The new products in my life I’m high fiving this month

May 31, 2016

What's hot on my shelves and in my life this month? A good mix of stuff for you, for him, and for your little one.
My best

Essie Winter Collection 2016

I say it all the time, but nothing perks me up like a mani (I go to Polish Nail Spa every month) and second to that is a new polish, or coatings of my old favourites. I think Essie has among the best colours, and their latest seasonal range is divine. They're available for around R124.95 each at salons and DisChem.

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Lulu & Marula Balancing Cleansing Balm

Two pregnant moms have recommended this cleanising balm recently, so I had to try it out myself (though it's not just for pregnancy). The range (available on their website) includes beautifully packaged and natural products.

It's meant for the face, but I find it amazing on the body too. It's a balm cleanser that is non-greasy, and is infused wtih lavender, sweet orange, bergamot, white rose and neroli. It also has omegas 3, 6 & 9, and vitamins E, C & A.


Armani Code Profumo

This one's for him, and with Father's Day coming up, it's a great bet as it's a gorgeous fragrance. Available from R819.


The Teething Egg

The Teething Egg is a US teething soother that's now available locally. 

The Teething Egg is a non-porous, seamless soother made with food grade silicone. It's nontoxic and BPA-free, and orthodontic-friendly and easy to hold. It's available at and at various boutique maternity and baby stores countrywide for R259 each.

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Samsonite Octolite

There's not a lot that's lasted me well since 2004, but my trusted red hard-case Samsonite has, whether it's been stuffed with baby paraphernalia, dragged along the cobbled streets of Paris and Florence, or thrown around by baggage handlers.

I recently got the Samsonite Octolite as an "upgrade", in red, because I find the colour so easy to spot on a conveyor belt (it's also available in white and black). The case has a comfortable carry handle, double wheel design and two sections inside – one with crossed ribbons and the other with a zip-in divider.

Octolite Collection is available at leading luggage stores nationwide, and comes in 55cm, 68cm, and 75cm. The prices range from R3 495 to R3 995 for these made-for-life cases.

For more info go to, or call 031 266 0620.






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  • jackie Katzen

    What fab products, I love those Samsonite cases!

    May 31, 2016 at 9:43 am Reply
  • Chereen Strydom

    I’m using the L&M balm cleanser at the moment and I am OBSESSED. It’s so, so, so lovely! Love the look of that little teething egg… bookmarking for one day!

    June 2, 2016 at 2:55 pm Reply
  • katlego mokoena

    In love with the nail polish😍baby could do with the teething egg!

    June 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm Reply
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