on Emeli Sande…

Ok, so I admit I’m a little late to the Emeli tea-party but hey better late than never 🙂

pic sourced from emelisande.com

You’ve got a heart as loud as lions so why let your voice be tamed?
Maybe we’re a little different, there’s no need to be ashamed
You’ve got the light to fight the shadows so stop hiding it away
Emeli Sandé –  Read All About It

On being 100 days old

Heavenly Father

I place Mazvita Olivia Chikoto into your hands. I thank you for her life and for the joy she has brought into ours. I thank you for her health and that she is with us today. I pray that the smile she always has on her face now as a baby will remain throughout her life. 

May you guide her steps as she goes through life.

May her heart and spirit remain pure.

May you fill her heart with love.

May she grow up to be a lady who is firmly rooted in your word.

May she be full of dreams and be free of fear to go for her dreams.

May she have good  health.

May she be guided by your word in all decisions she makes.

May she find happiness in all avenues of her life.

May she achieve all the desires of her heart and more.

May she be surrounded  by people who will build her up, encourage her and inspire her.

May she always be blessed

In Jesus name,

Amen

My niece (the latest addition to the family) turned 100 days old a few weeks ago.

On Ipsums, MPVs and passing out…

I have a crazy hairdresser.

She’s friendly, full of life and really talkative. She has these crazy theories like how she will never date a man who drives a company car, an Ipsum or an MPV. (In Zimbabwe there has been an influx Japanese and British car imports and these are the main brands. These same brands are now being used as public transport and they are an alternative to taking combi’s.)She says she doesn’t date men with company cars because if the company takes their car back then she has to go back to walking and Ipsums and MPVs are just too common.

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Another theory of hers is that any man who is interested in her should prove that he can pay her rent. She puts all potentials on a probation period of 4 months where she assess their ability to pay her rent, buy groceries and take her kids to school…

She’s also been known to give advice on cheating. She says if one wants to cheat on their partner then they must do it at least 60 kilometres away. That way the chances of you getting caught are slimmer… Hmmm… Wonder if she’s talking from experience…
And to top it all off, my hairdresser’s been in our local tabloid (B-Metro). She pulled her now ex husbands unmentionables during an argument and the poor guy passed out. This argument was a result of her sharp tongue and quick wit. Granted, I would have done the same had I been in her position but I still maintain my initial stance, I have a crazy hairdresser.

I like fancy things…

It’s one and a half months before my 25th birthday and I’ve decided to make a birthday wish list so I get the “perfect” gifts. Funny how I’m looking forward to aging this time around but a few years ago birthdays were so depressing. The last birthday I enjoyed was my 21st. I went out with friends and had a blast. This time around, I want gifts that I know I will definitely appreciate. The list is coming out early so there is ample time to save and get me the ultimate gift. Here’s to hoping I get some of the things on my list…

  •       Escada S by Escada (the BIG bottle)
  •       Nokia Lumia 800 (in cyan or magenta NOT black)
  •       A book voucher (nothing less than R500)
  •       A music voucher (nothing less than R500)
  •       Mediterranean by Elizabeth Arden  (50ml)
  •       A body shop voucher
  •   A return ticket to Mozambique (for all my cheap skate friends I’m talking about plane ticket)
  •       A return ticket to Cape Town
  •       A pair of Louboutin’s or Jimmy Choo’s (I’m a size 6/7)
  •       Genuine leather handbag (in choc brown or black or any bright           colour)
  •       A Zara clothing voucher
  •       A weekend get away at Mangwanani spa

My fav perfumes

The second post in this series will be about perfumes. I appreciate when someone smells good and so I’ve been making more of an effort to stop buying perfumes in “tins” and go for the more elegant grown up stuff. Although I prefer fresh smells, there have been a few fragrances that I’ve used and liked, that don’t meet the status quo. I tend to have more everyday fragrances like Clinique etc and some special occasion ones which is where the fragrances on this list come in. This list doesn’t include ALL the fragrances that I like but more the ones that leave an impression.

1.    Chanel no. 5 : Femininity is timeless

This is a more grown up smell and it’s not what I usually go for but it was a gift and one that I love. It’s a timeless smell though because this fragrance has been around for ages (created in 1921). Whenever I use this fragrance I can’t help but think of Marilyn Monroe and Jackie O – my fashion icons. These ladies represent what Chanel # 5 is all about – timeless femininity. No matter what outfit I’m wearing, I feel confident and ready to take on the world.

2.    Elle by YSL

If colours had a smell, this is what pink would smell like. I first learnt about fragrance from my big sister (@africanhairblog.com) and I fell in love with it. It makes me fell girly and I could walk down the street doing twirls.

3.    Calvin Klein in2u her
         I love this fragrance. I’ve had it for almost 3 years.          It’s one of those that I use when something fun is going  on like when I went to the Ne-yo concert. It has a fresh smell that I absolutely adore.

4.    Gucci Guilty

The first time I smelt this fragrance I had gone out to one of those larney clubs and they had it in the ladies. I loved it from that moment onwards. I guess maybe I like it so much because my mind associates the smell with good times

The next addition to the family is tough knock out round between Dolce and Gabbana light blue and  Narciso Rodriguez for her… hmmm….