THANK YOU! GoodBye ’15 Hello ’16- THANK YOU and GIVEAWAY!

Hello Hey!!!



A happy and prosperous 2016 to you all!! πŸ™‚ I trust you had a happy and festive December and are ready to take on 2016?!?

At the beginning of 2016 I was grappling with what I was going to put in this post, and over the past four days, its been one struggle!


A lot was learnt in 2015. A lot of good times, bad times, sad times, happy times. It was a big challenge for me. I did however come out of it, happier and more fulfilled, as a person, and as a woman. Not much happened in terms of “resting” over the December period, as you are well aware, I did a lot of travelling. Due to that, I didn’t have many days, except Christmas, Boxing day, and a few days after to rest. I STILL feel like I haven’t rested enough! (LOL).




2016, gave me MANY precious moments with the ones I love. My monkeys, my love bugs, my family. These people are irreplaceable in my life, and I enjoyed every moment spent with them… From trips, to parties, to home time chill time, to events and occasions. These were priceless moments ❀ Β Those are the people that will love you at your worst, and appreciate you at your best. My wish, goal, is to do it again this year. Spend as much time with them as possible. ❀




Friends are the family you get to pick for yourself! These are your sisters, these are people that know so much about you, that if they had to testify against you in the court of law, they’d CRUCIFY you!! That’s how much they know you. Your lows, your highs, your good times, and bad. These are your sisters ❀



I lived some BEAUTIFUL moments in 2015 with all these wonderful people in my life and I was so blessed to be able to do it, and to have the opportunity to do it ALL OVER AGAIN! Cheers to 2016 girls!! I love you all! I can’t wait to live new moments with you again this year!





Of course, with all the high moments in life, there were low ones as well. I had to deal with a lot of pain and changes to my body last year, but the support of my family and friends made the hard road just a little more bearable. I thank them for that! Friends, and Family, and my loved ones. The Almighty doesn’t give you challenges He knows you won’t be able to handle! He knows your strength!! ❀

Even with that heavy challenge, more came my way. I’ve loved and lost, lost and gained! It was a challenging year, for love, friendships, family, myself, but I emerged victorious and stand in awe of my own strength πŸ™‚


Hello 2016!!




Hello 2016!!

Be kind to me, indulge me in your greatness!! ❀

I can’t wait to make new memories, build and strengthen my relationships, learn something knew, and continue on the journey of learning and loving me!

I wish love and prosperity for you, my blog readers and followers, may 2016 grant you your hearts desires and so much more!!! ❀






Thank you SO much to my followers and blog visitors and readers for all the comments, encouragement and goodness you have shown this blog over the last year! Many changes were made, domains changed, but you stuck with me through and through! For that one, I thank you so much!! πŸ™‚


For all my lifestyle and beauty followers, I have a little giveaway as a thank you from me to you!!!


Lifestyle followers I have a few goodies from Typo (hamper) to give away! Just answer me one question by leaving a comment in the comment box:

  1. Which destination of the Travel Diaries entries did you enjoy the most and WHY?


For the Beauty lovers answer me this one question in the comment box below if you would love a chance to win a beauty hamper from myself with a few well known beauty products! πŸ™‚


  1. Which makeup item that I’ve spoken about in the beauty blogs did you love the most and why?


Thats it!!! Winners will be picked at random and contacted privately for address details!! πŸ™‚


HAPPY 2016!!!







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21 thoughts on “THANK YOU! GoodBye ’15 Hello ’16- THANK YOU and GIVEAWAY!

  1. I absolutely loved the Human + kind deep cleansing cloths.. As somebody who has a serious problem with clogged pores, the cloths managed to unclogg and also eradicate my blackead issue….. Leaving me with smoother, radiant looking skin!!:D

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  2. well i’m that travelling junkie and i have always looked out for places to check out once you have checked in (FB) and my first love was Budmarsh, not on the blog, yes! But i took my partner for his birthday,one month into the relationship because this was going to impress him outta his mind and it did(we still together), next stop is def Zanzibar for that tranquility and maybe i might score the ring *blush* #lovewins…

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    1. Love that! Budmarsh is an absolutely great place, and I guess we have something in common because I took my partner there too- for his birthday!!! Zanzibar is an excellent choice! πŸ˜‰


    1. Thank you so much dear! πŸ™‚ I’m glad you enjoyed it! Lipsticks are such a staple favourite that I cant go without! Can’t wait to see your lipstick post!


  3. I totally loved your Zanzibar trip post because it was so detailed and you weren`t stingy with them pics. It looks like such a beautiful and serene place and I would love to visit there one day. I love to travel but at the moment my destinations are local due to financial limitations so it was nice to see Zanzibar through your camera lens. loved it!

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    1. Thank you So much Doreen! πŸ™‚ Please check out what you stand a chance to win in my latest blog post.. ❀ No matter what the budget, I always say its best to see YOUR country before visiting another, I also love to take holidays in SA, whether a week long, or weekend trip, we live in an awesome country! πŸ™‚


  4. Happy 2016 gentle orchid. First and foremost we love your blog, it is exciting and detailed. Keep it up.

    The best travel thus far has to be Zanzibar.
    1- The photos looked Photo shopped, are they filtered? lol
    2- I see a lot of smiles in that trip, so clearly shows that 1 will most definitely enjoy.
    3- We can see the different parts of Zanzibar, both the lovely Island and the beach, as well as their history and current life style (Stone town)
    4- The hilarious Spice farm pics, just love.

    Thank you for giving us a feel of the place, it really entices one to want to go, and to explore Africa.

    Its by far my most fun and memorable trip πŸ™‚

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  5. Honestly my fave makeup item is a lipstick(irregardless of brand) and i enjoyed the blog you did on all your fave lippies.I LOVE Lipsticks,whenever my day is dull or my mood is down i know all i need is a bold lipstick to pick my spirit up.And also my skin tone is a bit close to yours and the post has introduced me to more exciting lipstick shades i can try and still look good ❀


    1. Hey Val! I’m glad you liked the lipsticks post! I love lipsticks too, but I’m obsessed with lip Balms/glosses! LOL, i dont know why, but I have them everywhere in my house! lol. right now I’m loving the Clarins Instant Lip Perfector ❀ But I love lipsticks on days where I want to glam up my look, or feel a little down, because it covers ALL that up!


  6. Your girls trip to Magaliesburg really stood out for me at the end of a long year, that would have been the best way to end off.
    Toni Morrison said ‘There’s no lonelier woman in the world than the one without a close woman friend’.
    This was so true for me when my best friend was away for much of the year. I lived vicariously through you and your friendships when you went on that trip because that is something on our bucket list.
    Amazing location, beautiful scenery and great company.
    The 3 things every girls trip should have.
    Absolutely loved it.
    This is something I’m looking forward to doing once I get a J-O-B so this was a little motivation for a sister on her way up.


    1. Thank you for the thorough response! πŸ™‚ Girls trips are so important to me and my girlfriends because after a long year of hard work, its a great way to close it, relaxing and doing the things we love to do, without any men for that matter! You are well on your way to a great career and you will be going to places i’ll be dreaming of going to! πŸ™‚ Thanks doll!


  7. ‘Give a woman the right lipstick and she can conquer the world’
    Said someone wise, once upon a time.
    As you can tell, I’m a huge fan of lipstick and my favourite post was the one where you discussed the Mac Cosmetic Modesty lipstick.
    It’s so difficult to find nude lipstick for black women which will look complimentary on your skin tone but still stand out.
    I loved that you also used NYX butter gloss because I’d also like a little dazzle especially in the evenings. Always good to be able to take products from day to night use.
    I’m a big fan of MAC cosmetics (although my student budget is not) so I enjoyed the combination of one of my favourite make up brands and one of my favourite make up items.

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    1. So true!!! Modesty was my first lipstick from MAC, and its such a great colour for all skin types, and happens to be so creamy and moisturising on the lips! I’m glad you liked the posts!!! πŸ™‚


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