I review my favourite Mandy’s and Julienne products and you can WIN! (CLOSED)

I haven’t visited a salon for a lip wax or brow tint in years. Why? Because Mandy’s hair removal products and Julienne’s dye kits make it super quick and easy to do at home. And at only a fraction of the cost I might add!

Let’s start with Mandy’s.

Mandy's Long Live Smooth Pretty Please Charlie

Mandy’s comprehensive range of at-home hair removal solutions will leave you looking great and feeling fabulous. Our products, with beautifully fragranced natural extracts and step-by-step instructions, will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and pampered. Mandy’s affordable range of the finest quality hot & warm waxes, soft waxes, lotions and creams are designed to suit your needs, preference and lifestyle.

My favourite Mandy’s product is their film wax. I have been using it for years to wax my lip, as well as those of most of my family members’. And in all honesty, the chin also gets a wax now and then. We are a hairy bunch of women. Mandy’s Film Wax is extremely easy to use (it’s a microwavable wax) and it works very well with our sensitive skins. Once you get the hang of using it, you’ll never look back. The product comes in a small tub for use on the face and a big tub for legs and body.

Mandy's Film Wax


A friend of mine swears by Mandy’s Wax Strips. Once again, easy to use and very effective.

Mandy's Wax Strips


Mandy’s offers a hair removal product to suit everyone’s needs. The product ranges include hair removal creams, wax strips and a variety of hot waxes. Mandy’s also has a cream bleach for ladies who prefer to lighten instead of remove.

Mandy’s has saved me so much time, effort and money over the years that I can’t imagine getting rid of my hairy upper lip any other way. Learn more about Mandy’s HERE.

Did you know that you can tint your own brows and lashes at home? I have been doing it for years. Julienne Permascara Lash and Brow Dye Kits is another product that has saved me so much money and effort. Why go to a salon (and honestly pay a fortune in comparison) when you can tint your own brows or lashes?

I haven’t tinted my own lashes in a while as I wear mascara every day, but used to love it when I was younger. Beautifully dark lashes during the summer holidays and never having to worry about applying waterproof mascara when you go swimming, sounds very good, doesn’t it?

Julienne Permascara Lash and Brow Dye Kits

I have been using Julienne Permascara in Dark Brown to tint my brows for what seems like forever. It is so easy. The kit includes the tint/dye, cream developer, a mascara wand, a plastic insert that can be used as little mixing bowl, protective tint pads and step-by-step instructions. Tinting your brows can’t be easier and the whole process only takes a couple of minutes. These kits come in Light Brown, Dark Brown and Midnight Black.

Julienne Permascara Lash and Brow Dye Kit Dark Brown


Mandy’s and Julienne are sponsoring 2 fabulous hampers worth R500 each for this giveaway! Each hamper contains a variety of Mandy’s hair removal products as well as Julienne Permascara, all in a beautiful toiletry bag. Enter via the Rafflecopter below.

I review my favourite Mandy’s and Julienne products and you can WIN!

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  • All entries will be verified.
  • The giveaway is open to SA residents only.
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  • The sponsor will send the prize to the winners directly.

Good luck!

Learning through play with Barney and WIN! (CLOSED)

And the winner is…


“Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.” -Joseph Chilton Pearce

Play is extremely important during early childhood development. Through play children learn how to interact and engage with the world around them, as well as developing imagination, physical, cognitive and emotional strength, creativity and building gross and fine motor skills.

Toys and games play a very important role in early childhood development as it stimulates imagination, creativity and aids in building fine motor skills.

Learning through play with Barney and WIN!

The importance of toys in Early Childhood Development

According to parenting and early childhood specialist, Lynda Smith, toys and games assist hugely with igniting the senses and imagination, and basic developmental concepts such as identifying shapes, colours and numbers.

Moreover, they encourage motor development (from rolling and crawling, to jumping and running) and cognitive function. With these skills, children – from babies through to preschoolers – can better understand their environment and start to make full use of their minds and bodies.

“The right books, music, puzzles and soft toys all help children better understand the world around them and develop fine motor skills. When children are empowered and encouraged to learn by those closest to them from early on in life, they are more likely to cope better at school,” says Smith.

Smith adds that parents need to recognise the ways children learn through their senses. She mentions how soft toys, for instance, help to develop imaginary play. Kids’ TV programmes, like Barney and Friends, allow children to identify with characters and encourage imagination. These programmes motivate children to play outside, share with others and, encourage daily routine.

Barney drives the importance of early childhood development through play and have partnered with Liberty to offer 10 Education Builders valued at R10 000 each!

Liberty education builder giveaway

This is an amazing prize! To enter this giveaway, visit the website www.barneyandfriends.co.za  and complete the entry form. Or simply click on the above image. You better hurry as the competition closes on 16 June 2016!


You can also win a Barney Hamper worth R300 right here! The hamper consists of a Barney Activity Book, a Barney PVC Ball, a Barney Book of Colour and a 10 inch Barney plush.

Barney hamper giveaway

Entry is easy. 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 27 June ’16.

Good luck!


PS You can also win with Finding Dory HERE and Disney•Pixar Splash HERE ;)