Lifestyle

  • Perpetuity of Time [with IWC]

    Perpetuity of Time [with IWC]

    Do you ever catch yourself saying, “where did all this time go?” because my mom always said that time goes by the quickest after varsity, and she’s absolutely right! Sometimes I feel as if I’m holding a fist full of sand inside the palm of my hand and just like time, the sand is slipping […]Read More »
  • The Perfect Ring with Shimansky

    The Perfect Ring with Shimansky

    Hi everyone! Happy New Week! As many of you know, I’ve been engaged since last year and even though I haven’t quite started planning the wedding yet but I’ve been doing casual shopping for the wedding band. At every chance I get, I like to see my options and what kind of wedding bands are […]Read More »
  • My Banting Story

    My Banting Story

    Hi everyone! I’ve been taking a little break from blogging but you can still keep updated on the ins and outs by following me on social media. 🙂 For those who do follow me, you probably already know that I finally got my puppy (I reserved him a while back and I was just waiting […]Read More »
  • Ford Fiesta Collaboration Overview

    Ford Fiesta Collaboration Overview

    Happy Friday everyone! For those who have been following my blog, you’ll know that I’ve been collaborating with Ford South Africa in bringing you the #FiestaOOTD on Instagram. Here is one more project that has come to a close for my blog, I’m excited but a little sad at the same time. Over the last […]Read More »
  • LoveMaryLu for Lanson Place Jin Qiao

    LoveMaryLu for Lanson Place Jin Qiao

    Hi everyone! If you follow me on social media and especially Snapchat, you probably know that I was away during the past week in Shanghai, China. To give you a little background, my family was originally from there and in Shanghai, they have their own dialect, but it was never spoken at home so I […]Read More »
  • My Fitness Story: Holiday Food

    My Fitness Story: Holiday Food

    Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great week so far! Just one more day to go and then it’s the weekend! 🙂 I’ve had many great feedback since I started the “My Fitness Story” posts and please keep the feedback coming! If I haven’t addressed all your questions, I promise that I will get […]Read More »
  • LoveMaryLu for Lanson Place Hotel

    LoveMaryLu for Lanson Place Hotel

    Happy Monday everyone! If you’ve been following my travels on social media, you probably know that I am super depressed right now! I cannot believe how fast time has flown by for the 2 weeks that we were away in Hong Kong and Philippines. This time I decided to do something different with my travel […]Read More »
  • Maintain the Value of Your Handbag

    Maintain the Value of Your Handbag

    Hi my loves! Today’s the day! I’ll be off to the airport in a couple of hours but before I make my way, I just wanted to publish another post for you guys as I probably won’t have time to do so tomorrow. Hope you all have a great weekend and follow my trip on […]Read More »
  • A Week with Ford Ecosport

    A Week with Ford Ecosport

    Hi everyone! The week before last, I had the opportunity to test out the Ford Ecosport for a week. Firstly, it’s my first time testing out a SUV and secondly, it’s also my first time testing a Ford. The gentlemen from Ford dropped off a blue Ford Ecosport on Tuesday 3rd March and I had […]Read More »
  • Backstage with MAC at MBFW15

    Backstage with MAC at MBFW15

    Happy Friday my loves! As promised, here are some of the pictures we took backstage at MBFW15, thank you to the MAC family for being so welcoming always! I remember back in the day when I was small, the closest thing to backstage at a fashion show was on Fashion TV, where the cameras will […]Read More »
  • Hello Apple Watch 2015

    Hello Apple Watch 2015

    Brace yourselves because the Apple Watch was officially launched yesterday! Personally, I’m an Apple fan, from iPhone to iPads to iMac to Macbook Pro… yes! I’m obsessed to say the least, can you imagine my excitement when Apple announced the launch of the Apple Watch?! 🙂 There are 3 distinctive collections: The Watch, Watch Sport […]Read More »
  • Favourite Looks by Gavin Rajah MBFW15

    Favourite Looks by Gavin Rajah MBFW15

    Hi everyone! Happy Monday! The weekend has come and gone leaving us with sweet distant memories of the weekend, I used to wake up thinking “where did the weekend go?!” (I still do sometimes). As many of you may know, MBFW came and gone this past week too, going to Melrose Arch was like walking […]Read More »
  • New York Fashion Week (NYFW) 2015

    New York Fashion Week (NYFW) 2015

    Hi my loves! If you’re a fashion lover, you probably know that NYFW just came and gone, which left retailers scrambling to put in their next stock orders. It has THAT big of an impact in the fashion industry, with dozens of designers, new and old showcasing their predictions and trends for the coming season. […]Read More »
  • What to get your man for Valentines Day

    What to get your man for Valentines Day

    Hello my loves! Hope Monday wasn’t too much of a killer! I know I may be harping on this subject for an unnecessary prolonged period but it is what it is and we should just cherish and enjoy it. For those who are by now in full panic mode, have no fear, I’ve come up […]Read More »
  • My Fitness Story: The Attire

    My Fitness Story: The Attire

    Happy Monday my loves! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and also a great week ahead! Typically, I hated Mondays not only because the weekend has fallen to its death and it was time for work/school again but also the fact that going to gym feels like going to a smelly flea market on […]Read More »
  • My Fitness Story: The Legs

    My Fitness Story: The Legs

    Hi there love bugs! (I’m having fun experimenting with name calling so I don’t just do the boring “hi everyone” thing). 🙂 In the previous “My Fitness Story” article, I spoke about food, portions, what I eat and how I try to eat healthy. If you missed it, you can catch up here. After a […]Read More »
  • LoveMaryLu Best of 2014

    LoveMaryLu Best of 2014

    Hello honeypots! Hope everyone had an amazing New Year celebration filled with lots of bubbly (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), friends, laughter and good food! Now that Christmas and New Years have come and gone, it’s time to settle down and really take time to reflect on the past year but most importantly, on the new year […]Read More »
  • Victoria Secret Show 2014 (watch here)

    Victoria Secret Show 2014 (watch here)

    Hi everyone! So I’ve been searching far and wide, finally I’ve found a full and HD version of the Victoria Secret Show 2014. 🙂 I’m personally a huge fan and it makes great motivation for running on the treadmill! I used to watch these shows while I ran on the treadmill and time just flies! […]Read More »
  • My Fitness Story: I’ll have seconds please

    My Fitness Story: I’ll have seconds please

    Hi everyone! Following on from my previous fitness post: My Fitness Story, I spoke about how I had come to terms with improving my health and also my journey in getting fit and becoming the best version of MYSELF. I have come to a point where I motivate myself and I am my motivation. It […]Read More »
  • 7 Way to Stress-Free Festive Shopping

    7 Way to Stress-Free Festive Shopping

    Hi everyone! I decided to put this article together because it’s something that I hold quite close to my heart (also because I hate shopping malls). As much as I love shopping and I’m sure so do many of you out there, it can be rather stressful during the festive season and it’s even more […]Read More »
  • It’s Not Over

    It’s Not Over

    Hi everyone! In honour of World AIDS Day, MAC invited me to the screening of the “It’s NOT Over” documentary (click here to see the website), a documentary directed by Andrew Jenks aims to start a conversation about the HIV and AIDS and to raise awareness to this world epidemic. However, this documentary isn’t the […]Read More »
  • 5 Ways to Enhance Your Concert Experience

    5 Ways to Enhance Your Concert Experience

    Hi everyone! As many of you may know, John Legend was recently in SA and E somehow managed to get us tickets to his concert. Personally I’m not really a fan of concerts because of how many people there always are and it can be quite stressful with how messy it can be. I’ve only […]Read More »
  • 10 Signs that you’re a working girl

    10 Signs that you’re a working girl

    Student life and working life are in fact worlds apart, there’s a hell of a lot of adjustments to be made and remember how as a student, you would use the 2 words “I’m bored”?!? Well… life of a working girl leaves you scrambling for time while trying to maintain ourselves as women. I’ve personally […]Read More »
  • My Fitness Story

    My Fitness Story

    Hi Everyone! 🙂 I know I never quite go below skin deep when it comes to my blog and talk about personal stuff besides the makeup I use, the clothes I wear, the goodies I buy or the places I travel to. Today I want to address something I’m quite passionate about and a journey […]Read More »
  • Lifestyle: How to be the perfect host this summer

    Lifestyle: How to be the perfect host this summer

    Hi everyone! After I posted my Watermelon Cooler Recipes, many of you asked where I got the drinking jars from and then I realized that every where I looked, there is this over whelming interest into drinking jars and striped straws etc. It has become the ultimate way to serve iced coffees, juices and even […]Read More »
  • Lifestyle: 5 qualities fitness freaks have that get them ahead in life

    Lifestyle: 5 qualities fitness freaks have that get them ahead in life

    I’m not saying that fitness freaks are the perfect humans (ok maybe just perfect on the outside) but the amount of time, sweat, blisters and calouses it takes to be THAT fit and look THAT fit, surely they must have some admirable qualities that all of us should adopt. Plus I’m writing this post to […]Read More »
  • Lifestyle: Watermelon Cooler Recipes

    Lifestyle: Watermelon Cooler Recipes

    HAPPY FRIDAY! You probably could see from my post on the Fourways Farmers Market that I was totally enjoying my watermelon cocktail so here’s a recipe of my own so that you can make it at home. Below I’ve included both an alcohol-free (and also low in calories) recipe as well as an alcoholic recipe […]Read More »
  • Lifestyle: Juice It

    Lifestyle: Juice It

    Hi everyone! I picked up a lifestyle change about a year ago where I would juice raw and fresh vegetables and fruits (obviously with the correct combination) and drink them up on a daily basis. From as far as I remember, I always loved drinking juices and sodas growing up and I really could not […]Read More »
  • Getting Yourself The Right Training Gear

    Getting Yourself The Right Training Gear

    There’s no art to looking good in clothes, everyone looks good in clothes, but not everyone looks good naked, now that’s the art of training.  Hi Everyone! I do pride myself in being a slight fitness fanatic and it’s definitely something I don’t shy away from. In my mind, there’s nothing sexier than a girl […]Read More »
  • Travel & Lifestyle: First Abercrombie & Fitch Store in Hong Kong

    Travel & Lifestyle: First Abercrombie & Fitch Store in Hong Kong

      E and I were in Central, Hong Kong in the December/January period and we could smell the wonderful scent of the Abercrombie & Fitch store before we were even inside. We approached unaware to an old Victorian building in Central (as some of you may know that Hong Kong was a British colony up […]Read More »
  • Introducing Anni King

    Introducing Anni King

    Hi everyone! Whether you’ve seen it on Facebook, Twitter, Elle, Cosmo… I’m sure the name rings a bell. Anni King introduces beautiful collections of designer luxury leather goods to South Africa. Here are some pictures from their latest collection and an exclusive interview with LoveMaryLu blog with the designer of Anni King – Joanna.Introducing Anni […]Read More »
  • Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Autumn/ Winter 2014

    Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Autumn/ Winter 2014

      Hi everyone! I attended the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week over the long weekend and not only did I spend some time with my fashionistas but we got to take some lovely photos. I must thank MAC again for inviting me, it is such a privilege to be able to go back stage and chat […]Read More »
  • Lifestyle: Sunglasses for the fashion and fab – why you need one

    Lifestyle: Sunglasses for the fashion and fab – why you need one

    Hi Everyone! Sorry I haven’t been posting regularly but I have good news! I’m planning my next holiday, which is in April! 🙂 I’m super excited and looking forward to spending some time with family, soaking up some sunshine and doing some major shopping! If you ask a few fashionistas about their favorite accessory, you […]Read More »
  • LoveMaryLu Best of 2013

    LoveMaryLu Best of 2013

    Hi everyone! Compliments to the new year and hope that everyone had a relaxing break and ready to take on 2014 with me. 🙂 I must apologise for a disappearing act before my holiday which was much anticipated because the plan was to blog while I was away and being in the hustle and bustle […]Read More »