This Week’s Looks: The Challenge Ends

I honestly don’t know how Fro and I survived this week. After missing Sunday’s wash day because of work, I knew I couldn’t rock up on Monday with unwatered hair. So on Monday morning, I co-washed with my new Mizani True Textures Curl Wash (will be doing a review on these products soon) but I didn’t want to blow dry it so I left it to air dry and went to work with it as it was. Ladies and any gentlemen, I give you my shrinkage:

Cardigan – Primark. Mullet top & boots – Cotton On. Leggings – Mr. Price

Shrinkage made cute

So on Monday eve, I made sure to braid my hair to help stretch it out. It was handling it much better than I’d expected, considering how I’d abandoned it pretty much all of last week. There was a bit of breakage but not as much as I’d expected.



Blazer – Mr. Price. Tank – H&M. Jeans – Primark. Wedges – Cotton On.


I was actually pleasantly surprised when I undid my braids on Tuesday morning. The two front ones were extra bouncy looking and after just playing around, I saw that that section created a nice wavy ‘roll’ effect. So instead of finger combing it out, I just lightly rolled that front section backwards and pinned to secure. Will definitely be doing a video tutorial on this soon 🙂


Top – Ackermans. Jeans – Jay Jays. Trainers – Converse. Bag – Woolies.

Again, I was at work so late I just crashed as soon as I got in. No braiding, no make up removing :S


This was originally intended to be an updo style but Fro said no. I shouted back but surrendered to doing this.

Shirt – Mr. Price. Tank – Woolworths. Jeans – Jay Jays. Pumps – Ackermans

I managed to get a decent night’s sleep, the first in three weeks but I knew that the next day my hair was going to get buggered at our office Christmas party. So I figured it best to finally give Fro some TLC on Friday eve. So on Thursday late afternoon, I braided my mabutu to undo them on Friday morning.

On Friday:

Tank – Cotton On. Shorts – H&M. Pumps – Mr. Price

And so the challenge ends 🙁 But I’ve created a page where all of my looks can be revisited. It’ll definitely be a great reminder of how many ways I can rock an accessory for, you know, those days I’m feeling uninspired. I’m so glad I stuck it out and I’ve fallen in love with some oldies but goodies as well as things I’d never even worn yet!

High 5 to me 🙂



  1. Kamoso
    March 26, 2013 / 7:54 am

    Hi Aisha,

    Where did you get your fascinator from love it!
    You are so rocking your hair!

    I've had an afro for years but have only started giving it some TLC.

    I'm a constant visitor to your blog.

    • March 31, 2013 / 7:13 am

      Thanks for visiting my blog! Lol, hmmm the fascinator…I got that as my 'costume' for my office Christmas party the previous year (2011). Decided to keep it and use it again for special occassions 🙂

  2. March 8, 2013 / 3:33 pm

    This was an awesome challenge!! I'm inspired 😀 gonna hunt for some killer hair accessories xx

    • March 17, 2013 / 10:23 am


  3. December 10, 2012 / 10:01 am

    I have loved this Hair Accessories challenge, you have played it beautifully and I like that you saved the fascinator for the last day! You're like my twin from a different mother:-) From the Fro (we BCd at the same time), the fashion sense, the bold lip colours, accessories…you're in the advertising industry (so am I), you're a fashion designer…and from East Africa! We have so much in common:-)

    • December 29, 2012 / 2:56 pm

      Heya, wow, so glad to see your comment on my blog. Love your blog, been following it for a few months now 🙂 I think our similarities are what drew me to continue following yours and yes, I agree we must be twins in another world or something – how else can one explan it? lol!

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