Itchy Pup, Unhappy Mom…

So I’ve only recently realized that I haven’t introduced the worlds cutest puppy to you guys yet, so here goes…


Her name is Olive and she truly is the worlds cutest breed, a miniature schnauzer.


We got Olive at ten weeks old and she was such a blessing from the get go, easy going and perfect in nature.

We had her on the best brand ( a very well known brand, which I will not mention here, because up until now I am still 99,9% sure that this was not the cause of the problem I am about to discuss).


One morning, when Olive woke up, I noticed her behavior was quite different. She seemed down and was scratching and biting at her thighs every now and then. My husband was laughing at me, because it got to the point where I thought that she might be missing her mom and dad…

As the day progressed so did the behavior, up until the point where Olive was scratching more than she was walking, scratching until she toppled over, scratching until her hair was falling out in huge chunks (which might I add was extremely unsettling because the schnauzer breed is known for hair that does not shed whatsoever).

I immediately jumped onto the google train, trying to figure out what it could possibly be and how to solve it, as it was now extremely late and all vets & shops were closed. Google summed her problem up to either something she ingested eg. food, or something she had come into contact with eg. bee sting, plant, etc.

I immediately assumed the latter. Olive has this habit of rolling around in the garden, tracking mud into the house, smelling like a mint bush.

Google said to give her allergex (half a pill) if we had it on hand, and so we did. She fell asleep for about an hour which was an extreme relief to my husband and I, because just before that she could not close her eyes for more than 30 seconds without crying and starting to scratch again.


However the allergex was just a VERY short term solution.


To say the least, this mom was awake the entire night all teary eyed at the idea of my baba in so much pain as I could hear her scratching and crying away.


The next morning my husband and I sat around waiting for the shops to open and were the first people in as soon as they did, when we found the holy grail….




We bought Olivia the Regal Skin Care Remedy, which is a sauce/oil that your pour over your dogs food and it fights any skin allergies your dog may have, a little goes such a long way and we still have some left in bottle a month or so later.


We also bought her the Regal Skin Healing Shampoo, which we are still using up until today to bath her with. It leaves her skin and hair silky soft and itch free. The best of this was that it healed Olives scratch wounds in a matter of two days (using only one wash).


Lastly, we bought the Regal Skin healing spray, which left her hair a little hard to the touch but that did disappear after a day or so.



Once we returned from the shop, we immediately put all of Olives bedding and toys in the wash. We then proceeded to give her a bath with the shampoo and afterwards we put the healing spray on her (loads of it). Straight after that, Olive cuddled on my legs whilst laying on the couch and fell asleep. NOTHING felt better than that moment, she slept for three hours straight and when she awoke, all she wanted to do was play and we could not have been happier at that very moment. Her tail was up again…. oh yes I forgot to mention that throughout the whole itchy scene, her tail was curved downwards in-between her legs.

That night we put her sauce over her food and she absolutely devoured it as though it was a treat to have had.


This range, was absolutely our hero that day. It truly changed my puppy in a matter of 30 minutes. Honestly we are SO grateful and would recommend this to ANY pup/dog mom or dad with an itchy pup, and after my search to find the solution, I noticed that this was a common concern for many dog owners.


Hope this can help someone else in future.




Glampalm – Pretty frikken amazing 😍


For those of you who prefer watching the movie to reading the book… here you go

Glampalm Unboxing Video ❤️

I must be entirely honest, I’ve never really considered using a Glampalm before.

However,  I decided to enter an Urban Sass Instagram competition where the prize was a Glampalm Straightener & Curling wand, and as luck would have it, I won.

The hair tools arrived soon after they announced me as the winner and what followed next was pure amazement.

The packaging was SO insanely gorgeous, truly breathtaking to say the least.


Along with the straightener came a super cute clutch bag and these beyond amazing stickers that one applies to the straightener for a “treatment” effect on your hair. It’s also ideal for straightening your hair if you have product on your hair, because while treating your hair it ALSO protects your straightener from getting product build up.

I honestly LOVE Glampalm now, I am so sold on their brand… I actually feel like it’s my absolute preferred brand at the moment.

So for those of you that are in the market for a new straightener, I would most definitely recommend this brand.

My hair felt like silk after I straightened it, so shiny and healthy. 😍


It was just too good not to share with you beauties.




Hair today… Long tomorrow


Doing this blog has completely conflicted me, I pride myself on being exceptionally honest when it comes to my blogs… But to tell you the truth I am COMPLETELY sold on the Quick Grow brand and truthfully cannot think of a single negative thing to say about it.


First of all, the packaging is out of this world pretty. It’s pink (which is always a winner) and white and immediately grabs your attention.

Secondly, not only did I see great results in my hair itself, but also in my nails, skin and overall health. The shake did wonders for my gym days I could feel how vitamin packed a single shake was and how it facilitated my gym routine amazingly.


The Quick grow family combo comes with

* 450g nutritional shake

*60 Advanced amino capsules

*250ml shampoo & 250ml conditioner

and is currently on sale for  R999.00 so make sure you get it ASAP at


Naturally my hair tends to grow “quick” on its own, so my hair growth was not eye catching after a months use, however as you will see in the picture below… The longest part of my hair was quite thin compared to the rest of it, and after a mere two weeks the length had thickened tremendously (which I absolutely LOVED) Therefore this product would be Ah-Ma-Zing if you tend to struggle with thin hair (which I know many of you do)


These results were based on 4 weeks (not even a full month) and I am amazed at them. With my already crazy long hair, nothing really seems to make it grow after this point. However this product really had an amazing effect on my hair! All it took was one shake & 2 tablets a day. With regards to the shampoo and conditioner, it left my hair feeling like silk and With this length that feeling doesn’t come easily… I also love how I still could stick to my routine of washing my hair once a week, despite changing my range and having such soft hair.


Ps. The shampoo & conditioner smelt like ABSOLUTE heaven 😍👌❤️


If you are a hair addict (which I’m sure you are seen as you have landed on this page) make sure to go and get this amazing product range ASAP, trust me you will not regret it at allQuick Grow

Also make sure to follow me on Instagram  Simone Olivier and on Facebook (because it’s still new I see a few Giveaways coming up in the near future over there 😝)  Belle Sublime





It’s not meant to be easy. It’s meant to be worth it.

I have always lived a life that has been believed to be a breeze according to the people who observed from the outside.

Not that I could say my life has been hard, but I can say that it has not been a breeze. I too have had my fair share of difficulties. However I have always been able to keep going and pushing for the best, thanks to the Lord who continuously reminds me that life has a purpose, a reason, a plan…

In between the crazyness, the stress and the wonder… it dawned on me that I am one of many who experience tough times. People have become so immune to showing their true feelings, their natural reflex “im good thanks”, the urge to portray a perfect picture… when we all know those abstract ones sell for far more 😉

Leading me to this post, to let you know… you are NOT alone, your battles have been fought for you and you will make it… “The harder the test, the greater the reward”

This week had been a rough one… and in the midst of it all I was paid a pleasant visit by this beautiful pray mantis. I have never seen such a unique pray mantis… and of course I could not resist the urge to snatch the camera and snap a photo ❤DSC_3739

My feelings towards online shopping

I know how it goes, we are completely bombarded by beautiful things on the internet that are available to purchase on a daily basis…. I know how you click on it and add it to your cart, when suddenly that gut wrenching feeling kicks in of “Is this page legit?”, “Am I ever going to receive my order?”, “Is the delivery fee going to be WAY too much?”, “Will returning this item be a nightmare if not impossible?” THE QUESTIONS GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND ARE ABSOLUTELY COUNTLESS at this stage of the purchase process, I KNOW! HOW? because I too have been there multiple times, I too have a million things in carts that have been stuck there for many,many years.


However after deciding to purchase something online after my first paycheck I was pleasantly surprised. I had ordered my beautiful Olivia Burton watch from as a gift to myself. After finally making the payment (with countless site revisits) I had received a confirmation email from This made me feel more at ease but I still had a “You have totes been scammed” feeling in my stomach. Each day following the purchase, I received an email from the company filling me in on the progress pertaining to my purchase, which I loved and completely got me so excited about the soon arrival of my beautiful Olivia Burton watch.

PS. while we are speaking of Olivia Burton you completely NEED to go and view her range!


The watch was ordered on the 11th of March and the estimated delivery date was the 13th of March. Which was not an estimation but in my case very factual as on the 13th of march the delivery man was heard asking for Ms. Simone at the reception desk. I could honestly not believe that a delivery could be so prompt, everything was perfect; the timing, the packaging, EVERYTHING!Since that purchase, I have purchased multiple things from Kitchen stuff, Beer making kits for the boys (you know how they are), Clothing, Fairy lights, Canvas paintings, Key holders, you name it, I got it from them.

And might I just add…. DELIVERY WAS FREE for all of the above ❤


And no I am in no way being paid for this posting (I wish LOL) I just honestly know how it feels to want the luxury of buying online and not knowing who you can and cannot trust out there. In my honest opinion give their site a look see, you will not be disappointed AT ALL. They also have AMAZING voucher codes and discounts on their site.

Your 1st purchase gives you R100,00 off and when you buy on their app for the 1st time you get R150,00 off (HOW COOL IS THAT?)

The code for app purchases is : APP150 (which they most likely will remind you of once you download the app)

Whilst we are helping each other out make sure to comment with any amazing online shopping platforms you have used before so that I can go and check them out too ❤



My life thus far…

So with not blogging for 2 years I thought an explanation would be long overdue. I know we all hate that horrid excuse… “Life has been so busy” BUT truthfully it has.

With that being said i’d like to fill you in on how it has been SO busy since the last time I had blogged.

After December 2014 (The last blog post) my life has been filled by a busy schedule….




In April 2015 I graduated in BA Corporate Communications. After graduating I became a Junior Marketer at an amazing company, however my heart missed the psychology part of my degree and due to that I decided to start working with little ones and took on my PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) which I will be completing in November 2016 and can I just say…. I CANNOT wait!

I also became an aunt to the most precious little baby under the sun in May 2015, and it is by far one of the most uplifting moments I have experienced in my life (Don’t think I could love this cutie pie anymore than I do), and in September 2015 I had the privilege of marrying my best friend which has made me realize why all woman praise the hashtag #WIFELIFE, it has been challenging yet one of the most adventurous times in my life and i’m enjoying every second of being a wife.


In between the rough times I had the privilege of enjoying the great ones as I have mentioned to you above and I adore that I get to share these beautiful moments with you all. I am beyond excited to get my blog going again and I look forward to getting to know all of my amazing followers ❤ Thank you so much for each and every one of you who follow me, and if you’re not following me yet……

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The Biotin Journey

As i’m sure most of you have heard by now, there is a “miracle” hair growth vitamin called Biotin….

After reading multiple reviews, watching multiple YouTube videos and researching the ins and outs of this miracle vitamin i decided to give it a go…. Only to find out that finding a decent dosage in South Africa was much more difficult than anticipated, finally however, i got my hands on the so called “wonder worker”

The brand i received was Swanson Biotin 5000mcg (5mg), 100 capsules for R250,00 (NOT BAD CONSIDERING THE BOTTLE LASTS JUST OVER 3 MONTHS)

My overall experience consisted of ups and downs, hair growth and break outs. I will be posting links to my YouTube videos of each months usage and results for those of you who are looking for the 5 minute low down.

Month 1:

So after the belief that my hair would grow 10 inches in one month, okay…. maybe one inch at least, disappointment surfaced when measuring time approached, my hair had grown about half an inch, and i’m sure most of you hair junkies would know that that is slap bang average, and nothing to ring home about….. not to mention the breakouts that i got from drinking these pills, however the blame can not only rest upon biotin but also the fact that I am extremely terrible when it comes to drinking water on a regular basis. Biotin does require you to drink A LOT more water when you are consuming it seen as it is a water soluble vitamin that requires water to work to its full potential.

due to my own err… i decided to carry on my journey and give it more time to prove me wrong….

month 2: 

By the end of month 2, after measuring my hair i was a tiny bit more pleased but still quite despondent as my hair had only grown about 3mm more than the previous month, however the breakouts were remarkably improved due to my not so perfect but better than before water consumption in month 2, as an extreme hair junky hopeful i decided that at least i could finish the bottle and continue the use for my final month, and so  i did.

month 3:

What an absolute turn around, as though only now had the Biotin greeted my system and became best buddies, the breakouts had vanished and the main was growing long and strong… in the third month my hair had grown a full inch, which is beyond strange for me (naturally my hair would grow almost a cm if that), in the pictures attached i had even had my hair cut in the third month, i was so happy with the growth that i was happy to shed  few cm for the sake of healthy hair.

and not to mention that my nails grew so much so that i cut them on a weekly basis otherwise i could hardly manage my pen at varsity.

As you will see in the image i posted of the start and the end results you will see that my hair is so much healthier, the color even seems different without me putting a drop of dye to it, with regards to improving overall hair health i give this product 10/10

my conclusion

Biotin is ALMOST a miracle worker, i say this because i know that if your reading this you long for Rapunzel hair and you want it as in NOW, Biotin can help you get there but not in a day or a month, maybe a year. However if ankle length hair is not what your aiming for, but just healthy long hair Biotin is most certainly the product for you.

I have been contemplating whether to buy a new bottle, and i most likely will as soon as the budget allows for it.

I also want to say that i am in no way a healthcare practitioner and that i could never give you the go ahead to consume any form of pills, so make sure your doctor gives you the go ahead before you decide to start your own hair journey.Capture