Author Archives: Candice May

Beauty, Featured

Editor’s pick: The best skin and hair care products of 2019

Dec 3, 2019, Author: Candice May

Have you ever wondered what a year in beauty looks like here at Hello Joburg HQ? From pioneering new skincare to industry-shaking hair innovations, our in-tray has been overflowing with exciting new launches in 2019. Of the many beauty launches this year, these are the […]

Featured, Leisure Activities

Revel in the magic – see the city at its most sparkly

Dec 2, 2019, Author: Candice May

Around November, the City of Gold transforms into a magical wonderland with all the Christmas lights. Joburg displays range from over-the-top à la inflatable Santas and reindeer to simpler (but just as festive) versions. Get ready to ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ at these landmarks that create the most picturesque holiday light […]

Beauty

Be Bright collagen powder: For a Botox-free boost

Dec 2, 2019, Author: Candice May

Worried about ageing? Enter collagen, the mortar that holds together skin cells. I’ve long been curious about the hydrolysed form of this supplement that, when taken orally, your body can easily and rapidly absorb. Thanks to the hydrolysing process, the amino acid chains that make up collagen are broken […]

Drinks, Our Top 5

Our top 5 wines to try this festive season

Dec 2, 2019, Author: Candice May

We don’t know your story, but one of the things we lust after during the festive season is the wine. There’s always a myriad of delightful choices to sip with your magical family – these are our top 5 selected for their unique story, amazing taste, […]

Beauty, People of Joburg

Getting naked with Lara: Using active ingredients in the holiday sun

Dec 2, 2019, Author: Candice May

We’ve teamed up with Lara Wicksteed, co-owner of YouBar in Thrupps Illovo Centre and a skincare buff who worked for brands such as Dermalogica, SkinCeuticals and La Roche-Posay for eight years before she decided to open her own beauty business. This month, Lara gives us the lowdown on active ingredients – elements that make a […]

Beauty

Editor’s pick: Moroccanoil must-haves for summer-ravaged hair

Dec 2, 2019, Author: Candice May

Hello Joburgers, does summer heat, humidity and your attempts to take advantage of every possible pool day make nearly every day feel like a bad hair day? Welcome to the club! Whether you’re looking to achieve covetable beachy texture or repair your hair, our favourite […]

Beauty

#LushHaul: Holiday beauty products worth packing in your suitcase

Nov 26, 2019, Author: Candice May

Hello Joburgers, whether you’re going on a weekend staycation, a minibreak in the sun or jetting off to more tropical climates, one thing you don’t want to overlook when preparing for your summer holiday is which beauty essentials you’ll be taking with you. I’m a […]

Featured, Travel

The enduring allure of Mauritius: Flour-like sand, sugar-cane plantations and year-round soul-soothing sun strike an irresistible chord

Nov 22, 2019, Author: Candice May

Sometimes only Mauritius will do – a dreamy Indian Ocean island where the beaches are eye-searingly white, the water is as swimming-pool blue as it looks on the postcards and the deliciously reliable weather makes it a winter-sun showstopper. Here, more than anywhere else, it’s crucial to pick […]

Featured, Night life

End-of-week parties that were made for dancing and sunshine

Nov 20, 2019, Author: Candice May

Hot, sunny days are finally here … and we want to squeeze every last zesty drop out of the sunnier months! Besides the bevy of killer music festivals, the season also brings great end-of-week parties that were made for dancing and sunshine. From world-class DJs playing on a […]

Featured, Shopping

Shopping survival tricks: Santa’s got some competition this year. Psst, it’s you!

Nov 19, 2019, Author: Candice May

Whether it involves camping in a parking lot for Black Friday deals or racing other parents for that last hot-ticket toy, we all have our own nightmare holiday shopping story. That’s why stress-free shopping is on top of our wish list this year. Yours too? Well, we’ve got […]