Thursday, 20 October 2016

Woolworths JTOne Pretty Paint in #Princess and #MintyFresh

Hi guys ! Happy Thursday . I've been recovering from a bout of food poisoning after the weekend , so I'm only coming round to blogging again today. How has your week been so far ? Hopefully a lot better.

A little while back Woolworths had a beauty sale , and I decided to pick up a few goodies to try out. I got two of the JTOne polishes as well as the Woolworths Setting Spray. The polishes are pretty affordable and has a great range of colours - and for a change I decided to pick something besides a nude to try. I got two of the more pastel colours in the range - a minty green and a light pink - the colours are GORGEOUS and totally spring appropriate.

So onto the two colours I got.

JTOne #MintyFresh Pretty Paint
I'm always a fan of gorgeous minty polishes that has the perfect colour - I don't like too green minty polishes but also not minty polishes that border too close to a white polish. This is the perfect mix. I used two coats to get it fully opaque - and the wear time was pretty good too - I got about 4 days wear out of the polish before it started to chip. Again I can see myself reaching for this colour a lot in the future.

JTOne #Princess Nail Paint
I first thought this was going to be a standard light pink , but the colour turned out to be pretty unique. There is the slightest hint of a peach colour in the mix too , making this another gorgeous spring shade. Again , same wear time as #MintyFresh . I used two coats to get it fully opaque. 

Overall , I'm pretty impressed with the line , and for only R29,95 it's an amazing price for such an amazing polish and formula. From what I can see online , there are 12 colours in the range , ranging from nudes , pastels and a few dark vampy colours. 

I bought mine from there online store here .

Which one of these two are YOUR favourite ? What's your current favourite nail polish colour you love ?

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Mani

Hi guys ! Happy Tuesday. How was your Monday ?? Did you have a nice weekend ? 

Today I will be sharing my first Breast Cancer Awareness mani with you guys - as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

As always PinkDrive has a few great options on their site to donate. They have such amazing brooches this year you can buy to support the cause - and let's be real who can't do with a pretty brooch for a great cause ?? 

As I always try to donate to Breast Cancer Awareness causes  , I did a matching mani to show my support. There is also quiet a few brands that bring out a "PINK" version of products and donate a percentage to Breast Cancer Awareness causes, if you can try and support them. 

If you would like some more info on PinkDrive , I'm including all their social media links :

So onto my first Breast Cancer Awareness mani for 2016 - 

For this mani I used :
Woolworths JTONE Pretty Paint in #Princess
Essence Lucky for the Breast Cancer Ribbon
China Glaze Fairy Dust with Silver Rhinestones on top

If you do a Breast Cancer Awareness mani this October , feel free to email me the link and I will add it to my next post too. 

Friday, 30 September 2016

What's YOUR Impulse ?

Hi guys! Happy Friday. How has your week been? 

Last week I received a cute package from Rubybox with three of the new Impulse scents. I've always been a fan of the brand (I still love the Vanilla scent one since I'm so Vanilla obsessed ). So I was super happy to try them out and see which of the three scents suit my taste the best. *Spoiler alert - I do love all three scents for different occasions - but I do have a favourite * 

The scent lasts mostly all day on me too , and I love how the can has a twist top so it makes it easy (and safe ) to pop into your handbag or gym bag when you are on the go. 

City Collection London Vibe Fragranced Body Spray - R19.95 - 75ml - Available at Pick n Pay & Clicks 
Get caught up in the trendy vibe with Impulse London Vibe Fragranced Body Spray. It's intense perfume blends Woody, vanilla notes. Blended with citrus and white floral. Leaving you ready to take the fast city life on. Spray it during the day to freshen your fragrance and enjoy it's captivating scent. Dermatologically tested and gentle on your skin.
Again as I mentioned - I love this scent the most out of the bunch. It's the perfect blend of vanilla and fruity-ness - this will be a favourite in my gym bag as I found the scent uplifting after working out . And I love purple . 

Dynamique Fragranced Body Spray - R19.95 - 75ml - Available at Pick n Pay & Clicks
Feel absolutely irresistible with Impulse Dynamic Fragranced Body Spray. It's intense perfume blends musky vanilla scents with amber notes (Main notes, rose, Musky, vanilla, powdery, amber), leaving you ready to dazzle. Spray it during the day to freshen your fragrance and enjoy it's captivating scent. Dermatologically tested and gentle on your skin.
Although I love vanilla scents, I did find this one to have a stronger Musky smell. I do love this scent when I want to feel girly or have a date night as it's just the right balance of girly and sexy. I do think this scent isn't for everyone - if you don't like scents that include musk I would recommend you do try one of the other ones. 
City Collection Paris Chic Fragranced Body Spray - R19.95 - 75ml - Available at Pick n Pay & Clicks
Get swept away in a fashionable moment with Impulse Paris Chic Fragranced Body Spray. It's intense perfume blends fruity, white floral scents with fresh, spicy citrus notes. Leaving you ready to rock the runway. Spray it during the day to freshen your fragrance and enjoy it's captivating scent. Dermatologically tested and gentle on your skin.
Paris - the city of Love. This scent is the perfect blend of fruity and spicy - perfect for days that you want to feel like a strong empowering independent woman. I love this scent the most for everyday wear - feeling like I'm floating on a cloud of Parisian charm. 

So all in all - my two favourites are hands down Paris ,followed by London
Have you found your Impulse scent ?

Want to win R3000?  Rubybox is giving you the opportunity to win R3000 in cash by simply taking a photo with YOUR favourite Impulse and sharing it on social media. Be sure to tag Rubybox and use the relevant hashtags (#MyImpulse#Dynamique or #London or #Paris) to submit a valid entry. Check their site for T&Cs

Do you have any fun weekend plans ? 

* I was sent the products by Rubybox to find #myImpulse scent . Opinions are my own*

Monday, 26 September 2016

Skin Republic 4 Week Challenge

Hi guys ! Happy Monday ? How has your weekend been ?

If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that I love Sheet Masks . I might have a slight obsession with them. I feel they are such an amazing addition to my skincare routine and I really see a difference using them since turning 30. 

Skin Republic was having a little give-away on Instragram a while back , and I entered . The prize was their 4 week Challenge kit - where you get a total of 8 Collagen Infusion masks - 2 for each week. Since I have used this brand before (but not this particular mask) I was so happy when I won. 
Some of my Instagram photos
I like that sheet masks are SUPER easy. You can your face , put on the mask and relax and afterwards pat the remaining essence into the skin . No need to wash off. Honestly - I think that's one of the main reasons I love sheet masks so much. I can watch a series on TV and get gorgeous skin at the same time.

The Collagen Infusion Face Mask will help :

  • Promote firmer , younger skin
  • Revitalise and rejuvenate
  • Unlock your inner glow

I used the masks twice a week , and really love how big of a difference you can see with them. My skin was rejuvenated - amazingly healthy and it required little effort. I do keep the sheet mask on a little bit longer than the recommended 20 minutes - and any remaining essence in the pack I do pat on afterwards and let that soak in a few minutes before applying my normal moisturiser. 

It's recommended since your skin regenerates every 27 days to use them for a month to see a difference and start your skincare journey to better skin. 

Overall , while the Collagen Infusion mask wasn't one I picked up before (I am a fan of the Spots and Blemishes one as well as the CoQ10 & Caviar ones as well as their amazing Under Eye Patches ) But this is another one I will pick up again . 

The Skin Republic Sheet Masks are pretty affordable - I mostly find that Dis-Chem and Clicks are cheaper and sometimes run cool specials on them .

I will be sharing my favourite sheet masks on the blog soon - and this one made the list of my favourites. So keep an eye out for that post soon too. 

Have you tried Skin Republic masks before ? Do you love sheet masks as much as I do ?

Friday, 16 September 2016

The Perfect Spring Date Night Look with Revlon Pink Happiness First Love

Hi guys ! Happy Friday . How has your week been ??

Today I'm sharing a fun little post with you - I was getting ready to go out and decided why not share some of my favourite date night combo's  .

As I mentioned about a zillion times here on the blog - I'm extremely sensitive to scents - so when I find one I like I tend to stick with it for a bit. I was send the Revlon Pink Happiness First Love in a Press Pack last year some time, and didn't give the scent a second look - since sometimes girly fragrances smells weird to me.... Boy oh boy was I wrong. So wrong that I'm already on my second bottle. 

The fragrance is description from the site : 
"First Love includes cherries, rose, peach and musk tones. All of this is highlighted with a gentle smell of apple and coconut. The composition creates a fresh, sweet scent which is perfect for this spring."
I love pairing a gorgeous pink nail polish and pink lip for a great fun Friday Night look . The colour combo works perfectly on my skin tone . To combine this look , I decide to combine a few of my Revlon favourites to create a fun post for a Springtime date. 

One of my favourite pink nail polishes I reach for is Revlon Royal Flush from their ColorStay Gel Envy Line.  . This stunning colour is long wearing and opaque in two coats. This colour looks amazing with a tan or even on paler skin ,. it gives enough va-va voom .

As I mentioned earlier in my post about these lipsticks - I love the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolours - so when I saw this colour a little while back when I was placing a Red Square order I knew I had to add it. This is Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip colour in Devotion. I love this shade on my skin tone - for me it's a basic pinky / nudey colour perfect for everyday wear . This isn't kiss-proof but it keeps your lips moisturised and the colour lasts a good few hours before a touch up is needed. And it fades gracefully while leaving a light stain on the lips. For me that's a win. 

Another great thing about these products - they are all affordable. Let's be real - we all like to dress up and look stunning - but you don't want to spend millions on a fun look. 

I like pairing these together for a feminine girly look when going out. I have another similar post on another Revlon fragrance next week too - with a bolder more dramatic look I will be sharing - So stay tuned for that too. 

How has YOUR week been ? Any fun weekend plans ?

*The Revlon Pink Happiness was send as PR - although my second bottle I bought with my own money. The nail polish and lipstick was also bought my me . *

Monday, 12 September 2016

Avon BB 7-1 Nail Colour

Hi guys ! Happy Monday - sorry for the lack of posts lately has been a little crazy at the moment , but hopefully I will have some more time to sit down and write the posts from today.

Avon has launched 4 new BB 7-1 Nail polishes - all being gorgeous soft nudes and pastel colours - perfect for those of us who can't wear super crazy nail polish colours to work. 

The benefits of these polishes are :
  • Creamy, flawless colour
  • Built-in base coat
  • Increases nail strength
  • UV filter to prevent yellowing
  • Smooth nail ridges
  • Protect nails
  • Covers imperfections
My overall thoughts on both these polishes after testing them for about a month - The first coat was a little streaky but the second coat smoothed it out perfectly. I didn't use a base coat when I wore these polishes - and I do find that it does smooth out your nails and covers minor nail imperfections - but on me it started chipping on day 4. I do feel my nails feel a little stronger when I' wearing this polish - which is a bonus.  I got two of the colours (and for a change I didn't settle on the nudes and beige's ... shocker I know.... )

I feel these will be perfect for when your nails need a boost - and are perfect for Spring as they are all pretty soft pastel coloured shades. 

So onto the two gorgeous colours - 
Avon BB 7-1 Nail Colour in Lilac Love
This one is by far my favourite. It's such a gorgeous soft lilac colour and I feel like a princess wearing this soft gorgeous shade. As I mentioned - opaque in 2 coats , and wear time was around 4 days. 

Avon BB 7-1 Nail Colour in Perfect Pink
Perfect Pink is a gorgeous soft milky peachy pink . This is a pretty flattering universal colour on mostly everyone. Again as I mentioned opaque in 2 coats , and wear time was around 4/5 days. 

The Avon 7-1 Nail Colours are currently on special for R59,85 - and definitely worth a look if you are looking for a gorgeous spring nail polish shade for work . 

How has YOUR weekend been ? Which one of these two are your favourite ??

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

{Review} Some more new Essence Nail Polishes

Hi guys ! Happy Wednesday . How is your week going ? My last two weeks has been hectic crazy busy at work - so sorry for the lack of posts. 

As I mentioned, a little while back Essence sent me a cute Press Pack with a few new polishes - I got the grey at Dischem the same day too - so decided to throw it in with the rest.

So let's go onto those awesome polishes and swatches. 

Essence Grey Zone
As you know - I have a soft spot for grey and nude polishes - so when I popped into Dischem (after getting the press pack just as I was about to leave to go ) I knew I had to get this gorgeous grey. And let's be real ? Who pops into Dischem just for the medicine they need ? I can't.

This is the most gorgeous grey polish. When Essence All About the Grey came out I knew I would love the grey. Then I saw this gem on Instagram and fell in love instantly . This polish is a gorgeous light grey colour that is opaque in two coats. If you love grey polishes - you will LOVE this one too. It looks super gorgeous against my skin tone - which is a huge bonus. 

Essence Need Your Love
This is the perfect winter / cold weather colour. This is a deep reddish brown that looks pretty dark but when the light hits it you do see the reddish brown colour . Again - I love dark colours - and this is no exception. If you like dark vampy colours this is the perfect for you. I do think the formula is super shiny on it's own without topcoat. I used two coats for the swatch below. 

Essence Pink Lagoon
As I mentioned with the previous Essence New Nail Releases Post - I did get one colour to try with the silver base that time . I didn't try it with a silver base this time round too - but this jelly colour is definitely more opaque as the last colour I got. I can see myself rocking this colour in spring and summer. This is such a gorgeous berry toned pink - that was pretty opaque (not completely - but about 90% ) in two coats. This will make a gorgeous pedicure colour too. 

Essence Party Nights
I love purples ( It's strangely enough the colour I buy most next to nudes and greys ) yet I don't wear them enough. Essence Party Nights is a gorgeous deeper purple (but not to the point that it looks black ) . The colour is gorgeous and I'm sure if you are paler like me or even a deeper skin tone - this colour will suit you. It's a pretty gorgeous universal colour . The formula is buttery and easy to use . I used 2 coats in the swatch below. 

Essence Gummy Touch Top Coat
While the bottle does say it will leave you with a "Matt Effect" I will say this will leave you more with a satin Matt finish than a Matt finish . Essence does amazing satin / Matt polishes so I did go into this with extremely high hopes. The formula of this polish did dry a little streaky on me - which is a little bit of a downer for me. I'm not sure if the polish didn't like the colour I picked to try it on - but it also took quite a while to completely dry down and start looking Matt- but the end result is still pretty good .

How has YOUR week been ? Have you tried any new colour polishes I should look into ? 

All polishes apart from the Essence Grey Zone was sent for review. All opinions on the polishes are my own.