As promised I mentioned I would curate an easy shopping guide on a budget but of course in true Amanda from Africa style. From all things beauty, skincare, jewelry, decor and more. Christmas is honestly one of my favorite holidays, as I get to spend really wonderful time with family and friends but also I love wrapping and putting together Christmas presents!
This year my family has decided to stick to a budget and I couldn’t agree more after the year we’ve had. Below I’ve put together some fabulous brands that I know I would love to open on Christmas Day. Some of the brands have been oh so kind to make shopping a little easier on the pocket and have given you guys some lovely discounts!
Enjoy & Happy Shopping...
Amanda from Africa X Skinesiology Christmas Box
This collab has been in the pipeline for sometime & I’m so excited! We have curated two boxes for you. For less than R500 you can get up to 3 or 4 products which is honestly such a spoil. This year has been financial tolling on many of us and so we wanted it to be affordable for most. So you can choose between the Red Box (R500) or Green Box (R300). We wanted this to be a true experience, so we would love for you to take the vibrational quiz to match with your vibration. You can then customize your box. When you use the code “AMANDA” you will be automatically entered into a lucky draw of potentially winning a hamper of my favourite skin and body products. If you use the code we can also pop in a surprise at random... #morethemerrier #surprisegift
We want these beautiful Christmas boxes to be delivered to your door before Christmas so the last day to place your order will be the 19th of December. Thank you for the support always, don’t forget to tag both of us so we can see your beautiful boxes on Christmas Day!
Lola Jewellery is a gorgeous South African online store which stocks a wide range of beautiful silver and gold jewellery in classic and trendy styles. You can shop plated jewelry, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, bangles and rings for someone special or even a little spoil for yourself this Christmas. Lola Jewelry is offering you 15% off of your order when you use “AMANDA15”
Lulu & Marula Skincare
Lockdown has done a number on us and with summer fast approaching, Lulu & Marula want to treat you (and your skin) to some extra love and nourishment! It is an all-natural, ethically produced skincare brand based in Cape Town. With a collection of face and body care products, Lulu & Marula creates conscious, scientifically formulated skin care that works with skin to balance and boost its natural processes. Lulu & Marula believes that caring for our skin is a much-needed daily ritual, for our minds as much as our bodies. Get yourself ready for summer with these must-have products for hydration and all the natural goodness it deserves OR treat someone with the gift the keeps on giving - great skin! For the Festive season, Lulu & Marula is offering FREE gift wrapping, with a card, on all orders placed between November and Decembr 2020.
Esse Probiotic Skincare
Esse couldn't have said it better: "After all is said and done, this past year has at least got many of us thinking about what really matters. One point that has been rammed home is how disconnected we all are from the natural world around us.From the way we connect with people, to the way we treat our planet; it is pretty clear our priorities need calibrating. Our connection with nature is what makes us strong, not our ability to sterilize against it. It’s time to embrace the fact that the billions of microbes (bacteria, yeasts, viruses and archaea) around us are what we’ve formed strong and lasting bonds with over the generations we’ve inhabited the Earth – they make up our microbiome. They are also what protect us from rogue viruses. Already, we have lost some of those partnerships, and now it’s time to get them back – it’s time to REWILD.
Esse can’t fix all your rewilding needs – a lot of that is up to you – but we can offer a viable and effective way to rewild your skin microbiome; a way to get microbial partners back, and to strengthen your skin’s natural defences and bring it back to life."
That is why they have put together a Christmas offer that includes all you need to start your rewilding journey! Packed in an innovative sugarcane bagasse preformed box which is rapidly and completely biodegradable, each offer includes a cleanser, moisturiser and serum, so whether you are treating yourself or someone else, each selection is perfect for a complete microbiome skincare routine.
Receive 10% at checkout when using the code "AMANDA"!
Our Scented Room
Our Scented Room has become known for not only the most gorgeous fragrances, but the extensive collection of beautiful products that complement any interior space while also making for the perfect gift. They are now offering a gorgeous gifted box where you choose from the selected options that they have put together for your convenience, or you are welcome to build it yourself using the "Build a Box" option. These gifts are all packaged in scented and recycled handmade boxes which includes an indigenous seeded gift card that can be planted, watered and enjoyed in the weeks to come. Follow @concious.thebrand on instagram to receive 10% off your order!
I Hope this guide helped in some way or another. Just a friendly reminder to support your beautiful local stores, brands, designers or creators in some way this year!
Thoclor GF2 Labs
You might have heard or seen the buzz on Instagram lately... The incredible
GF2 which works on environmental damage & ageing of the skin. I recently received this gorgeous bottle of pure gold (wink, wink) and can't stop using it.
The primary cause of ageing of the skin is subclinical inflammation, also known as inflammageing. Research has directly linked this to environmental factors like exposure to UV, pollution, toxins in skin products and due to poor lifestyle habits such as smoking. Hypochlorous acid (their hero ingredient), has been scientifically proven to reverse this inflammation and “switch” off the genes responsible for inflammation, ageing & diseases.
What are some of the benefits?
"The genes associated with inflammation, ageing and disease are switched off.
The results you get from your existing skin routine & products are boosted.
Skin cells begin to function normally – collagen, elastin & melanin formation is normalised. The skin becomes thicker, healthier and plumper.
Smoother, more tolerant skin with a more even texture & tone, fewer wrinkles & better hydration.
Reduction in DNA-repair protein (elevated due to ageing) meaning no more DNA faults when new cells are made.
Inflammation & redness on the skin massively reduced (great for sensitive skin).
A beneficial effect on eczema & atopic dermatitis."
Sold yet? I know, I didn't believe it until I started using it. I have been using it for three weeks and I have seen a huge difference in my skins thickness, colour and over all skin tone. Not only have I been seeing a huge difference on my face but also my décolleté & neck. Often we neglect this area and it starts to show when we age... I recently got a bit too much sun on my neck and décolleté (which I really am no proud of!) but I sprayed the Skin rejuvenation mist onto my chest throughout the day and the redness and sensitivity subsided so quickly.
If you looking for a gift for a mum or someone who is exposed to the elements, this is a wonderful gift to add to their stocking! Not only is it incredible for ageing and other concerns its great for kids who have scrapped a knee or been in the sun all day. You can check out Thoclor at https://thoclor.com and read up about this incredibly innovative proudly South African product.
Sending all my love & I hope you get to spoil your loved ones with one of these ideas. Don't forget to tag @amandafromafrica & the brand you supported on insta!