Monday, 30 November 2015

MONTHLY FAVOURITES - NOVEMBER

During November I actually reviewed very few beauty products, but the ones I did review were absolute gems and I am sure that they will both make my "faves" list of 2015.

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1.


Trying to find the correct shade of foundation can truly be a nightmare for many, but I discovered the L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Foundation during this month and I can highly recommend this product for its light, yet covering texture & formula and I am sure that there will be a shade that suits you.
I have finally found my "best" foundation of all time.








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2.

Mascara's can also be one of those make-up items that we seem to be eternally looking for the best one on the market. Mascara's are a very personal preference but during November I found the perfect combination "pour moi".





                                                   

Sunday, 29 November 2015

BENEFIT ROLLER LASH MASCARA & THEY'RE REAL MASCARA COMBO




I recently reviewed the benefit Roller Lash Mascara and if you would like to read
benefit do recommend that to achieve super long and curled lashes then use the Roller Lash mascara to first curl the lashes and then apply They're Real Lengthening Mascara to add length, so I decided to put their recommendation to the test.

If you have read my review you will know that The benefit Roller Lash is my new found 
mascara "love".








Call me sceptical, but I thought the advice that benefit give to combine both was just a marketing spin to encourage consumers to buy 2 products instead of 1, but I hold my head in shame, as the combination of these two mascara's really did give "Moi" the curl and length that I was looking for. 

As you get older your lashes do become finer and unfortunately more scarce and I had considered trying false lashes and eyelash extensions, but this combo somehow finds and coats those lashes that I didn't know I had. I think it's the hook like brush on the Roller Lash mascara that separates out the lashes, that generally clump together, and gives you that fuller lash look.
I recommend that you use  Roller Lash first to lift,curl and separate your lashes followed by layers of the lengthening and volumising they're Real! Mascara as this worked for me and my sparse lashes.


Apologies for the lined eye area but I did have to zoom in


they're Real! mascara has a specially designed brush that can be used both horizontally AND vertically, which makes mascara application life much easier. 
Both mascara's are long-wearing and a jet black formula.

I now have a new found double mascara "love" as I really couldn't proclaim more love for one than the other,as in my opinion they make a great mascara duo.

benefit is available at selected Edgars and Red Squares countrywide,
but you can order online directly from 







Thursday, 26 November 2015

SUNDAY SAVINGS ON A THURSDAY


I know.. I normally post my Sunday Savings post on a Sunday, but guess what....I forgot to post last Sunday and these offers end this coming Sunday 29th November, so here it is on a Thursday!

Woolworths have done it again and are offering a 20% saving, when you buy any 2, on selected women's accessories and that includes a great selection of handbags (inc Trenery,Mimco and Witchery), beachbags, hair accessories, scarves, jewellery, hats and many other accessories.

This promotion could also attract that extra 15% off, if you are a WRewards member, which even with my poor maths can add up to a very worthwhile saving.
So now is really the time  to either treat yourself or stock up on gifts for Christmas.

Here are some of just a few of my picks..


Country Road

Raffia Visor

R399
-20% = R319.20






Bow Appliqué Hair Slides

(Pack of 2) 
R39.95
-20% = R31.96



Country Road

Polka Dot Logo Cotton Tote

R649
-20% = R519.20





 Witchery 
Rose Gold Amy Coin Purse
R199
-20% = R159.20




Country Road

Vertical Linen Stripe Scarf

R399
-20% = R319.20









Available in store 
or

Sunday, 22 November 2015

SUNDAY SKETCHES - IT'S NOT INSIDE IT'S ON TOP

I would love any of these beauties that are sitting on top of their boxes, but my "fave" would be the Chanel bag or maybe the Jimmy Choo's...oh why can't I have them both!
 Which would you choose?

Enjoy!








Tuesday, 17 November 2015

SAINSBURYS CHRISTMAS AD 2015


As predicted the retailers "Christmas tv ad" race is well and truly on...
After John Lewis airing their 2015 contender last week, 


here is a hot contender and
competing ad from Sainsburys, which is a very cute storyline and it's titled 

Mogs Christmas Calamity 

If you would like to know more about Mogs creator and behind the scenes of the filming
then I highly recommend you to view the 2nd video, as both make "feel good" viewing.

Enjoy!







Sunday, 15 November 2015

SUNDAY SAVINGS - WOOLWORTHS HAND & NAIL CREAM



You must go and check out this great promotion on Hand and Nail Creams at Woolworths at the great price of R59.95 each, which equates to R39.96 each and that is a real bargain, but you must be a WREWARDS member.

They have 17 fragrance variants that all come in very pretty packageing and make great stocking fillers, secret Santa gifts or end of year teachers gifts.




These are just 3 of my "faves".


Cranberry & White Nectarine Hand & Nail Cream

A fruity scent that has a rich feel of cranberry and white nectarine fragranced and is formulated with 10% shea butter to leave hands feeling nourished and moisturised. 




Sweet Citrus & Green Leaf Hand & Nail Cream

I love the fresh fragrance of this sweet citrus and green leaf scented hand and nail cream and again is enriched with shea butter to keep hands soft, nourished and moisturised all day long.




    Pink Daisy & Bergamot Hand & Nail Cream

    This had to make my "fave" list...pink daisy & bergamot scented hand and nail cream.





    All of the above are:

    • 60ml
    • approved by Beauty Without Cruelty
    • formulated with vegetable oil based ingredients
    • no harsh ingredients

    Available at selected Woolworths Countrywide or order online

    Wednesday, 11 November 2015

    ELIZABETH ARDEN HOLIDAY BLOCKBUSTER 2015

    It's now in store, yes the Elizabeth Arden Holiday Blockbuster 2015 has arrived in time for the holidays. 
    Every year I write about two Blockbusters the other being the 
    The Elizabeth Arden and the Lauder collections are by far the best and every year they just get bigger and better and this year is no exception.
    The EA Blockbuster offers an amazing colour selection of make-up and brush items all packed in this lovely red case.
    Who wouldn't love to receive this as a gift!
    R1,195,00


    Train Case includes:
    • 2 Day and Night Palettes -
    1. Day: 8 eye shadows in: Blonde, Chocolate, Misty Teal - contour, Innocence, Classic Khaki - Contour, Classic Khaki - Highlight, Cobblestone, Periwinkle with Beautiful Color Blush in Romantic Rose
    2. Night: 8 Eye shadows in: Party Plum, Blackout, Night Owl, Spotlight, Bone, Pearled Kiss, Tempting Taupe, Gold Rush with Beautiful Color Blush in Blushing Pink 
    • Outside Shimmer Powder 
    • 3.5g Lipsticks in Raspberry, Ultra Violet, Iced Grape, Desert Rose 
    • 4ml Beautiful Color Luminous Lip gloss Minis in Passion Fruit & Precious Petal 
    • Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara 
    • 1.1g Lip Pencils in Orchid and Sugared Kiss 
    • 1.1g Eye Pencils in Smokey Black & Midnight Blue 
    • 50ml All Gone Eye Makeup Remover 
    • 3 pc. Brush Set

    Order online from Red Square  
    (free delivery on orders over R350) 

    Monday, 9 November 2015

    L'ORÉAL TRUE MATCH SUPER-BLENDABLE FOUNDATION {REVIEW}

    Too light, too dark, not enough coverage, feels heavy, goes "cakey", doesn't blend easily,  
    I am sure these remarks will sound familiar to most of us when trying to find the correct shade of foundation. Foundations are perhaps the most difficult of all make up items to buy and it does often take some "hit and miss" attempts until we find that "one" that will be our daily "go to" foundation.
    I've used foundations from many of the houses, but for sometime now I have been using a couple from the Estée Lauder stable and have been relatively happy.


    L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Foundation R185


    I came across the L'Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Foundation via a few (non sponsored) overseas blogger posts, where they all raved about it, so off to Clicks I excitedly trotted to investigate further!

    This product is no newcomer to the foundation scene, as it's been around for several years, however it recently went under a make-over itself and was re packaged and re formulated, so not having used the previous version I have nothing to compare it with. 

    I have to say that my first impression of the bottle was one of quality, as the pump action, squared off, expensive feeling bottle fits comfortably into your hand and it's really easy to control the amount you dispense, so we were off to a good start!





    Thankfully I ignored the Clicks consultants recommendation and opted for the shade 3.R/3.C Rose Beige,which really was a True Match for my skin, as opposed to the yellow undertone shade she recommended.They do have a good selection of shades (21 Internationally) on offer, so I suggest that you try the testers of several to find your true match.

    I wasn't expecting the light texture of the foundation to feel so creamy and fluid, hence the ability to be Super Blendable and it truly is! 
    It has to be one of the easiest foundations to apply, as the formula just glides onto the skin and allows you time to blend the foundation, whether it be with your fingers or a brush, without it drying and becoming cakey. 
    I was super happy with the medium - high coverage that the ultra fine, skin perfecting pigments give and the foundation is buildable, whilst still giving my skin a natural matte, yet radiant finish. 
    I have a normal to dry skin and used over my regular moisturiser, without a primer, I cannot dispute LOréals claim of 24hr Hydration and with a primer, or radiance enhancing product, 
    it was even better. 

    As though I wasn't impressed enough it just got better and better, as it's a foundation that is long wearing and I mean "looong" wearing, it really looked good after many hours of wear.
    Throw in an SPF 17 and this is a well performing foundation. 
    This product is all that it claims to be and I cannot find anything to fault it on, 
    even the price is good R185.

    I sincerely doubt that there will be anymore foundation reviews from me for a while, as I want to just carry on for now enjoying my new found foundation friend, which is a 

    "True Match"




    Available from 





    Sunday, 8 November 2015

    SUNDAY SAVINGS - BODY SHOP 3 FOR 2




    This weeks Sundays Savings are happening at the Body Shop until the 6th December,  as they are currently running their ever popular - Buy 3 for 2 promotion - where the lowest priced product is free.
    (T&C'S - exclude gift sets and is open to LYB members only)

    So if you fancy doing some early Christmas shopping, then now is the time to do it.




    I recently bought three products from their Ltd Edition collection that is always launched at this time of the year. My favourite is the Frosted Cranberry Shimmer Lotion R120 which is a fruity, juicy fragranced, light body lotion that has a lovely festive gold shimmer, so I had to buy two along with the matching pink shimmer body mist R200, how could I let this offer pass me by.
    I'm now all prepared for the holidays, as I will be getting my Cranberry "shimmer" on.

    Available at Body Shops countrywide and online





    Saturday, 7 November 2015

    JOHN LEWIS CHRISTMAS 2015 T.V.ADVERT

    We are now well into November and here in South Africa and around the world the stores are getting dressed for Christmas and as always the festive advertisements on television start to appear.
    It has become somewhat of a marketing tradition for the "big gun" retailers to produce, a often heart warming ad that not only pull at our heart strings, but ultimately our purse strings as well.

    Reportedly to be a hotly contended spot each year, as to who produces the "best" of the season.
    These extended commercials often running for 2-3 minutes long are mini movie productions in themselves, as each year they are becoming bigger and better and I for one
     love to watch.


    To check out my previous "faves" 

    Sainsburys Christmas T.V. Ad 2014

    Marks&Spencer Christmas T.V. Ad 2013


    This year John Lewis have just launched their contender and "what" a contender it is..
    It apparently cost £1 million to produce and a further £6 million on buying advertising slots.
    Its called "Man On The Moon" and I'm not even going to give you the story line, I will leave it up to you to just watch,enjoy and decide.

    Warning:Tissues are required.



    Monday, 2 November 2015

    MONTHLY FAVOURITES {OCTOBER}

    October was a busy and exciting month,as I discovered three "stand out" products:



    1.


    I discovered the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water earlier in October, somewhat late I know, as it's been out for many months now and this little gem (or should I say big gem) deservedly has made it onto my "must have" list. 





    Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water



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    2.


    Another "stand out" product or maybe I should use the plural, as you recieve many wonderful products in the 2015 Estée Lauder Blockbuster, which offers great products, 
    great value all at a great price.
    Check out all the goodies you get in the best Blockbuster to date
    Click here


    Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2015


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    3.

    I've found it, I've found it....finally a mascara that delivers on all it claims. The Benfit Roller Lash Mascara is my new found best make up friend.
    Click here to find out why



    Benefit Roller Lash Mascara