Product Reviews

Style Bar Latest Promo

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I’ve just come back from my appointment at Style Bar in Constantia and have to share their latest specials with you.   Firstly, I was treated to the nak ultimate treatment 60 sec repair, which is amazing. The main reason I tend to skip treatments at home is because you have to leave it in for so long, and with the water restrictions we’re having in Cape Town, that’s just not manageable. So this is an absolute must have item as it works in 60 seconds and leaves your hair super soft.      Right now, you can choose from any of the following Luxury Highlights or Colour Promotion:   Short tint cut and blow R990 Long tint cut and blow R1190 1/2 highlight cut and blow R1190 Full highlight cut and blow R1390   All the above specials include the nak treatment at the basin, plus a full retail size to takeRead More

Dove Antiperspirant Deodorant Review

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Dove has just improved it’s antiperspirant deodorant formula, so if you haven’t tried them before, then now’s the time to check it out.   Original Antiperspirant Deodorant – R31.95 – Available at all leading pharmacies The Original is a firm favourite with a strong fragrance resembling the soap we all know and love.     Invisible Dry Antiperspirant Deodorant – R31.95 – Available at all leading pharmacies New Dove Invisible Dry has a softer fragrance and has been tested on 100 garment colours, from black to white and all the colours in between. This means that you have a fresh antiperspirant that keeps you dry all day long without leaving a trace.   Like all other Dove deodorants in their range, it also contains our unique ¼ moisturising cream for beautiful underarms as well as 48-hour protection.   Both are alcohol free antiperspirant, so it doesn’t burn if applying after shaving. Bonus!  Read More

[Review] 3D Fiber Lashes

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    I was sent the 3D Fiber Lashes by Rubybox to test and review and was truly excited and curious to find out what this product was all about and if it could give me awesome lashes.   I have the shortest little lashes, and after trying extensions for a while, I eventually had to stop as I started getting an allergic reaction to the glue.     The 3D Fiber Lashes comes with a gel and 3D Fibers applicators.  How to apply: Ensure that your eye lashes are clean, dry and free from any mascara Apply 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara to one eye at a time First apply Gel from mid eyelash to the end/tips Second (while the Gel is wet) apply the fibers from mid eyelash to the tips Third seal the eyelashes with a coat of Gel You may repeat this process until the desired effectRead More

What Is A Collagen Supplement?

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Collagen is a structural component of skin, providing elasticity, as well as skin cell renewal, to keep skin looking plump and youthful. It is also found in our bones, muscles and tendons as well as hair and nails.   In our youth our skin is made up of 80 percent collage, but as we age, collagen breaks down at about 1 percent a year, and our bodies ability to produce new collagen slows down, leading to a loss of plumpness in the skin and an increase in wrinkles.   Collagen is an ingredient in many skincare brands, but some dermatologists say its molecules are too big to penetrate the skin to be really effective.   Collagen supplements claim to rejuvenate the skin, but from the inside out, as you take them orally. The collagen is broken down into amino acids, and absorbed and distributed internally, improving the skin all over your body, asRead More

[Review] Collagen Lift Paris Red Carpet

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I’m excited to have been selected as one of the bloggers to test and review the Collagen Lift Paris Red Carpet.   This is a collagen supplement that you take orally on a daily basis.   Each 10 ml ampule contains: Bioactive Collagen 5000mg Hyaluronic Acid 100mg Mediterranean Seaweed Extract Vitamin C Indications and Recommendations: Take 1 ampule a day diluted in a glass of water or juice on an empty stomach, preferably before breakfast. I put it in some water, and it tastes really nice, like a red berry juice.    Clinically Proven To: Decrease wrinkles Increase skin elasticity and moisture Restore plumpness    Initially I wasn’t sure if I was interested in testing a supplement, but after doing a little bit of research, the benefits of taking oral collagen sounded very interesting, so I quickly changed my mind.   Rubybox sent me a 2 month supply to testRead More

[WIN] Avène Thermal Spring Water Review

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I have two 50ml Avène Thermal Spring Water canisters to test and review and I’m giving one away to a lucky reader.      What is the natural key ingredient? “Originating as pure rain mixed with sea-spray rich in mineral salts, Avène Thermal Spring Water makes its 50-year journey through the Cévennes Mountains in Avène, France. It gradually becomes infused with trace elements and silicates, and comes in contact with an ancient microorganism Aqua.Dolomiae, which was first identified by Avène in 2001. This remarkable biological property combined with the well-known mineral properties of Avène Thermal Spring Water ensures gentleness and tolerance, creating a unique double signature that does not exist anywhere else in the world. Over 150 stringent biological, pharmacological and clinical studies have clearly demonstrated the soothing, softening and calming benefits of AvèneThermal Spring Water.”Source: http://www.aveneusa.com/avene-thermal-spring-water     Benefits of  Avène Thermal Spring Water: Soothe, soften and calm skin ReducesRead More

Lamelle – Serra skincare range

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  So, the quest is always on to find the perfect skincare for my skin which is mostly dry, sensitive and generally stressed. And of course, after the age of 40 is presenting other rather distressing issues such as pigmentation and wrinkles.   Gina at Professional Skin Care Lab, my trusty salon, recommended that after my  microneedling session (see review) I needed to use the Serra range of products made by local laboratory Lamelle as these would best suit my skin and also facilitate the healing needed after the treatment.   Having previously used Lamelle’s Clarity Active Control for breakouts and been very impressed, I was keen to try out this range of products specifically deigned for sensitive skin like mine,  which also has an anti-inflammatory effect.   The Serra products have been created to maintain a functional skin barrier —essential to prevent unwanted environmental elements from penetrating into theRead More

Why I’ll Never Sign Up To A Subscription Service

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I wrote this post in anger. You know when your neck turns red, because you’re actually seething. So I thought, lets sleep on this one before posting (something Trump might want to do sometimes), and let’s see how I feel in the morning. I didn’t sleep very well as the ‘injustice’ of it and feeling of powerlessness just kept me up.  And, No, I’m not talking about some life shattering, horrific trauma to someone or something, I’m only talking about trying to cancel a subscription service that I didn’t want. But trust me, this in itself is anger inducing enough.   I’ve been receiving emails from a company that offers a subscription service. They do a great job at marketing their service and products and I’ve been tempted to buy, but kept stalling as soon as I had to fill in my credit card details. Now don’t get me wrong, I buyRead More

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

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  

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