How smart is your washing machine? (LG Smart Inverter review)

LG sent me a washing machine because my prayers for a new fridge must have been auto corrected (hehehe, joking, not joking). But in all honesty, when they asked me if I wanted to review the new Sapience Top Loader with Smart Inverter two things went through my mind.

1. MAMMA I MADE IT!!! LG knows who I am

2. How does one even test out a washing machine?

The machine arrived and it is stunning! good thing it’s stunning since my 15kg machine takes up most of the space in my kitchen…so as the newly elected centerpiece of the room I’m glad that I opted for the silver machine with its beautiful display and glass lid. It’s pretty streamlined, I just have a small kitchen and it’s replacing a tiny “three pairs of pants at a time” machine so the size difference is noticeable.

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How cancer changed the hair game (Roots series)

Today I start a new hair series on my blog. The curly countdown was fun BUT I wanted to know what going natural meant to people…Erykah Badu says “I’m not my hair” be that as it ma (I’m actually less stubborn than mine) it plays into how people perceive you, like it or not. So I’m starting the series with the newest nati in our family. My cousin Nicole who as long as I can remember had her hair “taken care of” by stylists and looking sleek and fabulous…but things done changed

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{Win} Mom and daughter see if the Vertex mop is worth the hype

When Vertex sent me a mop to test out I was a little nervous , honestly what could I say about a mop? The vertex website makes claims about this mop being amazing and as a bonofide “liker of things” I wanted to see if it was worth the hype. It didn’t hurt that  they were offering one of these fancy mops to one of my readers (competition below). So I called in my mom and we checked if this dry mop/wet mop/broom/window cleaner was all it was cracked up to be.


Disclaimer: I got my mom involved as she has been a home maker for thirty years now, she is very precise about how things should look  and I thought she would be a nice contrast to me who just wants minimal effort so I can move on with the other billions things going on in my head.

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How to know if you need a trim

I might need a trim, but actually, I don’t want one. I want long curls man, and fellow curly girls know that you need to grow your hair Rapunzel style to get a decent bob (DAMN YOU SHRINKAGE). But I am starting to think the curls need a trim…
Based on the fact that I do not want a cut right now unless absolutely necessary, I chatted to Michelle at Stylish Steppers and asked:

How exactly do I know if I need a trim?

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How to protect the pout (new lip products)

Do you use special lip products? I started using lipstick (as in not just nude lip gloss) around my  30th birthday as a way of embracing my “fuller lips”  Growing up I did not like my lips, in fact   I HATED IT  but I’ve grown to like them even though they are still 3/4 of my face. Having fuller lips for all of my life,  I know that it is a rather noticeable feature, this is why I make sure to take extra care of my lips and I think I have found the lip products that really work for me.

Guys most of my face is lips so I can’t be outchea looking ashy. These proudly South African lip products have me so confident in my lips that I can put on lipstick and claim that I am practically wearing a full face of make-up.

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