Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Question 4 for #DivineDoveDays
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 3 Comments

Have you guys been answering my questions so far? (1, 2 and 3) I just read an interesting article today about a bit of controversy surrounding this campaign. It would seem that some believe the whole things makes women look really gullible. I can understand that, but on the other hand I can also understand that some women have painfully low self-esteem and they might need something tangible to make them feel better about themselves. So that's why my I'm asking you this next question.  Remember to tag @Lipgl0ss_kisses and @DoveSouthAfrica and use the hastags  #DivineDoveDays and #BeautyIs

If you're not on Twitter or you feel more comfortable then just comment down below. :)
P.S. Don't forget the small giveaway at the end of the 6 questions.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

100 Happy Days
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10 Comments

Can you be happy for 100 days in a row? That's the question that the #100HappyDays website asks you on their front page. This challenge is supposed to help you appreciate the moment you're in and enjoy the things that make you happy on a daily basis. This changes your overall mood and makes you realise just how lucky you are. So, as you might have guessed I successfully finished this challenge. I posted a photo every day for 100 days and honestly I'm a little sad that it's over. I would definitely recommend trying this challenge. I posted my pics to instagram, but you can use Facebook, Twitter or even your blog. I used the global hashtag but in order to help me locate all my pics I also used my own personal hashtag - #choochooishappy. That probably sounds really weird, but it's actually just the nickname/pet name my boyfriend, Eric and I call each other.

Okay so for those inquisitive people (like me) who might not follow me on Instagram here are my 100 photos. You can expect lots of food, coffee, makeup, dogs and fashion! As we already know these are the things that make me happy.

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Question 3 for #DivineDoveDays
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 7 Comments

Have you been following #DivineDoveDays? Answered the questions and spread your positive thinking? I would absolutely love it if you guys actually start to feel better about yourselves after answering these question. I hope that you discover some of the beautiful things you like and admire in others are actually things you will see in yourself as well. In case you need a catch up go answer Question 1 and 2. I also just wanted to share a quote with you guys that I found today. I think it ties in nicely with all this sharing, caring and positive thinking.

So just tweet the following sentence and fill in the blank area - "@Lipgl0ss_kisses @DoveSouthAfrica - The personality trait I admire most in others is _____ #DivineDoveDays #BeautyIs".

If you're not on Twitter or you prefer then just comment down below. :) I would say the personality traits I admire most in others are confidence and those with a dynamic attitude. What's yours?

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Question 2 for #DivineDoveDays
Monday, April 14, 2014 9 Comments

Did you read my post on Friday? I introduced you guys to a very interesting campaign that Dove is currently running. I also mentioned that I would be putting forward 6 questions for you to answer. I thought it would be a nice way for all us to boost our self-confidence. So, just like with question 1 you can answer it on this post, on my Facebook page or on Twitter. Don't forget to use the two hastags - #BeautyIs and #DivineDoveDays. Also you need to tag both me and Dove. So just tweet the following sentence and fill in the blank area of course - "@Lipgl0ss_kisses @DoveSouthAfrica - I think ____ is beautiful #DivineDoveDays #BeautyIs".

I look forward to reading your answers. Also look out for my tweet. ;) Remember there's a small giveaway at the end.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Dove #BeautyIs_____?
Friday, April 11, 2014 8 Comments

Do you accept compliments with a happy smile? Do you tell yourself that you're beautiful? Or are you like me and you cringe at compliments, shrugging them off? I have a feeling that I might be in the majority here. A study by Dove has actually shown that I share that feeling with a whopping 80% of women. This study was conducted to show us cynics that we are able to boost our own self-confidence and believe that we can be beautiful. A few everyday women were invited to wear a new, custom-made beauty patch that would make them feel more confident and more beautiful. Would you buy into something like this? Well these women did, and by the end of the 2-week study these women actually agreed that this patch had changed their life for the better. They felt more beautiful, confident and happy. They were then all very shocked to discover that the patch actually contained nothing and that their newfound attitude was all but a state of mind. How powerful can our own positive thoughts be? Go watch the video - it really is something to see.
Okay so why am I showing you all these cheesy quotes and inspirational words? I think all of us can relate, or hold onto at least one of these quotes, don't you think? Like a little mantra we can repeat everyday when we're about to go do something that scares us. For example when you're on your way to chat to that cute guy at the bar you can repeat the words in your head. You know like in Ally McBeal when she had her own theme song playing in her head. It always pushed her to do the things she was of afraid of doing. Heck, if all else fails just read the middle one out loud - "Shut Up, I think You Are Gorgeous".

Hands up who's doing the #100HappyDays challenge? I am and it's extremely liberating. I feel happier and I have a daily record of the things that make me feel that way. It's fantastic. I'm not the most confident person out there and I'm one of those girls that always finds fault with themselves. I actually delved into that topic a bit more personally when I participated in the Dove #RealBeauty campaign. So I'm not going to tell you all about my insecurities and that. This is about feeling beautiful and changing your state of mind. No harping on the negatives! So listen up ladies. I'm going to start a new hashtag for us to follow for 6 days. This will be our own personal hashtag where we can express how we feel about ourselves and our friends. Together we can feel more positive, happy and beautiful. Who is with me? Every day, for 6 days I will ask you a new beauty-related question that I would love for you to answer. You can answer on the post, on Twitter or on my Facebook page. We will use the hashtag #DivineDoveDays as well as the global one #BeautyIs. Check back every day for the new question and you might even WIN a small little dove branded prize at the end. Let's empower ourselves!
For today's question you can tweet, comment here or write on my Facebook page using the following sentence - "When I look in the mirror I like my...... #BeautyIs #DivineDoveDays" Also tag me as well as Dove if you post to Twitter. Change your state of mind!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

{I've Tried That} ♥ TRESemmé & Dove Hair Oils
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12 Comments

Let me just start off by saying that both these hair oils smell AH-MAZING! The kind of scent you want wafting through the air as you walk into a room. These also boast some impressive ingredients such as African Macadamia oil and Babassu Oil - some believe the latter ingredient is better than coconut oil. The glass bottles, easy-to-use pump, and clean, simple packaging make these hair oils feel a bit more expensive than what they actually are. The TRESemmé Oil Elixir (how cool is that name by the way?) is only R120 and the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil is R180. Both being considerably cheaper than other hair oils on the market.
These recently launched hair oils might be exactly what your dry ends and pocket are after. The TRESemmé oil is available in two variants. The one for all hair types (pictured) and another one for colour treated hair which has a UV filter, is rich in Omega 7 and antioxidants and contains Macadamia Oil as well as Grapeseed Oil. The Dove Dry Oil also has a restorative treatment for mature hair that contains Anatolian Pomegranate Seed Oil.

I love the light formula of these oils and the fact that they can be used on wet or dry hair. They work just as well as a pre-shampoo treatment as they do for smoothing down frizz after styling. They are fast-absorbing, don't weigh down your hair and do a good job at nourishing dry ends. My hair feels soft, looks glossy and is a bit more manageable after I use either of these oils. I'm not a professional when it comes to hair products and these feel like they are doing the same thing for my hair. I honestly wouldn't be able to choose a favourite. I would recommend both the TRESemmé and Dove oils if you're looking for an alternative, budget-friendly option to the more expensive hair oils that are out there.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

{April} Like, Love & Longing for..
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 18 Comments

Hi guys! It's time again for me to share all the makeup, beauty, fashion and other bits and bobs that I've been drooling over lately. I actually think I need about 4 posts to show all the things I've been loving. But I'm going to condense it into one neat little post so that when you're at the shops buying everything for me you only need to reference one post. Juuuuust joking. ;) On a serious note though can we all please just take a second and appreciate the absolute beauty of the Clinique blush. How stunning is that embossed Gerbera Daisy? So tell me, did any of these lovelies also catch your pretty (perfectly made up) eye lately?
1. Clinique Cheek Pop in Berry Pop (R300)
2. Essie Nail Colour in Warm & Toasty Turtleneck (R115)
3. Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer in New York State Of Mind from RetailBox (R115)
4. Bunny Cake Yankee Candle (About R310 for large candle)
5. Check Body Con Dress from Woolworths (R225)
6. Essence Blush Up! Powder Blush in Heat Wave from Clicks & Dis-Chem (R49.95)
7. Lace Up Ankle Boots from Woolworths (R499)
8. Fox Printed Snood from Mr Price (R69.99)
9. Immaculate Eggception Bath Ballistic from LUSH. (R95)

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