Shopping The Stash


Given the abundance of makeup that I own, you’d think it would be almost impossible for me to fall into a product rut, wouldn’t you? Well, it ain’t so! Lately I have found myself reaching for the same products every morning, so I decided to shop my stash in an effort to switch things up and get through all the makeup. I had a good rummage around my collection and discovered some forgotten gems, and here they are… Stila Colour Correcting Cream in ‘Light’ Disclaimer: This has been discontinued. I know, I know, I shouldn’t even be writing about it, but…

Favourite Five: Local, Natural Skincare Products

Best Natural South African Skincare Products

I’ve got a real soft spot for local, cruelty-free, beautifully designed, handmade, natural beauty products, especially those from small businesses. I think it’s so important to support these brands, not only because they’re South African, but because they produce high quality skincare that’s good for your skin and the environment. Here are the five products I use regularly in my routine and would highly recommend, none of which are likely to surprise you! All products were initially supplied as PR samples, but I’ve subsequently purchased all the items that I’ve finished, and bought a few more as gifts:

August Favourites

August Favourites 2016 - All Dolled Up

Camilla’s Favourites: TONYMOLY Pocket Bunny Moist Mist Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil (launching 10 October 2016)* Exuviance Microdermabrasion Face Polish* Exuviance Bionic Oxygen Facial Chanel Le Vernis Longue Tenue in Rouge Puissant* and Rouge Noir Chanel Le 4 Ombres Candeur et Expérience* Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour All-Over Miracle Oil* Jules’ Favourites: Clarins Fix’ Makeup (launching 10 October 2016)* Clarins Sunkissed Bronzing Compact (launching 10 October 2016)* Clarins Truly Waterproof Mascara* Skoon Glow Drops Laniege Water Sleeping Mask Bourjois 123 Perfect Colour Correcting Cream the Balm Mary-Loumanizer Highlighter, Shadow & Shimmer *PR Sample

Cult Beauty Wishlist

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Cult Beauty is hands-down my favourite online beauty retailer – I often spend hours browsing the site, wishing I was a millionaire/still based in London so that I could get my hands on their expertly curated products. These are some of the items currently on my wishlist… iBeauty Skin Brush 21 I am most intrigued by this new style of brush that seems to be taking the makeup world by storm, aren’t you? I never thought I would find myself coveting something which looks like a ginormous toothbrush, but it turns out that I do! These densely packed synthetic fiber bristles promise to buff…

The Great Foundation Audit

The Great Foundation Audit

By now, you’re no doubt aware that I’m a bit of a hoarder. I’ve been meaning to clear out my foundation drawer for a while now, so when I watched Anna’s “Makeup Declutter” video I was finally inspired to trawl through it and identify the good, the bad and the long ago expired… What I use every day You’ll notice two common denominators in my everyday base products: they’re all lightweight and they’re all from the drugstore. If I had to choose one to take to a desert island, it would be the L.A. Girl Pro BB Cream, of which…

New In // Skincare

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Environ Ionzyme C-Quence Eye Gel  I recently finished my Environ Firming Eye Gel, and whilst I liked it, it didn’t particularly blow me away, so I decided to give the C-Quence version a try. It contains a cocktail of vitamins, anti-oxidants and peptides to improve the appearance of fine lines (that’d be me, then), and to provide a daily defence against aging by keeping the under-eye area hydrated and cared for. I have been using it every morning and I officially cannot be without it now. It sinks in quickly, but still leaves the skin feeling hydrated and silky all day…

Quick Reviews #20 // Affordable Products from Clicks

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Almay Age Essentials Makeup SPF 15 in ‘140 Light/Medium Warm’ This latest foundation from Almay contains a built-in moisturiser, as well a combination of collagen, hyaluronic acid and peptides. The purpose of adding these skincare ingredients is to provide a solution for busy women who are looking to maximise what their foundation can do for them ie offer skincare benefits at the same time. The combination of ingredients contained in this foundation promises to smooth the skin, relax expression lines, boost hydration and restore the skin’s luminosity. This reminds me a lot of the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation, a…