The Knowles sisters have officially killed the music scene this year. I know you’re probably thinking, why am I writing a post about music. But I just could not pretend that Solange’s latest album did not change my life and make feel so good about being an unapologetically black woman.
Fans like myself have had to wait for four years for Solange to finally bless us with the masterpiece that is, ‘A Seat At The Table.’ If you haven’t listened to it yet, can I just ask you what are you waiting for? This album will permanently be on repeat for me that people will probably get sick and tired of hanging around me. It is an album for black women made by a black woman, how much more magical can it get?
I am no makeup artist, but I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m the worst when it comes to makeup. I still know how to beat my face when necessary and with the practice I must my makeup game is slowly improving. However, I must admit I’m still very faulty and I have never really been able to the master the whole contouring technique. Alas, makeup artists and vloggers have come to our rescue and showed us that you don’t have to slay by knowing how to contour. Instead strobing (highlighting) is the new and best way to get those facial features popping. I must admit strobing is way better than contouring for me, because it is a more natural and stunning way of highlighting a person’s gorgeous facial features.
“So, what is strobing? Strobing is actually not a new technique; it’s been around in the makeup game for many years—you might know it as highlighting. Strobing is basically highlighting to the extreme and letting the highlight define your facial features without the use of bronzer or contour. The main goal for strobing is to concentrate a highlight on the highest points of your face, where light would naturally hit, to create a “glow from within” dewy, radiant complexion.” – Elaine Barnett (The EVERYGIRL)
If you’re looking for that extra motivation this week or reminder as to why you need to keep going and don’t stop. Well, I think I might just have the perfect solution for that. I am currently crushing on Eurshanie Nicasia, I’ve been following this humble, inspiring woman for the longest time. When she agreed to share with me some of her tips for being a dream chancer and goal-driven person, I knew I had to share the secrets with you beautiful people.
For those of you who don’t know Eurshanie, she is a female entrepreneur who is the owner and founder of the sophisticated and minimalist fashion brand ChiqueBoss. The clothes are so simply yet mega show-stopping, that you are sure to get heads turning.
Get to know Eurshanie better and discover some of her current favourite ‘it’ items in her store, in the short and yet highly motivating interview below.
New York Fashion Week has undoubtedly proven itself so far, as to why it is one of the anticipated fashion weeks on the fashion calendar. So much has happened in just two days from the Prabal Gurung modern contemporary collection to the laid-back, futuristic Alexander Wang and Adidas collaboration. The next few days are sure guaranteed to be fashion revolutionary as we impatiently wait to see what the other household fashion names have created for the human canvas.
However, my heart has been won by no other than Miss Posh Spice herself, Victoria Beckham. For her ready-to-wear Spring 2017 collection that was showcased on Sunday. She made us all reminisce and fall in love with all things velvet, satin and chiffon. Her collection was a perfect fit of high-fashion meets casual-wear. The loose, over-sized and bagginess of her collection was done in such a chic and admirable manner. Making it rather impossible to not to fall in love with the softness and sophistication of the collection.
I’m not the type of girl who is into clothes that are heavily textured, printed or patterned. Instead I prefer keeping my sense of style very solid and minimal. However, once in a while you have got to buy that show-stopping item for your closet. It might be a risky buy at first, but it will surely turn heads when you walk by and that’s exactly how I feel about my ‘Alphabet’ statement skirt by South African designer Anisa Mpungwe for Mr Price.
A change of season often leads to the change of doing things from the way you dress, to the activities you do and to how you treat your skin. Winter days mean making sure that you keep the skin and face hydrated at all times. I know Winter is almost coming to an end and I should have shared this secrets way before, but it’s never too late. Winter will be back again next year and these tips will still be very much relevant.
My skin type is what I would consider being a combination/normal. Meaning it is both oily and dry, so because of the cold it means on some areas, in particular my face I need to moisturise it more than I would during the dewy Summer days.
African Extracts Rooibos Purifying Products: Dual-action moisturiser, Toner and 3-in-1 Wash, Scrub and Mask.
I’m basically loving all things nude, gold and brown this season. I’ll probably still be obsessing over these colours come Summertime as well. I love how these colours can look absolutely flawless and mesmerising on every skin tone. All of my current favourite makeup that comes in all shades of gold, brown and nude are from drugstores. Makeup from drugstores has got to be a favourite for everyone because this is where you can find the best, the prettiest and the most fresh makeup at the most affordable prices.
So I’m sure we’ve all once in lives been tempted to go shopping in PJs to buy some milk for our coffee or sugar for our cup of tea. But it’s always only been thought until now, celebrities are rocking their sleepwear as casual wear on the streets and on the red carpet meaning it is officially the norm for everybody else as well.
This sleepwear trend has been around for quite a while now, but it is soon making its way back as trend favourite. People like Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Ciara have been made rocking PJs in public an effortless and sexy look. And can I just say I’m so in support of this fashion trend all the way.
Being a woman can be tough sometimes, we are always having to prove ourselves to the world. People constantly try rain on our parade and bring us down, but they forget that we are indestructible and hard as a rock, so we cannot be easily taken down. God made us people with super-natural powers to conquer the world in skyscraper heels and still manage to survive labour pains.
For some of my readers who may not know today is National Women’s Day in South Africa a public holiday that is celebrated annually on 09 August. It is a day that commemorates when over 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings to protest against ‘pass laws’ in 1956. Women of all races came together in unity to protest this law and stood together as a sisterhood fighting for the rights and freedom of black South Africans. A phrase from one of the protest songs sang by the women “wathint’ abafazi, wathint’ imbokodo” (you strike the women, you strike the rock) has become an iconic statement for South African women representing their strength and courage, however, this statement is iconic for every woman who is the boss of her own life.
Image by Aphiwe Khambule
Having a productive workspace is important for anyone who prefers working from home or works at home. I try to at least to update and re-design my workspace three times a year by rearranging my desk, the decor and the colour scheme.
This year for my post-graduate year I moved into a small, one-man place and my first impression of this place was pretty disappointing, it had a very cold and unwelcoming atmosphere. I knew right then and there that MY personal touch was much needed since I would be living in this place for a whole year. It needed to be a place I love, because I would be coming home to it everyday. Finding inspiration to redesign my new home was so difficult at first and my budget also didn’t allow me to create my home the way I had envisioned it.
Via – Pinterest.