Posts Written ByJules

Five Tips for Melt-Proof Makeup

My face will use any excuse to turn my T-zone into an oil slick, although admittedly it’s much better than it used to be (see notes on dehydration below). The hot weather only makes it worse but as it’s a problem I’ve struggled with for most of my life, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks along the way that definitely help to stop your makeup sliding off your face. Using the right products at every step of the process can make a huge difference to the longevity of your face makeup, and I’ve found that the most effective strategy…

NEW: Environ Focus Care Range

Environ Focus Care range

Anyone who has ever complimented Camilla on her skin would have heard her rave about Environ; it’s a brand that she has used consistently for years and a range that has completely transformed her skin. Designed by industry legend, Dr. Des Fernandes, and researched and developed in South Africa, Environ is a professional line (which is why you can’t buy it online – you need to have a consultation so the right products can be recommended for you) based on the power of vitamin A to slow the signs of ageing. You can find out more about the fascinating science…

Introducing the Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum

Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum | All Dolled Up

Elizabeth Arden are famous for their Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum, a product that has become a cult classic since it was launched several years ago. Ceramides are somewhat of an unsung hero in the skincare world – they are anti-ageing powerhouses and yet, they are rarely praised in the same way that, say, Retinol, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid are. Ceramides make up over 50% of the skin’s composition, so they play a vital role in your appearance and dictate how well your skin responds to environmental aggressors. Elizabeth Arden have upped the ante by incorporating another…

Introducing the Foreo LUNA™ 2

Foreo Luna 2 - Dermastore - All Dolled Up

There are a few companies in the world who have turned their industries upside down through innovative thinking and a refusal to settle for the status quo. Apple, Uber, Virgin, Netflix and Warby Parker are all names you probably know but another industry disrupter you might not have heard of is Foreo (“For Every One”); a beauty and wellbeing technology company whose mission is to create groundbreaking, accessible solutions that bring happiness and benefit to our everyday lives. Most well known for their game-changing silicone toothbrushes and vibrating cleansing devices, this trailblazing brand is now available in SA through Dermastore…

The Ultimate At-Home K-Beauty Facial

Korean Beauty South Africa

If you follow us closely on the blog or on social media, you’re no doubt aware that I’m having a serious Korean beauty obsession right now (me and the rest of the world). The foundation of the Korean approach to skincare is really about maximum hydration, so it’s no wonder that all the hydrating toners, essences, ampoules, serums and masks are right up my street. Last night I decided to give myself a facial using all of the bits and pieces I’ve accumulated recently and it gave my skin such a gorgeous glow I thought I should share it with…

Dermapen Aftercare: Tips & Product Recommendations

At the risk of being extremely repetitive, I want to tell you all again how happy I have been with the results of my ongoing Dermapen treatments. 18 months and about 8 or 9 procedures down the line, my skin is noticeably firmer, fine lines are reduced and my pigmentation is significantly lighter. It’s not the most fun in the world – the treatment is uncomfortable and your face is on fire for 24 hours afterwards – but it is 100% worth it. Caring for your skin in the days after Dermapen is an important part of managing any discomfort…

SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight Review & Giveaway

SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Overnight Renew Review | All Dolled Up

It’s quite rare for Jules and I to test the same products as we have such different skin types. Whilst I am drier, blemish prone and quite sensitive, Jules’ skin is oiler, dehydrated and can tolerate potent active ingredients. With that being said, the only active ingredient that Jules has never quite gotten on with, and the ingredient I haven’t been able to use at all, is glycolic acid. We have both traditionally experienced very reactive responses to it, and for that reason, we have steered clear. Until now, that is. SkinCeuticals recently launched Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight; a new…