RIMMEL LONDON – STAY MATTE

Stay matte – Liquid lip colours

So once again I’ve been ridiculously spoiled by Rubybox which I LOVE, because I am NEVER told by them how to react to a product, I get to be 100% honest.

 

They sent me all 12 RIMMEL LONDON Stay matte liquid lip colours to test out and I adored….. most of them!

 

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THE PACKAGING

The packaging is about a 7/10. It’s gorgeous, don’t get me wrong… but it’s quite difficult to see the name of the colours which could be a little bit of a pain when you are trying to find one that an awesome blogger (cough cough, me) suggested.

What I loved about the packaging is that it is very lightweight, it can fall a million times and the colour is practically a true reflection of the payoff on your lips.

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THE CONSISTENCY

This was about a 6/10 for me. The consistency was a bit thick for my liking, so it took a while to dry nicely. Once it dried it was perfect, but because I have such ridiculously dry lips already, it caked quite a bit throughout the day.

 

TORTURE TEST

This was an 8/10 for me. Drinking my 100th cup of tea for the day, the transfer was as minimal as the first sip. Barely transferred when kissing hubby and didn’t smudge AT ALL. I pretty much adored these lippies specifically for the way it endured the torture test.

 

Overall, I was pretty happy with these matte lippies, they retail for R119,95 which is an absolute steal for the quality, and I would definitely invest a few bucks in this one 

 

Check out my YouTube swatch video here

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CHAT SOON

♥ SIMONE 

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Whiter teeth? ELGYDIUM

Let’s face it, celebrities are damn near perfect!

The hair, the makeup, the clothing, but BEST of all the smile…

THOSE PEARLY WHITES ♥

As per 99% of you who are reading this, I myself, have an absolute desire to have the whitest teeth ever, no matter the pain or the lack of enamel that goes along with that. 

I have tried COUNTLESS attempts at achieving whiter teeth; coconut oil, strawberries, activated charcoal, sets that have cost me over R1000,00, YOU NAME IT.  So, recently, I was spoiled by RUBYBOX to test & review the new ELGYDIUM Whitening toothpaste, which of course I was ridiculously eager to do!  

Once again, let me just mention that I have in NO WAY been paid by any company to advertise this product and therefore I get to be as intensely honest as possible 🙂

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Along with the toothpaste tubes, I was given a schedule to follow which I had done to the tee…. I literally even took them with me to Thailand LOL. 

I would use the ELGYDIUM Whitening toothpaste twice a day, for two days, and on the third day I would use the ELGYDIUM Brilliance and Care toothpaste. This cycle I repeated up until the 30 Day mark, thus completing the test.

These two toothpastes worked FANTASTICALLY together and I could literally feel that every time my gums started getting irritated by the whitening toothpaste, the next day would be the brilliance and care toothpaste which immediately made my gums feel calm and healthy again. The ingredients were already enough to let me know from the get go that I would love this range; Sodium Bicarbonate (In the whitening toothpaste) and Bamboo Silica (In the brilliance and care toothpaste).

 

Personally, I am not a huge fan of the taste, they both had a strange/different taste. But hey, beauty is pain, so I put my big girl panties on and felt with the flavour 🙂

Secondly, I also felt as though my teeth needed to be brushed more regularly as the plaque buildup happened a lot more frequently than I am used to.

But apart from those two cons EVERYTHING ELSE is a PRO. It completely delivers on it’s promise, it doesn’t promise to “clean” your teeth. It promises to “Whiten” them, and this it definitely did! After the first use my teeth already appeared whiter and they have been steadily whitening throughout the process. Another Pro, is that these babies are SO cheap for teeth whiteners and are available at any clicks pharmacy, so SUPER CONVENIENT to get with your monthly groceries.

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If you, like me, have a desire for those pearly whites, I definitely would recommend that you give these goodies a go ♥

 

CHAT SOON

♥ SIMONE 

Soap can be awesome?

Dettol Eventone Pomegranate Soap

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So for the last two weeks I’ve literally only been using this soap that I received from RubyBox. I never thought in a million years that I would be blogging about soap…. I mean surely all soaps are ultimately the same… soap is soap is soap?

Right?

 

Wrong!

 

This soap has entirely become my favorite of all times, it’s so strange because I’ve always preferred liquid soaps to bars, but now I cannot imagine EVER using anything else (and no I haven’t been paid to say this, I haven’t been paid at all lol).

The first time I used this soap, the exfoliation aspect AMAZED me. It has , get this, crushed apricot shell in it… I mean? Who even thinks of this. I’d love to meet that genius one day 😉

Least to say it was the most pleasant surprise because after my shower I was planning on putting on my self tanner so that I could start building that “glow” for our Thailand trip (which we just came back from two days ago).

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The smell of this soap is just so beautiful, it truly smells like something you’re supposed to eat… but obviously don’t do that 😉

After our 18 hour flight to Thailand, the very first thing I wanted to do was go and have a loooong bath with this soap, and of course it was the very first thing I packed in my bag. And that’s exactly what I did.

It was so delicate and soft on my skin, I literally used it ALL OVER. Even on my face, every morning and evening and my skin has truly never felt better. I am SUPER in love with this soap. I’m pretty sure that anyone who tries it will fall head over heels as well.

 

To say the least, my skin was absolutely ROCKING in Thailand.

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  SIMONE ♥ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itchy Pup, Unhappy Mom…

So I’ve only recently realized that I haven’t introduced the worlds cutest puppy to you guys yet, so here goes…

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Her name is Olive and she truly is the worlds cutest breed, a miniature schnauzer.

 

We got Olive at ten weeks old and she was such a blessing from the get go, easy going and perfect in nature.

We had her on the best brand ( a very well known brand, which I will not mention here, because up until now I am still 99,9% sure that this was not the cause of the problem I am about to discuss).

 

One morning, when Olive woke up, I noticed her behavior was quite different. She seemed down and was scratching and biting at her thighs every now and then. My husband was laughing at me, because it got to the point where I thought that she might be missing her mom and dad…

As the day progressed so did the behavior, up until the point where Olive was scratching more than she was walking, scratching until she toppled over, scratching until her hair was falling out in huge chunks (which might I add was extremely unsettling because the schnauzer breed is known for hair that does not shed whatsoever).

I immediately jumped onto the google train, trying to figure out what it could possibly be and how to solve it, as it was now extremely late and all vets & shops were closed. Google summed her problem up to either something she ingested eg. food, or something she had come into contact with eg. bee sting, plant, etc.

I immediately assumed the latter. Olive has this habit of rolling around in the garden, tracking mud into the house, smelling like a mint bush.

Google said to give her allergex (half a pill) if we had it on hand, and so we did. She fell asleep for about an hour which was an extreme relief to my husband and I, because just before that she could not close her eyes for more than 30 seconds without crying and starting to scratch again.

 

However the allergex was just a VERY short term solution.

 

To say the least, this mom was awake the entire night all teary eyed at the idea of my baba in so much pain as I could hear her scratching and crying away.

 

The next morning my husband and I sat around waiting for the shops to open and were the first people in as soon as they did, when we found the holy grail….

 

REGAL PET HEALTH 

 

We bought Olivia the Regal Skin Care Remedy, which is a sauce/oil that your pour over your dogs food and it fights any skin allergies your dog may have, a little goes such a long way and we still have some left in bottle a month or so later.

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We also bought her the Regal Skin Healing Shampoo, which we are still using up until today to bath her with. It leaves her skin and hair silky soft and itch free. The best of this was that it healed Olives scratch wounds in a matter of two days (using only one wash).

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Lastly, we bought the Regal Skin healing spray, which left her hair a little hard to the touch but that did disappear after a day or so.

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Once we returned from the shop, we immediately put all of Olives bedding and toys in the wash. We then proceeded to give her a bath with the shampoo and afterwards we put the healing spray on her (loads of it). Straight after that, Olive cuddled on my legs whilst laying on the couch and fell asleep. NOTHING felt better than that moment, she slept for three hours straight and when she awoke, all she wanted to do was play and we could not have been happier at that very moment. Her tail was up again…. oh yes I forgot to mention that throughout the whole itchy scene, her tail was curved downwards in-between her legs.

That night we put her sauce over her food and she absolutely devoured it as though it was a treat to have had.

 

This range, was absolutely our hero that day. It truly changed my puppy in a matter of 30 minutes. Honestly we are SO grateful and would recommend this to ANY pup/dog mom or dad with an itchy pup, and after my search to find the solution, I noticed that this was a common concern for many dog owners.

 

Hope this can help someone else in future.

CHAT SOON

SIMONE 

 

Glampalm – Pretty frikken amazing 😍

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For those of you who prefer watching the movie to reading the book… here you go

Glampalm Unboxing Video ❤️

I must be entirely honest, I’ve never really considered using a Glampalm before.

However,  I decided to enter an Urban Sass Instagram competition where the prize was a Glampalm Straightener & Curling wand, and as luck would have it, I won.

The hair tools arrived soon after they announced me as the winner and what followed next was pure amazement.

The packaging was SO insanely gorgeous, truly breathtaking to say the least.

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Along with the straightener came a super cute clutch bag and these beyond amazing stickers that one applies to the straightener for a “treatment” effect on your hair. It’s also ideal for straightening your hair if you have product on your hair, because while treating your hair it ALSO protects your straightener from getting product build up.

I honestly LOVE Glampalm now, I am so sold on their brand… I actually feel like it’s my absolute preferred brand at the moment.

So for those of you that are in the market for a new straightener, I would most definitely recommend this brand.

My hair felt like silk after I straightened it, so shiny and healthy. 😍

Truthfully SALON QUALITY.

It was just too good not to share with you beauties.

xoxo

CHAT SOON

♥ SIMONE ♥

Hair today… Long tomorrow

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Doing this blog has completely conflicted me, I pride myself on being exceptionally honest when it comes to my blogs… But to tell you the truth I am COMPLETELY sold on the Quick Grow brand and truthfully cannot think of a single negative thing to say about it.

 

First of all, the packaging is out of this world pretty. It’s pink (which is always a winner) and white and immediately grabs your attention.

Secondly, not only did I see great results in my hair itself, but also in my nails, skin and overall health. The shake did wonders for my gym days I could feel how vitamin packed a single shake was and how it facilitated my gym routine amazingly.

 

The Quick grow family combo comes with

* 450g nutritional shake

*60 Advanced amino capsules

*250ml shampoo & 250ml conditioner

and is currently on sale for  R999.00 so make sure you get it ASAP at http://www.quick-grow.com/product/quick-grow-family-combo-special/

 

Naturally my hair tends to grow “quick” on its own, so my hair growth was not eye catching after a months use, however as you will see in the picture below… The longest part of my hair was quite thin compared to the rest of it, and after a mere two weeks the length had thickened tremendously (which I absolutely LOVED) Therefore this product would be Ah-Ma-Zing if you tend to struggle with thin hair (which I know many of you do)

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These results were based on 4 weeks (not even a full month) and I am amazed at them. With my already crazy long hair, nothing really seems to make it grow after this point. However this product really had an amazing effect on my hair! All it took was one shake & 2 tablets a day. With regards to the shampoo and conditioner, it left my hair feeling like silk and With this length that feeling doesn’t come easily… I also love how I still could stick to my routine of washing my hair once a week, despite changing my range and having such soft hair.

 

Ps. The shampoo & conditioner smelt like ABSOLUTE heaven 😍👌❤️

 

If you are a hair addict (which I’m sure you are seen as you have landed on this page) make sure to go and get this amazing product range ASAP, trust me you will not regret it at allQuick Grow

Also make sure to follow me on Instagram  Simone Olivier and on Facebook (because it’s still new I see a few Giveaways coming up in the near future over there 😝)  Belle Sublime

 

CHAT SOON

♥  SIMONE  

 

It’s not meant to be easy. It’s meant to be worth it.

I have always lived a life that has been believed to be a breeze according to the people who observed from the outside.

Not that I could say my life has been hard, but I can say that it has not been a breeze. I too have had my fair share of difficulties. However I have always been able to keep going and pushing for the best, thanks to the Lord who continuously reminds me that life has a purpose, a reason, a plan…

In between the crazyness, the stress and the wonder… it dawned on me that I am one of many who experience tough times. People have become so immune to showing their true feelings, their natural reflex “im good thanks”, the urge to portray a perfect picture… when we all know those abstract ones sell for far more 😉

Leading me to this post, to let you know… you are NOT alone, your battles have been fought for you and you will make it… “The harder the test, the greater the reward”

This week had been a rough one… and in the midst of it all I was paid a pleasant visit by this beautiful pray mantis. I have never seen such a unique pray mantis… and of course I could not resist the urge to snatch the camera and snap a photo ❤DSC_3739

UNVEIL the UNSEEN