The Best Skincare for Oily Skin

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Although it’s much more under control now, I’ve had some version of oily/combination skin for as long as I can remember. Learning how to properly hydrate my face has made the biggest difference but I definitely still battle a shiny T-zone on a daily basis, especially in summer. The following list of skincare products are the ones that I have found best to help control and manage oily skin* and its effects. First, a quick overview of the skincare strategy for oily skin: In the words of skincare expert Tata Harper: “In an ideal world, our skin maintains a healthy…

Beauty Haul: Greece & UK

Beauty Haul: Revolution Flawless Matte Ultra Eyeshadow Palette

So I recently got back from a little trip to London and Skopelos and, as usual, I had to make a few essential beauty purchases… I was a lot more disciplined than usual though and only ended up getting a few things, many of which have been on my shopping list for a while. Here’s the lowdown:

Antioxidants in Skincare: How and Why To Use Them

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The term “antioxidants” is something you’ve no doubt heard being thrown around for years – first it was something to look for in superfoods and now it’s a key component in any good skincare product. These powerful ingredients are often mentioned when talking about anti-ageing but antioxidants have a more critical role to play in your skincare routine – they can help to prevent skin cancer. What are antioxidants? Antioxidants are nutrients (vitamins and minerals) and enzymes (proteins inside your body) that can help to prevent and repair damage to your body’s tissue. Antioxidants do this by slowing or preventing…

Quick Reviews #18

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Coverderm Complete Care CC Cream for Face The first thing to note about this CC cream is that it doesn’t provide much in the way of coverage, and that’s because it’s more of a treatment product than anything else. Here is what it claims to do: Contains 12 super-powered active ingredients that evens and brightens skin tone, nourishes, moisturises and soothes the skin. It protects against UVA & UVB rays and treats wrinkles, blemishes and irritation and controls sebum, tightens pores and treats facial redness. Oil free, lightweight, suitable for all skin types, and available in 4 natural shades, including…

It’s Finally Here: Urban Decay Launches in SA

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Last week I was lucky enough to attend the official Urban Decay launch party in Johannesburg, and I also got a sneak preview of the Sandton City store ahead of it’s 9 June 2016 opening. If you follow us on social media, you will have seen a few pictures of the store itself, it’s any makeup lover’s heaven: rows upon rows of the stuff that our dreams are made of… Don’t those images make your soul happy? Ours too! As you can see, the product line is very comprehensive, they even have all 100 VICE lipsticks and 50 lip liners!…

Currently Loving // New YouTube Discoveries

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If your YouTube appetite is as voracious as mine is, then you’ll be familiar with that feeling of disappointment when you’ve ploughed through your ‘Watch Later’ backlog, and you’ve officially run out of videos to watch. But never fear, because I have made some new discoveries over the past few months, and they’re guaranteed to bolster your subscription feed: Allana Davison If you love Estée Lalonde (formerly Essie Button), then I have a feeling you’ll love her fellow Candian Allana, too. Allana lives in Calgary with her boyfriend, Chad (total cutie, btw), and posts regular tutorials, favourites videos and vlogs.…

Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish 003: Worth The Splurge?

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The hype surrounding the launch of Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish 003 was impossible to ignore. I got so sucked into the online frenzy that I ended up spending over R1,600 to get my hands on it. Madness. Utter madness. I ordered the ‘Nude’ version for myself, and the ‘Golden’ version for a friend, and getting it here was challenging to say the least. I placed a Sephora order using an American bank card (they don’t accept Paypal or SA bank cards), and used my Aramex Global Shopper US postbox as the delivery address. However, the transaction got declined because Sephora don’t…

A (Very) Small Tom Ford Beauty Haul

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If you follow us on social media, you will have seen that I recently treated myself to some goodies from Tom Ford. They have recently relocated from the V&A Waterfront Edgars concession stand into a brand new standalone store, which is packed to the brim with all sorts of treats. If you ever visited the concession stand, you will remember that they only stocked fragrances, lipsticks and nail polishes. The new store stocks pretty much everything, from what I can see, including my beloved Cream Color for Eyes in ‘Spice’ (R695 – worth every penny). The first time Jules and…