Blog Birthday Giveaway: RapidLash

With over two million products having been sold and several awards, both locally and internationally, to its name, RapidLash Eyelash and Eyebrow Renewal Serums, has confirmed its position as one of the best eyelash and eyebrow serums in the beauty world. Sounds good, hey?! Well, here is your chance to try it for yourself as the awesome people from RapidLash has sponsored one of their award winning serums (worth R999!!) to give away in celebration of Pretty Please Charlie’s birthday. Also keep an eye on the blog for my review as I am going to start testing one soon.   Here are a few reasons why you want to try RapidLash: Lashes and brow are nourished and strengthened to fight damaging environmental elements, and premature fallout Uses an innovative, high-performance formula that promotes healthy, natural lashes and brows in just 4-8 weeks Easy to apply, 10 seconds a day is all it takes! Enhances the appearance of your own lashes! Vital proteins, vitamins and moisturising ingredients, join forces to help rejuvenate, and fortify delicate lashes and brows Powerful polypeptides provide effective protection against breakage, and naturally support stronger, more voluminous lashes Passed the safety status in the US and EU Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested Safe for contact lens wearers Paraben free Blog Birthday Giveaway: RapidLash To get the beautiful, lush-looking lashes you have always dreamed of, enter via the Rafflecopter below and keep your fingers crossed. a Rafflecopter giveaway Terms and Conditions: All entries will be verified. The giveaway is open to SA residents only. Giveaway entrants are not obligated to like any Facebook pages, but it would be appreciated. The sponsor will send the...

Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Shampoo and Conditioner Review & Giveaway

I have really been putting my poor locks through a lot lately. A couple of months ago I went from blonde to denim  and I have been playing around with quite a few shades of grey ever since. This has resulted in hair that is a bit stressed and overworked. This is where Pantene comes in. They were kind enough to send me a hamper containing the Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Shampoo and Conditioner to try and I’m loving it. They popped a beautiful gold Tangle Teezer in the parcel too and I’m totally smitten with its utter gorgeousness. But I digress… Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Shampoo and Conditioner Review This year, Pantene is launching its newest formulation to restore and maintain hair health from the core. This breakthrough – which is the world’s first to work at the core for stronger, shinier hair – will give women across the region more beautiful hair that can do it all! The new Pantene Pro-V with Histidine, goes deep inside the hair shaft – to the cellular level – to work on the remaining 95% where damaging impurities exist. As the impurities build up over time, hair starts to weaken. Hair feels rough and becomes less manageable, and visibly loses its depth of colour and natural shine. Pantene Pro-V Repair and Protect is designed for damaged, stressed, and overworked hair and aims to restore smoothness, shine and manageability to the hair. And it does just that. The shampoo is super luxurious and creamy and leaves my hair feeling soft and smooth. I prefer SLS free shampoos, this one does...

Dora’s Pirate Adventure is coming to Cape Town and you can win tickets! (CLOSED)

And the winner is… Leslene! Dora, Boots & Diego are setting sail to South African shores this July! Nickelodeon has teamed up with Life Like Touring and Blu Blood to bring pre-school heroine and intrepid adventuress Dora the Explorer and her friends to South Africa this winter. Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure, the ultimate, fantastic family-friendly theatrical experience, opens at the ICC, Durban (1-3 July), before moving on to Emperors Palace, Johannesburg (7-12 July), and finally dropping anchor at the Grand Arena, Grand West Casino, in Cape Town (15-17 July). Families and kids are invited to join Dora and her pals Boots and Diego on a voyage of discovery as they embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island in search of the ultimate pirate party. Help them navigate over the Dancing Mountain and through the Silly Singing Bridge in pursuit of the Pirate Piggies. Along the way, Dora the Explorer fans will use their map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully help Dora reach Treasure Island and avoid that pesky fox, Swiper! Tickets for Dora’s Pirate Adventure is available at Computicket outlets, on www.computicket.com or 0861 915 8000 and at Checkers and Shoprite stores nationwide.  Tickets are also available at the Emperor’s Palace Box Office and the Box Office at Grand West Casino. Tickets are priced from R185 to R385. GIVEAWAY Cara’s eyes light up every time she sees the Dora’s Pirate Adventure ad on TV and I have to admit I am also green with envy as one lucky Pretty Please Charlie reader will get the chance to take their little one to see Dora live on stage! I have 2...

Win 1 of 2 Disney•Pixar Splash Hampers worth R700 each! (CLOSED)

And the winners are… Phillip and Natasha Disney•Pixar has collected the biggest, bravest, most incredible and never-to-be-forgotten titles to have ever appeared in stores. From 6 June to 31 July, a vast range of DVD, Blu-Ray, gaming, toys and consumer products will be available in stores nationwide in the Disney•Pixar Splash promotion. The chilly weeks ahead is a perfect opportunity for the family to gather around and relive their favourite Disney•Pixar adventures – and experience altogether new ones. The Winter Holidays are around the corner and I have two hampers up for grabs that will help keep the kids busy (and hopefully out of trouble!). Disney•Pixar has sponsored 2 AMAZING hampers in celebration of their Splash promotion! Each hamper is worth R700 and includes: The Incredibles DVD The Good Dinosaur Blu-Ray Inside Out reverse Tote Bag  The Good Dinosaur Figurine Set The Good Dinosaur Busy Book OR Inside Out Magnetic Drawing Activity Kit 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 prizes directly to the winners. Winners will be announced on 30 June ’16. Good luck! xoxo PS You can also win with Finding Dory HERE and Barney HERE...

Learning through play with Barney and WIN! (CLOSED)

And the winner is… Claire! “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. 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,...

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