MJ AND STUFF, Mahlatse James Mio The A Cream

I stand for hydration right now like I ain’t never stood for hydration before. I have even gone as far as invading strangers’ conversations about grooming and go on lengthily about the importance of hydration in everyone’s process of taking-care-of-thyself.  This week, I am going crazy for The A Cream. The firming active body cream with a promise to fastrack one’s skin to fitness.

So very necessary right now –because we all know how our skin stands an unfair chance of thriving against seasonal interchanges. In addition to locking in the much needed moisture, an assortment of ingredients in the A Cream also restore elasticity and firmness.

The A-Cream Lotion MJ AND STUFF #MadeUpMonday



MJ AND STUFF La Prairie Made Up Monday

I hereby declare that I have now become one with individuals who start their (perhaps our) sentences with “people our age”. Very unaffected, I say this proudly because I never run out of reasons to throw some knowledge on some of the best products partly responsible for people gushing  in disbelieve of my actual age. Right now, I am all about La Prairie’s Anti-Aging Response Booster.

The booster is designed to work from within to build up the skin’s surface layer and create a smooth, line-free appearance in just two weeks. I am a little obsessed here. Because it is NEVER too early to start fixing stuff up – a little lesson I have learnt from my dermatologist lady. The beauty of the product is that it is formulated for men and women of all ages.

One definitely needs to find a solid way to keep one’s aunts out of one’s bathroom cabinets.  #Just Saying

One definitely needs to find a solid way to keep one’s aunts out of one’s bathroom cabinets. #Just Saying

La Prairie’s commitment to pushing the envelope to find the rarest, most beneficial ingredients is evident in the serum’s list of ingredients that includes plankton extract harvested in Brittany, France; silver vine extract from East Asia; and doses of ginger and liquorice. The result is a light-weight, silky smooth, low-viscosity gel serum

The other best part about La Prairie’s Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster is that the serum has been formulated to use everyday as part of skincare routine.

I am for it, and so is my skin.


Truefitt & Hill review MJ AND STUFF

I wonder what goes on in the minds of those I hang around with lately. They could have gathered that I have added an extra dosage of generosity to my hugs game. Yes, I said hugs game. You see, I happen to be one of those people who are always flinging out their arms in the air, ready to envelope a total stranger for reasons unbeknownst. Not really a half-full kind of human (because I pledge reality-checks way too often), more like… it’s just a thing. My thing! Anyway, of now recent, my hugs game has widened a little and I have more than enough reason since trying out the Truefitt & Hill Trafalgar set. I am determined to spread the awesomeness of this scent whenever granted a chance. Based with Cedarwood and Sandalwood notes, the fragrance does not compromise its fresh masculinity and the part orient middle note and Jasmine top off bring with an inviting sensory satisfaction. I find it oh so grown up. I am almost certain that the latter perspective has an awful lot to do with the interesting fact that I now share a whiff with legends like Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire and John Wayne to count a few appreciators of Truefitt and Hill. This is definitely my Spring scent of choice because I have worn it on scorching hot days and even on cooler evenings without experiencing an overly dramatic shift. Hence the adaptability factor ignites in me the confidence glide excitedly when I extend embraces… or a handsomely scented hugs game if you will.

Truefitt & Hill

Truefitt & Hill grooming products are available at Victorian Bathroom outlets.



Doing good always feel good and that is a definite fact. I have always wanted to partake in the annual dude-culture that is MOVEMBER and if you have seen me throughout the past month, you can’t have possibly missed that I was #WERQing furry bits on my face trying to do my bit in honour of the highly important men’s health issue that is prostate cancer. My little mini Santa look meant a great deal to me and I can only hope that my very little contribution will inspire a few more menfolk to consider commemorating such cases. At the dusk of what I firmly believe was an insightful month, the rad people at Gillette South Africa logically launched the Fusion ProGlide Silvertouch Razor which is really truly such an amazing product to come after their Movember campaign. I have recently received my own kit with a centralised blade stabiliser which adjusts to curves on the face to minimise nicks and cuts and it is a perfect fit to my own grooming process. More of the features include 5 blades with Gillette’s thinnest edges for less tug and pull, less strokes to minimize irritation even on sensitive skin.  The trimmer blade at the back of the razor has been redesigned for better precision. A lubrastrip offers improved lubrication for ease and comfort of stroke. It is also available in manual and power (battery operated).

Hook it up and let me know how it goes.




Mahlatse James South African Blogger

Here’s the thing, I am not a great fan of shaving my face. There, I said it. Unlike my contemporaries in mid high-school, the idea of approaching my face with a sharp blade or a zinging soundtrack of clippers never quite appealed to me. That being said, the fact that I fell off a tree of super hairy men-folk didn’t help much during weekly spot-checks at my high-school  when I (almost always) made it into shunned groups of something-teen year olds sent home until they returned as “boys”. I suppose a part of it might have to do with my mother’s refusal to splash out on my required designer shaving apparatus. I remember her reasoning being something like “you are only 14, are you trying to slice your face open with a hand-held blade?” yeah, from then onwards I denounced the reality of growing hairs on my high-speed growing features. Fast-forward to today and the little circumstance has taken a major shift. I now have no interest to go through life looking anything like Farther Christmas.  I work in fashion and in between blowing air kisses; I actually do aim to clunk one upon a cheek. This then means that I have no business being the guy whose bushy facial bits collects tinted moisturizers from everyone (unless of course I happen to be on holiday, then I really could care very little about whose face I brush against). A decision was made that I had to make nice with barber and negotiate some sort of trimming sessions. Happy with my (adult) look I still haven’t grasped the tenacity to glide machinery across my face, trust me, I have tried and results are more often loathsome –I cannot stand the thumb-face dude reflecting from my bathroom mirror. As a result the barber is probably paying off his mortgage in the hills *cue rapturous hilarity* from this face alone. Still on a journey to master some sort of taming persistence for my facial topiaries, I come armed with my newest weapon; the Gillette ProGlide Styler. With this single precision device –I’m talking three-in-one vibes; razor, trimmer and edging blade- I draw closer closer to achieving a distinct style comfortably and effortlessly. Whether I aim for an ambiguous and excitingly liberate glam-rock image as seen at Hedi Slimane’s creations for Saint Laurent collection at the recent spring 2014 runway shows, or the mid 20th century referenced casts as per Alessandro Sartori’s traditionally mannish collection for Berluti, my options are practicable. Yes, I really don’t care much for fashion’s endless debate about the return of beards at a range of sizes.




Saint Laurent Spring 2014: So fresh, so clean, so GLAM!!

Saint Laurent Spring 2014: So fresh, so clean, so GLAM!!

Berluti Spring 2014: Manly Man vibes.

Berluti Spring 2014: Manly Man vibes.