Monday, 30 June 2014

Mani Monday with Zoya and Anni King!


On Saturday I attended the Anni King Launch at AYK in Stanley Avenue.

There were stunning bags, a Zoya mani station, and healthy food, what is not to love!


Joanna Chen the designer is amazing, and so are her bags. She picked out three nail designs inspired by her bags, which we could choose from.



I got my nails done by Kelly, you can check her out HERE


I love Zoya polishes, they are good quality, 5 free, and they dry super super fast!

Have a good week ladies!

And don't forget to enter my last Giveaway!


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Giveaway Part 4 with Stila!

Part 4 of my blog birthday giveaway is here, and this is what you could win.

We all know how much I love Stila, I am addicted to their lip glazes, and so I am sharing these wonderful products with you!


Stila lip glaze in 'Starfruit'
Stila eyeshadow in 'Jade'
Stila make up bag

You can enter by doing one or all of the following:

Follow me on Bloglovin HERE
Follow me on Instagram HERE
Follow me on Twitter HERE
Follow Prettifulblog by email
Tweet about the giveaway, tagging @Prettifulblog and #prettifulblog
Repost the picture on Instagram, tagging @Prettifulblog and #prettifulblog

Finally, you MUST comment on the Giveaway post saying how you have entered. Each option earns one entry, and you can tweet and regram the photo every day for more entries.

Entries will be validated, so please make sure you have actually done what you have entered for, or your entries will not be counted.

This competition is only open to SA residents.

The competition will end on Sunday 6th July at midnight, and the winner will be announced in a few days. The winner will be chosen at random.

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Friday, 27 June 2014

Fancying Friday with Zoom

We all know I have a shoe obsession, and Zoom is one of my fave shoe brands, it is both affordable and good quality, not to mention on trend!

These are a few shoes that are on my wishlist this week:


You can find these on Zoom, Spree and Zando online stores.

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Wedgeday with Zoom Footwear


Today's wedge is from Zoom, and I bought it 2-3 years ago. It is super comfy and warm. I have only worn it once, but I think I need to get more use out of it.

I love the distressed leather look, as well as the buckles. 

Happy Wedgeday Ladies, and at least I got it on the right day this week!

And don't forget to enter my giveaway of the week!


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Monday, 23 June 2014

Mani Monday with Essence


Today's Manicure is a sparkly blue/green fine textured polish from Essence, called Sky Fall. This polish is stunning, it is part of Essence's Effect range of polishes, which I have nearly all of! This is four coats, as it did take a while to build up the colour, but three would work too. It dried really fast, and lasted a good 5 days with a top coat.


Have a good week ladies!

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Giveaway Part 3 with Kerastase and Batiste!



Part 3 of my blog birthday giveaway is here, and this is what you could win.

Kerastase Elixir Ultime 
Batiste Travel Size Dry Shampoo

You can enter by doing one or all of the following:

Follow me on Bloglovin HERE
Follow me on Instagram HERE
Follow me on Twitter HERE
Follow Prettifulblog by email
Tweet about the giveaway, tagging @Prettifulblog and #prettifulblog
Repost the picture on Instagram, tagging @Prettifulblog and #prettifulblog

Finally, you MUST comment on the Giveaway post saying how you have entered. Each option earns one entry, and you can tweet and regram the photo every day for more entries.

Entries will be validated, so please make sure you have actually done what you have entered for, or your entries will not be counted.

This competition is only open to SA residents.

The competition will end on Sunday 29th June at midnight, and the winner will be announced in a few days. The winner will be chosen at random.

A new giveaway will start on Monday the 30th June

Look forward to Stila next week!


Good Luck!

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Friday, 20 June 2014

Fancying Friday and Wedgeday in one!


So, I have been really confused and busy recently. I posted Wedgeday yesterday, even though it was Thursday! Sigh! I blame it on Youth Day on Monday, which threw out my whole week. 

So, today I have this blue wedge which I bought from Legit a while ago. Which I have not worn yet, a year later!

And today I fancy a less busy week!
A chance to wear these boots!
And SUN!!!

Have a good weekend Ladies!

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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

June Rubybox Unboxed!


I am very pleased with this months Rubybox.

Not only did it come on time, it is also filled with two great products!

A tip top nail polish top coat
John Frieda Hair Serum

and two other products which aren't bad, but are items I have received before.

Ponds BB cream sample
Facial Sponges

So, this month I am happy!

I must add though, I ordered a boutique order, which was meant to be delivered in 5 working days, but instead was delivered with my monthly box after 9 working days. I don't know if this was Rubybox or the courier trying to save money.

Don't forget to enter this weeks giveaway HERE

You could win this!



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Monday, 16 June 2014

Mani Monday with Essie and Catrice


Hello to a brand new week!

For today's mani I used Essie Polish in "Vested Interest" and Catrice Crushed Crystal Poilsh in "Oysters and Champagne"

I am loving the Catrice polishes as an accent nail! I had to use three coats, as the polish is quite sheer, but it is stunning! In future I would use a gold or nude base coat.

The Essie polish shows green in all of the photos I took, but it is actually more of a teal/grey. This is two coats, and it applied so well. The Essie website has this to say about Vested Interest: 'Stock up on the classics. this tweedy, woolen cool gray teal nail lacquer has sartorial style all buttoned up.' 

Have a good week ladies, and don't forget to enter this weeks GIVEAWAY!

This week we have an eyeshadow trio and a lip duo from Glo Minerals.


Good Luck!

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Giveaway Part 2! Glo Minerals lip and eye combo!


Part 2 of my blog birthday giveaway is here, and this is what you could win.

Glo Minerals Eyeshadow Trio in Sandstone
Glo Minerals Perfect Lip Duo in Bare

You can enter by doing one or all of the following:

Follow me on Bloglovin HERE
Follow me on Instagram HERE
Follow me on Twitter HERE
Follow Prettifulblog by email
Tweet about the giveaway, tagging @Prettifulblog and #prettifulblog
Repost the picture on Instagram, tagging @Prettifulblog and #prettifulblog

Finally, you MUST comment on the Giveaway post saying how you have entered. Each option earns one entry, and you can tweet and regram the photo every day for more entries.

Entries will be validated, so please make sure you have actually done what you have entered for, or your entries will not be counted.

This competition is only open to SA residents.

The competition will end on Sunday 22nd June at midnight, and the winner will be announced in a few days. The winner will be chosen at random.

A new giveaway will start on Monday the 23rd June

Look forward to Kerastase and Stila in the weeks to come!


Good Luck!

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Friday, 13 June 2014

Fancying Friday with The Body Shop


Today on my wishlist are some awesome products from The Body Shop. I love The Body Shop, I love their products, and I am obsessed with the Moringa scent, and on any day of the week I use at least one Body Shop product.

My skin is not very happy in this dry winter we are having, so a bit of extra nourishment and care is needed, hence nearly the entire Vitamin E range is in here!

CHAMOMILE SILKY CLEANSING OIL

This silky-soft cleanser will effortlessly remove make-up from the whole face quickly and effectively, leaving skin feeling clean, refreshed and clear of impurities. I have used the cleansing balm from this range, and it is amazing!

MORINGA BODY SORBET

Scoop an industry first with this cool body moisturiser, infused with delicate floral moringa scent! Our breakthrough sorbet texture instantly melts into skin for a frosty burst of fresh moisture. I love this scent, so I really really need this!

VITAMIN E MOISTURE SERUM

A concentrated pre-moisturiser treatment for the skin, for continuous, enhanced moisturisation and protection. Vitamin E protects, while tara bush seed extract works within the skin to boost moisture levels.

VITAMIN E OVERNIGHT SERUM-IN-OIL

Wake up to beautiful skin with the new Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil, a technical innovation combining the power of a serum and oil to indulge, replenish and recharge skin with moisture overnight.

VITAMIN E PROTECTIVE SPF15 MOISTURE LOTION

Your daily weapon against sun-damage.  Light and non-greasy with wheat germ oil for extra conditioning.

VITAMIN E MOISTURE CREAM

An easily absorbed daily moisturising cream that has the lightness of a lotion with the moisturising benefits of a cream.

VITAMIN E SINK IN MOISTURE MASK

Sink some antioxidant Vitamin E into your skin. Bring skin back to optimum moisture level with this intensely hydrating mask.

VITAMIN E NOURISHING NIGHT CREAM

With rich wheat germ oil to replenish and revitalize skin while you sleep. A rich, nourishing cream that helps replenish antioxidant and moisture levels overnight, when the skin is at its most receptive. 

VITAMIN E INTENSE MOISTURE CREAM

A luxurious, silky moisturiser formulated especially for dry skin. Locks-in moisture to provide long-lasting hydration and protection. Helps to restore the skin

And there you have it, my extensive Body Shop wishlist. I need to pay them a visit soon to save my skin, not because I want these, but because I NEED them!

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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Wedgeday sequins!


Today's wedge is from Zoom, and I love it! 

Who wouldn't love glam sequins on an edgy wedge? I wish the photos captured how stunning this wedge is, but it doesn't.

These are stable and comfy, the only thing is, I am scared I am going to damage it and the sequins will fall off! I have worn it once, and that hasn't happened yet, thank goodness! 

This is an awesome season neutral bootie, and I really should wear more of it.

Thanks for reading, and don't forget to enter this weeks giveaway!


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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Essence Road Trip and Wave Goddess Preview

Essence has some new Trend Editions coming soon, and I really hope we get this in SA.

Here are a few of my picks from the new collections!




Tnted lipbalm 
Surf ‘n' style! The tinted lipbalm is ideal for spending hours out in the 
ocean. Both versions ensure smooth lips with a light tint – in trendy pink 
with a cool neon finish. Absolutely essential for all beach beauties. 
Available in 01 loose your heart on the board and 
02 life is better when you surf.


Blush tint 
Water sports! No matter whether you prefer surfing or paddling: the tinted 
blush gives your cheeks a natural flushed look while you pursue your cool 
water activities. Especially long-lasting thanks to the tint effect. Available 
in 01 loose your heart on the board.

 

Highlighter 
Smile & wave! The powder contains light-reflecting pigments and apricot 
glitter particles to give your face and neckline a natural glow. The nuance 
adapts to suit your skin tone and can be used as a highlighter or for an 
all-over shimmer. Available in 01 sparkling goddess.


Hot'n cold top coat
Color change… this unique and innovative top coat changes color 
depending on the outside temperature. Here’s how it works: apply a light 
nail polish color as the basis and wait for it to dry. Next, apply the hot'n 
cold top coat. Your nails will react to the cold and change from the original 
light base color to blue depending on the temperature. Available in 01 
crush on blue.


Beach hair waves spray 
Wavin’ hair! Gorgeous beach hair for the perfect surfer girl look: this 
styling spray is enriched with sea salt to give your hair awesome volume 
and a wavy structure. For a casual, fresh look like you’ve been surfing in 
the summer breeze! Absolutely cool holiday hair. Available in 
01 wave me up!




Mini sheer lipstick 
Perfect when you’re on the go… this mini lipstick! These tiny sticks with 
a medium coverage color your lips and make them feel wonderfully 
smooth with a velvety finish! Available in 01 hit the road, red! and 02 
my sweet escape.

 

Allround balm 
Hit the road! A multitalent that pampers lips, hands and nails as well as 
elbows and feet! This little helper can be applied on any dry areas of 
skin, making it ideal for your road trip. Available in 01 young, wild, 
awesome.


Blush & highlighter 
Double action! This duo consisting of blush and highlighter creates a 
gorgeous, fresh complexion in a flash! Its soft texture blends easily to 
give your complexion a rosy blush and a beautiful shimmer. Available in 
01 highway to pretty!


Dry shampoo 
Summer trip! Here comes the perfect companion. With this dry shampoo 
you can quickly refresh and restyle your hair – without the need for 
water! Simply spray onto your roots, brush out and you’re done! 
Available in 01 got my ticket to ride?



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Monday, 9 June 2014

Minty Mani Monday!


Happy Monday Ladies!

This weekend was freezing in JHB, so this colour is perfect... "Minter Wonderland" by Catrice.

This is two coats, and a top coat. What I love about this blue polish, is it didn't stain my nails. It did however stain my skin a little when I removed it, but nothing major.

Have a lovely week ladies, and remember Part 1 of the Giveaway is live!

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Giveaway Part 1! Nail Goodies!


Part 1 of my blog birthday giveaway is here, and this is what you could win.

These are a few of my favourite polishes!

One polish by Nicole by OPI
Two Sally Hansen Gem Crush Polishes
One Sinful Colors polish
One pack of nail stickers by Sally Hansen
Catrice crushed crystal polish
Three Essence polishes
One Rimmel polish

You can enter by doing one or all of the following:

Follow me on Bloglovin HERE
Follow me on Instagram HERE
Follow me on Twitter HERE
Follow Prettifulblog by email
Tweet about the giveaway, tagging @Prettifulblog and #prettifulblog
Repost the picture on Instagram, tagging @Prettifulblog and #prettifulblog

Finally, you MUST comment on the Giveaway post saying how you have entered. Each option earns one entry, and you can tweet and regram the photo every day for more entries.

Entries will be validated, so please make sure you have actually done what you have entered for, or your entries will not be counted.

This competition is only open to SA residents.

The competition will end on Sunday 15th June at midnight, and the winner will be announced in a few days. The winner will be chosen at random.

A new giveaway will start on Monday the 16th June

Look forward to Glo Minerals, Kerastase and Stila in the weeks to come!


Good Luck Ladies!

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Friday, 6 June 2014

Fancying Friday with Mr Price


We all know how much I love Mr Price... 

If you do not know... It is a lot!

These are a few of my picks:

I love statement tees, and these two sweaters are so cool! I especially love the shoulder detail of the FANCY top.

The green embellished top is so pretty, and a great colour for winter.

The quilted black boot is a must for this season, so go get yourself one!

I LOVE Pjs, and how cute is the Pug PJ top?

I love the moustache PJ set too, "I must dash to bed"! How cute!

And these two onesies are adorable, I love onesies, and have quite a few. These are quite plain, except for the cute faces on the hoodies!

And lastly, cold weather calls for a beanie, so why not a SELFIE beanie!

Happy Friday Ladies!

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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Wedgeday Studs and Love


Today's wedge is from Legit, and part of the Toya Delazy collab a while ago. I love Legit's collabs with amazing people, it brings such interesting items to store, and allows us to share in someones personal style.

I have not worn this wedge yet, I think it needs to be on my to-do list this weekend. This wedge is season neutral, which I love, and can be worn throughout the year. I love the colour, studs, peeptoe, ankle strap, just everything!

What do you think ladies?

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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

My blog turns 1 and four giveaways!

A year ago on the 21st June I wrote my first blog post.

I started blogging to share my passion/addiction to pretty things, makeup, nail polish and fashion.

As much as my dear boyfriend, friends and family put up with me blabbing about the above topics, they do not share the same obsession, so this is where my readers and fellow bloggers come in. Blogging is a hobby that I love, and I hope my blog continues to grow in the years to come.

I have virtually and actually met some amazing bloggers, and I love being a part of this community, and sharing our common makeup, nail and fashion addictions. 

Thank you to everyone who has supported my blog, and I hope you continue to enjoy my views and obsessions.

If you are not already following me, please join me on:

Bloglovin HERE
Instagram HERE
Twitter HERE

And now for the fun part!

I will be hosting four giveaways this month, one every week, starting on the 9th June. Each giveaway will run from Monday to Sunday, and a weekly winner will be announced every week.

Here is a peek of what is up for grabs!


There are a number of ways to enter each giveaway:

Follow me on Bloglovin HERE
Follow me on Instagram HERE
Follow me on Twitter HERE
Follow Prettifulblog by email
Tweet about the giveaway, tagging @Prettifulblog and #prettifulblog
Repost the picture on Instagram, tagging @Prettifulblog and #prettifulblog

Finally, you MUST comment on the Giveaway post saying how you have entered.

More details will be given every Monday, when the giveaway is opened.

Entries will be validated, so please make sure you have actually done what you have entered for, or you will be disqualified from all four giveaways.

This competition is only open to SA residents.

Please remember, the giveways only start on Monday 9th June, but you are welcome to follow me before then :)

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