30 January 2017

I Bought Red Trousers

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January was not bad. We ate, I started thinking about Port Elizabeth, I sent pitches. But I don't know. This -- the way I live -- doesn't seem, to me, the way that life should be. Was I really born to stress about the things I stress about, cry for what I cry for and be tired through it all? It all seems so trivial.

So I bought red trousers.

24 January 2017

Freeman Beauty Masks Available in South Africa

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In December, I walked into a store where I had no intentions of spending my money (other than maybe buying a thing of jojoba oil for my hair)  and came across Freeman, a skincare brand that came highly by one of the best skincare people/beauty writers on these webs. Ghel knows what she's talking about. She's so good I wish we were able to send our skin away and get it beautified by people who know and get it back nice and smooth. This is so graphic. Wow. But yay! Freeman beauty masks are available in South Africa.

19 January 2017

You do what you want when you are popping

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Shopping, when you are fat and plus size lines are uninteresting, as has been true of my experiences, is a long game of disappointment and compromise. Lucky for me, I learnt very early on to not let labels or shame get in the way of wearing things I want to wear. The South African plus size offering has trained we well to get what I want where I can. So the plus size section is terrible but the maternity aisle has good options? Sign me up! 

This lovely top I'm wearing? It's a dress from Jet's Network label in a size 40. 

13 January 2017

On Surviving 2016

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Sawubona. It's 2017 and I'm still alive. You are too. We are still here. Today, I am 25. The older I get, the more I realise how I seemingly didn't imagine being much older than 21. Okay, when I was 14, I wanted to have a TV show by the time I was 22. But that was about it.

2016 was not a good year. Tbh, at this point, I don't know what good years look like, or how they feel. But the years I've been having are absolutely not how I want good years to feel. 2016 was not my worst year: I kept a job, I paid my rent, we ate at an almost-normal frequency, we moved. Mphiwe and I even started our (very) infrequent movie outings. There were instances of restorative (moments that kept me rolling out of bed in the morning) comfort.

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