reply Irina Doman March 29, 2017 at 10:39 am Happy birthday precious girl!1 Reply Litza March 29, 2017 at 12:30 pm Happy 1st Birthday sweet Aria. I LOVE your baby grow 😉 Reply Charlene March 29, 2017 at 4:20 pm Happy Birthday beautiful little girl! Reply Nicole April 1, 2017 at 12:29 pm This is precious x Reply Kelly April 7, 2017 at 8:03 am I dont have twitter but fingers crossed for this as we take my daughter to swimming lessons each week and this would make a massive difference Reply Karien April 7, 2017 at 9:02 am I love your blog!!! You make parenting easier Reply Camilla || Jane Wonder Blog April 10, 2017 at 1:29 pm I don’t understand how the Brow Precise® Fiber Volumizer works… Do you just just ‘paint’ your brows? Could you perhaps show a pic of one brow with and one brow without it applied? • Jane Wonder • Reply mascara & mimosas April 10, 2017 at 2:13 pm You apply it like you would most brow gels/mascaras. The applicator takes a while to get used to but now that I have the knack, I really enjoy it. I have just added photos to the blog post. The difference in my brows is quite dramatic, but only because I am so incredibly blonde naturally 🙂 Reply Thoughts on turning 30 + my birthday wishlist – Mascara & Mimosas May 4, 2017 at 8:04 pm […] up my incredible life in Cape Town and starting from scratch in Johannesburg as one half of a newly married couple. Four years later, I can finally call Jozi home, even though […] Reply Thoughts on turning 30 + my birthday wishlist – Mascara & Mimosas May 4, 2017 at 8:05 pm […] it though the absolute horrific experience of having a miscarriage in one piece. Processing the loss took a very long time and the sadness would creep in at the most […] Reply Electra May 5, 2017 at 5:08 am Sargah! What a great post, although I do think for your 30th (being a big milestone) your wish list should be a little longer 🙂 🙂 Your new site is incredible by the way! Just in time for your thirties 🙂 E xxx Reply kerry May 5, 2017 at 6:18 am Blog looks great 🙂 loving the colours! Hope you get everything on your wishlist 🙂 P.S that is suuuuuch a beautiful picture of you! Reply Carina May 5, 2017 at 8:07 am I LOVE the look of the new site! It’s beautiful! 🙂 Reply Mariska Goussard May 5, 2017 at 9:04 am Your site is gorgeous!❤️❤️ ❤️ And I loved what you said: ‘I don’t give myself a pat on the bag nearly enough’. Resonated so much with me as I rarely just stand back and say: ‘you did well’. I hope you will get all the gorgeous goodies on your wishlist xx Reply Chereen May 5, 2017 at 9:45 am Turning 30 (and the year that followed) was a toughie for me – I’ve never been fazed by age, but turning 30 really threw me. I wasn’t expecting to feel as low as I did. That said, I had a lot of other personal issues going on at around the same time (you know about those!), so I think that impacted it as well. Turning 31, on the other hand, was AWESOME! Sometimes I think that the ‘big’ numbers (like 21, 30, 40, etc) are often so hyped up that they can’t possibly live up to the excitement – I feel that the less-hyped ages that follow or precede them are often so much better. Case in point? My 22nd and 26th years, which were both incredible, and 31, which is turning out pretty amazing too. Anyway. Sorry for waffling! I LOVE the new site, and I adore the photographs for this post. You are more beautiful than you realise – both inside and out. Hope you get everything that’s on your wish list and more… you deserve it all! Sending so much love! xxx Reply Cathy Booyens May 5, 2017 at 9:45 am I loved the old site but WOW the new site is even better. Well done! Article is super as always. Reply Melissa Javan May 5, 2017 at 4:25 pm Happy birthday mommy! You sound a bit like me – moved to Joburg three years ago, had miscarriage, have a beautiful baby now 🙂 Reply amanda May 5, 2017 at 5:24 pm Happy Birthday, Happy (early) Mother’s Day and Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! Reply Fiona May 6, 2017 at 7:04 am Love the new look! ??Sending wishes for all your wonderful celebrations ? ?Turning 30 was also a biggie for me but I loved my 30’s – what is age but a number! Enjoy every moment ? Reply Rolene May 6, 2017 at 10:55 am I was looking forward to be 30 for many many years (never 18 or 21, but a big yes for 30). I thought when you get to 30 your life is sorted out: you know where you work, live, if you have children or not etc; when I got to the big 3-0 my husband was struggling for more than a year to get a job and it seemed as if I couldn’t have children. Fast forward few years my husband enjoys his “new” job and we have 2 beautiful kiddies. It is important to look back and see what you survived and pat yourself on the back… and to enjoy the season you are in. Congratulations on your coming birthday! Reply Mariska Goussard May 9, 2017 at 5:48 am I loved this post and the pictures are simply too gorgeous for words. Documentary style photography is just so much better than staged, posed shoots. The pictures look so real and easy to relate to and so unpretentious. Love it! xx Reply Dionne May 9, 2017 at 7:22 am Thanks for sharing. enjoyed the read and pics Reply Gina May 9, 2017 at 9:58 am These pictures are absolutely stunning! The beautifully posed and retouched images never capture the real life magic that is in these… And for someone with a hangover and no sleep you look incredible! Reply Cassidy Taylor-Memmory May 9, 2017 at 10:27 am Such a great and honest post friend! I have so much love for you and your beautiful family <3 Reply Sharleen May 9, 2017 at 10:43 am lovely photos. i wish more folks would be more real with photoshoots Reply Carina May 9, 2017 at 2:08 pm These pics are phenomenal! Aria looks so adorable! Reply MomOfTwoLittleGirls May 9, 2017 at 5:39 pm Those photos are stunning. I think you need to look at them from a stranger’s perspective. They are indeed real life Pinterest perfect. Well done you. Great post. Reply stephanie May 9, 2017 at 6:22 pm Lovely photos of u and the family Reply Cathy Booyens May 10, 2017 at 8:47 am Ahhhh Sarah, this is simply stunning. As I’ve said before I admire you for the way you balance everything in your busy day. Your house is a home where my son and grandbaby are allowed to live and be happy. Fabulous window into your little family. Reply Nisa May 12, 2017 at 6:40 am Absolutely stunning. Love all the looks you created. Very fun and flirty. Fringe looks amazing on you. Reply Cathy Booyens May 12, 2017 at 7:47 am All of those are fabulous. Personally always been a fan of the smokey eye. Wish I was 20 years younger. Reply Lynne May 13, 2017 at 11:25 am I am so sorry to hear about your miscarriage, that must have been an awful time for you and your family to get through and I doubt it ever really leaves you. Thirty was a great age, I am now hurtling very fast towards forty and I can’t help but wonder how fast it happened. I believe everyone thinks that they haven’t achieved enough, with the few exceptions of people like Mark Zuckerburg! I lost my teens and my twenties to addiction, and only now in my thirties am I building up my life. Always be grateful for what you have and remember material achievements mean nothing. My biggest achievement is being a mom. Reply Dionne May 24, 2017 at 4:28 pm Aw…real life us always better than the movies… Glad it worked out Reply Clair May 25, 2017 at 11:22 am There are left some marks of my appendix surgery on my body.Hope Skin renewal brightening cream work well to fade them. Reply MommabearTrax May 25, 2017 at 2:37 pm Maybe it’s the pretty hormones but I just cried with relief and joy for you reading this.what a wild ride! And what amazing friends and family you have! Reply MommabearTrax May 25, 2017 at 2:38 pm Typo: preggo hormones Reply Melissa Javan May 27, 2017 at 6:26 am Happy birthday! Love the skirt 🙂 Reply Tian Lustiana May 31, 2017 at 6:31 am same with me, i hate to using brushing when i was a little, haha. its hurt me. Reply Dawn Pensack June 6, 2017 at 12:14 pm This is so helpful! It’s tough to find a good one so this blog was much appreciated- thankss! Reply Asha June 6, 2017 at 1:03 pm I use the Maybelline the Falsies one and I love it xx Reply Darlene Dee June 7, 2017 at 8:49 pm I’m obsessed with Benefit’s mascara! I semi-splurge since I usually only do mascara and lips. ? Reply Yolandi North June 8, 2017 at 1:37 am Beautiful shoot & a gorgeous little family. xxx Reply Inez June 8, 2017 at 5:45 pm I’m obsessed with mascara, too! I love Lancome Grandiose. Definitely on the top of my faves list. ? Also, Urban Decay Perversion. Reply Cathy B June 9, 2017 at 2:41 pm Loved seeing Arias pretty room. So neat and cosy. Love it. Reply Charlene June 12, 2017 at 1:48 pm A matt lipstick that’s creamy and comfortable to wear? Um, yes please! Love the look of Strike a rose, and Mahogany studs. 🙂 Reply Lindsey Gray June 12, 2017 at 8:13 pm I’ve always loved L’Oréal Lipstick used to use it and then the range got discontinued. Def going to try this out asap. Your blog is great and so are the pics, looks real and that’s what I like. Reply Salome Lotter June 17, 2017 at 2:11 pm Love the swatches on the lips! Makes it a lot easier to judge- thanks.x Reply Chereen June 21, 2017 at 3:15 pm Such a pretty post! I still need to write up my review on all these products too – eek! Really love Glow Your Own Way, which is unusual for me because I’m not your typical glitter polish gal! Reply Chereen June 21, 2017 at 3:22 pm Also LOVE the swatches on lips. Such pretty pics! Reply Rivania Pillay June 26, 2017 at 9:28 pm I love how Maki me happy looks. A deep red is my favourite during winter. x Rivania | The Glam Unicorn Reply Dionne June 27, 2017 at 10:28 am Lovely post, glad you got some time away, been feeling the same way, especially when you work from home, sometimes people outside your family can bug you the whole day too and it adds to everything Reply Simone Cameron June 27, 2017 at 11:13 am Agree with this 100%. I have 3 kids and have no opportunities for being away from them and I keep saying when finances allow, mama is gone for a whole weekend! Though I am taking the husband with me. I need me time and I need us time, so literally what I’m living for at the moment. Sounds so bad, but it isn’t. We are human….and empty cup and all 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the break…sounds like bliss to me! Reply Carina June 27, 2017 at 12:24 pm I’m not a parent but I absolutely understand and feel you! Being a wife is hard work and sometimes it’s necessary to just have some absolutely me-time. 🙂 Reply stephanie June 27, 2017 at 9:46 pm Totally agree, i feel i need this exact thing just to re-charge my batteries Reply Jamie Weakley June 28, 2017 at 12:41 am Im totally there now. Continually pouring from an empty cup & wondering why I’m so exhaste all the time. Thank you for being honest. Now I need to be honest with myself. Reply Juwayra June 28, 2017 at 11:34 am I totally understand. Glad you enjoyed your time away. It’s really tough for moms to switch off from mommy mode. Reply Winter products you need in your life + a giveaway July 4, 2017 at 9:56 am […] If you’ve been following me for a while then you will know that I am a huge fan of the DNA Repair range, the serum is one of the best I have used, especially when it comes to improving […] Reply Winter products you need in your life + a giveaway July 4, 2017 at 9:56 am […] is a product that I have used before (give that and how I lost the pregnancy weight a read over here) and I am happy to say that I still love it after using it for the second time. Although this […] Reply Clea July 4, 2017 at 10:23 am Holding thumbs! Have liked the FB pages and tagged on the FB and IG posts 🙂 Reply Anisha Singh July 4, 2017 at 10:29 am The Juliette Armand Vitality Cream Mask! Ooh la la! This 30 something mum has noticed that her skin has become dry & scaly during winter. As well as being sensitive( could things get any worse). I know that this holy grail mask will nourish my dry skin & give me a glow that will make even J’Lo swoon. Please wave that magical wand won’t you? Liked both pages on on Instagram (@anisa_singh_786) On Twitter too: (@anishasingh007) And in Facebook : Anisha Singh Reply Letesha Korasie July 4, 2017 at 10:32 am Like both pages on FB . most excited to try the Derma Heal creamby Skin Boosters Reply Liliana Thandroyan July 4, 2017 at 10:38 am Liked both pages. Would love to try the “get waisted”. Currently pregnant and it being winter, not a good combo. So would be great for afterwards. Reply Monique July 4, 2017 at 10:39 am I’m excited about both products but mostly the skin products! My skin has taken such a beating this winter and it’s even left my eyelids flaky! The skin on the eyes are probably the most difficult to treat because they are so thin and sensitive. I’d really appreciate the extra help! Reply Melanie July 4, 2017 at 10:50 am The cream mask look quite interesting. Followed on IG @miss_pretorius_ and FB Melanie Pretorius Reply Melanie July 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm Oh and twitter @Miss_Pretorius Reply Candice H July 4, 2017 at 10:55 am Liked both FB pages, signed up to both newsletters and tagged friends on FB & Instagram! Would love to be able to try the Vitality Cream Mask from Juliette Armand ? Reply Tania Brewis July 4, 2017 at 11:49 am Have done all steps – Twitter @BrewisTania; Instagram: tania.brewis; Facebook: Tania Brewis I’m most excited to try the Mio Get Waisted product! Reply Sofiah July 4, 2017 at 12:25 pm Liked both pages, would love to try the Mio Get Waisted product, also tagged a friend Reply Janel Sunderlall July 4, 2017 at 12:33 pm I would love to try the Derma Heal Cream Liked both pages on Facebook. Shared on Facebook and twitter Reply Natalie July 4, 2017 at 12:40 pm Liked both pages ☺? Would love to try the Derma Heal Cream from the Skin Boosters range. ? All about good skin texture! Reply Carolyn Augustus July 4, 2017 at 1:04 pm Liked both pages and would like to try Juliette Armand Vitality Cream Mask! Reply Rehana Seedat July 4, 2017 at 1:32 pm liked Poise Brands and Mascara & Mimosas on Facebook. tagged a friend on facebook, instagram and twitter @rehanaseedat. all steps completed. Would love to try MIO get waisted product Reply melissa cook July 4, 2017 at 1:43 pm Super awesome! I love the Juliette Armand Vitality Cream Mask! I have completed all the posts and taggings 🙂 LOVE THIS! Reply Roxanne Chutthergoon July 4, 2017 at 3:27 pm I am most excited to try the Juliette Armand Vitality Cream Mask. I am following and tagged on all social media posts. @Roxi_23 – Twitter Roxanne Chutthergoon – Facebook miss_rox_c on Instagram Reply Shan fourie July 4, 2017 at 3:27 pm Oooooh! They all sound incredible and my post partum bod needs them ALLLLL…! But to choose one: that Vitality Cream Mask from Juliette Armand sounds like it would do wonders for my skin, especially with all the night time wake ups with little baba xxx Reply Soraya asmal July 4, 2017 at 3:46 pm Juliuette armand vitality cream. Soraya asmal – Facebook, soraya_asmal – twitter , sorayaasmal – Instagram. Reply Janet W Perry July 4, 2017 at 4:33 pm Liked all pages – I’d love to try The Vitality Cream Mask from Juliette Armand 🙂 Reply Dionne July 4, 2017 at 4:33 pm I am a follower on both pages??.. I am most excited to try the vitality cream mask. I look a hundred years old this winter…its been harsh, my foundation is even looking awful.i love your skin care recommendations because you’re closer to my age?. Reply Anusha Naidoo July 4, 2017 at 7:23 pm Liked Pages on Facebook Following pages on Twitter and Instagram Tagged a friend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram A interesting and informative review thank you. Love to try the The Juliette Armand Vitality Cream Mask! . Reply Lata July 4, 2017 at 9:40 pm Liked both the pages… Would love to try out the Mio Get Waisted Reply kamilah francis July 4, 2017 at 10:17 pm liked Facebook pages ,Instagram and Twitter and tagged friends in alk posts.i would like to try the vitality cream mask Reply Charmaine balraj July 5, 2017 at 12:00 am Love to try these amazing products. Sound nice Reply Megan Hartwig July 5, 2017 at 8:27 am Would love to try out the Derma heal cream because my feet take a beating on a regular basis. and I am sure this foot cream can make a world of difference. I am a follower on both pages, and shared on twitter (@flutterbymegs). Reply Karen Van Heerden July 5, 2017 at 9:50 am Hi there ! Liked…what an awesome prize as I suffer from crocodile skin ? Reply Imanah Patel July 5, 2017 at 11:28 am Following on Instagram @iveirrapatel Twitter @iveirra Facebook Imanah Iveirra Patel Reply Naomey Lottering July 5, 2017 at 7:16 pm I liked the pages. I would love the Derma Heal Cream Reply Deirdre July 5, 2017 at 9:57 pm I’d love to win all 3! I’m huge fan of Juliette Armand and am dieing to try the Derma Heal Cream to rehydrate my winters skin! Reply Dhanusha Dhoorgalu July 6, 2017 at 12:56 am I liked the pages. ? excited to try the Vitality cream mask Reply Emizer Vinkhumbo July 6, 2017 at 10:25 am I’ve liked all the pages and I would love to try Mio Skincare.. FB _ Emizer Vinkhumbo Twitter _ Oka_Vin_K Instagram _ hlelilev ???? Reply jade abbott July 6, 2017 at 11:17 am I already like all the pages and I’m most excited to try out the vitality face mask Reply Ria Kahl July 6, 2017 at 3:41 pm Skin booster sounds good! Reply Cornell Botha July 6, 2017 at 5:44 pm Liked and loved the pages! I cannot wait to try the MIO Get Waisted product! 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We are starting our renovations in 2 weeks and it’s a very exciting and daunting time – cant wait to also share and reveal our before and afters. Your walls look fabulous, well done! Reply Leigh-Ann Otto August 2, 2017 at 1:08 am I looooveeeee the dark grey, almost like wet cement!!! (It’s my fav house colour!!). Please share aaaaallll the reno posts. I live for them! Reply Antwane August 2, 2017 at 10:43 pm Absolutely loved this post. Thank you for sharing your helpful tips. Looking forward to seeing more in the future. Planning to renovate our house as well. Reply Antwane August 2, 2017 at 11:38 pm Looking forward to trying these out. I have always thought that we have the best foodie places in the world. I’m going to enjoy discovering Joburg ? Reply Simone Cameron August 8, 2017 at 10:00 am Wow that lisptick travels!! lol. The gel sounds amazing. Pity about the peel, I was excited about that one. Great review. Reply admin August 8, 2017 at 4:25 pm That lipstick went everywhere! I was disappointed by the mask but as I said, I have never been a huge fan of peel off masks so maybe watch and read a few other reviews before deciding against it 🙂 So glad you enjoyed the video, thanks for watching Simone! Reply Nicola Meyer August 11, 2017 at 10:05 am Great list of places and glad you had a great time in Durban. I am out of the loop on toddler places since I have teenagers but I do recommend Makaranga Garden Lodge in Kloof. Lovely gardens to walk in, restaurant and a jungle gym. Reply Liza Welsh August 12, 2017 at 11:43 am Awesome post. Ushaka is also one of our favourites. The last time we were in Durban was during the cyclone… not much to do when the weather is crappy. Reply Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette | Review, Swatches + 3 Looks August 14, 2017 at 6:02 am […] African soil – hooray! It seems that whenever I receive a new palette from Urban Decay (like After Dark), I inevitably show you a few different looks that you can create, which you all seem to enjoy. 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Then the flag animal farm an absolute paradise for kids that love animals. Bring your own picnic… the crocodile creek is great for kids from 4 I would say. Then Sugar Rush has the most also awesome playground. Food is limited (pizzas are decent). Finally Waterberry café is delicious, with outdoor area and jungle gym… Reply Chantal Riley August 20, 2017 at 11:13 pm Yay – just bought Neutrogena yesterday as my skin has taken a beating this winter. Even more excited to try it now. Reply Khadija Fakir August 21, 2017 at 12:26 am Wow. Love the looks.. The colours are gorgeous. The first look is my favourite. Reply My go to make up for when I've had zero sleep | Mascara & Mimosas August 22, 2017 at 6:00 am […] CHANEL Longwear Cream Eyeshadow (Scintillance): Another product that you can apply perfectly with your fingertips. This gold shade is a miracle worker, it brightens the up the eyes immediately and just adds a touch of shimmer that isn’t at all over the top. If I have absolutely zero time, like zero zero time, I give this a skip, but it really does make a subtle yet effective difference. If you’re keen to see the product in action, I filmed a full first impressions video. […] Reply Chereen August 23, 2017 at 12:39 am LOVE this post! Also such a fan of the Chanel eye shadow on days when I don’t have the time (or energy) for a proper eye makeup look, but need something to add just a touch of radiance. So pretty! Dying to try the UD concealer – sounds like such a winner! Reply Juwayra August 25, 2017 at 8:51 am This recipe sounds pretty easy. Will have to put it on my to-do list some time soon. Yummy! Reply August Book Club ft. The Very Hungry Caterpillar | Mascara and Mimosas August 25, 2017 at 10:26 am […] If you want to see some other book club posts, here is June and […] Reply My top brow products for fair brows | Mascara & Mimosas August 30, 2017 at 6:02 am […] For that I use the Maybelline Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer in deep brown. 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We love Kapas x Reply Chereen September 20, 2017 at 11:05 am YUM! Feeling hungry all over again… this is such a yummy dish! Definitely going to make this; thanks for sharing the recipe! x Reply Mariska Goussard September 21, 2017 at 4:36 am I loved this post! Need some serious pampering for my dry skin and this came in very handy! I have had my eye on the Lush Sleepy body lotion since you mentioned it a few weeks ago on your SM. It is rather difficult to get hold of, but I am determined and cannot wait to get my hands on it 🙂 Reply The importance of ourdoor play ft. Schnooky Pie | Mascara & Mimosas September 26, 2017 at 6:05 am […] was really intrigued when Jaclyn from Schnooky Pie (here is a post I featured them in a few months ago) sent me the details of her new summer collection for girls, as […] Reply Parenting your own way with Baby Dove South Africa October 3, 2017 at 9:23 am […] we decided to sleep train Aria), sometimes I get a fair amount of judgement (like when I had to start formula feeding Aria) and when this happens it’s really hard to remain steadfast and confident in the choices […] Reply Parenting your own way with Baby Dove South Africa October 3, 2017 at 9:28 am […] Dan and I make affects Aria. Often those decisions are met with extreme critisism (like when we decided to sleep train Aria), sometimes I get a fair amount of judgement (like when I had to start formula feeding Aria) […] Reply Ibtisaam October 3, 2017 at 9:40 am Im a first time mom and new to EVERYTHING! Its so scary but very reassuring when I know whatever I do is in the best interest of my baby girl. #TrustYourWay Reply Letesha Korasie October 3, 2017 at 9:44 am My baby has extremely dry and sensitive skin and I trust Dove baby sensitive moisture wipes for her after each nappy change. Reply Sofiah October 3, 2017 at 9:48 am #TrustYourWay even though everyone tries to tell me what’s best for my baby, as a mum I trust myself to know that I’m the only one who knows what’s best for my baby Reply Anusha Naidoo October 3, 2017 at 10:14 am #TrustYourWay I believe in my own way as the mommy, I trust my own way, its motherly instincts that knows what is right for baby.And I will do what is necessary to protect and care for baby by using the products that are tried and tested such as Baby Dove and will not base it on heresay from family or friends…as they sayom knows best. My hubby passed away tragically and I was left to raise our little girl on my own and I always trust my own way. Reply Marizanne October 3, 2017 at 10:16 am Everybody gives you advice but the best is to do what you think its the best for your child. #TrustYourWay Reply Fehmida Wally October 3, 2017 at 10:36 am My baby boy has a very sensitive skin and I always try my best to take extra special care of.it, #TristYourWay Reply Gloria Mocumi October 3, 2017 at 11:16 am I’ve always believed that moms knows best… no instinct is accurate than that of a mom… I chose Dove over a “trusted” brand my family has used for years. Guess what, now everyone wanna try the Dove Baby range #TrustYourWay Reply Zulpha Cassiem October 3, 2017 at 11:42 am I always trust my motherly instincts when it comes to my kids. Would love to win this Amazing hamper for my little angel arriving soon. Currently 33 weeks pregnant! Reply Shelayne Roman October 3, 2017 at 11:52 am #TrustYourWay Kids skin’s are so sensitive and Dove is such a sensitive product and leaves their bodies soft to the touch and helps so much for dry skin. I have tried it and loved it. Mommy knows best and Dove really surpassed my expectations Reply Gretel October 3, 2017 at 1:17 pm I only use dove baby products on my baby sensitive skin #Trustyourway Reply Donna October 3, 2017 at 1:43 pm Babies skins are so soft and.sensitive and it’s only fitting that my @ year old uses dove seeing.That her 7 year old sister and I use only Dove. We love diverse trust.dove Reply Donna October 3, 2017 at 1:45 pm Babies skins are so soft and.sensitive and it’s only fitting that my 1 year old uses dove seeing that her 7 year old sister and I use only Dove. We love diverse trust.dove Reply Tasneem Katsen October 3, 2017 at 3:14 pm #TrustYourWay I trust my way when it comes to my baby by following my motherly instinct and research if I am unsure about anything,whether it be related to her skin,teething, food which she may eat etc. Reply Moushumi Maharaj October 3, 2017 at 3:30 pm #TrustYourWay As a mother of three gorgeous children, I have always trusted my nurturing instinct & it has never failed me. The saying ‘Mother knows Best’ is true to every word. Reply Soraya October 3, 2017 at 4:16 pm #trustyourwsy as I mum I rely on instincts and what makes most sense to me and best for baby. I don’t believe in old wives tales and mumjo jumbo stories like traditionally accepted. I consult my doctor and use my discretion. So far so good ? Reply Zayne Khan October 3, 2017 at 5:05 pm I love Dove products and I’m glad I can now use it on my toddler ..petroleum jelly is a must for me especially on those scraped knees 😉 #TrustYourWay Reply Adeline Pillay October 3, 2017 at 5:55 pm #trustyourway I trust in my motherly instinct & I remain calm because I realized that the more I stress the more baby stresses. Reply Thembisile Tshabalala October 3, 2017 at 6:02 pm Being a second time mom has taught me a lot, I remember when I had my first baby I was so scared, confused and didn’t trust my motherly instincts. I listened to everything that everyone told me to do with my baby. But as baby grew I started becoming confident and trusted my instincts as a mother. I now choose who I listen to, what I listen to and I much rather listen to my motherly instinct which most of the time are right. My 1st baby has taught me a lot and I am grateful. With my 7week old daughter I am confident to say I am doing well in caring for her and if I’m not sure I contact my peadiatrician and ask question, lots of questions that is lol. #TrustMyWay Reply karen October 3, 2017 at 8:26 pm #TrustYourWay I always had family / friends giving me unwanted advice …making me feel like a horrid mum! Finally I realised no-one would know my child better than I, I now depend on my feelings/senses and haven’t gone wrong yet! We as mums and women should uplift & help each other not be critical and put each other down! Every mum has her own special qualities and now Dove will make our lives that much easier! 😉 Reply Louise Moonsamy October 3, 2017 at 8:36 pm #TrustYourWay I can’t wait to get my hands on these new products as I know what a difference Dove has made to my skin. I know I will never use any other product in my life so you can only imagine how good it will be on my little noe noes whose on their way into our family. Reply Ayesha October 3, 2017 at 9:08 pm Trust that Dove will keep my baby’s skin moist and healthy Reply Samantha Rix October 4, 2017 at 2:02 am I #trusmyway by just being natural and moms have this instinct on their ways on what is best for their babies. Also I trust this brand so I’m trusting my way. I’d love to win this for my friend who’s just giving birth to a new baby boy. She will be taking these products back to Ireland with her. Dublin be ready for quality Reply Judy Padayachee October 4, 2017 at 4:37 am I #TrustYourWay my way by following my instinct. Reply Elana Shaw October 4, 2017 at 8:50 am Hahaha the part about internal scan. Just a heads up at 20 weeks you have internal scan again to check length of cervix. And…ummm at the end be prepared for lots of internal checks for dilation. But by 40 weeks you don’t care who checks or if baby comes out of belly button Reply Lynn Botha October 4, 2017 at 8:55 am I totally believe that when you become a mom, you just get that natural maternal instinct, so trust in yourself 🙂 #TrustYourWay Reply Tiyana Van Der rheede October 5, 2017 at 9:56 am Becoming a mother makes you feel joyful, elated, empowered, and invincible. You’ve just pushed another human being out of your body, and you’re unprepared for all the things that come so quickly. While you’re in the hospital, you’ve got plenty of help, but when you go home, it’s all up to you. It’s an exciting time because of the newness of the experience, but it is also a time of great uncertainty. It’s the first time we realize that it’s possible to love someone so much. Becoming a mother expands the parameters of what love looks like to you by opening up a part of your heart that you didn’t know existed. This kind of love is entirely different than the love you have for your parents, spouse, etc. Becoming a mother allows you to be able to love from a different part of who you are. Being a new mom can come with feelings of inadequacy because there is a learning curve involved. It’s important to be realistic about the transition to motherhood because the more realistic you are about it, the easier it is to get through those difficult things. Suddenly you have experiences like having to stay awake all night to care for your baby, crying, colic, loss of prior freedoms, lack of help, and other adjustments. Your life is entirely different, and you’re learning how to adapt and figure out everything during a time when you are so tired that you can’t see straight. The important thing to realize is that you’re not alone. All mothers experience the same process, and you will get through it. You don’t have to be perfect, but you do have to understand that it’s OK to make mistakes in motherhood. All mothers make mistakes, and you will too. Just don’t be judgmental with yourself. #TrustYourWay. Reply Natasha Petersen October 5, 2017 at 9:58 am Our precious princess wouldn’t not keep her milk down, she would throw up after each feed, sleeplessness days and nights , lots of tears and feeling helpless, mum lived far off , hubby was gone away for work purposes, and being alone with her was not easy, all I could do was feed her glucose water , after a few difficult days I decided to change her formula…and it worked. A mother knows best, she needed Soy milk that was it took , to change her formula. #TrustYourWay Reply Salome Safodien October 5, 2017 at 9:58 am My baby had a runny tummy and my friend said i must give her mayogel wich ddnt help so i created my own mixture of lukewarm water with honey a pinch of salt and half a teaspoon of lemon juice and that runny tummy was gone within a day Reply Sofiah October 5, 2017 at 2:45 pm I love that exercise helps me relieve stress, keep healthy and uplifts my mood Reply Ibtisaam October 5, 2017 at 2:47 pm I for one ALWAYS find a way to not exercise. When I do, its very minimal. But whenever I do exercise, I feel so rejuvenated and good about myself. I should probably do it more often! Reply Tania Brewis October 5, 2017 at 2:48 pm Wow!! Amazing giveaway! Reply Gloria October 5, 2017 at 2:49 pm I enjoy the health benefits of exercising Reply Dawn October 5, 2017 at 2:53 pm What I love most about exercise is the benefits it provides healthwise and also how great I feel after a good workout Reply Megan Hartwig October 5, 2017 at 2:55 pm I adore exercise because it is the ultimate stress reliever. My body or mind can’t seem to naturally ease my stress, but exercise works like magic thats why I love it! Reply Shannon October 5, 2017 at 2:55 pm Even though I always make excuses not to exercise, I’m always left with a huge smile on my face! It relieves all the stress and leaves me with a good nights sleep 😀 Reply Anisha Singh October 5, 2017 at 2:57 pm Those pictures of skinny women with flawless skin always got to me. In my quest for perfection I knew that it was impossible to achieve especially if you add a husband, young children, a career and pets to the mix. A chocolate encrusted donut sounds more enticing that sweating it off at the gym. Which by the way is monotonous and simply requires dedication. I realized that if you incorporate exercise into your daily life, it will be more fun and you will reap the rewards. So out goes the donut loyalty card, out comes the smoothie machine and leashes for my Siberian huskies. A few months ago my skin was blotchy and I had a muffin top. I felt lethargic & depressed. I knew I had to get my groove back. So I incorporated my daily vigorous walk in my routine. And guess what! Not only are my dogs super happy but I am feeling comfortable in my skin. So yes, the million dollar question… how does exercise make me feel? It makes me feel AMAZING and ready to take on the world. It’s like a natural high and the feeling of simply loving the body that you are in is indescrible! Thank you so much for the “real” article above. I am not flat chested too and I got some serious sports bra tips from you… you and I have certainly got something in common… we persevere no matter what! Reply Soraya October 5, 2017 at 2:58 pm Exercise makes me feel so good and healthy and definitely adds a spring to my step. I simply love the fresh out of gym feeling. Just wish I had more time to get my body in shape. Reply Annette Hamann October 5, 2017 at 2:58 pm To be honest I did try the gym and it just wasn’t for me. I then discovered that I love running outdoors. I joined a running club and never looked back. I lost 14kg in three months. I do however have a huge problem with backfat to the point where I’m now getting really depressed because I can’t wear vests. I just don’t feel comfortable. I will now be forced to exercise as liposuction is too expensive. Reply Irfaan October 5, 2017 at 2:59 pm #TrustYourWay by following your paternal instinct Reply Irfaan October 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm It keeps me fit and healthy and looking good Reply Kelly Jennings October 5, 2017 at 3:01 pm This year was my year to start working on me. As a full time mom my children always came first and until recently I was at home with my daughter. (she just started school). I put alot of weight on while on the pill and just didnt exercise so i went up 10 kgs in a space of a few months. I joined a gym and have started working on my body. I find it hard as you work so hard but it takes a while to show. After a month of gym every morning i noticed that my tummy was flatter and i wasnt as hungry as i used to be.my body has slowly started changing and seeing that change even if it isnt massive changes pushes me on. My shirts fit better and slowly my pants are getting looser. I love making friends at gym. We laugh, moan and groan but we do it to make ourselves a better version of what we are. Its about getting fitter and healthier as apposed to being skinny and unhealthy Reply Simone October 5, 2017 at 3:07 pm I love how strong I feel after doing a workout. You’re so right about the time, everyone does have an hour somewhere in there day. Reply melissa cook October 5, 2017 at 3:08 pm Feel fabulous, re-energised, happy and confident! Reply Claire October 5, 2017 at 3:09 pm I was also super grumpy about exercise until about a year ago when I decided enough is enough. Now I do bootcamp 3 times a week and have run 5 10kms! I love seeing this progress and feeling so much stronger and fitter in myself. My bossy hasn’t visibly changed that much, but inside I am so much happier and confident! Reply Dionne October 5, 2017 at 3:12 pm I love the super energised feeling I have after exercise, and the mental benefits too,also I found during my cool down on the treadmill…. I can still watch series on my phone?. I find that sometimes I get so wrapped up in work I forget to take a break and when my gym alarm goes off, its like a breath of fresh air. Reply Bianca Balutto October 5, 2017 at 3:13 pm I love working out it makes me feel happier, healthier and more energised. Its amazing how exercise not only changes your outer appearance but creates a more positive mindset. Reply Miriam October 5, 2017 at 3:18 pm How happy and relaxed I feel after exercise 🙂 Reply Ragmat baron October 5, 2017 at 3:27 pm What i love most about exercise is the pain and sore muscles after a workout which means I am going to loose some weight Reply Jackie Katzen October 5, 2017 at 3:28 pm I love that exercise helps me control my stress, its “me time” where I can just focus on doing something rewarding for my health, mind and body Reply Sharleen Deacon October 5, 2017 at 3:28 pm The feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment. Also the more you exercise the more energy you have Reply Tyla Gunning October 5, 2017 at 3:36 pm I used to be happy with my body for most of school and since the start of my first year at varsity, everything just went downhill when it came to fitness & exercise 🙁 I’m now in my final year and everyday I always tell myself “I’ll start tomorrow” or “I’ll start on Monday” but I just NEVER shave gotten around to it. But today I made a change, I am so unhappy with my body, I feel so uncomfortable in everything and I’m tired of feeling this way – so today I signed up for the gym, something that may not seem like a lot but considering I myself am paying for it and not my mom or dad, I will not waste a single cent and make sure I get the most out of my money and visit the gym as regularly as I can! I just want to feel healthy and active like I used to and get out of this slump of laziness and bad eating habits and hopefully gym can be the start of that to get my mind in the right place! I love your blog and your articles and this one especially as it REALLY motivated me and made me feel so happy about having joined the gym and wanting to feel good in my own skin! You are looking stunning and keep up the brilliant work! My next step is to purchase some fitness clothes cause like you said, you don’t want to be at gym and worrying more about fixing your clothes than focusing on the workout ! This voucher would be so great as it would be the start of my fitness clothing collection, as hopefully as time goes I will continue purchasing some stunning items that I can sweat my butt off in! Reply Carolyn Augustus October 5, 2017 at 3:37 pm I find it’s a marvelous way to de- stress and to change the way you think about yourself and your body. Reply Ncuthwa October 5, 2017 at 3:43 pm I love exercise it keeps me in shape and it relieves my mind and body. Reply Kirsty Robinson October 5, 2017 at 3:46 pm I love how energized and alive you feel afterwards. Reply Tania Brewis October 5, 2017 at 3:49 pm Exercise is such a good stress reliever! Reply Annette Hamann October 5, 2017 at 3:54 pm I trust dove product because they really gentle and don’t have any harmful chemicals. It also leaves the skin really moisturised. Reply Liezel Kriel October 5, 2017 at 3:54 pm I use to love playing netball but then I tore my ACL had an op and became a couch potatoe. But last year I started Pilates and Yoga and oh my gosh I love it. I’ve also recently added swimming. Sure I’m still chubby and prob can be fitter but I feel healthy and good. There’s nothing like that post exercise edorphin high. Reply Melanie Pretorius October 5, 2017 at 3:55 pm My type of exercise, boxing, allows me to defend myself in a world where women became prey. I always feel amazing afterwards not just because I pushed myself to my limits but also because it makes me happy. Reply Zulpha Cassiem October 5, 2017 at 3:57 pm Wow Amazing giveaway! I love how it makes me feel more energetic and healthy. And watxhing ones body tranforming is totally awesome! Reply Tammi Dooley October 5, 2017 at 3:58 pm I also battle to love exercise. I found a friendlier gym and some super fun classes like zumba. And yoga. Having the class makes me feel less like a gym dork and helps me know what to do. I honestly only love the feeling after lol. Well done on your commitments Reply Kerry Gait-Smith October 5, 2017 at 4:08 pm Exercise has helped me lose 20kgs and helped me to become confident and realize I don’t need to look like the girls in the magazines or TV but that I can be the best me and be happy with that! Life changing and still going. Reply Zayne Khan October 5, 2017 at 4:51 pm I’m totally not a fan of exercise and if I had to pick one thing I can say I like about it..probably catching up on some tunes while I kick up my heels to sine aerobics! I love dancing.. Reply Megan Buhrmann October 5, 2017 at 5:16 pm I am that person who doesn’t like the idea of exercise, and, depending on what I’m doing, I don’t always enjoy myself during exercise (running is HARD, but ballet is WONDERFUL… and also HARD), but afterwards I feel light (could be the lack of oxygen 😉 ), I’ve had my mind completely taken off of the rest of my life for a bit, and it helps manage my anxiety very well. So the anxiety management is probably my favourite part about exercise at this stage. Especially when it comes to running. Maybe when it gets easier (will it ever?) it’ll be about seeing me reach my goals :-). Reply Shantel Moodley October 5, 2017 at 6:21 pm To be honest , I havent exercised since March this year . I need to start . Reply Riétte October 5, 2017 at 7:15 pm I find that I sleep so much better when I am exercising regularly. Body tired and mind calmed down! Reply Lynn Botha October 5, 2017 at 7:41 pm It helps one feel better, physically and mentally. I have wished so many times that I could get addicted to gym and exercise. It is difficult finding the time when you have young kids and a full time job, but I need to make a plan. Thanks for sharing your story, it has given me some motivation 🙂 Reply Qetello Mmenu October 5, 2017 at 7:54 pm I find that I sleep so much better when I am exercising regularly. Body tired and mind calmed down! Reply Anusha Naidoo October 5, 2017 at 8:19 pm Exercise is a incredible way for me to destress, keep fit physically and healthy. Exercise puts my energy levels to the test and it’s a excellent way to monitor my fitness levels , keep my body in great shape. I feel confident in my body and being committed to a daily exercise regime is a amazing feeling. Thank you for a wonderful interesting enlightening article , as always I enjoy reading and sharing with friends . You are an inspiration to me. ❤️???❤️??? Reply Eileen Maritz October 5, 2017 at 9:01 pm I love feeling refreshed after a workout Reply REHANA seedat October 5, 2017 at 9:19 pm I #TrustYourWay with the knowledge, patience, strength and all round knowing what is best for my child and by understanding my child’s needs Reply REHANA seedat October 5, 2017 at 9:23 pm Balancing my life between work, home and rest/recreation leads to a balance of mind and body. When I eat well and exercise often, I feel healthy and confident. Finding exercises I enjoy, eating healthy foods that make me feel good, spending time with people I love and most importantly staying positive and being happy! I also try to manage the stress in my Life. In our modern world we tend to let stress run wild I also attempt some relaxation techniques like meditation and Yoga apart from daily physical exercises I do. I think this certainly helps when it comes to relaxing my body and mind Reply Samantha de Lange October 6, 2017 at 12:06 am I find exercise a great stress reliever! Helps me to clear my head, almost organize my brain! Always hard to get there but afterwards you feel so so good! Makes me happier! Sleep better! And eat better. Something I miss so much and know I need to make more of an effort to make time for!! Reply Melissa Javan October 6, 2017 at 8:13 am Interesting and great advice. Photographs and food were top of my list too. Reply velda yenkenna October 6, 2017 at 11:09 am I love to win this prize. Please pick me. I am starting to exercise regular Reply Cheryldene October 6, 2017 at 11:30 am I love this post! I need to exercise more, very true and inspirational. <3 Reply Emizer Vinkhumbo October 6, 2017 at 7:29 pm One thing I love about exercise is sweating ? you feel so good afterwards. Reply Tsholofelo Sambo October 7, 2017 at 8:04 am what I love about exercising I that I am staying fit and I get lots of energy as I am used to running.I wake up at 6am to go run and later I do 25laps Reply Judy Padayachee October 7, 2017 at 10:05 am I feel so good when I execise, also making me healthy and strong at the same time. Reply Ronnae Elliott October 7, 2017 at 4:36 pm As a first time mom. I trust my own instincts regarding my 7 month daughter #TrustYourWay Reply Anthea Williams October 7, 2017 at 5:13 pm #TrustYourWay that’s easy when you go with your gut feelings. Children aren’t the same, so one advice might work for one child and might not work for another. So I do what’s best for my child and trust my Motherly instincts. Reply Mariska Goussard October 12, 2017 at 7:45 am While reading your post I was shouting “I also need to go on a staycation!) in my head! The hotels sounds and looks amazing and so luxurious with attention to detail. Not to mention the glorious food! Really enjoyed your post 🙂 Reply Sula October 12, 2017 at 8:55 am Lucky you, looks like lovely spoils! Reply Wenchy October 12, 2017 at 2:06 pm Sounds perfect. Reply Mariska Goussard October 13, 2017 at 8:04 am Your pictures are so beautiful! I totally agree with you: wasn’t a massive fan of No.5 or Chance, but I am also obsessed with Gabrielle. Unfortunately it doesn’t last on my skin at all, but I still bought it as it just smells so so so good. I am of course devastated about it, but hey, if I only smell like this heavenly scent for an hour, that’s ok too. Still worth it ❤️ Reply Tanya Lilley October 13, 2017 at 10:18 pm Having suffered from burbout at 33 and endometriosis, introducing yoga and zumba into my life has helped me rediscover who I am and help me be the best I can be for my supportive husband, family and friends xoxo Reply Ayesha October 14, 2017 at 11:14 am Exercise helps me sleep better Reply Roxanne Grove October 14, 2017 at 2:33 pm I love that energy after a great workout and that feel good feeling and happiness you get to take on the rest of the day Reply Cirsten van den heuvel October 14, 2017 at 3:44 pm I love yoga , it’s so relaxing and teaches you to control your mind and let go and mediate and be in the present and also just having some me time. Reply Sandika October 14, 2017 at 3:57 pm So many people judge me for breastfeeding my baby but I really think it’s the reason it has kept him healthy so for so long. Also sticking a boob in his mouth to calm him down is way better for my sanity. That’s how I #TrustYourWay cos it works for me. Reply Abigaile October 14, 2017 at 7:01 pm What I love about exercise? I have never really been a gym person but at the beginning of the year I set my self a new years resolutions to get healthy and fit. But like most new years resolutions you put them off.However in June I decided that it was time and I signed up to a gym. At first I thought I would hate it but actually I love it. I love that I am getting more comfortable in my body but mostly that I am marking a change. That’s why this competition really stood out for me I would really love to get some workout gear to keep me motivated 🙂 Reply Charmaine balraj October 14, 2017 at 11:13 pm Love to use this on my boys #TrustYourWay Reply Kamilah Francis October 15, 2017 at 4:24 am I use the new Dove baby range for my little ones #TrustYourWay Reply Lynnith October 15, 2017 at 5:51 am Exercise always makes me feel exhilarated and energised! Reply The Annapatat Party Dress | Mascara & Mimosas October 16, 2017 at 6:01 am […] have posted about Annapatat Kids before over here, so you must know how much I love the brand if I’m chatting about them […] Reply Anis Patel October 16, 2017 at 8:32 am #TrustYourWay i only trust my motherly istincts when it comes to my kids. Would love to win this Amazing hamper for my little one.as frankly speaking never tried Dove baby range but would love to try. Reply Anis Patel October 16, 2017 at 8:36 am #TrustYourWay i only trust my ways when it comes to my kids. As mother us always right for her kids.Would love to win this Amazing hamper for my little one.as frankly speaking never tried Dove baby range but would love to try. Reply Cornell Botha October 16, 2017 at 3:07 pm What I love about exercise is that I can have loads of fun while I work on being the best, healthy version of myself!! Reply Desiree October 17, 2017 at 10:14 am What an absolutely amazing prize #FingersAndToesCROSSED Reply Kate Kearney October 17, 2017 at 10:27 am OH. EM. GEE. Entering now and then crossing all fingers and toes and anything else that can be crossed. Reply Fehmida Wally October 17, 2017 at 10:36 am Wow wow wow, what an.amazing giveaway ???? Reply Dionne October 17, 2017 at 10:46 am Oh wow, thanks for the opportunity! Reply Nusrat Isaacs October 17, 2017 at 10:54 am I don’t have an instagram account….? Reply Monique Els October 17, 2017 at 6:46 pm Amazing giveaway! Fingers crossed ? x Reply Levona October 17, 2017 at 7:35 pm Yes please! That’s one give away!!! Reply Deonita jacobsz October 17, 2017 at 8:32 pm Amazing giveaway love it Reply Cheryl michaels Michaels October 17, 2017 at 10:06 pm Omgm wht an amaxing giveaway All my fingers and toes crossed Reply Rae Tigere October 18, 2017 at 5:10 am The first sentence describes me perfectly ?? When I do exercise though, I love how confidence it makes me feel. Especially in the summer months, when arms and legs come out to play. Reply Elmarie October 18, 2017 at 8:11 am Exercise makes me feel focused. Reply Mariza Benrkia October 18, 2017 at 9:19 am Thank you for an Awesome competition. Reply Daniela Cardoso October 18, 2017 at 10:57 pm Exercise makes me feel great about myself, I feel healthier and energised Reply Cathy Badenhorst October 18, 2017 at 11:20 pm I love exercising especially walking and doing Yoga. It makes me feel really great, it clams me down when I get stressed and I feel alive and ready to tackle anything Reply Tsholofelo Sambo October 19, 2017 at 10:37 am what I love about exercising Is that I am staying fit and I get lots of energy as I am used to running.I wake up at 6am to go run and later I do 20m 25laps… Entered on Facebook as Tsholofelo Sambo Twitter as @msgee_five Instagram as @msgeefive I desperately need this ??? Reply Jade abbott October 19, 2017 at 12:48 pm The thing I love most about exercising is that I feel accomplished and and extra pro is that I sleep so much better after a good workout 🙂 Reply Jade abbott October 19, 2017 at 12:49 pm I followed all 4 steps 🙂 Reply Angela Rea October 19, 2017 at 5:32 pm I love the feeling after you have exercised. Like you can conquer the world! Reply Sinead Hendricks October 19, 2017 at 5:56 pm What I love most about exercising is the pain I feel afterwards it pushes me to work hard and let’s me know that I’m doing the right thing. #NoPainNoGain. Another thing I love about exercising is feeling energised and confident. Knowing that I’m doing something to improve my self confidence is just such a empowering feeling. Reply Victoria P October 19, 2017 at 9:52 pm I love that feeling after exercise – accomplishment! I need to get back to exercising regularly! Reply Mariska Goussard October 20, 2017 at 2:51 pm I am !00% with you on cream cleansers! I should also use them as I have dry/dehydrated skin, but avoid them as they normally do a lousy job at makeup removal and I really cannot stand that residue ‘film’ most of them leave behind. So I am very keen to try the Skinderm Cleansing Milk. I have also recently started to get into La Roche-Posay and I am putting that Anthelios XL on my shopping list – it sounds amazing. Lastly, I just went out to the drugstore to pick up the Garner masks, but this branch was out of stock! So it’s clearly popular. Can’t wait to get my hands on it ASAP. Reply Maliena Mc Gregor October 22, 2017 at 2:57 pm Wow what an unbelievable give-away!!! Got my fingers and toes crossed…hoping against all hopes to win Reply Lillian Nilsen October 23, 2017 at 11:39 am Sal baie bly wees as ek die prys kan wen dit is apsoliet fantasties Reply Roslyn Kinnear October 23, 2017 at 12:19 pm Such and AMAZING GIVEAWAY!!! WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Any girls DREAM prize!! Everything crossed!!! Reply Mariska Goussard October 24, 2017 at 5:49 am Those Kai bloomers are just too cute! So modern and stylish and Aria looks cute as a button in them <3 Reply Chereen October 24, 2017 at 4:54 pm That Skinderm cleanser sounds like a winner! I also prefer using cream/ milky cleansers, but have the same issue. Definitely going to give this one a go. OBSESSED with the Garnier masks at the moment – they’ve been such a skin saver over the past few weeks! Reply Kelly Jennings October 25, 2017 at 3:14 pm I would love the try the scrub. My skin keeps breaking out and i need to try something new Reply Bongiwe Ndimande-Mbhele October 25, 2017 at 3:21 pm I am most excited to try the Visibly Clear® Spot Proofing™ Daily Wash, I always get breakouts on my skin maybe this wash is my solution. Reply Mariska Goussard October 25, 2017 at 3:28 pm I loved your sister’s take on the products and your little video! You always put in such major love and effort with all your blogposts. The pictures are beautiful and the range sounds amazing! Reply Letesha Korasie October 25, 2017 at 3:38 pm I would love to try out the 2in1 wash/ mask Reply Sharleen October 25, 2017 at 3:55 pm I would love the Visibly Clear® Spot Proofing™ 2 in 1 Wash-Mask Reply Arleen Marree October 25, 2017 at 4:07 pm Visibly Clear® Spot Proofing™ Purifying Toner would be the one I would most like to try. Reply Candice Piek October 25, 2017 at 4:09 pm These products sound amazing. My teenage son really battles with his skin, so definitely need to get this for him to try out. Reply Luronne Cachia October 25, 2017 at 4:16 pm I love Neutrogena products. I use the blackhead Face wash daily and my skin has never been better 🙂 I would so love this prize! Reply Luronne Cachia October 25, 2017 at 4:24 pm I love Neutrogena products because it is fantastic quality and I use the black head face wash daily and my skin has never been better 🙂 Reply Lauren H October 25, 2017 at 4:47 pm Sounds amazing!! I’ve always like Neutrogena products! I can’t wait to try these out because I have the same problem with dry skin! Reply Heidi Sneddon October 25, 2017 at 5:15 pm Would love love love to try these products. They all sound amazing and im sure my skin will thank me! Reply Nadia Hall October 25, 2017 at 5:59 pm Absolutely Loving the new Neutrogena range ??? Reply janel sunderlall October 25, 2017 at 6:49 pm I am definitely excited to try the moisturiser Reply Emizer Vinkhumbo October 25, 2017 at 7:20 pm Most definitely visibly Clear® Spot Proofing™ Oil Free Moisturiser. If you could see my face right now. My skin is very oily and I feel so ugly I don’t even know what to do with self right now I’ve tried so many products ?? Reply stephanie October 25, 2017 at 9:16 pm think my skin really needs the Visibly Clear® Spot Proofing™ Smoothing Scrub Reply Anusha Naidoo October 25, 2017 at 11:32 pm The Visibly Clear® Spot Proofing Smoothing Scrub, definitely need to use this for my breakouts. Thank you for a interesting and informative and enlightening review, sharing this information with my friends. Absolutely grateful for the opportunity to win a hamper. ????❤ Reply Ncuthwa October 26, 2017 at 7:56 am I Would love to try Neutrogena’s Products bcs i am suffering from dry skin with cracks everytime when the weather changes. Reply stephanie ryder October 26, 2017 at 8:05 am i would love to try the 2 in 1! two birds, one stone!! Reply Jeannette Wentzel October 26, 2017 at 9:11 am The Smoothing Scrub. Reply Sofiah October 26, 2017 at 9:50 am The 2 in 1 wash mask Reply Carla M VD Westhuizen October 26, 2017 at 9:52 am I would def like to try the Visibly Clear® Spot Proofing™ 2 in 1 Wash-Mask 🙂 A 2 in 1 product is always a cool idea! Reply melissa cook October 26, 2017 at 9:53 am Smoothing Scrub – I love love love exfoliating! Reply Ayanda Mnyakeni October 26, 2017 at 10:05 am I would love to win this hamper, I am struggling with hormonal acne in my 30s. Reply Bianca Balutto October 26, 2017 at 12:25 pm Im most excited about the Visibly Clear® Spot Proofing™ Smoothing Scrub I love face scrubs Reply Carolyn Augustus October 26, 2017 at 12:37 pm The Oil Free Moisturiser cause it’s oil free and lightweight Reply Megan Hartwig October 26, 2017 at 1:02 pm The scrub sounds amazing and just what I need to clear blackheads. Reply Lee October 26, 2017 at 1:04 pm My skin has been breaking out a lot lately and produces too much oil. I drink LOTS of water, and wash my face twice a day and try to keep up with my routin but nothing’s helping. Would be really great to win this prize! Reply Kelley Petersen October 26, 2017 at 2:04 pm I’m most excited about trying the Visibly Clear® Spot Proofing™ Smoothing Scrub. Reply Petra van der merwe October 26, 2017 at 2:22 pm I would love to try the Visibly Clear® Spot Proofing™ Oil Free Moisturiser 🙂 Reply stacey November 2, 2017 at 11:22 am I would love to try the mask, I use visibly clear pink grapefruit Reply Ayesha October 26, 2017 at 6:02 pm The oil free moisturizer Reply nolundi ncama October 26, 2017 at 9:31 pm visibly clear spot proofing smoothing scrub Reply Sashlyn padayachee October 26, 2017 at 10:01 pm Really really want to try the visibly clear spot proofing 2-in-1 wash-mask because I seriously love when you use a product and you get that tingly feeling because it really feels like the products works ??? and I love to get products that really hydrate the skin because dry skin is a no no but so common with our hot summers ?? and a deep cleanse is perfect for targeting those troublesome areas ❤️❤️? Reply Tamsin October 27, 2017 at 6:09 am That toner looks like it makes your skin feel so fresh. Super keen to try these out! What with summer here and the oily skin it brings with it, these look perfect! Reply Cornell Botha October 27, 2017 at 11:41 am Visibly Clear® Spot Proofing™ 2 in 1 Wash-Mask Reply Megan October 27, 2017 at 11:45 am In you youtube Vid your face is red after using, does it really work? or rather help? Hmmm, I’d love to try this and enter to win 🙂 so here i go. Thanks for having so many options to view your review! Reply admin October 30, 2017 at 9:08 pm Hi Megan Great question – thanks! Because I am so fair, my skin goes red after most products, but not because of a reaction, burning or any sort of discomfort. I found the products really great, especially considering their price point. Bear in mind though that they are made for a more oily/combination skin type so if you are more dehydrated, I would only use one or two products if you were really keen to try the range. Hope this helps! Reply Mariska Goussard October 27, 2017 at 12:23 pm Swooooon over that hotel room! This sounds like an amazing experience and definitely a spot to put on the must-visit list! Reply Zahra October 27, 2017 at 2:31 pm Im so excited to tey the scrub! my skin has been giving me so much problems lately Reply Yolandi North October 28, 2017 at 5:39 pm Looks amazing. We’ll be in Franschhoek in January for our 10th anniversary (luckily without our toddler, but it’s always good to know which tot-friendly options are available). x Reply Thando October 28, 2017 at 6:09 pm I am most excited about the oil free moisturiser. I have extremely oily skin and have been struggling to find a moisturiser that controls oils without drying out my skin cause that always sends it on oil production overdrive. The 2 in 1 wash and mask looks promising too. Reply Anthea Williams October 29, 2017 at 12:11 am I would love to try the smoothing scrub. Reply Ayesha October 29, 2017 at 12:48 am I would really love to try the Visibly Clear® Spot Proofing™ Daily Wash. I’m currently in exam season and my face is looking a state. I need to get rid of these impurities and pimples, ASAP ??. My problem now is that I have breakouts and dry skin due to the current face washes. My face needs some saving! ?. My face (and I) really would love this range!! ?❤️ Fingers crossed ?? Xo Reply Jadie Jones October 29, 2017 at 6:19 pm I can’t wait to try the 2 in 1 wash mask! Love the fact that it combines two products Reply Jade October 30, 2017 at 7:56 am I would love to win all this amazing-ness? I have such a stubborn face that always breaks out and I am really struggling to find my solution. I am really looking forward to trying the smoothing scrub, thanks for the great detailed review ??? Reply Esonasipho October 30, 2017 at 1:22 pm I would love to try put the Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Daily Wash Reply Farzanah October 30, 2017 at 8:39 pm Absolutely amazing giveaway.. would love to win this ❤? Reply Sandika October 31, 2017 at 8:16 am I’m keen to try out the cleanser. I’m looking for something to replace my current very expensive cleanser. Reply Lauren Maneveld October 31, 2017 at 8:29 am These products would be amazing for me, I’m usually prone to breakouts and stubborn ones too. This would be amazing because it’s hard to find a good brand of products for myself, I’ve changed my facial products twice this year because I wasn’t happy with the results. Hopefully if I win this it might help with my skin. Great article and very informative about the products. ?? Reply Tayla Calcott October 31, 2017 at 9:12 am I’m so addicted to trying out new skincare! I’m curious about this range seen as though I’m a lover of their grapefruit goodies. Reply Miriam October 31, 2017 at 9:18 am I would love to win this for my friend’s birthday! Reply Chantelle Heydenrych October 31, 2017 at 12:45 pm I would absolutely love to win this prize! I am always on the lookout for new great products that are not totally unaffordable! Reply Marlene October 31, 2017 at 1:36 pm I would like to try the visibly clear moisturizer. That would be great. Reply dhesh October 31, 2017 at 5:56 pm The oil-free moisturizer. Reply Tyla Gunning October 31, 2017 at 7:33 pm I cant wait to try the Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Smoothing Scrub as i always need a scrub to clean my pores and give my face a nice exfoliation ! 🙂 I already love Neutrogena and would love to try this range out ! 🙂 Reply Diandra November 1, 2017 at 5:55 am Would absolutely LOVE to try the 2 in 1 wash mask! My skin has always been one of my concerns and i am certain this will help it !!! ???? Reply Samantha Pearce November 1, 2017 at 7:56 am Would love to try the Visibly Clear® Spot Proofing™ 2 in 1 Wash-Mask Reply Julia November 1, 2017 at 8:05 am I would love the daily wash as I am in desperate need of something new for my skin and it looks absolutely amazing! Have been a fan of Neutrogena skincare products for years 🙂 Reply Louise Fraser November 1, 2017 at 11:35 am I would love to try the daily wash and moisturiser ? Reply christle November 1, 2017 at 3:52 pm would love to try 2.Purify: Smoothing Scrub and Purifying Lotion Reply Denice November 1, 2017 at 11:31 pm I would loveeee to try the visibly clear Spot Proofing 2 in 1 wash mask! Eeeeekkk! ???? Reply Shelayne Roman November 1, 2017 at 11:38 pm I would definitely want to try oil free moisturizer Reply Mishka November 1, 2017 at 11:51 pm Oh my soul Who on earth could pick one?? I’m dying to try the range to treat my skin. So dehydrated I flake like my skin has dandruff (ewww right) and then along come the pimples and it’s a nightmare! (They always pop up right before a special occasion). I would love to try this range to get it sorted (without having to use filters for daaays on photos) Reply Sudhira Lakan November 2, 2017 at 5:33 am Treat: 2 in 1 Wash Mask and the Daily Moisturiser Reply patience maphumulo November 2, 2017 at 7:56 am I would so LOOOOVEEEE to win the Neutrogena hamper. I would have a smooth skin in all summer long! Reply Emy Clarke November 2, 2017 at 8:59 am The 2 in 1 wash/mask. I am a mom and anything that can do multiple jobs is a winner in my book Reply Nomvelo Cele November 2, 2017 at 5:40 pm The 2 in 1 wash/mask is amazing. The review you did shed so much light into it’s benefits and I’d love to reap those too as well. Reply Irfaan November 2, 2017 at 8:03 pm The oil free moisturizer Reply Fay Wortmann November 3, 2017 at 9:23 am I have very dry, dehydrated skin so this product sounds amazing! Reply Jade November 3, 2017 at 10:22 am I would like to try the Smoothing Scrub 🙂 Reply Spark Imagination with Olly Polly Read | Mascara & Mimosas November 3, 2017 at 10:28 am […] time I read a book cover to cover. Dan on the other hand is a total bookworm, and it looks like Aria is headed the same way which I am so happy about. When Gen from Olly Polly asked if we wanted to be one of the first to […] Reply Maureen Pennels November 3, 2017 at 1:45 pm The smoothing scrub sounds like a lovely exfoliate to try, especially because it’s gentle. My skin breaks out every now and then, so these products sound pretty perfect for my skin. ❤ Reply Leanne Alford November 4, 2017 at 8:38 am I would love to try the 2 in 1 wash mask 🙂 Reply Leanne Alford November 4, 2017 at 8:39 am I would love to try the 2 in 1 wash mask 🙂 looks amazing ! Reply Jamie November 4, 2017 at 9:34 am I would love to try the oil free moisturizer. I am yet to find a moisturizer that hydrates but also keeps the oil at bay. 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