Friday, January 29, 2016


With a new year comes the new awards season, and we at Vita Liberata re so excited to see our favourite stars grace the red carpet.  As you know no outfit is complete without a fabulous tan , so Vita Liberata would like to share our some tan tips from our expert VIP tan team.

Get Red Carpet Ready!
Prep your skin with  Super Fine Skin Polish Moisturising  Exfoliator. This will leave it super soft and nourished. It will provide the perfect base for a natural looking tan and will ensure an even flawless finish.

The Main Event
For the perfect finish, use a tanning mitt to apply pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse to your body for the perfect head-to-toe glow! It can last up to 4 times longer than regular tanners when applied 3 times over 12-24 hours and it fades just like a natural suntan.

For the ultimate tanning experience get a professional spray tan treatment from one of our Professional spray tanners, visit to find one closest to you.

The After Glow
To ensure your red carpet ready tan lasts as long as possible apply Self-tanning Gradual Tan Lotion daily.

Stockist: Selected Salons & Spas. Online: 
Head Office: 021 465 8569

Vita Liberata Super Fine Skin Polish Moisturising Exfoliator
Price : R 525.00

Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse
Price : R965.00


Vita Liberata Gradual Tan
Price : R575.00

 About Vita Liberata:
Vita Liberata, it is the worlds’ number one organic and non-toxic, luxury sunless tanning range, and is the first of its kind to be available in South Africa. 
More info on Vita Liberata:
It has a celebrity following the world over that includes Rita Ora, Kirsten Dunst, Sofia Vergara, Kelly Brook AND Kim Kardashian to name a few.
Vita Liberata products are sold in more than 22 countries worldwide. They are recognised as the world’s leading non-toxic, organic tanning company.

The Vita Liberata ingredients are the purest in the tanning world. They use natural, certified organic and Ecocert ingredients, and are able to create a tanning experience that conditions and nourishes the skin, with Moisture LockTM to hydrate skin for 72 hours, ensuring a tan fades perfectly. Just like a natural suntan.

Vita Liberata is a proud sponsor of Mrs South Africa pageant and the finalist’s organic, non-toxic spray tanner of choice.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Trio of Fruity Baobab Sorbet

Make this your one sugar spoil this summer.  It’s heavenly.  (and we do have an ice-lolly option with no added sugar for the kids!)

Bursting with fresh, fruity flavours with a zesty tart twist of organic baobab powder, these Fruity Baobab Sorbets are instant summer pleasers for a light, cool and refreshing dessert.   Baobab powder is loaded with Vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and digestive fibre. 

It’s also one of the richest plant-based sources of calcium at 1.5 times more than almonds.  Our diets are often deficient in these minerals and baobab powder is an excellent source of these nutrients.  

We’ve chosen fruit for their brilliant colour and summer-sweet flavours.  Try one, try them all, or invent your very own combinations! 


Sorbet base (makes one batch)
1 cup water
1 cup castor sugar
2 Tbsp baobab powder
4 cups fresh fruit, peeled and chopped into chunks

Fruit Combinations (choose one, or make all three)

Watermelon, Baobab and Raspberry
3 cups watermelon
1 cup raspberries

Pineapple and Baobab
4 cups chopped and peeled pineapple

Kiwi, Baobab, and Lime Zest
3 ½ cups kiwi fruit
½ cup lime juice  
Optional: pinch of lime zest


Bring the water to a simmer, dissolve the sugar, and allow cooling.  If you’re planning to make all three flavours, prepare three separate batches of syrup.

Blend one batch of fruit, baobab powder, and cooled syrup until smooth.

If you’re not sure the consistency is correct, before freezing the fruit mixture for the first time, test the sorbet’s consistency using an ‘egg test’.  (Thanks to The Kitchn for this awesome tip!)

Gently lower a washed egg into the mixture; if it’s too thick, most of the egg will stick out above the surface.  In this case, add more water.  If the mixture is too runny, the egg will sink below the surface.  In this case, add more sugar.

If it’s the perfect consistency, about 2½ cm of the egg will above the surface.

Now pour the mixture into a freezer-friendly container or bowl.

Option 1: wait for it freeze solid (overnight will do) and then blend – you’ll need to break the mixture into pieces then blend piece by piece until blended before pouring back into the bowl and refreezing.
Option 2:  just before frozen solid, (you’ll need to check from time to time) mix it up with a fork to make a slushy consistency and then refreeze
Your sorbet should be ready in 4-6 hours, depending on your freezer, and the depth of your bowl.  If it’s frozen a little too solid, simply give it a few minutes to soften before serving.

Will serve between 8-16 guests depending on appetite!

About EcoProducts

EcoProducts is based in the far north of South Africa, in Limpopo province, where baobab trees grow.  Sarah Venter, the owner believes in making a positive impact on society and our environment.  Thus EcoProducts sources its fruit ethically and fairly and ensures that harvesting is sustainable.    EcoProducts is fully involved in production from source to dispatch.  Baobab fruit is sourced directly from communities bringing about much needed economic benefits.    And all processing, extraction and packaging takes place at EcoProducts premises.  Processing time from fruit cracking to final sealed product is 1 - 2 days.  This guarantees a light-coloured powder with a fresh tangy-sweet taste.   It’s convenient to use and can be easily enjoyed mixed into drinks, smoothies, breakfast cereals, desserts, savoury dishes and much more.   Visit for recipes and a wealth of fascinating information on all things Baobab.

Read more about EcoProducts Foundation programs that support the growing of trees through the Baobab Guardians program and the welfare of rural children through the Pre-School support program.


Price: 200g – R105.00 and 400g – R192.00

Stockist: Products are available from online stockists or from selected health stores and pharmacies.

Note on Photographs

There are a variety of photographs available with and without branded product including an ingredient shot and method shots.  You can view these here:

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Have you tried the new Pesto Princess Chermoula Paste?

Pesto Princess Foods Chimichurri Paste can take a standard dish and enliven it with delicious spices and flavours. Just a dab is all that’s needed to dial it up a bit.
The Moroccan marinade – a complex and exotic mix of fragrant spices and herbs – add an instant kick to chicken or fish.
Pesto Princess Foods Chermoula Marinade is made with roasted cumin, turmeric, fresh herbs, garlic and lemon juice for extra zing.
This is what she's like
·         She's a tall and tanned and young and lovely' lady from Morocco.
·         She mostly loves hanging out with Mr Line Fish and Mr Seafood
·         When her fishy friends are out of town, she's all over Mr Chicken.
·         She's one of those women who seem to have it all...lemony, herby, spicy & garlicky. 
·         She's adored by vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians and carnivores across the world.

How to use:
·         Spread it on whole seafood and leave it to marinade for a while before grilling, frying or baking
·         Serve as a sauce, dressing or dip – it’s wonderful with roasted potato or pumpkin
·         Dollop a spoonful into soups or stews
·         Mix into cream cheese or yoghurt

Price: R35.00 to R39.00
Stockists: Available from the fridges of pick n Pay, SPAR and checkers stores in the Western Cape.


Friday, January 15, 2016

Cafe' de Bain ‘French patisserie inspired’ luxury bath & body collection is super on trend with 2016’s Pantone colours of the year

Take a break out of your busy day and indulge with some time that’s just for you. Relax and treat yourself to some deliciously-scented, delectably pampering bath and body delicacies from the Café de Bain range.

 Coconut Macaroon

Made from four simple ingredients: ground almonds, sugar, egg whites and coconut. Inspired by the rich caramel fragrance of lightly toasted coconut, this decadent creamy-rich lather will moisturise and nourish your skin leaving you looking and feeling delectable.

Coconut Macaroon Indulgent Bath Crème – R59.95 (500ml)

Coconut Macaroon Softening Shower Crème – R49.95 (250ml)

Raspberry & Rose Crème Tarte 

Raspberry and Rose are just the most delicious fragrance combination: the sharp summer fruitiness of raspberries, the beautiful sweetness of rosewater with a hint of vanilla crème patissière and butter pastry tarte.

Raspberry & Rose Crème Tarte Indulgent Bath Crème – R59.95 (500ml)

Raspberry & Rose Crème Tarte Softening Shower Crème – R49.95 (250ml)

Available at Pick n Pay stores 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Save the Rhinos with Pure Beginnings

Pure Beginnings, South Africa’s most trusted Organic Baby brand, in collaboration with Project Rhino KZN, is excited to launch Ruby the Rhino Fun Time Kids Wash – a unique limited edition kids wash product.

Developed with a new and endearing character to highlight the Pure Beginnings partnership with Project Rhino, the Ruby the Rhino Fun Time Kids Wash is a larger (500ml) format of the existing 250ml Fun Time Kids Wash with organic rooibos – which is currently part of the Pure Beginnings Organic Kids range.

“We have had numerous requests from customers for a larger kids wash”, says Brue Moore-Gordon, owner of Pure Beginnings. As one of the products with the highest rate of use, especially in families with more than one child, this product has grown in popularity. Enriched with organic rooibos – a powerful anti-oxidant, and made with the gentlest of plant based foaming agents, it effectively removes dirt and grime from even the grubbiest of customers. Suitable for the most sensitive of skins, the extremely gentle, non-irritating, non-drying formula leaves the skin soft and hydrated.

Pure Beginnings baby and kids products have been certified organic by Ecocert Greenlife – the leading internationally recognised organic certification organisation. The board has also recently completed all compliance with EU cosmetic legislation and has started exporting to various markets in Europe. Bruce says “We anticipate that the Ruby the Rhino Fun Time Kids Wash will attract some international attention in our export markets, further highlighting the challenges facing our rhinos and raising awareness regarding Project Rhino KZN and the valuable work this organisation does”.

Ruby the Rhino Fun Time Kids Wash will be available from the end of November 2015 and will retail between R100.00 – R115.00 at Baby City, Wellness Warehouse as well as online at

“As business owners, we are constantly looking for ways in which we are able to not only improve our business, but make a difference to our community”, says Moore-Gordon. “With the increase in popularity of our products over recent years, we feel we are now in a position to really make a valuable contribution, both financially and through creating awareness” He continues.
“We looked for a suitable NGO to partner with and Project Rhino KZN was a natural choice. Our business head office is located in KZN and we are regularly reminded of the plight our local rhino’s face due to ongoing threat of poaching. By making a contribution to the incredible work that Project Rhino KZN does, we are heling to save an important part of our South Africa heritage,” he says.

Pure Beginnings will be donating R10 from every Limited Edition Fu Time Kids Wash sold to Project Rhino KZN. This financial donation will contribute to the five priorities Project Rhino has identified:

  1. Rhino security
  2. Community engagement, education & awareness
  3. Legislation & Judiciary
  4. Lobbying & strategic relationships
  5. Fundraising, public awareness & accountability a brand used every day by children, Pure Beginnings identify that they have an opportunity to not only contribute financially, but also to use the product as a means to educate and connect with kids about rhinos. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Check Out Foreo Luna on Expresso Show!

Watch the clip here: