Misty Hills Spa in the Country – Spa Review

Although it is already Spring time in Joburg, it was a rather cold and miserable day when The Spa Life Team visited Misty Hill’s Spa in the Country and we were very pleasantly surprised! Location You’ll find this spa nestled on Misty Hills Country Estate, in the Muldersdrift “Wedding Mile”. The estate is often used […]

Matsimela Marula Nut Hand Cream Review

Matsimela Marula Nut Hand Cream – Product Review

There is something about this fragrance that instantly makes us feel like we are on a bush holiday (in a good way)! Perhaps it goes back to when we first tried Matsimela’s products, but whatever the reason, we like it. A lot. The Look (Packaging) Simple, no-fuss and neat, would be how we describe the […]

We just cannot get enough of this great product and its gorgeous container!

Benefit Posie Balm – Get your balm on!

If you’ve been following The Spa Life, you already know that we are huge fans of Benefit’s Posie Tint (read our write-up here). One of the concerns we have had using Posie Tint over the years is that although it has great colour, it is really just a tint (and we mean that with the […]

Kai Thai Spa Bryanston – Spa Review

The Kai Thai spas (and restaurants!) are found all around South Africa, but mostly in Johannesburg where there seems to be one within every suburb. The Spa Life team, having visited some of the Kai Thai spas before, decided to book treatments at Kai Thai Spa Bryanston (for details click here) in order to provide […]

L'Occitane Shea Ultra Rich Body Cream Review

L’Occitane Shea Ultra Rich Body Cream – Review

Say goodbye to itchy dry skin and hello to thick, hydrating and deeply nourishing Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream by L’Occitane. The Look (Packaging) It comes in a tin! Love! Do we need to say more? Elegant and refined yet minimalistic in detail, like all things L’Occitane it oozes instant appeal and sophistication. The […]

Cocoon Boutique Spa at Radisson Blu – Spa Review

The Spa Life is always on the look out for new spas to visit and so we reviewed the Cocoon Boutique Spa at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton. Location If you know the hotel, you would be correct in expecting quite an upmarket spa experience, but sadly premises seem to be the only thing shared […]

Spalicious Self Heating Scrub Review by The Spa Life

Spalicious Self Heating Sugar Scrub – Product Review

A self-heating sugar scrub?! Do we need to say that again? Because we’ve tried it and yes, it works and yes it totally heats up all by itself! The Look (Packaging) An inviting artwork-covered box houses a 350ml plastic container of this clever little product, with a twist off lid. The Goop With the consistency […]

Labello Lip Butter Review by The Spa Life

Labello Lip Butter – Product Review

I have a thing about lip balms. There needs to be one within reach at all times. For example, there is one in my desk drawer, one on either side of my bed, one in the kitchen, two in the car…and several more in my handbag (excluding those in my laptop bag). Some people might […]

Benefit Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer Review

Benefit Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer – Product Review

I didn’t like this product, when I first tried it that is. It felt like I was trying to rub a glue stick on my face, and so this wonder of a primer was relegated to a back drawer in my extensive beauty cabinet. And then one day I had a discussion with a Benefit consultant […]