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Let the Trees Hug You Back

In the blogosphere Rain Africa is possibly one of the most loved brands. A brand I had read extensively about before actually being introduced to them at the Cape Town blogger meetup in January and being absolutely blown away by the brands core ethos of being centered around people. Besides providing quality products, Rain Africa provides jobs with purpose to people living in extreme poverty. Keeping the processes of how their products are made simple makes Rain create more jobs for women reaching out to the community in the hopes of creating a better future for the Rain staff and their families. Teaching them skills of hand-harvesting unique, safe and high quality soaps and body care products along with their own dedicated African spa treatment day spas not only for the South African market but abroad too. All their products are environmentally audited and are not made if there is any detriment to the environment. If that is not a brand that deserves a round of a applause, then I don’t know who does.

A couple of months ago Rain held a blogger event in the Plantbos forest, which is the southernmost forest on the African continent. I did Tweet quite extensively about my experience when I was there and I have been enjoying the tree mists they were launching at this event so much that after finishing my Milkwood African Tree Mist I realised I had not written my article on them! (Bad bad me!)

First and foremost, why did Rain hold an event all the way in the Plantbos forest? Well, the forest in itself is unique as it thrives off an ancient sand dune with neither a river nor spring to sustain it and it endures hot, dry summer months by drawing moisture from only the morning mists that bathe the canopy. The purpose of the event was to launch their new range of African Tree Mists created by Melissa Krige who lives in the forest and has for many years. She gave us a personal tour of the forest, her home, and explained while walking us through the serene surroundings about the healing properties of each tree and how she came to incorporate this into her tree mists. The ingenious new products offer therapeutics of the bark remedy type essences as well as deeply evocative aromas of the Cape Mountains, golden sun and African soil. Each tree mist has its own purpose and each using different essential oils in order to stimulate and emancipate the senses to calm, cool and collect oneself to continue with a busy lifestyle.Rain Africa Tree Mists

The tree mists I received on the day were Milkwood (my absolute favourite) which is blended with essential oils of Citrus paradisil (grape fruit), Lavendual officinalis (lavender), Juniperus communis (juniper), Ericophalus pantutaatus (CApe chamomile), Veiveria zizaniaodes (vetivert) and Pogostemon cablin (patchouli) and White pear which is blended with essential poils of Bursera delpechiana (linaloe berry), Piper nigrum (black pepper), Citrus bergamis (bergamot), Artemisa afra (wilde als) and Styrax benzoin (benzoin).

Our walk through the forest ended quite abruptly upon a bunch of bloggers accidently upsetting a hive of bees where a few of the bloggers got stung quite badly. Luckily, they are all okay now and we can smile when we talk about it.

Left to right Fi from PoutPerfection, Cupcake from CupcakeMummy.com, Heather from FemmeLifestyle.co.za and Jen from PinkerJen.com at Plantbos Forest

Left to right Fi from PoutPerfection, Cupcake from CupcakeMummy.com, Heather from FemmeLifestyle.co.za and Jen from PinkerJen.com at Plantbos Forest

You can spray these mists onto you directly or you can spray them in the air and let it stimulate your senses. They are not a substitute for a perfume or the likes or an air freshener as its aromatherapy with a bit of added promise of healing properties. Not sure on the healing properties myself but the products smell fantastic, smell natural and instantly transport me back to the time of walking through forest and doing some tree hugging. A spritz of tree mist is quite simply letting the tree hug you back.

The tree mists are for sale at the Rain Day Spa in Swellendam, Rain Spa at Cavendish or online here for R125 each.

Read more about the other bloggers experience of the day here:

Rain African Tree Mists: Bring the Healing Powers of the Forest Home With You (PinkerJen.com)

I went on an adventure, became a ranger and met up with a few bees (LipglossedNinja.co.za)

Platbos Forest Adventure with Rain Africa …… *Pic Heavy Post (FemmeLifestyle.co.za)

Don’t forget to check out Rain’s website, Facebook and Twitter @Rain_Africa

x flea143

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FALLING IN LOVE WITH : LUSHBERRY.CO.ZA

Hiya Poutlings!

Happy Friday <33

Since our busy schedules sometimes never permit to actually going and doing some retail therapy, it can be bad for the soul… however, online shopping will always prevail to lift your spirits! I’ve come across a real gem, a brand new local online store which is completely and utterly swoon worthy!

Say hello to LushBerry : The Online Style Destination

LUSHBERRY : THE ONLINE STYLE DESTINATION

To begin with LushBerry.co.za can boast selling stunning MICHELLE OKAFOR designer African dresses, SITTING PRETTY gorgeous vintage with all locally sourced fabrics for versatile garments, LA PEARLA the ultimate fashion handbags, ANGELS IN LACE soft feminine lingerie, PRINCESS BEACH SWIMWEAR edgy fun bikinis with a difference, LILIKOI designer Brazilian shoes and not to mention the two ranges of beauty products they stock, KLOOVENBURG luxury olive oil beauty products and SULTANS GOLD Moroccan argan oil for hair and skincare.

Impressive brands to start off with, I cannot wait to see what comes next.

Here are some of my absolute favourites…

Punk Rivets Bodycon Dress : R549

Punk Rivets Bodycon Dress : R549

Sitting Pretty Cora Dress : R660

Sitting Pretty Cora Dress : R660

 Loading... Thumbnail 1 Thumbnail 1 Princess Beach Kim Tassel Bikini Yellow : R429


Princess Beach Kim Tassel Bikini Yellow : R429

Sling Back Stiletto Parot Colors : R549

Gorgeous Lilikoi Brazilian flat shoes

Sling Back Stiletto Parot Colours : R549

Italian Suede Brown Ankle Boots : R599

Italian Suede Brown Ankle Boots : R599

Chunky Rose Gold Floral Stretch Ring : R299

Chunky Rose Gold Floral Stretch Ring : R299

Olive Oil body butter : R140

Olive Oil body butter : R140

Sultans Gold Pure Argan Oil 100% organic

Sultans Gold Pure Argan Oil 100% organic

*swoon*

Let me know your favourites?

Be sure to follow LushBerry on Facebook & Pintrest!

UPDATE:

If you sign up to Lushberry’s Newsletter You can ***WIN*** Fashion Hampers to the value of R3,000!!!

sign up to the Lushberry newsletter and win Fashion hampers to the value of R3,000!!

sign up to the Lushberry newsletter and win Fashion hampers to the value of R3,000!!

xo missfitz

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MODEL TAKEOVER : Who’s Replacing 90s Supers Now?

Hiya Poutlings

Cindy, Kate, Naomi, Linda, Christy… Your days were high and mighty, but now these new skinny-minnies are coming into take your place.

Who are the new super models now?

Cindy Crawford and Karlie Kloss

Beauty makes the spot on their otherwise state clean complexions. Neither Cindy nor Karlie can take a bad shot.  They both give collarbone for days, and a hunch that could make anyone feel straight.

Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn

They’re both giving tribal realness, with cheekbones that say, “I’m  better than you.” We’re waiting for Jourdan’s hissy-fit but for the time being she’s fitting into Naomi’s early super shoes, fiercy.

Kate Moss and Lara Stone

In the 90s, Kate brought it to Calvin Klein, along with heroin chic and a penchent for toplessness. Now Lara brings a bustier approach to CK with that same dainty gauntness about her face.

Linda Evangelista and Daria Webowy

These Canadian chameleons have both taken the cover of Vogue in Marilyn Monroe-esque pin curls. Linda may be poutier, but they’re equally versatile!

*missfitz

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