Tuesday, March 10, 2015

All that glitters is gold...

On my nails this week is this gorgeous gold that reminds me of a pirate's treasure chest, all filled with gold and brightly coloured gems!

The base colour is one coat of Gold Digger by Tip Top, and I paired it with one coat of the essence effect nail polish in Hidden Garden. I got this gorgeous glitter as part of my bday present from my mom and I am in love! The base is clear with lots of gold shimmer in it, and it's packed with different sized glitter pieces in gold, silver, red, blue and green. (I've also worn it by itself, with 2 or 3 coats, and it is just stunningly glittery and pretty!)

Friday, March 6, 2015

Yungskin - Energy science for enhanced beauty

Yungskin is a revolutionary, world first skincare product based on the principals of Homeopathy and Acupunture. Containing only the finest natural ingredients, Yungskin is infused and energized to dramatically improve one's skin tone. Also known as "Acupuncture in a jar", the application of Yungskin stimulates the Acupuncture points traditionally used for face lifting around the face-, eye- and neck areas without the needles or discomfort. Each jar is individually infused with energy by Yungskin inventor, Dr Philip Sherwin, to ensure precise care and procedures are taken. The current brand ambassador for Yungskin is Tasmin Montgomery, well known personality in the fitness, health and fashion industry, having won the Miss Fitness SA title 2 years running.

I was given the Yungskin Face Cream to try out, in both the Light and Rich varieties. The cream has been infused with energies representing the Acupuncture points around the face, neck and eyes. Special energies have also been added in order to command the skin to rejuvenate, tighten and glow. 

The Light Face Cream is suitable for women up to age 30 (or women with mature but sensitive skin) and all men. The cream has a light texture that is quickly absorbed by the skin, The cream contains plenty of natural essential oils that nourish the skin and provide a pleasant aroma. I have found it to be a lovely day cream during this hot month we've been having, as it provides enough moisture to my skin without weighing it down or clogging pores. The Rich Face Cream is suitable for more mature skin skins as it contains more natural essential oils, but can also be used as a night cream (which is how I've been trying it). This cream is indeed heavier and richer, but leaves your skin feeling lovely and soft. Both creams include a variety of natural ingredients known to be beneficial to skin.

Other products in the Yungskin range include an eye cream, neck cream, hand cream and foot balm. They also have an range of supplements to improve general wellbeing. 

Those in Western Cape can contact Yungskin agent Penny Loots for more information or to order products. She can be contacted on 082 445 1293, or emailed at penny4yungskin@gmail.com. Those elsewhere in SA can see here for more. The Face Cream is currently on special for R350 for 50ml (usually R395).

Whimsy is Forever does not promote homeopathy as a replacement for traditional medicine, however this review is provided to the benefit of readers who are interested in alternative healing.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

February Favourites

Better late than never! I've been having some technical difficulties with my laptop, but things seem to be working now, so let's head on! (As always, products marked with an asterisk* were provided for review, all others were personally purchased by me.)

essence soo glow! cream to powder highlighter
I picked this goodie up on Takealot on a whim and I'm so glad I did! The creamy texture of this highlighter means it's super easy to apply and blend (as you can probably see from the surface, I just use my (clean!) fingers), but it sets quickly to a more powdery finish, so it stays put once it's on. Perfect for adding that much-desired highlight to your cheekbones! (And at only R54, super budget friendly to boot!)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Rubybox Review

Rubybox Surprise Box, R169 per month*

I recently was gifted a Rubybox to show you what's inside - in case you didn't know, Rubybox is a subscription beauty box that you receive every month with a few exciting goodies to try out. The Rubybox retails for R169 per month (with free delivery) and contains products to the value of R250, so if you like surprises and trying out new things, it's worth giving this box a try. You can sign up for a Rubybox Surprise Box (or just find out more information) over here. Not a big fan of surprises? Rubybox has you covered too! You can build your own box for R199 from a selection of goodies over here.

In my box were the following: