Avène Cicalfate Hand Cream gets 10/10!

I love a good hand cream and Avène Cicalfate Hand Repairing Barrier Cream may just be the best I’ve ever used. Avène Cicalfate Hand Cream gets 10/10 This is what Avène has to say about their new hand cream that’s been available at Clicks and Dis-Chem since end of May: Avène Cicalfate HAND repairs, soothes and protects very dry, irritated and chapped hands with faster action. Fragrance-free, paraben-free. REPAIRING – Sucralfate, an original ingredient, facilitates epidermal repair. PURIFYING – The combination of copper sulfate and zinc sulfate reduces the risk of bacterial proliferation. SOOTHING – Rich in Avène Thermal Spring Water, it soothes fragile skin. Its rich, nourishing texture spreads easily. Rapidly absorbed, transparent when applied, it forms an insulating barrier on the skin for “second skin” protection. The skin on my hands is very (very!) sensitive and because I suffer from eczema, I have to be careful when I choose a hand cream. My hands are also EXTREMELY dry. Avène is a brand that I trust when it comes to my eczema-prone skin, so when I heard about the new Avène Cicalfate Hand Repairing Barrier Cream, I couldn’t wait to put it to the test. The moment I put it on my hands, I knew I loved it. It was thick and creamy and my skin felt soothed. It was like it sighed with relief. But whilst I was rubbing it in, I knew that this was a night cream. There was no way that it would work during the day, it was just too thick… BUT WAIT! Not even a minute later it was all absorbed. No oiliness or stickiness. My...

The WOW Hits 2017 Deluxe Edition is just that… WOW

A couple of months ago the kind people at Christian Art Media sent me a few CD releases, including WOW Hits 2017 Deluxe Edition, and I was super keen to give them a listen. I kind of forgot about them as I am a creature of habit and the rock compilation in the car has kept me singing and dancing for almost a year. I like to stick to what I already know and love. Then Cara fiddled with the settings on the radio and what I thought would be ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ turned out to be something unknown. I realised that I popped in disk 1 of WOW hits, but never got round to listening to it. I decided to give it a try… The WOW Hits 2017 Deluxe Edition is just that… WOW I have to start off by telling you that I am not a huge Gospel fan. It’s not that I don’t like Gospel music; I just don’t know a lot of Gospel tunes that has really spoken to me. But as I’ve mentioned, WOW Hits 2017 is just ‘WOW’. My car is my usual ‘place of worship’. Driving between school and work is when I have a little alone time and I use that time to pray. God has really spoken to me through many of the songs on disk 1. I’m going to be honest; I haven’t even gotten to disk 2 yet! I listen to it over and over again and I haven’t listened to anything else in at least 2 months. Today I want to share with you my...

Bedroom makeover before & after!

I have been dreaming about a bedroom makeover for years! I am actually a little embarrassed to show you the before… how incredibly drab and boring. And I only realised after we spruced it up, what a positive effect a few changes can have on a person. It’s not just a place where we sleep anymore, it’s our little sanctuary. Bedroom makeover Before & After Let’s start with the before. Oh my word. Everything was beige. The above pic was taken early morning and it seems that even the light didn’t want to enter this space. I used to have throw pillows and a few pretty tierlanteintjies, but we co-slept for a while and during those first 6 months, it was all about comfort (for us and for Cara), so I decided to move non-necessities out of the room. After Cara moved to her own bedroom, our room basically just stayed as it was. Until now… Fresh white walls courtesy of Prominent Paints The first step of the bedroom makeover, was a wall makeover. When our house was built, the colour of the season was Iced Coffee. Most of my house has been Iced Coffee for almost 15 years! I wanted a change. Our room is also very small, so I wanted light and airy. You’re probably thinking, why white? Couldn’t we have been a little more creative? White. That is what I wanted and that is what I got. And I love it. Thank you Prominent Paints!! The room looks bigger, it looks fresh and white gives me the opportunity to easily shake things up and change or bring...

Bring Marvel Home! Win a Marvel Hamper worth R1000

Bring Marvel Home! The very latest and greatest Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble DVD’s, toys, games, apparel and so much more are now available in leading retailers nationwide until 31 August 2017. To celebrate we have an AWESOME giveaway for you today. This one is for the little super heroes in your life! Bring Marvel Home! Win a Marvel Hamper worth R1000 One lucky Pretty Please Charlie reader stands the chance to win an amazing Bring Marvel Home hamper! This amazing hamper is worth R1 000 and includes… Ultimate Spider-Man 100-piece Trefl Puzzle Ultimate Spider-Man Web Warriors Chin-Activated Wise-cracking Spidey Mask Ultimate Spider-Man Hero FX Glove 2 X Spider-Man Web Warriors Figurines Green Goblin Figurine 2 X Marvel Tsum Tsum Mystery Pack 5 X Marvel’s ‘A Little Golden Book’ Collection All you have to do is comment below and you are in the draw. Extra entries for Facebook and Twitter shares  – make sure to leave a separate comment for each share telling me where you’ve shared the giveaway. Please make sure to leave your Twitter handle and/or Facebook name for verification. Max of 3 entries per person. Giveaway is open to SA residents only. The sponsor will send the prize directly to the winner. Winner will be announced on 24 August ’17. Good luck! xoxo...

Skin treats from Healing Earth

The lovely people from the premium African spa brand, Healing Earth, sent me a few of their products to try and now I understand why this brand is loved by so many. The brainchild of spa veteran Elisabeth Brandt, Healing Earth is a premium African spa brand that offers natural, organic products, therapies and spa concepts to discerning clients the world over. Each lovingly created Healing Earth product harnesses the restorative powers of Africa’s rich natural resources and is made from only the purest natural active ingredients sourced from the continent’s powerful minerals, oceans, flowers, herbs, fruit, seeds and natural oils. Our products are divided into families that aim to address specific skincare needs: Kalahari Melon for hydration, Marula for softening and relaxing, African Ginger for slimming, Pinotage for its strong antioxidant qualities, African Potato for healing and repairing, and Mongongo Nut for detoxifying. Skin treats from Healing Earth Healing Earth African Ginger Corrective Cream This firming body cream is a treat. It contains ginger to tone and brighten the skin. Extracts of fennel, black pepper and cypress also aid in toning and firming. This cream, as with all Healing Earth creams, is free of parabens, preservatives and mineral oils, and no artificial fragrances or colours have been added. It smells lovely, is very moisturising and soothing and it does not irritate my sensitive skin. Healing Earth Pinotage Facial Polish Can we just first chat about how stunning this product looks?! I love the packaging. This facial scrub is made from real Pinotage grapes that are said to improve skin’s elasticity. Unfortunately, I don’t use physical exfoliators on my face as my skin is way too sensitive (especially during winter). I’ve also been told that...

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