[Review & Give Away] Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour

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I’ve just received these Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour from Rubybox to test and review.   The Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour range comes in fifteen shades. I have twelve of the shades featured here in this post. The three that are missing are Blue Iris (Blue), Shadow (Grey) and Black but not sure if they will be sold in SA.    The colours I tested range from a very natural beige to an extreme purple with a wide range of pinks and corals in between.   I’ve been trying out a few long wearing lipsticks recently so was very eager to give these a try as well.   They promise a comfortable, velvet finish with one swipe colour, which I will test out. I’ll also do the ‘Torture Test’: kiss proof, water proof, touch proof, and does it last 12 hours.     Pigment Each colour has a very richRead More

[Review] LUX Fragranced Body Wash

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I received these gorgeous fragranced body wash gifts from LUX to test and review, and a few extra to hand out to family and friends and find out what they think about these as well.   We received the Soft Touch and the Sheer Twilight.   Composed by one of the world’s best perfume experts, Calice Becker (Who also created Beyonce Paradise, J’adore and Tommy Girl)  Lux Soft Touch has alluring fine fragrances that inspire and empower women.   The LUX fragranced body wash lathers up well, so you only need to use a small amount.    I definitely prefer the Sheer Twilight body wash which is fragranced with pearls of black orchid and juniper oil.  The perfume claims to last up to 8 hours, and although I can’t smell it on myself, my husband did say that I smelt nice.   Have you tried either of these before? And ifRead More

[WIN] Impulse Fragranced Body Spray

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I received these lovely perfumed body sprays from Impulse to test and to give-away to some lucky readers.   All three Fragranced Body Sprays cost R19.95 for 75ml, and are available at Pick n Pay.  Directions: Hold can 15cm from body and spray all over body for a fresh all day fragrance. Dermatologically tested and gentle on your skin.   Dynamique Feel absolutely irresistible with this intense perfume, which blends musky vanilla scents with amber notes (Main notes, rose, Musky, vanilla, powdery, amber), leaving you ready to dazzle.    City Collection – London Vibe  Get caught up in the trendy London Vibe, which blends woody, vanilla notes with citrus and white floral. Leaving you ready to take on the fast city life. (Main notes, sandalwood, vanilla and grapefruit scents).   City Collection Paris Chic  Get swept away in a fashionable moment with Impulse Paris Chic Fragranced Body Spray. It’s intense perfume blends fruity, white floralRead More

Urban Bliss – Review & Give-Away

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Well, it had been at least a year since my last facial (my dermatologist suggested I not do any treatments to my face because my rosacea flare-up was quite severe) but it seemed to have settled down so I decided to brave a facial from this spa— call it a good intuition.   I knew that they meant serious business and that I would in safe hands when the owner of the spa, Ayesha,wanted to know everything about my skin. So, I shared my sorry tale with her (of dehydration, rosacea and sensitivity) and she assured me that the treatment would be customised for my particular skin conditions. Ayesha, a true beauty professional, owned a spa for many years before this and has ensured that Urban Bliss well and truly lives up to its name. A little hideaway in the middle of buzzing Emmarentia, you must be warned that onceRead More

Real Techniques Give-Away

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Real Techniques has just launched a new Collectors’s Edition Eyelining Set and one of you stands a chance of winning it.   This fabulous set, valued at R499.95, consists of 4 exclusive brushes in a gorgeous metallic purple, which you can store nicely in this matching pouch. Accentuate your eyes to enhance your natural beauty with our limited edition eyelining set. Effortlessly give yourself a sultry liner, subtle definition, or a fun pop of color to transform your eye look. Each brush is a special design: a sleek, high-shine purple instead of the classic matte + an exclusive metallic brush pouch. Precision liner brush: for ultimate control of the perfect line Smudge brush: designed for enhancing the eye with a smoky effect Eyeliner brush: firm, angled head for optimal control along lash line Pointed liner brush: flat, tapered head designed to create both thin and thick lines Brush pouch: storesRead More

Bella Essenza Spa Review

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We can all definitely appreciate visiting a big brand spa where we expect well trained staff and good quality products. However, there is something very convenient about your local, smaller spa where you get a more personalised experience.   So how about getting the best of both worlds?   Ulandi offers just this in her home based spa in the Northern Suburbs.  Having trained at Isa Carstens Academy, she then gained significant experience at SKIN Wellness as a thereapist and manageress, before opening  The Urban Spa in 2006.  She finally opened her home-based spa called Bella Essenza in Durbanville.   Having grown up in Durbanville, many years ago, I was keen to visit my old hood again and see what Ulandi had to offer.   I was treated to the Optiphi Class Full Age Defying Facial – 80 min – R650   I asked Ulandi why she chose Optiphi for her clients: “It isRead More

Sherbet Angel Review & Give-Away

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Sherbet Angel Studio Salon & Boutique     On the Parkhurst strip lies one of the loveliest salons I have ever visited. Many a time I walked by and longed to have a treatment at this place, which looks so pretty and inviting from the outside. Inside, it’s no different. Charming and warm, Sherbet Angel is a paradise for pregnant ladies, tired moms and anyone really who needs a temporary respite from the outside world. It offers everything from slimming treatments and massages to wraps, manicures and facials. Run by a mom and daughter team, the décor is colorful and bright which makes for a cheery start to my long-awaited treatment.     Inside the comfortable room, I am treated to the Thalgo hydrating facial that is much needed, might I add. Having never used any Thalgo products before, I am pleasantly surprised by how fresh it feels. Thalgo productsRead More


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Alive Products is a new company in SA that makes products from beautiful imported clays from France. Their facial masks are all natural and preservative free, some include organic essential oils too – added for the benefit of enriching the experience.   The pure Green Clay & Red Clay are imported from the most celebrated mines in France – the original source of all healing clays.   The range is available in over 15 health shops and pharmacies in Cape Town, and many more on the outskirts of CT – like Wellness Warehouse (Kloof & Cavendish), The Good Stuff in Cavendish Square, Organic Living in Constantia, The Healing Tree in Seapoint, Steps to Health in Plumstead & Health Matters in Seapoint, and in Die Boord Health Shop in Stellenbosch. Find a list of all their outlets here.   I received the following products from them to review & when IRead More

Diamonds & Gold Dust Facials! [Review & Give-Away]

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Nature’s Essence Aromatherapy Beauty Solutions   I’ve just been thoroughly spoilt by Nature’s Essence. They delivered a couple of their favourite products for me to test and review.   Diamond Facial Kit The first thing I tried was their Diamond Facial. They sent a mini kit which includes the 5 steps that you would enjoy at a spa. * Face cleanser 1-2 min * Scrub powder 3-5 min * Serum10-15 min * Shine Pack 15 min * Polish Cream 10 min   Each step does take a few minutes, so it’s not a quick facial, but more like an in-house spa facial. Each tube has about 5-6 treatments in it.   What I love about it: The Diamond facial offers amazing exfoliation and has a great polishing effect. I tested it at night so I didn’t notice that much when I went to bed, but when I applied my foundationRead More

Instant Facelift Review & Give-Away

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Skin Doctors Instant Facelift

Skin Doctors Instant Face lift Review   I received the Instant Facelift from Skin Doctors to review which made me pretty excited. Who doesn’t want an instant facelift without going under the knife? What it does: * It improves sagging skin because it tightens, lifts and boosts firmness. * It improves the elasticity and tonicity of the skin * Instantly smooths wrinkles and best of all it works in just 5 minutes * Effects last between 4-8 hours   How to apply: 1. Apply to clean dry skin 2. Place a few drops on your palm and apply in an upward motion with your finger * from your chin to your ear along your jaw line * from your nose to your temple along your cheek bone * from your eyebrow up towards your hairline 3. Once applied, try not to make any facial movements (smiling/talking) for 2-3 minutes untilRead More

LushBerry [WIN] – The Online Style Destination

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  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

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