Lily Storm

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May 2014 archive

John Frieda Hair Product Review

I received a bumper gift pack from the team at John Frieda. Filled to the brim with every kind of hair styling product I could imagine – specifically suited to my hair type. As I tend to experiment with a lot of different brands, this was like walking into a candy store!

Like most women, I purchase many of my skin and haircare products from Clicks. Simply because it’s affordable and the quality is decent. Many brands promise salon quality at low prices, and John Frieda is honestly one of the best I’ve tried. I have naturally thick, wavy hair that is flat ironed on a weekly basis. So you can imagine that heat damage is one of my biggest concerns. I need a pre-treatment serum or spray that will protect and add shine, without weighing down my hair.

After experimenting with my box of goodies, I fell inlove with the Frizz-Ease 3-Day Straight Semi-Permanent Styling Spray (R95). A few sprays on damp, towel dried hair, and you’re ready to flat iron or blowdry. The result is sleek and healthy looking hair. My style retained its gloss and shape well into the next wash. With the rainy season coming up…I can’t think of a single lady who would not benefit from this tough little bottle! The secret is a blend of polymers with keratin protein. My hair certainly feels stronger and a lot healthier. When your friends notice the difference, you know it works!

I am also using the Brilliant Brunette Colour Protecting Moisturising Shampoo & Conditioner (R95 each). It just works so well – I am impressed! The colour, consistency and fragrance of the shampoo is a pleasure to use. And the conditioner looks like cappucino mousse once you’ve combed it through your hair. Contains crushed pearls and sweet almond oil…pure decadence.

The Full Repair Intensive Treatment Masque (R99) works wonders if you colour your hair frequently. Gives it that extra bit of care inbetween normal conditioning. What I like to do is apply after shampooing, and wrap my hair in a warm towel for about 15 minutes.

When I feel up to sporting a naturally wavy look, I’ll definately try the alcohol-free Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Styling Spray (R95). It promises to boost your natural curl pattern restore elasticity. Sounds perfect for those days when you just don’t have the energy for an intense heat styling session.

All John Frieda products are available at Clicks stores. Enjoy!



Coeval Contemporary Jewellery Giveaway

Hello pretties!

I haven’t had a competition going for a long while…so I think you ladies are going to love this.

There is a little ‘gem’ tucked away in the heart of the CBD. It’s called Coeval, and they focus on contemporary jewellery featuring gemstones and sterling silver pieces. I am not one for overly expensive bling because I tend to lose them at a whim, so this definately appealed to me. Beautiful and unique.

If you’d like to see what they have to offer, please visit the website on

Without further ado…here is how the giveaway will work. The Coeval competition will run over a 5 week period. Every week, one lucky lady will be chosen to win a Coeval luxury hamper worth R 600!

Included in each gorgeous hamper are the following items:

1 pair of Sterling Silver fresh water pearl earrings

1 Coeval bag hanger

1 assorted animal print snoody

1 Parker pencil

1 brushed metal notebook

1 coaster set


To enter, please complete the following steps:

- Register on the Coeval website:

- Follow Coeval on Twitter (@coeval_za), as well as Lily Storm (@LilyStormBlog)

- Tweet the following: “I have entered the @coeval_za and @LilyStormBlog jewellery giveaway!

Once you’ve done all of the above, please post a comment below to say hello and confirm :-) .

You also receive an extra entry (maximum of 6) for retweeting the above on Twitter, and mentioning it on your Facebook page. Go to to share our post!


GOOD LUCK LOVELIES! The first winner will be announced on the 9th of May 2014.

*Competition open to South African residents only.

1st winner – Wendy Canelas