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As the long awaited Royal wedding arrived this weekend, I waited (along with everyone else) for the first glimpse of how Meghan would look. It has been a much anticipate look, and a look that would undoubtedly influence wedding dresses for years to come. I remember before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got married. I was so excited to see Kate's dress. For me she was the epitome of elegance and she is still my favorite today after Princess Diana.

The Dress


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When I first saw her dress I was a little underwhelmed. I was hoping for some lace detail somewhere on the dress. But the dress grew on me and I can now say that I really think this dress suited her. She really did look like a modern princess. I loved the bateau neck line of the dress. It was simple and elegant. Something I feel every bride should strive for, especially a royal bride. 

Her veil was said to be 5 meters long. Princess Diana's veil was 7.62 meters long. Meghan's veil was embroidered with protea's and other flowers. 

The Makeup


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There are a lot of people that are very disappointed with Meghan's makeup. Too plain and not enough foundation and the list goes on and on. I think her makeup was absolutely breathtaking. As a makeup artist, I was so glad that they kept it to a natural elegance. A makeup look that would be appropriate for years to come. Just like Grace Kelly, who's wedding makeup is still a hit with brides today.

For all those saying that she is a Hollywood star and should have had more false lashes or some contour, all I have to say is that choosing trends for your wedding day is not the way to go. A trend that is happening now will definitely not be on trend in 50 years time. Not the cut crease and glitter and definitely not the heavy Instagram makeup that is prominent today.

My favorite guests at the wedding



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My absolute favorite duo at the wedding! The Duchess of Cambridge is just pure elegance. I love her look and no it isn't white, it is off white, almost a pale yellow. And Princess Charlotte! She brought a smile to my face more than anything at the wedding. Her cheeky side definitely came out, especially when she pulled her tongue out. I love them both.


I knew Victoria and David would show up looking beyond stunning! Victoria looked elegant in her navy blue dress and sophisticated fasinator. David looked handsome in a tailored suit. Together they were just my favorite couple. 

I knew Harry and Meghan's wedding definitely wouldn't be as traditional as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Will being the elder brother and the Queen's oldest grandchild, his wedding was always set to be larger and more royal. But I felt this wedding definitely represented both Harry and Meghan. When I think of them, this is the wedding I envisioned. 

Royal Wedding - Harry & Meghan

Monday, 21 May 2018

harry,meghan,royal,wedding,duke,duchess,sussex

As the long awaited Royal wedding arrived this weekend, I waited (along with everyone else) for the first glimpse of how Meghan would look. It has been a much anticipate look, and a look that would undoubtedly influence wedding dresses for years to come. I remember before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got married. I was so excited to see Kate's dress. For me she was the epitome of elegance and she is still my favorite today after Princess Diana.

The Dress


harry,meghan,royal,wedding,duchess,duke,sussex

When I first saw her dress I was a little underwhelmed. I was hoping for some lace detail somewhere on the dress. But the dress grew on me and I can now say that I really think this dress suited her. She really did look like a modern princess. I loved the bateau neck line of the dress. It was simple and elegant. Something I feel every bride should strive for, especially a royal bride. 

Her veil was said to be 5 meters long. Princess Diana's veil was 7.62 meters long. Meghan's veil was embroidered with protea's and other flowers. 

The Makeup


harry,meghan,royal,wedding,duchess,duke,sussex

There are a lot of people that are very disappointed with Meghan's makeup. Too plain and not enough foundation and the list goes on and on. I think her makeup was absolutely breathtaking. As a makeup artist, I was so glad that they kept it to a natural elegance. A makeup look that would be appropriate for years to come. Just like Grace Kelly, who's wedding makeup is still a hit with brides today.

For all those saying that she is a Hollywood star and should have had more false lashes or some contour, all I have to say is that choosing trends for your wedding day is not the way to go. A trend that is happening now will definitely not be on trend in 50 years time. Not the cut crease and glitter and definitely not the heavy Instagram makeup that is prominent today.

My favorite guests at the wedding



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My absolute favorite duo at the wedding! The Duchess of Cambridge is just pure elegance. I love her look and no it isn't white, it is off white, almost a pale yellow. And Princess Charlotte! She brought a smile to my face more than anything at the wedding. Her cheeky side definitely came out, especially when she pulled her tongue out. I love them both.


I knew Victoria and David would show up looking beyond stunning! Victoria looked elegant in her navy blue dress and sophisticated fasinator. David looked handsome in a tailored suit. Together they were just my favorite couple. 

I knew Harry and Meghan's wedding definitely wouldn't be as traditional as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Will being the elder brother and the Queen's oldest grandchild, his wedding was always set to be larger and more royal. But I felt this wedding definitely represented both Harry and Meghan. When I think of them, this is the wedding I envisioned. 
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Winter has finally come. I love winter and I especially love changing my room up for the colder months. I like to go from white and spring colors to more darker, jewel colors. For me it is all about hygge and creating a space where I feel cozy. 

When choosing my color combination for my room, I always like to choose a color I am loving at the moment and then build on that. I usually choose two colors and a metal. Being an interior designer, I choose colors that work with each other. Either monochrome, complimentary, analogous or split complimentary. Monochrome is very in right now but I wasn't feeling it this year, so I decided to go for split complimentary. 

I choose Teal and Purple, then choose my copper from the yellows. I didn't want to go with gold so I choose copper. These colors work really well with each other. 

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When I chose pieces for my room, I start with duvet. I have to have a comforter and not a normal duvet. I chose the one down below from Mr Price Home. It was only R 299.99 for a queen size. I had a purple blanket that I have had for years and I incorporated with the teal. I also love accenting with candles and new candle holders. 

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Do you like to change up your interiors with the change of the season? What colors have you chosen for this year? I would love to know about your interiors.

Inspired Interiors - Jewel Tones for Winter

Friday, 18 May 2018

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Winter has finally come. I love winter and I especially love changing my room up for the colder months. I like to go from white and spring colors to more darker, jewel colors. For me it is all about hygge and creating a space where I feel cozy. 

When choosing my color combination for my room, I always like to choose a color I am loving at the moment and then build on that. I usually choose two colors and a metal. Being an interior designer, I choose colors that work with each other. Either monochrome, complimentary, analogous or split complimentary. Monochrome is very in right now but I wasn't feeling it this year, so I decided to go for split complimentary. 

I choose Teal and Purple, then choose my copper from the yellows. I didn't want to go with gold so I choose copper. These colors work really well with each other. 

winter,colors,teal,purple,copper,hygge

When I chose pieces for my room, I start with duvet. I have to have a comforter and not a normal duvet. I chose the one down below from Mr Price Home. It was only R 299.99 for a queen size. I had a purple blanket that I have had for years and I incorporated with the teal. I also love accenting with candles and new candle holders. 

winter,colors,teal,purple,copper,hygge

Do you like to change up your interiors with the change of the season? What colors have you chosen for this year? I would love to know about your interiors.
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About two months ago, I decided to stop wearing foundation. It wasn't a rash decision but more of a logical one. Every time I wore foundation, my skin would flare up and I would get a pimple outbreak on my skin. It wasn't a specific foundation, but rather every foundation I tried.

I hated that I would have to use more products to cover up the pimples, thus causing more breakouts. Plus no matter what foundation or technique I used, it would always split and look terrible. When I didn't wear makeup for a week, my skin looked amazing. So I thought I would test it out and see what my skin would look like after a month. I found skincare products that would work with my skin type and that was all I used. After one month without foundation, it became two months and I have never been happier. I have seen quiet a few benefits and I would encourage anyone to try it.

My skin is clearer


There is no need for foundation in any case, as my face has become so much clearer. My skin tone is even and even the pigmentation has started getting better. A combination of not applying layers of product and using the right skincare has really helped.

Blackheads disappeared


I didn't think this was possible but my blackheads are disappearing. I used to have quiet a few on my nose and none of those fancy pore strips worked. About two weeks after I stopped wearing foundation, I noticed the blackhead disappearing. I first thought I was seeing things but after two months I have nothing on my chin with only a little on my nose.

Wrinkles are less


This has more to do with the products I use and the fact that I don't have to use harsh methods to remove my foundation at night. All that pulling with either cotton pads or wipes isn't good for wrinkles. I am using products high in hyaluronic acid that helps with moisture. I love the Sorbet Age Affect range for wrinkles and fine lines.

I love the condition of my skin and am very glad that I have decided stop using foundation.

Have you tried to go without foundation? I would love to know how you felt about it? Were you self conscience? Did you see benefits?

No foundation, skin benefits

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

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About two months ago, I decided to stop wearing foundation. It wasn't a rash decision but more of a logical one. Every time I wore foundation, my skin would flare up and I would get a pimple outbreak on my skin. It wasn't a specific foundation, but rather every foundation I tried.

I hated that I would have to use more products to cover up the pimples, thus causing more breakouts. Plus no matter what foundation or technique I used, it would always split and look terrible. When I didn't wear makeup for a week, my skin looked amazing. So I thought I would test it out and see what my skin would look like after a month. I found skincare products that would work with my skin type and that was all I used. After one month without foundation, it became two months and I have never been happier. I have seen quiet a few benefits and I would encourage anyone to try it.

My skin is clearer


There is no need for foundation in any case, as my face has become so much clearer. My skin tone is even and even the pigmentation has started getting better. A combination of not applying layers of product and using the right skincare has really helped.

Blackheads disappeared


I didn't think this was possible but my blackheads are disappearing. I used to have quiet a few on my nose and none of those fancy pore strips worked. About two weeks after I stopped wearing foundation, I noticed the blackhead disappearing. I first thought I was seeing things but after two months I have nothing on my chin with only a little on my nose.

Wrinkles are less


This has more to do with the products I use and the fact that I don't have to use harsh methods to remove my foundation at night. All that pulling with either cotton pads or wipes isn't good for wrinkles. I am using products high in hyaluronic acid that helps with moisture. I love the Sorbet Age Affect range for wrinkles and fine lines.

I love the condition of my skin and am very glad that I have decided stop using foundation.

Have you tried to go without foundation? I would love to know how you felt about it? Were you self conscience? Did you see benefits?
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People always tend to ask me how old I am. While I'm standing in the line at the garage, "Shouldn't you be at school? Oh no I'm 28." or when they find out I have a child of 8. Usually I get weird looks, then I need to explain that I am actually 31. 

I never feel like I'm 31. I always need to remind myself that I am actually in my 30's. Am I in denial? Not at all. But I don't think I will ever lose my youth or keep myself from feeling 20. They say age is all about how old you feel. Take my dad for instance. He is 63 but can still redo an entire car engine by himself. He has copious amounts of energy and can't sit still. Apart from his grey hair, you wouldn't say he is 63. 

I really believe that aging is all in the mind. If you keep your mind and soul young, you will never actually age. So what do I do to keep my mind and soul young? 

Read YA Books


Cheesy I know, but I can't see myself reading crime novels. I love Young Adult and New Adult books. My absolute favorite young adult book is Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. A coming of age story about first love. I love these types of books and it keeps me young because I feel like I am still in high school. This keeps my mind and soul young.

Playing games with my son


We tend to have food fights, play with mud and spray each other with water guns. It's all about fun and games. Parenting isn't just about being a mom and being strict but also about having fun with each other. He keeps me on my toes and keeps my mind young. Constantly having to talk about lego and other kids things.

Not stressing


I have had to learn this the hard way. When I was younger, I used to stress about my family and this was something that made me feel very old. I realized that stressing doesn't help at all. It kills the light in your soul and makes your mind age quicker. Just remember, everything will work out the way it is supposed to.

Find something that gives your soul purpose


It can be a hobby or a career. Just find something that ignites the spark in your soul. For me it is reading and writing. I'm not a series watcher and would rather cuddle up and read. Or work on my book.

Remember age is a number and if you think yourself young, you will feel young even though you age. 

Keeping my mind & soul young

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

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People always tend to ask me how old I am. While I'm standing in the line at the garage, "Shouldn't you be at school? Oh no I'm 28." or when they find out I have a child of 8. Usually I get weird looks, then I need to explain that I am actually 31. 

I never feel like I'm 31. I always need to remind myself that I am actually in my 30's. Am I in denial? Not at all. But I don't think I will ever lose my youth or keep myself from feeling 20. They say age is all about how old you feel. Take my dad for instance. He is 63 but can still redo an entire car engine by himself. He has copious amounts of energy and can't sit still. Apart from his grey hair, you wouldn't say he is 63. 

I really believe that aging is all in the mind. If you keep your mind and soul young, you will never actually age. So what do I do to keep my mind and soul young? 

Read YA Books


Cheesy I know, but I can't see myself reading crime novels. I love Young Adult and New Adult books. My absolute favorite young adult book is Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. A coming of age story about first love. I love these types of books and it keeps me young because I feel like I am still in high school. This keeps my mind and soul young.

Playing games with my son


We tend to have food fights, play with mud and spray each other with water guns. It's all about fun and games. Parenting isn't just about being a mom and being strict but also about having fun with each other. He keeps me on my toes and keeps my mind young. Constantly having to talk about lego and other kids things.

Not stressing


I have had to learn this the hard way. When I was younger, I used to stress about my family and this was something that made me feel very old. I realized that stressing doesn't help at all. It kills the light in your soul and makes your mind age quicker. Just remember, everything will work out the way it is supposed to.

Find something that gives your soul purpose


It can be a hobby or a career. Just find something that ignites the spark in your soul. For me it is reading and writing. I'm not a series watcher and would rather cuddle up and read. Or work on my book.

Remember age is a number and if you think yourself young, you will feel young even though you age. 

With so many new perfumes launch lately and every celebrity bringing out a perfume, it sometimes gets very overwhelming on which to choose. I can spend hours in my favorite perfume stores, sniffing and finding a scent that I love.

I love the oriental, notes of deep musc and vanilla, with top notes of rose. But I am never one to say no to any other fragrance category. Sometimes the fruity ones really speak to me. Like the new Alien Flora Futura. Wow that is just beautiful and something I would definitely love in my collection.

Below is the fragrances I'm lusting for and will definitely be looking at buying them soon. I would love to know which perfumes you love.


Perfumes I'm lusting for

Wednesday, 9 May 2018


With so many new perfumes launch lately and every celebrity bringing out a perfume, it sometimes gets very overwhelming on which to choose. I can spend hours in my favorite perfume stores, sniffing and finding a scent that I love.

I love the oriental, notes of deep musc and vanilla, with top notes of rose. But I am never one to say no to any other fragrance category. Sometimes the fruity ones really speak to me. Like the new Alien Flora Futura. Wow that is just beautiful and something I would definitely love in my collection.

Below is the fragrances I'm lusting for and will definitely be looking at buying them soon. I would love to know which perfumes you love.


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