Salvador Dali was an INFLUENCER!

A skilled Spanish artist and a protagonist in Surrealism, Salvador Dali’s unforgettable artwork was an expression of his incredibly wonderful and unworldy imagination. As he promoted himself through his art, his following grew stronger and his brand was borne! What’s more, is that he dedicated his first fragrance, Dali, to his wife, Gala and designed a perfume bottle inspired by the goddess of love, Aphrodite.

It’s this very piece of history that had me pining for my very own Dali Collection. It cost roughly and arm and a leg, but so worth the treasure gained. I now own an authentic Salvadore Dali Collection! And as an understatement, these are a feast for the olfactory system and bottles I just can’t keep my eyes off!

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Derma Hydrate

I walk barefeet everywhere…anytime…most of the time – at home, at the office, summer, winter, rain or shine….you get the idea….

Anyway, this absurd way for me to show off my pedicured digits finally caught up with me and the skin on the soles of my feet began to suffer. The skin on the ball and soles of my feet became hard, dry and started to crack. I’ve never suffered from a dry skin condition so this was quite alarming for me, especially since the symptoms as such hit fast and hard. I needed to find relief and find it super fast! Enter…

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Why you should read SynchroDestiny by Deepak Chopra

There’s no such thing as a coincidence

Whether you’ve reached your pinnacle point of success, suffered a trauma or loss, I think everyone reaches a point in their lives where they question or reflect on life decisions and experiences. Experiences which shaped a great deal of where life has brought you. Experiences that may have, but not necessarily forced you to grow up and grab adulthood by the horns or experiences which allowed you to bear witness to miracles, no matter how minor it impacted your life in a way which not many can relate to.

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Glimmer Scents – Earth Scents Simmering Crystal Potpourri – Freesia

This is an unusual post because I found this to be quite an unusual form of potpourri. While I am well acquainted with oils, incense and the lot, these gel crystals had me quite perplexed.

It smells divine having a beautiful fragrance of Freesia. However there’s more to it than meets the scent.

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Avocado Oil – A well kept secret

Avocado oil is grossly underrepresented and underrated when compared to the likes of Coconut Oil or Olive oil. Extracted from the flesh of the fruit itself (and not it’s giant seed), Avocado oil is a multipurpose oil – a great carrier of flavours with its high smoking temperature makes it to be an ideal cooking oil while easy absorption and health skin benefits makes it a firm favourite in the cosmetic industry.

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So how good is Good Stuff’s Nature Nuture Exfoliating Wash? {Beauty Review}

I was so curious to try Good Stuff’s Exfoliating Wash from the Nature Nuture range because (quite frankly) I have not seen much of the brands marketing nor many product reviews. As far as I could see, the brand primarily had body care product ranges consisting of lotions and shampoos, so when I came across their facial care products I was pleasantly surprised. It did however cross my mind – how good is Good Stuff’s Nature Nuture Exfoliating wash?

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Can you believe that my little blog, Chimocollate, is turning a year old?!

Since I began blogging I have met and interacted with some of the most amazing, inspirational and supportive readers.

I am extremely thankful to all of you. Your kindness, support and encouragement have meant so much to me and I feel so blessed to have such amazing readers.

As a thank you, I have put together some of my favourite things for a blog birthday giveaway to a lucky reader. I honestly wish that I could give away something to each and everyone of you! So, make sure you enter!

What can you win?

  • Avène Gentle eye make-up remover
  • Freeman Revitalizing pomegranate Peel-off mask
  • Essie Nail polish
  • T-Zone Charcoal and Bamboo Peel Off Mask
  • Bio-Oil
  • Clinique liquid eye liner
  • Catrice liquid waterproof eye liner
  • Essence Nailpolish
  • Essence Blush Brush
  • Essence Kabuki brush
  • Eyelure eyelash kit
  • Skin Republic Hyaluronic acid and Collagen sheet mask

*Kindly note that these are not sponsored and have all been purchased by me of my own account.

How to enter:

1) Follow my blog CHIMOCOLLATE on Twitter. (@chimocollate)

2) Follow my blog CHIMOCOLLATE on Instagram. (@chimocollate)

3) Like my blog CHIMOCOLLATE on Facebook. (@chimocollate)

4) Retweet the pinned competition post /or share this post and remember to tag @chimocollate with the hashtag #chimocollatebday so that I can track your entries.

5) Tweet the following “It’s Chimocollate blog’s 1st birthday and I want to win a fabulous hamper with @chimocollate! #chimocollatebday ”

4) Comment below which of the above you have done, each counts as an entry.


Open to South African residents only.

Do one or all the steps above.

Each step counts as an entry.

Spammers and unfollowers will be disqualified from the current and future competitions.

Entries will be verified.

This giveaway is not associated with, nor sponsored by any of the product brands.

Giveaway closes 7 June 2018 after which the winner will be contacted via e-mail.


Congratulations to lucky Catherine Hall!

Much love

Vina ❤