Monday, 31 March 2014

Beauty: Don't Just Eat It, Put It On Your Face

We have all been there, searching the food cupboards instead of the beauty aisle to aid you hair- and skincare woes. When I was eleven I tried to make my own shampoo, using egg yolks and olive oil. The result? I spent the day wearing a hat to cover my greasy locks and hiding my face so people wouldn't recognize me as the girl with rotten smelling egg head.

So which DIY beauty remedies do actually work?
The following remedies are all tried and tested and the promised results were there.

For the ladies looking for silky luscious looking locks, the answer is in the tea cupboard. Chamomile tea for blondes, rooibos tea for redheads and English tea for dark hair.
After shampooing, gather wet hair into a ponytail, tie two teabags to your ponytail and leave in for five minutes while rinsing your hair. Finish off with a cup of white vinegar to rinse, to ensure super shiny hair.

Coffee doesn't only give you a pick-me-up, it can also help tighten your skin and help fight the appearance  of cellulite by drawing water out of you fat cells. Make a scrub by mixing two tablespoons of ground coffee, with four teaspoons olive oil. Combine to make a paste and spread over your body in upward strokes. Massage for two minutes and rinse.

Looking for a solution to blackheads and pimples? Apply organic raw honey to your face in an even layer. Take half a lemon and rub in circular motions over your face, focusing on acne prone areas. Leave on for five minutes and rinse with warm water.

Nothing adds a healthy glow to your skin like a smooth complexion. This sugar scrub will diminish bumps and remove dead skin cells. Mix one cup brown sugar, half a cup olive oil, half a teaspoon vanilla essence and the juice of half a lime. Apply to whole body and massage in circular motions onto wet skin.

Leave the chemicals and call on nature every once in a while - your body will thank you, promise.

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Friday, 28 March 2014

Best dressed: Models street style from fashion week

It has been a rough time for the beauties of the fashion industry with a string of fashion weeks just done, but that doesn't mean that these girls are slacking off with their own style.
Yes, we envy them for their backstage pass to all the insider tips their getting for walking for the big names in fashion, but we still can't help admiring as well. 

My best dressed list of fashion models from the past couple of fashion weeks.

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Monday, 24 March 2014

Eat Up: Blue Monday Whole Wheat Oatmeal Greek Yogurt Waffles

After a magnificent long weekend, I am feeling pretty sad about this dreary rainy Monday morning, wishing I could trade lives with one of my cats. Imagine sleeping and eating all day and the fatter you get, the more people like you, but alas I am not professor McGonagall and decided I shall make waffles instead.

These waffles will fill you up and satisfy your sweet tooth, without leaving you feeling guilty on the calorie count. Light and fluffy, these waffles will turn your Monday back to Sunday.

Everyday is Sunday for #Oorlams


1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup oats
2 Tbs sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 cup milk
2 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
2 large eggs lightly beaten
1 ripe banana, mashed
3 Tbs butter melted


1. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, oats, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
2. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the milk, yogurt, eggs, banana and butter.
3. Mix well.
4. Heat waffle maker, divide batter into five and follow waffle maker instructions.
5. Top toasted waffles with yogurt, fresh strawberries and honey.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Pack It Up: Sometimes It's Better Not To Look Inside

It doesn't matter whats inside the packaging. Packed, wrapped, bound, boxed - whichever way you take your item, these companies have thought of of a clever and beautiful way to package it. Incorporating humour, hipster songs, innovative 3D design and having fun with it.

 Some mustache their coffee hot 
A vinyl record album

Need they say more?

3D design incorporated for a beehive effect

I gnome right

This water bottle, makes being healthy a whole lot easier

Cat shaped lipstick in a swan holder, yes please

Why hide it?

How are you thinking outside the box?

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