Beauty & Body

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

Essence – Little X-mas Factory Launch

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Essence (one of my favourite brands) has just launched their limited edition Little X-mas Factory. I’ve highlighted some of my favourite products below, but there are loads more products in this range, so go check them out at your nearest Clicks or Dischem November to December 2016.    Which one is your favourite?

New York Style Cape Town Beauty Bar

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New York Style Cape Town Beauty Bar Opens its Doors   (Cape Town, South Africa) An all-new New York style express beauty bar, based in Cape Town’s Cosmopolitan CBD, opens its doors to the public. Headed up by innovative entrepreneurial power couple, Dean and Jessica Meldau, The Cape Town Beauty Bar is set to change the industry in South Africa as we know it.   The niche beauty boutique includes: a blow-dry bar for a range of blowouts and hair styling which includes a lavish ‘African Queen’ menu bosting one of the top ethnic stylists in the country. The lash and brow lounge for eyelash extensions uses Vogue lashes and the Adele Sutton range, anail bar for mani’s and pedi’s, a tanning lounge using Vita Liberata Luxury Tan, and a makeup station. With a glass of bubbly in hand, this girl-on-the-go concept caters ideally for the fast paced lives ofRead More

Cotton On Body Launch

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Cotton On Body have just launched a beautiful new bath and body range, Botanicals by Cotton On Body. The 12 piece range is the first extension of the brand into the beauty arena and features products quintessential to your bathroom and beauty bag, including hand creams and wash, body oils and lotions and a hair treatment.    The products are all paraben and sulphate free and are created using natural botanical extracts like aloe vera, chamomile and cacao butter.   The range has launched exclusively in the Mall of Africa Cotton On store, although will be expanding into more stores countrywide in October.

Harmful ingredients to look out for in skincare products

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It is well known that there are some ingredients hidden in processed food that we need to look out for. The same goes for ingredients hidden in beauty products.   South African distributor of Uber Natural Beauty, Karmen Fieldgate, offers these tips for consumers to look out for.   SKIN CARE INGREDIENTS TO LOOK OUT FOR  It is known that the skin is the body’s largest organ, and that it acts as a sponge, meaning that approximately 60% of what is put on is absorbed, affecting the health and well being of the body.   Through the application of products, we expose our skin, and body, to a large number of ingredients – many of which have not been tested for their long-term effects. Many of the products that we apply consist of ingredients that are toxic, without us even knowing.   Here is a list of ingredients to lookRead More

WIN an Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

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Wanna WIN an Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette?   Yip, me too!  I’m sure all beauty junkies are jumping up and down for this one.   Just hop on over to Rubybox and check out how you can get your hands on this highly coveted 5* beauty must have. Oh my gosh – aren’t these colours just absolutely stunning!!!   Visit Rubybox to ENTER. Good Luck!!!

Vita Liberata Body Blur Coming Soon

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body blur

  Body Blur Arriving Soon! What is It? Body Blur is a wash off skin finishing body makeup that perfects skin, gives a natural looking tint for the body, and reflects light for a photo-ready finish. Price : 100ml R1030.00 Soon to be  available from Selected Salons & Spas – 021 465 8569 & online at   Formulated With Perfects skin by masking blemishesReflects light for a photo-ready finishGives a natural-looking tint for the body that washes off Can also be used as a makeup primer on the face Hydrates skin with certified organic extractsWater resistant Formulated Without ParabensHarsh chemicalsPerfume / FragranceAlcoholAnimal derivativesPetrochemicalsSulphatesSilicones   Directions A little goes a long way! For body use a tan mitt or your hands. Apply in small pea sized dots along limbs and then blend well in long circular movements. For face and décolleté apply sparingly with fingers or a foundation brush. Wash handsRead More

Tangle Teezer – Lemon Sherbet

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    You all know that I’m obsessed with the Tangle Teezer – in all shapes and sizes – as it’s really changed my world when it comes to de-tangling my hair. So just had to share the news of the super cute new Limited Edition Lemon Sherbet Tangle Teezer. Limited Edition Lemon Sherbet – R240.00 – available at Clicks from mid May 2016.  

How To Drink 2 Litres of Water A Day

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How To Drink 2 Litres Of Water A Day Yes, I agree that this is quite a weird headline. Duh, you just open your mouth and pour in some water, right?   Well I’ve been struggling to drink 2 litres of water every day for a few years now. Not because I don’t like water (I actually love it!) but because I always forget. Suddenly it’s ‘wine o’clock’ and I realise that I haven’t even come close to drinking all the water I need, and if I start chugging it back now, I’ll be peeing all night.    So, I decided to become serious about my water intake and start scheduling when to drink, and finally I seem to have mastered the art.   So here’s how I manage to stay hydrated every day.   First you need to choose a nice big glass for home and a great bottle forRead More

Catrice – Rose Quartz & Serenity

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The newest range from CATRICE includes favourites in the latest Pantone colours – Rose Quartz and Serenity.   I’m an absolute fan of the CATRICE Fluid lipstick, and I definitely need to get my hands on this shade of lip pencil. At these prices I’m going to add the Hidden & Forbidden Rose Nude nail polish as well as the La Vie En Rose Illuminiating Blush. Happy shopping everyone! I find that these new products always seem to fly off the shelves, especially at Dischem, but I see that now also stocks CATRICE.  Which products would express your mood and attitude through beauty with the Pantone Color of the Year and CATRICE cosmetics?   CATRICE Cosmetics is available in Dis-Chem, and selected Red Square and Pick n Pay stores.

Factorie has launched its first beauty range Make Up Make Out

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Youth lifestyle brand factorie launched its first cosmetics range, Make Up Make Out.   The new collection features a comprehensive contour kit, two eye shadow palettes, chunky lip crayons, super-fun macaroon lip balms and a bronzer to give the perfect summer glow.   It also includes mascara, nail paint, a bronzer brush, an eye shadow brush and a range of body mist fragrances, from coconut crush to moonstruck nights.   Factorie wanted to make quality cosmetics super accessible to everyone, starting at just R49 for Nail Paint and ranging to R249 for the Contour Kit.   Check out Australian beauty blogger Cartia Mallan, who has filmed an exclusive step-by-step tutorial using the Make Up Make Out range to create the ultimate day-time festival look. The 17-year-old has a combined following of more than 300,000 and when she’s not studying or blogging, her hobbies include the beach, friends, travelling, photography and music festivals.Read More

Illuminating Skin Finish with SPF 25- Vita Liberta

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CAPTURE THE LIGHT – SKIN FINISHING   ILLUMINATING SKIN FINISH WITH SPF 25 For amazing skin illuminating with a BB bronzing cream finish that adds colour, creating or enhancing tanned skin. Offers a perfect coverage, light bronzing and a luminescent skin finish that enhances pale skin. Promises photo ready skin for the legs, arms, décolleté and face With SPF 25 for a holiday essential that protects and perfects. Contains certified organic botanicals for skin nourishment.   Price: R825.00 (30ml) Available in two shades: Latte & Latte light The Capture the Light Collection comprises illuminating skin finishers with Opaque or Translucent coverage which can be used as stand-alone skin perfectors, or alongside the Vita Liberata tanning range to accentuate a natural bronze tan.   Capture the Light Opaque illuminating skin finishers are considered by beauty experts to be “better than a BB Cream for the Body”.  Translucent illuminating skin finishers offerRead More