Tangle Angel in Pop Purple! {REVIEW}

I am sure you have seen the stunning Tangle Angel brushes before. Because I certainly have. I had been eyeing them out for quite some time before one landed on my beauty desk!

 

Tangle Angel

 

I tend to get sent a lot of hair products. Having waist length reaaaally wavy hair, people assume I love hair products? However, the Tangle Angel (sent over from Retail Box) had me squealing with excitement for two reasons. 1) I have been eyeing these out, as said above, and 2) I had been planning on buying a hairbrush that coming weekend.

The range of colours is popping! Bright fuschia, deep purple, a luxe eye catching gold and super soft subtle baby pink are my personal faves. There is also a stunning turquoise – very mermaid-esque! And of course the design is stunning, a set of Angel wings. Diiiie of adorableness.

The Tangle Angel range is in no way affiliated with the Tangle Teezer range. Did you know that? I didn’t! I always thought they were part of the same brand. The Tangle Angel range includes;

  • Pet Angel – A super sweet pawprint shaped brush. Perfect for your animal’s coat. Available in a smaller and a larger size.
  • Extreme Soft Touch Tangle Angel – for mega – detangling and also for hair extensions.

 

Tangle Angel

 

I am just going to go into full on rave mode here and say it is the most useful brush I have ever used. Yeah, seriously. You can use it on wet, damp and dry hair. Usually with my wavy hair you can NOT touch it with a brush unless you want that just-stuck-my-fingers-in-an-electrical-socket look. So I rarely ever comb it or brush it. No matter if it is dry or wet. I really just don’t brush it. However I have found with the Tangle Angel I am able to brush it when damp and it dries into beach waves.

This picture below was taken the day I washed and brushed my hair, no heat was used! The only extra was scalp oil which has little effect on the waves 😛

 

Tangle Angel

 

Speaking of heat. This brush and the bristles worked perfectly well with my GHD on the highest heat. No worries of your bristles melting, they are totally heat resistant! 🙂 The website does state that this can be used with a hairdrier, but the hair straightener was the real test in my books.

 

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Tangle Angel

 

As well as that, the brushes are also anti-bacterial and specially designed for tangled hair. Holla to us curly and wavey haired ladies. Another great bonus is it is anti-static. So when you are trying to achieve your Kim K sleek-as-liquid bun, this will alleviate those little baby flyaway hairs.

Overall I can give this Tangle Angel my absolute seal of approval. So much so that I will be ordering one at the end of the month for my little sister! She was with me when I opened the package and damn… did she want this for herself! I know my dad will be grateful to have a product that can handle my little sister’s super tangled locks quickly in the morning!

 

Tangle Angel

 

You can check the Tangle Angel brushes out on the Retail Box website over at: https://www.retailbox.co.za/brand/tangle-angel.html

 

Rayne XX

 

 

My mom started a blog…. {And why you should read it}

If you have not seen me splaying it ALL over social media, then I don’t know what I’ve been doing wrong.

 

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My mom finally started a blog! She has kept diaries her entire life. Literally. We have read her diaries from when she was 16 years old (possibly a bad idea?!) and she has kind of always been a writer. She has been toying with the idea of putting her memories onto paper (WordPress?) for ages now and she has finally taken the leap.

Her blog is called A Mom AWOL In London. If you follow me on social media – and especially Snapchat – then  you will already know the whole deal;

She recently immigrated to England and plans to stay there for a good few years. In doing so, she left myself and my two younger siblings behind. My brother is in Grade 8 at boarding school here in Cape Town. My sister is 19 and lives at home with our dad. And I am 23 (deeear lawd) living with my boyfriend. My mom had a pretty intense life growing up and in some ways is still growing up. And her life is still just as crazy.

I have read my mom’s posts thus far before they go live. Because, believe me, there are some aspects to her life annd our family that I don’t think I would be too comfortable seeing slapped onto WordPress! And I am pretty surprised at how chilled I am with some the topics she is sharing.

She has outlined her childhood, her relationship with my father (the best guy ever) and her ex-husband (my ex-step-dad and father of my brother), as well as my sisters’ and my childhood (hippy child lifestyle, not by our father’s choice, and a lifestyle I cannot fathom now), her reasons behind the divorces and her reasons for leaving South Africa. This was a decision that was more than 12 years in the making. Now reading her adventures meandering around London, working in the UK, making friends, dealing with weather that she hates, already being scammed regarding money within her first week, being away from her 27 yeard old toyboy, is proving to be hysterical!

If you want to check it out, and I think you should, you can find her at www.amomawolinlondon.wordpress.com – I honestly think she is bloody hysterical. Not just because she is my mom!

 

Take a peek and leave me or her a comment letting us know what you think of her shennanigans!

Rayne XX

 

Mom

Lovely Pink Creme puff blush from Max Factor {REVIEW}

When the Creme Puff Blush range by Max Factor was released, I neeeeded them in my life. I don’t have a huge variety of Max Factor products at all, but these looked superb.

 

Creme Puff Blush

 

Described as being a “stunning multi-tonal blusher, designed to blend and build effortlessly. So you can achieve the perfect sweep of colour.” And this description is spot on. The range consists of 6 shades, each shade containing two main tones. Ranging from light brown/medium brown, pink/lilac, orange/light brown. My shade, ‘Lovely Pink’, is baby pink and yellow. Yellow makes it sound odd, doesn’t it? But it is more like it is ever so slightly veined through with gold.

The main reason I wanted this range in it’s entirety was based on aesthetic. They are GORGEOUS. With sleek packaging and a marbled finish, who wouldn’t swoon.

The name is slightly deceiving in my opinion. Creme Puff Blush? This ain’t no creme formula. And I am thankful for that! I stay far far away from creme formula anythings. I don’t know if maybe it is some high-tech ‘creme to powder’ magic formula, but it is completely powder.

 

Creme Puff Blush

 

The formula is super finely milled with not too much fall out either. The shade is said to be buildable but I get such a great colour from just a few swirls that I haven’t had to test that theory. I am quite pale though, so darker girls would benefit from this aspect.

 

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Creme Puff Blush

 

Overall I have been loving this blusher. End of story. I would definitely recommend it to other ladies and I will probably end up buying a few more shades from the range to test out. Even though I know I shouldn’t because one blusher can last years! 

These Max Factor Creme Puff Blushers can be purchased from Clicks or Dis-Chem. I cannot for the life of me remember the correct price but I would say around R130 – R180.

 

Rayne XX

 

Creme Puff Blush

 

Put some Spring in your step with essence ‘like a first day in spring’! {REVIEW}

Oh yes. Spring is soooo almost here! Last week essence dropped off a few Spring inspired press drops to a select few bloggers.  I was super pleased with what was inside..

 

like a first day in spring

 

Introducing the essence fragrance so aptly named ‘like a first day in spring’. Infused with base notes of musk, vanilla and sandalwood. Middle noted of dewberry, praline (OMG!) and rose. And topped off with notes of pineapple, orange juice and tangerine.

Fragrances are a funny thing because they are just so individualized to each specific person. It’s as if the essence team knows all about me because the scent ‘like a first day in spring’ is totally up my alley. I hardly ever feature perfumes on my blog. This is because the perfumes I radiate towards are Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Gaga. These fruity and fun flavours seem to be viewed as “younger” smells. I can still totally appreciate a Chanel scent! I just prefer to smell like I recently emerged from that old Liqui Fruit advert. You know, the one where the lady is showering in the juices of assorted Summer fruit?

Anyhoo, the essence scents are exactly the kind that I would gravitate towards. And at a measly R115 per bottle, you can gravitate towards all 8 without breaking the bank!

This ‘like a first day in spring’ scent is described as “warm rays of sunshine on your skin, the fresh scent of blossoms in the air. it is finally time to head outside. this fruity, floral and radiant fragrance makes you feel so alive!”. And if THAT doesn’t stir some excitement for Spring in you, nothing will.

 

like a first day in spring

 

The nitty gritty..

the fragrances are created by international perfume houses with a longstanding tradition. in doing so, high-quality, natural scent substances are combined to create trendy fragrances. they are manufactured in grasse in southern france. grasse has always been renowned for its perfume production. and despite the excellent quality, these fragrances aren’t expensive at all! so you can treat yourself to several – one for daytime, one for going out, one for the summertime. just like all other essence products. after all, we only put products on the shelves that have really convinced us.

our cool folding boxes are produced on a carbon-neutral basis. the fsc label shows that the paper is sourced fromresponsibly managed forests. where endangered animal species and plants are protected. so you can relax and enjoy your cool new fragrance!

If you didn’t catch me unboxing this on my Snapchat (makeitraynex) and see what else was included in this drop, then look at the pic below. This gorgeous perfume was accompanied by the daintiest little spade, soil and seeds! The seeds are baby leeks and Spring is prime time to grow them. How damn thoughtful and cute is that?

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What do you think of the essence scents – do you like them? I totally have my eye on ‘like a day in a candy shop’ and ‘like a walk in the summer rain’ as my next purchases! essence fragrances are available exclusively at selected Clicks branches.

Rayne XX

like a first day in Spring

PhotoReady Translucent Finisher from Revlon {REVIEW}

Last week I chatted about my current favourite loose powder; the Touch & Glow Loose Powder from Revlon. And today I am showcasing one of my favourite pressed compact powders; the PhotoReady Translucent Finisher from Revlon.

 

PhotoReady Translucent Finisher

PhotoReady Translucent Finisher

 

I always always go for a pressed powder out of habit. For some reason I feel like it just sets everything better. So, when at the Revlon event, we were all asked to choose 10 products, I was so chuffed to see this PhotoReady Translucent Finisher! I love quite a few of the Revlon foundations so I was very intrigued to try and powders.

First off, the packaging is sleek and chic. I love the thin palette which could travel with you very easy due to the size and shape. The packaging is also quite sturdy so you wouldn’t worry too much about it cracking. Another aspect I love is that the pan is large, which just gives it a luxurious effect.

 

PhotoReady Translucent Finisher

 

The applicator brush included is a lot less meh than the usual included brushes. The fan is quite large and the bristles are really sharp. I still prefer to use this with a huge fluffy powder brush though. The powder attaches easily with minimal fall out – obviously fall out is not a major issue anyway as it is translucent. The powder is really finely milled but compacted together nicely, therefore no cake-iness issues.

 

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My favourite way of applying the powder is to bake with it under my eyes for ten to fifteen minutes. I use a beauty blender gently on the pan and dab it on my concealer. After ten – fifteen minutes I go in with loads of powder on a powder blush and blend my under eyes and my entire face. The powder barely cakes up even when you use this much product. Finish it off with some setting spray and you’re good to go!

You can find this Revlon PhotoReady Translucent Finisher available at Clicks, Dis-Chem and Foschini stores for around R190.

Rayne XX

PhotoReady Translucent Finisher