Friday, 4 August 2017

• Krispy Kreme • Doughnuts of the World launch in South Africa!

• Krispy Kreme South Africa • Doughnuts of the World •

Hiya everyone 

What a pleasant surprise?! I really appreciate how brands have been upping their game lately with new launches, brand experiences, content creation etc. I was very #blessed to be sent a dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts yesterday (although, long story, they had to be taken back to store and I ended up collecting them today).

Krispy Kreme South Africa have just launched their Doughnuts of the World range! Inspired by the delicious flavours of iconic desserts from around the world, these doughnuts will take your taste buds on a flavourful journey.

I can tell you upfront that I brought these doughnuts to the office at about 2.30pm and they're all gone beside the Lemon Cheesecake and Banoffee Pie ones I forebode my colleagues from scoffing! There are only 6 of us here today, of which 4 are health/gym freaks who barely ever touch sugar! So, they're either that good or that budget forecast meeting on Wednesday really took it out of us ;) 

I'll drop in some info below on flavours in more detail from the press release, but from my standpoint Krispy Kreme took some great inspiration from the UK and US, and locally of course, for their limited edition flavours. Not quite "of the world" but from across the globe, certainly! 

There are two 'American flavours', the lemon cheesecake is a delish, unique flavoured bun while the Ol' Glory stuck with what they know - the original glazed just splashed with a little blue, red and white decor. 
Side note, the original glazed will never beat any other doughnut that Krispy Kreme will ever release - it's just that good! 

For the 'British flavours' we have an ode to strawberries and cream (which melts quite quickly, just so you know) and my favourite dessert flavour ever, Banoffee Pie *insert heart eyes emoji. Then there is a Banoffee Pie Kremey Chiller! Definitely hitting Gateway this weekend to grab one! 

Local flavours include a good ol' apricot jam fill (is that unique to SA?) and then a caramel popcorn bun, which sadly doesn't appeal to me in the slightest...

So! Get to a Krispy Kreme before 31 August if you want to try these limited edition flavours. You won't regret it, but your waistline may... 

Board the flavour plane and head to the United Kingdom for a Banoffee PieDoughnut, an unglazed shell filled with Banana Caramel Kreme dipped invanilla icing & topped with peanut brittle finished off with chocolate drizzle.While you’re there try the local favourite, of Strawberries and Kreme which isan unglazed shell sandwich of Strawberry Kreme, lightly dusted with polka dots& topped with a Strawberry Kreme swirl & fresh strawberry.It's back on the plane as we head to the United States, home of Krispy Kreme.Here as we indulge in the world famous Lemon Cheesecake doughnut, which isa shell filled with zesty Lemon Cheesecake Kreme, topped with crushedGraham Cracker & finished with lemon curd drizzle. As we know the UnitedStates are very patriotic so do not leave without tasting the Ol’ Glorydoughnut, - an Original Glazed ring, topped with hand piped blue, red & whiteicing finished off with blue, red and white sprinkles.
We head back home to South Africa for some of our local favourites; aCaramel Popcorn Doughnut which is an original glazed ring dipped in caramelicing, crowned with Caramel Popcorn and finished off with a chocolate drizzle.For those after something fruitier to tickle those taste buds the Apricot Jam
Filled doughnut is for you because it is an old school favourite of a shelldoughnut tossed in sugar while hot, and then filled with apricot jam.
To add to this wonderful adventure, Krispy Kreme South Africa is also bringingthe joy of the United Kingdom to you with the introduction of an ‘out of thisworld’ Banoffee Pie Kremey Chiller which is a caramel and banana infusedtopped with peanut brittle and caramel drizzle.

• Krispy Kreme South Africa • Doughnuts of the World •
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• Krispy Kreme South Africa • Doughnuts of the World •
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• Krispy Kreme South Africa • Doughnuts of the World •

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

• Beauty • Clicks Winter Beauty Haul

Clicks Winter Beauty Haul || Jane Wonder Blog

Hiya everyone 

It's the last day of the Clicks Winter Beauty promotion and I am here to tell you of my fave items that are on sale! Make sure you get there before they close tonight to get your hands on these specials! Let's jump right in to it...

• Makeup •

Clicks Winter Beauty Haul || Jane Wonder Blog

Here are the promotions on the brands pictured: 
• Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick - ClubCard Price now R149 each, save R16.95 (colours pictured from top; 2, 3, 9 & 10)
• wet n wild - Promotions on selected items (palette pictured; Bare & Beautiful. My Walking on Eggshells palette, which is my everyday fave, is too used to take a nice photo)

Other cool makeup promotions:
• Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation now R135.95, save R34
* My absolute fave drugstore foundation!! 
Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation now R200, save R49.95
• Garnier BB Cream now from R79.95
• wet n wild Contouring Palette now R104, save R25.95
• Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream now R168 each, save R41.95
• Rimmel Magnif'eyes Eyeshadow Palette - ClubCard Price now R143.95 each, save R16
• Rimmel Brow This Way - ClubCard Price now R80.95 each, save R9
• Yardley Loose Powder now R120, save R29.95

• Finishing Tools, Accessories and Lashes •

Clicks Winter Beauty Haul || Jane Wonder Blog

Here are the promotions on the brands pictured:
• Real Techniques - Buy any 3 Cosmetic Brushes, cheapest one free, priced from R130 each
• UBU - Buy any 3 Cosmetic Brushes, cheapest one free, priced from R49.95 each (my UBU brush pictured is used for face mask application, I wouldn't recommend for foundation)
• Claire's Phone Cover - Cellphone Covers from R145 each
• Eyelure - Buy any 3 Las Sets, cheapest one free, priced from R59.95 each

Other cool makeup promotions:
• Eco Tools - Buy any 3 Cosmetic Brushes, cheapest one free, priced from R62.95 each
• Browtician - New only at Clicks! Tweezers from R130 each
• Claire's Velvet Chokers - 4-pack for R140 each
• Claire's Headphones - R230 each

• Skincare •

Clicks Winter Beauty Haul || Jane Wonder Blog

Here are the promotions on the brands pictured:
• Sorbet - 3 for 2 on all Sorbet products
• Eucerin - Buy any 2 Skin Care Products, cheapest one free, priced from R125
• Avene - Save 20% on selected items 
* I am utterly obsessed with both the Thermal Spring Water and the Soothing Moisture mask, which I use as a face mask every time I fly over 2 hours
• L'Oreal Pure Clay Products - ClubCard Price now from R89.95 each
* I use the Pure Clay Detox Mask the most out of all my face masks, even my boyfriend loves it (I bought him one for his house even). I have just started using the Pure Clay Glow Scrub, working well as an exfoliant but the jury is out on the 'glow' part
• Oh So Heavenly - Promotion on selected items
• Celltone - Buy any 3 Skin Care Products, cheapest one free, priced from R150 each
* Thank you to Celltone for sending me these goodies to try! 

Clicks Winter Beauty Haul || Jane Wonder Blog

Other cool facial skin care promotions:
• L'Oreal Selected Vitalift or Age Perfect Facial Skin Care Products now from R144 each
• Olay Total Effects or Regenerist Facial Skin Care Products now from R80.95 each

• Haircare • 

Clicks Winter Beauty Haul || Jane Wonder Blog

Clicks Winter Beauty Haul || Jane Wonder Blog

Here are the promotions on the brands pictured:
• Hask - Buy any 3 Hair Care Products, cheapest one free, priced from R54.95 each
• Batiste - Buy any 3 Hair Care Products, cheapest one free
• John Frieda - 3 Hair Care Products, cheapest one free, priced from R109.95 each
* Thanks to Beauty Bulletin for sending me these goodies, busy testing them now and will be doing a giveaway month-end! 
• Lee Stafford - Buy any 3 Hair Care Products, cheapest one free, priced from R94.95 each

Other cool facial skin care promotions:
• New Tangle Teezer Hairbrushes from R240 each
• Babyliss 2000 Watt Harmony AC Hairdryer now R399, save R100
• Toni&Guy Extreme Volume Salon Hot Rollers now R399, save R100
• L'Oreal - Buy any 3 Hair Expertise Products, cheapest one free, priced from R139.95 each
* Sulfate Free
• NOughty - Buy any 3 Hair Care Products, cheapest one free, priced from R149.95 each
* Sulfate Free

• Nails •

Clicks Winter Beauty Haul || Jane Wonder Blog

Here are the promotions on the brands pictured: 
• Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Top Coat - ClubCard Price now R116 each, save R13
* I use this top coat even when I don't use a Revlon nail polish, I love it!
• Essie - ClubCard Price now R125.95 each, save R14
• OPI - ClubCard Price now R166 each, save R18
• Sorbet Pro Gel Effect - Buy any 3 Nail Colours and Treatments, cheapest one free, priced from R84.95 each
• Mavala Treatments - Buy any 3 Treatments, cheapest one free, priced from R84 each [Mavala Nail Polish - ClubCard Price now R77 each, save R9]
• Elegant Touch - Buy any 3 Nail Packs, cheapest one free, priced from R79.95 per pack! 

Other cool nail product promotions:
• Kiss - Buy any 3 Nail Packs, cheapest one free, priced from R68.95 per pack
• Sally Hansen - Buy any 3 Nail Treatments, cheapest one free, priced from R79.95 each

• Accessories • 

Here are some specials on accessories that you can get:
• Clicks Bathroom Glass Storage Jars now from R21.95 each
• Clicks Metal Cut-out Storage Holders now from R47.95 each

• NYX Professional Makeup •

Clicks Winter Beauty Haul || Jane Wonder Blog

Since I am doing a post about Clicks I thought I would throw in a pic of all the NYX Professional Makeup goodies I currently have and love! They also have the new Cosmic Metals Lip Cream available (soooo excited to try these, you can see an Instagram Boomerang here of the one I swatched at the NYX Professional Makeup event last year

Items pictured from left to right:
• Xtreme Shine Lip Cream in shade 10 Natural
• Butter Gloss in shade 05 Creme Brulee
• Soft Matte Lip Creme in shade 11 Milan
• Butter Gloss in shade 32 Strawberry Cheesecake
• Wonder Stick Contour and Highlight
• Chunky Dunk 
• Lip Lustre in shade 01 Mystic Gypsy
• Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in shade 08 Bedtime Flirt
• Mega Shine Lip Gloss
• Matt Velvet Rouge a Levres
• Strobe of Genius Highlighting Palette
• Lid Lingerie in shade 08 New Romance
• Eyeshadows in shade 114 and 14 Damage Control

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Sunday, 12 February 2017

• Beauty • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Review

• Beauty • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Review • Jane Wonder

Hiya everyone 

I was sent a few of the new Neutogena Hydro Boost products to test out and, boy, have they come in handy! I have been travelling so much in the last few weeks, constant flights between Durban and Johannesburg, and my skin was taking a beating! 

I'm sure you've experienced it before, as soon as you start to ascend to a higher altitude (i.e. flying in general or travelling between cities such as Durban and Johannesburg) you start to feel your facial skin tightening and your lips needing a couple extra coats of lip balm. Well, try doing that every week!

My Neutogena Hydro Boost products couldn't have come at a better time! 

I was sent three products, their Hydro Boost Cleanser Micellar Water, Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser and their Hydro Boost Gel Cream Moisturiser.

Hydro Boost it certainly does! 

My favourite product of the lot was the Gel Cream Moisturiser! The texture of the product is unbelievable and the fragrance is super fresh and clean. In my few weeks of using it, it certainly did a great job of keeping my skin hydrated! My only qualm was that it was slightly too hydrating when I was in Durban as it has been so hot and humid lately! Don't get my wrong, I'll take oilier skin over dry skin any day (oiler skin doesn't crack/wrinkle) but I have proffered using it when I am in the harsher Johannesburg climate.

Neutrogena cleansers are my absolute favourite drugstore cleansers, so it was no surprise to me that I loved their new Hydro Boost offering! I already use their Fresh Foaming Cleanser (which I believe is a fave of Kim Kardashian) and their Spot Clearing Facial Wash which I can't live without. Again, the texture and fragrance of this cleanser is tops, my skin doesn't feel squeaky clean (i.e. taught) after using it, and it also has an "open-close" turning pump which helps when I travel. 

I was neither overwhelmed nor underwhelmed by the Micellar Water, I was just "whelmed" as Bianca would say in 10 Things I Hate About You. Micellar water is such a hyped about product these days and I have tried a bunch! This one did the job, but I can't really tell a huge difference between this, my Garnier Pure Active (I haven't tried the Oil Infused one yet) and Bioderma Micellar Water. Maybe this is a good thing though? It's equally as good as other leading micellar waters.

Hyaluronic acid is the active ingredient in this range. It's moisture-binding characteristic is exceptionally important when it comes to skin aging. One of the qualities of youthful skin is its ability to hold water and retain a balanced amount of moisture. As we age, our skin loses the ability to maintain this vital, plumping moisture as well as it once did. The result is visible loss of firmness, pliability, and diminished appearance of plumpness and suppleness.


Hyaluronic acid can enhance moisture content beyond comparison with anything else, and at the same time revitalize skin’s outer layers so they look and feel softer, smoother, and, especially, radiantly hydrated! That’s how it instantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid is quite high up in the ingredient list so that is always a plus, which is especially great for a drugstore product.

You can grab The Neutrogena Hydro Boost range from Dischem stores and online for the following prices:
Hydro Boost Cleanser Micellar Water 200m - R95.75
Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser 200m - R95.75
Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturiser 50m- R129
Hydro Boost Gel Cream Moisturiser 50m - R199
Hydro Boost 25s Facial Wipes - R95.75

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