SHANEICE CRYSTAL

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

South Africa - Capetown!



As you all may know I love to travel, so in the month of March I headed to the Motherland, Africa for a 2 week adventure! I went specifically to South Africa, Capetown. How & Why? I was invited by onelovetravel.club to host this trip and I was able to invite all my subscribers and followers to come with me! I will talk more about onelovetravelclub and when I do a dedicated post on how to plan the perfect vacation/getaway!

It's crazy because a year ago I spoke it into existence that I would be in Africa in the year 2017 and The Most High made it happen. I was actually going to go to Ghana (still will), but it played out that Capetown was the place for me to be. I had the most amazing time, the food was impeccable and the views were top notch, something I could only dream of but this time it was reality!


WHERE WE STAYED

110 De Waterkant - 3 bedroom house with 2 terraces, 3 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, wifi centrally located and very safe! 
Sun Square Capetown - Standard hotel, location was ok, pool, restaurant located on site, safe and friendly staff
Aquilla Private Game Reserve - Luxury(ish) Hotel on a game reserve/safari, beautiful swimming pools, spa(amazing), atvs, horseback riding, a lot of bugs if you stay in a cabin!

PLACES WE VISITED:

Village Cafe
Coco's Club
Camp's Bay
Bar 41
Marco's African Place
The African Cafe
Mzoli's Place
Muizenberg Beach
Long Street
Table Mountain
BoKaap Street
Piano Bar
Robben Island
Bungalow
Aquilla Game Reserve
Tiger's Milk
The Waterfront
Kloofing
Local Township
Volunteer at Local Primary School
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach


Going Kloofing/Cliff Jumping with the Onelove members. (you can see exactly what that is by viewing part 2 of my vlog

Camp's Bay when the sun was setting, it was so beautiful. Def a must see!

Lunch on top of a mountain with the crew. One of the best days ever!!! 
Bo-Kaap Street (the most amazing colourful houses)
Robben Island - where the Political Prisoners were held including Nelson Mandela and Robert Sobukwe.
Aquilla Game Reserve (Hotel) - SO BEAUTIFUL



Dinner at a local township, partying and eating dinner the local way!


Table Mountain - best views ever!

VOLUNTEER DAY - THE MOST MEMORABLE DAY!

When you join onelovetravel.club one thing the founder Chole, makes sure of is that there is a 'give back' volunteer portion to the trip. It is the most rewarding experience ever and it was honestly the best part of my trip. We held a fitness/self-confidence day for a Primary School in the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood.  The kids were so excited to meet us. They were so full of energy and so much fun to be around. I learned a lot from them and I fell in the love with one girl. She was so precious...she asked me to be her mom LOL! She could not stop giving me hugs and even asked if I could have her number, I swear I wanted to take her home or at least keep in contact with her. She made me cry... happy tears!!! Ughh 



I've always wanted to give back but sometimes its scary blindly giving money away to charities and not being 100% on where your money goes. This was a totally different experience and I knew exactly where my efforts were going. Chole also made sure a portion of the final cost of the trip went back to a local Township that experienced a fire where homes were completely destroyed. The township was in need of supplies for the men, women and children. Chole went out and used that money to buy needed supplies for the community and delivered everything first hand! 





Overall, my experience in South Africa was UNFORGETTABLE and I would love to return again soon. Please check out PART 1 and PART 2 of my South Africa, Capetown Vlog to see how everything really went down!

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Monday, 6 February 2017

All Pink Everything



Finally, my second post! I really need to find me someone to take my pictures lol. Nonetheless, bae and I went out this past Sunday to an outlet somewhere in Austin, Texas for a day of shopping. I personally didn't buy anything because I'm trying to save more money and spend on other things that I think are more important; like travelling! I plan to go all over the world this year... GOALS! Anyway, I honestly can't remember the name of the outlet we went too but it was pretty nice. I decided to dress comfortable, casual but chic because that is my style. PINK is definitely not my favourite color and not a color I gravitate toward but I loved how soft and neutral these shades were. Together I thought it looked pretty dope and I'm really loving monochromatic looks these days!

OUTFIT DEETS

Top: Sirens   -  Joggers: Forever 21  -  Shoes: NIKE Huaraches   -  Bag: Aldo Shoes

So I posted this picture on Instagram and I had a few people mention where my butt (ass) came from. Literally, I woke up like this lol. I haven't been working out and there's nothing artificial about it. I guess it's just angles hunny! Trying to work with what the man above created for me lol. 



For these shoes right here, the NIKE Huaraches you have to make sure to size up a full size. They are pretty tight on the feet and will be uncomfortable if you try to get your true size. Other than that I LOVE these shoes and own about 4 pair.  

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Thursday, 6 October 2016

Love & Basketball

Love & basketball has to be one of my favourite movies of all time. Growing up that was my fairytale. Play basketball, track, or soccer and find the love of my life. Of course not everything works out the way you vision it as a child lol...
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