A gorgeous pedi at Gem Beauty thanks to GoBeauty

Last year the lovely people of GoBeauty asked me if I would be interested in trying out their booking service and reviewing a salon in my area. No-brainer, isn’t it?

Who is GoBeauty?

‘3 years after it was launched, GoBeauty is fast becoming the go-to place for all of your beauty needs; it has been labelled “Uber for Beauty” and “Tripadvisor for beauty places”. 

Designed to make your life easier, you can search and find a ‘Beauty salon’ in your area or ‘Manicure in Johannesburg’ or ‘Dermalogica Facial in Cape Town’. Create your own private page on GoBeauty, add your favourite salons, book your treatments, review places you visited, and instantly buy and send gift vouchers across South Africa.’

Making my booking was so easy! This was my first time using GoBeauty, but it is most definitely not my last.

A gorgeous pedi at Gem Beauty

Gem Beauty

Gem beauty is your urban beauty sanctuary nestled in the heart of Aurora Durbanville, Cape Town.

‘Our mission is to provide stellar beauty services to our customers, in the most agile and expeditious manner with top of the range quality professional products. Our highly skilled staff constantly update their craft by attending mandatory training classes and staying up to date with the latest advancements in our industry. Our relaxed and friendly atmosphere provides the perfect escape from the daily hussle and bustle with our staff always committed to exceeding your expectations.’

It was very hard trying to decide on a treatment. I haven’t visited a salon in a very long time. A very long time. My top 3 choices was a back massage, a deep cleansing facial and a pedi. I was going to a wedding so the classic pedicure and Gelish won. I was very excited about this treatment.

On arrival at Gem Beauty I was met with many friendly faces and I immediately felt special. The salon is beautifully decorated with the manicure and pedicure stations in the front room and private treatment rooms in the back.

Gem Beauty manicure

And then it was pedicure time! Gem Beauty has these fancy schmancy pedicure chairs that are so comfy you don’t ever want to get up. Plus, they are massage chairs! Oh. My. Word… Heaven! My therapist was a stunning lady that made me feel at ease the moment my behind hit the seat. My feet and calves were soaked, scrubbed and massaged and my toenails were cleaned, shaped and painted perfectly. This was my first time experiencing Gelish and I am very impressed. The process of curing the polish was very quick and more than a week later, my toenails still look as great as the day it was done.

Gem Beauty pedicure

The whole experience was relaxing and I felt so pampered. The Classic Pedicure + Gelish goes for R360 and it’s money well spent. I will most definitely be back.

Gem Beauty is a stunning salon with even more stunning people. The lively vibe makes for a lovely experience and you will leave with a smile on your face. And I am most definitely not the only one who feels this way. I think I was the only customer who was new to the salon on the morning of my pedi! Everyone was chatting away about the holidays and you could see that everyone felt totally at home. There were also at least 5 different people who popped in to make appointments and have a quick catch-up.

If you like a salon where you are treated like a princess and part of the family, Gem Beauty is the place for you. Thank you ladies for a wonderful morning, and my beautiful feet! I’ll see you again soon.

And thank you to GoBeauty for introducing me to this gem!


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Eco Diva Liquid Vitamin Hydra Mist

Eco Diva recently launched their highly anticipated Liquid Vitamin Hydra Mist, and it’s simply fantastic.

Eco Diva Liquid Vitamin Hydra MistEco Diva Liquid Vitamin Hydra Mist

Liquid Vitamin Hydra Mist is packed with refreshing and hydrating skin food vitamins and antioxidants that fight free radical damage and help rejuvenate the skin.

All Eco Diva products are made using only the best organic ingredients and are free from harmful chemicals, preservatives and artificial ingredients. Eco Diva products are also vegan, cruelty-free and unisex. And the new Liquid Vitamin Hydra Mist is exactly that; free from nasties and filled with only the best organic ingredients. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? And it is.

It took 10 months to develop this two-phase mist (aqua and oils) that is designed to hydrate and refresh the skin while offering an amazing anti-aging vitamin boost.

The Eco Diva Liquid Vitamin Hydra Mist contains:

  • Organic Baobab oil for its moisturising properties
  • Sweet Almond Seed oil which is high in vitamins A and E
  • Organic Carrot Extract which contains antioxidants and potassium
  • Organic Pomegranate Extract that protects skin cells from free radicals
  • Organic Rosemary Extract for its anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Organic Grapefruit Oil that is rich in antioxidants
  • Bergamot Oil which is a natural cleanser
  • Vanilla Extract for its anti-aging benefits

I have been using this deliciously (naturally) scented mist as a toner, make-up setting spray and I spray it all over whenever my skin feels a little hot and bothered (which is often). I was quite surprised that the mist is so light as it contains quite a few of oils. I think all skin types will benefit from this product.  It leaves my skin feeling fresh, hydrated, soothed and calm and it is truly a pleasure to use.

This refreshing and invigorating mist is truly a skin treat, especially if you have sensitive skin that doesn’t like too much heat. I am hooked.

The Eco Diva Liquid Vitamin Hydra Mist retails for R385.

Visit www.ecodiva.co.za and treat yourself. Your skin will thank you.


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