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

Summer is here and I’m thrilled to give you a little peek at a few of my favourite items from the Poetry Spring/Summer 2019 collection. Inspired by the notion of a romantic escape, the collection celebrates sun-drenched adventures and carefree femininity. I was also super excited to see the brand has included some spectacular swimwear … 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

Have you checked out the new Kirsten Goss jewellery collection called Wildcard yet? I would go so far as to say this is one of my favourite collections yet. I love how some of the brands most famous organic lines and forms have been juxtaposed with sharp symmetry and exquisite stones like topaz, sapphires and … 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