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Why do I have sensitive skin?

Winter is a notoriously difficult time for my skin. Icy outdoors and constant indoor heating leaves my skin tight, dehydrated and prone to flair ups. But these aren’t the only culprits. Specialists are seeing a…

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The One With The Wedding Dresses

I’m getting married, I’m getting married, I’m getting married… I’ve been repeating those words like a mantra ever since I got engaged in early March. Since that beautiful day in the Wellington mountains, I’ve been…

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Happy Father’s Day to the 9Lives dads!

The 9Lives team is a group of very different people, and we are in very different stages of our lives. Some of us are married, others already have a significant other by their side and…

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How do you make friends as an adult?

You probably made your first friends accidentally. Your parents took you to play with their friends’ children, and you became friends through proximity. And once you started going to school, it was even easier! Most…

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Our favourite body products this winter

When it comes to body products, we’ve tried moisturizers and body washes, hand cream and everything in between. But with the days colder than ever, we here at 9Lives decided that it was time to…

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Travel diary: For the love of the Northern Free State

First off, I have to warn you… I am going to be extremely biased in this article. I love the Free State, I grew up in the Free State and I believe it to be…

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Adulting will suck less with our coming of age playlist

We here at 9Lives are stuck in the rut of being adults and paying for our own shit while still dreaming of becoming mermaids. That’s why we’re spending the month of June reflecting on the…

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Learning to appreciate your food

Can you believe that we’re almost halfway through the year? If it weren’t for the chilly winter air, I’d still be easily convinced that it’s February, maybe March at a push. But no, it’s already…

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There is life before having a baby, and life after

My first day back at the office was surreal. The last four months had been a blur of euphoria mixed with anxiety, diapers and spit up, and non-stop questions about every step in this parenting…

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Haven’t invested in YouTube Premium yet? You’re missing out!

Netflix, Showmax, DSTV Now, Amazon Prime Video and Curiosity Stream. The entertainment streaming scene is broadening at a rapid pace without showing any signs of slowing down. The latest addition to this list is YouTube…

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