Monday, 29 September 2014

Nails Inc - Trafalgar Crescent

Hi guys ! Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was pretty busy , but fun non the less. 

Today I'm sharing a Nails Inc polish with you . This is one of the polishes that was in their Christmas Cracker set from last year... A few weeks ago I picked them up for R149 for the 6 polishes at my Edgars. What a great bargain for great polishes ?

Trafalgar Crescent is a Galaxy Glitter topper with a blue-tinted base and tons of silver fine and bigger glitter pieces. This is really perfection in a bottle... I wore this combo for 8days without any chips and then it looked at good as the first day I put in on. I used this 2 coats of this glitter over Tip Top Fairy Dust .

So onto the pics....
How was YOUR weekend ? 

Friday, 26 September 2014

Revlon Cancervive Nail Look

 Hi guys ! Hope you had a great week so far. Mine has been pretty busy , but nothing too bad luckily. 

Today I'm sharing my nail look that Nails by Chi Chi created for the Revlon Cancervive . Here is her tutorial for this look ..



First off ... More about the Cancervive ..


RIDING FOR OUR LIVES: CANCER.VIVE RIDE 2014

On 26 September 2014 at 12.30pm, an epic 10-day journey kickstarts at Pretoria Girls’ High School in Tshwane, returning to Gauteng on 5 October after riding more than 2 300km through Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Free State. This is no ordinary joyride; these are motorcyclists with a mission: over 50 cancer survivors, supporters, crew and media will be flying the Cancer.vive flag to bring education and a message of hope and inspiration to over 10 000 people - they are living proof that cancer can be beaten.

What is Cancer.vive?
Cancer.vive is a special education project of People Living with Cancer (PLWC), the NPO founded by cancer survivors dedicated to educating people about early cancer detection, as well as offering support to people living with cancer and their families, and, importantly, celebrating life. 
Says Janie Du Plessis, CEO of People Living with Cancer, ‘Being diagnosed with cancer is a very frightening time in anyone’s life. Our mission is to tell people living with cancer that they are not alone, and that many cancers have a very high survival rate if detected early enough. We also connect them with Cancer Buddies, a support project that helps people living with cancer and their families to navigate life after diagnosis.’
Over the past four years, the Cancer.vive rides have helped to educate more than 
75 000 people face-to-face and travelled more than 8 000 kilometres to remotest villages, mines, schools and communities, for the fight against cancer.

The Cancer.vive 2014 ride follows a route through cities, towns and rural communities in Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Free State. Follow the route here: http://www.cancervive.co.za/cancervive_ride.html and see footage of the Cancer.vive ride 2013 here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aznu5phdpk&list=UUY_x3h2IhIod2WFC0fVKH7w
The highly visible convoy will be adorned with the colourful Cancer.vive logos in the lead-up to October, raising public consciousness continuously as they ride. At each stop, they will connect with communities by bringing education in an entertaining and enjoyable way.
Their message focuses particularly on the importance of early detection and treatment of cancer in order to save lives. Posters and leaflets in multiple languages explain signs and symptoms of cancer and encourage people to seek medical help as soon as possible.
Survivors also share their stories through music, dance and theatre, helping to break down some of the taboos and fears surrounding cancer. 

And onto the nails.... I really love this fun design for a great cause..

HOW YOU CAN HELP
*You may pledge a donation by simply SMSing the name of any survivor to 42356. The SMS will cost you just R30. (If you don’t know a survivor, you may SMS your own name).
*Follow the ride, help raise awareness and send messages of encouragement to our riders and people living with cancer on twitter at @Cancervive_ride, and Facebook at Cancervive, Instagram at cancervive_ride.
*Find out more about Cancer.vive at http://www.cancervive.co.za.
Connect with PLWC via http://www.plwc.org.za/ or on the toll-free number: 0800 033 337


How was YOUR week ? Anyone have any fun weekend plans  ??  

I will have the swatches of these polishes on the blog next week too.. So keep an eye out for them. 

*This product/s was send to me to re-create this nail look*

Monday, 22 September 2014

TOY Nail Polish - Mandarina

 Hi guys ! Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was quiet busy and productive. 

Today I'm sharing another gorgeous nail polish with you .. And this colour just couldn't be more perfect for Spring. (Although with this weird weather I think we are jumping into Summer and skipping Spring this year. ) TOY Nail Polish in Mandarina. 

For quiet a while I've been on a search for the perfect pastel like coral colour.. And I finally found it with this gorgeous beauty. This colour is perfection in a bottle. This colour applies like butter, is super pigmented and dries quickly too. 

I'm currently testing out the TOY Diamond Cocktail topcoat too, and I'm so impressed with it.

So onto the photos of this gorgeous colour - 

These TOY polishes retail for about R99 each at http://www.toystyle.co.za/ Where I bought mine . The also sell awesome nail studs too. 

What's YOUR favourite Spring nail polish colour ? How was YOUR weekend ??

Thursday, 11 September 2014

eetrite Potter Collection


EETRITE LAUNCHES POTTERS COLLECTION
The Potters Collection mugs from Eetrite, showcase three artisanal ceramic shapes with intricately detailed designs. Finished off with a subtle blue line on the freeform rims. Drink your favourite warm beverage out of an art piece.
Recommended Retail Price: R59.95


Stockist: Available now from selected retailers nationwide or visit www.eetrite.co.za
For Nearest Stockist please call (011) 445 3300
Company Name: eetrite
Website URLwww.eetrite.co.za

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Sorbet Hydrating Nail Polish Remover

Hi guys ! Hope you're having a kick - ass week so far. It's finally feeling more springy too... Yippeee !!!

Today I'm sharing my thoughts on the new Sorbet Hydrating Nail Polish Remover I picked up 2weeks ago. I got the Orange One (That contains Sweet Orange Oil ) . This specific polish remover is Acetone Free , contains Evening Primrose oil and a salon pump bottle (If you don't know  what I'm talking about.. I have a photo )



So what I love about this nail polish remover ...
This doesn't have that strong nail polish remover smell to it . I sometimes skip taking off the polish since the smell for me is headache inducing sometimes. This one smells fresh.. I can definitely smell the Sweet Orange Oil.. A big plus point. This is also a Hydrating nail polish remover.. So you won't have that super dry feeling you sometimes get with normal polish removers. 

I have to say the only downside is.. Since this one Acetone Free.. It doesn't remove your polish super fast. (And I won't attempt glitter polish with this remover ,  but will with the Pink Harden one in the range. ) But .. That's not enough of a downside for me to not love this polish remover. 

And it comes in a cute pump bottle.. 

The Sorbet Hydrating Nail Polish Removers comes in 3 colours.. A pink one (Harden nail polish remover.. This one contains Acetone and smells like Geranium Oil )  , a green one (Nourish nail polish remover and smells like Rosemary oil ) and this one and retail for R39,95 at Clicks stores. 

So will I repurchase ?? YES ! I love that the smell isn't headache inducing so I can change my polish more often. 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Lapelle Issue 6



Issue 6 of Lapelle is out , read it online HERE . Another issue full of great skincare tips! 


Medical Director at lamelle research laboratories, Dr Bradley Wagemaker, answers a few FAQs around serums.

1. What is the difference between a moisturiser and a serum?
While a moisturiser contains a whole host of ingredients to fulfill various functions in skin, a serum contains only that very specific active ingredient to produce only the particular results effectively. Thus, when it comes to addressing specific conditions, a moisturiser can never give you the dramatic results a serum can.


2. Where do serums fit into my regular skincare regimen?
A serum can be seen as a boosting agent – used for a period of time when your skin needs some extra help, for example, after a holiday in the sun, when you might have some hyperpigmentation
and dryness.


3. How do I incorporate serums into my daily skincare programme?
A serum is a high concentration active ingredient that is usually applied before a moisturiser to clean the skin and allow maximum penetration. Serums are usually used for about four to eight weeks in the case of hyperpigmentation, but the time period will differ from one concern (such as sensitivity) to another (such as acne). Basically, you’ll use the serum for as long as your skin problem lasts.


4. What makes one serum better than another?
Of course, the active ingredients in different serums will make them function differently, but it is the base(the compound that carries the active ingredient) that has a dramatic effect on how well the active ingredient is absorbed. If the base is not formulated correctly, the active ingredient will just sit on the surface of the skin, will not penetrate the skin, and will not be effective at all. Highly technologically advanced bases are key when it comes to the effectiveness of serums.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy - Royal Flush

Hi guys ! Hope you had a great weekend. 

Today I'm sharing a GREAT pink colour with you guys from Revlon's new ColorStay Gel Envy range. I usually don't wear polish for more than a few days.. But I've been super busy lately and hardly had time to change nail polish.. So this was the PERFECT opportunity to test out the wear time of the polish.

This polish needs no base coat, as the formula has the colour & a base coat already mixed in. The best part is the colour on it's own dries SUPER fast.. (And I'm a fan of Seche Vite but this dries a little bit faster in my opinion ) The formula applies like butter and SUPER pigmented. 

I used the new Revlon ColorStay Top Coat too... Again... WOW ! It dries super fast. I love the fact that I can really just paint my nails and top coat it and be out the door. This top coat also stays SUPER shiny .. YEAH !

Now onto the important part.. WEAR TIME ... I did my normal day to day routine.. Was dishes.. Laundry .. Work..Cleaning.. Cooking..  Painting with my little guy.. And this polish held up amazingly. By day 8 I had little tip wear (I could have easily went another day or two without taking it off ) and for me that's impressive. 

So the first colour I'm showing today is Revlon Royal Flush.. A gorgeous fuchsia pink colour. I used 2 coats in the photos below with the Revlon Top Coat - 


Have you tried any of the colours in the range ? I got Hold 'Em at Clicks last week.. And it's another GORGEOUS colour. 

*This product/s was send to me in exchange for my honest opinion*