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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

New Products: CATRICE COSMETICS, “Treasure Trove”

I love showcasing new products on the blog, and the latest trend edition from CATRICE COSMETICS, “Treasure Trove" in Dis-Chem stores from May 2016 is no different!
Sparkling Gems, opulent jewellery, elaborate sequin embroidery and iridescent lurex materials. The new designer collections are extremely glamorous with “bejewelled” and lavishly decorated clothing. A festive, feminine make-up look is the ideal match for the unique fashion highlights. The limited must-haves are matt or shimmering and greet us in elegant champagne-gold, warm brown and beige shades as well as contrasting apricot or red. The eye shadow palette with eight highly-pigmented eyeshadow colours, a golden powder with a glow and four nail polishes with a light pearl effect ensure an unforgettable festive season.

A part of this amazing collection embodies quiet a few specific items that I am really loving:
Treasure Trove by CATRICE – Powder Blush
This blush with a golden glow ensures a radiant complexion. Applied on the highest point of the cheekbones, it accentuates and contours the face. The unique star-relief structure on the soft texture turns the blush – a combination of warm rosewood and champagne highlights – into the must-have of the season.
Available in C01 Caviar and Champagne. Around R79.95*.
Treasure Trove by CATRICE – Nail Lacquer
The four Nail Lacquers offer a festive nail look in the colours of the
Limited Edition: nude with a gold effect, light apricot, coral and dark red. All limited
polishes have a glamorous pearl effect as well as an extraordinary packaging with a
spherical golden lid. Available in C01 Jewel Daze, C02 Golden Grace, C03 Caviar
And Champagne and C04 Treasured Twinkles. Around R61.95*.
Treasure Trove by CATRICE – Precious Lip Colour
Lips to Love. Three limited colours and the unique packaging turn the Precious Lip
Colour into a product to fall in love with. The three lipsticks in soft nude, fresh apricot
and elegant red offer intensive colour and have a convincing light texture. A subtle
shine on the lips is the perfect finish for this look – ideal for heading straight into the
festive season. Available in C01 Jewel Daze, C02 Caviar And Champagne and C03
Treasured Twinkles. Around R69.95*.

You will be able to find all the other items part the Treasure Trove collection at 
Dis-Chem stores.

The Beauty Box

"South Africa’s exclusive supplier of Acrylic storage solutions for your makeup and beauty products"

 I am a complete make up addict, I own far to many to count and I treat each one of my products like they are my own babies. But I do have one problem though, storage! My make up ends up being placed in boxes or draws that I tend to completely forget about or even in 1 to 5 different bags which ends up being a complete mess as soon as the lipstick top goes missing or a nail polish leaks eeek! 
Well the solution is here acrylic storage...
Besides the fact that storing your make up in see- through acrylic boxes is so practical and easy. The best part is that you can customize your box depending on how you feel and the amount of storage that you need. The organiser comes with a glass crystal handle, which depending on your decoration requirements you could change the colour. 
So this specific box is a Mini Organiser which retails at about R599 including vat.
Dimensions: 25 x 15.5 x 15.5 cm
  • 1 x large drawer with crystal handle for storage
  • 2 x tier storage space ideal for nail polish, foundations or lipsticks
  • 3 x storage space for Brushes, eye-pencils, lipgloss etc
 Also you can build your own box, by that I mean you can add on various other storage acrylic boxes like, a make up brush holder or lipstick holder. The concept emphasis on being modular allows customers the choice to build their organizers as their makeup & beauty collection grows!
 Check out the Beauty Box website to see the different boxes available for purchase!
Our products can be ordered online and shipped anywhere in South Africa. Email to place your order at: sales@thebeautybox.co.za

Thursday, 19 May 2016

New essence shades #LoveYourShade

I love the fact that essence is taking the approach to accommodate them chocolate babes. I mean I always hear my friends that are darker shades talk about how they struggle finding the right shade as there just isn’t that many options! Crazy right...
soft touch mousse make-up the make-up range with a super delicate mousse texture gives your face a smooth and natural-looking matt complexion while allowing your skin to breathe freely. Around R69.95* The 2 new shades are 50 matt caramel & 60 matt mahogany
mattifying compact powder the popular powder delights all girls who are dreaming of a matt complexion. its delicate, powdery texture spreads smoothly for a natural, matt complexion as if created by a professional make-up artist. Around R53.95*The 2 new shades are 50 true caramel & 60 true mahogany

 stay all day 16h long-lasting make-up this long-lasting foundation ensures a smooth and silky complexion all day long. its delicate texture allows a simple and even application. thanks to the high-quality pump dispenser, it’s easy to find the perfect dosage for an indescribably beautiful look. Dermatological tested. Around R72.95 & comes in shade 50 soft caramel
 coverstick never to be seen again! the coverstick quickly and reliably covers up small spots, redness and impurities of the skin, now your world is back in order and nothing can stand in the way of your date! Around R39.95* & comes in shade 50 matt caramel
 essence all about matt! oil-free make-up matt and flawless! the all about matt! oil-free make-up gives your complexion a matt effect to make it smooth and silky-soft. the longlasting formula lasts up to 12 hours and the oil-free texture won’t block your pores. the foundation in the successful all about matt! range comes in a matching cool matt packaging. Around R67.50* & comes in shades 50 matt caramel & 60 matt mahogony
essence is available at Clicks, Dis-Chem, Takealot.com and selected independent pharmacies, Red Square & Pick n Pay stores.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

STAY: Bliss Boutique Hotel

Where do I even start... I have had the most amazing experience at The Bliss Boutique Hotel while staying there with my mom for Mother's Day. The attention to detail, and planning was absolutely immaculately done. Every need and requirement was blissfully attended to and we had such a great time. 
Best described as a peaceful breathing space away from it all, the newly launched Bliss Boutique Hotel is the ideal ante-dote to frantic city living. However, thanks to its close proximity to Cape Towns central city, it's ideally located for guests wishing to explore! 
As we arrived, we were warmly welcomed and were showed to our room which were so beautiful... I am still in awe of all the special touches and the beautiful interior designs in each suite and the overall look and feel of the hotel. I was so tempted to just jump into this stunning heated pool, will definitely come back for a dip...
I have a major thing for beautiful baths and yes this one took my breath away! Love how classic and elegant it looks. All the rooms have been designed to anticipate your every need including an array of luxuries and services. All the details are very much minimalist and modern with beautiful pops of colour!
Each room has a 40 inch HDTV, DSTV decoder with full bouquet of channels,  separate speaker system, Nespresso Machine, electronic safe, telephone, individual  air-conditioning, full internet access and there‘s room service on demand. 
My mom and I got settled in for the afternoon had some coffee and just relaxed until we were ready to meet for dinner. The amazing Chef Dean had prepared a 7 course tapas style menu with desert included. We were very much excited to test all these amazing dishes.
The food was absolutely decadent and I will surely return and bring a few friends along...
We sampled various foods from Beetroot & Goat salad to Beef Burger sliders, Calamari with a dip, yummy Burchetta, Spicy chicken wings, Garlic chilli squids, Beer battered fish and even a yummy Creme Brulee for desert. It was an absolute treat and every dish immaculately prepared... The next morning the hotel was hosting a stunning 
"Mother's Day Brunch"
The morning we arrived at the lounge area and immediately got told to enjoy an complimentary manicure from the amazing ladies at The FoxBox. I have worked with them before at my "Channi Chic foundation" event for charity and I knew that they were absolutely the best. We then were treated to a lovely brunch breakfast which was beautifully prepared.
After snacking on as croissants, scones, tarts, and other delicious treats we then were also served a warm breakfast consisting on Eggs Benedict, which was really the best I've ever had.
I must say the complete overall experience was really great and the attention to detail was absolutely impeccable! It was just about time for us to load our bags and head home.. and I was pretty sad about that. I had such an amazing time... well at-least it gives me an excuse to come back and visit! 
You would like to experience "PURE BLISS" there is no need to look any further...
25 Albus Drive, Sunset Beach, Cape Town
021 551 2271
Instagram @Bliss.Hotel
Twitter @Bliss_Hotel

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Zando Competition

 Let me just start off by saying! How absolutely beautiful is this Zando dress! 
I know right?!!! This was the initial dress I was meant to wear to the Mercedes Benz Bokeff fashion and film event, but as “life” would have it, due to an unexpected circumstance I didn’t actually end up going! But I couldn't let the opportunity pass, to wear this dress...

So as fate would have it another opportunity came around, and I got to show off this stunning dress while having a lovely brunch with my mom at the beautiful Bliss Boutique Hotel. This hotel is so beautiful and was so lucky to be able to shoot this stunning dress in this space...
So I am sure that you are keen to win a R500 Zando voucher to spend for yourself!
 Go to www.Zando.co.za and save the image of any item you like and message me on either facebook, twitter or instagram... If you get chosen ill send you a R500 voucher? easy right x
Good Luck x

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Mother's Day at BLISS Boutique Hotel

Got anything planned for Mother's Day? If not, no need to look any further. This coming weekend BLISS Boutique Hotel in Cape Town is hosting Brunch, Manicures and Mimosas on Sunday, May 8 at 10 AM - 2 PM for R390.00 a head or stay over for R1400.00pp which includes accommodation, welcoming cocktails, breakfasts, manicures and mimosa's on mothers day!
mail info@blissboutiquehotel.co.za and book now to secure your spot!
http://www.blissboutiquehotel.co.za/

Sunday, 1 May 2016

STAY: Zensa Lodge Scarborough

So my husband and I just got back from the most romantic anniversary weekend away at Zensa Lodge in Scarborough. This beautiful gem of a place really offered so much more than what we had intended. We arrived on Friday evening and was warmly welcomed by the hosts of the lodge who showed us around this tranquil lodge surrounded by absolute nature.
Let me start of by saying if you really want to relax, unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life this place is definitely a must see. There is no TV, and most of the time signal is a rare find. But I must say that having this down time really does do the soul well. Boasting with 7 beautiful guest rooms all in calming white, with the decor and interior displaying absolute simplicity it really does show the beauty of the unspoiled nature that is Cape Peninsula.
This amazing accommodation offered, breakfast included on all mornings of your stay as well as on the Saturday evening a romantic 3 course meal and a free bottle of the most amazing red wine for the evening. I must say what made this place so special was the warmth of the owners of the lodge Hein and Cyrille. As we were enjoying our main course meal Hein grabbed his stunning vintage bass guitar and started playing some tunes and soon after his wife Cyrille joined with vocals which was such a beautiful special touch to an awesome evening of dining. I must say if you are thinking of taking your significant other to a special place this is definitely a place you should consider.
Don't worry Zensa Lodge is not just for the hopeful romantics there is so much to do even if you just want a relaxing breakaway with friends an family. This space has a beautiful private garden, with a pool, sauna, and even a jacuzzi for those colder evenings.
This has by far been one of the best cottages I have stayed at for a while, the food, company and absolute pleasant entertainment has made it such a special experience and I will definitely return back when I need a nature fueled recharge!