Do you have an obligation to tell your social media followers that your post is sponsored? 

Before I started my blog site, Of Curls and Colour, I was somewhat unaware of the workings of social media. I would see a person I follow rave about a lipstick or a hair product that she had used and loved and think that the views expressed were always sincere. Little did I know that she might have been sent that product to review or as a gift.  Which brings me to a potential moral dilemma; as a so called influencer, are you obligated to tell your network that the product you raved about was sent to you? That the lippie you love so much is actually an ad? Continue reading “Do you have an obligation to tell your social media followers that your post is sponsored? “

Homecoming

Hello and welcome to the new year.

I’ve been quiet, pondering life and love and everything in between. I have happily made it into 2018 and I am thrilled that you here with me. My first post for the year is a bit of a homage to home.  Home being, the place that birthed me, that birthed my parents, my grandparents and those before them.  Can you tell that I am that person that believes in the power of ancestry and lineage?Boat on lake Malawi

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Are you dream chasing, paper chasing, or lucky enough to be doing both?

I am of the belief that while I am making a living and building a career, I also want to have a positive a social impact in my chosen field. This has been, and remains one of the driving forces of my career choices. I often have debates with the people in my life about why I focus more on passion and less on money. Don’t get me wrong I like being paid as much as the next person but I also have an altruist personality, which has me balancing the money and passion. Continue reading “Are you dream chasing, paper chasing, or lucky enough to be doing both?”

LED Facial Treatment, My Experience

An  aesthetics boutique opened a short distance from my office.  Who can resist such temptation? I picked up a brochure and skimmed over it for a couple of days, pondering and calculating.  Weighing up this and that, until I decided why the heck not? Let me go for a consult and see what happens. I’ve been to the dermatologist for my skin on different occasions (check out this post) and thought it might be worthwhile to try a different approach for my oily, acne prone skin. Continue reading “LED Facial Treatment, My Experience”

Tips on Transitioning to Natural Hair 

You’ve decided to transition, congratulations 🎊. Now you’re wondering what next? How do I handle different textures on my head and when do I decide to chop?

Here are a few tips based on my journey:  Continue reading “Tips on Transitioning to Natural Hair “

An Ode to the Sisterhood

Its almost the end of August (women’s month in SA) and I cant let it pass without an ode to the many amazing women I cross paths with.

Shall we start with a bit of history? I’ll keep it brief. On the 9th of August, we celebrate National Women’s day in South Africa. This auspicious occasion in commemorates the day on which thousands of women marched upon the Union Buildings (the seat of government) in 1956 to protest unjust pass laws. The laws required South Africans, of African ethnicity to carry special documentation that restricted their freedom of movement. This show of unity from women of diverse backgrounds is celebrated throughout August. Continue reading “An Ode to the Sisterhood”

Skin deep

An update on my skin woes

If you’ve read my previous posts here and here you’ll know that I have acne prone skin. I’ve been suffering with acne since puberty. I was on heavy prescription medication in my first year of varsity and I hated it. The side effects were terrible. It left my skin dry , itchy, discoloured and no amount of vaseline could moisturise my lips. But I haven’t had a problem since then, aside from the occasional breakout, until this year.  Continue reading “Skin deep”