Health & Beauty

Why I’ll Never Step Foot in a Zumba Class Again + Free Fitness Channels

After a mortifying first Zumba class, I vowed never again. But, just when I thought I’d sworn off Zumba for good, I discovered online Zumba and other fab free fitness channels…


5 Bridal Beauty Essentials

by Monique on May 20, 2014 · 0 comments

5 Bridal Beauty Essentials:

After tears and “The Kiss,” your hair and make-up still has withstand greeting, congratulatory kisses and hugs, a family photo session and a couple photo session before you even make it to the reception! In other words, you need a few beauty essentials so you can touch up your hair and make-up. Here are beauty essentials every bride should have on the day…


Keshia & Jared Engagement shoot on Photography by As Sweet As Images (10)

If the run up to your big day is stressing you out, head to a park! According to Dr. Aaron Michelfelder a walk in a forest will, among other health benefits, lower your level of the stress hormone cortisol. Need a little more motivation? Have a look at Keshia and Jared’s pretty relaxed engagement shoot in the James and Ethel Gray Park in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.

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Does Adventure Boot Camp Really Work?

by Monique on November 21, 2013 · 0 comments

Does Adventure Boot Camp work WEB RES

Ever wondered if Adventure Boot Camp could help you slim down and tone up for your wedding day? I had the opportunity to find out!


Cape Royale Hotel in Green Point, Cape Town on Spa Media Day protea

Whether you’re the bride, bridesmaid or a guest, weddings inspire us to want to look and feel our best. I’m always keen to pick up a few beauty tips for weddings but didn’t imagine that I would be invited to join Cape Town’s top beauty editors and fashion bloggers for a spa day at The Cape Royale Hotel. Um…gulp!


Spa Day review at the Cape Royale Hotel & Spa

I was invited to review the Royale Opulence Package, a half-day spa spoil at the Cape Royale Hotel & Spa in Green Point and darlings – I think it’s a lovely, luxurious and yet affordable option for spa day bridal shower.



It’s a new season and the perfect time to embrace new ideas. So when SA Weddings invited me to Carl Isaacs’s 2013 Wedding Make-up and Hair Trend Forecast, I was interested to see what one of the top South African make-up artists had in mind. And let me tell you darlings, I was impressed!

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