Designer prices are no joke. Nonetheless, It makes sense to justify the price of the purchase: it’s trendy, well-made and beautiful – wrong. There are people that would give up an arm and a leg for a designer item. Thankfully, there are less extreme methods of obtaining a Gucci bag whilst keeping your extremities intact – and that does not mean selling your kidneys. If you’ve come across my post: Duty-free Shopping Guide: Part 1 you’re aware that being frugal and shopping luxuries can be done simultaneously. So if you want bomb timeless products at a discount – you’re in the right place.   Perfume Perfume is an airport classicRead More →

The French have knowingly mastered a few things. One of these things is fashion. They can look effortlessly stylish, polished and beautiful all at once. Luckily, their minimalist look isn’t hard to achieve. When you’re clued in on the do’s and don’ts you’ll be flaunting fashion like a french in no time. The Striped Shirt The striped shirt is a classic. It seems the association of the French wearing stripes is cliché – but it’s true. A striped shirt can be considered an essential piece in a French woman’s wardrobe. Depending on your personal preferences or the weather a short or long sleeved striped shirt canRead More →

Many seem to marvel at French women’s beauty. Their Flawless skin, perfect hair and slim figures. Most might blame it on good genetics but what should actually be accredited is their effortless beauty routines. Step 1 Beautiful skin starts with your diet and skincare routine: this is the sad truth. Eventually, what you put in your body and onto your skin has a large impact on your appearance. The great thing is that French women have simple ways of achieving results. They swear by drugstore products. Besides using popular french skincare brands, Bioderma’s Micellar Water is what almost every French woman recommends. It can beRead More →

Something I’ve become more aware of and interested in is duty-free shopping. For those of you that aren’t familiar with this concept: duty-free products are without tax and usually a fraction of the retail price you’ll pay at a shopping mall. These products are found after international flight security and usually include most of your high-end cosmetic and fashion brands. I was most taken by the fact that the majority of international airports have Mac Cosmetics counters where you can purchase duty-free products. Mac Cosmetics is a brand that is very beginner friendly and that most professional makeup artists have in their kits. If givenRead More →

For my Matric Formal, I had a specific image in mind of how I wanted to look. I surfed the posts on Pinterest looking for the ideal accessories that would match my dress and eventually I stumbled upon Forever 21’s American website. I vaguely remembered that a Forever 21 store had opened in The Mall of Africa and not soon after I was on my way to visit them. My whole experience with Forever 21 was almost perfect. I found the exact jewellery I had in mind along with a clutch bag that matched my shoes perfectly. I was impressed by basically all their fashion accessoriesRead More →

My mother has always been a Body Shop enthusiast and so logically I was bound to become one myself. Their Body Butters trigger a mild nostalgia of my mid-teen years. Similarly, their fragrant body washes instinctively bring a smile to my face once I catch a whiff of their scent. There’s not much to a moisturizer or body wash but The Body Shop makes something so simplistic an experience. I’ve always enjoyed entering their store at the possibility of falling in love with yet another one of their products. Throughout the years I’ve been gravitating to their Body Butters that are more beneficial than sweet-smelling.Read More →

To be fashionable is one thing but to be fashionable on a budget is another. The fact that my parents have mastered the art of bargain hunting really aids my chances of finding great deals. However, for those of you that aren’t so lucky here’s all the tips and tricks I’ve accumulated so far. Do your research Some of the best discount stores, in South Africa, are right under your nose – you just need to know where to look. Woodmead retail-park is the best place to find quality at a great price. Forever New has a store in Woodmead, where the clothes that don’t getRead More →

I’ve never really been a sandal kind of gal. It was always sneakers and socks. I foolishly put up with feeling uncomfortably hot in the summer months just because wearing anything else was unimaginable. This was until I discovered slip-on sandals – where have they been all my life? This wakeup call lead to finding killer style look-a-likes for sandals frequently worn by fashion enthusiasts and models alike. The other great thing is that they’re easily attainable and, if you choose right, will never go out of style. I was so impressed my Woolworths’s shoe selection this season that all of my top picks are from them.Read More →

For someone with naturally straight hair, it’s always been somewhat of a struggle getting my hair to hold a curl or maintain volume – until now. After I went swimming one day I let my hair air dry and put it in a low bun so that it was out of the way. When I finally let it down it was curly and to my amazement, it stayed curly. I realised that the chlorine in the pool must have been the culprit. I also realised that sea water has the same effect as a result of the high concentration of salt in the water. IRead More →