GIVEAWAY: Dermalogica Protection Sport SPF50

DERMALOGICA PROTECTION SPORT SPF50

I was delighted to try out Dermalogica Protection Sport SPF50 again as it’s a suncream I highly recommend for its high SPF factor, is paraben and gluten-free, vegan friendly and protects against damaging UVA/UVB rays and free radicals that can cause premature ageing and yay, I am giving one away worth R599, so read on to find out how…

DERMALOGICA PROTECTION SPORT SPF50

When I was young I ignored my mother’s incessant nagging about applying a suncream as I wanted to tan and thought a cream would slow down the process, (I am a FitzPatrick skin type 2 so already it took forever to tan!)Thank heavens nowadays I’m more sun savvy and with no shortage of sun creams means there’s little excuse not to wear one on a daily basis!

Here’s a quick synopsis on what makes Dermalogica Protection Sport SPF50 a worthwhile buy:

DERMALOGICA PROTECTION SPORT SPF50

The key factor in Dermalogica Protection Sport SPF50 is the Oleasome Technology which in short, derives from oil-bearing plants like almonds, sunflowers and safflower seeds. Oleosomes are the next generation encapsulation system, capable of delivering emollient oil and Vitamin E to the skin over time for long-lasting moisturising benefits.

In addition, Oleosomes are capable of absorbing and protecting fragrances, essential oils and other unstable actives. Dermalogica Protection Sport SPF50 is suitable for all skin types and is a Chemical or organic protector, absorbing harmful UV rays as it contains avobenzone and octinoxate which help defend against prolonged exposure and contains no artificial colours or fragrances.

DERMALOGICA PROTECTION SPORT SPF50

The lightweight formula of Dermalogica Protective Sport SPF50 that neutralises damage and binds moisture to skin, absorbs easily, is non-greasy and water resistant. I’m always on the look out for a product that offers good protection and doesn’t irritate eyes, especially if spending time in the sun. My hubby is a social tennis player so is my perfect guinea pig for suncreams and can vouch for this one for not leaving his eyes sensitive and watery after a game. By applying at least twenty minutes before exposure and re-applying forty minutes later is the best bet when out in the elements (my only drawback is reminding him to re-apply).

So yay, this one is a goodie! Want to win a 156ml tube of Dermalogica Protection SPF50 worthR599? Answer the question below:

QUESTION: True or False: Dermalogica Protection Sport SPF50 contains no artificial colourants or fragrances?

Write your answer in the comments below or you can email me directly cathietrevor@gmail.com

For an extra chance you can follow me on Instagram here (if you don’t follow me already) and tag a friend

The Winner will be announced in the comment section below and on Instagram account next week Monday 22 OCTOBER at noon.

*Winner must live in South Africa

Best of luck and happy day!!

Cath

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon

Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon

Most nights I climb into bed and am out like a light, yet sometimes, despite being exhausted, my mind wanders as I turn out the light and I’m on a to-do list rollercoaster and suddenly it’s past midnight and in panic mode of counting the hours before my alarm goes off . Apparently I’m not alone in suffering sleep deprivation; statistically 45% of the world’s population experience sleep problems, which affects our health and wellbeing. After attending the Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon launch a few weeks back where we were given the load down on key ingredients to help you fall asleep and work on your skin’s regeneration process, I couldn’t wait to try Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon out for myself; here’s what I thought:

Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon

“While the skin is in repair mode and blood flow increases at night, it’s the optimal time for the absorption of active ingredients to target signs of skin fatigue,” explains education manager for the International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica, Emma Hobson.

dermalogica sound sleep cocoon

Formulated to work at night, Sound Sleep Cocoon works with the body’s natural circadian rhythms, (the distinct periods of biological activity occurring while we are awake or asleep, also known as the sleep/wake cycle). If you’re caught up on sleep, you won’t feel the dips so radically between the swings of sleepiness and alertness. Better quality sleep means your skin is able to regenerate and restore itself from harmful free radicals and environmental damage way more efficiently.

Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon helps this process by sending you into a deep, relaxing sleep allowing your body to repair, restore, and regenerate skin cells from the free radical damage. You have these key ingredients to be thankful for:

Lavandin Oil has been encapsulated with motion-activated biodegradable microcapsules which release on your skin as you toss and turn to aid sleeping thanks to calming essential oils, working on replenishing your skin at the same time.

Nicknamed the ‘night sleeper’ due to the tree leaves opening during the day and closing at night,

Persian Silk Tree Extract fights free radicals, reduces signs of fatigue, while brightening and plumping tired skin. It also helps to fight Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs), which contribute to wrinkles, loss of elasticity and collagen.

Widely used in traditional Chinese medicine, Wu-Zhu-Yu helps even skin texture and visibly brightens dull tired skin.

Kakadu Plum Extract contains Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant to help with skin damage, premature ageing, improving skin tone and luminosity.

Tamarind Seed Extract has a chemical structure similar to hyaluronic acid, to reduce water loss while promoting the skin’s natural hydration process.

Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon

So, a night gel-cream packed with goodness and soothing lavender scent to help you sleep, after massaging cream in to release motion-activated essential scents. The packaging is something I’m really loving as it’s super hygienic where all you have to do is twist, press down with a perfect amount of product being dispensed. I tend to be heavy-handed when it comes to using products so am hoping this lasts me realistically six weeks. I keep the cream next to my bed so that after I have done my beauty routine I can pop it on before turning out the light!

So now for the exciting part; if this product appeals to you, it may just be your lucky day as I have one DERMALOGICA SOUND SLEEP COCOON worth R1295 to GIVEAWAY! All you have to do is answer the question below:

DERMALOGICA SOUND SLEEP COCOON

Name one ingredient found in Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon

1.Write your answers in the comments below or email me directly: cathietrevor@gmail.com.

2. To stand an extra chance, like this post on FACEBOOK and follow me on INSTAGRAM

GIVEAWAY is only open to Residents of South Africa.

The winner will be announced Tuesday 5 JUNE 2018 at midday via social media platforms or direct email.

Happy Monday!!

Cath

(GIVEAWAY): THOMAS SABO jewellery worth R10 000

THOMAS SABO jewellery

Jewellery is a way to express your individuality and creativity. THOMAS SABO‘s array of lovelies has something to suit everyone’s taste and personality, whether it’s a beautifully classic piece from their Fine Line collection or one of the many unique charms from the Sterling silver Charm Club. The best bit? I’m doing a GIVEAWAY worth 10K for one lucky reader! Scroll down to read more:

THOMAS SABO jewellery

THOMAS SABO jewellery

THOMAS SABO jewellery

THOMAS SABO jewellery

SPARKLE ME

Since 1984 Thomas Sabo has been crafting innovative and trendsetting jewellery pieces and watch designs and is available online here.

Crafted in masterly fashion from precious metals such as 925 Sterling Silver, 18k Gold or Rose Gold plus sparkling diamonds and precious coloured stones, THOMAS SABO’s latest Fine Line Collection is a real treat and should you win, you get to choose something to the value of R10000. How cool is that? I spent ages scrolling through their online store and various collections and decided on this lovely piece called “CIRCLES” made from zirconia white stones set in sterling silver alongside a gold circle.

THOMAS SABO jewellery : Cathi Trevor

“Our aim is to offer every customer – whether man or woman, the ideal accessory for every outfit and for every occasion.” – Thomas Sabo

THOMAS SABO jewellery

THOMAS SABO jewellery

THOMAS SABO jewellery

THOMAS SABO jewellery

To participate follow the steps below:

1. Name one of the collections from THOMAS SABO and type it in the comments below or on my

Instagram page or email me directly cathietrevor@gmail.com Subject: Giveaway Thomas Sabo
2. Go to Thomas Sabo Facebook here and like their page

THOMAS SABO

FACEBOOK

TWITTER

INSTAGRAM

*entries close midnight on Tuesday 24 April
Winner to be announced Wednesday 25 April midday.

Open to SA Residents only

THOMAS SABO JEWELLERY

THOMAS SABO JEWELLERY

Thomas Sabo jewellery

how cute are these bracelets!

THOMAS SABO JEWELLERY

There’s some fab pieces for guys too!

And that’s it! Happy day !!

Cath

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: ELEMIS NOURISHED GLOW KIT for Normal Skin

elemis anti-aging cleansing balm and apricot toner

GET THE GLOW

I hanker after a fresh-faced glowing skin as am sure most of us do, so I was eager to take up the offer of trying out ELEMIS NOURISHED GLOW KIT for the month of February and report back on how it went! Here’s what I thought and yay, there’s an ELEMIS NOURISHED GLOW KIT GIVEAWAY up for grabs too!

elemis anti-aging cleansing balm and apricot toner

I spend a huge amount of time in an air con environment and come weekends, I like to walk and swim, feeling the sun on my skin, so wanting a natural healthy glowing skin while braving the elements is no small feat, (unless we are talking about a sweaty glow from exertion!) Elemis Nourished Glow kit includes an Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, for renewing and solftening skin, Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner for toning and smoothing & Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules for replenishing & nourishing.

I’ve been an Elemis lover for a good many years, in fact, thanks to my beauty bestie Chereen Strydom, from For the Beauty of It (check out her awesome blog here) who introduced me to Elemis Pro-collagen Cleansing Balm singing its praises; being naturally curious in beauty products she loves, I gave it a try and have been in love with it ever since!

elemis anti-aging pro-collagen cleansing balm

On opening the balm a heavenly aromatic smell awakens the senses, bringing a spa experience to mind. With the addition of water the thick texture changes into a soft milky runny consistency which is easy to massage into skin. You really only need a small scoop no bigger than your pinky nail so the product lasts at least three to four months, if not longer. Key ingredient Padina Pavonica is known to boost skin’s defenses, firming and helping with elasticity; Starflower oil, rich in GLA maintains skin’s optimum metabolism, improving the barrier function. Optimega oil prevents water loss, while Mimosa and Rose flower wax softens skin and restores elasticity. Elderberry oil is anti-inflammatory containing 80% fatty acids and micronutrients and nourishing Shea butter for dry and dehydrated skin. When purchasing Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm you are given a cloth to wash off the product, but isn’t available in the kit, so I suggest using your own sponge or muslin cloth which works a treat! I rate this cleansing balm as one of my all-time favourites for a super clean, nourished glowing complexion.

elemis apricot soothing toner

Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner maintains the skin’s natural PH level without using harsh detergents or alcohol. I stay clear of toners containing alcohol as they are very drying on my already dry skin. I have sensitive eyes, yet the toner and the balm don’t irritate them, so I can remove makeup with both products quite happily. Sweet almond oil, Quilla wood and sweet Betty flower soothes, leaving skin fresh and radiant. I have this toner sitting in the fridge for a cooling effect when I feel I need a bit of a ‘pick me upper’ after sitting in front of a computer. If you have five minutes to take some downtime, soak cottonwool pads with the toner and place them on your eyes for five minutes – just heaven as a revitalizing spritzer!

I’ve been lucky in trying out these awesome Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules previously, keeping them in my desk drawers for daily doses of reviving my senses and skin. The pink day capsules contain rose absolute to enhance well being and give a glow to the cheekbones, lips and temples. The green ones are for night time use, containing soothing lavender for tired skin. Precious oils from the Tanzania ‘miracle tree’, Moringa and Oleifera are all aromatic essential oils that enhance your glow. There are only 14 capsules in the kit so I used one every second day with my daily moisturiser and night cream. (I do prefer using one everyday as an added boost to glowing skin!)

Overall the combination of these three Elemis products have given my tired stressed skin a renewed glow and I absolutely loved the experience. So now its your turn; if you’re wanting to stand a chance to win your own NOURISHED GLOW KIT, a targeted cleansing kit, here’s what you have to do: Comment below or drop me an email and tell me why you would like to win this kit.

GIVEAWAY is only open to Residents of South Africa.

Winner will be announced TUESDAY 20th March at midday via social media platforms or direct email.

* All Products are sent to me as samples from agencies and brands unless otherwise stated.

If you’ve had the opportunity to try out any ELEMIS products, what are your thoughts?

Happy Day

Cath

Photography: Ian Reeves

GIVEAWAY is only open to Residents of South Africa.

Winner will be announced TUESDAY 20th March at midday via social media platforms or direct email.

* All Products are sent to me as samples from agencies and brands unless otherwise stated.

If you’ve had the opportunity to try out any ELEMIS products, what are your thoughts?

Happy Day

Cath

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: PAYOT BEAUTY PRODUCTS WORTH R1223

payot sun sensi spf50, my payot brume eclat and hydra 24+ cfreme glacee

With a few summer months still ahead I thought todays GIVEAWAY is perfect for time spent in the sun as it consists of PAYOT SPF50 Sun Sensi Protectant, a PAYOT Anti-Pollution Revivifying Mist and a Plumping Moisturising Cream.

PAYOT has been around since the 1920’s with founder Dr Nadia Payot becoming one of the first female doctors involved in the women’s rights movement. Inspired by Russian prima ballerina, Anna Pavlova, Dr Nadia Payot came to understand the importance of techniques to preserve the skin’s beauty and youth and the idea of ‘What if facial exercise could work as an anti-aging too?’ was born. Payot developed and starting performing facial exercises on her clients, massage techniques which are still practised to this day. The next step in her journey was to create tailor-made treatments to work in conjunction to facial exercises she developed. There’s a little background on this great French brand, but let’s get on with todays GIVEAWAY!

payot sun sensi spf50, my payot brume eclat and hydra 24+ cfreme glacee

I wrote a post on PAYOT SPF50 Sun Sensi Protectant (R369) SHOP HERE a month ago about its super non-greasy consistency. It’s a fab sunscreen with SPF50 I’ve enjoyed using throughout summer. The next two products up for grabs is PAYOT Anti-Pollution Revivifying Mist 125ML (R265) SHOP HERE with hyaluronic acid and superfruit extracts. I’ve chatted about hyaluronic acid before. It’s an ingredient to look out as it holds its water content 10000 times more than any other product, making it a must-have ingredient for anyone with anti-ageing concerns.

My PAYOT Brume Eclat is an alcohol-free light, airy water mist to invigorate, hydrate and refresh skin, while enhancing skin’s radiance (and we’re all about a glowing and radiant skin!). It also protects against everyday pollution and best of all it sets your makeup and can be used throughout the day for a quick ‘pick me up”. I’m a sucker for face mists especially at this time of year and is my go-to for refreshing my skin as I work in an aircon environment all day.

PAYOT CREME GLACEE (R589) SHOP HERE like the name itself, has a soft consistency that is cooling, sinking in easily while feeding your skin with goodness. Fig and watermelon extracts are excellent sources of anti-oxidants like Vitamin E & C to improve elasticity and play a major role in the production of collagen. Vitamin B, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium and calcium rejuvenate skin and of course they all help to fight free radicals to slow down the signs of ageing.

payot sun sensi spf50, my payot brume eclat and hydra 24+ cfreme glacee

Photography: Ian Reeves

Here’s what to do to stand a chance of winning the PAYOT products worth R1223:

Tell me who was the Russian ballet dancer I mentioned who inspired founder Dr Payot in her vision of beauty and determined the basic principles behind her brand?

Write your answers in the comments below or email me directly: cathietrevor@gmail.com

To stand an extra chance, like this post onFACEBOOK and/or INSTAGRAM

The GIVEAWAY is only open to Residents of South Africa.

The winner will be announced Wednesday 7 March 2018 at midday via social media platforms or direct email.

HAPPY MONDAY

Cath

FRAGRANCE GIVEAWAY: Mademoiselle Rochas EDP

MADEMOISELLE ROCHAS  EDP

FRAGRANCE GIVEAWAY WORTH R1195

Mademoiselle Rochas fragrance embodies happiness, speaking to a young, carefree and optimistic girl who knows what she wants with her choices and decisions. She’s bold and curious, embracing her surroundings, whether it’s popping into a gallery or sipping coffee in a cafe’ or walking through Tuileries Gardens; this scent, inspired by Femme and Madame, has a personality of its own, elegant and tres French!

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MADEMOISELLE ROCHAS  EDP

Perfumer Anne Filipo created a fragrance to reflect the playfulness of a women so combined

fruity top berries notes with a dash of sweet addictive toffee apple to awaken the senses. At the heart is an explosion of florals including rose petals from the exclusive Rochas rose fields, seductive Egyptian jasmine and a violet accord for a touch of elegance and femininity.
White whispy Chantilly musk evoke the sexy lace that Monsieur Rochas so loved, whilst creamy sandalwood and gentle Ambergris accord round up the base notes.

The bottle is a circular glass smooth bottle evoking the femininity and roundness of the female shape and the slightly pink juice reflects the floral gourmand character of the fragrance.
Actress Noemie Schmidt embodies the French woman, representing the fresh appealing attitude and elegance of Mademoiselle Rochas.

MADEMOISELLE ROCHAS  EDP

Does this appeal to your senses? It does to me; one whiff of the sweet notes takes me back to my younger days of living in Paris, absorbing everything that the great city offered and knowing that whatever path I took would be on my own terms and damn, life has been good! That’s the beauty of fragrances, to fill your senses with wonderment and feel confident, cool and happy wearing a yum scent! So enough ramblings from me, here’s how to win a delish bottle of MADEMOISELLE ROCHAS EDP 90ml worth R1195 for yourself or an early present for a friend or family member.

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE HOW TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY!

MADEMOISELLE ROCHAS  EDP

All you have to do is write in the comments below two things that make you think of Paris. For an extra yayness follow me on Instagram @cathi_trevor and tag a friend.

Winner must reside in SA and will be announced Thursday, 30th NOV at midday.

Have fun and good luck!!

Cath

MADEMOISELLE ROCHAS  EDP

FRAGRANCE FILE: Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct Review and GIVEAWAY

Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct EDP www.cathitrevor.com


FRESH ‘N FLIRTY

Do you remember that heady rush, a breathless state of setting eyes on someone delectably delicious? Okay, it was a long time ago for me, but I do remember that sense of expectancy and anticipation. First Instinct for Women by Abercrombie & Fitch is a fragrant interpretation of that first moment where two worlds collide and sparks fly with instant attraction; of where a woman follows her first instinct.


First Instinct for Women is classified as a Floriental Wood. As the name implies it is a combination of oriental and floral notes, specifically when including notes of jasmine, gardenia, orange flowers and freesia fused with warm orientals like resin, spices and woods. The notes may sound heady, but the interpretation is actually much lighter for a sensual seductive journey.

Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct fragrance

Top notes in First Instinct include magnolia, passion fruit and zesty grapefruit to awaken the senses; enchanting wild orange flower, butterfly orchid and exotic water lily at the heart and warm amber, beguiling musk and creamy tonka notes at the base.

As stated by master perfumer Laurent le Guernec,

“I feel that First Instinct for Women is at once playful, feminine, and alluring. With a sensual opening, a sparkling development and a trail of irresistible yet effortless seduction, this formula was crafted to ensure captivation.”

Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct fragrance

Abercrombie & Fitch is an American Clothing brand with a long history of laidback, luxury style, appealing to a younger generation and synonymous to the fragrance as very wearable. Think fun, flirty, sensual, the perfect match for summertime love! It’s a daytime perfume, a first date or early evening drinks; I gravitate towards floral notes so I am really enjoying wearing it as it is not too heavy or offensive.

First Instinct for Women by Abercrombie & Fitch is available from Edgars, Red Square and Foschini

100ml EDP R1095

50ml EDP R895

30ml EDP R695

So if this fragrance sounds good to you and you want to try it…own it…I’m giving a bottle away to one lucky winner who will receive a 100ml Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct for Women EDP worth R1095 . Scroll down for deets:

Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct fragrance

To enter leave a comment below this post telling me which note can you find at the heart of this fragrance. Kindly include your email address when commenting (only I will see it) or directly contact me on cathietrevor@gmail.com so that I can get in touch if you are the winner. To double your chances follow me on Instagram here and tag a friend.

Winner will be announced next Friday 29th September on my blog and Facebook.

Happy weekend!

*only SA residents

FRAGRANCE FILE: Jimmy Choo L’Eau & GIVEAWAY

“Jimmy Choo L’eau is the scented interpretation of a delicious thirst quenching water of hibiscus flowers blended with barks, fruits and vibrant woods, to create a radiant feminine sensuality.” – Juliette Karagueuzoglou, Perfumer

If springtime could be bottled it would smell like this: fresh, fruity and floral! Jimmy Choo’s latest fragrance L’Eau is a concoction of citrusy sparkling top notes of Bergamot and hibiscus flowers; juicy nectarine and a delicate whiff of peony lie at the heart and at the dry-down is sensual cedarwood and powdery musk. I am so ready to move on from the cold winter days and smelling this reminded me a new season is just around the corner! Hues of dusty pinks, peaches, pastels and chambray denim form part of our spring/summer fashion palette, and I think this fragrance fits into that mix beautifully. “The immediate evocation of a fresh and delicate journey: Jimmy Choo L’Eau is a delicate breath, a soft caress on the skin.”

Here’s a peek at Jimmy Choo L’Eau commercial; my heart did a little hop skip and a jump when I saw the sleek silver roller skates the model wears – LOVE them, in fact, I once contemplated taking up roller derby just to wear pink rollerskates!

BUT let’s get onto the serious stuff! Want to win a bottle of this juice? Scroll down for more info:

GIVE AWAY

For one lucky reader I am giving away a Jimmy Choo L’Eau EDT 60ml fragrance worth R895! To enter name one of the notes found in the fragrance and write in the comments below or email me: cathietrevor@gmail.com with your answer.

The winner will be announced on the 15th AUGUST at midday.

JIMMY CHOO L’EAU EDT is available at Foschini, Edgars, Truworths and Red Square

Hold thumbs and happy day!!

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FRAGRANCE FILE: Jimmy Choo L'Eau & GIVEAWAY

Jimmy Choo L'Eau

“Jimmy Choo L’eau is the scented interpretation of a delicious thirst quenching water of hibiscus flowers blended with barks, fruits and vibrant woods, to create a radiant feminine sensuality.” – Juliette Karagueuzoglou, Perfumer

If springtime could be bottled it would smell like this: fresh, fruity and floral! Jimmy Choo’s latest fragrance L’Eau is a concoction of citrusy sparkling top notes of Bergamot and hibiscus flowers; juicy nectarine and a delicate whiff of peony lie at the heart and at the dry-down is sensual cedarwood and powdery musk. I am so ready to move on from the cold winter days and smelling this reminded me a new season is just around the corner! Hues of dusty pinks, peaches, pastels and chambray denim form part of our spring/summer fashion palette, and I think this fragrance fits into that mix beautifully. “The immediate evocation of a fresh and delicate journey: Jimmy Choo L’Eau is a delicate breath, a soft caress on the skin.”

Here’s a peek at Jimmy Choo L’Eau commercial; my heart did a little hop skip and a jump when I saw the sleek silver roller skates the model wears – LOVE them, in fact, I once contemplated taking up roller derby just to wear pink rollerskates!

BUT let’s get onto the serious stuff! Want to win a bottle of this juice? Scroll down for more info:

GIVE AWAY

For one lucky reader I am giving away a Jimmy Choo L’Eau EDT 60ml fragrance worth R895! To enter name one of the notes found in the fragrance and write in the comments below or email me: cathietrevor@gmail.com with your answer.

The winner will be announced on the 15th AUGUST at midday.

JIMMY CHOO L’EAU EDT is available at Foschini, Edgars, Truworths and Red Square

Hold thumbs and happy day!!