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​Ice Ice Baby : The low down on Cryotherapy

What is the first thing you do when you sustain a mild injury? Of course – an ice pack. For decades we’ve know instinctively that that something about ice makes us feel better when we are in pain. This is most simple form of a therapy that has gained popularity in the last few years – cryotherapy.Cryotherapy comes from [...]

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​Precious Oil – The 10 best natural oils for your skin

By now the news is out that oils are skincare miracle workers. Well – the natural ones are. And while it’s all well and good to learn that many skincare products use cheap and unfortunately quite nasty, mineral oils, it’s also important to discover which ones are the best for your skin as well. We’re happy to bring you [...]

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​Organic Makeup Artist Cathy Tolpigin shares her top Organic Makeup Picks.

Special VM Guest Blogger Organic Makeup Artist Cathy Tolpigin shares her top 8 organic and natural makeup product recommendations as well as a few make-up artist beauty secrets. When Vanessa met makeup artist Cathy, she loved the fact that she uses only the best, luxury, high performance organic and natural makeup in her professional and personal [...]

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The Why Before the How: Harmful Chemicals and your body

Why is there such noise about going chemical free? What does it actually mean and which chemicals are we even talking about? Unless you really understand what it means to put things onto and into your body that simply shouldn’t be there, then it can just be white noise – an interesting idea that doesn’t really resonate. Over this [...]

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All you need is love

It’s a day usually associated with hearts, chocolates, red roses and of course… love. It might be your favourite day of the year – or you might watch it roll around with dread. Either way – it’s nearly Valentine’s Day.This holiday may be firmly entrenched in the florists and malls around the country but it does have quite a [...]

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​Beauty Trends of 2017

What is a beauty trend anyway? It sounds a little like a click-bait buzzword, doesn’t it? Essentially it means new developments in skincare and it refers to products that people can’t stop talking about and are keen to try. In fact, at VM, we’d rather call them “beauty discoveries”. But since a few of our new products have recently [...]

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Creating a Skincare Routine

Ever get confused by the plethora of products available for your skin? We all know the basic cleanse, tone moisturiser routine, but when is the best time to do it? Where does exfoliation fit in? And serums? And oils? And treatments? It can be overwhelming and you, like many of us, may just have a drawer full of beautiful [...]

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​Sun, Surf and Your Hair

There is very little that feels as amazing as the sun on your bare skin. Unless of course it is the feeling of the ice old surf through your hair as you dive under a wave. During summer we spend more time outdoors than at any other time of the year, and for most of us, we also [...]

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Resolve: Make 2017 Chemical Free

There is something fresh about January 1. It might not be different to any other day of the year, but it has the psychological advantage of that that fresh number “1” – a brand new day with no mistakes in it, to quote Anne of Green Gables. It makes us want to be better people, to look after [...]

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Your Ultimate Guide to Facial Exfoliation

The first, best tool in your quest for great skin is this mantra: Listen to your body.  Every day we are hit with a barrage of advertisements for hundreds of skin care products and it can get confusing. One would imagine, given the amount of exfoliating products on the market that giving your skin a good [...]

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