Friday, 17 October 2014

Feel Good Friday

In less than 2 weeks I am getting married! This month is feeling so long counting down the days to my wedding day. I am not the most patient of people so this is a true test of my patience.
Last weekend I had my hair and makeup trail. When the veil was placed in my hair I suddenly felt like a bride and wanted to get married immediately. I truly can't wait for my wedding day!

Wish I could bottle up the feelings I have and share it with everyone. Have a wonderful day and enjoy your weekend.

Big Hugs,
Charlene XXX

Thursday, 16 October 2014

La-Tweez Pro Illuminating Tweezers

One thing I really hate doing is dealing with stray hairs. The old "traditional" tweezers I had were a pain to deal with and poor lighting made it such a mission to get rid of unwanted hair.  I then decided to get myself a la-tweez tweezer.
I got a pink one because I wanted a fun colour. The tweezer's design is very pretty and functional. The tweezer is made from stainless steel and the tips of the tweezer are perfectly aligned which allows you to grip the hair firmly.  I love how quick and easy this makes hair removal.  The tweezer has a built in LED light that is bright and perfectly highlights the area you are working on.  The switch for the light is a Swarovski crystal that makes plucking hair far more glamorous than it usually is.

I bought my tweezer from Takealot for R279. The tweezer comes in pink (R279) and black (R289). It comes in a pretty lipstick kind of case with a built in mirror for tweezing on the go. You can also purchase these from RetailBox for R320.

Big Hugs,

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Wishing Wednesday

Today's Wishing Wednesday post is a little different. I am sharing a wish of mine that I've had for ages that is finally going to come true. I remember when the ghd Wonderland came out and I wanted one so badly.  Lucky me though, I spotted that RetailBox had them on sale for R999 and I immediately ordered one.
I've wanted one for so very long. I can't wait for it to arrive! There are a number of ghd's on sale so go pay the RetailBox website a visit.

Big Hugs,
Charlene XXX

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

TRESemme Oil Elixir & Extra-Firm Control Mousse

The lovely people at TRESemme recently sent me two products to try out, their Oil Elixir and Extra Control Mousse. When it comes to my hair I am quite lazy so receiving these products was good in that it forced me to spend some time on my hair for a change.

Oil Elixir
I have become such a fan of oils. I use them on my face, skin and hair.  The oil is golden in colour and have a beautifully, soft fragrance. What I like is that this oil isn't overly runny which makes it easy to control and work through the ends of my hair.  The Elixer is suitable for all hair types and doesn't weigh your hair down at all.  Containing Babassu and Macadamia oils this oil is easily absorbed into my hair and leaves my hair super soft.  I find that with my long hair I need more than the 2 - 3 drops recommended. I need at least 1 pump. At R120 for 100ml,, this oil is an absolute steal and worth every cent.

Extra-Firm Control Mousse
I really struggle when it comes to using mousses, I've never really gotten into using them.  Getting this mousse forced me to try it out. This isn't a mousse that you would use everyday. It is for when you need to your hair to stay put. I really loved how this mousse tamed the frizz my hair often gets and my flyaways were nowhere to be seen.  The product is light and fluffy, easy to work through my hair and absorbs quickly.  After blow-drying my hair, it felt a bit hard and I was terribly worried. However when I woke up it was a lot softer - thank heavens. My hair felt fuller, had great volume and zero frizz.  When I use this with curls, my hair stays curly for much longer. This is really great for days where you need something that is going to keep your hair in place and where you won't have to worry about humidity causing your hair to frizz.

Overall I was really impressed with these products and will definitely continue to use them.

Thank you to TRESemme for sending me these products to test out.

Big hugs,
Charlene XXX

Monday, 13 October 2014

Manicure Monday

My sister and I always go nail polish shopping together and recently we picked up two new Rimmel nail polishes.
I really love textured nail polishes and these Sweetie Crush nail polishes are amazing.  The top shade is called Violet Swizzle and the bottom shade is called Candyfloss Cutie.  Rimmel is the first nail polish brand that I bought and I still like going to look at their stand every time I go to Clicks.

Big Hugs,
Charlene XXX