Posts Tagged‘Manicures’

Little Black Book of Beauty: Dante Wellness Spa


When I first moved back from London, I was so out of the loop that I didn’t know where to go for the essentials like nails and waxing (the trauma). Luckily for me, a good friend quietly whispered in my ear that there was only one place to go, and that place was Dante Wellness Spa. And how right she was! Dante was founded a few years ago by the Stefanutti sisters, and offers a full range of treatments from manicures and pedicures to luxury facials and massages. I have been going to Dante for all of my mani/pedi’s and…

Review: OPI Chip Skip Nail Lacquer

Chip Skip

  After reading Charlotte’s guest post on the key to a chip free mani, I decided that it was high time for me to investigate this nail dehydrator business. I picked up a bottle of OPI Chip Skip Nail Lacquer in the hopes that it would help prolong the life of my manicure. Here’s the rundown: How does Chip Skip work? It works by dehydrating the surface of your nail by absorbing any surface moisture/oil. By eliminating that layer of moisture or oil, it allows the polish to really adhere to your nail and stops it from chipping as easily. How…

Little Black Book of Beauty: Mooi Hair & Beauty Salon

Mooi Hair & Beauty Salon

Mooi Hair & Beauty Salon is a beautiful, vintage-style pamper parlour in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, run by the lovely sisters Karen and Andret. Karen and her team are responsible for the beauty treatments while Andret runs a crew of talented hair stylists and personally keeps my locks in tip top condition with a regular cut and colour. I have been visiting Mooi for a few years now, ever since I saw the salon mentioned on Kim Gray’s blog. I’ve had a number of treatments there but most often I go for my monthly eyelash and eyebrow tinting. I have had…