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Halloween Edition – Do you wanna play a game? Jigsaw x Evil Nun

Happy Halloween…  It seems myself and Sheri have started a Halloween tradition. Last year we did a photoshoot with Tegan recreating the famous Harley Quinn character from Suicide Squad and a pink-haired Day of the Dead Princess. Check it out here. This year we decided to dig a bit deeper into our “darker” sides (truthfully, […]

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Health & Fitness

Summer Guide – Fashion, Beauty & Fitness Tips

Hey, gorgeous, oh I mean flawless… How absolutely stunning does Tracey-Lee (@fitnessgirl_za) look on this month’s Wellness Warehouse cover??? Haven’t seen it yet? Get your hands on a copy today! Without even realising it, we had somehow recreated Tracey’s cover look when shooting a few months back. So, we thought when better to release these images […]

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Health & Fitness

Getting your mind in shape – Happiness starts with you

We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to sustain and maintain a healthy lifestyle, a lifestyle that consists of exercise and nutritional foods. However, we find our biggest challenge to be obtaining a healthy mind. It doesn’t really matter what your body does if you have an unhealthy mind. Humans, we are a naive species. […]

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A weight loss journey with Tracey from fitnessgirl_sa and Adidas

Tracey began her weight loss journey as @fitnessgirl_za on the 1st of January 2016, weighing 109kg. However, with no guidance and doing it alone, it was an unsuccessful start to a hopeful beginning. At the time, Tracey wasn’t following a strict eating plan or at least one that was designed for her, and as a […]

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Hair

Cheers to two years – My Blog Turns 2 today

Sjoe! 2 Years…I can’t believe it has been that long since starting my blog. What an amazing journey it has been. I am getting a bit emotional writing this blog post, so bear with me, I promise not to get too soppy. When I look back to when I first started Raw Explosions, I would […]

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Coffee Date with Meg – Body Positive

Meg de Jong otherwise known as @mindthecurvesza on Instagram is a 30-something quirkaholic who uses laughter as a way to survive life. And speaking from experience, I have been exposed to Megz infectious laugh and was drawn in from our first encounter. With a love for vintage vibes, and mashing unlikely things together — pearls […]

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Resilient Sweet Creature

Whenever I go through a challenging season in my life, I find that writing makes my circumstances a lot easier to deal with. The release I experience when writing is in-explainable. Allow me to take you through the process; after writing down my thoughts, I sift through the words, and then I prepare myself mentally […]

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Converse with me

Good Morning Instead of my usual motivational blog post, I thought I’d do something a little different today. I’ve received a few emails recently from brands and readers asking me what it is that I do. So, in light of these recent emails I thought I’d write up a fun blog post giving you all […]

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Stop Watering Dead Plants | Look Post

I always believe that people come into our lives for a reason and a season. Sometimes, in fact, most times these “people” are not meant to stay. They are merely there to teach you something. Whether that be about yourself or about a situation, there is always a lesson to gain from losing someone who […]

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Curvaceous Angles – How I deal with Negativity

Dealing with negativity within the social media realm is something all bloggers and social media influences are no strangers to. There are always going to be situations where you’ll feel the need to defend yourself. There will always be negative comments or cyber bullying taking place whether you see it or not. In fact, this […]

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