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DECK THE HALLS, ARM THOSE TROLLEYS! PART 2 IS HERE..ITS CHRISTMAS TIME!

Deck the halls with boughs of holly FALALALALALALA...(we just love to yodel that)


We really hope all you loyal RAVERS loved the first part of our 'Chrissy' feature! Rave Review's inbox is packed full of thousands of entries for every single giveaway we did yesterday and that just makes us grin with delight.  We loved putting it together for you, just as much as you guys said you loved reading it Thank you all for the amazing emails of feedback - we love hearing from you and is probably the best part of my day. So - onto more festive gift idea's, and what would a Rave mailer be without some fantabulous giveaway...read on and do try to contain your excitement..pour yourself a glass of red and enjoy it. After all, it's for you with love...


 


December in South Africa is normally a blistering affair - and no, we aren't referring to the pain that comes after the breaking in of those uncomfy high heels you saved for the end of year office party (Note to self: silly girlies - you all know that we need to wear those shoes ASAP to soften up once bought). We're talking climate. It's boiling. There's no snow falling from the skies creating a blanket of white all over the place, no snow ball fights and definitely no snowmen *sob*; but what we lack in the white fluffy stuff department we make up for in long balmy days spent at the beach over the festive season; endless days spent outside and in the pool, and most importantly, inviting your closest chums over for the cricket and a good old fashioned Braai. There's nothing like it. I don't care for the silly terms Barbeque, or Baarby *cringe*, its a B-R-A-A-I! Now if you're planning on throwing the best braai's this Christmas, making the tastiest Boeri rolls and grilled mealies, well then we have found you the newest must have item that will leave your guest's ooh-ing and aah-ing.  A clever couple, Don and Camilla, created the Butte Torch Tongs (pronounced 'beaut' - as in 'that girl is such a beaut). These tongs don't only look good but they are light, made to fit in your hand perfectly and are hinged for "ease of squeeze" ensuring that your chops, steaks and sosaties are turned to perfection. The real winning element here is the built in torch on the hinge of the tongs, so as you stand braaing in pitch darkness as is sometimes the case, there's most definitely light at the end of the tunnel. The torch is also multi functional in that it can be removed and used as a light source if you are out camping. Don't worry about having to put that Amstel down to free those hands up to turn the torch on, just put a little hip action into it. These tong's think for themselves in a way. All you have to do is press the body activated button against your hip and the built in timer turns it off automatically. Ain't technology grand, we think so, and so will your hamburgers!


THE BUTTE TORCH TONGS RETAIL AT R220 EACH. PICK ONE UP FOR YOURSELF BY EITHER ORDERING DIRECTLY OFF THE WEBSITE WWW.BUTTE.CO.ZA OR POP INTO A CAPE UNION MART OR KLOPPERS NEAR YOU. GOURMET BRAAING AWAITS YOU.






One of our favourite finds of the year has to be the SLAP™ WATCH. Reminiscent of all 80's babies; you remember Super Mario Brothers, oversized candy dummies on Durban beach, those cool popcorn type things you used to throw on the ground and wait for the *boom*. Or what about the Slinky, it gave us endless entertainment, and do you remember those sticky hands you threw at the wall hoping if you pulled on it hard enough it would hit your friend in the face?? Ah the 80's! But probably our favourite gimmick of this time goes to the bracelet you used to have to slap round your arm to get it on; you remember those don't you? They came in all different colours, plus if you wore one to school you automatically made it into the popular crowd that day. Some clever people in the States thought to themselves one day, 'what if we take this bracelet of the 80's and put a watch dial on it''? They did just that, and the watch that has taken the world by storm has landed on SA shores. SLAP™ WATCH has arrived. It incorporates that addictive feeling of 'slapping' the spring coil bracelet around your arm, and best of all comes in tons of funky colours with interchangeable faces. There are 11 colours and 121 possibilities to mix and match. SLAP™ WATCH comes in two fabulous sizes, regular and junior. Show stopping colours like Crimson Red, Purple Berry, Pop Star Bling and Sunset Orange make these watches irresistible to anybody's eye. The SLAP™ WATCH guy's are selling sparkly ones too! And we know how our ladies like their sparkles!! They are bling bling beautiful! The good old 80's may be a thing of the past, and Milli Vanilli did end up being a lip synching one hit wonder; but the SLAP™ WATCH, well that's gotten a makeover and we reckon it intends to entertain for generations to come.


RAVE REWARD - RAVE REVIEW AND THE SLAP™ WATCH GUYS ARE GIVING AWAY 4 GORGEOUS BLING BLING TIMEPIECES. TO ENTER, EMAIL INFO@RAVEREVIEW.CO.ZA AND TELL US WHO NEEDS A SLAP IN YOUR LIFE!


SLAP™ WATCH RETAILS FOR BETWEEN R249 AND R499. TO ORDER YOUR VERY OWN VISIT WWW.SLAPWATCHSA.CO.ZA OR EMAIL INFO@SLAPWATCHSA.CO.ZA FOR A LIST OF STOCKISTS IN YOUR CITY AND AREA. FIND THEM ON FACEBOOK HERE.


 

 

 

 

 


This is definitely one for our girls!! CATRICE, one of our favourite cosmetic brands are saving the lives of women's lashes all over the world with their Lash Plush Intensive Lash Growth Serum. This magical potion makes gorgeous lashes even more beautiful in just one month! The highly effective, transparent Lash Growth Serum is proven to lengthen lashes by 25%*. It's ideal as a lash-treatment at night, but we apply it before we go to sleep as you would an eyeliner. This way, the active ingredients can support growth right from the roots of your lashes. For even longer-looking lashes! What we love about this product is that it doesn't just help the gals who want to improve their already flirt worthy lashes - this product has done wonders for people who have actually suffered lash loss due to side effects from medication and illness. You will see a definite growth in three days, and there's no feeling like reclaiming self confidence and the beauty you were born with! While you're picking up the serum, get yourself the Lash Plush Lash Growth Volume Mascara as these two products go hand in hand like ice cream and chocolate sauce. The innovative formula of the Lash Plus Lash Growth Volume Mascara is proven to lengthen lashes by 25% *! The special brush supports the application and gives your lashes amazing volume, length and a deep expressive black color at the same time. Rave Review not only loves this product, tried and tested, but we endorse it completely and encourage all our readers to give this a try!! May your lashes grow long and beautiful, reviving those already gorgeous eyes.


CATRICE PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT DIS-CHEM STORES NATIONWIDE!!

*Scientific tests prove: measurable lash growth after 30 days of application in combination with the Lash Plush Serum.

 

 


We all know money is tight at the moment, and while we do need to tie up those Prada purse strings for a while, that doesn't mean your nails have to suffer. Do you want beautifully manicured nails, that can not only be done at home, but looks like you've spent the day at the salon? Essence Studio Nails - Better Than Gel Nails is a 6 piece starter kit to get you on your way. There are 5 steps to gorgeous nails.

Step 1 - Make sure that your nails are clean and oil-free by cleaning the surface with the better than nails nail file, making use of the 'step 1 clean' side of the file.

Step 2 - The professional french nail tips come in a box of 9 different sizes and are available in several colours.

Step 3 - Apply the french nail tip glue onto the back of the nail tip and then immediately stick it on top of your natural nail. Be sure to press down on the entire tip first and then the edges, wait 10 seconds before removing the tip handle by bending it back and forth and repeat that process with each nail.

Step 4 - As soon as all tips have been applied, carefully remove any protruding remains of the tip handles by using the 'step 2 shape' side of the nail file. Apply a coat of the base sealer evenly and leave to dry.

Step 5 - Apply two coats of top sealer, leave to dry between coats and enjoy your fabulous new nails for up to 10 days!

Removal - Removing the nails is just as easy as applying them with the special jar of french tip nail remover. Simply dip your finger in the remover and twist it around for 30 seconds.


THE LIMITED EDITION ESSENCE "STUDIO  NAILS - BETTER THAN GEL NAILS" KIT IS AVAILABLE AT ALL CLICKS STORES NOW FOR JUST R99.95

 




 

So your lashes are going to look bee-oo-tiful, your nails are going to sparkle, all you need now is a scent to die for, and guys, we're looking after you here too. Avon - Justine are making fragrance shopping this season as easy as pie, and here are our favourite scents that we just can't live without.  Justine's brand new perfume UTOPIA! needs to be on your Christmas lists this season. Escape to another world with this fragrance with subtly refreshing notes of litchi, peony and freesia bloom into a romantic heart of lily of the valley, magnolia and rose before gently settling on to a warm base of cedarwood and amber. It's to die for, and lasts the entire day on your skin. Another one of our must have's reminds us of Angel - only a lot less overpowering which we simply adore. It's a romantic smelling scent that will take your breath away. Justine introduces Wisteria; an oriental fruity woody fragrance for her. Her elegance and quiet strength are the essence of who she is… confident and bold , her style is timeless…With rich notes of pink pepper, tamarind blossom, orange-lemon and bergamot-tangerine which melt into a delightful swirl of cranberry, rose, black violet and cocoa flower before settling into velvety vanilla patchouli and massoia wood. We would bathe in this stuff if we could!

Now something for the man in your life, and we can guarantee a few sprays of this stuff and you won't be able to keep your hands off one another! Appreciate the finer things in life with Carpe Diem Riche Eau de Cologne. The user of this fragrance, his style is understated and elegant but always masculine. While he appreciates the finer things in life, he isn’t ruled by them. His fragrance is a sophisticated blend of crisp citrus notes and a luxurious amber base.


RAVE REWARD - RAVE REVIEW AND AVON JUSTINE ARE GIVING AWAY 5X WISTERIA, 5X UTOPIA! AND 5X CARPE DIEM RICHE FOR MEN. TO ENTER, EMAIL INFO@RAVEREVIEW.CO.ZA WITH THE NAME OF THE FRAGRANCE YOU'D LOVE TO WIN IN THE SUBJECT LINE!

NB - PLEASE INCLUDE ALL CONTACT DETAILS.


Wisteria Size: 100 ml

Price: R 450


Utopia! Size - 50ml

Price - R 420.00


Carpe Diem Riche Size - 100ml

Price - R355


To find your nearest Justine Representative, contact our Customer Care Line on: 0860 10 23 45 or visit our website on: www.justine.co.za and www.avon.co.za


ONE MORE THING, INCASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW....


Avon Justine is the worlds’ largest direct selling cosmetic company and its presence in South Africa over the past 15 years has given thousands of women the opportunity to increase their incomes, allowing them to gain financial independence in a flexible and convenient way. Direct selling is a unique business and has proved successful even in the face of fierce competition from traditional retailing and other marketing channels. The current economic downturn presents an ideal opportunity to sell directly to customers, offering them exciting and affordable products in the comfort of their own homes. As consumers continue to tighten their belts as their disposable income diminishes, their inclination to avoid traditional retail outlets and shopping trips is a great opportunity for Avon sellers to market and sell Avon’s high quality yet affordable products.


Benefits

The fantastic globally competitive products that Avon has to offer for men and women, wide range of cosmetic products from basic necessities such as deodorant and body lotion to high-end ‘masstige’ products that will give your customers a sense of prestige and luxury at an affordable price.

Avon develops its own products following highly specialised and scientific research. With a state-of-the-art research and development facility, Avon is a reputable cosmetics company to sell through.

Avon offers you training and development, an opportunity to learn new business and sales skills, an ordering system that is easy and an efficient delivery system that brings your products directly to your doorstep.

It’s simple to start selling Avon and you can do it in just a few easy steps. You can begin by selling within your immediate community and grow your customer base from there. Start with friends, family, work colleagues, dormitory mates, class mates, fellow church goers and people in your clubs and neighbourhoods.

Avon offers you marketing material in the form of beautifully designed brochures and newsletters put together by a team of professional marketers and graphic designers that will enable you to communicate great value offers to your customers. The Avon brochures are run in four weekly campaigns and in every campaign there is something for everyone.


AVON JUSTINE is one of our favourite brands. Not just for their incredible products that we adore, but it's what they stand for. Empowering women to stand on their own two feet, by making women financially independent and promoting confidence and self esteem in every lady. Now if that's not a reason to go ga-ga over these guys, then I don't know what is.






If you are one of those who love to keep up with latest fashion trends, then don’t forget to try out “Tip Top Rikki Brest U Crack Me Up.” Crackle nail art. This is the hottest nail trend to hit South Africa, and is one that draws tons of attention to hands making you feel like the only girl in the room!!!  We do our own nails with the Crackle at home and it's super quick, all in all about ten minutes and then drying time. We simply love the convenience and ease of the whole process and the top coat sealer rocks!  Crackle nail art trend uses a special nail polish that gives a textured, crackled effect. The best thing about a crackle nail polish that it can be used in conjunction with any nail polish colours for lots of killer designs. It looks awesome on both long and short nails. ‘U Crack Me Up’ creates a different design each time when it is applied. Not only you can create colourful nail designs, but you can even layer it over glitters for a more eye-catching look.



Choose a base colour for nails.

Wait for base colour to dry completely.


After the base coat gets dry, apply Tip Top Rikki Brest crackle polish

on top of the base colour and see how amazing cracks

form before your eyes.



Last step is to seal it with the clear topcoat to make the nails pop.



The next trendsetting release by Tip Top this season is with the funky I LUV DENIM” collection which  features  two different shade of blue light and dark.  Jeans have a cult following (as you'll see below with another fab find of ours). Fashion is transient but denim, well that just stays new forever. For better or for worse, trends come and go. But while some things are in one day and out the next, one thing only remains in style no matter what: BLUE JEANS.

 

 



RAVE REWARD - RAVE REVIEW AND TIP TOP NAILS ARE GIVING AWAY 6 HAMPERS, 3 U CRACK ME UP AND 3 I LUV DENIM. TO ENTER, EMAIL INFO@RAVEREVIEW.CO.ZA WITH EITHER 'SNAP CRACKLE POP' OR 'DIVINE DENIM' IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

NB - PLEASE INCLUDE ALL CONTACT AND DELIVERY INFORMATION.

TIP TOP U CRACK ME UP AND TIP TOP I LUV DENIM COLLECTIONS ARE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH CLICKS STORES NATIONWIDE.


A few more good reads for your holiday bag? We think yes! One can always do with a complete distraction, and these 3 choices of ours are bound to help you get in the 'kick back and relax' spirit of things in no time.




Hotel Vendome is the latest offering by every self confessed girly girls favourite author, Danielle Steel. With her writing, you know what you're getting, romance, drama, and tons of twists and turns. Did we mention drama? This read centres around the character of Swiss-born Hugues Martin who has spent his life working for some of the worlds most prestigious hotels. He ends up purchasing a small, dilapidated place in NYC with the hopes of turning it into a gem. Soon the hotel becomes the 'it place' for the rich and the famous , but when Hugues wife leaves him for another man, he finds himself a single parent to his four-year old little girl Heloise. The staff at Hotel Vendome become family to one another and as the story marches on, the close knit unit are forced to form new bonds, face the bitterness of life and work out the true meaning of love and family against the backdrop of the hotel industry.


Rave's Rate? 5 ***** We could'nt put it down!!!




From learning the basics to producing impressive, yet cunningly simple, meals, Help! There's a Stove in My Kitchen gives you an easy way to get started in the kitchen. Packed full of over 170 recipes, Help! is never too far away. This fantastic book is primarily aimed for school leavers and young adults who have mostly never had to cook for themselves and who need a few ideas on what to prepare and how to go about it.  You know, leaving the nest with nothing but the clothes on your back; you're used to mom cooking all your meals for you, so when it comes to attempting those 2 minute noodles, they come out more singed than tasty..(um yuck..). The recipes range from basic to impressive, but are all relatively quick and easy to make. In some cases, several options are given for one recipe, such as quiche fillings, to suit different tastes and to expand the budding cook's repertoire.


Rave's Rate? 4**** While our cooking has genuinely improved, one could always do with another book or two like this. They make fab hen's night gifts!!

 

 



When i tell you that I received this book to review 2 days ago and finished it in 1 day, you'd assume I was smoking something other than love and happiness, but I am being very honest. If I get hold of a book, written by a young ambitious South African gal, and I can't wait to turn the next page every two seconds then I know we have a winner! Seven Soul Mates is the very first novel by Angelica Lea, who also happens to hold a law degree. This book is sexy, it's witty, sassy and so hilarious. It follows the story of three girlfriends, Allie, Lisa and Matilda through their adventures and mishaps along the way. Allie is a lawyer, mid thirties (a regular Jozi gal). Like all of us, she is waiting for that perfect man to come and carry her off into the sunset; but what if all these men she's dating are the wrong ones, and the right one has been in her life all the time? *Cue the harps*

We LOVE LOVE LOVE this book - read it together with your best gals in book club, you'll marvel at how spot on Angelica get's the situations we have all been in. Rave Review would like to offer Angelica Lea some advice - ditch the legal briefs honey, your calling is in your writing!


Rave's Rate?  ************************ We lost count of how many stars that is..speaks for itself really.


RAVE REWARD - RAVE REVIEW AND RANDOM HOUSE/STRUIK ARE GIVING AWAY 2 COPIES EACH OF HOTEL VENDOME AND HELP THERE'S A STOVE IN MY KITCHEN - TO ENTER EMAIL INFO@RAVEREVIEW.CO.ZA WITH EITHER TITLE YOU'D LIKE TO HAVE IN THE SUBJECT LINE.
RAVE REVIEW AND MARCUS BREWSTER ARE GIVNG AWAY A COPY OF SEVEN SOUL MATES TO A LUCKY READER. TO ENTER EMAIL INFO@RAVEREVIEW.CO.ZA WITH 'SEVEN' IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

NB - PLEASE INCLUDE CONTACT AND DELIVERY INFORMATION.

PURCHASE HOTEL VENDOME FOR R159.95 ON KALAHARI.NET
PURCHASE HELP THERE'S A STOVE IN MY KITCHEN FOR R144.95 ON KALAHARI.NET
PURCHASE SEVEN SOUL MATES FOR R205 ON EXCLUSIVES.

 

 






Never before have we been so excited about a franchise before! AYK began 18 years ago in Hong Kong and now boasts stores in Dubai, Australia, USA, Thailand and OFFICIALLY South Africa *happy dance*.  This fashion forward store houses 5 designers and labels who each design their own range and cater for the needs of everybody. The new SA AYK will be introducing 2 of the designers offering 24 - 45 year old females something different when it comes to clothing. It's edgy and bathes in urban sophistication. These clothes are for the girl who wants to create trends, not follow them. The girl who is authentic to her own style and confident in her body and skin. With prices ranging from R300 - R2000 there is definitely something for everyone.  The first South African AYK concept store officially opens in April 2012 at Hyde Park Corner in Johannesburg. For now - you need to get down to their showroom in Saxonwold for some amazing deals and clothes which will make you want to take over the world.


RAVE REWARD - RAVE REVIEW AND AYK ARE GIVING FOUR READERS A R500 OFF VOUCHER FROM THEIR SAXONWOLD SHOWROOM. TO ENTER, EMAIL INFO@RAVEREVIEW.CO.ZA WITH 'AYK' IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

NB - PLEASE INCLUDE ALL CONTACT INFORMATION.


FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: LIORA KATZ

MOBILE +27 (0)82 576 0837

FAX +27 (0)88 011 880 6202

EMAIL - info@ayk.co.za

 





Every girl loves a diary, and when it's one filled with words that are meant to inspire and uplift girls all over the world, well then we could not be more thrilled. That is just what the fabulous new Diary for a Fabulous You does!  Motivational Speaker and successful Image Stylist Lady P - Pontsho Manzi is the beauty and the brains behind this must have accessory for 2012. Each page is created with love, and every word spoken is that of truth and sincerity. With this diary, not only will you be able to record your appointments and meetings but you'll feel encouraged to follow the path you were meant to take in life. To be the strong, confident and powerful women we were all destined to be.


RAVE REVIEW - RAVE REVIEW HAS THREE COPIES OF DIARY FOR A FABULOUS YOU TO GIVEAWAY!! EMAIL US ON INFO@RAVEREVIEW.CO.ZA WITH 'A NEW ME' IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

NB - PLEASE INCLUDE ALL CONTACT AND DELIVERY INFORMATION.


FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DIARY AS WELL AS SELECTED STOCKISTS PLEASE EMAIL INFO@FABULOUSYOUCOLLECTION.COM

DIARY FOR A FABULOUS YOU RETAILS FOR R119 EACH.


 

The search for love is sort of like the search for that smashing pair of denims - often times elusive, but when you find it, you hold onto it for ever. Looking far and wide for the perfect denims is always a dramatic affair, and with the same old usual suspects available we crave something new, funky and fresh. We want ones that accentuate the booties our mama's taught us how to shake, to make our legs look slim and toned, and be of a quality that truly will grow with you and turn vintage. Enter - Flying Monkey Demins straight from Hollywood. These premium stretch denims are super sexy, and come in wide leg and skinny styles. Not only are they comfy, but they come in a range of all sorts of colours, making you pretty spoilt for choice. Flying Monkey prides itself as a glamourous brand which has a special fit for all shapes and sizes.


Flying Monkeys you say?? We're flying there now....can ya hear us....vrooom vrooom!!!


RAVE REWARD - RAVE REVIEW AND FLYING MONKEY ARE GIVING AWAY 2 PAIRS OF MUST HAVE DENIMS WORTH R799 EACH. TO ENTER, EMAIL INFO@RAVEREVIEW.CO.ZA WITH ' I WANT A MONKEY' IN THE SUBJECT LINE! PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR FULL DELIVERY DETAILS, CONTACT NUMBER AND DENIM SIZE..IE 28, 32, 34, 36!

NB - PLEASE INCLUDE ALL CONTACT AND DELIVERY INFORMATION.

FLYING MONKEY DENIMS RETAIL FOR R799 A PAIR. CONTACT CANDY ALHADEFF FOR YOUR EXCLUSIVE PAIR ON 0824448778 OR EMAIL CANDYALH@GMAIL.COM



Our new best friends Chanel have just launched their Spring Harmony collection, and ladies, it's so gorgeous you'll beg, borrow and steal to get some. To be honest, Chanel IS an affordable brand when you look at the quality AND quantity of the product you buy. Each product can last about four seasons, and that's music to our ears. So this new collection is all about the freshness of dawn and the softness of sunset. So imagine shades of pinks, peaches, golds and corals adorning your eyes, lips and face. Just in time for those balmy beach evenings out, this collection for us could not have come at a better time. We got to play with some of the newbies and are sold, here are our favourites. Buy them, and the lack of harmony in your life certainly won't be a problem.


In this collection, Rave Review is all about accentuating the perfect lippy and these shades are soft, flawless and last hours.  The colours are so gorgeous that we don't know where to start, so let's kick off with a simple lip balm; after all, Chanel is classic simplicity at it's best; always elegant, and never aging. It's time for our generation to fall in love with this brand just like the Mademoiselles did all those years ago in France...



Rouge Coco Baume is the new lip care balm from Chanel. As all lipsticks in the Rouge Coco range do, its formula incorporates the Hydratender complex for instant and lasting moisture. This balm lights up your lips and gives it a natural finish. J'adore!



Rouge Coco in the shade Destinee is a firm favourite here in Rave land. Fresh, flattering and easy to wear lippy's that look amazing on everybody. A tribute to Coco Chanel's modern approach, each shade tells a story. The shade we chose, Destinee is almost like a dark plum, and the tale behind that goes like this...as it it were a given, her talent and unique style fashioned an extraordinary life.

 


Rouge Coco Shine is a must have!! We can't stress this enough. Our favourite shade - Flirt. A soft coral. This thin push up lipstick has a hint of lipshine, and creates almost a subtle wet look on the lips. It's heavenly.



As always, Chanel makes the best glosses in the world and the new collection has made me very happy with their peach infused sparklers.  Bagatelle (Pink) and Petillant (Peach) give off a high shine texture, that like all Chanel glosses doesn't feel sticky on your lips at all. The colours illuminate with flashes of gold or silver. A must buy.

CHANEL IS AVAILABLE AT EDGARS STORES NATIONWIDE. PRICES ON REQUEST.




In Part 2 of our Christmas feature today, we've given you tips on how to do your own nails, and glamourize them. But what if there were a place you could go, and be so spoilt that you wouldn't want to leave? All girls and guys love to be pampered, and after a year of solid hard work we want to give you the chance to do just that. A New York style, high-end, modern, aesthetically stunning salon - SOHO brings to Johannesburg convenient, flawless, full service and express treatments. This unisex salon offers not only superb services but also unique beauty care and retail items found only in New York City and now for the first time in South Africa. SOHO offers convenient little extras including client friendly treatment stations with specially designed handbag /computer bag slots, mobile phone charging facilities and Wi-Fi, which means you needn’t waste any precious time while you’re getting groomed! Another fab element of their offering is the walk-in service, no appointment needed (customers will be assisted on a first-come-first-served basis as well as on booked appointments.

 

 

SOHO’s highly trained technicians provide an array of services including manicures, pedicures, waxing, massage and acrylic & gel nails.  SOHO boasts their own award winning nail technician South African National Champion Adelle Heymans.  In addition, Nail Artist, Gina offers the latest design trends creating outstanding 3-D nail art. SOHO will have a retail offering of select unique items found (and made) in NYC. SOHO has a range of speciality branded products and will be retailing products such as handmade jewellery designed by NY co-op designers, scents and fragrances that are made to highlight New York’s hottest neighbourhoods and our all time favourite the New York Yankees baseball cap!


SOHO Salon is an absolute must!  Bringing out the Carrie Bradshaw in you!

 

RAVE REWARD - RAVE REVIEW AND SOHO ARE GIVING AWAY 4 SIGNATURE PEDICURES TO 4 LUCKY READERS VALUED AT OVER R1000 ALL TOGETHER. TO ENTER, EMAIL 'BRING OUT THE CARRIE IN ME' TO INFO@RAVEREVIEW.CO.ZA

NB - PLEASE INCLUDE ALL CONTACT INFORMATION.

 

SOHO NAILS|WAXING|BEAUTY Salon -Sandton City, Shop L31C; 011 784-0310 www.sohonycsalon.com

 


 

 


 


The genius folks at our favourite online kids store 4 A Kid has made your Christmas shopping for the toddlers in your life a memorable one. Our favourites are the Mommy I'm Here child locators. This gorgeous little device comes in different animal shapes and colours of Pink or Brown. We got to play with a Teddy Bear one. All you do is attach the Teddy Bear receiver to your toddlers wristband, shoe or belt. If for any second your child is out of your line of sight just press the keychain transmitter and the Teddy Bear will beep, loudly we might add. You'll know exactly where he or she is, and so will everyone else around them. We took this gadget far into our complex and we heard it from miles away. Pretty darn clever we say.


THE MOMMY I'M HERE CHILD LOCATORS RETAIL FOR R187.

 


Bring all the familiarity and comforts of home with you & your child wherever the both of you might go. It is the safe, sanitary, & convenient way to take the stress out of traveling- for both your toddler & you.

Available in Blue or Pink

On-the-Go Portable Potty Price: R100


 


Huggalugs - leggings for kids and babies in all prints and colours. Like little leg warmers ensuring that no matter how old your baby girl or boy is, they're always styling!

Prints Price: R135

Organic Price: R140

 


These fur jackets have to be our favourite fashion finds for the kiddies!!! They are adorable, and we reckon your tot will turn heads everywhere!

Noo Fur Jackets Price: R350 Sizes: 3-6m, 6-12m & 12-18m

 

RAVE REWARD - RAVE REVIEW AND 4 A KID ARE GIVING AWAY 2 PAIRS OF HUGGALUGS, 2 PORTABLE POTTIES, AND 1 NOO WEAR FUR JACKET. TO ENTER, EMAIL INFO@RAVEREVIEW.CO.ZA WITH THE NAME OF YOUR WINNING PRODUCT!

NB - PLEASE INCLUDE ALL CONTACT AND DELIVERY INFORMATION


ALL THE ABOVE PRODUCTS CAN BE BOUGHT FROM WWW.4AKID.CO.ZA

CHECK OUT THEIR INCREDIBLE SITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE AND OTHER FABULOUS PRODUCTS.


 

 

 

One of Rave Review's favourite designers and friends is at it again! Her name -Amy Criticos! This girl is smart, sassy, and drop dead gorgeous, just like her clothing! What does one do with bounds of energy and creativity? You unleash it of course. That's just what she's done on her very own fashion Label - Unleashed Fashion. Stunning party dresses in all shapes, colours and sizes are on offer in her online store. I always feel like a kid in a candy store when I am cruising through her page! The shoes are absolutely to die for - be sure to check out the pic of my new Leopard Bling Party shoes below - it's time to take them out on the town me thinks.

 


 

If your cupboard has everything on tap but is lacking in the swimwear department, Amy's got that covered too. Divine swimwear, sexy and casual to fit all figures and bank balances. You are sure to find something you cannot live without!! Unleashed Fashion is planning a diva shopping day at a special venue soon - we will most definitely keep you guys updated on that! As Amy says "

Unleashed is for the woman who believes that fashion is more than just function and frivolity. It is the label for a lady who is fun, fearless and fashion forward". This is one girl who has not only unleashed her talents on the design world - she's knocked it out the universe.


RAVE REWARD - RAVE REVIEW AND UNLEASHED FASHIONS ARE GIVING AWAY 2X R500 VOUCHERS!! TO ENTER, EMAIL INFO@RAVEREVIEW.CO.ZA WITH 'UNLEASH ME' IN THE SUBJECT LINE. NB - PLEASE INCLUDE ALL CONTACT DETAILS!

CHECK OUT UNLEASHED FASHION ON THE NET AND CRUISE THROUGH THEIR ONLINE STORE!!!

CONTACT AMY CRITICOS ON +27825513316 OR EMAIL HER AT AMY@UNLEASHEDFASHION.COM

 

Gone are the days of plain, mundane and let’s be honest, truly horrid undergarments for all us trendy ladies. These days we have oodles of  cool and funky undies to choose from and what I’m about to tell you is bound to get your knickers in a knot.

 

 

 

Introducing Smartiepants™ ! These absolutely fabulous, one of a kind undies come packaged in a replica…..you guessed it…..Smartie box (GENIUS)! The undies, which come in three sizes (Small, Medium and Large), are just too gorgeous for words (plus they fit like a dream). We’d buy tall of them up just for the eye-catching box, with funky text like ‘Store in a happy place’ and phrasing such as ‘ability, accomplishment and virtuoso making up the many ‘Ingredients’ printed on the box itself. They truly are ?ber cool. Go grab a few for yourself and your best girlies. They make stunning birthday presents, and are the perfect prezzies for those naughty hens nights too!! And while we’re talking gifts, the boxes are compact and are perfect to travel with, so throw a few of them in your luggage if you’re venturing overseas, these knckers are proudly South African.


As it says so wisely on the box, ‘Smart girls have more fun’.

RAVE REWARD - RAVE REVIEW HAS ONE BOX OF SMARTIEPANTS TO GIVEAWAY! TO ENTER EMAIL INFO@RAVEREVIEW.CO.ZA WITH 'SMARTIES' IN THE SUBJECT LINE.


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SMARTIEPANTS RETAIL FOR R150. YOU CAN FIND THEM AT BIG BLUE STORES AROUND THE COUNTRY, SOWEARTO, AS WELL AS THE ROSEBANK ROOFTOP MARKET ON A SUNDAY.



The UK’s “Gift of the Year’ has finally graced our fair shores, and ladies (and guys, if it tickles your fancy), I have a feeling you will not be disappointed by this one. Every now and then a real “gem” of a product falls right into my lap and I cant help but shout it from the rooftops.


Remember those candy bracelets and watches we all used to beg our ‘parental units’ (i.e.: mommies and daddies) to buy us? Well I remember being one of those ‘tiny tot fashion gurus’ who just never went hungry because, well, I could always just take a bite out of my watch.  Years may have passed, but all things candy has remained the same. I present to you, the Candy G String. The very first of its kind, and this little nugget is bound to send pulses racing.

 

For all you girls watching your weight don’t fear. Just one serving of this deliciously naughty treat will only count for 371Kcal of your daily intake leaving you with plenty time to still fit into that summer bikini.  Good news right?

Better yet, the Candy G String is Tartrazine Free. So all Asthmatics out there are safe from those annoying coughing and hysteria fits. The packaging also reveals its expiration date, so there’s more than enough time to dine away.

One final thing – beware of imitations! If it’s not the original, it will rot your teeth

RAVE REWARD - RAVE REVIEW HAS ONE CANDY G STRING TO GIVEAWAY TO A LUCKY GAL, OR GUY! TO ENTER, EMAIL INFO@RAVEREVIEW.CO.ZA WITH 'GSTRING' IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

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THE ORIGINAL CANDY G STRING CAN BE FOUND AT MOST BIG BLUE STORES NATIONWIDE. IT RETAILS FOR AROUNDR120 AND 'ONE SIZE DOES FIT MOST'. THE CANDY BRA'S GO FOR R150. LOCATE THEM ON THE WEB AT www.bigblue.co.za

 

 

 

 

 



WELL - THAT'S IT FOR THE YEAR BOYS AND GIRLS!! WE TRULY HOPE YOU LOVED OUR FAVOURITE BUYS OF THE
SEASON!!
WISHING YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, HANUKKAH AND KWANZA. MAY 2012 BE A YEAR FILLED WITH NOTHING BUT LOVE, JOY, HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS FOR ALL OF OUR DEDICATED READERS.  WE WILL BE BACK WITH THE VERY FIRST NEWSLETTER OF 2012 IN THE SECOND WEEK OF JANUARY - THIS IS GOING TO BE A HUGE YEAR FOR RAVE REVIEW AND WE CANNOT WAIT TO SHARE IT ALL WITH YOU.

WE LOVE YOU ALL!!

KEEP RAVING :)

MANDI AND YOUR RAVE REVIEW TEAM.. XXXX
PS - LAST WEEK RAVE REVIEW CELEBRATED IT'S VERY FIRST BIRTHDAY AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MANY MANY MORE YEARS OF MAKING YOU SMILE IN DELIGHT AT ALL OUR FABULOUS NEW FINDS. TAKE A LOOK BELOW AT SOME CUTE LITTLE PICS OF OUR FIRST BIRTHDAY CUPCAKES AND CAKE, AND STAY TUNED, WE'RE THROWING A MASSIVE BIRTHDAY PARTY IN THE NEW YEAR AND OUR READERS ARE INVITED!!
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had little handbags, lipsticks, nail polish bottles and
shoes on top!! They were delish!!
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