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SPRING SKINCARE ROUTINE

A new season calls for a new skincare routine. Here are easy changes you can make to ensure your skin is happy and healthy throughout the hotter months.   1.Trade in your foundation Swap your...
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5 SPRING MAKE-UP TRENDS

We ask MAC’s Michelle-Lee Collins to give us step-by-step instructions for this season’s top make-up trends, as seen on the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town runway The show: AFI Next...
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GET THE LOOK: CORAL LIPS

Bright tangerine lips are a hot beauty trend right now. Smashbox’s Education and Artistry Manager Will Mahlherbe shows us how to master the look in two easy steps. “Place all the focus on the lips by...
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PEDICURE MUST-HAVES

New shoes? You need a pedi to show them off. No new shoes? You need new shoes. Pedicure how-to: First, remove any old nail polish and built-up oils with an acetone-based nail polish remover. File any...
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GET THE LOOK LO-FI VS HI-FI

On page 104 of the August Issue we reported on two hot beauty trends for the season to come – dreamy pastel vs daring bright eyes. We were lucky enough to meet with Smashbox’s Education and Artistry...
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CHOPPY BOB VS FAUX BOB

We’ve seen it on the runways and sported by numerous celebs: the choppy bob is the latest haircut everyone seems to going for – and we couldn’t help but fall in love with it too! We’re mad about its...
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DIOR HAUTE COUTURE MAKE-UP

Dior’s make-up director Peter Phillips shows us how to get the look from the Dior Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2014-15 show. “I was directly inspired by the spirit of this collection, which plays on the...
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BEFORE & AFTER: VITA LIBERATA SPRAY TAN

There’s nothing better then keeping a summer glow during the cold months - a tanned skin goes a long way to help you look healthier, and it overall flatters the figure. Vita Liberata, the best tanning...
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GET THE LOOK: METALLIC EYES

Metallics and texture are great ways to add an edge to your makeup. Keep the look modern by sticking to monochrome - whether you choose to go for a dark or medium intensity and colour. Avoid bright shades as...
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GET THE LOOK: TWISTED PONY

ELLE Style Reporter in association with Blackberry, Niquita Bento is a ponytail lover. Taking a cue from Alexander Wang AW 13/14, an update to the classic style was born. We visited stylist Adrianne Hartmann...