If you read my blog with some regularity, you’ll know that I adore the French pharmacy brands (Bioderma, Avene, Vichy, Elancyl, Nuxe). I gravitate towards them because they contain top quality ingredients, are really affordable, and most actually live up to their claims. I was super excited to learn that the world-renowned French dermatological brand … Continue Reading

I make no bones about my LOVE the YSL brand. The makeup is beyond amazing, and the skincare pure luxury. Yes, the products are on the pricier side, but I really think they are worth the splurge if you’re a true makeup lover. A while back, I was sent some lovely goodies from the makeup … Continue Reading

Did you know that improving your state of mind may help support your skin treatment results? I guess it kinda makes sense if you think about it. We know that stress negatively affects our health, however recent research has revealed that stress can also have positive effects like making us more alert, focused and energized. This … Continue Reading

BAG IT I won this gorgeous leather saddle bag from Alex & Marla (R1999) in a competition run by Lokal – a website dedicated to showcasing incredible South African brands. It’s just so beautifully made comfortable to wear. Because of it’s neutral tan colour, it works with just about everything in my wardrobe. I’m amazed … Continue Reading

Ever heard of a self-preserving product? Let me explain… The beauty of self-preserving products is that they don’t require synthetic preservatives to keep their formula intact. Instead, they make use of natural ingredients, carefully balanced to ensure bacteria and mould don’t cause product spoilage.  Currently, 65% of LUSH products are self-preserving and use natural ingredients … Continue Reading

I love to treat my skin to a mask at least twice a week. Facial masks are great because they address a particular skin concern (hydration, excess oil, wrinkles), so it’s important to choose the right one. Depending on their ingredients, masks can hydrate, draw out impurities, calm and soothe, tighten and tone, plump and … Continue Reading

Of all Pichulik’s collections, the new Fall/Winter 17 has to be my favourite yet. Because I adore pearls, the items really resonate with me. I love how Pichulik has managed to work her magic with her chosen materials of pearls, wood, rope and brass – transforming them into highly wearable, yet beautifully simplistic pieces. Oh, … Continue Reading

There are a lot of new and exciting haircare products coming onto the market locally. Today I’m reviewing 3 such ranges: one for the Vegans; one that addresses dry and sensitive scalps; and one that is 98% natural. The products featured in this post worked well for my (and my daughter’s) particular hair type – … Continue Reading