Phyto Phytojoba Intense Hydrating shampoo review

I’m slowly working my way through all the amazing goodies I was given at the Cosmetiques de France launch the other day and just have to tell you how impressed I am with Phyto Phytojoba Intense Hydrating shampoo, R149,95 for 200mls.

I quite like the smart-looking aluminium bottle. (And nope, it doesn't rust in the shower, promise...)

Phyto is a botanical hair care line that’s new to SA, but has been an institution in France since the 60’s. Their Phytojoba line is intended for thick, coarse hair that’s a little distressed or dry, which isn’t 100% me – I’ve got very fine, thin hair – but its definitely under duress ‘cos I highlight the shizz out of it and this leaves the uber-fine baby hair around my crown in need of serious TLC. In fact, there are days where I won’t get a brush through it (after washing) if I don’t use an extra spray-on conditioner.

Anyway, I’ve been using the shampoo and LOVE the way it gently cleanses my hair, but doesn’t strip the hellin’ out of it. After washing it out, I can feel that my hair is clean, but not squeakily so, with lots of elasticity. Also, despite being mega-moisturising , it doesn’t weigh my hair down or make it feel ‘greasy’ at all. I’m also crazy about the smell- it’s kinda like nummy coconut ice!

Ingredients-wise, you’re looking at delish, hydrating natural additives, things like mallow, coconut oil and jojoba oil. Together they leave your hair nourished, tangle-free, super-shiny and touchably soft. What’s not to love?   

If you’re looking for a new, more natural yet utterly indulgent hair care line, check out Phyto. It’s exclusive to Edgars and I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do.

Love, love


Sushi networking dinner

The other day I got invited to a ‘sushi networking dinner’ via Marianna Boguslavsky. As it turns out, Marianna’s an ex-PE girl like me, but now works in online marketing. She also likes to organise little get togethers where she invites an interesting mix of peeps who can swap contact details over California rolls.

Myself, Cath (Cath Cakes), Nicole and Kayley (Love Bites).

Marianna (Boguslavsky Sisters), Tori (Kiss, Blush and Tell), Cara, Elmari (Cheviot Publishing) and Karin.

This was Marianna’s third networking dinner and the guests included a couple of her friends who also work in various online-related positions as well as bloggers like me. In fact, as it turned out, I already knew most of the bloggers at the table, namely Kath Cake (check out her brill macaroon recipe over here) and Tori from Kiss Blush and Tell. I also enjoyed seeing Elmari from Cheviot Publishing again (we’d bumped martini glasses as a Glamour bash a while back) and getting to meet Kayley from Love Bites, a gorgeous-looking foodie blog.

Thanks Marianna, this was fun. And I was wrong about Takumi, it’s not quite as shite as I remembered and that spinach dish was the shizz.

Want to organize a networking dinner of your own? Get hold of Marianna on  She and her sis also have a fashion blog that you can check out over here.