Hidden in the Post Office Centre on Rudd Road, Illovo, lies a gem in the form of Posh Nail & Beauty. Posh is an inviting boutique salon that delivers the latest and best beauty treatments with extra special care. From the elegant Ralph Lauren wallpaper to the delicious Green Tea and Fig signature scent, Posh is a luxurious, relaxing haven that makes you feel right at home. Owner, Emma Pike (who has worked for Gucci and Cartier) ((we love a a fellow fashion girl)), strives to create lasting interpersonal relationships with her clients. The smaller, specialised team means they are able to take care to listen carefully to their clients’ needs and offer special personal touches.

Apart from the importance Emma places on client service, she is equally concerned with forward-thinking skin and beauty therapy. Posh caters to clients who travel frequently and who see global trends in the beauty, skincare and anti-aging industry. No more FOMO!

I recently had my eyebrows microbladed and my eyelashes done by Deiana, the amazing resident aesthetician. I’ll be blogging about my microblading experience soon, once they heal. For now, let’s talk lashes.

Lashes are amazing, and I love long ones. I’m sure you do too. It’s amazing what lashes can do for someone’s look. Sadly, I wasn’t gifted with super long lashes, so I use lengthening mascaras and fibres to get some length going. I’ve only ever been for eyelash extensions twice. The first time, I came out looking like Bambi or a Thai lady of the night. Obviously not a good look. The second time, I quite enjoyed them, although they felt a little heavy and the treatment took over two hours! TWO HOURS! I don’t know about you, but I will gladly forego beautiful lashes if I have to suffer through 2 hours of my life to get them. Here is Deiana’s beautiful handiwork …

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Lashes 1

This is pre-lashes, after I had removed all my eye makeup

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Lashes 2

I have LASHES! Look at how open my eyes are and how lifted my face looks

Just looking at my lashes in the mirror now, I don’t know how I’m ever going to live without them! They’re so beautiful and natural. And the best part? They only took an hour! I think there’s nothing more satisfying than going somewhere and getting EXACTLY what you want, and that’s exactly what I got. The wonderful Deiana listened to what I was saying and she used the thinnest lashes on me to ensure a natural look. I find great value in people that listen to what you say, because I am a stickler for detail.

Posh offers IPL permanent hair removal, permanent make up, spray tanning, nail treatments (including Shellac), manis & pedis, eye lash extensions, body massages, reflexology, facials and Micro-Zoning. You can also get your hands on retail product ranges like QMS, Dermalogica, RegimA, CND Shellac, CND Vinylux, Crisnail, EOS, BeautyFix, Gel Revolution, la-tweez, Eye Slices, VI Peel, Ellipse IPL, OPI and The Tan Lab.

For the best microblading and lashes in town, pop into Posh. You can find Posh online here and at Shop 19B, Post Office Centre, Rudd Road, Illovo Johannesburg. You can contact them on (011) 268-0443.

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Described as “the beauty experience everyone’s been waiting for” by Aspasia Karras, on Saturday, I went to the Marie Claire Beauty Playground, a beauty event filled with makeovers, pampering, stylish entertainment and all the best beauty shopping. Apart from expert beauty advice, all guests got fantastic shopping discounts, were entertainment by DJ Half ’n Half, and got to talk about the various products from OPI, L’Oreal, Moroccanoil, Dermalogica, Guinot, Nimue and Inglot (to name a few) with the beauty experts from the relevant houses, all while sipping on a glass or two of bubbly. For those not into bubbly, Happy Me Bubble Tea was there in full force, and Belle’s Patisserie provided some sweet treats. When the event rolls around next year, I would suggest that you grab your girlfriends and go!

070Natural lipsticks, free from nasties from Karen Murrell

078The oh so popular Morrocanoil on special for the beauty event only!

079It’s raining OPI

072My mom and I

076More OPI

075Loving my leather Converse

 

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I am a lover of changing my nail colour every 2-3 weeks. A problem I’ve had in the past is that I see a gorgeous colour that I haveto have, get it, apply it, and am disappointed with the end result. People either have warm or cool undertones, which explains why the neon orange that your friend wears and loves, doesn’t look as good on you as it does on her.

Troubles be gone! I have found the coolest tool for trying on colours. Head over to OPI here and choose the ‘TRY ON THIS COLOR’ tab. You can alter the skin tone to match your own, and you can also change the nail length! You can narrow your search down to pinks or purples or any other colour that you like and you can even choose to apply the shatter effect to your online nails! Enjoy playing!