13 November 2018


If you are looking for a lightweight Body Lotion for the hot 
summer months then check out this Aloe Vera Body Lotion from

I have been using mine now for several weeks and what I love about this product
is that its a "No Fuss" kinda product.

The plastic bottle with a flip top lid makes it super easy and quick to apply 
and you can also control the amount you use.

You soon realise on the first application just how cooling the lightweight gel/lotion 
is, perfect for those hot, humid summer days.
The fragrance is clean and fresh and it glides over the skin easily and is absorbed 
with very little massage.
It's not sticky or greasy and keeps my skin suitably moisturised
and its just how I like a summer body lotion to be.


Aloe Vera 
Body Lotion



Available exclusively at all Dischem's Countrywide

11 November 2018


Despite not writing a QPR post in October 
I don't have too many products to review, as most of the products I've tried recently deserved a full dedicated blog post.

Brand : WBEAUTY Woolworths
Product : Hydro Lipstick (Shade Koki)
Price : R150

I received this Woolworths own brand WBEAUTY Hydro Lipstick free in a recent Cosmoplitan magazine and we all love a freebie. I think at the time they had 3 shades to chose from and I have to say it wasn't easy to tell which shade was through the outer packaging , so it was 
"Pot Luck" and, for once, I struck Lucky.
The formula is ultra creamy and my lips felt moisturised and comfortably hydrated. 

Verdict : 8/10


Brand : HASK
Product : Keratin Protein Hair Mask
Price : R62.99

I picked up this HASK Keratin Protein Hair Mask from Clicks and having previously tried their Blue Chamomile and Argan Oil Blonde Care Deep Conditioning sachet,
which I enjoyed, so I thought I would put their Protein mask to the test. 

HASK Keratin Protein Smoothing Deep Conditioner is an ultra restorative, moisturizing hair conditioner that leaves all hair types smooth, shiny and frizz free.
Formulated to deep condition and smooth weakened, damaged and hair.
I loved the softness it gave to my hair and I'm happy to report that it didn't leave my hair feeling weighed down with product. I'm glad to report the sachet will easily last me for 4-5 applications otherwise it would be an expensive hair treatment.
Available from Clicks countrywide.

Verdict : 7/10

9 November 2018


I'm so excited to write this blog post, as it's on one of my favourite

Beauty Advent Calendars

For the past couple of years I have written a series of posts, but they're always relating to the Beauty Advent Calendars that you can buy overseas, as very few appear here in 
South Africa.

Clarins however have just launched their first
Holiday Advent Calendar 
and it contains 12 Clarins beauty surprises.

This beautiful box presentation contains 12 pull out drawers each containing
a generous size of some of their "must haves" beauty items, including two full size products.
Not only does this make a wonderful holiday gift, but it's a great beauty
intro to the world of French skincare and make-up.


50ml Beauty Flash Balm
(Full Size)

12ml Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector
(Full Size)
15ml Gentle Refiner
15ml SOS Hydra Mask
30ml Exfoliating Body Scrub
50ml Toning Lotion Normal to Dry Skin
30ml Instant Eye Make-up Remover
30ml One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
4ml Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
2.8ml Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil
0.39g Crayon Khol 01
3ml Mascara

This Calendar retails for R995 but has a staggering
 value of R1999, now take it from me who knows all about
 Beauty Advent Calendars this is a bargain...

This calendar is exclusive to selected Woolworths, so hurry as stocks are very limited

7 November 2018


It would be very unfair of me to write a blogpost telling you all that the Esteé Lauder Blockbuster has to offer for this festive season without mentioning the Holiday Blockbuster from Elizabeth Arden. Without a doubt these two brands nail it when it comes to these annual cosmetic kits. Not only do they make wonderful gifts but if you're looking to set yourself up for the coming year with a collection of quality make-up items then look no further as it has to be one of these sets.
The Elizabeth Arden Blockbuster always retails for several hundred rand cheaper and this year is no exception as it retails for R1,195 and has a value R4,999 and unlike the Esteé Lauder Blockbuster there is no qualifying purchase required.
This set includes 7 full size products
Available from 
Elizabeth Arden outlets countrywide but again hurry as stocks are very limited 

This Kit Includes:
Neutral Eye Shadow Palette 
in Spotlight, Pink Pearls, Flirty Pink, Antique Rose, Pink Satin, Rosé, Dazzling Plum and Winter's Night 

 Glam Eye Shadow Palette 

in Bone, Innocence, Golden Sands, Gilded Bronze, Tinsel, Bejeweled, Deep Amethyst 
and Starry Night 

Blush & Highlight Palette in Sunblush, Romantic Rose and Sunbeam

4 x Lipsticks in Wildberry, Red Door Red, Smoky Plum and Pale Petal 
(full size)

2 x  Lip Glosses in Precious Petal and Iridescent Mauve 
(full size)

Grand Entrance Mascara in Stunning Black 
(full size) 

Eye Pencil in Black

Red Cosmetic Case

Retail Price 

4 November 2018


Some time ago I bought several Urban Decay products and I have slowly been reviewing them over the past few months.
This is my final product from that recent haul and again I've been blown away
by how impressed I have been with each and every product that I bought.

What I've experienced over the years is that I perhaps love some products from a brand
 and then I find some that hugely disappoint,but so far this hasn't
happened with Urban Decay and I'm sure they've got some weaker products
lurking in their product lineup.

As I've said in my previous reviews Urban Decay is for all ages and I'm proof of that and whilst UD, isn't budget in price it has delivered on product performance
and just as important, its been so enjoyable to use. So if you want to know what products I highly recommend then check out my full reviews.

I do love a good Lip Gloss and the HI-FI Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss appealed 
to me instantly.
Laced with vitamin E and peppermint oil, the hydrating formula leaves lips feeling nourished, has an immediate plumping effect and comes in a yummy vanilla-mint flavour.
 This gloss is super comfortable to wear and doesn't have a sticky or tacky feel to it
which so many lip glosses can have.
 Unfortunately as we age, the lines around our mouth become deeper and more noticeable and the last thing we need is a feathering, bleeding lipstick or lip gloss that draws attention to the mouth area,
so good news... this one doesn't do either, but what it does do is
 instantly makes those thinning lips feel plumper. 
There are 22 shades to chose from and covers everything from blaring brights 
to soft neutrals in four different effects—metallic, holographic, cream and sheer cream.  
I must say some colours and the effects are way out there
 for the more mature of us, whilst other shades are just perfect.
I opted for the shade BACKTALK to compliment my BACKTALK palette 
and it was right up my "Lipstick Street".
(cream formula, not super glossy, perfect shade)

It's described as a Mauve-nude pink and even though its richly pigmented the longevity can't be compared to my Vice Cream Lipstick, but as far as lip glosses fair,
 it made me Urban Decay happy...

I must also mention the sleek packaging which has 2 clear shade sides that 
and allows for a quick colour check and grab out of the depths of a handbag.
Another interesting and noticeable feature of this lip gloss is the latest technology
 flexible, flocked-silicone paddle applicator that
 allows you to swipe on a generous, even layer of gloss and there's no need to double dip.
This technology also prevents the applicator from disintegrating and the neck of the 
gloss stays fairly clean unlike some that get so dirty and sticky with gloss build up. 





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