Paola chellew's Blog (146)

Rehab for Skin- New Filorga Scrub & Detox

Still on the subject of having to wear masks, I'm sure many people are having skin issues and it's now more important than ever to look after your skin. Winter is definitely a good time to do some treatments and I have been testing the new Filorga Scrub and Detox exfoliator which is a great purifying treatment that you can do at home to combat the…


Added by paola chellew on July 1, 2020 at 12:51 — 1 Comment

Masking to Reveal Radiant skin

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Added by paola chellew on June 15, 2020 at 11:23 — No Comments

Eyes in Focus: Filorga Optim-Eyes Refresh

 Masks are the new accessory and your eyes will definitely be the focal point of your face in days to come. Lockdown has caused a lot of anxiety, sleepless nights and possibly a lapse in good diet and exercise routine, so it's really important to make sure that you are using the right skincare around your eyes.

Filorga’s Optim-Eyes Triple Action Eye…


Added by paola chellew on May 19, 2020 at 12:42 — No Comments


Suddenly the Storm, Paul Slabolepszy’s highly acclaimed award-winning play, returns for a limited three-week season at The Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino from 12th –…


Added by paola chellew on March 12, 2020 at 9:30 — No Comments

The Hydra Facial- a Thirst Quencher for your skin

Sometimes having a facial just before an important event or even before the weekend is not such a good idea- especially if it involves an exfoliation or extractions, which can leave your skin looking a bit blotchy and uneven. But I have recently tried a beautiful treatment at Skin Renewal- the Hydra facial, which left my skin looking so radiant and plump- so…


Added by paola chellew on February 24, 2020 at 15:14 — No Comments

Are Polarized sunglasses a necessity?

If you spend your time outdoors or in your car, polarised sunglasses are a must for the benefit of protecting your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun.

So what are polarized sunglasses and how do they work?

Polarized sunglasses use special technology to minimize the glare caused by light reflecting off flat and smooth surfaces. Direct sunlight…


Added by paola chellew on February 18, 2020 at 10:00 — No Comments

Don Quixote returns to the Joburg Theatre


Added by paola chellew on February 18, 2020 at 9:54 — No Comments


Celebrating Peoples Theatre’s 20-year anniversary being based at Joburg Theatre, Jill Girard and Keith Smith are thrilled to bring back one of the audience all-time favourites for their first production in 2020,…


Added by paola chellew on February 18, 2020 at 9:42 — No Comments

New products to try over the holidays

 The year is winding down and we are all feeling frazzled and using up the last bit of energy to get to the year's end- what better time to give your skin a much needed boost and get you looking your best for the celebrations to come.

Filorga French skincare range has recently launched a GLOBAL-REPAIR INTENSIVE ANTI-AGEING SKINCARE…


Added by paola chellew on November 25, 2019 at 12:50 — No Comments

New makeup from Clarins

Clarins have launched some lovely goodies for the festive season and it's really worth going to your nearest Clarins counter to have a look- they would make great stocking fillers or if you are in need of some gorgeous new makeup- spoil yourself with some of these beauties:

Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid

This is a new launch – a really…


Added by paola chellew on November 11, 2019 at 12:39 — No Comments

BeanBagtheBrand- Bringing back the "speedo"

Who would have thought that the much-maligned speedo would make its way back to our beaches and worn with pride by many macho dudes? it took two risk-taking, young entrepreneurs to challenge guys to wear their briefs with pride- the incentive? Send your pics in and you could win a case of beers!

Not taking themselves too seriously, the owners of…


Added by paola chellew on October 23, 2019 at 9:29 — No Comments

Filorga NCEF Reverse Eyes

 There is a bewildering array of eye creams on the market, as the skin around the eyes usually gives away a person's age- or whether they smile a lot! There is no getting away from it, ageing is a process that will happen to everyone, it's inevitable, but there are certainly some products that go a long way to help with softening and plumping the…


Added by paola chellew on September 16, 2019 at 13:42 — No Comments

Embracing ageing at a snail’s pace: The Facts about Growth Factors- Endocare Concentrate Serums

Winter is actually the best time to do a peel, microneedling or any collagen inducing treatment of your choice- mainly because there is less chance of being exposed to too much sun, (which would cause immediate pigmentation)  but also because it’s a good idea to kick start your cell regeneration process and emerge into spring with…


Added by paola chellew on July 5, 2019 at 13:30 — No Comments

Neo-Classical Ballets in July- Joburg Theatre


 Ana Paulino, Claudia Monja, Monike Cristina in Wakanda- Photo Lauge Sorensen

Joburg Ballet will be presenting four new neo-classical ballets at Joburg Theatre from 5 to 14 July. It's wonderful to see our Ballet Company  offering new works other than the beloved classics- it shows their range and diversity.…


Added by paola chellew on June 5, 2019 at 13:30 — No Comments

Glowing with Filorga- the Oxygen-Glow Skincare range

The trend for glowing, dewy skin is definitely on the rise and Filorga is a skincare brand that really is the gift that keeps on giving- their new, more affordable range is all about radiance and achieving super flawless skin.

Although I am a bit past the age date for these products (aimed for 25-45 yr old skin) I still loved using the range…


Added by paola chellew on April 24, 2019 at 16:00 — No Comments

Men in Tutus- on stage at The Teatro, Montecasino

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…


Added by paola chellew on March 20, 2019 at 11:03 — No Comments

Filorga Time-Filler Night:enhancing your Beauty Sleep


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.

Filorga has…


Added by paola chellew on February 26, 2019 at 8:56 — No Comments

Staying Sun safe throughout 2019

So everyone seems to be back after the holidays and beach things are packed away- but keep your sun products out…


Added by paola chellew on January 21, 2019 at 10:29 — No Comments

Harnessing Healing with Buddha Teas

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…


Added by paola chellew on December 10, 2018 at 9:53 — No Comments

Masking to Reveal Radiant Skin- Filorga

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…


Added by paola chellew on November 28, 2018 at 11:37 — No Comments

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