Review: Skinceuticals Blemish + Age Defence serum, Physicians Formula Physician’s Formula Youthful Wear Spotless Powder and Australian Gold gradual build sunless lotion

I was recently given Skinceuticals Blemish + Age Defence serum (R1 325, Dermastore) to try and, aside from containing nice concentrations of exfoliating AHA (in the form of glycolic acid) and pore-cleansing salicylic acid, it also includes a very mooi 2% diocic acid. For those who don’t know, this lekker yet little known active does a good […]

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Fragrance reviews: Carolina Herrera Good Girl, Hollister Wave 2, Montblanc Lady Emblem L’eau, Diptyque Philosykos and Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Glace

A bunch of new fragrances have crossed my path so who’s keen on a bumper review? If you’re a fan of Carolina Herrera Good Girl EDP (price TBA) and its super cute stiletto-shaped bottle you’re going to love the limited edition glitter version that’s just dropped in time for Christmas. Super cute packaging aside, the […]

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Review: Filorga Oil-Absolute Ultimate anti-ageing serum

I love a good facial oil, especially when my skin’s feeling dry and tight after a retinol or AHA binge so I’ve got a few of them but the one I’m reaching for the most lately is Filorga Oil-Absolute Ultimate anti-ageing serum (R1 970, selected Edgars, Red Square and Clicks stores). A ‘facial oil with […]

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Reviews: Elizabeth Arden Gelato Crush, Sisley Phyto Sourcils Design 3-in-1 brow pencil and Maybelline The Burgundy Bar shadows and Lash Sensation mascara

Elizabeth Arden recently launched Gelato Crush – a lip colour collection that includes Plush Up Lip Gelato lipstick (R295) and Plump Up lip liner (R225) – and threw out a challenge to style up their press pack and win a year’s worth of ice cream! Naturally, I wanted to get in it to win it […]

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Ready for a peek at a few bits and pieces from The Body Shop’s 2017 Christmas collection?

The Body Shop has launched its much-anticipated Christmas gift collection and this year the proceeds from its sale go towards the Sisanda Fundation, an NGO that helps to provide play therapy and fun activities to underprivileged kids. 2017’s ‘big 3’ ‘flavour trio’ is Vanilla Chai and Frosted Berries (same as last year) as well as Frosted […]

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Reviews: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation and powder, Yardley StayFast Liquid Matte Lip Vinyl metallic lip colour and Wet n Wild Max Volume Plus waterproof mascara

Maybelline’s Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (R99,99) has been available overseas for a while now and it’s finally launched in South Africa in a wide array of shades that arrange from light to dark. (I’m not sure if we’ll be getting the more hydrating version, Dewy & Smooth, but I’ll ask the PR and […]

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Review: INOAR Kalice multi-purpose premium oil

Last week I attended the launch for INOAR’s new multifunctional oil at The Silo Hotel in the foreshore and, as always, the venue totally delivered on a beautiful setting and fabulous food. If you haven’t tried the Silo’s carrot cake, please make a plan. It’s a game changer! As for INOAR’s lovely newbie, Kalice multi-purpose […]

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MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet turns 20 and you could win a R20K Woolworths gift card PLUS R20K for your cause

Can you believe MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet celebrates its 20th anniversary this year? When the programme first started it was originally just ‘MySchool’ and supported education, but now it’s grown to help schools as well as a huge array of charities and conservation organisations, raising more than R6 million A MONTH! What makes MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet so awesome […]

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Review: SVR Hydracid C50 masque eclat

I love a good mask and vitamin C is one (of my many) fave actives so when SVR Hydracid C50 masque eclat (R595, Clicks) crossed my path I knew we’d become friends. Packaged in an aerosol pump, it’s a foam that contains a super high concentration of vitamin C, a great antioxidant collagen-encourager with brightening […]

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Reviews: Givenchy Noir Interdit mascara, Revlon ColorStay Creme shadow and African Extracts Rooibos Advantage Daily Repair facial oil

Givenchy serve up some fabulous mascara and their newbie, Noir Interdit Lash Extension Effect mascara (R580, Red Square), is no different. Its spikey claw-like comb allow you to get right down to the root of your lashes and pull its jet black ‘stretchable’ formula all the way through to create a voluminous yet very well-defined look. […]

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