{Brand Spotlight} A Timeless Timepiece

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I am fully aware of how clichéd, perhaps even unoriginal, this post’s title is. I am however sticking by it, as I believe that it is an apt prelude to the Daniel Wellington brand. The story reads that the product was inspired by a British gentleman with an impeccable yet unpretentious style who wore his watches on weathered NATO straps. The juxtaposition of his classic watch face against the edgy strap bore the brand’s signature style.   A household name…

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{Beauty Review} Bioderma Sensibio Mask

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Finding effective skincare products when you have dry and sensitive skin is very challenging. Such a skin type is prone to irritation and inflammation at the drop of a hat. The Sensibio mask from Bioderma is a small victory for those of us with intolerant skin. This product soothes feelings of overheating, redness and tightness and restores skin’s radiance. The consistency of this mask is unlike that of a clay mask for instance, that dries on your face and leaves…

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{Beauty Review} Jo Malone Cologne

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The Jo Malone brand is the culmination of simplicity meets luxury. A visit to a Jo Malone store is one that needs to be experienced. Firstly, your senses are taken on a journey through the brand’s vast assortment of delightful scents to discover your signature scent or combination of scents. The scent you desire is not necessarily exclusively available as a cologne; other products include bath oils, body lotions, room sprays, candles and many more. After you have selected your…

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{Beauty Review} Benefit Highlighters

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From the moment Benefit Cosmetics arrived on South African soil – I was hooked. The brand’s pretty packaging, girly store counters, friendly staff and top quality products will ensure that I stay a Bene-babe for many years to come. In this post, I put the spotlight on how Benefit products highlight; reviewing both Watt’s Up and High Beam. Please note that Benefit do have other highlighters as part of their product offering but these two specifically, are the two that…

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{Brand Spotlight} Pandora SS16

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An opulent summer soirée nestled in the Houghton hills took place to launch Pandora’s 2016 Spring and Summer collection. Shepstones Garden hosted Johannesburg’s finest, donned in white. A more fitting venue, I could not imagine. Set below crystal chandeliers, a spectacular fashion show took place to showcase the hand-finished jewellery pieces. Celebrities and models took to the runway in breathtaking white garments designed by Gert-Johan Coetzee and were ornately decorated with the magnificent Pandora pieces. In contrast to the crisp…

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{Beauty Review} Smashbox Lip Lacquer

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As much as I love completing my make-up look with some colour on my lips, I can’t stand it when the colour fades before I have even reached my destination. So after a tiresome search and the adjective  “long-lasting” losing all credibility, I stumbled upon the Be Legendary Long-Wear Lip Lacquer from Smashbox.   These beauties are both legendary and long-wearing and thus I have to tell you all about them. The formula of the lacquer is creamy and glossy,…

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{Fashion Feature} Hello Joburg Magazine

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  It is September thus officially Spring in the Southern Hemisphere. For me, Spring fashion is all about pretty pastels and fun florals. When I was asked by Hello Joburg magazine to put together the perfect Spring outfit, that is the combination I went for but obviously put a corporate spin on it. In early Spring, the temperatures are not exactly soaring so this pastel blazer takes the nip out of the early morning chill or the office air conditioner.…

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{Fashion Feature} The September Issue

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  Hyde Park Corner, Africa’s centre of luxury, launches its September Issue and much like the centre itself, the glossy oozes opulence and high fashion. The fashion images are striking, captivating and showcases the illustrious international brands that Hyde Park Corner has to offer with a sartorial splendour that is worthy of the fashion bible it is emulating.   Fashion, however, is not the only theme. Travel, décor and food inspiration completes the portrayal of the lavish lifestyle that the September…

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