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Photos & Swatches: Urban Decay Afterdark Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette

I vividly remember the first time I saw this eyeshadow palette. I was in Miami on holiday and had let myself loose in Sephora for one last hurrah before flying back to SA. They had a large display of new products just inside the entrance to the store, and, like a moth to the flame, I had been browsing this particular section for a few minutes. My eyes landed on the iridescent purple packaging of the Urban Decay Afterdark palette which had just been unpacked and lit up immediately. Inside were ten shimmering jewel tones in the signature UD formula…

Quick Reviews #25:
Some New Skincare

Quick Reviews 25 | All Dolled Up

Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream Kiehl’s make some of the best skincare on the market in my opinion (Ultra Facial Cream, Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Creme de Corps to name a few of my favourites) so I’m always interested when they launch a new product. The Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream is designed to help the skin “resist hydration loss while also aiding in recovery from existing skin damage” and is formulated from 99.6% naturally-derived ingredients, minus any parabens, mineral oils or synthetic colours and fragrances. The texture is fairly thick and the first few times I used it I didn’t…

5 Amazing Beauty Brands You Can Buy from ASOS

5 Beauty Brands to buy from ASOS

The Ordinary I wrote about The Ordinary skincare brand in this recent post and have really been enjoying the products I’ve used so far. The truth is that some skincare can be difficult to review because the results are either hard to see (I have pretty good skin to begin with so I’m not looking for a total transformation) or tend to only be visible over time. This is true of the Niacinamide and Retinoid serums – I like them both, had no adverse reactions and will continue to use them but it’s not like I stopped having sun spots…

The Ordinary Skincare Haul

The Ordinary Skincare Haul | All Dolled Up

If you’re anything like us and you spend a lot of your time devouring beauty content from bloggers, YouTubers and magazines then you’ve probably already heard of The Ordinary Skincare; DECIEM‘s latest functional beauty range. DECIEM also make the Hylamide Low Molecular HA Booster, my favourite hydrating serum, as well as the NIOD range, known for their sophisticated, next-generation face serums and formulations. The Ordinary has been getting a lot of attention recently because of its heritage (the DECIEM team are highly respected for the effectiveness of their products) and the price point – everything in the range costs under…

What to Buy from MAC

What to Buy from MAC

I’ve had a lot of conversations with readers and fellow beauty bloggers recently about where MAC fits into a market that is now so saturated with affordable (and not-so-affordable) high-quality makeup. There is no question that the brand was an industry trailblazer for many years and was the first choice for professional makeup artists and amateur beauty buffs alike. However, as the world of makeup and skincare has exploded in recent times, their offering has become less competitive and more expensive, which made me think: well, what is worth buying from MAC? It’s not really a question of quality or…