Tuesday, 30 June 2015

{OOTD} Breezy


Hiya everyone! 

I am back with another outfit post from when I was in England. After Brighton we travelled to Lyme Regis which is in West Dorset. It's a tiny town which I don't think is visited all that much. We wandered along the pebble beach to go find a pub for their famous fish and chips.

I am 100% obsessed with this grey, slit skirt that I got from an online store called OnTrend in South Africa. My friend came across the site and sent me there immediately. They have a very cool range of womenswear, menwear, jewellery, accessories and swimwear. They are based in Cape Town, but Julia happily helped me get my delivery to Durban. I love getting good customer service, and this most certainly ticked all the boxes! 


Friday, 26 June 2015

{TRAVEL} Jane wanders to Brighton

Hiya everyone! 

As you may know, I was in England for 10 days last week and the one before. I had a fantastic time and was so happy to stay with my sister and spend time with her and my father. 

To celebrate her 26th birthday, we did a little roadtrip to Brighton, across to Land's End and up to Bath. Today I will tell you about my Brighton experience.

Brighton is in East Sussex and is located due south of London. Below is a map of southern England and where we traveled to.



The arrived in Brighton at about 1pm and dropped off our bags at our hotel. We stayed at The Imperial which I sadly cannot recommend, the staff were rude and very unhelpful. You can read my review here.

Next, my dad, sister and I took a walk down to the boardwalk and took a stroll to the famous Brighton Pier. I convinced my sister to take outfit pics of me with the beach huts :)


Camilla Jane || Travel - Brighton, East Sussex, England
Outfit post taken by the colourful beach huts, see my outfit post here

Camilla Jane || Travel - Brighton, East Sussex, England
Ashleigh and I on the pebbled beach

Camilla Jane || Travel - Brighton, East Sussex, England
The most perfect seagull

Camilla Jane || Travel - Brighton, East Sussex, England
Merry-go-round with the pier in the background

Camilla Jane || Travel - Brighton, East Sussex, England

Camilla Jane || Travel - Brighton, East Sussex, England

Camilla Jane || Travel - Brighton, East Sussex, England
Theme park at the end of the pier
After visiting the pier, trying to win Ashleigh an Eeyore in a claw machine, and getting a banana and Nutella crepe, we made our way to the Royal Pavilion.

Essentially, the Royal Pavilion is a building that once accommodated the royal family. The prince of England bought the "modest erstwhile farmhouse" and converted it to his own, rather bizarre, style. The outside looks like the Taj Mahal and the inside is opulently Chinese. Weird combo, right? Later on, during the war, the house was converted into a hospital for Indian fighters in the war. Today, the building belongs to the city of Brighton and is used as the number 1 tourist attraction. You can read more here. We weren't allowed to take photos, sadly.


Camilla Jane || Travel - Brighton, East Sussex, England

Camilla Jane || Travel - Brighton, East Sussex, England
Delicious scone enjoyed at the Pavilion Tea Room

Camilla Jane || Travel - Brighton, East Sussex, England

Camilla Jane || Travel - Brighton, East Sussex, England
The Pop

Camilla Jane || Travel - Brighton, East Sussex, England

Camilla Jane || Travel - Brighton, East Sussex, England
View from the balcony, many students, kids and tourists relax in the gardens

Camilla Jane || Travel - Brighton, East Sussex, England

After this, we went for a stroll down the high street. I imagined (read: hoped) bumping into Zoella or Gaby and becoming their best friend ;)

We went to Shakespeare's Head for dinner. People - you MUST GO HERE if you're ever in Brighton! They are said to have the best bangers and mash in Brighton and they did not disappoint. These were the best B&M I have ever had! There is a choice of about 8 sausages, 8 mash option, 6 sauces, and additional 4 sides. So, each of us could make up our own meal! 

We had an early night, being tired after the drive and all the exploring, and knew we had another long drive the next day. 

More about the trip next week!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! xoxo



Tuesday, 23 June 2015

{OOTD} Beautiful Brighton

Hiya everyone!

I am fresh back from my trip to England for the last couple weeks. I tried to do as many outfit posts as possible, but turns out I couldn't wear any of my skirts or pretty tops as it was too chilly, even in mid-summer! I ended up wearing my Converse every.single.day and only took 3 pairs of jeans and 3 jumpers.

Brighton was the first trip in my family road-trip down southern and up western England. I would like to do a post on every town we went to and what we did.

Here is what I wore for a little stroll down the beach to the Brighton Pier.

Have you ever been to Brighton before?

Camilla Jane || OOTD - Beautiful Brighton

Sunnies: Dolce and Gabbana (similar here)
Jeans: MRP (plain Oakridge jeans, self-ripped)
Shoes: Converse
Black tee: Cotton On (LOVE their basics range!)
Shirt: MRP (similar here)
Fringed bag: MRP (purchase here)
Two-tiered necklace: Primark (jewellery here)

Camilla Jane || OOTD - Beautiful Brighton

Camilla Jane || OOTD - Beautiful Brighton

Camilla Jane || OOTD - Beautiful Brighton
My new edit on the top knot

Camilla Jane || OOTD - Beautiful Brighton


Thursday, 4 June 2015

Beauty Buys: The Body Shop ♥

Camilla Jane || Beauty Buys - The Body Shop

Hiya everyone. I hope that you're having a wonderful week so far 

I have mostly been blogging about fashion over the years. It's something that comes second nature to me and doesn't intimidate me at all. On the other hand, I am a beauty hoarder and can't get enough of reading beauty blogs and watching beauty YouTube videos. Despite this, the whole beauty blogging idea has intimidated me as far as applying theory to my experience and views.

I have picked up a few things along the way, be it tips from others or a discovery through trial and error. I am excited to now start focusing on more beauty-related things on the blog, here goes...

I popped into The Body Shop at Gateway the other day to grab a new cleanser. After a bit of browsing, the very helpful shop assistant informed me that if I have a The Body Shop card that I qualify for the 3-for-2 special. She got me guys - I grabbed a few other items on my way to the counter.

I am a big fan of buying natural products and The Body Shop ticks those boxes for me. Here are their values below:


Camilla Jane || Beauty Buys - The Body Shop

I have been using oil cleansers for about 3 months now and I am obsessed! I had previously used the Dermalogica Precleanse and loved how it really removed the 'grime' off of my face and made my skin feel smooth and moisturised (which often does not happen with soap-based cleansers). I read on the All Dolled Up blog how Camilla (name twin) loved this cleanser and decided to try it for myself. I. LOVE. IT. 

The pump ensures that I don't overdo it when I pour the product into my hand. I am a serial offender when it comes to using way too much product, and wasting really makes me sad. Apply one pump of this beautifully scented (and calming-effect) oil into your hands, rub over a dry face until it feels like you have dislodged your makeup off your eyelashes/skin/lips, then add a drop or two of water to emulsify it and wash off. One application is just enough. As I've said, it really makes my skin feeling clean and silky, but hasn't stripped off the layer of natural oil off my face. Oil removes oil, so it's absolutely perfect to wash off day-old makeup. The Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil retails for R150.


Camilla Jane || Beauty Buys - The Body Shop

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil (retails for R75) is a holy grail, everyday-use kind of product for me. Tea tree oil has anti-bacterial properties and acts as an immuno-stimulant to increase the body's ability to fight off any infections. I have been battling with acne-prone skin for about a year now and whenever I have a blemish I reach for the tea tree oil right away. I either dab it directly onto the blemish, or I add a few drops to my face wash and my moisturiser. I even add a few drops to my toothpaste as it fights off/treats gum infections, mouth ulcers, throat infections and tonsillitis. VERY IMPORTANT: Be very careful if you add it to your toothpaste. Unfortunately, sometimes “natural” is confused with “non-toxic” or “non-poisonous”. Tea tree oil, like many other “natural” substances, can indeed be poisonous if used in the wrong way, especially if swallowed.


Camilla Jane || Beauty Buys - The Body Shop

These are the two products that I grabbed because of the 3-for-2 deal. Not only do I love using oil for cleansing my face, it's also incredibly important for ensuring my face doesn't dry out. I am a huge fan of serums so this little Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil (28ml, retails for R155) really caught my eye. Remember; dehydrated skin 'cracks' and causes wrinkles! Always rather have oily skin than dry skin! 

This Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream has rich wheat germ oil to replenish and revitalise skin while you sleep. It helps replenish antioxidant and moisture levels overnight, when the skin is at its most receptive. My skin feels incredibly smooth when I wake up in the morning. The oil seeps into my skin beautifully and doesn't make my face feel like an oil slick. I can't give much input about the long-term effects, only using it for about a week, but so far so good. It retails for R155.

Please pop me a comment below if you liked this post or found it useful? I hope to do more of these soon.