So the much anticipated Beauty Swop or Sale Beauty Expo finally happened in Cape Town!!! This was something all of us were looking forward to and it was a huge success. So many beautiful beauty and makeup goodies to choose from, it was like I was stepping into my favourite dream, and the Goody Bag was amazing!
I was lucky enough to buy one of the goody bag entry tickets. I absolutely LOVE goody bags and have a slight sample obsession! In my goody bag was the following: the beautiful Expo goody bag, KiKi Make-Up Ready Cool Citrus Setting Spray, KiKi Make-Up Ready Natural Radiance Moisturiser sample, KiKi Eye Renewal Cream sample, KiKi Volcanic Gold Face Exfoliator sample(the last two I got from one of the stalls), Catrice Ultimate Stay lipstick, Timeless Truth Firming Breast Mask (for the girls!), eyeliner stencil, L.O.V. eyeshadow sample and 2 discount vouchers from Beauty Box SA and Poised Cosmetics. All in all, any woman’s makeup obsession in one goody bag!
I absolutely LOVE the luxurious and sparkly packaging and the bottle itself looks really elegant. I expected the spray to have a strong citrus scent as the name suggests, but there is no scent at all. It comes out as a fine spray, with no large droplets anywhere in sight as I’ve experienced with other sprays in the past. I’ve always had to pat my face dry in the past as the spray was just not fine enough. But this works really well.
I especially did not use any primer beforehand as I wanted to see how long my makeup lasts with the setting spray only. And I have to say, my makeup still looked perfect at the end of the day. I was really impressed by this spray and highly recommend it.
I’m a Catrice addict of note!! My makeup case overflows, literally, with Catrice goodies. So I was very excited when I received this in the goody bag.
The packaging itself has a matte, smooth feeling, simple and elegant. I was even impressed by the shape of the lipstick itself. Much smaller and a different shape than your normal lipsticks. It had quite a sweet smell and also applied smoothly. It gives your lips a matte type look, although not marketed as a matte lipstick. My matte lipsticks do look different in a way.After giving it about 20-30 minutes to dry properly, it stayed put throughout the day. The lipstick left no lipstick stains on my coffee cup and after giving my mom a good peck on the cheek, no kiss off either. I literally took it on a working spree of note by continuously eating and drinking throughout the day.
After a few hours, I could see the colour could use another touch up. Personally I’m not used to a berry colour (I’m a nude fan all the way!), but this was quite a pretty berry colour, not too dark or too red, but really works for a day or evening colour. I was quite impressed by this lipstick and highly recommend it.
L.O.V cosmetics was recently launched in Dischem stores across South Africa and what a beautiful range it is! It is from the Cosnova brand of cosmetics (Catrice & Essence) originally from Germany. And don’t worry ladies, Cosnova is completely cruelty free.
I absolutely love this colour and it would work well for day wear. It reminds me of ocean colours, mermaids(The theme of the expo) and unicorns! I was quite impressed with it’s soft powdery application. I would recommend a few applications to build this colour though as it’s quite light after just one application. For a more intense colour, I would suggest using a wet brush instead of a dry one.
KiKi Make-Up Ready Natural Radiance Moisturiser
So the KiKi sample I reviewed is the Make-Up Ready Natural Radiance Moisturiser that you can apply morning and night.
Again, I only have good things to say about this product. My skin this morning felt like I went to a spa the whole day! It left my skin super soft and can definitely recommend this as well. The first thing I did when I woke up this morning was feel my skin, and especially around my eyes. It was still soft with no dry patches anywhere in sight. And this only after one application of the KiKi products. I am super impressed and totally in love with this range from KiKi Beauty.
To be honest, I didn’t even know you get masks for the girls! And was very happy to try this one as I have other masks from Timeless Truth and love them. The mask itself comes in two separate circular shaped masks drenched in a variety of plant extracts and moisturising ingredients to help firm your breasts and promote soft skin while slowing the ageing process.
After 15 minutes you remove them and massage the remaining essence into your breasts. Wow, what a gorgeous feeling my skin had afterwards! I was very impressed and would love to continue to use this mask. This morning I couldn’t really tell a difference, but I’m sure after continuous use, your girls will thank you for it! This can only be good for your skin and what can be better than to take extra care of your breasts, while doing the very important self breast exam at the same time.
All in all this Beauty Swop or Sale goody bag really blew my over, especially considering that it was way over the value of the R100 that I had paid for my ticket(The KIKI Setting Spray on it’s own is to the value of R230)
Till next time lots of Love
Renscha (Simply Fabulous Blog)