Wednesday, 12 July 2017

WIN A TRIP TO MAURITIUS WORTH R80.000 FOR 2 PEOPLE WITH A GIRL IN AFRICA

The Republic of Mauritius is an Island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of the african continent. The island is multiethnic, multi religious, multicultural, and multilingual. I went there with my husband 
and we had a blast! 
From paddling on board, snorkeling, visiting and swimming in the waterfalls, enjoying the sunsets from the beach, eating at the local restaurants, doing picnic in other beaches to going to the locals festivities, we discovered that Mauritius is more than just an island full of resorts. 
COMPETITION 
I have teamed up with Tourism Mauritius for this amazing competition. A Girl in Africa along with other South African bloggers are offering you the opportunity to fly to Mauritius with your partner and stay there for 5 nights with everything included! 

To enter you have to tag and follow Mauritius South Africa either on Instagram or Facebook
All you have to do is to show me how you are surviving the South African Winter by taking a picture with the hashtag #RatherbeinMauritius and you and your guest could be flown to Mauritius, the land of endless Summer :) 
Be creative! We want your sad, fun and ridiculously cold winter survival photos. 

This is how I am surviving the Winter blues with my son. 
The prize will be include:

     -  Flights 
5 nights’ accommodation for 2 adults sharing at Lux* Belle Mare 5 star deluxe. A luxury hotel in Mauritius, shining with the vibrant energy and hospitality of authentic island life.
     - Breakfast and dinner daily
- Free W-Fi
- Free Unlimited water-skiing
- LUX* Reasons to Go


Here is the video of the competition.




 Good luck!!! 
Competition closes the 24th of July. 

Friday, 30 June 2017

DRESS FROM MY AFRICAN STYLE STORY

 Hello! Technology and Social Media are amazing tools to meet people and discover local talent. Thanks to Instagram, I met Portuguese designer Carla Pinto and her beautiful label called My African Style Story. Carla is originally from Portugal but few years ago, she moved to Johannesburg. When I saw her pictures on Instagram, I was so fascinated by her designs but also felt curious about her life as I saw we had lots of things in common. 
I contacted her and we had a coffee together. I was right, we have lots of things in common (both of us are foreigners living in SA, we both have an adventurous spirit, we both have one son and one daughter, we both lived in 2011 in USA and we both love fashion and style) and we connected so well. 
 Today I am wearing one of her designs. I love this wrap maxi dress with a back panel from her collection called Tradition.
Isn't this dress so beautiful? 
You can get this dress at Spree and other garments from My African Style Story at Big Blue Stores Countrywide. 

You can also get to know better Carla and her African Style Story by checking her Instagram Account here or her Facebook Account here.

I am wearing:

Dress: My African Style Story 
Hat: Cotton On
Sandals: Bronx Woman 


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Sunday, 7 May 2017

LIFE WITH MY BABY GIRL


My baby girl arrived 2 months ago and I am so melted. Being mom for second time is so much fun and I am enjoying every second of it. Having my daughter is giving me the opportunity of living motherhood again in a more natural way and also feeling another type of connection. 
My friend Jaime took these pictures when Maité was 6 weeks old. 
This is our first photoshoot together of mom and daughter :) 

SHE IS MAITE
 Maité in my husband´s language (Basque) means love or loved. I like names with a powerful meaning. In the past, people were naming their children with the mission they wanted to have in the earth. Maité certainly is already giving as so much love and we are in so much in love with her. 

We took these pictures before we shaved her hair for first time. 
 Thanks little Maité for being in our lives, you came and our family feel so complete. I am the proudest and happiest mom having you and your brother Luka in my tribe. 

Thanks for reading and being in this journey with me. 

Pictures by Jaime Suarez at  www.behance.net/jaimesuarez











Friday, 31 March 2017

LA ROCHE - POSAY REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

Did you know that kids that aren't protected properly from the sunlight may suffer skin cancer as adults? Recent studies by the American Academy of Dermatology in San Diego demonstrated this. They also warned that, contrary to popular belief, people with dark skin are more likely to die from skin cancer than those with fairer skin. "There's a perception that people with darker skin don't have to worry about skin cancer, but that's not true".
Even on cloudy, cool, or overcast days, UV rays travel through the clouds and reflect off sand, water, and even concrete. That's why I am very concerned while I am outdoors to take care of not only my skin but also of my son's. Today I am reviewing some Anthelios Sun Care products from La Roche - Posay, suitable for adults and kids.
La Roche-Posay is a French Dermatology skin care company recommended by more than 25.000 Dermatologists worldwide.

                              ANTHELIOS XL STICK 50+
Very easy to apply on my son's face due its portability. It looks clear after the application and doesn't leave white stains that you have to rub over and over again. My son swam in the pool and didn't cry or complain because his eyes were burning, as some of the sunscreens after a while, sting the eyes. I also used it and really like that is 50+ protection which is very important for the face (anti aging) and doesn't leave my hands greasy!. I also find it perfect to take it everywhere inside my handbag :) 
 I loved the fact that my son didn't complain when I applied it on her face. 

ANTHELIOS KIDS LOTION 50+
It is water resistant and paraben free. It is white, thick and very easy to apply. It leaves a bit of white residue, but this doesn't bother me as it feels like it's really protecting my skin from the sun. I recommend you to use this product from neck to feet. 
 TIP
As I know that sometimes our kids dislike it when we apply sunscreens on them, make it fun, play games and educate them at the same time by touching the parts where it should be applied. Also let them put it on themselves, even if you have to rub it in properly after. It's very important for parents to teach their kids how to have fun in the sun safely. Taking the right precautions can greatly reduce your child's chance of developing skin cancer.
Remember that most sun damage occurs as a result of incidental exposure during day-to-day activities, not from being at the beach.

ANTHELIOS KIDS SPRAY 50+ 
My favorite! It has a special children's formula. The texture is liquid which is very easy to rub.It has a shinny finish but amazingly is not greasy. Water resistant. Good for face and body. For face it can even be used under the make up. I recommend applying it again after swimming due its light texture. 
 Keep in mind that infants have thinner skin and underdeveloped melanin which means that their skin burns more easily than older kids. Health experts advise people to use sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15.

LA ROCHE POSAY GIVEAWAY
 You can be the lucky winner of this Anthelios Sun Care Hamper worth R760!  All you have to do is:
  1. Follow A Girl in Africa Facebook Page here
  2. Follow La Roche - Posay South Africa Facebook Page here
  3. Share this post and tag 3 friends  
The lucky winner will be announce on the 9th of April! 

For more info, visit: http://www.laroche-posay.co.za 


Pictures by: Jaime Suarez www.behance.net/jaimesuarez