About Me

My name is Charlene and I am the editor of Pretty Please Charlie.

I am a 30-something (closing in on 40), dog-loving, wine drinking, chocolate eating, technologically impaired, wife and mommy of one. Family and friends come first. Always. I love sushi, rock music, tattoos, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, all forms of dance and people who are considerate to strangers. And I live in Cape Town. I am passionate about make-up and skincare, but that has nothing to do with my day job. I love trying new products and treatments and telling you all about it. That is why I started Pretty Please Charlie.

Since embarking on my blogging journey in 2012, this little blog and I have grown considerably. I have also started to write more about parenting, lifestyle and fashion.

I write about products and services that I have enjoyed myself or would love to experience. If I feel that it will add value to your life, I will post about it. I want to keep this a happy place, so expect to read the words ‘love’, ‘fabulous’ and ‘gorgeous’ often. If I don’t like it, I don’t write about it.

I truly hope you enjoy your time here.




Call on your angels this festive season with Engelsrufer

I fell head over heels for Engelsrufer jewellery in the beginning of this year. As I’m typing this post, I can hear the feint jingle of my sound ball pendant. It’s truly one of my favourite pieces. And my wish list has just doubled.

Engelsrufer has added even more beauty to their already exquisite range, just in time for the Festive Season.

Engelsrufer Balance Luna


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Win 1 of 3 pairs of Bronx Sandals!

My regular readers will know that I’m a huge Bronx Woman fan. HUGE. Their boots are just perfect and their winter ranges never disappoint. Well, Bronx never disappoints. I introduce to you a few of my favourite Bronx sandals.

With the sun shining and summer well and truly on its way, there is no time like the present to stock up your wardrobe with a new in sandal or two. Celebrate the start of the sunny months, whether your warm weather go-to is a classic flat or you prefer a stand out slider – Bronx will help your breeze from pool side to city sights with our favourite holiday hits. 

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Win a Recaro Monza Nova Booster seat worth R5700

A couple of weeks ago I chatted to you about our road trip to Gariep and how I was a little anxious about the long journey, but Recaro came to our rescue by ensuring a comfortable and safe ride for our girls.

And now you can win a Recaro Monza Nova Seatfix Booster Seat worth R5700!! 


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