Essence Products You Need

By Monday, May 16, 2016 0 Permalink 3


Essence has always been ahead of the game when it comes to affordable makeup products, and they are always releasing new launches. I recently had a little fun in my local Clicks and knew I had to share my finds with you guys 🙂

I have always been a cuticle biter (for shame) and was excited to see that Essence had a nourishing cuticle oil that contains argan oil and is perfect for travel. It has a doe-foot applicator and smells oh-so good.

I’ve wanted to try a colour correcting palette for some time because I have darkness under my eyes and a bit of redness around my nose, and was thrilled to see that Essence released one. I’ve mostly used the peach and green shades in the palette to help with these issues, the other shades I don’t really get much use out of because they are too pale for my skin tone, but for the reasons I got it for, it works well.

translucent setting powder is always good to have in your makeup bag because it sets and matinees without changing the colour of your makeup, and this is a really good one. It is a loose powder so not great for travelling or applying on-the-go, but really great otherwise.

I always love using an eyebrow gel to set my eyebrow hairs in place. I’ll either use it so set my brows after I’ve filled them in or just use this on it’s own when I just want a good shape on those natural makeup days. This one is amazing and very travel-friendly.

The eyeshadow base from Essence is definitely one of my favourites. Good eyeshadow primers are quite a rare product to find, especially reasonably priced ones, and this one is a big hit for me. It’s pigmented, so could be used to just neutralise your eyelids if you have any discolouration, or it can be used as an eyeshadow primer to prevent creasing and make eyeshadows last a lot longer.

Lastly, Essence brought out a makeup fixing spray (yussss!) You apply this once all makeup is applied (maybe leave mascara ’til after), and it just sets your whole face and makes it look more like skin. This one’s a winner.

I highly rate Essence products, especially considering the price, you definitely get your money’s worth – and more!


WIN With IYØS This Mother’s Day!

By Thursday, May 5, 2016 1 Permalink 7

It’s that time of year again, when we get to celebrate the most important woman in our lives – our mothers! To help you, we are teaming up with IYØS once again to give you the opportunity to win this beautiful Trollbeads bracelet AND playing cards bead, valued at R2000.


To enter, all you need to do is share this post on twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #givemomatrollbead and that’s it!

Competition closes on Saturday at midnight and you can share as many times as you want – the more the merrier! We will contact the lucky winner on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8th) and we will have your gift sent to you within a week.

Good luck and a Happy Mother’s Day to all our beautiful moms!