Beauty Review

Pantene #ShineStrong Blogger Trial


I was recently sent Pantene’s newly packaged Aqualight Shampoo and Conditioner (R42.99) to test out and review for the month of May. I’m joined by several other beauty bloggers and we’re all trying out their reformulated products which now contain a damage blocker and that means healthier looking hair with each wash. The first of its kind in South Africa. How exciting! #ShineStrong

I’ve been trying this twosome for a week now and I’m here to share my first impressions with you. You can obviously expect a full review next month.

  • The Pantene AquaLight range is meant for fine-haired ladies that have a problem with products that weigh hair down. You can expect the opposite of this from AquaLight.
  • The AquaLight Shampoo is silicon-free. Nice!
  • This dynamic duo smells amazing. It reminds me of freshly washed hair after a day at the beach. Yes, I know, that doesn’t even make sense but that’s what it makes me think of.
  • My hair feels clean, light and almost clarified after shampooing.
  • The shampoo lathers up nicely and the conditioner feels lightweight and combs through easily.

I’ll be using these products a few more times before the end of May when I’ll share all my final thoughts and a bit more about the “science” behind these newly formulated Pantene products.

May 20, 2015 • By
Beauty Review

My Essie Fall/Autumn 2015 Favourites


When it comes to Winter and we’re talking about weather then I can’t say I’m the biggest fan. Sure, there are a few things that I find appealing such as hot chocolate, soups, scarves and warm blankets, but when it comes to the cold I’ll swap it for warm, beach weather any day. However, the one thing about the cooler months that actually excites me are the Winter nail polish shades – dark, moody colours that make my heart and eyes happy. I was recently sent a huge suitcase (yes, a suitcase) filled with a whole lot of Essie polishes. So naturally I kept some for myself. A girl has the right to be a little bit selfish every now and again, doesn’t she? But then again I also shared some with you guys when I hosted my Essie giveaway last month. See, I’m not so bad.

May 18, 2015 • By
5 Favourites Friday

5 Favourites Friday ♥



1. Who doesn’t love a bit of pampering? I usually enjoy spending a Sunday evening in the bath with a face mask on.  It’s the ultimate form of relaxation and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with indulging in a bit of “me” time. I’ve had a deep affection for BABOR for a while now (see reviews here and here) and before trying a new product from the brand I’m almost always certain that I’ll love it. This deep pore cleansing mask is just what tired, stressed or hormonal skin needs to rebalance itself. This peeling mask contains sesame seed oil, apricot kernel oil, white clay (Kaolin) as well as salicylic acid, which we all know treats many skin conditions. It has a slight grainy texture so after you’ve left it on for 5-10 minutes you can gently rub it into your skin as you rinse it off. It does a fabulous job of deep cleansing your skin. All my other masks have been relegated to the time out corner.

May 15, 2015 • By