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If there's one thing I would say to my younger self, it's this: you have no idea how much time you'll spend wrapping your head around algorithms.

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29 Jun

Go Beauty – Book a beauty appointment in seconds

I live a very busy life, and I don't always have the time to book beauty appointments. As a result I sometimes end up with mad scientist eyebrows. Via Wikipedia commons I'm constantly on my phone, and I love apps that simplify my life. So I was very excited to discover the GoBeauty App which allows you to book appointments on the go. How does it work? Well, it's powered by WeChat, so the first thing you need to do is to install WeChat on your phone. Open We Chat, click on the + in the right hand corner, tap on "Add Account" and choose GoBeautySA. You will now be able to access the GoBeauty Map to see which spas are in your area. The great thing...
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27 Apr

How I have long hair again thanks to Easihair Pro and Style Bar

Let me tell you a little story about myself. I started dyeing my hair when I was 13. I dyed it chocolate brown when I went to high school, and in standard 7 I decided to dye my hair pitchblack because I wanted to look like Ashlee Simpson. I didn't. I looked like a high school dropout who had dreams of going to beauty school, but couldn't make it. So from standard 8 onwards I highlighted my hair again, until I went to varsity and the whole cycle started over again. At varsity I dyed it brown, then red, then blonde again. After that whole debacle I vowed to never go back to brown again. But...
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22 Jan

Brenaissance: The Gem of Devon Valley

There's nothing like discovering an awesome place that's been in your hood for a few years. How is it possible that you missed it? That's how I felt when I visited Brenaissance over the weekend. Set just outside Stellenbosch in Devon Valley, this beautiful farm ticks all the boxes: pizza, excellent wine, entertainment for the kids and Instagram-ble scenery. I had the honour of meeting the owners of the farm, Tom and Hayley Breytenbach, who made Nichol and myself feel right at home. Listening to them talk about the farm three things became evident: they are excellent entrepreneurs, are incredibly passionate about what they do, but most importantly: they are unpretentious. That's why it's so easy to feel at home there. Whether you're a...
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3 Nov

5 Reasons why you should cancel your plans and go to Col’cacchio tonight

There are few things in this world that make my heart beat faster than pizza. The crust. The cheese. The carbs. THE LOVE. *Swoooooon* Last week I was invited to visit Col'cacchio in Franschhoek as a "date night". This was my face when I opened my email and saw "date night": I ended up taking my best friend, Nichol, with me. He is one of the only people I know who feels the same about pizza as me. I think you all know this already, but Col'cacchio is the shit. And here's why: 1. They have excellent wine options WHAT IS BETTER THAN WINE WITH PIZZA? Niks nie, dis wat. We had this delicious Shiraz from Place in the Sun and it went so well with the Basil McBeefy! 2. You can...
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7 Oct

WIN 6 x IPL mini zone sessions at Legs 11 (CLOSED)

I've only heard good things about Legs Eleven from fellow bloggers and beauty editors. If you’re not familiar with Legs Eleven – they specialise in the latest permanent hair removal, anti-ageing and slimming treatments. Offering word-class, beauty technology at an affordable price, Legs eleven is recognised as Cape Towns most loved and trusted destination for beautiful, smooth and youthful skin. They also offer ENDERMOLIFT - a technique that replenishes the skin and decreases the signs of aging. It'll basically make you look like Brumilda van Rensburg. (My dream!) Unfortunately I'm unable to review these awesome treatments, as I'm still using Oratane until December. If you want to read more about why I'm using Oratane - check out this blog post. For those of you who are on Roaccutane/Oratane, don't...
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