17/11/2018

Inspired Fragrance His & Hers Perfume Giveaway

Every woman deserves a lovely fragrance that will make her feel beautiful, a scent that will boost her confidence, something special and true to her essence. So, to celebrate my new blog re-brand I’ve decided to partner with Inspired Fragrance to give away a seductive his and hers fragrance gift set here on my blog. Something lovely for you and that special guy in your life, whether it’s your husband, boyfriend, father, brother or just a very good friend. 

I’ve chosen a 100 ml EDP for the ladies inspired by Lancôme’s La Vie Est Belle and a 100 ml EDP for the guys, inspired by Mont Blanc Legend. 

Version inspired by Lancôme’s La Vie Est Belle 

This gourmand fragrance opens with fruity notes of pear and black currant. The heart of the scent is filled with the sweet aromas of jasmine and orange blossoms. A warm and powdery base ties the notes together, giving you confidence that lasts through all your daily activities.






Male scent inspired by Mont Blanc Legend 

 A crisp aromatic fragrance for men.It is a luscious mix of interesting fruits and delicate florals with a lovely dry down. This kind of fragrance makes you feel 10 years younger. Delicious, fruity, luminous, popular, fresh and romantic at the same time.

Joyful and juicy notes of bergamot, lemon and especially pineapple lending to an romantic heart of geranium, rose and red apple and these are brought into a soft and delectable base of sandalwood and tonka bean, that create an intimate fragrance that is shared when someone is in your space.




Inspired Fragrance allows you to purchase high quality perfumes inspired by designer brands at just the fraction of the price and they also have a fantastic selection of these sought after and popular fragrances.

See their fragrance list for ladies here and take a look at the men’s list here. Their fragrances are 100% “made in Switzerland” – a seal and guarantee of outstanding quality, safety and an excellent service culture. They also put great emphasis on providing the best service and maintaining their standards. 

If you purchase fragrances to the value of R450 delivery is completely free and when you sign up you'll also get a 10% discount. I’ve been using their version of Lancôme’s La Vie Est Belle and I find it uplifting and exquisite and I love that the scent lingers softly on my skin throughout the day. 

Inspired Fragrance Disclaimer 

The generic equivalent fragrances from Inspired Fragrance have no affiliation with the original manufacturers/designers. Their interpretation of these fragrances were created through reverse engineering, and the purpose of description is to give the customer an idea of the scent character and not to mislead or confuse the customer. 

Giveaway Rules 

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Please Note: For extra entries please tag your friends and share where ever you see this post on your social media timelines. For those that already follow my platforms, good luck! To all the newcomers, hi and welcome. :)

Also, please don’t enter this competition if you don’t plan to stick around in terms of supporting my blog. The rest of the items shown in pictures are for visual purposes only and are not included in prize. For courier purposes I did not remove the seal on perfumes to avoid leakage as you can see in the images however, the winner will receive a spray nozzle and cap with parcel...

Competition open to South Africans only and will run until the 30th of November 2018. Best of luck!


Images - My Own 


An Introduction: Hello I’m Victoria Cloete


Hello there welcome to Social Media Blooms, thank you for taking the time to read this post. With the re-brand of my blog I’ve decided to introduce myself to all my new readers and maybe my long-term followers might also learn a new thing or two about me. 

I’ve started Social Media Blooms along with my Social Media Management business back in 2013, right after I completed an Internet Marketing course at the University of Cape Town via Getsmarter. I was 28, ready for a career change and new adventures. Let’s see, six years later and I’m still here, still blogging and still curating content for my creative social media clients. 

But did you know that modelling was my first love? 

I’m 1.78 and have always been really skinny so I couldn’t think of any other career path more suitable than becoming a model at the time. So, straight after school I completed a secretarial computer diploma course and then left for the big city to pursue a modelling career. 

I was young, far from home and with not much guidance, but with a lot of dreams in my little adventurous heart. It didn’t worked out as planned but eventually I found a job as a personal assistant for a beautician at a place called Touch of Beauty in Sea Point. Also, I nailed a modelling job at my very first casting with Jo-Ann Strauss in the lead. 

A perfect day means. 

Spending time with my husband and daughter, watching movies, eating pizza and ice-cream. I would love for my daughter to get a little older so that we can go shopping together. I’m forever thankful that I’m blessed with a little girl, like she’s all I ever wanted! 

Career goals I’m chasing. 

I would like to collaborate with more beauty, lifestyle and motherhood brands. I always like to remind myself that I’m not just another blogger, I’m actually a qualified digital copywriter and marketer. I’m not here to fool brands and PR agencies, I can actually add real value to campaigns because I’ve invested a lot of time and money in further studies in order to produce high quality content. 


I recently finished this Digital Marketing course.
In my handbag. 

I love Revlon so I’m always carrying one of their Ultra HD Matte Lipcolours in my handbag. I also love Dr. Pawpaw’s Multi-Purpose Shea Butter Balm and L.A Girl’s Makeup Setting Spray. You’ll also find my purse, pen and a cute little notebook in there. I’m mad about cool notebooks. 


Wearing Revlon's Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour in Forever Eternite.

Most loved perfume. 

I’ve been using the original EDP Roberto Cavalli for more than 5 years. I normally go for sweet, gourmand scents with a hint of fresh blooms. Think Vanilla, Honey and Chocolate combined with a beautiful bouquet of Cherry Blossoms and a dash of Grapefruit! 

My personal style. 

Classic with a pop of colour and some fun element. 

Life in Namaqualand. 

People talk about simple living as a trend these days, while I’ve basically been “simple living” all my life. There’s honestly nothing like the peacefulness of countryside living. 


A scene near my hometown. 


Images - My Own

Social Media Blooms Re-brand: New Logo, Profile Picture and More


I’ve wanted to re-brand my blog for some time but with a busy toddler and everyday life, I just didn’t find the time to do that. I approached graphic designer Mignon Barry for just a logo but when she told me that she can create a whole corporate identity, I was really impressed as my mind never went that far. I’ve always wanted to create professionally done business cards for my blog but that’s about it.

Now, this is my first professionally done logo as the others were just the use of a font, the one from most recently is one that I’ve created on Canva. Nothing wrong with Canva as long as you stick to design principles, in which case if you’re not a professionally trained graphic designer, you most often miss the mark.

As you can see I’ve chosen a soft coral pink in the design because of its association with beauty, femininity and all the pretty things in life, and black, because this colour is always linked to style and sophistication. Which is the vibe I was going for.

Mignon wanted to include a facial graphic element and we’ve spent a lot of time defining it. I ended up going back and forth around the flower in my hair and I’m actually really happy about the whole cherry blossom, eastern outcome.



I’ve chosen the font Alien League for its contemporary, modern look and Shoreline Script Bold for its pretty handwritten features. There’s a lot of similarities with my previous and newly created logo, it’s clear that I love structure which is why I’ve picked a frame again, softened by a cute little heart. 

Part of the re-branding also includes a creative cartoonish profile picture of myself that I will be using on my blog and over on all my other social media platforms. Overall I’m happy and satisfied, creating a logo with a professional graphic designer takes a lot of creative energy from both parties. I now also have a great email signature, letterhead and fab looking business cards along with my logo and profile pic.

You have to be able to verbalise what it is that you’re after to get the best results and if you and the designer don’t have the same vision it can become a little frustrating and tiring after a while. I plan to really take off in the New Year, I want to work on my photography skills and I really want to spend more time creating great content.

This year I’ve spent a lot of time on further education, I’m so happy that I got the time for this little re-brand and I’m looking forward to other new and exciting things. Hope you’ll continue to share this journey with me.


Images - My Own 


21/10/2018

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour Temptation


The Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour in Temptation is a lightweight, high definition velvety matte colour that I've been wearing nonstop. It has a smooth, moisturising feel and the gel formula is 100% wax-free. I love how it brightens my complexion and how it lasts on my lips throughout eating and drinking. 


I like the easy to close 5.9 ml tube that fits perfectly into my makeup bag along with the rest of my beauty products. The formulation is really not drying at all, before applying I just go through the normal routine of scrubbing my lips a bit and that's it! 


Here I've applied the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour on my lips. It is so pretty and I will definitely try out the rest of the colours in this beautiful range because it's so amazing. See more shades here. I honestly never thought that I'd become a fan of matt lipsticks as they are almost always drying and causing flakes on the lips, but not this one. 


This product was sponsored by Revlon. Thank you so much for the blog support.


Images - My Own




22/09/2018

L.A Girl Pro Setting HD Matte Spray


I’ve been using the L.A Girl Pro Setting HD Matte Spray for more than a month now and oh my gosh, it’s a keeper! I’m not a newbie when it comes to makeup setting sprays and sadly most of the time I struggle to see any results. Maybe that’s why I still have half-full bottles of previous varieties cluttering up my cupboard space. 


L.A Girl's Pro Setting HD Matte Spray promises a matte finish and that is exactly the results that I see. With other sprays, I normally go with a translucent powder all over my face to get rid of leftover oil. That is after the use of a makeup setting spray.

Also to get rid of that typical mud-like appearance I've seen with the use of setting sprays. But not with this product, my face looks dewy and without shine and the effects are really long-lasting. 


In the images above and below you can see the polished appearance this product gives to my overall look. On my eyes, I've used the L.A Girl Eye Lux Mesmerizing Eyeshadow Palette in Tropicalize - I have applied that beautiful nude shades, see the review I wrote here.


By the end of the day, my makeup is still in place but in case of very hot weather, (I live in Namaqualand, I should know) I'll just blot my face with powder and spritz on a bit of this magical product again. And it fits right into my handbag which makes touchups super easy. So, will I repurchase this spray? Most definitely, along with other high-quality beauty products from L.A Girl Cosmetics.

The L.A Girl Pro Setting HD Matte Spray is paraben and fragrance-free and you can purchase it for just R89.95 over at Dischem.


Images - My Own 
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