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19 Nov

Wild Africa Cream Celebrates Young Talent

If you’ve been a reader for a long time, you probably know that I went through a hectic leopard print phase. There was a time where everything I owned was leopard print. My handbag, my cellphone cover, my wallet. I knew I had a legit problem when I wanted a leopard print car key from Walmart and I was prepared to do anything to get it into South Africa. What’s interesting about leopard print is that at first glance, it seems like a difficult print to style but it isn’t. To quote Jenna Lyons, “As far as I’m concerned, leopard print is a neutral.” My love for this magnificent print led me to The Villioti Fashion Institute: Future Fashion Leaders Showcase, which...
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2 Oct

My Superbalist Black Friday Wishlist

If you know me, you’ll know there are few things I love more than a good sale. In fact, my surname should have been Anja van Zyl. That’s how much I love it. (Can you make a dad joke if you’re a 28-year-old woman? It appears that the answer is yes.) A few years ago Black Friday, which falls on 29 November this year, was only a thing you saw in American movies, but it has since gained popularity in South Africa with retailers offering big discounts in-store and online. If you’re an introvert like me, I’m sure the thought of going in-store on Black Friday horrifies you, which is why it’s so great that we live in the time of...
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27 Jun

Bold brows, smokey eyes & ’60s glam with Almay

The older I get, the more I care about my brows. When I was younger, my brows were younger too. They were young, wild and free. Fast forward 10 years and now my brows, much like me, like to party every now and then, but ultimately what makes them the happiest is staying home and watching Netflix whilst eating avo on toast. Okay, maybe that's more me than them. But still, my brows have evolved with time and so have my makeup needs. I now find myself toning down the rest of my makeup to let my brows do the talking, and sometimes it's the only thing I have time for in the mornings before heading out for work. As a...
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7 Apr

Almay Lip Vibes Review

The team at Almay sent me their latest lipstick range, Almay Lip Vibes, for this sponsored review.  So let's talk about the name of the range: Lip Vibes. I wonder if it was named by a South African? VIBES, my bru! This collection is absolutely gorgeous though - the packaging takes me back to my balmy holiday in Brazil.  The Almay Lip Vibes range consists of 24 pretty lippies with awesome names such as “Skip The Gym”, “Rise Up”, “Live Happy”, “Love Big”, “Eat Cake” and “Be Strong”. All of these give better advice than me!  You can choose from three unique finishes: Matte, Crème and Toppers. My favourite lipstick in the range is, without any doubt, Eat Cake. ...
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13 May

How I Take Care Of My Hair

“Anja, how did your hair grow so quickly?” is a question I get asked on social media so frequently. I wish I could tell you that there is some magic solution to hair growth, that I have discovered a tablet or supplement that made my hair grow fast. I know that is what you’d like to hear. However, it takes a lot of patience, and truthfully there is no exact science. I’ve met women who haven’t been able to grow their hair out past shoulder length, and then I have met people who have standing appointments at the hair salon to prevent looking like they howl at the moon at midnight. It is unfair that the latter usually happens to men...
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