I seem to have found myself a 2 for 1 bargain, YET AGAIN!


Last time, this was my Garnier Pure Active 3 in 1 and this time it’s the 2 in 1 Primer & Setting Spray from Rimmel. And with “#INSTA” being a part of it’s name, it’s just as fabulous as it sounds!  I hardly used to use anything of this nature last year, 2017 has brought on a whole new adventure and love for such products!

Ever gone out and had your make up vanish off your face half way through the day, leaving you questioning where Cinderella was with her magic tricks to fix you up? YUP, ME TOO, and let’s be honest, those moments are not very fun when you don’t have any makeup on standby!


Since then, I have come to realise the importance of priming your face, and sprinkling some magical mist once all finishing touches have been made before heading out the door.

If you’re a watermelon kinda girl and love a fruity fragrance, then this FIX & GO spray is perfect for you – it smells fabulous and is super refreshing!

Being water based, this product is absolutely amazing if you’re a tad bit worried about developing an oily looking complexion throughout the day, because let’s face it (pun intended) – we all hate finding ourselves in situations like that!


My favourite thing about this spray is that it’s quick drying and locks in makeup, just in case you thought your makeup was talented enough to escape your face. Although, apparently it is, which is Rimmel have invented such a fabulous solution.

How to use:

Spray onto a clean face before applying makeup to help prime the skin for a dewy effect.

Once makeup has been applied, hold the bottle a few inches away from yourself and spray towards your face, walking into the mist. And there you go, the “setting” has been done.

(Sometimes I find myself flapping about for a few seconds afterwards with my hands to dry off my face a little quicker)

And there you have it, it’s as simple and 1,2,3 spray and that’s you, ready for your day!


Until next time,





There’s no doubt that us girls LOVE a 2 for 1 special when it comes to all things beauty related, right? I don’t know about you, but I seriously question my life decisions when I even CONTEMPLATE saying “no” to bargains of that kind.

Since it is Valentines day, why not show your skin some love before trying any special make-up looks for your dinner date tonight? Happy skin means a happy YOU and after all, 3 for 1 is the new thing! Yes, 2 for 1 is so last season!


The Garnier Pure Active range boasts a fabulous little invention that is bound to knock your socks off and put all those little blemishes to bed.

This is not your average face product – think ONE product and THREE different ways to use it. Basically, it can be used as a face wash, scrub or mask – take your pick, Fancy Nancy! In my opinion, this is the absolute HOLIEST of holy grails when it comes to a “multiple use” product!

I don’t know if you can tell, but my personal favourite is the mask!


It is packed with all sorts of terrific ingredients that help unclog your pores and even out your skin tone.The 3 in 1 is formulated with pumice beads which is a natural exfoliant as well as white clay which softens and mattifys the skin.

I’d suggest adding this product to your daily skincare regime by using it as a face wash or scrub, or as a mask 2-3 times a week.


My favourite thing about using this as a mask is that it’s super quick and easy.

Follow my 4 easy steps for a face mask quickie:

Step 1: Apply onto your face (while dry),

Step 2: Leave for 3 minutes

Step 3: Rinse off!

Step 4: And VWWWAALLAAAAH!!! You are now ready to frolic about like a Fresh Faced Fiona!

If the face mask doesn’t tickle your pickle, use it as a gentle face wash in the mornings for an extra fresh kickstart or in the evenings as a scrub to eliminate all grimy oils from the day, but always remember to use a good moisturiser! Moisturising is key, ladies!


Be sure to get your hands on this at Clicks for R101.95.  I guarantee you’ll be left feeling like a minty fresh daisy!

Always remember to use a good moisturizer after any face cleansing. My favourite one at the moment is the Garnier Matte Control Anti Shine Moisturiser (What a mouthful!).


Have you tried this product before? Which way is your favourite way to use it?

Until next time,




All girls love FABULOUS hair, don’t we? Well if you agree, then you’re TOTALLY reading the right post!

I’m not sure about any of the other Hairy Harriet’s out there, but when you’ve been torturing your hair for years with dyes and peroxides, you tend to be left with unhappy noggin strands. If you’ve experienced this, keep reading!

I am so excited to share my ultimate “go to” Repair and Rescue from Schwarzkopf, which I have been a loyal user of between my other hair cleansing routines. This shampoo and conditioner is a cell perfector for damaged hair. Yes, you guessed it, it helps perfect damaged hair follicles. Basically, it will turn the most furious of fur into the lushest of locks!


Both the shampoo and conditioner are thick and creamy and lather super easily. Not much is needed as it spreads easily and fairly over your hair.

The squeezy bottle design is mighty fine. Product waste? Minimal to none – WINNING!  Literally flip the cap open, turn upside down, and SQUEEEEZE…


BC Bonacure Repair & Rescue Shampoo

Besides being super easy to use, this range smells absolutely amazing! It pretty much makes you feel as if you’re in the salon having your hair washed professionally. We all know that the salon shampoos smell out of this world – just like this one!


BC Bonacure Repair & Rescue Conditioner

You can pick these up at your local hair dresser , or online store. Prices range from £4.50 – £12.00 in the U.K and R290.00 – R350.00 in South Africa)

Your hair will thank you, Schwarzkopf will thank you, and I most certainly will thank you for trying this hair therapy. You’ll understand why once you’ve tried it!

Until next time,




Garnier Micellar Water is STILL one of my absolute favourite products at the moment! Yes, I KNOW, it hit our market ages ago, but when you find a diamond, a girls’ gotta keep it!


We all know that Pure Active Micellar Water is fabulous for having a happy face with its make-up removing and purifying abilities, but why not take these hidden talents of a rather generous 400ml bottle and try them elsewhere, besides ones face.

These are my top 4 other uses for this bottle of bliss:

  • Cleaning/Polishing jewellery

YES! It’s that simple. If you’re going to be wearing jewels out and about, they might as well SPARKLE! Try adding a splash of Micellar Water to a few drops of warm water in an egg holder and let those pearlers soak up some goodness before drying them off. If that doesn’t tickle your pickle, try a few drops on a cotton pad or earbud to really get into those nooks ‘n crannies.



  • Remove make-up on carpets, furniture and clothing

If this magical water can remove make up off your face, it can do the trick on just about any other surface too. Broken blusher or bronzer on your chair? Spilled foundation on your desk? Smudged eye liner on the counter? NO PROBLEM! Let Garnier put Mr Muscle to shame and put those bloopers to rest.



  • Clean your hands

Keep a smaller sized Micellar Water bottle in your bag if you’re on the go and unable to reach water to clean your hands. Simply dash a few drops onto your hands, rub them together and wipe away with a tissue of sorts. And Vwahlah! You’ll have hands a fresh as a cucumber!



  •  Clean your make-up brushes

Micellar water is fantastic for cleaning your make-up brushes and it’s so simple too! Pour some magic water into a cup of sorts. Dip and swirl your brushes into the cup to cover them with the liquid until most of the make-up has been removed. You might need to do 2 rounds of this by refilling the cup, depending on how much product is hiding on your brushes.  Gently pat them on a dark coloured towel for any excess make-up and you’ll be good to go!



Who would’ve thought that ONE face product would have so many other different uses? Not me! That’s for sure. Oh how I just love my Micellar Water!

Do you guys have any other different uses for this wonderful product?

Until next time,




Everybody loves them GREAT BALLS OF BICARB! Yes, you heard me – fizzing balls in our bath is nothing short of the ABSOLUTE bomb!


Lush is one of my all-time favourites when it comes to freshly hand crafted cosmetics. With many different ranges of face, body and hand scrubs to natural shampoos, deodorants, cleansers, soaps, and of course, the most signature of them all – THE LUSH BATH BOMBS!


With a brand as vegetarian as Lush themselves, your skin will not go hungry and will be sure to get those daily vitamins and minerals with these more than fabulous products. Besides being all natural, what stands out to me most, is that Lush ARE 100% CRUELTY FREE and fight against animal testing! And that itself is more bomb than the Dragons egg.

Today I have chosen 5 of my favourite bath bombs to share with you all to see if you are as passionate about having big balls in your bath as I am. Yes, that’s right, Fizzy Lizzy is out to play!



This bomb and I have always had a super close bond. This is a popping candy egg – one that’s laid in the bath (no dragons were harmed). Unlike the scent of baby dragons, this bomb bursts succulent lemon and bergamot, and sheds many layers of creamy, fizz dripping goodness while bubbling away in your bath.



Okay, I know I said that Dragons Egg is my favourite bath bomb, but Sex Bomb might actually be taking that title. These two have been having affairs with my feelings and I’m not too sure which one is my cupid – so for now, this will have to continue being a love triangle! This bombs scent has hints of lemon sherbet, jasmine and Ylang Ylang oils that simply explode into different golden citrusy colours – so get ready for a snap, crackle and POP in your tub!



Be the Beyoncé of your bath time with this bomb. Rhassoul mud – rich in magnesium and calcium, which equals super nourished skin, is one of the main ingredients of this bad boy, with aloe vera extract, sweet wild orange oil and of course, soothing honey. This bomb smells good enough to eat. I could totally sit and snout sniff this ball all day – it’s THAT amazing!



Oh my gosh – where do I begin? This giant ball of fizz is just the bees knees! If you’re needing a refreshment, then it’s totally a good time to ‘Av a hot bath! Lemongrass, rosewood and Bergamot oil make up the nourishing factors of this ball, as well as fresh avocado. Sounds delicious right? If I do say so myself, this totally has me avocuddling my bath water, and so should you!



Yes, this is berry delicious and is one of a kind. Frankincense oil, citric acid and bergamot oil are a few of the fresh ingredients that can be thanked for this mighty fine fizzy sherbet ball.  Blackberry bomb fizzes like something out of a science experiment in the tub and even has a surprise message hidden inside. I love the dark purple colours of this bath bomb.


Whether you’re a Sex Bomb or like to lay Dragons eggs, it’s safe to say that these big balls will wash away the blues and leave you feeling rejuvenated because Lush IS THE BOMB.

Until next time,

Mycaila – Jade



Alright Ladies, let’s get our party pants on! Its time celebrate my most favourite of FAVOURITE discoveries! I’m sure you are all familiar with the efforts of self tan, but have you learnt how to master such fabulousness? Never mind that, have you managed to find the correct product?? You know, the type that doesn’t leave you looking like a streaky Oompah Loompah? Orange Oompah Loompah to be exact!



Let us clear the air before we get started. First things first: Are there REALLY any valid reasons as to why one would not want to sport a beautifully bronzed bod, ALL year round? Yip, that’s right . I’m on the same page as you – absolutely no valid reasons what so ever!!


Well, I’m glad that’s settled. I guess we can get started then, shall we?

Can you guess which self tan product is my absolute favourite? One that is totally local, but tropical at the same? Think coconuts, palm trees, soft sand and an ocean breeze. Yip, you’ve guessed it: CARIBBEAN TAN!!


The Caribbean Tan range!!!!

I absolutely love this product! It’s safe to say that I have been a religious user of this professional self tanning agent through all seasons, moods, boyfriends and life decisions. And might I just add emphasis on the word PROFESSIONAL!!

We all know that feeling, when you’re not quite satisfied with looking like a carrot, when a self tanning adventure goes a little South, but luckily for you ( and I), and ALL the Oompah Loompah’s of the land, that situation will not be revisited when using this self tanning range.

A self-tanning product that doesn’t make you orange?

Why YES young Lass, you’ve read correctly!!!


Basically, this range works on an A, B and C level. All you need to do when frolicking about down that self-tanning isle is to simply match your natural skin tone colour (preferably the inner arm) to either of the letters on the box. This will then guide you in selecting the most suitable colour to use! Good heavens, what a useful little box!


1, 2 ,3 , its as easy as A, B, C!!!!

With Caribbean Tan, there are also so many choices and options which is of course, FABULOUS news for all those little Indecisive Ingrid’s out there!  Basically, Caribbean Tan can be found in either an “Instant” or “Gradual” range.


The Instant selection looking rather dashing!

Both Instant and gradual formulas can be found in an aerosol can or one could simply give the gradual bronzing mouse a try, as well as the Instant Tanning Spritzer, all which develop within 8 hours. Like I said, the choice is YOURS!


Oh, just look at the Gradual selection posing for pictures!!

To avoid all possible tan-trums, one should ALWAYS exfoliate before self tanning, I mean, it’s just basic etiquette in the land of self tan. Come on now; let us not insult the bronzing Gods! AFTER exfoliation, one is ready to spray, spritz or mousse it up! Another great thing AND guarantee is that you’ll be totally smitten with the mitten while applying that self tan. I mean who doesn’t like a helping hand?

After applying the desired amount of product, you’ll find yourself doing the penguin walk until all bodily limbs have dried (Approximately 8-10 minutes). Yes, self-tan is all fun and games, but totally worth it!

I picked up my very own self tanning whiz at Clicks for R99.00, so be sure to get yours too.

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Oh look!!! It’s my Caribbean Tan and I!!!

Well, there you have it! A reason to put your party pants on and take a moment to appreciate the TAN IN A CAN, because whoever is in charge of the bronzed gods has CLEARLY got it going on! And let’s be honest, our skin will thank us for faking, rather than baking!

Stay tuned to find out my secrets about prolonging my all year round Summers glow.

Until next time,





P.S click on the link below to enter the Caribbean Tan Model search for 2016. Entries close at the end of May 2016.

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Have you found yourself wondering around the land of Spotsville recently, where fresh faced plots are out of reach, where blemishes bloom as bright as daylight and erupting facial mountains are an actual thing? Nevermind that, but Aunt Acne and Bert the Blemish seem to be making an appearance on the regular too, just to let you know that they’re thinking about you. Nothing quite like those uninvited guests! And not to tread on a sore spot or anything, but it sounds as though you might be needing some help with navigating your way out of this zituation.

Well, it’s a good thing I’m happy to provide directions!!!

First things first, let us take a turn into the land of Garnier and say hello to my little friend who goes by the name of PureActive. Pure Active is actually a skincare range and is an absolute gem in disguise. A minty fresh gem to be exact! After all, this is exactly the type of scent you’re left with after using these products.


This Garnier Pure Active range has really proven itself. Firstly, how fresh faced is this packaging? It is definitely a bottle that I am happy to have frolicking about in my bathroom and on display!

This range specialises in helping oily to combination skin which is prone to imperfections (You know, those uninvited guests).

At the moment, I start and end my day by using the Pure Active Daily Cleansing Gel Wash and Daily Pore Reducing Toner. They’re my new best friends. Can you tell?

The Cleansing gel wash is an absolute pleasure to wake up to with its minty fresh scent. You really can feel it digging deep into those pores and is also fantastically simple to use.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but all one needs to do is simply splash some water onto the face, pump a dollop of gel wash into those hands and simply begin massaging gently in a circular motion until you feel your face has had an efficient bath. And yes, I know this is exciting, but don’t forget to close your eyes!


Want to know my favourite part? The fresh tingles that you are left with after using this gel wash. It is simply UHHHHMAAZZZING!!!

One thing I must add is that when cleansing, it always helps to wet your face with warm water to open up those pores, and rinse with cold water to close them again so that no dirt and grime sneaks their way in.

Next, we have the toner. Well, not just any toner, but PORE REDUCING toner. Fancy that!

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This is also once again super easy to use after cleansing. All you have to do is apply with a cotton pad and concentrate on that T-zone area (forehead, nose and chin).

Why the T-zone you may ask? Well, this is naturally the oiliest part of the face. And yes, I know, that’s practically your entire face, but hey, at least Garnier is making it easier to deal with such situations by combining Salicylic Acid and Purifying Zinc to the equation.

What’s that?  Thought you’d never ask! Basically, Salicylic Acid is known for its anti bacterial properties and Purifying Zinc for regulating oil. With that being said, you can expect to have a non-existent oily build up, but remember to use a superbly good moisturiser.


Be sure to find any of these products at Dischem stores for R64.95 each! Sounds like a bargain to me!

Well my friends, it seems as though the grass really is greener on the other side. A minty fresh kind of green!After all we wouldn’t want Aunt Acne and Bert the Blemish to over stay their welcome, now would we?

Until next time,




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Hello all you Beautiful Betty’s!!

I know Summer has come, is still here, and MIGHT be on it’s way out soon, but that doesn’t mean that your tantalizing Summer glow needs to go into hibernation too, does it?

I for one am a super huge fan of self tan, especially since it aids in not having to spend those ghastly long hours sitting about in the sun. You know, those hours of waiting around in scorching hot weather, investigating and checking in every half hour to see if you’re a shade darker or not. Yes, those are the fun times of a general Summers  day.



Lets not lie to ourselves, Ladies – gorgeously Summer kissed skin makes us all feel THAT MUCH more attractive, radiant and MIRACULOUSLY makes us look a few pounds slimmer!

And to think that we can achieve all of this through a little push down nozzle from a spray can? Why, yes that’s right, the infamous TAN IN A CAN can be your absolute best friend all year round. How fabulous!

I have some rather exciting news to share with all of you Fabulous Franny’s! Not only can you be sugary & brown throughout Winter, you could also be the NEXT face of Caribbean Tan!!

The only requirements are for you to be:

  • Female
  • Have glowing skin
  • Photogenic
  • Bronzed Bod (hello, how easy is this step)
  • And be between the ages of 14-35

How to enter: Purchase your favourite Caribbean Tan product within the competition entry dates, complete the online entry form and upload 3 images ( 2 of yourself rocking that bronzed bod & one of your till slip)

Sounds easy enough, right? Scroll down to see more about Caribbean Tan’s Model search for 2016!!


Competition entries close on the 31 May 2016 – what are you waiting for, get those entries in!!

Mycaila- Jade




I’m not entirely sure about you, but in my world, if your eyelashes are not branching out into the world looking all luscious and full of life, with ample amounts of volume then you might as well get straight back into bed, call it a day, and rethink your eyelash goals!

Yes, we have days when we really could not care about looking like a Ratchet Rascal with a make-up free face, but on those occasions when we do actually dress to impress, we should ALL want to be sporting a set of mighty fine lashes, sprouting from our eyeballs. You know, the type that will make the boys flock to our feet!

I have been using my Beautiful Colour Lash Enhancing Mascara from the Elizabeth Arden New Beauty Collection since Christmas last year (Santa was REALLY kind) and for the last month and a bit this has been my ABSOLUTE holy grail and my “go-to ” make up tool for a bit of a ‘bright eyed and bushy tailed” kind of look. Emphasis on the BRIGHT EYED part!


FIRSTLY, can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that the packaging is mainly gold. I mean, how fabulous, and is of a sturdy rectangular shaped tube with an easy to use twisty lid – always handy!

The consistency of this mascara is quite wet for the first few applications (as is any new mascara) but is absolutely brilliant at plumping up those lashes. Because of the wetness, the mascara is smooth and super easy to apply. Would you like to know the best part? You’ll be on the prowl sporting some clump free lashes! There is nothing worse than having clumpy lashes – it’s just not attractive, and should be frowned upon! The formula gives your lashes that extra bit of volume with longer length and a subtle bit of curling, but is completely flake and mess free!


I think we can thank the mascara brush for the clump free detail, Oh, and Elizabeth Arden too, of course. The brush has smaller bits of the wand which allows you to reach your shorter lashes on the inside of the eye, as well as on the ends! It is also a brilliant brush for plumping up those bottom lashes without any mess.


When doing my mascara in the mornings, I literally jump between different brushes to reach my shorter lashes but haven’t encountered such an issue while using this Wonderful Wand. I have a habit of reapplying my mascara quite a few times a day, but haven’t really found the need to do that with this one, UNLESS I’m out and about gallivanting straight from work into the night with the same face of make-up, which is of course, understandable.


The eyelashes at 11am.


The eyelashes at 6pm.

This mascara can be found at any Red Square or Edgars Stores (where Santa got mine) and retails for R220.00 each,

Well, what are you waiting for? I’m sure your eyelashes will thank you later, and be careful not to trip over the boys that will be flocking at your feet!





Happen to be sporting naughty facial behaviour of permanent redness from old blemishes? (Well, vintage blemishes as I’d like to call them) Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. I do too!! I would consider my face to be a walking Red Riding Hood advert at times. But HEY, suppose we could look at that as an extra bit of “character” if we sport our Positive Percy Pants on along with it, but then again – let’s not be REDiculous!!

I am currently on the prowl to find an anti-red foundation for the situation. The first one that I have tried out has been the Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Anti-red base. So far, it’s been quite lovely!


Adopt Catrice for R79.95 from your local Dischem store! She promises to be well behaved and will be very happy, I’m sure!!

This anti-red base is basically a green liquid form of foundation. Why would one even dare putting such a colour on the face, you might ask? Well thank heavens Simple Suzie is here to give us an answer: Basically, the colour green happens to cancel out that unfortunate visual of redness. How delightful!

I have been using this product for about a month and a bit, and I must say, I have had to train myself with how much to use. The first time I tried it; I squirted away and applied too much. I found myself looking a little like Shrek and was highly mortified until I began to understand that using a LITTLE goes a LONG way. Basically, a scene from what should’ve been “How to train your Ogre”. Luckily I have since progressed in learning about how much is enough.

The coverage is great but very sheer. You might need to apply a few more layers than just a single one if you want a fuller coverage – but for me, it works.  Id recommend using a concealer brush for application. Although this Prime and Fine neutralizes redness, it DOES leave a green tinge on your skin once blended in, so DEFINITELY needs to be covered up a little extra with a good concealer, but in my opinion, that’s a given.



My advice would be to use a good primer before applying our new best friend (anti-red base) and to then allow time before adding your concealer, followed by an actual foundation and possibly cover-up powder. Good grief, the layers of effort that we go through in order to look human!! Quite ridonculous if you ask me!!


Catrice loves to be center of attention with her Indy Inglot friends on either side. An example of which primer and foundation i pair my anti-red base with.

There are a few shimmer pigments which to me aren’t too visible, but rather provide a “glow” effect. So don’t worry, a face full of glitter really isn’t in the cards.


I found my colour correcting agent at Dischem for R79.95 for 30ml of joy which looks as though it will be lasting for quite a few months. Bargain!

I hope you are REDy to take the leap, grab yours and give it a go. Let me know what you think of this product.

And remember, there IS and should only be ONE Shrek out there. Be sparing and caring when applying this cover-up to those vintage blemishes.

Mycaila-Jade xxx