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) […]

PREGGY BEAUTY (PART 2): ALL ABOUT HAIR

I hope you found the first part of the Preggy Beauty series (on Skin During Pregnancy) useful. Today I’d love to chat about hair & pregnancy. There still seems to be many old wives’ tales out there – especially when it comes to hair. Well the guessing is over. I prompted some experts for the facts. […]

MAKING (MAKE-UP) MAGIC WITH MARSALA

When the Pantone Colour of 2015 was announced late last year I was honestly a bit disappointed. Marsala is a rich reddish brown colour; redder than chocolate & browner than burgundy, but not quite maroon. My initial thought was that it looks old-fashioned. And who wouldn’t when you look at these celeb pics from the 90’s? But […]

NAIL ART INSPIRATION FOR #MANIMONDAY

Nail art will always put a smile on my face & luckily it is still fashionable so too will be spot on if you decide to have fun with your nails this season. Now I’m not talking crazy nails like Lily Allen, Rihanna, Katie Perry, Fergie or Lady Gaga. Sure, I take my hat off to […]

ESSENTIALY CHANEL

It it month nr FIVE of 2015, so what better time to share CHANEL’s FIVE most sought after beauty products for every gal. Personally, I can add at least another five CHANEL must-have’s to this list, but let’s keep it simple & stick to CHANEL’s own top FIVE – as recommended by professional make-up artists.   Your ultimate […]

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