Share your Garnier Even beauty secret and win a day with Connie Ferguson

Got any Garnier Even goodies at home? Planning on buying them? If you SMS the last four digits of their barcode along with your best Garnier beauty secret to 45675 you and a friend could win a day on the set of The Wild with TV star Connie Ferguson.

Wish I looked this good in yellow… and toit white pants for that matter…

For more details visit Garnier’s SA website over here.

Good luck girls!

X x x

NIVEA Q10 plus Riching Firming body moisturiser and Firming Body Oil reviews

Whenever I crack open a bottle of NIVEA body lotion and get a sniff of its unique scent I’m instantly transported back to high school; the good old days when my boobs sat under my chin and I didn’t have to worry about stupid things like ‘how in God’s name am I ever going to buy a bloody house?’

Anyway, as I’ve always liked NIVEA’s body lotion it’s nice to see they’ve now added a slightly more hydrating variant to their co-enzyme Q10-infused Firming line:

NIVEA Q10 plus Rich Firming Body Moisturiser, R55

Aside from the co-enzyme Q10 (a naturally occuring anti-oxidant that can help encourage collagen production), its formula also includes nourishing macadamia nut oil and makes use of NIVEA’s new mega-hydrating Hydra IQ technology that I explained in an earlier post regarding their Powerfruit shower gels.

I like that it’s not as heavy as their body crème which is too rich for me but a bit more moisturising than their regular lotion making it a nice option during these drier winter months.

They’ve also created this guy:

NIVEA Q10 plus Firming body oil, R70

It makes use of co-enzyme Q10 and nourishing vitamin-rich avocado oil making it perfect to use on super dry bits like ankles, knees and elbows. Scent-wise, it’s pretty undetectable so it won’t interfere with your perfume.

In regards to stretch marks, NIVEA haven’t made any drastic claims about reducing their appearance or anything, only that you can use the oil to massage them if you like, and I appreciate that. When it comes to improving the look of stretchies, your best bet isn’t going to come off the shelf at Clicks but rather from prescription retinoids, lasers and the like.

In regards to firming, I can’t say I’ve noticed any difference in my skin but then again if I’m serious about toning up I’m going to say not to carbs after four and reach for my running shoes as opposed to a body product. Buy hey, every little bit counts…

Love, love

Leigh

David Beckham Instinct Sport EDT review

David Beckham’s brought out another fragrance. I’ve sniffed a few of his and the missus’ scents before and all of them have struck me as being very ‘meh’. His latest, however, Instinct Sport, is pretty awesome.

David Beckham Instinct Sport; I’m not even a fan of the dude but really, really like this.

To me, Instinct Sport smells cool, fresh and vetiver-y, despite that fact that it doesn’t actually contain any vetiver. Its zesty top notes include ginger ale (!), mandarin and violet leaves while its ‘ozonic’ heart is all about geranium leaves and apple. The base is a woody blend of cashmeran, patchouli and sandalwood.

If my boyfriend didn’t already own YSL L’Homme Libre, I’d be very happy for him to run around smelling like Instinct Sport. In fact, the two scents smell so similar, I can’t help but wonder if David sniffed YSL’s creation first and then fired off an e-mail to his perfumiers saying ‘make it smell like that!’

My friend Clouds is like totally OBSESSED with this man…

Another cool thing about the scent? Unlike many other celebrity scents, the packaging doesn’t feel cheap and nasty* and boasts a heavy metallic cap that’s been magnetized so it ‘clicks’ into place when you close it.

Want to get a sniff? David’s new scent is available at selected Edgars, Red Square, Foschini, Clicks and Dis-Chem stores. It’s going for a very reasonable R295 for 30mls and you can snap up a matching deodorant for R85.

Love, love

Leigh

*Have you seen Selena Gomez’s new perfume bottle? Oh my freaken Bieber its ugly!

The perfect surprise gift to help you let somebody know you hate them.

And I know she’s just a teen with a zillion style mistakes to make before she grows up blah blah blah but come on now. Even my ten year old almost-daughter (hey Ash!) could designer a better looking bottle…