New reviews: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Cushion foundation, Eau Thermale Avene Micellar Lotion and SVR Sebiaclear Active

Lancome have always made spectacular foundations and their latest, Teint Idole Ultra Cushion, is no exception. Housed in a handy mirrored compact, the formula promises and delivers on long-lasting natural-looking coverage that, depending on how you apply it, can be sheer or full. Using the sponge it comes with serves up a fuller look but […]

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Reviews: Urban Decay Urban Defense SPF 30 and De-Slick complexion primers

Urban Decay recently held a launch to celebrate the fact that they’ve recently revamped their prep, prime and set collection. But first, can we take a moment for the event’s food? It was held at Life Grand Cafe and they served up the yummiest food including sushi made with BLACK rice. And the colour crazy […]

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Reviews: Kiehl’s Pure Vitality skin renewing cream, Optiphi Hand Therapy hand cream and Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Fibre Force

Calling all honey badgers! Kiehl’s have just launched a new facial moisturiser called Pure Vitality skin renewing cream (R895). It promises to smooth and strengthen your skin and makes use of several great hydrators including glycerin, Shea butter and even bees-wax but the hero ingredients are Manuka honey and ginseng. All the way from New […]

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Beauty reviews: Pond’s Pimple Clear, Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical cleansing oil and Rimmel Only 1 Matte lipstick

Pond’s has launched a new duo to help treat spots – Pond’s Pimple Clear face wash (R52,99) and a fabulously affordable leave-on expert clearing gel (R34,99). Each product contains something Pond’s refer to as their ‘Thymo-T Essence’, a blend of thyme and pine extract. The brand says its their biggest breakthrough in years as it fights […]

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Fragrance reviews: Oscar de la Renta Extraordinary Petale, Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pure, Alaia Paris Blanche and Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Misteriosa

Ready to roll? Personally, I’m usually not a big fan of straight up florals but Oscar de la Renta Extraordinary Petale EDP (R1 225 for 90ml, Dis-chem) has got me good. Much like the original Extraordinary, it’s a soft, easy to wear mix of flowers but in this case orange blossom (which I love!) takes […]

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