Monday, 31 October 2016

October #SampleSunday rundown

Hi guys ! Happy Monday. How was your weekend ?? Did you enjoy your Halloween if you celebrated ?

If you follow me on any of my social media channels , you know I started a new series with a mini review on product samples or magazine freebies I have. I usually just tossed mine into a box to try out one day - and I decided why not start using them weekly and give a little mini review each Sunday morning. 

I decided to do a monthly rundown on the blog too on those products and share my mini reviews here if you don't follow me anywhere else. 

I will have a little rating system here on the blog - I will be giving each product a rating out of 5 in lipstick ( ) form. 

So let's see what samples I tried this month :

Week 1  (  )

The first sample product is this Hask Keratin Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner combo sachets. I got about 2 uses out of the shampoo and conditioner. The combo does an amazing job to make your hair smooth without weighing it down.

Week 2  ()

Nuxe Rêve de Miel Hand and Nail Cream. Since I'm such a huge fan of the lipbalm- I was expected to be blown away by this pricey hand cream. Sadly I was left disappointed. While the cream did provide temporary hydration it didn't leave my hands soft and hydrated for longer than half an hour after use. At the price point I'd much rather stick to my current hand creams.

Week 3 ()

Today's #SampleSunday product is a cult favourite - Thierry Mugler's #Alien perfume. This is a sample I love getting - it's the perfect date night scent. The scent lasts forever on me too.

Week 4 ( )

Today's #Sample Sunday is the Filgora Skin Structure Firmness redefinition serum. I got about 4 nightly uses from this sachet. Its an amazing smoothing serum and my skin did look amazing after using it. This serum will definitely come on my list to try next.

Week 5 ()

My #SampleSunday product today is from one of my favourite places - the Lush  Salted Coconut Hand Scrub. This is one of the best hand scrubs I've ever tried and I will definitely but the full size one the sample is finished.

I will continue in November - so if you are not following me on one of my platforms - I'm sharing the links here too .

Any exciting plans for this week ?

Who can believe we are almost in November. That's seriously crazy how quickly quickly this year has gone by.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Halloween Kitty Mani

Hi guys ! Happy Friday . How has your week been ? Mine has been hectic crazy , seriously... I can do with a little vacation after this week.

As promised , I'm sharing another fun Halloween nail look with you guys today - a fun Halloween black cat look. This look is inspired by my little guy Alex's Halloween outfit - he's dressing as our neighbors black cat .

So onto the nails :

For this mani I used :
Gold acrylic paint for the moon
Essence All That Greys Greyt Times for the Wall
Essence Step into the Grey Zone for the Kitty Nails
Essence Roaring Red
Essence Wild White Ways for the stars
China Glaze Fairy Dust for the kitty nails
TOY neon green nail studs
Black Cat Water Decals 

I will be sharing another Halloween look on my social media platforms Saturday afternoon ( Instagram , Facebook and Twitter so keep an eye out for that creepy look too ) .

Do you have any fun plans for this weekend ? How was YOUR week ?

Monday, 24 October 2016

Cute Ghost Mani

Hi guys ! Happy Monday. How was your weekend ? Do anything exciting ?

Today I'm starting off by sharing my first Halloween mani . I LOVE doing Halloween nails- HERE is a link to some of my previous designs . I have done a ghost mani before but that was a more scary one - this year I decided to share a cute little ghost mani with you guys. It's really super easy and a quick one to do too. 

So onto the nails :

For this mani I used :
Tip Top NailChic Grape Dance
Essence Wild White Ways
China Glaze Point Me To The Party Glitter
Essence Black is Back - For the little black eyes on the ghost
Essence Lucky - for the mouth on the ghosts
Sally Hansen Big Matte Topcoat (on all the nails )
BecauseIShop Ghost Nail Vinyls

I will be sharing another Halloween mani or two  - so keep an eye out for that on the blog a little later this week. 

Do you plan to dress up for Halloween ? Have a great Monday guys. 

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.