April 28, 2018 Roshan 2Comment

As cooler days and the much needed rain has blessed us with its presence, the only cold I can’t seem to shrug off, is that of people who don’t acknowledge others. Too many a times have I personally experienced a lack of THANK YOU’s and even subtle recognition for pointing people in the right direction or making introductions that would lead to someones growth and success. It takes a while to recover from the knife wound, but all things heal in time and like a naive 16 year old, I’ll be back at it trying to sell the creative talent…

April 13, 2018 Roshan

Individual style can be described as;  relating to, characteristic of, or meant for a single person or thing. separate or distinct, esp. from others of its kind; particular. characterized by unusual and striking qualities; distinctive. Individual style is pretty much the same as a designers style signature.  For example if I see the colour, structure, and use of materials as per the cape I’m wearing in the below photograph, I will know immediately that it is a Thabo Makheta design.  Try identifying designers whose style signature is easy to identify. Here are a few to test. What is the style…

April 5, 2018 Roshan

Pick up the brushes and paint your life. Add as many colours to enhance every facet of your being. We can choose to live the mundane, routine, and expected life or experience the reality of our dreams, uncovering much about ourselves and our place in the world. May we never stop dreaming. I cannot be boxed I cannot succumb to a stereotype or an expectation that someone else has of me. My freedom to think, to be, to experience life through me has to be a valid need. I cannot feel trapped, thinking my fate lies in someone else’s hands….

March 5, 2018 Roshan

It doesn’t matter your style:  sporty, elegant, chic, classy.  Making an effort to dress up, can affect your mood 100% . Think about it:  Do you dress up according to your mood, or to change your mood?  A suit can make you feel powerful – ready to take on the boardroom. A good gym outfit can can make you feel like you’ve already accomplished your workout. A great statement piece of jewelery can make you feel extravagant. YOU DON’T NEED TO SHOP EXPENSIVE TO LOOK GOOD Name brands only make you think you look expensive, because of the price tag.  A name…

March 2, 2018 Roshan 2Comment

“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen” Paulo Coelho There’s more to life than just chasing your career, your next pay cheque, the love of your life, or the friends and company you desire? It is the essence of our being and what it radiates or permeates unto others and what we gain in the process of life, that represent what we are to do and who we are to be, in this world. Each and every milestone of our life, is not measured by the…

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…

December 31, 2017 Roshan

Happy New Year!  The beginning of the year always gives us a sense of a new beginning, a clean slate, a fresh start, an opportunity to make changes, when it really is…. just a continuation of the year before and the year before that ~ Our life measured in years ~ Let’s look back on those resolutions written down in 2017.  You may have found yourself completing none, achieving little, or forgetting them all together.  Kudos to those who got through their resolutions successfully.  For those who still battle to get through their resolutions -this time round – instead of…

November 21, 2017 Roshan

I apologise for the quality of the photographs – these were developed from a spool decades ago, and then scanned by me from a printed photo.(if you don’t know what a spool is, then you’re way younger than me) As I approach a prime decade of my life, I wanted to share the first decade with you – where my life began – aged 0 to 10. Without placing the years in numerical order, I will capture each decade with a few stories that stood out most, or atleast those I’m willing to share. It was in the waqt of…

October 25, 2017 Roshan

I’m always armed with a camera when out and about.  On this particular occasion I joined the Canon Red Bus Photo Tour with Cameraland – WHAT A LOT OF FUN.  Bloggers, Vloggers and Photographers all having a good time doing what they love – capturing snapshots of our beautiful City. I took my Canon 5d with for the ride and here’s what I captured.  

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Our First Stop – Groot Constantia With its remarkable vineyards and endless pathways, its a beauty embraced by the frame of the surrounding Mountains.  A popular wedding venue too – I recall…