Watch “Questions Christians Ask Each Other | Chit Chat | South Africa” on YouTube

Hi friends,

Just a short video of how sometimes the questions we pose to one another could have damaging effects on others.

Please watch, and if you have any comments or other questions you know off that are potentially harmful, do leave them in the comments section. I’d also love it if you subscribed to my channel as well



*REVIEW* – Final review: StayFree Everyday Pantyliners – Flexicomfort Cotton Touch

Hey Bijoux

So I have had the privilege of once again being one of 50 BB readers to try the new Stayfree Flexicomfort pantyliner for 20 days and share my feedback.

I received the package from Beauty Bulletin promptly before the project was meant to begin. Once again, in true professional fashion. The packaging was really simple but quite classy, it made unwrapping very exciting. Inside the package there were two Stayfree Everyday Flexicomfort Cotton Touch pantyliners both scented and unscented. Two were individually wrapped pantyliners small enough to fit into one’s clutch and the other two were the boxed kind.

Halfway through the project – review i posted on the Beauty Bulletin site:

“I must admit that there are moments where I forget that I have the liner on. It’s so light and very adhesive that it does not move around the show when I do. I am absolutely happy that it is thin as well. Totally a product I am going to repurchase. I’m uber finicky about feminine hygiene so I use 2 liners a day, during active hours, I don’t use any for bed time. These give me all day freshness!”

Fast forward to the end of the project and I still feel positive about this product. I generally have sensitive skin so I was worried about reacting. None of my fears materialised  though (yay!)

Final review posted on the Beauty Bulletin site:

“I am absolutely delighted that I was chosen to be a part of this project. It is crazy cool how I managed to both inform/educate people around the plight of feminine hygiene and also get myself out there as a genuine advocate for busting myths about these issues concerning our most private issues – which are UNIVERSAL actually.

These cute little pantyliners are way more than just cute and little. They are a force to be reckoned with. Portable, fresh, light and discreet. I did not experience any discomfort, itching, shifting or funky odours. The product is really affordable and you get to pick if you want them scented or nah!

They are durable and super adhesive meaning that they did not crumple or bunch up on my undies AT ALL. I used 2 a day which sometimes felt like a waste because at the times I wanted to change them they were still fresh. The timing worked out for me to use right after my menstrual cycle as well as just before my next so I was well prepared and didn’t get caught off guard by Aunt Flo.

Overall a good product that I will repurchase and can vouch for.”

Where to Buy
Available at selected Clicks, Dis-Chem, Spar, Pick n Pay and Checkers stores, and selected pharmacies nationwide.

Price: R22.95 for a pack of 20

Stayfree Flexicomfort Everyday Pantyliners can be used every day to stay fresh, comfortable and confident.

The new Stayfree Flexicomfort Everyday Pantyliners have been designed to be soft, ultra thin and flexible so that you’ll barely know it’s there. Everyday Pantyliners have a soft cotton feel with a fresh scent, breathable quality and good absorbency.  It also shapes to fit your body so that you don’t have to worry about movement, bunching or twisting.

STAYFREE¼ FlexiComfort panty liners are our thinnest panty liner—ideal for the days when you don’t have your period, but want all-day freshness. Ultra-thin and ultra-flexible, they follow your movements and give you a daily secret boost of comfort. Keep a pack of these in your panty drawer! And tuck the smallest pack into your purse.

  • Provides invisible comfort, just like cotton underwear
  • Their thinnest daily liner—so small, yet so absorbent
  • Breathable material for extra freshness
  • Also available individually wrapped for on-the-go use
  • Keeps you feeling clean and confident for longer

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REJECTION and our attitude about it

rejected red square  stamp

I would be lying if I said that I have never been rejected, more so if I said that I did not react (irrationally) about it. See, the moment we feel rejection for whatever reason, I believe the first thing we tend to do or think is that it is personal. That it is about us as people.

I have come to learn and realise that rejection is common to all. It can happen and most probably has happened to all of us. The severity of it can vary of course, but it is rejection after all.


A cool thing to note is that it was common to some of the Bible‘s most famous figures. We read about it in the Word, and the fact that these people and their stories are written in the Bible, gives me hope that even I can get through it.

Noah was rejected and ridiculed by his society.

Joseph was rejected by his brothers.

Moses was intermittently rejected by his followers.

David was rejected by both his brothers and by King Saul initially.

Elijah, Elisha, and Jeremiah were rejected by the kings and leaders of their day.

The disciples were rejected by the religious establishment.

Jesus was rejected by his home town, religious leaders, political leaders, and he is still rejected today.

Let me bring it a little bit closer to home – personally, you may have been rejected by your loved ones, perhaps your parents have greatly discouraged you or are/may have been extremely critical.

You might have been fired, demoted, retrenched or reassigned.

Or, maybe the rejection comes from people you look up to and admire – teachers, coaches, employers, someone in a position of authority, friends, and spiritual leaders.

We cannot avoid rejection or make other people accept us; but we can avoid living in bondage. But how can we live above that? The trick is to not allow yourself to live a life of rejection.

  1. Counter the feelings of rejection with God’s word. When you feel worthless or unloved or unloveable, you need to remember that Jesus wants you to walk in the reality of who you are in Him. He wants you to know the full expression of the Father‘s heart for you. This is the opposite of what the enemy wants. Meditate on Scripture. Psalm 139 is a good chapter to read.
  2. Love and accept YOURSELF. Ever heard the expression “You can’t love others if you do not know how to love yourself”? I used to wrestle with this because fundamentally I disagreed. Until a time came where I had nothing to offer because I was shortchanging on loving myself and seeing myself the way God does. I have not completely gotten over that but I am not giving up. No way!
  3. Reject fear! – Reject the fear of man – because Proverbs 29:25 says ”The fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.” Reject the fear of failure. Reject the fear of doing over. Realising that fear is False Evidence Appearing Real is a way you and I can overcome fear as a concept. And as a Spirit. 2 Timothy 1 v 7 states this – “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”


Willow Drive Baptist Church published a handbook on rejection; an excerpt from the book goes like this:

“There is a definite connection between rejection and the fear of man. We don‘t want to be rejected by others, so we fear or [are] overly concerned about their view of us. We want others to like us, so we do whatever is necessary to keep peace or we live under the constant concern of what others think.”

Look at ‘rejection’ as a re-direction, like this quote by Dr. Steve Maraboli

“Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience


Choose today to take a stand against living in the bondage of rejection. Dare to be misunderstood, for the sake of the Kingdom, just like Jesus Christ. Endeavour to care more what God thinks about you first before you stress yourself to death about what man thinks of you. Yes be accountable to your leaders and fellowship communities but remember to always aim to please God first!

*”For Women Who Are Difficult To Love”*

And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake
 You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.

Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love

REVIEW: Listerine Advanced White Multi-Action Mouthwash


Beauty Bulletin was so kind to select me as one of 50 “savvy women” to try the product out for #2WeeksToBrighterTeeth

I was very excited when the package arrived (see pic above)…So I jumped right in to see the results for myself…not before I got at least one realist’s opinion of course (they weren’t wrong though) – see below

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There were more in the DMs LOL! Grateful for my friends and the truth.

So here goes the review

I must say that I mostly enjoyed using this mouthwash, certainly because it doesn’t burn like regular Listerine. I was really convinced that something would happen because truth be told, Listerine is a trusted brand. After the first week, my teeth had significantly less plaque after food and beverages but I cannot say for sure if my teeth were getting whiter.

By week 2 I was convinced that there was a difference but then I started to react a little, I’m not sure what from exactly but my tongue, inside of lips and palate were certainly feeling somewhat raw. So I stopped using the mouthwash for a few days and the feeling subsided.

I carried on after about a week for another 2 weeks and the feeling in my mouth came back. Which is why I personally cannot repurchase it until I can identify the allergens in it. Other than that I would recommend the product to someone willing to use it correctly – Not to say that I did not use it correctly, the whiter teeth will come from you brushing and then rinsing/gargling with the Listerine Advanced White Mouthwash TWICE A DAY for two weeks straight in order to see the results.

So, personally, I didn’t see my pearly white dreams come true but I actually got to use mouthwash more regularly and tried to dispel some myths, too bad the trial was inconclusive…because you know, allergic reaction.

Available from all leading retailers and pharmacies
Available online from
R49.95 – 250ml
R74.95 – 500ml

Info from brand & Beauty Bulletin

The new Listerine Advanced White is clinically proven to improve the appearance of teeth, with antibacterial agents and fluoride to cleanse and strengthen them.

It kills bad-breath and plaque-causing bacteria with powerful essential oils, strengthens enamel with fluoride, and it helps to lift stains and shield it from future discolorations.

ListerineŸ Advanced White Multi-Action Mouthwash uses a non-abrasive, polyphosphate technology to whiten teeth in two weeks.

The mouthwash creates a protective shield to help prevent future stains from forming. It contains three essential oils that kill germs and freshen breath.

Final REVIEW: TRESemméSA Botanique Nourish & Replenish Shampoo and Conditioner 

Hey there, so the trial period for this awesome new range came and went and I now have my final thoughts about it together in my head and soon on here as well. 


As you may (or may not) remember, when I got the package delivered to me I had braids on but that was not going to stop me from getting down and clean hehe. So I used it in my braids and the long and short of it was that I was able to get it through all of my hair and rinse it out, it smelled great and didn’t leave my already dry scalp even drier. 

I eventually got rid of the braids about 8 days later. I washed again. Hmmm that yummy smell… But then at the end of it I was not sure if it was because of the braids or what but I had to wash again because apparently I had product build up. 

I used the shampoo and Conditioner at each wash whereas I generally mostly co-wash. So either this means that the shampoo is so cool that I can use it more often without it stripping my hair or that I HAVE TO use it more often to get it to work for me. 


So final week came and in spite of it being winter I decide to use less product before wash day and protective styling. I suffered through that. I nearly did a chop again. But I stuck it out til wash day came and I used the shampoo once and had accomplished what I wanted to accomplish hehe. 
The verdict is that the shampoo is awesome for medium to clean hair not so much for 4C hair with 2 week old product in it (I’m a busy girl yo). 

The conditioner is bae. I absolutely love it. So much that I went to get more of it. I now have a protective style on so the shampoo is great for the synthetic hair but man that conditioner is to my actual hair what water is to fish. 


You can find the range at Clicks and Dischem (when I actually saw them in the Isles) and when you get there, fill up your basket. Especially with the conditioner. 

[REVIEW] First impression – *NEW* TRESemmĂ©SA Botanique Nourish & Replenish Shampoo and Conditioner 

My oh my! 
How giddy and excited was I to receive these products for me and a friend? All of this, courtesy of the Beauty Bulletin team.

So I’m a kinky haired girl, have been for going on 5 years now and for the last 2, I have had a bit of a [major] hair emergency with dryness and breakage taking centre stage. I decided to put my hair in a protective hair style (pictured below) in order to salvage whatever could be salvaged. Fast forward to about a week later, I get an email letting me know that I made the cut to be a part of the new TressemĂ©SA Botanique Nourish & Replenish Shampoo and Conditioner project. I legit wanted to cry because I just never seem to be able to find what my hair likes for longer than 3months before it turns into a crisis all over again. 

Protective Style I decided to do to manage the crisis

Anyway, I decided to wash my hair while it is still in the protective style (referred to as PS from here on out) because my scalp had also started to flake and ache due to the dryness that just won’t let up. I have really dry skin and I tend to suffer from bouts of eczema now and again. 

I used the new range by TressemeSA that is pretty much what I have been craving to find in a product (obviously I must still try it for long enough to see if I will stick with it forever. I already use TressemĂ©SA products now its just a matter of finding and sticking to what works for me). 

“TRESemmĂ© BOTANIQUE is a new professional-quality wash & care system for the natural seeking woman. The formula, free from parabens, dyes & silicones, with natural ingredients and lower sulphates, provides dry hair with moisture satisfying Afro-haired and Caucasian-haired natural seekers alike.”

When reading the above about these products, the sceptic in me was like “nope, can’t be” because I’ve run into so many products that promise lots of things dishonestly. Reading that about the products also encouraged me to just dive in (Hahaha flipfloppidy, I know). 

Needless to say, my first wash (with the PS) was pleasant; not only does this product smell great (coconuty) it also felt as though I got the clean feeling without the stripped feeling. I also (especially) love the creamy and moisturising texture of the conditioner (I am a fan of co-washes).

TresseméSA Botanique Nourish & Replenish Shampoo

The shampoo is in the dark green bottle and the conditioner is in the white (in true TressemĂ© fashion). 

Creamy and moist texture of the Conditioner

I’m really hooked on the smell though to be honest. I’m yet to see how my hair responds in the long run. I have a work trip to Durban (KZN province, South Africa) this week and will be needing the PS for the duration,  however, as soon as I get back I’m taking it down and going in for wash numero dos! 

Stay tuned on here to find out how the journey plays out and ends up! You can also check out my instagram feed as well for all updates on the hashtag #LongLiveNaturalHair (Love it!) 

TRESemmé BOTANIQUE is now available in the following stores nationwide for RSP R79.99, 750ml each:

  • Clicks
  • Dis-chem
  • PnP
  • Shoprite
  • Checkers
  • Spar
  • Game

Just in case you want to go on this journey with me, you can cop yourself the range and jump on on your social media account, remember to always add the #LongLiveNaturalHair tag so I too can pick up your journey.