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Aunty Barbie

Published March 15, 2017 by Smalltownbarbie

So my little sis is 6 months pregnant. And we’re all obviously muy excited!

Her body has changed immensely, and me of course being all about the skin potions, sauces, concoctions and such.. I have thought up the perfect potion to make sure baby sis’ skin stay fetching.

We’re planning her baby shower soon, and I think it would make a great gift. Would’ve loved to make it sooner, but we know perfection takes time. 😉

…And where do I look to get all the  naturally good ingredients I need…

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of course!!    

 I’ll Keep you’ll updated…maybe I’ll even share 😉 😉

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Love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.

Published March 12, 2017 by Smalltownbarbie

I wake up…

Oblivious to the fact that I’ve been spared another day…Aaagh…Do I have to get up…Do I have to open my eyes.

I become aware of the music, I’m singing along in my head..get carried away by the song, now I just wanna lay here all day and dream..day dream.

Suddenly I stop thinking and manage to jump up our of bed.

Managed to put the idea of where I’m going out of my head.

Afraid that if I think about it, I might not have the will to go.

Dry Artist

Published July 12, 2016 by Smalltownbarbie

I dont know what to say.
I guess I can’t say my words get in the way.
Because they seem to be eluding me.
Depriving me of my destiny and..
Wait, no that culprit is me.
I used to have so many words and actions to be.
Now all I have is a dried up vocabulary.
And these words that just keep eluding me.

I’m not fit, I’m fine!

Published February 18, 2016 by Smalltownbarbie

Everywhere I look these days,it’s all about “fitness”. As ironclad glutes and rock hard abs are celebrated, it’s easy to feel intimidated. I’ve been into working-out most of my life,because I enjoy it:(, and to stay in shape, and of course for that healthy, fit feeling. But it’s all been taken to a whole new level. Ladies squatting hard for a bigger booty than the next,🙈I’ve been squatting for years just trying to keep mine in shape😄. Truth is everybody is different, some of us just don’t build muscle easily, I fall under that some🙋. I’m jiggly, have strechies,🙈 and cellulite. And I honestly feel its my right as a woman to take proud ownership of all of that. I of course didn’t always feel this way. I remember at around the age of nine staring at my thighs and wondering why they were so BIG, compared to the rest of my skinny self. Being under the impression that my mom knew EVERYTHING! I naturally went to her for the answer.Mom in her infinite wisdom, then very nonchalantly informed me that I indeed had her big thighs, that it runs in the family, and that I would always have them. Obviously not realising the effect of her words on me. I made a silent vow that day that I shall indeed one day have skinny thighs…Ja,mom was right😩

But I did grow into those thighs, and the bigger-than-desired bum that followed.By learning to love my shape, and even the way I carry it.
I’ve always gotten alot of attention and been complimented for my body, but that just made me even more aware and embarrassed of my flaws. Now, I’m petite, have never been wildly out of shape, and yet I remember a time I wouldn’t allow myself to be caught dead in certain hip hugging outfits. I even remember being told, or ‘advised’ of how unflattering I looked in certain things, or how ‘too big’ my bum or thighs were.And I’m sure I’ve  been guilty of giving the same kind of advice. Ooh and white! I dared not wear white, not with these hips. White reveals to much!:D
Looking back this was all such rubbish! We had beautiful young bodies.

All I know is there was a time everyone wanted big boobs, then everyone wanted small-Keira Knightley style-boobs. Before Jlo, big bums were taboo, after, they were acceptable. Then came Kim K with her curves, and now that’s celebrated. Now everyone wants the tiniest waist possible-six pack n all, with the biggest butt(and you beware if that thing jiggles to much!! 👈😒) Don’t even get me started on the ‘perfect’ look make up trends. Everyone’s just looking to ‘on fleek’ these days.:mrgreen: Over the fleek, we like to say. But that’s a story for another blog.

If you’re into the super toned, super fitness thing that’s really great. If you’re naturally lean or muscularly built, embrace it. If you’re  hourglass shaped with a tiny waist and big hips, 👏 your “in” right now. But let us not force our bodies to change, for the sake of what’s “sexy” now. I think I’m sexy, I think I’d be more ‘socially sexy’ if my bum was tighter and my thighs firmer, and definitely with some more calf work. I know my ‘in-need-of-work’ areas, and I’ll work on them at my own pace, or I might not, depending on my mood. In fact, have been working actually, I just skip a few weeks some days.
I might not be “FIT” according to the standards right now, but I’m SEXY! anyway.💅

P.s. To help with the appearance of strechmarks and cellulite😆 Faithful to Nature

 

 

Footnote: I may have fabricated,  terms, and well, better suited words, as I went along. For any explanations feel free to contact me via comment box ⬇⬇⬇.

Face of DDEM 2016

Published February 9, 2016 by Smalltownbarbie

It’s so weird, this is the second time I’ve entered a contest that I,at the last moment, almost decided against. And like the first time, in 2012, I made it as a finalist. I felt a bit full of myself entering a “Face of” contest, which of course I’m not, but went ahead anyway,cause in the industry I’m in, you need to get yourself out there as much as possible. I am very aware that being the “face”of any company is so much than just your #looks. It’s not only about #beauty, but also about what you can bring to the company. It’s about being an extension of what they stand for.DDEM is an events management company, based in the beautiful city of Cape Town. It is run by an obviously hard working, focused person, who seems determined to make his mark. I’ve only met him briefly and this is the impression he left on me. So I would definitely be proud to present DDEM. Take a look at my profile to find out more. While your there feel free to like my pics. 😜
Face of DDEM 2016 3rd finalist

Natural Beauty

Published February 3, 2016 by Smalltownbarbie

I’ve been on this earth a good couple of years, and I’ve gotten to know myself quite well holistically. Which to me is something rather important. I find that being in touch with who we really are gives us better insight on how to take care of ourselves.In taking care of my body and skin, I’ve learned that I am most drawn to mother nature’s selection of beauty products. Although there are many well known trusted products that I love, I always find myself turning to my kitchen to try out new and exciting beauty “recipes “. An old boyfriend used to say I “waste nothing!”, as he’d often find me eating an avo while also having it plastered all over my face, or drinking a banana smoothy with most of it in my hair. Funny thing, I actually discovered a delicious banana smoothie recipe while concocting a nourishing hairmask. I’m not a fan of bananas, but knowing how healthy it is,that helps. From bananas, to tomato, potato, mieliemeel, pinapple, lemon, milk,  certain spices, coconut water, coconut oil! I am a true fan of the great, the famous, coconut oil! and equally of its amazing peers olive-, almond-,  and castor oil《Castor oil is amazing! 😮 I’ve recently discovered the amazingness that is castor oil! And I’m hooked 》 I love my essential oils. I love oils..I in fact am so in love with all things natural and wholesome that I’ve started mixing my own body oils and gifting them to loved ones. And they all love it. Although store bought, reputable products are great, it can never hurt to try bit of home cooked natural goodness.Try Faithful to Nature  they’ve got a great variety of natural products, easily ordered online. I love my skin and I love taking care of it. And after 30 years, I don’t think I’ve done too badly. 😆😆😆

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