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Thursday, 5 March 2015

It's my Birthday! And time for a Giveaway!

Hi Ladies

It is my Birthday today, the big old 28 and I have a great giveaway for you!

I have a  Red Carpet Survival Kit from Gerard Cosmetics worth R880! 

Prepare for your moment in the spotlight with our exclusive bundle of special event essentials. Create a flawless camera-ready canvas with our illuminating BB Creme, perfect your smile by using the convenient and portable Teeth Whitening Super Booster Pen a week or two before your event and throw our Color Your Smile lip glosses in your purse to touch up your lip color throughout your special night.

This kit contains the amazing BB Creme, Brow Bar in medium to ebony, lip gloss in Summer Sun and a teeth whitening pen. 

You can read more about my thoughts on these products HERE

All you have to do to enter is:

Follow me on Bloglovin HERE

Follow by email (enter your email address in the box, on the right of the title of the post. Don't forget to verify)

Email three friends about this post, and remember to cc me (prettifulblog@outlook.com)

You can email anything you'd like, but be sure to include the link to this post, and use Prettiful Blog's Birthday Giveaway as the subject.

Here is the link:


For every three friends you email you will get one entry. The more you email the more entries you get. Please ensure you are sending emails to valid email addresses.

And lastly, comment below saying what you have done, and include the email address that you have used to email your friends.


  • Only open to SA residents
  • All entries will be verified
  • The Giveaway ends on the 2nd April at midnight, and a winner will be chosen shortly after that.
  • One entry for following on Bloglovin
  • One entry for following by Email
  • One entry per THREE friends you email
  • And one entry per every additonal THREE friends you email
  • One entry for commenting

Good Luck Ladies!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Shop My Stash- Gerard Cosmetics!

Hi Ladies

Today on Shop My Stash I have some products from Gerard Cosmetics. I had never heard about Gerard Cosmetics before, until AMREZY! If you don't know who she is, where have you been?!? She is amazing with makeup, and has that envied glow, partly thanks to the BB Plus above. Check her out HERE

Back to the post:

Gerard Cosmetics is not available in SA, so I ordered it online HERE, had to wait a billion years, since the post office was on strike, but I finally received it! 

I ordered the Red Carpet Survival Kit, which includes the BB, a lip gloss, brow bar and a whitening pen(not pictured here).

Let's start with the BB Cream. This BB Cream does not offer any coverage, it is a goldish pearl colour, and makes you glow like a goddess! You can use it under, over or mixed with your foundation. You can also use it on its own over moisturiser for a radiant and natural glow . I like to use a stippling brush to lightly buff the product into my skin after foundation.

Next, Brow Bar To Go in 'Medium to Ebony'. This Brow Bar has two powder shades, and a wax to set your brows. I love doing my brows, they frame the face perfectly, and just make your makeup pop. It also comes with a little angled brush to apply the powder. I found the one shade was a bit too red, the other one though is perfect! 

Color Your Smile Lip Gloss in 'Summer Sun' is a perfect orange shade. It is not very bright, but gives lips a lovely burst of colour, which can be built up too. The gloss itself is not too shiny or sticky, which I love, and is moisturising too! The packaging is so luxurious, and there is a handy mirror on the outside which is great!

Unfortunately none of these are going to my Blog Sale, BUT, since tomorrow is my birthday, I am giving away a brand new Red Carpet Survival Kit worth R880!

Below is a sneak peek at what is up for grabs! 

The Giveaway will open tomorrow and run for a month until the 2nd April. A winner will be chosen shortly after that.

Check back tomorrow for full details on the Giveaway!

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Winter Shoesday!

Happy Shoesday Ladies!

The weather has not been pleasant in JHB lately, it is as if Winter is already knocking on our doorstep! So for today's shoe I decided to follow Mother Nature into Winter. These boots are from Plum, and are a couple of years old, and never worn. I was after these for ages, and finally found my size, and then never wore it... I love the nude patent leather look, I think it is classy yet racy. They are quite high, and not very comfortable, so these are for a night when I will be sitting down for 99.99% of the night!

What do you think Ladies?

Pop in tomorrow for Shop My Stash, and keep a look out for a giveaway this week!

February Favourites!

Hi Ladies

It is that time again, another month is over, and that means monthly favourites obviously!

I have a big mix of products this time around, some old, some new, some skincare, some makeup, some bought and some press samples.

Let's start with my hero product of the month!

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation is amazing! Best R139.99 I have ever spent! It blends in perfectly, matches my skin tone perfectly, has a radiant finish and leaves no sign that I am actually wearing foundation. It has an SPF of 18, which is not much at all, but is just an added bonus, since I already wear sunscreen. It is only available in 6 shades, but luckily for me I found the perfect shade!

Next up, Essence My Base, Skin Perfecting Makeup Base. This is an orange primer, which I have started using under my eyes to counteract dark circles. It works amazingly well to brighten the area, and also leaves a great foundation to apply concealor to.

Dr. Gobac Exfoliating Masque*. I received this product to review a while ago, and I love it! You can read the full review HERE, but all I am saying is, go and get it!

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Plum Pop is the perfect pink blush, and I think it would suit each and every skin tone. It looks really bright, but it is the perfect shade, it is also highly pigmented, so go slow. I featured this product in a Shop My Stash Post HERE. It has become a regular in my makeup routine, and is just sssooo pretty to look at too!

Catrice Camouflage Cream Concealor. I had always heard great things about this concealor, but I had never tried it out for myself. I finally threw it in my basket on a recent Dischem trip, and I am so mad at myself for not trying it earlier! I use this under my eyes, over the Essence My Base, and it works so well to disguise dark circles. It is creamy, and blends really well, and doesn't cake at all. The only issue is the limited shade range, sigh... 

LA Girl Endless Semi-Permanent Auto Eyeliner in Black Frost. LA Girl is a firm eyeliner and nail polish favourite for me, and is fast becoming a BB and foundation favourite too, for more info on a LA Girl foundation I have tested and reviewed, click HERE. They are affordable and great quality, and definitely worth a browse at Dischem. Anyways, back to the Eyeliner, as the name suggests, this liner is extremely long lasting, smudge proof, and even makeup remover proof! I am not sure what other colours this liner comes in, I am hoping there is a pitch black one! This is a black shimmer shade, it is not entirely black, slightly more of a charcoal shade, but has become my go to liner.

Essence Me and My Ice Cream Shimmer Pearls. I know this is a shimmer powder, which should probably be used as a highlighter, but I use it as a setting powder. It is not extremely pigmented, so a light dusting to set foundation gives an amazing glow to the skin. And I am All About That Glow! Oh, and it smells like sweets, what's not to love?

REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream* combined with the serum below really helped my skin get back to normal after my 50% chemical peel. My skin was left soothed and hydrated, no redness or itchiness in sight! Formerly known as Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day Cream, it is formulated to leave sensitive, reactive skin optimally hydrated, calmed, soothed and protected this moisturizer combats the feeling of chronic discomfort, redness and sensitivity that can lead to premature ageing and ensures skin glows with renewed health.

REN Evercalm Anti-Redness Serum* reduced my redness and irritation and was so soothing! It also addresses ageing, score! This product, formerly known as Hydra-Calm Youth Defence Serum protects, replenishes and visibly improves skin tone to keep sensitive skin looking younger for longer. I used this twice daily, and my skin recovered in a couple of days.

Lastly, REN Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk*. The day of my peel my skin was super-sensitive, yet it still needed to be washed before bed time. I used this cleanser and it calmed my skin down completely. I would describe it as a rich creamy balm, I massage it onto my dry skin, and then add water, massage some more, and then rinse. It is so luxurious, and has a pleasant scent. Formerly known as Hydra-Calm Cleansing Milk, this gentle cleansing milk leaves sensitive, delicate and reactive skin purified, calm and soothed. Its multi-action formula eliminates environmental aggressors, increases skin resistance and minimises the signs of chronic irritation and sensitivity that can lead to premature ageing.

By the way, if you would like to try the REN Flash Rinse (Believe me you do want to), you can get a free deluxe sample worth R94.00 with every online purchase. Click HERE for more details.

Have you tried any of these products Ladies?

*Press Samples