Monday, 25 September 2017

5TH BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY WINNER {WEEK 3}







(Rafflecopter randomly chose Alecia Damans winning entry and it was an entry done via leaving a comment on the blogpost)

Alecia please send me an e.mail with your delivery address, so I can send you this super Rain hamper.

Thank you to all those that entered and
don't forget that every week, for 5 weeks, I'm giving away a beauty hamper to one lucky person, so my post announcing what the next beauty hamper giveaway will be for week 4, goes up on this blog tomorrow, so be sure to check back then and enter again for another chance.





Sunday, 24 September 2017

SMASHBOX PHOTO FINISH PRIMERIZER {REVIEW}





I recently received a sample of the New Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer in a goodie 
bag at an event and I can't believe I nearly threw this small white sachet sample 
away along with the empty goodie bag.
After rescuing it from the depths of the bag it was put to the test a couple of days later.
Smashbox is a brand that I don't have too much experience with, other than their
Smashbox O Plump Intuitive Lip Plumper to read review 
which I love, but I do know they're the experts when it comes to make-up primers.






This is a primer + moisturizer in 1 - Primerizer claims to deliver 24-hour hydration,
plus powerful primer benefits, all in the lightest possible texture.

Primerizer instantly increases moisture and preps skin for makeup in one step.
The non-greasy, quick-dry formula sets in seconds, acting as a makeup magnet that
locks on foundation and makes it last.
 It plumps and moisturizes with niacinamide (which improves skin’s vitality and barrier repair) and hyaluronic acid (a molecule that holds water within the skin to prevent moisture loss). Primerizer also smooths skin, softens dry fine lines, and stops makeup from settling into pores.





Reading all of the credentials above Primerizer seems to be
all you will ever need
from a primer and then some...

I have to agree with everything Smashbox says, my skin felt comfortable whether
I used with a moisturiser or without and I did notice that the wear of my make-up was considerably extended, with no foundation settling into creases and lines.
The inclusion of Hyaluronic Acid is a great skin plumping friend of every skin type.
The creamy/gel is easy to apply and a little goes a long way plus it doesn't have that
usual silicone feel. 
So if you've been searching for a primer to help your foundation etc. last whilst still looking hydrated and fresh, then this could be the product that will end of your search.

Suitable for all skin types.
Parabens & Phthalates Free
This product is also cruelty-free and free of sodium lauryl sulfates, oil, 
fragrance, and talc.


Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer
30mls

R520


£30


$42


Available from selected Woolworths and Smashbox outlets countrywide

Thursday, 21 September 2017

ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES - THE BEAUTY COUNTDOWN ADVENT CALENDAR

I have just heard about this Beauty Advent Calendar, so I have written this extra post to give you the low down.

£125, which I think is great value, will buy you one of only 1000 multi-branded beauty advent calendars from 
Estee Lauder Companies to be produced this holidays.
It's the first ever multi-branded advent calendar from this powerhouse of the beauty universe and it looks like a "must have" of the beauty advent calendars for 2017

Called "The Beauty Countdown" it contains 25 of the best beauty items from their impressive stable of brands,including Estee Lauder, Clinique, MAC, Origins, Bobbi Brown, Aveda, Bumble and bumble, Smashbox, Darphin, GlamGlow and Michael Kors.


ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES
THE BEAUTY COUNTDOWN






Cost

£125


Availability

Available during October (no date announced yet), but definatley don't dilly dally with this one...
To order keep your eyes peeled across all of their brands websites.


Behind The Doors

I had to list everything that's in this calendar just to show the great assortment of brands and iconic products that the ELC have.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, 7ml

Estée Lauder DayWear Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Sheer Tint Release Moisturizer SPF 15, 15ml

Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Instant Re nishing Facial, 5ml

Estée Lauder Deluxe Mini Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick, Envious, 1.2g
Estée Lauder Modern Muse Nuit Eau de Parfum Spray, 4ml
Clinique Dramatically DifferentTM Moisturizing Lotion+, 15ml
Clinique Chubby Stick IntenseTM Moisturizing Lip Color Balm, Broadest Berry, 1.2g
Clinique Chubby StickTM Sculpting Highlight, Hefty Highlight, 4ml
Clinique Aromatics In White, 4ml
Origins CLEAR IMPROVEMENT® Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores, 30ml
MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash, 12ml
MAC Strobe Cream, 6ml
Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream, 3ml
Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil, 15ml
Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip, English Rose, 1.8ml
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks, Powder Pink, 2.55g
Aveda ShampureTM Hand and Body Cleanser, 50ml
Aveda Thickening Tonic, 10ml
Bumble and bumble Don’t Blow It Thick (H)air Styler, 15ml
Bumble and bumble Dryspun Finish, 40ml
Darphin 8-Flower Nectar Oil Cream, 5ml
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, 15ml
GlamGlow GRAVITYMUD® FIRMING TREATMENT, 15g
GlamGlow THIRSTYMUDTM HYDRATING TREATMENT, 15g
Michael Kors Wonderlust Rollerball, 10ml

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

BEAUTY SHOUT BOX 5TH BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY {WEEK 3}



5 YEARS

Yes that's how long I have been writing and posting on my blog

as it all started in September 2012.

As a 


THANK YOU 

to all those that have followed, read and commented on my posts etc over the years
I am giving away 1 weekly hamper over the next 5 weeks, so that's 5 Lucky winners will walk away with an awesome beauty product hamper.

Each Monday at midnight I will let you guys know via a post on my blog what that weeks hamper will contain and how to enter.

Whether you follow me on my



or 



You all qualify to enter, just by following the simple rafflecopter prompts and read the t&c's on each weeks post.

The winner will be announced on the following Monday evenings blog post.
(Sorry only open to those residing in South Africa)

Good Luck!


WEEK 3 GIVEAWAY





This weeks Hamper contains wonderful natural products from my favourite South African brand 


RAIN

Hamper Contents:

3 X Handmade Olive Oil Soaps

Bee Essential Remedies Lip Balm Milk & Honey 

White Pear Tree Mist 

2 x 110mls Savannah Shower Creme

Handmade Felt Pouch


Monday, 18 September 2017

5TH BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY WINNER {WEEK 2}











(Rafflecopter randomly chose Leanne Alford's winning entry and it was an entry done via leaving a blog post comment)

Leanne please send me an e.mail with your delivery details, so I can send you this super VICHY hamper.

Thank you to all those that entered and
don't forget that every week, for 5 weeks, I'm giving away a beauty hamper to one lucky person, so my post announcing what the next beauty hamper giveaway will be for week 3, goes up on this blog tomorrow, so be sure to check back then and enter again for another chance.



SUNDAY SAMPLE

This weeks Sunday Sample came from a "Goodie Bag" that I received recently at an event.

The Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer 

has been recently launched in South Africa and without doubt Smashbox know their "stuff" when it comes to make-up priming.

This is a primer + moisturizer in 1 and Primerizer claims to deliver 24-hour hydration, plus powerful primer benefits, all in the lightest possible texture and even though I'm not a huge Primer user, maybe this will convert me into one.

Check back on Sunday to read my thoughts and opinions on my priming experiences with this highly promising product.