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5 Things I Learned This Week

January 14, 2018

It’s been 731 days since I’ve had a break. Yes, you read correctly. Two years and 4 weeks have gone by since I was physically separated from my computer. I haven’t had a weekend away or even a day trip to rest and heal my soul. Its been go, go and go some more. With a job in Social Media, it’s easy to log onto a device and start working from the minute you open your eyes and I do that.

Technology also accommodates communication at any hour of the day. I receive queries, messages or calls from 7:00 am until 10 at night. It’s insane and I’ve allowed it. Well, no more. I’ve been sucked dry and have nothing more to give. So here’s what I learned this week.

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5 Things I Love This Week

January 5, 2018

‘5 Things’ is something I want to try out this week. Its intended as a quick hitter because no one really wants to read long stories on a Friday. Let’s see how this pans out.

You may not know this yet but I acquired Bio-Therapeutic South Africa as a client in May last year. It’s a revolutionary skincare brand which has literally taken my skin from ugh to wow! I won’t give you a full rundown of the brand and what its done for me just yet but be warned! There are loads of reviews coming as I’m now using a full suite of products. Keep watching this space. For now, here are the products I used for a BT shoot and the little stories attached to the 5 Things I Love This Week. You cool with that?

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How to rescue stressed skin: Lymph Drainage Massage at Langaro Lifestyle Centre

May 1, 2017

 

Lymph Drainage massage

11 months ago, I quit advertising cold-turkey with no job prospect in place. Brave? Stupid? You decide. All I know is I’d had enough. Since then, I’ve been hustling like a faux car guard in Long Street on First Thursdays to build a career as a freelance Social Media Manager.

Self-employment comes with the freedom of managing your own day along with the benefit of not having to answer to anyone else. However, the financial stress of being a one-woman show in this industry is overwhelming. If I’m not physically working, I’m not earning money. It’s as simple as that. I found my eyes glued to an electronic device 20 hours a day with no reprieve (or spare resources) for travel, events or even chilling on the couch.

Poor circulation, stress-induced bacteria in my body and the evils of comfort food created continuous skin eruptions on my face even a spotty teen would envy. Topical cosmetic exfoliators and masks offered temporary relief for one swollen bump only to have another surface elsewhere. My skin was so bad, even the selfie retouching app on my phone couldn’t cope with the bumps and scars.

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5 basic skincare tips for men by model Fuaad Abdool

March 16, 2017

skincare tips men 02Fuaad Abdul is a camera darling and runway regular at SA Menswear Week. Here are his top 5 skincare tips for men.

I could get into trouble for revealing so much but my good friend Michelle and I have a model crush on Fuaad Abdool or Foozy to his friends. We I first spotted him on the runway at SA MensWear Week a few year sago – and have since gotten to know the guy behind the scenes. His smart, sensitive and focussed on success without losing sight of the importance of family and friendships. I won’t divulge Foozy’s relationship status but ladies, if you’re interested, email me.

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Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil launch

September 29, 2016

Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil

Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil promises a J-Lo glow. I’m going to hold ’em to that.

The Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil launch has been rolling out in Cape Town over a four day period. That’s a biggie for a product which isn’t even on the shelves yet so it has to be goodie. Right?

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