Review

MUD

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  MUD recently sent me two products to help me create a stunning evening look: 1. Colour Creme in Tulip 2. Eye Colour in Graphite   1. COLOUR CREME in Tulip : (For Cheek & Lips) This is great to carry with you in your handbag as you can use it to add a touch of colour to your cheeks and lips.      2. EYE COLOR in Graphite     Here’s a quick guide on how to create your evening look:     I personally prefer the softer smokey eye (below) and will practice this and let you know how it goes.     What I love about MUD is that they not only strive to provide great products but also quality education on how to use & apply their products.   For great video tutorials on how to create several different looks, go to their youtube channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/makeupdesignoryRead More

Bev Feldman Reflexology

Posted on by Nikki Temkin in Reviews, Spa Reviews | 2 Comments
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I am a huge reflexology aficionado. When I was trying to fall pregnant, I had various therapeutic sessions, which I believed helped the process greatly. Reflexology maintains that certain parts of your feet correspond with parts of your body as well as the organs. I also happen to have a foot fetish and love having my feet massaged. At home, I try and do reflex on myself but it’s just not the same as having someone else do it for you and provide that energy exchange.     Bev has been highly recommended to me and on the day I visit (I have been having digestive issues) I am really hoping that Bev can help alleviate some of the symptoms like indigestion. Once Bev begins the treatment, her grip is firm—just the way I like it. The tenderest parts of my foot are the colon area and the lower backRead More

CaraMia Toiletry Bag

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I just received this absolutely gorgeous and super handy cosmetics bag from CaraMia.     Funnily enough I have actually been looking for a good cosmetics bag for a while as I receive so much stuff for reviews. I even went so far as to see if I could import them myself and sell online as I just didn’t find anything I liked in store.   And then, this landed on my door step- and it’s EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for.   I received the Sarah Toiletry Bag with 3 mesh cosmetics bags in pink lace R357.96   What I love about it: You can hang it It has several zipped compartments It has 3 mesh cosmetics bag Plus 3 mesh compartments Perfect for travelling It’s super cute too 😉   Get yours and other great home décor items & gifts like this gorgeous door stopper or Paris LanternRead More

Sherbet Angel Review & Give-Away

Posted on by Nikki Temkin in Reviews, Spa Reviews | 8 Comments
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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

Want Natural Looking Eyelash Extensions?

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If you’re looking for natural looking full lashes, then you’re going to love what I’m about to share with you.   I may have just found the ‘holy grail’ of natural lash extensions in Cape Town. Yip, it’s like finding that perfect mascara that actual works i.e. long full gorgeous lashes, but this lasts 2-4 weeks.   The day after Samantha applied my lashes, I went for a peel, and the therapist was blown away when I told her that these were extensions, as she was just thinking how lucky I was to have such beautiful lashes.   Samantha is the consummate professional whilst being warm, open, friendly and pretty funny too.   She works from her home, and has converted her living room into the most gorgeous little salon.     Samantha specializes in lash extensions & Bio Sculpture manicure & pedicures.   We had a really interesting chatRead More

Nourish Your Skin (Give-Away & Coupon Code)

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Organic Beauty sent me a Nourish Mini Kit to review, which was a little bit like opening a birthday present, beautifully wrapped and a gorgeous surprise.     Nourish Skincare is from the UK and avoids the use of unfriendly chemicals such as synthetic colours, TEA, DEA, parabens, phenoxyetol, sulfates, mineral oils, PEGS and silicones. Nourishes uses organics, plant derived, scientifically tested ingredients to enhance and nourish your skin.   The packaging is just exquisite, and I’m in love with the feminine floral & fruit design.     I received the Nourish Balance Mini Kit for a combination skin, which includes: Detoxifying Cleanser – 50ml – A light lotion to cleanser the skin without over stimulating. Fortified with a special vitamin and mineral blend to support skin’s natural metabolism. 94% organic. Directions: Apply a small amount of cleanser to cotton wool and gently apply to the face. Rinse with coolRead 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

Meadowsweet Review & Give-Away

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Every day I’m more convinced that we seriously need to start embracing and promoting natural foods and products that are free of all the preservatives and toxins that we consume daily.   This is one of the reasons I was so excited to test and review Meadowsweet products are they are free of toxins and synthetic fragrances.   I was sent a selection of Muscle Soothing therapeutic natural body care products, which contains the recommended medicinal dosage of essential oils to soothe sore muscles.    ”Muscle Soothing Range Formulated to encourage energy, confidence, concentration, stability and awareness. This range is perfect to assist with muscular aches, pains and to combat fatigue. Also included in this range is the Meadowsweet Sore Muscle Soak, an ideal gift for those with an active lifestyle. Key ingredients include Rosemary, Eucalyptus and Lemongrass”     I received the following products: Mucsle Soother Bath Milk Sore Muscle Bath SoakRead More

Deardeer Satin Pillow Slips

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  Gorgeous gift from Sarah   I received a satin pillow case from Sarah at The Spa Shop and I’m absolutely loving it. Both my sons are now fighting  for pillow space in the mornings.     Not only is a great product but it’s fun & flirty with a witty sense of humour.       It’s super soft to sleep on and there are several benefits: * Maintains natural moisture balance in your hair * Minimizes facial wrinkles and puffiness * And they make you look thinner 😉 – now you’re talking!   Recommended use – 8hrs daily for best results!       AND R5 of every black pillow slip purchase will go to Male Cancer Awareness (Movember) and R5 of every pink pillow slip purchased will go to Breast Cancer Awareness (The Pink Drive).   Standard pillow size 45 x 70cm R120 from The Spa ShopRead More

Gloss Nail & Beauty Shop Review

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  After a nasty few weeks, which included a bout of pneumonia, I definitely need something to cheer me up and there’s nothing like a fresh mani/pedi to do the job.  Located in the recently renovated centre in Birdhaven, Gloss is a bright, upmarket and airy salon with cool, crisp décor. I am always so afraid of messing up my nails (and often do) on the walk back to car, but you can park right outside here so there’s no chance of that happening unless I am having a super-clumsy day.     Co-owner Natalie Franco has all the very latest shades and I can’t seem to decide whether to go with coral or emerald green so pick mostly green (well, it is spring) for my nails with one red nail (yes, it’s a trend. Don’t you watch Fashion Police?) and the opposite combination for my toes. The therapists (twoRead More

Taking 5 Years Off With Dermal Fillers

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When the opportunity came up to be the demo model for a dermal filler treatment by Dr Maureen Allem, I was excited and nervous at the same time.   After giving it some thought I agreed for three reasons: 1. I believe that if we live our lives in fear of the unknown then we’ll never try anything new 2. I know that Maureen is a highly respected, experienced doctor, so I was in good hands. 3. I really need to experience things first hand to be able to accurately write about them.   As I was sitting in reception, seeing all the editors and bloggers arriving for the media launch I was seriously contemplating high tailing it  out of there. “What was I thinking putting myself out there like this?”   After psyching myself up to do this and then calming myself the f&*^% down again, I was ledRead More

Alive!

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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