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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…

UK & Europe Beauty Haul // July 2018

Here are the products I mentioned in Saturday’s Instagram live: The Body Shop British Rose Petal-Soft Gel Toner Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder Muji Cotton Pads Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser Glossier Cloud Paint (Beam) Glossier Generation G Lipstick (Cake) Lanolips 101 Ointment Jillian Dempsey Lid Tint (Glimmer) Garnier Micellar Water Sensitive Caolin Pore Triple Action Cleansing Stick The Ordinary Serum Foundation (2.0N Light Medium Neutral) The Ordinary Coverage Foundation (2.0N Light Medium Neutral) IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC…

Makeup Basics: Where to Apply Bronzer, Blush, Contour & Highlight

Products & brushes used: Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer (available at selected Dischem stores) NARS Blush in Orgasm Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure Nyx HD Blush in Taupe Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals Real Techniques Blush Brush Real Techniques Contour Brush (part of the Flawless Base Set) Zoeva 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek Zoeva 134 Luxe Powder Fusion OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS: Bronzer: Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder Elizabeth Arden 4Ever Bronze Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour Blush: Max Factor Creme Puff Blush Nyx HD Blush L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush Contour: Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio…

5 Ways to Tackle Pigmentation

Antioxidant serums I’ve harped on about the importance of topical antioxidants for a couple of years now, ever since I started using one under my sunscreen halfway through a Greek island holiday and it stopped my tan in its tracks. Having that kind of tangible proof that antioxidants slow down sun damage is the reason I’m so evangelical about them – it can be very difficult to measure the effects as it’s more of a long term investment in your skin rather than something that gives you an immediate result. Luckily I did see them though, which is why I’m…

Review: Dr Dermal Cosmeceuticals

Dr Dermal Cosmeceuticals

I don’t know about you but I had never heard of Dr Dermal before we got an email from the PR asking us if we wanted to try anything from the range. After a quick bit of research, I learned that the brand ticked two of my preferred boxes for skincare: the cosmeceutical range was developed by a team of skincare professionals (rather than a makeup or fashion brand) and it’s a proudly South African company! So, I requested three products to try and here’s how it went:

What to buy from Max Factor

What to buy from Max Factor

I was doing a mini makeup masterclass with some friends the other day and found myself recommending products from Max Factor in nearly every makeup product category, so it got me thinking about what a beautiful and well made range the brand sells. The quality is outstanding and entirely competitive with much more expensive high-end brands, which is amazing when you consider that most of their products cost less than R200. The other thing I love is that they don’t just churn out cheap, trendy collections; everything is fairly neutral, very wearable and highly versatile – perfect for real women…