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winter skin savers

My skin is so sensitive, and sometimes I feel like I’m still dealing with issues I dealt with 20 years ago, now just including the new issues (fine lines, wrinkles!). Because of this I’m always weary to try new products on my face, but these amazing products I’ve been using recently have been great…

La Prairie Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster and Foam Cleanser 

The Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster is designed for both women and men. It’s a smooth, lightweight serum that is proven to reduce fine lines by 39% and deeper wrinkles by as much as 42%, within two weeks. The serum contains rare, powerful ingredients that not only plumps the skin, but helps to remove dead skin cells too. I’ve also found that this rich, creamy foam cleanser leaves my skin feeling sparkly clean and soft after use. Ultra luxurious!

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Letibalm Nose and Lip Repair Balm

My lips always suffer when the seasons change, and even during winter when it’s really warm one day and cold and rainy the next. They get dry and cracked so quickly! This balm is so super moisturising that it stays on and creates a protective layer to keep my lips soft. The great thing is I can use it on my nose and the sensitive skin between my lips and nose too. I’m also using Letibalm Paediatric on Bailey, especially when she goes to bed at night and her little nose is blocked. It helps to keep her lips from drying out too badly. You can find Letibalm at Dis-Chem, Pick n Pay and leading pharmacies.

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Africology Chamomile Body Balm

I love Africology so much, and this Chamomile Body Balm is just amazing. It’s a thick paste, perfect for those extra dry spots like heels and elbows but also beautifully nourishing for the whole body. You could add a bit to your hot bath before bedtime – the chamomile is the perfect calming aid to leave your body and mind feeling relaxed and restored.

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Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Firming / Sculpting Eye Creme

I’ll admit, I haven’t been very good with taking care of the delicate skin around my eyes. Earlier this year, it was dry and flaky and the lines around my eyes were even more prominent. I had to do something pronto. I’ve used Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair with brilliant results, so I opted for their eye creme too. The Resilience Lift has dramatically improved the skin around my eyes. Every night before bed, I dot a little under and around my eyes and it’s made a visible difference!

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— Liza

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all i want to do is sleep

Sleep. The thing you miss the most once you have had children. That, and perhaps your pre-baby body. And a quiet cup of coffee. That’s not lukewarm. But nothing can really prepare you for the shock of a newborn baby and its constant demands… and thus the lack of sleep. My littles are now 5 and 2, and yet, I still don’t sleep all night. Seriously, since two weeks ago, Robert has always been a restless, whiny, demanding, needy and hungry baby at night. He’s hard work and most mornings we would say to him, ‘You’re lucky you’re so cute!’ But as luck would have it, since Robert has decided to be a good sleeper, I’ve been working on this mammoth job that’s kept me up every night the last three weeks till after 11pm. I finally finished it yesterday and put Taylor Swift on so loud then danced around the lounge with the littles. I also drank three glasses of champagne. But the question remains… how am I going to get more sleep? If it’s not Robert, it’s work. And vice versa.

Like I said a few months ago here, my bedtime ritual is not always one that induces sleep – it’s tempting to eventually collapse into bed and catch up on social media or play Scrabble (addicted), so when Africology sent us their Sleep Easy hamper, I knew it was time to change my ways.

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All of the Sleep Easy Africology products are infused with lavender – known for its sleep-inducing properties. First I give our bed a spray with the Pillow and Linen Spray (R180), then I massage my temples with the delicious smelling Sleep Gel (R140) – this helps to ease tension and relax my body and mind. I then place the Eye Pillow (R285) over my eyes to block out all light and to really help me float away.

Now, I’ll be honest. I don’t do this every night but when I do, I really sleep well. And as we all know, a good night’s sleep is so important for your mental and physical wellbeing.

If you’re in need of some extra sleep motivation, get yourself the Africology products today – you can buy them online or head to their stores – and thank me later 🙂

— Liza

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win an africology limited edition candle worth R380!

This week, it’s all about mothers over here. One of our favourite local brands – Africology – is giving us this beautiful candle worth R380 for one of you to win! Africology CEO Renchia Droganis is a mother of four children and with their love and support she has grown the business from a small kitchen-based operation to an international beauty empire. To celebrate Mother’s Day, Renchia formulated this special candle – guided by the inspiration of a mother’s love and light. Every time you light it, it is a reflection of the light that burns in a mother’s heart for her family.

One of our lucky readers can win this candle, and all you need to do to enter is comment here and tell us where you’ll light it in your home. Entries close Saturday 9 May at midnight and we’ll announce the winner on Mother’s Day.

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Also, if you’re based in Johannesburg or PE, why not take advantage of the Africology Spa special treatment package that is currently running – the In Gratitude and Love package is 90 minutes and includes a deep-cleansing, renewing facial and a full-body crystal massage, all for R1 200. It also includes a special gift of the limited edition Africology body scent and high tea! 

 

— Liza

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win africology body balm worth R345! // closed

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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