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If I can’t have Ryan Gosling for Christmas

So I’ve spent about 3 hours deciding what I want for Christmas. It all started at the office today, as Marie Claire launches their #MCWishlist – a curated selection of gifts that you can choose from and send to specific people as a wink-wink-nudge-nudge for this year’s presents.

All the items are categorized into different sections and then filtered by price. Cool huh? Here are my favourite picks for under R280…

  • Russian Red Matte Lipstick, M.A.C, R240. Every make-up artist I have ever spoken to, says this is their go-to colour for a bold red lip. My other favourite colours from M.A.C. are Lady Danger, Heroine and Rebel.

  • Salon voucher, Sorbet, R250. My favourite thing to do (after wine with a friend) is a mani and a pedi (preferably while drinking wine with a friend)
  • Moleskin 2018 Weekly Diary, Superbalist, R279. A brand-new diary is my catnip – I got my 2017 diary as a Secret Santa gift and have used it every day this year, thank you Marishka!

  • Knot Front Slider, Mr P, R50. I’m lusting over a pair of silver Birkenstocks ATM, so these will definitely fill the void.

  • Photo voucher, Nifty250, R250. I’d love to print a whole bunch of new pics for my fridge in the new year.
#GirlCrush, Life

International Day of the Girl – Best cheeky quotes from strong women

Here’s to celebrating fierce women around the world… may we know them, may we be them and may we raise them. In pure #girlpower spirit, I’ve narrowed down some of my all-time favourite quotes that every gal in their twenties and thirties should live by:

“Never follow someone else’s path; unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path, then by all means, you should follow that” Ellen DeGeneres

“Happiness is the best make-up” Drew Barrymore

“Try to live every day like Elle Woods after Warner told her she wasn’t smart enough for law school” Chrissy Teigen

Picture credit: Instagram @chrissyteigen

“I can name a lot of things that taste better than skinny feels. Potatoes. Bread” Jennifer Lawrence 

Last but definitely not least “Every girl no matter where she lives, deserves the opportunity to develop the promise inside of her” Michelle Obama 

#GirlCrush, Beauty, Hair

Scissor sister Shanti

I’ve crushed on this hair guru for nearly a year: Shanti O’Hagan, co-owner of Mop Hair is one of the best hair stylists I’ve been to – I made my appointment for this Saturday (23 September), all the way in March! She chats to me about the challenges that come with starting your own company, S/S18 hair trends to watch out for, and (most importantly) how long it takes her  to style her flawless locks every morning.

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