L’Occitane Whipped Shea Butter range

New in from L’Occitane…The Whipped Shea butter collection which arrived in stores yesterday. This is an interesting twist best-selling Shea range and I love the effect that the “whipped” aspect has on each product.

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The collection consists of a Whipped Body Cream R340 for 100ml, a Shea Whipped Shower Foam R250 for 150ml and a Shea Whipped Hand Cream R120 for 30ml.

This is an extraordinarily nourishing range and the whipped body cream feels wonderful to apply. The consistency is airy and it glides onto ones skin with ease. This is an immensely moisturising body cream and I find that the lightness works especially well in summer. You still want to apply a cream but you don’t want anything heavy or sticky. This range also smells divine (what else would you expect from L’Occitane).

The hand cream excellent and moisturises without any trace of grease. L’Occitane have hand creams down to an art at this point and the added cute factor with this one is the little “mouth” of the tube which “whips” the cream as you squeeze it out.

The final part of this trio is the Whipped Shower Foam. This is so much fun to apply and even though it is clear in the bottle it is surprisingly creamy. I love how soft it leaves my skin!

I also really like the packaging and will be picking up some more pieces from this collection for gifts since it something unique and a range which will appeal to many.

To pick up any of the products in this collection you can pop in-store or online (I adore their online store!).

Summer Stripes Outfit Post

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More like my summer staples rather than just summer stripes! I find that as far as patterns go my closet contains 50% animal print, 45% stripes and 5% other. I just can’t help but be drawn to stripes. Anyone else have a pattern which they just can’t seem to help but continually buy?

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Top- Cotton On
Shorts- Cotton On
Heels- Zoom (Courtesy of The Daily Shoe)
Necklace- YDE
Lips- MAC Riri Woo

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Range review

Whenever I am travelling for a weekend away I always pack the following trio from John Frieda‘s Luxurious Volume range. I try to ensure that my hair lasts the full weekend as no one wants to spends hours washing and styling their hair whilst enjoying a relaxing weekend somewhere nice. However, we all want a good hair day every single day which leads me to the volume range which provides that extra lift when you need it most.

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The Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion (R95) I use just after I have washed my hair to give my locks a lovely lift. This is best applied at the roots and I tend to spray it on with my hair flipped over and then shake my fingers through to give a nice even effect.

Another must-pack would be the Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher (R100) which is essentially a dry shampoo and helps to give ones hair a freshly cleaned appearance. It doesn’t leave any residue and applies evenly, just remember to brush it through to ensure even coverage.

The Luxurious Volume Volume Building Mousse (R100) is ideal to run through ones hair after a swim, it helps to sleek frizz down as well as provide a lovely natural volume. A small pump is sufficient for medium to long hair, however for events I tend to apply more to my hair . Remember you don’t want to go for a high maintenance look so natural bounce is much better. I also advise against using it on your roots. Rather apply from mid-lengths down to the ends.

Another carefree and chic option is to apply Volume Building mousse throughout ones hair and then use stylish headscarf to cover ones roots. What are your must-pack hair-care travel products?

There is also a shampoo and conditioner in the John Frieda Luxurious Volume range which I have previously reviewed over here.

Garnier Nutrisse Pearly Blondes #BornToBeBlonde Hamper Winners

Firstly thank you to everyone that entered the Garnier Nutrisse Pearly Blondes giveaway and congrats to my two lucky winners. To read more about the range you can view my review post over here.

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You can also watch the Garnier Pearly Blondes #BornToBeBlonde campaign insert below…

GIORGIO ARMANI Si EDT Review

In March GIORGIO ARMANI will be launching their latest edition of the incredible EDT Si. Firstly I must remark on how beautiful the bottle is, simplicity at it’s finest. The shape and the shade of pink is exceptionally chic and I have been keeping mine on my desk for extra inspiration. Don’t all beauty bloggers do that?

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Perfumes were once just something to make you smell nice or to smell sexy but they have reached a new level of confidence and represent a different kind of power. Si’s fragrance evokes a strong sense of a woman who knows what she wants and accepts herself for all of her strengths as well as weaknesses but most of all she knows who she is and is happy.

While at first I picked up a lovely chic scent rather than a predominately “happy” one i.e when I think happiness I think of citrus and summer fragrances however a perfect Si moment for me happened the other day. After a long day at work I walked past a flower stand and picked out a bunch of soft pink roses simply because they made me feel happy. I walked to my car and the had them tucked closely to my body since I was carrying at least three other bags and that warm gentle scent of the flowers combined with this perfume which I was wearing on my wrist made me inexplicably happy and content, to me that it what this scent inspires.

The opening top notes of Si are bergamot, orange blossom water, pear and blackcurrant with a heart of freesia and rose and the deep base notes are patchouli, musk and amber. It is an uplifting, fresh fragrance which I absolutely adore.

The third edition of Si will be launching in store in March, so do keep an eye out for it! The 50ml retails for R995 while the 100ml will retail at R1395.