Sunday, 19 November 2017


If you're a lover of Honey infused products then the French skincare brand NUXE
have a range, rêve de miel that's dedicated to the benefits of this sweet
fragrant, golden gem of an ingredient derived from nature.
This ultra-nourishing collection of products both comfort and soothe 
the face,body and hair
thanks to the precious oils and of course that special ingredient- honey.

For this past week I have been using a sample of their Hand & Nail Cream and its
simply divine...

This paraben free non greasy, melting, velvety cream envelopes your hands like a comforting soft glove.
Tested in extremely cold climates the Honey, Sunflower, 7 Precious Oils and Vitamin E
all work their magic to ensure that the hands are soothed and nourished.
If your hands need lots of TLC or even if they don't,then you can't go wrong with this 
repairing and protecting hand and nail cream.

It was a pleasure to use and I feel 2 x full size purchases coming on, one for "moi"
and one as a Christmas pressie for my mother.
I think it makes a great gift, as it's one, that just keeps on giving 
cos a little bit of honey... is all you need.

NUXE is available from


NUXE rêve de miel Hand & Nail Cream




To read my previous reviews on NUXE products:

NUXE Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm

NUXE reve de miel Ultra Rich Face and Body Wash

NUXE Comforting Cleansing Milk and Gentle Toning Lotion 

NUXE Creme Fraiche de Beaute Mask

Thursday, 16 November 2017


Beauty Shout Box is heading on vacation to the island of Mauritius in a couple of days time and I can't wait. 
Having been several times before I'm curious to see just what's changed since my last visit 12 years ago.
Over the 9 days I have scheduled several blog posts and
I will be posting lots of pics over on my Instagram account @beautyshoutbox 
(click on the IG icon on the side bar)
 so if you want to follow my island adventures then head on over and follow. 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017


I've had this sample of the NUXE rêve de miel Hand and Nail Cream for some time now,
and I've held off trying, because I wanted to save it for use on my upcoming holiday
in Mauritius and I want to keep my bulky skincare and cosmetics to a minimum for packing and 
samples are perfect for travel.
Having tried several products from the French brand NUXE I'm sure this won't
disappoint ,so check back on Sunday to read my review.

Sunday, 12 November 2017


I have 3 products this month that warrant an inclusion in my QPR post.
I was sent the first product from Catrice to review and the other 2 were 
purchased by myself.
Let me know in the comments below if you have used any of these and whether
 you liked them or not...

Brand : Catrice
Product : Volumising Lip Balm
Price : R89.95

Verdict :
This delicate natural pink lip balm is soft and creamy and feels comfortable on the lips
 thanks to the inclusion of Shea Butter, but I'm not
sure that it had any volumising effect on my lips.It does however have a cooling
effect that makes the lips have a slight tingle, which I enjoyed.
This balm is ideal to keep in your bag to either use on its own or pop over any 
colour of lipstick.I loved the outer packaging of this lip balm, but unfortunately the bullet 
doesn't wind fully down and you have to be careful every time you place the 
cap back on otherwise you take chunks out of the lip balm.



Brand : NYX
Product : Soft Matte Lip Cream
Price : R120

Verdict :
I'd heard only good things about this Soft Matte Lip Cream from NYX and I was
 impressed, as the name suggests it's soft and creamy and glide on easily,
 which isn't always the case with matte lip products.
The longevity of the colour was good and it didn't dry out the lips.
I was unsure of which shade to opt for and the shade Stockholm 
(the shades all have names of cities) wasn't ideal, 
as it's a little too brown for my colouring, but I would definitely repurchase 
another more suitable shade.



Brand : Wet n Wild
Product : photofocus Foundation
Price : R99.95

Verdict :

Not a brand I've used any product from before and
I'm not really the target market for this foundation, but I had heard some 
good things and I wanted to try and see for myself.
 As the name suggests its perfect for when you need to be "photo ready"
and that includes ready for "selfies". 
It's formulated to cut down on any flashback from a camera or sun and in turn
provide a flawless and picture perfect finish.
It also comes in a great array of 20 shades.
For me this foundation is full coverage and offers a matte finish which I don't
generally wear.The packaging feels more high end and the paddle spatula allows 
for easy application, which I like.Its fluid yet heavy consistency was easy to
 blend and if I were many years younger, then this could well be a
 foundation of choice.

However - what it has made me realise even more,
there's a good reason why the dewy and light reflecting foundations are better suited 
for the older womans skin.


Tuesday, 7 November 2017


Christmas and chocolate, what a perfect combination and here are some
of my "fave" Lindt offerings this season and they're all dressed up, looking festive and 
ready for giving.

Every year Lindt features hugely in our house and has done so for many years,
and 2017 will be no different.
The larger Lindt chocolate bears always appear in everyones stocking 
(even the adults), whilst the mini bears find a temporary home at every place 
setting on the big day
and I can't forget the LINDOR Balls, which are scattered down the centre of 
my Christmas table
(albeit not for very long)

So whether you are looking for a stocking filler, secret santa gift,teachers
Thank You gift or a just an easy and delicious table decoration, you only need
to look to Lindt this year and you've got all of the above sorted...

LINDOR Gold Range Pillow Box R59.95 100g

Lindt Teddy Milk Minis R44.95 50g

Lindt Teddy Bear Girl R49.95 100g

LINDOR Milk Coronet R89.95 200g

HELLO Santa Milk Minis R44.95 50g

Available at Lindt stockists countrywide

Sunday, 5 November 2017


This months review products are doubly exciting, as I'm off to Mauritius 
later this month and this has influenced the products 
that have been included in this months "currently under review" post.


I'm not normally a huge fan of a waterproof mascara, but if there is ever 
a time to pack one in the make-up bag, its when you're off on a beach holiday.
Its minimal make-up packing for me, but I will be putting this 
Catrice Cosmetics Glam & Doll False Lashes Waterproof Mascara 
through its waterproof paces.


I can't wait to try this award winning Avène SPF50+ Sunscreen Spray
on myself, hubby and the youngest "Kiddiewink" in Mauritius.
As always I will write a blogpost giving you the low down on this sun product
from one of my favourite affordable French skincare brands Avène.


BioNike 15 fruIT Xsense Multi-Sensorial Oil 
is a multi-tasking oil that can be used on the face, body and hair and contains
a 15% concentration of oils rich in vitamins (A, E), antioxidant ingredients, 
omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids
  and this "multi tasking" oil definitely deserves a place in my luggage.


Sun, Sea and Sand, as wonderful as they sound, all take their toll on our skin
and this BioNike Soothing Mask for Couperose-prone skins and will be ideal to
 soothe and calm my no doubt flushed, hot skin at the end of the day.