DIY, Trending Things

#Trending Cream Tart/ ”Cookie” Cake

Hi there! Shahnaaz here. I recently tried out the Cream Tart cake that has been gracing our news feeds during the past few weeks. Despite my hesitance to try it out, I found that it was surprisingly easy! So easy in fact, that I believe anyone with an oven, a wooden spoon and the ability… Continue reading #Trending Cream Tart/ ”Cookie” Cake

Featured People, Featured Products

Magic Bean Foundation- Helping the environment by empowering women!

This morning I spent some time with the Magic Bean Foundation at their pop-up store currently situated on the ground floor in La lucia mall. If you haven’t heard of them yet, I’m here to fill you in! They are a non-profit organisation that trains women from the community to utilise recyclable materials and turn… Continue reading Magic Bean Foundation- Helping the environment by empowering women!

Comedy Writing, Motivation

How I Catfish the Internet: Tips for Instagrammable Selfies.

Catfish: to give the impression of being an attractive person in order to attract someone online while being a complete or near opposite of that portrayed- Urban Dictionary.  I would just like to thank Snapchat, Facetune and Instagram filters for my occasional bomb ass selfies. I truly could not have developed my low self-esteem without… Continue reading How I Catfish the Internet: Tips for Instagrammable Selfies.

Christmas Celebrations, Comedy Writing

If Christmas was run by Durbanites- Desi/Char Edition

As someone who doesn’t celebrate Christmas (being from a different religious background), I’m still a big fan of all the traditional festivities associated with it. Jingle bells, gingerbread and my favourite- Christmassy lights err’where! Apart from these norms seen and heard in my local shopping malls, my only exposure to a typical Christmas day is… Continue reading If Christmas was run by Durbanites- Desi/Char Edition

Comedy Writing

Situations that turn me into a socially awkward penguin.

Ah yes! We are the generation of feeling awkward and uncomfortable in perfectly normal social situations. A perfect example is, when I’m asked of my welfare by an unfamiliar group of people, I supply them with the history and nature of potatoes, rather than a simple ‘’I’m okay’’. I’ve been told on numerous occasions that… Continue reading Situations that turn me into a socially awkward penguin.

Issues, Motivation

The appropriate age for marriage?

According to some brown communities, there are three stages in a girl’s life. The first, when she is too young for marriage, the second, when she’s ready for marriage, and the third, when she’s past her prime and is considered a lonely spinster (bring on the cats!). Far too many times I have come across… Continue reading The appropriate age for marriage?

Travel

Touring Turkey: Part 1

A month ago, yours truly spent her evenings wandering the streets of Istanbul with a doner kebab in one hand and Turkish delight in the other. Home to 14.8 million sinfully good looking people, this dream destination boasts an array of history, art, and culture. It’s no wonder why Turkey sits on many travelers’ bucket… Continue reading Touring Turkey: Part 1

Makeup Beauty

Brown girl’s full face for under R200

My obsession with makeup came about when I discovered YouTube beauty gurus. Ignorant was I to the world of cut creases and strobing, when slapping on some BB cream and a swatch of lip balm was all I thought necessary. No more folks, no more. As my obsession with makeup tutorials grew, I found myself… Continue reading Brown girl’s full face for under R200