5 Self Care Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

I discovered the world of podcasts recently and my life has been changed. I think in a time when we’re all so conscious of the people we’re becoming and we’re all so self aware it’s also so important to be learning more and feeding your body, mind and soul the best nutrients. What you’re taking in is more than what you eat, it’s what you’re listening to and what you’re reading too. Continue reading “5 Self Care Podcasts You Should Be Listening To”

How To Stop Feeling Guilty For Putting Yourself First

We live in an era where a lot of people finally understand and value the importance of self care and self love. The vast majority of the public are going into spaces where they are intentionally taking time to love themselves, pamper themselves and show up for themselves. I don’t know about everyone else, but I know that when I first started being intentional with my self care and self love journey, I would really guilty for not going out with certain people anymore or ending relationships that were not good for me. I always felt the need to apologize after taking time for myself and I carried so much guilt for it. I think it’s finally time for us to get to a point where you’re unapologetic about the way you choose to love yourself and for prioritizing yourself. Continue reading “How To Stop Feeling Guilty For Putting Yourself First”

Why I Stopped Supporting Mainstream Beauty Brands

I have had such a long time now to think about who I am and the woman I want to be. So much of that has to do with the amount of growth I’ve had to go through. I’ve had to challenge my thinking patterns, I’ve had to learn and unlearn so many things and become extremely invested in better myself. In this time, I’ve had to do teach myself on ways that I can contribute to creating a better world. It is everyone’s responsibility to do better for the environment, the world we live in and just having a more conscious way of living. I’ll be the first to admit that I was very ignorant about things that didn’t affect me. Climate change, global warming, animal right etc. I genuinely was not doing my part in creating a better planet or even trying to educate myself more. Continue reading “Why I Stopped Supporting Mainstream Beauty Brands”

How To Find The Right Skincare Routine For You

In my years of growing, I have learned that skincare is the most complex part of beauty. Finding a skincare routine that works for you is so difficult especially if you don’t know your skin type, what causes your breakouts or if there’s any internal issues (hormonal, genetic or dietary) that are causing you to have your skin problems. I wish someone had told me sooner how much your diet can affect your skin or even that I can do everything right and still break out because I have very mild hormonal acne. It took me going to a dermatologist to stop comparing my skin to every YouTuber’s who started using a certain skin care product and claimed it did wonders for their skin for me to understand that everyone’s skin is different. My skin is completely different to your skin and that means that what works for me may not necessarily work for you and vice versa. It’s all about learning what type of skin you have and how best to cater for it and take care of it. Continue reading “How To Find The Right Skincare Routine For You”

Get To Know Me

This is the post that is long overdue. I realized how little my readers knew about me when they kept calling me “Cher” in my comments and whilst engaging with me. I have worked really hard on my blog the past few months and I have gained so many new followers and readers so I thought this would be the best time to do a Q&A, for my loyal community since day one and of course everyone new to my blog. Welcome and I hope you stay around ! I did a Q&A on Instagram and Twitter and I will be answering the questions I received. The first thing I want to clear up is my name!

My full name is Nonsikelelo Mshengu, I go by Nons Mshengu for short. My name means ‘Mother of Blessings’ / “Blessings” ! Continue reading “Get To Know Me”