Foody face masks whilst pondering London❤

Hi Chumerinas!!

Feel like I haven’t blogged in ages! Sorry about that, but I’ve just been lazing it up the last couple of days and spending time with the family, speaking of happy Fathers day everyone!!

So I’ve realised that 10 days from today I’m off to London for the very first time!! I’ve been overseas a few times before but never the UK and I’m sooooo excited!!

Any ideas of what I should go do? I know like the obvious touristy stuff but maybe some hidden gems? Feel free to leave some comments :)

Last week I made some amazing face masks, and I thought I’d share it with you :)

It’s for dry skin, because it’s winter here in South Africa and my skin goes really really dry and these face masks are the only things that helps.

The first one is an avocado one (they’re in season at the moment yay!)

All you need is:

  • ½ very ripe, soft avocado
  • ¼ cup honey

Then just mash the avo and stir in the honey, apply to your skin and leave for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse and moisturize.

The second one is a Oatmeal and onion mask and is recommended for oily and acne prone skin and it’s really good :) It takes a little time to prepare and you might think the onion is weird, but it’s really nice and helps with controlling and preventing acne as well as with the scars it leaves behind.

All you need is:

  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup plain oatmeal
  • 1 large yellow or white onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey

Pour the boiling water over the oatmeal. Let it steep for 5 minutes. Make a smooth puree of the onion in a food processor. Add onion and honey to the oatmeal paste while still warm. Stir (for 2 minutes) and spread on face leaving it for 10 minutes. If the mask isn’t thick enough, add more honey.

You can use it again, just store in the fridge for up to a week, but don’t freeze it and you can also warm it up when you want to use it again.

Ok I hoped you like this, and let me know if you’ve tried it or if you know of some amazing face mask as well.

Have a great week!! ❤xoxo

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My First Blogging Award: One Lovely Blog! ❤

one-love-blog-awardHi Chumerinas!!

I’m so excited, I’ve just received my first nomination for the “One Lovely Blog” award. I can’t thank Michele from http://trendybelleblog.wordpress.com/ enough!! Be sure to go look her up, she has an amazing blog and is constantly updating it so make sure to go take a look! ❤

Here are the rules of the award:

  • Thank the person (or lovely girls) who nominated you
  • Add the “One Lovely Blog Award” image to your post
  • Share 7 things about you
  • Pass the award to seven nominees
  • Inform the nominees by posting on their blogs

So here are seven things about me:

1. I only drink black tea and milky coffee I think milky tea is just really bad but on the other hand black coffee — not nice! I know right quite weird!

2. I have a twin sister but we’re not identical at all!! And we’re so different it’s like east and west! But I love her dearly!

3. I grew up on Rooibos tea it’s a proudly South African tea and it’s the only tea I’ll ever drink! It’s delicious and I strongly recommend it to all my fellow tea lovers out there

4. I will be able to live on popcorn forever I just looove popcorn so much! I go to the movies just so I can have yet another excuse to have some, not that I really need one though lol! Plus it’s healthier than chips so I don’t even feel bad about it!

5. I used to name all my pets after myself because they were my “family” and I’m Afrikaans and in our culture you’re named after like your gran or someone, so always thought it’s so fitting to name them after myself :D

6. I barely wear any makeup when I’m home because I just go home in the holidays and I’m such a lazybum sometimes that I just never feel the need to put on makeup. If we go out somewhere then I will but for those lazy days where I just lie in bed and watch series — never

7. I’ve never bitten my nails ever in my life, my twin sister on the other hand has the shortest little nails ever!

Now here is the totally awesome part, I get to pass this award on to seven other bloggers! All the blogs I follow are absolutely fabulous, but these guys have really captured my attention with their eye catching blogs:

1. She’s funny, happy, inspiring and a fellow South African, MissAddy! You can go check out her blog at http://missaddymblog.wordpress.com/ . She’s amazing and always updating so there’s something for everyone.

2. Just her cover photo alone was enough for me to follow her, but she has such a gorgeous blog full of some of the most beautiful makeup photos I’ve ever seen. Her name is Natashae and you can follow her at http://makeupbynatashashae.wordpress.com/

3. Ashley’s blog  at http://lifeofahousewife.com/ is definitely one of my favourites. Her blog is the cutest blog ever and she’s stunning! She’s all about makeup and her blog is just so happy. Go check her out!

4. This next one is a must see! Erin from http://scrapbookstyle.wordpress.com/ Her blog is gorgeous! So personal but very high fashion and such a fun read!

5. Vintage Girl At Heart, wow if you love a good read, then this is for you. There’s something for everyone and I like that it’s much more personal than most, http://foodfashionmakeup.wordpress.com exactly like the name says it’s about fashion, food and makeup, my favourite things in the world!

6. The next girl has a stunning blog all about fashion, beauty and some really great makeup tips and best buys! Watch out for Yara Shakar an upcoming designer, follow her blog at http://gingertwine.wordpress.com

7. And last but not least, http://thirteenthandhudson.com/ What a stunning blog these girls have!! Well done Kim, Kat, Sam for such an original blog!

I would just like to thank Michele again, this was so much fun!! ❤xoxo

 

My 21st Birthday Weekend ❤

Hi Chumerinas!

It was my birthday recently and I thought I’d share some of the photos with you all :)

My best friends and I went out to dinner and it was amazeballs!! Here’s some of the deserts we had

50 Shade of Chocolate ❤

That was my desert but we also got some complimentary watermelon and ginger macaroons and homemade toffees and truffles, YUM!! If anyone ever comes to Stellenbosch I would definitely recommend going to Makaron Restaurant at Majeka House!

Macaroons, Truffles and Toffees ❤

The next day I had a Champagne Birthday Brunch. It was so much fun, but couldn’t take a lot of photos because silly billy me forgot to recharge the batteries! But non the less a brunch to remember!

The invites ❤

Some of the munchies ❤

Some more munchies ❤

Here’s just some more random pictures from the weekend :)

My Bestie ❤

Some more with my pics bestie ❤

At the brunch one of my closest friends ❤

Going to paint the town pink!❤

Yummy cocktails ❤

I hope you liked it and please feel free to comment/like :) would love to hear some comments or feedback! ❤

xoxo