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Essence The Gel Nail Polish – Product Review

Right at the start, it may be necessary to confess that I have a nail polish addiction (on top of already having a make-up obsession. I paint my nails far too often, largely because I get bored with colours easily. Gel on my fingernails never seems to last long either, but I adore the gel […]

Rain Biologie Product Review The Spa Life

Let it Rain – Rain Biologie Product Review

Today The Spa Life reviews not one but two products from Rain, both in their Biologie Range – Rain Biologie Baobab & Rooibos Body Butter and Rain Biologie Rooibos Hydrating Hand Lotion, both of which we were lucky enough to receive recently. Rain? If you have never set foot inside a Rain store, you need […]

Benefit Posie Tint Product Review

Benefit Posie Tint – Product Review

Benefit Posie Tint (or one of its sister products, Bene Tint, Cha Cha Tint or Lolli Tint) is a definite make-up bag staple! We love it as a natural blush, lip and cheek stain. The Look (Packaging) You will be forgiven for thinking that Posie Tint is a nail polish and not a product to be […]

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L'Occitane Ultra Rich Face Cream Review

L’Occitane Ultra Rich Face Cream (Product Review)

My dry Joburg skin As a Capetonian now living in Johannesburg, my soft coastal skin suffers terribly in the dry Joburg winters. Almost every product (even those that I can use happily in the Summer months) burns my skin and even with regular exfoliating, my cheeks can develop a hard thick layer of skin (gross, I […]

Renaissance Spa at Michelangelo Towers (Sandton)

An elegant and glamorous spa in the heart of Sandton, with all the luxury that one would expect of a spa situated in the Michelangelo Towers.   Location Unless you know the Michelangelo Towers very well, add an extra 10 minutes to your allotted arrival time to let you actually find the spa. It feels […]

Renaissance Spa – Top to Toe Package Review

The Spa Life Team thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the Renaissance Spa, at the Michelangelo Towers, Sandton. It is a stunning spa with great facilities. Read our full spa review here. We had booked the Renaissance Spa’s Top to Toe package (2 hours), which comprises a 30 minute back, neck and shoulder massage, an express […]

Willow Stream – A Fairmont Spa (Fairmont Zimbali Resort)

The Spa Life recently visited the beautiful Willow Stream Spa at the upmarket Fairmont Zimbali hotel. The spa has all the potential of a 5 crown experience, but sadly, it receives a lowly 1 crown from The Spa Life team, mainly because of the disappointing treatment (read the treatment review here)! Spa Location, design and lay […]

Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Zimbali – Treatment Review

The Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Zimbali is a beautiful spa set in a gorgeous location (see the Spa Life’s full spa review here), but sadly the treatments our Spa Life team experienced at the Willow Stream Spa were so disappointing that the spa scored a very low 1 crown overall.  This spa has great […]