Reviews

Rubybox Review – October 2012 [VIDEO]

Posted on by Anouschka in Product Reviews, Reviews | 4 Comments
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 Keen to get your own box? Click here now: http://pampermenow.co.za/rubybox   Welcome to Pamper Me Now’s 1st Rubybox Review.   If you are already a Rubybox subscriber then please share your comments below or on our Facebook page.   For those of you who have not yet subscribed but are super curious as to what Rubybox is all about, hopefully this will satisfy some of that curiosity.   RubyBox is a beauty-box subscription, that delivers high-end cosmetics samples to your door every month. It gives you a chance to try out new products without spending big bucks on a full-size item that you might not like.   This month Rubybox sent out a limited edition Kiehls box, which is basically an introduction to some of Kiehl’s best sellers.    Kiehl’s was founded as a small apothecary over 160 years ago in New York’s East Village.   If you haven’t heard ofRead More

Ginkgo Spa At Steenberg Hotel – Review

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With the magnificent Steenberg Mountains as its backdrop lies Steenberg Spa, surrounded by the lush vineyards of Steenberg Wine Estate near Tokai. Operated by the Gingko Spa & Wellness Group, the minute you enter the spa, you’re greeted by warm smiles and a cool modern interior.     After being welcomed by Lurinda and introduced to my therapist Julia, I was ushered into the ladies cloakroom to a personal locker for storing my valuables and to change into a soft robe, those ‘gorgeous’ disposable knickers, take home spa slippers and a much appreciated cold bottle of water and small sample of day cream. A handy personalised card was also popped into the locker with details of the Cellulite treatment to follow.   Once suitably robed, Julia escorted me to the softly lit lounging room – kept at the perfect temperature with a fireplace for chilly days – where you areRead More

TheraVine Product Review

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TheraVine South Africa sent me some products to review, and as I had recently received some TheraVine products at the Fresh Wellness launch, I thought I would include these in this review as well.   Quick background info on TheraVine for those of you that might not know. TheraVine is a South African vine-derived face & body treatment range. It combines the latest technology with Grapeseed by-products and essential oils & botanicals all from the Western Cape.   Being a Proudly South African & Western Cape girl, and not to forget my fondness for a good ‘glassie’, this sounded like a match made in heaven.   Let me take you through some of the products that I’ve been lucky enough to try:   TheraVine Antic-Bac Sebuvine Serum – R305 “A quick absorbing, light textured serum treatment that destroys bacteria, regulates oil production to prevent break outs and helps clear existing blemishes”.  Read More

RegimA Peels

Posted on by Anouschka in Product Reviews, Reviews, Skin Care | 8 Comments
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I know that some of my friends are pretty wary of peels and thought that some of you might feel the same.  As I was recently invited to experience a RegimA peel, I wanted to share it with you, so that you had a clearer insight into what a peel is and does.   Linda from Kinetic Contours @ The Blue Door, and RegimA invited me to have a peel done last week. I have what some call adult acne or hormonal break outs once a month, and I absolutely hate them. Obviously because they don’t do anything for my vanity or self confidence, but mainly because these buggers are actually darn sore. They come out of nowhere and just sit there for days, even weeks and you just cannot do anything to them except try to avoid them like the plague.   I had heard that peels are greatRead More

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

Posted on by Anouschka in Beauty & Body, Spa Reviews | 40 Comments
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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

Tip Top Nails Review & Give-Away

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A while ago I was sent some Nail Chic polish from Tip Top Nails to review.   Tip Top Nails is a South African brand (Yes – I love supporting proudly South African) that creates vegan, Toxin Free (No Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibuthyl Phthalate or Camphor) polishes made from natural ingredients, which are not tested on animals. I also give them a huge colourful ‘thumbs up’ for this!   They sent me 3 polishes: 1) The All-in-One! Base & Top Coat     Base & Top Coat     2) Pink Lady 3) Iced Almond First up I immediately tried the All-in-One mainly as I don’t get time to do my nails and let them dry with two little rascals running around. This polish also promotes growth & strengthens while adding natural colour & shine and it is quick drying. And it does just as it says – natural shining colour that driesRead More

Ever Filed Your Nails With Swarovski Crystal?

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Let the pampering begin. Crystal nail files with Swarovski detailing fit for a queen.     As a mom to a toddler in nappies I need to keep my nails short or I end up poking or scratching the poor little guy too often.   By now you all know that I love being pampered, but I’m pretty bad at doing any pampering for myself, so my nails often take a back seat in the attention department.   However, when I opened my package from Mont Bleu and pulled out these beautiful glass nail files with Swarovski crystals, I immediately fell in love. Firstly, becauses they are obviously very pretty, but also as this will surely make me spend more time grooming my talons.   They arrived really quickly – about a week or so, and were packaged in black velvet pouches. I received two sizes, the regular 13.5cm andRead More

D’vine Skin & Body – Review

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  I was invited to experience D’vines Signature Ritual – a 2h30 pampering session which includes a revitalising foot soak, an Indian Head Massage, a full body polish, a steam room session and ends off with a full body massage.   This was my first visit to D’Vine and once again I ventured out to the Northern Suburbs on a very wet and gloomy day. I’ve come to enjoy my longish drives out to different Spas in and around Cape Town, but these winter downpours are not fun to navigate.   Arriving at D’Vine, I was surprised by how big the spa is. It was wonderfully toasty inside and after I sat down for a quick chat with owner Liezel, I was shown around the gorgeous Spa by Bronwyn.   Location D’vine Skin and Body can be found in The Vineyards Office Estate in Welgemoed. They are pretty close toRead More

Milk & Honey Boutique Spa

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Contemporary chic meets classic cool at Milk and Honey Boutique spa. Describing itself as a luxury spa offering personalised treatments in an exquisite setting, I have to agree. Though fairly new to the spa scene, I can see why Milk & Honey is all about expert treatment, warm hospitality and individual attention.   Location Milk & Honey Boutique Spa can be found in the trendy suburb of Bantry Bay within O on Kloof Boutique Hotel. Located on the corner of King and Kloof Streets, there are a few hotel parking bays on King Road and ample street parking on Kloof.   Welcome From the moment I was warmly ushered through the crisp and utterly elegant interior of the hotel, I was given the 5-star treatment. Lindie, owner of Milk & Honey, is professional, charming and funny and has a wealth of international and cruise ship experience and boy, does itRead More

Vredehoek Laser & Skin Clinic

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I was super excited to visit Vredehoek Laser & Skin Clinic on Derry Street and to meet Maryke, who I’ve been chatting to on Facebook for a while.  I was invited to try their Dermalogica Specialised Facial which is a 70 min intensive treatment, along with a neck, shoulder and back massage. Location Vredehoek Laser & Skin Care is situated on trendy Derry Street, Vredehoek, Cape Town. Facilities There are 4 treatment rooms and 3 therapists (Maryke, Erika and Louise) plus Dr Chevonne Fitzroy comes in to take care of all your botox and filler needs. Products They stock the following product ranges: Dermalogica, DermaFix and ORA. All products have been specifically formulated for all skin types, especially damaged and sensitive skin. ORA products only contain plants and pure essential oils. No preservatives and no alcohol. Treatments and Prices Vredehoek Laser and Skin Care provides advanced anti-aging and beauty treatmentsRead More

Rolling In The Kalahari Sands

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How lucky am I to be invited once again to experience not one but two very different treatments at Kimya Spa?   The first treatment was a 15 min Fish Therapy session which I had never tried before and then I would be pampered with a 60 min Kalahari Rolling Sands Massage.   I was a little bit nervous trying the Fish Therapy, which is basically lots of tiny fish nibbling away at your feet. Luckily Kim was going to be my therapist again, and as I had such an amazing experience with her previously, I was quickly put at ease. The Treatment We started with their signature foot ritual where your feet are cleansed with a salt scrub and rinsed with warm water.     The wonderfully amazing Kim     Next up was the Fish Therapy and as you can see in this video below, it was prettyRead 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