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I love My Country South Africa

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South Africa has problems and it’s not perfect, but it’s better than most countries in the world and as a woman I am lucky to have been born in South Africa and I am proud to have given birth to my daughter in this country.

Women of South Africa have a rich story our ancestors fought for our rights and because of them, I am able to type this blog post right now. There are countries where women are oppressed and not given the opportunity to study further or even study once they reach a certain age, they are forced into arranged marriages countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan and India to name a few. In those countries a woman’s life does not matter, and they have no say unless they are lucky to have parents who want a better future but it’s unlikely.

I love my country South Africa because as a woman I have the right to education and a better life, I have the right to marry whomever I want to marry if I want to get married, it’s not forced down on me as a way of life and I love my country South Africa because a woman’s life matters.

Imagine living in a country where you are not allowed to open a bank account, drive a car, trying clothes when shopping because you are a woman. There are even countries that still discriminate against women and men deem themselves superior to woman for different self-serving reasons it is truly disgusting that another human can decide how you live your life just because you are a WOMAN. A woman’s job is not to get married, have children and be a lifetime maid for the mother in law it’s really appalling what some women go through.

love my country South Africa because I have the right to be human and be free to do whatever and be anything. Yes, we do have huge problems as a nation such as poverty, racism and crime to name a few, but as a woman I am glad to be South African.

Thank you to the 20 000 women who marched to the Union Building in Pretoria in 1956, thank you for paving the way me and for giving me the chance to be proud to have a daughter in South Africa.

We are women from every part of South Africa.
We are women of every race, we come from the cities and the towns, from the reserves and the villages.
We come as women united in our purpose to save the African women from the degradation of passes…
In the name of women of South Africa, we say to you, each one of us, African, European, Indian, Coloured, that we are opposed to the pass system. We voters and vote less, call upon your Government not to issue passes to African women.
We shall not rest until ALL pass laws and all forms of permits restricting our freedom have been abolished.
We shall not rest until we have won for our children their fundamental rights of freedom, justice, and security.

– Taken from a Petition presented to the Prime Minister on 9 August 1956.

What makes you proud to be a woman in your country?

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Review: Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme

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A while back, I received the Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme to review from Beauty Bulletin. The serum contains 10 percent of Rhamnose which is a natural sugar proven to fight aging and rejuvenate the skin alongside with fragmented hyaluronic acid. It’s also suitable for sensitive skin and its Paraben free.

Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme promises to instantly improve your facial appearance in just 10 minutes by reducing your wrinkles and fines by tightening and lifting the skin, even tone complexion and lightening the dark circles.

My First Impression of Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme

I love the elegant, expensive lightweight looking packaging (less is More). The bottle was easy to spray and the nozzle working perfectly. The texture feels so soft and its non-greasy and easily absorbed and smells amazing too.
After my first application my skin felt different and the lines under my eyes less visible.

My skin was not irritated or dried out by Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme. I wear it just before my moisturizer sometimes alone because of its own it nourishes my skin. I love the way my skin looks in the morning after a using it at night.

Investing in a good serum is absolutely essential and just a drop its enough because these serums they really don’t come cheap.
Thank you Beauty Bulletin and Vichy for giving me the opportunity to test this amazing product. More on the product visit their website.

Have you ever used the Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme and how did you think about it?

From America to Antibiotics

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Literally from America to antibiotics we spent nine days in Orlando, Florida in the US, wow they have the most uncomfortable weather the humidity was unbearable indeed. Florida is one clean state no litter on the streets unlike the disgusting streets of Jeppe Street I saw before leaving it was traumatizing.Another thing I did not like they have huge streets and they are hard to cross you wait for the walking man and then the robot starts counting you down from 30 just imagine seriously 🙂 .I like that you can walk with your phone in your hands without worrying that someone will snatch it and you will have to scream Vimba. Other than my likes and dislikes of Orlando, Florida it was pleasantly nice to visit another country and see how they live.

I arrived back home Johannesburg I was so sick, fever I felt like my bones were on fire I went to see the doctor I normally see on Friday he was not there so the guy was checking me and didn’t really give me strong medication just to clear my congested chest, oh boy came Monday, I thought I was fine I was wrong went to my childhood doctor and the x-ray found that I had left lower lobe pneumonia/ chest infection.
I have been on antibiotics since then and happy to say I am slowly gaining my strength the horrific cough is gone and I managed to write this blog post :-).

Feels good to be healthy again, it’s Monday again and I am reporting back to work wishing you a wonderful productive week ahead

Inspired Lifestyle Linky Week 4

Its been an hectic three weeks for me just got back back on my feet from chest infection.

Inspired Lifestyle Linky is in Week 4 and we still don’t have enough participation from fellow blogger. This Linky is open to every niche beauty,sports,DIY to name a few so we would really appreciate your support I am sure my co-host A Well Heeled Woman feels the same

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Inspired Lifestyle Linky Week 1

The inspired Lifestyle linky is a collaboration between Lindi of A well-heeled woman and myself, we will be taking turns with hosting each week. We were inspired by the success of link ups overseas and we realised that we don’t have link ups here at home (none that we know of). The main purpose of the link up is to read, comment and share each other’s content show each other some love.

Lindi and I we are holding our breath as we are hoping this will be a start of something awesome and amazing and we are really looking forward to discovering new blogs. So here is to Inspired lifestyle linky week 1.

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Remedies for Puffy Eyes

I suffer from puffy eyes most mornings and I don’t know why, but I have found some remedies for puffy eyes to take care of the inflammation around my eye when needed. The skin around our eyes is very thin and factors like drinking too much alcohol and not sleeping well show under your eyes and it can be really unattractive.

Here are Four tips on maintain healthy vibrant under eyes.

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Tea Bags
I keep used Rooibos or green tea, tea bags in the freezer, If I am planning to use them, I take them out while I am bathing and then place them on my eyes for five minutes the coldness reduces inflammation.

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Vaseline
Before I go to bed I use Vaseline to remove makeup under my eyes using a cotton wool, this lease my eyes feeling soft and moisturized. Applying Vaseline under your eyes before sleeping also known to reduce the appearance of wrinkles as it locks in the much needed moisture.

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Spoons
I had no idea about this until last year place your spoons in the freezer for about fifteen minutes and then place them on your puffy eyes until the spoon is warm. I find this method effective and helps with my dark circles under my eyes.

Glycerine
I have dry skin and I grew up using glycerine, apply it on your face at night can make a huge difference in the morning. I have used it as my night cream/lotion, but I have learned that glycerine thickens the under eyes, skin and restores elasticity also makes the wrinkles less visible.

The bottom line is hydration is equal to, less dark circles and puffy eyes and not all of us can afford those expensive high end night creams and eye cream so when money is tight I use the 4 above methods to continue looking well rested and youthful.

What do you use to treat those unwanted puffy eyes?

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Monday Motivation

We are on the 7th Monday of the year, time really flies. We don’t need the New Year to make a change rather let us use Monday’s as our new beginning to make a change. We have about 45 Mondays left this year, so you get 45 chances to make a change. You don’t need to start by running, crawling is also a start. Alright, Monday I am ready, let’s do this. Here are some Monday motivation quotes to motivate us.

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The first quote is my favorite because it is try you and I need to make a decision to try in order for us to accomplish anything in life.

Which quote is your favorite?

My Random Musings

Self proclaimed rewards card queen

Rewards Cards
Wow, I am a self proclaimed reward card queen I am always looking for a bargain /discount somewhere, everywhere and sometimes I envy how America has lots of coupons while South Africa is trying we need more coupons system, because I just love saving money and making my rand go a little further. I recently found a cash back app that really is amazing.

Snap and Save

Snap and Save is an app you download to your phone and it shows you products which you can get cash back from you booked the products and you have 48 hours to go shopping, after doing your shopping snap a photo of your till slip if its long take multiply shots. You get cash back via a Wicode and you can use at selected major stores like pick n pay,shoprite,checkers to name a few.

Vital
Vital club sells their vital products from supplements to snacks and you get 20 % off and discounts on products and you get tips online for absolutely free. Also get free delivery for over R200 orders.
Besides the two online saving options I am also a member of Ebucks, Jet Thank U card, Clicks Club card , Dischem loyalty card, Pick n Pay Smart Shopper, Spur Family Card, My SPAR rewards card and my most favourite and first reward card ever Ster-Kinekor Movie Club and I am also a member of the Woolworths Wrewards

How many rewards cards do you have and which one is your favourite ?

A Bit Of Everything
My Random Musings

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