GIVEAWAY – Juliette Armand SunFilm SPF 30 {CLOSED}

And the winner is… Bianca Balutto!

Congratulations. I’ll contact you shortly x

Summer is here! Finally. And I hope you are wearing sun protection every day? Take it from someone a bit older (who would give anything to go back and slap my sun-worshipping 20 year old self)…

Never, ever go a day without sunscreen! Especially in summer. Okay, lecture over. Let’s get to the good part.

Juliette Armand has kindly sponsored one of their fabulous SunFilm products to give away.

Juliette Armand SunFilm SPF30 tinted sun gel giveaway Pretty Please Charlie
Juliette Armand SunFilm SPF30

Why do you want to win this?

Juliette Armand SunFilm SPF30 is a soothing sun gel that is suitable for all skin types, but ideal for sensitive and oily skins. The tinted gel not only protects your skin, but will give it a lovely glow as well. The gel has a delicate non-oily feel and the formulation is paraben-, mineral oil-, porpylene glycol- and allergen free. SunFilm also contains revolutionary ANTITOX.

The unique ANTITOX by Juliette Armand ensures the antioxidant properties of sunscreen products with high protection factors. It is an innovative and powerful new-generation antioxidant cocktail with the revolutionary self-regenerating mechanism of its antioxidant ingredients. The mechanism is activated during the action of these ingredients, as opposed to common antioxidants which are counteracted during their action.

To enter, like Pretty Please Charlie on Facebook HERE (if you haven’t already) and leave a comment below sharing your favourite thing about summer. It would be great if you could show Juliette Armand some love too. I’ll announce the winner on 12 November ’15. South African residents only.

Good luck!


Essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-up Review & new shades announcement

A couple of weeks ago I received a gorgeous delivery containing Essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-up.


I love Essence. I use at least one Essence make-up product a day. But I wasn’t too excited to try an Essence foundation as I didn’t expect the coverage (which I need a fair amount of) to be sufficient. I am a bit older than the Essence target market and the mousse foundations that I have tried in the past did not live up to expectations. The Essence Soft Touch Mousse foundation pleasantly surprised me though. The coverage is good, it spreads easily and evenly, it lasts well and it even conceals my pores to a certain degree. I need to wear it over a primer at the moment. With change of season comes allergies and super sensitive skin, and my skin tends to go from normal/slightly oily to dry and even flaky overnight. Without a primer this foundation can accentuate dry areas. The foundation provides a beautifully smooth and matte finish and I think it would be ideal for oily skin types. I will most definitely be trying this foundation again during summer as I am sure that it would work extremely well with my skin during the hotter months. I used shade 02 Matt Beige which suits my fair skin very well (even though it looks very dark in the pot).

essence Soft touch mousse 02 matt beige foundation

In short, if you are looking for a foundation that gives light to medium coverage, a velvety smooth, matte finish and that most definitely won’t break the bank, then Essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-up is for you.

Essence also announced the release of new shades in this range. The shade extension includes 09 Matt Porcelain, 50 Matt Caramel and 60 Matt Mahogany.

essence Soft Touch Mousse shades 01 02 09 50 60 foundation
From left anti-clockwise: 60 Matt Mahogany, 09 Matt Porcelain, 50 Matt Caramel, 02 Matt Beige

Essence Soft Touch Mousse foundation retails for R70 and can be found at Dis-Chem and Clicks stores nationwide.



*Disclaimer: These products were received as part of a media drop. I have not received compensation for this post and the opinions on the products are my own.