Review: The Body Shop Cactus Blossom collection is about to launch in South Africa

Ja, kids! There’s a new limited edition The Body Shop collection hitting all stores come 4 February! Can we get a big hello for Cactus Blossom? Enriched with cactus blossom extract all the way from Morocco, the beautifully packed range includes a body butter, body yoghurt, scrub and shower gel. Everything’s got a sweet, fruity scent […]

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Reviews: Revlon ColorStay Full Cover foundation, Revlon Plumping Lip Creme and Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Bold Defining felt tip liquid eyeliner

Revlon’s new ColorStay Full Cover foundation (R179) really needs a new name. I dunno about you, but when I hear the words ‘full cover’ I kind of expect it to be a heavy-weight foundation that can compete in the ranks of Lauder’s DoubleWear. I thus waited for a bad skin day (hello eyebrow warping blind pimple!) […]

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Fragrance reviews: Juicy Couture Oui, Jennifer Aniston Near Dusk, Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers Summer Air and Britney Spears My Prerogative

It’s fragrance review time! When Juicy Couture’s Oui Juicy Couture EDP (R1 199 for 50ml and R1 499 for 100ml) arrived I braced myself for the headache-inducing explosion of caramel you’ll find in so many of the brand’s scents, but this one’s nothing like her sisters and – surprise – I really like her. While […]

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Review: Environ Focus Care Youth+ Tri-Peptide Complex Avance Elixir

Environ Focus Care Youth+ Tri-Peptide Complex Avance Elixir

A while back Environ sent me a few products including their Environ Focus Care Youth+ Tri-Peptide Complex Avance Elixir (R1 360). When it comes to collagen-encouraging ingredients, I tend to put my money on high concentration retinol and vitamin C as they’re more independently researched, but peptides do show promise so they’re a fab ‘nice […]

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Reviews: Noreva Exfoliac BB Crème, Revlon ColorStay creme eyeshadow and primer and Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Liquid Lip Lacquer Finish

Despite its name, Noreva Exfoliac BB Crème (R239,95, Clicks) doesn’t contain any exfoliating ingredients. It’s just part of the brand’s Exfoliac line aimed at oily, spot prone skin. (For the record, the Exfoliac lotion is a high percentage AHA product, one of few decent ones you’ll find in a drugstore.) As far as coverage goes, […]

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Who wants to win a R500 Clicks gift card just in time for Christmas?

Earlier this week Clicks spoiled me with a ‘mystery box’ filled to the brim with presents and a sweet note from the PR telling me to use them to spoil my family. Thus, I ripped it open, clutched all the beauty products to my chest like a junk yard dog guarding a steak then stashed […]

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Review: Lunch at 162 Cape Kitchen & Cafe restaurant at The Hilton Hotel in Cape Town

How much do we love writing hideously un-snappy titles for SEO reasons? This weekend I was invited to dine at 126 Cape Kitchen at The Hilton Hotel in town. While the décor is incredibly chic and the food is attractively presented, it’s fine dining without the fuss. Local handcrafted crockery gives everything a ‘homey feel’ (but most certainly that of your […]

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