A closer look at PRIORI’s Idebenone Skincare Superceuticals

Last week, I was invited to attend a talk by Joseph A. Lewis, beauty-bizz rock star and the creator of skinceutical brand PRIORI. First up, there are some things you need to know about Mr. Lewis. For one, he’s the former Co-CEO of some super-important pharmaceutical company in the states and was part of the team […]

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Hee hee hee

This morning I’ve had the piss taken out of me from all sides ‘cos one of my girlfriends, Shazz, just slapped up a verrrry old piccie of me on Facebook. Check it out: Yessiree, I was a super-geeky Children o’ the Corn type of kid.  This piccie was snapped when I was 9 years old and in Std. 2. This was a few months before I […]

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Seven Springs wine rocks the party

I really do enjoy my vino, so you can imagine how awesome it was to have Tim Pearson of Seven Springs Winery offer to send me a bottle or two of his whites. They actually arrived on the best/worst day ever, the day that I signed my retrenchment papers. Naturally, I was tempted to crack ’em open in the […]

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Ard Matthews and Friends Charity Benefit

After living it up on champers and macaroons at the Skip launch, myself, Mark and Gert decided to put in a cameo at the Ard Matthews benefit. (It was in aid in MyLife, a charity that helps out impoverished youth). We arrived in time to miss Ard and Zolani from Freshly Ground sing the national anthem (perfectly, […]

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New Skip launch at the V&A Waterfront

Last night, I popped into the launch of Skip’s new liquid washing detergent along with Mark not-so-Bland, an old mate from Jupiter Drawing Room. To celebrate the new Skip, Jupiter teamed  up with Mila (a design house) and conceptual designer Reep Verloren van Thermaat, (try saying that three times fast) to create a truly gorgeous art installation. Check it out: Now get a load of all the cutesy li’l seagulls hanging […]

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Peppermint Crisp tart recipe

What is it about Peppermint Crisp tart? There’s something so ‘quintessentially South African’ about this particular dessert. And almost everyone had an aunt or gran who used to whip one up for a family braai back in the day. I reckon this is why it features so prominently in most of our happy childhood memories; along with spending […]

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Indigo Cosmetics factory shop

See this? This is one of my favourite products of all time. I have absolutey no clue as to why the brand discontinued it, but I was devastated and made a point of snapping up every tube I could find. (I like to mix it up with a body lotion and sweep it over my legs […]

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Touched by an Angel

I’ve never used to liked Thierry Mugler’s Angel. I thought it was far too cloying, loud and obnoxious. In fact, I often used to refer to it as The Angel of Death, so you can only imagine how weird it feels to be reaching for it almost every day! I attended a dinner the other day and was given a little […]

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Clicks beauty specials

Just so you know, Clicks has a bunch of beauty specials on at the mo. I’m most keen to abuse their 3 for 2 offer relating to The Body Shop shower gel. If you buy any three, (they’re R75 each) you only pay for two. Also, John Frieda hair products are now R79 each, so you save […]

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Beauty heaven

Yesterday I popped into the Pretty24-7 offices for a seriyasly sterk coffee with the Pretty Girls. Shannon, (one of the eds) and I spoke about a bunch of stuff, but I can’t remember most of what she said after I saw their beauty room/the place where I want to be entombed when I die.  Check […]

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Ag nee!

Right… I’m finally able to tell you why I’ve been such a miserable cow as of late; after much backwards and forwardsing, I’ve decided to opt for a retrenchment package from Beauty South Africa. Kak one, right? But to be honest, it was a long time in coming, so I wasn’t exactly caught by surprise. Still, as much as […]

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Wanted/Southern Right dinner at the Table Bay hotel

Last week Karisa and I were invited to a fancy pants Southern Right/Wanted dinner hosted at the super-glam Table Bay Hotel. (For those who don’t know, Wanted is the mag supplement that comes with Business Day. I really enjoyed this month’s story on Cape Town-based perfumer Tammy Frazer as well as a piece on Tom […]

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