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Red Square have gone Digital

Hiya Poutlings <33

RED SQUARE

Red Square – famously part of the Edgars group has finally launched an online store where you can get some of your favourite beauty and perfume brands online! They have also stated that they will offer a “free” sampling programme, simply put that when you order online you can choose three sample items to try, at no additional cost. It sounds very Rubybox-esque but it sounds good to me.

Red Square have also taken into account that we, beauty bloggers as a whole are quite loud and proud about our purchases and that we want to share our product experience and knowledge with people on the web, be it via social media, blogging or review sites, and have catered for this on their website providing the opportunity for the consumers to post comments, make recommendations or even give advice about the products on offer in order to strive for consumers to make more informed choices….

The goodies you buy from Red Square can also be gift wrapped with a personalised message on the card…. this sounds like it could be an absolute save for last minute birthday or anniversary presents for the men out there 😉 Look out for perfume-presents, ladies!

Orders over R350 have free delivery, any order under that amount would be subject to an additional R45 on your purchase price. Payments can be made via credit card, or any Edgars or Jet account. HELLO 6 MONTHS INTEREST FREE CREDIT.

I’m really loving the fact that they have finally launched in the correct direction, local South African online stores will most definitely soar over the next few years but I am suprised that they did not think to do this previously…. The website on a whole, is a bit boring for a company with such an established brand however it is still early days and they may actually liven it up a bit.

It however amazing that we can now shop these amazing brands online without having to pay for parking. The brands on offer include (the links are to our previous articles on the brand/person): Antonio Banderas, Avril Lavigne, Azzaro, Beautique, Britney Spears, Burberry, Bvlgari, Cacharel, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Chloe, Christina Aguilera, CK One Color, Clarins, Davidoff, Diesel, Dolce & Gabana, Dunhill, Elie Saab, Elizabeth Arden, Elizabeth Taylor, Escada, Estee Lauder, Ferrari, Filorga, Giorgio Armani, Gosh, Gucci, Hugo Boss, I Love…, Imedeen, Issey Miyake, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Choo, Joop!, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, L’Oreal Paris, Lacoste, Lancome, Lanvin, Madonna, Marc Jacobs, Montblanc, Nails Inc., Narciso Rodriguez, Nine West, Paco Rabanne, Placecol, Puma, Quorum, Ralph Lauren, Revlon, Rihanna, Roberto Cavalli, Shakira, Swarovski, Taylor Swift, Ted Lapidus, Thierry Mugler, Trind, Usher, Valentino, Van Cleef & Arpels, Versace, Viktor & Rolf and last but not least Yves Saint Laurent.

I’ll be sure to let you know about any of my purchase experiences from Red Square and how the service is versus the service in the actual shops! Last time I visited Johannesburg, I had superb service at the Sandton City store!

Are you going to check out Red Square online?

Be sure to let me know your experiences, if they are before mine!

x missfitz

P.S. Be sure to check whether or not your chosen brand is cruelty free or not as I do note that some of the above mentioned companies are in fact still not cruelty free!!!

Disclaimer: I am no way affiliated with the above mentioned brand/company or have been paid to post this review.

The SA Digital Diva: Online & Beauty Habits of Women – An infographic by the team at Red Square

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Glambox … The Valentine Edition

Hello Pretty poutlings!

Well I hope you’re all having a fabulous Friday. It’s raining outside and I just received my jam-packed February Glambox, oh boy, I can’t wait to show you what’s inside…

so are you ready?

Well… here goes nothing….

KAPOW!

(Click on the picture to enlarge)

Delivered in their usual style, Pink cardboard box, and inside a beautiful glossy black Glambox, you are greeted by lovely pink ribbon, and OHEMGEE… a box packed full of goodies!

Glamgirls, you’ve really outdone yourselves this time. In my box I received:

1. a very cute, wrapped in pink foil, chocolate heart

2. a R100 Groupon voucher. I love Groupon… if you haven’t used Groupon yet… it’s time you crawl out from under that rock!

3. Jean D’Aveze Paris Cream De Jouvence Total Skin Solution (15ml), and

4. Jean D’Aveze Exfoliating cream sample (2ml)

5. Dr Hauschka Firming Mask (2,5ml)

6. Alila Cosmetic Lipstick, in Red Velvet ~ ooh always wanted to try Alila Products.

7. Red Door by Elizabeth Arden (1,2ml)

8. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour cream (2 grams)

9. Ponds Age miracle Day Cream SPF15 (15ml)

Now isn’t this a wonderful Valentine gift ladies?

If you haven’t ordered a Glambox yet… what are you waiting for?

Have a pouty perfect day!

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Product Review ~ Elizabeth Arden Intervene Radiance Boosting Moisture Cream SPF15

Hello poutlings!

So, it’s almost weekend and almost holidays for most of us. Where will you be travelling to?

Today we will discuss Elizabeth Arden Intervene Radiance Boosting Moisture Cream SPF15 which I also received in my November Rubybox

This product sells for R460 for 50ml

As you know by now I’ve recently fallen inlove with these Elizabeth Arden Intervene products.

As a great compliment to my EA 3-in-1 Cleanser, Exfoliator and primer, I couldn’t wait to start using this product, and it was all worth it.

Use the Moisture Cream in the mornings after a good cleanse.

My skin was radiant, clear and had a natural looking glow while using the product. The texture also improved and my skin felt hydrated the whole day.

It also helps to iron out those fine lines, and prevent new ones, but I don’t have lines and wrinkles yet.

I loved the sample size so much that I eventually went and bought myself a full size INTERVENE Radiance Boosting Moisture Lotion SPF 15, I just prefer lotion over cream. It has exactly the same benefits and I dare say my skin is in a better condition now than it has ever been.

So my recommendation on this product, YOU owe it to yourself!

Have a pouty perfect day!

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Service Review ~ Rubybox Vs Glambox

Hello Pretty pouters!

Hope you are all doing fantastically well!

So, in the past few months there has been a lot of talk on the net and in magazines about 2 services now offered in South Africa. Rubybox and Glambox. Basically what this service offers is a wonderful little treat for you.

For just the minimal price of R100 you receive a monthly box with a minimum of 4 to 5 products, some trial size and even sometimes a full size might slip into your special box.

So you subscribe to one of these services, you can pay via EFT or Credit card and once a month, like clockwork, you box of goodies is courierd to your doorstep.

So I have subscribed to both services and after about 3 months it is now my turn to give you ins and outs of this service.

So here we go! (Note I will mainly be focussing on the December boxes in this review)

Rubybox

You receive your box within the first week of every month. After opening the courier packaging, you get a matte black box with hot pink writing enveloped in organic packaging.

So as you handle the box, you hear your treats jiggle around inside, which makes you all the more excited (kindof) to just get it open and see what’s inside!

So call this an early christmas present to yourself, afterall, we all know we ladies deserve it and heck, why not put an evening aside during that month, to just relax, sit back and test all your luxury goodies that you received in your boxes?

Right, so when you open your Rubybox this what you find (not all of the December boxes had the same items in them, these are what was in mine though)

Ok first of all, the jiggling about of your treats, is because there is not protective form of cushioning for the products. Luckily in the past 3 months I have not yet received any damaged or broken products, but this should be a level of concern, as this month there was tiny glass jar in the box, which could get damaged should your parcel get squashed by some silly postman.

That aside, the December box from Rubybox contained the following products:

1. GHD Style Final Fix Hairspray – 75ml

2. Elizabeth Arden Intervene 3-in-1 Daily Cleanser Exfoliator Primer – 30ml

(Which you should know by now is my favourite new cleanser, as I received it in my October Rubybox, and now again, but I don’t mind cus now I have a travel one and I don’t have to travel with my full size one)

3. Diesel Loverdose Perfume Sample – 1,5ml

(Oh my this fragrance is just gorgeous!)

4. Africology Neroli Body Balm – 25ml

I absolutely love anything with Neroli oil.

5. A gift voucher for a Facial Analysis at Africology

They are however based in JHB so if you’re not close, you can’t really use the voucher.

All these products are well worth more than R100 (remeber to factor in what couriers cost these days) and considering I don’t have to drive to some crazy ass mall to go into shops and suffer from mall rage to get a few samples, this service is an absolute must if you want to try out products before buying full size ones.

Yes you might have heard Rubybox had some issues with their November deliveries, but every business has some growing pains. Also, a good big thumbs up for Ruby box to include eco-friendly packaging and working with a social upliftment program, Adonis Musati Project, to help pack the boxes.

I’m sure their teething problems will be ironed out soon and due time.

Right, so next up, Glambox

You receive your box within the third week of every month. Although the December boxes were delivered within the first week of December. Kudos for you Glambox for taking into account most Glam ladies will be going on holiday as of the 15th and won’t be at home to receive their boxes. After opening the courier packaging, you get a matte hot pink box. I love hot pink!

So as you handle the box, you hear nothing jiggling around inside, so you open the hot pink box, and revealed inside a very beautiful, glamorous shiny black Glambox. Immediately you feel a 100 times more special because so much care has been taken with the packaging.

So you open up the lovely shiny black box, and what do you find inside?

A little gift, your treats wrapped up with a lovely ribbon and the product explanation card. Unwind the ribbon, and open up the tissue paper and what do you find?

Your lovely treats are cushioned from damage with some black colored paper shreds, all neatly packed and waiting for your attention.

So the December Glambox consists of the following products:

1. Bourjoiss 1001 Lashes Black Quartz Mascara – Full Size

2. Cacharel Fragrance: Anais Anais – 1,5ml

Ah, Cacharel, one of my favourite fragrance companies, the once made a fragrance called Gloria, it was the most amazing ever, it lasted the whole day on your skin and was so clean and fresh and summer-ey.

3. Elancyl Stretch Mark Prevention Smooth Cream – 5ml

4. Suntra Nail Polish by Chic Cosmetics – full size

5. Mama Mio Boob tube ~ Bust & Neck Firmer- 3g

6. Pedi Relax Regenerative Cream – 50ml

It’s Summer girls! We don’t want no muffin tops in your high heels!

7. Toblerone Chocolate – 50g – YES! Every girl loves chocolate for Christmas!

All these products are well worth more than the R100 you pay for this service, and best of all, no driving around, no mall rage. Yes, I’m very mall rage prone, especially this time of the year… Hi-ho-hi-ho…

So far I have not had any hiccups with the Glambox service. (Although the product card indicates a sticker and an x-mas card in the box that wasn’t there, but seriously, it’ll just be petty to get upset about something like that, since I keep my boxes to store my hair stuff in)

I will review all product received as I use them, so that you know what to expect had your ordered your boxes, or if you wish to order a box or two in the near future.

If however you wish to subscribe for any one of these services, or both to test the waters yourself, go to

http://www.rubybox.co.za or http://www.glambox.co.za

Have a pouty perfect day!

 

*Photography by NFNT Studios

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Awesome product review ~ Elizabeth Arden Intervene 3-in-1 Daily Cleanser, Exfoliator & Primer

Well hello there my pretty pouters.

It’s almost the weekend and I hope you have some aweomeness planned for it. I do, will be shooting 2 stunning  male models (muscle galore) on Saturday … anyone wanna come help with lighting and oil application?

Anyhoo, my star product for today is …

Elizabeth Arden Intervene 3-in-1 Daily Cleanser, Exfoliator & Primer

This awesome product sells for R195 for 150ml (and it’s all worth it!) I have been using mine for about 2 months now. As an oily T-zone type, I hate it when my skin becomes oily during the day and I have to struggle with cakeing makeup (well I found secrets for avoiding that too lol)


I was a tad sceptical at first after receiving a trial size in my Rubybox, but boy-oh-boy was I pleasantly surprised by this little bombshell of a product.

 

This Cleanser, Exfoliator and Primer does it all in one. It foams up nicely for a good clean cleanse, it has tiny particles in it for buffing and exfoliating, they do not scratch your skin like most exfoliators do, and best of all your skin is soft and matt after rinsing and primed for makeup (although this doesn’t mean you should skip your toner and moisturiser!!) Best of all, you can use it every day! OH, and it should last you more than 3 months, because you will use about the amount the size of a petits pois (ok that’s a fancy word for small pea size) and it’s enough to cover your face, neck and Décolletage.

This is truly one product you will not find on my shelf, half used and full of dust.  Noticeable differences: My skin texture is softer, I don’t get as many breakouts as I used to, and my skin stays matt most of the day.

So if you’re looking for something new, have a go at this product. You’ll love it just as much as I do.

Have a pouty perfect day!

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