Review: Revlon Ultimate All-In-One mascara

Confession time! I adore Revlon for their nail polish, chubby stick-style lip lines and the odd stand out product, but have never been a fan of their mascara. Pretty much every one I’ve ever tried has left me with an extreme case of ‘meh’ so I wasn’t too excited about their newly revamped mascara line […]

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Review: L’Oreal Infallible Matte Max lip colour

Matte lips are going to be a big deal for winter and L’Oreal’s made your life a little easier if you want to get in on the trend by serving up L’Oreal Infallible Matte Max lip colours (R169 each). What makes these guys a little different to most matte lip colours is the fact that […]

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What’s inside Essence Cosmetics’ pinata?

Last week Essence sent me a not so little Easter egg-shaped pinata along with the challenge of busting is open, but it proved to be a hard egg to crack. Fortunately, with a little help from my flatmate, Gaylord*, me managed to, ahem, hatch a plan. I had a really great shot of all the […]

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Perfume review: Cartier La Panthere Legere eau de parfum

Finding Cartier perfume in South Africa hasn’t always been easy but that’s why it’s glamorous, darlings! You’re not just going to roll into your nearest Truworths (not that anyone shops there anymore) and toss it in your trolley along with a revolting mustard-coloured Ginger Mary turtleneck. Oh no! Cartier is a treasure but one that’s […]

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Review: Woolworths Body Bronzer in Dark

So my beloved Emmy, she of Rouge Beauty awesomeness decided it was high time she stop living in sin and tied the knot with her lovely Angelo. Her wedding was a divine mix of butter soft fillet, far too much wine and a very enthusiastic rendition of The Spice Girls’ Wannabe. I also might have tried to […]

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Will you be rocking the denim hair trend?

There’s a new hair trend in town and it’s all about dying your hair a mooi shade of denim. I chatted about it the other day on Expresso and you check that out over here: The only blue dye I know of that’s on shelf right now but couldn’t mention on the show is Schwarzkopf Live Color […]

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Review: Exuviance Super Retinol Concentrate 1% retinol serum

So we all know I love retinol! Why? It’s proven time and time again via lots of clinical studies to boost your skin’s collagen production while speeding up cellular turnover to firm your skin while diminishing the look of wrinkles. While you can find retinol in several skin care products, you don’t find it in […]

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Review: Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra compact foundation

Oooh! Look what’s just hit the beauty counters! Lancôme is bringing out a new line up of powder called Teint Idole Ultra compact foundation (R565). While its positioned as a ‘powder foundation’ its incredibly finely-milled and goes on sheer so I consider it to be more of a powder than a foundation, if that makes […]

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Review: Environ Evenescence C-Boost Clarifying cream

If you’re a regular reader you’ll know I just love a good retinol serum and alternate that with AHAs to fend off Father Time. Thing is, both of those ingredients are pretty potent and you shouldn’t use them during the day as they don’t play nice in the sun. So, what do I use in the day, […]

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Did you spot me chatting about microblading on Expresso’s Fash Pack?

Every now and again I pop up on Expresso as part of their Fash Pack to chat fashion and beauty trends with their regulars – Alexis Chaffe Mey, Margaux Knuppe and Robyn Kahn. The latter wasn’t around this time but we did have a special guest in the form of Mela presenter and all round […]

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