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NEW Superfood Masks from The Body Shop


The Body Shop knows what it’s all about. They realise that the epitome of ‘me-time’ involves a facial mask or two. The blissful moments spent relaxing in a warm bath with your face slathered in a skin-boosting mask is unbeatable in any women’s busy life. The Body Shop recently sent over two of their new face masks for me to do just that – relax and relish their skin-benefiting natural ingredients. These superfood masks are 100% vegetarian, and three (out of the five in the range) are 100% vegan. They’re also all paraben-free, silicone-free and mineral-oil free.

October 19, 2016 • By

5 Favourites Friday ♥



1. There are certain things in life which are sometimes just easier to fake – eyelashes, nails, smiles and bronzed skin. I’m a firm believer in faking that healthy, tanned glow, which you can usually only achieve by spending hours outside in the hot, dangerous sun. No thanks! I’ll take my tan in a bottle, thank you very much. But before I start raving about Hoola, let’s take a moment to appreciate the adorable, albeit cheesy, packaging that Benefit has perfected. ‘Hoola Zero Tanlines Body Bronzer’ offers you a transfer-resistant (yip) and streak-free (absolutely) hands-free application (best part). This gel body bronzer is splendidly buildable and more than delivers on a natural-looking, even tan.

My skin-tone can be likened to the white french manicure nail polish, so for a bronzing product to appear natural to me is a tall order. But Benefit nailed their formula and my legs have never looked better. I apply a dollop of the gel onto the sponge/lid and using long, circular movements I apply the product to my pale skin. It does feel a bit sticky at first but absorbs after a few minutes. The colour stays put for several hours and gives my legs a healthy, summery glow. R475 at Red Square/selected Edgars stores.

October 7, 2016 • By

Essie Gel Couture Review + Swatches


The trees are alive with green leaves and the air is warm and fragrant with the scent of colourful blooms. It’s officially spring. It’s time to put our dark, moody nail polishes into storage and time to pull out the fresh and fun shades. Essie has launched a brand spankin’ new line of nail polishes for us to play with and enjoy just in time for the change of season. The Gel Couture range features new twirly bottles, a swirl-stem brush and a gel-like formula. This 2-step system encompasses base + colour in one bottle (R169.95) and then an ultra-shiny top coat (R179.95) to finish off the look. The best part? No UV or LED lamp is required.READ MORE

September 7, 2016 • By

Urban Decay Review – What’s your Vice?


Shopping addiction? Shoe fixation? Pizza obsession? Do any of these sound familiar? Okay, a moment of truth. We all have that one (two or five) things that we can’t seem to stay away from. There’s a magnetic pull we can’t control and we habitually find ourselves indulging in this activity or food item. Go on, tell me – what’s your vice? Your vice might be a little naughty, but life would be boring if we didn’t inject it with a bit of wickedness every now and again. Urban Decay says it best – feminine, a little dangerous and a lot of fun. I’m sharing three of my vices with you today and by the end of this post, I hope you’ll do the same. Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks (R230) are available in six finishes (and over 100 shades), which are distinguished by the level of sheen, shimmer, and overall coverage. I was sent two of these finishes to try out – cream and sheer shimmer. But they also stock mega mattes, comfort mattes, metallized and sheer.

September 2, 2016 • By