Winter Survival Guide

Last week a pretty cool reader called Janita mailed me to say that she just moved to the Highveld and she reckons a Winter Survival Guide (for skin, I’m assuming) is in order. I couldn’t agree more – I’m going into my third winter and I still have some struggles,…

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Latest hair, body & skin empties

It’s time again to show you which products made the cut. Above you’ll find a video jam-packed with products that I’ve finished in the last couple of months. There’s a lot of hair products as I was on a mission to use up a small mountain of half-full masks and…

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New from The Body Shop – Honey Bronze, Cocoa Butter, Grapefruit & Limited Edition Vitamin E

The Body Shop has a whopload of weird and wonderful new launches this month, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight while I chat through them. Honey Bronze Leg Gel, Face Gel & Highlighting Domes The ever popular Body Shop Honey Bronze range is expanding to make room for…

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Current Skincare Routine – Vichy, L’Occitane, Prevage, Dermaceutic, Skinceuticals & Dermalogica

I’m not even going to call this Current Skincare ‘testing’ because I have no intention to stop using any of these products when the month is over – I’m finishing every single one of them, and I’m probably repurchasing at least half. I’ll start from left to right. Vichy Aqualia…

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How to start using Retinol

So, retinol, right? For years I’ve been preaching with the choir that retinol is the way to go if you’re serious about taking care of your skin, yet I haven’t been successful at using it myself. What is retinol and why use it, you ask? It’s a form of vitamin A…

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Five Favourites: Current Bathroom Products

A lot of products work their way through my bathroom – some get rejected after day three and other get used till the very last drop. Here’s a peek into the products I’m currently using and loving. LUSH Ultrabland Facial Cleanser I’m back on the Ultrabland wagon – my skin…

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Baby Lips Dr Rescue is hitting SA shelves

It seems that Baby Lips is the Marmite of lip balms – it has avid supporters that swear by it, and there are others that insist that it’s useless. Me? While I won’t chain myself to the Baby Lips stand and disrupt Clicks to proclaim my dedication, I am a fan. Even…

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Beauty News #21

Phew, what a long weekend (in the best possible way). I had such a great weekend, but do you think I’m revitalised and rested today? No, I’m unproductive and slow, and I feel that I might as well have taken the week off to do who knows what. Anyhoo, I…

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Vichy skincare giveaway

I’ve been a fan of Vichy for ages. The long and the short of it is that their products are suitable for the more sensitive skin types – whether you’re tackling dryness, acne, or anything inbetween. Being somewhat sensitive myself, I really like their approach. Their Normaderm Hyaluspot is the…

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Payday purchases – the ‘hide your credit card’ edition

I’m a big browser and window-shopper. I can spend HOURS navigating online shops and then searching for blog reviews and swatches – browsing ridiculously expensive makeup palettes and skincare products only to leave them be and return to reality (well, mostly). I’ve had some seriously high-end products to test lately…

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Beauty News #20

Bit of a mixed bag this week so off we go… Fine-tuning If you’re reading from a computer you may have noticed a couple of blog tweaks that kicked in over the weekend – the general theme and design is the same, but ratios and spaces have been fine tuned…

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