Review: The Body Shop Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying polishing powder wash

A while ago I attended The Body Shop’s Christmas launch where I was given something I’m super excited about and that’s their Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying polishing powder wash (R85 for 33g). Now, if you’re a big fan of Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant (R1 020 for 75g) you’ll know how fabulous it is. It polishes […]

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Mask review en masse: The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea, Lush FOMO, Skinceuticals Clarifying Clay and Avene Cleanance clearing

A wallop of masks have crossed my path so I thought I’d review them en masse. Are you ready to get masky masky? The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea pollution clearing mask (R310) A mix of oil-absorbing clay, antioxidant-rich matcha tea and soothing aloe vera, The Body Shop’s 100% vegan mask promises to help rid […]

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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 SisandaΒ 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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