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  • Skincare & Make-Up

    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…

  • 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

    African Secret

    Aromatherapy, or essential oil therapy, refers to a range of traditional, alternative or complementary therapies that use essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds. I am always looking for natural products to use on my skin, & when my nails began peeling from the chemotherapy I was on the hunt for a cuticle oil that would moisturise my nails & surrounding skin, & help protect my poor nails from any further damage. So when I began my deep, dark dive into the interweb for a locally produced product, I was immediately pointed in the direction of African Secret.  I reached out, & told her my concerns, as well as what…

  • Local Businesses,  Skincare & Make-Up

    Tissue Oil

    When I was contacted by Rubybox to participate in their survey for Justine Tissue Oil, I was very interested!  Rubybox is a great service offered right here in South Africa, where you subscribe & they send you surveys to complete that they feel may relate to you & your needs.  You then complete them honestly, & if you fit their brief then they send you samples of a specific product for yourself & your friends to trial.  You usually have to complete surveys throughout your time of using them, & sometimes even send through progress shots to prove that these products are making a difference. Just please don’t sign up…

  • Events,  Local Businesses,  Skincare & Make-Up

    A Day of Radiance

    After using a few of Bella Boneca‘s products, I was so impressed & immediately reached out to Megan, who started this whole business.  She realised the importance of using natural products, free of parabens & not tested on animals.  She researched & put a lot of time into this, before realising that there wasn’t a product that suited exactly what she was looking for & thus Bella Boneca began… They are created using a range of natural ingredients that is handpicked to ensure that your skin is nourished & pampered.  The products are symbiotic, & work together to restore, heal & nourish your skin – leaving you feeling like a…

  • Skincare & Make-Up

    Seven Blossoms

    I am a HUGE Korean Beauty fan, & have been using some of their products for a while now.  I LOVE how the products remove my makeup so easily, whilst keeping my skin feeling soft & moisturised.  There have been a few different companies that I have ordered from here in South Africa, but meeting the owners of Seven Blossoms made me smile so much & I was so impressed with their level of customer care so I knew that I had to do a feature on them. Your names: Yasaar & Patrick Your business name: Seven Blossoms How did you decide on this name: Seven is a lucky number…

  • Local Businesses,  Skincare & Make-Up

    Bella Boneca

    When you meet someone, the first thing you notice is their face & their skin.  After suffering from teenage acne, & also having very pale skin that scars easily I have always put some research into what I am using on my skin.  Thanks to FB & Instagram’s algorithms they now suggest different skincare products & houses that they think I may like, & Bella Boneca popped up on both – so this was definitely a sign from the universe that I needed to look into them a bit more & start following them! But as it happens, life gets hectic & I was in ICU for a week & then…

  • Local Businesses,  Skincare & Make-Up

    Pink Cosmetics

    My skin has always been a bit of trouble – from external factors such as my medication (including prednisone which is truly the devil’s drug thanks to all the side effects); & moving provinces 2 years ago.  I have acne scarring from my teenage years thanks to all the hormones, & I have really battled with dry skin this past winter.  I came across Pink Cosmetics whilst looking through Instagram & truly fell in love with the whole vibe that came across through their images.  Plus pink is my favourite colour (in case you haven’t been able to tell through my previous posts!) so I felt I really had to try…

  • Local Businesses,  Skincare & Make-Up

    CHICK.cosmetics

    I love Instagram stalking scrolling & finding some amazing new products!  Some of them a bit of a hit & miss, & often they are overseas based beauty houses so I am always super chuffed when I find one that is Proudly South African. Last month I came across a company called CHICK.cometics & reached out to them on Instagram to ask for advice on what some of their most popular products are, & what they would advise I start off with.  I was really impressed with their customer service & the fact that I had a response within an hour with a really sweet message & lots of info…

  • Skincare & Make-Up

    Seeing Results

    I will never recommend a product unless I have tried it myself, & have actually seen benefits of using it.  My skin used to be something I really took pride in, & skincare has always been vital to me.  Whilst studying Beauty Therapy I came to realise the importance of our decisions now & the effect that they will have on our skin for years to come.  A good product is so important, but so is finding the product that works best for YOUR skin. A friend of mine has started this business, THC – The Hemp Cream & after stalking her page for a while, I knew I had…

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