Wednesday, 20 June 2018

QUICKIE PRODUCT REVIEWS {QPR} JUNE 2018

My last QPR post was back in March,so I thought it was time to bring you
up to speed on some products that I've been trying since then.


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1.

Brand : Mineraline
Product : Invigorating Aloe Vera Gel
250ml
Price : R125




Aloe Vera is well known for treating burns, skin abrasions and irritations,
by quickly cooling and soothing the affected area.
My tube of Mineraline Invigorating Aloe Vera Gel was put to the test recently
 when the London "Kiddiewink" arrived for a month's holiday
 and managed to over expose his skin, in other words he got sunburnt.
Initially this soft green tinted gel feels quite sticky on application
but when it dries down the stickiness disappears and leaves the skin
feeling soothed and calmed.
It turned out to be a life saver and the inclusion of Dead Sea Minerals
and Vitamin B5 ensured that the skin was left feeling moisturised.
I've been using as an all over body gel and I'm loving both the consistency 
and the cooling effects of the gel.It would be great for a Summer body gel.
Apparently it can also be used to calm an irritated scalp.
This product offers great value for an affordable price of R125
for a generous 250mls of product and is definitely one to add to 
your shopping list.


Verdict : 8/10


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2.

Brand : Dove
Product : DermaSpa Goodness3 Hand Cream
75ml
Price : R49.95 (Current price as its 20% off at Clicks)




Dove have recently launched a hand cream as part of their 
DermaSpa range of products.
On application It immediately smells spa-like, as it's fragranced with Vanilla,
Musk and coconut and blended with Omega Oil.
Without doubt it leaves your hands feeling comfortably moisturised and velvety
soft.It's fast absorbing and great to massage into your cuticles and nails, its
like giving yourself a hand spa treatment at home.
This is, a good affordable hand cream backed by the research and development
of Dove. 


Verdict : 7/10


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3.

Brand : Rimmel 
Product : Lip Liner 1000 Kisses
Shade : Cappuccino
Price : R95.00




On a previous QPR post I reviewed the inexpensive Ultra Last Lip Liner from
Essence and I was suitably impressed and it encouraged me to try
another lip liner, this time one from Rimmel.
Not being "big" on lining my lips I only have the essence one to compare
this Rimmel one to.
I found this one to be a much harder pencil and not as long lasting, despite
the colour being good, I much prefer the texture of the essence and it
comes in way cheaper than the Rimmel. 


Verdict : 5/10

Monday, 18 June 2018

SUNDAY SAMPLE


I'm slowly working my way through the items in the 
2017 Marks & Spencer Beauty Advent Calender. 
The travel sizes are proving to be ideal for my regular Sunday Sample posts. 
Many of the brands included are not available in South Africa, but that only makes 
it more interesting for me and hopefully for you the readers. 
I know from my analytics that I have many followers from the UK and there 
are plenty of readers here in South Africa that travel frequently overseas and
 it's always good to see what other skincare options are available outside of SA. 

PÜR
is a US mineral based make-up and skincare brand that's not available in SA,
 but I'll be trying this
 Correcting Primer over the next week, so be sure to check back on Sunday 
to see if this product is worth a purchase or not.


Sunday, 17 June 2018

LA ROCHE-POSAY MICELLAR WATER {REVIEW}

Over the past couple of years and much to my surprise, Micellar Waters have 
become an important part of my beauty regime .
 I previously relied on them mainly for travel, as they provide a quick and practical solution for 
removing face and eye make-up on the go. 

I also turn to a Micellar Water on those "full make-up" days, as part of a 
double cleanse, however my favourite way to use a Micellar Water is in the morning. 
I find a quick wipe around the face with a soaked cotton pad cleanses my skin
 and preps it for my morning skincare routine.

As you can see Micellar Waters are so versatile hence their rise in popularity
 over the past few years.
 Most skincare ranges now include a Micellar water in their product line-up 
and over the last couple of years 
I have tried and tested several of varying prices.
I have reviewed several products from LA ROCHE-POSAY recently and have enjoyed
each one and for those that suffer from a fragile, sensitive or intolerant skin,
then I highly recommend this affordable French skincare brand. 
Just to re-cap in the ethos of the brand:
La Roche-Posay is a French Dermatology skin care company recommended by more than 25 000 Dermatologists worldwide. Their promise is to make a better life for Sensitive Skin. Every product is unique in its inherent active ingredient – thermal water from the natural springs of La Roche-Posay, which contains high levels of Selenium – a mineral proven to protect cellular metabolism with its powerful antioxidant properties. 



The LA ROCHE-POSAY Micellar Water for Sensitive skins has been my
Micellar Water of choice for the past few weeks.
The Physiological Micellar Solution acts as a fresh cleansing solution 
and make-up remover in one, for face and eyes and can be used whether
 you have a sensitive skin or not.
It's the perfect product for people in a hurry.




The gentle non scented water formulation is suitable for all skin types,
 as it respects the skin’s physiological & pH balance.
Key ingredients are Citric Acid to gently cleanse and exfoliate and of course the
soothing LA ROCHE-POSAY Thermal Spring Water.
This product contains no
 soap
 alcohol 
colourants 
lanolins
or 
parabens


I found this product slotted perfectly into my morning regime as my 
cleansing water
and I'll be sorry when it finishes, as it will be time to move on and review another
Micellar Water from another brand.



LA ROCHE-POSAY MICELLAR WATER
200ml


R
190



£
12


$
14.99


Available in South Africa

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

FATHERS DAY GIFTING IDEAS {2018}

Father's Day 
is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, 
paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society and in several countries 
around the world it's this coming Sunday 17th June.

I've put together some gifting ideas to help provide you with some inspiration 
and the quick links to all websites are in pink.
Enjoy....


Woolworths

Single Ficus Ginseng in Ceramic

R186.74

For the green fingered dad, a Ficus plant in ceramic 
from Woolworths may just be 
the perfect gift. as its one that continues to give.


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Crabtree & Evelyn
City Zen Candle

200g

R800


Help dad escape to a quiet zone and retreat from the hectic demands of 
modern life with the Oriental floral notes in this luxurious fragranced candle from 
Crabtree & Evelyn. 
The spiritually calming and sensorial inspired from Hong Kong’s exotic
 ginger flower mingle with warm and spicy cardamom and black pepper. 
Cleansing notes of bright lemon finish the scent, transporting the mind to 
places of peaceful tranquility.

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rain
Beard Oil

50ml

R159

One of my favourite local brands rain have recently launched
a Mens G Range and this Beard Oil is a perfect gift for the bearded dad.

Rich in Argan and Baobab essential Oils this will keep the facial hair nourished 
and protected, whilst moisturising the skin beneath.

Other interesting products to look out for are their Soap On A rope
and a new shaving format in the form of a Shaving Milk.


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Nespresso
Festive Touch Travel Mug

R275

If your dad already has an Nespresso machine or even if he hasn't 
this Travel Mug makes a perfect gift for "coffee on the go".
Holds 375mls and is cool to the touch and keeps your coffee or any
 hot drink piping hot.I bought this for my hubby at Christmas and its
been a huge hit.


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Trenery
Leather Benjamin Weekender

R4,034.07


If you are really wanting to Splurge on dad then this 100% leather 
weekender bag from Woolworths will be a gift that will
not only be useful for the travelling man, but will last for years to come.
Available in Black or Brown leather.


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L'Occitane

Verbena EDT

100ml


R 890.00  

With a zillion male fragrances out there to choose from this 
unisex clean,fresh, citrusy scent is a hit with all the males
in my life and I honestly don't know of anyone that
doesn't like the uplifting Verbena EDT from L'Occitane

Sunday, 10 June 2018

MARKS AND SPENCER FORMULA INNOVATE RADIANCE REVEAL PEEL {REVIEW}

This past week I have used a product from the Marks & Spencer's own skincare range Formula 
The Radiance Reveal Peel forms part of the Formula Innovate range which features the latest ingredients and textures taken straight from the lab, with proven results to boost your regime. 
Formula Skincare is created with more than 20 years of expertise with results proven by real women. Formula Innovate features the latest beauty finds straight from the lab taking inspiration from around the globe. Expect the latest textures, newest ingredients and proven results.



Now I love a good exfoliation and its been a weekly part of my beauty regime for 37 years and I enjoy trying new ones, so this Radiance Reveal Peel is right up my "beauty street".  Formulated with unique transformation technology this smooth gel activates on contact with the skin to roll, lift and sweep away dead skin cells,
instantly leaving the skin brighter and smoother.

My initial impressions, this clear ultra gentle gel is another of those peels that
have very little or no effect on your skin, but
somehow this peel is a silent operator, as it leaves you skin feeling incredibly 
smooth and soft, with little effort.
As always a "roll off" peel is a little messy and some can be slightly hit and miss
with the peeling effect, however this product seemed to remove, both
thoroughly and easily, from all areas of application. 


Suitable for all skin types and gentle enough to be literally used 
whenever dull skin needs a lift and I've used several times this past week.
On cleansed and dry skin apply the peel and massage until the transformation is 
complete, then rinse with warm water to leave skin perfectly prepared for your
usual beauty regime.
Not tested on animals BUAV approved
Hypoallergenic
Dermatologically Tested
Paraben Free

These type of peels are not my first choice when it comes to exfoliators, 
but this is by far the most effective one that I've used in a long time.
Will this product be added to my UK Beauty Shopping List?
Unfortunately not, as it's just too gentle for "moi" and to be honest,
there are so many others on the market that I have to try and of
course tell you about...


FORMULA
Innovate Radiance Reveal Peel 
50ml

R
N/A

£
17.50


$
N/A

Thursday, 7 June 2018

SAVINGS ON LUXURY SKINCARE AT WOOLWORTHS


If your skincare shopping list regularly includes products from luxury 
brands like Chanel,Lancôme and Estée Lauder,then this post maybe of interest to you.
Woolworths currently have "up to" 25% saving
on day and night creams from all of the brands they stock.
(You will receive 20% and then an extra 5% if you are a Woolworths Reward member)
I have picked out several of the pricier "creme de la creme" products from 
renowned international skincare brands.
If some of your regular skincare treatments are included, then a 20% or possible
 25% discount on the online basket checkout price can equate to
a substantial saving.
Likewise if you have always wanted to take your skincare to the next level
then now could be the time to treat your skin to the latest in advanced
skincare technology.



Lancôme 

Absolue L'Extrait

50ml

R 5,850.00


You really can't go wrong with any day or night creams from the 
French cosmetic house Lancôme.
Reveal firmer, more radiant skin with the help of this elixir comprising the
 brand's most powerful regenerating ingredient, Lancôme Rose Native Cells.


Estée Lauder

Re-Nutriv

Re-Creation Face Creme & Night Serum

50ml

R14,000


This Face Crème and Night Serum duo is the ultimate indulgence as this
 synergistic pair surrounds your skin in rarefied luxury. 
The results are transformative, as skin is restored to a beautiful, more ageless appearance.






Chanel

Sublimage 

La Crème

50g

R 5,630.00


Chanel has recently been added to the Woolworths cosmetic stable.
The next generation of SUBLIMAGE La Crème combines 12 actions to restore the 
skin's strength, vitality and perfection.
This exceptional cream is enriched with the Éphémères of Planifolia. 
Rare and powerful, they transmit their infinite revitalising power to the skin, 
which regains its strength, radiance, and perfection.





Estée Lauder

Re-Nutriv

Ultimate Diamond 

Transformative Energy Creme

50ml


R 4,875.00

Rare Luxury. Rare Energy. From the first touch, this velvety, intensely invigorating
 crème transports you to a new realm of luxury. 
And then the transformation begins. Energy surges. Vitality radiates. 
Natural collagen is fortified as next-generation sculpting.
The Skin looks radiant, more even-toned, its clarity and inner light restored. 
Infused with Black Diamond Truffle, one of nature’s rarest treasures. 
Transformed through a secret process into a pure, precious extract. 
10,000 hours in the making, it is a potent energy infusion for your skin.


    The up to 25% saving is on day and night creams from all brands,
    so pop along to the Woolworths website and check out if your
    regular brand is there.
    Hurry though as I think this offer ends on Sunday 10th June.
    Woolworths are also offering Free Delivery on all online orders
    between 3-10 June