Hit up Canal Walk this morning to take advantage of the sales. Cosmetics-wise there wasn’t much to be excited about. Clicks, Foschini and Dis-chem all had their big clear-outs on, but 99% of their colour offering consisted of all that horrible almost no name brand shizz that nobody really cares about – think Define, Tru Color, Urban Chic, Beaute etc. etc. (Ja, ja… I amost fell asleep there too…)
I was thrilled, however, to see Clicks has slashed R20 buckeroos off their John Frieda hair products until the 16th of Jan. This takes the edge of their super expensive, yet amazingly effective Frizz-Ease range. (John Frieda Frizz-Ease Smooth Start shampoo and conditioner is amazing for anyone with slightly colour-damaged hair that gets tangled in a flash. I.e. moi…)
I also saw that Dis-chem now stocks L’Occitane. It’s still hideously pricy though… Oh, and Thierry Mugler freaks take note – their Candied Fruit candle smells EXACTLY like Angel. Seriously. It’s a blend of flowers, dried fruit coated in honey, patchouli, vanilla and caramel. Just the right blend to give me an instant migraine, but sure to surprise and delight the Angel-fiend in your life.
Last, but not least, I discovered a sweet new range in Woolies – Love & Toast.
Currently they’re only stocking selected lip balms and hand creams, the latter of which are divine. They have the same rich texture as Crabtree & Evelyn’s hand therapy, but come in quirky scents like Gin Blossom and Sugar Grapefruit. The packaging is divine too and the price is right – R95,00 for a 35g tube – making it another lovely gift or impromtu indulgence. I also like that the line isn’t tested on animals and is free off nasties like parabens, phthalates and artificial colours. Even the packaging is eco-friendly, as the paper comes from 100% ‘annually renewed resources’.
Next time you’re in store, go check it out.