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Hey lovers! Just yesterday, I had the exciting opportunity to be part of the exclusive reveal of the Advanced Génifique serum. The informative press event held at the L’Oréal South Africa Head Offices was led by Namate Moyo [ Marketing Manager for Lancôme ] , Ashley Fernandes [ National Education, Retail & Services Manager, L’Oreal Luxe ] and Dr Heidi [ Advanced Research Manager Sub-Saharan Africa at L’Oréal ] I must say, the best thing about this session was having Dr Heidi in the room. Dr Heidi’s portfolio covers South Sub Saharan Africa, which includes raw portfolio ingredient and technology support towards skin and hair. She is also in charge of the incubator and the open innovation L’Oréal does within her region. She did a great job at helping us understand all the scientific terms and how the skin works beyond what meets the eye. Now back to the product.…

Hey, lovers! So a few weeks ago I gave you all a sneak peak into what went down at the Mask And Slumber party I went to hosted by Nomzamo Mbatha, in partnership with Neutrogena.  If you haven’t checked it out, what are you waiting for? 😉 https://youtu.be/sh_h3Vnt2Oo Well, I’ve decided to share a bit more info into the masks we used during our stay at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. The masks, inspired by South Korean technology, fuse the nourishing essences the skin needs with a polymer derived from seaweed to form a translucent, flexible layer that fits snuggly around the face while saturating it with moisture.  These face masks are a multi-tasker’s BFF. From juggling a busy schedule to finding the time to relax, they are an ideal multitasking companion for even the busiest of schedules. The mask only needs to be on the skin for 15 minutes to do…

Held at SMAC gallery, the very first COSMO Influencer awards in association with Bernini were in honor of South African social media stars, both upcoming and those who have made a solid impact in the digital world as influencers. Over the past couple of years, COSMO has been one of the magazines to actively recognise and trust in the voice of influencers across the board. From beauty, fashion, lifestyle and the YouTube world. This was evident through the 2019 March Influencer Issue starring Jessica Van Heerden, Mihlali Ndamase and Nadia Jafta as the cover girls. Although there was much talk around the choice in cover stars, I believe the cover was a great conversation starter. Many more influencers were featured even within the covers of the magazine, which was a great way of encouraging the growth of this industry, as well as recognising all the creatives who put in so…

If there’s one thing you should know about me, It’s that I’m a sucker for some fun girl time. So, when Nomzamo sent me an exclusive invite to her Mask And Slumber Party she would be hosting in partnership with Neutrogena, I was so thrilled! For those of you who may not know, among the many other roles Nomzamo Mbatha has, she is an actress, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, PUMA Ambassador, Audi Ambassador, and the face of Neutrogena. Her light shines so so bright, and covers not only herself, but also those who in any way come in contact with her. The ever so graceful beaut shared some profound words at the dinner table about the beauty industry. It’s important for me to just push a different narrative. I think the beauty industry right now is just inundated with things that are supposed to be aesthetically perfect. Whether we try to…

Hey lovers, As we switch up into the colder Autumn/Winter seasons, we tend to think that it is only the cold air which takes a toll on our hands, nails and cuticles. However, it is also the constant transitions we tend to make  from hot to cold environments which cause our nails to weaken and become brittle. Today I’ll be sharing two products which will be getting me through this autumn/winter season, specifically taking care of my hands, nails and cuticles. The  Muru Muru Chapped Skin Balm as well as theSpa Macadamia Oil by LCN. The Muru Muru Chapped Skin Balm by LCN is ideal for use on hands, body and feet. It is Intensively nourishing with Muru Muru butter, Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid. It leaves the skin feeling soft and nourished for hours. I won’t lie, I didn’t have the greatest first encounter with the Muru Muru Chapped Skin…

Hello my beauty and fashion lovers, This week I’m bringing you all things skin and beauty. To kick start the new week, I had the opportunity of joining some of my favorite beauty bloggers at The Venue as Clinique introduced to us the newly lauched Clinique iD. Upon arrival we were handed “My Clinique iD passports”  which were what we needed in our journey to unlocking great skin. With 15 combinations to choose from, the process of skin mapping was the key to fully understanding the ideal hydration for my skin, as well as the treatment which it needed. Customise, don’t compromise. So after the the skin mapping process, the Clinique Clinical Reality tool advised that I have uneven skin tone, and to address this, I should use the Active Cartridge Concentrate for Uneven Skin Tone. It also advised I use the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion in order to address…

If you know me, you’ll know just how much I love campaigns with strong brand messaging  or a cause to them. I simply believe in moving in purpose, and with brands having such a great voice in society, I believe that they too should in some way contribute to positively shifting communities across the globe.  From the messaging behind their TV Commercials, all the way to their digital campaigns. One brand which has done just that is DOVE. Many of you may have seen the #ShowUs on Instagram, and traveled all the way to London with our favorite aunty Siyanda Dzenga ( @Siyabunny ) as she attends the #DoveEvent. I have also spotted Hlulisani Ravele of YOTV fame as well as Beauty Influencer Cynthia Gwebu out in the streets of London for the Dove event too. Furthermore, influencers Lesego (@Thickleeyonce ), Mmanaka Kelobonye are also on board this beautiful campaign.…

Hey lovers! It’s that time of the year again where everyone wants to have fun in the sun, but at what cost? Well, with the New Eucerin Photoaging Control Sun Lotion Extra Light 50+ , you don’t have to worry about premature skin aging caused by the suns UV rays. Just so we’re all on the same page, Photoaging is premature skin ageing caused by UV rays. I’m not sure how many posts I’ve written in this year alone which emphasize the importance of using sunscreen and products with an SPF, whether you’re staying indoors all day, or heading out for some fun in the sun. Being in the blogger/influencer space and having to do quite a lot of glam when I head out for either day or night events, I’ve realised that some of the products I use on my skin actually don’t have an SPF. I’d advise that…

Hey lovers! We all know just how time consuming self care can be, but also just how important it is to take the time to give your body and mind the LOVE and ATTENTION it deserves. I have been meaning to write this post for a while now. With the busy summer season fast approaching, I believe there couldn’t be a better time to share these two time saving beauty tricks I’ve come to love, Co-washing and Multimasking. Co-washing Co-washing is basically using only a conditioner to wash your hair as well as condition it, as opposed to using shampoo as well as a  conditioner. For the ladies with kinks, this trick not only saves time but also ensures the natural oil and moisture isn’t stripped away from your hair. Knowledge definitely is power, and by doing some reading as well as following hair enthusiasts, I have discovered why co-washing…

With summer fast approaching, I’d love to let you in on some of the beauty glam up essentials on my list.  I’ve had the opportunity to try out all the products I’ve listed below, and I absolutely love the fact that they are on trend and are of great quality!  “Something we always pay attention to is a genuine, authentic feeling for beauty – Christiane Secker Dry Oil Instant Beauty Hair & Body  The dry oil by LCN has been such a great discovery for me particularly because I have dry skin. I love how it nourishes my skin with macadamia, camellia, sunflower oil and pomegranate extract while giving me a shimmery glow up! The dry oil works just as effectively on hair, without leaving a greasy effect. Oh, it smells absolutely divine too!  Lip Gloss “Holo Lips” This lip gloss is like no other I’ve tried before. Not only…