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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Choose Forever, Choose Love

I’m one those individuals that actually really enjoy buying gifts for family and love ones, I mean who doesn’t? I really enjoy the process of thinking about gift, searching for it in a store, wrapping it and then finally seeing the joy on the person face once they open up the gift. But in all honesty there comes a time when you actually really do not know what to buy. Especially this time of the year and as Christmas approaches there are so many options and all the malls are all exceptionally full, which I’m sure most of you are actually trying to avoid. So I bet you either want to consider purchasing the gift online or alternatively, know exactly what you want to buy and go into the shop buy it and get out.I rarely write posts that can be easily utilized for both men and woman, but this time around I think some men might enjoy this post slightly more. Yes you heard me, right! Men I am going to give you some stunning gift ideas to get your special lady this Christmas and trust me she will be super happy and you will thank me for it. #ChooseLoveSA

Gift Option 1: The Seductive Scent by Revlon
So obviously this festive season love will definitely be in the air…so why not spoil her with the seductive scent by Revlon. This fragrance is designed to spark chemistry between two people as it ignited the attraction and inspires true love. The unique premium heart shaped bottle embodies passion and love with a rich, red glow. This perfume is loved by women and irresistible to men. “Love is like a fragrance that lingers on” –Kim Casali
Gift Option 2:  Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy
It takes an instant for hands to touch and hearts to fall in love. We women are all about our nails & the Revlon Colorstay gel envy diamond top coat provides the perfect shiny finish to her manicure. So shiny in fact that it creates its own romantic mood, if you watch the candle light reflect off your nails. Burn the midnight oil, light up the romance and create the mood for love. The base colour comes in an array of shades such as Bet on love, Perfect Pair, Get Lucky, Queen of hearts & many more. “You can give without loving, but you cannot Love without giving” –Amy Carmichael


Gift Option 3: Revlon Colorstay Pressed Powder
It has happened to me, a few to many times. When a beautiful face of make-up gets ruined by not having the proper product to keep it all in place for duration of the day. Trust me men, your significant other will love this product. The Revlon Colorstay Pressed Powder is lightweight and provides the perfect matte coverage. “Love the light that brightens every heart’s darkness” – Bryant Mcgill

Gift Option 4: Revlon Colorstay Make up
I remembered the day clearly when I found the perfect shade of Revlon Colorstay Foundation. It really was like a match made in heaven. It was as if everything just worked. While my foundation was doing what it was supposed to as in lasting for up to 24 hours I could go ahead and create memories. Go ahead and capture your thoughts on love. Write about romance, about infatuations and about those butterfly moments you always think back to and smile. It’s a reminder of the power of love. “Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose”–The Wonder Years
Revlon products can be purchased from selected Pharmacies and mass retailers nationwide or check out the website www.Revlon.co.za. I'm sure the above list will assist you in getting the perfect gift this festive season for your significant other. 
Happy Shopping!

Monday, 12 December 2016

Review: Olgani Toothpaste & Mouthwashes

Have you ever heard of a range of toothpastes and mouthwashes that is 100% natural & contains 85% organic ingredients? Well until recently me neither. In all honesty I haven't actually thought about the concept at all, I mean choosing a toothpaste usually is a habit purchase for me. I choose the toothpaste my mom chose when I was living at home and  when I got married and moved out I never really changed the brand and continued purchasing the same brand for years on end. So when I came across a brand called Olgani Naturals it really was as if a light bulb just went on... an absolute "ah ha" moment for me! How is it that I wasn't even really checking the ingredients of products that I was placing into my month every single day? How do even know if the ingredients within the products was good for me?
The 1st thing that I really loved even before trying the Olgani Naturals toothpaste was that the toothpastes aren't sweetened, the active, natural components produce quite an intense taste that you may not at first associate with toothpaste. When I first tried it it was such a weird experience as toothpastes are usually good tasting. However, with constant use you will become used to the flavour and see and feel the results in your mouth. I find it rather strange that we are told that sweets are bad for our teeth yet the very products that we used to protect and clean our teeth is sweetened. The 2nd thing is that atleast now I was assured that this product doesn't contain any dodgy products that I cannot spell let alone know what it actually is. 
Organi Naturals is the first toothpaste on the South African Market based on natural, edible ingredients. Due to its mild anti bacterial properties it is recommended to help build-up of dental plague and prevent gum tissue problems. It is also Child-friendly and safe to swallow.
In addition to these life-changing toothpastes, the range also contains Olgani Mouthwashes based on the principle of using only beneficial products for oral caretwo products in powder form was formulated due to the lack of glycerine-free mouthwashes in the market. Each product targeting different oral problems.

If you are keen to try out these natural Olgani products see link for closest stockist: here
You can also check out the website: here

Review: StyleRush

So for about a month I got the opportunity to try out and review the StyleRush and share what I thought about this straightening tool that everyone is raving about. I was rather excited to jump right in and try it out but seeing that I’ve been rocking the curly sue, natural hair for such a long time I didn’t calculate in the time it took me to blow dry and straighten in such a long time. So finally when I had a bit of free time I really did put the StyleRush through its paces. I mean when you look at my curly bush then you are sure to understand the struggle he he he.
My usual hair routine is to jump in the shower do a quick shampoo & condition jump out apply make up and go... well on this past Saturday it was slightly different I did a good shampoo and condition using my favourite NAK Products and then before blow drying applied Tresemme’ Heat protecting spray and then started blow-drying! Please note I haven’t blow-dried my in months, so it was quite a mission and few one too many arm aching moments. I was seriously building muscles and had to stop. Half way through I got super tired and then just roughly blow-dried it dry and combed it straight. Hence note at this point my hair was not sleek and had quite a few kinks to say the least and my ends wasn't looking great either. See Image below:

This was thus the part where I hoped the trusty StyleRush would come to my rescue... I then plugged it in, waited for it to warm up and then swiftly glided it across my roots and ends, and in a matter of seconds it looked as if I had gone to a salon to blow dry my hair. I was really impressed with the way the StyleRush tool straightened all my feisty curls and kinks. 
See below image of how sleek my hair looked after using the StyleRush. I was really impressed. I loved that I only needed to glide it over my hair once and it was straight which means less heat than having to constantly glide over to get it straight. 
ABOUT STYLERUSH
Stylerush Hair Stylers are manufactured with the finest materials in South Korea. Stylerush uses modern ceramic technology, combined with advanced heat retention, and an array of innovative features for versatile styling. Go straight, curls or waves. This professional hair styler offers one pass styling with negative ions and far infra red rays. Stylerush is finished in a premium Dupond casing with sleek ergonomic design offering comfortable grip. Temperature is fixed at 195 Degrees Celsius and its mineral infused plates give the perfect finish.
Stylerush's heater plate was created using the same technology used on Glampalm Stylers that realizes the dream of minimal hair damage. Self developed special ceramic coating on the plates provides smooth sliding without any hair snagging. An abundance of far infra red rays and negative ions emitted, minimize the destruction of keratin effectively resulting in soft and shiny hair.
Interested in giving the StyleRush a go, check out the website StyleRush to see how you can get your hands on it. Promise you wont be disappointed!
PS: My hair colour has been done compliments of StyleBar!

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Colour your Summer

Colourblocking has been around for quite some time and never the less as summer draws closer it will be coming through strongly in the way we dress in order to create a bold statement. If you thinking of trying out this colourblocking trend, all you need to do is follow a few key guidelines: Try and coordinate the colours of your outfit. It's all about statement pieces and bold colors, creating a simple yet stylish look. 
Zando’s fabulous Fashion Editor, Zeane Singer, has put together some top tips to creating colour magic:
- Choose your colours wisely: Consult that colour wheel, the colours that lie opposite
one another are the best for pairing. Think red and green or orange and blue.

- Go bright and bold: For maximised impact, choose vibrant colours such as yellow, pink and shades of bright red. Let’s stick away from pastel here.

- Why not add a pattern: Large stripes or a polka dot anyone?

- Head-to-toe colour: Choose one colour and style yourself head-to-toe, break the bold with a small neutral accessory i.e. nude earrings.

- NEVER underestimate the white shirt: Fruit of the Loom’s got you covered here, try keeping the brighter colours at the bottom and a white tee on top for a more understated look.

- Contrast those fabrics: This adds a little dimension to the outfit, try luxurious silk with heavy wool, or soft cotton with a suede accent colour.
How to get it?
As the number one online retailer in South Africa, Zando now proudly houses Fruit of the Loom, with product pricing between R79 for Kiddies Crew Neck cut to R289 for a Original Style 3 Pack.
Shop Fruit of the Loom on Zando: http://www.zando.co.za/fruit-of-the-loom/
Check out my social media handles for a fun competition whereby you can stand a chance to win a R500 Zando Voucher! 
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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Review: Afriderm

As we become older we tend become more and more concerned with skincare and how we are looking after our skin. At the current age of 26, I am all about the statement that says “prevention is better than cure”. Why are we waiting for something to be broken before we actually attempt to fix it? I really do believe that there are small changes that we can make to our lifestyle every day to ensure we maintain our skin and age gracefully. 
I got the opportunity to review the Afriderm active care products. It's been specifically formulated to protect all shades of dark skin. These nourishing products are designed to heal, protect and enhance the skin’s naturally smooth texture. I have combination/oil skin which are prone to blemishes, uneven complexion as well as an oily shine. Hence I was really putting these products to the test to see if it could help me with some of my core problems. 
I often go to salon for facials and I love the feeling of a good cleansing peel. Hence I was hoping I could achieve that feeling of a fresh face at home while using the Afriderm Peeling Gel. I applied the product to a clean face in a circular motion and almost immediately I could see the dirt/dead skin lifting from my face. As I was applying the product little dirt particles lifted. This product is so gentle on the skin and I could hardly feel I had anything on my skin. The Peeling Gel contains natural herbal extracts as well as non-irritating moisture ingredients. Such a great smooth feeling once washed off.
The eye area is definitely the first body part whereby the aging is instantly noticed and hence it’s really important to pay careful attention to the eye area. I have left this product in close reach as it’s amazing for early morning puffy eyes. I apply a generous amount of product to my eye area and product really absorbed instantaneously. This product contains aloe, natural botanical oils including Jojoba and Sea Buckhorn to calm and cleanse skin. This product I’ll definitely be using on a regular.
I have never realised the importance of exfoliating until I tried it and it made my skin feel like a new born baby…. I have little bums all over my legs and struggled to get rid of them and ever since I started exfoliating my entire body on a regular it has made the world of difference. Exfoliating is also a must for you  ladies that enjoys spray tans or even tanning creams, exfoliating gives you a even canvas and removed any dead skin buildup. The texture of the Afriderm exfoliating body scrub is absolutely perfect as the particles are not too big to feel overbearing and not too small to feel like a cream instead of a scrub.
After I used the exfoliating cream, I ended up rubbing this body butter all over my body. There is absolutely something luxurious about this body butter. It's really creamy and the scent is so soft and lovely. While doing it, I got the hubby to rub it on my feet and give me a mini foot massage... It's such an great all over use!

If you would like to try out these products for yourself, check out the Afriderm website, aswell as products can purchased from selected Edgars stores & Pharmacies. 
PS. Afriderm does not test on animals! BONUS x

Monday, 14 November 2016

Foschini Gifting

Well it's that time of the year! The festive season is fast approaching, and I’m sure you are desperately looking for gift ideas to spoil those you love. Now while Foschini is always a one stop shop for your top-to-toe fashion & beauty, they are offering a beautiful gifting range this November. Available in store and all cosmetics online at  www.FoschiniForBeauty.co.za
So in the spirit of giving ill be giving away this stunning hamper to 1 lucky winner! All you have to do, to stand a chance of winning is visit  www.foschini.co.za / www.FoschiniForBeauty.co.za and tell us by viewing the website what gift you would like to get this festive season. 
 Winners will be randomly selected and T&C do apply! 
Competition closes end of day 17th November 2016.
Good Luck!

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Review: Vaseline Intensive Care Spray

It's been a while whereby I was this impressed by a product. So I received this product to review and I was thinking to myself what's so amazing about spraying lotion? I twisted the nozzle and pushed down and then I it clicked. This is Brilliant. 
I have incredibly dry skin, when it comes to my legs. It's as if any lotion or moisturizer just gets sucked up by my skin and then to my detriment I have to reply a few times in order for it at-least to look as if I've got shinny legs. What I really love about this spray on lotion is that it really is mess free. I promise you, I took a shower, got out. I ended up spraying these all over my body. While waiting for the product to absorb, I did my make up. I love that I actually do not have to rub the lotion on my hand and then onto my skin. My hand are free from product and it gives me time to do other things. I've tried all 3 products but I must say Deep Restore is by far my favourite, as its perfect for my Dry skin & whereby the product literally absorbs in seconds.
Sometime body lotions leaves behind a sticky residue on your hands, and I found this product to be non- greasy and such an absolute treat to use. I love that this product not only fit into my fast-paced lifestyle, but it doesn't compromise on quality. The continuous spray system is different from traditional spray products – such as sunscreen which typically uses a misting effect – as it dispenses lotion quickly and evenly, and enables all over body coverage. It uses compressed air, not harmful propellants, to quickly deliver a spray the width of your wrist that spreads easily and evenly. The contoured aluminium can fits comfortably in the hand and features an expertly- engineered, twist-look actuator that is easy to press and prevents spills. VASELINE ® Intensive Care™ Spray Moisturizer range includes three variants, each available in a 190 ml can.

DEEP RESTORE
Leaves the skin feeling healthy and restored.

COCOA RADIANT
Contains pure cocoa butter for glowing skin.

ALOE SOOTHE
Contains pure aloe leaving the skin feeling fresh.

Recommended selling price
VASELINE® Intensive Care™ Spray Moisturiser Deep Restore 190 ml R89.99
VASELINE® Intensive Care™ Spray Moisturiser Cocoa Radiant 190 ml R89.99
VASELINE® Intensive Care™ Spray Moisturiser Aloe Soothe 190 ml R89.99

You can buy the Vaseline sprays at either Clicks or Dischem

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

With breast cancer being the most common cancer among-st women worldwide, Foschini has launched “Courage to Conquer” for Breast Cancer awareness month – to make a stand together, as women, against the epidemic that is sweeping the globe. Foschini have teamed up with 11 women from organisations such as Look Good…Feel Better, Reach for Recovery, and CancerVive to unite these breast cancer survivors to openly share their story and encourage other women in South Africa to be bold and find the courage within them.
This coming Saturday the CPT Fashion Friends are hosting our very own "Courage to Conquer" High Tea at Florentine's Coffee Shop and tickets are SOLD OUT! There were so many people that still wanted to join however our cut off was at 40max. This particular High Tea is for such a great cause. The funds raised will be donated towards the Reach for Recovery organisation which assist woman with breast prostheses for when they have had an Mastectomy. We have so many wonderful things in-store for the ladies that has so generously donated by purchasing a ticket! It really is going to be an amazing event! 
Breast Cancer is something that has affected my family and I on such a personal level and I’m sure many of you have experienced the effects of this horrible disease. It really is so important to try & make a difference however BIG or small. So why not get some friends together and make your contribution...
Outfit Details:
Dress: Foschini
Accessories: Bershka
Sandals: Mr Price

Monday, 24 October 2016

3 Big Trends for Summer '16

On Saturday past the CPT Foschini Fashion Friends did a trend talk at the 18twenty8 Big Sister Workshops which hosted an array of students. I got the privilege to share my 3 key items/trends which I believe will be big for the coming Summer '16. I don't usually follow trends but why not update your old wardrobe with one or two of these pieces.
1. The Off the Shoulder Trend
I'm sure you have seen this trend popping up all over now that the summery days are making a welcome appearance. You are likely to see this trend in either a top or dress. I must say I find the off the shoulder trend to be so feminine and pretty that I actually cannot help but to jump into it completely. Tip: Do invest in a good strapless bra, or even a good fitted bandeau bra, this will make all the difference.
2. Embroidery Trend
It is going to big this summer, I'm talking about embroidery on dresses, tops, pants & even jackets. It really is a trend that you are going to see everywhere and I am completely in love with it. We are seeing the Gucci Embroidery jacket making an appearance on many a celebrity but of late it has been patch embroidery has been incorporated into many other clothing items as well. How pretty is this woven off the shoulder embroidery top!!!
3. Re-worked denims
I'm talking about ankle frayed denims, they are the hottest thing on this planet! It really does put a fun twist on any outfit and throw a sexy pair of heels and you are good to go. Foschini has the most amazing selection of Denims and you should definitely check it out if you looking for an amazing pair.
Outfit Details
Off the shoulder Top: Foschini
Freyed Denims: Foschini
Shoes: Foschini
Choker: Bershka
Haircolour: Stylebar

So now that I have shared with you my 3 favourite trends for the season why not share with me your favourite trend?

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Obsession

It’s no secret, that I absolutely adore Miglio Designer Jewellery, you might have even seen me model some of their pieces in a campaign I did with them a few months ago too. But never the less with every new campaign the product just seems to get even more beautiful and absolutely timeless as we know Miglio Designer Jewellery to be. Every piece that I own is so versatile and interchangeable that with ease I can easily mix and match old pieces with newer pieces and it just continues to look so chic and fresh!
The newest piece of Miglio Jewellery that I love is this neck piece it forms part of the new collection called Obsession. This collection features textured chains, pendants, bangles, stylish earrings as well as a cuff and cocktail ring all in burnished silver with light chrome and clear Swarovski crystals.
 I love that it can actually be worn 2 different ways. We all know that money is tight these days and we are all want more bang out of our buck hence, this stylish piece is so versatile and can be worn one way for a classic and elegant finish or if neck piece is turned around it can be worn as choker with a pair of denims some black heels and beautiful top.
I love how effortlessly chic these Obsession earring set is. I love wearing simplistic pieces whereby it can be worn over and over, but not look to obvious and this definitely  is one of those pieces. I don’t know about you, but I hate not wearing earrings. If I ever do go without them I feel rather bare. If you are a wearing a bold neck piece, this understated yet modern earring studs with complete your look with ease.

These Obsession crystal earrings are such show stoppers. I can actually picture wearing it with an elegant dress have my hair beautifully pinned up and wear these earrings for maximum effect. You really don’t need to do much, these earrings will do it all for you.
 You can view the new full Obsession collection: here
… in the words of Jenny Miller, CEO and Designer of Miglio Designer Jewellery,

There is something special in the air.
Liberating. Alluring.
Rich, Intense and Intoxicating…
It’s called Obsession. Wear it.