Thursday, 19 December 2013

Farewell 2013!!!!

Hello Journeyers!
WOW I cannot believe that this is my last post for 2013!
This year has been filled with laughter and sadness, thank goodness more laughter!
After all the ups and downs I can still say it was a great year!

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
For the ones that are travelling please be safe and take it slow! The roads are super busy!

Thank you to all the wonderful people that I've met this year (through blogging and outside of blogging), you guys made my life less empty! hehe!
I will treasure you guys forever!

Here's to an even better 2014!
P.S. - Some serious changes coming to you in the new year right here!

Cheers! To good vibes, laughter and loads of love!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Physicians Formula #JHBbloggermeetup

Happy hump day Journeyers!
I know I have been TERRIBLE when it comes to blogging lately, and I do sincerely apologise as it is 100% my own fault. Why you may wonder? Well because I am already in holiday mode. Even though my holiday only starts in 9 days. But who's counting??? hehe

I must be honest with you guys, I have never heard of this product before. Physicians Formula. Interesting name... I was definitely very curious when their products showed up as one of the sponsors for the #JHBbloggermeetup. And when I saw the packaging I became even more curious about the product. The product itself is beautiful, what woman won't fall for a bronzer called Happy Booster that is covered in hearts? And a needle free lip plumping cocktail called Plump Potion.
Let's just say after seeing their contribution that I was hooked.
I just could not get it over my heart to open the goodies. But it had to be done. And with a heavy heart I opened it.....and tried it.....and loved it!

About Physicians Formula:

Pro's: Happy Booster - The name says it all. I get a boost of happiness when just looking at it. Those hearts just make me fall in love with the product all over again. I have no idea how to use a bronzer (I know how bad am I) so I have been using it as a blusher and I love it! It really gives me a glow to my cheeks. Happy cheeks = happy Johlet! 

Pro's: Plump Potion - I love that tingly feeling you get when applying the product. It also has a great little brush that makes the product easy to apply. Although make sure you rub some of the product off on the side as it does pick up a lot of product. The feel of the container feels expensive. Almost like a glass syringe. It made my lips a rosy colour and also lasts for quite a while. Mine gives me the glossy look for at least 3 hours. Fuller, happier lips indeed. 

Con's: Happy Booster - Nothing whatsoever. This product is too pretty to hate.

Con's: Plump Potion - I don't like the smell, I can't put my finger on the smell but I just don't like it. It has a very sticky formulation which I also don't like.

My Happy Booster bronzer used here as a blush.
Wearing the Plump Potion.
My takes on it: Rating out of 5. 5 Being great and 1 being poor.

Price - Happy Booster R175 // Plump Postion R139 (Exclusive to Dischem stores)

Quality - 4
Effectiveness - 4
Overall - 4

You can find and follow them here:

Thank you very much to Physicians Formula for the amazing sponsor! 
I cannot wait to keep on Boosting my Happiness and Plumping my lips!
Have a happy Wednesday everyone!
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Thursday, 5 December 2013

{Giveaway} Unsgaard & Rain

Hello Journeyers!
15 More days then I am on holiday! 2 weeks of chilling and tanning! I cannot wait! I am already in holiday mode and struggle to concentrate at work as I can already smell the ocean! hehe
The Giveaway today is sponsored by the amazing people of Unsgaard and Rain!
This is a giveaway for the ladies. {or guys with girlfriends/wives/daughters}

The prize includes:
4 Packs of Pads
3 Packs of Pantyliners
2 Shaving creams
2 Packs of razers
Rain surprise pack

The competition will run till next week Thursday (12 December 2013).
And all that you have to do to win this giveaway is the following:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*This Giveaway is open to South African residents only*

Thank you to our 2 amazing sponsors!!!

So let your fingers do the talking and Good Luckkkkk!!!! :)

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Senhor Calistos

Hello Journeyers!
21 More days then we are staring Christmas in the face. Insane!
I was asked to review Senhor Calistos, a fast food outlet specialising in mouthwatering flame grilled chicken, seafood, pregos and burgers.
What they say:

We were welcomed by friendly faces and staff that were eager to assist us. With a wide variety of foods to choose from, I struggled a bit with making up my mind on what to order.
We ended up going with 1/4 chickens with pap (yes this is in fact my favorite starch of all time), gravy, spicy rice and a beef shuvarma.

We opted for take-away as we wanted to indulge the meal while in the comfort of our own home....and in front of the TV, seeing that it was a Sunday evening.

The food was really good, and for a fast food outlet, I take my hat off to them. With every bite you would hear Cedric and myself complimenting each bite and exquisite taste with a 'hmmm' or a 'oooh'. Then you must know!
The meals are also reasonably priced.

I would like to say thank you to the team (especially Vusi and John) of Senhor Calistos (on Grayston Drive) for their wonderful service and great food. Keep up the good work guys!

John (Manager) and myself.
You can find and follow them here:

Till the next meal!!
Have a blessed day everyone!

{Thank you to my best friend and blog editor Aimee Jerman!}
Disclaimer: We received a complimentary meal from Senhor Calistos thanks to Words Agency. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own. All of the content and images posted are my own unless otherwise specified / linked to the original source. Please feel free to share photographs and material from this site but please link back to the original image or post. 

Friday, 29 November 2013

Balm Balm SA Lip Balm - #JHBbloggermeetup

Hello Journeyers!
I know, I have been neglecting you guys! But it is end of the year and everyone knows how it goes this time of the year. So much to do with so little time! *sob* 
And then there are all these reviews that I must still get to from the #JHBbloggermeetup. #nervous (Yes I just used a # in one of my blog posts - damn you #)

We were very lucky to get one of the best 100% Organic and 100% Natural Brands to sponsor us with some amazing Lip Balms. Yes I'm talking about the one and only Balm Balm SA

I have been using mine for almost a week now and I am in love with it! Cedric has some competition! Joking haha! I received the Tea Tree Flavour and I absolutely love the smell of Tea Tree. To me it always smells so clean and healthy. 

Pro's - I love it. What I love the most is that it feels extremely smooth on my lips and it actually works. I constantly suffer from dry lips! It is super annoying. And as soon as I put this onto my lips they feel smooth and it lasts for hours. No jokes. I constantly rub my lips together when I have it on just to feel the smoothness of my lips. I know that's weird. The smell is nice and strong but you don't smell it at all when on your lips. Plus did I mention that it is 100% Organic and 100% Natural. AND it is multi purpose so you can just dab it onto any dry spot on your body! It also come in 3 flavours. *Fragrance free // Rose Geranium // Tea Tree*

Con's - NOTHING! Maybe that it's just a bit pricey? But if you keep in my that it is Organic and Natural I assume that it is not too bad then.

My takes on it: Rating out of 5. 5 Being great and 1 being poor.

Price - R82 (online)
Quality - 4
Effectiveness - 5
Overall - 4.5

I would like to give a huge shout out and thank you to Balm Balm SA for being such an amazing brand and for making the world a greener and friendlier place! Also for making ladies (and men) feel more comfortable in their own skin. Thumbs Up!!!

You can find and follow them here:

Thank you very much for dropping by and leaving your lovely love down below!
Have a great weekend everyone!
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Gee Whiskers...Charlene

Happy Friday Journeyers!
We are ending November with a bang. This months Blog Interview is with the beautiful Charlene over at Gee Whiskers. She has a huge passion for anything beautiful, especially beauty products and a even bigger crush on purple! Yes that's right, purple. I think she will be happiest in a world filled with beautiful purple things. :) No I doubt she's that bad...hehe!
I love reading all her reviews and her Wishlists are something I would kill for! She also recently got engaged! Congratulations lady!!! May you and the FIANCE (I know you can't get enough of reading or saying that) build a lifetime of happy memories!

JS: Tell us more about Charlene and Gee Whiskers. And why the name Gee Whiskers?
GW: I am a warm hearted and easy going person. I love being around people I care about and prefer to keep a small group of friends who I care deeply about than have many casual friends. I love experiencing new things although I tend to be a creature of habit and it takes someone to pull me out of my routine sometimes. The name Gee Whiskers is something personal to me. It is an exclamation I use when I see things that shock me or grab my attention – in both a good and bad way. I use it quite a bit and when it came time to choosing a name for my blog I wanted it to be something personal as well as different. I know that it isn't quite in line with a beauty blog name, but at least those that know me understand the meaning.

JS: Well the name of your blog is what drew me to it the first time. :) You are a beauty product addict, what 3 products can you not go without?
GW: I am most definitely a beauty product addict however I tend to focus a lot more on my skin care than on beauty. My top 3 beauty products are however – Mascara, BB Cream and Blush.

JS: You do have the most amazing skin I must admit! I might just be a tad jealous of it! hehe. What would you say is the best thing about living in South Africa?
GW: I haven’t traveled overseas and therefore all the travels I have done have been in South Africa. This has given me a deep appreciation for the beauty of this country. I am especially blessed to live in Cape Town so I am surrounded by so many beautiful sights and places. So the best thing about living in South Africa is most definitely the beautiful places we are blessed to have.

JS: So, you find a magic lamp and the genie grants you 3 wishes. What are they?
GW: Gosh, these types of questions always cause a struggle between the “selfish” me and the me that wants to help others. I will answer this a little selfishly this time. First wish, complete financial freedom for me and my entire family. Financial worries are a reality for almost every single person I know. To be able to have complete financial freedom it allows you to do the things that make you happy and that fulfill you. I would work because I want to, not because I have to. My second wish, a house in the Constantia Nek or Kirstenbosch area with a HUGE garden so that I can have lots of dachshunds and other animals running around. My last wish and most important wish, for everyone I care about to be happy and content. It really upsets me when people I care about are upset or going through hard times.

JS: WOW those are 3 rather deep wishes. Lady with a heart of gold! That's what you are! What are the words you live by and why?
GW: I live by very simple words “You are blessed”. It gives me perspective about life and all that I have so that I don’t take what I have for granted. Often it is so easy to get caught up in things and you lose sight of all the wonderful things you have in life. Yes, things can be very bad and unfair at times. But there is always something to be grateful for – be it someone you are blessed to have in your life, a job, or a home you can go to each day.

JS: Who do you look up most to in your life?
GW: This is going to sound like a cliche, but it is most definitely my parents. They started their adult lives with almost nothing and worked so hard for what they have today. I admire and respect them both so very much. They have also given me such a wonderful life that I will always be incredibly grateful for.

JS: What has been your best holiday memory to date?
GW: My best holiday memory is definitely our family holiday to Cape Town in 1998. We were living in Kimberley at the time so the trip to Cape Town was completely mind blowing to me. I remember seeing a billboard at the Waterfront saying “Imagine living here” and I said out loud “I wish!!!”. 18 months later my Dad was offered a job and we moved to Cape Town. I still like to believe it was a wish of mine that came true.

JS: Please describe your best day of your life so far?
GW: That is so easy for me to answer because recently I was proposed to by my boyfriend of almost three years. Without going into all the details (because I would need numerous posts to cover each detail and the back story to each of them) the day was filled with us traveling around Cape Town to all my favourite places and places that were special to us. Heading to each place I was handed a card with a little saying on it to give me hints to where we were going next. Each card had little cut outs in it and eventually all the cards came together to reveal my favourite quote from my favourite novel (The Great Gatsby) “There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice. Say yes?” As I turned around he was on his one knee and asked me to marry him in Kirstenbosch Gardens. It truly was the most beautiful and special day of my life.

JS: Ahhh I just got teary eyed reading that! Where do you see yourself in 5 years. Life, career and blog wise.
GW: Another difficult question to answer – in life I just want to be happy and I know that will be with me travelling and just being with my future husband. Career, I definitely see myself being in a Management role and I am working hard to achieve it. My blog, I really don’t want my blog to change too much. I know blogs change as a person does, but I want to ensure that it remains real and relatable to my followers. I might start including some snaps from my holidays but it will try to keep it true to what it currently is.

JS: Please share 5 of your favourite memories with us in pictures.
GW: I’ll share 5 recent memories from left: (1) Day I got engaged (2) Taking my dogs for a walk with my family at Rhodes Memorial (3) Sister’s Day – my sister and I often have Sister’s Days together where the two of us spend time alone together. This often involves exploring Cape Town. (4) Weekends away with my Sister. The most recent one was to Franschhoek. She is the best sister! (5) My Birthday this year. It was such a beautiful day and I always love going to Du Toitskloof.

So yes it is safe to say that I cannot wait to meet her and she is the first person I will call up when I ever go to Cape Town again! *fingers crossed it's soon*
Thank you so much Charlene for taking time out of your busy life to do this interview!

And good luck with all the wedding planning! :)

Have a blessed weekend and stay safe everyone!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013


Happy Wednesday Journeyers!
WOW 3 days left of November then we are officially in the last month of the year!
So here is my November roundup of happiness! :) According to my phone!

 A little sneak peak of what the bloggers had coming their way for the #JHBbloggermeetup
 I babysat this cutie while Cedric was in Mauritius.
 Cedric left me something to remind me of him while he was absent.
 Tested one of my birthday gifts from my good friend Marlize! Thank you I love it!
Had to feed my sugar craving and opted to go for this cute bear! hehe
 My outfit for picking Cedric up at the airport! Georgie.B Top.
 The airport has some major Christmas spirit!
 My souvenir from Mauritius. Thank you boo boo!
 Tick tock! 
And the time has finally arrived!!!! Yay!!!
 I received my pretty handbag from Fleur Clothing!
 This was the end result of the goody bags for the #JHBbloggermeetup!
 A LOTD! :) 
 I love this colour from Tip Top Nails! - Super Trooper!
 And we went on our first camping trip with Mo-Landy!
 And Cedric tested out his birthday gift...the awning!
 And we are off to celebrate his birthday! 
Beautiful Molweni! {inlove}

And there you have it, and now I'm busy counting down the days till we go on holiday...again!!!
23 Sleeps and counting!!!

Stay safe! See you guys tomorrow!!!
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