Thursday, 28 September 2017

CATRICE SPRING/SUMMER COLLECTION 2017

Catrice is an affordable drugstore make-up brand that keeps in step with the International fashion trends and the catwalks provided inspiration for the 
Spring/Summer collection  2017

Best Of Beauty






This extensive collection can be fully viewed at Dis-Chem Stores and online @Takealot.com from October.
I've picked out just a few products that have caught my eye and reviews on some will follow soon.

I will also be giving away, to one lucky person, 4 Catrice products from this new collection.
So read to the end to find out how to enter.



ART COULEURS COLLECTION PALETTE
R54.95

ART COULEURS EYESHADOW
R54.95

This empty quad eye shadow palette with a mirror allows you to select and create your personal shadow palette, which I think is great, as so many palettes contain shades that aren't liked and therefore never used.
4 shades is a ideal number and they can be easily clicked in or out to either replace or rearrange.
There are 18 Matt/Metallic shades long lasting and highly pigmented shades to chose from.


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THE ULTIMATE CHROME COLLECTION EYESHADOW PALETTE
R99.95

This palette offer 9 complimenting highlighting shades with a powder texture and 
effects ranging from metallic to holographic.


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LIQUID METAL LONGLASTING CREAM EYESHADOW
R79.95

Metals are all the craze and nothing reflects the light quite like a liquid metal


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SUN LOVER GLOW BRONZING POWDER
R99.95

As we know it's not cool to tan your face, so to achieve that sun-kissed look this
 ultra fine  light-reflecting,bronzing powder does the trick, as it adapts to every 
skin tone and at an affordable price.


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LIQUID LIP POWDER
R79.95


The fascination with all things "metal" moves from the eyes to the lips 
and my curiosity got the better of me and I will be reviewing this product on my blog
in a future QPR (Quickie Product Review) post.


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VOLUMIZING LIP BALM
R89.95

This product will definitely be reviewed by myself, as I love a good Lip Balm, especially 
if its formulated with Shea Butter and volumizes the lips.



To stand a chance to win these 4 New Catrice products

Click on the link to my 

5th Birthday Giveaway {Week 4}

To enter my Giveaway









Wednesday, 27 September 2017

BEAUTY SHOUT BOX 5TH BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY {WEEK 4}




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 4 GIVEAWAY









This weeks giveaway is from everyone's favourite affordable drugstore make-up brand Catrice and one lucky winner will receive these 4 products from their latest collection.
(A blogpost about some of their other new products will be up on my blog on Thursday)





Catrice

Hamper Contents:

2 x Brown Collection Nail Lacquers (04/02)

1 x Brow Palette Matt & Glow (010)

1 x Ultimate Matte Lipstick (040)




a Rafflecopter giveaway

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.


Sunday, 17 September 2017

BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS {OCTOBER 17}

Here's my second post giving you the "heads up", as to which Beauty Advent Calendars are available in the UK during October, but as always you will need to be quick, as many are only produced in limited quantities, which means you will have to buy now and put the calendar away away until December, difficult I know!



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HARRODS 
Beauty Advent Calendar



How much

£250/R4250
Value R595/R10,150

Availability 
1st October 2017
In-store & online

harrods.com

Behind the Doors


This is the  first ever beauty advent calendar that Luxury retailer Harrods has produced and it's a good one!
 Containing cult classics (many of which are unavailable in South Africa)
 like Nars Mini Deluxe Laguna Bronzer, a 75ml Kiehl's Crème de Corps and 40ml Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, Huda Beauty Lip Strobe and Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream to name but a few.


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Charlotte Tilbury's 
Naughty and Nice Magic Box

How much

£150

Availability 
5th October 2017 from Charlotte Tilbury stores and online, 
nationwide from 12th October 2017
Behind the Doors

The Naughty and Nice Magic Box is a 12-day advent calendar featuring Charlotte Tilbury’s best-sellers. The box will also work perfectly as a jewellery case once you’ve opened all of the gifts, meaning you can use it long after.



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Clarins Advent Calendar

How much

£60

Availability

1st October 2017

Behind the Doors


The Clarins 12 door advent calendar is hugely popular every year and features some of their hero products of which Beauty Flash Balm and the Instant Light Lip Perfector are just a couple of my "faves" to be included.
This is a "must have" calendar.


(Exchange rate based on R17 = £1)


Don't forget to pop back for the last post ,which will give you a sneak peek as to the calendars that are being launched in November