Wednesday, 16 April 2014

New In: PUMA Street Clash

I don't have nearly as much interest in the Soccer World Cup compared to when it was hosted here in SA - but when you dangle fashion and street style in front of me, hell, I'll be interested in whatever you want!

PUMA have some really cute items in store at the moment and this new Street Clash range takes its inspiration from the upcoming Brazilian hosted Soccer World Cup, blending Brazilian street culture and wild colour.

Here are three of my favorite pieces form the collection:

Clash Sport Jacket 
Lite Clash Tank

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Win with RetailBox this Easter


Salon haircare products online. Do you really need more convincing? Very few salons carry a big selection of products and most have certain brands they are affiliated with so you never get much choice. Now you can peruse all of the major haircare brands while on your lunch break and have them delivered to your door within a few days. Delivery is free on order over R500 - bonus!

The sweet peas at Retail Box have launched a little Easter competition where you would win a hamper to the value of R1000. And its super easy:

1) Browse the website and find 3 of the 15 hidden Easter eggs and email the links to the products to competitions@retailbox.co.za

2) Share the competition on social media using the hashtag #RBegghunt and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Competition closes on Monday 21 April and the winner will be announced on the Tuesday 22 April.

Happy hunting pretty people
xx
Leigh






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Monday, 14 April 2014

Life via iPhone

I haven't done a weekend in Instagram post for while - mainly because I've been too busy to take as many snaps as I normally would, and also because I wasn't too sure how about whether they were really what my readers wanted to see. I was completely surprised and really touched by the fact that so many have said they miss these type of posts. So I am trying a different format and won't be doing one every Monday as I was previously, but will rather give you a round-up every two weeks or so.


I've been out and about quite a bit and being a tourist in my own city, well, actually out in the Winelands to be more precise. Fairview has a divine new cheese and wine pairing experience to try, and you can't leave their deli without some artisan breads and delicious cheeses.

I also discovered the best ice cream I have ever had the pleasure of shoveling into my face at Schoon De Companje in Stellenbosch - its called Fanny Chanel and the flavour combinations were so original and tasty. I tried the peaches and cream with almond brittle and it was heavenly.

I spent a night at Brenaissance for a friends wedding and while I have been a longtime fan of their pizza from Cafe Blanc de Noir, I am now also a huge fan of the accommodation. Waking up in the middle of the winelands was total bliss.


Other than touring the winelands and eating my way through that part of the world, I have also been darting between launches, celebrations and trying to fit in some training for the Two Oceans Half Marathon coming up this Saturday. I had every intention of beating my time from last year by a good 20 minutes or more, but with the disastrous lack of training I've put in, I am just happy if I can finish it again! Luckily the next day is Easter and I'll just be sitting in bed watching series and gorging on Easter eggs.


I've been lucky enough to attend some amazing launch parties recently and I never cease to be excited when I see local companies thriving. I have been lucky enough to see Spree grow from strength to strength, adding more wonderful local labels to their stable every month, while online beauty stores like 27Pinkx and RetailBox are making life fabulously easy by taking beauty counter and salon quality make-up and hair products online. If you haven't spent some time perusing these sites, you really should!

Thats all from me for now kids. Have a fab week. Don't sweat the petty stuff, and never pet the sweaty stuff.
xx
Leigh






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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Event: 27Pinkx Launch at The One & Only


Earlier today the beauty-obsessed community of Cape Town were gathered at a rather swish high tea at The One & Only hotel, to get a preview of what we can expect out of makeup brand, 27Pinkx. You may already recognise the name as they're already well known for their amazing perspex storage units - ala Kim Kardashian style…

Apologies for this awful borrowed picture. There is literally nothing on the web with a good shot of this woman and her makeup box. Plenty of her bottom though. So thats nice.

What you might not know is that they also have launched a fabulous range of brushes, colour palettes, fake lashes and even hair extensions. They are also expanding on their beauty empire by stocking some overseas and much coveted makeup brands like Too Faced and Benefit.

We were spoilt rotten with a makeup storage box - a 3 drawer clear box to neatly arrange all our goodies, to which I'll definitely be adding the 27Pinkx brush set (a bargain at only R420) and one or two of the palettes. My favorite was the bronzer and blush palette. It has every colour and shade you could wish for, and the colour payoff  is very impressive. They have a few to choose from and the colour pigment when applied to the lovely model for the event, received many 'oohs' and 'ahs' from everyone.




I was switching between my iPhone and camera so these are seriously mixed set of images. I wish I'd got a snap of the hair extensions. They'll be getting a full range of Remy hair extensions very soon. What I am really excited about is the clip-on bangs. I don't have enough hair to cut a proper fringe. No matter how much of my hair they cut, it looks like I have some random strings hanging over my eyes. So I am dying to try these out. Finally I'll be able to fit in with the rest of the Cape Town fash pack and their effortlessly cool fringes. 

Of course a launch wouldn't be a launch if they didn't feed people. I could have spent ages taking pictures of the pink macarons, knotted marshmallows, gold leafed eclairs and pink candy coated almonds…… but those are all in my belly now, so this one will have to do.



Thank you so much Anjum and Khatija (and PR pretty, Danielle) for hosting us at such a glamourous event. I look forward to seeing some great things from 27Pinkx.

For more details, hop on over to www.27pinkx.co.za







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