September 2013 Favourites

This is going to be a short one, guys.  I know some of you might think: Why not just skip September and do an October 2013 Favourites blog post?  Unfortunately my OCD won’t let me, I can’t stand the thought of having a monthly favourites blog post for 6 months in a row (ever since I started the blog), then skip a month and then carry on as per normal again.  No, September deserves a favourites post (even if it is short one).

So, let’s jump right in then!

First up we have unicorn tears in a bottle…  You can find it at your nearest Dischem and Clicks store and it will only set you back R 29,95.

I absolutely love this stuff, those of you who follow me on Instagram would have seen a photo or 2 or this already.  It’s basically a nail polish remover on steroids, and that’s why I love it.  I only use this for cleanup while I’m painting my nails – now some of you are probably wondering what type of cleanup?  Well, you know when you paint your nails and sometimes you flood your cuticle area?  And other times when you accidentally paint the skin next to your nail?  I find it looks a lot more professional if you just clean up those areas with nail polish remover and a stiff brush.  It creates a clean line – Neal has often asked me how I get it so perfect, and that’s how I do it.  Don’t even try using other nail polish removers, I’ve tried and it takes 10 times longer because Cutex brand removers are just not strong enough.  It probably sounds like this polish remover will burn the skin, don’t worry, my skin is quite sensitive and it works perfectly.

Favourite because it makes cleanup a breeze.  It’s that simple.

Then another firm favourite this month was the Pantene Deep Moisture Soufflé – I am in love with this product.

I’ve mentioned this beaut in a previous blog post as well, take a look here.  I adore this hair treatment, it’s super light on the hair and leaves my hair feeling silky soft.  Whenever I squirt too much into my hand and there’s still a bit left after applying to my hair, I use it as a hand cream.  No jokes!  It’s not a sticky mousse at all, it’s a moisturising whipped cream treatment.  Heavenly!

Favourite because it moisturises the hair without leaving it feeling oily, sticky or weighed down.

Next up we have the LUSH Whoosh Shower Jelly, you guys need to go try get your hands on this little baby – seriously!

The lovely Charlene from Gee Whiskers sent me an amazing LUSH hamper earlier in September.  I was ecstatic when I saw all that she had bought for me, and was especially excited to see this little tub.  I had seen Youtubers rave about the LUSH Shower Jellies on numerous occasions and have been wanting to try one out for the longest time.  You guys know how absolutely obsessed I am with anything LUSH-related.  I couldn’t wait till after our Cape Town holiday to test this out, so tried it out a couple of times before we left.  WOW!  It’s such an interesting texture, like a solid jelly but as soon as you start mixing a tiny piece into your loofah / shower scrunchie it creates the most lush-ious (haha) foam.  Not only am I still intrigued by the texture but the scent of this shower jelly is totally amazing.  It contains an energising blend of lemon, lime and grapefruit juices, plus revitalising rosemary and balancing geranium – these are great to give you a kick-start early in the morning.  I loved using this shower jelly so much, I bought another Whoosh jelly and a Sweetie Pie jelly whilst we were on holiday in Cape Town.

Favourite because not only can these shower jellies be used as a refreshing body wash, but they are also suitable to be used as a shampoo!

When I first saw the OPI Magazine Cover Mouse Liquid Sand polish, I knew I was going to LOVE it – and I was so right!

Read more about this lovely little mini size OPI Liquid Sand polish here.  It is THE perfect shade of red for my nails, the red of the polish looks like a neutral red but then the gold shimmers adds a warmth to complement my skintone.  I also find these Liquid Sand polishes last a bit longer than a normal polish does.  I think it has to do with the fact that you don’t need a top coat, less coats means less chipping (in my humble opinion).

Favourite because I love the feeling of these Liquid Sand polishes on my nails and received a couple of compliments from strangers whilst wearing it.

And as with all my favourites blog posts, there must be an un-favourite for the month too.  This month it’s The Body Shop’s Strawberry Body Mist.

I bought it on a whim when Clicks had their 3 for 2 promotion – I bought this one, the Vanilla Body Mist and the Satsuma Beautifying Oil.  I love the Vanilla Body Mist because it’s not too sweet but the strawberry one unfortunately smells a bit too sickly sweet for me.  So if any of you guys would like to take this off my hands, I’m willing to post it to you as a gift.  Let me know – first commenter who is interested and who lives in South Africa will receive it.  It’s practically brand new, I promise (I only used it once).

I hope you guys are having a wonderful week thus far!  I’m finishing off a mountain of laundry plus taking photos of all the goodies I bought whilst on holiday.  I hope you guys are ready for a VERY photo-heavy blog post on my Cape Town holiday haul.



  1. Kaye-Leigh 15 October 2013 / 10:39

    Let’s hope I’m the first :-)

    • Luzanne 15 October 2013 / 17:53

      You are most certainly the first one, Kaye-Leigh! Congrats! Please send me an email with your PO address. :)

  2. hb13 15 October 2013 / 10:56

    Would you be able to do a post on how you clean up your manicures? I just don’t seem to have the patience to do this and am interested in what technique you use.

    • Luzanne 15 October 2013 / 17:52

      Will most definitely do one for you, Hanneri. Might do a step-by-step pictorial so that you can see in detail. :)

  3. Bronwyn 15 October 2013 / 11:38

    Ooh I want to try the Lush shower jelly now! I just stick to the bath bombs all the time because that is what Madison wants and she uses all my money up! Next time I will branch out.

    • Luzanne 15 October 2013 / 17:51

      You have to, Bronwyn! You need to work the jelly into the loofah (because it is a solid type jelly) but it creates the most wonderful foam!

      You should send Madison to come live with Auntie Luzanne for a week or so, she’ll have serious mommy withdrawals and might return a with a new outlook on life haha! 😉

    • Luzanne 15 October 2013 / 17:48

      Haha! As mentioned to Chicara, I won’t be indicating the prices of the things because then I’m bound to add up everything. And…well…I’ll probably have a stroke. Will just be photos and names of products.

      I did keep all the slips, so will be able to give prices if someone asks. :) x

      Hope you’re feeling better, Nicole! x

  4. Chicara 15 October 2013 / 13:00

    Great post. I can’t wait to see all your Cape Town purchases. Also, please, pretty pretty please post about how you cleanup your nail polish. Your nails always look perfect. :)

    • Luzanne 15 October 2013 / 17:44

      Sheesh, I’m actually too scared to attempt to start taking photos of all the stuff. I won’t be mentioning prices because then I’ll know how much I spent on this holiday and I still want to be alive in order to open Christmas presents in December!

      I will definitely do a blog post for you girls! Will get Neal to take the photos, will maybe do like a step-by-step pictorial?

  5. Charlene 15 October 2013 / 13:41

    So happy that you liked all your Lush goodies. Thank you once again for helping me out with my Dad’s birthday gift – he really loved it! Big Hugs XXX

    • Luzanne 15 October 2013 / 17:39

      It was a pleasure, Charlene! I’m actually going to use my Butter Ball tonight, it’s been a looooong day! x

  6. Lily 15 October 2013 / 14:30

    The nail polish removed sounds great, I hope we have it somewhere near me. I need something good for my nail cleanups. Do you use like a painters type of brush? I haven’t found one stiff enough.

    Can’t wait for your haul!! :)

  7. Ronel Marais 15 October 2013 / 16:17

    Ek is mal oor daai skull!

    I got the Pantene hair treatment after your last post and I must agree, it’s incredible. I didn’t even think of using it as a moisturiser on my body – you are so clever.

    x Ronel x

    • Luzanne 15 October 2013 / 17:19

      Almal hou van hierdie skull, elke keer as ek hom op Instagram sit dan comment iemand! Jy kan hom by Sass Diva kry!

      Haha thanks – I’m glad you got the hair treatment and that you’re liking it. :)

  8. Zee Mohlapi 15 October 2013 / 22:54

    Ish, and I so wanted to win the Body Mist! Beta luck next time!

    I want to see what that shower jelly is like, it looks so interesting.


    • Luzanne 16 October 2013 / 22:53

      Definitely better luck next time, Zee! :)

  9. Holly Morello 15 October 2013 / 22:59

    I love any of the OPI Liquid Sands polishes, and I agree with you they do last longer than other polishes (never actually thought about it though).

    Looking forward to that HAUL blog post! :)

    • Luzanne 16 October 2013 / 22:52

      I cannot wait for the OPI Mariah Carey Holiday Liquid Sand polishes, there are 2 or 3 I KNOW I will be getting! Have you seen the collection?

      Thank you for commenting, Holly! :)

  10. Johlet 16 October 2013 / 10:23

    Oooh Siyaam and myself looked at that strawberry mist this weekend haha.

    • Luzanne 16 October 2013 / 22:51

      LOL! Pity you weren’t first. 😉

  11. Lulu 17 October 2013 / 14:27

    The shower jelly sounds great, pity no LUSH store in Gauteng!I’m also using the Essence nail polish remover, quite strong but good!

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