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A Change Is As Good As A Holiday

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A change is as good as a holiday (or so it’s been said), so after 40 yrs of being a blonde, I decided to try something different. Marios has been working his magic on me as a blonde for a while:   And now as a brunette:   It seems that most people prefer me as a blonde but I’m enjoying the change and feel more ‘grown up’.  A friend sent me a research article on how people respond to different hair colours and I’m quite curious to experience and test this.   I’d love to know your experiences so feel free to share them in the comments below.   Co-incidentally, Marios’ salon also had a recent make-over, and he has two fantastic new stylists on board.   The salon used to be bright and white:   And now it’s beautifully moody. I adore the chandeliers:   They’ve also hired twoRead More

10 Benefits Of IPL Hair Removal For Men

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I recently went for my 4th IPL hair removal session on my legs at Legs Eleven and mentioned it to my mother, at a family braai. Much to my surprise, my brother overheard and starting asking me about it. I would never have guessed that he would be interested in this, but he sounded pretty keen on learning more about it.   The great thing about IPL is that you can go all the way and be totally Smooth For Life, or just have a few treatments and thin the hair which is often enough for men.   I chatted to Tiana, my therapist, and surprisingly they have a huge male client base.     So if your other half ever complains of hair, chat to them about IPL, as you might find them very open to the idea.   Here’s some info I received that you can share withRead More

Restoring Radiance

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  I recently had the most interesting Anti-Ageing Laser Genesis Facial, which includes microdermabrasion, laser genesis & mesotherapy, at Oasis Spa, which is situated in the gorgeous Skin & Body Renewal in the Cape Quarter, Cape Town.   While Bianca worked diligently on my face, Brittany pampered my feet with a much needed pedicure.   Bianca started with the microdermabrasion. This is totally not painful exfoliation using crystals and felt like a soft suction on my skin.  After this she targeted each area of my face separately with laser, which stimulates the production of collagen.  It feels like warm flashing light but isn’t painful at all.   Lastly, she finished with the mesotherapy, which she used to push growth hormone into my skin to again stimulate collagen production. This felt a bit odd on my forehead, but again not unpleasant at all.   The whole anti-ageing laser genesis facial took anRead More

How To Get Your Smooth On For FREE! [GIVE-AWAY]

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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

Look Younger With IPL Skin Rejuvenation

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  So by now you know that the IPL can be used for permanent hair removal, but the great news is that this amazing technology can also help you look younger by removing uneven pigmentation that the sun has inflicted on our skin, and simultaneously stimulating the production of collagen to plump up those wrinkles.   Internationally it is the most popular, non-invasive, professional anti-ageing treatment for women and men of all ages, who wish to reduce the visible signs of sun-damage and restore a more youthful and radiant appearance to their skin.   On your first visit to Legs eleven, you will have your free initial consultation where your therapist will take you through all the important information and show you some pre & post images of outstanding results that some clients have had.   Before & After Images   Combined Facial Therapy To obtain the best possible results, they recommend combining theRead More

Legs Eleven – The Journey

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  I am super excited to share my Legs eleven – permanent hair removal journey with you. Deciding on who to trust with your permanent hair removal is not a decision one should take lightly. There are so many laser and IPL hair removal salons popping up all over the place, so please do yourself a favour and read this before committing to it. Because, yes, it is a commitment, and a long one at that.   My ½ leg, permanent hair removal journey with Legs eleven, will probably take a little over 2 years.Why? Because the research behind Legs eleven’s IPL technology has determined the optimal intervals between sessions to maximize hair removal results. These intervals differ according to body area being treated. For legs they set a 12 week time interval and thereafter 16 weeks between sessions. If your treatment sessions are too close together, it will beRead More

Marios Company For Hair – Review & Give-Away

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As you can probably imagine, I don’t usually write reviews on hair, as it is such a personal experience, that you tend to stay with the same hair dresser for years (well forever really), as you don’t want to risk anything going wrong.   However, when Barry invited me to put my tired tresses in Marios experienced hands I jumped at the chance. I have friends who rave about him, and having kept a close eye on his Facebook page, his reputation of making women feel gorgeous, definitely preceded him.   Walking into Marios Company For Hair is a little bit like waking up on Christmas morning. You’re excited and nervous at the same time, as you know that there will be presents under the tree, but you have to wait in anticipation to unwrap them and see what you received.     Marios has been in this stunning loftRead More

Equinox Spa at The Cape Royale Luxury Hotel

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EQUINOX SPA Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a hotel? You know, like in the movies, where the actor lives in some fancy hotel with a concierge who runs out to hail them a cab, shielding them under an umbrella from the rain. He knows everything about them but is hardly noticed until he makes that one life changing speech at the end of the movie which convinces said actor to pursue his/her real love. Heck, even the Kardashians (okay I might admit to watching 1 episode) seem to live in hotels– and I don’t mean when they are travelling or on holiday.     Anyway, the reason for asking is that I’ve often wondered what it must be like, and assumed that it might be a bit clinical and that it would never really feel like ‘home’. Well, recently I had a changeRead More

What’s the difference between a Beauty Salon and an Aesthetics Clinic?

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While skin care and beauty treatments are at the forefront of both, the biggest difference between a Beauty Salon and an Aesthetics Clinic is the treatments that you can expect to receive there.   A Beauty Salon’s focus is more about pampering and include your classic beauty and grooming treatments (facials, massages, mani/pedi, waxing and other signature treatments), while anyone working in aesthetics is more concerned and trained in anti-aging. Even though they will probably still take care of your waxing and pedi needs, their main focus is on turning back the clock with treatments like facial and chemical peels, photo rejuvenation, dermal fillers and Botox.   This does not mean however, that a clinic needs to feel like a doctor’s office. JUST SKIN AESTHETIC CLINIC is as elegant and lovely as its owner Carol Maccallum who has been in the skin care industry for over 25 years with previousRead More