Morgan Taylor – Kung Fu Panda Collection

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  Eeeeekkk!!! Check out the latest colours in the Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer / Gelish Kung Fu Panda Collection. Which one is your favourite? I can’t decide on the Bright Fuchsia or Hot Magenta Pearl.

New Invisibobbles

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invisibobble Around the World Collection I’m sure you all LOVE your invisibobbles and if you haven’t tried them yet, then go and get yourself a box of these babies as it will change your life (well your hair) for ever.   Four new designs are coming out:  Four new shades – Letter from Grey, Burgundy Dream, Universal Blue and Silky Season . These collectables are limited and designed not by the brand, but by invisibobblistas themselves, as this collection is the result of the invisibobble Around the World design contest. The talented and highly artistic winners from Austria, Belarus, the Netherlands and Portugal each picked an invisibobble colour and designed one packaging to add flare to any beauty cabinet. Each packaging tells its own story uniting in a unique collection.   Letter from Grey is presenting itself in a dark grey shade with airmail-like packaging taking you on a mysterious journeyRead More

BVLGARI Omnia Paraiba Review

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I’ve just received the latest fragrance by BVLGARI – the 6th perfume in the Omnia for women series. Omnia in the Urban dictionary refers a scale used to describe sheer perfection. Ranging from 1 to Omnia. Omnia being the highest.  This perfume was inspired by one of the most unique gems on earth, the radiant Paraiba Tourmaline of Brazil, which is blue-green in colour.   BVLGARI Omnia Paraiba was developed by perfumer Alberto Morillas. It features notes of Laraha orange, passion fruit and flower, gardenia, sugar cane, vetiver and cacao bean.    It is quite sweet (orange) but not over overpoweringly so. The passion fruit flower also comes through quite strongly.  Omnia Paraiba is a sophisticated warm, sweet fragrance, and makes me yearn for a Summer evening on a beach in Brazil. Fragrance sample received from Rubybox

Styled Up

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I love the feeling you get when you walk out of a salon after having your hair done. No matter how ‘ugh’ you might be feeling, when your hair looks good, you just feel infinitely better.   I was lucky enough to be pampered at Style Bar again and discovered a few new products that blew me away.   Firstly, the Nioxin range was used to wash, condition and treat my hair after my highlights. They have some lovely new styling products, which I haven’t tried yet, however, the in salon Intensive Treatment they used is amazing. My hair feels so light and soft and manageable. Really impressed.   And then, Kathi, let me smell some of their Nak products which smell so frikkin awesome, I want it as a perfume. The Aromas Range contains lavender, patchouli and geranium and all their products are sulphate free, paraben free and vegan friendly.  Read More

How To Drink 2 Litres of Water A Day

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How To Drink 2 Litres Of Water A Day Yes, I agree that this is quite a weird headline. Duh, you just open your mouth and pour in some water, right?   Well I’ve been struggling to drink 2 litres of water every day for a few years now. Not because I don’t like water (I actually love it!) but because I always forget. Suddenly it’s ‘wine o’clock’ and I realise that I haven’t even come close to drinking all the water I need, and if I start chugging it back now, I’ll be peeing all night.    So, I decided to become serious about my water intake and start scheduling when to drink, and finally I seem to have mastered the art.   So here’s how I manage to stay hydrated every day.   First you need to choose a nice big glass for home and a great bottle forRead More

Catrice – Rose Quartz & Serenity

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The newest range from CATRICE includes favourites in the latest Pantone colours – Rose Quartz and Serenity.   I’m an absolute fan of the CATRICE Fluid lipstick, and I definitely need to get my hands on this shade of lip pencil. At these prices I’m going to add the Hidden & Forbidden Rose Nude nail polish as well as the La Vie En Rose Illuminiating Blush. Happy shopping everyone! I find that these new products always seem to fly off the shelves, especially at Dischem, but I see that Takealot.com now also stocks CATRICE.  Which products would express your mood and attitude through beauty with the Pantone Color of the Year and CATRICE cosmetics?   CATRICE Cosmetics is available in Dis-Chem, Takealot.com and selected Red Square and Pick n Pay stores.

SmartSun Wristbands

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The SmartSun Wristbands helps you and your family to get the most out of the sun by changing colour when it’s time to reapply sunscreen or cover up. How to use: Place the band around your wrist. Simply apply sunscreen to both the band and your body before you go out in the sun, as well as when reapplying sun protection.  You can use it in the sea and in chlorinated pool water. Use it on your kids or on yourself. An intelligent UV wristband, Smartsun will change colour depending on whether or not you need to reapply sun protection – before you get that nasty burn. Smartsun wristbands are one us only and suitable for normal to sensitive skin. Perfect for kids and adults alike whether you’re on holiday, at the beach or enjoying outdoor activities and sports, Smartsun allows you to enjoy the warm weather by indicating the optimum time toRead More

Spa 88 – JHB Review

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If you read my reviews by now you must know of my never-ending quest to unearth the perfect mani/pedi at the top class salons around Jozi. Truth be told, there are so many spas and salons, but not all of them make the grade.     Spa 88 was recommended to me by a friend whom I trust— she spoke of them so highly that I simply had to try it out. Located in possibly the funkiest street in town, Parkhurst’s Fourth Avenue, Spa88 is nestled between Expresso and Egality. I need no excuse to visit Parkhurst so was super eager to have my nails attended to before my December beach holiday. Ragged, scraggly nails would not do for party season, oh no…     Sophisticated and sleek, Spa 88’s decor is simple but striking and the therapists are friendly yet professional. I always like to be helped in choosingRead More

Hair Trend 2016 – Long Bob

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I’ve finally found a hair colour and stylist close to home that I love, so am not about to experiment with anything new for a little while.   However, a good cut can make a huge difference as well, and after swimming so much this Summer, my hair was a little dry, so a good trim was necessary.   Luckily, long bobs are one of the 2016 hair trends to follow this year. Check out some of these gorgeous women rocking the long bob:          My wonderful stylist at Style Bar in Constantia touched up my roots and trimmed all my dead ends into a stylish new long bob for a fresh new look. Loving it!     Style Bar Visit their website to find a Style Bar near you: http://www.stylebar.co.za/  

Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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I’ve just received this Argan Oil Shampoo &  Conditioner to review.        It is priced really well at only R59.95 each.   I wasn’t impressed with the packaging to be honest. The shampoo lid didn’t close properly, and therefore the product leaked a bit in the shower, and the brown and blue reminds me too much of the HASK Argan oil range.    That being said, I was pleasantly surprised with the product itself. It contains several oils, including Castor, Argan, Olive, Coconut and Avocado, and together they definitely give your hair shine and leaves it nice and smooth.    I was initially worried that I might have to wash my hair more often, due to all the oils, but this wasn’t the case at all.   It also has an amazing fragrance, which doesn’t fade.     So even though I’m not impressed with the packaging,  andRead More

Euphrates Review

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I’ve just discovered a new South African face care range called Euphrates, which is a woman founded cosmetics company, targeting uneven toned skin, acne, blemishes and excessive oily skin on behalf of every woman who struggles to have that naturally healthy and radiant skin.   I requested to review the Tropic Rain Scrub and Night Cream.   100ml Tropic Rain Scrub – R150  The Tropic Rain Scrub is suitable for all skin types. It is an exfoliating face scrub.   It causes the cells of the epidermis to become “unglued” allowing the dead skin cells to slough off, making room for re-growth of new skin. The Super Moisturizing Fruit Acid Complex leaves your skin with improved texture and colour.   The Tropic Rain Scrub contains Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs), which posses some of the following benefits:   BHAs are used for people with acne-prone or oily skin types because of the excellentRead More

Label-me : Be the face of tomorrow competition

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  The Face of label.m – The first global competition from label.m to find the face of label.m to feature in their annual brand campaign   label.m has been at the heart of London Fashion Week for over a decade. From the catwalk to the high street they have been setting the pace, cutting the style, shaping the texture and twisting the colour to turn the ordinary into extraordinary. Artists, designer, brands and bands have had a stage to express their individuality… now it’s your turn…. to catch our eye with your individual style.   The ‘Face of label.m winner’ will be chosen by our judging panel, styled by their award-winning International Artistic team and go on to feature in their prestigious annual label.m campaign shoot in London, working alongside top fashion photographers and professional models.   And if this wasn’t exciting enough, each month ONE image with the most ‘likes’ will be awarded ‘People’sRead More