There’s a worldwide trend towards enjoying a more natural way of life, and Alex Brennan’s Fresh Faced Beauty allows you to make your own bath, body and haircare products. Besides easy-to-make and really lovely treats (think walnut whip hand soap, spiced coffee rejuvenating body oil, spearmint lip scrub, orange and cardamom hair spray), there’s loads of info on products to avoid (and why), natural alternatives to keep in your beauty cupboard and equipment you’ll need (nothing you don’t already have in your kitchen). Available from your local book store.
Love is in the air at Woolworths. With their full range of Valentine’s pressies, you are sure to find something extra special, like a Lindor Tin Heart Milk 212g for around R169.95. Also rose pedals and gift cards. To shop online, go to woolworths.co.za.
Yes, we will admit we’re a bit obsessed … but who wouldn’t love this trendy Smith and Cult nail colour … The Bee Side, R378 from online store www.quintessentiallyyours.co.za
Look good … do good … feel good!
This season’s hot hit is the Uzwelo beach bag range … wide-strapped bags that are roomy enough to fit in everything a beach babe cannot live without. And by buying one, you’ll also improve people’s lives and help the environment. Uzwelo, an Expand a Sign initiative, has teamed up with seamstresses from some of KwaZulu-Natal’s poorest communities, training them to make these lovely handcrafted bags from left-over banner fabric, which would otherwise be destined for landfills. At R220 for the standard size and R310 for the large bag, they’re affordable and wonderful Valentine’s Day pressie. Plus you can buy online, so no need to suffer the shopping mall crowds. Details: www.uzwelo.co.za; @uzwelobags (Facebook and Instagram)
Washing your hands just got so much more luxurious with Le Jardin De Fragonard Tilleul Cedrat and Bigarade Jasmin perfumed soap, R295 from The Beautiful Life Store. Plus, how absolutely divine is the packaging? Details: 011- 327-2677
Your favourite wine dress in a sleek trendy number! Nederburg has released their limited edition individually designed and illustrated fabric wraps. Details: Available from selected Checkers, Tops at Spar, Makro and participating independent outlets
Give any room a spring fresh makeover with this Summer Grapefruit Compagnie De Provence fragranced room defuser, R560 from Nap Living Store.