25 June 2019


I thought it was time I brought you up to speed on a couple of products that
I have been using over the last few weeks and that have made it onto my QPR post.
That being said they are both budget friendly and easily available from 
Dischem's countrywide


Price : R89.99

Even though this lip product isn't new its been a firm favourite of mine for a couple of years now and you will always find one in my handbag.
I was originally sent this product to review from the PR's of Catrice and I've both used 
and recommended it ever since, so I was excited to see that recently they've extended the range to include a selection of sheer tints and the beautiful deeper pink caught my eye.

It offers the same volumising and cooling feeling, but with a tint, as opposed to the previous transparent balm. Its great to either wear alone or over the top of pretty much any other lipstick shade and I'm loving the versatility.

Verdict : 8/10



Price : R265.00
Size : 50mls
If you are looking to maybe upgrade your skincare regime, but budget is limited
then MINERALINE (exclusively available at all Dischem's countrywide) is a range
to consider.I have used several of their products and I rate then in terms of 
"Value for not very much money"

Containing the usual trade mark Dead Sea minerals, Vitamin C, which stimulates the formation of collagen, The potent antioxidant properties of Vitamin C are boosted with those of Vitamin E and together they repair and prevent spots, lines, and other signs of oxidation caused by pollution, sun damage, and age. Vitamin B5 soothes, heals, and hydrates your skin.

Formulated to be used by all skin types it can be used morning and evening under your usual creams, however the key to using this product is to only apply a thin film and as I always say "less is more".
 Vitaserum is just the daily multivitamin your skin needs.

Verdict : 8/10

23 June 2019


One of my favourite home grown bath, body and home fragrance brands, for many years now, has been RAIN
and I've been waiting for sometime, with much anticipation I must add, to see just what
products they have conceptualised and formulated for their skincare line-up.
Apparently its been 3 years in the making and the wait is finally over.

The RAIN SKINCARE collection was recently launched locally and internationally 
(South Africa,Ireland and USA) 
with a range of multi-ethnic natural skincare products harnessing the power of wild harvested African botanicals integrated with probiotics to maintain skin health. 

The RAIN SKINCARE range includes natural cleansers, toners, serums and creams that are suitable for every step in your daily skincare regimen. This range is naturally fragranced with essential oils and has been specially formulated to maintain and support your natural skin structure while being gentle on the skin.

All the products in this range have been formulated to synergistically work together to create an ideal skincare routine for all ages. It is suitable for sensitive skin, specifically sensitivity resulting from stress, environmental factors (weather, pollution), harsh chemical ingredients, and genetics.

This product line is lovingly handcrafted in Swellendam, South Africa, whilst adhering to World Fair Trade Organization-principles and RAIN’s ethos of not using synthetic chemicals or animal products.

The appealing silver, white and grey packaging of this unisex skincare collection looks 
both sleek and chic.The prices of the products range from R220 - R890.

The skincare range will consist of 9 products, but I'm sure that more will be added with time:

Elevating Day Serum 
Leaves skin firmer and more radiant while feeling revitalised and noticeably softer.

 Relaxing Night Serum
Leaves skin appearing noticeably more radiant and even-toned, with less signs of stress.

Elevating Day Cream
 This invigorating daytime cream has an ultra-rich and luxurious texture, and will leave skin feeling revitalised and appearing more radiant.

Relaxing Night Cream
Calming and rich, leaves skin feeling moisturised and conditioned.

Brilliant Eye Cream 
Moisturises and hydrates the delicate under eye area while leaving it firmer 
and more radiant.

Botanical Cleansing Gel 
Gently removes any makeup and impurities while leaving your skin feeling clean 
and soothed.

Refreshing Complexion Toner
Remove any remaining impurities after cleansing leaving skin feeling clean and refreshed.

Botanical Micellar Water 
Removes impurities and makeup from your skin leaving it feeling refreshingly 
clean and soft.

Refreshing Facial Spritz
 Leaves your skin feeling soothed and rejuvenated.

I have been kindly sent from the guys at the Gateway store in KZN
their Relaxing Night Serum to try, so check back in a few weeks time to see
how I went on...

This skincare collection has been launched in South Africa, Ireland and the USA.

Here in KZN SA we have 4 stores:

Gateway Theatre Of Shopping
The Pavilion
Ballito Junction
Galleria Mall

20 June 2019


Sometimes curiosity can lead to a random beauty purchase and I was so curious 
about these Aésop Post Poo Drops,
that it led to a purchase from SpaceNK earlier in the year.

Aesop is an Australian beauty brand that I've heard many good reports about and especially on these wonder drops, that I couldn't resist putting them to the smell test.
I must say upfront, that they're by no means a "must have" purchase, but rather one of those 
"nice to have" products or is it?

First off these Post Poo Drops don't come cheap, as they weigh in at £20 a bottle
to basically mask unpleasant odours in the bathroom.
The Post Poo Drops come in a brown bottle with a pipette dropper, which I like
as you can control just how many drops you dispense. into the toilet bowl post flush.

The amber coloured liquid comprises of Lemon Peel Oil, Mandarin Orange Peel Oil
and other floral elements that all work together to neutralise unpleasant bathroom smells.

Super easy to use you just dispense three drops into the toilet bowl post-flush
and it's suppose to leave the little room smelling lovely and fresh and they also recommend that you add a couple of drops to the hand basin to intensify the citrus fragrance.

Sadly I was somewhat under whelmed by these little drops of promise, as I was expecting the fragrance to be stronger, they did however work slightly better in a small guest toilet area than in a larger bathroom and the fragrance was intensified once drops were added to the basin.

The Aésop Post Poo Drops are Vegan and Cruelty Free  
and are also free from:
Mineral Oils
and Silicones

It's certainly more discreet when you're at a friends house to use the dropper of these post poo drops rather than the give-away noisy air freshener blast to camouflage any bad odours, before the next guest uses the little room...
(If you feel the need you can carry the drops in your handbag, as they do come with with a very nice cloth bag)

There's also no doubt that they certainly look more stylish in the bathroom, but I do have difficulty in spending £20's on a product that is flushed or rinsed away, when I could spend the same money on a more important skincare product.

I suppose it's all about priorities and obviously mine ain't about combating a smelly
loo post poo, but this product has gained notoriety and I'm sure we can all bring to mind someone that this would make a perfect gift for...

Post Poo Drops