how far would you go?

Location: Johannesburg

photography: Layla Shaik

As I write this post on the plane, I can’t help but think about my first destination. When I was younger, I always wanted to travel beyond what the world had to offer. I am very blessed to have that prayer answered. My first time on a plane which I can remember, was when I was 6 years old - I even remember the pink and grey outfit I had on, with my cute little braids. I was not nervous, I was so excited about the destination. The destination was Cape Town, now and still one of my favourite places to visit. Looking back now, it has become a memory that began a beautiful journey of new destinations. 

I have always loved travelling and I still always find new ways to travel whether it is far or close. The thing I love about travelling is the expectant feeling of experiencing something different every time you're in a new place. I absolutely love discovering new places and the pure authenticity in people, places, food, history, culture and travelling has the ability to offer that at every new destination. 

So every year we go on an annual family vacation and it is usually somewhere hot. The only thing about travelling to hot destinations is the intense skincare regime that needs to be implemented. The one thing I have learnt about looking after your skin in intense weather conditions is that your skin always needs to be protected with SPF. I also learnt that even when it’s winter, the sun can still be harsh on your skin. So when I spend loads of hours outdoors I always wear sunscreen. 

As we approach the end of the year and into a new year, I can't help but think of my next destination… which is… Cape Town of course! So HOT there but I always love a summer glow and slay. The two products I am living by this Summer are the La Mer The After Sun Enhancer (for that glow!) and the La Mer The Reparative Face Sun Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30. The thing I love about the sunscreen is that it does not feel heavy on the skin or leave blue marks, but oh does it keep your moisturised in a non-oily way. The After Sun Enhancer is literally the best thing I’ve used, it’s like a bronzer - I know. I’ve never used a body bronzer in my life but believe me when I say it really makes your skin glow so beautifully. It’s almost like a body highlighter (lol - literally!) 

Anyway, so I know it is almost the time for everyone to start their new adventures and go on new destinations this holiday season. I want to wish you all a safe journey ahead, beautiful glowy sun-kissed skin and lots of love and joyfulness. However, whatever you do please DO NOT forget to look after your skin this holiday season, so you can walk into the office with new skin in the new year! Yes!



La Mer The Reparative Face Sun Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Available at Edgars in South Africa (here) // International (here) 

La Mer The After Sun EnhancerAvailable at Edgars in South Africa (here) // International (here) 


*Created in collaboration with La Mer