{Review} Victoria’s Secret: Such A Flirt – Bath & Body ♥

Let me start off by saying that I’m lucky… Very lucky when it comes it using products that I wish were available here in South Africa, that’s not. Majority of the products that’s been reigning in my top beauty products of all time would have to be spoils from Desle. As you’ve seen over the past few weeks, a lot of the products that’s been mentioned on the blog were gifts from Desle that she purchased here locally and some all the way from Qatar. Eeeek how spoilt am I?IMG_1817

So obviously when I received my HUGE birthday box from Desle back in January, I opened my box to two ever so beautiful pink bottles that I could smell even before opening the products. Now everybody knows Victoria’s Secret, right? RIGHT! All of us wants to smell like “an angel”. To say that I was over the moon when I saw these two products in my box would be an understatement.IMG_1826

I went with the hand and body cream first because its obviously the product that I could use right away. When lifting the lid, this fruity, watermelon and strawberries like scent comes oozing out. Its like summer in a tube! I love how it “coats” my skin leaving it feeling super soft and moisturized. The consistency is thick but not to the point where it leaves your skin feeling weighed down or greasy. The fragrance lasts on my skin for quite a few hours and gets absorbed into my clothes (not leaving stains) but gives your clothes such an incredible scent even the second time you wear it.IMG_1825

Then next up I used the body wash. Now with body washes, if it can be used in my footspa then we become besties. This lathers up incredibly well and fast when I turn it to the foam setting on my footspa and a little goes a long way. This body wash is packed with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E which is all contributing factors to cleansing, soft and smooth skin. Who doesn’t want that in a body wash? It smells just like the hand and body cream and I find that the scent lasts all day when used together. This body wash is not very thick in consistency and I like that about it because its not a constant battle to get product out of the bottle as with most body washes.IMG_1818

Joburg beauties, you can get excited now. I know that you know that Victoria’s Secret will be opening in Sandton very soon and I hope that they have an extensive beauty range that you darlings can choose from (insert jealous emoji here). But for now Ill being using my two products sparingly.IMG_1819

What’s your thoughts on Victoria’s Secret products? Is it worth all the hype?

P.s products shots taken a few weeks ago.

{October} Breast Cancer Awareness Month – City Girl Vibe goes pink.

UntitledEvery year October, City Girl Vibe goes pink and tries to create awareness concerning the early detection that is breast cancer.

I love it when brands come up with ways to support breast cancer awareness and create campaigns where proceeds goes to organizations that help women fight this life threatening disease. Its so easy to lose sight and think that “it will never happen to me” but according to CANSA;  Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women of all races, with a lifetime risk of 1 in 35 in South Africa.

There are so many ways that you can support or create awareness when it comes to BC whether it is purchasing a ribbon, an item where all proceeds goes to an organizations that supports the cause, wearing pink clothes or makeup or even as simple as an SMS donating R20 by texting the word Pinkdrive to 40158.Breast Cancer

Here’s a two events happening around South Africa that you can participate in:

♥Avon Justine iThemba Crusade of Hope breast cancer Walkathon 2014.
-Date: 26 October 2014
-Venue: Marks Park Sports Club, Emmarentia, Johannesburg
-Early Entry Fee:
Early entry: R95 per adult, R75 for children 12 years and under, children under 2 walk for free and do not need to be registered. First 16 000 successfully registered entrants guaranteed an event goodie bag including an event T-shirt.
www.ithembawalkathon.co.za/

♥ PnP Women’s Walk Germiston

-04 October 2014
-St. Catherine’s Convent
Walk Starts : 08h00
-Enter online at www.pnptickets.co.za
Adults: R40.00 under 18´s R20.00

 

Bloggers And Bags: Chloe – Wasted Fashion #16

UntitledToday I’m back with another installment of Bloggers And Bags after a really long time. I kinda missed peeking into other blogger’s handbags so I thought that I’d get back on it and have some amazing bloggers lined up so keep an eye out!

One of the first blogs that triggered my love for international blog reading would have to be Wasted Fashion. I loved reading about Chloe’s adventures while she still lived in Singapore (now Las Vegas) while totally admiring her sense of quirky style. Chloe is the first international blogger in my Bloggers And Bags series so definitely check her blog out and share the love. IMG_1107
Here goes.

I change bags every couple of weeks because I like variety and I want to give enough attention to all of them. My signature look is crazy bright COLOURS and kitsch. I’m perfectly okay with someone calling me tacky or juvenile. I’ve been told I don’t look quite 36 so I’m stretching that buck for as long as I can!handbag

This is a Betsey Johnson bag. It’s got a detachable and adjustable strap so I can wear it as a sling or a cross-body. I got it earlier this year and it’s only about 6 months old. The pink bow detail does make it quirky and perhaps a little unbecoming for someone my age but I’ll be the first to admit that it doesn’t bother me!

For the last week or so, this is what I’ve been carrying:IMG_8050

1. KATE SPADE long wallet
2. Pocket tissue paper
3. BURT’S BEES Hibiscus Tinted Lip Balm
4. CHANEL Rouge Allure lipstick in 94 Extatique
6. MAC Creme Sheen in SpeedDial
7. WRIGLEY’S Doublemint gum
8. RAY-BAN ladies cat-eye sunglasses
9. Purple external battery tube for my phone
10. DIAL Hello Kitty hand sanitizer
12. KATE SPADE key ring with house keys, Jeep Wrangler key, mailbox key etc
I would put my pink iPhone 5C on the list and in the photo except I don’t usually lug it in my bag (mostly in my hands) and I’m using it to take pictures for this!

Thanks for reading!! See more of my looks on instagram @wastedfash10n or check out more detailed posts on my blog wastedfashion.wordpress.com
A huge thank you to Chloe for showing us what you carry in your handbag. Don’t forget to connect with Chloe on the above mentioned platforms!

Empties #2

Its been a few weeks since I did my 1st Empties post and now I’m back with round 2 seeing that I’ve finished a few more products. I’m pretty impressed with myself and how I’m sticking to the “you open it, you finish it” theory. Its been working!
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Today I’m sharing some of my absolute fave products with you and I can’t even imagine my beauty routine without 3 of these products. Its products that I swear by and guess what? They’re affordable!

Revlon Flex: Mild Care
This is my holy grail hair shampoo and conditioner. I’ve used brands that triple in price but none of them comes even close to Revlon Flex. This is the only Flex duo that I can use because its gentle on my scalp whereas the  Revlon Flex Balance (Healthy Shine) irritated my scalp. I love how it cleans my hair and how the conditioner gives it this salon quality shine. It works amazingly when it comes to putting life into dull hair and hydrating those split ends (even though a trim is recommended). I’ve learnt a nifty new trick where I use this duo but Ill share it on the blog later on. What’s even more amazing about this Shampoo/Conditioner duo? The price! If my memory serves me correctly, it retails for R19.99 a bottle. WIN WIN!IMG_1802

Will I purchase this again? Absolutely!

LOVE Forever: Hand and Nail Cream.
I popped this hand and nail cream into my basket at Clicks some time last year December when they had a huge beauty sale and I somewhat just forgot about it in my stash. Then trying to make space for new products in my stash I somehow rediscovered it and remembered why I loved it so much. The fragrance of this hand and nail cream is quite girly and reminds me of Tinkerbell products. Its great at hydrating your hands and also prepping it for any nail treatment. One of my biggest concerns when it comes to nail and handcreams is that it’ll make my hands sticky, luckily this didn’t.IMG_1805

Will I purchase this again? Probably. It doesn’t top my best hand and nail creams but its definitely in the top 5.

Sally Hansen: Insta Brite.
I loved darker shades of nail polish and we all know the aftermath of dark nail polish. I used this product religiously when after suffering from stained nails and was so grateful that Desle gave it to me. Maybe when I get back into nail art and nail polish, Ill realise the real value of this product again.IMG_1811

Will I repurchase this again? IF I should get back into nail polish, then absolutely!

Clarins: Daily Energizer Cleansing Gel.
I’m saving the best for last because this is the best discovery in beauty that I’ve encountered this year. I have overly sensitive skin and finding a product that doesn’t trigger irritation is a constant battle, especially in a good face wash or cleanser. This is another product that Desle bought for my birthday and I swear its the best skincare product that I’ve used to date. No irritation, cleans well and even minimizes pores. I love the consistency of this cleansing gel and it also leaves my skin feeling super soft. It didn’t feel as if my skin has been stripped from any natural oils which is usually common in a face wash/cleansing product.IMG_1806

Will I repurchase this product again?
Yes x 1000!

Are there any products in my stash that you’ve tried? What’s your thoughts?

{Review} Avon Ideal Flawless BB Cream

In my “New In” post, I mentioned that I’m currently trying a new BB Cream and that’s something huge for me because I’m a creature of habit. I believe if its not broken then why fix it? In simpler terms; I love my Garnier BB Cream so why am I even experimenting with a new BB Cream? I saw it in the Avon brochure so I purchased it and I might have over reacted a lot a little when I saw it the first time. A few days went by and I finally managed to build up the courage to take it out of the box again and give it a second look. I have to say that I’m now singing a completely different tune.
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I’ve been using it everyday since the day that I’ve opened it and I even found a way to incorporate it into the day before yesterday’s DIY post. Avon’s Ideal Flawless BB Cream is quite different compared to my beloved Garnier Miracle Skin Perfecter, Ill do the comparison further down. Firstly Avon’s BB Cream offers medium coverage with SPF 15 and I’m fine with that. I love that it didn’t seem cakey or unnatural on my face and that it stayed put all day. I use my Avon Colortrend Concealer underneath it everyday but I find that I don’t have to dust my Clear Smooth All In One Powder on everyday depending on the weather. I’ve noticed that this BB Cream has a slight shimmer to it. Not overpowering and one can hardly see it, I only noticed it on my finger tips but its something I’ve never experienced in a BB Cream.IMG_1777

Let’s get a bit comparing in here:
•This BB Cream didn’t wipe off my face (sometimes clothes) as easily as my Garnier BB Cream does and I love that.
•Its a much thinner consistency than your average BB Cream so blending with a brush is a dream even though I love my finger tips too.
•I have to however put a moisturiser or my sunscreen with a higher SPF under this BB Cream or else my face feels and looks dry.
•Putting a powder over is optional where as with my Garnier BB Cream, I had to lightly dust my powder over it to set it and prevent shine during the day.
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This BB Cream works quite well in conjunction with my makeup routine and exceeded my expectations. Its definitely a notch up from the Avon foundations that I’ve tried. If you’re on a budget and wanting to spend on a good quality everyday BB Cream, then this is definitely it. At R99.95, Ill most likely add it to my shopping list again.
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Have you tried this BB Cream yet?

{DIY} : Dark Circles Corrector.

I think its time I did another DIY post. My DIY’s are always my most popular posts on the blog and since I made a new discovery that I know a lot of people need a little help with, I thought that I’d share it here on the blog. Its my last stretch to the end of 2nd year and “exam season” will be starting soon. Usually when exams kicks in, I have a lot of all nighters and in my personal opinion all nighters = dark circles around the eyes.

I came up with such a nifty concoction that I’m even proud of, why? Because it works like a bomb!
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What you’ll need:
•Your fave facial oil. (I chose Balm Balm’s Little Miracle Rosehip Serum.
•Eye cream that combats puffiness. (I chose Garnier’s Skin Naturals Pure Active)
•Optional – BB Cream, CC Cream, Tinted Moisturizer or Foundation.
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Method:
-Mix your eye cream and facial oil into a “refrigerator friendly” container, either using a makeup brush (preferably concealer) or a cotton swab. I chose a shot glass because I never use it and I prefer glass in the fridge than metal or plastic. Let it set overnight.
-This next step is optional. If you’re not going to have time, you can mix your BB Cream, CC Cream, Tinted Moisturizer or Foundation into the above mixture.
-In the morning, gently dab it onto the problematic area with either your ring finger or your concealer brush and VIOLA!
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Why I chose the products that I did:
•Balm Balm Little Miracle Rosehip Serum: If there’s one product that I loved from the first minute I started using it, it would have to be this. I’ve mentioned it over and over on my blog so you should know its definitely a goodie. Its also 100% organic.
•Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active: I love the refreshing feeling that this product adds to my skin, especially around the eye area and its packed with cucumber extract which is known to eliminate puffiness.
•Avon Ideal Flawless BB Cream: Instead of applying my BB Cream to my eye area afterward, I reckoned that I might aswell add it to the mixture because it saves time.
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I put the mixture in the fridge because we all know the “teaspoons in the fridge overnight and place it on the eyes in the morning to deflate puffy eyes” technique but aint nobody got time for that when you have a tight schedule or little time, or else you wouldn’t be sitting with dark circles. Right? RIGHT! So the cooling effect of the mixture in the fridge overnight takes care of the puffiness.

As for the dark circles? NO MORE! You’ll have your BB Cream or Foundation covering the dark marks while the other ingredients in the mixture works its magic it to get rid of it.

And that’s it! Easy peasy lemon cucumber squeezey.
Let me know if you should try it, I’d love to hear your results.

Fashion Friday: Statement Necklaces

Its been way too long since I did a Fashion Friday post and its long overdue. Fashion Friday seems to be slipping away from under my radar everytime and then the blog ends up looking like a beauty blog. So today I’m back with another installment of FF with a twist as to how I usually do it. This trend has been out since forever but it seems everybody’s forgetting about it since the pineapple craze hit the fashion forefront.

Today I’m talking statement neck pieces. I’m a huge fan of statement necklaces and how it takes your outfit from looking plain and boring to fash forward. There’s those days where I’m not always in the mood for the overly bold statement necklaces but still want to rock it, so I go for a smaller one. I’ve been browsing the net to bring you darlings a variety of statement necklaces and I’m actually quite chuffed to see how affordable they are so there’s definitely no reason why you should look drab this summer. There are more pricier ones on the market for those that wants to fork out an extra lil somethin’ somethin’ like the piece from fashionhub.co.za but the others listed below are relatively affordable if you ask me.Statement Necklaces

Now to come to the part that never features in my FF posts, I’m going to share my fave statement neck pieces with you. All of them are either under R100 or a little of over R100/ and or gifts from friends. I’ve worn my necklaces with just about everything from formal to casual, they are just that versatile! I definitely see them as investment pieces in my jewellery collection.
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By now you know the drill, I end off my FF posts with some celeb fash inspiration. I’m head over heels in love with Shay Mitchell’s statement neck piece. Its all sorts of amazing if you ask me. And that’s a wrap! Don’t forget about this trend, you can always come up with something like a pineapple statement necklace, No? I’m keeping it short and sweet this week. Happy Friday lovies.
Celebs weaaring statement necklaces
P.s Yay or Nay for statement necklaces?