[Review] Labello Vanilla Buttercream

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Labello has just released a new treat for our lips and this one has a gorgeous vanilla fragrance and buttercream texture – Labello Vanilla Buttercream. The Vanilla Buttercream lip balm contains Shea Butter and natural oils and definitely moisturizes deeply.   It’s kind of in between their Hydro version which is less creamy and their Sun Protect which is much thicker.    The Labello Vanilla Buttercream spreads beautifully and moisturizes for a long time.   The Labello Vanilla Buttercream retails for R24,99 and you can get them from Dischem, Clicks, and most leading retailers.   RubyBox currently has a wonderful competition running in conjunction with Labello and some amazing food bloggers, where you can WIN R2500! All you need to do is choose which recipe you like most and you could be a winner. Click HERE to enter.   I think this is my new favourite Labello, perfect texture and smells like ice cream! Enjoy 🙂  

Rubybox Review August 2013 [VIDEO]

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Another fantastic Rubybox just landed on my desk and just to start with, I am really loving the new box that it comes in – very useful indeed.      I’m also crazy about the design on the card explaining how you can Earn & Spend rubyrands * 1 rubyrand = R1 *   So What Was In My Box? Because products are matched to your beauty profile, everyone will receive goods that are best suited to their beauty needs, and will therefore vary slightly. 1. Bramley Magnolia Body Butter R24.99 | 250g Rich in nourishing Vitamin E and Bio-Pharm Oil this is the perfect little moisturiser to pop in your handbag, especially now with this cold weather.   2. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Ultra Lift and Firm Moisturise Cream SPF 30 R585 | 50ml Perfect trial size to see if you skin loves this line-fighting favourite. With Ceramide Triple Complex andRead More

Beauty Night Out!

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Don’t miss out on the most glamorous beauty night of the year. Glam it up and join the rubies at the Mount Nelson Ballroom on 30 August at 6pm.   For just R290 per ticket (R250 for VIP members): * you can build your own, customised rubybox and take home beauty products worth R400+ * transform your look with a Stila Makeup Your Own Rules Makeover, and hit the Scar Express Hair to transform those tresses into a work of art. * indulge in a pampering scrub, massage and mani with theIssahra Experience by WOW Spa * and stand a chance to win beauty hampers worth R5000+. * recharge with Absolut Vodka infused cocktails, scrumptious canapés and elegant Saxenburg wines * before hitting the photo booth and capturing the glam on camera!   Tickets are limited so rally the girls and book now to secure your spot!              

Instant Facelift Review & Give-Away

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Skin Doctors Instant Facelift

Skin Doctors Instant Face lift Review   I received the Instant Facelift from Skin Doctors to review which made me pretty excited. Who doesn’t want an instant facelift without going under the knife? What it does: * It improves sagging skin because it tightens, lifts and boosts firmness. * It improves the elasticity and tonicity of the skin * Instantly smooths wrinkles and best of all it works in just 5 minutes * Effects last between 4-8 hours   How to apply: 1. Apply to clean dry skin 2. Place a few drops on your palm and apply in an upward motion with your finger * from your chin to your ear along your jaw line * from your nose to your temple along your cheek bone * from your eyebrow up towards your hairline 3. Once applied, try not to make any facial movements (smiling/talking) for 2-3 minutes untilRead More

Rubybox Review July 2013 [VIDEO] & [WINNER]

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We’ve been waiting with bated breath to see what was in the July box, and it’s finally here. We asked you in last month’s video what you thought this exclusive new product would be and had many of you were very close. So what was this exciting NEW product that we found in our July box? None other than the Lash Card! Brand new to SA & exclusive to Rubybox, the Lash Card is loved by Glamour, and showcased by the Vogue Fashions Night Out. Watch the video: What was the exclusive mystery product? 1. Lash Card – 10 individually wrapped mascara shields R69.95 | 10 shields   The Lash Card is a simple yet effective tool, shaped to cover your eyelids,  used when you apply your mascara & helps prevent mascara smudging and clumping.   What else was in my box? 2. Rubybox Beauty – Va Va Voom Mascara inRead More

Fancy A Spree For Free?

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  If you’ve ever been tempted to sign up to Rubybox but just haven’t gotten around to it yet, then now is the time to act!   All new August rubybox subscribers, will get a R100 shopping coupon inside their August rubybox.   So not only will you be getting your exciting  beauty products to the value of R250 to try out, you’ll now also be able to buy something you’ve always wanted from their website, with your R100 coupon.   You need to sign up before 26 July at 12pm to get his amazing offer, and you can expect to receive your debut rubybox between 8 & 15 August 2013.   Here’s a clue as to what’s in the August box: “Whether you’re looking to cover up or let your true beauty shine through, the August box is just for YOU! Knock on the red door of an allRead More

Rubybox Review June 2013 [VIDEO] & {GIVE-AWAY}

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This month’s box has a new inner packaging which is really stunning, so a big thumbs up to the ladies at Rubybox for updating that.   All rubybox subscribers are automatically members of the exclusive new VIP Insider club, which gives them access to new brands, exciting offers and happening events! Find out more on the website here.   The card has also been redesigned and now includes a shopping icon on products that you can buy on rubybox itself, which I find really helpful.   What’s in the box?   1. All rubies received a gorgeous plum Alila lipstick. R120 I Full Size Packed with vitamin E, this not only makes a bold statement but also hydrates your lips.  Although I’ve always fancied sporting sexy red lips, I’m just not sure I can pull it off. Great product though, so I’ll keep trying it.   2. Body Choice Sponge R74.95 IRead More

[VIDEO REVIEW] Bee Natural Head 2 Toe Balm

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Bee Natural Head 2 Toe Healing & Beauty Balm R89.95 I 125ml   The ultimate 100% pure natural body & healing balm made with non-irradiated pollen enriched honey, beeswax & propolis. No lanolin, petroleum, aqueous cream, chemicals, colorants, perfumes or preservatives. Ingredients: Beeswax, raw honey, pollen, propolis, avocado & sunflower oil, non-toxic if taken orally.   Use for: Cracked heels & elbows Spider bites, boils, pimples Athletes foot & thrush Sunburn & itchy bites Cracked & bleeding nipples Fabulous body massage cream Hand & cuticle cream Cracked & sore lips     Amazing product that I use on myself & my kids. My hubby even tried some. It smells amazing and I’ve used it on my  cuticles, hands, heels, lips. I’ve got one word for it  – yummy! Great value and a little goes a long way.   Get yours now:

Rubybox Review May 2013 [VIDEO]

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  This month’s box was a bit different to previous months as I received less items but more full size products.   What’s in the box?   1. Lamelle Correctives Hydrating HA Plus R426 I 30ml This lightweight serum is packed with moisture infusing Hyaluronic Acid. Great for fine lines & dehydrated skin. This came at the right time as I’ve just returned from 6 days in the desert. I love my serums and compared this to the Lamelle Correctives Recharge CE complex. I think I prefer the CE complex but both are amazing products.   2. Catrice Precision Eye Pencil in 080 Wildthing R29.95 I full size I love this eyeliner. It is soft enough to apply easily yet you are still able to create a nice sharp line with it and sets nicely. I love this colour as well as it has a gold shimmer to it –Read More

Issahra Argan Oil Review

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I’m sure that most of you have heard of Argan Oil by now, which has been referred to as liquid gold.   I first heard of Issahra when I reviewed their exfoliating soap, which made me want to get my hands on their Perfect Oil, which contains 100% pure argan oil.   Argan oil is exceptionally rich in essential fatty acids & vitamin E, which is great to moisturize dry skin, treat psoriasis &  acne, and to reduce fine lines & wrinkles, while  anti-oxidants neutralise the free radicals that cause ageing and protects the skin from the harmful rays of the sun.   What makes argan oil expensive is that fact that cracking the argan nut to obtain the argan kernels, has to be carried out by hand, making it a time consuming labour intensive process. It takes about 50 kilograms of nuts to make a litre of oil.  Read More

Rubybox Review April 2013 [VIDEO]

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I knew that this box was going to be a winner and it certainly didn’t disappoint.   I received 2 full sized items and got to try several new brands that  I had not used before.   What was in the box?       Watch the video review:       Batiste Dry Shampoo in Blush – R34.99 Blitz oily roots and give your locks a volumising boost with this awesome invention. Shake vigorously and spray Batisteinto your roots, keeping the nozzle 30cm from hair. Massage through with your fingertips and style as usual.   I have been interested in trying this for a while now, not for home but for when I’m away. I’m off to AfrikaBurn in May and this is going to totally come in handy as there are no showers there. I’ll report back on how this works then.   2. Lamelle Correctives Recharge CE ComplexRead More

Issahra Argan Exfoliating Soap Review [VIDEO]

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This exfoliating soap is made up of argan, luffa & vegetable glycerine.   The loofa exfoliates the dead skin cells & the argan oil moisturizes & restores the skins barrier.   Watch the video:   What I liked: I really like the shape of the soap as it prevents the soap slipping out of your hand while exfoliating. It lathers well and has a very rich feel to it   What I’m not sure about: The luffa is in the soap so it takes a little while before you get any exfoliation.  Also not sure how it will feel when you have more luffa and less soap left over towards the end. It smells okay but I’m a bit on the fence. On the one hand it has a very clean fresh smell but it somehow reminds me a bit of medical soap. The price. Even though I am enjoyingRead More