Maybelline Fit Me

Makeup was made to enhance your natural beauty or transform you into a totally different human being, your preference. I think most people fell in love with makeup while playing with their mom’s makeup bag, my mom never had that. My first introduction to makeup was in matric, no lie. That was the first time that I’ve ever worn makeup and I didn’t recognise myself, which wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. The very first makeup product I personally bought for myself was Revlon Colorstay Lipcolor in Chocolate, the one with the color on one end and the clear gloss on the other that promised 12 (or 24) hour wear. Do you still remember you first makeup purchase?

I love makeup but don’t always have the funds to splurge on high end products and I’ve realised that inexpensive products doesn’t necessarily mean the quality will be terrible. My all time favourite foundation is Estee Lauder Double Wear in Rich Ginger because the coverage and staying power is insane but so is the price. I bought an Avon CC cream and it was great but didn’t provide as much coverage so my search for an inexpensive full coverage foundation continued. One of the ladies on Beauty Swop (the most amazing beauty Facebook group in South Africa) mentioned Maybelline Fit Me foundation and that it’s available from Zando for R99 and I knew I had to try it. The unfortunate part is this foundation is not available in stores yet so you can’t test it to determine your shade. I figured since my (summer) skin tone is either Caramel or Toast with most drugstore foundation I used, I’ll just choose either one that’s available so Caramel it was. I bought the foundation and an ultra glow palette from BYS as I’m looking for a affordable highlighter as well. I’ve tested the new LA Girl highlighters and loved it but my budget were R100 and under and theirs is R145 😦

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My package arrived within 4 days, weekend excluded and I couldn’t wait to start playing. On the day, as I never wear foundation to work anyway, I was able to test the colour and consistency immediately and I have to say I was impressed. At first I thought it would be too dark as we just came out of winter so vampire mode is on but it really evened out my skin. The consistency is not too runny and applied and blended really well. I’ve only used it twice and both times I took pictures to show you the difference between when I apply it with and without a primer.

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Ultra glow palette swatches
This was applied without any primer and worn with no other form of makeup

I’ve decided to create my signature, easy-going look that I always sport for events and it took me between 10-15 minutes to achieve it, excluding the time taking selfies of course. I have to say that the glow and colour payoff of this ultra glow palette really surprised me. I mean the swatches looked nice but I didn’t think it would translate onto my skin that well. I’ve only tried one so far, which is the one next to the gold but I can honestly say I already love this palette.

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Products used

My final look was the featured image in this post, what do you think? I’m a novice as far as it comes to doing makeup but I do feel I did a pretty good job. Hope you’ve enjoyed this as I don’t usually do makeup reviews, should I do it more often or stick to what I know?

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{WIN} Miss PretoriusxKlassic Kreations

Fashion got us in a chokehold, literally.

Every second clothing item you see nowadays sports a choker, making it easier in terms of styling as you don’t have to add (neck) accessories. I remember a time in primary or high school, not sure which one, where chokers were all the rage. Obviously there weren’t as many varieties as there are now but as with everything fashion, it was bound to make a comeback. Whether you love or hate them , 2016 saw them coming back and they’re still going strong in 2017. Personally I hold off on a lot of items when they’re “in fashion” as I need to establish whether it suits my personal style. I only started wearing chokers beginning of this year and even then it was far and few in between.

I stumbled upon Klassic Kreations on Instagram and I loved the craftsmanship of their work. Every item is meticulously made and the fact that’s it’s a local brand made it so much more appealing. It’s affordable and founded by the amazing Roxy, a female entrepreneur who took the plunge and decided to do what she loves. I received a box of goodies from her for myself and absolutely loved it. The only item I couldn’t wear was a gorgeous red, daisy motif bracelet as I have skinny arms and it usually falls off and ends up on my upper arm. I did find a good home for it though and it’s been worn with love by my friend Noleen.

I’ve had a chat with Roxy as I love her products so much and I wanted to share it with you, my readers. We’ve decided to give you these goodies if you follow all the steps provided.

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Rules

-You have to follow both our pages on Facebook, no exceptions (@klassic01kreations and @misspretorius)

-You have to follow us both on Instagram, no exceptions (@klassic.kreations and @miss_pretorius_)

-Repost or share the competition post and use #MissPretoriusxKlassicKreations or #KlassicKreations for us to monitor it (for an extra entry)

-Comment “done” on the competition post on either platforms or one of the pictures on Klassic Kreations’ Instagram.

– That’s it, you’re entered

Winner will be announced on 20 October 2017, good luck xxx

 

 

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Even tone skin with Dettol

When a brand has been around for 50+ years, you know that they’re doing something right. In that respect, Dettol, which boast 80 years, are definitely doing something right as it remains one of the most trusted brands around. It’s a staple for cleaning and disinfection of skin and has no plans of retiring or disappearing anytime soon.

A lot of products promises even tone skin as it’s a problem a lot of people suffer from. Promising it is one thing, delivering on said promise is a whole different ball game and you can’t help but be sceptical when a product claim they can give you that. Dettol launched an even tone bar soap a while ago and me, being the sceptic that I am, didn’t even bother to buy it. I mean, been there, done that, right? It wasn’t until Rubybox send me the new Even tone Pomegranate bar that I’ve decided to try it out, mainly because of my weakness for pomegranate and how it takes me back to my days in primary school. We used to steal it from my someone’s tree, me and my friends, we were all naughty at some stage, admit it already but we always managed to leave evidence behind of our guilt, not very clever.

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I started using the soap for 5 days straight and kept it away from my face as I’ve been struggling with random breakouts and dryness so didn’t want to aggravate it. The soap itself is a pink bar with a very pleasant smell and micro granules for exfoliation, which I personally loved. I love anything that can gently exfoliate my skin while cleaning and leaving my skin fragrant and soft to the touch. I did notice a difference after 5 days, my skin were soft and had a really nice glow to it. It was more even but I moisturised and exfoliated regularly, which I think added to the results.

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This was my official 5 day result and I have to admit, I do love it. I’ve given some to my family and friends and they love it as well. The soap should be available in all supermarkets, pharmacies and Clicks.

 

#MyDayWithTranquini

I’ve never done yoga in my life. Well, that statement was true until this past Saturday when I spend the day with Tranquini at The Yoga Republic  and I can safely say that I’d like to do it again. Prior to this event, I didn’t know what HOT26 yoga was and didn’t think the “hot” referred to an actual “sauna-like” room. We arrived a bit early and I was really impressed with the tranquility of the venue, it immediately made me feel relaxed, which I haven’t felt in a really long time.

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About the venue:

According to their website, they started off as a Bikram only yoga studio but decided to expand and now offers all types of yoga. Their dream was to create “an earth, animal and people friendly space where people can come to connect with themselves, and breathe happy” and I feel that they’ve achieved that. The studio is a natural and Eco friendly building with hot yoga as one of their main drawing cards.

About Tranquini:

Tranquini is a relaxation drink that helps you get on with your day in a positive way. It’s described as “the perfect fit for people who are increasingly prioritising mindfulness and a more actively relaxed life“. It’s the new way to relax with the stress of today’s life such as juggling too much, daily traffic, five-star performance requirements and taking work stress home with you. It contains a natural herbal blend that helps you relax and refocus. It’s preservative-free, has reduced sugar and calories and made with natural flavours and colours. It’s currently available in 4 unique, natural flavours namely Mixed Berries, Green Tea Twist, Ginger Lemon grass and Hops and Malted Barley. It increases focus, reduces stress and anxiety, enhances mood and does not cause drowsiness.

 

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About HOT26 Bikram yoga:

According to Wikipedia, HOT26 Bikram yoga is, “Bikram Yoga is a hot yoga style, and is ideally practiced in a room heated to 35–42 °C (95–108 °F) with a humidity of 40%.” 

At The Yoga Republic “the room is designed to contain the generated 38°C heat for up to 72 hours. During a hot yoga session ample fresh air is provided with approximately 60% humidity. This makes for a perfectly balanced hot yoga experience.”

I went in to check out the room before we started and I didn’t think I’d survive. As a girl from Oudtshoorn, where the maximum temperatures reach around 45°C I should be able to handle it, right? Well I did, not without any difficulties, but I survived and felt really rejuvenated. Our instructor, Claire Lane was amazing and took into consideration that it was a first for most of us and talked us through the whole process and constantly praised us for being, in her words “amazing“. We were doing the beginning series which run for about 60 minutes and consist of the same series of 26 postures, including two breathing exercises. She constantly told us what areas the various poses are targeting and why we would experience discomfort when doing certain poses. I was sweating like a pig, seriously but as soon as we left the room I was instantly cooled down and felt amazing. I’ve done poses that I didn’t think I’d be able to and I learned that I struggle with balance a lot, which translate into my personal life as well.

 

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Light snacks were served by Green Heart Health Cafe and it was amazing as it featured lots of fruit, which is my absolute favourite so I was quite happy. There was a wellness prize worth R15000 up for grabs for the best selfie and Mo from Adventures of Bee and Mo was the lucky winner.

I’ve had a really amazing day and I can’t wait to go back for more sessions as we’ve received some vouchers in our goodie boxes. A massive “thank you” to Anastasia for the invite and all the brands that made this day possible.

 

 

Perfect and Radiant with NiveaxRubybox

Skin care is very important but we tend to only give some thought to it in our 20’s or when we notice our first wrinkle. I fall under the former but I’ve been on quite a rollercoaster ride with what work for me and what doesn’t. Everyone’s skin is different and you should never invest in a product because it worked for someone else. Do proper research but first establish your skin type as that’s the only way you’ll find something suited to your specific needs. Secondly establish what your skin concerns are in conjunction with your skin type and then find a product that addresses both the skin type and concern. It’s also very important to invest in a trusted brand i.e Nivea has been around since 1882, and not these backyard cosmetic brands or somethings bought off a suspicious website because the model’s skin looked flawless, photoshop much?

My mom has been using Nivea ever since I was a little girl. It was the first ever brand she purchased and she remained loyal to it. Shortly before my birth she had hormonal pigmentation that left her with dark marks all over her face but Nivea helped clear all that and today there’s no sign of it whatsoever. I stuck to my rule; i.e. don’t use something just because it worked for someone else, and therefore never used the brand myself except for their lotions, which I loved. About 2 weeks ago, Rubybox send me Perfect and Radiant from Nivea to try out as I did list on my profile that I suffer from pigmentation. The weird thing about my pigmentation is that it’s only under my right eye, nowhere else. I don’t go to extra length to cover it up but started using sunscreen regularly since it made it’s appearance. I’ve been using a lot of products that promises to remove or at least fade dark marks and it worked, at first but then just stopped working even though I continue the usage.

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I’ve started using Perfect and Radiance and I won’t lie and tell you that the marks faded immediately or completely. I will however tell you that the marks faded, gradually and my skin felt soft and look absolutely radiant. It has an SPF15 but I do still use my SPF40 as prevention is better than cure, a lesson I learned the hard way.

This was my skin 2 weeks ago:

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And this is my skin at the moment:

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I’ve used the moisturiser in conjunction with a face wash from Nivea and I think it helped a lot. A special “thank you” to Rubybox and Nivea for selecting me to try out this product, I will continue using it and share my results on a regular basis.

The Bounce Back

By: Melissa Pietersen

I love movies. It’s a way to escape the mundane, the ordinary and just lose yourself in the storyline. I try to do the whole movie-in-a-cinema thing at least once a month but with a full time job it’s not that easy so I either watch it on my laptop or do dvds at home. I’ve first heard about Ster Kinekor‘s Girlfriends’ Getaway events when my bestie, Mel attended it in Johannesburg and I really wanted to experience it for myself. When she offered me the opportunity to attend it on her behalf here in Cape Town, I jumped at the opportunity. I was so excited that I didn’t even ask which movie it was but I knew I would love the experience anyway. I couldn’t believe my luck when I eventually found out it was The Bounce Back starring the ever gorgeous and oh so talented Shemar Moore ,who I adored in Diary of a mad black woman and currently drool over in Criminal Minds.

I went to the Cavendish Cine Prestige and the staff were really helpful and assisted me immediately. I took my future sister-in-law with as well as my brother (he was our ride haha) What was different about this movie experience were hand and neck massages from Smooth Mobile in the cinema foyer and a delicious welcome drink from Amarula, which I had to decline because I took a bucketload of flu medication earlier that day. At 8 we entered the cinema and boy was I ready for this movie. It was my first Cine Prestige experience and I have to ask: Is it wrong to say that this is how I want to watch movies going forward? I mean the seats made me feel like I was at home, chilling in a lazy boy whilst watching one of everyday man crushes on the screen, bliss. The story line is as follow:

Matthew Taylor (Shemar Moore), a father, author, and relationship expert is on a book tour promoting his new best-selling book, The Bounce Back. He has everything figured out until he meets the acerbic Kristin Peralta (Nadine Velazquez), a talk show circuit therapist who is convinced that he is nothing but a charlatan. Matthew’s life is turned upside down when he inadvertently falls for Kristin and has to face the painful truth of his past relationship.

I personally enjoy romantic comedies. This movie gives us the a point of view from a man and how he sees or believe love to be and moving forward after a heartbreak. Matthew is on a book tour promoting his book when he meets Kristen, who is a therapist. She believes the complete opposite and calls him out on it. Kristen can’t move on from the ex boyfriend who broke her heart many years back ,whereas Matthew is a divorced bachelor and father who, after a while realized that he loved his ex wife more than she loved him. He has a daughter who is also experiencing her own young love problem. Moore and Nadine shows us in this movie that opposites attract after numerous debates/arguments. I think Terry, played by Bill Bellamy, brings some good laughs into the movie and makes it overall a good romantic comedy.

 

I had a really great experience and would definitely recommend this movie. I’d love to attend more Girlfriends’ Getaway events and will rope my friends in to go with me.

Mask on,mask off [Pilaten mask review]

We’ve all seen videos of people using this mask. The utter pain they’re in when removing it, usually followed by cussing and screams for “mommy” always had me in stitches. I mean, can something, especially a beauty product,really hurt that much? If yes, why would you order AND try it after seeing how others are suffering?

I recieved the mask from Bianca over at AOBMBlog (you can check out her review) and decided to give it a try (after seeing all the videos of course). I have a really high pain threshold and an even higher tolerance for anything painful. I mean, a root canal was child’s play for me so how can this mask be worse? I decided to try it out on a weekend as you need to allow 20 minutes for the mask to dry and I don’t have that kind of time on a weekday or night.

About the mask:

The Pilaten Face Mask is one of the latest revolutions from the cosmetics industry. It is designed to pull blackheads and other skin impurities out from the root. Able to be used daily, it’s also recommend weekly or bi-weekly usage, to keep your skin clean and looking fresh, day in and day out. Please note that the fine hairs on the selected area will be removed with the mask when pulled off.

Ingredients:

Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH) is the magic in the formulation of the Pilaten Face Peel-Off Mask. This is the magic ingredient in the mask which binds it to blackheads and other skin impurities to grip them, and pull them out at the root. Glycerol is the lubricant that allows the POVH to get thin enough to stretch across the offending areas. Glycerol also provides extra moisture as it is hygroscopic, which means that it absorbs moisture and disperses it evenly.

Information by Rubybox

I found the mask to be a really messy business as it dripped all over the place. I used a foundation brush to apply it evenly as it really won’t work to apply with your hands. It’s advised to first steam your face to open your pores, which wasn’t an easy thing for me to do as I kept “choking” on the steam but I persevered. Before steaming, wash your face with a cleanser and rinse, then dab with a towel. Once you’re ready, start applying the mask evenly over your face and make sure to apply at least 2 layers to make removal easier. I only have blackheads on my nose and chin area but I applied to my entire face for pain research purposes. I neglected to take before and after pictures,sadly as I wasn’t planning on doing a full review on here. I did, however record a video that you can view on Instagram, my handle is @miss_pretorius_

 

My verdict:

The mask really take about 20 minutes to dry, seriously. It also removes fine hairs from your face and as Chewbacca over here, I can tell you that as a fact. The pain, however doesn’t even register as a 2/10 on my scale. I flinched a little as the mask met with my ‘babyhair” but that was the extent of my pain. It left my skin smoother and blackheads were removed, as promised. I will use it again, if only in the hope to scream blue murder and call for my mommy in time 😛

Where to buy:

You can buy your mask here and prices range from R35 per sachet and R220 for a 60g tube. It’s also available from your nearest Alpha Pharm store

Noir Beauty Box

I love receiving products, whether freebies or paid for…it’s like a gift from me to me. I also like quality products at an affordable price, products that are value for money (however little the amount is), that delivers on promises made and if they don’t, you don’t feel like you’ve wasted that much anyway. I’m not really a fan of subscription boxes as I feel that they can’t make me happy every month, not their fault at all. I’ve been searching for a natural hair product subscription box  as it’s hard out there for a natural junkie such as myself.

A fellow blogger, Ncomeka from Wooden Mirror: The Blog recently tagged me in a Facebook post about the relaunch of Noir Beauty Box and obviously I was curious. Upon further enquiry, I found out that it was R70 for this service which basically only cover the courier services. I contacted them via Facebook, received an information and sign-up sheet via email, completed and send it back and the first payment went through 6 days ago. I received my first order this morning and it’s the perfect way to brighten up my Monday.

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Let’s unpack:

I received x6 samples, all of them are sulphate and paraben-free with no mineral oil or petrolatum. Allow me to take you through it.

1. Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel (21g)

This is the one product from Aunt Jackie that actually worked for me, I love it! Flaxseed is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids,promotes hair health from the inside out and helps to prevent dryness and flaking. All directions to use are at the back of each sample.

2. Moisture Intense Leave-In Conditioner (21g)

I’ve been searching for a good leave-in and I sincerely hope that I’ve found it. It’s said to revive dry hair with natural ingredients including marshmallow root, give great slip (we know how important that is) and just enough moisture to keep the thirstiest coils and curls refreshed.

3. Moisturizing Co-Wash Cleanser (14g)

I’m a big fan of co-washing and clarifying with ACV as it saves me a lot of time. This rich and creamy, triple-action remedy replenish moisture, softens and thoroughly removes buildup and impurities and also contain flaxseed along with coconut and avocado oils that helps to improve your  hair health overall. It’s enriched with flaxseed, avocado, coconut and apple cider vinegar.

4. Intensive Repair Conditioning Masque (21g)

I’m in dire need of this as my hair always take a beating in winter due to my own laziness *cue Bruno Mars’ Lazy song*. This masque promises to ‘repair beyond compare’, not my words, theirs. This is especially effective for protective styling, hairtypes 2a-4c and repairing natural hair damaged by color and wearing wigs and weaves. (Why do I feel like that entire sentence was just aimed at me?!) It contains flaxseed, mango and shea butter, avocado and coconut oil.

5. Hydrating Sealing Butter (14g)

This is hailed as “the protective styler’s new best friend”. We can say goodbye to weak,damaged ends and chronically dry hair with this ultimate moisture therapy. It also prevents shedding and thinning while softening,shining and protecting hair from breakage. Excellent moisture remedy for 3a-4d hair types, protective styling and all hair types in need of oil-based moisture therapy. It contains flaxseed, avocado and castor oil, shea butter and honey.

6. Anti-Poof Defining Curl Whip (21g)

Enriched with flaxseed,argan oil, shea and mango butter, this curl whip smoothes and defines dry,frizzy hair. This water-based hydration is great for 1b-4a textures, wash n go styles and protective styling. It helps to get rid of poofy, fly-away hair and helps to soften curls, prevent dryness and tame frizz without weighing hair down.

 

 

Benefits:

As a self-confessed product junkie, this service prevents me from making major mistakes that will end up on my storage instead of my “to use” shelf (a lot of products ended up there btw). I bought 3x Aunt Jackie products about 2 months ago and only one of them works for my hair, I’m so sad but R200+ poorer. Being natural is expensive, not in terms of how much you HAVE to spend but in terms of how much you spend to find a product that works for you. Most companies see being natural as a trend, a passing phase and they’re too eager to jump on the bandwagon and charge us exorbitant prices for products we can make in your kitchen (I see you, flaxseed gel). You also get a 10% discount on Mzansi Fro to purchase full-sized products from Asili, Argan Smooth, Africa’s Best Texture, Auntie Jackie’s, Brownchild, Elasta QP, Herbal Essensces,Keramour and TMW.

 

Disadvantages:

None that I can think off. If you really think about it, you get to try out 6 different products for the price of 1 full-sized product. If you or your hair don’t like it, move on (well,shed a few tears if it’s something you really wanted your hair to love)

Bloggers:

These are the bloggers you can follow to see exactly how to use the samples:

 

Email them now at noir@mzansifro.co.za or pop them a message on Facebook

Stay “Beautiful like me”.

 

Justine Tissue Oil X Beauty Bulletin

*This review will happen over a period of 3-4 weeks as I have been sent 1 x 100ml Justine Tissue Oil by Beauty Bulletin to test*

I love the idea of tissue oil and the results promised but I find it hard to get into a routine with using oils. In the past I’ve mixed it in with my usual lotions and creams and obviously didn’t get the results I was hoping for. This time around, since I want to provide an accurate review, I’ll use it on it’s own, morning and evening to have accurate results. I’m specifically interested in the results it will have on my scars, stretch marks and dehydrated (winter skin). I’ve received the package and loved the packaging and how the bottle allows for measured product usage all though spillage might still occur. It’s very sophisticated and scream “high end” even at the current discounted cost. The fragrance is bearable, not too overwhelming (I get migraines, a lot just from certain smells, such a hassle).

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I’ve been struggling with dry skin on my forehead, it literally looked like dandruff when touching it, and I’ve been at my wits end about what to use. I applied the oil and could see an immediate improvement. A few hours later there was no sign of dry skin and I think I’ll apply it before or after my moisturiser from now onwards. My skin felt less tight and very moisturised after the first use so that’s really good for me.

-It smells really good because it is made from sweet almond oil.
-The texture of the oil is perfect, not too heavy or runny.
-Once applied it absorbs quickly and leave no residue.

Justine Tissue Oil is a natural product that offers the goodness of Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamins E & A which all assist in anti-ageing, reversing of damaged skin, especially scars and stretch marks, and offer extreme nourishment.

How I used it:

-As a bath oil, just a few drops is enough
-As a moisturiser for my face
-After exfoliation to relieve irritation (I suffer from keratosis pilaris and this has been really helpful)
-Applied directly on scars and stretch marks
-As a makeup remover for waterproof makeup
-Applied under my eyes for circles and puffiness

This is a re-launch of the Justine Original Tissue Oil with a new, improved formula and it’s available at R139.00 (R230 regular price) from your nearest Justine representative.

The Mummy

I went to watch The Mummy last night and my reactions were not my proudest moments. There were a few screams accompanied by peeping through my fingers because spiders and rats,you know.

The Mummy tells the story of Ahmanet, an ancient pharaoh princess who is promised the reign after her father’s demise. Her father’s wife however gives life to a boy which makes him the successor to the crown, much to Princess Ahmanet’s annoyance. She swears vengeance and summons the dark side to assist her in killing her father,his wife and the baby. As she prepares to stab her “chosen one” with a dagger with the promise of being a god, the guards storms in, capture her, leading to her mummification instead of claiming her place of being a pharaoh of ancient Egypt. Sofia Boutella did an amazing job bringing Ahmanet to life, I don’t think anyone would’ve done it more justice. Ahmanet’s modern-day transformation from bones and rags to a monster with captivating eyes (two separate pupils) can only be fully appreciated on the big screen,DVD won’t do it justice.

After 1000 years, she is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert with the sole mission of world domination. The awakening is the fault of Nick,played by Tom Cruise and Chris,played by Jake Johnson, U.S. Army soldier with a side business of ripping off precious artifacts for resale. Throw British archeologist and love interest Jenny,played by Annabelle Wallis in the mix and you have a sense of impending doom as they submerge into the earth to discover what’s underneath. Nick releases the crypt, making him her chosen one and allowing her to get in his head and showing him what happened in ancient Egypt. The “resurrection” of the crypt leads to an army of spiders attacking them, biting Chris and turning him into one of her minions as well as the mother of sandstorms, that almost prevented them from leaving. Once up in the air,events transpired that leads to Chris’ “death” at the hands of his friend and the plane going down with no survivors except Nick who escape unscathed,surprisingly.

Back in London, a Crusader knight’s tomb that was buried beneath the future London, are uncovered that contains the stone which is needed in conjunction with the dagger to provide eternal life and unlimited power. Dr Jekyll, portrayed by Russell Crowe gets introduced as investigating and vanquishing monsters as he’s one himself (Jekyll and Hyde). It turns out that Jenny works for him and she lures Nick there for Dr Jekyll to help him break the curse, only to find out that means killing him.

In the meantime Princess Ahmanet is slowly but surely taking on human form by draining the life out of others and turning them into her puppets. She comes after Nick, got captured and end up in Dr Jekyll’s hide out (see what I did there?) where mercury is pumped into her veins, causing her to be mummified again. She manage to escape, in the cloud of a sand (glass) storm and sets off to get the stone to complete the dagger. Jenny dies, Nick impale himself on the dagger or rather drove it into himself thus becoming immortal, a god, live giver and taker. He kills Ahmanet, brings Jenny and Chris back to life and sets off to the desert with Chris as he’s a danger to others as he’s yet to figure out which part, good or evil, will prevail. The End.

I liked the humour aspect to it, Tom’s character had a few puns here and there that draw a chuckle from the audience. I’ve only ever watched The Mummy with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weizs and wasn’t sure what to expect. The visuals were amazing but if you missed the intro you would be kinda lost. Tom’s character had an Indiana Jones feel to it, which was confusing to me and the whole Jekyll and Hyde persona threw me off but hey, you gotta be a monster to fight a monster,right?

Not the best movie I’ve seen thus far but it was bearable.

A big thank you to Lebo at Ster-Kinekor for the tickets.