Sunday, March 28, 2010

Change is as good as a holiday

They say that change is as good as a holiday and I have been feeling rather bleh about myself and my general look and am desperately in need of a new haircut which I am sure will brighten my current look and feeling. 

So, I enlisted the help of google image search and found a few inspiring pictures:


What do you think? Which is your favourite? Have you recently had a haircut? Leave a comment :)


Friday, March 26, 2010

Distance Learning - study tips

For those of you who were not aware, I am completing my current year of studies via distance learning. We have a really awesome University here called UNISA through whom you can do almost any degree you like. While, in my opinion, it takes a certain type of temperament for distance learning anyone can do it as long as you are dedicated and have a lot of self-discipline. 

Theses are tips and tricks that I use in everyday studies:

  • make use of a month view calendar to jot down assignments as there is no one to remind you 
  • assign each subject a specific colour, this way assignments and test noted on your calender are easy to identify
  • submit small assignments first and early that way you won't forget and can spend all your time doing longer ones 
  • make sure to get all your textbooks as there are not lecture notes or people to borrow from
  • where possible submit all assignments online, post has been known to disappear or not arrive on time
  • have regular contact with your department and its lecturers as their input and assistance can be invaluable
  • always double check due dates, test and exam dates and venues as they can change without you realizing
  • study regularly otherwise you are going to find yourself regularly pulling all nighters 
  • make sure to request any books, articles or journals well in advance 
  • always keep a printed and an electronic copy of your work for resubmission should there be a problem
  • form a study group with others in your area and discuss common difficulties
  • set yourself a structured study time with a particular subject and an end goal in mind

Happy studying :)

P.S. Am playing around with a few blog redesign ideas before settling on the final product with will be designed by the lovely A so if you have any thoughts on a new template pls do comment!


Friday, March 19, 2010

Oh So Heavenly - Pamper Me

Quite a while ago I wrote a post on how to give yourself the ultimate pedicure. Since then one of my favourite product lines "Oh So Heavenly" put out a brand new range of pedicure products called "Pamper Me". They also had a foot spa range with exfoliation products ect which I used before with great results but this new range is specifically designed to be "Pedi-Perfect" and comes in the cutest packaging ever!

There are 4 basic steps and a few additional products you can purchase but always start with the basics :)

1.) Pedi-Perfect Pampering Duo Foot Soak with rosehip oil smells amazing and after soaking your feet are as soft as ever

2.) Pamper Me Pretty Restoring Foot Mask is luxuriously thick and decadent helping to soften stubborn dry skin and lock in moisture

3.) Hot on your Heels Thermal Foot Scrub sloughs of all the dry and dead skin while warming your feet with its thermal experience 

4.) Fancy Feet Moisturizing Foot Butter is a thick moisturizing cream with pearls of oil to complete the experience

This fabulous range is exclusive to Clicks (SA's version of Shoppers Drug Mart). This review was not sponsored by Clicks or Oh So Heavenly. 

Was considering doing a giveaway with a hamper of "Pamper Me" products, would anyone be interested?


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Fun and fabulous fashion and beauty

  • Embrace the fact that white is becoming a new evening colour and switch your LBD for a LWD
  • Find a signature accessory and stand out from the crowd
  • Try out the new plait hairstyles that celebrities are rocking on the red carpet these days
  • Whether it is getting warmer or getting colder on your side of the earth switch up your look by pairing feminine dresses with masculine boots for a fresh new look
  • Buy a new perfume and wear it everywhere, perfume is not just for special occasions
  • Search for belts in the mens department you might just find a treasure 
  • To avoid chips, remove excess oil with a swipe of polish remover before applying nail varnish
  • Whether it is summer or winter remember to hydrate your skin with loads of body lotion
  • When applying moisturizer to your skin give your face a massage, this will improve circulation and blood flow to the face ensuring healthy and plump skin

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

ModCloth moment

As always I found a myriad of things on ModCloth that i am lusting after. 
Here are my favourite picks:

What are you lusting after these days?


Monday, March 8, 2010

Book Club - Guest Review of The Time Traveler's Wife

This months book club review is by the lovely Luinae of More Magic Always

Overall Review: 4.5/5

The Time Traveller’s Wife is a beautiful and romantic love story that spans the years, pushes boundaries, and tests the foundations of love. It is complicated at first, but soon becomes so hard to put down, as it takes you on a rollercoaster ride of one couples love.

I believe one of the reasons I enjoyed this book so much is because it is such a unique and entertaining idea. Henry first meets Clare when she is 20, but Clare has known Henry since she was 6. This is possible because Henry is a time traveller, but instead of the bright lights/Hollywood/spacesuit time travel, Henry is instead pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his past, present, and future.

This book also questioned a lot of morals. This is because when Henry time travels, he appears naked and without anything on his person. It questions things like: “Is it o.k to steal?” and that facet of the book made it very interesting.

At first, when reading, the book seems very complicated. However, once you finally get into the groove of how the time travelling works, it actually becomes very straightforward. Luckily, the author puts both the age of Henry and Clare, as well as their ages, at the beginning of each chapter.

I won’t spoil the ending for you, but don’t be surprised if the library copy is tear stained ar the end. I cried so much when I read the end; it was incredibly hard for me to read. The reason I’m not giving it 5/5 is because I felt like it described too much of the intimate relations between Henry and Clare (read: sex) and I wasn’t very comfortable with it. However, I am only 14! So if you were older, you probably wouldn’t even notice it at all.


Have you read The Time Traveller’s Wife? Or have you seen the movie?

Get yourself a copy here.

Friday, March 5, 2010

March Mantra

My mantra for the month is RESPECT.

Therefore I will show respect by:
 - taking the time to learn about my body and the amazing vehicle that it it
 - speaking my mind
 - by not letting people walk all over me
 - by scheduling "ME" time and switching off my phone, IM and shutting my door or going out alone
 - taking time to pamper myself
 - by looking my best each and every day
 - listening to those around me
 - by honouring my words with action
 - treating myself with respect and dignity so that other will do so as well

By showing respect to myself I show other respect and each action will be done with pride and value.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Wednesday Wishlist

This month the wishlist is a little small but ever as important as always :) 

1.) My camera is in a state of disrepair :( and I would LOVE to get a new one
2.) I am on the hunt for the perfect blue/turquoise colour handbag, not sure on the style just the colour scheme
3.) I desperately need a new cellphone, mine is fading fast and I have had my eye on this LG for a while
4.) Finally, I am quite the picky shopper and have been on the look out for an oversized shirt for quite sometime, and so this month the hunt continues :)

Do any of you have suggestions on good camera models or have any of you got the LG phone? What are your opinions and thoughts?




Monday, March 1, 2010

Visual Inspiration - Decor8

Since moving into my flat I have been saving up and working on getting some really great pieces for my apartment and where better to look for inspiration than Decor8:

Be sure to check Decor8 out for some great visual eye candy and interior inspiration :)

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