Friday, 29 November 2013

Balm Balm SA Lip Balm - #JHBbloggermeetup

Hello Journeyers!
I know, I have been neglecting you guys! But it is end of the year and everyone knows how it goes this time of the year. So much to do with so little time! *sob* 
And then there are all these reviews that I must still get to from the #JHBbloggermeetup. #nervous (Yes I just used a # in one of my blog posts - damn you #)

We were very lucky to get one of the best 100% Organic and 100% Natural Brands to sponsor us with some amazing Lip Balms. Yes I'm talking about the one and only Balm Balm SA

I have been using mine for almost a week now and I am in love with it! Cedric has some competition! Joking haha! I received the Tea Tree Flavour and I absolutely love the smell of Tea Tree. To me it always smells so clean and healthy. 

Pro's - I love it. What I love the most is that it feels extremely smooth on my lips and it actually works. I constantly suffer from dry lips! It is super annoying. And as soon as I put this onto my lips they feel smooth and it lasts for hours. No jokes. I constantly rub my lips together when I have it on just to feel the smoothness of my lips. I know that's weird. The smell is nice and strong but you don't smell it at all when on your lips. Plus did I mention that it is 100% Organic and 100% Natural. AND it is multi purpose so you can just dab it onto any dry spot on your body! It also come in 3 flavours. *Fragrance free // Rose Geranium // Tea Tree*

Con's - NOTHING! Maybe that it's just a bit pricey? But if you keep in my that it is Organic and Natural I assume that it is not too bad then.

My takes on it: Rating out of 5. 5 Being great and 1 being poor.

Price - R82 (online)
Quality - 4
Effectiveness - 5
Overall - 4.5

I would like to give a huge shout out and thank you to Balm Balm SA for being such an amazing brand and for making the world a greener and friendlier place! Also for making ladies (and men) feel more comfortable in their own skin. Thumbs Up!!!

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Thank you very much for dropping by and leaving your lovely love down below!
Have a great weekend everyone!
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Gee Whiskers...Charlene

Happy Friday Journeyers!
We are ending November with a bang. This months Blog Interview is with the beautiful Charlene over at Gee Whiskers. She has a huge passion for anything beautiful, especially beauty products and a even bigger crush on purple! Yes that's right, purple. I think she will be happiest in a world filled with beautiful purple things. :) No I doubt she's that bad...hehe!
I love reading all her reviews and her Wishlists are something I would kill for! She also recently got engaged! Congratulations lady!!! May you and the FIANCE (I know you can't get enough of reading or saying that) build a lifetime of happy memories!

JS: Tell us more about Charlene and Gee Whiskers. And why the name Gee Whiskers?
GW: I am a warm hearted and easy going person. I love being around people I care about and prefer to keep a small group of friends who I care deeply about than have many casual friends. I love experiencing new things although I tend to be a creature of habit and it takes someone to pull me out of my routine sometimes. The name Gee Whiskers is something personal to me. It is an exclamation I use when I see things that shock me or grab my attention – in both a good and bad way. I use it quite a bit and when it came time to choosing a name for my blog I wanted it to be something personal as well as different. I know that it isn't quite in line with a beauty blog name, but at least those that know me understand the meaning.

JS: Well the name of your blog is what drew me to it the first time. :) You are a beauty product addict, what 3 products can you not go without?
GW: I am most definitely a beauty product addict however I tend to focus a lot more on my skin care than on beauty. My top 3 beauty products are however – Mascara, BB Cream and Blush.

JS: You do have the most amazing skin I must admit! I might just be a tad jealous of it! hehe. What would you say is the best thing about living in South Africa?
GW: I haven’t traveled overseas and therefore all the travels I have done have been in South Africa. This has given me a deep appreciation for the beauty of this country. I am especially blessed to live in Cape Town so I am surrounded by so many beautiful sights and places. So the best thing about living in South Africa is most definitely the beautiful places we are blessed to have.

JS: So, you find a magic lamp and the genie grants you 3 wishes. What are they?
GW: Gosh, these types of questions always cause a struggle between the “selfish” me and the me that wants to help others. I will answer this a little selfishly this time. First wish, complete financial freedom for me and my entire family. Financial worries are a reality for almost every single person I know. To be able to have complete financial freedom it allows you to do the things that make you happy and that fulfill you. I would work because I want to, not because I have to. My second wish, a house in the Constantia Nek or Kirstenbosch area with a HUGE garden so that I can have lots of dachshunds and other animals running around. My last wish and most important wish, for everyone I care about to be happy and content. It really upsets me when people I care about are upset or going through hard times.

JS: WOW those are 3 rather deep wishes. Lady with a heart of gold! That's what you are! What are the words you live by and why?
GW: I live by very simple words “You are blessed”. It gives me perspective about life and all that I have so that I don’t take what I have for granted. Often it is so easy to get caught up in things and you lose sight of all the wonderful things you have in life. Yes, things can be very bad and unfair at times. But there is always something to be grateful for – be it someone you are blessed to have in your life, a job, or a home you can go to each day.

JS: Who do you look up most to in your life?
GW: This is going to sound like a cliche, but it is most definitely my parents. They started their adult lives with almost nothing and worked so hard for what they have today. I admire and respect them both so very much. They have also given me such a wonderful life that I will always be incredibly grateful for.

JS: What has been your best holiday memory to date?
GW: My best holiday memory is definitely our family holiday to Cape Town in 1998. We were living in Kimberley at the time so the trip to Cape Town was completely mind blowing to me. I remember seeing a billboard at the Waterfront saying “Imagine living here” and I said out loud “I wish!!!”. 18 months later my Dad was offered a job and we moved to Cape Town. I still like to believe it was a wish of mine that came true.

JS: Please describe your best day of your life so far?
GW: That is so easy for me to answer because recently I was proposed to by my boyfriend of almost three years. Without going into all the details (because I would need numerous posts to cover each detail and the back story to each of them) the day was filled with us traveling around Cape Town to all my favourite places and places that were special to us. Heading to each place I was handed a card with a little saying on it to give me hints to where we were going next. Each card had little cut outs in it and eventually all the cards came together to reveal my favourite quote from my favourite novel (The Great Gatsby) “There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice. Say yes?” As I turned around he was on his one knee and asked me to marry him in Kirstenbosch Gardens. It truly was the most beautiful and special day of my life.

JS: Ahhh I just got teary eyed reading that! Where do you see yourself in 5 years. Life, career and blog wise.
GW: Another difficult question to answer – in life I just want to be happy and I know that will be with me travelling and just being with my future husband. Career, I definitely see myself being in a Management role and I am working hard to achieve it. My blog, I really don’t want my blog to change too much. I know blogs change as a person does, but I want to ensure that it remains real and relatable to my followers. I might start including some snaps from my holidays but it will try to keep it true to what it currently is.

JS: Please share 5 of your favourite memories with us in pictures.
GW: I’ll share 5 recent memories from left: (1) Day I got engaged (2) Taking my dogs for a walk with my family at Rhodes Memorial (3) Sister’s Day – my sister and I often have Sister’s Days together where the two of us spend time alone together. This often involves exploring Cape Town. (4) Weekends away with my Sister. The most recent one was to Franschhoek. She is the best sister! (5) My Birthday this year. It was such a beautiful day and I always love going to Du Toitskloof.

So yes it is safe to say that I cannot wait to meet her and she is the first person I will call up when I ever go to Cape Town again! *fingers crossed it's soon*
Thank you so much Charlene for taking time out of your busy life to do this interview!

And good luck with all the wedding planning! :)

Have a blessed weekend and stay safe everyone!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013


Happy Wednesday Journeyers!
WOW 3 days left of November then we are officially in the last month of the year!
So here is my November roundup of happiness! :) According to my phone!

 A little sneak peak of what the bloggers had coming their way for the #JHBbloggermeetup
 I babysat this cutie while Cedric was in Mauritius.
 Cedric left me something to remind me of him while he was absent.
 Tested one of my birthday gifts from my good friend Marlize! Thank you I love it!
Had to feed my sugar craving and opted to go for this cute bear! hehe
 My outfit for picking Cedric up at the airport! Georgie.B Top.
 The airport has some major Christmas spirit!
 My souvenir from Mauritius. Thank you boo boo!
 Tick tock! 
And the time has finally arrived!!!! Yay!!!
 I received my pretty handbag from Fleur Clothing!
 This was the end result of the goody bags for the #JHBbloggermeetup!
 A LOTD! :) 
 I love this colour from Tip Top Nails! - Super Trooper!
 And we went on our first camping trip with Mo-Landy!
 And Cedric tested out his birthday gift...the awning!
 And we are off to celebrate his birthday! 
Beautiful Molweni! {inlove}

And there you have it, and now I'm busy counting down the days till we go on holiday...again!!!
23 Sleeps and counting!!!

Stay safe! See you guys tomorrow!!!
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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Revlon - Nail Enamel // Super Lustrous Lipgloss // Super Lustrous Lipstick #JHBbloggermeetup

Hello Journeyers!
So in less than a month we will be facing Christmas in the face! Where has this year gone too? I still wanted to do so much. All I can say now is thank you that I'm still here and that I'm healthy! Now I can start planning for next year! It sounds crazy but I love planning, and if I could I would plan my life to the T! But out of experience 99% of the time things don't work out then I just have to go over to Plan B laugh it off and move on.

One of our amazing sponsors and actually one of the firsts to jump on the bandwagon was Revlon. Now I'm a huge Revlon fan. Firstly because their product quality is amazing and they are extremely affordable!

We were extremely blessed to have Revlon sponsor us some truly amazing goodies for the #JHBbloggermeetup!

We each received a Lipgloss, Lipstick and Nail Enamel! How lucky are we!!!

Revlon Nail Enamel 

"Delivers gorgeous smooth, chip-resistant color to nails."

Pro's: I really LOVE this colour! It has a nice metallic silver look to it and well the name is perfect for a island holiday. Perfect timing as we are doing a island holiday December! It dried extremely fast. I was really impressed as I am usually the one smudging my nails as I am too impatient to wait for them to dry.

Con's: I felt like you need more than 2 coats to give you the results that you need from this product. In the pictures above I only applied 2 coats. And as you can see my nail itself is still a bit visible. :) Next time I will try it with 3 coats.

Retails at R89.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss 

"Silky...Sexy...Brilliant. Glossy formula combines sheer color and intense moisture with light-reflecting spheres to create amazing shine. SPF15"

Pro's: This Lipgloss really makes my lips feel softer and more moisturised. I love the shape and feel of the packaging and the colour is truly amazing! And what they have to say about the product I can agree with 110%!

Con's: Hmmm I actually have to think about this one... so far I don't really have anything. Sorry! :)

Retails at R110.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

"Infused with silk and vitamins for smooth, conditioning colour. In a dazzling array of fabulous, fashionable shades."

Pro's: Once again Revlon does not lie. This colour on the swatch aims more toward the browns but once on your lips that pink comes through. I love this colour! And the colour lasts! I've already had my first cup of coffee and my lips still look gorgeous! Yay!

Con's: Hmmm and again nothing really. :)

Retails at R120.


I would like to give a huge shout out and thank you to Revlon for being such an amazing brand and for making woman around the world feel absolutely beautiful!

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I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend!
We had a great mini holiday and I'm ready for the next one! hehe
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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Mini Holiday Time - Molweni, Adelaide

Hello Journeyers!
I am buggered, brain fried, tired, done...well you get the point! And I can honestly say that I am very excited to be without my phone or any TV's for the next 5 days (starting tomorrow).
We will celebrating Cedric's 29th 30th Birthday with his family on a Hunting Farm in Adelaide, Eastern Cape.

So yes, while staring at this for the next 5 days I will be missing all of you! I'm sure I will. I mean how can't I? Or wait, can I? See brain fried!

I will see all of you again Monday, fresh and ready to take on the world in full force again!
Keep safe and have fun!
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Friday, 15 November 2013

{Giveaway} Freshpak Wellness and Baby Tea

Hello Journeyers!!!
It's Friday! And I am extremely happy. It was just one of those weeks.
I have a very excited Giveaway on the blog today. This is for all the tea lovers out there! And I know there are a lot of you guys out there! hehe (Yes I'm talking to you!!!!)
Freshpak was super duper kind enough to sponsor a hamper of the new look wellness and baby teas to the value of R350!!! That is 6 months worth of tea! How good does that sound???
In the hamper you will find all of the below and a few of their original teas too.

About the product:
Freshpak is South Africa's No. 1 Rooibos brand.  Freshpak offers a wide range of Rooibos, Herbal and 
Green teas, as well as a wellness range of specialty teas marketed as Freshpak Hoodia, Freshpak Senna and Freshpak Ginseng.  Freshpak also has especially created Rooibos teas for babies and children.  Freshpak Baby consists of organic Rooibos. Freshpak Junior, aimed at 2 – 12 year olds, comes in four flavours: original Rooibos, Peach & Apricot, Strawberry & Vanilla and Apple.  Naturally caffeine-free and high in antioxidants, scientific research on Rooibos and Green teas has confirmed their health benefits.

I can tell you I am extremely excited to try these yummy teas. And thanks to the new look you save some money too! See the Press Release below:

Freshpak launches a new look for their wellness and baby teabags

CAPE TOWN, 4 NOVEMBER 2013: With summer’s return comes a fresh new focus on wellness, as we prepare for a fit and healthy holiday season! In anticipation of warmer days and healthier ways, Freshpak, the market leader in Rooibos Tea, began unveiling their new packaging for their Wellness and Baby Teas in mid-October.

The cylinder packaging for the Wellness Teas has been replaced with a more affordable carton packaging. This brings the recommended retail price down from R24.99 to R13.99. The bold, vibrant colours of the new packaging also makes the teas stand out on the shelf so you can easily find the custom designed blend most suitable for your health needs. The trio of Freshpak Wellness Teas combine the health benefits of Rooibos with additional natural supplements to create delicious teas that combat common health issues: Ginseng for increased energy, Hoodia for staying in shape and Senna to assist with digestion.

The Baby Tea has replaced the cylinder packaging with a stay-fresh foil pouch. The new packaging contains 40 teabags compared to the 20 offered in the cylinder; you benefit from the greater affordability associated with buying in bulk. Freshpak Baby’s Organic Rooibos Tea is perfect for babies from six months: naturally caffeine free and rich in anti-oxidants, it tastes great and is gentle on little tummies. This brings the recommended selling price down from R23.99 to R10.79.

The health benefits of Rooibos Tea have long been championed. With Freshpak’s new, more affordable packaging, these benefits are now accessible to a wider audience. It’s time to celebrate summer on your doorstep and wellness at your fingertips!

“Grab your preferred pack at your nearest retailer, Freshpak, feel so good”.

And all that you have to do to win this healthy tea hamper is the following:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*This Giveaway is open to South African residents only*

So let your fingers do the talking and Good Luckkkkk!!!! :)
Disclaimer: This Giveaway was sponsored by Freshpak. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own. All of the content and images posted are my own unless otherwise specified / linked to the original source. Please feel free to share photographs and material from this site but please link back to the original image or post. 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Tip Top Nails SA Hamper

Hello Journeyers!
Last month I won my 2nd Blog Giveaway with Lipgloss Kisses! I swear that lady is my lucky charm!!! I should shrink you Chicara and keep you in my pocket! hehe
Last night I finally tested all the amazing colours that I received in the hamper. The hamper consisted of 5 Tip Top Nail colours, and their famous base and top coat. A Spa-Valous Candle and a Sun Protection Spray and After Sun Spray. The Spa-Valous candle I have been burning a few days and oh wow, the oil on your skin is just amazing! It leaves my skin smelling great and feeling super soft!

About the brand:

I decided after trying on all the colours to go with the Super Trooper colour. It tells you all about my personality. I love the bush, and this reminds me exactly of it! hehe

So far I love the product. I especially love the brush. The shape of the brush is oblong, which makes it nice and easy to apply the product. This is the first time that I'm using Tip Top Nail Polish so I have no idea how long the Nail Polish lasts before it start to chip. Let's hope long because I have high hopes for this product!

I hope you guys enjoyed this half a review. My apologies. I took the pictures last night as that is when I do my nails usually. Next time I will stick it out and do it during the day so that you can see the colour better.

Have you used Tip Top Nail Products before? And what is your verdict on it?
Looking forward to hear your comments!

Have a fantastic day everyone!