GIVEAWAY: Who wants to win a super indulgent Thalgo Joyaux Atlantique hamper worth R2 300?

A million years ago, back when I was 22, the Cheryl Blossom of my college threw a huuuuuuge party at her parents Constantia mansion huis. Uber wasn’t around in those days so I ended up sleeping on a couch in one of their many lounges which was preferable to driving my car off the side of De Waal Drive. The next morning, I took a shower in her parent’s enormous marble en suite bathroom (gold taps! Errrmigod!) and she was all ‘oh, just use whatever… my mom’s got everything.’

She wasn’t joking. Cheryl’s mom really did have everything, including a Christian Dior night cream that Cheryl liked to slap on her legs and a Givenchy Hot Couture perfume that had been assigned to the lowly role of toilet spray. Just the products sitting in the shower alone could constitute a mini spa! I remember using a Thalgo shower gel that smelled like roses growing near the ocean and would go on to mention how much I loved the scent. Later, when it was time to go, Cheryl casually tossed the bottle into my car.

‘Oooh, no, no! What about your mom?’, I asked. But Cheryl insisted I keep it. ‘My mom has so many different houses she can’t keep track of what’s in which shower.’ Yoh!

As I drove away, I vowed that one day I too was going to be a multi-property maven. A woman so successful, I’d also have swanktastical bathrooms action-packed with a myriad of fancy products. So many, in fact, that my kids could hand half of them out – as literal party favours – and I wouldn’t even notice.

Fast-forward to almost 20 years later and I don’t own so much as a parking space let alone a blerrie portfolio, but I def nailed it in the ‘I shall have ten thousand products’ department.  Ha! So there’s that. And… I just so happen to have Thalgo in my shower. Specifically, the Pink Sand Shower Scrub from the brand’s lovely new Joyaux Atlantique collection.

Mind if I toss these babies into your car?

Inspired by Atlantic beaches at sunset and the power of precious marine stones, the Joyaux Atlantique consists of a fragranced body mist, hydrating dry oil and the aforementioned shower scrub. Each product – mist included – contains a hydrating precious algae extract known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. None of them smells ocean-esque, however. They all share the same soft floral scent – a serenity-inducing mix of lily and rose. Also, while it’s not mentioned, I can definitely pick up on a little magnolia.

This is the hydrating mist. I LOVE how heavy the bottle is!

Interestingly, the mist contains olivine extract, a semi-precious stone found on the beaches of French Guiana in South America. I have to admit I appreciate the idea of getting to spritz on a microscopic layer of gemstone ‘cos I’m one of those freaky deaky peeps who like to believe in the power of crystals. For the record, olivine is super calming, dispels negativity and attracts cold, hard kesh monneh. What’s not to love?!

I’ve found that the mist’s scent is surprisingly long-lasting, but you can really keep it going by layering it with the oil. The latter is lovely and light, absorbing in a flash to a dry finish that leaves your skin feeling supple and glowy.

Girl, we are living!

As for the shower scrub, it foams up nicely and, while it includes pink sand and white quartz (fancy!), it’s incredibly gentle so I consider it less of an exfoliator and more of an ultra-luxe shower gel. Constantia mansion not included!

Those dark specs are sweet almond shell powder.

Now, let’s get in it to win it! I’ve got all three spoilicious Joyaux Atlantic products to give away so you can create your own spa journey at home. To enter, simply leave a comment telling me which of all of Thalgo’s products is your ultimate fave or which one do you most want to try? You’ll find them all on their website. I’ve got my eye on the Polynesian Sacred Oil ‘cos it smells like monoi (it’s basically frangipani i.e. the best flower everrr) and leaves your skin gleaming with a touch of gold. Yasss!

I’ll be opening this comp up on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram too, so keep an eye out. It closes on Friday 17 May 2019 at 5pm and is open to SA residents only.

Good luck girls!

Love, love


This competition is now closed. A big congrats to winner Melanie Pretorius. 

62 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY: Who wants to win a super indulgent Thalgo Joyaux Atlantique hamper worth R2 300?

    1. Would love to try the hydrating mist! Heavy bottle full of microscopic gemstones to make me feel like a goddess or to use as a weapon to hit someone over the head with when they tell me it’s just a marketing gimmick and it wont get rid of negative energy… (person collapses and poof! Negativity gone) hehehe

  1. I remember thalgo from back in the day when I’d have a regular facial and look longingly at the thalgo facial advertised on the wall, which was out of my budget. I’d love to try their hydrating marine mask.

  2. Would love to try the Cold Cream Marine Deeply Nourishing Body Cream my skin is very dry and sensitive.

  3. The packaging of the products is beautiful! Would love to try the Wrinkle Lifting Serum. 🙂

  4. Okay, don’t laugh, but now I really wanna try the Joyaux Atlantique fragranced body mist, cause I also wanna be covered with microscopic olivine to keep negativity away! (but apart from that the Prodige des Oceans Cream sounds like a dream)

  5. I love love the Gentle Exfoliator – PERFECT for my dry skin (Exfoliating scrub with Sève Bleue des Océans that offers both mechanical and chemical exfoliation especially for dry and delicate skin.)

  6. I love love the Gentle Exfoliator – PERFECT for my dry skin (Exfoliating scrub with Sève Bleue des Océans that offers both mechanical and chemical exfoliation especially for dry and delicate skin.)

  7. I would like to try the M-Ceutic Detox Regenerator but the Joyaux Atlantique looks amazing too.

  8. I would love to try the hydrating mist especially with winter coming up! I am a hydrating mist HO! 🙂

  9. Would love to try the Cold Marine 24h Hydrating Body Milk. I hope it does last 24hrs because a shrivelled, dried up raisin looks better than I do!

  10. I need need need to try the the body mist. The election results got me feeling all kinds of negativity and attracting money always makes me feel better. Money I need money

  11. I would love the pink sand shower scrub, I am obsessed with scrubs… And this sounds good to keep winter skin and flaky bits in order.. I don’t have a car, but wil keep my toiletry bag open for a catch hahaha.. I want it.. Love shower time.. And boy oh boy…some people living the life hey. Would love the mist tooooo.. That website just broke my heart lol

  12. Oooh so hard to choose. But either Wrinkle Lifting Serum or M-Ceutic Detox Regenerator. Oh and the Polynesian Sacred Oil. LIke i said hard to choose 🙂

  13. I like the look of the Exotic Island Body Scrub. Who doesn’t need a visit to an exotic island

  14. Would love to try the Cold Cream Marine Deeply Nourishing Body Cream as my skin gets very dry.

  15. I use to work at a spa who was selling Thalgo, but we focused more on the slimming/firming aspect and the product were amazing, but this sounds even more so. Would really like to try this.

  16. Definitely the HYDRATING DRY OIL – Fine and light, this dry oil with a satin finish is perfect for daily skin hydration!

  17. The body scrubs sound great, especially the sweet and savoury body scrub. The Polynesia Sacred Oil also sounds quite yum

  18. Ooooh I’d love to try the hydrating dry oil which would hopefully adjust my skin status from raisin to grape 🍇😜

  19. I’ve never tried any of the products! But would love to try the Cold Cream Marine as I tend to be on the sensitive side 😉

  20. Definitely need the Foaming Micellar cleanser, once a week the refreshing exfoliater and then got to have that Mist!!!
    Really just need a product in my life which is going to fix this “way-post-teen acne” I’m suddenly blessed with at a tender age of 32. Giving up on all the other OTC rubbish!
    And besides this mama could do with a mini Constantia Mansion Spa in her Rivonia Hut bathroom 😉

  21. I need the body scrub and the body oil… These jhb winters wreck havoc with my skin… Thank you… Xoxo

    1. Congrats hun! You just won yourself a Thalgo hamper. I’ll be in touch via email to get the details needed to send you your prize. I hope you really enjoy using it x x x

  22. Thanx for that beautiful journey. Felt like I was in that marble bathroom touching those cold gleaming golden taps, dreaming of a pampered life… smelling the fresh ocean air with floral scents drifting on the breeze…

    The Thalgo Prodige dels Oceans Le Masque 50 ml caught my eye. Best of 5 oceans. Gotta love them seas 🌊

  23. Your product reviews are always next level!! You make me want to buy stuff I don’t want but now I obviously need!!

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