Looking for a fragrance for the special men in your life? Perhaps you need something sophisticated and mature for dad, or something fresh, unique and playful for the hubby? Below, I have nine fantastic fragrance options, each with their own unique characters, all encased in really cool flacons. L’Envol, meaning ‘The Flight’, is a new … Continue Reading

It’s summer in sunny South Africa, and we’re all enjoying the beautiful outdoor lifestyle our country affords us. While most of us are very aware of the dangers of the sun, and (hopefully) protect our skins accordingly, not many of us stop to consider the effects of UV rays on our eyes. In a nutshell, … Continue Reading

Before I became a beauty editor, the mere mention of self-tanners or bronzers would strike fear into my heart. I had had way too many bad experiences that left me with hideous, streaky and unnaturally orange-looking skin. But thankfully, over the years the formulas have got a lot better, and far easier to use. I still … Continue Reading

Who would’ve thought that a super affordable, very basic facial moisturiser would appeal to both my tween and I? I mean, I’m 42 with aging skin, while she’s 12 yrs with dry skin that tends to break out. The first time I tried the Cetaphil Moisturising Cream (R139.95) I was immediately struck by just how nourishing … Continue Reading

THALGO, for those unfamiliar with this spa brand, is inspired by thalassotherapy spa treatments that use real seawater and seaweed to effectively treat a range of skin conditions. The brand harnesses these extraordinary benefits in its range of spa treatments and skincare products. For more than 50 years, THALGO has explored the sea depths and … Continue Reading

Thanks to everyone who entered this giveaway. It’s always so difficult choosing the winners. For those who didn’t win, don’t be disappointed! There is a special promotion running from tomorrow, Friday 25 November to Sunday 27 November, whereby the baubles are available to purchase for R190, or as a gift with any purchase of R700 … Continue Reading

I popped into Desray last week and just couldn’t resist picking up a few key pieces for summer. As most of you know, I believe it’s so important to support our wonderfully creative local designers. Mostly, the quality of their merchandise is far superior to mass market international labels and, because the clothing is locally … Continue Reading

Caring for mature skin requires understanding its special needs. When our skin ages, it undergoes structural changes. It loses its elasticity and firm structure and becomes thin and dull as many of the substances that keep our skin plump and firm start to decline. The skin needs specialised anti-age care to fight the loss of … Continue Reading