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Comparison: Vita Liberata Body Blur vs Caribbean Tan Shimmer Cream

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In this video I compare the Vita Liberata Body Blur to the Caribbean Tan Shimmer Cream. Both are must-have Summer purchases but at a different price point. Watch the video to find out how they compare.  

[Review] Ordinary Skincare

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Ordinary Skincare I read about Dr Claire Jamieson’s skincare range and immediately desperately wanted to try it as it seemed just what the doctor ordered for my rosacea-prone, sensitive and sometimes dehydrated skin. Also having recently gone through some health issues, my skin urgently needed some TLC in the form of products that would heal and soothe.   Made locally, the Ordinary skincare range has been developed especially for people with “hardworking skin” (mine definitely fits the bill!)  and they marry the finest that nature offers with the best of modern science. Plus, all the ingredients are safe and ethically sourced using sustainable ingredients and tested only on humans. What’s not to love?   I was lucky enough to test a range of products which I can now honestly say have fulfilled all of my expectations and more. The  award-winning Cleanser is exactly what I require in that it’s soap-Read More

Francolin Cottage – Greyton, South Africa

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We recently spent a few nights in Greyton, one of my favourite places near Cape Town.   Turning left off the N2, you’ll find Greyton at the end of the R406 tar road, nestled in a hollow in the majestic Riviersonderend Mountain range.   This gorgeous village manages to maintain a quaint and natural feeling, while offering several excellent restaurants and gorgeous vintage shops and galleries.   There are lovely hikes in the nature reserve and along the rivers, and we also enjoyed strolling down the dirt roads checking out all the beautifully renovated and maintained cottages.   We stayed at Francolin Cottage, which sleeps four, and combines the romance of a peaceful riverside cottage with all the amenities you might need. It was raining for the first few days, so we couldn’t enjoy the beautiful garden much, but on a sunny day, sitting under the shade of the oak tree would be obligatory.   We spentRead More

Style Bar – Summer Ready

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Every couple of months I have the pleasure of visiting Style Bar in Constantia for my hair fix, and I have to admit that this is truly one of my very guilty pleasures.    Sharing a bottle of wine with a good friend is one of the best feel good moments I can think of, and having my hair done comes a close second.   I always enjoy having a squizz at some of the new products they bring in and I thought I’d share some of these with you. Love my colour! After some chit chat and catching up on a few magazine articles, I was ready to head back to my normal day of fetching kids and making lunches. It was fun to feel like a schmodel for a few hours anyway..   Style Bar For more info visit: Website: http://www.stylebar.co.za/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stylebarsa Twitter: https://twitter.com/stylebarsa

[WIN] Impulse Fragranced Body Spray

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I received these lovely perfumed body sprays from Impulse to test and to give-away to some lucky readers.   All three Fragranced Body Sprays cost R19.95 for 75ml, and are available at Pick n Pay.  Directions: Hold can 15cm from body and spray all over body for a fresh all day fragrance. Dermatologically tested and gentle on your skin.   Dynamique Feel absolutely irresistible with this intense perfume, which blends musky vanilla scents with amber notes (Main notes, rose, Musky, vanilla, powdery, amber), leaving you ready to dazzle.    City Collection – London Vibe  Get caught up in the trendy London Vibe, which blends woody, vanilla notes with citrus and white floral. Leaving you ready to take on the fast city life. (Main notes, sandalwood, vanilla and grapefruit scents).   City Collection Paris Chic  Get swept away in a fashionable moment with Impulse Paris Chic Fragranced Body Spray. It’s intense perfume blends fruity, white floralRead More

Morgan Taylor Summer 2016 Street Beat

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The latest Morgan Taylor Summer 2016 Street Beat colours launched on 1 September 2016 in leading salons and retailers nationwide.   This collection introduces 6 new super bold and eye-catching shades, that will brighten up your summer.     Here are the 6 colours that make up the Street Beat Collection:   Morgan Taylor retails at R138 per bottle, available at leading salons and retailers nationwide.   Check out these Behind The Scenes images in this video below:    For more info go to www.sparklesa.co.za   I’m absolutely LOVING these bright colours.   

Vita Liberata Body Blur Review

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I’ve tested and reviewed many products over the years, and most are pretty good. Very rarely does a product stand out and completely take me by surprise.   Vita Liberata Body Blur has totally surprised and impressed me.   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.   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.Read More

Bay Harbour Market Fun

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This Sunday afternoon we took a drive down to the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay for some lunch and retail therapy. It does get busy, so best you get there early to shop and then find a spot to enjoy some of the many delicious food choices on offer.   Happy Mamma   Yummy cheezy breadsticks   Lamb Salad                   There’s something for everyone at the Bay Harbour Market. Bring the kids, there’s plenty of treats and shopping for them too, plus a kids play area which is relatively quiet. Opening times: Friday: 5pm – 9pm Saturday & Sunday:  9:30am – 4pm Website: http://www.bayharbour.co.za/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bayharbour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bayharbourmkt    

Four & Twenty – Cafe & Pantry

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YUM! Yummety yum! Seriously just had the BEST breakfast ever!    Met up with a friend for brekkie at Four & Twenty at 10am and it was packed! Luckily we managed to grab one of the last tables.   The menu is heavenly and it was hard to choose but everything we had was exceptional.   I can highly recommend the Eggs Be-Lean:Two Free-range Poached Eggs on an Aubergine, Mushroom & Truffle Rosti with Confit Baby Tomatoes & a light Yoghurt Hollandaise R80 ***Add Crispy Bacon R90   I forgot to take a pic, so there’s their Poached Eggs & Hollandaise served on Ciabatta.   What a stunning cafe. Do yourself a favour, call a friend and haul yourself on over there soon xxx   http://www.fourandtwentycafe.co.za/ 23 Wolfe StreetChelsea VillageWynberg7800 Telephone: 021 762 0975Email:  info@fourandtwentycafe.co.za

L’oreal Paris Revitalift Filler Renew Range Review

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I received the L’oreal Revitalift Filler Renew Range to review and have been using them everyday for the last two weeks. The range consists of the Hyaluronic Replumping Serum, the Filler Precision Eye Cream, the Anti-Ageing Day Replumping Care and the Anti-Ageing Night Replumping Care. In reviewing these products, I must first highlight that these are OTC (Over The Counter) products, which I don’t believe should be compared to doctor prescribed cosmeceuticals.  All products retail for R284.95,  available at Clicks and Dischem.   Hyaluronic Replumping Serum “This is not a Dermalogical Filler however, it will reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and replump the look of skin contours.  This serum is 10x more concentrated with hyaluronic acid than the average L’Oreal Paris day cream” Pros: It contains hyaluronic acid, which is great for restoring moisture to your skin. I also absolutely love the innovative, fun packaging. It looks like a syringe whichRead More

[Review] Skin Miles

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  I am a big believer in shopping online— mostly because I am too busy to actually hit the shops and it is very convenient. But, I had no idea that skincare uniquely chosen for my specific skin issues, could also be ordered online.   Skin Miles offers you the chance to have a “consultation” with renowned aesthetic medical practitioner, Dr Alek Nikolic and then receive your products to your home.What a novel and fantastic idea!   It’s pretty simple—I filled out on online form about my skin, my major concerns and skin challenges as well as what I was looking for in products and which products I already was using. My main concerns this winter were dehydration, anti-ageing and pigmentation and I was also very anxious about not provoking a flare-up of my rosacea, which appears mostly in times of stress but can also be aggravated by products and foods.Read More

Treatments To Look Younger Faster

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Most people can get away with just having regular facials and using good home care products in their 20’s and even early 30’s. However, in our 40’s our skin need some extra attention.    Many women tend to prioritise other things, like work, family and especially their children  in their 30’s and I’m certainly guilty of that. I’ve now woken up 40+ and realised that I’m not ageing as ‘gracefully’ as I’d like and want to do something about that.   With this in mind, I thought I’d share my top treatments to help you look younger once again.   For plumper, smoother skin It’s no longer good enough to have a regular facial. We need to stimulate the collagen production which our ageing cells don’t do anymore. To get all the active ingredients into our skin, we need to get rid of the dead skin cells and push the product into ourRead More