Beauty & Body

[New Product Review] Essence Gel Lip Tint

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  As soon as I heard about the new Essence Gel Tint, I had to try it.   There are 4 colours to choose from (red, reddish-brown, pink and apricot), and I received the Flashy Apricot (03), which is an orangy red colour.     I love that it is a lip tint and gloss in one. This one is quite subtle which is perfect for me as a deep red does not suit me.   It is a water based gel tint and lasts surprisingly long as it doesn’t feel that heavy on the lips.   They are available at Clicks and Dischem for only R29.95, so everyone can afford it.   Definitely a great new ‘must-have’ item for your beauty collection.   Website: http://www.cosmetix.co.za Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Essence-South-Africa/94103343570

Issahra Argan Oil Review

Posted on by Anouschka in Anti-Aging, Beauty & Body, Product Reviews, Reviews, Skin Care | 1 Comment
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I’m sure that most of you have heard of Argan Oil by now, which has been referred to as liquid gold.   I first heard of Issahra when I reviewed their exfoliating soap, which made me want to get my hands on their Perfect Oil, which contains 100% pure argan oil.   Argan oil is exceptionally rich in essential fatty acids & vitamin E, which is great to moisturize dry skin, treat psoriasis &  acne, and to reduce fine lines & wrinkles, while  anti-oxidants neutralise the free radicals that cause ageing and protects the skin from the harmful rays of the sun.   What makes argan oil expensive is that fact that cracking the argan nut to obtain the argan kernels, has to be carried out by hand, making it a time consuming labour intensive process. It takes about 50 kilograms of nuts to make a litre of oil.  Read More

Issahra Argan Exfoliating Soap Review [VIDEO]

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This exfoliating soap is made up of argan, luffa & vegetable glycerine.   The loofa exfoliates the dead skin cells & the argan oil moisturizes & restores the skins barrier.   Watch the video:   What I liked: I really like the shape of the soap as it prevents the soap slipping out of your hand while exfoliating. It lathers well and has a very rich feel to it   What I’m not sure about: The luffa is in the soap so it takes a little while before you get any exfoliation.  Also not sure how it will feel when you have more luffa and less soap left over towards the end. It smells okay but I’m a bit on the fence. On the one hand it has a very clean fresh smell but it somehow reminds me a bit of medical soap. The price. Even though I am enjoyingRead More

Win Your Favourite Beauty Product

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  When I was asked to share my favourite Beauty Buys from Rubybox, I had such fun selecting my‘Can’t-Live-Without’ beauty products, that I thought that you might enjoy doing it too.   Rubybox is being super generous and is letting you choose your own prize. So without any further ado, visit Rubybox right now and select YOUR favourite beauty product from their website – and you stand a chance of winning it.   You can choose anything from the site, except the rubybox subscription box, so take your time and make sure that it’s your absolute favourite item.   Tell us in the comments below what you’ve selected and why you love it.   I’m super excited to see what you’ve chosen.   Click Here Now to visit their website, choose the item you’d love to win & tell us in the comments below.   Good Luck! The winner willRead More

The Spa Shop

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South Africa’s online site for spa quality products     A few months ago I came across The Spa Shop on Facebook and was very excited to see so many local products on the site.   Since then I’ve been in touch with Sarah finding out a bit more about how it all started.   Sarah has worked in the Spa industry for many years and has a wealth of knowledge in recommending products, brand and wellness desitations to her clients and friends.   Noticing the exciting move by many companies to the online realm, Sarah decided that this would be a fantastic platform to indulge her professional skills and her desire for creativity – at the same time. After much research on the subject, Sarah chose to stick with what she knows and what she really knows is spa – thus the birth of The Spa Shop.    TheRead More

Kinetic Contours @ The Blue Door (Lipomassage Give-Away)

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Have any of you tried or even heard of Endermologie? I thought not! Which is why I was super curious to find out more and experience it at Kinetic Contours.   Kinetic Contours has been around for several years, but has recently finished renovations at their brand new location, just around the corner of their old premises, and can be easily found at The Blue Door.     To say that owner Linda is a perfectionist, is an understatement. Every room is not only beautifully decorated, but also completely impeccable, with everything neatly and exactly in its place, and all therapists are highly trained and experienced.   Emily is the exceedingly experienced therapist that does the Endermologie and Lipomassage treatments. She only needed to assess my body for a few minutes to affirm that I definitely needed Endermologie (all over body treatment) rather than Lipomassage (targeted for specific areas). Nearing 40Read More

Lumenis LightSheer Duet Laser Hair Removal System

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  Yvette from Serayu Beauty invited me for Laser Hair Removal at her Salon.   I chose to do a ½ leg as that is the area that I would love to be hair free the most. Pre kids I had time for my monthly Spa treatments and religiously had my wax, facial and pedi, but now I’ve had to resort back to shaving in the shower, as I just can’t seem to get my act together anymore.     Serayu Beauty uses the latest Lumines Light Sheer Duet Laser – a new generation in hair removal.       Watch this short video to see the Laser in action and learn why this laser system works so well.     The 3 things that impressed me most: It uses an innovative vacuum technology which basically pulls the skin closer to the laser light – it feels like a bigRead More

Teeth Whitening – How To Get That Brilliant Smile!

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Just about every person I know would like to have whiter teeth and a brighter smile. It not only makes you look healthier but can certainly make you feel prettier or more confident too.     So how can you get whiter teeth? ““Bleaching” refers to the use of active ingredients that bleach the teeth, typically hydrogen peroxide or carbomide peroxide; “whitening” can also refer to bleaching agents, but technically refers to removing surface stains to restore teeth to their natural color. Both may give you a brighter smile, though using peroxide is the proven and most popular way to change your teeth’s color. The trick is to find a product that meets your mouth’s specific needs.” SOURCE     Before we go into more detail, you may want to know exactly what causes teeth staining? ” – Smoke, coffee, tea, red wine impact the colour of our teeth     –Read More

Seaverah Fountain of Youth Body Serum

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    A while back I met with Tiaan, the master mind behind Seaverah, and he kindly gave me 2 samples of his 3-in-1 Body Serum (Cellulite Removal, Stretch Mark Repair and Skin Firming).   “Seaverah fast acting cellulite removal and stretchmark repair serum uses only the highest quality natural ingredients, so there are no chemicals to worry about. It is a powerful combination of seaweed extract and other natural ingredients, together with an oxygen component, which helps decrease the deposition and formation of cellulite, repair and heal damage to not just the surface skin, but especially to the deeper epidermis layer where you find the source of stretch marks, thus attacking the problem at its source. If used correctly, provides visible results within a matter of days.   Applying the serum daily, after a warm bath provides the necessary collagen and elastin support needed to prevent and improve the appearanceRead More

Is Argan Oil Nature’s Answer To Botox?

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Recently I have been hearing a lot about Argan Oil and Moroccan Oil, and I was wondering what all the hype was about.     “Argan oil is multipurpose cosmetic product. It can be used for skin, hair, facial and nails care.   It restores the natural freshness and adds to the softness of the skin and face.   It makes the hair strong by penetrating easily into the roots and feeding them with rich nutritional components.   Out of shape, weak and easily breakable nails and cracked cuticles are repairable by using Argan oil.” SOURCE   “Argan oil has a myriad of benefits for beauty.   Argan oil is an antioxidant– known as nature’s answer to botox, it is a Vitamin C and E packed oil perfect for combating free-radicals and works as an anti-aging.   Softens dry skin – Argan oils high concentration of vitamin E and essentialRead More

Kim & Kanye Are One Smooth Couple

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were recently spotted at a laser hair removal clinic together. Having recently admitted to Oprah that she has lasered everything, it now seems that she’s introducing her boyfriend to her regular treatments as well.   Here is the video clip from The Oprah Show:     The power couple showed up at Kim’s regular laser clinic to zap some pesky hairs away.   The daily mail revealed that:   “ Kim was jovial as she attended her monthly visit, smiling and chatting to her technician.     As they walked inside Kanye tenderly put his hand on her behind.     In her interview with Oprah last Sunday, Kim revealed that she had all her body hair removed as she works hard at being ‘pretty’,Expanding on the sacrifices her beauty regime requires, she added: ‘It is a job. Gym everyday. I’ve lasered everything.’ “  Read More

Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Face Cream

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A few months ago I went to the Dr Brandt Launch at Just Skin Aesthetics Clinic. Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow swear by Dr Brandt’s Lineless skincare range while Kelly Ripa, Emma Rossum and Lenny Kravitz are fans of his other skincare solutions.   Even though I was adamant that I was not going to buy anything (as if!), I was pretty impressed with a couple of the products, and they had a Special Offer which was really good value for money, so I hauled out my credit card and walked away with some products and a lovely Free Gift for good measure. I was going away that weekend, so I didn’t get a chance to test the products until a week later, and I have been meaning to tell you about one product in particular, the Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Face Cream.    What it is: A poweful at-home alternative to aRead More