Dove anti-perspirant deodorant’s new and improved formula

I put two of the Dove deos to the test.


Original Antiperspirant Deodorant – R31.95 – Available at all leading pharmacies

The trusted classic, Dove® Original antiperspirant cares for the delicate skin of your underarms and offers the 48-hour protection that you would expect from Dove®. This aerosol deodorant, with its ¼ moisturising cream formula will help your skin recover itself after shaving whilst gently moisturising, leaving underarm skin visibly softer and smoother.

Invisible Dry Antiperspirant Deodorant – R31.95 – Available at all leading pharmacies

New Dove Invisible Dry is tested on 100 garment colours, from black to white and all the colours in between. This means that you have a fresh antiperspirant that keeps you dry all day long without leaving a trace. Like all other Dove deodorants in our range, it also contains our unique ¼ moisturising cream for beautiful underarms as well as 48-hour protection.

Quality of an effective good quality deodorant is all about the long wearing protection and scent. Dove has 48 hr protection & 1/4 moisturing cream which protects and moisturises at the same time. It did keep me fresh and protected all day. The aerosol spray feels light and cooling, dries instantly with no white residue, and has a clean, soapy smell.


Win with Impulse Fragranced Body Spray Range and rubybox

Impulse has recently launched 2 new body sprays to their collection:

City Collection Paris Chic Fragranced Body Spray – R19.95 – 75ml – Available at Pick n Pay

Get swept away in a fashionable moment with Impulse Paris Chic Fragranced Body Spray. Its intense perfume blends fruity, white floral scents with fresh, spicy citrus notes. Leaving you ready to rock the runway. Spray it during the day to freshen your fragrance and enjoy its captivating scent. Dermatologically tested and gentle on your skin.

True Love Fragranced Body Spray – R19.95 – 75ml – Available at Pick n Pay

With freesias, muguet and amber notes. Live the love you always dream about with Impulse True Love! This blend of freesias, muguet and amber notes is simply the most romantic fragrance ever. This fragrance will inspire romance and attraction. Spray it all over your body and enjoy its captivating scent. Dermatologically tested and gentle on your skin.

Impulse and rubybox have launched a competition and winning couldn’t be easier:

Rubybox is now giving all rubies a chance to show us YOUR Impulse inspired look and stand a chance to WIN our R5000 cash prize competition.


-Using your favourite Impulse variant (and brush set if you received one), post a short video or photo on social media and show us your Impulse inspired make-up look.

-You must include your favourite Impulse can in the photo and or video when showing us your make-up look.

-Remember to use the hashtags #rubybox #ImpulseSA #myimpulse AND tag rubybox to secure a valid entry.

-You must have a rubybox profile in order to enter. You can click here to join now. (No cost to join)

WE want to see YOUR short video, C’mon on rubies, get creative. Lights, camera, action. WIN!


Only open to South African residents and rubybox profile members. You can enter as many times as you like. To secure a valid entry you need to share a video or photo on social media, include your Impulse can, tag rubybox and use the relevant hashtags #rubybox #ImpulseSA #myimpulse. Competition closes 4th June 2017 and winner will be announced on rubybox social media pages on the 5th June 2017. Judges decision is final.

I did a makeup look inspired by truelove as I really loved the packaging and the scent the most see pics below:


Review: Pilaten blackhead remover face mask


This is a china made product that pulls black heads and other skin impurities from the root basically the magic ingredient here is Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH).

The product itself is really easy to use it comes in a single uses 6g sachet and one sachet can cover your entire face. The first step is to heat or steam the face to open the pores this I find is best achieved by placing you face over a bowl of steaming freshly boiled water, then you apply the content over your face, wait 10 to 15 mins when it dries and peel off along with all those black heads and impurities. Probably the most satisfying part of it all is the peeling off you can actually see all the stuff that gets taken out ( see you blackhead bitches!)

before and after1-horz2 final

I didn’t notice any distinct smell and it did hurt a bit when I peeled it off as it really sticks onto your face and pulled some of my face hairs off but it wasn’t hectic and no pain no gain right?!

pilaten blackhead remover mask applied
So sexy!
This year’s Halloween mask?

Result wise I don’t really suffer from many visible blackhead but I did notice my skin condition was better and I did the mask looked like it did draw out impurities and my skin did feel smoother afterwards because it probably removed the dead skin cells too. All in all I would say it is a pretty good mask that does deliver.

You can purchase your own at Alpha Pharm click her to find a store or on the rubybox website here

Giveaway alert!!! I have 20 packs to giveaway to 5 lucky readers (That is 4 packs per winner) to win all you need to do is email me (you can find my email in the contact me page) with the subject bye bye blackheads and follow me on one of my social media pages.

Ferrari man in red embodies the fast Ferrari lifestyle


The italian luxury car brand Ferrari describes this fragrance as a bold and intense scent that celebrates all that is thrilling about Ferrari. It captures the very essence of masculinity and embodies a new type of man, one who lives intensely: A new scent for a new breed of man.

The bottle is a master piece on it’s own with the double-lacquer finish of the classic Rosso Corsa Red trademark Ferrari colours.

Hello pretty!

The scent itself smells sweet and fruity but still manly due to the choice of fruits like bergamot and cedarwood.

The official notes are:

Top Notes – Red Apple, Bergamot, Cardamom

Middle Notes – Lavandin, Golden plum, Orange blossom

Base Notes – Cedarwood, Tonka bean, Labdanum

Available from: Foschini, Truworths, Edgars, Stuttafords, Dis-Chem, Red Square, Clicks & Markham. For 100ml for R1150

Review: Jimmy Choo Man Intense EDT


Jimmy Choo Man Intense by Jimmy Choo is a fragrance for men. This is a new fragrance. Jimmy Choo Man Intense was launched in 2016. Top notes are lavender, melon and mandarin orange; middle notes are artemisia, black pepper and geranium; base notes are tonka bean, patchouli and labdanum.

The new Jimmy Choo man is confident, masculine and daring. He is a thrill seeker, who lives for the moment embracing a zest for life that demands an equally compelling fragrance. Lots of confidence with touches of rock ‘n’ roll expression and a hint of a 1960s Mayfair playboy. Effortless attitude and an overtly masculine style. Refined sense for detail and a rebellious sense of humor.The Jimmy Choo Man Intense plays with fire and makes temptation his second nature.


This cologne opens with some light melon and sweetness. A bit fruity but doesn’t stick around for very long as we jump into the heart a softer light leather. Leather isn’t listed in the fragrance notes, so it seems to be a play on the patchouli. Several hours later the powdery, leathery note remained, but it was joined by some fresh woods.


100ml EDT           R1295

50ml EDT              R995





Review: Dunhill icon elite

The Dunhill man is a modern British gentleman, who loves the finer things in life and divides his time between country pursuits on the weekend and a city job in the week. It reminds me that successful hot boss you secretly have a crush on in that sexy Gucci suit. #ChristianGrey


Dunhill Icon Elite is masculine and represents the spirit and tradition of the Dunhill brand which celebrates the elegant man and his timeless style.


Top Notes: Bergamot, Kaffir Lime, Cardamom.

Heart Notes: Vetiver Absolute, Blue Sage, Black Pepper

Base Notes: Ebony Wood, Sandlewood, Black Suede

To best describe how this smells: It is a aromatic woody fresh scent which is warm and spicy. The heart and soul of the fragrance is constructed around a core blend of notes: Sicilian Bigarade , Vetiver and Sandalwood. This is the signature of the fragrance. The robust spicy accord of the Cardamon and Black Pepper adds depth and force whilst a Heart Blue Sage affirms elegance. Finally a masculine combination of Ebony Wood contrasts with a Black Suede to convey fine craftsmanship and exquisite quality of materials.


The Design of the bottle is inspired by it’s rich British motoring heritage, it is encase in a sleek onyx glass with engine-turned pattern.

Dunhill Icon Elite:

100ml EDP           R1595

50ml EDP             R1095

30ml EDP             R995


Sexy time with Agent Provocateur


UK’s premium lingerie brand Agent Provocateur recently released 2 exciting new fragrances: Aphrodisiaque and Pure Aphrodisiaque. The unique fragrance is a fine concoction reflects perfectly the brand’s ideology of sultry seduction. Defined by the Marquee as ‘sexy, curvy and voluptuous’  the bottles are designed to play on your naughty side with its controversial exterior that can easily be mistaken for a rather opulent looking sex toy.


Pure Aphrodisiaque

This is the one in the pink bottle.

Notes are:

Top Notes Mandarin, Anjou pear, Rum (yes rum!)
Heart Notes Jasmine, Wild orchid, Indian tuberose
Base Notes Woods, Musk, Amber

A mix of woody fruity floral. It evokes a sense of provocative, seductive, intoxicating and arousing feel.


This is the one in the gold.

Notes are:

TOP: Tempting Blackberry, Radiant Jasmine, White Pepper

MID: Black Honey, Blooming Cereus,  Gilded Vanilla Orchid

DRY: Sensual Musk, Bewitching Resin, Creamy Musk

An elegant, sexy, musky warm scent. The musk adds a bit of mystery making this more of a night scent.

Both are available from Dis-chem for 90ml for R1395






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