Review: The Body Shop 100% Shea butter from Ghana

The Body Shop 100% Shea Butter from Ghana

Like most people, I’m a freak for The Body Shop but have never been too interested in their Shea butter range. I know it’s got a rabid following but, to me, it’s kind of like the ‘beige wallpaper’ of their entire collection and something I breeze past en route to sunny-smelling Moringa or zesty Pink […]

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Review: Sk.In Pure Medi Shot – a 2% BHA that won’t break that bank (and way better than that kak The Ordinary’s selling)

Sk.In Pure Medi Shot

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know how much I luuuurve me some AHA as well as why it’s important. If not, here’s your recap: Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are exfoliating acids that can help speed up cellular turnover. This means smoother, fresher-looking skin as well as less pigmentation, provided you’re dealing with something mild. […]

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Review: Phantom restaurant at Purple Rayn guesthouse in Constantia

When I was invited to media dinner at Purple Rayn, a new guesthouse in Constantia, I had a preconceived idea of what to expect. Rolling green lawns – possibly enhanced by a tinkly little fountain – set out before a quaint Dutch gable cottage stuffed to the brim with Carrol freakin’ Boyes. Never in a […]

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Review: BaoCare Radiance baobab, jojoba and pomegranate facial oil

Step aside Argan, there’s a new oil in town and that’s homegrown baobab! A good source of antioxidant vitamins A and E, baobab oil also serves up the essential fatty acids that beef up your skin’s barrier function, helping it keep moisture in and irritants out. More plus points? It absorbs fast, won’t clog pores […]

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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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