The history of the Burt’s Bees brand is just such an awesome story! Burt Shavitz and Roxanne Quimby created Burt’s Bees in the early 1980s. In their former lives, Burt worked as a photojournalist in Manhattan, and Roxanne was an artist living in San Francisco. Each left behind the harried pace of city life to seek—and eventually find—freedom in the … Continue Reading

I’m just going to come out and admit I’m a box wine drinker. And, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it! Yes, I do still buy bottled wine on the regular, but I always have a box of wine in storage – and lockdown (with the alcohol restriction that came with it) only served to … Continue Reading

Last week’s daily fragrance roundup was so well received, I’ve decided to do another themed 5-day focus. This week, I’ve chatting about 5 cleansers I really like on my social media and now I’m including them in a blog post, because I know there are still many of you who still read this blog. I’d … Continue Reading

This past week over on Instagram & Facebook, I’ve been showcasing a fragrance a day. Some are new launches, others have been around for a while. All of them are simply spectacular, and I’ve been very mindful in my choices to ensure that along with smelling really great, they are also reasonably priced. There really … Continue Reading

Protea Wines recently sent me 3 of their everyday drinking wines. Aside from being excellent value for money at R75 each for the Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay; it was heartwarming to learn that Protea wines are made in the spirit of sustainability – the brands motto being Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. You can … Continue Reading

If you’re wanting to switch to an all-natural, organic skincare line, but are unsure which brand to try, I can’t recommend Esse highly enough. But before we get into why I love the brand so much, I need you to fully understand what the terms “Greenwashing”, “Natural” and “Organic” means in terms of beauty products. … Continue Reading

Getting your kids into a good skin care routine of cleansing twice daily, moisturising and protecting the skin with an SPF can be quite the challenge. If that weren’t enough, when they become teens (and sometimes even sooner), blemishes start appearing, and finding the correct formula to help combat them can be even more challenging! … Continue Reading

I love bags and have quite a collection that spans brands from Louis Vuitton to Marc Jacobs to Missibabab. But designer bags are just so expensive and very few people can afford them. The older I get, the more I think this obsession with international, big brand designer bags is outdated and driven by unconscious … Continue Reading