WIN a R1000 gift card from Red Square

It’s at this point of December that I loose the will to do any more Christmas shopping…. except I still have quite a bit to go! The endless queues, the non-existent parking, the hordes of people, the tantruming children, the trolley rage can all combine to KILL the Christmas spirit within me.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas. My love language is gifts, which means I love giving gifts (especially if I find the perfect pressie at a great price) Buying my beloved’s pressies makes my heart sing Christmas carols of joy. BUT I do not love the chaos that Christmas brings to the shops. As festive as the shopping malls are with their twinkling fairy lights, jolly Santa’s and George Michael on repeat, I just can’t do it anymore. From this point onwards it’s online shopping all the way… well, if I can get my act together before they take their final orders!

So, to help you out with your last minute Christmas shopping, and to ease the pain of endlessly wandering the aisles I have a special last minute Christmas competition that you want to win!!

One lucky Becoming you reader will win a R1000 gift card from Red Square to put towards items of their choice in store.

This festive season Red Square and has you (and your gifts) covered with a complimentary gift wrapping service (both online and in-store) Choose from an amazing array of fragrances, skincare and make-up gift sets.

And if the endless choices are overwhelming you, I’ve rounded up some of my favourite beauty buys available on the shelves of Red Square stores, including the Red Square online shop for stressless shopping… just make sure you order before 12pm on Sunday 19 December to ensure Santa delivers those gifts on time!

gifts under R500

gifts under R1000


1. Essence I Stage Eyeshadow Base (R47.95)

2. Smashbox Baked Fusion Soft Lights Blush (R390.00)

3. Benefit Sun Beam highlighter (R325.00)

4. Lancome Hypnose Mascara (R390.00)

5. Essence The Gel Nail Polish in VaVaVoom (R24.95)

6. Nesti Dante Bio Nature Soap (R47.00)

7. Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer (R400.00)

8. Benefit Benetint Lip Tint (R385.00)

9. Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Plum (R350.00)

10. Bobbi Brown Artstick Pencil for Cheeks and Lips in Deep Rose (R365.00)

11. Bobbi Brown Eye Smudge Brush (R350.00)

12. Benefit Fine One One Cheek and Lip Colour (R375.00)

13. Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Rose (R390.00)

14. Benefit Get the Party Started Gift Pack (R685.00)

15. Elizabeth Arden Gold Ultra Lift & Strengthening Eye Caps (60) (R515.00)

16. Kenzo Jeau Du Amor Fragrance 30ml (R870.00)

17. Elie Saab Scented Body Lotion (R945.00)

18. Estee Lauder Modern Muse Fragrance 30ml (R725.00)

19. Elie Saab Le Parfum Eau de Parfum Intense (R785.00)

20. Bobbi Brown Beach Eau du Parfum (R865.00)

21. Smashbox Full Exposure Eyeshadow Palette (R995.00)

22. Narcisco Eau du Toilette Fragrance Gift Hamper (R895.00)


I’m pretty sure the girls in your life (mom, sister, daughter, granny, bestie or wife (cough, cough!!) will appreciate anything from this list! Alternatively you’d be forgiven for choosing to just treat yourself, after surviving another year and doing ALL the Christmas planning, prepping and shopping etc, you totally deserve it!



1. Visit the Red Square website and select your favourite gift. Then share a pic or description of the beauty product from Red Square on social media using the hashtag #ItsaWrap

2. Complete your details and tell me which product you picked by completing the form below… (p.s. by doing so you will receive the Becoming you weekly highlights newsletter every Friday)

3. For an extra entry share this competition on social media…

Something like this…

Enter to win a R1000 gift card from @RedSquareBeauty via @Becomingyoublog here


Good Luck!

Competition closes on Sunday 20 December 2015 and the winner will be announced on Monday 21 December 2015.
The winner’s voucher will be sent on Monday 21 December.

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

  1. My favourite, cannot do without gift-Estee LauderMatte Perfecting Primer #ItsaWrap @RedSquareBeauty @Becomingyoublog

  2. I am soooo excited. I would love to win this giveaway wow wow wow 😀 😀 😀 😀 I love the lancome hypnose mascara it is the best

  3. Red Square Sampler Box Ladies Sampler Box R990.00 #ItsaWrap # liked n shared on FB, tweeted…# awesome giveaway

  4. I recently popped into my local Red Square and saw this beauty. Oh my goodness, this is most definitely the ultimate gift! I know I mentioned the Elizabeth Arden lipstick, but man oh man, this gift set is so beautiful!!!

    It is over a R1000 but only by R195 and I cannot believe how many products you get for the price! A really special set indeed!

    I am honestly hoping with all my might that I am your lucky winner and get to spend the R1000 voucher on this gorgeous Elizabeth Arden gift set. I cannot begin to tell you how amazing it would be!

    Really appreciate this competition, thank you so much, and hopefully you’ll be my Fairy Santa Mother this year hehehe 🙂

    Here’s the gift set link >> <<

  5. #ItsAWrap. Enter to win a R1000 gift card from @RedSquareBeauty I love the Lady Million Eau de Parfum Spray

  6. So many gorgeous things to choose from….wish I could have everything 😉 But, alas I can’t…I would just be happy with the Bvlgari Aqva Roma Divina Gift Set. Here’s me crossing fingers and toes.

  7. I chose the Double Exposure Eye Shadow Palette. Its so versatile and I really love the name of the product. Photography is one of my hobbies as well as make up. I can’t get over how pretty the colours look

  8. Really excited for this giveaway! Thanks for doing this! Hope I win so that I can fill my Christmas stocking with new makeup!

  9. oooh, I love red square! I have been drooling over Georgio Armani’s fragrance, Si and Si intense! That would be an awesome Christmas pressie! x

  10. Such an amazing competition! There are so many awesome items to choose from but my favourites are Smashbox’s Full Exposure Palette and Benefit’s Porefessional primer. Have shared the competition on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Winning this will be such a great way to end a difficult year.

  11. My favourite product on my Christmas wishlist is the Ladies Sampler Box – Fragrance | .just what I need a different fragrance everyday to match my moods being a female my mood changes daily and so does the perfume scent I day I like floral scents, next day fruit scents and then a more sophisticated scent . Following on Facebook, instagram and twitter and shared

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