I haven’t done a Fashion Friday post in a while so today I thought I’d come back and dazzle you with a trend that I’ve been loving for three seasons in a row. You’re probably thinking “what could this girl possibly be loving for 3 seasons?” Joggers! I tell you, Joggers! Its not often that I really talk about clothes and get this excited about it. I’m trying to tell you about my love for joggers without making it sound creepy. Ok its creepy.
So I was testing the waters and purchased my first pair of black Joggers in January this year when they weren’t that big of deal and only cost R100. Then I realised how much I loved them and how comfortable they were and moved on to more daring prints/colours and now own 5 pairs. Life.
I’ve been doing my rounds online and in store (obviously its my second home) and these crafty little pants are everywhere! Adorning the rails from males to females and let me also add that they are not restricted to size and that’s why I love them so much. I’m not a jeans girl and these pants complete me.
For my picks today I decided to look for 3 celebs that’s wearing very similar designs to the joggers that I’ve picked out as fash inspiration. I’ve also selected different price ranges for those budget girls and the higher end chicas. Not comfy with wearing loud prints? Then there’s solid shades to choose from! I love how you can switch your look up with joggers. As seen in the above/below picks, fashionistas are wearing them with heels, slippers and sneakers. See what I mean? A win win situation!
What’s your verdict on this trend? Love it or leave it?
Excuse my lack of posts lately. I’m so inspired to blog but I’m without internet so just imagine my frustration. Nonetheless I’ve been doing my rounds and I’m quite busy due to something really exciting that Ill be embarking on but Ill share it at a later stage. The stores are packed with Christmas goodies and that ever so attractive red sign that reads “SALE” keeps poking my eyes.
I’m trying to spend as little as possible but *sigh* my brain has a brain of its own so I can’t make rational decisions. I’m dividing my “New in” post into 2 categories again (beauty and fashion) so you can see what Ill be reviewing on the blog soon and all the awesome beauty products on sale.
1- Tickled Pink Fragrance: I picked this fragrance up at Edgars Red Square for such a steal. I purchased it in October in support of breast cancer awareness. Let me add that it was under R100! In the smell/scent category it somewhat reminds me of a Tommy Hilfiger perfume that I wore back in highschool. 80% of my purchase decision was because it was in support of breast cancer awareness and the other 20% was just out of pure curiosity as to how it would smell and fade during the day. I think for a budget fragrance, its not bad. Its not bad at all!
2 – Avon: Two weeks ago I may have gone a little bit purchase happy in the Avon brochure. Their stocking fillers grabbed my attention and I purchased a few “Christmas-y” goodies that I will be giving to a few people. There was also quite a few awesome deals so I took full advantage of that.
3 – Clarins Blush: This little beauty over here is from Clarins. I was going through my stash and found it unused. I got this as a gift from blogger bestie Desle way back in January for my birthday and I probably have quite a few opened eyeshadows so I will TRY to hold off from using it till then.
4 – Woods of Windsor bath & body duo: When I saw this bath and body duo at Edgars, I fell in love with the name and bottles before I even looked at the price. I would’ve been super depressed if I couldn’t afford it but it was on sale so obviously the budget buyer in me squealed. Ill do a full detailed review on these two when I finish my current stash of Victoria’s Secret products.
5 - Avon: This is my second stash of Avon goodies that I ordered which came just in time for summer. I bought some new sunblock and products to get my tootsies beach ready. I will do full reviews on these in the next few weeks because I don’t have any products that I’m using on my feet.
And that’s the new beauty products in my drawer! Next week Ill post my new fashion purchases. Anything in my stash that you’ve tried?
Every year November I dedicate a small piece of this blog to the guys or maybe not and that’s when I create awareness on prostate/testicular cancer. You can read my previous posts here and here. This year I was unable to attend the Movember event like I did last year, due to exams so I guess I have to find another way to support the cause.
Its definitely that time of the year where the men in your life are allowed to grow their facial hair without you complaining.
A quick run down on what Movember is:
Movember is an initiative that support men that suffers from prostate/testicular cancer. In the month of November, men grow their beards, stache, tash, mustache. Whatever you would like to call it, to show their support.
Obviously us girls need to find a different way to show our support so I’ve compiled a list of awesome goodies that you can purchase (I know I would love all of them) and show the men in your lives that you support them! If you’re not into that, you could always check out the Movember South Africa website to see how you can donate. Guys remember: early detection is key!
In my “New In” post a few weeks ago I mentioned that I got a new stash of Bath & Body Works products that I’ve been using for the past few weeks and I decided to break it up into two posts to prevent this post from being too lengthy. For today’s post I thought that I would share my thoughts on the Warm Vanilla Sugar, with you darlings.
Firstly I think this combo is definitely more of a winter/autumn scent but it definitely didn’t stop me from using it. I’ve been using the Shea and Vitamin E body lotion and the Triple Moisture Body Cream. To be totally honest, if I had to choose one of the two I would probably go with the Triple Moisture Body Cream because it is much more hydrating.
Warm Vanilla Sugar: Shea & Vitamin E – Body Lotion.
This body lotion is my night time treat. It doesn’t smell as potent as the body cream. The body lotion is thin but not very runny and spreads amazingly over the skin. I don’t know if its my imagination but to me it makes my hands a tad bit sticky (not much) but I can feel that there’s something on it and its definitely the feeling that I don’t like on my hands after using a hand lotion so I tend to wash my hands after I’ve applied it onto my body. I love the scent that lingers on my white sheets the morning after I’ve applied this body lotion and its safe to say that there’s no oil like stains because it absorbs into the skin quite fast.
Warm Vanilla Sugar: Triple Moisture Body Cream
This is definitely the preferred product out of the two that I’ve been using. Its much thicker in consistency and quite like a body butter. I love how it coats my skin leaving it extremely moisturised and I can even let it pass as a hand lotion because it doesn’t have that sticky feeling. I’ve also used these on my feet and put booties on in order to give it a deep moisture kind of effect and it totally worked. The scent of this body cream lingers hours after I’ve applied it and I haven’t see one dry crack since targeting my winter skin.
As you can tell Bath & Body Works products are really becoming the front runners in my best of beauty 2014 list but I can however tell you that this Warm Vanilla Sugar combo IS NOT my fave from the BBW bunch. I will do my part 2 review and tell you all about it.
If you’ve used Bath & Body Works products before what are your thoughts? And have you found a South African retailer that stocks this brand?
When life hands your lemons; you don’t make lemonade, you don’t add tequila… Noooo! You make/start a DIY. I’m a real lemon lover so obviously I always have them in my house. Today(a week ago since doing this post) I’m just sitting here staring at my beloved lemons thinking of more ways to use them other than in my water and a few drops in my shampoo to combat a dry itchy scalp.
Everybody knows that Lemons are packed with Vitamin C and Vitamin C is known to be utterly beneficial in ones beauty routine and the aging process. I did a bit of research and by research I mean I took to Pinterest before doing this DIY because I wanted to see which area lemons really targeted before actually whipping up the DIY and then prevent me from wasting my goodies.
Milk baths and facials fascinated me. I knew I wanted to try it with milk and I decided to go with a lemon and milk cleanser. This DIY seriously uses only 3 products.
•Your favourite facial oil.
Apart from my Pinterest research, I read that Vitamin C reverses sun damage (obviously not all) and seeing that summer is on our doorstep this is a win win situation. I also discovered that ones skin loses its natural Vitamin C as we age so this a win win situation x2!
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a container, add 3 table spoons of milk, a few drops of your favourite facial oil and you’re done!
- The natural AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) in lemons and the lactic acid in milk also
remove dead skin cells.
-Facial oils are hitting SA by storm so there’s definitely a huge variety to choose from such as the new Lipidol. I however swear by my Balm Balm Little Miracle Rosehip Serum.
I leave my mixture in the fridge for about an hour then apply it. I leave it on my face until I feel my face becoming a bit tight and that is when I remove it. When having the milk and lemon cleanser on your face, you can actually feel a tingly feeling on your face so you definitely know that this mixture is working its magic. After I’ve washed it off my face I apply my moisturiser.
And that’s it. Easy Peaszy Lemon Squeezy!
P.s you can substitute the milk for plain yogurt if you want more of a facemask effect.
Last week the lovely people over at Lip Ice sent me a few products to get my lips Pucker Ready for summer, I Thank Thee. Now everybody already knows that I’m a lip product snob. You mention it, I tried it or have it. I’ve been a Lip Ice user for as long as I can remember. Its probably the first lip product that I had that I could call my own. I’ve witnessed Lip Ice containers change from the oval-ish shape (from the top view) to the tins and now the nifty tubes that they come in.
I was given the Moisture Care, Men Active, Honey Cream Natural Infusion and Cherry. All four with SPF 15 and its own unique fragrance. I love how sturdy the packaging is and how the lid does the “click” sound when you close it. No click? Then you know you haven’t closed it properly. I have quite a few lipbalms that tend to fall open in my handbag and the next thing I know its covered in biscuit crumbs at the bottom of my handbag!
Obviously I went with this one first. If I could describe this scent to you I would have to say that it smells exactly like Raspberry Jelly. It has a slight red-ish shade to it and it enhances my natural lip colour so I can get away with not wearing a lipstick. This lippie is packed with Shea Butter, Natural Moisturiser and Vitamin E. I also wear this over my matte red lippies to hydrate my lips and give it a slight glow. The way it coats my lips is definitely one of my fave aspects.
I gifted this to surfer guy friend that believes that Vaseline is the holy grail of lip products. It took quite a bit of convincing but eventually the creature budged. He’s now converted. He loved that it didn’t smell “girly” and that it didn’t wash off when he got washed off… the surfboard that is. He said that his lips felt moisturised and soft even hours after. No more carrying around a heavy tub of Vaseline for you mate!
Honey Cream Natural Infusion.
I was most excited to try this one. I saw the hype that it created on social media a little while back and I couldn’t wait to get my lips on it. You can definitely smell the honey in it and I loved that it didn’t smell earthy like most products with a natural infusion. To me it smells like a vanilla mixed with honey scent. It glided on like butter and had this cooling effect on my lips which I loved.
The Moisture Care LipIce has a very subtle vanilla scent and not quite as fragrant like the Cherry and Honey Cream Natural Infusion. This one I keep for night time and apply it before going to bed. In the morning I wake up with super soft lips that’s prepped and ready for a lipstick. If I know I’m going to be wearing a very drying lipstick on the day I wear one coat of this under my lippie.
looking to recover from winter and get ready for summer? Then this is your bestie! You can find LipIce products in all major retail outlets like Dischem, Clicks, PnP & Game.
P.s LipIce is spoiling you and your bestie, all you have to do is follow them on Instagram / Facebook/ Twitter and send in a #BestBestiePout picture of the two of you with your LipIce. Get creative darlings! It’ll score you some serious brownie points.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
What’s your thoughts on Victoria’s Secret products? Is it worth all the hype?