Friday, 22 August 2014

Beauty Night Out Cape Town 2014

Rubybox is turning three and they are planning the bash of the year to celebrate in true rubybox style! So come join in the fun and book your ticket now for a night of treasures and pleasures.

With gorgeous views and stylish décor, The Baltic at the V&A Waterfront is the perfect setting for BeautyNight Out on 29 August.Arrive in your glitz and glam wear and we’ll treat you to makeovers, massages, skincare analysis and more from top brands like Dermalogica and Mangwanani African Spa. Snack on scrumptious canapés and customise your party pack of beauty spoils worth R250. Shop rubybox bestsellers, win prizes worth over R15000 and let us delight you with the other surprises that await.
Date: 29 August 2014
Venue: The Baltic
Address: Suite 210, Clock Tower Building, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. 8001
Time: 5pm – 10pm
Dress code: Glitz & Glamour
VIP Insider tickets: R290
Normal tickets: R350

All included in the ticket price, guests can look forward to the following:

rubybox Party Packs – Create your own beauty goodie box to value of R250+

Beauty Experiences – Let the beauty pro’s from your favourite brands treat and transform you throughout the evening

Dermalogica Professional – Skincare Analysis

Mangwanani African Spa – Acupressure and hand massages.

Stila Makeup Makeovers – Add a whole lot of glitz and glamour to your usual look.

rubybox pop-up shop – Splurge on rubybox bestsellers and award-winners

Mouth-watering canapés – Nibble on our scrumptious snacks to keep the party going.

Indulgent giveaways – Win decadent beauty prizes worth over R15,000 from our top brands

Meet the rubybox beauty gurus – Put faces to the names behind your favourite beauty store

Birthday surprises – Party favours, treasure and pleasures that will make it a night to remember!
Tickets can be purchased here:
The Facebook event is here:

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Feminite Cape Town Launch

So on Saturday past my friend Crystal and I took off to the Feminite Cape Town Launch for a night of fun and laughter at the Imperial Hotel on the corner of Short market and Long Street.

Cape Town ladies were treated to welcoming drinks by Iced Cocktails and an array of different spoils from Eternal Child giving complimentary hand massages, to getting your make up done by an Stila makeup artist and then getting your picture taken at the photobooth.

The venue was a slight bit crowded due to huge turnout, but that definitely did not stop Cape Town ladies from having a great time.

Picture below is Crystal from Befabbeyou, me & Raylene from Scarlet Aura picture credit to Radz Photography

Big thanks to the below sponsors of the event
Sorbet - sponsored a hamper and voucher valued at R800
Gatineau - sponsored the travel bags valued at R1500 and also 50 facial masks for the goodie bags
Grace perfumes - sponsored perfume samples & Absolutely Organised
Eternal Child - exhibitors and sponsored a spa voucher and the ladies received half price on a full body massage
Stila make up
Fab chic gave away a Guess bag
Sh’zen gave away a voucher to all guess for a pamper session and a goodie bag valued at R550
Rain gave each guest a R100 voucher and hamper for the draw

I’m sure that the next Feminite Event will be Bigger and Better!


So I know, I’ve got a lot of JHB based readers as well and I thought I’d let you in on this treat.
As a mutual lover of fashion, I don’t know who wouldn’t want an R50k gift card, and an international stylist to go shopping with you for a makeover xx

Yip so now that I’ve got your attention, Bedford, one of Johannesburg’s premier fashion and shopping destinations in conjunction with renowned international stylist for the BAFTA’s, Royal Family and Celebrities - Sophia Branch, are giving shoppers the opportunity to find their style and fashion voice with the launch of #BedfordProjectStyle, where one consumer can win a R50 000 Bedford Gift Card, makeover and personalized shopping spree.

With an opportunity to be #StyledbySophia, this is no ordinary makeover and shopping experience, as the winner will have the opportunity to have the London-born stylist personally tailor their look from clothing to accessories, to hair and make-up styling.  “Our shoppers are connoisseurs of fashion, and the centre is in fact styled by the evolving European-inspired brands that create it. #BedfordProjectStyle is an exciting new campaign that will culminate in a celebration of style on the 4th of October with a fashion show of the latest spring and summer looks curated and #StyledbySophia. Not only will it allow us to showcase the latest trends in partnership with our tenants in the mall, but more importantly celebrate our loyal consumers, by offering one of them a R50 000 Bedford Gift Card, makeover and personalized shopping spree courtesy of the sensational stores in the centre,” explains Nikki Savides, Marketing Manager for Bedford. In order to enter the competition one simply needs to spend R300 or more at any store at Bedford before the 22nd of September. The winner will then be randomly drawn and have their makeover revealed at the #BedfordProjectStyle fashion show and event on the 4th of October at 15h00.

“Finding the perfect ‘look-book’ is not an easy task, but through #BedfordProjectStyle we will be able to provide fashionistas with the perfect inspiration. Whether it be through mood boards posted on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, or through the curated looks #StyledbySophia for the fashion show, we have no doubt that this campaign will help our discerning shoppers find and refine their style and fashion voice,” concludes Savides.
Follow:Twitter: @BedfordCentre
Instagram: @BedfordCentre

Monday, 18 August 2014

Elle Rising Star Design Awards: Finalists

So last year I attended the Elle Rising Star Design Awards in association with MrP is presented by African Fashion International (AFI) and I am so excited that it will once again be taking place this year.
ELLE and MrP have once again joined forces to offer an amazing opportunity for young, talented and aspiring fashion designers to Kick-start a career in fashion and the opportunity to work in collaboration with Mr Price to launch their own fashion label. The competition seeks to find a designer who understands the aesthetic but also the commerce of contemporary fashion and has the necessary ambition to grow a successful fashion brand.

This year the ELLE Rising Star Design Award in association with MrP is presented by African Fashion International (AFI) and the finalists will show their designs at the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa 2014 where the winner will be announced. For the first time, designers from across Africa were invited to enter. As in previous years, the panel of judges had a difficult task when it came to selecting the seven finalists.
ELLE South Africa’s publisher Gisèle Wertheim Aymés says: ‘We are greatly encouraged by the number and quality of entries. Our judges were rigorous in ensuring the finalists are indeed some of Africa’s finest rising design stars and interestingly enough, the shortlist is dominated by entries from the Western Cape. We look forward to seeing the talent of these top seven come to life on the ramp during AFI’s Mercedes-Benz Africa Fashion Week Africa in October and finding out who the winner will be.’ Of this year’s finalists, ELLE editor and Rising Star judge Emilie Gambade says: ‘Judging the applications is an incredibly inspiring process, paging through the storyboards, the selection of fabric swatches and the technical sketches, but it’s also a serious and a difficult one as we were looking for the crème de la crème of fashion design on the continent. For the first time, we received entries from outside of South Africa and while none of them made it to the final selection, it’s our fervent desire to embrace more African entries in 2015.’

‘The seven finalists stood out because of their uniqueness and the care, passion and relevance that were evident in their storyboards; we are now looking forward to see how this translates into garments and flourishing careers.’
Style curator and fashion consultant, Jackie Burger says: ‘The 2014 finalists represent the new generation of designers with a unified modernist vision, a focused confidence and definitive design signature.’

Mr Price trend director and Rising Star judge Joanne Frederic says: ‘The brief for 2014 allowed the entrants the freedom to create their own ranges that are a reflection of their design aesthetic and what they want to stand for as a brand in the fashion industry. There were several strong standouts displaying creativity and a strong technical knowledge. These storyboards left us at a loss for words and counting down the days to seeing their vision on paper become a reality on the ramp – truly exciting.’

Stay in the #RisingStarAfrica2014 loop @mrpfashion @ellemagazinesa
@afi_sa on Twitter and visit to see the ELLE Rising Star
Design Award 2014 journey unfold.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Competition: Toy Nail Polish

So it’s competition time... Yay! You all know how much I love Toy nailpolish I’ve blogged about it previously but today and I want you to join in on the fun and win with Toy.

How to Enter:
·         Go to the #Toyplayground ( and choose your favourite polish.
·         Copy the picture of Toy nail polish you have chosen.
·         Like @TOYSouthAfrica on Facebook as well as my Channi Chic Facebook Page.
·         Then post your picture to Facebook & tag: @TOYSouthAfrica & @Channichic in the post and tell me why you love this colour polish and what you would match it with.
Yip...EASY AS THAT! See below for an easy example.

@TOYSouthAfrica & @Channichic I love this Sparkling Cosmo Toy nailpolish! This colour would work perfectly for Thursday Movie night with my girlfriends xx

Only 1 tag per person
Every person entering must “like” both @TOYSouthAfrica & @Channichic Facebook page. That way ill be able to track the enteries.

You can stand a chance to win a TOY three pack!

Entries close on Saturday the 16th August 2014

Monday, 11 August 2014

Letibalm Repair Balm for Nose and lips

So I never thought I would be blogging about Letibalm’s “Lip & Nose repair balm” but since I got the flu, you have no idea how much this product has helped me. So what exactly does Letibalm have to do with my flu well, during winter my lips got super dry and the area around my nose became very red & sensitive due to wiping (runny nose...sniff sniff)
So when I received this product and saw this is the only balm on the market that has been specially designed to care for lips, nose and the skin in between, it made perfect sense!
It’s crazy but it made having flu so much more bearable, as my lips was cared for and my sensitive nose-area was healing / improving. It was rather impressive.
The cool thing is you can either get it in a tube or in a tub, both is small enough to fit in anywhere so its travel convenient and actually works. As Letibalm is literally colourless on my lips I can even apply it over or under my favourite lipstick and no one would know, I promise xx
Letibalm Paediatric is suitable for children 0 to 8 years old and the regular Letibalm (10ml liquid tube or a 10ml jar).

Get your dose of Letibalm at Dis-Chem for R54.95

Give it a go and let me know what you think?

Friday, 8 August 2014

4th Street Wine Launch: 50s Style

So last night I attended the 4thStreet Launch Party at East Studio in Town and Boi oh Boi we had a blast! A couple of weeks prior to the event we had received a really cool tin box as an invitation with some sweet treats. The theme for the evening was 50s and Cape Town really came out in style.

Hubby and I arrived at the event and I don’t know if it was good or bad, but for the first time ever we were really early. But as we stepped in the venue I was in absolute awe of how beautifully it was decorated and how stunning it turned out. 4thStreet Team really went all out. They had this super cool video streaming booth, I’m not sure if that’s what it’s called but it takes a video of you while doing fast movements and it plays it back on the screen. Really cool, as soon as I get the footage I’ll show you guys. See some the craziness below that went on while taking the footage:
The snacks were decadent and everything so well organised & planned. I’ve said it before and ill say it again. I love it when brands put in effort, it shows the passion.
Below is the picture I took with the Brand Manager of 4th street such a lovely lady.
The reason for the event was to launch the new 4th Street lightly sparkled wine that is now available in a 300ml bottle & it’s available in a variety flavours.

The MC for the night was the stunning and ever gorgeous Nomuzi Mabena which delegated the night’s events. There was a live performance from the “Shoowap Shop” Girls which just set the tone for the evening’s festivities. Below picture is of myslef and fellow bloggers Raylene & the picture below that is Anthea, myself, Anja & Thabiet. 
We ate, talked & jived to some awesome music; this one really goes on the list of one on my favourite events.
For my 50s inspired look I channelled all things pink, you can see the list below where the items can be found:
Dress: Foschini (Only available from September)
Shoes: Shoerama
Clutch: Gifted
Accessories: Mr Price