Review: Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox peel-off mask

Ah, peel-off masks! I used to love these guys in high school. My besties and I would buy them in cheap ass single dose sachets, slap them on to an Alanis Morrissette soundtrack and then have fun picking off the bits while debating super important stuff like ‘who’s hotter – Pacey or Jordan Catalano’. (For […]

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The Original Friday with DJ Rene are back at HQ restaurant in Cape Town

If you live in Cape Town and like a good jol changes are you’ll know all about DJ Rene ‘The Frenchman’ Tanguy. Dude’s been getting the party started at HQ for ages, blaring the beats with a mix of live drumming. After a short break, he’s now back to help get your ass out of […]

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Review: Filorga NCTF Reverse Mat Supreme Regenerating Fluid

You’ve probably heard of mesotherapy, right? For those who haven’t, it’s a cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a cocktail of active ingredients into the transdermal layer of your skin, using multiple teeny tiny needle pricks. The results you can expect depend on the ingredients you use. As an example, hyaluronic acid will hydrate and plump, […]

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It’s cloudy with a chance of meatballs and Rooiberg Red Muscadel

Rooiberg Winery sent me a bottle of their award-winning Red Muscadel. If you didn’t know, muscadel is actually a sweet, dessert-style red – the kind of thing you could drink on crushed ice and pairs beautifully with warm desserts topped with vanilla ice cream or a very good dark choccie. I, however, am a strange […]

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Morgan Taylor’s launched The Great Ice-Scape collection, Epi-Max Baby & Junior’s won an award and if you buy Lush Charity Pot you can hydrate your bod and help save the world

Morgan Taylor’s winter collection, The Great Ice-Scape, has arrived on SA shores. It features six new (mostly) cool-toned shades (R149 each) inspired by figure skating. I was given two to play with – the frosty copper that is Ice Queen Anyone? and Lace ‘Em Up, a dark navy creme. While Ice Queen Anyone? doesn’t really […]

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Review: NYX Professional Makeup Love Contours All palette

NYX Professional Makeup (yep, they’ve changed their name to something longer) have launched a new palette called Love Contours All (R354,95, Clicks). The nice and heavy-feeling mirrored case contains two highlighters (gold and silvery pink), two contour shades (light and dark) and two brow powders (light and very dark) along with nine eye shadows. Keen […]

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Review: Little Eskimo Rejuvenating Facial and Eye Ice Masks

When the PR for Little Eskimo first got in touch, asking if I’d review their ice masks I wasn’t all that excited. (Sorry Jonathan!) I kind of thought that if I really wanted to ice my face I’d just wrap up some ice and get jiggy with that. But nobody really does that. It’s awkward […]

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Review: Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment

Dermalogica’s launched Nightly Lip Treatment and it’s lovely stuff. I usually put lip balm on before bed, especially in winter, to stop my lips from drying out in the night but have substituted that for Dermalogica’s newbie.Β While it’s called Nightly Lip Treatment it’s actually meant to be used around your entire mouth area to help […]

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Review: Vichy Dercos Ultra Soothing sulfate-free shampoo and Nourishing Repair mask

I’m often asked about sulfate-free shampoos and who should use them and the short answer is that they’re a great pick for anyone really, but if you’re managing fine using something containing sulfates then you don’t have to stress about it. I personally don’t believe sulfates like SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate) are ‘bad’ for you, […]

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Review with swatches: L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lip Paint/Matte

L’Oreal have just launched a new liquid lippie to love called Infallible Lip Paint/Matte (R179,95). The shades range from nude to super bright and they’ve got a lot of silicone in them so they glide on nicely to create a smooth matte lip colour. I’ve also noticed that if you opt for the brighter/darker colours, […]

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