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Fridays Fabulous Follower: Jacqui Sinek

Name : JACQUI SINEK (58) Randburg, South Africa

Tell us a little bit about what you do: I  teach English as  a second and foreign language on a freelance basis,  in people’s  homes or wherever  needed.

What do you love to do:  Anything creative  gives me a buzz, so I enjoy painting, sewing, craft work, visiting art exhibitions and markets. I also love  walking and hiking in the outdoors.

Where would you go:
On a date/date night:
Dinner at an Indian restaurant such  as Ghazals and/or Cinema Nouveau Rosebank for a  movie / or the theatre

For coffee with the girls: 44 Stanley  Avenue

Weekend Lunch with Friends: a food market e.g. Art on Main or Neighbourgood food market or Home of the Chicken Pie out Lanseria way.

For a bit of  R&R : a long  week-end  in the KZN Midlands, or on a game farm, or in the Cape.

Shops you love:
Anywhere I can find something that looks great but costs very little!

Food: Foodlovers Market in Fourways

Homeware:  Mr Price Home

Your best  bargain  haunts?  2nd  hand shops e.g. Patou, Rags ‘n Lace /  Charity shops e.g. Vincents, Anne Harding Cheshire Home, Hospice  and markets

Your  bargain buys of… the month olive oil at Foodlovers Market …the year  as new Miss Cassidy  slacks for under  R50.00 … the decade: a  beautiful, as new, leather  handbag for R5.00 at a jumble sale!

In our Make Up bag what products can’t you live without and why?

  • Hand moisturiser – a MUST in winter and can double  up as face moisturiser if need be.
  • Khol pencil – that’s the only eye make-up I  use on a  daily basis.
  • Lipstick – my lips get very dry and  I feel naked  without it.

What are your three Cheap Luxury  tips?

  • Freeze lemons. Grate them for zest, slice  them  with a serrated knife for your tea or completely defrost them to get every ounce of juice when needed.
  • Dischem fragrance free, water  soluble bath oil. Use as is  or add your choice of aromatherapy oil to it.  I can’t survive winter without it.
  • When buying bananas in  summer,  select them individually so that you have some ready to eat,  some yellow only and some still with a green tinge. That  way they won’t all ripen at once.  Alternatively, buy all ready  to eat and store some in the fridge wrapped  in several layers of  newspaper. They’ll keep beautifully and you can take them out  as you need  them.

3 things about you would SPLURGE on: 

  • travel
  • concerts
  • theatre

3  things  about you would SAVE  on: things e.g.

  • clothing
  • books and magazines (I use the library and buy  from  charity shops)
  • food and groceries

If you would like to be featured as one of our Fabulous Follower please send me an email we just love hearing from you!



PS. All our Fabulous Follower articles are written by the followers themselves and are not necessarily the opinions of Cheap Luxury.




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