Clarkes Bar And Dining Room

What a wow! Check out this amazing review of a rustic gem in the infamous Bree street in the mother city (Cape Town). Be sure to give this blog a follow because this blogger has that thing when it comes to lifestyle & fashion blogging.


Yes… It’s been a minute. But back at it we are!! 😀

Bree Street is a treacherous place to be in the middle of the month, but you know whats great? Contrary to popular belief the resto-bar scene in Bree Street is not as “expensive” as people thinks it to be.

Having not seen a dear friend in about three months I thought it was due for a catch up, and what better place than Clarke’s Bar and Dining Room. With its luxe vibrant interior nestled in the middle of Bree street, Clarke’s is a public favourite.


Appreciation for the aesthetic was obviously taken into consideration with this almost homely feel given by the space. Being light and fluffy they made sure that the drinks are strong enough to compliment the surroundings. Well, let’s talk food and drinks. Notably it is considered that they have a niche for rustic influences…

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~ All about the My Hairstory ZA event 🌸~

Upon entering the venue we were welcomed by a beautiful face with two cute buns and a sunflower head band!  She was vibrant and energetic just what I needed since my sister and I have been in town since early hours of the morning.  If only I knew there were special goodie bags with Design Essentials in I would’ve asked her, lol I’m just kidding! 


My sister and I got us some champagne (not everyday you drink champagne hehe I had to have two ) and made ourselves comfortable. This was our first event so we were a bit weary not knowing what to expect, heck we didn’t even know what to wear (I had to go look at pictures of the 2016 event to see what they wore). Seeing all these beautiful, confident, content, and glowing faces inspired me because that’s exactly what you should portray to show people that you can feel this way too if you go this route. I have to admit Cape Town you devil you have some gorgeous ladies! I am a feminist (not a sexist) I love seeing females excel. And here you could see women celebrating women!  Being surrounded by beautiful women that support one another is a rare occasion.

Okay, so my sister and I had to buy ourselves these gorgeous earrings by Denise Erasmus!  I absolutely love them and the cute caption on my sister’s pair is just hilarious but so true! 

I bought myself this beautiful bag at #CapeTownCurly ‘s vending station the caption gives me life! 


The #TwistedSista and #TropicIsleLiving vending station has some amazing discounts of upto 40% I had to buy myself a satin bonnet for only R30 usually it goes for like R70 in the shop! I took some pictures at the banners to enter a competition offered by #StyleStudio. Yes girl, there were competitions, discounts and giveaways galore! Any naturalistas dream because these things are not cheap! I tried to visit each stall between talks but I couldn’t. Amongst other things raw shea butter, black soap and beautiful head scarfs were available at the event.

Now coming to the talks we got some tips on how to start a brand and your own product line, how to build your brand online using Instagram, how to live your brand daily (dressing the way you want people to see you), how to eat according to your hair goals and lastly how to look after your scalp to allow your hair to grow healthily and strong! We listened to a beautiful poet who summed the importance of having such an event in today’s generation and society up into a few beautiful sonnets. 
Lastly, we had a panel discussion about your rights in the workplace as a natural who wants to wear her mane out carefreely! We got legal advice from a beautiful lawyer whose mane got me mesmerized!
I’m finally done.. 
Thanks #LindiwevanStaden, owner of the #MyHairstoryZA event!  I’m grateful that I got a chance to thank you in person as well!  You’re such a beautiful soul! I’ll be there next year you can bet on that!  No one should have to miss out on such an event its empowering to say the least, book your tickets early to not miss out next year!



~ Wash Day in a Bottle regimen💆‍ ~

Wash day can be a pain when you have braids as most of you might know who has or has had braids in. I watched a video that really helped me and essentially made my wash days 100 times easier and I hope it will help you guys as well.

So, since I have a TWA my hair is prone to popping out along the sides of the braids and this is because as you guys know our manes does not want to be tamed. I made peace with this and I let it pop out but to limit the amount of hair especially for those of you that have longer hair than mine this will be very helpful. Basically, I call it my bottled wash day because that’s literally what it is.

Firstly, I use a spray bottle and pour some of my shampoo in it and mix this with hot water and pour enough to allow it to foam up well enough. Then I start on the side of my head flipping the rest of the braids to the opposite side of where you want to start washing. Spray it onto your roots and using the pads of your fingertips just rub your scalp and roots (N.B. do not use your fingernails you will just be breaking your hair) because your hair is most fragile while it is wet ay.

Secondly, I use the same spray bottle for my conditioner (thus, I just use enough shampoo or I just use the rest on the length of my braids in order to get the ends of my hair). Do the same process mixing the water and conditioner, spray onto your roots and scalp. Rinse it if it is not a leave-in. I guess I shouldn’t be telling y’all this you obviously know.. Hehe sorry!

Finally, to complete my wash day I use the LOC in a bottle! Lol, yep I said! It’s pretty self-explanatory… So, I mix hot water (Liquid), oil (any oil of your choice) and cream (I use Curl La La, for now). I spray this on my hair and just let it dry it will have a white residue at first but once it dries your A-For-Away!
So yep that is my hair regimen it is much similar than this essay makes it out to be guys! Hope it makes your wash day with braids as easy as it has mine!


~ Peaceful Sleep with Braids 💤 ~

Hmmm.. I know that title sounds a bit contradictory. Its a pain sleeping with braids or any kind of synthetic hair that does not belong to you (well, that’s just my opinion). So, let me try and explain this as simply as possible because I always tend to exaggerate things.. 🙈 😏

So I use two doekies for my night time routine. I use the one to tie my hair up into a high ponytail. I wrap it around twice to secure it then I use the same doekie to make a loose bolla and I wrap the doek twice again to secure the bolla. Okay that’s step one, now I use the other one and wrap it around my head and if its big enough wrap it around the bolla as well so that its not too heavy on your head at night.

That’s it guys! 😊
You can apply oil to your scalp at night as well, but I do this once or twice a week to prevent product build-up as much as possible.
Soooo… I hope this helped you guys! ❤ Welcome to all my new “likers” ☺ my page has been visited often even while I wasn’t active and I’m really grateful it means that I’m doing something right!

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~ Box Braids – Protective Styling! ~

Hey ladies!

Sooo.. I haven’t posted in a really long time because (yes, I have the same excuse) I have been busy guys with being a student, working odd jobs at campus and everyday life. I’m still learning to juggle all those things – time management is a scarce skill!
So enough complaining.. I told you guys I will be posting about my braids soon ay and the day finally came although it is 2 weeks later!

I absolutely love them guys they allow me to make so many styles. I decided on the box braids and had them done by a woman whose passionate about braiding so she took great care of my hair.

Before I had them done I done the LCO method to lock in moisture and protect my hair while in this style. I have them in for 2 weeks now and will be keeping them in for a few more weeks because they still look very good.

I will be posting about my hair regimen while it’s in this protective style and how I sleep with them.
So keep an eye out for that and no not in the next 2 weeks.

‘I am not my hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within <3’


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~ Review of Prizes I’ve Won 💞 ~

I am so overwhelmed because of the prizes that I’ve won. I still can’t believe that I’ve actually won them! I always thought that I can’t win anything I’ve entered so many competitions and I’ll never win them I’m not only talking about natural products but in general. Thought maybe I’m just bad luck.. And stopped entering any competitions. 😣 As you all know it can become demotivating. I’m actually getting emotional talking about it. But I’m here to tell you guys keep supporting and keep entering those competitions because soon you well get your chance. 😊 😌

I won double tickets to the My Hairstory ZA 2017 event on Saturday in Cape Town! 😍 I will be sharing some pictures about this event that I will be sharing some pictures about that event on here. My camera will definitely be charged over night for that day 😅

I also won a Tropical Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hamper valued at R 700!! 😱 😱 😍 Saying that still surprises me so much thanks so much to Style Studio in Cape Town! The key is to tag/mention as many people as possible in the comment section, and share as many times as you can! And oh, make sure they like and share as well! That’s what I done and it actually worked! 😁 Check out their page and just see how many people I tagged 😅 (I thought I was being a nuisance 👀).

Basically the purpose of this post was to let you guys know that I will be sharing the experience with you all. How the JBCO works for me, since I’ve always fantasized about using these products! 😁
P.S. Sorry to the bad picture quality.

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Blog Avatar in Progress

Hey everyone. 

I asked my friend Ruwaan Adams whose a graphic designer / illustrator / digital artist / concept artist to create an animated image for me with my big chop so I could use it as my avatar for amongst other things my blog. I thought he forgot because he was so quiet about it so I reminded him yesterday. While I was busy with some school work I got this picture!  I have absolutely no words its beyond what I expected! It illustrates my hair so perfectly, my eyes are really that big  and everything about it is just absolutely gorgeous! 

Step 1: Drawing.
Step 2: Inking.
Step 3: Digitizing.

Thanks Ruwaan! I have always known you were an amazing artist but ay with this one you outdid yourself! 

Please like his Facebook page (Ruwaan Artwork) if you guys want to get into contact with this local and amazing artist! Support local talent! 


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– Prep’ing hair for Braidings💆 –

Hey everyone! 

Soooo… I have to concur with the other naturals that tried the egg and mayonnaise! 
Okay, so I cheated a little bit I didn’t use real mayonnaise because I felt abit anxious about putting it on my hair afraid that it would smell sour. So I substituted it with my Ultimate Organic Therapy Leave-In Liquid Hair Mayonnaise (mouth full I know). It plays the same role as the organic mayonnaise and it doesn’t smell sour. 

The egg and mayonnaise mixture is really amazing it does something to my hair that nothing I have tried has done before!  Its super soft, shiny, the elasticity is insane and it just bounces right back when I stretch it! Shrinkage is a sign of health and shrinkage is on overload here, girl! 
Okay let me track back on how I prep’d my hair.
I washed my hair Friday using Palmer’s Conditioning Shampoo and then conditioned it used the Repairing Conditioner of the Palmer’s range. 💁💆
Okay, I let that sit for a while while I mixed the egg and mayo mixture.
I used:
1 x egg
1 tbspn of Hair Mayonnaise
1 tspn Coconut oil
1 tspn Olive oil
1 tspn Placenta (just for that extra something something)
I mixed it in a bowl using a fork lightly whisking it.

Alright, I put all that on my hair after rinsing the conditioner. Put on a shower cap but that didn’t stop the mixture from dripping so I used wrapped cling wrap over the cap and rocked my Doek! 
I had to go to youth so yeah the smell of mayonnaise wouldn’t have been pleasant. 
I kept it on over night rinsed it off and LCO’d my hair. As you all know the LCO method is ideal for dry and low porosity hair! So its drying now for the braiding process 
Even touching my hair now it feels like a lamb  its just so soft I have to stop myself touching it every time!
I have to admit in terms of growth I don’t see any. So I don’t fully agree with the 1cm or more growth over night. Or maybe its because I didn’t use the organic mayonnaise. 😳 I’ll definitely use it next time when I’m not on my way to youth. 
I’ll post some pictures for you of my protective style soon. 
Thanks for reading ladies I hope it helped guys! 

Bye for now. 

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Slay Doek Day <3

Hey its me again

Okay so, this is a bit different because you guys know I love talking alot XD This post is short and sweet. I saw these pictures and I thought you all would love to see them and try them out!

So its winter which means protective style time!!

Those of you that have hair long enough to do protective styles you guys are lucky
You have an array of different styles you can do

As for girls like me with big chops we unfortunately don’t.. Apart from braiding you hair here’s some beautiful Doek styles you ladies can try out

Bye for now 🙂

‘A girl who cuts her hair is about to change her life’ – Coco Chanel ❤

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Michelle goes bald, well almost!

My sister, Michelle Fransman, has been interested in going natural for a long time.. Hmmm, I won’t boast and say it was because of me but hey! 😀 She started transitioning after her wedding in February and I done her styles using perm rods and she loved it. I became a big chop activist ✊ when I realized every time she told me she doesn’t know what to do with her hair I told her “just cut it off”. 
And she finally did! 😁
I done her big chop, it actually came out even lol 👀 only experience I have with cutting hair is my own when I big chopped my own hair (My Big Chop: A preview of my “Big Day”). Nonetheless, she loved it! ❤
She was worried about it being ‘CORPORATE’ enough because she couldn’t do styles. But, she’s since had one very important meeting and a new job interview and she rocked her TWA with NO hair accessories 😊


Moral of the story: some people may need a push in the right direction just that one person to motivate them when they are contemplating be that person and help them. Some are scared of what they’ll look like it’s all part of the process it’s a JOURNEY (okay it’s more like a rollercoaster but hey) if you don’t like the look you can always just go back to straight hair. I’m biased because I’m natural but it’s the best decision you can make for yourself, your children, and your over all being ❤ .. 

P.S. I haven’t posted about my own hair in a while. I will be doing a 6 month update for you guys instead because my hair is growing pretty slowly and I don’t see much difference yet. Shrinkage is REAL! XD 

However, I will be trying out the egg and mayonnaise hair mask tonight. Because curiosity! Also, I have heard so much positive things about it so I’m excited about that! ❤

Thanks for all the support guys I have reached so many followers over the past few weeks and I’m really chuffed! Welcome ladies, I hope you guys will enjoy my blogs and feel free to comment and give me advice on this journey because I surely need it! 

‘A girl who cuts her hair is about to change her life’ – Coco Chanel ❤