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!



BEHIND THE MASK: Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask

Prevage Elizabeth Arden City Detox mask


Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask is something I have been dying to try out since it first launched a few months back and am really impressed with the results!

You may think we’re whipping up a breakfast smoothie with the mention of goji, cranberries, and blueberries, but these are some of the ingredients found in the mask; add Idebenone and Thiotaine, and you’ve got a super concoction of powerful antioxidants to fight against skin damaging free radicals.

Prevage City Smart Double Action Detoxing Peel Off Mask acts like a liquid magnet removing impurities whilst resurfacing skin and enhancing it’s natural detoxification system. It’s super easy to apply over your entire face and neck, just avoid the sensitive eye area. I applied a generous amount creating a thick layer and waited twenty minutes before lifting it off from the sides towards my nose; its a gel formula so it’s easy to manipulate and pull off. Tree mushroom extract has astringent properties to help minimize visible pores, whilst a smart Polymer blend resurfaces skin lifting away impurities, so when you peel the off mask you experience a brighter, renewed and fresh skin as oils, pollutants, and grime have been removed.

Just a heads up if you’ve had laser resurfacing, dermabrasion or deep chemical peels wait a week before trying out any Prevage products as you may experience a skin reaction.

So it’s all very well for me saying yay, I love, but what do the studies reveal?

95% agreed to skin looked clearer after just one application

93% agreed their pores were visibly reduced after two weeks

93% saw a brighter complexion after just two weeks

Available at Truworths, Foschini, Red Square and Woolworths