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AfriCamps White Elephant Safari Boutique Glamping!

“M” really knows the way to my heart. Anything that has the word “elephant” in it, I’m there! So my “M” planned the most stunning 4×4 holiday that was nothing short of thrilling adventure, beautiful wildlife and much…

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Crossroads…

“Incoming Call — Suretha -Vitalab” The day had finally come where we got the news of our genetic testing. We approached the crossroads quicker than I expected. I starred at my screen for a while before I answered.…

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#FreshBreathCheck With IvoHealth!

Did you know that February is National Fresh Breath Month? During February’s National Fresh Breath Month, Sunstar GUM is equipping you with quality oral care tools to super-power your oral hygiene routine for that #FreshBreathCheck. Oral hygiene is…

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Aloe Unique Skincare in Review

There is no hiding that I have become utterly obsessed with all things skincare. I am always reading up and looking for new products to try and share my experiences with my readers. My obsession comes with fine…

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It’s all in the Genes…

I have had my fair share of Dr visits throughout my teenage life, but walking into the Vitalab Office to meet with a fertility Dr, was very new territory. Realisation set in, in that moment for me. We…

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Love Adventure With Nivea!

Let’s start by saying that I am absolutely obsessed with all things Aloe Vera! From the delicious Aloe Vera drinks to sheet masks, moisturises, I just LOVE it! So you would understand my excitement when I recieved a…

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Benzaderm Deep Cleaning Gel

Have you heard?! There is a new kid on the block that is here to treat those unwanted blackheads and it’s called Benzaderm Deep Cleaning Gel! Formulated for consumers with oily or combination skin, the new Benzaderm Daily…

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Sun Loving with Cetaphil Sunscreen

Summer has officially hit Johanneburg which means time spent outdoors in the sun, sea or the pool. While we are out enjoying the sunshine, it’s important we remember to protect our skins with a good, broad spectrum sunscreen.…

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Skincare Spotlight on Avène

A few weeks back, I took advantage of the Avène special at Dischem pharmacies. It consisted of a beautiful cosmetic bag filled with Avene Skincare products, but only if you purchase two treatment products. I am slowly building…

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Mother Nature Did Me Dirty…

There I sit, in a room filled with expecting parents. I sit quietly on my own, notepad and referral documents in hand, just watching. Glancing across the room, I see a couple holding hands, grinning so loving to…

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Be a Force of Nature with Burt’s Bees!

Excited to shed some light on the much-anticipated Burt’s Bees natural beauty care brand that is finally in South Africa. Burt’s Bees has been offering distinctive earth-friendly, natural health and beauty care products for 30 years. From a…

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Arthur Kaplan in Full Bloom!

I was lucky enough to attend the grand opening of the newly revamped Arthur Kaplan in Full Bloom event at Fourways Mall a few weeks back! Can I just say that It. Is. GORGEOUS! The home of luxury…

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The “B” Word…

The infamous “B” word, or rather, the sentence that we all love to hate… “So when are you guys having a BABY?” Isn’t it funny how this is the question on everyone’s lips literally right after you get…

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John Frieda Strengthen and Restore Hair Range-Review

If you have been watching my insta stories (nicole_theguru), you would have seen that I was gifted with a gorgeous hamper filled with John Frieda haircare and other goodies! I was so excited about it that I started…

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The Cosmetic Chef Experience with Conny Oberrauter

I just love meeting energetic, enthusiastic women. They make me excited about the possibilities in my own life and truly inspire individuals like myself to go above and beyond. The Cosmetics Chef, Conny Oberrauter, is one of those…

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The Cetaphil Range is an Amazing Winter Go-To!

When the temperature drops, humidity levels in the air decrease and this causes the skin to dry out. To compound matters, at the first sign of cold weather we’re quick to turn up the heaters, take super hot…

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The H2-Glow Facial was Unexpectedly Great…

It’s been forever that I had been for a facial and I was excited when I was given the opportunity to try out the revolutionary H2-Glow Facial™ at Ms Glam Nail Bar. The last time I went for…

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48 Hours in Cape Town!

Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, has abundant natural beauty, cultural attractions and famous landmarks such as Table Mountain. With so many things to see and do, it’s essential to use your time wisely to get…

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Getaway: Camping in the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve!

After a much needed break from the blogsphere, it’s good to be back! I was getting up to adult things which will be shared soon enough but for now I’m going to tell you about our little camping,…

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Clinique Fresh Pressed System – Review

I am so excited about this post because this product deserves some serious spot light on it because it’s just that good! I wrote about my Clinique haul a couple of weeks back, you can read it here…

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Clinique Beauty Haul- Skincare Review

A few weeks back, I took advantage of the Clinique free gift with any purchase online and man, did I get alot of goodies! I was in need of some moisturisers and serums anyways and got a bit…

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Getaway: Magoebaskloof Mountains

M & I did a quick little getaway with my little cousins and a mate, over the weekend to Magoebaskloof, a mountainous area in central Limpopo that includes the small town of Haenertsburg. Leaving on a Friday afternoon…

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Beauty Review on Kita Femme Fragrance & (WIN) with Kita Fragrances!

I am absolutely thrilled to be one of the first to get my hands on the gorgeous new Kita Femme Fragrance and review it! KITA Femme exudes an air of playfulness with sweet notes of caramel, vanilla and…

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Sorbet Hydro Skin Silicone Facial Cleanser- Review

Finally! The long awaited Sorbet Hydro Skin Silicone Facial Cleanser  review is here! I did speak about it on my Instagram posts last week and how I use it, etc. I took me a while to write about it as…

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Beauty Buy’s that Won’t Break The Bank!

Anybody else feeling like this year was the toughest year yet?! Apart from life’s up’s and down’s, now more than ever people are feeling the financial pinch and have to really dig deep and prioritize on what we…

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Paw Prints Left On My Heart

1 message received. It’s a text from my mom saying: “Sorry Nicole, It’s Time” I knew this day was coming, but in my heart, I was not ready to say goodbye. “Mom how is he? I’m on the…

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A Gender Reveal Party for a Baby Rhino!

This was probably the most exciting event I attended this year! Exciting because we got to be part of a movement to help preserve and protect our beloved Rhinos. Statistics show that in 2017 an average of 3…

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How Environ & Beauty Bulletin got me to #FocusOnFlawless Skin!

As you already know, I have been really giving my skin undivided attention this year and stepping up on my beauty regime to keep my skin looking younger and more vibrant and wrinkle free. So, you can imagine…

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Giveaway with INUKA!

We have an exciting little giveaway for my beauty lovers! I wish blog posts could come with a whiff of fragrance, like the one coming from my home office, thanks to Inuka. The fragrances from them are quickly…

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Pulmonary Hypertension Invisible Illness. For me it isn’t…

November marks the month of bringing this illness to life. Letting it be the star of the show, showing people just how ‘great’ Pulmonary Hypertension is. Pulmonary hypertension might be an invisible illness, but it isn’t invisible to…

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Horse of the Season 2018 at Kyalami Corner!

There’s a new centre on the block: Kyalami Corner. Nestled in the heart of the established equestrian community, a luxurious centre is stabling a retail offering second to none. There is a strong equestrian theme throughout the centre…

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Bio-Oil launches New product and we are loving it!

Bio-Oil is much loved for it’s incredible moisturising properties and the product is basically everyone’s go-to for fighting stretch marks. But now, in a rather exciting move, comes the next generation in the treatment of dry skin Bio-Oil®…

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Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!

I have been having fun in my kitchen lately in terms of baking up storms of deliciousness! I had been wanting to make chocolate cups for such a long time since I had seen them on Gypsea_Lust (She…

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Battle of The Cleansing Balms!

Back in the day, I was the girl that used make-up remover wipes to take off my eye make-up until one day it felt like I was actually removing my eyelids with every wipe! My eyes became so…

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TRESemme Keratin Smooth CoWash Review- Is it all what it’s cracked up to be?

As a youngster, my mom always told me to never EVER colour my hair. If only I had listened… I had virgin hair until the age of 26. Yup, 26 years with great hair. Healthy hair. Kim and…

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We Still on the K-Beauty Train…

So it seems I wasn’t wrong about the K-Beauty world and the fact that everyone is pretty keen to try it out for themselves! If you missed my initial K-beauty haul and introduction into Korean beauty, you can…

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Mini K-Beauty Haul!

Let me just start by saying I’m  a sucker for all things cute and gimicy. Cute packaging? “Sold!” If it has the word ‘Mini’ in it-  “Put ’em in my basket please!” Yip, Im that person! So did…

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Roxanne’s Rum Eatery Review

So I’m pretty sure you have heard of Roxannes Rum Eatery through either some social media or through grape vine. If you haven’t, well,  you are in luck cause I’m gonna tell you all about it sweet cheeks!…

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Beauty Review- I Heart Revolution

Hey babes, I know it’s been a little while- Life happens you know.. but we back in action and I wanna kick off with a ridiculously rad make up brand I recently discovered and I’m really loving at…

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Woman’s Day Celebration with Birchwood Hotel!

August is our month ladies, a whole month dedicated to us!  On 9 August 1956, more than 20 000 women from all walks of life united in a mass demonstration to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. They protested against…

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Food Review- Frozen For You

If you’re an avid reader or you know me in person, you will know that I’m not the biggest fan of cooking. I have my days where I will be happy to whip up something delightful  in my…

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All Aboard Series- Rome-ing Around

I know what you thinking- “She’s been back for months from her trip and she is still posting about it!?” Yes, yes I am because life happens you know- so pipe down and enjoy the last post of…

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Global Citizen Festival is Coming To South Africa!!

Ok before I completely loose my mind over the sheer excitment that the Carters are coming to South Africa, among many other artists and celebrities might I add, check out the below for the story of  what the…

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All Aboard: Sailing through Italy, Greece and Montenegro!

  It’s taken me a while to complete the ” All Aboard” Series, but I think it’s because when I write about it and hit that publish button, it means that my European holiday is really over. Done.…

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Beauty Review: Glamglow X MyLittlePony Mud Mask!

I’ve been really looking forward to writing this blog post because I’ve been itching to try GlamGlow products since I first heard about them a while back!  There is so much hype around these Glamglow Mud Masks so…

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All Aboard: 10 Photos to Inspire you to Visit Venice!

Venice has been known as the “La Dominante,” “Serenissima,” “Queen of the Adriatic,” “City of Water,” “City of Masks,” “City of Bridges,” “The Floating City,” and “City of Canals.” It’s one of my favourite places that I have been…

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Self Love: How to Dress for Success!

Everyone knows that when you look good you feel good too. Wearing the right clothes can really boost your confidence, which can lead to success in many different areas of your life. It’s worth to invest some time…

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Beauty Review: dr.dermal Cosmeceuticals

I was super excited when dr.dermal sent me over some products to try and be part of their campaign. I was so excited to try these and man they came in good time because my skin needed some…

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All Aboard: The Start of Our Travel Adventure and My Go To Guide for Venice!

So if you have been following my instagram page, you have seen that I have been flooding your screens with our travel adventures through Italy, Greece and Monetnegro- Sorry, not sorry.. I could not wait to share my…

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Strut Your Stuff With Shoes From Superbalist!

I am a shoe girl, to the point where I will sit for hours surfing online stores like Superbalist.com for shoes. Not because I need MORE shoes or anything but because thier range of shoes are out of…

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DIY Time! How to Make Your Own Watercolours

There’s nothing like a bit of creativity on a quiet afternoon or rainy weekend. And now that winter is apon us here in SA, we try spend as much time soaking up the heat from the sun. It’s…

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Review: Milk Solutions Products & G I V E A W A Y

So I finally get to share my thoughts on this fab product that we discovered when we were invited for a little pamper session at the lovely Ms Glam Nail Studio. you can read more  about it here…

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Travel: St Lucia in Pictures!

We traveled to the beautiful St. Lucia over the Easter Weekend for a well deserved break with the family! NEWSFLASH- It’s fudging far… Like ridiculously far… It took us about 8 hours to get there.. Yip.. 8 hours…

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Review: Herbalife 7 Day Results Kit

As you know I’m on a serious mission to get my skin in tip top shape. Aging is a real thing guys- No Joke! So I have been trying out various brands. Some reacted nicely while others not…

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48 Hours in Clarens!

Weekends should be about adventures and discovery- That’s our motto and we are sticking to it! M and I love to travel and we try to do as much as we can of it. So this time around…

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Competition Time With The Little Guru and Kita Fragrances

If you have been following me on Instagram and been keeping an eye out on my Instagram stories then you’ll know that March is all about giveaways and competitions! So let the love keep flowing, I say! I…

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G I V E A W A Y with Hey Casey!

Hey guys! So if you haven’t seen my latest IG posts then, tisk tisk, because you are missing out on a rad giveaway that myself and the Hey Casey team are having!   Ok so here is the…

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It’s the Little Things: Do Something Different Today and Get Inspired!

We all get a little bored with life sometimes, when the usual routine becomes a bit monotonous and uninspiring. Rather than have to make drastic changes, sometimes all you need is to make a few small changes that…

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Event: Detox Day with Renewal Institute

To my delight I had received a pretty invitation in my inbox to attend an event at the Skin Renewal Institute Bedfordview . I love attending events that can influence our daily life in a big way and…

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Beauty Brand To Know- Pink Cosmetics!

As you know, I have become a bit of a make-up hoarder, of note! So I am constantly browsing social media sites for makeup techniques, gadgets, etc that’s available in SA. Well do I have a treat for…

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Pamper Session at Ms Glam and Her Milk Solutions!

Lately I have been obsessing about skin care products and how I can get my skin looking the best that it can. I never believed people when they said that the minute you hit the age of 30,…

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Less Screen Time, More Productivity!

Computer technology, the Internet and everything that comes with them can be pretty addictive. They’re interesting, enjoyable, and right there in front of you all of the time. But, they’re the ideal ingredients for some serious procrastination. Whether…

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Beauty Brand To Know- Kita Fragrance!

There is nothing better then finding something and completely falling in love with it! I love discovering local beauty brands and showcasing them to my follows. I am so excited to share this discovery with you guys, introducing Kita…

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15 New Years Resolutions To Make for 2018!

Happy 2018 lovelies! Man it’s good to be back! New year,  new challenges and the idea of starting on a clean slate is exciting. Although you don’t need a new year to break your old habits, I think…

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5 Tasty Finger Foods for the Festive Season!

I love the festive season. It’s a time for partying, enjoying the company of friends and family, and maybe even impressing them a little with your hosting skills. A huge part of any successful party is the food…

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Gifting Ideas with MRP Home!

Can we just stop and  take a second to realize that it is nearly Christmas!!!  Where has time gone? By this time last year I had half my Christmas shopping done.. This year, on the other hand, I…

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Beauty Review: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick

So excited to share my thoughts and views on the new Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick that I received from Rubybox! (Thank you lovely Rubybox peeps!) The Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lipsticks are the newest launch…

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Longevity Event – All About Healthy Living with MNI

Last week I attend my first Longevity Event and it was so amazing! Here is the details of what went down! The  exclusive readers event was held at the gorgeous Munro Boutique Hotel in Houghton. Longevity and MNI…

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Pink October with Hey Casey!

As we all know, October is Breast Cancer awareness Month. Cancer has sadly affected 3 woman in my family, taking 1 of the greatest woman I had the pleasure of knowing and was truly blessed to call her…

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Makeup Looks for Summer…

We have passed beginning missed Spring and have gone straight into Summer.. I aint complaining though.. I am loving this warm weather and can’t wait to wear shorts and cute Tee’s again! Another reason to love summer is…

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Review: Nivea Perfect and Radiant Range

It’s been a little over a week since I received my fabulous little goodies of Nivea products in which I started using immediately! It came in good time too as I was just about finished with my previous…

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Getaway: Foresters Arms- Swaziland

In celebration of our 3rd year wedding anniversary, my hubz planned a little trip to Swaziland over the past weekend, on a motorbike…Initially when we had discussed going on the motorbike, I was told that It would take…

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Happy Spring and Happy Travel with Radical Travel!

Happy Spring everyone!!! Finally we get to peel the layers off as it’s becoming warmer in sunny South Africa! When I think of summer time, I think of beach, bikini’s and travel! Which brings me to introduce you…

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Meditation in the Workplace…

  When life is feeling overwhelming and I feel like I don’t have the time to do everything – I know it’s time to get back into meditation! Even though I do Yoga twice a week, it doesn’t…

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Three Books I’ve Loved Recently!

As a kid I actually had a difficult time reading, I didn’t like it very much but I loved the idea of having a room filled with books- crazy right? Now look at me, 20 years down the…

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Beauty Brand to Know- Swiitch Beauty

I don’t know why, but I find myself searching for cruelty free products lately. Maybe it’s because I was asked about if a certain product that I reviewed was cruelty free and ever since then, I make a…

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Ingredients to a Healthier Me…

  Lately I’ve been on a mission to come up with a few ways to lead a healthier lifestyle. Just a few simple things to make life a little more enjoyable and to really just be in the…

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Mangwanani Night Spa Event- Relaxation to the Max!

I was invited by the lovely ladies at Mangwanani, Birchwood Hotel,  to have an evening of total relaxation! The perfect start to the weekend and a perfect end to an exhausting day! The Spa amongst the beautiful gardens…

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Hey Casey!

Oh so you haven’t heard about Hey Casey!?  Where have you been!? Don’t worry, the Guru is here to give you the low down on the most awesome  fashion accessory that you absolutely need to have! Hey Casey!…

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Suzelle DIY to Tali’s Wedding Diary!

If you are someone who is hooked to comedy central channel, then you will definitely know who Suzelle DIY is! The quirky, DIY obsessed character we have all fallen in love with to the point where you almost…

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Getaway to Tranquillity Dinokeng…

A couple of weekends ago we got invited to tag along for a surprise getaway for our dear friends birthday. With a much needed break from the hustle and bustle, we didn’t hesitate with our answer for a…

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Beauty Review- Avon Mark Lipsticks

Avon has been around for many years and I have never tried any of their products. A shame I know… So I took the opportunity and bought a few products to try. I chose to go with the…

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Beauty Review- La Roche Posay

La Roche Posay is a beauty product that was launched in South Africa in 2016 so it’s fairly new to the scene and has recently come to the spotlight! On being selected to be part of the “Friends-of-the-Brand…

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Travel Guide: Phuket- Thailand

Guys, if there is one place that you have to visit- it’s definitely Thailand. You just have to put it on your travel list because it is such a beautiful place to see and experience what it has…

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Travel: Thailand In Pictures!

I thought I would share some of our pictures from our recent trip to Thailand!  Man, looking back on these makes me miss the beautiful blue waters! *sigh* – Till we meet again Thailand! Travel Guide post to…

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Brinea 3D Fiber Lashes- Test & Review!

I am so excited to tell you all about this amazing product! The Brinea 3D Fiber Lashes + Masacara is taking the beauty world by storm with it’s easy eyelash extension concept. The result of longer and fuller…

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May Must-Have/Birthday Wishlist

The month of May is upon us which means birthday month for me, wooohooo! So with that in mind and with winter creeping in on the southern hemisphere I thought I would compile a May must have (uhm…

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#WorldPHDay

Every year on May 5, pulmonary hypertension organizations and groups around the world participate in World Pulmonary Hypertension Day activities to raise awareness of this rare and often-misdiagnosed disease and to celebrate the lives of the global PH…

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Local Love: Online Stores We Love!

It’s no secret that I am a shopaholic of note and I am constantly being trolled on Instagram by all these amazing online stores. I sometimes dread hitting the”accept” button because,  A) I just know I will find…

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Cork Crazy!

For a while now I have been obsessed with anything cork! I have been nagging my husband for a while about corking the side of our cupboards in our bedroom to display our travel photos so that we…

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Tea Meditation Experience…

This year I’m all about finding my Zen and in order to do that I have taken up all things Zen’y. From purchasing motivational books to doing yoga classes after work to searching for meditation retreats and finding…

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Eat Here: Forum Homini Roots Restaurant

Over the weekend we celebrated my cousin’s 1st wedding anniversary. In our family, we have a tradition where we steal the cake topper from the wedding cake on the day of the wedding and give it back to…

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Valentine’s Date Night Ideas…

Ok so it’s valentines day around the corner and yes, I know it’s a big money making scheme but I can’t help but love – love. Hubz and I some how have always celebrated valentines day one way…

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Holiday Dreaming for 2017…

This is  the year we planned on traveling. Well we planned for this year to be our traveling year but my anxiety has hit an all time high and I keep on stalling on dates.. But regardless of…

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Advice to get you through your late 20’s…

It’s dawned on me that I’m getting closer to 30 years of existence in this glorious world of ours and I’m kinda unsure of what to do about it.. So I rekon the next two years I’m definitely…

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Inspiration: Boho Chic Deck

So as a goal for the new year I’ve been pinterest crazy in search of decor inspo for my home. I came across something that I didn’t really think of doing but have now become completely obsessed with!…

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2017 Goals!

So what’s your New Years Resolution? I was asked this question at least 5 times on New Years Eve and in all my 5 answers I said: “Hmm, I haven’t really thought about it”  As terrible as my…

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On a Positive Note…

Ok, enough with all this negativity.. sheesh! Now that November is over, I’m hoping all my drama is too.. Alot of emotion was shared over that time and I would just like to take the opportunity and show…

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Yes, it’s traumatic…

Once Pulmonary Hypertension was brought to my attention, it’s been nothing but a life altering path I did not choose, but was forced to take. A difficult journey my soul has chosen to take. Every disease has it’s…

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947 MTB Challenge for PH!

On the 13th November 2016, a group of family and newly made friends, worked up the courage and took on the 947 MTB Telkom Challenge. I, myself , was supposed to join in on the fun but due…

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Discovering the PH Me…

This year marks 10 years that I have been living with Pulmonary Hypertension and admittedly, it’s the first time I’ve really experienced my silent killer with full force. If you are a little lost on the whole PH…

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DIY: Printable Halloween Treat Boxes

I wish Halloween was a big deal here in South Africa like it is in the States. Why hasn’t it become a big deal here anyway? Yeah, I guess there is the occasional house that decorates and turns…

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Hydra Media

I’m sharing some love today about the amazing team at Hydra Media who created my amazing logo and brand. Prasan Nundlal – the big dawg at the design studio is passionate about creative design and it truly shows!…

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Cooking with Culinary Crate…

Ah food.. Food and I have a love hate relationship. Honestly we do. I hate cooking food, but I love eating it. Honestly speaking it’s not the worst thing in the world but to think of a different…

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Komati Gorge Getaway

Our weekend getaway this past weekend was nothing short of pure relaxation. Unspoiled surrounds, rolling hills, roaming wildlife, no cell reception and afternoon naps on a hammock is what weekends should be all about. Only 2½ hours from…

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Espadrille Love

There is nothing better then a pair of comfy shoes that looks pretty  aswell. That’s why I’m so happy that summer has finally arrived in SA and now we indulge in pampering our feet with some pretty Espadrille…

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Chanel Event with Joburg Style!

So I’m slowly catching up on my blog posts.. thankfully! Iv been dying to tell you about the gorgeous Chanel event that I went to a couple of weeks back. I called up bestie and off we went…

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Travel: Cape Town (Last Day)

Man, its been quiet here on the Guru page.Iv had such drama lately, hence the delayed posts but Im glad to be back and to flood your screens with some more of my little adventures 🙂 Ok so…

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Travel: Cape Town (Day 3)

Continuing with our Cape Town adventures, Day 3 was driving day and routing through beautiful Cape Town and beyond. We Spent the entire day driving in and around Cape Town, seeing penguins along the way and eating the…

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Travel: Cape Town (Day 2)

Day 2 of our Cape Town adventures was one for the books. The Lagoon Beach Hotel that we stayed at offers a shuttle service to 3 Major stops- V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk and the Airport of course. The…

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Travel: Cape Town (Day 1)

So the long awaited post (Or posts should I say) of Cape Town is finally here! Get comfortable people, its going to be a long one. I must say we needed a few recovery days after our weekend…

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#UberPAWS

Uber and SA -Guide Dog Association have partnered up to bring a little Joy to homes and offices around Johannesburg this Friday! Check out the details below: We’ll be sending Guide Dogs in training between the ages of 6…

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Liebster Award Nomination

The Liebster award is an award that is given from one blogger to another. I, like my dear friend Nikita from Hearts in her shoes,  who by the way inspired me to start my own blog, too was…

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Feeling LUSH…

OOOOMMMMGGGG.. I have never been more excited about a product like I am about these little babies.. On my recent trip to Cape Town (will blog about that soon) we stumbled into the gorgeous LUSH store. A week…

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Birthday Wish List..

It seems that the older you get the more expensive you become but non the less it’s that time of year again where I keep my fingers crossed and hope my constant nagging to my family has payed…

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Product Review: L’OCCITANE

The lovely Rubybox girls made my day by sending over a parcel of delicious goodness for my skin. Upon receiving the box, I could already smell the sweetness of almond and honey. I couldn’t wait to see what…

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Rant about Beggars..

There isn’t a street corner or robot that doesn’t have someone standing in it. It’s sad to think that there is so many people that simply cannot afford anything and have to, by last resort, beg at a…

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10 things I’ve learn’t over the years

1. Maggi 2 Minute Noodles do NOT  cook in 2 minutes… I actually tried it the other day and it’s kak. It’s a lie!   2. Cooking for 2 isn’t that bad… Ive come to the realization that…

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Contiki’s Virtually Unlimited…

Contiki has gone virtual! For just R1499, Contiki is offering young South African travellers the opportunity to experience five bespoke virtual holidays with its experienced guides. Guests can enjoy the Oktoberfest in Munich, paraglide in Sweden, climb Peru’s…

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Flash Back Friday Adventures: Getaway Farms

    We opted for a little adventure a few weekends ago and so our couple friends found a great deal on Groupon for a hike at Getaway Farms.  In the midst of a farm outside of Rayton…

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Flash Back Friday Adventures: Swadini Resort

Another edition of Flash back Friday – Destination Swadini Resort– Limpopo (Mphumalang) Landlocked by the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and the Drakensberg Peaks, Swadini, A Forever Resort is a must. Driving from Johannesburg we took our time…

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Cape Town, Im coming for you…

I am super syked about my upcoming trip to Cape Town in May. I have dreamed of going to Cape Town for years,  YEARS people and now I’m finally going.  I haven’t had a chance to do my…

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DIY: Wedding Invitations Recycled!

I just love weddings- LOVE! I love everything about it- The flowers, the decor, how the bride is going to look, the list goes on and on. The thing I love the most is the invitation. To me…

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The Jenna Lowe Trust…

The Jenna Lowe trust has been hard at work and have inspiring news to share.. Remember the #Getmeto21  campaign for Jenna Lowe that I wrote about a while back? No..  Dont worry, you can refresh your memory here.…

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My JHB Guide..

We Joburger’s get serious fomo when it comes to the social side of things, or at least I do. I’m constantly searching for things to do, especially for those weekends that we have nothing to do; on the…

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Flash back Friday Adventures: Sani Pass

I was going through my photos last night and to my surprise, found some pretty awesome pictures of little adventures that we did a little while ago. So I thought I would start a series of Flash back…

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Life as we know it…

Here we are. The new year has arrived and  I got a feeling its going to be a pretty eventful one. So many things to look forward! My sister-in-law and my cousin are saying their ” I Do’s”.…

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Looking back at 2015

What a year its been.. A mix of emotions arise thinking back. A year that I’m quite happy to say goodbye to and welcome 2016 with open arms, but the year wasn’t all that bad, quite eventful rather..…

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See It: Uncle Tims’ Centre

A weekend ago we ventured around town looking for Chalk paint for my DIY project that I want to do. Let me just tell you that that stuff is impossible to find but we found it luckily and…

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Christmas Wish…

Christmas is just around the corner and I actually can’t wait. They say as you get older, Christmas just becomes another day. I for one refuse to let that happen because a) I love opening presents and giving…

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Eat Here: Gold Mine Cafe

The thing about finding little gems is that you want to keep that little treasure all to yourself and not share it with anyone, but il make an exception. The Gold Mine Cafe is exactly that. Situated at…

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Eat Here: Rocomamas

Rocomamas has become the new local hang out spot for us East Randers, but who can blame us? The burgers are just that good, like really good and don’t even get me started on the desserts- O.M.G. The…

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The Reef Hotel with #TravelMassiveSWISS

We were invited to the #TravelMassiveSWISS Event for the launch of the Head South App . I am so excited to tell you about this App and the mastermind behind it! Lets start from the beginning… The event…

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 8

I am totally and utterly obsessed with the the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8! Its cute and colourful- two words that make me say:” Ok Sold!” – I mean who wouldn’t want their hands on these cute little works…

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Sophiatown Instawalk with #TravelMassive

I was invited to join #TravelMAssive for an Instawalk through Sophiatown. A small town in the city of Joburg that boasts so much history! Culture at its best! I was in great company by the likes of @MzanziGirl, @theblacktofu, @blackscanswim,…

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The Guru’s New Look!

Its finally done! I am so happy to announce the Guru is back with a whole new look. Hope you love it as much as I do!   Share your thoughts xoxo

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Make-up Master Class With Jess

Its hard to get that perfect cat-eye and if your anything like me a cat-eye soon turns into a ‘ deliberate smokey-eye effect’ look – all – the – time… Growing up in a house hold where mom…

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Christmas Gift Guide…

Christmas is only a few weeks away! This year has gone by way too fast for my liking- but none the less, we need to prepare for the most wonderful time of the year. Malls can get crazy…

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DIY: Make-Up Brush Pot

Girls and our make-up.. We always somehow run out of space with our make-up and tend to have a million cosmetic bags to store all of it, which in turn takes a good couple of minutes to shuffle through…

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Outdoors: Hiking The Cycade Trail

Early morning a few weekends ago, we drove to Middleburg for our gym work out. Well, it was for me… The Cycad Day Trail is one of the best hikes in the Olifants River gorge.  The trail starts…

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Saving the Survivors

I am a nature lover, through and through and hearing of all theses heartbreaking stories of rhinos being poached is bringing me down, until I discovered Hope. Saving the Survivors, an organisation committed to rescuing and medically treating…

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Road Trip Survival Kit…

We planning a little road trip to Durban soon and I am so  excited!!!! Im one of those people that over pack- always! So this time I’m being good and packing exactly what we need for our trip.…

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Getaway: Klein Paradys Guest Farm

Klein Paradys Guest Farm is tranquilly located amidst beautiful Savanna bushveld with a Caravan Park that nestles at the base of a delightful hillock presenting a composed and peaceful backdrop. For that well-earned break where you can relax amidst…

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DIY- Fun Photo Gem Magnets

I am completely obsessed with all this cute and different and especially when its something I can make myself. Sometimes its nice to have a project to do that doesn’t take much set up or clean up and…

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#SaveSehako- Story of Hope

It seems that PH is making its mark in SA with more and more young people suffering from this disease. PH is a life threatening lung disease – Read about the disease here. Its heartbreaking. PH Suffer Gontlafetse Sehako…

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See it: Lord of the Dance

Before I get into discussing the show itself, I thought I would shed some light on the Mater behind the tap shoes known as Michael Flately. Michael Flately- Dancer, actor, occasional broadcaster, writer, flautist and choreographer. Flatley set…

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MUD: Make-up Designory

A quality line of products created by professional make-up artists for quality, long-lasting wear. If you don’t know me by now, I’m all about saving the animals and keeping them from harm so when I did my research…

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See It: The Sensory Theatre

There is nothing like a night of theatre, and if you are looking to find the best theatrical experience which entices all of your senses, then be sure not to miss out on top notch dining and spectacular…

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Some Bridal Inspiration

I am so excited to share that our wedding has been featured in two of the most awesome Bridal Inspirational blogs to date. Its so nice to be able spread some bridal love, especially from your own wedding…

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SA Bloggers

My very first recognition of my blog and I am so proud to be featured as blogger of the week on SA Bloggers! Its such an awesome way to get connected to other bloggers and get to know…

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Farewell Beautiful Jenna Lowe

  Its with great sadness that the news of PH Hero Jenna Lowe has passed after a long and hard recovery after her double lung transplant. I have followed her from the beginning and saw her as a…

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Treat Yourself- My Marvellous Creation

If you are a chocolate fanatic like I am, then I suggest you drag your significant other to Sandton City for the Cadbury’s My Marvellous Creation Pop- Up Store! If you haven’t tried the new Chocolates as yet,…

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Getaway To: Blue Roan Country Lodge

I was treated to a birthday weekend at the gorgeous Blue Roan Country Lodge wth my two favourites! My Hubz and my pooch Gizmo! I was so excited to find out that the accomadation was pet friendly and that we…

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Getaway: Wawielpark

SA is such a beautiful country with so much to see and discover .So the campers that we are, we found a gorge spot on the banks of the Vaal River in Free State side of town. Wawielpark…

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Eat Here: The Victorian Secret

A hidden gem right in the heart of Benoni- The Victorian Secret is a definate must! The Victorian Secret is a super casual vide with a very victorian space. Its charming building sets the scene that  will make…

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I Am Nikon

I was spoiled by my love with an amazing D3200 Nikon camera. Its literally a masterpiece at the touch of your hands. Its an amazing piece of equipment and the images it can produce is magic. The Nikon…

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Getaway to: Howick

Last year was a year of weddings. We are at that time in our lives where our friends and friends of friends are getting married and our weekends are filled with attending them- (Sho, Im getting old)  I…

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Eat Here: Burger Republic

As a pre-celebratory Christmas dinner, the gang decided to get together at Burger Republic and man was it a treat! Lets set the scene: The restaurant has a warm New York Loft style with carved details on the…

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Getaway to B’sorah Luxuary Tented Camp

I was suprised with an awesome weekend getaway by my love and what a weekend it was.  Ive always wanted to experience a tented camp or as I like to call it- “Glamping”. Only an hour away from…

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Supporting Pulmonary Hypertension.

  So the month is over and so end my awareness month for PH. Lets keep the light of hope alive and reach out and help. There is so much to learn about this disease so educate yourself…

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Are you #PHaware?

Know the facts- Be PHaware          

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Health Management Basics with PH

Pulmonary Hypertension patients take alot of medications, some more than others, to help manage their disease. Its to help prevent the disease from worsening and to treat the side effects caused from the drugs that arise. Taking ownership…

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Awareness Month for PH

Show your support by spreading the word via instagram, twitter and facebook #PHaware and tag it to nicolef_coutinho so that we can make special mentions to our supporters!

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Day- to-Day Living with PH

Being diagnosed with PH is very daunting. I remember in beginning researching on the disease and being shocked about each new fact that I learnt about it. There is so much to absorb you cant help but feel…

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The Basics of Pulmonary Hypertension

In short, Pulmonary Hypertension is high blood pressure in the lungs. It is a chronic and rare disease which has no cure. If not treated in can lead to right -heart failure. (Scary right?) In most cases, the…

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PH Awareness Month

The 1st of November marks the beginning of Pulmonary Hypertension month. This years Awareness Month theme is ” Lighting the Way for a Better Tomorrow” Too often, a pulmonary hypertension diagnosis feels like being shoved into a dark…

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#GetMeTo21

Being diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension, you restructure your life and focus on whats really important. I vowed from the day that I was diagnosed that I would do something to help someone with a similar situation as myself,…

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Pulmonary Hypertension…

Let me properly introduce myself.. Hi, my name is Nicole and I have a rare disease called Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. I was diagnosed in 2006. I have been living with it for the past  8 years. This is…

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Honeymoon Destination: Seychelles- Praslin Island

How lucky am I! Mike set up a real honeymoon adventure where we got to spend 4 nights on Mahe Island and 4 nights on Praslin Island. Our part 2 of our honeymoon was just as amazing as…

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Honeymoon Destination: Seychelles- Mahe Island

We jetted off to Paradise straight after our incredible day. With just 5 hours of sinking my toes in the soft sand and diving into the incredibly turquoise water of the Indian Ocean, we couldn’t wait. Mike planned…

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My Happy Ever After Begins…

Its official! I am now a Mrs! 🙂 Here’s a sneak peek of my amazing day – Enjoy                

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Au-pairing Around..

Talk about having an awesome job. I guess every job has their perks but when it comes to au-pairing, I would have to say that my job is pretty sweet! OK! I wont lie sometimes I feel I…

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Happy Stepping with Fitbit

I was gifted last Christmas with this nifty little fitness tracker from my Mike. He’s always encouraging me to keep fit due to my illness and thought that this little device would give me the motivation to keep…

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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind..

I’m that type of person that is all for healthy living and keeping fit, but to drag myself to the gym, uh, no. I feel that we should find ways to want to work your body and be…

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Eat Here: Aroma Gelato & Waffle House

This weekend was family weekend and so we were out an about. Early afternoon my soon to be Sister-in-Law suggested we all go and grab some dessert. Based in Pretoria, Brooklyn area, this Coffee/Gelato hang out is the…

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Rubybox – Jozi Beauty Night Out

A night of beauty and pampering, Rubybox.co.za came to Jozi for an evening full of spoils for the ladies! We arrived at the incredible Katy’s Palace Bar. The set up is incredible. It has a super rustic feel…

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DIY- Mason Jar Labels

I love my arts and crafts and getting my hands on cute itsy bitsy, unnecessary, things. So with my erratic internet searching I came across these cute little Printable Mason Jar Labels from Limeshot Designs.   Neat and Tidy With me adding…

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Getting Hitched..

The countdown to the wedding day finally begins! It didnt feel real until we recieved our wedding invites, then the  tingly feeling started happening. I sat here staring at them thiniking, “oh my gosh, this is really happening”…

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Obssession of the Month: Succulent Terrarium

The Fiance and I have recently purchased a home and all I want to do is fill it up with these baby’s, Succulent Terrarium’s! I spotted them in a store and decided that I should give it a try.…

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About Me

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Welcome to the  TLG Blog!

I’m Nicole, Johannesburg based blogger that is super stocked you dropped by!

The Little Guru blog is focused on all things lifestyle and beauty. We will take you on some travel adventures too as we venture through our beautiful Southern Africa!

Stay a while!

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