Seriously, life is stressful at the moment with load shedding, power outages and bad traffic jams, so we really need a lighter side to life- and I'm suggesting you head off to the theatre next month to enjoy Les Ballets Eloelle (say that out loud for your first laugh). Hot from new York, these boys are led by founder, Artistic Director and lead dancer Victor…Continue
Added by paola chellew on March 20, 2019 at 11:03 — No Comments
One of the most effective ways to enhance beautiful skin is a good night's sleep- restoration and repair happen at night, but what if you were to boost this night time action with active ingredients designed specifically to penetrate deeply and to treat sleep lines and puffy features? The result is smooth, firm, plumped out skin.
Added by paola chellew on February 26, 2019 at 8:56 — No Comments
Added by paola chellew on January 21, 2019 at 10:29 — No Comments
I was starting to feel quite rattled last week with the flurry of end of year functions and endless to-do lists when I received two beautifully packaged Buddha teas to try- the first, a Chakra tea and the second a CBD tea (the natural constituent of the cannabis plant).
These Buddha teas are now available here and they offer a selection of teas…Continue
Added by paola chellew on December 10, 2018 at 9:53 — No Comments
Sleep is such an essential part of health and well-being- there is no doubt about it. Getting your "beauty sleep" is not a myth- whenever you have a really good 7-8 hour sleep, your skin usually looks its best, as sleep is necessary for cellular regeneration and restoration. When you don't get enough, you often don't look too good.
Thankfully, I sleep…Continue
Added by paola chellew on November 28, 2018 at 11:37 — No Comments
Even though Breast Cancer Awareness month is over, perhaps we should reflect on how the disease impacts South African men and women every single day- 1 in 27 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, while male breast cancer accounts for 1% of all breast cancer cases – so it is applicable to me and you.
Roche is taking steps to fight the…Continue
Added by paola chellew on November 9, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments
Since medieval times, the quest for the Holy Grail – the vessel that held miraculous powers providing happiness, eternal youth or sustenance in infinite abundance- inspired many stories in literature. Today, the quest for youth, anti-ageing and keeping young is just as great, but like the Holy Grail, it is unattainable, realistically. Perhaps, if we…Continue
Added by paola chellew on November 5, 2018 at 10:01 — No Comments
The truth is out- you really can't change the size of your pores overnight- but there is one thing you can do, and that's to change their appearance. And Filorga have come up with a product that literally does that- just in time for summer! As part of its new Flash makeup range, the French skincare company have come up with a second makeup primer that…Continue
Added by paola chellew on October 24, 2018 at 16:59 — No Comments
When time is of the essence and you need to do groceries, pick up the dog food, get your preferred multivitamins from the pharmacy and face the dreaded queues before rushing back to work, perhaps you need a Plan B: a one-stop shopping experience, selecting goods from different stores, your supplies collected in one cart and promptly delivered to your door.…Continue
Added by paola chellew on October 24, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments
Jozi's most loved end of year event has begun and it's bigger and better than ever! Joburg Theatre and Bernard Jay bring you Janice Honeyman’s Snow White, The Fairest Panto in All The Land, until December 23rd-
Ben Voss as the Evil Queen and Kiruna-Lind Devar as Snow White- photo by Enroc…Continue
Added by paola chellew on October 16, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments
Joburg Ballet is leading the way into the festive season with a brand new production of The Nutcracker- a joyous, favourite and well-loved ballet, from 5 to 14 October at Joburg Theatre. Tchaikovsky’s enchanting music will be played live by the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, so this is a treat for all dance lovers- not to be missed!…Continue
Added by paola chellew on October 4, 2018 at 12:18 — No Comments
I know that many people who are into skincare prefer to save their cash for a good product range, or budget wisely for the more active treatments that give them real results, for example a chemical peel, a mesotherapy or a microdermabrasion . But even if there is gratification with these valuable procedures that have you investing in your skin, I was thinking that perhaps the…Continue
Added by paola chellew on September 26, 2018 at 12:48 — No Comments
Let’s face it, our beautiful weather comes with many advantages- lunches al fresco, pool parties and loving the outdoors in any which way. However, the disadvantage is the awful lot of UVA/UVB rays to which we are exposed- rays that cause untold damage to our skins in the form of pigmentation, photoageing and ultimately skin cancer. And when your moisturizer…Continue
Added by paola chellew on September 20, 2018 at 15:20 — No Comments
Joburg Theatre is proud to present Cirque Infernal, direct from Europe, on the Mandela stage from September 6th to September 23rd 2018.
There was a buzz on opening night, as word had got out that death defying acts would be a part of this show- and that was a fact! I was breathless and captivated from the…Continue
Added by paola chellew on September 9, 2018 at 8:37 — No Comments
I have been testing the new Flash- Nude Fluid (in Nude Beige) for just over a week, in different ways, with different sunscreens/primers under it and I love it. Many well-known brands have…Continue
Added by paola chellew on September 6, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments
As far as skincare goes, I do love active ingredients, which may or may not be natural, depending on the brand, but this month I decided to go the au naturel way, as i came across a local manufacturer of 100% natural skin and hair care products. In fact, I was gifted their charcoal face soap by a friend six months ago and then I recently received a beautiful…Continue
Added by paola chellew on July 30, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments
The beloved and iconic Stanley Beer Yard from 44 Stanley, Milpark, has undergone a major makeover- a fusion of Americana in terms of the décor, the food and music; there's edge, there's vibe, it's a blend of what Joburgers like to do- listen to music, talk, eat, drink- and the space is perfect- split level, with a choice of being inside or…Continue
Added by paola chellew on July 2, 2018 at 9:18 — No Comments
It's always very exciting to find and be able to write about brilliant products that are locally produced- one such brand is DermExcel, still relatively unknown, but bound to make a grand entrance once word gets around to skincare junkies like me!
Dermal Health was founded in 2016 as a speciality biotechnology company…Continue
Added by paola chellew on May 30, 2018 at 11:06 — No Comments
I love my skincare ritual, it’s my “me” time, but I have to admit that primer is a step I usually skip out, as once I have moisturized my skin, my makeup is very quick and easy (less is more!) and I’m usually out the door in about 5 minutes. I’m also fortunate that I don’t have many skin issues, such as acne scars ot texture that could possibly benefit from a thin layer of…Continue
Added by paola chellew on May 16, 2018 at 10:48 — No Comments
You simply have to head on over to Alice Lane and grab a table at Nikos Coalgrill Greek- a gorgeous, contemporary restaurant that offers traditional homestyle Greek cuisine, coalgrilled and absolutely fabulous! With a view of the sexy Sandton skyline, you can sip a beer at the end of the day and nibble on meze- and the selection is immense!
I just love the…Continue
Added by paola chellew on May 12, 2018 at 13:43 — No Comments