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How to avoid dry winter skin with SIX Sensational Skincare

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As the cold weather sets in and the temperature drops so does your skin’s moisture levels. Jarring winds, cold temperatures, and dry air tend to sap your skin of its natural oils, leaving it parched, tight and uncomfortable. Bleh! Fight skin dryness with the help of products intended to boost hydration. Products such as these moisture-miracles from SIX Sensational skincare.  Most likely your summer skin care routine will just not cut it in winter. You’ll need to step it up and introduce richer products to replenish lost moisture.


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May 24, 2017 • By

{I’ve Tried That} ♥ Essie Treat Love & Color

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Over the last few months, I’ve been struggling with something that’s never troubled me before – yellow nails. This unsightly hue governed my ability to paint my nails, or rather to not paint my nails. This catch-22 submitted me to an unwanted ‘Damned if I do, damned if I don’t’ situation. If I left my nails bare, they were discoloured and disgusting, but if I painted them it only exacerbated the condition of my nails. What was a girl to do? Considering this quandary, you can only imagine my utter delight when the perfect solution landed right on my doorstep and right into my lap. Essie to the rescue. 

The new Essie Treat Love & Color strengtheners (R134,95 at Dischem) offer you nail care plus colour in 1 easy step. This simple step proposed a way out of my fingernail fiasco. I was able to conceal my damaged nails while providing them with a bit of TLC at the same time. This was exactly what I was looking for. The best part? The formula actually mended my messed up nails. I can honestly say that while wearing these sheer treatment polishes, all I expected was a way to hide my nails. The Essie TLC nail strengtheners claim to offer your nails 60 percent less peeling and 35 percent less breakage. These soft, sheer shades are infused with collagen and camellia extract, and they’re DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free.

  • Laven-dearly – neutralizing adorable sheer lavender
  • Sheers to you – nurturing sheer pink blush
  • Treat-me-bright – brightening sheer powder white

All three shades supply you with an instant brightening glow and a pretty wash of sheer colour. I apply two to three coats for a semi-opaque finish. Over the last few weeks my nails have been ‘soaking up’ the TLC and I can happily report that they no longer look like they below to a professional carrot peeler, they’re stronger, healthier and less brittle. You can expect a wide, curved brush, which applies like a dream; smooth application and a formula that dries relatively quickly.

The Essie Treat Love & Color strengtheners are only available at Dischem and sell for R134,95.

March 23, 2017 • By

Discovering Radisson Blu Sandton with Accommodation Direct

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Sitting on the edge of a crystal clear and sparkling, aquamarine pool surrounded by dim lights flickering like a burning candle I stared off into the legendary view of the city as the sun fell behind the horizon painting the sky with shades of red and orange. This moment of serenity as I sat mesmerised by the cityscape glittering below, is what I would describe as the highlight of my stay at the Radisson Blu Sandton. The rooftop pool on the 8th floor was unoccupied and quiet on this particular night and is, without a doubt, my favourite spot at the hotel.
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February 22, 2017 • By