Curly Countdown with Sean

Today’s curly countdown comes from new kid on the block in the SA natural hair care community,  Sean.


From what I can tell from my extensive stalking she is funny and slightly weird #girlcrush. Sean from Sean goes natural is an engineering student from KZN and has AWESOME HAIR… Actually it’s very much like mine (if mine was on the head of someone who knew what they were doing).

Here are her answers to my curly countdown questions…

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DIY Paint markers for kids

I made DIY paint markers for Aidan using empty roll-on deodorant bottles. It’s all part of trying to declutter a little. You know how we are always crafting at my house?  Well my husband says we are actually always making a mess – we are very different people the two of us…think of the movie Yours, Mine & Ours and you have Rob and I – So I thought I’d try to play a little neater with this project and create a minimal mess set for Aidan’s Craft Box.


To create my diy paint markers I needed to decant Aidan’s finger paint into something that wouldn’t spill and the paint wouldn’t get mixed into four little brown blobs, because the rinsing of brushes between colours thing has not caught on.

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Appreciating the mess

I miss having a clean “adult house”. These days I feel like I’m living with Aidan as his things take over our living space. But right now as I type this I have a new appreciation for the mess and here is why …


I appreciate it because my son is here to make it, as simple as that. On Saturday which was international pregnancy and infant loss awareness day I heard of the passing of one of Aidan’s classmates and it hit me hard.

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Guilt Free Chocolate Pretzels Recipe

So with the diabetes diagnosis came a lot of life changes…some good, like fitting into pants that wouldn’t even come up past my thighs a few weeks ago and being more health conscious and some bad like the lack of baked goods, man I just want to stick my head into a donut! (is that a thing?) I’m resourceful though so I have come up with a few recipes that are not too bad like these “sugar free” chocolate covered pretzels


Here’s how I made the chocolate pretzels…

I used the Clicks Smart Bite Range because it tastes good, mostly sugar free and you can always get it on that 3 for 2 sale, this is not a sponsored post but if any of you want to sponsor me, I do take candy (sugar free) from strangers…

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Curly Countdown with Mandy Ex

So I’m back to doing hair posts , I started last week when I reviewed the Aunty Jackie Flaxseed range and I am really really excited to introduce today’s featured curly to you. A while back I did a post on Boskop beauties and mentioned South African natural hair blogger Mandy from the The Mandy Expedition  I have been hair crushing on her for a while and now and like the pro stalker I am, I got her to do a curly countdown for us…. Stalker level:PRO


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Kid & wallet friendly places in Nelson Mandela Bay

I’m a Nelson Mandela Bay girl…my heart is in Uitenhage and  Port Elizabeth and I make no secret of it. Yes I’ll fly somewhere else (I get car sick, it’s not pretty) but ultimately here is where I like to hang out. I especially like wallet friendly places

If you are planning on visiting our neck of the woods, you can easily do so on a budget, start by getting your plane ticket with cheap flights and then visit the following budget conscious places.


I’m listing seven kid and wallet friendly places to hang out in Nelson Mandela Bay because one day is not nearly enough to take it all in.

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