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Style Bar Latest News

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Last week I dashed off to Style Bar Constantia again for a much needed hair pamper session, and as always I was drawn to the funky new Tangle Teezers as well as some fun gift sets that look pretty amazing.   I’m such a fan of the Tangle Teezer that I have several in different shapes and sizes and have gifted a few as well. As Feb is the month of lurve, these pink Tangle Angels really stood out.                            These little mini ‘nano’ invisibobbles are amazing for up do’s instead of using pins.    I also wanted to mention and give a shout out to Style Bar for using EcoHeads in all the salons, which basically reduces water usage by 56% but still gives you a powerful spray for a good wash.    Style Bar  For moreRead More

Andrew Churcher – Reflexology

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Once in a while, you come across someone extraordinary— and Andrew is one of those people. He is a qualified reflexologist and aromatherapist,  but he is also so much more than that.    A natural born healer (it runs in his family) , Andrew’s background as a paramedic means that he not only understands the body from the medical perspective but also how to use his intuition in his treatments.   I am a big believer in reflexology and in its ability to treat ailments and promote healing and relaxation and bring balance to the system. In fact, throughout the years, I have used it many times on a regular basis— as when I was on fertility treatment and trying to get pregnant. I found it extremely helpful then and it’s still one of my favourite body therapies.     Andrew’s reflexology method is very gentle. The minute he beganRead More

My Dermal Filler Experience [VIDEO]

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After I had my Botox treatment with Dr Alek Nikolic, we discussed dermal fillers — injections of hyaluronic acid — to fill out my sunken cheekbones and lift the corners of my mouth.  We definitely wanted to keep it looking natural, which I believe he managed to do, as once again no-one has noticed. I’ve just had a few people saying I’m looking good/healthy etc.   I was quite nervous on the day. Firstly because I didn’t know what it was going to look like afterwards, and secondly because there is a risk of complications. Regardless of how good/experienced the doctor is, there are some potential side effects. You can read more about that on All Dolled Up’s excellent Q&A here.    Luckily Dr Alek is very calm and professional, which made it a lot less scary.   My main concern was loss of volume in my cheeks so he injected Juvederm fillersRead More

Secret Box from Retail Box

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Have you heard of Secret Box yet?     If  you love receiving premium products from leading beauty and hair care companies, then the Secret Box from Retail Box South Africa is perfect for you.     The box contains deluxe travel sizes to full size products for specific skin and hair type and colours.   I received the RBSecretbox #31 which was specifically targeted for Blondes. The secret hint for this box was… “A trio for the Blondes getting summer ready. Restore keratin and enhance your shine.”   Check out what I found in my #RBSecretbox #31:  Schwarzkopf Blonde Me Set for only R350 Includes:BLONDE ME Keratin Restore Shampoo 250ml R275BLONDE ME All Blondes Spray Conditioner 150ML R287BLONDE ME Keratin Restore Treatment 200ml R304   A range developed for blondes of all shades, to maintain and condition in between salon visits. Keratin strengthens hair against breakage after lightening procedures, and leaves it smooth, soft and shiny.Read More

[Review] John Frieda Sheer Blonde Hi Impact

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I was sent the John Frieda Sheer Blonde HI Impact Shampoo & Conditioner to test and review.   This range was created to give over processed hair new life, restoring blonde hair’s healthy, vivid hues.    Safe for use on natural or colour-treated hair and for use on highlights & lowlights. Verdict: It smells really wonderful, cleans well, and not only does my hair colour look good (vibrant blonde), it also feels really soft, and manageable, which was an added bonus.     Two thumbs up!   Available at Clicks – R110 each  

[Review] Professional Skin Care Lab – Microneedling

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I have a confession to make. When I am not reviewing salons, Professional Skin Care Lab is my go-to salon.  Whatever treatment you choose at this salon is bound to be of the highest standard— Professional Skin Care Lab just won the coveted Salon of the Year Award  (4 rooms or more) at this year’s prestigious Professional Beauty Awards. So,if I was going to trust anyone to do the seemingly intimidating Microneedling Treatment with the Dermapen on me and my rather sensitive visage, well it’s definitely this salon. The idea behind the Microneedling is that it uses the Dermapen,  which has multiple needles that pierce the skin vertically with an automatic vibrating function. While moving across the skin’s surface it stimulates natural collagen production and allows fine channels to be created in the skin. These channels can carry up to 80% more topical nutrients so allowing your skin to reallyRead More

[Review] La-tweez Pro Iluminating Tweezers

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OMG – I’ve just found the coolest little gadget that I’m sure you’ll all LOVE!   The La-tweez Pro Illuminating Tweezers have solved one of our all time beauty irritations.   This gorgeous little tweezer has a built in LED light which illuminates those pesky little hairs that you can’t see properly.   Perfectly Aligned Tips – For perfection convenience.     Ultra Bright LED  – For great visibility     These Pro Tweezers are crafted from the finest stainless steel with perfectly aligned tips.   In addition, the ultra bright LED light tweezers will assist you with greater accuracy and visibility.   It comes in a protective chic carrying case & built-in 2X magnifying mirror.      This morning my youngest son had a splinter in his foot, and I can’t tell you how grateful I was that I had this little miracle worker at hand. The super bright light showed me exactlyRead More

[Review] Tempo Pocket Tissues

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So it might seem strange to be reviewing tissues, however, Tempo has launched some really great new varieties, which I was keen to try.   Tempo Tissues come in 10 packs of pocket tissues are all 4 Ply Strength. Each pack contains 10 individually wrapped tissues. Convenient and disposable tissues that are soft and gentle on your skin, yet strong enough to clean your face, hands and nose.   In addition to their usual packs of Tempo Classic pocket  tissues, with new soft comfort formula, they’ve added their Protect tissues which has Aloe Vera, and a Complete Care tissue which has Eucalyptus oils.  Protect Pocket Tissue – Aloe Vera These tissues are infused with a gentle Aloe Vera fragrance and include an Antibacterial Formula which reduces germs directly in the tissue, protecting against the spread of germs. These would be great for hay-fever sufferers as it’s gentle and smells absolutely beautiful.   CompleteRead More

[Review] LUX Fragranced Body Wash

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I received these gorgeous fragranced body wash gifts from LUX to test and review, and a few extra to hand out to family and friends and find out what they think about these as well.   We received the Soft Touch and the Sheer Twilight.   Composed by one of the world’s best perfume experts, Calice Becker (Who also created Beyonce Paradise, J’adore and Tommy Girl)  Lux Soft Touch has alluring fine fragrances that inspire and empower women.   The LUX fragranced body wash lathers up well, so you only need to use a small amount.    I definitely prefer the Sheer Twilight body wash which is fragranced with pearls of black orchid and juniper oil.  The perfume claims to last up to 8 hours, and although I can’t smell it on myself, my husband did say that I smelt nice.   Have you tried either of these before? And ifRead More

My Neostrata Peel Experience

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In my quest to turn back the clock, I contacted Dr Alek Nikolec and he designed a ‘programme’ of treatments that I’ll document as we go along.   First we did Botox, and shortly afterwards I was back for a Neostrata peel.   What skin problems would you use a Neostrata peel for? A Neostrata peel regimen visibly diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothes and softens skin, increases hydration and suppleness, and balances irregular skin tones. It can also improve oily/acne prone skin. Higher strengths can help to reduce the appearance of acne scarring and certain pigmentation problems. It can also be used safely and effectively on all skin types.   Treatment The lovely Vashnee cleaned my face of all make-up and de-greased my skin so that the glycolic acid can reach the skin for best results.   The Neostrata peel is one of the newest type of peels thatRead More

My Botox Experience – Before, During & After

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I’ve been considering getting Botox for a while now and finally got the courage to not only do it, but I also decided to document my journey.   I contacted Dr Alek Nikolic, who has been my ‘go to’ expert in my ‘Ask The Experts’ section on Aesthetic procedures.    After a consultation we decided to do Botox, Neostrata peels, and fillers to target some of the areas and skin issues that I’m not that happy with.   I have to admit to being quite nervous to document this, as I know that there are many people who would never do this, but it’s for all those people in the middle, who are interested but not totally sure, perhaps a bit scared, that I wanted to document my journey, so that they can make an informed decision.    I’m not advocating that anyone should have any of these treatments, butRead More

[Review] Lipidol Sunscreen Oil

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  I was sent the latest Lipidol sunscreen oil with SPF 20 to test and review, which arrived at exactly the right time, just Summer in Cape Town.   Even though it’s an oil, which usually triggers thoughts of sunburn, rather than sun protection, this protects your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, while supplementing your skin’s natural oily layer at the same time.     I was happy to note that it does absorb quickly but it does still feel a bit oily if you apply a lot. So apply sparingly if you’re going to the beach for example. However, saying that, my son was rolling in the sand and I managed to wipe off most of the sand before he got into the car, so it’s probably similar to creamy sunscreens.   My skin felt really moisturized at the end of the day, and no sunburn inRead More