The build up to the new year had me feeling like there would be a lot of change in the air for myself and those around me. So I made the decision to change the name of my blog and I am feeling really good about it. One thing I have not always been good at is backing myself fully and this is one of the first changes I felt I needed to make. I am excited about this new chapter and the opportunities that it will bring.
I am looking forward to having a positive year filled with laughs, growth and wonderful people!
My birthday is a month away and I love it! Mostly because I get to gather all my favourite people together in one place and have fun. I’m not gonna lie, I like getting gifts too but most of the things that I want are on the expensive side. I am that person that walks into a store and out of all the options I will always pick up the one that costs the most. What can I say, it’s not my fault I have certain tastes 😛
Anyway, I had a bit of fun dreaming of some things that I would like to receive at some point in life. Some are a bit more realistic than others so here’s hoping!
English Dawn Gardenia Perfume (Body Shop) – Every time I walk into The Body Shop I spritz a bit of this on and fall in love. I have never been a huge fan of floral fragrances but this hits all the right notes.
Lush Golden Wonder Bath Ballistic (Christmas Collection) – This was the first thing I ever bought from Lush and I was so upset when I realised it wasn’t available throughout the year. Bonus tip: Anything from Lush is actually a winner for a birthday present 😉
Foreo Luna Mini – I want to up my game in my skincare routine and I think this will do the trick. Definitely a pipe dream but that’s why this is a wishlist.
Skin Creamery Face Cleansing Powder – I love both the facial oil and cream from this brand so I have high hopes for this product.
Real Techniques brushes – I have slowly been adding these to my make up brush collection so the more the merrier!
Nike Tanjun Printed Grey – There is something about the cool grey and the print that speaks to me, hopefully one day they will be mine.
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel – This is a product that I have watched various Youtubers rave about for years. Ah, a girl can dream…
P.S. To my family and friends, please don’t take these as hints. I was just having some fun, can’t wait to celebrate with you all!
Let’s start off with the cliche shall we? I cannot believe July is over already!! Okay that’s out the way, keep reading if you want to know more about what I have enjoyed over the last couple of months. Continue reading
I love winter but when it comes to the cold weather I can be a bit of a ninny, hence the need for a survival guide. For those of you that don’t know Durban isn’t the coldest place in South Africa and is mostly known for having the best weather in the country during winter. Saying that, we do get some chilly days due to snowy conditions on the mountains a bit further inland (as I type this post the thermometer on my verandah is telling me it is 15 degrees outside). I also spent the last week of June in Johannesburg I actually got to wear coats and jerseys I haven’t worn since the last time I was in Gauteng, which was about three years ago! I was since inspired to put together all the goodies that are getting me through the season.
As this is my first favourites post I will explain the title of First XI. With this blog being an amalgamation of all my favourite things, one of those being cricket I have decided to try and merge these to different worlds. “First XI” refers to a cricket team being made up of eleven players and only the best players are chosen for the first team. So instead of doing a traditional “Top 10”, I thought I would incorporate some cricket into the beauty side of the blog as well. I won’t be limiting these posts to just makeup or beauty but of all the things that brought a smile to my face during the month.