So initially I wasn’t sure I would be able to attend the COCO Lifestyle bikini sale I told you guys about here. BUT THEN, I entered a competition they were running on my My City By Night where you could win a R500 voucher to use at the sale… and I won!!! (I never win anything… OK well not never ever… I once won R70,000.00 on an Afrikaans game show on kykNET – true story – it only cost me my dignity. hehe).
To win this baby I had to leave a comment telling them where my favourite place is to wear my bikini. This was my totally genius answer:
Anywhere where I can totally flaunt it! Be it Clifton, Camps Bay, a swanky pool party or next to the pool at The Bay hotel. Hard work in the gym paired with a super hot bikini needs to be celebrated in style.
I know what you’re thinking… pure talent like mine is just so rare these days. So I shuffled some things around and headed over to St Yves bright and early on Sat because I wanted to be the first person there. ** Bikini shopping is no joke people – you have to bring your A game **
My plan worked well because there were rails and rails of goodies for me to browse through (even including some cute beach cover up items) and as it was still nice & quiet, I could take my time in choosing the perfect items.
There were lovely COCO girls standing by to help you with your purchase:
As well as some tempting snacks & drinky-poos to give you an energy boost:
And after about 40min of trying things on and contemplating options, I finalised my purchase. What did I end up getting? Check it out:
I decided to get two alternative bottoms for the white bikini – the white bottom being more sexy & slinky and the pink one being more playful. When showing it off to my girlfriends they were like “You’ll probably get more wear out of the pink one…”. Then when showing it to the boyfriend, he was like “You’ll never use the pink one, it’s got way too much fabric.” Go figure.
I have to tell you guys that the fit of the COCO swimwear is absolutely stunning and the quality of the fabric & stitching is top notch. I was really really impressed. Now I’m gonna have to spend a lot of time at the beach or poolside because they deserve to be seen. (Holding thumbs that this CT weather will improve soon) Anybody want to invite me over for a fancy pants pool party? Anybody?
All together it only came to R800 (thanks to the unbeatable sale prices), which meant with my R500 voucher I only had to pay in a little bit extra. Such an awesome deal!
And to top it all off, I also got a free Chinese fan which is totally going to come in handy for my MCQP Maid in China outfit this coming weekend:
The ladies from Dermalogica were also on hand to advise you on some crucial items for your summer skin care routine – cause you can only do so much in the gym ladies & gents – the rest comes down to prevention & care.
At first I was like “Ja ja, I love your products, but they’re just a bit pricey” – they quickly set me straight, comparing my usual skin care product prices to similar items in the Dermalogica range and proving that I’m actually already spending pretty much the same, if not more. I guess it’s just easier to forget about it when you’re putting it on that Edgars account…
They took me through some options which would allow me to slowly transition into the range without blowing the bank and I got a voucher to use at their concept store in Wembley Square on a Microzone treatment. So that was a really nice surprise. Thanks girls! I’m seriously considering making the move now.
Before I ran off I got to chat to COCO Lifestyle owner & designer, Clarisa Nel. She’s an absolute doll and a regte Afrikaanse meisie like myself.
I’m so glad I was able to pop by in the end. It totally made my day. A huge thanks again to Clarisa and co for my awesome voucher. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for new ranges in the future.