Shiny Pink Flower

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Goodbye 2013. Hello 2014.

Hi everyone,

It's that time of the year where everyone is drained and over being at work. Looking over the past year, I can positively say that this year was my year. I didn't set any goals but I accomplished a lot, which is actually really surprising.

A lot of good and bad things happened to me this year, mostly good though.

Ah. The Jam Jar :')
The Jam Jar has helped me gained new friends. Friends that I will probably keep for a long time, even if it's just communicating via social media. I would just like to say thank you to the people that I've met through my blog. Ladies, you've made my blogging experience enjoyable and I thank you for that.

I'm sure I'm missing a few bloggers but anyways,
T H A N K Y O U !
I mean it.
My campus life was a bit rocky, I started the year with a ton of friends and I'm only making it out with a few. I can definitely see the good of it and it's better this way. There were a few people who really made my time at campus special and filled with good memories. Even though lots of crap went down, I am still grateful for everyone I met because they all taught me something and I thank them for that.

A little something I done in 2012 :)
Thank you for these 3 years of my campus life.
My 3 years as a Multimedia Technology student at CPUT was amazing. Best experience of my life. I met so many different types of people and it was just an enjoyable experience for me. The cherry on top was graduating top of my class in my final year (I'm still shocked). All those sleepless nights really paid off.

I've been so blessed this year (Alhamdulillah الحمد لله‎). I am able to work two jobs and freelance jobs. It's hard work and there's not much sleep involved but it pays off (Literally. LOL) 

How I feel errday!
Working with Vintage and The City was a good experience for me. I met the owner and store assistant, Junaid and Zahrah, who are such interesting people. I could sit and chat with them for hours on end. It was such a pleasure spending my Saturday and Sunday mornings with them.

I love the store's gates!
My internship at The Bandwidth Barn has been awesome. It started off a bit slow but it's getting so much better. I am motivated and ready to tackle 2014 with The Bandwidth Barn's design team!

This what happens when I design stuff! YEAH, WHAT??
And for my part-time job at The Baxter Theater Centre, shew, what an amazing experience! The Baxter is definitely my favourite place to be and now that I'm getting paid to be there is even better :D I am an Usher at The Baxter and it's been so awesome. I've met and chatted to local celebrities, started new friendships, I got to watch free shows and interacting with people is so much fun!
Uh no...Not that Usher.
And this is basically my 2013 is a nutshell... I hope my 2014 will be just as blessed (Inshallah إن شاء الله).


Tis the season to be festive and stuff so to everyone that's celebrating Christmas, Happy Christmas :)

Does this tree look familiar to anyone? :D
Please be safe over the festive season, Jammys.

Until next time..
xx

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Event: #EndlessSummer at Wakaberry Kloof Street

Hi everyone,

I was lucky enough to attend the exclusive Endless Summer Party at Wakaberry Kloof Street with my awesome bud last week Friday. After a long and stressful week it was the perfect event to just relax and unwind with a bowl of yummy FroYo.

What is Wakaberry?

Wakaberry is an interactive self-service frozen yoghurt bar that was established in Durban, May 2011. They offer 100% real frozen yoghurt which is low in fat, Halaal certified, gluten free, egg free and dairy free! Uh, can I get a HOLLA???

They offer wide variety of FroYo flavours and some different to your norm flavours like Condense Milk. They have so many different toppings to choose from as well, from fruit and nuts to cereals, chocolate to sweeties and sauces. 

Wakaberry is really affordable compared to other FroYo outlets in South Africa. They weigh your FroYo R11.00 per 100g.
R 50 can get you two bowels full of goodness!
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#EndlessSummer 
The event was so chilled and very intimate. We got to mingle with the awesome Wakaberry staff and stuff our faces with unlimited FroYo! We were the first people to try out their new exciting flavours, Choc Malt and Tropical Guava. Choc Malt is definitely my favourite. It tastes like chocolate yoghurt (shocker) but a bit sweeter to me.
Besides the yummy foods, Stream drinks on tap and FroYo, we were treated to some awesome tunage by Holiday Murray and yummy Mocktails by Barcode. Unfortunately, I didn't taste the Mocktails but they looked sooo good!

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Two new flavours that launched this week! 
Holiday Murray
Barcode Bartenders
Foooooooooooooooood :D
FroYo | Speckle Eggs | Toppings | My fav combo
Upstairs they had a little photobooth going on where there were different nautical props to wear and play around with in the photobooth. It was really fun actually. We got our own Polaroid images to make the memories last longer.

Our collection of Polaroids are growing, Amina :D
We got the opportunity to chat with Abonga (the brand manager of Wakaberry) and Luise (she does the Social Media for Wakaberry) and it was a never ending conversation. They are so chilled and kind to their supporters. I wish all companies would have that kind of standard towards their customers. Wakaberry's crew is definitely a fun bunch!

Awesome Wakaberry staff!
Make sure you check out their latest competition and their brand new merchandise!
Win with Wakaberry!
Don't forget to Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter for constant updates. They are really friendly over their social media platforms so don't hesitate to say Hello :) 
Don't forget to tag them in your moments at Wakaberry on Instagram.

** Thank you, Amina for inviting me and Wakaberry for hosting an awesome event! **

Until next time..
xx

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Event: Juliette Armand Skin Care Launch

Hi everyone,

On the 12th of November was the launch of Juliette Armand skin care products at the beautiful Crystal Tower's Life Day Spa. The venue was so perfect for the launch of these stunning skin care products.


Skincare is not a matter of vanity, but rather a matter of skin health – Juliette Armand believes that every woman deserves the right to affordable high quality skincare. Featuring three specialist lines of imported luxury cosmetic products – Juliette Armand is now available in South Africa.

Juliette Armand is pioneering the idea that although the effects of time cannot be stopped, it can be slowed down. Their mission is to slow the effects of the lapse of time on the skin. The scientists at Juliette Armand believe that the skin has moods and they take steps to treat skin individually, beyond the definitions of sensitive, dry and oily, taking a more holistic approach. It is due to this careful and considered approach that they create multidimensional products to achieve maximum results for every woman’s skin mood.

At a time when so much of the beauty industry is impersonalised Juliette Armand pride themselves on being just the opposite - personal – a quality evident in the devotion of their founders to research, as well as the variety of their product lines, specialised ingredients and proven results. Juliette Armand offers three product lines: Skin Boosters Anti-Surgery System, Elements of Evolution and Sunfilm.

Skin Care Range:
Skin Boosters Anti-Surgery System
The Skin Boosters product range can be used as both a home care and beauty salon treatment that is effective and accurate allowing you to postpone your appointment with that plastic surgeon. The active ingredients of this range define the future of cosmetology and come with a dermatologically tested stamp of responsible safety. 

Elements of Evolution 
The renewed Elements of Evolution line is based on innovative ingredients and technology and offers skincare formulas in keeping with international trends in cosmetology and most recent scientific advancements. 

Sunfilm
The new Sunfilm sunscreen products by Juliette Armand meet the need for increased sun protection in South Africa’s harsh climate. The line has been developed with state-of-the-art and highly efficient broad-spectrum sun filters, chosen to meet the strictest international standards. The unique Antitox by Juliette Armand ensures the antioxidant properties of their sunscreen products with high protection factors.
Here is just a short video about Juliette Armand explained by the stunning Janine Janse van Rensburg from Poise Brands.

The event was really stunning. We had a one on one session with Janine and one of her assistants. They explained each product and what product will suit my skin best. 
She recommended:
Color Control Cream (We got this in our press pack. Review will be up soon) | Hyaluronic Filler | Preparatorlotion & Sensitive Cleansing wash
Magic Mirror 3D Face Scan 
The Magic Mirror 3D Face Scan was kind of scary when the two stunning assistants,  Meghan and Melanie, explained what it does.The magic mirror takes a picture of your face and analyzes your skin. It's amazing how it can pick up years of damaged skin. It measures for spots (pigmentation), pores, wrinkles, evenness, porphyritic, UV spots and sun-damage.
The Magic Mirror
 Meghan and Melanie
I'm 21 but my skins age is 23.
According to them this is actually really good.
YAY!
Juliette Armand is surprisingly really affordable. I was really shocked when Janine told me how affordable their products are. I thought to myself for high-end products, it's basically a steal. The products range from R290 - R650.

For more information on Juliette Armand visit Juliette Armand's website and Poise Brands or contact Poise SA on 011 033 0500 or email info@poisebrands.co.za

Until next time..
xx

Monday, December 2, 2013

Hi, I'm still here!

Hi everyone,

It's been weeks since I've posted something on my blog. I've been a bit uninspired, busy and just extremely exhausted.

Recently, I've been really busy because I have two jobs now and some freelance work in-between. Yes, TWO! (Apparently, they're not "real" jobs but whatever. It's time consuming and I get a good salary for both jobs so it seems quite real to me) It keeps me really busy but I enjoy what I do. I can't bum off my parents anymore because I feel like I'm just wasting their money when I buy things I don't need like a billion notepads from Typo (I don't even write a lot) or when I feel like spending money to make myself feel better so instead I would rather just waste my own money.

Sad but true.
On Wednesday, I got a phone call from a lady at my University named Alice. Alice told me that I've been invited to an awards ceremony / exhibition that showcases work of the other courses in my department. I was really confused because I don't remember anyone asking if they can showcase my work at this exhibition and there was no way in hell that I would get an award that evening because I knew it was the Top Student award for the year. Alice then told me that I will be receiving an award tonight. I was speechless and the only thing that popped up in my head and out of my mouth was, "NO FREAKING WAY!!!!". Alice then confirmed with a very enthusiastic "Yeah! Way!". After the call with Alice, I phoned my daddy and told him the exciting news. I cried while telling him. I still can't believe it. I still think that someone from CPUT will phone me and say "Oh sorrryyy, we've made a mistake and you're actually dumb". So far, no phone call! YES!

I'm on the Dean's List, bi*ches!
My year has been really amazing. I've been granted amazing opportunities but I will definitely do a post about my year and the highlights.

I have a few review posts laying in my draft box that I will try to complete this week. Promise.

Oh, side note...I dyed my hair pitch black.

OKAY! BYE!

Until next time..
xx

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Review: Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday (Holiday Set)

Hi everyone,

I'm sure you all know how obsessed I am with Nicki Minaj. I adore her so much. Recently I popped into Red Square in Canal Walk for foundation actually but I walked out with this instead lol. Red Square launced their new store in Canal Walk. It looks amazing. It looks very different to the previous store but it looks really stunning.



Step into a bright new world; a world that's larger than life. Set your world alight with Pink Friday Eau de Parfum - the new fragrance from Nicki Minaj.

Pink Friday Eau de Parfum sparkles with mouth-watering fruits; the fragrance imparts a playful cloud of pink floral petals that whisper the sultry warmth of vanilla, skin musks and woods.

Pink Friday Eau de Parfum - striking from all angles, the statuesque bottle - just like Nicki - shines in the spotlight. Make life fearlessly fun with the intoxicating new fragrance: Pink Friday Eau de Parfum by Nicki Minaj.

Pink Friday won Best Celebrity Launch and Best Bottle Design.

This set comes with:
1x 30ml Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Eau de Parfum
1x 50ml Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Shimmer Body Lotion
1x 5ml Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Eau De Parfum Rollerball




This is gift is perfect for all Nicki Minaj lovers. It retails at R395.00 which is worth it for this beautiful set.
You can purchase it at the nearest Red Square store to you. I haven't seen it on their website yet but maybe they will make it available soon online. 

Find them on Twitter and Facebook.

Watch my Beauty Bulletin review on this perfume here.
PS. I look so rachet in that video. I'm sorry.

Until next time..
xo

Monday, November 11, 2013

Canal Walk - Mini Haul #1

Hi everyone,

So on Saturday I spent the day with my awesome Twitter buddy, Amina, at Canal Walk.
I was supposed to do my first vlog but the assholes at Obey Your Body totally messed up my vlog and spoilt my vloggy mood -_- Is it just me or they like really persistent on selling their products?? Expect a little rant soon.

BUT ANYWAYS!!!

We checked out the Magnum SA's installment at Canal Walk. The installment advertised the 1st ever in South Africa Magnum Twitter Auction. If you hadn't heard about this then uh, are you Patrick Star?? (He lives under a rock)
The Magnum girls were registering people on Twitter and promoting Magnum's Twitter account. It was pretty cool and they gave out the new Pink Pomegranate and the Black Espresso. I actually really like the Black Espresso Magnum. It's kind of weird because I don't really like coffee.

I popped into a few of my favourite stores and got some awesome goodies.
Annnnd this is what I got...

Typo:
The first store I actually spent my voucher on was Typo.
I got 4 pens to complete my pen collections and I got an awesome notebook. All the items in the store was 30% off :D HOLLA!

Pencil Pen in gold, silver, bronze and pastel pink: R14.95 | Unicorns are so lame notebook: R49.95
I love Typo's Canal Walk store. The energy in the store is always amazing and the staff are so helpful. I am always disappointed when going to their Cavendish store :(

Clicks:
I got some beauty products from Clicks.

Oh So Heavenly Happy Hands - Perfect Pair gift set: R39.95 |
Baby Lips: R24.95
I wanted to buy a new buffer for a really long time now so I decided to get the Oh So Heavenly Happy Hands | Perfect Pair gift set that consists of a nail buffer that has a nail file as well and a 75ml Happy Hands | Soft Touch cream. I absolutely LOVE OSH's products because it's so affordable and the gift sets are packaged so beautifully.

Next I got was some Baby Lips. I've been loving the Cherry Me scent and the first  one I bought is almost done so I thought why not pick up another one and try a new scent as well :D. I got the Peach Kiss scent and AH! I am loving it too! I will be doing an eos VS Baby Lips review soon :)

Essence Lip Liner in Red Blush: R14.92 | Essence Stays No Matter What eye pencil: R19.95
These two items I was running out of so I thought I'd restock it again. I love Essence cosmetics. If I could buy everything they have, I probably would. I only had one bad experience with an Essence product but other than that, they're an amazing brand. LOVE!

Cotton On and Ackermans:

Cotton On Sweater: R50.00 | Ackermans Floral Waterfall top: R69.00  |
Ackermans Floral Waterfall shirt: R69.00 | Cotton On Black Waterfall shirt: R100.00
Can you tell I LOVE Waterfall tops / shirts???
PS. Sorry for the crappy pictures. 
I think I got some awesome sale items (if you didn't know, I LOVE sales. Check out this post to see how much). I usually only buy clothing items when it's on sale, unless I really want it then I will pay full price..which is almost never *shrugs*

I love Cotton On. They always have amazing sales and trendy clothing items. One more reason why I adore Cotton On is that I fit into their Medium clothing items. This is a win for me because I'm a bit plumpy so fitting into a size smaller than what I usually wear is awesome. YEAH!


I usually don't buy clothing at Ackermans. I popped in the store to check out their sandals because Summer is coming up and they always have pretty sandals and it's inexpensive. I walked past a sales rack and saw this beautiful flowery waterfall shirt and I though "*GASP* I NEED THIS!!" and sooo I bought it :)

I think I got a good variety of items in my mini haul.

**Thank you so much Magnum SA for the R500 Canal Walk Voucher :) I really appreciate it** 

Until next time..
xo

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Review: Lush Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb

Hi everyone,

If you are following me on Instagram then you would've seen a video that was about Lush's bath balistic called Lord of Misrule.

Lord of Misrule Review:

The design of this bomb is inspired by the paper hats you find inside Christmas crackers, which were originally based on the crown the Lord of Misrule would wear whilst he presided over the court. Arriving at Halloween, the Lord of Misrule will be gracing us with his presence until the first signs of spring.


What Lush has to say about this bath bomb:
This bath bomb, named after the ruler of the Pagan Feast of Fools, has a strange and magnificent fragrance created by Gorilla Perfumer Simon Constantine. This bomb will slowly dissolve to reveal a wine coloured centre, with the added sweetness of the world’s first fair trade vanilla absolute, perfectly balanced by the earthy scents of black pepper and patchouli oil.

Ingredients: 
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Popping Candy, Cream of Tartar, Black Pepper Oil, Patchouli Oil, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, Lauryl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Gardenia Extract, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 17200, Colour 42090, Colour 19140
*occurs naturally in essential oils

Featured Ingredient:
Black Pepper Oil
Native to Asia, this woody plant climbs as high as 20 feet in the wild, with spikes containing up to sixty berries. These are harvested, unripe, at full size, and dried in the sun to develop both flavour and colour. The blackening occurs due to enzymes in the berries and the outer surface becomes wrinkled.

What The Jam Jar has to say about this bath bomb:
I love slow fizzing bath bombs. It is so pretty to watch fizz away. A lot of people have been raving about this bath bomb mainly because of it's amazing colour once it's done fizzing away. It starts out green then starts fizzing a deep red / maroon colour and it looks fucking gorgeous!!! Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute is definitely my favourite ingredient that Lush uses in their products. It's just so sweet and yummy. My nose picked up a spicy sweet scent from this bath bomb. I loved it. The scent lingered on my body and in the bathroom until the next day.

Would I purchase this again?
YES!! I wouldn't even think about it.


Even with a black bath you can clearly see that the water is such a beautiful blood red :D


I'm not sure how much this bath bomb retails for but I think its R40 odd. It's definitely one of my favourite bath bombs alongside Twilight and Space Girl. I suggest you go to Lush and purchase this little naughty bugger :)

Until next time..
xo

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Guy Fawkes 2013 with The Jam Jar

Hi everyone,

This is probably the first time I've ever "celebrated" Guy Fawkes and by celebrated I mean I bummed off of other peoples fireworks for my entertainment purposes :) I'm sorry, but I am too broke to freaking burn my money.

My eldest niece really wanted to go see the fireworks display at our local stadium so my daddy took us and obviously my camera tagged along.

Who is Guy Fawkes?

This nigger was a member of a group of Catholic conspirators who endeavored to blow up the Houses of Parliament in England in 1605. The plot was uncovered and the barrels of gunpowder defused before any damage was done. Some say that he was a terrorist and some say that he was a freedom fighter. You be the judge...

Honestly, I don't know much about Guy Fawkes. I just know every 5th of November almost everyone that stays in the Cape Flats goes apeshit for some odd reason. Why they smear people with nugget is unknown to me.

I took these pictures on Diwali and made it into a gif :)
I loved Guy Fawkes but since Skippy wandered onto our property and just decided to own us, I feel that Guy Fawkes is just an annoyance now. I really feel so bad for my cat. She doesn't normally chill in the house because my father and I are allergic to cats but I feel that Diwali and Guy Fawkes is an exception. She stays indoors until the fireworks are over.

Guy Fawkes can be really fun if you are doing it the right way.

And now I leave you with some pictures and a video.


Please watch in 1080p HD

Until next time..
xx