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Good skin care has become an important part of my daily routine these days. I think it has something to do with getting older. After the age of 25, there are certain skincare ingredients that should be included on your cosmetics list. Because the older you get, the more obsessed you become with looking young and these products help to ward off the signs of ageing. God forbid I start to get wrinkles. I want youthful, supple skin for life – who doesn’t? I don’t have the perfect skin but

Did you know that Softsheen and Redken developed the original Mizani brand? And in 2001, after existing as part of the Soft-Sheen Carson group in Chicago for over a decade, Mizani evolved into the L’Óreal Professional Products Division. I’ve known about Mizani for years but up until recently, I didn’t know it was made specifically for textured hair or that it is under the L’Óreal brand. My first time using Mizani was the middle of last year while I was in Nigeria. The stylist at the salon I frequented recommended the product

Raise your hands if you’ve got oily skin concerns. It’s not a competition but I bet my skin is oilier than yours. I’ve yet to meet anyone other than my mum who’s face produces as much oil as mine. I loathe it and even though they tell you that oily skin is less prone to wrinkles which means you look 20 at 40 years of age, I still don’t care for it. What causes oily skin? There are many factors that contribute to the production of oil on your skin.

Those who know me well know that I’m a feminist. I’m not a radical feminist, my views on feminism are liberal – what I stand for is equality and justice for all. I guess that in theory makes me both feminist and egalitarian. As a woman, I believe that we are capable of doing what a man can do and should therefore not be discriminated against because of gender. Society teaches us that certain jobs are for women while others are for men. But society is wrong. And we must

Say goodbye to ombre lips, two-toned lips are the latest and hottest beauty trend. I first spotted this trend on Instagram and it immediately grabbed my attention. The lips, not unlike the eyes are the focal point of your face. I’m that girl who aims to buy the brightest, boldest and most unique lip colour at the shop. Anything from purple, blue, pink or black, I’ve got. So, the two-toned lips trend instantly became a ‘ must try’  for me. The two-tone lips trend involves using two different shade/colour of

Affordable skin care products that work is not a myth. You can enjoy great skin using products that won’t break the bank. About two and a half years ago, I started to experience severe breakouts on my face. These breakouts, I realised were caused by my diet, too much sugar in the form of chocolates, ice-cream and biscuits. Not wanting to cut these things from my diet, I realised I needed to up my skincare game and so, I did. I started by first going back on the contraceptive pill

We are no doubt in winter, it’s sunny, hot, the beaches are overcrowded and there have already been a few fire outbreaks. No matter the season, looking good is important to me. This summer, I have compiled a list of my January beauty essentials: Clicks Sun Protect Cooling SPF 30, R104,95 No matter the colour of your skin, even if your melanin pops the most, sunblock is, and should be an important part of your skincare, especially in summer. We all know sunscreen is expensive, the Clicks Sun Protect Cooling

They say your hair is your crowning glory, this I know to be true. It is why issues like receding hairline and thinning hair can be distressing and even depressing for many women. Receding hairline is not as common in women as it is in men but traction alopecia is. What is traction alopecia? It is damage to the hair caused by excessive pulling on the natural hair follicle. Ballerinas, gymnasts and weave wearers are some of the women that suffer from this condition. In my early twenties, I used

Over the past few months, beauty has become a little obsession of mine.  I am constantly on the hunt for the best beauty products out there. I have always had a love for all things beauty related but the fact that I’ll soon be turning 30 years old has got me a little spooked and concerned for the future of my skin. While I may not be able to turn back the hands of time and stay in my twenties forever, I can at least try to reduce the signs of

South Africa’s leading health and beauty retailer Clicks gears up for another scent filled season in the fourth annual Clicks Fragrance Awards. Clicks stocks a wide range of fragrances at affordable prices making it your feel good, one stop fragrance destination. With such an extensive variety, it is only fitting that the process to narrow down the selection was just as intense. The first step involved the experienced fragrance buying team first making their selection before handing the judging over to our carefully selected media and influencers. Clicks designated an

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