I’ve often found myself saying…..”I wish I started looking after my skin better when I was much younger….” and I’ve come to learn that as much as one should start looking after their skin from as young an age as they can, that it’s never too late to start! I had the privilege of going trough a 3 month skin rejuvenation program with Libi Roos and my skin has never felt better. Libi is from Vredehoek in Cape Town and was recommended to me by some friends of mine who have been going to her for years and have also said that they now can’t live without her TLC. I want to run you through my treatments from start to finish so you can see how I got to my final result….which I’m ecstatic with 🙂

April 14, 2017 0 comment
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I think it’s safe to say that it’s not just a bunch of pretty girls standing up on a stage fighting for their place in some sort of beauty pageant that are the only ones wanting “world peace” ~ I believe that most of us on the planet are wishing for the exact same thing and wondering if there’s ever a way we’ll get there. I often hear of people wanting to do good things and give back to their community but they just don’t know how or where to even start……well we’ve found a solution and best of all is that it’s FUN! We give you….. Game For Humanity. The game was conceptualised by Marc Buhrer who was born in Cape Town and who has dabbled in many entrepreneurial ventures over the years coming up with fashion brands that people absolutely loved but this one we have to say takes the cake because it’s all about paying it forward with random acts of kindness and lets be serious, the world most definitely needs more kindness.

April 11, 2017 0 comment
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It’s Monday again and that means it’s time for another amazing Meat Free Monday story and we found the most incredible Vegan restaurant called The Hungry Herbivore that we just had to share with you. They’re situated at 11 Orphan Street in Cape Town which is just off the hustle and bustle of Bree Street and OOOOOMMMMGGGG we cannot even tell you how amazing this place is!!!

One often expects to walk into vegan restaurants and find the atmosphere to be a bit on the “hippie” side of the spectrum but we couldn’t have been more surprised by what we found when we walked into this little gem #hearteyes!!! The founders, Amy and Brent, welcomed us in to the most beautiful space which had a magnificent chandelier spanning most of the ceiling shining the most ambient light over the wooden bar that was wrapped in green faux grass and clovers and the aromas coming out from the kitchen were heavenly!

April 3, 2017 2 comments
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So in keeping with the Meat Free Monday theme we thought we would bring you some homemade recipes that you could give a try at home and this one is actually really easy. We found this recipe for a veg-packed stew on Jamie Oliver’s website; we did tweak it ever so slightly, just coz we didn’t have a particular ingredient in the pantry.

March 20, 2017 0 comment
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I absolutely love this brand ONEOFEACH, it does help that I am a complete fashion nutter, from clothes to bags to shoes I’m all over it.

So here is a little back ground into ONEOFEACH. Its a mother & daughter design duo based in Cape Town by Tamburai and Pauline Chirume . Pauline is a Fashion designer and contemporary visual artist with over 30 years experience and Tamburai comes from a fashion retail and styling background.

The inspiration behind the start of ONEOFEACH was driven by their love for this continent and to celebrate and share African history to the world,  by creating a luxury product which represents Africa holistically, focusing on premium quality and immaculate finish, ultimately a high end fashion product made in Africa for the world.

The fabrics are sourced from Africa and are combined with leather and suede to make one-of-a-kind handbags, belts and bangles. All the fabrics use traditional methods like wax printing and pit-and-stone dyeing processes from Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Congo-Brazzaville.

They really are a beautiful proudly South African brand. What’s even better is they can deliver internationally.

Go check out their online store www.oneofeach.co.za



March 14, 2017 0 comment
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I think it’s quite prevalent that we as South Africans (in particular) eat far more meat than what we should #coverseyes, but then comes the question….can you blame us? We’ll be the first to admit that us girls at BornThree do love our meat and there’s nothing better than a good ‘ol braai any day of the week really, but with that said….do we really know what it’s doing to our bodies?? And without sounding too holier than thou, do we know what our meat eating tendencies are actually doing to the planet?? But I think the latter is a whole other issue for a whole other story…haha. So we’ve now  decided that we’re going to commit every Monday of the week to being a “Meat Free Monday” and we’re really excited about that because there’s SO many amazing restaurants and incredible home cooked recipes for meat free meals that will absolutely blow your mind 🙂

March 6, 2017 0 comment
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For those of you who don’t know me all that well, I have to tell you that I’m absolutely obsessed with all things fashion. Clothes, shoes, accessories, makeup and great hair….you name it~ I LOVE IT! They all form key parts to creating the perfect look and when you have the nack of putting them all together like you’ve been hit with the magic wand of a Hollywood stylist then you probably deserve a spot at New York Fashion Week ~ haha!

February 28, 2017 0 comment
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When I have a sweet tooth (which is most nights these days) I tend to attack the sweetie cupboard, and this really is  not helping with my New Years resolution of eating clean and training hard. (hand over eyes emoji)

I LOVE cooking and baking, so it really didn’t suck having to search through recipes to help stock my shelf with a healthier option (I was in my happy place nose buried in recipe books). I tried and tested loads of recipes with different healthy substitutes and eventually ended up with this gem. This recipe for super yummy chocolate cookies is so easy, super quick to make, and did I mention healthy.

Its low carb, low fat, low sugar, vegan, gluten free, high in protein and ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!

(My photos may not be up there with the greats but I’m not a food photographer so bear with me lol)

February 6, 2017 2 comments
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I heard about Open Streets Cape Town advertised on our local radio station and thought it would be a really nice outing for a Sunday morning. So off hubby and I went, which took a lot of convincing as the weather was a little miz this past Sunday morning in the City Centre, Bree Street, which is where this past weekends Open Streets was located. The weather eventually decided to play ball and soon enough the sun was shining and it turned into a magnificent day in Cape Town.

January 17, 2017 0 comment
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To say I’m over the moon about my new fabulous brows would be the understatement of the century!! Let me start from the beginning…

I’ve always had a feeling that my eyebrows were just a tad off balance. So when I heard about the new latest craze called 6D Microblading hitting the shores of SA I knew I had to try it out. It’s a process whereby they use micro blades to make small incisions in your skin which they then fill with pigment to create a line that actually looks like hair. It’s semi permanent because they use pigment rather than ink and it lasts around 1 – 3 years depending on your skin and how you look after them. You can also go in and have a little refresher done should you feel you need to as time goes by.

I had my consultation with the wonderful Charlie from The Urban Beauty Lounge in Wembley Square who have partnered up with Vogue Lash & Brows, and all the while we were chatting the numbing cream was working it’s wonders on my brows so that I would be comfortable throughout my treatment. Before I knew it I was lying down with a ruler across my forehead while she measured me out and centered me up so she could tell where my eyebrows really should be…. in an ideal world. LOL!

Once I had all my markings done we made sure that we were both 100% happy with everything and so it began…

Firstly she chose between a few pigments and found one that was the best match to both my natural eyebrow hair and also the most flattering on my skin. She wiped the numbing cream off one brow, picked up her magic wand and we started the Microblading.

I was amazed that I could barely feel anything bar a little bit of scratching and pressure where the blade was pressing against my skin. Charlie also made sure that when she was working on one brow that the other brow still had the numbing cream on and she topped this up often.

It felt like it all went by in a flash and I could barely contain my excitement when she wiped off the excess pigment and said we were done. Even though I was a bit red and swollen, my brows were perfectly aligned and my arches were like something out of a beauty campaign.

I was then given my debriefing for lack of a better word ~ haha. I was told to keep my brows dry for 5 days post treatment and I was given something called “Barrier Cream” to apply from the 5th day onwards. I was also told that there may be some flaking of the areas but I didn’t have much which was fabulous. She then told me that I had to come back and see her after 4 weeks for my “touch up” session where she filled in any little areas that needed it after my healing process.

Prices vary from salon to salon but at The Urban Beauty Lounge it costs R2500 for the first session and then the 4 week touch up is R1250. I know it sounds a tad expensive but please trust me that it’s definitely worth the spend!

I feel like a million bucks after all said and done and would ABSOLUTELY recommended this to anyone and everyone looking to feel the same.


Here’s to raising eyebrows in the best way possible!!!

Much love 😉



The Urban Beauty Lounge
(021) 465 5999
076 386 4793


Instagram: @theurbanbeautylounge / @vogue_lashes.brows

January 6, 2017 0 comment
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