Thursday, 14 June 2018

AT THE PALACE - SUN CITY WEARING AFRICAN STYLE STORY


I have to confess that I felt like a princess wearing this beautiful dress at this very breathtaking location. This garment will be available at www.muster.store from Jun. 

You can also purchase other garments from Africa Style Story at www.spree.co.za

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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

BEING A MOM FEELS SO MAGICAL WITH THESE PICTURES FROM CHARLENE STOTHERS

When was the last time you had a photoshoot with your kids?  
This was actually my first time with BOTH of them and I totally love it. This is a present that is not only for you but also for them. Have you thought that in 30 or 40 years time, your kids will love these pictures? 
  I teamed up with Charlene Stothers Photography to do a Giveaway photoshoot to carry on celebrating Motherhood as last month was Mother's Day.
Charlene has been one of the amazing people I have met through Instagram. I saw her account and I must say that I loved her pictures and style: Clean and impecable. 



I sent her a message and we met for a coffee. The connection was instant. We had a lovely chat and we ended up planning to do this Giveaway.  

Here are some pictures that she took of me with my two kids. Aren't her pictures so magical? 

 If you live in Gauteng and want to win this photo studio, all you have to do is: 


- Make sure you are following and liking A Girl in Africa on Facebook here
Make sure you are following and liking Charlene Stothers Photography on Facebook here
- Tag 3 friends that also would love to win this prize on the posts on Facebook about this competition.

All terms and conditions are explained in our Facebook accounts. 

To get to know more about Charlene Stothers Photography and her wonderful work, visit her website: www.charlenestothers.com/

















Tuesday, 29 May 2018

CLARINS DOUBLE SERUM AND THE AMAZING BENEFITS OF TURMERIC



 Hello all!
The cold season is here and this is the time when we have to protect more our health but also our skin. Lots of people get sick during Winter that’s why I am prepared not only with my multivitamins but with beauty products to beat the effects of this season.

I want to talk today about a product that I must say, it is by far, one of my favorite beauty products and why I am really impressed with it: Clarins Double Serum (Hydric + Lipidic System). I have been using it for the last 5 months and what I can say is that I could see the immediate results from the first application.

This reinvented Double Serum has powerful plant extracts such leaf of life, quinoa, marsh samphire, kiwi, goji berries, ginger, mary’s thistle, green banana but its star ingredient is turmeric which is highly concentrated in turmerone.

Turmerone is a molecule that plays in important role in plant growth and development. Translating this into the skin, thanks to its exceptional concentration of turmerone, turmeric has the ability to optimize cellular communication.  

I always have known that Turmeric has so many health benefits and I really love that this serum has it as its key ingredient.

WHAT DO I THINK ABOUT THIS PRODUCT?
 After using this product for few months, here are my thoughts:

- First of all, I love the design of the bottle. It is elegant and modern. 
It has a light oily based consistency that the skin absorbs in seconds without feeling heavy or greasy.
It has a nice flowery scent.
Moisturizing wise, I noticed that it has an instant result from the first application. I even felt my skin different the next day.   
It gave me gradually a radiant and healthy glow.
I also noticed that it reduced my pores and wrinkles specially one expression line that I have on my forehead.
My skin looks radiant even without makeup.
I haven’t noticed any growth in my fine lines.
I love the fact that it is a kind of oil but doesn’t make my skin oily.    
- It evens my skin tone.

 I use this product as part of my night routine as I believe that some beauty products work better during the night time when the skin is more relaxed. If you are over 30’s, this is a must have product!
What I also love about the Clarins Double Serum is that its new universal texture meets the needs of all women, all ages, all ethnic groups and all skin types, even sensitive skin.

 MY NIGHT ROUTINE WITH MY BRIGHTENING TURMERIC MASK

As I mentioned before, turmeric has great benefits. I am one of those women who still believe in the power of natural ingredients and I apply this theory as part of my lifestyle.
That’s by I want to share with you one of my favorite masks that I do by myself and it works perfect with the Double Serum.

Ingredients:
Turmeric
Lemon

Instructions
Pour on a bowl two table spoons of turmeric and squeeze a lemon until you get a thick consistency. Put this mixture on your skin and exfoliates. Leave it on your skin for 5 min then rinse it.
Benefits of this mask

-         It cleans the pores while naturally exfoliating
-       It treats breakouts
-       It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflamatory
-       It reduces scarring and hyperpigmentation
-       It heals acne and scarring
-       It brightens and helps with pigmentation
-       It fights skin infections

I apply this mark twice a week and then I complement it with the Double Serum that I use every night plus my night cream. Try all of this as your night routine and you will be amaze with the immediate results!

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Friday, 20 April 2018

MORNING AT LAHAINA, MAUI

 Hello all! I haven't been here for a while, the reason: I have been traveling and also have been very busy with few projects that I can't wait to tell you about.
I went to Hawaii with my hubby and we had a great time together. Our last destination was Lanai but we slept one night in Maui and had half day to explore it. We spend the whole morning in Lahaina, the first capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii (1820 - 1845) and the second spot more visited in Maui. 
Here some pictures...
 6:00 am in the morning, we had a terrible jet lag, so we went to explore the island. 

 How cute are these kiddie's clothes? 

From shops, art galleries to restaurants, Lahaina is also full of history and interesting places to visit.

 While I am traveling, I always choose to wear confortable clothes over anything else. 

I am wearing:

Jacket: Legit
Dress: Woolworths 
Sneakers: New Balance bought at Superbalist 
Bag: Guess 
Shades: Forever 21