Win a R2500 Fashion Voucher with Mr Price

If you are a regular reader of this blog then you will already know that I am a massive fan of Mr Price. Mr Price has been steadily developing into an extremely on-trend brand with stylish and trendy products, excellent use of social media across all platforms and a company that is in touch with their target market. This is all glaringly obvious the minute I click onto their online store I immediately know what “story” is popular that week and am able to easily purchase from every look featured.

Even though I want everything on their site I still know that I don’t have to exercise too much control since they are so affordable I can easily pick up an entire look for under R500. So imagine what one could buy with a R2500 voucher, just think winter wardrobe sorted!

To enter just click on the image below or just click here and enter your details…

Win with Mr Price

Make Mine A Grande Outfit of The Day

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The minute I want to feel “grown up” I throw on a fitted shift dress or Mad Men style dress as I like to call them. They are perfect for work and while very form fitting they are still respectable with no cleavage etc. Just remember to keep length just above the knee or a few cm higher if you are a shorty like myself.

Speaking of work, things have been quite hectic but exciting and I recently received a promotion. I must say this year has really been about good time management. It is especially valuable when you are a bit of a procrastinator *cough cough*. I have however, had to cut back on attending as many events as I would like to and am possibly considering the option of having a blog correspondent to attend all of the fancy beauty and fashion events on behalf of the site when I am unavailable. So if you are Cape Town based and interested then pop me an email on editor@onestilettoatatime.com

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Dress- Bombshell YDE
Heels- Utopia
Handbag- Aldo
Nails- Essie Eternal Optimist
Nacklace- Sass Diva (now known as Zuri)

Esse Refining Cleanser Review

Esse recently sent me their new Refining Cleanser to try out. It is suitable for normal/combination skin types but is especially great for those with oil-prone skin and since my skin is currently experiencing a stress related bout of breakouts it couldn’t of come at a better time.

I have actually been using it as a mask first then as a cleanser. To use as a mask simply apply to dry skin wait 10 minutes then rinse off with water. The reason it works so well as mask as well as a cleanser is that it contains bentonite clay which helps to remove toxins and clogged pores. Clay is my secret weapon for “blind” pimples, you know those nasty painful little pimples that appear overnight and last days before coming to head. Well clay helps to surface any of these as well as blackheads. Esse Refining Cleanser

I adore the citrus scent of this cleanser and have been very happy with the mattifying effect. Skin is left matte and soft but never tight or overly dry. In fact I don’t even feel the need for toner after using it. This is thanks to the Kalahari Melon which is high in moisturising essential fatty acids.

I would not use this on a daily basis unless your skin is very congested. Only because it can be quite a mission to wash away fully, the formula is a thick green (from the clay) it does however foam slightly making it easier to wash away than an actual mask etc. When used simply as a cleanser and it is applied to wet skin then it is far easier to wash off.

Esse Refining Cleanser retails at R190 for 150 ml and one can visit their online store for a list of stockists

Printed Pants Outfit of the Day

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Long Hair, Should Care- My Hair Care

Let me start by saying I have always been very gung-ho about my hair, after all it grows back so why not put it through a number of styles, shades and trauma as possible. This was until a year ago when I decided I wanted to go a darker more caramel shade of blonde… ItContinue Reading