Product Reviews

Esse Cocoa Exfoliator Review & Give-Away

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Esse – Cocoa Exfoliator   I’ve recently had the pleasure of trying the Esse (which means ‘to be’ in Latin) Cocoa Exfoliator, and being a complete chocoholic, this was something I was definitely looking forward to testing.   Esse is a South African company (yay proud!) that is not only a leader in the development of natural and organic products, all Esse products are100% preservative free, biodegradable and free of parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrance and synthetic colourants. I’m also in love with the packaging, as they use glass containers, which is upmarket while maintaining a natural look & feel.   If you are looking for a great product that is certified organic, accredited by Beauty Without Cruelty and endorsed by the Vegan Society, then look no further – Esse is your perfect match.   Esse also supports fair trade by purchasing from rural women’s cooperatives that are members of PhytoTrade AfricaRead More

If You Can’t Get To It, Beauty Spoon It!

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  Have you heard of the Beauty Spoon?   New to South Africa, this cosmetic tool can be used to remove all the remaining product from nearly empty bottles and containers.   It’s ergonomic handle, flexible stem & contoured spoon, makes it easy to retrieve every bit of liquid and cream from those pesky hard to reach places.   Designed by Claudia Hoexter when she couldn’t get to the bottom of an expensive serum she’d purchased, and realised that she most probably wasn’t the only woman with this problem.   Click Here to see Claudia use the beauty spoon on Live Well Network.     Recommended retail price for the single pack is R110 & for the double pack (show above) is R169.   This is definitely going to come in handy, especially with my foundation bottles that drive me insane as you can see all your precious product just sittingRead More

Zoya Nail Polish & Spa Treatments

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I’ve just had the pleasure of meeting Brendan Kader from Zoya SA Nail Polish and Spa Treatments, and he let me play with all the wonderful products that he distributes.   These products are only available through Salons and Spas, so you won’t find them at any retail stores.   He’s busy reaching out to salons & spas throughout South Africa, so hopefully you’ll get to experience them yourself soon. In the meantime, I wanted to share a few of my favourite Zoya products with you.     Firstly I obviously have to tell you about the insane range of nail polish & colours that Zoya offers. There are over 200 colours to choose from and this includes matte, velvet, metallic, shimmer & glitter.   The nail polish dries really quickly and is thin yet very rich in colour, so you don’t need to apply several layers. I did a veryRead More

Elements On Kloof – Gelish Review

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  Relax at Elements on Kloof   I’ve been wanting to write a review on Elements on Kloof for a while now, so was excited to visit them again recently.   Having just introduced Gelish to their treatments, I thought that this would be a new & fun topic to write about.   Although Elements on Kloof is obviously on Kloof street, it is a bit of a hidden gem as you won’t necessarily see the signage from the road. They are located on 39 Kloof (opposite Spar & Scar Hair) towards the lower end of Kloof street.   Elements has 8 treatment rooms and 6 therapists, offering your full range of treatments from facials, waxing, mani, pedi, and massage. They have a wide range of massages from around the world, as well as body polish, wrap & massage treatments to suit any preference.   Many of you will probablyRead More

Health Box South Africa – Try, Test, Taste

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My dear friend and creator of SA Health Blog (www.sahealthblog.com), Emma King, has joined forces with Lisa Raleigh, SA’s top fitness and wellness expert ( www.lisaraleigh.co.za ), to create Health Box SA.   Each month, subscribers to Health Box SA are sent a luxurious combination of health, fitness and wellness products. Each item has been tried, tested and tasted by the panel of experts to ensure that what lands up on subscribers’ doorsteps are the latest, trusted and best-for-you products available.     This means no standing in queues, no getting caught by marketing ploys, and no searching for healthy products or substitutes. Health Box SA delivers – to the subscriber’s door – the brand new and best products the wellness market has to offer.   Health Box SA presents a new way to incorporate healthy habits into the subscriber’s life, and is contributing to a revolution in healthier, greener living.   WithRead More

Have You Heard Of Lingerie Letters?

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Today I want to share an amazing little secret that I just discovered.   First, let me introduce you to Lily:    If you love Lingerie as much as I do, then you are going to go crazy about Lingerie Letters, as Lily will send you a pretty pair by post every month.   No-one really sends letters anymore, so the only thing we usually receive in the postbox is our monthly bills. Lingerie Letters will make you look forward to seeing the postman as you wait for your little package to be delivered to your door.   As a lingerie subscription service, they playfully take the schlep out of shopping for panties by sending you a pretty pair by post, accompanied with a love letter. With your preferred style in mind (thongs, briefs or surprise me – love that!) you’re in for a sexy surprise every month.   WhetherRead More

Rubybox Review – October 2012 [VIDEO]

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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

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

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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

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

Seaverah Fountain of Youth Body Serum

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    A while back I met with Tiaan, the master mind behind Seaverah, and he kindly gave me 2 samples of his 3-in-1 Body Serum (Cellulite Removal, Stretch Mark Repair and Skin Firming).   “Seaverah fast acting cellulite removal and stretchmark repair serum uses only the highest quality natural ingredients, so there are no chemicals to worry about. It is a powerful combination of seaweed extract and other natural ingredients, together with an oxygen component, which helps decrease the deposition and formation of cellulite, repair and heal damage to not just the surface skin, but especially to the deeper epidermis layer where you find the source of stretch marks, thus attacking the problem at its source. If used correctly, provides visible results within a matter of days.   Applying the serum daily, after a warm bath provides the necessary collagen and elastin support needed to prevent and improve the appearanceRead More