The Retail Box #SecretBox12 introduces the new Schwarzkopf BC Oil Miracle Barbary Fig Oil range

Just in case you haven’t heard of the Retail Box Secret Box before…

The Secret Box is a little box filled with big surprises! Secret Box contains a secret selection of premium products from leading beauty and hair care
companies and the products are deluxe travel sizes to full size. Secret Box is an exclusive offer with limited stock and a massive discount making it a much sought-after offer. 

In short, the Retail Box Secret Box is box filled with surprises at a bargain price.

The most recent box was no exception. It sold out in record time. And I’m not just saying that. Even though Retail Box sent me one, I still wanted to order another as the box was that good. But nope, all sold out before I even had a chance. Why did I want more? Have read below and make a note that the box sold for only R190!

Introducing the new Schwarzkopf BC Oil Miracle Barbary Fig Oil hair care range.

Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Oil Miracle Barbary Fig Oil hair care range shampoo conditioner hair oil treatment review
The first oil range with micro-keratin and Barbary Fig oil for damaged hair.

The BC Oil Miracle Barbary Fig Oil hair care range has been specifically designed for very dry, damaged and brittle hair.

The range contains Barbary Fig Oil and micro-keratin. Why?

Barbary fig seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids and tocopherols. It protects against free radicals, stimulates the cells and delivers intense hydration. The formula combines the caring natural oil with micronized keratin, which rebuilds the hair’s structure without weighing it down.

Here are my thoughts on the 3 products that were in the Secret Box.

BC Oil Miracle Conditioning Milk

The leave-in conditioner gives my hair amazing shine and incredible softness. And it doesn’t weigh my hair down at all. My comb also glides through my hair and it detangles my hair quickly and easily. R190 for 150ml.

BC Oil Miracle Oil Treatment

This oil is now a definite favourite. It smoothes frizz, helpes to shape my curls and gives my blonde locks high intensity shine. What I love is the fact that it doesn’t weigh my hair down at all. As you can see in the pic this oil definitely gets used every day. I have been using it on my little girl’s curls as well. On days that I don’t have to wash her hair, I apply this oil and then detangle her hair. Her curls are left shiny and perfectly shaped. And the scent! This whole range smells absolutely amazing. R240 for 100ml. Even at full price this oil is still an absolute steal.

BC Oil Miracle Oil Shampoo

This shampoo is exactly what I want from a shampoo. It leaves my hair feeling clean, but not stripped, and feeling incredibly soft and nourished. R190 for 200ml.

Note that there is also a hair mask in this range and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

For strong, soft and shiny hair, I highly recommend this range. You can shop on line at Retail Box HERE.

Keep your eyes on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to ensure you don’t miss out on the next Secret Box.


Tangle Teezer… worthy of its cult status?

Short answer: Yes.

Stick around and I’ll tell you why I think so.

A Tangle Teezer was on my birthday wish list and the amazing girls of Freebees PR & Marketing surprised me with one. Birthday made! Thank you again.

I have always been curious to know if the Tangle Teezer is truly worth the hype. I have those cheap ‘knock-offs’ and I couldn’t help but wonder if there really was such a big difference between these detanglers and the Tangle Teezer. If you’ve ever wondered the same thing, let me tell you now: there is no comparison!

We received a Tangle Teezer Compact. How gorgeous is this design?

Tangle Teezer Pretty Please Charlie deserving of cult status

When I say ‘we’, I mean Cara and myself. All the hair care goodies I try, are used on these curls as well…


I try very hard to care for my little girl’s locks as best I can. I want her to one day love her curls as much as I do.

Firstly, let me tell you how and when detangling of our curly mops happen… combs touch our hair only on wash days and when loads of conditioner covers every strand. I wash my hair every day and honestly I don’t really struggle to detangle my hair. During summer, Cara’s hair is also washed every day (sweat, playschool sand, etc) and even then, detangling is a chore. When we can skip a day or two between washes (which I prefer) you can only imagine how hard it is. Cara also sleeps on her back and the matted mess on the back of her head some mornings is quite a sight to behold.  Detangling of Cara’s hair is a tediously time-consuming and (rather) painful task.

Here is where the Tangle Teezer has come to the rescue. I can (for the first time!) detangle Cara’s hair when it is dry and the process is a lot less painstaking than before. The whole process is easier, quicker and there is a lot less hair fall and breakage when using the Tangle Teezer. I am so impressed! This product is worth every single cent.

Tangle Teezer Compact

This is the version of the Tangle Teezer that we have. What I love about it is the that it fits comfortably in my hand, it comes with a cap to protect the bristles and it comes in super cute designs. This is a handbag must-have.

Tangle Teezer Aqua Splash

Tangle Teezer Aqua Splash black

This one I have to get!! Aqua Splash has been specifically designed to be used on wet hair. The light weight, hollow design and rounded edges makes for easy handling and minimal damage to wet hair. This is a must have for curly hair.

Tangle Teezer Magic Flowerpot

Tangle Teezer Magic Flowerpot purple

The Flowerpot will make any little girl’s heart skip a beat. The design is so pretty and the little pot is perfect to hold a couple of pretty hair accessories. One Christmas Cara and Mieke (Cara’s bestie and cousin) will wake up to find these in their stockings. Too cute.

The Tangle Teezers that I mentioned above all retail for R260 on Retail Box and are also available at most top salons. The original goes for R230. Credit to Retail Box for the images of Aqua Splash and Flowerpot.

I know this is expensive, but I promise you, it’s worth it. Especially if you have little ones and struggle to get those lovely locks detangled.

Two thumbs up!