elizabeth arden and sparrow society

Give Back and Receive, yes please! Who doesn’t love a freebee thrown into the equation? By buying an Elizabeth Arden moisturiser with either a foundation or serum you will receive a gorgeous handmade Sparrow Society bag filled with five samples and even better, you have a choice of colour too!

elizabeth arden and sparrow society

Last year Elizabeth Arden partnered with Sparrow Society’s Make a Visible Difference Community Hero and due to it’s success decided on doing it again this year providing customers with the opportunity to not only receive a gift but support a fabulous initiative. Kate Senekal of Sparrow Society says, “this year’s gift features a bolder design with an even bigger impact. Inspired by the graphic, geometric nature of African prints, with a twist. Due to the campaign’s incredible success in 2017, Sparrow Society was able to put 12 of our artisans through a business training course to equip them to start their own small business”, says Kate.

“With the creation of the new 2018 bags, we were able to continue to expand and provide sustainable employment and work for 24 talented artisans. Seeing their work featured in South Africa’s leading retailers, as well as shared in magazines and on beauty websites, has been a big encouragement and inspiration to the team, who now have the confidence and experience necessary to reach for dreams of their own. Through partnerships like these, we hope to revive the manufacturing industry in South Africa and help create a better and more sustainable future for all”, says Kate.

So a big heads up to the local Elizabeth Arden team for motivating and supporting this great local initiative.

A choice of three different colour bags are available as follows:

The red bag: 15th January – 4 February at FOSCHINI STORES

The charcoal bag: 12 February – 4 March at TRUWORTHS STORES

The burnt siena/orange bag: 15th April – 6 May at EDGARS and RED SQUARE STORES

I always find this time of the year is good to add another foundation to my normal one, with a shade or two darker as I spend a bit of time in the sun! The samples are a lovely reminder to ELIZABETH ARDEN’S gorgeous products like EA SuperSmart Skin Renewal Booster, EA Prevage Anti-aging Treatment Boosting Cleanser, Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Capsules and Advance Ceramide Daily Youth Restoring Eye capsules, and a fab pop of colour lipstick.

And that’s it!



REVIEW: INOAR Kalice Multi-purpose Premium Oil

INOAR Kalice Mulit-purpose premium oil


Years back Tuesday nights comprised of watching Survivor and ordering Butlers pizza as a treat for my kids and I’d often pose the question, ” if stuck on an island what one item would you take with you?” Okay, shallow of me as a lighter or a machete sounds practical, but I was adamant a mascara would do me just fine as you’d have to look good, right? Anyway, today I’d probably still go with a beauty product in mind and it would be INOAR Kalice multi-purpose oil, because seriously, I probably wouldn’t last long on Survivor, but at least my hair, face and body would survive!

So if you’re a fan of oils, you’ll really love Kalice. So why and what makes this one so covetable?

INOAR Kalice Mulit-purpose premium oil

As the oil is of such pure form, it penetrates and absorbs rapidly into the skin, sans that oily feeling and has a delicate light floral smell. Vitamin E plus a combination of seven oils, Jasmine, Sweet Almond, Macadamia, Rosemary, Myrrh, Argan and an oil I haven’t come across in a beauty product before, Ojon, unique to the rainforest of the Misquita region in Central America. Read for more info here

Kalice can be used on cuticles, hands, rough skin, hair, body and face for dire need of nourishment. It is fab to use as a primer before makeup application and also as a makeup remover. I have very sensitive eyes and thought I’d give it a bash to see if it irritated my eyes and am happy to say it not ony removed my mascara and lipstick easily, my eyes weren’t aggravated either! Only a drop or two is necessary as the potency is great so a bottle should last a long time. Price tag is R780 for 100ml and available from selected salons and online.