L’Oréal Men Expert Giveaway

The kind people at L’Oréal sent me a gorgeous hamper containing skincare products from their L’Oréal Men Expert range last week. I was super chuffed as I knew my dad would love the products and the hamper arrived just in time for Father’s Day. Thank you so much for this hamper L’Oréal. You helped me to spoil a very special man. Do you have someone you would like to treat, or maybe you deserve something special? Then stick around as I have a hamper to give away! L’Oréal Men Expert L’Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Face Wash deeply cleans and purifies the skin without drying it out. R89,95. L’Oréal Men Expert Vita Lift 5 Moisturiser is a complete anti-ageing moisturiser which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Skin feels firmer. R139,95 L’Oréal Men Expert Vita Lift Double Action Lifting Moisturiser has a double action: it helps combat the appearance of wrinkles and sagginess on face and neck. Skin feels younger and firmer. R139,95 L’Oréal Men Expert Giveaway You can win a hamper consisting of L’Oréal’s Men Expert Hydra Energetic Face Wash, Men Expert Vita Lift 5 Moisturiser and Men Expert Vita Lift Double Action Lifting Moisturiser. All you have to do is comment below and tell me who the special man is you would like to spoil. That’s it and you are in the draw. Extra entries for Facebook and Twitter shares. Don’t forget to tag me or I won’t be able to find your entry.  Make sure to leave a separate comment for each share telling me where you’ve shared the giveaway. Please leave your Twitter handle and/or Facebook name for verification. Max of...

SVR Dermatological Skincare now available in SA!

Whenever I get an offer to try skincare products, especially when it’s a brand that’s new to our shores, I grab the opportunity with both hands. I love skincare products and I love looking after my skin. I have been trying out a few products by world-renowned French brand SVR over the past 2 months and I am impressed.   SVR was developed in 1962 by a French pharmacist couple and their key aim was to create ‘beautiful skin’.  Today, SVR is prescribed by dermatologists in over 45 countries and has proved itself to be a star in the field of dermo-cosmetics. SVR is now available in South Africa and you will find this amazing brand at Clicks stores as well as at select salons and doctors. I have been using a few SVR products over the past couple of months and here are my thoughts: Sensifine FLUIDE Sensifine FLUIDE moisturizes, soothes and reduces skin reactivity of the most intolerant skin. SVR takes care of sensitive skin and innovates with this gentle care specially formulated for skin intolerant to poly-allergic, without surfactant, silicone or minéral oil. Its fluid and soft texture, mild, non-greasy touch, absorbs instantly to hydrate normal to combination skin. Inspired by the medical field and developed with a dermatologist-allergist, Sensifine is the new and complete range uncompromising reactive skin intolerant poly-allergenic. I started using Sensifine Fluide just as my skin started to feel the effects of change of season. Think blotchy, scaly, red, irritated skin. Sensifine Fluide was such a treat to use as it was extremely soothing. It left my skin feeling (and looking) comfortable and...

New Eucerin UreaRepair Plus

Eucerin is one of my favourite skincare brands. I have used quite a few of their facial products and they are all top notch. I am a bit new to their bodycare products as, let’s be honest, they are not exactly cheap. But in this post I am going to tell you why the new Eucerin UreaRepair Plus range is worth its weight in gold. If not more! New Eucerin UreaRepair Plus If you have sensitive, very dry or eczema-prone skin like I do, please take note: this range is life changing. Let me start off with this… last year I wrote a post ‘There’s urea in my body lotion?’ that you can check out HERE . Now that you know what urea can do for your skin, let me tell you more about Eucerin UreaRepair Plus. A New Kind of Freedom for Dry Skin When your skin is dry and irritated: Eucerin® UreaRepair PLUS provides immediate relief and 48 hours of protection. With over 25 years of expertise in skin care, Eucerin is the most recommended brand by dermatologists for dry skin. The products come with proven effectiveness and skin tolerability and have been clinically tested on skin conditions like atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and people living with diabetes, as well as the aged with thinning skin. Suffering from medically dry skin is not only uncomfortable, itchy and sore, but the effects go beyond the physical symptoms, often leaving people feeling frustrated, helpless, emotionally drained and tired from lack of sleep. Eucerin® has provided a comprehensive and effective solution for people suffering from extremely dry skin, with the Complete Repair Range....

Short hair, do(n’t) care? Plus a hair loss update.

Two weeks ago I gave my husband the scissors and I told him to cut. I knew that if it wasn’t done immediately, I wouldn’t have the guts and I would drag it out for even longer than I already have. My husband took 3 huge gulps of red wine and started cutting … Short hair, do(n’t) care? Plus a hair loss update. If you’re not familiar with my extreme hair loss story, this is it in a nutshell: stress and trauma caused me to lose about two thirds of my hair. The hair that was left became dry and brittle and it seemed like I was losing my natural curl. A huge shock also caused my hair to weaken at the root and once my hair reached a certain length, it broke off. For the last 6 months or so I have been trying my best to hide the hair loss by tying my hair up in the most pathetic little ponytail you can imagine. I couldn’t wear my hair loose as I was sporting a super fabulous 80’s style mullet. The only long hair left on my head was on the bottom half of my head. Thankfully my hair started to grow again!! My hair is full and healthy and my curls are back with a vengeance. Thank you Trichotin!! Find my introduction to Trichotin over HERE. But that pony looked horrible. The dead hair had to go. I was extremely calm that Tuesday evening when I gave my husband the scissors. I sat at the kitchen counter and gave him instructions to cut everything the same length. My hair...

Essence me & my umbrella trend edition

Autumn is here and, as usual, the latest Essence trend edition does not disappoint. Essence me & my umbrella trend edition A couple of weeks ago Essence sent me a couple of items from their autumn trend addition ‘me & my umbrella’. The first thing that always gets me excited about their trend editions, is the gorgeous packaging. The details are always so perfect. And the make-up? Still the best budget buys around. The collection includes 4 nail polishes. I received rosewood and dark red. The polishes have a semi-matt, gummy finish that gives a ‘rain boots’ effect. These retail for R45. The product that I was most keen to try is the eyebrow thickener. The eyebrow powder has an innovative sponge applicator to help give you perfectly defined brows. When you get the application technique just right, this product gets your brows looking perfect in no time. It comes in 2 shades; blonde and brunette and retails for R55. The lipstick is my favourite. I love the look of matte lipsticks, but they usually just make my lips look dried out. This one does not! It’s gorgeous. And the dark red shade is perfect for the colder months. The lipstick retails for R50. Also be on the lookout for the luscious rosewood shade. The range includes 2 matte eye shadows and I have been really enjoying the grey. The shadow is velvety and applies beautifully. Shadows retail for R45. I am a huge fan of Essence make-up brushes. They are budget friendly and always super soft. The range includes a gorgeous contouring brush and at only R65, it’s a steal. The Essence me & my umbrella...

Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat Review

Oh my word! Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat shampoo and conditioner is fan-freakin-tastic! I know it’s early days, but I really think this is the budget beauty launch of the year. For me at least. Here’s why … Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat Review Garnier’s Ultimate Blends Oat Milk Delicacy creates its most caring formula for all delicate hair and scalp. Formulated with Oat milk and rice cream, Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat offers a complete routine that cleanses, soothes, hydrates and protects. OAT MILK TO SOOTHE & SOFTEN Protein-rich oats are among nature’s ingredients, easy to assimilate and valued for their nutritive benefits. Known for its various properties, Oat Milk is rich in antioxidants, Vitamin B1, calcium and iron. This milk is often contained in skincare products as it helps soothe and soften delicate skin. It’s the perfect choice for both soothing sensitive scalps and reducing the sensation of itching. RICE CREAM TO MOISTURIZE AND PROTECT Rice is the cereal that is the easiest for the body to benefit from and known for its wealth of proteins. Used in Asian skincare for its hydrating properties, this newest Garnier Ultimate Blends ingredient is ideal for moisturizing and protecting hair. Garnier’s Delicate Soother is designed to care for delicate hair and scalp. I don’t suffer from a sensitive scalp, but my hair needs all the TLC it can get after my hair loss. And oh my, it provides a lot of tender love and care. The shampoo is incredibly creamy and it isn’t stripping at all. The paraben-free formula leaves my hair feeling clean, soft and smooth. The conditioner makes detangling...

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