Essence press pack



It’s always a good feeling coming home after a long day and seeing a parcel on the counter waiting for me to open it up!

I received this amazing press pack from Essence yesterday which was nicely packed in a gold gift box, the pack consist of the following items;

  • Essence all about matt oil free makeup which I love so much since I’ve been using it for the past few months
  • Essence soft touch mousse makeup
  • Essence stay all day long lasting makeup
  • Essence mattifying compact powder
  • Essence cover stick
  • Essence makeup brush
Not only did it include makeup but two luxurious chocolates as well mhhhhh…

I shall write a full review once ted each and every item, there’s a shade suitable for every skin tone at a cheaper price and these can be purchased at Click’s and other stockists.

Joys of being a blogger 🙂 Got to love Essence






​I’m pretty sure by now you know that I’m competition freak, when I see WIN I enter!

On the 26th October 2015 I entered a competition via LCN facebook page little did I know that come month end October I’ll be announced as a winner for that particular competition. In my package there was a flawless primer and a brush.

I am so loving LCN beauty products for the mere fact that they are so real and delivers too. I’ve had the pleasure to test the LCN hand & body sorbet in both flavors : watermelon & pomegranate which retails for R220.00  each.

Now so hooked with this LCN Flawless skin primer, it is silky soft in gel texture the scent is mind blowing.

It comes in a 50ml and retails for R650.00 quite pricey but hopefully worth the price tag.

The brush is so silky too feels nice on skin since I tried it on and retails for R635.00.

LCN are slowly but surely becoming my favorite.

They have a website where you can order online 010 5933293 or  email them at .

They currently have a sale on their website

I shall write a review once tried and tested but so far I’m in love.



Early Monday Happiness with Becca & Beauty Bugle

How great Monday is when you receive a notification that you’ve won something? I’m pretty sure by now you now I’m so into competitions for the fun of it but mostly for the prize ☆★☆

Few days back Beauty Bugle had a competition running which I had to follow 5 step to complete of which I did, ’twas going to close on the 6th September 15.
To my surprise today I received a notification from a fellow blogger Leandra via instagram congratulating me and I haven’t even seen the post yet where I was announced as a winner!!!


This was the original advertised competition via Facebook page and on her blog Beauty Bugle. The owner of this blog had alerted us even on Beauty Bulletin chat box that she had a competition running. Knowing I love competitions I head over to her blog and did what was required!


This morning I had been announced as a winner so easy like that.
I’ve won this shimmering powder together with its brush from Becca Cosmetics worth a R1000 available in Sandton mhhh.

Winning has never been this great.

Reviews to follow I cannot wait fir Mr. Delivery to come through☆

Thank you to Beauty Bugle for my spoils


Beat My Blush♥

The love of beauty competitions comes with benefits…

Spring sprung on the 1st September indeed.
At rubybox we’re all about beauty profiles and understanding YOUR unique beauty needs.
This helps our beauty experts curate your monthly box to compliment your skin type, hair colour, the list goes on..

We have added a few new questions and want to reward a few of you with a fabulous surprise beauty hamper worth R1000 – just for filling out your beauty profile!

Our 5 lucky rubies are:Profile_update_article_banner

Ayanda Mbatha Mkhize yep that’s my name right there!

Margareth Roux

Tari Javangwe

Teniele Bishum

Cherissa Thulukanam

Congratulations rubies!

*Winners should contact rubybox via email ( by the 4th September 2015 to claim their prize.

Accessorize baked duo eye shadow

Accessorize baked duo eyeshadow

​Months back I bought this lovely baked duo eye shadow from Click’s stores

I love the packaging with the butterfly pattern, It has the shimmery effect making out four shades as indicated on the picture so I can have four different looks in one eye shadow which is so cool. It has a ball shaped top hence it’s baked. I was hesitant at first to buy it but eventually did after had bought a chubby lip tint from Accessorize. It’s good for both night and day look giving me options of playing with colors making my eyes pop out.

I must say their products are of good quality, affordable and nice. I love the fact that it doesn’t fall all over my face ending up looking like a disco light hahaha. I use the tip of my fingers to apply it most of the time and it stays in place all day long.

It was on sale at the time and I got it for R24.99.

Avon Correcting pearls

This past weekend I received my order of Avon skin corrector pearls, Avon nail art decoration tool, Avon nail art brush & Avon nail buffer 3 in 1.

I cannot wait to put the pearls into test, have heard a lot about them. Need to compare between the Avon bronzer pearls & these ones I’ve just ordered.

They are said to be helping on getting a complexion that radiates perfection. Soft pearls with multi-benefit color correction technology to help perfect your complexion.

  • Green reduces to neutralize redness
  • Purple revitalizes to counteract yellowness
  • Yellow Brightens to neutralize purple tones & under eye circles
  • White Highlights to illuminate the face
  • Peach balances to even out dark spots

I hope they do not get shiny on the face & delivers as advertised.

As for the nail art tools will put them to test today!

I shall post a review about these items soon…

Has any of you beauties tried them out already? Do share

Avon Beauty Products

This has to be the most found product label in my beauty bag…

I seem to have loved Avon products just after my high school days, my sister & I became representatives of Avon and will go do make up to Brides &Bridesmaids back then and carry our Avon Beauty sample bag. I often use make up that is what i’m in love with and obsessed at the same time.

~Avon Bronze pearls are a must have: they give skin that glowing look be it during the day or night they are just suitable for every occasion & season too.

~ Eye shadows: I just love them because they make your eyes pop out & I love earthy colors they work wonders.

~Extend eye pencil: I believe almost every woman owns an eye pencil. i just can’t go without. Especially when you have an accident at the salon at they accidentally unplug  in a not pleasing manner I can always fill in with a pencil but it shouldn’t be bold for that natural look.

~Avon dare mascara:  It extends lashes, gives them volume you’d swear it’s fake lashes but I like the fact that it doesn’t smudge and lasts longer.

~ Avon dare lipstick: Was lucky enough to receive this together with the mascara from Beauty Bulletin to try it out & review. Beautiful assorted colors, gave my lips that plump sexy look and the smell is amazing.