Vita Liberata Body Blur Coming Soon

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  Body Blur Arriving Soon! What is It? Body Blur is a wash off skin finishing body makeup that perfects skin, gives a natural looking tint for the body, and reflects light for a photo-ready finish. Price : 100ml R1030.00 Soon to be  available from Selected Salons & Spas – 021 465 8569 & online at www.vitaliberata.co.za   Formulated With Perfects skin by masking blemishesReflects light for a photo-ready finishGives a natural-looking tint for the body that washes off Can also be used as a makeup primer on the face Hydrates skin with certified organic extractsWater resistant Formulated Without ParabensHarsh chemicalsPerfume / FragranceAlcoholAnimal derivativesPetrochemicalsSulphatesSilicones   Directions A little goes a long way! For body use a tan mitt or your hands. Apply in small pea sized dots along limbs and then blend well in long circular movements. For face and décolleté apply sparingly with fingers or a foundation brush. Wash handsRead 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

[NEW] BASALT Home Collection

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With an obsession for the aesthetic, quality and craftsmanship, Jacques has embarked on a new creative journey, this time by opening the new stand-alone homeware store and home gallery, BASALT home, in the suburb of Parkhurst in Johannesburg.     A floor to ceiling slick of sang de boeuf colour boasts a massive laboratory-style shelf filled with handmade and blended spices, flavour compounds and exotic finds. All of which forms part of the ‘flavour library’ concept, beautifully packaged in chocolate brown laboratory glass. Jewel-coloured jellies and preserves also feature, handmade in small batches and mostly from ingredients sourced from the restaurant’s country garden.      From 400 year old Chinese ceramics, a few rarities, to the bespoke tableware collections inspired by ancient shapes in finishes which include rich sepia, bone and luscious stokes gold. All woven together with constant and ever evolving selection of fine napery and other bespoke andRead More

One&Only Cape Town Launches Urban Adventures

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  ONE&ONLY CAPE TOWN LAUNCHES URBAN ADVENTURES South Africa, Cape Town; SOUTH AFRICA’S top city resort launches their tailored ‘One&Only Cape Town Insta-Walks’ that take in the coolest cultural and foodie hotspots Cape Town has to offer. The latest offering for guests checking into the resort is One&Only Cape Town Insta-Walks – expert led, on-foot tours of the smartest galleries, open air art installations, coffee haunts, artisan bakeries, independent boutiques and eateries the city has to offer. The One&Only Cape Town Insta-Walks are led by travel journalists and local Instagram stars Seth Shezi and Dawn Jorgensen who have developed a little black book of the most interesting, ‘instagrammable’ hotspots in the city, and they are only too pleased to share their vetted finds with guests looking for an up-close and personal view of the Mother City. As with many other excursion offerings specifically developed for their guests, the One&Only CapeRead More

[Review] Team Dr Joseph Facial

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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

Love Sushi – Go To Nobu!

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  NOBU CAPE TOWN SHINES IN NEW SOUTH AFRICAN GOURMET GUIDE South Africa, Cape Town; THE newly launched JHP Gourmet Guide™ has awarded Nobu Cape Town with a One Plate accolade. According to the guide, the One Plate is “for excellent cuisine and a top-quality eating experience”. Only fourteen (14) restaurants around South Africa have been awarded with one (1) plate each. They were chosen by “a panel of local and international professional gourmets who anonymously evaluated these establishments, taking into account innovation, consistency and service in addition to a wide spectrum of gourmet and sensory criteria,” guide author Jenny Handley explains.   This accolade stands proudly alongside Nobu Cape Town’s Top 10 Restaurant Award in the Eat Out DStv Food Network Awards for 2011, as well as American Express Fine Dining Awards from 2012 to 2016.   Set in the exclusive One&Only Cape Town resort hotel, Nobu Cape TownRead 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 – Lemon Sherbet

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    You all know that I’m obsessed with the Tangle Teezer – in all shapes and sizes – as it’s really changed my world when it comes to de-tangling my hair. So just had to share the news of the super cute new Limited Edition Lemon Sherbet Tangle Teezer. Limited Edition Lemon Sherbet – R240.00 – available at Clicks from mid May 2016.  

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