Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Body washes we heart...

Our pick of gorgeously scented body washes:          

AHAVA’s Honeysuckle & Lavender Mineral Botanic Cream Wash, R315.

Body Botanix Moisturising Body Wash in Ginger and Lime, R120.

Earthsap Citrus and Ginger Root Body Wash, R38

Good Earth Shea Butter Pampering Cream Body Wash, R34.99

Kalahari Spa Khoi San Aromatic Blend Bath and Shower Gel, R285

Pure Beginnings Body Wash, R65

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Treat teenage skin

Teenage skin can be a real pain, but you can keep it in check with Innoxa’s YoungSolution Range. These 7 products will give you everything you skin needs.

Innoxa Young Solution Scrub Clean Exfoliating Gel Scrub, R56.95

Interrupt your usual daily skincare routine with this Exfoliating Gel Scrub to make sure all that dead skin goes – use it once a week instead of Wash Up or Wash All Over.  Wet your hands and squeeze a little Scrub Clean into them, then work the gel gently into your face with your fingertips, using small circular movements.  Splash off with warm water.  Then Tone Down and Take Control as usual.

Young Solution Wash Clean Spot Clearing Body Wash, R49.95

This spot-clearing body wash is your one stop solution to all-over oil-free, problem-free skin.  All you’ve got to do is jump into your bath or shower and squirt some Wash Clean onto a body sponge.  Scrub yourself down to wash away all impurities and rinse.  It couldn’t be easier.

Young Solution Tone Down Oil Controlling Toner, R54.95

You’ve Washed Up, now Tone Down.  Sprinkle a few drops of Tone Down - Oil Controlling Toner onto damp cotton wool and pat gently onto your face.  Take care not to get any in your eyes.  That’s Step 2 of your skincare routine taken care of – now Take Control.

Innoxa Young Solution Take Control Mattifying Anti-Spot Moisturiser with SPF 15, R54.95

This mattifying anti-spot moisturizer should be Step 3 in your daily skincare routine.  It will leave your skin spot-free and beautifully moisturized without leaving the dreaded shine behind.  Once you have Washed Up and Toned Down, you are ready to Take Control.  Gently massage onto face and you’re done.  Avoid the sensitive eye area.

Innoxa Young Solution Speak Up Moisturising Lip Balm SPF15, R17.95

Don’t be afraid to speak up and stand out.  This peppermint-flavoured lip balm will moisturize your lips, leaving them beautifully soft and ultra-kissable.  Smooth it over your lips whenever you think they need a boost.

Innoxa Young Solution Triple Take 3-in-1 Cleanser, Mask & Scrub, R59.95

Has the extra benefit of deep cleaning charcoal that will leave your skin completely problem-free.  Use it daily as a cleansing wash - wet your face, massage in and rinse.  Use it one morning a week as a scrub - wet your face, scrub thoroughly in small circles and rinse. Or use it 2 nights a week as a mask - apply to damp face, leave for 10 min and rinse.

Innoxa Young Solution Deep Clean Purifying Charcoal Mask, R15.95

Allow deep-cleaning charcoal to get right into the nooks & crannies of your skin with our Deep Clean – Purifying Charcoal Mask.  Spread the black gel all over your face, leaving your eye and lip area free.  Wash off with warm water after 10 minutes.  Do this once a week after the Wash Up phase in your skincare routine and then finish your regime as usual.  Simple.

Available at selected major retailers countrywide.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Nail it!

Nails in need of a little TLC? Here's how we treat our hands and nails:

Start by shaping your nails, and we couldn’t think of a trendier way of doing this than with LCN Summer in the City Trend nail files, R50 each (Call 087 751 0410 for stockists). You’ll be right in line with the current trend with these LCN design files.

Next up is Ms Manicure Block Party 4 Way Smoothing Block, R29.99 (Available at Clicks stores nationwide). These soft, rectangular blocks conform to curves and squeeze into little spaces, covering the whole nail with each stroke. These buffing blocks have four sides with different grits for complete nail attention.

Once your nails are buffed to perfection, protect them with Tip Top Nails All-in-One, R75 (Available at selected Clicks stores nationwide). This formaldehyde, toluene, dibutylphthalate free nail strengthener hydrates and nourishes dry, ridged, brittle nails. A vitamin enriched product enhances moisturisation of the nail plate and improves condition of the nail surface. This is a sophisticated formula, aiding in strength and flexibility - all while giving the nail a natural blushed appearance. It’s anti-aging, stimulating and regenerating properties are essential for nail growth.

Now that your nails are protected, move onto your cuticles. Use LCN Cuticle Care Pen, R160 (Call 087 7510 410 for stockists). This clever pen to nourish cuticle and strengthen new nail forming.

And finally, nourish your hands with SpaRituals Handprint Hydrating Hand Salve, R200 (Available at Wellness Warehouse and selected salons). Made with 76% certified organic ingredients, Handprint Hydrating Hand Salve works to soften, nourish, repair and protect severely dry, stressed hands. Formulated with SpaRitual's HydroShield Technology featuring organic Fair Trade Shea Butter, Aloe Ferox, Marula Oil, Griffonia Seed Extract, and Honeybush to deliver moisture, help promote skin regeneration, and provide a breathable shield of protection to dry, active hands.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Designer Style Linen

Looking for designer style linen? Look no further ... Linen Drawer just launched a new range called Latitude - A combination of modern styling and classical elegance, this range is produced from 200 thread count, pure cotton percale fabric with pure Linen cuffs (or aspects), creating unique design effects on these duvet cover sets.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

LIfe Day Spa Cape Town

Life Day Spa written by : Lauren Watters. Pretty Network

I will never learn my lesson. Spending hours on end hunched over my laptop, sometimes until the wee hours of the morning, doth not a happy back make. When I hobbled into Life Day Spa last week I was in serious trouble. My back had seized up, my shoulders were like bricks and I couldn’t turn my neck even halfway to the left. I had also been suffering from a headache almost every day. It was not Pretty.

My therapist, Jomaré found enormous knots running under my shoulder blades and down my spine. I needed some serious work. Luckily, I’m not one to be ‘tickled’ when I book a massage – give me the firmest pummelling you can and if I am able to breath through the pain you’re doing a good job. Jomaré worked her way through all the stubborn knots hiding in my shoulders and back, whilst maintaining a relaxing and therapeutic treatment.

The next day I felt ten times better and I haven’t had a headache since (long may it last)! Jomaré also recommended that I use Dermalogica Stress Relief Treatment Oil R295 every evening before bed to help relax my muscles and it worked. I’ll definitely book another appointment soon.

Breaking News

To give you even more reason to visit this modern oasis, Life Day Spa is the winner of the Resort/Hotel Spa Category in the 2011 Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards.

You’ll love it if…You’re looking for a high quality treatment in a chic and clean environment.

You’ll hate it if…You want an all-about-the-location spa with loads of greenery and rolling lawns.

SOiL Uplifting Soy Wax Candle

SOiL Uplifting Soy Wax Candle, R220

Let this luxurious candle with the exquisite citrus scents of Grapefruit and Lemongrass create the perfect environment to uplift and revive the senses. This candle with a lead free wick is long and clean burning, a better alternative for you and the environment. Soy wax is also a renewable resource and is biodegradable.

Kalahari Spa

Kalahari Spa Ancient Desert Secrets Fragrance Candle, R310. Flood your room with mood-enhancing aromatic fragrances from the Kalahari Desert. The delicate aromas will complement the atmosphere with intimate desert scents.

        Available in:

        Wild Honey Blend

        Tsamma Blend

        Khoi San Aromatic Blend

        Aromatic Dune Blend

SOiL Wax Melts

SOiL has repackaged its popular range of Soy Wax Melts. Previously packed in clear compostable bags the Soy Wax Melts are now in chocolate brown boxes with eye-catching botanical designs.

SOiL’s Soy Wax Melts are the all natural room aroma, made using the finest quality soy wax and organic essential oils. Pure soy wax melts are healthier for you and the environment and so easy to use, you just pop one into your aromatherapy burner and the scent will last for 8 hours.

There are 6 original variants in the Range: Balancing Rose Geranium, Uplifting Lemongrass, Refreshing Peppermint, Sensual Ylang Ylang, Relaxing Lavender, and the Christmas Blend. 

Due to popular demand the Balancing and Uplifting fragrance blends from the Baobab and Coconut Bodycare ranges are now also available as Soy Wax Melts.


The SoyLitesTM range of all-in-one toxin-free soy candles and nourishing skin oil are ideal for gifts, burning at home & in the office, use as massage oil and more …

Available in:

Moisturizing Soy Bean Oil Candles: Frosted Tumblers – 220ml

        Balance: Neroli, cedarwood & lemongrass R132.95

        Cinnamon Citrus:   Grapefruit, naartjie, cinnamon, clove, pimento R132.95

        Harmony:  Rose, geranium, jasmine R132.95

        Peaceful Summer: Citronella, lemongrass, lavender (insect repellent) R132.95

        Rejuvenation:  Lemongrass, lavender, lime R132.95

        Tranquility:  Pine, cedarwood R132.95

        Vanilla Spice:  Vanilla, pine, cinnamon, clove R132.95

        Organic Citronella:  Insect repellent R132.95

        Organic Lavender R140.95

        Unscented R123.95

SPA-VALOUS Aromatic Body Massage Candles

SPA-VALOUS Aromatic Body Massage Candles, R180

Massage candles are a new variety of candle serving several simultaneous functions. While they light a room, provide a delightful ambiance, and scent the immediate area with subtle fragrance, massage candles also contain cosmetic ingredients that make them an excellent body moisturizer offering anti-aging benefits and massage oil alternative.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Dermikelp Shampoo

Dermikelp Shampoo, R99.95

Suitable for all hair types, this lightly fragranced, kelp-based shampoo has been designed to cleanse, protect, nourish and care for your hair whilst alleviating and preventing the recurrence of flaking and itching associated with dandruff and other scalp problems.

Available at leading pharmacies, health stores and selected Clicks and Dis-Chem stores

Bema Bio Shampoo for Frequent Washing.

Bema Bio Shampoo for Frequent Washing, R180

Thanks to its deep restoring action, this shampoo is suitable for fragile, dry and damaged hair. It is non-aggressive, and therefore ideal for daily use. It helps to eliminate split ends and static, leaving the hair with strength and vitality. Clinically tested. Smog Tested Of natural origin. Without chemical preservatives & colouring agents.

Earthsap Pomegranate and Soy Shampoo

Earthsap Pomegranate and Soy Shampoo for dry to normal hair R36.95

Earthsap shampoos are based on pure simple ingredients and essential oils.  Luxurious lather from coconut oils create a gentle yet effective cleansing complex.  Pomegranate oils and soy protein help to moisturise dry or normal hair.

Pure Beginnings Shampoo

Pure Beginnings Shampoo, R85 for all hair types is designed for men and women. It is a luxurious silky shampoo that contains ylang ylang which has a stimulating effect on the scalp promoting more luxurious hair growth.

Nature Collection Rooibos Shampoo

Nature Collection Rooibos Shampoo, R30.99

This cleansing, yet gentle shampoo is specially formulated with Organic Rooibos to clean and refresh tired hair.

Available at selected Pick ‘n Pay stores

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Under cover

gloMinerals gloBlemish Stick, R229

The stick covers and corrects unwanted blemishes. Formulated to adhere to and conceal transitional and sensitive acne prone skin. The formula contains chamomile and salicylic acid for added treatment benefits.

Available at Wellness Warehouse, health shops and selected salons.

Eye, eye!

LCN Permanent Eyeliner Pen, R125 each (available in black, brown, blue and green) is a fantastic Eyeliner that will define your eyes without the hassle of messy liquid liner.

Although it says permanent it is in-fact a long-lasting eyeliner not permanent.  So it will withstand water- sports, gym and general running around.

Call 087 751 0410 for your nearest stockist.  

Pearls of perfection

Physicians Formula Pearls of Perfection Multi-Coloured Bronzer, R175

Provides the smooth look of loose powder with the convenience of pressed powder.

Just the right combination of colors and of matte and iridescent pigments blend together to naturally enhance skin tone.

Brightens up fair or dull complexions for a brighter, healthier looking glow.

 May be worn alone or over makeup.

For best results brush over the pearls of powder with a powder brush, using a circular motion.

To brighten up complexion, apply lightly onto face and neck.

For the most even application, tap excess powder from brush before applying.

Remove excess with tissue.

Available at selected Dis-Chem stores.

Finishing Touch

Priori Coffeeberry Finishing Touch, R640

Buff over the top of your minerals to set them in place for a stay fresh look.

CoffeeBerry Finishing Touch keeps oily shine in check and has a natural, matte finish. Gentle on skin with a ‘light-as-a feather’, luxurious formulation. Creates a flattering, naturally perfected finish with minerals that scatter light to diminish the appearance of fine lines, and pores seem invisible. It is the natural finishing touch with ingredients that look great, feel great and care for your skin.

Call A&I Importers on 011.486.4904 for your nearest stockist.

No need for Photoshop

UBU Picture Perfect Professional Stippling Brush, R99.99. Available exclusively at Clicks

 Your own personal air brusher. Create a photo- finish with the brush that works overtime to flawlessly blend and smooth when you’re working with powder, liquid and cream foundation.

After applying your foundation, work over face in small circular motions to create a flawless and seamless finish.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Anti-aging hand care

!QMS Medicosmetics Hand Care, R180

A special anti-aging cream for the hands. A combination of lipids protects the skin’s natural moisture and nutrients storage against free radicals and early signs of aging.

-        Absorbs immediately with no greasy residue and leaves your hands smooth and velvety.

-        Creates a unique protective barrier against damaging external influences

Moroccan touch

The LCN Ognx Hand Cream Intensive Argan, R290 is the perfect solution for demanding and very dry skin.

Argan oil combined with shea butter and high quality olive oil intensively and lastingly hydrates the skin.

Available at selected salons and spas. Call 087 751 0410 for your nearest stockist.

Around for 9 centuries, and still going strong...

Earth Sap Calendula Hand and Body Lotion, R38

This natural combination of soothing and healing Calendula, known for its uses by 12th century herbalists, and the moisturizing and nourishing Aloe and Olive oils, makes a natural combination that leaves the skin soft, smooth and healthy. It has no toxic chemicals for your skin to breathe in during the day.

Gently smooth over body and hands and this quickly absorbing formula will provide daily protection and nourishment.

Crazy for Cocoa?

Cocoa Heaven Hand and Nail Cream, R7.99

This non greasy, warmly scented and therapeutic Hand & Nail cream is quickly absorbed, leaving your hands feeling soft and velvety.

Hands are provided with complete care, helping to keep hands and nails strong and shiny. This hand and nail cream instantly moisturises to continue providing protection and nourishment.

All Cocoa Heaven products contain Cocoa Butter which contains a multitude of benefits for your skin.

While moisturizing and lubricating, this ingredient reduces skin dryness.

It also improves your skin elasticity, while soothing and softening the skins surface.

This conditioning Cocoa Butter will also leave your skin feeling and smelling heavenly.

Contains Vitamin E and Bio-Pharm Oil and is not tested on animals.

Available at selected Pep Stores countrywide.

Good ol' Rooibos

African Extracts Rooibos Anti-Ageing Hand & Nail Cream, R27 is nature’s remedy for healthy skin. It is an ultra-nourishing hand cream with keratin, and Vitamin C to strengthen and condition nails.

African Extracts Rooibos Anti-Ageing Hand & Nail Cream is rich yet non-greasy. The highly effective anti-oxidant power of Rooibos extract helps to protect against free radicals, to promote healthy skin and reduce the visible signs of ageing, while the vitamins A and E strengthens the skin’s natural barrier function.

African Extracts Rooibos Anti-Ageing Hand & Nail Cream is a recommended treatment for dry, dehydrated skin that is damaged by the elements. It counteracts the drying and damaging effects of sun, wind and cold and nourishes and restores the skin’s suppleness. Skin is noticeably softer and smoother after just one application and remains soft and moist for up to 12 hours.

Dead Sea Nourishment

AHAVA Dead Sea Minerals Dead Sea water Mineral Hand Cream, R210

Mineral-enriched cream specially formulated to protect hands and safeguard them from climatic hazards and household damage. Instantly smoothes chapped dry skin and restores suppleness.

Features & Benefits

Elevates skin’s moisture level with Osmoter™

Prevents dehydration with Glycerin

Smooth skin’s texture with Witch Hazel extract.

 Heals dry cracked skin and blemishes with Allantion.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Accelerating Cleanser

Skin Doctors Accelerating Cleanser, R350

3-in-1 product that cleanses, exfoliates and works against ageing

Deeply cleanses the skin, clearing away excess oil, dirt, make up, impurities and dead skin cells.

Improves the skin’s texture and tone, also helping to improve acne scarring

Helps fight blemishes

Nourishes the skin, leaving it feeling soft and conditioned

Key Ingredients

        Lactic Acid:- Exfoliates and promotes skin growth cycle

        Salicylic Acid:- Thoroughly cleanses

        Avocado Oil:- Nourishes and moistures

Primes and prepares the skin for maximum absorption of your Skin Doctors cosmeceutical treatments.

Call A&I Importers for your nearest stockist 011.486.4904

Deep Cleanser

!QMS Medicosmetics Deep Cleanser, R390

Cleansing emulsion recommended for all skin types. Gently and intensively removes all make-up, water/oil soluble particles and other impurities from the skin.
May also be used for removing eye make-up.


Cleanses deep into the pores

Additional nurturing properties

Enhances dermal permeability

Activates absorption capacity for other skincare products

Contains no liquid paraffin

Skin Perfect Face Wash

Nutriwomen Skin Perfect Face Wash, R79.95

Skin Perfect Face Wash and Cleanse eliminates pore clogging bacteria. It is designed to lift dirt and oil as it tightens your pores. Skin Perfect Face Wash and Cleanse contains Vitamin C Ester to coat the skin with anti-oxidants that protect against cell destroying oxidation.

Glyco Cleansing Milk

Gernetic Glyco Cleansing Milk, R245

Glyco is a rich textured cleansing milk suitable for all skin types over the age of 25. It is perfect to eliminate make up and impurities.

Glyco induces a mild dead cell desquamation, encouraging cellular renewal and leaving your skin soft and nourished.

Active Ingredients:
Calendula oil

Available online: 

Freshening Cleanser


A freshening and purifying cleanser that provides a gentle and thorough cleansing, and refreshes skin deep into the pores. The gel provides effective cleansing of your skin's surface by removing debris, sebum and makeup, and on a cellular level by neutralising free radicals. By maintaining the natural balance of your skin and incorporating active moisturising ingredients your skin is protected through the cleansing process. Active firming ingredients infuse the gel and complement the ACQUIZHEN range.

ACQUIZHEN uses a foundation of critical ingredients in all our products which protect against aging, revitalise and improve microcirculation in your skin complimented with ingredients which have specific actions in individual products.


The gel provides effective cleansing of your skin's surface by removing debris, sebum and makeup, and on a cellular level by neutralising free radicals. By maintaining the natural balance of your skin and incorporating active moisturising ingredients your skin is protected through the cleansing process. Active firming ingredients infuse the gel and complement the ACQUIZHEN range.

Physicians Formula, #1 in Bronzers in the USA.

Currently, Physician's Formula has nine fabulous bronzers in their range, providing a bronzer for every mood, shade of skin and every style.

From the bronzed-up babe, to the subtle St Tropez glow to the barely- there hue, Physicians Formula Bronzers have it all.

Physician's Formula Bronzers are hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, and talc-free, perfect for sensitive skins.

These versatile bronzers come in a wide variety of browns flecked with pinks, peaches, and golds to create a healthy, sun-kissed glow to all skin tones, without that fake orange undertone.
Many of the bronzers are multi-shaded, so they can be used as blush, bronzer, eye shadow and contour all in one, making them incredibly hand-bag and travel- friendly.

Joanna Schlip, Physicians Formula’s international celebrity makeup artist, whose clientele include a host of celebrity clients such as Megan Fox, Eva Longoria and Christina Applegate, to name a few, shares some beauty secrets and tips about bronzing up using Physicians Formula Bronzers

 Physicians Formula has created this handy chart to help you create your glow from their wide variety of bronzers.

Physicians Formula Bronzers are ideal for darker skin tones as they are rich in pigment without being too shiny, so after application they won’t go ashy, dull or disappear, instead you’ll be left with healthy sun-kissed and natural glow.

With the wide variety of Physicians Formula Bronzers available, why save the bronzer for summer? No matter the mood, the style, or season Physicians Formula bronzers have you covered.  

Make-up remover gel mousse

ANESI Beaute Aqua Vital Mousse Radiance, R320

Make-up remover gel for all skin types. Provides the skin with a deep hygiene, luminosity, purity and a pleasant fresh sensation.

Cleansing gel that forms a light and soft mousse when in contact with water for a deep skin cleansing.


1. Cleans the skin eliminating impurities.

2. Provides freshness and luminosity to the skin

3. Effective ingredients which add moisture and oxygenate the skin.


Oxilastil: A soy derivative that stimulates cellular respiration. It enhances oxygen absorption by the mitochondria producing more energetic material, essential for cellular activity.

Lactic Acid: Has a high renewal and moisturizing power and is a basic component for moisturization.. Its exfoliating power evens the skin’s tone and texture, keeping it free from impurities and facilitating comedone extraction.

Glycerine: Moisturizing agent boosts the water retention capacity in the epidermis. It enhances the penetration of other actives.