So I got the most spolicious press drop the other day – some Bergasol sunscreen and a voucher to pick out a pair of Vogue sunnies. Woop woop! Now for those of you who don’t know, Bergasol is a relatively new suncare brand (well, to SA anyway) that hails from France, has been in the biz for 40 years and is now exclusive to Clicks. Their big claim to fame is that they have a special Tan Accelerator Complex that helps you tan faster and makes your new-found bronze last longer.
Now, while I’m not about to expose my face or chest to the sun without an SPF 50, I do like to tan the rest of my bod come summer (there, I said it – beauty editor sacrilege) and used the SPF 10 sun milk on my legs. It’s a lovely light, fluid that smells fresh and citrusy, absorbs well and doesn’t leave your skin with a whitish cast – a big plus point as I’m pale enough already.
The After Sun is a goodie too. A light weight lotion, it’s got that same citrusy smell and is full of lekker hydrating ingredients like glycerine and apricot kernel oil. It’s the kind of thing I’d happily slap on my skin, regardless of whether I’d been in the sun that day or not.
But ja. Let’s get back to Vogue, shall we? I had a tough time picking out a pair ‘cos they’ve got so many gorgeous styles and colours out at the mo but eventually settled on these boys (VO2889S).
They’re the same ones that Eva Mendes is rocking in their print ads which is kind of embarrassing for her ‘cos I’m clearly showing her up, bringing le summer hotness in spades. Shem. But don’t feel bad for the woman – biets can cry into Ryan Gosling’s shoulder about it.
By the way, Vogue is currently running a competition called Summer House Destination: Thailand.
Entering is kind of complicated in that you have to complete several tasks online – things like retweeting Vogue on twitter, commenting on their posts etc – in a bid to earn Style Miles. Eventually, once you have enough of them (Style Miles, that is), you become eligible to enter the competition with a prize that’s worth the schlep – an all expenses paid trip to Thailand for you and three friends!
To learn more and enter, get clicky clicky over here.
Otherwise, I’ve got another li’l comp for you. Bergasol gave me three hampers to give away (shot Mandy!). Each contains an aerosol SPF 10, an SPF 20 and aftersun valued at R600.
There are two ways to enter – one is to follow Bergasol on twitter and then send me a tweet that runs like this: ‘Hey @lipglossgirl! I’d love to win your @BergasolSA competition.’
The other is to drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Bergasol comp’ as the subject.
This competition closes at COB on Wednesday. I’ll be using a random number generator to choose three winners and will get in touch sometime that evening or, at worst, Thursday morning, to let you know you won.
Good luck girls!