Beauty Factory – Pampering For All

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As a proudly South African company, Beauty Factory has 10 stunning stores all over South Africa. All products are designed, developed and produced in Gauteng,  allowing them to keep costs down, and making us even happier.     If you don’t have a store near you or love shopping on-line (as I do!), then you’ll be super excited to hear that they have an amazing online store.   Beauty Factory have made it their mission to bring you premium bath, body and beauty value – so now there’s really no reason to put pampering on the back burner or to feel guilty about a bit of indulgence.     With over 300 exceptional products on offer in the Beauty Factory store (and many more to come), you’ll find plenty of excuses for a whole lot of me time.     Lucky me! I received this ginormous product hamper full ofRead More

LushBerry [WIN] – The Online Style Destination

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Yes you can WIN this gorgeous handbag!

  I love shopping online & have to share this exciting new online store called LushBerry with you. This is a wonderful addition to our online shopping experience, as we can shop for fashion, accessories and beauty products as well.     I sat down with owner, Bernadette Homor, and asked her a few questions about her gorgeous online store.   1. I love the name Lush Berry – how did you come up with this? I was looking for a very feminine & relate-able name but also easy to remember. I came up with a few alternative’s like famous characters such as Carrie from Sex&City. But LushBerry just was the natural choice and thought that it can represent many different products rather than being one dimensional plus the Brand represents many tastes and styles. Only afterwards did I do more research and discovered the Cover Girl’s cosmetics has a Blush withRead More

Look Who Sponsored Our ‘Great Gatsby’ Auction!

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Last month, my son’s school arranged a Great Gatsby auction evening as a fundraiser and I approached some of my favourite spas and beauty products in SA to see if they would like to be part of it.   I was blown away by their generosity & all the moms were super excited that we had these amazing sponsors and products to auction off.   A huge thank you goes to the following sponsors:   1. Suntra Spa 15 on Orange Hotel – Bellabacci Full Body Massage – R620 This was auctioned off in a flash 😉   2. Legs 11 Greenpoint, IPL permanent hair removal vouchers x 2 R380 per area Best, safest and most affordable salon for permanent hair removal – you can read all about my journey here:   3. Theravine Hydrating Skin Care Selection R543.60 – Perfect hamper for these dry Winter days.Read More

Africology At The Maslow

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I have been wanting to try out the Africology products for a long time now, intrigued by their amazing scents and natural ingredients. The Maslow Hotel in Sandton, cleverly renamed for Maslow’s hierarchy of needs of which shelter is primary, has recently been renovated and looks really amazing, as does the Africology Spa. Walking into the spa, the lovely aromas already start to relax the body and mind.   Mpho, my therapist leads me to the changing room where I’m given the fluffiest slippers ever and a key to a locker. I don my paper panties and step into the rasoul chamber. If you’ve never had a rasoul before, then make sure you enjoy saunas first or steam rooms, because it can otherwise feel a little claustrophobic.   In the rasoul chamber a little pot has been left for me containing mint and coffee mud. Mpho has explained to meRead More

How To Get Your Smooth On For FREE! [GIVE-AWAY]

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Refer A Friend

I don’t know about you, but I trust my friends’ opinions above anything else. Obviously I read up a lot on beauty treatments, and we all have access to vast amounts of information out there, but when a friend tells me how happy she is with a spa, salon, therapist or treatment, I’m all ears, and make a mental note to check it out.   Well, let me be your friend today, and tell you about the Legs eleven ‘Refer A Friend’ programme as I really think you should hear this.     Legs eleven has a very exciting refer a friend programme, which rewards you for spreading the word about them. Upon completing your first IPL treatment session you will be offered your own Legs eleven referral cards to hand out amongst your friends and colleagues.   Every time you refer a friend and they book and pay forRead More

Rubybox Review June 2013 [VIDEO] & {GIVE-AWAY}

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This month’s box has a new inner packaging which is really stunning, so a big thumbs up to the ladies at Rubybox for updating that.   All rubybox subscribers are automatically members of the exclusive new VIP Insider club, which gives them access to new brands, exciting offers and happening events! Find out more on the website here.   The card has also been redesigned and now includes a shopping icon on products that you can buy on rubybox itself, which I find really helpful.   What’s in the box?   1. All rubies received a gorgeous plum Alila lipstick. R120 I Full Size Packed with vitamin E, this not only makes a bold statement but also hydrates your lips.  Although I’ve always fancied sporting sexy red lips, I’m just not sure I can pull it off. Great product though, so I’ll keep trying it.   2. Body Choice Sponge R74.95 IRead More

Find Your Way To Wellness

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Treatment Room

I recently received an email from Dominique from Hello Nature, thanking me for my honest content & feedback in my Issahra reviews that I had done through Rubybox.   She is also the owner of WoW! (Ways of Wellness), a 100% organic spa, and invited me to try their anti-aging facial, where I could experience the full Issahra range (R380 | 1hr).  WoW! recently moved to Park road, just up from the Lifestyle on Kloof Centre, and is different to most spas. It runs on a new concept where they work on a no-appointments, walk -in schedule, so if you have a busy schedule, or have some time on your hands & are at a loss for what to do, you can pop in unannounced. WoW is also committed to using certified organic and nature based products free of ‘nasties’ such as parabens and chemical colourants. Equally passionate about beauty the naturalRead More

Winter ‘Must-Have’ From Theravine

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Hydrating Pinotage Face Oil

Theravine Pinotage Face Oils The Pinotage face oils have always been an essential part of our skin care regime as its deep penetrating properties allows for the enhanced performance of all the other products we use, thus intensifying our daily skin care routine drastically.     Recently these Pinotage face oils had a ‘face lift’ of their own (ingredients & packaging), and this new formula addresses a number of primary skin care concerns:     1. Providing a Vitamin C enhancement 2. Increasing anti-oxidant properties 3. Lipid Replenishing System boost   There are 3 options to choose from: 1. Balancing 2. Hydrating – perfect for Winter 3. Stimulating   1. The new Balancing Pinotage Face Oil forumla has been infused with the most stable form of Vitamin C and will treat skin concerns ranging from acne to pigmentation. Description: A light textured oil which helps to improve the appearance of the epidermis.Read More

Pamper Me Now! Monthly Competition

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Have you entered to WIN this month’s Pamper Me Now! competition yet?   1. Cinderella’s Secret Bath & Body Hamper worth R500 Enter here:   2. LushBerry Fashion Hampers to the value of R3,000! Enter here:   Good Luck!  And keep coming back for more.      


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Xen-Tan Hamper

Recently I was given an extensive Xen-Tan hamper to test & review and I was definitely looking forward to trying these products out.   The only problem I had was time. With two kids and several freelance jobs, when was I going to get the time to try this out properly?   I thought I would jump in the shower while the kids where in the bath as this would give me a good 15-20minutes with them “out of the way” – or so I thought. Big mistake!   It all started well. The mint exfoliating body scrub is super lovely and refreshing and I was well on my way to enjoying this new product.     Once out of the shower, I dried myself thoroughly and used some of the Blending Balm on my heels, elbows and knees – any areas I thought would absorb too much of the product.Read More

Impressed With Essence BB Cream

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bb cream

I first heard about BB creams last year and had to find our more about this little ‘all-in-one’ Beauty Balm. What is a BB cream? BB cream stands for “Beauty Balm” or “Blemish Balm”. As an all-in-one facial cosmetic product, it is promoted as a replacement for serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock. Pretty awesome – right?!    What does it do? “It will give you a good base for makeup like a primer, even out complexion like a tinted moisturiser, cover minor imperfections and redness like a concealer, hydrate your skin like your day cream, brighten and perk-up a dull complexion and some will even protect with SPF. Some also promise healing, soothing and anti-ageing properties.“  SOURCE     Essence all -in-one BB cream I just received the Essence all-in-one BB cream to review and I am suitably impressed.       It comes in three shades: 01 in Universal, 02Read More

[VIDEO REVIEW] Bee Natural Head 2 Toe Balm

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Bee Natural Head 2 Toe Healing & Beauty Balm R89.95 I 125ml   The ultimate 100% pure natural body & healing balm made with non-irradiated pollen enriched honey, beeswax & propolis. No lanolin, petroleum, aqueous cream, chemicals, colorants, perfumes or preservatives. Ingredients: Beeswax, raw honey, pollen, propolis, avocado & sunflower oil, non-toxic if taken orally.   Use for: Cracked heels & elbows Spider bites, boils, pimples Athletes foot & thrush Sunburn & itchy bites Cracked & bleeding nipples Fabulous body massage cream Hand & cuticle cream Cracked & sore lips     Amazing product that I use on myself & my kids. My hubby even tried some. It smells amazing and I’ve used it on my  cuticles, hands, heels, lips. I’ve got one word for it  – yummy! Great value and a little goes a long way.   Get yours now: