I’ve been terrible with masking my face recently but after attending the #CptBloggerMeet and being given a few StoryDerm facial masks to use, I thought I better give them a go.
The one I decided to use was the Silk Mask – Stem Cell Silk Mask. Which is for anti-ageing and repair for the skin.
I read the instructions and it said to cleanse your face thoroughly and tone as normal then to apply the cloth to your face for 15 minutes. It doesn’t give any warnings that you might look like a complete serial killer and to tread warily around other people for their safety though. As facial masks go, its a fairly simple and clean application, you simply put the cloth with 4 holes cut out (2 for the eyes, one for the nose with a flap to cover your nose and another for your mouth) onto your face and let the magical cloth which might make you feel a little silly do the work. This mask/cloth technique has been designed to shield the skin with a protective layer while increasing the temperature of the skin to promote healing, prevent moisture escaping, nourish and soften the skin. Once the 15 minutes is up you remove the cloth/mask and let the excess moisture on your skin dry naturally.
It left the skin feeling extra smooth, not oily and it lasted for a few days with normal cleansing, toning and moisturising as normal.
The StoryDerm brand is a Korean skin care brand which is distributed in South Africa by the Cherryink Group. This mask retails for R45.
Thanks Cherryink for the lovely present, I look forward to trying my other mask in due course.
Disclaimer: This product was a gift from an event attended by myself. This has not altered my view of the products in anyway. All views are my own.
At the recent #CptBloggerMeet one of the goodies in our fabulous goodie bags was a nail polish from Essence.
Already knowing and believing in what Essence have to offer, I had to give this one a go especially because its such a neutral colour.
I wore this a few weeks back and shared it on my Instagram here but I forgot to write a quick post on it.
This is one coat of base coat, two coats of polish and one coat of top coat.
My nails lasted a good 7 days before they started to grow out and what is better I had no chipping!
Thank you Essence for the wonderful polish.
Related reading: Optiphi Refine-Foliant
Essence – Class of 2013 – Product Review
Essence – New Products
Disclaimer: this was a part of a goodie bag that was given to me at the CptBloggerMeet, this has not altered my view of the product in anyway.
NOMU in South Africa has become synonymous with good quality accessories to add some pizazz and flair to your cooking.
This is amplified because now you don’t have to scowl the supermarket looking for your favourite NOMU goodies, just take a squizz at www.nomu.co.za
At the recent #BWB/ #BloggersWhoBless Event, one of the goodies in our goodie bags was a coupon from NOMU to use on their online store to redeem any of their new range of baking kits…. after much deliberation I chose the Chocolate Fondant baking kit, which includes cups and all I had to do was use my voucher as though I was purchasing this online and voila I’d have my very own NOMU baking kit.
I had a few problems, being blonde at heart and all with getting the check out to work and I had to email their wonderful customer support for a bit of guidance, the ever-so-wonderful Stamatia helped me and made it so simple and within 24 hours of making my order the baking kit had arrived at my door, along with a hand written note and some extra sweet rub which is a mixture of sugar and cinnamon to add to baking and/or on top of your pancakes!
Talk about good service! Thank you so much Nomu, once the occasion arises I will be making decadent Chocolate Fondant’s for my guests!
Get your munch on over at Nomu Shop.
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Disclaimer: This was a coupon that was given to me for review purposes. This has not altered my view of the product/service in anyway.
This may be the, err, sweetest, thing you might see all day.
In honour of the 450th anniversary of the death of Michelangelo this past week, the cake artist Michelle Wibiwo made her mark of the celebration in recreating the Michelangelo classic “The Creation of Adam”.
The reason this is so impressive is that she did this using frosting, marshmallows and sprinkles which ends up with artwork that is both breath-taking, drool-worthy and incredibly impressive.
The video is time-lapse of 168 hours of work on this masterpiece which is also quite hypnotising to watch.
Now, I want some cake….
From the recent launch of the #BloggersWhoBless network, founded by the wonderful Heather from FemmeLifestyle, we were given some of the most mind blowing goodie bags which included some a selection of books from the wonderful Penguin Books, now, I don’t need to go into detail about Penguin as they must be one of the most renown publishing houses and book distributors around.
I was overjoyed with the choice available to choose from but since when I do read now its normally study material which makes my soul die slowly or recipe books which are my new found addiction, even though I’m still mastering this thing called cooking I do believe I have an inner Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson and Gordon Ramsay dying to get out and present some serious cooking skills. I chose the book called “The Only Recipes You’ll Ever Need” by Tony Turnbill which retails for R310 over here.
The most amazing thing about this recipe book is that its concise and to the point, each page showcases four individual variations of dishes we already know and love in order to break the mould, so to speak, of cooking boring food. The book is not thick or incredibly heavy and it contains 250 recipes. It’s even endorsed by Gordon Ramsay on the back cover…
“Simple and delicious dishes for every night of the week. This book’s a great staple for any kitchen.” – Gordon Ramsay
If why I love it is not enough to convince you, then you’ll have to take Gordon’s word for it!
P.S. Don’t forget to give @PenguinBooksSA on Twitter and let them know we sent you!