June book review recap
In June, I worked my way through a few audiobooks supplied by various publishers through NetGalley. So here's what I read and what I thought. I reread John le Carré's classic novels about the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage. It's been acclaimed as...
Dirty Dozen Book Reviews
I've collected short reviews of the last twelve audiobooks I listened to through Netgalley and decided it's time to share them. I hope you enjoy and grab a copy of those that pique your attention. "Fatal First Edition" by Jenn McKinlay is the latest addition to the...
Step into my Slippers on 31 May 2024
Slipper Day, Reach For A Dream's biggest fundraiser, returns on 31 May 2024, promising a day filled with warmth, generosity, and fun - all in support of children with life-threatening illnesses. This year, Reach For A Dream and their partners bring you the chance to...
Ten Things About Champagne
There are ten essential insights into the world of Champagne to prepare you for the upcoming Johannesburg Cap Classique, Champagne & Bubbles Festival, slated for May 17th and 18th at the Inanda Polo Club in Sandton. Protected Origins: Only wines crafted within the...
Visit the Haus of Klue and be the rainbow

Visit the Haus of Klue and be the rainbow

Follow Haus of Klue on Instagram. I first had my hair stripped down and then turned purple, pink and blue in December 2015. I was thrilled. It looked so gorgeous.   A post shared by Martha van Zyl (@syllcity) on Jan 5, 2016 at 7:29pm PST Later I had the pink and...

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Short hair vs long hair – the good and the bad

Short hair vs long hair – the good and the bad

As someone who has had both long and short hair (and something in-between) over the last year, I feel fully qualified to moan write about what a pain short hair actually is. Eventually. Let's start with long hair. The good: Bad hair day/split end/no time or resources...

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16 Beauty resolutions you should make this year

16 Beauty resolutions you should make this year

(The original post appeared on Huffington Post) I have been called a Beauty Blogger before, but despite my magpie-like attraction to new, pretty-coloured makeup, I can assure you that I am most definitely not. I don't have any kind of regular beauty routine (except to...

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Happy Women’s Day – celebrate with big hair

Happy Women’s Day – celebrate with big hair

I think a woman's hair is the best accessory she could ever have. So to celebrate Women's Day (South Africa) today, and following the big deal that is Oprah's latest magazine cover (pun may or may not be intended :P) Infographic Friday is all about the hurr. by...

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Meh hair – chalking it up to curiosity

Meh hair – chalking it up to curiosity

Remember the post about hair chalk I did a while ago? I finally got the courage (and support of friends keen to try it as well) together to try it out. Jade was the guinea pig, and in the process of creating her new hair, I made myself some “Hulk Smash!” hands. Nafisa...

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A pretty list

A pretty list

I do the occasional review of beauty products for a local beauty site, and my profile bio is "a girls girl trapped in a lazy girl's body". You see, I love getting all prettied up - the results, the process not so much. When I started my new job this year, I made the...

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It’s washable, but chalking’s no fading fad

It’s washable, but chalking’s no fading fad

Update: tried the chalking bit, don't care much for it. During 2012 it became increasingly popular to dye your hair all sorts of colours – from pastel pink to vibrant blue (a personal favourite). But because of corporate dress codes, people are reluctant to fully...

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