Forever Floral Outfit Post

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Forever New and Floral tend to go hand-in-hand, whenever I walk into their store I fall in love with some or other floral patterned item. On my last venture I picked up this cool top, I love the structure the black gives even though it is such a loose fit.

I have so many exciting opportunities lined up and I would just like to take this time to thank each and every reader. Your emails and messages mean the world to me and I love introducing you all to new beauty products, showing you delicious places to explore and featuring style posts like this one.

A blog is truly like having a child and a business rolled into one, it grows on its own but you also have to nurture it and constantly put in effort in order to reap the benefits. My site hit the 3 year make and only at this point do I fully feel like I understand this exciting and ever-changing industry. I am so happy to see the standard SA bloggers have reached and to discover new interesting sites on an almost daily basis. If you know/have any blogs you think I would enjoy then please link below.

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Top- Forever New
Shorts- Cotton On
Ring- 4Flavour
Sunglasses- Dolce & Gabbana at Sunglass Hut
Lips- Catrice Pure Shine in 50 Cherry-ty (Review here)
Hat- Cotton On

L’Occitane Frisson Verbena Collection Review

L’Occitane have a new limited edition fragrance out for summer- Frisson Verbena is an extremely crisp, fresh scent that is both cooling and invigorating. Imagine walking through a beautiful valley under the dappled shade of the trees, in your hand you hold a bunch of gently crushed verbena leaves as you near the river the air feels cooler and crisper. The smell is strong but clean and you feel relaxed as you are transported into this vision. That is exactly how I feel when I use this range. The Lemon Verbena is incredibly prevalent but so is the natural spring water extract. A perfect balance.

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Frisson Verbena Eau de Toilette (R740 for 100ml) is the ideal scent for those craving a crisp citrus scent over floral fragrances. It is the epitome of a clean vibrant aqueous scent with top notes of lemon and bergamot and a heart of cucumber and verbena.

I also received the super useful Refreshing Body Mist (R160 for 50ml). It is alcohol-free mist which intensely refreshes your skin and helps to maintain its hydration level. The lightweight container means it is the ideal size to carry in your handbag and/or to take with you for travelling.

I have been using the Shower Gel (R90 for 75ml) each morning the past two weeks because thanks to the scorching heat we have been experiencing an icy cold shower with a fresh zesty shower gel is just about the only thing to invigorate and wake one up.

One of my favourites from this range has to be the Cooling Foot Gel (R250 for 75ml). This is so perfect for summer and really works. I have been generously applying it each evening after work and am so impressed with the effect it actually has on reducing swelling.

Thanks to the metal rolling tip if you keep this in the fridge or pop t in the freezer for a few minutes before use the cooling effect helps to speed up swelling reduction and obviously it feels amazing to apply.

Also in the collection there is a cooling body gel, bath salts and hand cream which are all available in store and online.

Thank you L’Occitane for introducing me to another superb collection. Ladies (and gents) it is best to stock up as this range is a limited edition.

BCBG LBD

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I recently scored this little BCBG black dress on sale from ASOS. It was 90% off and they only had one size left which was a size 0. I love that although it is daringly short, the higher bust and loose fit doesn’t make it ostentatiously sexy.

I am so impressed with these Legit heels. I have been wearing them to numerous events the past three months and they are still holding up perfectly well. Not bad for a pair of heels under 200 bucks!

My wonderful BF bought these Armani sunglasses for me and I adore how big the frames are. They not only protect my eyes but also my face from the harsh summer sun. Seriously it is 39 degrees this entire week here! Thank goodness for aircon!

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Nails inc. London Nail Polish Review

Nails inc. London sent me two of their polishes to try out. Basil Street and Chelsea Embankment are bang on trend this summer with warm coffee/chai shades showing up on all of the top runways alongside shimmering metallics.

Basil Street (R110) is the perfect nude shade ever. It is so chic and classic and I am forever grateful to have finally discovered a nude that dries as a solid, no white lines peeking through. Just two coats of this shade and you are evenly covered.

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I decided to use Chelsea Embankment (R110) on my ring fingers as an accent nail. The two combined look so feminine and work for a number of occasions. I really like that this glittery shade is very fine and it was a breeze to remove (not usually the case with glitters).

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Nails inc. is available exclusively at selected Edgars and Red Square Stores as well as online from redsquare.co.za

Healing Earth Range Review

Towards the end of last year I received some samples from an all-natural local brand called Healing Earth. Healing Earth is a premium organic spa brand inspired by Africa‚Äôs ancient energy, healing traditions and natural richness. My “To Review” waiting tray was so full though that they kept getting pushed to the back but I am so glad that I finally got to try these products out. Each and every one impressed me…

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My favourite from the lot would have to be their Detox Grape Foot Gel. After a day in heels this soothing gel does wonders. It has a delightful minty fresh scent and although the gel itself may look a little weird (the green colour is quite intense) once gently patted on it absorbs fairly fast and does a great job of cooling and reducing swelling.

The African Potato Balm is a wonderful healing balm and helps to repair dry and damaged skin. It also is excellent to soften dry heels.

I have fallen in love with the strong invigorating scent of their Hand and Body Soap. It is very, very fresh and leaves your skin feels soft and rejuvenated thanks to the added Argan Oil and zesty Lemon Verbena.

Another standout product from the range is the Coffee, Cinnamon and Orange Body Polish. This is quite a creamy body polish with fine beads to gently remove dead skin cells and leave your feeling firmer, smoother and softer.

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