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New Products at Style Bar

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Just had my hair transformation at Style Bar once again and I’ve a few awesome new products to share with you.   Firstly, the Nak Aromas set (3 for 2) is back, so hurry to get your hands on this little treasure.     Next NAK has launched a new Structure Complex protein shampoo and conditioner which is not only amazing for very dry hair, but also smells like a candy store. They even have a Surf Styler for the ‘just come from the beach’ hair look.     Don’t forget the NAK leave in moisturiser – a must have! And remember, Nak is vegan-friendly, sulphate and paraben free too.     And lastly Scalp To Hair has a range for thicker fuller hair and for people suffering from dry scalp this is a super product.       For all your product needs contact either Style Bar or shopRead More

[Review & Give Away] Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour

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I’ve just received these Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour from Rubybox to test and review.   The Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour range comes in fifteen shades. I have twelve of the shades featured here in this post. The three that are missing are Blue Iris (Blue), Shadow (Grey) and Black but not sure if they will be sold in SA.    The colours I tested range from a very natural beige to an extreme purple with a wide range of pinks and corals in between.   I’ve been trying out a few long wearing lipsticks recently so was very eager to give these a try as well.   They promise a comfortable, velvet finish with one swipe colour, which I will test out. I’ll also do the ‘Torture Test’: kiss proof, water proof, touch proof, and does it last 12 hours.     Pigment Each colour has a very richRead More

Style Bar Latest Promo

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I’ve just come back from my appointment at Style Bar in Constantia and have to share their latest specials with you.   Firstly, I was treated to the nak ultimate treatment 60 sec repair, which is amazing. The main reason I tend to skip treatments at home is because you have to leave it in for so long, and with the water restrictions we’re having in Cape Town, that’s just not manageable. So this is an absolute must have item as it works in 60 seconds and leaves your hair super soft.      Right now, you can choose from any of the following Luxury Highlights or Colour Promotion:   Short tint cut and blow R990 Long tint cut and blow R1190 1/2 highlight cut and blow R1190 Full highlight cut and blow R1390   All the above specials include the nak treatment at the basin, plus a full retail size to takeRead More

Dove Antiperspirant Deodorant Review

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Dove has just improved it’s antiperspirant deodorant formula, so if you haven’t tried them before, then now’s the time to check it out.   Original Antiperspirant Deodorant – R31.95 – Available at all leading pharmacies The Original is a firm favourite with a strong fragrance resembling the soap we all know and love.     Invisible Dry Antiperspirant Deodorant – R31.95 – Available at all leading pharmacies New Dove Invisible Dry has a softer fragrance and has been tested on 100 garment colours, from black to white and all the colours in between. This means that you have a fresh antiperspirant that keeps you dry all day long without leaving a trace.   Like all other Dove deodorants in their range, it also contains our unique ¼ moisturising cream for beautiful underarms as well as 48-hour protection.   Both are alcohol free antiperspirant, so it doesn’t burn if applying after shaving. Bonus!  Read More

[Review] 3D Fiber Lashes

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    I was sent the 3D Fiber Lashes by Rubybox to test and review and was truly excited and curious to find out what this product was all about and if it could give me awesome lashes.   I have the shortest little lashes, and after trying extensions for a while, I eventually had to stop as I started getting an allergic reaction to the glue.     The 3D Fiber Lashes comes with a gel and 3D Fibers applicators.  How to apply: Ensure that your eye lashes are clean, dry and free from any mascara Apply 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara to one eye at a time First apply Gel from mid eyelash to the end/tips Second (while the Gel is wet) apply the fibers from mid eyelash to the tips Third seal the eyelashes with a coat of Gel You may repeat this process until the desired effectRead More

Mauritius Hiking Adventures

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Into the green LUX* Le Morne is a springboard into eye-opening hiking adventures, both on the rugged landscape of the peninsula and in Mauritius’ lush jungle interior. Admire the Unesco-honoured majesty of Le Morne Brabant – spotting an astonishing array of indigenous flowers and wildlife en route to the summit – or venture inland to discover the natural wonders of the island.   Three–four-hour treks take in such sights as the seven cascades of the spectacular Tamararind Falls; the breathtaking waterfalls of Chamarel; and the untamed wilderness of Black River Gorges National Park, its emerald forests rich with rare plants and flowers, unique animals and colourful birdlife – many of them found nowhere else in the world.   The team of experienced hiking guides lead regular expeditions to the island’s most spectacular spots, sharing their peerless knowledge of the island’s geography, fascinating history and native island flora and fauna. WhereverRead More

What Is A Collagen Supplement?

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Collagen is a structural component of skin, providing elasticity, as well as skin cell renewal, to keep skin looking plump and youthful. It is also found in our bones, muscles and tendons as well as hair and nails.   In our youth our skin is made up of 80 percent collage, but as we age, collagen breaks down at about 1 percent a year, and our bodies ability to produce new collagen slows down, leading to a loss of plumpness in the skin and an increase in wrinkles.   Collagen is an ingredient in many skincare brands, but some dermatologists say its molecules are too big to penetrate the skin to be really effective.   Collagen supplements claim to rejuvenate the skin, but from the inside out, as you take them orally. The collagen is broken down into amino acids, and absorbed and distributed internally, improving the skin all over your body, asRead More

New Brands At Style Bar

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We all love visiting our hair dresser for a much needed bi-monthly highlight, colour or trim, as it always makes us not only look but feel soooo much better.   Another awesome bonus about visiting Style Bar is that they are continuously testing and introducing new ranges to their offering. Here are a few hot new lines that they stock along with all our old favourites.               My friend commented on how natural my blonde looks, and asked where I have my hair done. She’d heard of Style Bar before, but didn’t know exactly where it was situated in Constantia.     So for those of you who are also curious, Style Bar is situated in the Constantia Village Courtyard. It’s not in the main shopping center, but the smaller center where you’ll find Clicks and Standard Bank etc.   Contact Style BarShop 14Constantia Village CourtyardConstantiaRead More

[Review] Collagen Lift Paris Red Carpet

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I’m excited to have been selected as one of the bloggers to test and review the Collagen Lift Paris Red Carpet.   This is a collagen supplement that you take orally on a daily basis.   Each 10 ml ampule contains: Bioactive Collagen 5000mg Hyaluronic Acid 100mg Mediterranean Seaweed Extract Vitamin C Indications and Recommendations: Take 1 ampule a day diluted in a glass of water or juice on an empty stomach, preferably before breakfast. I put it in some water, and it tastes really nice, like a red berry juice.    Clinically Proven To: Decrease wrinkles Increase skin elasticity and moisture Restore plumpness    Initially I wasn’t sure if I was interested in testing a supplement, but after doing a little bit of research, the benefits of taking oral collagen sounded very interesting, so I quickly changed my mind.   Rubybox sent me a 2 month supply to testRead More

Dry Shampoo For Brunettes – Label.M

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Although I love my dry shampoo for those days when you just don’t feel like (or have the time to) wash your hair. And with the current water restrictions, using a dry shampoo to your hair care routine will also go a long way to saving water.   Recently a friend of mine was horrified that I even mentioned dry shampoo, but then I realised that it was she has dark hair, and most dry shampoo’s make her hair look grey and chalky.   So I thought I’d share this bit of latest news, that Label.M has developed a dry shampoo for brunettes.    If you’ve tried it, please tell us what you think about it, in the comments below.   “label.m Dry Shampoo refreshes hair in-between shampooing using natural Rich Starch to disperse oil. Also works as a brilliant matt texturiser for a soft-touch, velvet finish to the hair.Read More

[WIN] Avène Thermal Spring Water Review

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I have two 50ml Avène Thermal Spring Water canisters to test and review and I’m giving one away to a lucky reader.      What is the natural key ingredient? “Originating as pure rain mixed with sea-spray rich in mineral salts, Avène Thermal Spring Water makes its 50-year journey through the Cévennes Mountains in Avène, France. It gradually becomes infused with trace elements and silicates, and comes in contact with an ancient microorganism Aqua.Dolomiae, which was first identified by Avène in 2001. This remarkable biological property combined with the well-known mineral properties of Avène Thermal Spring Water ensures gentleness and tolerance, creating a unique double signature that does not exist anywhere else in the world. Over 150 stringent biological, pharmacological and clinical studies have clearly demonstrated the soothing, softening and calming benefits of AvèneThermal Spring Water.”Source: http://www.aveneusa.com/avene-thermal-spring-water     Benefits of  Avène Thermal Spring Water: Soothe, soften and calm skin ReducesRead More

[Review] Fine Touch Nails

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Liza van den Berg recently opened Fine Touch Nails in a beauty clinic in Welgemoed where she offers massages, manicures, pedicures and Maskscara gel polish. I was invited by Liza to experience her luxury pedicure.   Situated in a lovely residential area, I found the salon easily and was welcomed warmly by Liza.   Liza has just re-entered the beauty industry, however, she does have 6 years experience behind her, and it shows in her work.   Quietly confident, Liza offers a great service and my heels were the softest and smoothest they’ve been in years.    After a wonderful foot massage, (where I wished I had four feet so that it could continue even longer), she applied my chosen colour expertly for a perfect pedicure finish.     Even though she doesn’t have the largest selection of colours (which I’m sure will grow with time), she does offer a wide enough range (Bio Sculpture,Read More