win africology body balm worth R345!

July isn’t over just yet, so there’s still time to celebrate a little Christmas in July by giving you, our very nice readers, the chance to win some Africology Body Balm worth R345.

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This beautiful chamomile balm is made entirely of essential oils that help to calm your mind and balance your body. Perfect for use just before bedtime to help aid sleep and relaxation. You can either use it on your body, add some to your hot bath to give your skin some extra nourishment or place a small amount in an aromatherapy burner to fill your home with the calming scent.

Would you like to win it? To enter, all you need to do is comment on this post and tell us why you need some body balm in your life! You’ll get extra entries for sharing it on Twitter (copy us in @the_iheartgirls if you do) and Facebook (like us here!).

We’ll draw a winner on Thursday 31 July, good luck!

 

— Liza

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the fantastic foxbox

Last week we ventured out in the cold, wet weather to the launch of The FoxBox – a nifty mobile nail service that comes to you wherever you are – taking the hassle out of finding the time, running late and all that extra hassle. Whether it’s a corporate office, a home pamper just for you or even a party for you and your friends, The FoxBox are your go-to girls.

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The launch was held in a beautiful cosy house in Constantia, when we arrived we were handed a pair of slippers to pad around in. So much more comfortable than boots! We chatted to our media friends while quaffing champagne, eating macaroons by MaMere, the most gorgeously decorated biscuits by Roxy Floquet and sipping on heavenly tea by Tea Pigs – I paired my popcorn tea (amazing!) with a vanilla macaroon (or two) and it was bliss. Then we each got our turn for a manicure by the lovely foxers. I chose a colour called Tropix in the hope of bringing back that blissful winter sunshine we’d been experiencing before the horrid rain. Emily went for a gorgeous deep red.

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All in all, a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, we are so excited about this concept. You can find out more about The FoxBox on their website. Please let us know if you make use of them, and how your experience was.

Here’s to well deserved beauty time!

— Liza

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ELLE rising star awards 2014

ELLE and Mr Price have joined forces again and the search is on for the 2014 ELLE Rising Star.

The competition is open to all aspiring young designers and offers the winner a springboard for launching a career in fashion. This year the search is not just countrywide, though – it’s continent-wide as ELLE and Mr Price are casting their fashion net wider and have opened up the competition to young designers across Africa.

The 2014 ELLE Rising Star Design Award in association with Mr Price is presented by African Fashion International (AFI) and the search will culminate at the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa 2014 where the finalists will show their designs and the winner will be announced.

Entries opened on 14 July 2014 and the entry form and all the details can be downloaded from www.elle.co.za.

Elle Rising Star

“My advice to this year’s entrants is to stay true to who you are as a designer, push your level of creativity and be brave. The only limit is how keen you are to win.” – Nicholas Coutts, winner of the 2013 ELLE Rising Star Design Award

— Emily

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“A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014″

Willow: Being very brave at Kids Shack in Wynberg. Fun place for rainy days
James: Party time with bff Robbie and cousin Stella
Bailey: Pineapple smile
Robert: Doing some gym work

— Liza

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trousers … going wide

Back when skinnies were about to be a thing I swore I couldn’t, I wouldn’t. But of course I did. And now… now I cannot imagine life without a skinny. The tighter it is around my ankle, the better. The more stretch in the fabric, the better. So what will I do come summer when the wide leg trouser trend hits our shores and makes its comeback? I think I may still have a few wide leg options in my wardrobe (at the very back). In the name of fashion I’m sure I’ll give it a spin. In the meantime, some inspiration…

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— Liza

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Clémence Poésy’s hair is perfect

I am kind of at a crossroads with my hair at the moment. After a completely disastrous cut just after J was born I am finally starting to love it again and want to play with it a bit. I have a thing for French women, and Clémence Poésy’s hair is one of my latest obsessions. It’s pretty much perfect and I have made a collage to take to my hairdresser next week. I need to just photoshop my face in there.

Any tips on products or techniques to get that tousled look would be much appreciated. Tx!

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— Emily

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