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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Gumtree.co.za


Louis Vuitton purse

Michael Kors watch
Ray-Ban sunglasses

This morning I thought I'd share some gorgeous items I've found for sale on Gumtree.co.za at the moment.  I think Gumtree is such a great way to sell items that you no longer want or need because you're looking to upgrade or replace them.  Those sunglasses that you've been wearing since you were in high school you might be bored of and think it's time for a change.  If they're still in good condition, why not place a free advert to sell them on Gumtree?  If you sell them this way you will also have generated some capital to buy your next pair of sunnies.  What about a pair of Ray-Ban aviators just in time for summer?  

Are you the kind of person that likes to change your look fairly often?  Why not buy the Ray-Bans off Gumtree and once you're ready to move on to a pair of cats-eye Prada sunnies, you can sell them on Gumtree again.  This keeps you looking stylish with your evolving style but also saves you money which is always an added bonus.

This beautiful Louis Vuitton purse, Michael Kors watch (which happens to be very similar to mine) and Ray-Ban aviators are currently for sale on Gumtree and they were only some of the items that have caught my eye.  They're selling at such great prices too!  While these may be fashion accessories, Gumtree does not stop there.  You can find almost anything you may need on Gumtree from cars, cameras and even timeshare vacations.  Stay smart when you're shopping though.  If something is being sold for way below the retail value, you probably want to keep looking for your perfect purchase but you will definitely find it and it will be well worth the search!  Happy shopping!

Thank you to Gumtree.co.za for sponsoring this post. 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Tresemme Product Review




















I've been using Tresemme hair products on my hair since high school and I've always loved them. The huge bottles of shampoo and conditioner are always always in my shower and every time I travel I always make sure to buy the travel sized bottles to take with me.  Lately I've been trying out the Tresemme mousse and finishing spray too so I decided to do a review sharing my thoughts on these.

Tresemme Styling Mousse  

My hair is probably as flat as flat could be and I will do absolutely anything to give it some lift.  I'm all for volume!  This styling mousse has been great for me when I do a full blow dry at home.  A little bit of this product certainly goes a long way.  I was so happy to find that this mousse is really light and isn't going to leave a sticky feeling in you hair or decrease the time period between washes.  It really adds great body to my hair and when paired with my Tresemme 44mm round brush for a great home blow dry, this dynamic duo gives me wonderful results.

Tresemme 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray

After having blow dried and styled my hair, I generally backcomb my roots slightly for added volume and to hold this body in place I will use this hair spray.  Once I'm happy with the amount of body in my hair I will also spray the ends to hold in the curl or waves for long lasting style.  This hair spray is also light weight and it doesn't leave any sticky residue in my hair.  It still allows movement in my hair but definitely secures the style.  The fragrance of this perfume is absolutely beautiful.  I've never come across a hair spray that smells like this one does.  They generally don't smell too great but this one often tempts me to spray more than my hair needs just so that the fragrance lingers in the air.  This hair spray hasn't dried out my hair at all which is also fantastic because I've tried a couple that definitely have.

These two products will most certainly become staples in my hair care routine.  They both give such great body and texture to my hair.  Neither product has left my hair feeling weighed down or sticky but rather quite touchable and I've also noticed that both add shine to my hair.  Overall I'm super impressed and if you're looking for a little more volume and style that lasts these two products come highly recommended!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Tiki Pattern Dress





Forever New dress


Tiki Print and neon







































Forever New dress | Mr Price clutch | Woolworths heels

I'm all for summer patterns and bright colours.  This tiki print dress is just perfect for getting me into a holiday mood.  It's a pity I live so far from the beach because this outfit made me want to sip a glass of wine on a balcony with a view of the sea.  It's not too long though until I'll be in Cape Town and I'll definitely be packing this dress!

I hope you like this look!  Please comment below and share it with your friends on Facebook or Twitter if you do :) xxx 

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Weekend Moments



















Hi lovelies!  I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend.  My favourite kinds of weekend involve moments like these ones.  I lay in bed reading The Alchemist, went out for tea and cake (or scones) with my family to celebrate my Gran's 89th birthday and I tried out a new perfume, Elizabeth Arden's Untold Absolu.  More on that soon.  What have you been up to this weekend?

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Kiehl's Skin Care review






















I have been trying out samples of these three Kiehl's products recently and I have to say upfront, I have been blown away by the results.  I had never used Kiehl's before but after having tried these out, I don't see myself ever going without these products again.  I've had so many compliments and skin experts themselves have asked me what I am using to have my skin looking so good.  I thought I must be doing something right if the experts approve but the truth is that it is Kiehl's that is doing something right.  If you're looking for radiant, smooth and well textured skin, these are the three products I recommend you getting your hands on.

Kiehl's Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum


This serum has made a world of a difference on the dehydration lines on my forehead.  These lines have plagued me for a few years now but having rehydrated my skin with this serum after washing my face every morning, I have to be honest, these lines have all but disappeared.  I couldn't believe my eyes.  The fact that my skin has been rehydrated has really plumped up my skin and given it a completely different texture, just as the name suggests.


Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream


This product is the star of the show.  I have been using the Serum (above) along with an SPF 50 in the mornings so I've been saving this beaut as my night cream.  It is such a pleasure to open this jar of cream in the evenings because the fragrance alone has me feeling relaxed and ready for bed.  It smells as though you are walking through a garden in full bloom.  This cream is thick and luxurious but is isn't greasy so it absorbs quickly into my skin.  This cream has also given me such incredibly visible difference to the texture and glow of my skin.


Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum


This product has botanical extracts that have been used for centuries which have been combined with science for optimum results in the care of the skin around your eyes.  It can be applied in a circle from under your eye, to the outside of your eye and over your eyelid in a light tapping motion.  While it mainly aims to firm your skin, I've noticed that it has also given me radiance to the skin around my eyes.  What an added bonus!


I can't sing praises of these skin products enough.  Le BF, who is super sporty and not phased by beauty products in the slightest, has even asked if I have been doing something different to my skin.  Now ladies, when I realised that he had noticed a difference, I knew that I've found myself skin care that lives up to every expectation and then goes the extra mile in exceeding all expectations.

I hope this review helps you with your skin care! xxx