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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4 Great affordable skincare products

Posted on August 11, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Skincare is one of the best areas to invest in, but here and there you can find a ...

Your 12 month wedding skin prep guide

Posted on August 6, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

If having great skin on your wedding day (and beyond) is your goal, you’ve come to the right ...

The pro guide to face primer

Posted on July 29, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Let’s chat about the benefits of primers, and how to use them.

Do you know about the benefits of reverse washing?

Posted on July 22, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Reverse washing is a literal name for switching around the traditional order of shampooing and conditioning hair...

Should you be worried about these controversial beauty ingredients?

Posted on July 16, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Ever wonder whether hot-button ingredients are really bad for you? We look at four big ones...

My all-time favourite winter beauty products

Posted on July 9, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Winter seems to get harsher on my skin, hair and everything else the older I get. Here are ...

The ultimate guide to wearing red lipstick

Posted on July 3, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

EVERYONE can wear red lipstick! Here’s how…

Winter 2019 hair trends

Posted on June 26, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

If you’re looking for a reason to change your hair, this is it right here...

Review: I tried the whole Filorga Oxygen-Glow skincare range

Posted on June 18, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

The Filorga Oxygen-Glow skincare range was developed for the selfie loving consumer – did they get it right?...

How (and why) you need to change your perfume for winter

Posted on June 11, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Did you know that fragrance doesn’t carry as far in winter? Here are some other things you need ...

Changes you need to make to your winter haircare routine

Posted on June 4, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Winter comes with a unique set of hairy challenges – here’s how to tackle them…

How to nail one of 2019’s hottest beauty trends: the no-makeup look

Posted on May 22, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

There’s a lot more to the oh-so chic and radiant no-makeup makeup look than meet’ the eye…

The beginner’s cheat sheet to applying eyeshadow

Posted on May 13, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

You don’t need four shades and half an hour to apply eyeshadow – here’s how to wing it...

A beauty writer reveals: My 7 favourite budget make-up buys

Posted on May 9, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Do you love a good bargain as much as I do? I’m more than happy to share my ...

6 Ways to protect your natural hair in winter

Posted on May 1, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Winter is a perfect storm of damage for naturally dry and curly hair – here’s how to protect ...

5 Ways to repair damaged hair

Posted on April 29, 2019 by Chantelle Bester

Is your hair fried beyond repair or breaking off in bunches? Well, we have bad news and good ...

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 ...

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