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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Review: Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday (Holiday Set)

Hi everyone,

I'm sure you all know how obsessed I am with Nicki Minaj. I adore her so much. Recently I popped into Red Square in Canal Walk for foundation actually but I walked out with this instead lol. Red Square launced their new store in Canal Walk. It looks amazing. It looks very different to the previous store but it looks really stunning.



Step into a bright new world; a world that's larger than life. Set your world alight with Pink Friday Eau de Parfum - the new fragrance from Nicki Minaj.

Pink Friday Eau de Parfum sparkles with mouth-watering fruits; the fragrance imparts a playful cloud of pink floral petals that whisper the sultry warmth of vanilla, skin musks and woods.

Pink Friday Eau de Parfum - striking from all angles, the statuesque bottle - just like Nicki - shines in the spotlight. Make life fearlessly fun with the intoxicating new fragrance: Pink Friday Eau de Parfum by Nicki Minaj.

Pink Friday won Best Celebrity Launch and Best Bottle Design.

This set comes with:
1x 30ml Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Eau de Parfum
1x 50ml Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Shimmer Body Lotion
1x 5ml Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Eau De Parfum Rollerball




This is gift is perfect for all Nicki Minaj lovers. It retails at R395.00 which is worth it for this beautiful set.
You can purchase it at the nearest Red Square store to you. I haven't seen it on their website yet but maybe they will make it available soon online. 

Find them on Twitter and Facebook.

Watch my Beauty Bulletin review on this perfume here.
PS. I look so rachet in that video. I'm sorry.

Until next time..
xo

Monday, November 11, 2013

Canal Walk - Mini Haul #1

Hi everyone,

So on Saturday I spent the day with my awesome Twitter buddy, Amina, at Canal Walk.
I was supposed to do my first vlog but the assholes at Obey Your Body totally messed up my vlog and spoilt my vloggy mood -_- Is it just me or they like really persistent on selling their products?? Expect a little rant soon.

BUT ANYWAYS!!!

We checked out the Magnum SA's installment at Canal Walk. The installment advertised the 1st ever in South Africa Magnum Twitter Auction. If you hadn't heard about this then uh, are you Patrick Star?? (He lives under a rock)
The Magnum girls were registering people on Twitter and promoting Magnum's Twitter account. It was pretty cool and they gave out the new Pink Pomegranate and the Black Espresso. I actually really like the Black Espresso Magnum. It's kind of weird because I don't really like coffee.

I popped into a few of my favourite stores and got some awesome goodies.
Annnnd this is what I got...

Typo:
The first store I actually spent my voucher on was Typo.
I got 4 pens to complete my pen collections and I got an awesome notebook. All the items in the store was 30% off :D HOLLA!

Pencil Pen in gold, silver, bronze and pastel pink: R14.95 | Unicorns are so lame notebook: R49.95
I love Typo's Canal Walk store. The energy in the store is always amazing and the staff are so helpful. I am always disappointed when going to their Cavendish store :(

Clicks:
I got some beauty products from Clicks.

Oh So Heavenly Happy Hands - Perfect Pair gift set: R39.95 |
Baby Lips: R24.95
I wanted to buy a new buffer for a really long time now so I decided to get the Oh So Heavenly Happy Hands | Perfect Pair gift set that consists of a nail buffer that has a nail file as well and a 75ml Happy Hands | Soft Touch cream. I absolutely LOVE OSH's products because it's so affordable and the gift sets are packaged so beautifully.

Next I got was some Baby Lips. I've been loving the Cherry Me scent and the first  one I bought is almost done so I thought why not pick up another one and try a new scent as well :D. I got the Peach Kiss scent and AH! I am loving it too! I will be doing an eos VS Baby Lips review soon :)

Essence Lip Liner in Red Blush: R14.92 | Essence Stays No Matter What eye pencil: R19.95
These two items I was running out of so I thought I'd restock it again. I love Essence cosmetics. If I could buy everything they have, I probably would. I only had one bad experience with an Essence product but other than that, they're an amazing brand. LOVE!

Cotton On and Ackermans:

Cotton On Sweater: R50.00 | Ackermans Floral Waterfall top: R69.00  |
Ackermans Floral Waterfall shirt: R69.00 | Cotton On Black Waterfall shirt: R100.00
Can you tell I LOVE Waterfall tops / shirts???
PS. Sorry for the crappy pictures. 
I think I got some awesome sale items (if you didn't know, I LOVE sales. Check out this post to see how much). I usually only buy clothing items when it's on sale, unless I really want it then I will pay full price..which is almost never *shrugs*

I love Cotton On. They always have amazing sales and trendy clothing items. One more reason why I adore Cotton On is that I fit into their Medium clothing items. This is a win for me because I'm a bit plumpy so fitting into a size smaller than what I usually wear is awesome. YEAH!


I usually don't buy clothing at Ackermans. I popped in the store to check out their sandals because Summer is coming up and they always have pretty sandals and it's inexpensive. I walked past a sales rack and saw this beautiful flowery waterfall shirt and I though "*GASP* I NEED THIS!!" and sooo I bought it :)

I think I got a good variety of items in my mini haul.

**Thank you so much Magnum SA for the R500 Canal Walk Voucher :) I really appreciate it** 

Until next time..
xo

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Review: Lush Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb

Hi everyone,

If you are following me on Instagram then you would've seen a video that was about Lush's bath balistic called Lord of Misrule.

Lord of Misrule Review:

The design of this bomb is inspired by the paper hats you find inside Christmas crackers, which were originally based on the crown the Lord of Misrule would wear whilst he presided over the court. Arriving at Halloween, the Lord of Misrule will be gracing us with his presence until the first signs of spring.


What Lush has to say about this bath bomb:
This bath bomb, named after the ruler of the Pagan Feast of Fools, has a strange and magnificent fragrance created by Gorilla Perfumer Simon Constantine. This bomb will slowly dissolve to reveal a wine coloured centre, with the added sweetness of the world’s first fair trade vanilla absolute, perfectly balanced by the earthy scents of black pepper and patchouli oil.

Ingredients: 
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Popping Candy, Cream of Tartar, Black Pepper Oil, Patchouli Oil, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, Lauryl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Gardenia Extract, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 17200, Colour 42090, Colour 19140
*occurs naturally in essential oils

Featured Ingredient:
Black Pepper Oil
Native to Asia, this woody plant climbs as high as 20 feet in the wild, with spikes containing up to sixty berries. These are harvested, unripe, at full size, and dried in the sun to develop both flavour and colour. The blackening occurs due to enzymes in the berries and the outer surface becomes wrinkled.

What The Jam Jar has to say about this bath bomb:
I love slow fizzing bath bombs. It is so pretty to watch fizz away. A lot of people have been raving about this bath bomb mainly because of it's amazing colour once it's done fizzing away. It starts out green then starts fizzing a deep red / maroon colour and it looks fucking gorgeous!!! Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute is definitely my favourite ingredient that Lush uses in their products. It's just so sweet and yummy. My nose picked up a spicy sweet scent from this bath bomb. I loved it. The scent lingered on my body and in the bathroom until the next day.

Would I purchase this again?
YES!! I wouldn't even think about it.


Even with a black bath you can clearly see that the water is such a beautiful blood red :D


I'm not sure how much this bath bomb retails for but I think its R40 odd. It's definitely one of my favourite bath bombs alongside Twilight and Space Girl. I suggest you go to Lush and purchase this little naughty bugger :)

Until next time..
xo

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Guy Fawkes 2013 with The Jam Jar

Hi everyone,

This is probably the first time I've ever "celebrated" Guy Fawkes and by celebrated I mean I bummed off of other peoples fireworks for my entertainment purposes :) I'm sorry, but I am too broke to freaking burn my money.

My eldest niece really wanted to go see the fireworks display at our local stadium so my daddy took us and obviously my camera tagged along.

Who is Guy Fawkes?

This nigger was a member of a group of Catholic conspirators who endeavored to blow up the Houses of Parliament in England in 1605. The plot was uncovered and the barrels of gunpowder defused before any damage was done. Some say that he was a terrorist and some say that he was a freedom fighter. You be the judge...

Honestly, I don't know much about Guy Fawkes. I just know every 5th of November almost everyone that stays in the Cape Flats goes apeshit for some odd reason. Why they smear people with nugget is unknown to me.

I took these pictures on Diwali and made it into a gif :)
I loved Guy Fawkes but since Skippy wandered onto our property and just decided to own us, I feel that Guy Fawkes is just an annoyance now. I really feel so bad for my cat. She doesn't normally chill in the house because my father and I are allergic to cats but I feel that Diwali and Guy Fawkes is an exception. She stays indoors until the fireworks are over.

Guy Fawkes can be really fun if you are doing it the right way.

And now I leave you with some pictures and a video.


Please watch in 1080p HD

Until next time..
xx

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sunshine Award ☼

Hi everyone,

Lisa-Jade from Life Like Mine once again nominated me for an awesome award, the Sunshine Award.


What is a Sunshine Award?
So like the Liebster Awards, the Sunshine Award is given to a blogger that is inspiring, creative, positive and just an amazing person / blogger (I am not making this up. I read this on the interwebs). 
There are a few rules for this Award as well.

The Rules:
✿ Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you
✿ Share 11 random facts about yourself
✿ 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you
✿ Tag 11 bloggers
✿ Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate and let them know they have been nominated

So, thank you so much Lisa-Jade from Life Like Mine for nominating me. I really appreciate it so much that you thought of The Jam Jar Blog.You have been such an awesome Twitter buddy and I would like to thank you for the kind things you once told me when I was feeling so down. It really lifted my spirits :)


11 random facts about me:
1. I have a strange addiction to infomercials. My family always brings up stories about when I was younger and apparently they recorded a VHS just with infomercials on for me. Sweet, hey?
2. I have been mistaken many times to be the mother of my 1st born niece. I've been judged too. Assholes.
3. I never use to like raw tomato but for some odd reason I seem to be enjoying it recently.
4. Most people I've met always think that I am into music like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Opera, 1D, etc...Uhm like no. I am into gangster shit, because I am a gangster. Ya'heeaarrrrrddd??
5. I am 1 of 3 siblings.
6. I have two HUUUUUGE Hello Kitty stickers on my wall.
7. I am scared of people dressed in costumes like Barney, Pooh Bear, etc. I freaked out one day in a mall when my mommy told the Hello Kitty that I wanted to hug her. She blocked me in a corner while I screamed my lungs out. 
8. I have OCD and as a designer it kills me when I see bad designs. It makes me sad.
9. I love pickled onions. My daddy use to make the best pickled onions ever!
10. I am 21. Most people assumed that I am 23.
11. I cuss a lot but I keep it to a minimum on my blog.

11 questions by Life Like Mine:
1) What is your most firm belief?
Stand up for yourself and don't let anyone push you over.
Ask for your 10c at the store. They wouldn't give you the item if you were 10c short.

2) What one food brings you a sense of utter satisfaction while eating it?
Sushi. Real good sushi.

3) If you could be a colour, which would it be?
Believe it or not...Black

4) Do you think there's a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?
Yes and there is a leprechaun waiting at the end to flash his bits.

5) Have you had ghostly experience before?
No. Alhamdulillah.

6) What's your favourite colour lipstick and nail polish?
Lipstick - Dark red and dark plum
Nail Polish - Black

7) Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
With the leprechaun that's waiting to flash his bits.

8) What's your favourite song at the moment?
Been my favourite since it came out.

9) Pencil or pen?
Pen.

10) If you could dance in the rain, would you? (Or have you already?)
I danced in the rain already :)

11) What's your perfect warm beverage?
Vanilla Tea from Dilmah.

I don't think I'm going to do the last two rules because I'm not going to waste my time again.
I'm sorry.

Until next time..
xx

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Tag: 5 Things I'm Currently Obsessed With

Hi everyone,

Recently I got tagged by Fashion at its Fall to do a 5 Things I'm Currently Obsessed With post.
I was so excited to do this because I really wanted to do a post like this before she tagged me but I didn't have the motivation to do it, but this tag gave me the push I needed!

You can check out Fashion at its Fall's 5 Things I'm Currently Obsessed With tag here.

Let's get start!!


1. eos Lipbalms
My besties bought me some on his recent NYC trip and I was so happy when he called me up to say he actually got it :D You can read all about these lipbalms here.

2. Typo Galaxy Notepad
I love stationery! And I love galaxy prints! Ah! This notepad is just perfect for me :D
The pages are so pretty. It has a purple ombre on each page.

3. Lush Goodies
I love me some Lush and American Cream Conditioner and Snow Fairy Smooshy bar (I can't remember the actual name of it -__-) are my current favourites. Next on my list is Rose Jam :)

4. Jeffery Campbell Wedges
Recently I've been working at Vintage and The City and I fell inlove with these JC's the minute I walked into the store which was back in October! I decided to fit it on and I fell inlove with it even more. Why did I not buy it you ask? Weeeeell, I'm broke :) So I fitted it on and took pictures instead :D

5. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday
This is my favourite perfume ever. I love Nicki and I love this scent! It's so pretty :)

I have many more but I will save that for another day :)

What are your current favourites?

Until next time..
xx

Friday, November 1, 2013

Review: Avon Mega Effects Mascara in Blackest Black

Hi everyone,

Beauty Bulletin sent me the new Avon Mega Effects Mascara in Blackest Black. I was so excited to try it because it's one of those freaky looking makeup gadgets :)

This breakthrough mascara provides 24-hour volume, leaving lashes darker, denser and more dramatic. Get ready for a corner to corner lash transformation with our first ever Wonderbrush.

The Wonderbrush bends and adjusts to multiple angles capturing every lash, top to bottom. The unique brush fits the natural shape of lashes, coating them evenly with formula from root to tip. The extra surface area of the Wonderbrush bristles are designed to deliver 40% more mascara to the lash.

Mega Effects Mascara provides a clump-proof, sweat-proof, non-flaking and non-smudging experience.

Watch my video review on the new Avon Mega Effects Mascara in Blackest Black :)


Oh! I have a ton of posts that will be published this week :) So stay tuned!

Until next time..
xx