My Red Square Beauty Winter Wonders + GIVEAWAY

Beauty Winter Wonders

Winter is pretty harsh in general, but it’s particularly brutal on your daily beauty routine.  Icy cold winds and frigid temperatures can wreak havoc with skin, hair and nails.  You can maintain your glowing skin by using the correct skin care and makeup products, plus it’s always nice to experiment with seasonal shades too.  Red Square reached out to me a couple of weeks ago and asked if I would like to collaborate with them on featuring 3 Beauty Winter Wonders products here on the blog.  The idea was to choose 3 enriching beauty products that help combat the winter chill.

Red Square challenged me to browse their online store and choose 3 different products that I know will work wonders for parched skin and seasonal makeup – a type of Winter survival kit.  They asked me to choose products from 3 different brands, a selection of high-end and affordable products, and include both skincare and makeup products.

I’m always up for a challenge, and when that challenge involves online shopping…well, let’s just say I’m all over that!  Let me start off my saying this is a sponsored blog post, that means I am getting paid to review the products and run the giveaway here on the blog, but you probably know by now that I’m always 100% honest in my reviews.

Before I show you what I picked for my Beauty Winter Wonders kit, I have a bit of news from Red Square for you:  Besides the highly anticipated launch of Benefit Cosmetics both in-store and online, there have been a number of other brands recently added to the Red Square online store.  These include Essence, Catrice and Bobbi Brown, adding up to 92 different beauty brands in total across skincare, makeup and fragrance, for both ladies and gents.  Plus, a little birdie told me there will be quite a number of new brands launching a bit later this year, so be sure to follow Red Square on Facebook and Twitter for ongoing updates.

Let’s start with skin care and then move on to makeup:

Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil

A good facial oil is a skin care essential for me, especially during the cold Winter months.  Winter has taken a toll on my skin this year and my skin type has gone from combination to dehydrated and sensitive in a flash.  The most important thing to remember, is dehydration does not necessarily mean your skin is dry.  I have combination skin (oily T-zone, with dry cheeks) and beauty therapists are always telling me my skin is dehydrated.  When your skin lacks water, it is dehydrated.  When your skin lacks natural oils, it is dry.  Dehydrated skin is so depleted of moisture that it produces excess sebum (oil) to hydrate the skin.  That’s why combination (and even oily skin) is sometimes exacerbated by applying ‘drying’ products onto the skin. Here’s the solution: Once you restore the balance (by applying hydrating products) the excess oil will subside.

Facial oils fall somewhere between a mask and a serum, they’re luxurious to use and generally allow you to wake up with skin that is moisturised and rocking a bit of an extra glow.

I have been relying quite heavily on the Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil to amp up the moisture levels in my skin and the results have been downright incredible.  As mentioned I am a huge advocate of facial oils – yes, it took me a while to wrap my head around the idea of adding an oil to my already combination skin but once you find that special one that works for you, I’m afraid there is no turning back!  I love that I can apply it without worrying about the ingredients as it is formulated with 100% pure plant extracts (and no preservatives), including Rosewood (antibacterial, soothing as well as promoting elasticity), Patchouli (anti-inflammatory, strengthens and rejuvinates skin cells) as well as Blue Orchid to firm and tone, whilst revitalising and restoring radiance to moisture-depleted skin.  The ingredient line up also features Hazelnut Oil to help prevent moisture loss and fine lines.

Despite this being a facial treatment oil, it does not feel heavy on the skin at all.  As mentioned this specific oil has been created for skin that is lacking moisture, and so my skin literally drinks it up.  Plus what I love most about it, is that it instantly moisturises without leaving behind an oily residue or tacky sensation.  Neal (my husband) loves the scent of this oil, he says it reminds him of a spa.  For me, the scent is earthy but delicate, very soothing.

I also really like the pipette dispenser and the chunky oval-shaped glass bottle – elegant, yet very practical.  You have complete control over how much you use each time (I find 5 drops are the perfect amount for my face and neck).  I like to add the oil droplets to my fingertips, rub my fingers together to warm up the product and then gently press onto my skin.  Since this is a treatment oil, I don’t feel the need to use it every single night, although I do get very tempted as the results are so satisfying.  When I wake up in the morning, my skin feels plump and hydrated – what more could a girl ask for?

Top Tip:  Add a drop or two of this facial oil to your regular foundation to add a dewy glow to your skin.

The Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil retails for R 455,00 in the Red Square online store here.

Benefit Girl Meets Pearl

Sometimes skin just needs an additional ‘pick-me-up’, no matter how much moisturiser or dewy-finish foundation you’ve applied.  Using a highlighter or illuminator can give dull Winter skin a radiant glow.  Highlighters often contain shimmering particles that catch and reflect light, and while applying a highlighter adds only a few extra seconds to your makeup routine, it can make a dramatic difference in your appearance.   Liquid highlighters can be mixed with foundation and applied all over face for a natural all over glow, or can be patted on raised areas of the face to accentuate those features i.e. brow bone, cheek bone, tip of the nose and cupid’s bow.

Say hello to the multi-purpose Benefit Girl Meets Pearl illuminator.  It is a peachy-pink liquid pearl luminizer that features golden light-reflecting pigments to give your complexion a dewy glow.  The formulation contains Raspberry & Chamomile, known for their soothing properties, and Sweet Almond Seed extract  known to help improve skin firmness.

Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl

If you think ‘Girl Meets Pearl’ is too similar to the Benefit ‘Moon Beam’ illuminator then I’m happy to report while there is a tiny resemblance, it’s not very noticeable and I’d say you still need both products in your life.  ‘Moon Beam’ has a pink iridescence, while ‘Girl Meets Pearl’ is definitely more champagne.  I can see this particular illuminator being suitable for most skin tones because it is a gilded champagne shade, not too cool-toned and not too bronze-toned.  It also has an impressive staying power of up to 8 hours and will help you achieve a ‘lit-from-within look’ that is perfect for a cold Winter’s day.

Twisting the click-turn bottom dispenses the product, which comes out of the small holes at the top.  I think the design of the packaging provides a great deal of control over the amount of product used, plus a little goes a long way.  I’ve tested this illuminator in a number of different ways – worn on bare skin, atop a BB cream and foundation, and I’ve even worn it on a powder foundation.  Application is a total breeze, I can either use my fingertips for precision and control or a synthetic duo fibre brush (natural bristle makeup brushes absorb more product, making it wasteful) for a more blended effect.  Since it is both lightweight and cream-based, it blends very easily and leaves the skin with a beautiful luminous glow.  The effect is definitely subtle but what I like about it is that one can build up the intensity for a more strobed effect.  Strobing is the new buzzword in the beauty industry and I’m thinking of doing a blog post explaining exactly what it is and how to do it.

Benefit Girl Meets Pearl retails for R 375,00 in the Red Square online store here.

GOSH 9 Shades Shadow Collection To Enjoy In New York

When I think of Winter-inspired makeup, I think of wearing either a bold lip or an smoked out eyeshadow look that features matte burgundy / purple shades with a pop of shimmer on the lid.  The GOSH 9 Shades Shadow Collection eyeshadow palette in ‘To Enjoy In New York’ is a great addition to any makeup collection, it contains 9 beautiful eyeshadow shades ranging from pale shimmers, to muted purples and even neutral taupes.  Let me start off my saying that even though this is an relatively affordable eyeshadow palette, I think GOSH did really well with the packaging.  The sleek matte black outer casing reminds me of NARS packaging for some reason – very luxe.  What do you think?  Yes?  No?  Maybe?

GOSH To Enjoy In New York

Let’s start with the top row.  The first 3 shades are your shimmery highlighting shades, the first 2 being shades of pale gold, with the second shade having a tiny bit more warmth to it.  The third shade is a sparkly peachy rose gold shade.  All three apply and blend smoothly, although the soft texture does mean you might get a bit of fallout if you use a fluffy brush.  The middle row contains 3 beautiful matte shades, a mix between purples and violets.  The left-most shade is slightly paler and more warm-toned that the other two neutral toned purples.  The bottom row contains 2 taupe shades and a deep chocolate brown laced with golden shimmers.  The taupe shades are both relatively neutral, but with the first one being a bit more warm-toned.  I really love the chocolate brown shade too, especially for deepening up the outer lid and crease area to create a smokey eye.  I have even smudged the darker brown shade into my upper lash line to make my lashes look a bit more full.

The lighter shimmery shades brighten up the eyelids, while the purple and taupe shades add definition to the crease and lower lash line.  I think GOSH was very generous with the size of each eyeshadow, so you are definitely getting a bang for your buck – it works out to around R 23,00 per eyeshadow.

Top Tip:  To intensify the shimmery eyeshadows for a more metallic finish, I suggest spraying your eyeshadow brush with MAC Fix+ (or eyedrops), then dip the brush into the shadow and apply to the lid.  It just makes your shadows pop a little bit more!

GOSH 9 Shades Shadow Collection eyeshadow palette retails for R 210,00 in the Red Square online store here.

Here’s the part I’m sure you are most excited about!  I have a R 1000,00 Red Square voucher to give away to one lucky Pink Peonies blog reader.  If you would like to stand a chance of winning a voucher that you can use for ANYTHING in the Red Square online store, enter the giveaway below.  Entries are only valid if you use the Rafflecopter widget below (that’s how I keep track of all the entries via my social media platforms too):

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please remember: You don’t HAVE to do all of the above – if you’d only like to leave a comment below, then your entry will still be valid.  The other ones are there so that you can gain more entries for the giveaway.

The giveaway will end at midnight the 20th of August 2015 and I will announce the winner in this blog post on the Rafflecopter widget, as well as on my social media platforms.

The giveaway is open to South African residents only.

A huge thank you goes out to Red Square for allowing me be part of the #BeautyWinterWonders campaign, and for generously sponsoring the R 1000,00 voucher giveaway.

P.S.  Do yourself a favour, visit the Red Square Gateway store for a beauty wonderland or pop in to Red Square Rosebank Mall to experience the Chanel Beauté counter.



  1. Michelle 13 August 2015 / 08:05

    I absolutely love this post! I really want to try the Benefit cosmetic products, and the GOSH also somewhat reminds me of Nars. Keep up the good work, I love the look of your blog and the photos are always on point!

  2. Megs Hartwig 13 August 2015 / 08:15

    Ooh la la…such a divine giveaway 😉 If I win I will be spending the voucher on a bottle of Honey Eau De Parfum Spray
    by Marc Jacobs which I have been “eyeing” for a quite some time now! Holding fingers and toes big time :)

  3. Simone Cameron 13 August 2015 / 08:26

    That illuminator colour is stunning! Would definitely love to try that.

    And I’ve been eyeing this Gosh palette for a whlie. I think it definitely looks like value for money and I love all the shades. Very practical. I will be getting that palette soon! He he

    You need to have lots of posts available from next week…so I have reading to do during the pyjama drill once my baby is here. Lol.

    how does that facial oil compare to the Kiehls oil? I’m still using my products…really has made a difference with breakouts and I do feel my blemishes are starting to fade. So excited to still be using it :)

    Have a lovely day!

  4. Simone Cameron 13 August 2015 / 08:35

    What would I get with the voucher….ooh…. something I’ve wanted for ages….A smashbox primer, I’d get the Gosh palette and of I have some change…the illuminator you featured as well :) voucher spent and dead! Lol

  5. Tarryn B 13 August 2015 / 08:36

    That illuminator looks amazing! And that eye palette… *starry eyes*

  6. HelenD 13 August 2015 / 08:50

    Divine giveaway!! I love Red Square and I am dying to purchase some Benefit products. That is what I would use the voucher for if I won :) Great post as always!

  7. Svetlana 13 August 2015 / 09:05

    I spotted those Gosh palettes in Red Square last week and i loved the taupe-y brown-y one. Love the packaging. The colour payoff wasnt amazing on the back of my hand when I tested them in-store so I was just wondering how you rate them? For example, compared to Stila eyeshadows?

  8. Sansha Coetzee 13 August 2015 / 09:07

    Awesome giveaway!! I have my eye on a few makeup and skin care products for spring and summer (Benefit being a favorite), and this Red Square voucher will definitely be put to good use!!

  9. Annemieke 13 August 2015 / 09:13

    Oh what a nice blog you have Luzanne! And yes what a divine giveaway indeed. I would get the Gosh palette, the Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil, seeing that i too struggle with a dehydrated skin and a good foundation from the balance that is left. Keep it up…love you blog. :)

  10. Melanie 13 August 2015 / 09:15

    Great review, I will defiantly be trying the Clarins face treatment oil to get me spring ready!

  11. Natalie Maritz 13 August 2015 / 09:16

    Fantastic giveaway and I am in desperate need of new items for my make up collection. I have a mild obsession 😉

  12. Shona 13 August 2015 / 09:32

    omg this giveaway is the best ive seen id love to give the eyeshadow a test run :) absolutely love your instagram

  13. Natalie 13 August 2015 / 09:33

    Ooooo I have been looking for some purple shadows! How exciting!

  14. Nicolene 13 August 2015 / 09:33

    OH Wow! thank you for this fantastic opportunity. Would love to kit my supply with Benefit xxx

  15. Gillian 13 August 2015 / 09:36

    Love Your Blog! Love these products! Love this give away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Mwah xxx

  16. Gabriella 13 August 2015 / 09:36

    I would go absolutely WILD on Benefit! Desperate to try the Hoola Bronzer, High Beam and Porefessional Primer. Your giveaways are next level xxxxx

  17. sashnee 13 August 2015 / 09:37

    i love the GOSH 9 Shades Shadow Collection eyeshadow palette in ‘To Enjoy In New York’ , it looks amazing and those colours !

  18. Candice 13 August 2015 / 09:37

    Oh wow that Gosh eyeshadow palette is absolutely gorgeous!! Need it in my life ♥

  19. Ronnae Elliott 13 August 2015 / 09:37

    What an amazing prize, would love to win! :)

  20. Michaela 13 August 2015 / 09:37

    I’ve always wanted to try a facial oil and Clarins would be a brilliant place to start!

  21. Shalane 13 August 2015 / 09:38

    I will definitely be spending my voucher on Benefit products. I have been eyeing the Girl Meets Pear for such along time. I will also be purchasing a Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow Palette. They are to die for!

    Thanks for the great comp Luzanne! x

  22. Stacey 13 August 2015 / 09:40

    I love this post, the Gosh eye shadows are my new fav! Now I just need to get my hands on that illuminator.

  23. Rabe 13 August 2015 / 09:47

    Your posts are always so detailed and very informative. Thank you.

  24. SoraYa 13 August 2015 / 09:47

    I would definitely be purchasing a Tommy girl fragrance in time for summer

  25. Anette 13 August 2015 / 09:47

    Dankie L, ek was self skrikkerig vir die facial oils, my kop kon met nie sin maak dat jy olie op ‘n olierige vel sit nie! Gaan dit defnetief probeer!!!

  26. Christy 13 August 2015 / 09:48

    Such an awesome competition! I think I would spoil myself with some benefit products, don’t have my collection yet. That Gosh pallete looks very appealing too!

  27. Mia 13 August 2015 / 09:48

    Amazing!!!! Love this blog and all you’re about :)

  28. Terri-Ann Kensley 13 August 2015 / 09:50

    Need to get my hands on some benefit :) That highlighter looks amazing! Love the post, you never disappoint :)

  29. ursula 13 August 2015 / 09:53

    OH my!!!!!! This is like meant to be! I’m going to NY next month and I have been stressing about what make up I need to get as I’m still using base my mom gave me because it didn’t suit her skin tone. I’m so bad with this stuff BUT I’m getting better. Use to love benefit when they were around! #MoonBeam lifted my confidence in an instant. Going to NYFW and I need to look my best with the help of some amazing make up!!!! WISHING so bad I win!

  30. Lynn Botha 13 August 2015 / 09:54

    I would purchase thierry muggler’s Angel perfume. Its my absolute favourite.. I’ve had 2 bottles in my lifetime :-) and i’ve savoured every drop. Its out of my price range :-) So if I had to win this voucher, that is exactly what i would buy

  31. Nicolette Nunes 13 August 2015 / 09:56

    Gucci Bamboo For Woman Eau de

  32. Prettiful Blog 13 August 2015 / 09:57

    I have had my eye on the Clarins oil for a while, and after reading your review, that is definitely what I would get, and perhaps the lip oil or perfecting lip balm

  33. sharleen 13 August 2015 / 09:58

    Awesome giveaway. I will do so serious spoiling starting with some Benefts products aa well as the Gosh awesom palette

  34. sharleen 13 August 2015 / 09:58

    Awesome giveaway. I will do so serious spoiling starting with some Benefts products aa well as the awesome Gosh palette

  35. Kristi 13 August 2015 / 10:01

    I couldn’t agree more with Girl Meets Pearl – it’s so perfect and it’s become the one product I have to use every single day!

  36. Anita Steenkamp 13 August 2015 / 10:02

    First it would be the Gosh Argan Oil shampoo, then the Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference BB cream and then I would love the Smashbox Step by Step contour kit!

  37. Megan 13 August 2015 / 10:02

    I have no clue what I would buy if I were to win the prize. to many things on my “want” list. But would love to try a few of the benefit products for sure

  38. Lean Breytenbach 13 August 2015 / 10:02

    I’ve never used anything from Clarins, so I DEFINITELY want to try their oil! I find that my skin is a lot drier after my pregnancy, so that would be ideal for me.

    And maybe a new perfume!

    Thanks for the great post.

  39. Lucinda Leila Singh 13 August 2015 / 10:03

    Loving your blog… recently became a follower, thanks for the informative posts :) I would definitely buy the Benefit girl meets pearl illuminator, the clarins blue orchid treatment oil for my crazy skin and the clarins 3 dot liner- its an amazing liner for those not so steady hands. Keep up the awesome work!

  40. Mahlaku Siele 13 August 2015 / 10:03

    Also have combination skin didn’t know I had to moisturize in order to balance skin and make it look and feel better. Thanks for the tip. I ll definitely try the Clarins facial oil or just start using any facial oil as a start. :-)

  41. Gina 13 August 2015 / 10:06

    I would definitely try that Gosh palette as well as stock up on some Benefit products, like the ‘They’re Real’ mascara.

  42. Kelebogile 13 August 2015 / 10:06

    You are the best. Wonderful completion indeed!

  43. Jessica 13 August 2015 / 10:07

    I will absolutely buy the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit. I NEED IT IN MY LIFE! I will also go for a Smashbox foundation.

  44. Amalia 13 August 2015 / 10:08

    I will definitely splurge a bit on Benefit cosmetics, furthermore I will look at something like the Nail Art Satin Matt Top Coat from Essense, also loving the Eyebrow Filler Perfecting & Shaping Gel from Catrice, and the Acne Solutions Powder Makeup from Clinique.

  45. Katey 13 August 2015 / 10:08

    There is nothing more convenient than shopping online! The products i would pick up from Red Square would be Clarins Bright Plus range. And maybe some Benefit goodies too 😉

  46. Jess 13 August 2015 / 10:10

    I have to admit – you’ve really sold everything that you bought, I might just have to buy these three products too (especially because my skin is rather dry and in need of some loving)

  47. Jeannette 13 August 2015 / 10:14

    Products in the Red Square online store I’ll be spending my R1000 voucher on: The Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream to even my skin tone, revitalise and protect my skin. Next the Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Color in Ruby to brighten up this dull winter and lastly the Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Hydrating Boost Night Mask to ensure my skin gets an intense hydration boost.

  48. Jyothi Laldas 13 August 2015 / 10:16

    This is a great read and very informative since I have been struggling with winter. Thank you =)

  49. Nikki 13 August 2015 / 10:17

    I love the shades in the GOSH 9 Shades Shadow Collection eyeshadow palette. Great combo.
    The The Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil looks amazing as well.
    Thanks for posting this. I’ll be on the look out for these awesome items to add to my collection.
    As always love the no nonsense approach to your reviews. :)

  50. Carmen Klassen 13 August 2015 / 10:17

    Im loving oils for my skin at the moment because creams are just not moisturizing enough. Winter has been brutal. That Gosh pallete is gorg.

    This giveaway is super amazing!!!!!

  51. Wendy 13 August 2015 / 10:17

    Such a great give-away!

  52. Annika 13 August 2015 / 10:17

    I am very new to your blog and social media platforms … and I am in complete love!
    Thank you so much for all the informative and insightful details of make up – my first love!

  53. ann 13 August 2015 / 10:21

    I would love ALL the goodies featured , they all look so good and the benefits you mentioned in your review sound great. If i Had to choose, I would get the GOSH 9 Shades Shadow Collection eyeshadow palette, plus some goodies from Kiehls like their Multi Corrective cream, it is pricey but does wonders for my skin, esp in winter when the elements are ruining my good looks!

  54. Leanne 13 August 2015 / 10:26

    Ooh stunning reviews! I’m still lusting after Moon Beam. I’d use the voucher for that and the Hoola Bronzer.

    Stunning post as always x

  55. Tammy 13 August 2015 / 10:27

    Been dying for some benefit products. I recently had a benefit consultant match me to the foundation and i just have to have it. No Flashback and yet it’s moisturizing and gives my dry skin a dewy finish which i love! The luminizer is a beauty wishlist item too. To be glistening like jaclyn hill is the dream.

    The shadow palette is the one i’d probably choose above all else. I’m a sucker for a good palette!

  56. Camilla (Jane Wonder) 13 August 2015 / 10:31

    Oh my word! That face treatment oil from Clarins looks amazing (I am SO into oil cleansers and serums at the moment). There is so much that I would treat myself to :)

    – Jane Wonder –

  57. Liz 13 August 2015 / 10:35

    I would so want to try out the ESTEE LAUDER
    Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (Dry Skin).

  58. Lindie Spies 13 August 2015 / 10:35

    Oh wow – I have been wanting to use the Blue Orchid oil for so long! So glad that I could read your review on this. I have rather dehydrated skin and I am never quite sure what to use. Thanks so much for this review. I would love to try these products!!

  59. Chane van Wyk 13 August 2015 / 10:36

    I would spoil myself with a Bobbi Brown foundation as I have been wanting to try their foundation for a while now…. and definitely the Clarins Blue Orchid Oil.. Love Love Love <3 Thanks for the informative blog posts xxxx

  60. Falon Harris 13 August 2015 / 10:37

    There are so many things I’d wanna buy but I have my eye on a few Benefit goodies! I would love to try out their “Hello Flawless” foundation and their “High Beam” and “Sun Beam” hi lighters.

  61. Aléta Bruwer 13 August 2015 / 10:40

    As a Master’s student studying Viticulture and Oenology at Stellenbosch University, I never really had the money or the time to go buy makeup products. As a farm girl I new little regarding how to apply makeup, and this year I started watching Kathleen Lights and Jaclyn Hill on You tube and learned so much regarding makeup. If I had to spend R1000 at Red Square I first off Buy the Smashbox Step by Step contour kit (R580) for I have been looking for an affordable contour palette to use and have struggled to find the perfect one. The next thing in line will be the Revlon Colourstay Ultimate Suede Kipstick (R179) for I am obsessed about lipsticks and the ones that last longer is the Best. A BEAUTIQUE All Over Shadow Brush (R50) will always be required, for a girl will never have enough brushes. I had a struggle to choose the last item!! Something new that I would like to try is the GOSH Forever Eye Shadow (R145.00). There is my list. I totally love this blog Pinkpeonies for I learn something new and sometimes when I should be doing me thesis I like to read about cosmetics!!!

  62. Megan Wesson 13 August 2015 / 10:40

    I absolutely love this post and i have been dying to try the products from benefit.
    This range looks so amazing and looks like it will compliment my make up look :)

  63. Ronel 13 August 2015 / 10:40

    Love the look of the highlighter!

  64. Shaunees Davids 13 August 2015 / 10:41

    This was an awesome post…really great products, the Benefit girls meets pearl looks amazing and I would love to try it:)

  65. Kaye-Leigh Killian 13 August 2015 / 10:44

    I am dying to get my grubby little paws on some Benefit cosmetics!

  66. Chelsea 13 August 2015 / 10:45

    absolutely beautiful products! Will definitely spend the voucher on Benefit Cosmetics! So tempted to purchase Lemon Aid, Watt’s Up and Hoola – have read countless reviews on each and I am in love!!! <3 pick me, pick me 😛

  67. Nicole Baikie 13 August 2015 / 10:50

    I LOVE online shopping and even more so for a brand back in SA! Top of my list would be the Benefit They’re real Mascara!

  68. Amy Liu 13 August 2015 / 10:53

    This post is amazing, especially the review on the benefit product. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of the benefit products. Have been waiting for far too long for it to come back to SA!

  69. Teniele Bishun 13 August 2015 / 10:53

    OMG!!!!! I would so love this!!!! My skin is in definite need of some TLC, I would certainly splurge on some Clarins products. The brand is awesome with so many skin wonders & delights to choose from. So need this!!!!!

  70. Jess 13 August 2015 / 10:54

    i use the clarins Treatment oil – and it is incredible. i suffer from very dry dehydrated skin that gets even dryer in winter, this has been my lifesaver this winter.
    still looking out for the Gosh pallet :) need to look next time :)

  71. Lisa 13 August 2015 / 10:54

    I have never tried a facial oil, so Clarins Blue Orchid Oil looks a winner and Benefit Girl Meets Pearl illuminator. I have just run out of illuminator. Thanks for the tips too.

  72. Lizelle 13 August 2015 / 10:57

    Amazing! Would love to win this!

  73. Chantal 13 August 2015 / 10:59

    Wow …. stunning giveaway would love to win one

  74. Janei Viljoen 13 August 2015 / 11:03

    I’ve been eyeing the hoola bronzer by Benefit since it launched here. And the other Benefit products.

  75. Shana 13 August 2015 / 11:11

    I am really dying to try the benefit range… Haven’y had anytime to get to any of the stockists as yet..

  76. Siobhan Hughes 13 August 2015 / 11:16

    Such a gorgeous post! I can spend hours on the Redsquare site, it’s a sickness I tell you!

    I’d get the following with the R1000 voucher: –
    Benefit Lollibalm (R225)
    The Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil (R455) as I have dehydrated skin and I love a good facial oil
    And finally a bottle of Smashbox Primer water (R400)

    I’d go a little over the voucher amount, but I’d totally pay in for such lovely goodies!

  77. Monique Doyle 13 August 2015 / 11:17

    I would definitely be grabbing the Smashbox Op Under Eye Brightener and Smashbox Luquid Halo HD Foundation to provide flawless coverage and mask any effects of long days working and late nights of studying. With any money left over, I’m heading over to the Benefit range – thank goodness for Red Square bringing that to SA!

  78. Nooreen Agherdien 13 August 2015 / 11:24

    My 3 Favorite Winter products have to be:

    – Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Protectant – I don’t go anywhere with out it :)
    – Bio -oil its part of my routine throughout the whole year helps so much during winter I always use Bio oil then apply body lotion for that extra moisture you need in winter.
    – Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Brightening Night Capsules, I have to say I love using this product really amazing skin always feels so much softer and smoother in the morning after using them.

    Cant go wrong with these in routine in winter 😉

    Fingerscrossed I would love to be the lucky winner of that voucher :)

  79. Alexandra 13 August 2015 / 11:31

    LOVE that Gosh palette! Such pretty colours for green/blue eyes, and I’m surprised at how inexpensive it is.

  80. Roxi 13 August 2015 / 11:44

    I need that Benefit -Girl meets Pearl in my life right now!!!!

  81. Lara 13 August 2015 / 11:46

    Too many options! I’d probably use it on the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette :)

    Thanks for yet another awesome giveaway!

  82. Uraysha Ramracheya 13 August 2015 / 11:56

    1. Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face and Body SPF 15- Winter sunshine is still pretty harsh!
    2. ELIZABETH ARDEN Eight Hour Cream Total Sun Protection Spf 50 +++
    3. CLINIQUE Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector

  83. Nicole 13 August 2015 / 11:58

    Ooooooooh! I’m so freaking excited to check out the Benefit goods!! Holding thumbs to win! :-)

  84. Missy 13 August 2015 / 12:02

    Oooooh giveaways got to love…

    Please do a video of strobing :-)

    Thank you for your informative posts mwahz

  85. Monique 13 August 2015 / 12:09

    I’m going to try the Clarins facial oil. Never used one before but you’ve convinced me. Thanks

  86. Nicky Johnson 13 August 2015 / 12:10

    Oh where to start so many options Will definitely have to be benefit products so worth the splurge

  87. Stephanie 13 August 2015 / 12:11

    If all I could wear was a highlighter I swear I

  88. Paula 13 August 2015 / 12:43

    Girl Meets Pearl will definitely be on my list! Together with some other Benefit Goodies of course; Ooh La Lift, They’re Real & Hoola <3

  89. Janet 13 August 2015 / 12:46

    Ooooh what a treat…! I would definitely buy Elizabeth Arden’s 8 hour skin protectant, maybelline great lash mascara, clinique all about eyes concealer and smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes SPF 15. Amazing online store!!

  90. rehana seedat 13 August 2015 / 12:49

    I will be spending the voucher on a bottle of Honey Eau De Parfum Spray by Marc Jacobs & smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes SPF 15. tweeted @rehanaseedat

  91. Sandika Daya 13 August 2015 / 13:10

    I’d definitely purchase the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream along with the Gosh Hair Care range to give my dry winter hair some much needed TLC.

  92. Tina Pieterse 13 August 2015 / 13:12

    I would def get a foundation, plus a few nail goodies and alsoa Benefit Girl meets pearl :)

  93. Nikki 13 August 2015 / 13:14

    Would love to win this voucher…I have my eye on a few Benefit products at Red Square!

  94. Pascalle 13 August 2015 / 13:19

    Recently discovered Pink Peonies blog and I find it amazingly inspiring! I am also a make-up/beauty junkie and enjoy reading each and every post! I am so excited for this giveaway and can’t wait to indulge in some Benefit products!

  95. Caroline krobothc 13 August 2015 / 13:24

    great give away! Just what I need!!!

  96. Celeste Booysen 13 August 2015 / 13:34

    My list is long. There is just so much I need right now and the budget just doesn’t allow. My Skin needs help so badly (Aging and all that you know) And I really would love to try some benefit products because I never have so this would be ideal. I’m not going to lie, I really would do a backflip if I managed to win such a fantastic prize. Thank you Luzanne, Your blog is a very happy place for me.

  97. Lulu 13 August 2015 / 13:40

    Always love the way you describe the products! I definitely need the Clarins Blue Orchid Treatment Oil for my skin and the colours in the GOSH eye palette is great!

  98. Marlaine 13 August 2015 / 13:44

    My choice of products if I am the winner of this awesome prize:

    ESTEE LAUDER Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10
    Elizabeth Arden Fragrance
    Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Hand Cream

  99. Mishka Daniels 13 August 2015 / 13:44

    I would LOVE to win this!! I’ve been dying to go to Benefits but it just doesnt fit with my student budget ))=

    I love your blog also!!


  100. Jackie Katzen 13 August 2015 / 14:06

    Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face and Body SPF 15 and Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick and Elizabeth Arden Double Density Mascara!!!!

  101. Jeanelle Smuts 13 August 2015 / 14:06

    I would absolutely love to win a R1000 gift voucher!! My make-up bag needs much needed attention and love! I would love to try out Clarins Everlasting Foundation. I am also keen to try out the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II!! So many items…

  102. Nisa 13 August 2015 / 14:07

    Great picks Luzanne,

    I would love to try out the Estee Lauder Clear Difference Advanced Blemish Serum because my skin has been breaking out so badly recently and I’m hoping it could help from the outside in.

    Fingers crossed!


  103. Jess 13 August 2015 / 14:17

    I’d buy Vichy Idealia Life Serum because serums add that extra oomph, Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream Dark Spot Correcting because it evens out imperfections and looks natural, and Placecol Hydro Firm Mask because I could use a little firming up! I’d love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

  104. Karley Brown 13 August 2015 / 14:33

    Love the GOSH eyeshadow palette! Those purples are so pretty :)

  105. Sophia 13 August 2015 / 14:43

    I would love to get the Bobbi BrownLong Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF15 and the SmashboxPhoto Finish Primer Water :)

  106. Lize Hartley 13 August 2015 / 14:51

    Wow, those are some seriously exciting additions coming to Red Square! I’m especially happy about Benefit and, of course, Bobbi Brown. Between those additions and their new online shopping platform, I am going to have to practice some SERIOUS credit card discipline!

  107. Elrese 13 August 2015 / 15:15

    Ohhhh ek love giveaways! Yeehaahhhhh lol 😉 ek sal def my voucher spandeer op benefit! Ek’s MAL oor hulle produkte en wil net meer en meer he, want ek kan nooit genoeg kry van rondspeel met mooi poeiers en glanster dinge nie! xxxx

  108. Bianca 13 August 2015 / 15:38

    Lovely items. Just a quick question ;P Do you think the Clarins Face Treatment oil could break me out? I don’t have bad acne but pimples usually invade me by storm when I use the wrong products…And I’m scared to death when it comes to bringing oil near my face.

  109. Nasheta 13 August 2015 / 15:46

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway :)

    I would spend on Clarins and Benefit

  110. Natalie 13 August 2015 / 15:48

    I often find myself strolling into Red Square Gateway which is right before gym, and picking up more and more lovely makeup! As a Masters student on a budget, I often invest more of my efforts into makeup, and less into skincare, which is something I’m trying to address as I head towards my mid-20s this year.

    Because I’m awful at accepting gifts for myself only, and I always like to share with my loved ones, I would order the Estee Lauder Advance Night Repair Gift set (R700), which is currently on special and contains 3 beautiful products- the Advance Night Repair Recover Complex II, Advanced Time Zone with SPF15 and the NEW Advanced Night Repair II Eye Gel Crème. My mom is nearing 50 years old, and though her skincare needs are different to mine, we could share these products and try them out!

    With my lovely remaining R300, I’d buy the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, which protects skin from the effects of extreme weather, and has a built-in SPF of 15 which shields skin from the harmful effects of the sun- a must here in Durban, even during the winter months!

    Overall, this is a great competition and a review. Thank you Pink Peonies and Red Square. You’ve encouraged me to go and try more of the Red Square brands on offer! Xx

    Advance Night Repair Gift Set

    0ml Advance Night Repair Recover Complex II

    15ml Advanced Time Zone SPF15

    5ml NEW Advanced Night Repair II Eye Gel Crème

    Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturiser For The Face SPF 15

    This daily hydrating lotion leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and moisturized for up to 8 hours. Formulated with the perfect blend of classic Eight Hour Cream, it even protects skin from the effects of extreme weather and climate changes while SPF 15 shields skin from the harmful effects of the sun. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends this product as an effective UV sunscreen.

  111. jade 13 August 2015 / 15:49

    I’ll be spending my moola on these products!
    Colorstay™ Concealer – R169.00
    BOBBI BROWN SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer – R490.00
    CATRICE Allround Coverstick – R52.95
    ESSENCE All About Matt! Oil Control Paper – R38.95
    ESSENCE All-In-One Cc Cream Clear & Correct – R76.95
    ESSENCE Longlasting Lipstick 01 – R44.50
    ESSENCE Soo Blush! Cream To Powder Blush 10 – R53.95
    ESSENCE Stay All Day 16H Long-Lasting Make-Up 15 – R72.95
    Total: R1000

  112. Johline 13 August 2015 / 15:50

    Ooeee there is a few Benefit goodies with my name on it. Can’t wait to see if I am a winner.

  113. Carmen 13 August 2015 / 16:05

    I am definitely bagging Daisy by Marc Jacobs – such a classic and a great pick me up for winter!

  114. Clare 13 August 2015 / 16:11

    Another great blog post with awesome hints and another fantastic giveaway. Plenty of Catrice and Benefit products to be bought at Red Square with that prize :)

  115. Leanie 13 August 2015 / 16:14

    I’ve received the newsletter today in my mailbox and congratulations by featuring in it! I’ve visited their store and i must admit that i’m happy so sea that they stock essence products! Thank you so much for a chance to win.

  116. Samantha 13 August 2015 / 16:29

    What a fantastic review post. I’m new to your blog, and I have to admit, I think it’s fabulous! I have very dry skin, so I found your post very interesting. Will keep following you for sure :)

  117. Rene Groyer 13 August 2015 / 16:54

    Great post and giveaway,good luck all

  118. Anne 13 August 2015 / 17:03

    I would love to purchase some of the new products from Benefit with the voucher.

  119. Marelize Ferreira 13 August 2015 / 17:04

    If I could win a Red Square voucher, I would be torn between stocking up on some Benefit goodies, investing in Clarins serum OR finally getting my hands on a bottle of Coco Mademoiselle Chance! Whoop!

  120. Alison 13 August 2015 / 17:37

    Finally someone understands the stresses us girls go through in winter!
    Love the suggestion of the face oil, never really thought it was something I could try, but now you have me convinced!
    I’ve been dying to try the Benefit watts up highlighter and the Bobbi Brown pot rouge and the SmashBox be legendary matte lipstick!
    Thanks so much for the lovely posts

  121. Gill 13 August 2015 / 17:59

    I really like the look of the Girl Meets Pearl would definitely like to give that a try. I’d also stock up on some Elizabeth Arden 8 hour Skin Protectant and then my all-time fave – some Estee Lauder products – would find their way into my basket too.

  122. Inge 13 August 2015 / 18:18

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for the helpful hints about beating the Winter blues! I have dry skin normally but in winter it feels like my skin is just parched. Since I started using a facial oil (about 3 years ago) I can see a dramatic difference, even in winter. No more flakes and definitely softer skin (but not perfect yet). Would love to try the Clarins Oil you reviewed and see how that compares. Thank you for your honesty in your reviews – it’s really appreciated. :)

  123. Rivania Pillay 13 August 2015 / 18:19

    This is by far the hardest decision to make!
    This is every beauty lover’s dream!

    I think I will purchase the following items if I won;
    – Smashbox Step by Step Contour Kit, because I have been dreaming about purchasing this, but my student budget won’t allow me R580
    – I will finally get my hands on the Benefit Gimme Brow, I mean who wouldn’t want to own a Benefit Cosmetics product?! R295
    – Sampar Velvet Cleansing Milk, 100ml R80
    – Essence The Gel Nail polish in the number 08 ‘Green’ R24.95
    – Essence lip liner in the number 05 ‘Mauve’ R18.95

    Thank you Luzanne for this amazing giveaway!
    Fingers crossed!!
    The Glam Unicorn | Beauty Blog

  124. Zurette 13 August 2015 / 18:32

    I love these types of products! I have been using a face oil from Sh’zen for the fast 2 years, and it is amazing! I have also started to use highlighters, and it makes me feel as if a unicorn has licked my face :-D!

  125. Tarryn Overett 13 August 2015 / 18:54

    Amazing giveaway! Thanks for all the super tips too! That GOSH palette is so on my shopping list.

  126. Shantel Govender 13 August 2015 / 19:03

    If i should win the R1000 RED SQUARE voucher , I will be the following items

    Untold Eau de Parfum Spray 100ml

    Treat Me Deep Repair Hair R75

    All About Romance Eyeshadow 06 R67.50

  127. Nicola Meyer 13 August 2015 / 19:03

    The Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow would be first on my list

  128. Cirsten Van Den Heuvel 13 August 2015 / 19:05

    I would get Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10, smash box Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in multi flash and Clinique high lengths Masacra

  129. Priscilla 13 August 2015 / 19:09

    I love the color of the Benefit illuminator! I would so try it.
    And the Gosh palette looks gorgeous while being so affordable!!

    I would definitely use the voucher to try different products!

    Thanks for the review!! :)

  130. R Fourie 13 August 2015 / 19:29

    Wow……. this is an amazing, generous giveaway :-)
    What to choose – I love online shopping and browsing the makeup isles !!
    I have an oily t-zone and dry cheeks so my obvious choice: Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil – a must have product.
    The GOSH palette can be the icing and then for the cherry on top – definitely the Benefit Girl Meets Pearl illuminator.
    This informative review ease the decision making of how to spend that R1000 voucher!
    Thank you Red Square and Luzanne :-)

  131. Pravina 13 August 2015 / 19:46

     Definitely Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil

  132. Samantha 13 August 2015 / 20:10

    Thanks for sharing, love the look of the Gosh Pallette! I would like to get the Smashbox Double Exposure Pallette :)

  133. Ailsa Jean Loudon 13 August 2015 / 20:46

    Here’s hoping I win. I would get
    CliniqueAnti Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup
    Britney SpearsFantasy Eau de Parfum Spray
    R425.00 – R535.00

  134. Louise 13 August 2015 / 20:50

    Definitely Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil

  135. Zita Van Reenen 13 August 2015 / 22:32

    This is an amazing giveaway!!! I’m a sufferer of severe dark circles, in the morning I look like a raccoon :(
    If i get my hands on this voucher I definitely go for Clinique’s dark circle banishing cream and the miracle cream of all time = Elizabeth Arden 8 hr cream :)

  136. Paula Bianca Jacobs 13 August 2015 / 22:43

    That Benefit illuminator looks heavenly! I’d love to spoil myself to some goodies from their online store :) Always checking out your blog and love it :) xx

  137. Roché Warren 13 August 2015 / 23:41

    I would love to try Benefits roller lash and also the Gimme Brow. I am so happy to hear they are in SA now. I loveBenefit, and adore the Theyre Real mascara.

  138. farzana larney 13 August 2015 / 23:42

    I would definitely spend the voucher on the benefit range specifically the girl meets pearl as I’ve been dying to get my hand on it…also the oil based on your post as I have dry skin and this would be much needed for me during winter as it gets very dry…fingers x I win

  139. Tanusta Jainarain 14 August 2015 / 08:58

    Wow that Gosh palette I stunning!

  140. Nerika 14 August 2015 / 09:12

    would loooooove to get my hands on the benefit highlighter!!! Love your blog!!

  141. Anina 14 August 2015 / 09:32

    Ek was self nie mal oor die idee van n olielaag op my gesig nie, maar jy’s reg, jou vel sing omtrent hallelujah die volgende oggend…..en wie hou nou nie daarvan nie?

  142. Arleen Marree 14 August 2015 / 09:37

    If I was lucky enough to win this amazing prize I would spoil myself with some cult favourites likes Benefit’s Rockateur blush and The Porefessional, as well as Photo Finish primer from Smashbox.

  143. Anderine Ferreira 14 August 2015 / 09:45

    The first thing I would buy is definitely benefit porefessional

  144. Jessica 14 August 2015 / 09:46

    I would absolutely love to win the giveaway so would be able to try many of the brands Red Square has to offer which I haven’t tried before! xxx

  145. Lynette Van Zyl 14 August 2015 / 09:56

    Let’s be honest here, I’d basically like to try a little bit of everything from Red Square! Realistically though, my first two stops would be the virtual Benefit counter and the limited edition Katy Perry perfume!!

  146. ayesha 14 August 2015 / 10:22

    What an amazing giveaway. Im always intimidated walking past Red Square. I have my eye on the Benefit blushes. So gorgeous.

  147. Jeanette Wessels 14 August 2015 / 10:32

    OMW so excited to try the Benefit Girl Meets Pearl illuminator and the Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil! Thank you for this blog post, really informative!!!

  148. Amy 14 August 2015 / 11:37

    I always enjoy reading your informative posts !

  149. Tania Laia 14 August 2015 / 11:39

    Ooooo yes! Benefit benefit benefit!!! Please and thank you.

  150. Carryn 14 August 2015 / 11:43

    I absolutely love fragrances! There is so much to choose from in the Red Square online store, but I would definitely choose the fabulous Be Delicious Skin Hydrating Eau de Toilette from DKNY! Just the fresh fragrance I need for Spring and it also hydrates the skin – what could be better? :)

  151. Danielle 14 August 2015 / 11:51

    I am obsessed with this giveaway! What a great idea! It was my birthday yesterday and am in some desperate need of girl pampering so I would do the same as you with the Clarins blue orchid face treatment! Been eyeing it out for a while now but the budget just hasn’t allowed for it and then I would for sure buy some Benefit products namely the Brow zing and possibly the Are they real mascara just cause it is the best products ever made!!

    I would love this so much #helpastudentout #alsodidimentionitsmybday
    Great blog post doll! Keep em’ coming

  152. LiezelTee 14 August 2015 / 12:29

    Your posts are so informative without sounding biased or “know-all” thank you!

  153. Lauren Hart 14 August 2015 / 13:01

    LOVE your blog, even more than I love Benefit products (which is a LOT). I was SO happy when they announced that they were coming back to SA, and I would love to go get some more benefit for my makeup collection! Thanks for the informative post, and #holdingthumbs for the awesome competition! xoxo

  154. Tarryn Jo 14 August 2015 / 13:30

    The GOSH 9 Shades Shadow Collection eyeshadow palette in ‘To Enjoy In New York’ strikes a chord with me. Having only recently discovered the different ways to play up my make-up, especially my eyes that are often hidden behind my glasses (or pc screen), it would be awesome to add to my nudes collection. (Not to mention the dream of going to NYC) I’d most likely be buying fragrance on the Red Square online store, my first true love – especially the Marc Jacobs Daisy range.

  155. Jacqui 14 August 2015 / 13:33

    I really love Benefit, and I think I’m going to try girl meets pearl. Thanks for the review.

  156. Wardah 14 August 2015 / 13:34

    Hello! Thanks for your candid review of these items. I really like the idea of using an oil in winter, i also have the dry cheeks. But i use my oil at night only so that i have a more matte finish look in the day.

  157. Kirsty Storar 14 August 2015 / 13:37

    A voucher to facilitate my shopping addiction would be fabulous :) Im desperate for a few new brushes and as much of the benefit range I can get. I have missed Benefit ever since I moved back from the UK. Benefit Brow-Zing is a definite – mine really need some TLC. I either look like a ghost or like a caveman. A brow tutorial would also be super handy HINT HINT HINT HINT hahaha x

  158. karen lamb 14 August 2015 / 13:41

    Loved your review of the products. Keen to try a few myself.
    Holding thumbs would love to win.
    Cheerio Karen

  159. Candice 14 August 2015 / 14:41

    I would probably get some of the Benefits products…I’m so into highlighters at the moment and I would love to hear your take on strobing. Oh and I would probably get some Bobbi Brown…love the GOSH palette as well.

  160. CandiceS 14 August 2015 / 14:42

    I would get the Benefits highlighter….I love highlighters at the moment…the dewy look is stunning. I would also probably get some Bobbi Brown products.

  161. Joanne Meyer-White 14 August 2015 / 17:47

    There are so many awesome products to choose from… many hours may be needed to browse and test before purchase! The GOSH palette is a definite! I’m in lolove with the colour combo

  162. Laurynne 14 August 2015 / 19:07

    Thank You for this awesome giveaway! Your choices brought my attention to the Benefit Girl Meets Pearl… I didn’t know they had this one… I’m definitely going to give it a go :)

  163. angelique 14 August 2015 / 21:43

    Great review. If i had to spend that voucher, i’d pick those eyeshadows. Good quality shadows are a must! Makes those peepers pop!

  164. Janneke 14 August 2015 / 22:44

    I know it’s lame leaving a comment of something you mentioned in the post, but those GOSH palettes look amazing and so I would definitely want to own one of those gorgeous babes!

  165. Megan Kelly Botha 15 August 2015 / 09:50

    I’d love to try the Benefit Range, especially the “They’re Real” Mascara. Also… LOVE the Gosh palette that you’ve featured!

  166. gaafitha 15 August 2015 / 10:44

    I will definitely be using my voucher on benefits products. The high beam being one of them as well as trying the beautiful gosh eye shadows and if i have some money left a bottle of purfume :)

  167. Daniela 15 August 2015 / 14:53

    I will buy some Benefit products! I have never used them before, and have heard such great things about it :)
    I am keen to buy perfume as well 😀 I’m a student, so the student budget doesn’t cater for such products :(
    It’ll be nice to use other high-end products instead of Rimmel and Maybelline for once, hahaha :)

  168. Geraldine 15 August 2015 / 14:55

    Amazing giveaway as always! I’m dying to try out some Benefit goodies at last, so glad they are back in SA!

  169. Gen Hart 15 August 2015 / 20:49

    Ohhhh this is so exciting!! :) just made my online shopping addiction worse :/ love red square online store!!

  170. Alison du Toit 16 August 2015 / 12:23

    Choices choices .. The Clarins treatment oil sounds like a must for my dry winter skin, s that would be first in my list along with my favourite Michael Kors perfume! I don’t ever win anything so maybe, just maybe this time I will get lucky.

  171. Haneem Majiet-Abader 16 August 2015 / 16:31

    Ooh…my list is very long…but definitely the Benefit sunscreen spf45, its so lightweight and you’re able to apply it over foundation! Benefit sunbeam for the most awesome glow, Bobbi Brown concealer re-purchase as mine is about to hit pan (always wanted to say that) and a mascara

  172. stephanie 16 August 2015 / 22:16

    would love to get the Loreal Paris triple action active scrub and the Bobby brown eye mascara and some of Bobby brown make-up brushs

  173. Carolyn Augustus 17 August 2015 / 08:39

    Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Protectant, BON Natural Oils Liquid Gold Hydrating Bath Oil and Gosh Argan Oil shampoo

  174. Kholofelo Malatji 17 August 2015 / 10:04

    My!My!My! That Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil is a must have, I have been struggling with dry skin for quite sometime now.

  175. Hannerie 17 August 2015 / 10:28

    I really need to add a face oil to my winter skincare regimen. Every winter I search for the ultimate moisturiser to soothe my dry skin and an oil might be just what I need.

  176. Hirsha 17 August 2015 / 11:06

    I would LOVE to try out the benefit range. Love trying new products. And this range has everyone talking ☺

  177. Roslyn Kinnear 17 August 2015 / 11:10

    So many choices at such a great store, would be a toss up between perfume or skincare. But I think perfume would win this round as I have just run out. I would buy my favourite perfume Alien by Thierry Mugler. Love it plus it is so expensive so this is the perfect competition to make my dreams come true. Holding thumbs!!

  178. Camillah Adams 17 August 2015 / 11:12

    Great Giveaway! I am a huge Benefit fan. (My heart broke into lil pieces after it was discontinued for a while in SA). Thanks Edgars for bringing it back again :)

  179. Meggy Brink 17 August 2015 / 11:31

    what a fab giveaway. Ohh R1000 at the red square online store would really help me start my Benefit cosmetics collection :-)

  180. Andrea Liss 17 August 2015 / 11:48

    I would spend it on a new perfume! Narcisso.

  181. anne botes 17 August 2015 / 11:58

    stunning prize to win would be HAPPY if i could win it

  182. Nasrene Sheik 17 August 2015 / 12:06

    If I won the voucher I’d spend it on updating my make-up with some new stuff from any brand as I have really old make up.

  183. Kelly Viljoen 17 August 2015 / 12:11

    Wow, those looks like fantastic products! That packaging on the eyeshadow makes my heart thump!

  184. Kelsey Niehaus 17 August 2015 / 12:17

    Wow another awesome competition! That Gosh eyeshadow palette (To Enjoy In New York) looks amazeballs!

  185. Janet 17 August 2015 / 13:16

    Loved the review, especially the part about facial oils. Exactly the same thing happened to my skin this winter, from combination to dry and sensitive in a flash eek. I would love to buy the Clarins Eye Revive Beauty Flash and the Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil – Dehydrated skin that you mentioned which sounds like the rescue my skin needs. Love the tip about adding a drop to foundation for a dewy glow. Fabulous idea! I’d finish my shopping off with the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara which I love! Thank you!!

  186. Lynnith Andreou 17 August 2015 / 13:30

    Thank you for a great giveaway! I would definitely spoil myself with another bottle of Lacoste Touch of Pink. Mine is almost finished! x

  187. Lalannie 17 August 2015 / 14:01

    Oh Gosh, how I love Gosh and Edgars. Have recently fallen head over feet with the brand and shop!!

  188. schantelle 17 August 2015 / 14:23

    My 3 products from Red Square online store will be –

    *Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion From Clinique – R225.00
    *Idealia BB Cream SPF25 From Vichy – R330.00
    *Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm From CLARINS – R190.00

    And a Maybe on the NARS packaging 😉

    Fingers crossed for this great prize. (toes also crossed)

  189. michell klopper 17 August 2015 / 14:40

    Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Creme (Dry)

    Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm

    For Your Eyes Only Eye Cream

    i choose all these products, i love a good moisturizer, yhay won’t irritate my skin, and the lip balm, cus i love it when my lips is so moisturized and supple, and the eye cream cus the skin around my eye are always so fragile with fine lines!
    thanx for this awesome giveaway!!! fingers crossed!!

  190. Joles 17 August 2015 / 14:43

    I love this giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win such fab prizes and treatments and indulgent items 😉
    From the lot, I think my first try would be the Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil. My skin is in such a dehydrated winter state! Its been a long dreary winter and I long for the revitalisation. I need to amp up the moisture levels in my skin and get ready for the warm summer days ahead :)

  191. lechell botes 17 August 2015 / 14:50
  192. rachael 17 August 2015 / 15:19

    The Bobbi Brown hydrating face cream – perfect for winter

  193. Mishka 17 August 2015 / 16:53

    Wow what a great giveaway! I’d totally love to get a Esteè Lauders Modern Muse for my mum!

  194. Jenny Meier 17 August 2015 / 17:20

    So many lovely products! How do you choose?!

  195. Gisele Lapage 17 August 2015 / 17:43

    Benefit Benefit Benefit. I have been dying to give them a try. Youtube and the blogisphere is full of benefit products and I would like to check out the hype.
    I would spend the full 1000 on benefit products and give as many as I can a go.Hint hint benetint.

  196. Candice Spammer 17 August 2015 / 19:09

    If I had to win this AMAZING giveaway I would run straight to the Chanel Counter, as I usually have to pass it. It would be so exciting so shop from them ♥ I would buy a primer and foundation from Chanel.

    Pick me pick me 😛 xxx

  197. Tracy 17 August 2015 / 21:58

    Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream and Lancôme Hypnose mascara for me :)

  198. Charne Banger 17 August 2015 / 22:22

    A R1000 voucher!?
    It’s like Christmas!!!!~

    I would go crazy looking through all the different make up, brushes and accessories!
    I would take my time, reading reviews and carefully deciding what to spend it on.
    I think would buy some lipstick, brushes and a eye-shadow palette.
    They would be very happy to join my make up family <3

  199. Rene Groyer 17 August 2015 / 22:50

    I have been after Sisley”s Black Rose Oil but don”t think its available online,but then there”s Clarins Relax Oil,some Joli Rogue lipsticks or a Chanel no 5 perfumed body soap.Great giveaway !

  200. Susan McCarthy 18 August 2015 / 09:42

    I have tried out Benefit cosmetics items…and now I just want MORE!

  201. Elize 18 August 2015 / 10:19

    Just love your blog. Will like to get some benefit products.

  202. Kelebogile 18 August 2015 / 10:25

    Cant afford most of the staff but definitely want and in need of a Gosh Palette!

  203. Nicole 18 August 2015 / 10:49

    OMG!!! Sooo exited!

    All the above mentioned products are so amazing! And who knew Edgars Red Square are selling Benefit cosmetics products …. beyond exited!!

    Id definitely use the voucher for the Gosh palette and the hoola bronzer from Benefit… im dying to try it 😀

    Amazing Giveaway xx

  204. Donnay 18 August 2015 / 11:04

    Thank you Luzanne for the opportunity to win this awesome prize! If I were to win I would go Benefits Crazy!!

  205. Faatima 18 August 2015 / 11:04

    I tried out an oil by Clarins a few years back and it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! would love to get my hands on it although the price is a bit too steep. here’s to hoping i get to win the voucher 😀

  206. Samantha 18 August 2015 / 11:33

    It would definitely be a perfume purchase, Elie Saab or DKNY :)

  207. Sabrina 18 August 2015 / 12:12

    Great giveaway. I hope to win and use it on perfume.

  208. Kamilah 18 August 2015 / 12:39

    I recently bought some GOSH products and got the free gift bag with a blush and Mascara. I use it everyday. Love the colors of the four pallette blush. Definitely well pigmented. Would love to give the eye shadow a try.

    Great giveaway!

  209. Charlene Govender 18 August 2015 / 12:47

    Would love to try the new Benefit range…absolute indulgence :-)

  210. Euneen 18 August 2015 / 13:16

    Ek wil graag die Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Kit uitprobeer. Die kleure lyk of dit perfek by my veltoon sal pas. :-)

  211. Arrie 18 August 2015 / 13:19

    The Gosh palette seems a lot bigger than I initially thought it was by looking on the website. I’ll definitely have to try it out, especially because I’ve been in a bit of ‘bronze-brown’ eye look for ages now. Also, the fact that each shadow works out to only R23.00 each is a complete steal!

  212. Melissa de la Croix 18 August 2015 / 14:23

    Iv never Tried the Gosh but maybe i should cause it looks lovely!! Im dying to buy some Benefit but our Red square here in George doesnt stock it so ill have to order online.

  213. Angelique Greyling 18 August 2015 / 14:58

    At last Benefit is back in SA. Love their products.

  214. Lindsey 18 August 2015 / 15:15

    I would stock up on the essentials! That highlighter look lovely. I’ve never used one before.

  215. Carolyn 18 August 2015 / 16:07

    You selected some great products! And of course this is an awesome giveaway:)

  216. Jessica Woodhall 18 August 2015 / 17:40

    Benefit didn’t know what they were missing out they came back :) Those brow products though.

  217. Julia Christison 18 August 2015 / 21:46

    I would love to win this… in desperate need of a pamper and this would help!!

  218. stacey 19 August 2015 / 10:47

    nice post…love the eyeshadow palette

  219. Carla VDW 19 August 2015 / 10:54

    Whoever wins this awesome giveaway is soooo lucky. I would get the Estee Lauder Advance Night Repair Gift Set.. my skin is starting to show signs of aging and I would like to halt that process!

  220. Nereshnee Elijah 19 August 2015 / 11:11

    WIth my 38th bday coming up in a few days, I would spoil myself with some anti aging products at Red Square or some make-up.

  221. Ines Valenti 19 August 2015 / 11:13

    Holding thumbs!!! :)

  222. Shelley-Ann 19 August 2015 / 11:13

    love the post, awesome prize

  223. Hema Roula 19 August 2015 / 11:19

    Before being a mom I loved using luxurious skin products. Now when I really need too…..(spotting some fine lines and signs of ageing) I cant afford it. I would love to win this and spoil myself a little bit.

  224. Michelle Baron 19 August 2015 / 11:20

    Dying to get some Benefit back in my life…so would probably go with their Push Up liner and They’re Real mascara. Want to see what all the hype’s about :)

  225. Chiao 19 August 2015 / 11:24

    I’d love to win oneday lol…tried many giveaways online but no luck XD
    Love red square online store! I’d get a new perfume if I win the voucher:)

  226. Nurisha 19 August 2015 / 11:31

    Awesome giveaway!! I have my eye on a few products most of them from your Face Of The Day – Rose Glow + GIVEAWAY post :)

  227. Momo 19 August 2015 / 11:40

    That girl meets pearl illuminator looks amazing

  228. Shafiqua Du Sart 19 August 2015 / 11:44

    Amazing product choices! Thanks for sharing :)

  229. Chandre 19 August 2015 / 12:28

    I would really like to start getting some of Clinique base as wl as getting some of the gosh eyeshadow palettes.

  230. Sara 19 August 2015 / 12:32

    I love the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Protectant, and the Gosh Argan Oil shampoo!

  231. Lynette Plaatjies 19 August 2015 / 13:28

    Thank you so much for the Awesome prize! :-) ….I can really do with some new makeup products.

  232. Margo 19 August 2015 / 13:42

    Amazing giveaway and great blog post. So much I want to try out so this would be great to win!

  233. MERCIALEEN 19 August 2015 / 13:43

    on anything and everything that will catch my eye…….I get to splurge on items I cannot afford

  234. Kholofelo Malatji 19 August 2015 / 14:46

    Awesome giveaway

  235. Robyn Wewege 19 August 2015 / 16:59

    Would love to try the Clarins Oil. Been struggling with dry and sensitive skin all winter! Holding thumbs :)

  236. Lauren Hart 19 August 2015 / 17:20

    Entering again, for some extra luck!!! Would adore a spoil from Red Square!! #holdingthumbs xoxo

  237. Juanita 19 August 2015 / 20:33

    Really enjoyed the blog post. I would definitely like to give the Benefit Girl Meets Pearl Illuminator a try! And I’m due for a brand new perfume :-)
    Holding thumbs!

  238. Amyyy 19 August 2015 / 21:11

    MAC MAC & MAC!
    I would buy my first MAC lipstick & maybe some blusher.
    Thank you for the giveaway. Following your blog for about 1.5 years now :)

  239. Alexa Pohl 19 August 2015 / 21:38

    I’d also love to get one of the Clarins skin treatment oils. What a great giveaway!

  240. Cornell Botha 19 August 2015 / 21:57

    I would spoil myself with some Benefit goodies!!

  241. Cathy Badenhorst 19 August 2015 / 23:41

    definitely a Clarins product which has been on my wishlist:)

  242. Daniela Cardoso 19 August 2015 / 23:58

    definitely splurge on a bottle of HUGO BOSS Boss Femme Eau de Parfum Spray

  243. Kimmy 20 August 2015 / 10:32

    Thank you I have learnt so much from this post. Clarins Oil would be so amazing.

  244. Sarah 20 August 2015 / 22:17

    I’d love to get an Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum and the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara.
    Ps. It’s amazing to read a South African beauty blog for a change…it’s so hard to get a hold of half the makeup I see on YouTube.<3

  245. Shalane 21 August 2015 / 08:51

    Yay! Thanks for running such a great comp Luzanne! :)

  246. Donnay 21 August 2015 / 12:48

    I would love to go BeneCrazy with this voucher! wish I had more finger and toea to cross lol

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