Win A Wardrobe Worth R10,000!

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Win A Wardrobe Worth R10,000!       Click here to join & enter now:   When you join you are automatically entered into the competition. You can win a full wardrobe worth over R10,000!   Have you checked out 36 Boutiques free online magazine, and amazing fashion yet? Or stay up to date with fashion trends on their blog.   With clothes, shoes, bags, accessories and even lingerie, there’s surely something to tempt you.   They even have a special ‘budget fashion’ section on the website, with items ranging from R100 – R250.   Recently they also added beauty items like this stunning Bourjois Spring Collection.     Joining is Free & they have Free Delivery & Free Returns!   Join Now & not only will you have access to wonderful fashion, but you’ll also automatically be entered into this awesome competition.   Go on ~ you gotta be in it to winRead More

How To Get Rid Of Facial Scarring?

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  Pat Mojakgolo asked: “Hi, im a black african, i am scard by chicken pox but it was more than 5 yrs ago. My skin is now bad, marks, uneven, dry patches.. What do i need to use?“   Expert Sharon from RegimA, answered: “Scar Repair would be most beneficial to assist with the scarring, however it would also be beneficial to have in-salon Peel and Heal Treatments which would enhance the results of Scar Repair and bring about a quicker result.   Should her finances permit, she could also further enhance her results by incorporating Night Renewal booster over Scar Repair as her pm routine to support in Salon Treatment. RegimA Cleanser would be required to neutralise the Night Renewal Booster and the support of Day moisturiser with SPF would also be beneficial. Photos of before and after are always advisable to see the progress. I hope this helps. Kind RegardsRead More

Ginkgo Spa At Steenberg Hotel – Review

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With the magnificent Steenberg Mountains as its backdrop lies Steenberg Spa, surrounded by the lush vineyards of Steenberg Wine Estate near Tokai. Operated by the Gingko Spa & Wellness Group, the minute you enter the spa, you’re greeted by warm smiles and a cool modern interior.     After being welcomed by Lurinda and introduced to my therapist Julia, I was ushered into the ladies cloakroom to a personal locker for storing my valuables and to change into a soft robe, those ‘gorgeous’ disposable knickers, take home spa slippers and a much appreciated cold bottle of water and small sample of day cream. A handy personalised card was also popped into the locker with details of the Cellulite treatment to follow.   Once suitably robed, Julia escorted me to the softly lit lounging room – kept at the perfect temperature with a fireplace for chilly days – where you areRead More

How To Get Rid Of Facial Hair?

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  Halima’s Delights asked: “Good morning I am an indian female and I would like to know what is best to remove unwanted facial hair,waxing damages my skin easily – what would you ladies feel best.thank you“   Expert, Linda Niehaus, from The Blue Door, answered: “Hi Halima Laser hair removal could possibly be your best option depending on your specific skin type and color. Laser hair removal is not always recommended for dark skin, however, if you go somewhere that has the proper technology, you could have satisfactory results. Some lasers are NOT meant for darker skin, and some establishments are not experienced in treating darker skin. The best laser for very dark skin to my knowledge, is the Nd:YAG 1064nm wavelength laser. It is designed to bypass the melanin (pigment) in the skin, while targeting the hair follicle and destroying it.   The Lightsheer Laser Diode (we useRead 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

How To Go Naturally Grey?

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    Aletta Crofton asked: “What is the best way to go naturally grey after having touched up roots for years with light brown?“   Expert, Candice Donadel, from Mirrors Hair Lab answered: “The best way to go grey gradually is to start hilighting with blond and using the base shade you have been using as a tint in the past as a lowlite. That way when your grey grows out, it will be your second “hilight”. This means you will no longer tint, you will have 3 multidimensional hilights.   Depending on how dark or light your grey is, will determine whether to do only blond hilights (light to white grey) or use your old base as a second colour (darker grey).   Your other option is to have a really short cut and grow it out naturally.“   Thanks goes to our Expert: Candice Donadel from Mirrors HairRead More

Black African Skin Products

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Mahlape Hazel asked: “As a black African lady what kind of skin products can we use 2 soften and become flawles. HELP.“   Expert, Sarah Daly, from The Spa Shop answered: “Black skins have more and larger sebaceous glands which means they can product more oil. The oil (sebum) forms a protective layer on the skin and slows down ageing, but can also lead to more congestion in the skin. I recommend regular exfoliation products and treatments, and even fruit acid peels to speed this natural process up. This will reduce dead skin cell build up and allow better penetration of ingredients from products, and less blackheads/congestion. The skin will soften and the peels will also work on pigmented areas to provide a more even complexion.   RegimA is great for black skins and the Simply White range from RVB on the Spa Shop site is also great to evenRead More

RegimA Peels

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RegimA products that I received after the peel

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

The Spa Shop

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South Africa’s online site for spa quality products     A few months ago I came across The Spa Shop on Facebook and was very excited to see so many local products on the site.   Since then I’ve been in touch with Sarah finding out a bit more about how it all started.   Sarah has worked in the Spa industry for many years and has a wealth of knowledge in recommending products, brand and wellness desitations to her clients and friends.   Noticing the exciting move by many companies to the online realm, Sarah decided that this would be a fantastic platform to indulge her professional skills and her desire for creativity – at the same time. After much research on the subject, Sarah chose to stick with what she knows and what she really knows is spa – thus the birth of The Spa Shop.    TheRead More

Kinetic Contours @ The Blue Door (Lipomassage Give-Away)

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Have any of you tried or even heard of Endermologie? I thought not! Which is why I was super curious to find out more and experience it at Kinetic Contours.   Kinetic Contours has been around for several years, but has recently finished renovations at their brand new location, just around the corner of their old premises, and can be easily found at The Blue Door.     To say that owner Linda is a perfectionist, is an understatement. Every room is not only beautifully decorated, but also completely impeccable, with everything neatly and exactly in its place, and all therapists are highly trained and experienced.   Emily is the exceedingly experienced therapist that does the Endermologie and Lipomassage treatments. She only needed to assess my body for a few minutes to affirm that I definitely needed Endermologie (all over body treatment) rather than Lipomassage (targeted for specific areas). Nearing 40Read More

What on Earth is a BB Cream?

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Most of you have probably heard of BB cream by now, but might not be sure what this cream is or does. The list of benefits mentioned on the labels make BB creams sound like little miracle workers from hydrating to brightening, to covering and protecting. So let’s find out.   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  Read 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