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Season Sorted with Red Square

Each time the Christmas season approached, my ex Johann and I thought we had things waxed when it came to present shopping. We would leave things until (almost) the last minute and then execute our rather nifty plan.


We would hit Sandton City, gift list firmly in hand. There we would head straight to the Body Shop store and pick out the various gift combinations. Having achieved our objective, we would leave the staff to gift wrap the items while we headed off for a leisurely breakfast.


Done! Christmas shopping, including gift wrapping, taken care of. Love it when a plan comes together!


But now Red Square has gone one step further, with their #ItsAWrap service. So when they challenged me to give it a try, I was super keen!


The thing is the Red Square gift wrapping service, available at all 47 stores nationwide, now also extends to items purchased from their on-line store. Man, that is a solution that really speaks to me! Now you can order any item on-line and have it delivered, within the borders of South Africa, gift wrapped and ready for Christmas!


Juggling Red Square presents in Cape Town


So, if like me you have family spread across South Africa, this is for you. The gifts you carefully select, from the comfort of your home while shopping on-line, can now arrive just in time for Christmas, gift wrapped and ready to be placed under the Christmas tree. Even if you are not there!


Juggling Red Square presents in Durban


Travelling to your holiday destination this year and fast running out of packing space? Not a problem, Red Square has you covered. Shop for all your presents on-line before you leave and have your gifts meet you there, gift wrapped and ready for the 25th!


Juggling Red Square gifts in Joburg


Shopping on-line with Red Square really couldn’t be easier! So what did I choose from the amazing selection online? Unwrap my goodies with me.



Filorga Time-Filler Mat –  I am a huge Filorga fan, so I decided with the big 40 fast approaching, I would take all the help I could get from Red Square. With Botox-like peptides to help improve fine lines and wrinkles, Time-Filler Mat is a winner in my books. It also helps to control shine and minimize pore size.

Antonio Banderas The Golden Secret EDT – a new take on The Secret fragrance introduced in 2010, this new fragrance works well as an everyday scent with its unique, cedar-infused base notes.

Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Cherry Blossom EDT – it wouldn’t be Christmas without the sharing of gifts, so I decided on this refreshing Green Tea fragrance for my mom. A fresh, summer fragrance just in time for the holiday season!


Red Square products


Be sure to order before 12pm on Saturday, 19 December 2015, to ensure your gifts arrive on time.


Since it’s Christmas and a time of sharing, I have a R1 000 gift voucher* up for grabs for one lucky My Lime Boots reader (only redeemable in-store). All you need to do is either head on over to your nearest Red Square store or Red Square on-line, select your favourite goodies and share them with me in the comments below. Bonus points for sharing your pics featuring you and your products on Instgram and tagging My Lime Boots and #ItsAWrap.


For a second entry into the draw, find my tweet about this post on the My Lime Boots Twitter account and share the joy by retweeting it. Easy as that! But hurry, you only have until 18h00 on Sunday 20 December 2015 to enter the giveaway. The winner will be announced on Monday 21 December 2015. Good luck!



Congratulations Natali Trepado, from Pretoria North. You are the lucky winner of the R1 000 Red Square voucher.


We have many competitions and giveaways planned for the new year, make sure you sign up to the blog email list so that you are first to hear of them and don’t miss out!


A huge thank you to everyone who took part, really enjoyed reading your comments and engaging with you!


* Please note that the voucher giveaway is only open to readers living in South Africa.






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  1. Elie Saab Le Parfum Eau de Parfum Intense Spray and Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturiser For The Face SPF 15 and

  2. I am in search for a new fragrance. The Red Square Sampler Box would be perfect! And this R1000 voucher would cover that! Shared on Twitter as well! Happy Christmas!

  3. Oooh… So hard to choose! If I had to… I would choose the Marc Jacobs Daisy.. Or the Armani Aqua…

  4. Juicy Couture 50ml EDP Spray,Smashbox Be Legendary matte lipstick and Catrice Shine Appeal Fluid Lipstick

  5. Would love to spoil my mom with ger favourite fragrance – Light Blue by Dolce and Gabbana… So kind of you to do this giveaway too

  6. What a dream come true it would be if I won your voucher, I would rush out immediately and pick up this beautiful Elizabeth Arden gift set >> <<

    I know it is more than a R1000, but I would so happily put in the extra money of course hehehe 🙂
    I am just so drawn to it, because it is beautiful, sophisticated, gold and every women's dream!

    Ever since I've used makeup it has been my goal to afford and own some Elizabeth Arden even if it is just one piece.

    Please please make my year Ryan and be Mr Santa Clause for me. I promise I've been good all this year 🙂

  7. I am a massive Keihls Fan!! It just agress with my skin and thank goodness, all Red Square Stores stock the entire range!! Trying to share my pic but I cannot attach it – so I’ll tweet it 😀

  8. I would splurge on Fragrance! Bvlgari Omnia, Estee Lauder Modern Muse(Chic), Giorgio Armani SI, or a Gucci/Versace fragrance! so much to choose from. <3 Sharing the giveaway on Twitter, and Instagraming my pics 🙂 #Holdingthumbs #Itsawrap 🙂

  9. Perfume!!! I finished my last a couple of weeks ago and would love a fragrance. Not really sure what I’ll go for. The Red Square sampler box will be a great start!

  10. The smash box double exposure palette and the photo finish primer. Also all the benefit products ♡

    Awesome prize!

  11. I am so obsessed with the Coco Chanel fragrance from the moment I picked it up at Red Square. It is so perfect from the bottle to the scent. This is all I want for Christmas. Please make my life ?

  12. Dying to fill my Christmas stocking with Benefits cosmetics! I have heard great reviews about them and hope I win the voucher so that I can fulfill my Christmas wish! Thanks for doing this!

  13. The Smashbox full exposure eyeshadow palette has to be my favourite from red square #ItsaWrap

  14. I took 3 pic’s of whats on my Christmas wish list , but my number 1 is the Ladies Sampler Box – Fragrance | , its something I can use according to my daily mood ,especially with us ladies we go through different moods everyday one day I want to use a floral scent and the next day something more fruity and the next day a more sophisticated scent .so this will be an awesome way to enter the new year with all the fun fragrances in the sampler box .Following on instagram @denise19francis

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