So NIVEA gave me a fruit basket…

Earlier this week I met my photographer friend Leah for lunch at my favourite sushi spot in the world, Sawadee on Kloof. (Once you have their Chef Special, a spicy tuna roll with creamy prawn tempura on top of it, you’re ruined for life in that all other sushi tastes like stodgy crap.)

About half way into our meal, I got a call from a courier who was outside my house so I told him to pop round to the restaurant instead. As it turns out, he had a little somethin’ somethin’ from NIVEA:

A fruit basket? With NIVEA goodies?! Nice one!

I proceeded to embarrass impress Leah with my impromptu wig-making skills:


See that NIVEA Q10 Plus Firming body moisturiser I’m holding? It’s a little richer than NIVEA’s regular body lotion as it’s formulated for drier skin types making it a good buy for the last of the cold winter months. I actually reviewed it just the other day along with the Q10-infused body oil; you can check that out over here.

Leah, however, was quite taken with the regular body lotion. That and pineapple:

She likes pina coladas… and long walks in the rain… (with NIVEA’s Q10 Plus Firming body lotion, the lightest formulation of the bunch).

Thanks NIVEA; your surprise delivery was much appreciated and I’ve enjoyed fruit for brekkie ever since.

Love, love


INGLOT’s new Aqua-Blue Culture collection is in store as we ‘speak’

Right now, blue is big big news and I’m not talking about Beyonce’s baby. Blue the hue is all over the catwalk in regards to eye shadow and has been spotted on the fingers and toes of celebs like Jessica Alba:

If you look closely you’ll see she’s rocking blue eyeliner too…

Inspired by all the blouness floating around, INGLOT decided to create a new collection called ‘Aqua-Blue Culture’. It sees the introduction of 12 new nail colours and five complimentary eye shadows. And, because they’re nice people, they sent me a little pakkie o’ bluesy goodies to play with:

INGLOT nail enamel (R129), eye shadow singles (R149 each)), Colour Play mascara (R149) and Sleeks lip gloss (R139).

Naturally, I didn’t hesitate to get swatchy swatchy:

From left to right; Colour Play mascara in Electric Blue, Sleeks lip gloss in 120, eye shadow singles in 388 and 372.

The nail enamel is called ‘989’ and is actually a tad more teal than how it shows up on camera. In fact, it looks pretty much like the shade Jessica’s got on her toes.

As for the Colour Play mascara, I actually reviewed that just the other day. To check it out, pop on over here.

Seen anything you like? If you spend R250 in store and one of your items is from the Aqua-Blue Culture collection, you’ll get R50 off. The best bit? You don’t even have to set foot in a store to snap it up; they’re now selling all their items online and if you order over R500 worth of stuff, delivery is free. Nice… very nice…

Love, love


Grey Goose vodka and Cafe Caprice are holding a (hot) boy auction!

Want to celebrate Woman’s Day but don’t have a boyfriend you can force into buying choccie and rubbing your feet? (‘Cos that’s what you’re supposed to do on Woman’s Day, right?!) Never fear my darlings, for now you can simply snap one up at the Grey Goose Boy Auction.

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It’s all going down at Cafe Caprice from 6:30pm this Sunday where five hotties have agreed to be sold off to the highest female bidders in an effort to raise funds for Sisters Incorporated, a local safe house for abused woman and children.

The potential manslaves on offer are Bar One Manhunt season 2 finalist Dene Botha, The Wilde’s Tyrone Keogh, Expresso presenter Graeme Richard and Heat Man Watch winner Christo du Plessis.

Jaaa Denetjie, we’re coming for you boet…

Natalie Becker will be on the mic, Grey Goose vodka cocktails will be in the mix and everyone gets to leave with a goodie bag. (The press release said it would be ‘crammed’ so now it’s totally raised my freebie-whoring expectations…)

Want to join in the fun? I’m already counting the change in my purse to see if I can snap up dear old Dene, my fellow party circuit slet, if only to gift you with piccies of him carrying my shopping bags down Kloof Street. Like, obvs he’ll be wearing a jocks n’ dog collar combo. Trust a girl to style a shot, okay…?

Love, love


P.S. Oops! I’ve just reread the press release and see that the highest bidder doesn’t get a manslave. Instead, you get an indulgent (big!) hamper and get to go on a group date after the night. Still, it’s certainly the kind of prize that makes digging into your purse worthwhile.