Monday, 23 November 2015

Happy Birthday to You: Afro Kinky Discount

In celebration of my 30th birthday, Bounce Essential Hair is giving My Fro & I readers a pressie!

It's no secret I'm always on the hunt for extensions that would literally just add to my hair without having to fuss about blending. I've envied women from afar for years and now we in South Africa finally have some options when it comes to us kinky haired girls. The ladies at Bounce Essential Hair were so kind to send over these 18" Afro Kinky Clip-ins for my birthday fro and I've been wearing them every day since.

They're so easy to install, even the most style challenged woman can rock these. And don't worry if your hair is still a TWA, if you want that extra length and volume, this is a great quick way to get that look no matter your length. What I love most about them is that even I sometimes can't tell the difference between my own hair and the extensions, they blend in that well. And as you can see, the styling options are endless.

Well, Bounce Essential Hair wants to also spoil you! From now until December 11th, my dear My Fro & I readers and followers can get the below discount on all their hair pieces except wigs (which are currently 10% off by the way). Enter the code below at checkout for your discount:

Head over to their online shop to choose your treat. They have a selection of clip-ins, wigs and weaves in the natural-gal-friendly textures of afro kinky, coarse straight and kinky curly.

Happy birthday month to you!


Friday, 20 November 2015


It's not everyday that you get to celebrate the day your life started. It's not every birthday that you get to celebrate a milestone birthday.

Yup, this week, I turned 30. On Monday 16th November to be exact. It got me thinking, why is turning 30 such a big deal? 10, I get. 18, yes. 21, ummm still don't get that one unless you're American. But why 30? Why has society all of a sudden labelled you as 'old' or expect to by now you  should have your ish together. Or is it as simple as it's a new decade, therefore it's big just by that virtue. Either way, I knew I wanted to something different to celebrate this one. And so I did. 

My husband got an intimate group of my favourite people together last weekend to celebrate and party in style. And what better way to do so than on a boat! It was a gorgeous summer day as we cruised the Vaal river. We had the entire boat to ourselves with delish canap├ęs, bubbly, laughter and dancing.

My hair? A birthday gift from Bounce Essential Hair. I'm wearing 18" Afro Kinky Clip Ins to give me some mega volume. As you can see, the wind was real that day but Fro and its helpers held on like troopers!

Here's to being grown, reaching another decade and a reason to celebrate life.
Here's to 30!


Tuesday, 10 November 2015

#todaysfro: the side pin

Live on MyFroandITV:

Voted by you, styled by me, October's winning style is another revamped basics style - you love the basics! If you're in a hurry and your hair's shrunken or not co-operating, grab the side and pin it up - easy peasy.

You've voted, now watch then don't forget to rock your version! Tag me @aishaandlife and #todaysfro to share your selfie of you rocking the side pin.

I'm super chuffed to mention that MyFroandITV now has more than 10,000 subscribers! Thanks so much for the support and subbies. If you haven't yet, please subscribe for more videos x


Friday, 6 November 2015

Beauty Alert: Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix™ Makeup

I'm so excited about this new product coming soon: Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix™ Makeup

What is it?

A fast and easy stick makeup that works to contour and instantly retouch skin anytime, anywhere.

With a formula featuring light filtering technology, the Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix™ Makeup creates perfected looking skin with one easy step. Whether you're looking for all over skin coverage, concealing specific flaws, contouring or a quick touch up on the go, the silky smooth light-weight formula provides skin with a perfected airbrushed finish.

Retouch and protect your skin instantly with light/medium coverage and broad spectrum SPF 20 with Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix™ Makeup. It's available in 5 high-resolution shades:

  • Nude
  • Natural Beige
  • Medium Beige
  • Golden Beige
  • Caramel
Key features

  • Formulated with super-refined pigments and unique Light Filtering Technology to give skin that retouched look with each use
  • Convenient stick and smooth formula makes application easy
  • Provides broad spectrum SPF 20 sun protection
  • Lightweight, non-dragging formula glides onto skin
  • Use for contouring
I'm especially excited about the travel friendly aspect of this. Having less and less time on my hands in the mornings, I'm loving makeup products that allow me to do my face on the go. I think us brown girls would grab the Caramel stick for now and I'm hoping they'll be extending the range soon to include darker shades. It'll be hitting stores mid-November so keep an eye out for it! I know I will :)

What newbies are you looking forward to?


Monday, 2 November 2015

#todaysfro: October Nominees

It's November so you know what that means... it's time for you to vote for your favourite October #todaysfro video tutorial!

A quick recap on how it works:

  • VOTE for your favourite style from the most liked #todaysfro posts from my Instagram
  • WATCH the winning style on YouTube
  • ROCK your version of the style and tag me so I can see and share it! Do it via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram
Here are October's nominees:

Wanna rock one of the above styles? Vote your choice in the right side bar -------------------------------->>>

Get voting!


Saturday, 31 October 2015

Right Now I'm Lovin': Pink October

Clockwise from bottom left: Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue, Pond's Flawless Radiance BB Cream, 
Catrice Lip Colour Ultimate, Clicks Exfoliating Gloves, Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

It's no surprise that pink is my favourite colour. It's warm, vibrant, and undoubtedly feminine. So it makes total sense for the colour to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month is pink. In my salute to this gorge hue, here are some fab pink goodies I've been loving this month.

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue - R31.95

I'm not a fan of lip balms that come as sticks. Lol, reading back at that statement makes me sound crazy but it's the truth. I grew up using Vaseline all day everyday, so whenever I tried something new I'd automatically compare it to my old faithful. Then I got this and lipstick wearing has never been the same again. I've been using this in the evenings for a night time moisture boost and in the mornings before I do my make up. What I love about it is that it doesn't break up/dissolve my lippie when I apply it (you know that funny cakey look). So it makes for a great primer for me - smoothes my lips and plays friendly with my lipsticks. Especially for the matte ones that dry out my lips, it's a great moisturising boost during the day over my lips.

Catrice Lip Colour Ultimate in In a Rose Garden - R69.95

I'm having a love affair with nude colours at the moment. From my nails to lips, I'm loving the look that nude shades give. I also haven't found it easy to get nudes for brown women, especially lippies because many of them just look chalky. You know I love my hot pink lippies, so when I found this one by Catrice, I was looking forward to the look because it's different from what I usually wear. It's a pretty, subtle, pinkish nude that's so moisturising it completes a glowy face of make up beautifully. Love it.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water - R79.90

In case you missed my first impressions review on this cleanser, you can have a full read here. Since my 5 day challenge, I've continued using this much raved about cleanser as part of my evening routine. Particularly useful when I have some stubborn make up on, Garnier's Micellar Water is a great gentle alternative to the wipes I've been using for years. It doesn't sting my eyes so when I'm having a heavy eye make up day, it's what I reach for.

Clicks Exfoliating Gloves - R39.95

We're in the deep of summer and nothing screams sunny days more than exposed skin. Sponges can only do so much, so I've been using these gloves to help remove dry, dead skin cells from my skin. They're clearly so easy to use and really help with pesky ingrown hairs. For an awesome combo, I pair it up with my scrub, especially for hard skin areas like my feet. Scaly feet are the killers of a gorgeous sandal look!

Pond's Flawless Radiance BB Cream in Chocolate - R90

As you know, my daily make up routine doesn't normally consist of foundation. My thing at the moment is: lotion, BB cream and powder. That's it. I love the light coverage this BB Cream gives, and it also doesn't get my face so oily. It does a great job of blending into my skin and looks very natural. My fave thing about this cream? The price tag :)

All of the above, unless otherwise stated, are available from Clicks or Dischem.

What are some of your current beauty faves?

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