New fragrance reviews: Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb Extreme, Moschino Stars, Karl Lagerfeld Private Klub, Elizabeth Arden Always Red and Gucci Bamboo

I first sniffed new Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb Extreme EDP (price TBA) at a launch where I’d been exposed to ten thousand million other fragrances so it didn’t make a big impression as my nose was addled by so many other things. When I opened up it at home, however, my first thoughts were ‘Damn, […]

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It’s finally time to review my new HTC One M9

As you know, I’m a proud HTC girl and was happily using the wondrous M8 before recently upgrading to the new One M9 32 GB. I’ve had a while to play with it and and gotta tell you, I’m definitely an android girl for life now. Just about all the things I loved about the M8 […]

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Review: Moroccanoil Smooth shampoo and conditioner

A while back Moroccanoil launched a new Smooth collection consisting of a shampoo (R350), conditioner (R370), blow dry lotion (R430) and mask (R570) specially formulated to sleeken unruly, frizz-prone locks without sacrificing volume. Everything in the line up contains antioxidant-rich argan oil and strengthening amino acids and the conditioner and mask takes things a step […]

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Reviews: Thierry Mugler Angel eau de Sucree, Lancôme La Vie Est Belle L’Eau de Parfum Intense and Jimmy Choo Blossom

Thierry Mugler love to reincarnate their bestselling Angel and there have been some real goodies along the starlit path, my favourite still being the light and lovely Aqua Chic 2o13. The latest limited edition version, however, is called Eau de Sucree (R695 for 50ml) and this one’s for serious gourmand lovers only in that it’s a […]

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Reviews: SAMPAR 3 Day Weekend and First Hands Cream

Prettily packaged French beauty brand SAMPAR is back in South Africa, this time in Edgars once more as well as Woolies. I was given 3 Day Weekend (R250) to try and it’s a bit of an interesting cat in that it promises a healthy-looking glow but doesn’t use any self tan ingredients or a tint. […]

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Review: Skinceuticals Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50

Bikini weather is impending so I’ve started running again, out on the prom in Green Point as well as near the Rhodes Memorial in the burbs. This means I’m slapping on more sunscreen and have several favourites, one being Eucerin’s new creme-gel that I chatted about the other day. While I’ve never had a problem […]

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Reviews: Dove Gentle Exfoliating Nourishing body wash, Eucerin Sun Gel-Creme Oil Control Dry Touch SPF50 and BioNike Defence Color Crystal Lipgloss

Dove have just launched yet another body wash – Gentle Exfoliating Nourishing body wash (R33,99). It’s got a lovely ‘creamy’-feeling formula enriched with natural plant oils and free of ‘strippy’ sodium lauryl sulphate  – the kind I like to use in winter when my skin feels a little drier. Another plus is it’s nice, ‘clean’ […]

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