Author: Chantelle Bester

Chantelle has been in the beauty biz for more than 10 years and works as the brand manager for a local aromatherapy company. She lives in Gauteng and spends a great deal of her free time looking for her car keys and testing all kinds of weird and wonderful cosmetics for her beauty blog, Not Another Poppie. Follow @not_a_poppie on Twitter and Not Another Poppie on Facebook for more beauty news, pictures of cats and the occasional tipsy tweet.
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Ingredient spotlight: Zinc

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Zinc in its various forms and variations comes with a wealth of skin benefits – here’s why you ...

6 Reasons to use lip liner (& why it’s such an underrated product)

Posted on April 15, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Lip liner is one of the most underrated make-up products lying at the bottom of many a make-up ...

Do you know what happens to your hair as you get older?

Posted on April 8, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Did you wake up one morning with what seemed to be another person’s hair on your head? You’re ...

5 Signs you might have dry skin (without realising it)

Posted on April 2, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Do you know how to identify dry skin? Have a look at these signs and symptoms to help ...

4 Not-so-common uses for tea tree oil

Posted on March 26, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

We all know tea tree oil can be used to clear up breakouts, but do you know about ...

4 Common scalp problems and how to fix them

Posted on March 18, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Do you have an itchy, flaky, dry, crusty or balding scalp? You’re not the only one…

How important is Vitamin C for your skin, and how should you use it?

Posted on March 13, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Sometimes advice and guidelines are repeated so often that you start glancing over it – here’s a simple ...

3 Shower products our beauty expert is loving right now

Posted on March 7, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Keen on trying something with a little added extra to your shower routine? Here are my favourites for ...

New & noteworthy skincare ingredients to try in 2019

Posted on February 25, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Some skincare (and other beauty-related) ingredients have stood the test of time, and will very likely always be ...

How to transition your hair to grey

Posted on February 19, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

If you’ve been looking for a way to ditch the dye and show off your silver locks, this ...

6 Mistakes you probably make when blow-drying your hair

Posted on February 12, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

How much do you really know about the right way to blow-dry your hair?

How to wear glossy make-up: one of 2019’s hottest trends

Posted on February 4, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Matte is flat – here’s how to wear gloss on any part of your face...

6 Reasons to try a new hairstyle this year

Posted on January 28, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

New hair, new you – right? If you’ve had the same style for years, it’s definitely time to ...

These were 2018’s hottest natural beauty ingredients, according to Google

Posted on January 21, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

The most searched for beauty ingredients are probably not what you think…

How to air-dry your hair (without looking like you’ve air-dried your hair)

Posted on January 15, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Step away from the straightener; here’s how to air-dry your hair like a pro...

Make-up tips for women over 40

Posted on January 4, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

If you’re expecting a prescriptive list of do’s and don’ts, you’ve come to the wrong place…

The strangest beauty trends that came out of 2018

Posted on December 11, 2018 by Chantelle Bester

Beauty trends come and go, and we’re very ok to let these 2018 trends go - far, far ...

How to choose a fringe for your face shape

Posted on December 3, 2018 by Chantelle Bester

Tired of hearing that fringes are only for very specific face shapes? Here’s how to tell what fringe ...

Hair trends that are ruining your hair

Posted on November 27, 2018 by Chantelle Bester

Some trends leave more of a lasting mark than others – here are the ones that are worst ...

What are spiral hair ties and why do we love them?

Posted on November 19, 2018 by Chantelle Bester

Spiral hair ties, like Invisibobble, have been around for a good few years now, and they don’t seem ...

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