Living, Learning and Loving

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Its been a while since my last post. I’m definitely still trying to get into a routine and get my ‘groove’ back. I wrote a beautiful blog post last month about the differences between living in South Africa vs living in New Zealand…but it just turned into a novel 🙈

Its been eight months now since I left my home in Cape Town and moved to Auckland. I’m not going to sugar coat it. Its darn tough and without a doubt, the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life so far. Was it worth it though..? Most definitely.

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Becoming Me

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I’ve been wanting to blog about my personal journey for a few months now, but the topic is a bit tricky to articulate. I think you need to be able to relate in order to understand.

Let’s start from the beginning. I was an awkward, shy and scared child. I went through my whole childhood feeling worthless and like I would never amount to anything. I won’t go into why I felt this way, but this is how I grew up. I felt like an outsider for pretty much my whole life, until a few years ago when I started to love and accept myself. Quotes_14 copy Continue reading

Photoshoot Makeup + Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS palette review

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A few days ago – on Sunday to be exact, I had the amazing and exciting opportunity of practicing my makeup skills for a personal photoshoot. I’ve been dying to be behind the lens for something other than belly dance. So this was my chance to dabble with a boudoir theme. For obvious reasons, only a few images will be shared online at a later stage. For now, I really wanted to blog about my makeup for the occasion! 😃20160711_183848B Continue reading

You’re Beautiful

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Yesterday I was walking casually in a mall, drinking a oh so lovely (and healthy) green smoothie, when all of a sudden a random person jumped in front of me and stopped me. I was so taken aback for a second, instinctively I thought I had maybe dropped something embarrassing from my bag, or maybe I had toilet paper stuck to the bottom of my sneaker..! Continue reading

World Belly Dance Day 2016

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Every year belly dance is celebrated through this international dance event. Its an amazing opportunity for belly dance professionals and students to shine on stage in front of their peers, friends and family. I have been participating in this event on and off, for the past 6 years or so.

World Belly Dance Day was this past saturday (14th May). I worked hard on developing original, honest choreography, as this was the first time I performed as a solo dancer. I have performed on stage quite a few times as part of a group, but this year was pretty special for me since I was all by myself. 13173321_1115972065111677_7357406566107834750_oHere I am in my second costume, performing a tribal fusion/ hip hop inspired piece. I got a great response from the crowd, which was awesome 🙂

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Yoga, Vegetarianism and a Kitten

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I’ve been a bit quiet lately, but I am back after some much needed downtime. Sometimes you need to take a step back and think about things to get a better perspective. The past few months have been a time for soul searching and a lot of relaxation 🙂

I finally got around to working on something on my life bucket list – Yoga! About a month ago I realised that YouTube is a powerful (and free!) source of workout material. Ever since, I have been searching the heck out of fitness channels while working on my Victoria’s Secret butt and abs 😀 It feels so great to exercise at home in my own space in my own time…

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My Saturday 23.01.16

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Yesterday I attended a 2 hr Burlesque workshop with my friend Carmen. We had a fabulous time as we let loose and let out our inner pinup girls!

I have tried burlesque once before, about 4 or 5 years ago. At the time, I was very self conscious and shy, so the experience did not go down too well for me! Needless to say, yesterday was amazing and I think I totally rocked it 🙂

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