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Label-me : Be the face of tomorrow competition

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  The Face of label.m – The first global competition from label.m to find the face of label.m to feature in their annual brand campaign   label.m has been at the heart of London Fashion Week for over a decade. From the catwalk to the high street they have been setting the pace, cutting the style, shaping the texture and twisting the colour to turn the ordinary into extraordinary. Artists, designer, brands and bands have had a stage to express their individuality… now it’s your turn…. to catch our eye with your individual style.   The ‘Face of label.m winner’ will be chosen by our judging panel, styled by their award-winning International Artistic team and go on to feature in their prestigious annual label.m campaign shoot in London, working alongside top fashion photographers and professional models.   And if this wasn’t exciting enough, each month ONE image with the most ‘likes’ will be awarded ‘People’sRead More

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

Real Techniques Give-Away

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Real Techniques has just launched a new Collectors’s Edition Eyelining Set and one of you stands a chance of winning it.   This fabulous set, valued at R499.95, consists of 4 exclusive brushes in a gorgeous metallic purple, which you can store nicely in this matching pouch. Accentuate your eyes to enhance your natural beauty with our limited edition eyelining set. Effortlessly give yourself a sultry liner, subtle definition, or a fun pop of color to transform your eye look. Each brush is a special design: a sleek, high-shine purple instead of the classic matte + an exclusive metallic brush pouch. Precision liner brush: for ultimate control of the perfect line Smudge brush: designed for enhancing the eye with a smoky effect Eyeliner brush: firm, angled head for optimal control along lash line Pointed liner brush: flat, tapered head designed to create both thin and thick lines Brush pouch: storesRead 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

Morgan Taylor – Hello Pretty

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Just received this gorgeous little package highlighting the New Summer Collection 2015 from Morgan Taylor called Hello Pretty.       

La-Tweez Pro-Illuminating Tweezers

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At the recent Freebees PR & Marketing Editors Function I spotted the latest little gem from La-Tweez, their Illuminating Tweezers.   I love anything that is cute and functional and this delivers on both.   Not only are they colourful and come in a chic carrying case with built-in magnifying mirror, it also has an ultra bright LED light for great visibility.   Now that’s pretty darn useful.         Available in pink, purple, yellow, green and blue at R250.00 from select salons, Sorbet, beauticians and spas only        

Sensitive Skin Day Cream

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My latest discovery is a wonderful moisturiser from AA Cosmetics.   Distributed by the same people that brought us Hean, this is a moisturiser for sensitive skin, with 0% allergens, parabens, or color additives.   This fragrance free, semi-rich 24 hour cream is recommended for normal and dry skin. It feels absolutely amazing on my skin, however I did find it to be slightly too rich for daytime use IF I’m in a rush and want to apply my usual foundation immediately afterwards. It does however absorb beautifully after a few minutes, and I use it generously on my neck and decollete as well.   It contains 1% Vitamin E (an antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin) and 2% Allantoin (stimulating new skin cell growth,  anti-inflammatory properties and soothes skin irritation).   I’ve subsequently found many more products on their website that I’d like to try.   Their website highlights whichRead More

Active Lab – Launching Active Ingredients

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Every year Freebees PR & Marketing hosts a media day with all their clients at the CTICC where we can meet and greet and get all the latest info on new products and trends coming up.   Last year I spent over 3 hours there, so this year I wanted to focus on newness and trends only.   I was typically drawn to a few favourite brands, and enjoyed having a look at their latest make-up trends and hot product launches, as well as meeting the people behind the brands.   One new supplier that caught my eye was Active Lab.   They haven’t officially launched yet, but they have a completely new approach to skin care, and instead of marketing their own brand of beauty products, they will be selling the active ingredients within them.   The tester that they had on display is Hyaluronic Acid which is greatRead More

Fight Like A Lady

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  The latest Morgan Taylor collection not only offers 4 super sexy colours in their ‘Fight Like A Lady’ mini 4 pack, it also helps support the fight for breast health and fund research for a cure.   Available from 1 September 2015 – R220

Amazing Abalone House & Spa Paternoster – Review

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My husband and I were invited to experience the Abalone House & Spa in August 2015.   We’ve stayed and several B&B’s before in Paternoster, which we’ve always enjoyed, but this time we were looking forward to a romantic break away from the kids.   Arriving at Abalone House, we immediately felt relaxed amidst the eclectic bohemian decor and settled into our room before enjoying a glass of bubbles on the deck.     We then went for a wander around the village and popped into one of the wonderful local restaurants for a mouth watering lunch. We wanted to go for a long stroll along the beach, but as it was drizzling, we opted to enjoy the hotel facilities instead. We’d booked a table at 7pm for dinner, but they suggested that we should come down a little earlier to see the sunset on the deck. Unfortunately the weather didn’t play along,Read More

Looking Good With LCN – Spring Summer 2015

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Looking Good LCN celebrates 13 years of success as the sole importer and distributor of LCN products, from Wilde Cosmetics in Germany, reaching the whole of Southern Africa and stretching into Angola, Swaziland, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Ghana.   Looking Good LCN recently showcased what’s hot and happening for Spring/Summer 2015.       The Under The Sea collection features some brand new nail polish trend colours for Spring. ‘Do you Speak Coral’ and ‘Lobster Love Affair’ are definitely two of my favourites.   When it comes to make-up, their lipgloss colours are rich in pigment and super glossy.     The Cover me in Diamonds Dust highlight powder is a definite must-have for the season.   See You In Ibiza highlights their Summer colours which are slightly lighter and definitely a whole lot of fun to try.   LCN also has a Bronzing Dry Oil which is going to be anotherRead More

UCook Review

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Recently I discovered another wonderful food delivery service called UCook, where you receive EVERYTHING you need to cook 3 delicious meals, including the recipe and the freshest, yummiest ingredients. Their recipes are created from scratch from a number of chefs, including the winner of the Italian Masterchef TV series Lapo Magni, Nic Tonglet who has worked at the Test Kitchen and Pot Luck Club under the mastermind Luke Dale-Roberts, and Janne Molzen a lecturer at Silwood. The end product is a balanced healthy meal that is both nutritious and delicious. You can find out more information on the chefs who created each recipe, by reading their chef bio at the bottom of the menu page. I was given the opportunity to test their service, and we chose the L-carb menu for our family.   We checked the expiry dates and selected to prepare the Oven Baked Salmon first. My kids absolutely love fish (luckily!) soRead More