chocolate night in…that kinda evening… ♡ It’s a “BROW”time… don’t you think?!

It’s Friday evening.

Around 19:00 and I am getting ready to go to bed.

Am I tired?  Not that tired, but I fear if I leave my house you might see my eyebrow situation…(insert embarrassment here!)

So this year sees me starting a brow journey … I am on a serious mission, a quest for fabulous brows, because It’s a “BROW” time… don’t you think?!

Let me start with sharing a little secret, I hate full brows. Mine in particular…

And as the trends over the last years have gone from shaving brows off completely and drawing just a line (insert LOL here), to thin plucked brows and even extreme OTT filled browns with black eyeliner, things in the brow department has been a wee bit confusing.

Fast forward to 2017…

Threading, waxing, plucking, filling with pencil, gels and powder… these sisters might have to take a back seat as Microblading takes over.

While threading is a cheaper option, it ain’t the best option as it could cause damage to the skin tissue around the eye area. Microblading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature), but ALAS! It is not a pocket friendly option.

For now filling my either plucked or waxed brows works for me, but O M Geeeeeeee let me tell you how I tried to grow out my full brow and failed successfully.

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I just couldn’t deal with the “dirty & untidy” look.

I mean I tried, I really did!

But I just couldn’t.

You see the thing is, growing out your complete brow could take around anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months.  In the meantime, there are a number of things you can do to not look beastly. Be patient and remember, it takes 6 months to make a Rolls-Royce and 13 hours to make a Toyota!

So I thought I’d give you a few pointers in case you have a bit more will power to grow out yours.

  • 1. The first step is to LEAVE THEM ALONE!! Do not touch them at all. Hide your tweezers, hide your brow razor and throw away your wax strips.
  • 2. You’re going to have to leave the house and you may feel like everyone is staring at you, visit your hairstylist and cut some bangs to cover up your brows.(PS. Don’t try to cut your bangs yourself and also maybe Summer is not a good idea, you know heat and sweat and all…)
  • 3. Your face will thank you, dress up in bright colours to take the attention off the facial features.
  • 4. Experiment With A Brow Serum.  Virgin Coconut oil and an eyebrow brush works real well too. You know like brushing your hair stimulates the roots, same same!
  • 5. Fill in with Brow Powders as you wait.

The BH Cosmetics brow palette has been my go-to with a super lasting and superb blending for a natural effect.

This must-have brow palette is ideal for brow lovers.

The versatile brow palette features 8 brow powders and 4 wax shades. You can use the powders individually or mix and match for a custom shade. Brow wax can be used alone, as a primer to help keep brow powder in place for those with sparse brows, or to tame unruly brows.

So to grow out or to fill?

It’s a “brow” time you decide, don’t you think?

Halloween facey 1, 2, 3 SNAP!

So with Halloween around the corner everyone is getting ready for dressing up and getting their scary on…

I decided to play around around with a few Halloween looks using the following products:

  • Kryolan
  • Essence_cosmetics
  • Revlon
  • BH Cosmetics
  • WetnWild

 

It really took about 15 minutes to create this look.

Some pretty eyeshadow and …. a spiderweb!

If you want something simple for Halloween, this look is easy enough for anyone to pull off.

1st I did a basic quick prep using the WetnWild neutralizing concealer to whisk away some redish breakouts I have.

Then blended my Kryolan foundation creme.

Next I used my Essence white pencil and my definition brush to blend some matte black and then some white eyeshadow to create the first bit of this semi-dramatic look.

Then I tried my free hand drawing to create the spiderweb, using the Essence eyeliner pen was super great.

I then lined my lips with black shadow and added the red liner to create a blended lip colour along with my Revlon Blackcherry lipstick.

I then completed the look by doing two different eyeshadow blends using the BH Cosmetics Day & Night Palette.

I asked my blog mentor Just Ella Bella what she thinks about this look and she responded saying …”Dis nou nie vir Greenaces nie, But awesome and vampy for Halloween..”

What do you think?

 

Love & Laughter

BigMouth Rae

☆ My kinda Date… ☆

Whether it’s first thing in the morning or midafternoon, we all need an energy boost at some point during the day. 

If you’re like me and you have a little Adam who thinks sleep is only for birds…coffee is one solution bit you might need something with more sustenance.

These super yum energy bites are a total saver! 

Loaded with nutrients, these no flop-no bake date balls are oh so tasty, easy to make and will really give you the energy boost you need. 

Dates are super good not only the taste and texture, but it is also nutritional.

I got a recipe from Just Ella Bella but decided to add a few of my own favourite ingredients.  

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup dry pitted dates, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp linseed 
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries 
  • 2 tsp virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp almonds 
  • 1 pack marie biscuits  (blended to powder or crushed)
  • Coconut 
  • 2 tbsp vanilla essence 








Instructions:

• blend marie biscuits until light and fluffy powder 

• Mix coconut oil, dates and vanilla essence in a saucepan on a medium heat temperature

• Add seeds

• Add biscuit crumbs

• Mix well

•  Now use a teaspoon to measure a scoop for a bitesize

  1. • Roll into balls and place onto baking tray

• Sprinkle coconut 

• Allow to set in the fridge for about 30 min

• Eat and Enjoy!

I know we aint birds but seeds are really healthy!

The chia and flax seeds – contains the valuable omega-3 fatty acid, essential amino acids, soluble fibers, and high amounts of calcium and magnesium.

Oats – are packed with fibers and unique antioxidants.

Lets not forget about chock full of healthy fats (Almonds and coconut oil REPRESENT) and protein.

So knock yourself out!

Try these and you will get hooked into the birdy life of seeds.

Let me know how it turns out!

You have any easy recipes you’d like to share?

Love & Laughter

Rae

THE GREAT MOSCOW CIRCUS

23 FEB 2017 – 26 FEB 2017

PORT ELIZABETH

FROM R195 PER PERSON

VENUE

The Boardwalk Festival Lawns: The Mighty Big Top

EVENT DETAILS

Regarded as Russia’s most-famous calling card, the Great Moscow Circus is coming to South Africa at a cost of R80 million, with a two-hour programme of sensational, affordable, family entertainment, capturing all the thrills and fun of the circus of yesteryear with all the skill and daring of today’s circus heroes.

Featuring more than 65 circus super stars, including the best from Russia and the cream of the international circus world, the Great Moscow Circus brings with it more than 100 tonnes of equipment.

It will perform every possible circus favourite – the funniest clowns, the most-daring acrobats, death-defying daredevils, aerial artists, balancers, showgirls and much more – all supported by a live circus band and under the fabulous 1,700 all-chair seating, air-conditioned mighty Great Moscow Circus Big Top tent.

Back by popular demand is ringmaster, Stanislav “Stas” Knyazkov, fresh from a US season with Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey, where he was an audience favourite. Stas will have a huge supporting cast in 18 thrilling acts.

Don`t miss this breathtaking, affordable, once in a generation family entertainment, capturing all the thrills and fun of traditional circus with the skill and daring of today`s circus heroes.

Committed to a kinder world, the Great Moscow Circus South Africa contains no animal acts.

Sparkling family musical: ‘JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT’ in PORT ELIZABETH!

After SOLD OUT shows in both CAPE TOWN and JOBURG, 
Pieter Toerien presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical ‘JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT’
in PORT ELIZABETH!

Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colours, this magical musical is packed full of unforgettable songs including
ANY DREAM WILL DO and CLOSE EVERY DOOR TO ME.
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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
stars Earl Gregory as JOSEPH, Afrikaans Superstar Nádine as the NARRATOR
and Anton Luitingh as the PHARAOH.

The creative team is once again (as in the 2004 production) headed by Director Paul Warwick Griffin, with Musical Supervision by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, Musical Direction by Louis Zurnamer and Choreography is by Duane Alexander.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT features a stunning local cast of 23 of the best musical theatre performers and dancers in SA including PORT ELIZABETHs very own Emile Doubell.
 

Emile is originally from PE and has performed with the Centrestage All-Star Band as well as in the boyband ESCAPE, and is thrilled for the production to be touring to his home town of PE/Nelson Mandela Bay.

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This is “A TECHNICOLOR TRIUMPH” for the whole family to enjoy!
The show will be running from the 2nd – 12th of February 2017 at The PE Opera House before they embark on an international tour to New Zealand.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS AT COMPUTICKET NOW!
until next time…
Love & Laughter
Rae

Messy messy messy but oh so yummy yummy yummy! #IceCream🍦 #Toddlergram #instapic📷 #Instagood #ChroniclesOfAdamBryceRoberts

Our little Adam is TOTALLY convinced that ice-cream is not called ice-cream and it’s served on a cone, alas!

It’s a “milkshakes”…

Yesterday, we were so surprised to learn that he recognizes KFC.

Driving on Cape Road, we were playing our normal game of “What’s that Adam?” and with great excitement he uttered-

“Yay!… woo-hoo! Adam get a milkshakes!”

We were so surprised, we made our way to the drive-through to get him a milkshake, they didn’t sell any… apparently they haven’t been selling milkshakes for quite some time but silly Mom didn’t realise and I felt a bit sad because Adam was so excited but we opted for a cone with a flake…

And then to our surprise again Adam shouted:

“Milkshakes! Awesome!”

He was so happy!

He kept on saying “Thank you Daddy! Thank you Daddy!”

Our little man’s vocab us growing each day and he is quite a little chatterbox – just like Mommy 😂 😆 😅

We have so much fun with our “what’s that Adam?” game.

He goes absolutely bonkers when a bus is spotted on the road.

He also waves at everyone in traffic.

Nes sy Ma 😂

What does your little one do that reminds you of YOU?

Love & Laughter

Rae

 

A trip SAMREC to visit the penguins🐧🐧🐧

It’s summer.

Kids shouldn’t be indoors.

If you want to teach/show your little one about birds – PE Mommies take them to SAMREC.


SAMREC, rescues tired, dehydrated and injured marine birdlife that become stranded on our shores. 

They try their best to bring these creatures back to full health so that they can be released back into the wild as quickly as possible. 



SAMREC has a fully established education programme that serves to educate schools, tourists and any interested public.  Visitors can experience the hospital and see the volunteers in action helping to save our environment, in particular the endangered African Penguin.


R20 for children and R30 for adults.

The entry fee could easily get your kids educated about an unknown world or a world taken for granted.

The facility has a wonderful discovery centre that serves as such a great tool to teach kids.

Adam touched the snake and Schyler our niece was so fascinated with the museum.

They also run a penguin hospital wing and outside they have a large rehabilitation pool, where you could meet the birds.

Not just the penguins, but also a few wild birds who flies in for a visit from time to time.

Our Adam thought it would be okay to take a dip with the penguins but his dad stopped him just about in time.

For more info contact SAMREC

or check out their  FACEBOOK page to stay up to date with events.

Until next time!

Love & Laughter,

Big Mouth Rae

Last night was blazing! THANK YOU PE for supporting #SAComedy ♡

A round of applause to each and every single patron who came out to play last night at The Boardwalk Amphitheatre.

The show was blazing!

Each and every single laugh amd response added to the dynamics of one of the greatest comedy shows this year in PE/NMB.

So it’s safe to say Big Mouth Entertaient ended of the year on a blazing note, thanks so Blu Blood SA and Loyiso Gola.

The evening was filled with laughter, a whole lota funny and snapshot moments.

After the show we enjoyed a gorgeous meal and drinks at Coast.

The craziness got the best of me but I was able to get a few snapshots of the fun here and there!

Love & Laughter

Rae