Have South Africans gained weight during the pandemic? Here’s the LD

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So have we gained weight during the pandemic? The LD: The simple answer is yes. A survey found more than half of South Africans gained weight during the pandemic and 69% are bordering on obese. While the intention of lockdown regulations and physical distancing was to contain the spread of COVID-19, the unintended consequences have… Continue reading Have South Africans gained weight during the pandemic? Here’s the LD

Top 5 de-cluttering steps to bring the calm back into your life

It’s well known that clutter and a disorganised environment increases stress and anxiety levels. Now add in the isolation of lockdown and the stresses of a global pandemic and you’ve got a recipe for personal and inter-personal disaster. Well don’t fret just yet as we have some recommendations to help avoid a meltdown. In this… Continue reading Top 5 de-cluttering steps to bring the calm back into your life

14 beauty products that will fix your winter blues

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We swear by these beauty products to get you through Joburg’s dry winter Winter is severe on the skin so we thought we would try a few of the below beauty products to beat dryness and enrich and enhance the skin. And now with lockdown extended there has never been a better time to mask… Continue reading 14 beauty products that will fix your winter blues

The macial: The 5-minute man’s facial

Here it is: the ultimate 5-minute men’s manual to skincare It’s 2021. Although men are known to have a less-desired approach to skincare they still have a desire. So thanks to Skin Functional, here is a super easy way to start looking after your skin, we call it the macial. Step 1 An effective purifying… Continue reading The macial: The 5-minute man’s facial

A one month’s free trial supply for this skinbrand company

Cosmetiq e daily skincare brand is offering a one month’s free trial supply Cosmetiq e has a full range of daily skincare products which are rich in vitamin E and other anti-aging ingredients. And although we haven’t yet tried them we have heard great things. The only way to prevent or to slow the process… Continue reading A one month’s free trial supply for this skinbrand company

Wondering about leaving your job? These signs will help you make a decision

Because of the talent shortage, many employers are saying whatever crosses their minds to attract skilled workers’ attention. As a result, several have landed in a job that doesn’t meet their expectations. Getting a job that provides you with work-life balance and allows you to advance inf your career is essential. Therefore, if you’re wondering… Continue reading Wondering about leaving your job? These signs will help you make a decision

An immersive consumer experience with Adidas, count us in

Adidas has just launched its S.A Flagship store at Sandton City Open the front door because not only do we love this brand but it is now offering an immersive consumer shopping experience. Finally the digital and physical will be brought together. Their Sandton City flagship store is in a league of its own and… Continue reading An immersive consumer experience with Adidas, count us in

5 benefits of CBD we bet you didn’t know

Take a leaf out of Mother Nature’s book and turn to CBD as an alternative therapy Not sure which brand to try? #HelloRecommends The ADCO CBD range of products, launched by Adcock Ingram, comprises ADCO CBD STRESS7 available in drops and capsule format. ADCO CBD DAILY8 products, available in drops, edible pastille9, and capsule format.… Continue reading 5 benefits of CBD we bet you didn’t know

CLOSED: WIN a treatment hamper from Elizabeth Arden valued at R4665

We know how important skincare is to our readers even more so with being stuck at home and so we will be giving away a Ceramide Capsule skincare hamper from one of our favourite beauty brands, Elizabeth Arden, which will include all the below products. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Replenishing Cleansing Oil 195ml. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide… Continue reading CLOSED: WIN a treatment hamper from Elizabeth Arden valued at R4665

A brand new beauty shopping experience lands in Sandton

Your brand new luxury beauty destination, ARC. It is here HJ. It is official the Arc doors are open inside Sandton City Shopping Centre (upper level). We went to the store launch and wanted to whip out our credit cards more often than not. The store is stunning, it is an impressive 500 square meters… Continue reading A brand new beauty shopping experience lands in Sandton

Four beauty salons every grown-ass woman will love

We take beauty very seriously at the HJ offices. We don’t enjoy being ripped off and we don’t have time to waste on an hour and a half mani that just isn’t fanatastically clean and beautifully done.   So we have tried and tested the following four salons that we know are top-notch and treatments… Continue reading Four beauty salons every grown-ass woman will love

Finally a cruelty-free beauty brand, that actually works, arrives in SA.

The vegan, cruelty-free skin brand Youth Lab has officially landed in South Africa We are so excited to share this with you because this skin brand actually works. With 25 years of accumulative experience this brand is miraculous. Not only is it super easy to use, its silky smooth application and fresh scent also add… Continue reading Finally a cruelty-free beauty brand, that actually works, arrives in SA.

CLOSED: WIN a collagen and Acai hamper from Be Bright valued at R1550

Fine lines around your eyes? Hair and nails feeling dry and brittle? Your morning exercise routine not easy as it used to be? While these are all signs of ageing, there are ways to counteract them and keep looking good and feeling great this winter. One of the easiest is to take a collagen supplement… Continue reading CLOSED: WIN a collagen and Acai hamper from Be Bright valued at R1550

Here’s how to look after your natural hair in winter

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Protecting your hair from the damage of the cold weather is possible. Revlon Realistic Special Feelings suggests the following: Make use of protective hair styles to keep natural hair from being damaged by the winter air. These styles lower the chance of breakage and allows ends and strands to be tucked away. Trimming keeps natural… Continue reading Here’s how to look after your natural hair in winter

We recommend you give this a chai

Our 2021 winter motto: chai and chai again. And so we have searched high and low and tried em all and have finally come to the conclusion that we love Tetley’s Masala Chai.   The rich cultural history of tea dates back centuries, infused with legendary tales of explorers and adventurers. And lets be honest,… Continue reading We recommend you give this a chai

Retinol: what is it and do we need it?

Products that contain retinol are thought to be beneficial for the skin. Known to promote younger, healthier skin. But do they work and do we need it? #HelloRecommends: SKIN functional, a locally produced and manufactured skincare brand, that has been able to retain the retinoid molecule’s original potency while enhancing its stability and therefore their… Continue reading Retinol: what is it and do we need it?

Working long hours can actually kill you

Long working hours has been linked to premature death. So according to The New York Times “the study estimated that working more than 55 hours a week in a paid job resulted in 745,000 deaths in 2016 that is up 590,000 in 2000. The study further showed that around 398,000 of those deaths in 2016… Continue reading Working long hours can actually kill you

Stay in a magical mountain village in the Eastern Cape

Do Gqeberha like a local and consider this your bucketlist item for 2021. We’re rather reluctant to admit it but this was our very first time in PE, Eastern Cape, however it won’t be our last, with its world-class beaches and majestic mountaintops it’s easy to understand why people love it. This province is oozing… Continue reading Stay in a magical mountain village in the Eastern Cape

This planet-friendly grocer lands in Hyde Park Corner

Whoop whoop. Do the happy dance because if sustainability is your middle name, you will love this concept. If you dont know The Refillery grocer already, they’re opening a brand new store in Hyde Park, so now you have no excuse not to visit this environmentally friendly grocer. They’re all about reduce, reuse, recycle and… Continue reading This planet-friendly grocer lands in Hyde Park Corner

Mountain bikers rejoice, here are our top five MBT trails for the weekend warrior

Here our top five epic mountain bike trails to explore this season. 1. KwaNzimakwe Experience Good to know: Traversing the Mpenjati River Valley, the KwaNzimakwe multi-trails range from 4 to 22km, with incredible views as well as wildlife and birdlife. #HelloRecommends: The trails are also suited to hikers and bird watchers! 2.Umdoni Park Trust Golf… Continue reading Mountain bikers rejoice, here are our top five MBT trails for the weekend warrior

CLOSED: WIN a Sknlogic beauty hamper worth R2000

SKNLOGIC Cosmeceutical skincare aims to provide a skincare solution that works with the skin’s biological processes to achieve visible results. SKNLOGIC has a synergistic approach to science and nature, offering powerful formulas with optimal concentrations of active ingredients to actively improve skin health and appearance from underneath the skin.  They use the maximum concentration of… Continue reading CLOSED: WIN a Sknlogic beauty hamper worth R2000

The lowdown on Collagen, do we need it?

It’s the biggest craze. So on trend, so beneficial for your skins health, it even boosts the condition of hair and nails. True or False? We’ve debunked some myths. Boosts the condition of skin, hair, nails and teeth. TRUE It is a fact unfortunately that as you age your body produces less and less collagen… Continue reading The lowdown on Collagen, do we need it?

Try this 5-day winter challenge

We all have that extra lockdown load. You know the one we’re referring to. Those extra 5kg hanging around the belly all thanks to lockdown. Yes we became lazier and had an extra cookie here and there but let’s not continue the feast all season long. Rather try this super easy 5-day challenge with Herbalife:… Continue reading Try this 5-day winter challenge

Q&A corner with educator of conscious living, Elle Cooper

Meet the founder of The Conscious Lifestyle Collective (CLC), Elle Cooper, whom has created educational content surrounding living a sustainable lifestyle whilst recommending locally made Eco-products. Let’s delve a little deeper with Elle, into recycling, reusing and reducing. 1.What does sustainability mean to you in one short sentence? To me sustainability means – being conscious… Continue reading Q&A corner with educator of conscious living, Elle Cooper

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