Planning our road trip and why it left me in a panic #CarSeatFullStop

This year’s Spring school holiday was going to be extra special. We were going to spend 3 days in Gariep for a family reunion. I was going to see family that I haven’t seen in 30 years! The reunion was of family on my dad’s side. I think we were 43 people in total (if everybody could make it, I think we would have been over 70!) and it was decided that Gariep would be a nice central point as the family is scattered all over the country. There was quite a build-up to this holiday and everyone was so excited. But I was anxious. Planning our road trip and why it left me in a panic #CarSeatFullStop The thought of the road trip to and from Gariep left me in a panic. The main reason was the fact that a family we know recently went through the most devastating thing that could ever happen to a parent… they lost their kids. I still get this nauseating pain in the pit of my stomach every time I think about it. This poor family was in a horrific car accident and both the kids passed away. The little girl was the same age as Cara and her cousin. My heart goes out to the mom and dad. How do you ever recover from something like this? I can’t even fathom the pain and heartache. Please note that I don’t know the details of the accident! But their pain and loss spurred me to take action to make 100% sure that our girls would be as safe as possible on our trip....

Thomas Sabo Little Secrets – the must-have summer accessory

Thomas Sabo has done it again. I didn’t think that I could love a range as much as I love Rebel at Heart but Thomas Sabo Little Secrets is simply stunning. Thomas Sabo Little Secrets – the must-have summer accessory Can you keep a secret? THOMAS SABO’s Little Secrets convey the deeper significance of wearing jewellery, with a range of delicate yet precious friendship bracelets, each of them intended to symbolise the wishes of the wearer. Available in an array of beautiful options, the over 20 fine rope bracelet designs feature a colourful cord and an ultra-detailed silver or gold plated charm-style pendant in the middle. Choose the Little Secret bracelet that best represents your wishes and secrets and wear it on your wrist as a reminder of the important things in your life! “It is mostly the small things in life that touch us. Our Little Secrets rope bracelets symbolise and cherish our deepest wishes. One or several designs in combination create a highly personal look”, says designer Thomas Sabo about the inspiration behind the range of friendship bracelets, which are perfect to complement your Summer and festival looks! Little Secrets bracelets are simple, delicate and meaningful. These dainty bracelets aren’t just meant to be a pretty accessory, but rather intended to symbolise the wishes of the wearer. This makes for a very special piece of jewellery. Popular motifs from Thomas Sabo collections like the anchor, tree of life, feather, infinity symbol and lotus flower form part of the series. There are also coins, hearts and bars which can be engraved and makes for an even more personal and special gift.   The...

Microblading: Is it worth it?

My eyebrows are all healed after my microblading touch-up and the final verdict is in… Microblading: Is it worth it? Is getting your eyebrows microbladed worth the time, discomfort and money? YES!! I absolutely love my brows. If you haven’t read my post on the first procedure, you can read it HERE. If you want to know exactly what microblading is, how it feels and how to care for your brows after the procedure, I suggest you pop over. Today I want to show you my final result and I want to tell you what you can expect after your touch-up. This is my before and after on the day of the 2nd procedure: Awesome, isn’t it?! The touch-up was done in August ’17. My brows are now all healed and this is my final result: Ugh, behold the pigmentation spots, huge pores and wrinkles in all their glory. But let’s focus on the brows. My brows have faded quite a bit. I knew it was going to fade, but it faded more than I hoped it would. Keep in mind that I love dark brows. And then there is this stubborn stroke that just did not want to stay put. I was a bit disappointed, but then I remembered that I have the same issue on my wrist tattoo (this tiny little spot where the ink did not want to take). Why? Ask my skin ;) The reason why I’m sharing this with you, is because I want to help manage your expectations. Your brows will fade (to the relief of some who get a huge fright straight after...

Body Creams: The best of the best

I try so many body lotions and creams that it’s really hard to keep track of my favourites. I also keep changing my mind about which ones truly are my favourites. Let’s be honest, if you are a body cream lover like I am, you’ll know exactly how difficult it is to give only one the honour of top spot. Especially if you run to the shops every time you spot a new launch. But the following 3 have carried me through winter and they will most definitely remain on my list of favourite favourites. Body Creams: The best of the best Body Treats Natural Aqueous – R70 I never thought that I’d ever rate an aqueous cream as highly as I do this one. Body Treats, your Natural Aqueous is fan-freakin-tastic!! This hand-made, proudly local product is simply perfect. It is soft, rich and gentle and suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types. The moment Cara or my skin hinted at an eczema flare-up, I reached for this cream and it calmed our skins on contact. Love, love, LOVE this stuff. And it is my first choice for Cara’s delicate skin. PS Body Treats’ aqueous cream isn’t the only great product from this awesome company. Make sure to check out their website. You can shop online too. You will not be disappointed. Promise. Mio Skincare Future Proof – R850 Okay, I realise that this is not a budget-friendly buy. It’s helluva expensive but, oh my, it is so divine. It smells so good and makes me feel like a million bucks. Smooth, silky and fabulous. If you want...

Win tickets to see My Little Pony The Movie!

Have you heard? If you have My Little Pony fans in the house I’m sure you have… It’s almost time for My Little Pony The Movie!! My Little Pony The Movie My Little Pony The Movie will be hitting the big screens on 6 October and I’m sure you do not want to miss out… A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home. The film has an all-star voice cast including Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba and Zoe Saldana. The movie features original music and songs performed by Sia, Diggs, Saldana, Chenoweth and Blunt. We were lucky enough to witness this movie event of pony proportions on Sunday morning with fellow MLP fans. We had such a great time, but this little giggle made my day… Cara had such a wonderful time at the @mylittlepony movie premier! The best part was meeting #TwilightSparkle. Her giggle says it all!! Thank you @atmospherecommunications and #Hasbro for inviting us. . . . . . #mylittleponymovie #equestria #pony #MyLittlePony #MyLittlePonysouthafrica A post shared by Pretty Please Charlie (@pretty_please_charlie) on Oct 2, 2017 at 9:12pm PDT Win tickets to see My Little Pony The Movie! Want to share in the excitement? Of course you do! And here’s your chance. You can win 1 of 2 sets of 4 family tickets to see the new My...

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