Monthly Archives: February 2012

MAC Mineralize SPF 15 foundation review

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I don’t ever do review type posts but I recently changed foundations and I’m loving my new Mac Foundation. Lately my skin has been very dry. I normally have a combination type skin but have been struggling with dryness this season. I’ve always loved MAC products [my mom has a draw full at home] and decided I’m over all the cheap crap. So off to MAC I went to talk to one of the assistants. The first foundation she tried [not sure the name, was in a square tube] made my skin look flakey. Then she bough out the  Mineralize SPF 15 foundation and it just sat so well on my skin. My skin also feels great since using it. I also purchased the MAC primer so this may also contribute to that. The color is also exactly right, even though it’s medium coverage, which I’ve always struggled to find. I definitely think I’ve found a new foundation that I’m going to stick to.

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Clarise is South Africa’s Rebecca Black

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I woke up this morning and was told to check out this video doing the rounds at the moment. All I can say is “Noooooooooooo, why?????”. What possesed anyone to make this video. Why would we want our own Rebecca Black? Lets leave that stupid shit to the Americans. It may actually be worse than Rebecca Black’s video and that is saying something. So without further a do, here is Clarise:

Disclaimer: I shall not be responsible for your ears bleeding.

My Pet Peeves

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This post is inspired by @Toritatham‘s [Check our her awsome blog here.] We all have things that annoy the hell out of us. These are some of mine:

1. The above picture explains number one on my list of pet peeves. Getting the use of  “their”, “there” and “they’re” wrong. I’m not even going to explain it. If you don’t know please go back to school.

2. People who drink directly out of the milk bottle. Oh my word, it makes me want to smack them over the head and then pour the milk on them.

3. People who sms while driving. Especially when I’m in the passenger seat. I will throw your phone out the window.

4. People who call their boyfriend or girlfriend “husband” or “wife” and list themselves as married on Facebook. Really? Really?

5. People who dig into the butter or margarine. Is that really necessary?

6. Dirty dishes piling up in the sink. [It’s starting to become obvious that I live with guys right?]

I could probably think of more nut those are things that have hugely annoyed me the past few days.

I want a Villa in Italy!

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So what do all three of the above pictures have in common, other than being positively breath taking? They all Villa’s in Italy, and I want them!

I’ve always dreamed of owning a Villa in Italy. [I have many big dreams like this.] Sometimes I browse the interwebs looking for fabulous things I want to do or buy one day. Today I just had to share. Seriously, aren’t they beautiful? Can’t you just picture yourself lying by the pool, or having a candle lit dinner under the stars….*sigh*

Imagine swimming in that pool with that view. Or running around that garden. Just enjoying nature. Away from the hustle and bustle.  Spending hours under the sparkling sun. Or dancing in the rain.  *more daydreaming*

Ok ok back to reality. Hope you all had a fabulous hump day. Keep those dreams big!

xoxo

I had to leave just one more pic 😉

Happy “Spread The Love” Day

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Happy Valentines Day EVERYBODY! Including all you who hate Valentines Day. [I’ll share a secret…I’m not the hugest fan.] It’s a harmless day. So what that it gives you an excuse to show your loved ones you care. Is that really such a bad thing?

Use it as an excuse to do something nice today. Bake cupcakes. There’s not much better than cupcakes. If you in a relationship I’m sure your significant other will love cupcakes and if not, hell, it’s more for you!

Paint your nails a bright, fun colour. Read a good book. Email a friend you haven’t heard from for awhile. Go for a walk. Tell the ones you love you love them! Just have a damn good day, and don’t forget to spread the love.

In the word’s of Jimi Hendrix, “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

xoxo

Racism: It’s time to take a stand.

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I’ve been pretty vocal on  this whole racism thing lately. So instead of sitting back bitching and moaning at people to make a change, I’ve decided I’m going to do what I can to make a change. If everybody said they couldn’t make a difference then no difference would ever be made right?

This issue is also something my sister, @Chelsikay_x also strongly about. Together we want to make a difference. Even if it’s a small difference. Maybe it will inspire someone else to do something to make a difference and together we will create a sort of domino effect and hopefully eventually racism and other prejudices will be a thing of the past.

So after a bit of a brainstorm, Chelsi and I came up with a little idea. One we hope everyone will get involved in. We want to organise photo shoots in all of South Africa’s major cities. One where anyone can come and be a part of. These photos will be professionally done and then can be used as profile pictures on social networks etc. The aim is to get as many people to have these photos as their profile pictures or avatars. It’ll create awareness and remind ourselves and others we won’t stand for racism.

Obviously the idea is still in early stages. We will need someone to head it up in each city. [We still need a representative for Joburg and Durban], will need photographers willing to work for free in each city and it would be awesome if we can get some South African “celebrities” of all races involved. We will also need to market the idea in order to get as many people involved.

If you have any ideas or would like to get involved in anyway. Feel free to comment here. Get hold of either Chelsi [@chelsikay_x] or I [@TegzAshley] on twitter. Or email me at teganashley@gmail.com

Don’t hesitate to get involved. Together we CAN make a difference.

xx

Racism is NOT ok!

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I’m sure by now many of you have heard about the racist incident at a Virgin active gym. Where a member said to another, “You bloody kaffir,you are a cockroach and next time I come to the gym I will bring Doom to spray you with”, among other things. I was appalled, disgusted, sickened and all other related adjectives when I read about this. Here’s a link to the article for those of you who have no clue what I’m talking about. http://m.iol.co.za/article/view/e/1.1227985

Maybe I was being naive in the past but I really thought South Africans as a whole were starting to slowly get over this whole racism thing but more and more I’m just starting to think it’s getting worse. South Africa is falling more and more back into a country split by a racial divide. It’s 2012, how can we have not moved on by now?

According to recent statistics I found online, 20 000 South Africans are murdered each year. Between 1000 to 3000 are white South African farmers. This racism thing goes both ways. As educated South Africans I really feel it is us that need to start making the change. We all need to stop making excuses and pointing fingers and start working together.

I had the idea of doing this blog post this morning. I’ve only gotten around to writing it now. Today I was obviously more aware of the subject, and in one day I couldn’t believe how many racist remarks I came across. Things I probably wouldn’t normally have blinked at in the past. I went through some of the comments in the article, one that stood out was something along the lines of if there was already an apology behind closed doors, why is Hleza, the victim, going to the papers now with the story. Well I’m so glad she did. This is a obviously a huge issue in South Africa and more awareness needs to be created about it.

As a young white South African I feel I can’t just stand back anymore. I urge all other young [and old] South Africans, black, white, coloured, indian, mixed race, whatever to take a stand. When you hear your friends make racist remarks, even just in conversation, say something! Stand up against racism. I truly believe that our generation has the potential to judge others based on the person and not outward characteristics. You cannot be Proudly South African yet not be proud of every national group in South Africa. Lets show that we are better than the generation before us.  This is something I feel very passionate about and if you have any ideas on how to make a difference, feel free to let me know, because we CAN make a difference!