Reviews: Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur forehead primer, foundation and concealer

Revlon’s launched a new collection of primers and optical-diffusing products called Youth FX and many of the products are serious gems save for the Fill + Blur Primer for face and neck (R199) which didn’t hit home for me. (I found it very thick and I struggled to spread it around.) The Fill + Blur […]

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Reviews: Britney Spears VIP Private Show, Stella McCartney Stella Pop Bluebell, Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers Sunlight Kiss and Issey Miyake L’eau d’Issey Summer 2017

You want more fragrance reviews? I’ve got them! The queen of celebrity fragrances, Ms Britney Spears, has just launched her ten millionth scent, Britney Spears VIP Private Show EDP (R565 for 50ml and R665 for 100ml). I thought it would be more closely related to the original Private Show, which is all about sugar and […]

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Reviews: Filorga UV-Bronze SPF 50+, Kahve body scrubs and African Extracts Advantage Enriched hand cream

Some of my best childhood memories involve playing ‘dinosaurs’ in the garden (I was always the pterodactyl!) and they’re brought back to me when I smell frangipani. To me, that isΒ the scent of summer – along with fresh-cut grass, braai smoke and Creme Soda flavoured ‘lekker licks’. (‘Memba those?!) Anyway, Filorga have just launched a […]

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Reviews: Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Mimosa, Hugo Boss The Scent Intense For Her, Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct and YSL Black Opium Wild Edition

Ready for a whack of new fragrance reviews? Arden have launched a new version of an old favourite of mine – Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Mimosa EDT (R425 for 100ml).Β It’s the refreshing Green Tea you know and love but benefits from a citrus spike and lots of, you guessed it, mimosa. The notes: Green tea, […]

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GIVEAWAY: Jimmy Choo has just launched L’Eau EDT in South Africa and I’ve got a bottle you could win

It felt like just the other day that Jimmy Choo launched its first fragrance, a sexy-smelling mix of tropical flowers with an indulgent dollop of toffee. Since then, they’ve created several more but the original has remained my favourite, along with Blossom, an easy-going floral sweetened up with juicy red berries. Well, that was until […]

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Review: NIVEA Perfect & Radiant Micellar cleansing water and wipes

Nivea sent me some of their Perfect & Radiant newbies the other day and the two items that hit home were the wipes and micellar water. First up, the Perfect & Radiant 3-in-1 cleansing wipes (R62,95, Clicks) are pillowy soft, smell lovely and clean (like their ‘Soft’ creme) and make use of micellar water so, […]

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Review: Revlon Ultra HD gel lipstick

So Revlon do this thing where, when they drop off a press pack, they want their promo girl to take a photo of you holding it to ensure that it got to you. I have no clue why they do this, but hey. Still, there couldn’t have been a worse time for their latest delivery. […]

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Review: Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox peel-off mask

Ah, peel-off masks! I used to love these guys in high school. My besties and I would buy them in cheap ass single dose sachets, slap them on to an Alanis Morrissette soundtrack and then have fun picking off the bits while debating super important stuff like ‘who’s hotter – Pacey or Jordan Catalano’. (For […]

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Review: Filorga NCTF Reverse Mat Supreme Regenerating Fluid

You’ve probably heard of mesotherapy, right? For those who haven’t, it’s a cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a cocktail of active ingredients into the transdermal layer of your skin, using multiple teeny tiny needle pricks. The results you can expect depend on the ingredients you use. As an example, hyaluronic acid will hydrate and plump, […]

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