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Guest Contribution : Rain Africa Luxury Artisan Soap

Rain Africa is one of those amazing South African local brands with a story that is just as amazing as their products.

The product range is made in Cape Town and now found all over South Africa and around the world. In the range a selection of soaps, creams and face washes can be found. All products are handmade with love and you can definitely feel it. Every person who works for Rain Africa has an amazing story and all make up the extended Rain Africa family.Rain Soap

I was sent this beautiful Luxury Artisan Soap to review.

So why do I love this soap :

1)Simple packaging which can be recycled.

2)Beauty without cruelty.

3)Its made by hand.

4)100% Natural so no chemicals have been used to make the product.

5)The smell which is so natural , fresh and clean.

6)It tells me that my soap was made by the Artisan Florence.

7)Small batches of the soap are made so its rather special.

8)A moisture rich lotion has been used to make this bar.

Rain Artisan Soap

Last year a book was launched by Bev Missing the owner of Rain Africa on soap making. So why not try your hand out at making your own natural soap.For more information on Rain Africa products check out www.rainafrica.com.

About the Author:

A 30 something South African Indian woman living, laughing, loving and trying to find her way back after a long stint abroad. A million stories a million laughs to share from a journey where I have been blessed to meet some really amazing humans. A domestic goddess with a love of food, books, travelling, cocktails and the colour pink…… Welcome to my world sit back and enjoy my adventures………

You can follow Verushka on Twitter @verushka143 or visit her blog spicegoddess.co.za

Disclaimer: These products were given as a gift in a goodie bag, this has in no way altered the view of these products in anyway.


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Winter Blues

Heya Poutlings!

Winter hasn’t even started and I’ve already got flu!!!!
I HATE having flu with a passion, nothing worse than feeling horrible due to some flu bug!
So I did a little research on the top tips to prevent the horrible flu bugs from attacking our amazing pouters!
The flu is a virus that is transmitted through contact with someone who is infected, by droplets through a cough or a sneeze, or through contaminated items, such as pens or any other daily items.
Preventing the flu!!!

1. Take your vitamins
Firstly I’m not one for taking multi-vitamins, personally they don’t work for me. However taking vitamins in different forms is essential to fighting the flu and also for staying healthy all year round. My best bet would be the vitamin B12 shot, and vitamin C and vitamin D.
2. Eat flu-fighting, anti-oxidant rich foods

An overall healthy diet will boost your immune system, but the following foods are rich in anti-oxidants and are essential in fighting against various viral infections. The presence of antioxidants in your body will ensure you stay healthy, longer.

– Spinach – High in iron and antioxidants
Spinach is low in saturated fat, and very low in cholesterol. It is also a good source of Niacin and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fibre, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

– Broccoli – High in Vitamins A and C
Broccoli is low in saturated fat, and very low in cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron and Selenium, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Manganese.

– Garlic – High in minerals such as copper, iron, zinc, calcium and selenium
Garlic stimulates the multiplication of infection-fighting white blood cells and also contains the phyto-chemical allicin, which has anti-bacterial properties.
Garlic is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It is also a good source of Calcium, Phosphorus and Selenium, and a very good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Manganese.

– Blueberries – Packed with Vitamins C and E, and disease-fighting antioxidants
Blueberries are a good source of vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, iron, and vitamin C. Blueberries are also strong sources of dietary fibre. Each half cup serving of blueberries provides a full two grams of dietary fibre which is as much as in one slice of whole wheat bread.
Blueberries are among the richest sources of antioxidants and other important nutrients. Blueberries are also delicious, versatile, high in fibre, and low in calories.
The health benefits associated with blueberries include improved eyesight, stronger blood vessels, reduced risk of heart disease, reduced risk of urinary tract infections, better memory performance, and promoting and maintaining

– Oats – High in soluble fibre, which absorbs cholesterol and helps establish a healthy environment in your digestive tract.

– Water – Drink six to eight glasses of water a day to stay well hydrated. Water keeps the mucous membranes in your upper respiratory tract moist and resistant to infection.

– Cold-water fish – The omega-3 fats in cold-water fish, such as salmon and tuna, create high blood levels of flu-fighting T cells and interferon.

– Pumpkin – High in Carotenoids, Vitamin A and B-Group Vitamins
Pumpkins are a good source of Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
Pumpkins are high in beta carotene, vitamin A and other carotenoids that are powerful antioxidants. Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of healthy polyunsaturated oils.

Garlic stimulates the multiplication of infection-fighting white blood cells and also contains the phyto-chemical allicin, which has anti-bacterial properties.

3. Sleep more, stress less
Sleep rejuvenates and revitalises your body, and helps your immune system function at its best. 
Deep sleep stimulates the thymus gland to produce T-cells, which are a type of white blood cell that helps reject foreign substances, and controls the production of antibodies to fight infection. 
Sleep also helps your body deal with stress, which has a strong influence on your immune system. Stress triggers the release of adrenaline and cortisol—hormones that reduce your body’s ability to produce antibodies. 
That’s why people who are highly stressed get more colds, suffer more digestive tract problems and are more frequent bouts of fatigue. Aim to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep every night, and practice relaxation techniques to help prevent stress.

4. Wash your hands frequently
With good old-fashioned soap and water (60 seconds).  Antibacterial soap, contrary to public belief, does not to a better job and in fact could be aiding more resistant strains of bacteria.

Some quick tips to keeping healthy ladies and gents, hope you don’t get attacked by the flu bug like me!



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Awesome product review ~ Elizabeth Arden Intervene 3-in-1 Daily Cleanser, Exfoliator & Primer

Well hello there my pretty pouters.

It’s almost the weekend and I hope you have some aweomeness planned for it. I do, will be shooting 2 stunning  male models (muscle galore) on Saturday … anyone wanna come help with lighting and oil application?

Anyhoo, my star product for today is …

Elizabeth Arden Intervene 3-in-1 Daily Cleanser, Exfoliator & Primer

This awesome product sells for R195 for 150ml (and it’s all worth it!) I have been using mine for about 2 months now. As an oily T-zone type, I hate it when my skin becomes oily during the day and I have to struggle with cakeing makeup (well I found secrets for avoiding that too lol)

I was a tad sceptical at first after receiving a trial size in my Rubybox, but boy-oh-boy was I pleasantly surprised by this little bombshell of a product.


This Cleanser, Exfoliator and Primer does it all in one. It foams up nicely for a good clean cleanse, it has tiny particles in it for buffing and exfoliating, they do not scratch your skin like most exfoliators do, and best of all your skin is soft and matt after rinsing and primed for makeup (although this doesn’t mean you should skip your toner and moisturiser!!) Best of all, you can use it every day! OH, and it should last you more than 3 months, because you will use about the amount the size of a petits pois (ok that’s a fancy word for small pea size) and it’s enough to cover your face, neck and Décolletage.

This is truly one product you will not find on my shelf, half used and full of dust.  Noticeable differences: My skin texture is softer, I don’t get as many breakouts as I used to, and my skin stays matt most of the day.

So if you’re looking for something new, have a go at this product. You’ll love it just as much as I do.

Have a pouty perfect day!


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