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How to defrizz your hair on a budget

How to defrizz your hair on a budget
  Now that summer is here ( well for some of us… PE still has some awful weather at the moment), we can enjoy long, hot summer days and nights, days by the pool and on the beach and… if you live in a humid climate…frizzy hair! There are loads of serums...
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Some tips to prevent a make-up meltdown

Some tips to prevent a make-up meltdown
  Summer is almost upon us here in PE! Well, we hope so, because at the moment I am listening to gale-force winds outside and it has been raining for the last few days. However, in the rest of sunny South Africa the temperatures are already soaring and so I thought...
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Look after your breasts and go and get those mammies grammed!

Look after your breasts and go and get those mammies grammed!
I know the time for New Year’s resolutions has already past us by! We are already well into 2015, but if you didn’t make any resolutions and are over the age of forty,  then chat to your doctor and see if he/she would recommend  that you go for regular mammograms. I...
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What’s in the bag? My handbag essentials list

What’s in the bag? My handbag essentials list
  A while back Beauty Bulletin had a fun contest where you had post a picture of the contents of your handbag at that specific moment and tag them on Facebook. I loved it, because you got to see what everyone else is lugging around with them every day and get...
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My #bestbeautiful moment

My  #bestbeautiful moment
My  #bestbeautiful moment is when my hubby and I are out for a night on the town ( once a year if we are lucky, as we have two small kids! ) and I look over at him and he is looking at me like I am the only woman in...
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Brilliant beauty bargains I have discovered this month

Brilliant beauty bargains I have discovered this month
With the medical aid running out and grocery and electricity bills sky-rocketing, isn’t it good to know that there are still some bargains to be had out there! I recently ran out of my eye cream and dashed off to Dischem in a mad panic. The wrinkles will not take...
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Beauty Secrets – Oh So Heavenly’s new Moroccan Argan Oil Range

Beauty Secrets – Oh So Heavenly’s new Moroccan Argan Oil Range
        The people at Oh So Heavenly must have been putting in loads of over-time with all the gorgeous new collections they have been churning out recently! There is now a range for preggie mommies, one for babies and toddlers and my personal favourite: the Beauty Secrets range....
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The one about Nivea Visage's DNAge Cell Renewal Firming Day Cream

b2ap3_thumbnail_dnage_day_care.pngSo when you get to my age, which is 41 ( eek), you start routinely scouting the aisles at Dischem and Clicks for any new innovations in the anti-aging crusade. Nivea has come up with this range cleverly called DNAge ( DNA and age - get it?), which promises that it...
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My John Frieda parcel arrived :)

b2ap3_thumbnail_John-Frieda-FRIZZ-EASE-Miraculous-Recovery-Intensive-Masque.jpg   Yayness - so happy to be picked to review John Frieda's "go blonder" range as well as the frizz-ease miraculous recovery intensive masque! Tres excited, since my hair has become quite dull and dark over the winter months, so I cannot wait to see if I can "go blonder"...
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When life hands you lemons....

b2ap3_thumbnail_lemons.pngI have always been one of those "don't speak to me until I have had my first cup of coffee in the morning"- type of gals, but lately I have been trying something else! Kick start your morning with the juice of a lemon in warm water instead! It is loaded with hidden...
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Circle contact lenses - going blind for beauty?

Circle contact lenses - going blind for beauty?
  I am totally fascinated by the concept of the circle contact lenses that are so popular in the Eastern countries like Korea and Japan. They are now even popular in the States and can be bought online from a number of websites under the brand names of "Geo" and "Luxury...
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My five minute make-up routine

I get up at five every morning and have to really shake my tush to get my whole family up and breakfasted, lunches made and everybody out the door by just after seven. I always find time to do my five minute make-up routine though! I start with a good cleansing...
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But it’s too cold outside – how to stay fit and healthy during the frosty months of winter

1017684_10151763932246337_2068236502_n We are so blessed to be living in a country where the winter months are ( for the most part) mild. We can still exercise outdoors even if there is a slight chill factor, though it's so tempting to rather be snuggled up indoors with a lovely mug of hot...
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How to actually look like forty is the new thirty

There is huge pressure on those of us who are on the wrong side of forty to look younger these days. No more letting ourselves go, wearing unbecoming kaftans or shapeless mom jeans and generally looking frumpy and frazzled. Sadly, celebs like J-Lo, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Aniston all look...
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Get your pregnancy glow on – how to look fabulous when you feel like a whale

  Pregnancy is very much in the news these days, with Kim Kardashian having just given birth and Will and Kate’s little royal’s arrival  in just two weeks. This led me to thinking back to when I was pregnant. These women were really in the limelight and had to look great...
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Beauty and cosmetic trends - what the future holds

With all the fab beauty offerings out there, it got me to wondering what the future holds for cosmetics and make-up. I scoured the net and found some very exciting possibilities. It looks like the wave of the future is pill popping! L'Oreal is currently working on a pill to remedy grey...
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For the love of Avon – my all-time favourite Avon goodies

I am a total sucker for the Avon Brochure! Whoever lays out those brochures is totally clued into how to make a girl want to buy absolutely everything advertised in their latest campaign. Somehow those new Avon goodies look like they are the answer to all my beauty dilemmas and then some....
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Justine’s famous tissue oil – why no girl should ever be without it!

2510126_130315192434_tissue_oil_goldJustine turned 40 this year ( Happy Birthday to you, Justine!) and for Justine, this is definitely a case of being fabulous at forty! I have used Justine tissue oil all my life ( or as far back as I can remember) and my mom used it for everything from scars...
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Your handbag essentials

What's in my handbag this afternoon!After participating in Beauty Bulletin's awesome "What's in your handbag" contest, I was inspired to write a blog on the essentials that no responsible handbag should be without...in other words : how to fill your handbag. The first problem I always have with my handbag is that it becomes like the...
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Day 17 of my journey to even toned skin

Well this is the last day I am going to be blogging on my Garnie rDark Spot Corrector experience, as I have posted my video and written  review to be within the deadline of 24/05. I have loved using Garnier's new Dark Spot Corrector and am going to continue using this product...
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