I know you’ve been waiting for this blog post for a while now – am I right? Or am I right? I skipped the January edition because, to be honest, there weren’t that many new product launches to feature (and my brain was still in holiday mode). February, though, is a completely different story – there are SO MANY new launches this month. As always, I suggest you pop in to the kitchen and make yourself a cup of tea or coffee before you dive into this blog post, because it’s a long one! Better yet, grab a snack as well!
Don’t worry – I won’t be skipping any more ‘Products Popping Up’ blog posts, because I know how much you love them! I love rounding them up for you, so without further ado…let’s take a look at all the amazing goodies that are launching during February 2016:
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil (R450,00) – 50% primer, 50% oil, and 100% skin-refining power for picture-perfect makeup every time. The new Photo Finish Primer Oil from Smashbox is the first-ever primer specially formulated in a lightweight, luxurious oil to create radiant skin that glows. Made from a blend of 15 essential, lipid-rich plant oils (i.e. jojoba, arabica, and argan), it penetrates instantly to moisturise deep into skin, creating a seamless canvas with a dewy, youthful finish.
Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer (R250,00) – Get your lashes ready for prime time or freshen mascara midday with this pre-conditioning formula. The groundbreaking formula makes any mascara last longer, and conditions lashes to prevent flaking or smudging. Volumise and lengthen lashes before you apply your mascara or touch up lashes throughout the day. The dual-sided Two-Timer Brush features molded bristles that enrobe each lash, and an ultra-thin comb to ensure each lash stands out in high definition.
Smashbox X-Rated Mascara (R280,00) – Think you can’t add more mascara? Think again. Add jaw-dropping volume with this big, buildable mascara. The formula features tripod fibers that twist and wrap around each lash, doubling the volume and never clumping, smudging, or flaking. Amplify each lash with the unique Triple Threat Brush, made with 3 rows of bristles that isolate and coat individual lashes for clump-free definition.
Smashbox Indecent Exposure Mascara (R280,00) – With its spiral of wavy-cut bristles, the Zoom Out Brush adds excessive separation, giving you long, lavish, out-of-sight lashes with just the right amount of drama. A micro spiral tip makes it easy to capture tiny inner lashes; too, while high-impact, curved wavelength fibers cling to lashes, stretching as you apply the formula.
I was fortunate enough to receive the mascaras and the Photo Finish Primer Oil – would anyone like to see a review on any of them? Let me know in the comments section below.
Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette (R1200,00) – This three-in-one palette will allow you to emphasize eyes, brighten brows, and define features. It features more contouring options than any other collection, the #SHAPEMATTERS Palette gives you fool-proof contouring tools and simple pro instructions to get camera-worthy results. The kit includes: 1 x brow wax, 2 x brow powders in Taupe and Soft Brown, 1 x highlighter, 1 x illuminator, 1 x bronzer, 1 x contour powder, 9 x matte and shimmer eyeshadows, 1 x double-ended shadow / brow brush, #SHAPEMATTERS inserts with shaping steps for eyes, brows, and face, and interactive #SHAPEMATTERS cards with how-to contouring tips.
My heart wants the #SHAPEMATTERS palette so much, it really is an all-in-one kit. I was at a Smashbox launch towards the end of last year and I had a sneak peek of the palette – it’s so beautiful!
Smashbox Brow Tech Shaping Powder (R290,00) – Over-plucked brows? We’ve all been there. Piercings that have left sparse patches? Don’t even worry about it. The first-of-its-kind volumising powder that lets you build your dream brow. This ultra-fine loose powder mimics the appearance of natural hairs, so it’s easy to avoid that dreaded stenciled-on look. Plus, it’s proven to last all day, so your brows aren’t going anywhere until you say so. Made with a revolutionary long-wearing formula, this buildable powder clings to your brows, filling them in for instant volume. The precision applicator evenly dispenses the powder across sparse areas, mimicking real hair growth. Available shades: Blonde, Taupe, Brunette, and Dark Brown.
All Smashbox products are available at Smashbox counters in selected Foschini, Woolworths, Red Square and Edgars stores, or in the Red Square online store.
Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque (R465,00) – This face mask defends and replenishes skin to reduce the visible effects of pollution while helping to prevent impurities from adhering to skin. Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque is a protective, treatment facial masque that features 3 levels of protection and treatment against the damaging effects of pollution on skin. Orange extract is a strong antioxidant that offers the formula multiple pollution fighting benefits. Vitamin E and cilantro seed oil nourish and strenthen the skin, and improves lipid production. The formula also offers anti-adhesion properties to defend against environmental impurities by preventing pollution particles from adhering to skin.
Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque (R465,00) – The formula works as an ‘instant facial’ by brightening and energising the look of dull, fatigued skin to restore a healthy, rosy appearance. Formulated with ingredients like cranberry and turmeric, this invigorating facial masque helps visibly improve the overall look of skin, while crushed cranberry seeds within the formula gently exfoliate for a smoother, brighter and illuminated complexion.
Kiehl’s very kindly sent over both of these face masks – anyone interested in a review? Kiehl’s products are available at Kiehl’s counters in selected Edgars stores. There is also a stand-alone Kiehl’s store in V&A Waterfront.
Essence Happy Girls Are Pretty Collection (starting at R34,95) – We all know that a smile beats the most gorgeous makeup, so the new Essence trend edition ‘Happy Girls Are Pretty’ is going to underline the natural beauty of all girls. The colour scheme consists of delightful pastel shades complemented by brown nuances that are sure to flatter all beauties. The ultra slim eye pencil with an extra thin tip creates fine, accurate eyeliner styles, while the contouring set accentuates the facial features and adds expression. Nails shine in cool colours with 3 different effects. Loving designs with a knit-look reminiscent of the cozy time of year decorate the blush as well as the nail file.
If there was ever a makeup collection that is so ME, then this is it! The collection consists of an eyeshadow palette (R67,50), 2 x twist-up eyeliner pencils (R38,95), 2 x sheer lipbalms (R44,95), a stunning multi-colour blush (R57,95), a contouring set (R63,50), 6 x nail polishes (R34,95) and a 2-in-1 nail file (R34,95). This limited edition collection will be available at Clicks stores.
Essence sent me the gorgeous blush (there’s a photo on my Instagram page here), the contour duo and the eyeshadow palette. I think I’ll wait until the collection is in-store to buy additional collection items, then I’ll do a review for you on the blog.
Essence Valentine – Who Cares? Collection (starting at R34,95) – The new Essence trend edition is welcoming a different kind of Valentine’s Day this year. Wild, rebellious and casual, they’re breaking old traditions and dedicating the day of love to best friends. The collection consists of 2 x smokey eyeshadow sticks (R47,95), a black smokey cream kajal eyeliner (R38,95), 2 sets of false lashes (R57,95), 2 x liquid lipstick shades (R47,95), a translucent setting powder (R57,95), 4 x nail polishes (R34,95), a set of black self-adhesive false nails (R57,95), a face & body tattoo stamp (R38,95) and a fruity fragrance (R57,95). This limited edition collection is available at Dis-Chem stores.
I bought the eyeshadow stick in the shade ‘Love Is In The Air – Don’t Breathe!’ and I really like it, it’s a beautiful metallic taupe shade that almost looks like a cool-toned rose gold when the light catches it. I highly recommend you check it out at Dis-Chem.
Catrice Alluring Reds Collection (starting at R69,95) – Burgundy, merlot, cinnabar, crimson or ruby. The colour red has many facets, and is a particularly eye-catching colour. In this collection, 4 perfectly aligned products offer professional care and colour. The collection consists of a tinted lipbalm (R69,95), 3 x liquid lipsticks (R69,95), 3 x matte lipsticks (R89,95) and 3 x sets of nail polishes (R89,95). Catrice products and collections are exclusive to Dis-Chem stores.
I bought 1 liquid lipstick from the Alluring Reds collection in the shade ‘Brigitte Bordeaux’ and although it’s not a true liquid lipstick (it doesn’t dry matte, it’s a pigmented gloss), I still love it because it’s a very unique dusty mauve shade.
L’Occitane Citrus Verbena Collection (starting at R130,00) – An even fresher twist on their classic Verbena fragrance, this is a tangy fruity delight. The Citrus Verbena fragrance also includes the essential oils of grapefruit and lemon from Italy, for a summer fragrance that is both fresh and fruity. The collection consists of a beautiful Eau de Toilette (R780,00), a moisturising body milk (R390,00), a refreshing shower gel (R240,00) and a nourishing hand cream (R130,00). L’Occitane products are available at L’Occitane boutiques (take a look at their list of boutiques here) or in the L’Occitane South Africa online store.
L’Occitane very kindly sent me the Citrus Verbena Eau de Toilette and the hand cream (take a look at this photo), and I am in love. I think this collection has kick-started an obsession with fresh lemony scents, last year was all about rose fragrances for me but I think 2016 is going to be ‘Year Of The Zest’ for me.
Red Square Fragrance Sampler Box (R990,00) – Best Valentine’s Day gift EVER!! Each fragrance toiletry bag (there 2 options: For Him & For Her) contain up to 11 different fragrance vials and a voucher. Once they have tested all the sample size fragrances and have decided on a favourite, they’ll be able to redeem the voucher for a full size fragrance. This is such a great idea to give someone the opportunity to test various fragrances over a period of time, and then allowing them to choose their own signature scent. Take the guess-work out of choosing the perfect Valentine’s Day gift – I’m sure your guy / gal will love a gift like this (plus they’ll be able to reuse the toiletry / cosmetics bag time and time again). These Fragrance Sampler Boxes are available at Red Square stores, or in the Red Square online store (click here).
Red Square sent me the ‘For Her’ box, and the ‘For Him’ box for Neal. I always get so excited whenever a brand sends Neal something as well, because it makes him feel special. Anyway, I got ahead of myself and gave him his Fragrance Sampler Box immediately. I probably should have waited until Valentine’s Day. Now I have to think of something else to get him…
Bourjois Air Mat Foundation (R265,95) – This foundation has been developed to give skin a smooth, matte finish that lasts for up to 24 hours. Its non-drying, lightweight formula lets skin breathe throughout the day and provides high coverage for a flawless finish. Enriched with mattifying micronised powders, it elimates shine with no mask effect for an undetectable result. Available in 6 natural colours, this foundation is designed to brighten up lacklustre skin. There are 5 matte shades for medium and tan skin tones, and 1 mediterranean matte shade that contours perfectly with darker skin tones and makes the complexion glow. Bourjois makeup products are exclusive to selected Clicks stores OR online at Cosmetiques De France (they are the official importers of Bourjois, Max Factor, Bioderma, Noreva and other skincare brands). They currently have a nice promo on their website – you get a cute little travel-sized Bioderma Micellar Water FREE with any online order.
Pale or fair-skinned gals, I’m sad to say this foundation will unfortunately not be suitable for your skin tone. I was sent the lightest shade in the collection (03 Beige) and it is unfortunately way too dark for me. I will be mixing it with my trusty ‘The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops’ to lighten it up, but for the price of R250+, I suggest you rather give this one a skip.
Bourjois Round Pot Eyeshadows (R125,95) – Bourjois have used the revolutionary ‘baked technology’ since 1863 to give their eyeshadows an ultra soft, light and easy-to-blend formula. The eyeshadows have a hypoallergenic formula, plus they are paraben- and fragrance free. Available in matte, pearl and shimmer, the pots reflect the colour and finish of the shadow inside. When dry, the eyeshadow blends over the lid with ease. When used damp, the shadow can easily be used to draw precise lines, for an eyeliner effect. Bourjois makeup products are exclusive to selected Clicks stores OR online at Cosmetiques De France (they are the official importers of Bourjois, Max Factor, Bioderma, Noreva and other skincare brands).
Schwarzkopf Gliss Hydra Miracle (starting at R52,99) – The ultra-light, but caring repair formula with hydra peptides from pure aloe vera essence provides hair with precise amount of care and moisture it needs. Dehydrated and porous hair is optimally repaired and taken care of, without being overburdened. The new Gliss Hydra Miracle range also provides a liquid keratin reconstruction to the hair and renews its quality by repairing damaged areas from deep inside the hair follicle through to the surface. The range consists of a shampoo (R52,99), a conditioner (R66,99), and a Hydra Miracle Express Repair Leave-in Conditioner (R89,99). Gliss hair care products are available at leading retailers nationwide.
Beautyblender Pure (R398,00) – A colourless, edgeless, non-disposable, sponge made especially for sensitive skin and skincare application. Beautyblender Pure is designed to ensure optimal application of the most advanced skincare products. Leave the old method of applying product with fingers behind and say goodbye to spotty coverage, less penetration of product in key areas (eyes, nose, etc.), and dirt travelling over freshly cleansed skin. Use it with complexion products, serums, eye treatments, moisturisers, makeup removers, and any other skincare product. Beautyblender features an open cell structure that fills with small amounts of water when wet. This allows the sponge to be ‘full’ so that the product sits on top of the sponge rather than being absorbed, allowing you to use less product every time. When wet, Beautyblender doubles in size and becomes even softer, returning to its original size when it air dries. For a list of authorised Beautyblender stockists in South Africa, click here.
I’m sure most of you already know I absolutely adore my pink Beautyblender, so I’m very keen to place an order for this one. Just to see if it’s any different to the original – plus, who would have thought one can apply skincare products with a dampened sponge?
HASK Essentials (R149,95 each) – The ultimate styling line committed to solving your top hair care challenges quickly, easily and beautifully. The range uses key ingredients specifically formulated to curl, smooth, repair and protect for gorgeous and manageable hair. The soft floral fragrance will compliment any of your favourite HASK exotic oil collections allowing perfect hair to blossom all season long. HASK hair care products are exclusive to Clicks stores.
♥ ‘Express Blow Dry’ is a lightweight, dual-phase spray that accelerates your hair drying process by evaporating water.
♥ ‘Weightless Waves’ infuses hair with hydrolyzed silk to provide softness and manageability to curls and waves. Quench your locks with this lightweight, non-greasy formula that enhances and intensifies shine with no crunchies.
♥ ‘Controlled Curls’ is infused with aloe extract to replenish moisture and create bouncy, frizz-free hair. This lightweight, alcohol-free spray recharges lifeless locks, leaving you with long lasting curl definition and a healthy shine.
♥ ‘Repair That Hair’ is a leave-in conditioning spray formulated with a special blend of ingredients developed to pack your hair with moisturising agents that are lost due to environmental and styling damage.
♥ ‘Revive & Refresh’ with ProRefresh Complex, instantly eliminates odour and provides a touch of fragrance while taming frizz and reducing static.
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Tinted Primer (R295,00) – Tint, define AND prime your lashes! Wear this innovative, medium brown primer alone to give lashes a feathery, natural look. Wear They’re Real! Tinted Primer with any mascara to dramatically boost length & separate for beyond belief lashes. The high-performing gel formula is water resistant and conditions with provitamin B5.
For a full review on this lash priming mascara, take a look at this blog post. Benefit Cosmetics products are sold at Benefit counters in selected Edgars and Red Square stores (for a list of the stores, click here). Alternatively you can also buy some of their products in the Red Square online store, but keep in mind they don’t stock the whole product range.
Revlon LOVE IS ON Eau de Toilette (R399,00) – This fragrance features a seductive blend of masculine and feminine notes to captivate him from the moment you walk in the room. The flirtatious fragrance bouquet of sweet berry, citrus, and velvety rose intensifies with the sensual heat of ginger, cardamom, and exotic sandalwood. Rich notes of vanilla, amber and musk round out softer notes, developing into a singular, seductive aroma that excites the senses and pulls him close.
Revlon Ultimate All-In-One Mascara (R159,00) – The ultimate mascara with 5 lash transforming benefits. New high impact formula delivers the ultimate lash benefits that consumers desire in 1 mascara: Volume, length, definition, lift, and intense colour. This mascara also features a new Revlon Power Mini Brush with a hollow core designed to deposit formula for mega lash impact. Available in shades Blackest Black, Black, and Blackened Brown.
Revlon Ultra Volume Mascara (R149,99) – For massive, volumised lashes like never before. The conditioning, clump-free formula plumps lashes for intense volume. New Revlon Lash Plumping Brush combs through lashes for clump-free volume. Available in Blackest Black (waterproof and non-waterproof), Black, and Blackened Brown.
Revlon Super Length Mascara (R149,99) – For long, lush lashes you’ll fall in love with… Luscious, lengthening formula glides on easily and builds quickly for a beautiful, extended lash look. New Revlon Lash Stretch Brush coats even the littlest lashes with super length, plus the tapered brush tip allows for coating even the smallest lashes. Available in Blackest Black (waterproof and non-waterproof), Black, and Blackened Brown.
Revlon Volume + Length Magnified Mascara (R149,99) – High-shine black fiber formula provides amplified volume and length. New Revlon Magnifying Lash Brush delivers gorgeously long and full lashes. The unique square brush designed to anchor formula to lashes for intense volume + length. Available in Blackest Black (waterproof and non-waterproof), Black, and Blackened Brown.
Revlon Dramatic Definition Mascara (R149,99) – The smooth, flexible formula coats lashes for clump-free separation. New Revlon Lash Separator Brush coats and separates each lash for dramatic, bold definition. plus the tiered bristles define and separate every lash. Available in Blackest Black (waterproof and non-waterproof), Black, and Blackened Brown.
Revlon products are available at leading pharmacies (i.e. Clicks, Dis-Chem etc) and departmental stores nationwide, or in the Red Square online store.
Redken One United (R365,00) – Everyone’s hair has a unique texture, and a unique story. NOW with new One United, there’s one product that unites us and improves the condition of every hair type and texture. This multi benefit treatment is suitable for all hair types – it increase manageability, softness, and protects hair from damage caused during styling. The versatile and lightweight spray acts as a primer, leave-in conditioner, detangler, cutting lotion, and a host of other uses. Redken One United is available online at Everything Hair.
Giorgio Armani Sì Rose Signature (R1390.00 for 50ml / R1970.00 for 100ml) – This limited edition intensely feminine reinterpretation of the original eau de parfum adds 2 rose accords to give an unexpected twist to the Sì trademark chypre. The rose is an icon of beauty, femininity and passion. Giorgio Armani celebrates all 3 by bringing together 2 of the most famous roses in perfumery: Rose de Mai central to the appeal of Sì, and the ageless purity of Rose Turque. Sì Rose Signature opens with sensational spring freshness lit by flashes of bergamot and mandarin. The light freesia accord blends seamlessly with the Blackcurrant Neo Jungle Essence. The two rose absolutes at its heart create an opulent bouquet. Giorgio Armani Sì fragrances are available at selected Edgars, Red Square, Stuttafords and Woolworths stores.
I received a beautiful parcel from Giorgio Armani last week, which included the new Sì Rose Signature fragrance. The bottle is absolutely stunning, and I think I like the scent even more than the original Sì Eau De Toilette (featured here).
GOSH Copenhagen Velvet Touch Lipstick (R125,00) – A new collection of 8 matte shades are now being added to the Velvet Touch Lipstick range. From velvet nude hues to intense make-a-statement shades, this new range of matte lipsticks offers a colour for every day and mood. Velvet Touch Lipstick is enriched with natural waxes and hyaluronic acid to moisturise, hydrate, smooth and soothe lips as well as to promote a pleasant wearing comfort throughout the day.
GOSH Copenhagen Boombastic Swirl Mascara (R145,00) – Volume, spectacular length and a giant swirled rubber brush are the keywords of the new Boombastic Swirl Mascara. The formula of the Boombastic Swirl mascara is full-bodied, creamy and easy to work with. It blackens and thickens the lashes without making them look clumpy or spidery. The added argan oil and bamboo extract gives lashes a boost whilst a synergy of waxes and olive oil adds nourishing properties to the formula.
GOSH Copenhagen Nail Care Range (R99,00 each) – Complementing their existing colourful nail lacquer range, GOSH now introduces a new nail care range. Four products, easy to use and with a lot of benefits for everyone looking for gorgeous nails and a quick nail care fix. The nail care range will consist of 4 products: Nail & Cuticle Oil, 2-in-1 Nail Hardener, Gel Look Top Coat, and Fast Dry Drops.
GOSH products are exclusive to Edgars stores.
NUXE Nuxuriance (starting at R475,00) – For all women seeking a global anti-aging answer, NUXE creates Nuxuriance Ultra, the new line of rejuvenating treatments and redensifiants. Nuxuriance Ultra is a range of 6 treatments: An anti-aging serum (regenerates and evens skin tone), 3 anti-aging creams (regenerate the skin), an eye cream (corrects wrinkles, sagging skin, spots, puffiness, dark circles), and a roll-on mask (regenerates smoothes and revives the shine). The price of each product is as follows: Nuxuriance Ultra Serum (R595,00), Nuxuriance Ultra Night Cream (R595,00), Nuxuriance Ultra Fluid Cream (R595,00), Nuxuriance Ultra Rich Cream (R595,00), Nuxuriance Ultra Eye & Lip Cream (R475,00), and an Ultra Mask (R59500). Available at selected Truworths stores from mid-February 2016.
Would anyone like to see a review on these new skincare products from NUXE? I have the Nuxuriance Ultra Serum and Nuxuriance Ultra Night Cream that I can review for you.
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Noir Multi-Use Dry Oil (R375,00) – The same great product with a limited edition look. Containing a cocktail of 6 precious plant oils: Borage, St John’s Wort, Sweet Almond, Camellia, Hazelnut , and Macadamia, as well as Vitamin E, Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Use Dry Oil is the ultimate choice to keep your hair, face and body nourished and looking fabulous. Perfect for all year ‘round use, Winter Or Summer, this oil does it all! NUXE products are exclusive to Truworths stores nationwide.
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Compact (R565,00) – The first compact powder from Lancôme to inject its long wear with a mattifying effect. More matte and longer-wear than ever, the complexion loses none of its luminosity or comfort. The Teint Idole Ultra Compact texture offers coverage that can be re-worked at whim, with no mask-like effect, alongside a truly vibrant, beautifying finish. There will be 8 shades available in this powder compact. Lancôme product are available at Lancôme counters in selected department stores (Edgars, Stuttafords etc).
LUSH Valentine’s Day Collection (starting at R55,00) – Whether you’re a prince or a princess looking for your one true love, LUSH has an enticing selection of treats that will make you irresistible for when Cupid’s arrow finally strikes. Made with the freshest ingredients and alluring aromas, these products are sure to put you in the mood for love. The collection is available right now – go, go, go! Before it’s sold out!
For more information on each of the Valentine’s Day products, take a look at this blog post. LUSH products are available in the LUSH South Africa online store or at your nearest LUSH store (Cavendish, V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk, Gateway, Dainfern Square and Rosebank Mall).
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour (R330,00) – MAC has created an innovation on this classic texture with 15 robustly saturated shades of Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour. Whether you choose the intense fire truck red of ‘Fashion Legacy’, the vivid fuchsia of ‘Tailored To Tease’ or the tantalizing nude of ‘Back In Vogue’, all these lip colours promise one thing: A big splash of colour in a liquid-suede finish that transforms lips instantly and lingers, impossible to forget. MAC makeup products are available in-store at your local MAC counter (in selected Edgars, Foschini and Truworths stores) or in the MAC South Africa online store.
You can bet your biffy I’ll be placing an online order as soon as these are available – I’m very keen on a nude (Lady Be Good), and a bright shade (Oh Lady) but I’ll have to choose just one, because… Eeeeek! The price is rather steep!
SAMPAR H20 Emergency Mask (R395,00 for 3-pack) – The H20 Emergency Mask is 10 times more efficient than a classic hydrogel mask and is the first product ever known to provide the immediate action of a mask combined with the boosting properties of a serum. Formulated with Caulerpa Extract, also known as Green Caviar, a powerful hydrating active found in Asia, provides intense, long-lasting hydration coupled with an infusion of SAMPAR’s signature formulation, Urban Advance Complex, a blend of 3 powerful actives that deliver a potent anti-oxidant shield while restoring harmony and life to dull skin. The H20 Emergency Mask is sold in a box of 3 sachets or in single doses. Available at selected Edgars and Woolworths stores.
Nespresso UMUTIMA wa Lake Kivu and TANIM de Chiapas (R85,00 per sleeve) – For its latest launch, Nespresso looked to the unique coffee growing communities of Lake Kivu (Rwanda) and Chiapas (Mexico) to develop 2 exceptional new limited edition coffees, born in very different communities but united by devotion and expertise. Both UMUTIMA wa Lake Kivu (Intensity 6) and TANIM de Chiapas (Intensity 7) are pure origin coffees which means that 100% of the coffee has been sourced from their respective countries and we are able to amplify their intrinsic flavour qualities by utilising a split roasting technique for a perfect in cup result. Nespresso capsules are available at Nespresso boutiques nationwide or in the Nespresso online store here.
How beautiful is the packaging of those sleeves and capsules?! I have my eye on the fuchsia pink capsules (TANIM de Chiapas) and will be popping in to my nearest Nespresso boutique soon!
LINDT Valentine’s Day Collection (starting at R39,99) – Share the love this Valentine’s Day with LINDOR and give your special someone the gift of bliss. This year, the LINDT Swiss Master Chocolatier has expanded the LINDOR range to include a number of exciting new limited edition gift boxes, which are sure to melt hearts across South Africa. Filled with smooth melting LINDOR Milk Chocolate Truffles, the LINDOR Heart Gift Box (R79,99 – R129,99) is an irresistible token of affection, whilst the new limited edition LINDOR Strawberries & Cream Heart (R49,99) offers up a fresh and indulgent spin on a Valentine’s tradition. Also available on shelves this Valentine’s Day is the popular 50g LINDOR Milk Heart collectible tin (R39,99), which offers up four moments of pure LINDOR bliss in a re-usable tin heart which have been enjoyed by couples and connoisseurs for over half a century.
LINDT choccies are available at leading retailers, but the LINDOR Strawberries & Cream Heart will be exclusive to PnP, and the LINDOR Milk Heart (200g) will be exclusive to Woolworths.
Hill’s Foodie Bin (FREE) – From February 2016, while stocks last, you will receive a free foodie bin with the purchase of 2 selected bags of Hill’s pet food. This is the ultimate storage solution, now you can keep your home neat and tidy and your Hill’s pet food fresher for longer, plus each bin comes with stickers and chalkboard labels so you can personalise your bin to suit your pets. Available from vets and vet stores nationwide.
Jezebelle and Charlie received one of these foodie bins yesterday, and Jezebelle was so excited to see it! I don’t know how that dog knows, but she always knows when something is going to be hers (even before we’ve officially given it to her). She was sitting in front of the bin with her tiny little tail wagging so fast, it looked like it was going to fly off her body.
Hill’s Science Plan Canine Lamb & Rice Pet Food (starting at R239,00) – New year, new flavour! Your dog will love Hill’s Science Plan Canine Lamb & Rice, a mouth-watering new flavour with the healthy nutrition you expect from Hill’s, South Africa’s most trusted pet food brand. Available exclusively from veterinary outlets new Hill’s Science Plan Canine Lamb & Rice is made with high quality ingredients and scientifically formulated for a happy, healthy dog.
Shew! Now THAT was a long blog post, it took me 2 days to compile it – no jokes! Tell me… what do you have your eye on?
Me? I’ll be buying myself some birthday gifts this month… I’m thinking some Essence ‘Happy Girls Are Pretty’ nail polishes and a lip balm, the Beautyblender Pure sponge, HASK Essentials Revive & Refresh daily hair mist, LUSH Valentine’s Day items, a MAC Retro Matte lippie, 2 sleeves of the new Nespresso grand crus, AND the Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS palette.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! See you on Monday!