Welcome to a new Pretty Please Charlie

Hello there! And welcome to a ‘new’ Pretty Please Charlie! It has been very quiet over here for the past couple of weeks, but as you can see, we’ve been hard at work at giving my blog a cleaner and sleeker look. We are still working hard on sorting out a couple of niggles, but that is mainly due to that fact that I keep changing my mind… I’m a woman, I’m allowed ;) Pretty Please Charlie not only has a new look, but also new focus. I initially started blogging about beauty products only as I love trying new lotions and potions. But since embarking on my blogging journey in 2012, this little blog and I have grown considerably. I have also started to write more about parenting, lifestyle and fashion. My first travel post will be up next week and I am extremely excited about that. I want to thank you for sticking around. And I truly hope you enjoy your time here as much as I do. All my love. xoxo   PS Please check in regularly over the next 2 weeks as I have 4 giveaways to celebrate the new look.  ...

Feeling happy!

  I am in the best mood today. I haven’t said those words in a long time. It feels very good. These are things that make me happy today… The sun is shining. It’s payday. I’m celebrating my 6 year wedding anniversary this weekend (it was on the 18th, but who cares). I have THE most amazing little girl. And I get kisses and hugs and I love you‘s without asking. I’m visiting my best friend after work… and there’ll be wine. I’m finally starting to feel like my old self again after my op. My leg isn’t really hurting that much today. I’m having a great hair day. Woo-hoo! I have loads of new make-up and skincare goodies to play with this weekend. And it’s a long weekend!! Today is just a good day. It’s one of those where I am only able to see all the good in my life… family, friends, love. And all those things that countless don’t have, but I take for granted most days… food, a roof, transport, a cell phone, TV. It’s easy to forget that every time we lock our front doors and every time we start our cars, we are more blessed than so many. I hope that you are having a good day too. xoxo Disclaimer: Image was sourced from...

The Climb…

If this title looks familiar, you’re right. I’ve shared this song before. It speaks to me. I saw this on The Glam Green Girl’s Instagram feed yesterday, and I know the feeling all to well. If you’re not sure what I’m on about, you can read my post about the shit storm that is 2015 HERE. That’s not all that’s been going on in my life. And a lot has happened since. Most of which have left me with the feeling of ‘what the hell is the point of it all?’. After reading the above message and listening to The Climb this morning in the car, I once again realised that there is little in life that we are in control of. BUT we are in charge of our attitude and how we react to the changes, the disappointments, the shit. Yes, we have all heard it before. Be positive, keep on smiling. A lot easier said than done when you feel like your body is giving in, or that you don’t know how you’re going to make it through to the end of the month, or when you’re waiting for that body numbing panic attack to hit. Maybe that’s just life. And sometimes it sucks. But sometimes it’s amazing. It’s just up to us to see it. There is beauty all around me; I need to open my eyes. We have all heard these words before, and even had the urge to bitch slap the person saying them to you, but they are true though. I just need to believe… This too shall pass. Live each day as...

It’s the #CTMeetUp on 9 May 2015 and there are only a few tickets left!

I’m completely bummed that I can’t make the #CTMeetUp, but that doesn’t mean that you have to. Hurry, because there are only a few tickets left. Note that this event is open to all bloggers. You can look forward to great company, yummy snacks, inspiration and even a bit of pampering and a spectacular goodie bag. Make sure to e-mail Cindy ASAP. Enjoy!...

Go Charlie, it’s your birthday…

I love birthdays. I usually love mine. But this year, not so much. Yes, age is nothing but a number, but why does 37 freak me out?! I’ll be 37 on the 21st… thirty-freaking-seven! Damn. And I look so old. And my body feels it too. Especially since I’m recovering from a back op. Can you say ‘ou antie’?? My head and heart doesn’t feel it though. Time passes way too quickly. Anyway… I thought I’d make it a little easier for friends and family and put a little wish list together. What I would have LOVED for my birthday isn’t possible because I am basically bed bound for the whole of my birthday month, but both of my favourite hunky singers are in Cape Town this month… Michael Buble and Paolo Nutini. And Paolo is performing at Kirstenbosch. Can you imagine ‘Grant my last request’ under the stars?! How amazing is that show going to be? You’re killing me boys. Killing me!! Ag wat, such is life. Any of the below goodies may help heal the emotional scars of missing out…   Consol Jars Big ones, small ones, solar… I want them all. Solar Jars because they look absolutely beautiful. And Eskom. Small ones for my make-up brushes. I want some for my kitchen too… but make-up storage wins hands down. And I want a big one for my nail polish. I have seen many bloggers who store their polishes in jars and it looks so pretty. Human+Kind facial cleanser I just finished a tube and I must have more. This is probably the best cream cleanser I have ever...

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