June 15, 2017 Susann

I don’t know how many times I have mentioned just how much I love Angel from Thierry Mugler, but when I got an email in my inbox that said I can get my hands on a 5ml straight from the Mugler Source – I was on that bandwagon like it was nobody’s business. I have now also bought my new Angel in a refillable bottle – so next time I run out, I’m off to the Mugler Source. If you don’t recall, I almost cried my eyes out when I finished my beloved perfume.

What I got, yes my…

June 14, 2017 Susann

I have noticed one thing with the kid, you can buy her the most expensive toy, but what she actually wants (right now) is something she can bash around or press buttons – and chew everything. She has gone through stages where rattles were her thing (she still hangs onto one) and she would crawl towards any noise; Soft toys she’s only recently shown some interest in – but she always liked to kick them around; In the car and cot we always throw a few tactile toys that might interest her – and she is mastering the toys that…

June 8, 2017 Susann

It is no secret that my all time favourite superhero is Wonder Woman, the daughter of Zeus that was raised by the warrior Amazons. When she made her appearance in Batman vs Superman last year I turned to hubby and said, “When the Wonder Woman movie comes out, we going”. Well, the movie came out last week and we saw it the same day in 3D on IMAX. It was amazing! I’ve seen every superhero movie from both Marvel and DC comics. We are the people that don’t miss superhero movies… and somehow I married a guy that thinks Spiderman…

June 6, 2017 Susann

I thought I would choose a heading that says it is a fun time with a teething baby, but we all know that’s not the truth. Lexa now has 2 teeth. Right next to eachother. At the bottom. Like a rabbit. We are going through teething gel like a cat with catnip. We use everything from trusty Teejel to Pure Beginnings. They all seem to bring relieve it’s just a matter of grabbing the nearest little tube. She has really developed and grown so much in the last few weeks. Standing without assistance for a second. Pulling herself up and…

June 1, 2017 Susann 1Comment

The Johannesburg perfume sale is one of my absolute favourite sales ever. One year I bought so many Kenzo Flower refills that 5 years later I still have stock… Make sure to leave your handbag at home, spend within your budget and enjoy hunting for the perfumes you really want. PS. You might also want to read my interview with the Fragrance Queen here 🙂 I might just have a super nice surprise to announce if you do. Dates and times of the fragrance sale in Johannesburg: 27th – 29th September Wednesday @ 12h00 – 18h00 Thursday @ 08h00 -…

June 1, 2017 Susann 3Comment

A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future. Coco Chanel The fragrances you wear for the special moments in your life become part of the story. Even just catching a whiff of a fragrance will bring back the memories so delicately intertwined with it. Liz Ferrett, Fragrance Queen It’s a fragrance journey Liz joined the beauty and fragrance industry many years ago and started her career with a fragrance house where she fell in love with the concept. She then worked as Sales Manager for Estee Lauder before moving to Clarins as Sales Director; Liz…

May 31, 2017 Susann 2Comment

There I was one day just flicking aimlessly through Instagram when I stumbled upon an artist’s profile. I stopped my aimlessness and went through every single picture on her account. I was so so fascinated by these “dolls” that I couldn’t help myself. Who is the artist? Her name is Manoushka and she is a Dutch national living in Durban for more than 6 years. She has 2 adorable daughters that inspire her. Manoushka studied theater and was on stage in the Netherlands for 10 years – and then she came here. She was a product designer and recently resigned…

May 30, 2017 Susann

It is no secret that I love toys just as much as a kid would. Now that we have little Miss Lexa, I want to/but don’t want to share my toys with her. She has always been a mobile baby. From day one she would move around the cot like Speedy Conzales. No toy has ever been safe, if she could see it, she got to it. There are toys that we gave to her way before we should’ve but we wanted to make sure she was challenged. One such toy is the Little Tikes Light & Sound Spinning Top……

May 29, 2017 Susann 2Comment

I like to read stories about ordinary people like you and me that turned a need into an idea and ultimately a business. When Prima Baby introduced MiniMonkey at the #JoziMeetup, I sat there thinking, this is so simple yet brilliant – I could’ve thought of this. Then I went to the website and read up about the mom behind the brand. The woman behind MiniMonkey Margot Visser, a regular mom from Amsterdam, designed the range after the birth of her first daughter in 2005. She, like most of us, felt inundated with the variety of baby products available on…

May 22, 2017 Susann 2Comment

I use Rafflecopter for most of my competitions and it has a random.org plugin to help me choose. If the winner is not one of my regular readers that interact on a regular basis I scrutinize all entries. If you said you did a step, but during verification I find one that you didn’t do, I disqualify you. On interaction… I really appreciate the readers that interact by liking a Facebook post, retweets or comments. I actually remember who interacts with me and when it comes to the competitions that reward loyal readers… I also notice those that just come…