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  • Skincare & Make-Up

    Lanie Bath & Body

    When I attended Beauty Revolution just before our nationwide shutdown, I got to meet up with some of my favourite people – namely Pink Cosmetics, Maria Cosmetics & also Lanie Bath & Body. These ladies are changing the world & really shaking up the beauty industry.  They are filled with love, & support one another with advice & kindness – which is something we all need rather than competition & putting one another down.  I reached out to Lanie post-event & we chatted a bit, whilst I felt more & more enamored by her products & bubbly personality. Your name: Elanie Hattingh Business name: Lanie Bath and Body Social media…

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    Kiki Beauty

    Near the end of last year I got sent some products from Kiki Beauty to try out.  I had no idea what to expect – their social presence had caught my eye, & I was definitely interested in finding out more about them, but I hadn’t yet tried their actual products. I was sent their Pink Velvet Hydration Cream/Mask; 2-in-1 Makeup Remover & Toner; Rose Wax Lip Balm; & samples of a few of their products to try.  They also included an Emerald Green Eyeliner Precision Pen from Bionic Babe.  Well, let me be completely honest with you… I cannot fault them in the slightest!  In fact I have recommended…

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    TanFabulous

    I am THAT pale girl.  I get asked if I am a vampire, if I am wearing stockings when my white legs show, & if I spend any amount of time in the sun I simply come out looking like a lobster. At school I remember being so envious of all the “cool kids”  for their tans from their overseas island holidays, & their healthy glow that just radiated from them.  Perhaps if I had a tan I could tap into that level of cool & garner some of their confidence? So I invested in some self tan. I SLATHERED that stuff on daily & you could smell the coconutty…

  • Food,  Local Businesses,  Skincare & Make-Up

    O’Nutricia Collagen

    Collagen has been a vital in my diet ever since my transplant – I wish I could say for longer, but I never appreciated the benefits until I really needed it.  And boy oh boy did I see the results! It helped my skin get firmer & my stretchmarks to fade; my hair & nails have grown back stronger & healthier; & it has really made a big difference to my tummy issues thanks to all the medication that I am on.  If you haven’t yet tried this for yourself, you need to do yourself a favour & go buy a tub right now! Your name: Licia Tavares (Lucy) Business…

  • Local Businesses,  Skincare & Make-Up

    Timola

    Recently I was lucky enough to win a prize from The Refillery which consisted of a bag filled with goodies from Timola.  I have been hunting for a skin care range that is natural & organic, gentle on my skin, & is friendly to the environment.  When I opened the brown paper bag of goodies, & saw that there was no plastic (!) but only glass bottles & labels stuck straight onto the soaps I was enthralled.  I immediately had to test them out.  The scent was gentle & natural, & didn’t scare me off with over-the-top fragrances.  There was no reaction & my skin felt moisturised & oh so…

  • Local Businesses,  Skincare & Make-Up

    Maria Cosmetics

    I had heard the hype, I had tried the lipstick for myself, & then I watched this YouTube video about where the thought for Maria Cosmetics came from… After I had brushed away my tears & taken a few deep breaths, I immediately reached out to Andrea to chat about this beautiful business. Your name: Andrea Hurter Business name: Maria Cosmetics Social media handles: Facebook, Instagram & Website Tell me a bit more about what you do: Maria Cosmetics is a company that is focused on educating women on various topics. We saw that women are flocking to watch YouTube videos on Makeup and follow makeup accounts on Instagram. They…

  • Local Businesses,  Skincare & Make-Up

    Reverie Beauty Studio

    When I first started this blog, I reached out to small businesses that I was really interested in, & one of them was Bella Boneca.  Megan was so kind to me & we have stayed in contact ever since. Recently she took over the salon Reverie Beauty  Studio in Illovo, JHB & she invited me to go there to have a pamper afternoon.  I was so excited as there is nothing better than being made to feel beautiful, having some time just for myself, & simply being spoilt rotten.  I finally got some time last week to go through to the salon in Post Office Centre & sat back ready…

  • Local Businesses,  Skincare & Make-Up

    Burst Brushes

    When I attended Makeup by Ryno‘s Makeup Masterclass, I was introduced to Burst Brushes.  I loved being able to see & feel them for myself, as well as being able to see how amazingly they applied product to the face.  And I was completely astounded by the overall quality of them! These makeup brushes are high quality, beautiful & pretty reasonable for what they are – to give you an idea, you can get brushes from a local pharmacy for much more.  These look high-class  & definitely make you feel like a pro.  I bought some of my own straight away, & am just waiting for the rest of them…

  • Skincare & Make-Up

    Nandi Lashes

    Have you ever made use of false lashes?  I cannot believe the difference they make to a look, & how they are just the icing on top!  They can completely finish off your makeup & pull everything together, whilst making you look & feel so glam.  Whenever I watch YouTube tutorials, I am always amazed at how lashes are a staple in their makeup routines. I have been looking for lashes here in South Africa & nothing really blew me away – until I discovered Nandi Lashes.  I am SO excited about these, the way they look & just the overall “gorgeous-ness” (yes, it’s not a word I know!). Your…

  • Local Businesses,  Skincare & Make-Up

    Glitter Alchemy Inc

    When I get all dressed up for an event or festival, I am really enjoying going that extra mile with my makeup – and glitter is the perfect cherry on top!  I have rediscovered my love of the crazy (you should have seen my makeup in my younger years!) & eccentric, & so finding Glitter Alchemy was like it was speaking to my very soul… I used to have a mantra – “When in doubt, just add glitter.”  This meant that I always try to see the good in every situation & would always try to bring my own kind of sparkle to wherever I am. Your name: Shannon Jade…

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