Monday, 22 December 2014

Easy Gift Ideas with AVON & JUSTINE

So this year shopping for my must have beauty products or mere gifts for friends and family has become so much easier. 
Yes, I’m talking about Avon & Justine.
I  have fallen in-love with their quality products and the fact that it’s well priced has made my Christmas shopping an absolute breeze. You can scroll through the latest pamphlet and I promise you would have loads of “hearts” next to all the items you suddenly cannot do without. This year I would much rather prefer to stay away from the hustle and bustle of busy shopping malls and crazy long queues. While browsing through One of the 1st things that stood out for me was the Avon Hollywood Collection. It’s a new limited edition collection which included your classic red shade lipstick SPF 15 R69.95, Hollywood Collection Highlighter R119.95, Hollywood 8-1 eyeshadow palette R119.95, Hollywood Flick Eyeliner R64.95 & Hollywood Nailwear Pro+ R54.95
Everyone knows how much I love doing the classic "Marilyn look" this collection made it so much easier. 
Another thing that I love about Avon is the range of perfumes at affordable prices. I am crazy about the scent of this Christian Lacroix Fragrance. It really has an Irresistibly Mysterious scent which is for her and for him. So you and your significant other can enjoy eclectic French fashion designer Christian Lacroix captured in Nuit for him for only R320
This Avon Femme is really such a soft scented perfume and it's really ideal for any woman. Even the shape of the bottle is appealing, so you can spoil that special person in your life for only R370 for 50ml
So when the packaging says Big & Daring Avon Volume Mascara they are not joking. I wore this mascara this past Saturday and everyone commented on my lashes looking like I've gotten extensions. The thing is this mascara somehow thickens the lashes and makes it look so much fuller than a normal mascara. This is now one of my favourite items to date.
Justine's Tissue Oil, Gold are one of those products that I will continue to repurchase. This Tissue Oil has a SPF25 with added Vitamin C and sweet almond oil. Its such a treat and the scent is just heavenly. This would make such an awesome gift. What woman doesn't use tissue oil?
Have you ever tried a Body Wash provides that must have pamper with a fruity freshness. Well this Cranberry & Pomegranate looks so good you can eat, regular price R130 you would be in fruity heaven in no time.

These are just some awesome gifts that can be found at & for this festive season. Please check out this website for so many other awesome products. 
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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Healthway: Living Clay

 When I had received this Healthway sample of living clay, I was quite intrigued with the way this product works and the benefits thereof. I immediately went home to try it out and trust me I was definitely in need of a little bit of TLC after the week I’ve had.
The science behind this product is quiet simple; it is based upon using natural negative IONS (good ions) to extract positive IONS (toxins, free radicals and heavy metals) from the skin. Removing free radicals the primary cause of premature aging, the skin is left smoother, healthier and younger looking. The skin is simultaneously replenished with ionic charges of the rich supply of trace elements and minerals in the African Healing Clay. A true marvel of nature without preservatives and harmful chemicals.
However the benefits thereof are amazing: Aid in the treatment of pimples, acne, eczema & psoriasis. Healthway’s products are 100% Natural Products. They aim to not treat skin & health problems. They aim to get rid of them. So I went ahead to try it out!
·         Mix with warm water 10mls (2tsp) with same quantity water.
·         Add oil such as Olive if skin is dry.
·         Apply to the skin. Keep moist with water.
·         Remove after 15mins by exfoliating then rinsing with warm water.
So after applying the living clay, I had so much fun taking crazy pictures, while waiting for the clay to dry xx
I must say that after washing the clay off, my skin felt amazing! I cannot wait to start using this clay continuously and enjoying the endless benefits of this product!
If you would like to get your hands on this Miracle clay see details below:
You can also check out V & A Waterfront, THE WATERSHED- On the Middle Level in Wellness Section.
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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

EVENT: Calvin Klein

I attended the Calvin Klein launch last evening to celebrate the opening of the brand’s first store in South Africa at the Victoria & Albert Waterfront in Cape Town.
It was absolutely awesome atmosphere with quite a few local celebs partying along.  Notable guests in attendance and also wardrobed by the brand included cricketer JP Duminy; actress Tanya Van Graan; television personalities Maps Maponyane, Jonathan Boynton-Lee and Roxy Burger; musicians DA Les, Chiano Sky, LeAnne Dlamini; and models Jenna Pietersen, Marcel Snyman, Liam Vandiar and Laela Muriel. Other notable guests in attendance included rapper Jack Parrow, actor Texas Battle and television personality Cindy Nell, among others.

Calvin Klein, Inc. is one of the leading fashion design and marketing studios in the world. It designs and markets women’s and men’s designer collection apparel and a range of other products that are manufactured and marketed through an extensive network of licensing agreements and other arrangements worldwide. Product lines under the various Calvin Klein brands include women’s dresses and suits, men's dress furnishings and tailored clothing, men’s and women's sportswear and bridge and collection apparel, golf apparel, jeanswear, underwear, fragrances, eyewear, women’s performance
apparel, hosiery, socks, footwear, swimwear, jewelry, watches, outerwear, handbags, small leather goods, and home furnishings (including furniture). For more information, please visit

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Gumtree: Creating your dream space

Have you ever thought about creating a perfect outdoor space, where you can lounge & socialize during the beautiful summer months? What about a space that you and your family can enjoy a well prepared meal and some cocktails around a table while watching the sunset?
Well this does not have to be a picture in a magazine or a distant view. You too can create this paradise in your very own backyard, Why not? It’s such an easy concept with Gumtree and Patio Life. You can search this link and create a beautiful space both fitting for you and your family.

Some info about Patio Life:
Patio Life is an online patio shop providing patio furniture solutions to commercial companies. Since 2002 Patio Life’s management has sourced and supplied patio furniture and umbrellas to the market in South Africa and surrounding territories. The company is passionate about furnishing its customers with customized, made in South Africa products.
See my favourite 3 options from Patio Life:
1.      The ultimate in cantilever umbrellas with rotational and tilt mechanisms. Made with an aluminium frame and acrylic canopy with a choice of colours. The canopy measures 2.5 to 3.0 m. A two year warranty is offered
2.      This traditional baroque design uses modern weather resistant materials. Choose between 12 cane and 10 frame colours to best suit your personal style. Available in 4 different designs. Chairs are custom made to order and come with a three year warranty
3.      Blissful comfort from a traditional all purpose hammock. Blue, red and green stripes available. Made from 65% Cotton and 35% Polyester, this bag is sturdy enough to hold 100kgs. Specs: Loop to loop 270 x 83, lying area 190 x 83. Folds into a 27 x 11 x 17 carry bag.
If you want to see more of what Patio Life has to offer, check out the Gumtree
 page and search the Home & Garden, Furniture or Garden and Braai tab.
If your interested in spicing up your space see details below:
Patio Life
349 Albert Road
Woodstock, Cape Town
South Africa +27 (0) 21 822 9062/3 

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Thursday, 27 November 2014

EVENT: Topshop Personal Shopping

So last week Thursday I was invited to the Topshop Personal Shopping Event at V&A Waterfront. We were greeted with drinks on arrival and some yummy snacks.
The evening was quiet low key and relaxing as all the bloggers and other media representative chatted amongst themselves having a great time. We were then introduced to the exclusive personal shopping service and was also able to shop the latest collection with Anname’ Kleynscheldt.
Anname’ Kleynscheldt told us a little bit more about herself as well as how she has managed to become a personal shopper for Topshop. There are various services available  at the moment such as the Mother & Daughter sessions, whereby you can spend some quality time together and still be on trend with the latest trends at Topshop or how about the “spoil me” Birthday booking whereby you would get spoilt on your birthday with some personalised style advice. There are some other options like the miracle worker, the honeymooner, the big wow, the stylist and so much more.
Get in contact with Topshop if you would like to find out a bit more about these services. Please note that Topshop's complimentary personal shopper service allows you to book an appointment with stylist Anname Kleynscheldt who will assist you with selecting styles and garments that best suit your body shape and budget. This service is absolutely free and you are under no obligation to buy anything. To book an appointment, contact Anname on (021) 419 5934 or email

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Clothing Label: DIANE

When I received a little surprise press release drop specially dropped off at my office I knew that this something special.  Diana Tadjuideen a international fashion model’s brand is aimed at professional women looking to add strokes of Parisian sophistication to their wardrobes. The seasonal collections embody Diana’s timeless elegance and natural French flair, bringing her imaginative spirit to life.
A little bit more about Dianne, she is born and raised in Paris by her Polish/Togolese parents. An international model since the age of sixteen, her travels far and wide finally led her to South Africa where Diana decided to harness her entrepreneurial spirit and love for fashion. With DIANE, she managed to create a brand that seamlessly merges her Parisian femininity with her passion for timeless glamour.
Diana is a hands-on label owner who is involved in every minute detail of the business – compromise is never an option. Her vision for DIANE is to create a lifestyle brand and allow each customer to inhabit a world of chic sophistication synonymous with The City of Light. “My mission is to make the brand nothing less than extraordinary!” Diana enthuses.
Fabric selection plays an integral role in Diana’s design process, with her painstakingly selecting the finest cloth and materials from fabric houses dotted around Paris. The design of the garments also takes place here where her designer fashions and initially moulds the clothing to Diana’s frame. The final product is then manufactured and finished to perfection in Poland. “When sourcing fabrics I am driven to find options which are both unique and line with international trends. I often spend days on end exploring side streets in search of fabrics that jump out at me. We use silk, dentell de Calais, viscose and eco-leather – which is currently trending in Europe,” she says.

Versatility and everyday indulgence drive her creative process and shape each collection. “I struggled to find on-trend garments that expressed my individuality. I like pieces which can be worn from day to night and that combine the classic with the now,” she says.

The current collection is made up of whimsical summer dresses, elegant midi length skirts and eco-leather raw edge tops and jackets.
 Garments range from R710 for elegant mini shorts, R790 for raw edge tops, R1500 for classic eco-leather jackets, and R1800 for sophisticated summer dresses.

DIANE is currently available at the following stockists in Johannesburg; at 44 Stanley, Burgundy Fly in Rosebank and 70 Juta Street in Braamfontain.
The Bromwell Boutique Mall in Woodstock, Cape Town also stocks the DIANE collection.
Instagram - Diana Tadjuideen

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Monday, 24 November 2014

Get the sensuous summer feeling with LUX

I'm a huge body-wash fan and when I received the LUX with SilkEssence™ and Pink Floral Infusion I was immediately in-love with soft scent. These refreshing infusions will captivate your senses preparing you for any summer’s day. Indulgent, yet within reach of every woman, LUX Shake Me Up and LUX Wake Me Up have been crafted to accentuate your feminine, fun and playful side. Your skin will feel irresistibly soft, sensuous and refreshed. Something you must experience for yourself!
The LUX classic body wash, infused with delicate, refreshing and softening SilkEssence™, moisturizes and scents a woman’s skin leaving it irresistible to the touch. It only takes a few moments in the shower or bath to fall in love and discover your perfect LUX fragrance. And with eight different LUX fragrances there’s bound to be one especially for you.
Other Fragrances in the range: 
·       Soft Touch - For noticeably soft skin. With SilkEssence™ and Pink Floral Infusion.
·       Velvet Touch - For noticeably velvety skin. With SilkEssence™, Almond Oil and Opulent Bouquet.
·       Soft Caress - For noticeably smooth skin. With SilkEssence™ and Delicate White Flowers.
·       Sheer Twilight - For a long lasting, enchanting fragrance. With Fragrance Pearls™ of Black Orchid and Juniper Oil.
·       Scarlet Blossom - For a long lasting, mesmerising fragrance. With Fragrance Pearls™ of Egyptian Violet and Elemi Oil.

LUX 200 ml Body Wash R18.99
LUX 400 ml Body Wash R31.99
LUX 750ml Body Wash R51.99

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Spanx arrives in SA

 Worry no more about muffin tops, panty lines and tummy rolls, thanks to the arrival of the world’s leading shape wear brand Spanx! Spanx is now available in South Africa thanks to leading lingerie and swimwear distributor, PDL Distributors.
Unfortunately I ccouldn't attend due to having prior commitments at work but not to worry, my correspondent and best buddy Crystal Hendricks took one for the team.

“Across the globe, women everywhere have at least one thing in common: we want our backsides to look slimmer, firmer, and panty-line-free!” explains Spanx Founder, Sara Blakely.
“Spanx has been overwhelmed with requests from fashion-forward women around the world, asking us to bring our shaping secrets overseas and we’re thrilled to be launching in South Africa.”
Sara Blakely sparked an undergarment revolution in the USA with Spanx , using innovative fabrics, designs, and comfort features to minimize figure flaws and help women look slimmer without sacrificing comfort. Fashion-loving stars Beyoncé, Oprah, Kim Kardashian and Blake Lively swear by SPANX.

Spanx founder Sara Blakely was getting ready for a party when she realized she didn't have the right undergarment to provide a blemish-free look under white pants. Armed with scissors and sheer genius, she cut the feet off her control top pantyhose and the Spanx revolution began! In addition to the first footless pantyhose, Spanx is responsible for countless other industry-changing inventions including the first-ever shaper short with no leg band, the revolutionary shaping camisole, control-top fishnet pantyhose and the first back-smoothing bra, the Bra-llelujah! With an array of problem-solving products for every body type and budget, Spanx has secured its place in women’s hearts and in pop-culture with daily mentions everywhere from CNN to SNL.
In March of 2012, Sara was named the world’s youngest, self-made female billionaire by Forbes Magazine and one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA and opening retail shops across the United States, Spanx can now be found worldwide in more than 50 countries. In addition to keeping butts covered from Savannah to Singapore and now South Africa, SPANX also shapes the world by focusing on their mission: To make the world a better butt at a time!
Imagery: Copyright © 2014 Jurgen Hansmann 
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