Review: Yardley even complexion foundation and pressed powder

Foundation art! This is as artsy is it gets though.. From top to bottom: Sand beige, Medium beige, Natural, Mahogany, Caramel fudge, Caramel, Almond and Hazel 

Yardley Even Complexion foundation (R189,95) combines skincare benefits into a complexion perfecting foundation.



  • To reduce the appearance of dark spots.
  • Evens out the skin tone,
  • Leaves skin looking radiant day after day.
  • Contains SPF 20
  • Best suited for dry, oily combination skin
  • Matte finishing foundation
  • Moderate to high coverage
  • Fragrance free

Available in 8 shades: Almond, Caramel, Caramel Fudge, Hazel, Mahogany, Medium Beige, Natural and Sand Beige.


I’ve always been a fan of Yardley foundations.  In my opinion they make the best drug store foundations. The formula provides medium semi matte coverage but still serving up a healthy glow (the dream), that is buildable and works really well if you have pigmentation marks that you want to conceal, or even if you suffer with redness and rosacea. A trick to covering problem areas is to focus on dabbing extra foundation on those spots, letting it sit for a bit and then blending it in. I would say it is appropriate for all skin types. Lasts all day. Packaging wise it is a win it comes in a glass pump bottle an upgrade from the previous plastic bottle. Scent wise it does not have a strong smell so it is perfect for hypo allergenic skin types. Colour range is great and I imagine it can cater for all skin type. It is light weight and you barely notice it is on your skin.

Yardley Even Complexion Powder creates the ultimate refined finish. The lightweight formula, enriched with Porcelain Flower Extract and Vitamin E, blends effortlessly for a smooth, even and radiant glow.


For best results, use in combination with Even Complexion Foundation.

  • Contains SPF 20
  • Helps protect against sun damage
  • Medium to heavy coverage
  • Buildable cover to create a perfect smooth matte finish
  • Contains oil absorbing powders

Available in 6 shades: Caramelised, Caramel Fudge, Mahogany, Translucent and Walnut.


For those who like a bit of a setting and a matter finish you lightly brush this over your face lightly to set, and mattify you foundation. This is also a dream powder it is really fine and silky and does not dry out your skin. The darker shades can double up nicely as a natural bronzer. Compact comes with a nifty hidden compartment that houses a mirror and application sponge.




AXE daily fragrances


Axe has brought out 3 very not so typical men’s deodorants. Now when I say that I mean very specialized and similar to colognes to scents. Smelling this with your naked nose you get the impression it could be a Montblanc or Giorgio Armani

AXE Pump Spray Signature – R89.95 – 100ml – Available at Clicks

You know about style and don’t just dress for now, you dress for where you want to be. Your look is a reflection of your ambition and you’ll stop at nothing until you get what you want. The world is watching and you show that you’re ready by looking the part and putting your best foot forward.

For the man who knows about style. Oud Wood with a hint of vanilla, layered with juicy mandarin and spicy black pepper. A subtle, irresistably smooth scent.

Axe Pump Spray Urban – R89.95 – 100ml – Available at Clicks

To make a bold statement you have to be a bold man. The urban jungle is your playground where you set the scene and turn heads. You aren’t bound by four walls but rather the limitless sky. Prepare to be imitated but know you can never be replicated.

Warm tobacco and amber refreshed with lemon and lime. This smokey, sweet scent will give your style an edge. It’s a hell of a fragrance.

Axe Pump Spray Adrenalin – R89.95 – 100ml – Available at Clicks

You’re a man who knows what you want and you never take your finger off the pulse. After all, when you rest, you rust. Adventure fuels your passion to conquer each and every day so you dive in head first, never waiting for life to pass you by.

For the man always on the go. Iced musk with a hint of spicy ginger powered up with red pepper and juicy fig. This sharp, fresh scent will energize your style. Keep going, all day.

AXE always makes the best ads. See my fave below:

Scent are all very long lasting and so affordable. There is great variety so there is definitely be one for the man in your life! Also did you know there is a subscription box for men as well called

Become a brushing genius with Oral-B genius 8000


Designed to help you brush like your dentist recommends, the Genius 8000 seamlessly connects with the Oral-B smartphone app via Bluetooth technology to provide you with customized real-time feedback about your brushing habits, including our highly advanced Position Detection technology that ensures you never miss a zone.

The brush and app also provide time coaching to make sure you brush the recommended 2-minutes and include a pressure alert to protect your gums from over-brushing.
The app is pretty cool some things it does is:
• Sends push reminders for you to brush your teeth twice a day
• Motivates you to keep brushing your teeth by giving you achievements and badges, a bit like fit bit for your teeth
• Gives professional guidance about how to brush your teeth better


This highly advanced brush features a dentist-inspired round head that surrounds and cups each tooth with dynamic oscillating, rotating and pulsating movements to remove up to 100% more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush.

The 360 SmartRing with LED lights allows you to personalize your brushing experience with 12 colors while delivering visual feedback on your brushing pressure, brushing time and selected mode.

Discover a revolution in oral care with the new intelligent Genius 8000 electric toothbrush, designed by Braun, and brought to you by Oral-B, the #1 brand used and recommended by dentists worldwide.
What’s in the Box?
 Braun Oral-B 8000 rechargeable electric toothbrush in White
 Charging station
 Toothbrush head storage compartment
 3 x Brush heads (1 x Cross Action, 3D White, Sensitive)
 Travel case
 Smartphone holder
 Documentation

See, Adjust, & Know with Position Detection
The advanced Position Detection technology of the Genius 8000 electric toothbrushes allows you to SEE where you’re brushing so you can ADJUST your technique and never miss a zone, all while having the confidence to KNOW that you’re getting a superior clean vs. a regular manual brush. The built-in 2-minute timer helps you brush just the right amount, with a timer for each zone of your mouth.
You need to attach a special phone holder (included) to the surface in front of your bathroom basin (usually your mirror), and manoeuvre the phone’s camera so that your face is in the right place, then set to the front camera. At the end you get a score out of 100 on how you’ve performed.

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Customizable SmartRing. Personalized Experience.
Elevate your custom cleaning experience with the multifunctional 360º SmartRing. Visible from every angle while brushing, the SmartRing allows you to see feedback from the pressure sensor, brushing timer and Bluetooth connection with ease. The smart ring lights up when switched on and blinks when you have to change brushing quadrants in your mouth or flashes red when you apply too much pressure. It can also be programmed through the Oral-B smartphone app to illuminate with your choice of 12 colors as you brush. The design is really beautiful with the smartring, Bluetooth, battery and mode lights which illuminate when you switch the tooth brush on.


Intelligent Brush for Real-Time Feedback
The Oral-B Genius 8000 electric toothbrush with Bluetooth technology provides focused care as you follow your dental care journey and receive guidance that can be adjusted by your dental professional. Download the Oral-B app on your smartphone and use Bluetooth technology to get real-time feedback while you clean for improved brushing habits. The Focused Care feature allows you to implement your dentist’s recommendations via customizable brushing plans for key focus areas. The Dental Care Journeys feature lets you follow a pre-programmed routine that matches your oral care goals. These journeys include Fresh Breath, Plaque Fighter, Whitening, Gum Health and Ortho Care. The brush handle saves data from your past 20 brushing sessions so you can still keep track of your progress even when you are not connected to the app.


Round Brush Head for a Superior Clean*
Oral-B replacement electric toothbrush heads feature a professionally inspired design that surrounds each tooth. The dynamic movement of 3D cleaning action helps the electric toothbrush head adapt to your teeth as it oscillates, rotates and pulsates to break up and remove more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush.

16 Degree Angle Cleans Deep Between Teeth
Enjoy healthier teeth and stronger gums for life with the Oral-B Genius 8000 electric toothbrush, featuring the professionally inspired CrossAction toothbrush head. The round head is specially designed for a tooth-by-tooth clean, and its criss-cross bristles are set at a 16-degree angle to reach deep between teeth to lift and power away up to 100% more plaque for a superior clean vs. a regular manual toothbrush.

Healthy Gums with Pressure Sensor
Maintaining gum health is an important part of a healthy oral care routine. The Triple Pressure Sensor helps protect your gums from over-brushing. The SmartRing illuminates and pulsations slow, then stop when you brush too hard. The brush handle can also be set to the Sensitive mode.

Dual Charging & Extra-Long Battery Life
The Oral-B Genius 8000 toothbrush features a Lithium Ion battery and smart travel case that’s designed to charge both your toothbrush and smartphone using only one outlet, all while delivering long-lasting, consistently powerful cleaning action for up to 12 days between charges. The case is ridged and durable and the tooth brush is light.

#1 Dentist Recommended Brand Worldwide
Discover the next lever of oral care innovation, brought to you by Oral-B, a worldwide leader in toothbrushes. Each Oral-B electric toothbrush provides a superior clean vs. a regular manual toothbrush. Find your perfect electric toothbrush from Oral-B – the #1 dentist used and recommended brand worldwide*.
*based on surveys of a representative worldwide sample of dentists carried out for P&G regularly.

What I love most is all the modes that you can choose from to personalise your brushing experience:
The Oral-B Genius 8000 comes with 5 cleaning modes which can be accessed by pressing the down arrow button on the front of the electric toothbrush.

Daily Clean mode
The standard cleaning mode featured on almost all Oral-B electric toothbrushes. This is the cleaning mode I use the most because it is the most useful for everyday use. It lasts for the recommended 2 minutes of cleaning and also oscillates 8,800 times and pulsates 40,000 times per minute.

Gum Care mode
A cleaning mode where the Oral-B Genius 8000 pulsates for 2 minutes that is meant to encourage bloodflow to your gums by massaging them. It changes the power and speed of the brush head from oscillating 2,600 – 8,800 times per minute and 12,000 – 40,000 pulsations per minute. I have not seen any clinical research backing up the claims for this cleaning mode so I would not use it.

Sensitive mode
I like this cleaning mode as it is a reduced power daily clean mode. This is particularly useful for people with sensitive teeth or people who tend to press too firmly with their toothbrush. In this mode the Oral-B genius 8000 will oscillate at 6,500 times and 30,000 pulsations every minute. The cleaning mode lasts for 2 minutes.

Whitening mode
This cleaning mode does not whiten your teeth. In fact no toothbrush can actually whiten your teeth. They can remove stains which may your teeth appear whiter but this is not whitening. This cleaning mode is effectively a 2 minute 20 second daily clean mode. This is my fave mode.

Pro-Clean mode
A longer duration 3 minute 30 second daily clean mode that oscillates 8,800 and 40,000 pulsations per minute. Teeth feel the cleanest with this mode.

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!)

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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?!

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

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