Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Essence "valentines, who cares?"

If you want to look your absolute best on Valentine's Day this is definitely a range not to miss! The new essence trend edition “valentine – who cares?” is welcoming a different kind of Valentine’s Day from mid January to mid February 2016. Wild, rebellious and casual, they are breaking old traditions and dedicating the day of love to best friends. This means: lots of fun and action for two! Edgy products in intensive colors like red, blue and black as well as metallic beige and khaki tones for strong styles. The favorites: the false lashes in two versions and the click & go nails with a stiletto design. The face & body tattoo stamp with an infinity symbol creates a trendy BFF tattoo and the limited, fruity-sweet scent underlines the rebel queen slumbering within every girl. 
Sisters before misters… with essence!
Smokey cream kajal
No limits. The creamy, easy-to-blend eyeliner with a tapered mine ensures exciting smokey eyes looks in intensive black. Thanks to the conic shape of the tip, there’s no need for a sharpener. Available in 01 sisters before misters. Around R38.95 
False lashes
Lashes in love! The false lashes in two unique versions – volume lashes and a lashline that becomes thicker at the ends – guarantee a dramatic look. Available in 01 good girls go to heaven... and 02 ...bad girls go everywhere. Around R57.95
 Translucent fixing powder 
Heart-to-heart. The compact powder with a soft, transparent texture sets make-up in place and mattifies the complexion. With interlocking hearts and stars on the surface of the texture. Available in 01 guys allowed, NOT!. Around R57.95
 Nail polish
The four nail polishes – khaki and red with a semi-matt latex finish as well as blue and beige with metallic results – offer a combination of colors and effects that turn nails into eye-catchers. Available in 01 l.o.v.e. blah blah blah, 02 talk to the hand!, 03 crew love is true love and 04 love is in the air - don´t breathe!. Around R34.95
 Smokey eyeshadow stick 
The retractable cream eyeshadow pen is easy to apply and blend. For expressive smokey eyes in metallic beige or shimmering khaki. Available in 01 love is in the air – don´t breathe! and 02 l.o.v.e. blah blah blah. Around R47.95
Essence “valentine – who cares?” will be available in stores from mid January to 
mid February 2016**. Available in Dis-Chem pharmacies.
Ill be posting my "Don't Care" Make Up look on Valentines day, 
watch this space x

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

#MakeItNivea with Zando

I was really excited when I received a lovely box of Nivea products from Zando. True to their brand identity, leading international skincare brand Nivea, has launched their latest product line in South Africa. With over 130 years’ experience, Nivea believes in continually evolving already innovative products that promise to dazzle new and existing consumer groups. Perfect & Radiant is clearly no exception.
I immediately started using the products in the Nivea Perfect & Radiant range. I must say my absolute favourite has to be the Night & Day cream. I don't usually apply night cream but after using this particular one, I've realized how could I not! It contains Eventone Pure Active and Pro Vitamin B5 which works to increase cell renewal and regenerates my skin. The day cream has proven to be just as amazing containing Vitamin E aswell as an SPF 15.
Perfect & Radiant 
In terms of product ability, the focus is to provide an even skin tone while deeply hydrating the epidermis. With the presence of developed mattifiers, one will immediately notice a radiant glow, without the oily aftermath. The mellifluous, smooth formula enriched with Eventone Pure Active and Vitamin E, works to gradually enhance skin complexion while visibly reducing the appearance of dark marks or bashful breakouts.
As you probably already know I've got extremely oily skin and I'm constantly on the search for new products to help tame the shine! This product has really helped & again the added SPF15 is an absolute bonus. Cannot wait to see continued results with daily use!

Want to get your stach:
As one of the top online retailers in South Africa, now proudly houses Perfect & Radiant by Nivea. From pricing between R65,00 – R99,00, it's a no-brainer. 
Shop Perfect & Radiant on

"So Channi Chic Blog has collaborated with Zando to bring you an awesome competition whereby you can stand a chance to win 1 of 4 Nivea Perfect & Radiant gift packs:"
 Nivea Perfect & Radiant Facial Day Cream 
 Nivea Perfect & Radiant Facial Night Cream
 Nivea Perfect & Radiant Cleansing Foam 
 Nivea Perfect & Radiant Light Moisturiser SPF 15
 Nivea Perfect & Radiant Mattifying Cleanser 3 in 1

There are 3 ways to enter this competition, you may enter any 1 of the 3 methods.
1. If you enter via Facebook, make sure you like the FB: Zando Shopping & Retail Page aswell as my FB: Channi Chic Page & let me know why you would like to win this Perfect & Radiant gift pack. Using the #MakeItNivea hashtag!

2. If you enter via Twitter: follow @Zando_co_za & @ChanniChic & tweet "I want to Win a Nivea Perfect & Radiant gift pack with @ChanniChic & @Zando_co_za " #MakeItNivea

3. If you enter via Instagram: Follow & @ChanniChic load any Nivea Perfect & Radiant image & let me know why you would like to win this Perfect & Radiant gift pack. Using the #MakeItNivea hashtag!

If you enter across the 3 platforms you will stand a greater chance on winning!
Winners will be announce on Monday the 15th February 2016.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Dove: Nourishment + More for Summer

Oils have the power to transform dull, dry hair to make it sublimely silky, while nourishing every strand, however this is often at the cost of greasy, flat hair that feels weighed down. “Oils have been used for centuries in hair care since they provide countless benefi ts including smoothness, softness, strength and protection. Traditional oil treatments are based on vegetable oils like coconut and olive oil, which can often make hair look and feel greasy and sticky. Dove Pure Care Dry Oil treatments are different.
The advanced ingredients absorb quickly into the hair strand to nourish and pamper with a weightless, non-greasy finish. We are proud to say that women with dry, dull hair can now have soft, nourished hair with up to 5x silkiness, every day.”
The Hair-Happy Botanical Oils found in Advanced Hair Series include: 
Anatolian Pomegranate Seed Oil, African Macadamia Oil, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil & Sweet Almond Oil.
TOP TIPS for beautiful shine
1 Oils and ageing hair: Ageing hair lacks lipids, which results in dryness. Apply an oil treatment weekly to help replenish lipids.
2. Smart cleaning: Focus the application of shampoo onto the roots of your hair, which is the oiliest area. The length of your hair will be washed as the shampoo runs down during rinsing.
3. A heated treatment: If you are going to sit in the sauna at gym, why 
don’t you apply a rich treatment to your hair like Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Treatment Mask, cover with a plastic shower cap and sit in the sauna for 10-15 minutes. The heat helps open up your cuticles to aid treatment penetration.
4. A cooling effect: Post washing and conditioning your hair, rinse your head under cold water, this causes the hair cuticles to seal back down onto the hair fibre- making hair smoother.
5. Quick treatment enhancement: Add a pump of the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Treatment Oil to your favourite conditioner or mask to boost its nourishing properties.
6. Added radiance for colour treated hair: Applying Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Treatment 
Oil to coloured hair will ensure smoother, more radiant hair.
7. Pre-wash nourishment: For extra shine, apply Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Treatment Oil liberally to your hair before washing. Massage into the scalp and leave on for 30 minutes 
before shampooing.
8. Heat protection: Dove Pure Care Dry Oils help protect hair from the stresses caused by blow-drying, but if you use heat appliances, like straightening or curling tongs, 
always use a protective spray just before styling. Always blow dry from at least 20 cm away from your head, and down along the hair shaft, this forces the cuticles to lie flat, thus smoothing the hair fibre.
{Tips provided by Cassandra Taylor Development Manager. Hair Care, Unilever Africa.R&D Product}
Competition time
In order to enter you need follow me any of the below social media platforms and either tweet or post me any one of your favourite "TOP Tips for beautiful hair"?
Facebook: ChanniChic
Instagram: @ChanniChic
Twitter: @ChanniChic

Winner will receive 1 of 2 full Dove Pure Care Dry Oil ranges!

Monday, 1 February 2016

Review: Garnier Pure Active 3 in 1

So after suffering for the past 3 weeks with breakouts around my chin area, I searched the blogging community for some answers. The Garnier Pure Active 3 in 1 was the product that I saw popping up the most, so off I went to my closest Foschini beauty section to find this product! I’ve been using it for the past 2 weeks and I absolutely love it. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you would know I only blog about products that I’ve actually used myself. If a particular product does not work for me or does not adhere to my skin, I would prefer to not even mention it on the blog. 
So know that if you see it here, it’s generally a winner!
The Pure Active range has been specially developed to help fight the appearance of imperfections, blackheads and excess surface sebum. This product is a wash, scrub and mask all in one & makes my life so much easier as I get the benefits of 3 different products in just one tube. I have seen a visible improvement as it removes excess oil, unclogs pores & evens skin tone with each use!

Being a driven career woman, a part time student an avid blogger and a busy wife the products I use needs to fit into my lifestyle.  I love the fact that the Garnier 3in1 can even be applied as a mask. I apply the product while watching my favourite evening television program and as soon as it gets to the ad-break I would rinse the product off. It’s really has become a routine that I love, as it does not take time out of my already crazy schedule. Yet I can enjoy the benefits of beautiful looking and feeling skin without much effort.
It’s really up to you as to how you would like to use it? Maybe a scrub is more your preference or a quick rinse instead, the options are endless. So if you not sure as to how you would like to use the Garnier 3in1, see below for options.  

How to use:
1. Wash: Apply to wet face daily. Massage the 3in1 and rinse thoroughly with water.
2. Scrub: Every day massage the 3in1 in circular motions focusing on the forehead, nose and chin. Rinse thoroughly with water.
3. Mask: 2 to 3 times a week, apply on your face. Leave for 3 minutes. Rinse with water.
Avoid the eye area.

Try it, you will love your skin too x

Hanover Street Comedy Sundowners of 2016

WOW, is exactly the word i'm going to use to describe the absolute amazing time I had last night at the Hanover Street Comedy Sundowners!
Hanover Street kicked off its popular Comedy Sundowners comedienne Shimmy Isaacs as the headline act and Martin Davis in the driver’s seat as host. The monthly Hanover Street Comedy Sundowners at GrandWest is organised by entertainment veteran Stan Mars and comedian Dalin Oliver and features different comedians at each event. It was an absolute pleasure watching local talent at it's best. It was exactly what my Sunday evening needed.
Award winning comedienne Isaacs needs little introduction to Cape Town comedy fans. Born and raised in Worcester, she produced her first one woman show Allie Pad Funny Worcester in 2010 under the direction of well known comedian Rob van Vuuren. By 2011, Showbiz Reports ranked her the seventh funniest comedian and actress in South Africa’s top ten comedians of 2011.
I really have never laughed as much as I did for this show! Not to give away too much details but this show will soon become a regular event in Cape Town. As every month will have different comedians and fresh jokes for your amusement!
Important info for you to know, so that you do not miss the next insert, is that the show takes place only once a month at Grand West, Hanover Street so make sure you do not miss it. Also Entrance to the show is R55 per person and doors will open at 17h00. The comedians will take to the stage from 18h00. Pre booking for the event is recommended. Contact 082 588 6662 to book.

Friday, 29 January 2016

How to clean make up brushes?

After chatting to a friend about skincare and the products that I use on my face. We tend to forget the importance of regularly cleaning of our make up brushes. So when I asked a few of my friends the above question, I usually receive a response of uhmmm.... or they'll respond by saying a few months ago or I didn’t think it was needed? 
Ladies cleaning your make up brushes is a must & it doesn’t have to be a daunting 
task at all.
 There are quite a few ways that you can go about cleaning your make up brushes, from using an actual make up brush cleaning product, to baby shampoo to even your own DIY solution. The options are endless, you just need to find the method that works for you.
 1. Lay out all the brushes you would want to clean on a piece of paper towel.
      2. Wet the brushes in a bowl or jar.
3.Get the soap of your choice, my preference is a bar of Lux soap or if you have 
sensitive skin use an unscented bar of soap.
4. Swirl the wet brush on the bar of soap, until foam appears.
5. Dip brush back into the bowl and you will see the water change colour. You could also just run your brushes under a lukewarm tap, but we all about saving water so I suggest using a jar saves water.
6. Remember to squeeze excess water out of your brush by using your index finger and thumb. Repeat the above until water is clear.
7.  Then lay wet brushes on a clean paper towel against a wall. So that the excess 
drops flows down.
8.  Allow it to dry over night.
9. In the morning you would have fresh, clean brushes to use with a lovely scent.
If you have an another method of cleaning your make up brushes, please do share! Would love to know what you are doing?

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

2015 Reflections & 2016 Goals

I don't usually do reflections or goal setting posts, as I don't think that would be something anyone would be interested in reading. But I went against my gut and thought I'd take a trip down 2015 memory year merely because there were some really good memories made. OK!
My 2015 has been rather eventful, with loads of fun adventures and challenging times. I must say that when I started my blog say 4 years ago I would have never thought that it would be what it is today. I work with so many amazing brands on a daily bases and really get to live out my passion. I’ve just highlighted a few of my favourite moments for 2015 but trust me if I had to highlight them all you might want to stay up all night, but don't worry I wont put you through it all...
2015 Reflections:
1) Being featured in the Foschini window for the 1st time this was quite an achievement for me and something that I never expected would be me. An amazing moment was when my blog readers started sending in #selfies of the poster in the Foschini store & people started noticing that it was me. Still a highlight and it was where it all started.
2) I’ve mentioned that I have managed to work with amazing brands during the course of 2015 but Land Rover and Jaguar really stood out for me. It's really amazing to work with a team that is so passionate about the brand. The adventures we went on with Land Rover is something ill never forget & PS: being given the opportunity to drive the awesome Jaguar XE definitely made my husband really jealous.

3) Who would have thought that shh..modeling would be a thing I would enjoy as much I did! I got an opportunity to do a Denim campaign with Foschini along side the awesome Tshepiso Ralehlathe who is currently the face of Foschini. How insane is that?
To top it off It was even featured in the glamour magazine...
4) One opportunity turned into another and then I was featured in Foschini Spring campaign, I still pinch myself now and then...
2015 has really been a year full of excitement and challenges, but mostly fruitful opportunities and engagements but so far 2016 is not looking back at all.
 I been selected among-st the group of Fashion Friends to go London Fashion Week in February 2016. Which I am beyond trilled about! Everyone that reads my blog knows how much I have wanted to travel and finally I have been granted the opportunity to do so. I have also just shot the new winter campaign with the Fashion friends so, 2016 has officially kicked off. 
2016 Goals:
-I hope to grow this space, I love blogging so much that I really hope I could have done it on a full time bases.
-I am not very active and would love to concentrate on that more this year! So some exercising would be great! Baby steps ok!
-I would love to become a bit more organised, I lead a very busy life and since I'm not as organised as I would have hoped to be I tend to do alot of things on the last minute. 
-I'm finishing my last year of doing my Marketing Management degree so hopefully this year I can tick that off my list.

One thing is for sure... my favourite quote is finally bearing fruit x

"Be daring, Be different, Be Impractical, Be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary" -Cecil Beaton