Treatments To Look Younger Faster

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Most people can get away with just having regular facials and using good home care products in their 20’s and even early 30’s. However, in our 40’s our skin need some extra attention.    Many women tend to prioritise other things, like work, family and especially their children  in their 30’s and I’m certainly guilty of that. I’ve now woken up 40+ and realised that I’m not ageing as ‘gracefully’ as I’d like and want to do something about that.   With this in mind, I thought I’d share my top treatments to help you look younger once again.   For plumper, smoother skin It’s no longer good enough to have a regular facial. We need to stimulate the collagen production which our ageing cells don’t do anymore. To get all the active ingredients into our skin, we need to get rid of the dead skin cells and push the product into ourRead More

5 Benefits Of Using Microdermabrasion Crystals At Home

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5 Benefits of Using Microdermabrasion Crystals for At-Home Skincare   Whether it’s reducing fine lines and wrinkles or contributing to youthful looking skin, microdermabrasion can help many people achieve the healthy, beautiful skin they’ve always wanted. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found evidence that microdermabrasion can create positive changes in the skin and result in improved skin tone and contour. An added benefit of this skincare treatment is that it can improve your skin’s ability to absorb nutrients.   While in the past you may have needed an appointment with an esthetician or a dermatologist to receive a microdermabrasion treatment, now you can have one in the comfort your own home. If you’re wondering what’s so great about at-home skincare treatment, read on to discover the benefits of personal microdermabrasion. On Your Own TimeIt can be impractically difficult to fit a doctor’s appointment into your busy schedule.Read More

WIN an Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

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Wanna WIN an Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette?   Yip, me too!  I’m sure all beauty junkies are jumping up and down for this one.   Just hop on over to Rubybox and check out how you can get your hands on this highly coveted 5* beauty must have. Oh my gosh – aren’t these colours just absolutely stunning!!!   Visit Rubybox to ENTER. Good Luck!!!

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

Posted on by Nikki Temkin in Anti-Aging, Latest News, Reviews, Skin Care, Spa Reviews | Leave a comment
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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