March 5, 2019 Roshan

Autumn Moments ~ Falling Leaves ~ Awakening Roots.  Ever had the feeling like you needed a defibrillator to kickstart, or reawaken your life?  Well instead of something that requires your heart to stop before using it… try looking at your life from a landscape perspective. I recently came across this insightful article from Court Sinclair, which dealt with ones Inner Landscape and I’d like to share some it with you here as it gives you a practical exercise to help you interpret your own inner landscape. If you had the ability to SEE inside of yourself, would you? The natural world…

November 7, 2018 Roshan

Homespun is an independent ethical skincare formulator offering luxury natural skincare and holistic products. I was introduced to this awesome brand on my visit to Workshop Modesty; a modest fashion boutique in Cape Town, South Africa.  I met Ilhaam, an agent of Homespun who took me through the amazing product range from scrubs, serums, lipsticks. They even have a beard range for men. Owner of Homespun, Yasmin Thokan says; Homespun was not a life long dream.  It was just something that came to be by my inquisitive mind.  I began researching skincare ingredients and found it absolutely fascinating.  It started…

August 20, 2018 Roshan

I’m probably the typical yoyo dieter.  I move from balanced to un-balanced.  You may have noticed my weight fluctuating through the years. In 2015 I lost 16kgs in 4months.  It wasnt’ difficult and didn’t take a major amount of work either.  Just DISCIPLINE.  Over 2 years I managed to gain about the same amount back (sad as it may seem). However this made me realise that it actually takes me longer to gain weight than lose.  So on the plus side (excuse the pun), it shouldn’t be too hard for me to return to a reasonably healthy weight after my…

February 12, 2018 Roshan

Often we neglect the importance of taking care of ourselves.  Too busy looking after everyone else, we overlook the dire need of time out – ME TIME – TIME FOR ME – JUST ME! Using the word “me” that many times brings up a sense of guilt. As women we often sacrifice our own pleasures of life to ensure everyone is happy, contented and taken care of.  When really, if you aren’t okay, then you aren’t really looking after anyone in the best way you can, which is why you have to check in on yourself and ask:  AM I…

February 4, 2018 Roshan

FINALLY it’s time to chat makeup – specifically foundation.  There are two things I absolutely love and have to buy each time I pass it …. The first is stationery. Yes stationery.  From notebooks, to pens, to gadgets, to clipboards, to fancy looking to do lists, to sticky notes… I do believe you get the picture.  The second is foundation.  What do I mean by this.  Herewith a list of foundations I currently have in my possession: Estee Lauder double wear Catrice HP Liquid Coverage Benefit Flawless Oxygen  Flormar Perfect Coverage  Inglot Perfect Coverup Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Kylie Matte…

January 19, 2018 Roshan

Last week was all about lifestyle and how it affects our skin.  My lifestyle changes from healthy, to luxury, to junk status! It helps to understanding what you are doing to your body on the inside, and what you can do to improve it on the outside. Especially when you know its not as healthy as it could be. Before we even get into my makeup habits, ensure you are taking good care of the cleansing of your skin ……..and adding an occasional mask to your beauty routine will do wonders. PRODUCTS I USE ON MY FACE? It’s ALWAYS best…

January 10, 2018 Roshan 7Comment

I’ve never experienced acne, but the occasional WHITE ZIT always stood out.  Not one to be self conscious, my skin journey was aroused when the skin appearance of a high school teacher scared me a little…..I lie, maybe a lot. Her skin was dry, shriveled and  seemed to have lost its elasticity.  She spoke of going for plastic surgery, but it really didn’t make much of an improvement.  The idea of my skin looking like a shriveled up prune was not an option.  While at that point in my life I was using soap and water, my curiosity of how…

March 10, 2017 Roshan

What’s your first reaction when it comes to needles? Mine was “Do I need to take a myprodol before coming?” On Friday 09 February I took a drive to Azure Health and Skincare based in Honeyside Road, Crawford. Like Alice, I jumped down the rabbit hole curious to know what the rage of the micro needle therapy is. The Skincare therapist, Munirah Assur was very friendly and assured me that it was a quick and painless procedure.  Her warmth and professionalism in explaining what she was doing and what to expect was very comforting. IN CASE YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF THE DERMAPEN…

January 20, 2017 Roshan 2Comment

I was born and raised in the beautiful picturesque city of Cape Town, South Africa. My faith has grounded me, every step of the way, and defines the richness of my life’s journey. Let me take you on a summarised version of that journey.  Like a nomad we never lived in one place long enough to call home, so life was pretty much an adventure. My parents always looked for better living conditions, so each time we moved, would be better than the area or house before. Of the areas I’ve stayed, these are the places I remember: Grassy Park…

December 27, 2016 Roshan 1Comment

Looking for a book to read? If you’re interested in a spiritual read, my all time favourite book is the “Cosmology of the self” by Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri . I can read this book again and again, as it really helps to understand ourselves and others in reaching our best human state. Its an easy-to-read, enlightening book, which breaks down the different levels of our human nature – a map of the human self. The book describes how and why we are stuck at different levels or stages of our self and how we can enhance the state of our…

December 21, 2016 Roshan

Eating habits which allow you to look good and feel great, is not such a difficult task.  On my wellness journey; I’ve had 2 personal trainers, 2 wellness coaches, attended the gym frequently, and then not so frequently. I also very much enjoy skipping and boxing. While looking for the perfect health routine, I came across a solution that suited my lifestyle. Having lost 16kgs in 3months, I was in total awe of how easy it was. I immediately signed up to become a Wellness Coach which enabled me to reach out to as many people as I could – …