Happy Saturday to everyone out there and welcome to our first Local Finds feature on Poppy Locket Blog. This feature will be a regular Saturday event, a place where I can share all the fascinating brands that I’ve come across lately. A place to share, interact and show support to our local community.
I would like to give a special shoutout this afternoon to a local gift boutique in Ballito, The Fat Whale. As I’ve mentioned before I absolutely love coming across stores that work to support local brands that are around them and from all corners of South Africa. Which is why I was so excited to share The Fat Whale with you. They offer a beautiful curated collection of gifts and home decor items that are locally crafted as well as a few imported gems just for you.
“We’re inspired by our fellow South African’s. We love to give you a platform to show the world what you can imagine, design & create. Our aim is to tastefully combine both locally made and imported products.”
They offer a little something special for everyone, every age and every type of person. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, the perfect decor item, something for your kitchen or something special (and made locally) for your kid. The Fat whale has you covered.
You can now even view all their items that are available (before going to their store) by checking out their online website. SO if you would like to find out more about the brands they offer, the items that they stock or if you’re just curious like me, head over to their site and take a quick peak.
Who says that kids can’t be fashionable. Who says that costumes have to be boring. Well, that’s one thing that Kleintjies would never say.
Kleintjies offers a gorgeous selection of specially made swimwear for babies and toddlers. A swimwear collection that truly captures their spirit for adventure, their happiness and excitement.
Kleintjies is handmade in South Africa, offering you a beautiful variety of local cozzies made for your special little human. A little something for the boys, a little something for the girls, a little something special to capture their unique personalities.
Their cozzies are made to be chlorine resistant and have a UPF of 50 plus to help keep your little ones safe while they have fun in the sun. To find out more about their incredible range please head over to either their Facebook page or their Instagram account.
So a little while ago I was sent the most beautiful package from City Girl Beauty to try out and review for you guys- I actually did a whole unveiling video on Instagram, which you can check out below, if you are interested 🙂
This week I’m going to review a few of her products (not all of them yet), the ones that I thought would be great for a “Get my body ready for winter” vibe. And so I decided to review the two delicious body scrubs, as well as her absolutely divine avo body cream (which FYI will be featured in one of our upcoming Poppy Boxes).
So… just before we begin here’s a quick look at my unveiling video that was posted on Instagram a little while ago:
So where do I begin… well as a “girl” living in Gauteng, you can always expect a dry cold winter that does it’s absolute best to leave your skin feeling dry, flaky and sore. Which can be quite annoying. Especially when you’re already feeling a little sorry for yourself after having to leave the warm safe confines of your cosy bed, to venture into the cold unknown and face the world once again. Which is why I would like to share the amazing products that I was given by City Girl Beauty. Products that I think are a must have, for a sweeter winter this year.
Can we please just take a quick second to truly appreciate the gorgeous designs on her packaging- each one is unique and utterly beautiful. I just loved the extra element is added to her products, it really made the whole experience of using her items so special.
So, these were one of my absolute favourites in the package that I received.
I was sent one of her Quince me now (yellow packaging) and one of her Flower power (purple packaging) sugar body scrubs. Which were each yummy and divine in their own unique ways.
Quince Me Now: So if you’re like me and love a little something sweet and fruity, then this sugar scrub is just the right treatment for you. It’s made from a yummy concoction of Quince and Soya milk that creates this creamy sugary sweet scrub, a perfect way to end off a long winters day.
I found this product to be super easy to use, it wasn’t too rough on the skin and left you feeling super-nourished, moisturised and silky soft. I also loved the packaging which was used. I found it to be very easy to store away if you wanted to, keep clean and sticky-free or simply just seal up and leave in the shower (very slimline design).
Flower Power: So the flower power scrub had more of a subtle clean scent with gentle floral notes. It’s not overpowering at all. This sugar scrub is definitely for someone who loves a more simple scent that is both calming and fresh.
What makes this scrub special is that it’s enriched with almond and avocado oil that both work to leave your skin feeling smooth and super hydrated, which is perfect for the winter time. I really loved using this scrub as well, it worked perfectly to exfoliate my skin and I found that the oils in the scrub left my skin unbelievably soft and silky smooth.
Then, we have the perfect finish for your wintery soft skin. A delicious “multipurpose avocado face and body lotion”, ready for your all winter needs. This divine concoction is called All You’ve Avo Wanted and it’s 100% locally made, 100% natural as well as cruelty-free. Does it honestly get any better than this 🙂
I’ve been using this lotion every day for the past few weeks in the mornings just before heading out for the day. I actually found this lotion to be the perfect daytime cream as it soaked in easily, the yummy “sweet but fresh” scent also seemed to last quite a while after applying it, which for me is always a win-win situation. I also loved how soft it left my skin without making it feel oily in any way. And lastly, it comes at an amazing price on her site- definitely something not to be missed out on.
So please do yourself a huge favour and check out her store online.
Hi there, my name is Jacci
I was so excited to be asked by Taryn to try out the Dr Tom’s Kombucha teas. I have heard so much about the health benefits of them, they’re filled with anti oxidants, vitamins, minerals and probiotics. If the ancient chinese called them the elixir of youth – who am I to disagree – and we can all do with some of that!!!
So, I set out to try them. Just to mention, I was feeling the need to go on a course of probiotics at the time, so this was such a blessing. I tried them for about three weeks and the results were quite amazing. Note, I drank a small glass of the tea each morning before breakfast. Within a few days, I was feeling the difference, my acidity issues cleared up, my stomach health was visibly better. That heavy bloated feeling was gone after about a week.
My favourite flavour was the ginger flavoured drink, followed by the cranberry and the coffee.
-A big Thank you-
I would like to say a huge thank you to Simply Boho who sent through a beautiful selection of their Jewellery to me to tryout and share with you guys.
Simply Boho is a local brand here in South Africa that offers a beautiful range of fashion and Jewellery with a unique boho twist. Made for the modern South African girl. Whether you love a touch of floral, a lace trim, somthing silver or a little something gold, Simply Boho has something special just for you.
Their pieces embrace the best aspects of the boho vibe. They embrace a free-spirited approach to create a relaxed look that still perfectly encompases the right amount of a girly touch. A touch of floral, a touch frills, a simple but beautiful touch silver and gold.
“The clothing of the Romany people (who originated in India and settled in Bohemia, hence the name) has inspired Simply Boho to create an online boutique that showcases these stunning, exotic garments and jewellery items, so we can share them with others who, like us, adore vintage Boho designs. We sourced our collections from those whom we believe share our passion to deliver a combination of beauty and quality – all at astonishingly affordable prices!”
Please head over to their new website to find out more.