The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Whip body lotion

One of my favourite things right now? The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Whip body lotion, R95,00.

That stupid Lemon horse might've screwed me over, but this citrus-y delight never lets me down.

I love it’s light, fluffy gel-like texture – it’s perfect for hot summer months and absorbs into your skin in a flash, leaving it fabulously hydrated and supple-looking thanks to the addition of lemon seed and brazil nut oil.

I’m also absolutely crazy about it’s delicate sugared lemon scent. It’s the kind of clean, fresh smell that doesn’t get in your face all day, although you can still enjoy it if put your nose really close to your skin. (Yesterday morning, I hugged one of my favourite art directors who’d come back from leave and the first thing he said was ‘Oooh, you smell nice!’)

I also love that, because of it’s easy-to-blend gel-like texture, it makes a great ‘mixer’ for tinted bronzing gels. Lately, I’ve been coming home too late n’ moeg or just been too busy to get my fake tan on, so, in the morning, I’ll mix up two squirts of Lemon Whip with a squeeze of Rimmel SunShimmer Instant Tan sun make-up and rub it all over my legs. No need to blind my poor colleagues with my terrifyingly white pins… 

But of course this tan is real! Spent all Saturday lying on Clifton 4th, daaarling!

Next time you’re in The Body Shop, give it a sniff. You’re sure to love it! (And get in their quick – you can get it for less on their big after Christmas sale ending on the 31st…) 

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Yet more spa specials!

Seems like just about every outlet’s having a special this mo. I reckon it’s ‘cos everyone’s broke in Jan after all that wild spending in Dec. (Just took a look at my credit card statement and can’t BELIEVE how much money I spend at the Woolies Engen in Orange street. Reckon I should have shares in that place by now…)

Anyhoo, if you’re feeling the pinch, but don’t want to give up the glam, head on down to the Wembley Clinic at Wembley Square in Gardens. If you book any facial, you’ll get 50% off another for a friend!

This offer is valid until the 24th of this mo, so you’ve got just over a week to take advantage. Still, they’ve got several other summer specials on the go including a v. tempting dermafiller promo; you can plump up your pout for only R1 450, as opposed to the usual R2 400.

Go check out their new website for more deets.

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Gettin’ bling-y with it thanks to Modern Design Jewellery

OMG! This news is just too exciting to keep to myself…

Dagmar Jungbauer of Modern Design Jewellery (MDJ) just got hold of me, offering to bedazzle me with bling for events! Can you believe it?

Just look at her beautiful work:

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...DADDY!

This has got to be one of the most fancy pants things to ever happened to me. For realzy. I mean, come on… I’m a small town gal from Port Elizabeth. I remember how super-excited we got when we finally got a McDonalds… and my friends and I used to ‘dress up’ to go to Mugg & Bean! ;-)

Clearly this is a v. big deal for me… especially since Dagmar is a seriously big deal herself. She’s whipped up le bling for both the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants, as well as previous Miss South Africa’s like Tatum Keshwar…

…and Tansey Coetzee.

Local megamodel Minki van der Westerhuizen is also a big fan, calling Dagmar’s designs ‘beautiful, stylish and funky’. She says she loves the fact that her pieces are different and stand out. ‘No outfit is complete without a Dagmar design!’, she raves.

Reeeeeee!

Watch this space girls – next time you spot me I may well be dripping in sparkly fabulousness, and I don’t mean glittery lip gloss…

Love, love

Leigh

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