My December Wishlist???

I planned to make this post a post about all the things I wanted this December. Then I sat back and thought, is that not a selfish thing to do ? Is it not selfish for me for want things that would only benefit me. Is it not selfish to think about only myself and nothing else. Yes you work all year long, yes it’s okay to want that new pair of sneakers, maybe a bottle of champagne here and there, that 18 year old whiskey your dad wants, but maybe just once lets think about others for a change. Just one year.

It’s always sad this time of the year, most of us are enjoying a warm Christmas meal and family time
and the rest live out on the street, all alone and with an empty stomach.
I am probably not in a financial position to put those less fortunate into a home or anything but I could probably buy a few people a warm meal and some thing to drink. I urge you to lend a hand to some one in need this festive season, And no you won’t get anything in return besides a very grateful ‘thank you’. And that’s OK. The little we do, could mean a lot to some one else.

You might not even need to do much, donate some old clothes or toys, volunteer in a soup kitchen for a couple of hours, Bake some cupcakes – hand them out at street corners, take part in Santa’s shoebox initiative or just spend some time with some one who needs it.

I hope this won’t be my last post for 2015, but if it is, Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate
and a happy new year to everybody, may your new years resolutions be realistic and champagne be bubbly.

Love and Light – Bini.
x x

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Summer Essentials : Part 3 – Haircare.

Summer Essentials Part 3 : Davines Hair Care.

We’re nearing the end of my 4 Part Summer Essentials Series.

My hair is bleached and sometimes taking care of it becomes unbearable , it’s imperative that you find hair care products that work for you. And that are actually good for your hair. Healthy hair is good looking hair.
So I use Davines, there’s 3 products I currently have, 2 of which are shampoo’s and the other a conditioner.
The MINU Shampoo, is an illuminating protective shampoo for colored hair. It smells lovely and leaves your hair feeling soft unlike other ordinary shampoo’s.
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And then I have the NATURAL TECH NOURISHING SHAMPOO, this one is for dehydrated scalp and dry and brittle hair. I love this one because my hair tends to feel brittle now and then. I alternate between the 2 different shampoo’s.
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Then this fab conditioner , it’s an ALCHEMIC CONDITIONER, for natural and colored hair. It’s purple in color, smells great, leaves your hair shining. I’d say this is more like a hair mask. But either way it’s works wonders.
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All the products mentioned above have been bought at a hair salon, (Carlton Hair). It’s possible that other salons stock Davines products as well.
Love and Light All πŸ™‚ x x

#OOTD November 16th.

Hi my lovies! Sorry I’ve been so distant, No need to stress though.. I’m Back! And with a little OOTD for you. This was my Monday look. I know Alittle bright for a Monday, But what the Heck. Festive Season is here!

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I did my usual all white . The white Jegging ( I Absolutely adore them, they’re way too comfy – I could practically live in mine), And I used my White Slouchy Tee. Then The Longer Length Sleeveless Blazer, I think this was just the highlight of my outfit.

I think By now its clear that I am a lover of all things white.

I used a tan Sandal. It’s got a little gold buckle detail. Thought it Adds a touch of flare.

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Hope you all are great, I’ve missed you all oh so much..

And I have more for you all.! πŸ™‚ xx

 

 

 

Monday Morning Top 5 Playlist :)

I think I’m in one of those ‘I’m not sure why I’m listening to this kind of Music mood’ – If there is such a thing anyway. So I made a little playlist for you all. Of the artists I think are vocally perfect.

1. My number one has got to be Adele’s Hello. I absolutely love it. The song speaks a thousand word. Although the song is a little sad, It is Monday so why not. I can officially say that the QUEEN is back. She recently released this song, and its already made a name for itself.

2. My second best, I think I’ll take this one back, way back with Erykah Badu – Window seat. “So Can I get a window seat, don’t want nobody next to me…” This song stays winning!!! Like I can’t think Of a reason anyone wouldn’t remember it.

3. I grew up listening to Frank Sanatra, my dad absolutely admires his music. My favorite is ‘It’s Life‘. Songs like these teach life lessons!
” I’ve been up and down and over and out
And I know one thing
Each Time I find myself flat on my face,
I pick myself Up and get back in the race
That’s Life, That’s life”

4.Β  Now we’re going even further back into the day, Probably Mom and Dads era. This one is ‘Say a little prayer for you’ by Aretha Franklin. This is my all time fave!!!!Not sure But I think this song was released in the 1960’s.

5. Last but not least. Disclosure – Omen ft Sam Smith. This one picks up the vibe just a little. Also recently released and oh he’s just so handsome.

Have a fabulous week babies. Remember to say a little prayer each morning, oh and if you do find yourself flat on your face, remember to pick yourself up πŸ™‚

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#OOTD : The Cocoon Kimono – 14th October.

The Cocoon Kimono , is a fun way to dress up any outfit. They are oh so cool and look fantastic on.

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You could throw it on with solid colors, like I’ve done with the white Jegging and the simple white vest. With this Black Printed tassel cocoon Kimono, I could have used the solid black or even tried to mix prints, not too sure if I’m that brave though. Something to try next time.

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This Cocoon kimono is from Cotton On. I love their clothing, they make really nice fun pieces.

I used the pointed strappy black tie up pumps. Felt like they complemented the outfit well. These babies are Prato, got that some time back. They also added alittle flair with the gold studs.

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Let me know what you think. πŸ™‚ And happy Sunday Babies. May the week ahead be a blessed one. :*

#OOTD : feat. the Gladiator Sandal.

It’s Spring or should I say it’s supposed to be spring in South Africa, we have temperatures over 25 degrees, sometimes over 30 Degrees. So you want to keep cool. Its essential to do so.

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OOTD : Summer 2015 – Feat. The Gladiator Sandal

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I used this cool white shift dress, it has a cutout block mesh on the sleeves. Always good to have one or two shift dresses lying around, great to just throw on. And they keep you cool.

The gladiator sandal, is a fun item to have. You can throw them on to spice up an outfit. They look great and are very comfy. I love mine.

The accessories… The black drop Earings are Lovisa, and Tassel bracelet is Cotton On. Also my Gold watch from Daniel Klein. I also did a bright orange and white nail.

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I have a gladiator shoe on my wish list – Thought I’d share. It’s from zoom – They’re called ‘Holley‘ and from SuperBalist. I absolutely love these. Hope to get it before summer ends.

Feel Free to comment and like this post. Don’t forget to follow me!

Love & Light ! πŸ™‚

Summer Essentials : Part 2 – The Basic’s.

Part 2 of my Summer Essentials is made up of some of my basic essentials.

We all want to have great skin, and of course it doesn’t always have to come at a cost. I wouldn’t say I’ve had bad skin, but Ive had mild acne before, it was treated with roacutane, It’s also very important to Find yourself a skincare regime that works well for you. My dermatologist recommended Eucerin’s DermoPURIFYER Range. This particular range is for oily and blemish-prone skin. I’ve been using it for a few months now and I’ve got absolutely no complaints. Eucerin have other ranges as well, they don’t cost an arm and a leg. The products below are all from the DermoPURIFYER Range, I have a cleanser, Toner and an Active Night Care Moisturiser and for the day I have the Hydrating Care Moisturiser.

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Next I have the handbag essential’s (not the nail polish of course). πŸ™‚ I must have mentioned that I always get my nails done. But that doesn’t mean I can’t buy nail polish. Theres always the emergency. I discovered these pretty summer colours – they’re a gel nail polish from Essence (Not pricey at all – Got mine at Clicks). And the Sorbet Nail Polish – In a pink nude.

Also Keep your hands moist and soft, with Woolworths (Honey Vanilla Hand Cream)Β  – My favourite hand cream so far, Smells lovely. Then we have the Lips, no body ever wants dry lips. I use Zam-Buk – Cherry Lip Balm. Great for a base on your lips, especially if you use matt Lip colours. Also smells good.

I got this 3 piece pocket dividers from Cotton On. They can be used for practically anything, when you travel, make up bags. I plan on using mine as aΒ  Lipstick bag. And for some other lose things in my handbag as well.

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Hope You like this one. Remember to follow me on the Gram, and on Twiiter. Links are in my menu under Contact Details. Also please feel free to leave any feedback behind in my comments.

Love & Light! πŸ™‚ – Have a great week all.

Summer Essentials : Part 1- Staying Hydrated!

I’ve decided to do a 4 Part Series of all my Summer Essentials. These are mainly things I Cannot live without during the summer. Also mostly things I’ve recently discovered. Some are great buys and great for you.

This very 1st part is about ‘STAYING HYDRATED‘.

I know from experience that during the summer , all I ever want is something cold and sweet, from Soda’s and Cider’s , to Ice cream and everything except something healthy.

But , I found these tasty cold pressed Juices from Woolworths. They are also a 100% Fruit & Vegetable juice Blend. They come in the cutest 250 ml bottles. And they don’t taste all that bad.

I’ve tried two great flavours! bii2

  • The Apple, Beetroot, orange and cucumber. – Apple adds sweetness and cucumber makes it a very cooling juice. Loved it!
  • The Carrot, Apple & Orange, With a shot of Ginger. The shot of Ginger wasn’t too strong. Orange enhances the freshness of this juice.

BothΒ  of these great flavors are best served chilled. (The Beetroot one is my fave though.)

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I know Sir Juice makes great Fresh Juices, They’re 100% fruit Juice and Fruit Pulp! The Pineapple was definitely my favorite. Who said healthy didn’t taste good.

My next one is WATER! Drink lots of it. It’s recommended that you drink 8 Glasses each day. Also a good way to stay away from fizzy drinks. What I’d recommend is buying a pretty bottle which you could carry with you to work each day, and just fill up every time. Also mix it up alil, try some fruit infused water’s , Use strawberries and watermelon if you want something alil sweet. Or Cucumber, Mint and Lemon for a refreshing taste.

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This water carafe and glass set is from @Home – It was a low R149.00 – And I absolutely love mine! I use Still mineral water, and some fresh lemon slices. Works wonders. Especially if you’re trying to detox.

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Hope you all liked the post.Β  Have a safe weekend, hope to post quite soon. Please don’t forget to give me any feedback you have.

Love and Light! xx

Bini.

#OOTD – 4/10 + 11/10 :)

So sorry I’ve been so distant. I’ve been somewhat busy. And Yes I know, I need to time manage.

So this isn’t just one OOTD, they are the past 2 Fridays Outfit’s. Both feature the ‘White Jegging’, this particular one, fits like a glove. It shows all the right curves. Its a full lenght one, and in both instances you can see that I’ve rolled mine up alittle bit.

I’ve decided to call this look – the angel.image4 image3

Its an All white outfit, with a touch of gold.
This is a Cut out lace swing top. Very cute and very cool, especially for the heatwave we’ve been having in Johannesburg.

The shoe, is a brushed gold cuffed sandal, with white sole. They’re very comfy. And add a bit of flare to this very outfit,

The next look – is very much a sporty one.

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I used the White jegging. You can also They’re also somewhat high waisted.

This grey side slit sleevless tee , is so cute. Very casual, but a fun tee.Β  I’ve got 2 already, and I Plan on getting more. Better get yourself one too.

And the sneaks, are my fav yet. The all white Roshe Run 1. They’re the ‘comfiest’ sneaks I have.

P.S – Don’t mind my facials. I tend to look awkward sometimes.
Please Remember to give me any feedback, recommendations. Or even if you just think its ok.

And it’s Tuesday yet again, May this week be a blessed one. May your frown always be turned upside down.

Love and Light – Bini x

iPhoneography : 2015 :)

Today I submitted my iPhoneography Competition Entry, The aim of the competition is that the photos are taken and edited on an iPhone. Photography is a passion for most people, myself being one of those people – the competition is a great way to show your talent.
You can submit a maximum of 5 photos and a minimum of 1. Competition closes on the 31st September. The theme this year is ‘AFRICA IS ABSOLUT’
Its always amazing to see what sort of pictures you can take with the incredible iPhone camera. I have the iPhone 5s and I love my phone, time for an upgrade though.
Have a look at some of the photo’s I took. – Some pretty cool stuff.
Tell me what you all think.

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Price Palace OddoneOut– I called this one – odd one out. – my favourite picture. And if You look close enough, you’d understand why. Β  image4 aloneΒ Β Β  Some other great photo’s I took below.

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Love, light & peace. πŸ™‚ – Hope you all like it.