Cute summer separates from Mr Price’s RT range

After a lot of false starts it looks like summer’s finally arrived in Cape Town and that means time to swap out my skinnies for shorts – but only after I marinate in self-tan (loving Xen-Tan mousse at the mo) and get a hot pink gelish pedi.

Anyway, Mr P sent me a few piccies of their new RT collection and it’s nice to see they’ve pretty much nailed all the big trends – from joggers and graphic printed vests to acid wash shorts and a wide selection of crop tops.

Printed crop top R49,99, ruffle top R50 and embellished crop top (price TBA).

Printed crop top R39,99, ruffled camisole R49,99 and embellished crop top (price TBA).

Seriously though, couldn’t this crop top trend have come back like five years ago ago? Like back in the day when I was still in my twenties and you could totally see my ribs in months in months where I blew all my kesh money on shoes as opposed to Woolies’ Ready Prepared meals?

But ja, let’s take a look at the mooi shorts shall we?


Splash print shorts (price TBA) and acid wash denim shorts R199,99.

Their longer bottoms are just as trendy and bright – a regte blur of tribal, geo and paint technique prints.

Aztec print joggers R99,99, printed leggings R69,99 and geo print bodycon skirt R69,99.

Aztec print joggers R99,99, printed leggings R69,99 and geo print bodycon skirt R69,99.

Keen to view more and shop online? Pop on over to Mr Price’s website over here. You can also check out their latest collab with quirky British designer Henry Holland…


…that is if it hasn’t already sold out.

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This is an advertorial post. All opinions are my own.

Revlon ColorStay foundations – a review en masse

A little while back Revlon sent me a bunch of their foundations to try along with the most thoughtful press pack ever. It included a Woolworths’ gift card (so I could go binge drink W Cafe’s Chai lattes) and two of my favourite treats – yoghurt-covered dried mango and Reese’s Pieces.

With love, Revlon.

With love, Revlon.

You have no idea how much I love Reese’s Pieces. I always buy the family bag when I spot it in airports, promise I won’t open it on the plane and inevitably do. I then swear blind that I’ll only have ‘a few’ but, come touch down I’m almost always minute away from a diabetic coma. Come to think of it, this is probably why I could sit through all of Adam Sandler’s Blended, probably the worst in-flight movie I’ve seen in years.

Anyhoo, let’s get back to the foundation shall we?

Revlon ColorStay foundation - unicorn approved.

Revlon ColorStay foundation – unicorn approved.

I didn’t get to try the powder foundation – it was way too light for me – but found all the ‘Sand Beige’ shades worked well enough with my skin. In fact, I could even probably go a bit darker. As it is, I like my foundations with a bit of a yellow-tone to them.

You'll notice that

You’ll notice ColorStay Active and Stay Natural are slightly more yellow than Combination/Oily and Mousse.

Of all the foundations I tried, these are my thoughts.

Revlon ColorStay make-up for Combination/Oily skin SPF 15, R215,

Of the three fluid foundations, this baby’s the lightest in that it feels the least viscous and offers the sheerest coverage. In saying that, the coverage isn’t ‘sheer’ or ‘light’ – you’re still in medium coverage territory here. Being an oily-skinned girl, this would be a good pick for me, but I’d rather choose ColorStay Active and I’ll explain why if you read on. I also wasn’t in love with its twist-off cap and large ‘neck’ that made pouring a little tricky. It also ended up leaking all over my make-up bag. Bleh.

Revlon ColorStay Stay Active make-up mattifying SPF 25, R249, Red Square.

Despite all being called ‘Sand Beige’ each colour was slightly different to the other and I found ColorStay Active’s version the most yellow which warmed up my face and gave me a healthy-looking glow. Big brownie points right there. I also liked the texture. It was slightly less ‘fluidy’ than the combo/oily option but still super easy to spread and served up the teensiest, tiniest bit more coverage. You’re also getting almost double the SPF protection and, to top it all off, it’s packaged in a pump bottle. Yay!

Revlon ColorStay Stay Natural make-up for Normal/Dry skin SPF 15, R249, Red Square.

This is supposed to be more hydrating than the other foundations, making it more suitable to those with drier skin types but, to be honest, I could wear it with ease if I wanted to. Even when I wear the more oil-absorbant foundations, I still have to touch up my T-panel with the odd blotting powder/oil-blotting paper application so I might as well do the same for this boy. In short, I found it served up very nice medium-weight coverage.

From left to right: Mousse, Active, Dry and Combo.

From left to right: Mousse, Active, Normal/Dry and Combo.

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme make-up SPF 20, R195,

This jar weighs a ton, just so you know.

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Cream make-up SPF 20

Ooh la la! This light airy mousse texture is lovely in that it’s rather buildable, so you can choose your level of coverage, and very easy to spread. Then, once it’s set, it sits vas just like the others do. For some reason, it’s moussey texture made me think it might rub off on my clothes but it totally doesn’t. I also like that the colour doesn’t look ‘flat’. There’s a bit of mica in here to create a super slight reflect which kind of lifts things a little. The big ole’ negative here is the enormous clunky glass jar packaging. My make-up bag is heavy enough as it is and this dude’s so ‘weighty’ I honestly feel like, if I hit someone over the head with him, I could totally kill them. As a result of the packaging ish, I’d usually pass this item on to a friend. But something stops me every time ‘cos the formula’s just that lekker.

Now tell me, which ColorStay foundation is your favourite?

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A peek at Luxottica’s spring/summer 2014/2015 eyewear collection

Last week I braved seriously wet n’ weather to pop into a Luxottica media event to take a peek at their zexy new summer eyewear. Luxottica, if you didn’t know, isn’t a store – they’re a producer and distributor for some of the glammest eyewear brands in the world and, if the new stock is anything to go by, coloured frames and even lenses are big, big news.

Vogue up top and Dolce & Gabanna down below.

Vogue up top and Dolce & Gabbana down below.


Ray-Ban up top and Oakley down below. So sad those mirrored Ray-Ban's don't suit my face shape.

Ray-Ban up top and Oakley down below. So sad those mirrored Ray-Ban’s don’t suit my face shape.

I also saw a lot of tortoiseshell – more so than usual – and noticed embellished arms are still around but aren’t nearly as popular as last year.

Persol up top and Burberry down below.

Persol up top and Burberry down below.


This might be D&G - I've forgotten - but will update with the correct brand name soon.

This might be D&G – I’ve forgotten – but will update with the correct brand name soon.

Of all the sunnies I saw, I most liked these animal print Dolce & Gabbanas.

Pretty, pretty!

Pretty, pretty!

I thought these fabric covered Emporio Armani’s are interesting too – although I couldn’t wear them as they’re literally the same textile as my couch – and liked these retro-looking frames (also Armani) but they totally didn’t suit my face.

Armani all up in here.

Getting all Emporio Armani all up in here…

So, did you see anything you like? Most of these babies should be in stores like Sunglass Hut or on their way in.

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So who wants to win an organic Vita Liberata spray tan?

Vita Liberata, for those who haven’t heard of it, is a luxury self-tanning brand that, in 2011, became the world’s first ‘non-toxic tan’. The company prides itself on using certified organic and Ecocert ingredients, not having a horrible developing smell and being a favourite with celebs like Kim Kardashian.

Vita Liberata

Vita Liberata

A while back, I got to try their pHenomenal 2 – 3 week tan mousse in medium and really, really liked it. Still, at R965 it’s not the kind of thing I could afford to douse my body with, so I ended up using it on my face and got a lot of use out of it. In terms of colour result, ‘eveness’ and lack of developing smell, it reminded me a helluva lot of St Tropez, but obviously the latter doesn’t have the added benefits of being organic and containing hydrating ingredients like aloe leaf water and antioxidants like pomegranate extract.

Anyway, following that positive experience I was happy to receive a Vita Liberata spray tan in dark (usually about R4oo at salons) at the company’s head office courtesy of Darryn, their sales executive/spray tanner extraordinaire. He did a great job of making me feel super comfortable (being spray-tanned by a boy, regardless of whether he’s not interested in vaginas could’ve felt a little weird) and paid attention to all the little things – like putting a barrier cream on bits like elbows and knees, where your skin is thicker and thirstier so it can suck up more tan and end up looking darker.

Once I was all done, thanks to the dark colour guide, I looked fabulously bronze. This dried really fast, wasn’t sticky or smelly and I could happily slip into my little dress and head out the door to perform the rest of the day’s errands. The ‘tan’ looked so good I was more than happy to hit up Garden’s Centre and delighted in running into friends who marvelled at how healthy and glowy I looked without a stitch of make-up on. Sooo much fun for me ‘cos, in my natural state sans tan, I’m pretty much a flesh-eating zombie.

No make-up selfies are always awesome when you're tan.

I snapped this in my car straight after getting spritzed as I had to pullover and download and enormous email attachment o’ death. Can we all agree that no make-up selfies look sooo much better when you’re tan?

Anyway, the next day, the top coat ran down the drain in my shower and I was left with a golden glow that was a few shades lighter but incredibly flattering and very, very natural-looking. The peeps in my office where all impressed and I ran around sucking up compliments like a greedy little sponge. It’s now four days since I got spritzed and I’m pleased to say the colour’s lightened up a teensy bit more but I still look glowy, tan and mooi. Better yet, the colour fade is incredibly even.

This is me being a zombie last week and the following day after my tan #nofilter

On the left you’ve got me rocking my natural pallor and on the right I’m showing off my tan the day after washing off the top coat. For the record there’s no Valencia going on there – it’s an unfiltered shot so you can see the glowiness for yourself.

So, are you keen to nab a Vita Liberata spray tan for yourself? You’ll find selected salons around the country. Or… you could win one, provided you live in Cape Town.

To enter, simply tweet me the following, completing the sentence: ‘Hey @lipglossgirl, I’d love to win a @VitaLiberataSA spray tan!’ and include the link to this post. Alternatively, drop me a mail on with the subject line ‘I need a Vita Liberata spray tan STAT’.

This competition closes at 5pm on Tuesday and the winner will be picked using a random number generator.

Good luck girls!


UPDATE: Good news girls! Anyone entering the competition will get R100 off their next Vita Liberata spray tan, provided they’re in Cape Town and go to the head office in Gardens in to get it. This means you’ll only pay R300 for your gorgeous bronze glow!

This competition is now closed. Congratulations to Tracey Branfield on winning a Vita Liberata spray-tan. 

There’s a Gosh Cosmetics promo at Edgars and Red Square that sees you scoring a back pack o’ cosmetic mooiness

So, let’s talk GOSH cosmetics! Have you girls got up close and personal with their stuff yet? The Danish brand’s exclusive to Edgars and Red Square and totally underrated in that they offer some seriously cool things at very good prices, namely their Kiss Me lip balms (a lot like Clinique’s Chubby Stick), Light N’ Shine Lipgloss (there’s a light in the cap so you can see what’s you’re doing in da club) and brow kit.

Currently, the brand’s running a promo – if you spend R399 or more on GOSH products, you’ll get a free mini back pack containing their Boombastic mascara, lip lacquer, Forever eyeshadow stick and a sachet of Good Morning cream.  


Would captioning this ‘Oh my gosh!’ be a total cop out?

Between you and me, the back pack aint my vibe but it went down well with the boys at the office.

Back packs and blue steel in yo face!

Ooh baby baby! 

Of all the bag’s freebies, my favourite item’s the shadow stick. It literally glides onto your skin like satin and the pigmentation’s amazing. You can then use your finger to blend it out, just as you would a cream shadow. Then, once set, it really does stay put, however, if you use it with a eye lid primer you can basically tattoo it your lid.

Gorgeous, right?

Gorgeous, right?

I’m wearing it today but as a super sheer ‘office friendly’ wash which I achieved by creating a thick streep across my upper lash line. I then used my finger to blend it out and then blended it even further by using a MAC 217 brush to ‘wind screen wiper’ a little of The Body Shop Color Crush eye shadow in Champagne Kiss in my crease.


Easy peasy! For the record, that’s the Boombastic mascara on my eyes. Great length and definition, not a lot of volume. 

As for the Lip Lacquer, the shade is called Hot Lips, a mooi cherry kiss of a colour that goes on sheer, making it a lovely ‘day rooi‘ or ‘starter rooi‘. Texture-wise, it’s not tacky at all, so this means you’re going to spend a lot of time reapplying. If that’s something that doesn’t both you, the two of you might be friends.

While it looks tomato red on my skin, the 'blue' of my lips gives it more a cherry vibe.

While it looks tomato red on my skin, the ‘blue’ of my lips gives it more a cherry vibe.

Anyway, if you want le sak for yourself, you’re going to hit up the mall this weekend as the offer ends on the 16th.

Love, love



Keen to make your own Havaianas?

Last night I popped into the V&A Waterfront to visit Havaiana’s new pop-up shop in the barrow market court. (It’s literally just outside the Havaiana’s shop, just below the Numetro theatres.) They’re exploring a pretty cool concept where you get to make your own customised pair of flip-flops.

Snapping the Havaiana wheel of fortune while it was upside was regretable.

Snapping the Havaianas wheel of fortune while it was upside was regrettable.

How does it work? You simple pick out a sole, choose a pair of straps and can then add a cutesy li’l charm. It then takes less than two minutes for a friendly staff member to slap it all together and BOOM, you’ve got a custom pair of Havis. For the record, that’s the ‘boy wheel’ pictured up top. There’s a ‘girl wheel’ too and even more colours to pick from at the bar.

Decisions, decisions...

Decisions, decisions…

If you’re keen, you’ll find the pop-up slop bar (God, that sounds funny!) running until Monday the 17th. Price-wise, you’re looking at from R250 per pair so it’s a super affordable li’l treat.

These are the Havis I created. Do we like?

These are the Havis I created. Do we like? They’re going to serve me well in Thailand next month.

Love, love