Petit fours with Ponds

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Earlier this week, I got invited to tea with the peeps from Ponds. 

ponds peeps
Gwyn Smith from Verve Direct and Jill Mulligan, Ponds’ local marketing manager.

We had an oh so elegant little pow wow at the uber-luxurious 12 Apostles. Despite the fact that wind was howling (the worst type of weather for lip gloss lovin’ girls like myself) we had a lovely time, lost in a world of pretty pink cupcakes and glitter-dusted scones. (Yes, really…)

cake2, ponds
You can’t see it in this pic, but that scone is dusted with glittery icing sugar… 

Jill told me that we can expect two very exciting launches from the brand later this year. I tried my best to wiggle more info out of her, but she’s staying tight lipped. Still, she told me that her favourite Pond’s product is the Flawless Radiance Re-brightening night treatment, R76,99. Formulated with skin-brightening vitamin B3, it promises to help to visibly brighten your complexion within days.

Ponds Flawless Radiance Re-brightening night treatment
Ponds Flawless Radiance Re-brightening night treatment, R76,99?

While Jill’s skin is gorgeous-looking, I was totally taken with her zexy Avatar-esque mani.

blue nails
Smurfette would be proud…

It looks like a high-shine metallic blue paint job, but really, its a special ‘press-on’ Dashing Diva mani that she got from Jekyll & Hide, a nail salon in Morningside, Jozi. She says it ‘lasts for weeks and doesn’t ruin your nails’.

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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger ( She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. Hess

    I’d really like to know the results of the lightening cream.

    6 years ago •

  1. Riekie

    I would love to get invited to these type of launches

    7 years ago •

  1. Nuuh

    Looks it was a good launch I am such a fan of ponds products they really work plus they are always affordable

    7 years ago •


    I started using Ponds when I was 15 years old even now I am still using it and works for me.

    7 years ago •

  1. K@t

    Have started using these product and your skin does glow!

    7 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    sounds great but the ponds range did not work for my skin

    7 years ago •

  1. Lorraine

    Ponds has been around for many years.Growing better and better.

    7 years ago •

  1. kunene

    have used ponds since i was a teenager, i have very happy memories using ponds products.

    7 years ago •

  1. Candice Van Der Linde

    I love this product, makes my skin radient. A daily treatment that I could not go without

    7 years ago •

  1. K@t

    Wish we could be invited to launches!

    7 years ago •

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