Chase Rhys…curly countdown

I haven’t done a curly countdown in ages so I thought it might be fun to include a dude for a change. Our curly guy is Cape Town Writer and performing artist Chase Rhys.

The 28-year-old from Ocean View outside Cape Town is the winner of the inaugural Adam Rosalie Small Award for Debutant writers for his play, Kinnes.

He wrote his first play, Kinnes to honour the lives of the children who are victims of violence on the Cape Flats and to ask why the most vulnerable people in our communities are not adequately protected.

I love the concept of the play and the subject matter is something that has bothered me since I was old enough to understand the impact of what  I was reading in the news. It is so awesome to see young writers achieve, but then on the other side of this, I must say THAT HAIR THO…here is his curly countdown

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My Christmas competition begins…

Don’t roll your eyes at me just yet, it might seem early for a Christmas competition but hear me out…

I have teamed up with a few South African brands to bring you a really fun competition. All the brands are things I really like so I’m actually channeling Oprah and giving you “my favourite things” of sorts. Because I really like the brands and the products I want to tell you all about them individually and that takes time…time we don’t have as Christmas is like ten weeks away.

Basically I have a gift bag at home…every Tuesday and Thursday I will introduce you to a great stocking stuffer idea and then stuff a gift from that brand into the bag, so at the end of my competition run. (First week of December) I will announce a winner who will have a bag full of treats delivered to their home.  I did something similar last year, see here.

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Honey, I shrunk myself – Mini-me review

I recently got a Mini-me Lego character to review and I’m smitten. I have created a little thing that looks like me before, but this one doesn’t backchat.

So why get a mini version of yourself? Because why the heck not! You guys know I’m not about wasting money. Value for money is very important to me so let’s start with that … It’s actually really cost effective for something so personalised… You build yourself up (in a different way from how your favorite teacher did!) by picking out key characteristics and putting it together. Continue reading


Hooray for Game Reserves! Today my friend Amelia from Suddenly A Mom shares the best take to take your wild things to see wild things 🙂

Summer holidays are just around the corner! “Yahoo!” I hear you shrill. “I can’t wait for six weeks of bored kids! My favourite!” Nope? Just me? No matter, I’ll still share some of my favourite kid-friendly game reserves in the Eastern Cape with you; because game reserves are amazing fun for the whole family. There isn’t a person with a pulse that doesn’t get a thrill out of seeing a lion or elephant in the wild. So, visiting a game reserve is how hours are passed and memories are made in the best possible way. And the Eastern Cape is just brimming with options:

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Battling hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) with Iontoderma

I was asked to write about hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and I giggled. Imagine writing about sweaty hands and feet, how gross, and then it hit me. 

My childish reaction is exactly why I should investigate the condition which affects almost 5% of the population, because if I was being a jerk about it (and I like to think that I am quite open minded) then imagine how tough it must be for people living with the problem. 

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