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win a beard box set from houtkappers

Hooray, it’s the first day of the month of lurrrve and to celebrate, we have a very rad giveaway from our friends over at Houtkappers.

The Beard Box set is a unique gift for the man in your life – Houtkappers offer two types, the Bow Tie Box set (R345) which includes beard oil and a nifty handcrafted wooden bow tie, and the Comb Box set (R365) which includes beard oil and a beautiful handcrafted wooden comb.


Houtkappers are giving away one of each box set to two lucky readers. All you need to do to enter is ‘Like’ Houtkappers on Facebook here, and comment below telling us which Beard Box set would be best for your man, and why. And don’t fret if your man isn’t of the bearded variety, there’s always that uncle or cousin or brother that you can gift it to 🙂

To see more of what Houtkappers offer, visit their online shop.

Competition rules:

  • Entries are open to all those residing in South Africa.
  • Entries will close on Monday 8 February.
  • Winners will be announced on Tuesday 9 February.

— Liza

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valentine’s ideas for her

Girls are easy to buy for, but sometimes your man needs a bit of encouragement or some not-so-subtle hints. Here are a few ideas… maybe send him the link or leave your laptop open on this page when he’s nearby 🙂



1/ Opus hanging plant – a bunch of flowers is lovely but we prefer the idea of something that lasts longer

2/ Dear Rae silver knot ring and 3/ Country Road circle necklace – you can’t go wrong with jewellery

4/ Zana soft pot – it can be used to store toiletries, make-up, hairbrushes or as a plant holder

5/ L’Occitane Citrus Verbena fresh shower gel and hand cream gel – full of minty freshness and goodness for your hands and body

6/ Yankee Candle in clean cotton – the best smelling candle you’ll ever own, plus they have a ton of delicious scents to choose from, like Fluffy Towels, Cinnamon Stick, Egyptian Musk, Baby Powder, Black Plum Blossom, Vanilla Lime, White Gardenia and many more

7/ The Girl on The Train – we have still not read this New York Times bestseller but we’ve heard it’s brilliant

8/ Beau Constantia Pas de Nom red wine blend – this smooth-textured red has a ripe, dark fruit flavour with a beautifully rich and structured palate

Look out for our Valentine’s Ideas for Him coming soon!


— Liza


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woolworths saves valentine’s day

If, like us, you have a ton of work all for the same deadline (Emily) and a newborn baby (me), then it’s likely you didn’t get round to the shops to grab something special for your Valentine. Luckily, our favourite one-stop-shop, Woolworths, always stocks the best stuff so it makes gift giving easy and stress-free. It’s still early in the morning, so save the day and get down to Woolies during your lunch break 🙂

Here, our favourites…




— Liza


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