Growing up in the eighties, I recall there being very few beauty lines aimed specifically at the body. There the regular body lotions like Vaseline, Dawn and Nivea, but targeted body care options with few and far between. My late mom was a beauty loving gal through and through. She worked for Lancôme for almost … Continue Reading

I’ll be hosting a little soiree with Elizabeth Arden this Sunday at the Woolworths Beauty Department at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. I’ll be chatting about some exciting new launches from Elizabeth Arden, including the Retinol Ceramide Capsules that combine the powerful line-erasing benefits of Retinol (my favourite skincare ingredient) with the moisture-boosting and skin … Continue Reading

Last month saw the launch of the LES EAUX DE CHANEL – a collection of three scents inspired by Gabrielle Chanel favourite destinations. Created by perfumer Olivier Polge, PARIS-DEAUVILLE, PARIS-BARRITZ and PARIS-VENISE (R2070 each for a 125 ml EDT) are meant to evoke the train we would love to board and the destination whose name, … Continue Reading

Let your lips do the talking this Summer with a stand out statement pout. Bold pinks, bright oranges and racy reds are just the tones for adding some tropical heat to your makeup look. And for those of you who prefer a neutral lip look, I’ve got you covered too with a selection of my … Continue Reading

Many of my favourite skincare brands like Avene, La Roche-Posay, Bioderma and Nuxe are typical of the well-priced and formulated, qualitative skincare that is found in French pharmacies. I’m the first one to point out that expensive does not necessarily equal better, and I love how the French Pharmacy brands offer beautiful skincare in low-key … Continue Reading

I always have a hand cream on-the-ready at my desk You can (generally) tell a person’s age by looking at their hands – so if you want yours to appear youthful, hydrated and plump, care for them properly. This is done by regularly applying a good hand cream that prevents the skin from drying out, … Continue Reading

The original Light Blue EDT from Dolce & Gabbana launched back in 2001 and has established itself as a truly iconic scent. With its fresh, crisp vibrancy and notes of Granny Smith apple, jasmine and delicate white rose it truly is a classic. Excitingly, this spring saw the launch of the limited edition Dolce & … Continue Reading

Hyaluronic acid has become extremely popular of late and we’re seeing it included in a lot of formulas that address dry and dehydrated skins. It’s now even surfacing in haircare ranges, such as the Schwarzkopf Professional bc Bonacure Hyaluronic Moisture Kick range for normal, wavy or curly hair. Hyaluronic Acid is renowned for its excellent … Continue Reading