Competition: International Day of Happiness

When I started the blog about a year ago, I wanted to create a space where I could share my thoughts and interests. I never imagined that I would connect with such amazing people and that the blog would grow like it has.


So, in the spirit of the International Day of Happiness (Sunday, 20 March) and to say thank you for all your support, I ‘ve teamed up with the lovely people at Distell to do a giveaway. Up for grabs is a Distell brandy hamper valued at over R800. The hamper includes award winning fine potstill brandies Oude Meester Demant, Richelieu 10 Year Old and Klipdrift Gold, along with two brandy balloon glasses.


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To stand a chance to win this hamper in time to toast to happiness with your family and friends, you can either visit my Facebook page and share the post about the competition or tweet “@TamaraMetrowich I want to win with Distell #InternationalDayOfHappiness”.

**The winner will be announced on Thursday, 17 March 2016.


International Day of Happiness: Sunday, 20 March:

This day is dedicated to happiness and all the benefits it holds for both the mind and body. Driven by the United Nations, people around the world are encouraged to pursue their own quests for happiness and to be mindful of the happiness of others. For more information and tips on living a happier life, visit Action for Happiness.




Tamara Metrowich


Giveaway: Have a Merry Berry holiday season

Hey Beauties

The holiday season is officially here (happy dance!) and I’m taking full advantage of the gorgeous sunny days that we’re enjoying in the Cape – I hope you’re doing the same 😉

This time of year I look forward to the collections that various brands release. If you follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (tam1tam1), you’ll know that I’ve given my nude lipsticks a rest and have opted for bolder shades which is why the Essence Cosmetics Merry Berry lipsticks have caught my attention. I’m just loving the dark berry, intensive berry pink and bright red colours!

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CLOSED – WIN: Catrice Cosmetics lipstick giveaway

This competition is now closed. Congratulations to Beauty & Baby Blog who is the winner of  three of my favourite Catrice SA lip colours.

I must admit that for the most part I have shied away from bright lip colours for a while now but I am proud to say that I have been converted to a lipstick fiend – and Catrice Cosmetics is to blame. The brand was kind enough to send me their Ultimate Colour Mattraction, Luminous Undercover Nude and Luminous My Pink-Instinct to try out. My favourite has to be the bright pink lip colour that I just can’t get enough of.

Have you tried these lipsticks yet? Not? Then don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! You can stand the chance to win these three lip colours and all you have to do is:

1. Subscribe to my blog with your email address.

2. Follow me on at least one of these platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

3. Tweet: I want to win with @TamaraMetrowich and @CatriceSA

  Please note that this competition closes at midday on Thursday, 30 April 2015 and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter. This competition is only open to residents of South Africa.

Tamara Metrowich 

Closed: Win with Tamara & Voilà! Feel Beautiful

This competition is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Nicole van Ster-Grosch who is the winner of her very own breezy by fashion label, Voilà! Feel Beautiful.

Voilà! Feel Beautiful got me red carpet ready for the Mercedes-Benz Bokeh SA International Fashion Film Festival over the weekend. I absolutely love their creation, the breezy and received so many compliments at the event and on social media.

Now you can stand a chance to win your very own black and white breezy.

The breezy can be worn in various ways. These are my favourite styles:

Tamara Metrowich, Voila Feel Beautiful, Breezy

To enter, all you need to do is:

  1. Subscribe to my blog with your email address (left hand column on my blog)
  2. Like the Voilà! Feel Beautiful Facebook page
  3. Update your Twitter status with: “I want to win with @Voila_Beautiful and @TamaraMetrowich.” Don’t forget to tag me and the brand in your status to ensure that your name is entered into the draw.

Please note that this competition closes at midday on Tuesday, 7 April 2015 and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter. This competition is only open to residents of South Africa.


More about the brand:

Voilà! Feel beautiful is a lifestyle brand striving for global coverage.

We upcycle old t-shirts into completely new and different products (where there is a shortage of t-shirts we use factory offcuts).  All our products are handmade and all made in South Africa. A t-shirt upcycled saves the environmental cost of a T-shirt produced.

The main driving force behind the brand is the community based initiative that we are in the process of establishing, wherein we are striving to restore the dignity of the girl-child and empower the dis-empowered women of Africa.

The main objective of this initiative is to curb the school dropout rate of young girls, due to the un-affordability of sanitary pads and secondary to that is to create employment for women. Research shows that at least 1 in 10 school-age African girls miss school and do not attend school during their periods.

How this will be achieved, is through employment of women to make the products and a portion of the proceeds is will be used to buy washable sanitary pads for young girls.

Making a difference has never looked this FAB!


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Tamara Metrowich