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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

[Review] Elgydium Whitening & Sensitive Toothpaste

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I received the Elgydium Whitening and Sensitive toothpastes to review.    I have to be upfront here and tell you that for the last 10 years, I have ONLY used a herbal toothpaste from Europe that is more salty than sweet.  My main concern with testing a toothpaste was that it would be sweet and frothy like most regular types in SA.    I tried the whitening toothpaste first, as I don’t really have sensitive teeth and hey – who wouldn’t want whiter teeth!   I’m very relieved to be able to revert that Elgydium is not super sweet at all.  I have been happily using it, and it isn’t very foamy either. I was very pleasantly surprised. I know that this is a very personal requirement, but I just can’t bear to brush my teeth with a sugary, foamy substance.   I haven’t been using it long enough to see the whiteningRead More

Styled For Travel

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Just before I went overseas I frantically called my local Style Bar in Constantia and begged to be squeezed in, as I really wanted to have my hair done before we left.   Luckily, the had a spot for me and a couple of hours later I was ready to go, and I’m happy to report that my blonder locks received loads of compliments.        Style Bar is always searching for and researching the latest hair care products and again they didn’t disappoint. The latest addition is the label.m range from the well known Toni & Guy brand.    Headed by daughter Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck,label.m is the official hair care brand of London Fashion Week.        The products smells absolutely amazing and the quality is not surprisingly fantastic.    You can get some of these products online at Retailbox, or visit your local Style Bar for a wider range.

[Review] Eau Thermale Avene Hydrating Serum

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I’m sure you’ve also experienced that awkward moment when you have a facial and the therapist starts listing all the things wrong with your skin.   The most confusing thing to me is that my skin always seems dehydrated. I use a day and night moisturiser religiously, and am lucky to test different serums, plus I drinks LOADS of water, so I’m sure I’m doing a lot for my skin, yet I’m always told that my skin is dehydrated.   Hydrance Optimale – Hydrating Serum for Dehydrated Sensitive Skin   So this little bottle came at the perfect time for me to review. Firstly, it’s Winter, so my skin is in even more need of TLC, and secondly I’m off to Europe on holiday, and that plane trip doesn’t do anything good for your skin.     Where Does Avene come from? The Avene thermal spring rises in Southern France,Read More

[Review] You Bar

Posted on by Nikki Temkin in Reviews, Spa Reviews | 2 Comments
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Unless you’ve been hiding under a big rock, then you will know that the latest buzzword in beauty treatments is “natural”. This means using products with the least amount of chemicals that are as close to nature and as organic as possible.     So, this is where YouBar really has set the bar very high (sorry, I could not help myself) as they pride themselves on using all-natural ingredients that are bio-identical, which means avoiding synthetics. Africology products, YouBar’s products of choice, are locally made, and have built up a cult following. It’s no wonder! Not only are they amazingly good for you in every way, but one sniff of their delicious aromatic aroma and you will be hooked forevermore— this I promise you!     I was lucky enough to experience one of the most  divine manicures ever— the Africology Signature Manicure. As a beauty reviewer, I haveRead More

[Review] Team Dr Joseph Facial

Posted on by Nikki Temkin in Anti-Aging, Latest News, Reviews, Skin Care, Spa Reviews | Leave a comment
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In a market saturated with many multitudes of beauty treatments and facials—it’s difficult to find one that truly differentiates itself. But, I truly have!   If you read my reviews then by now you know that my skin is not run-of-the-mill as I suffer from dehydration, sensitivity and also flare-ups of rosacea which means I need a facial that takes all of this into account. I was assured by the Team Dr Joseph professionals that not only would my skin love this facial but that it would also be something completely extraordinary.   It was decided that I would receive the Intense Purifying Face Treatment for a visibly fresher complexion and to bring back vital radiance— yes, I was surely in need of this after a few sleepless nights thanks to a sick child, as well as the onset of winter which meant that my skins was beginning to feel ratherRead More

Winter Styles

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What better way to cheer yourself up and get out of this gloomy cold weather, than a visit to your friendly hair salon.   I was lucky enough to be squeezed in for a much needed pamper session at my local Style Bar this morning, and it certainly lifted my spirits.     They also stock some of my favourite hair products and styling aids.   Love these bright new Tangle Teezers.   Loads of top hair brands to choose from.   Style Bar Website: http://www.stylebar.co.za/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stylebarsa Twitter: https://twitter.com/stylebarsa

Tangle Teezer Thick & Curly

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  There are a handful of hair care products that I LOVE and would recommend to anyone without any hesitation, and the Tangle Teezer is on the top of that list. Had to share the news that there’s a new Teezer with extra long ‘teeth’ for think curly hair.   Read more about this must have brush:  The Thick & Curly detangling hairbrush from Tangle Teezer is the best way to achieve tangle free hair for those with thick, curly and afro hair. Who doesn’t love head turning thick hair with masses of curls? But brushing can literally have you pulling your hair out with teeth getting stuck mid-way through, stopping you perfecting the style you want. Thankfully, help is in the palm of your hand with the new Thick & Curly detangling hairbrush specifically designed for thick, curly and afro hair. Finally, this hair type is not too difficultRead More