Beauty Hoarder: Face Primers

Beauty Hoarder: Face Primers | All Dolled Up

I’ve mentioned a couple of times recently that I’m something of a hoarder when it comes to certain beauty categories. I tend to collect things like texturising sprays, makeup brushes, eyeshadow palettes and nail polish – and honestly most of them aren’t that different from each other. So I thought I would start showing you my stash in a series of posts, starting with face primers. Hydrating primers I mainly have two types of primers because my skin faces two challenges: oiliness and dehydration. Primers that battle the latter condition tend to be light and refreshing on the skin, and…

New Releases from Smashbox!

It feels like a lifetime ago now, but at the end of November 2015 I was invited to attend an event held by Smashbox in order to learn about all the new and exciting products launching this season.  There are so many fantastic new products launching in February and March 2016 – it’s time to get excited, you guys! Lips The Be Legendary lipstick collection is launching 19 new shades, comprising matte and cream formulations. The cream formulation contains shea butter to keep the lips hydrated throughout the day, and antioxidants to protect and perfect. The matte formulation is smooth…

Top 10 UK Purchases

Camilla and Jules outside SpaceNK | All Dolled Up

This is a long overdue post, seeing as we went to London almost 2 months ago now! We filmed a video when we got home, but the microphone short-circuited, which resulted in a delightful high-pitched buzzing sound throughout…not ideal. Anyway, we thought perhaps it would be best to show you our respective top 5 purchases (to go through everything would take an age) sooner rather than later as we won’t have an opportunity to film together for the next few weeks. So here we go: Camilla’s Top 5 RMK Cheek Brush Without a doubt, my number one purchase. RMK is…

Beauty Buddy Top Shelf #1: Jes

Beauty Buddy Top Shelf with Jes | All Dolled Up

We’re kicking off a new series on the blog today that takes a sneak peek inside our friends’ bathrooms and makeup bags to bring you their Top 10 favourite products. We thought it would be interesting to see what other people use and maybe discover a few new things ourselves! First up is our friend Jes, someone we’ve known since we were at school and with whom we share a serious passion for beauty. She’s a busy working mom so she likes things that work well and don’t require too much time and effort, but she also likes to glam…

Camilla’s Most Used Holiday Products

You’ve seen Jules’ holiday favourites, and now it’s time to see which products Camilla reached for most frequently over the festive season… Bumble & bumble Don’t Blow It (H)Air Styler This is definitely my number one hero holiday product. It’s a creme which ‘enhances texture and body with a soft, product-free feel for your perfect air-dried style’ – perfect for those days when you really can’t face heat styling your hair (which, given the current Cape Town temperatures, is every day). Prior to using this product, I think Jules, my oldest friend, could count on one hand the number of…

Latest Love: Beautiful New Brushes from Morphe & NARS

Beautiful New Brushes from Morphe & NARS | All Dolled Up

As I mentioned in my Summer Holiday Favourites post, there are a few categories of makeup that I hoard more than others, like foundation primers, eyeshadow palettes, nail polishes and texturising sprays. Makeup brushes should definitely be on that list and even so, I recently bought some more! I got these while I was in the UK recently and I am IN LOVE: NARS Yachiyo Kabuki I’ve wanted this brush for as long as I can remember but I’ve never been able to justify the £43 price tag, especially considering how many other makeup brushes I own. So when I…

Summer Holiday Favourites

Summer Holiday Favourites | All Dolled Up

The Christmas holidays have come and gone *sob* and since we didn’t get around to doing November or December favourites posts, I thought I would tell you which products I have enjoyed using most in the past couple of months. My beauty routine was generally made up of two extremes: loads of hair and makeup or none whatsoever, so this list is a mixture of good skincare and seriously beautiful makeup: Bioderma Photoderm MAX Aquafluid SPF 50+* My skin tends to be oily on the T-zone, especially in summer, so SPF is my mortal enemy because it invariably makes my…