• Food

    Happy Earth people Chickpea and Red lentil Fusilli Pasta

    Have you ever heard of pasta been made purely of chickpeas or even red lentils? Generally pasta is very high in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are converted into glucose in the bloodstream, which causes a rise in blood sugar. SHOCKING !! Well Happy Earth people makes their pastas with 100% of Chickpeas and 100% Red lentils and is handmade. This serves as a more healthier option as compared to high carb or wheat based counterparts. Due to the high fiber and protein in chickpeas and red lentils you are left satiated while being gluten free.  Chickpeas have twice the protein and four times the fiber of regular pasta with much lesser carbs.  Red lentils have good sources of natural…

  • skincare

    Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sheer Tint SPF 15: Plum

    As described on the Elizabeth Arden website “enriched with emollients, protective sunscreen and vitamin E. Sheer tint in Plum” and with that we definitely have to agree. We don’t normal splurge on lip balm but decided to buy this as a consultant at the Elizabeth Arden counter recommended this to us. It is a deep plum red shade but when applied to the lips its a wash of sheer plum pink on bare lips. You can wear this with lipstick. It definitely moisturises, softens and smooths lips for a long period before you need to reapply. This lip balm has antioxidant protection with vitamin E. The bonus is that it…

  • Beauty,  skincare

    OPZOEK apricot kernel oil review

    Girisha and I are big fans of incorporating oils into our skincare and hair care routine. Opzoek is a brand that uses apricot to produce a hydraulic pressed product which is fragrance free and has zero additives. The 100% natural apricot kernel oil is made up of complex fatty acids and vitamins. It is recommended that this product to be used for your skin, hair and you may even mix it into your favourite homemade soap, scrub, or face mask. Some of the benefits of using Apricot kernel oil on your skin: -Rejuvenates dry skin Prevents blackheads Improves elasticity Slows the aging process Reinforces the skin’s natural barrier Some benefits of…

  • makeup

    Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation 330, 332, 334, 335

    When the Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation came to South Africa a couple years year ago, Hemisha and I were very keen to test it. We had seen so many YouTubers talk highly about how good the foundation was so here are our overall thoughts on this foundation. So the website states “This product goes beyond skin tone matching to fit the unique texture issues of normal to oily skin for the ultimate natural skin fit. While some foundations can exaggerate pores and oily skin, only our pore-minimizing foundation contains our genius blurring micro-powders that erase pores and absorb oil for a naturally matte and poreless-looking finish. Dermatologist…

  • Uncategorised

    Creamy Avocado smoothie bowl

    This is a very easy to make and only you need – + 10 minutes to make everything. At the same time it’s a healthy and delicious way to start off your day. Ingredients Avocado Milk or (milk of your choice) Honey (You can also add some green vegetables such as kale or Spinach) Method Slice avocado in half and place in the blender. Then pour milk in next and add some honey and blend until you have a creamy consistency. You can add more milk or water to create a thinner consistency of the mixture. If you want a sweeter mixture you can include a banana or if you…

  • Beauty,  makeup

    Best affordable Drugstore Mascara? Essence Lash Princess Mascara

    Hi everyone! We hope everyone is doing well. We just thought we should share the best drugstore that we have tried and without a doubt it has to be the Essence Lash Princess Mascara! We have have seen many beauty gurus and Youtubers rave about this mascara which is now considered to be a cult favorite.Essence is such an affordable brand and always has amazing playful releases. Everytime when we go shopping, we always find ourselves by the essence stand looking through their affordable products. The brand is cruelty free, gluten free and paraben free. Our thoughts :The product comes in a sleek packaging that is easy to grip onto.…

  • skincare

    Nivea Cocoa Butter Body Cream Review

    Ever since Durban has been experiencing cold weathers I have been opting for more moisturizing products. I usually buy all my body products from the drugstore. They are affordable and definitely get the job done. I purchased the Nivea Cocoa Butter body cream a while back and forgot to use it. I sometimes go through a phase where I purchase products and forget to use them. Since my skin felt like it was lacking moisture I went through my cardboard for something to use and spotted this.The body cream is a dermatologically approved formula that is meant to intensively moisturize and nourish dry skin for forty eight hours. It is…

  • makeup

    Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Glowing Jen

     I feel like Charlotte Tilbury is such a luxurious brand that I always get excited when I see the new releases. I honestly wish that they were sold here in South Africa but there are third party businesses that stock them.  I purchased this product form shopfashionpolice a while back when it was sale for like R80. You can check out their page for amazing international brands at great prices. They also have amazing sales! Anyways I purchased the mini size of the Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Glowing Gen. I saw swatches of it online so I knew it was brown girl friendly and looked so stunning on different skin tones.…

  • skincare

    Nivea Perfect & Radiant 3-in-1 Cleanser review

    Ever since my Nivea Perfect and Radiant Cleansing Foam finished I decided to purchase this instead because of its multi use.This product can be used as a wash, a scrub and then a face mask. I was so glad to find a product that did all three allowing me to save money and time finding different products for the different uses This product is formulated with natural white clay which effectively removes impurities and make-up inorder to prevent breakouts. It has fine beads to gently exfoliate dead skin cells. It also helps to remove and prevent shine for hours. This formula also helps mattify the skin but does not dry…

  • Beauty,  makeup,  Uncategorised

    Color Correct Skin Seal – Blur & Contour Cream Palette review

    Hi everyone! As of recently I have decided to support more local businesses and I think I’m glad I have made that decision. I am always looking for color correcting products and I have finally purchased the Color Correct Skin Seal – Blur & Contour Cream Palette. I have always seen local bloggers on Instagram rave about this product and I thought I have to get it to add to my color correcting collection. I suffer with dark undereye circles and I have pigmentation around my mouth so I feel like color correcting helps to make my makeup application look flawless.  My thoughts on this product :  The packaging : The…