ALL PINKED OUT {LATEST BEAUTY BUYS & FINDS}

As Breast Cancer Awareness month with all its pink campaigns draws to a close today, I’d love to share my very favourite pink beauty buys & finds with you. Some are brand new & others are trusted oldies, but winners. (Products from middle, left then anti clockwise) I adore the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for […]

ANTI-AGE YOUR Décolleté WITH LASER

I’ve been putting this post off for weeks now & after lots of deliberation I realised why. Because this is no quick fix. There is no ‘wow’ or ‘aha’ moment with this treatment. Naturally it is awesome to write abouta ‘miracle’ treatment! Sure, there are few products or treatments on the market that are ‘miracle […]

HAIR STYLE #2 {#SIXSTYLESSIXMONTHS}

Welcome to the second edition of my Six Hairstyles in Six Months. LOOK #2: SHOULDER LENGTH WITH BABYLIGHTS The Inspiration A more practical version of Look #1. Sure, it isn’t a drastic change, but it is still rather different from my previous ‘Alexa Chung’ inspired look. The current look The medium, shoulder length dark roots […]

MANI FAVOURITES {+ MY NAIL COLOUR OF THE WEEK}

Lately I have been wearing a soak-off gel overlay on my nails (Gelish & Polish Pro) more often than polish. Purely because settling into a new home is h.a.r.d on nails & nail polish does not stand much of a chance when dipped into water & used as tools for packing, unpacking & organising. But I’ve missed […]

8 NAIL MYTHS BUSTED

As kids we are gullible & will believe lots of crazy myths like “Bite your finger nails & they won’t ever grow back.” We know it isn’t true, but even grown up girls still believe strange things… like these nail myths: MYTH # 1: YOUR NAILS NEED TO BREATHE No, says dermatologist, Dr Noori Moti-Joosub of Laserderm in […]

MY FUN NEW HAIR PROJECT {#SixStylesSixMonths}

My latest fun ‘project’ is a really awesome one that I’ve been wanting to do for some time now. It is called… [drum roll] …. SIX HAIR STYLES IN SIX MONTHS This sounds a bit crazy at first, but fear not. I’m not talking extreme changes like hair chameleon Rihanna. This is more like an […]

4 HOT HAIR TRENDS FOR SPRING / SUMMER 2015/2016

With Spring around the corner, it is time to not only start thinking about your summer wardrobe & body, but also about summer-ready hair! If you are stuck for ideas, then look no further. I’ve picked the brain of David Gillson, director & master stylist at Carlton hair (Constantia, Hyde Park & Melrose Arch) who […]

gloss nails & beauty, birdhaven {a zesty review}

Where? Gloss Nail and Beauty, Shop 3, 66 St Andrews Rd, Birdhaven, Jozi (011 447 9273) What? Mani’s, pedi’s, waxes, special events (& spray tans)  What makes it so fabulous? For starters, the location is great – only two shops away from Voodoo Lily Cafe in Birdhaven. The interior is fresh & clean, & the owners […]

A WELL-OILED BEAUTY ROUTINE

Greasy hair, oily skin, frying your oiled skin in the scorching sun? Not anymore. Gone are the days when ‘oil’ & ‘beauty’ did not belong in the same sentence. Beauty oils deserve a place in every step of your grooming ritual & will moisturise, treat, nourish & protect you from top to toe. This is what […]

BOTOX FOR BRUNCH, ANYONE?

Strange heading right? I agree, but allow me to explain. There is still so much controversy & nonsense out there about injectables (aka Botox & fillers), that I really wanted to honestly tell you this: having it done is as easy as having a long lazy brunch. Sure, it might cost a bit (or a lot) […]

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