Posts Written ByCamilla

Clinique Gift with Purchase // Edgars and Red Square Stores

The lovely people at Clinique are running a fantastic gift with purchase (GWP) promotion at Edgars and Red Square until 6 August 2017. If you buy two Clinique products, one of which has to be skincare of foundation product, you will receive the following: Pink and orange citrus toiletry bag; Liquid Facial Soap Mild 15ml; Smart Custom-Repair 7ml; Smart Custom Repair Night Moisturiser 7ml; Smart SPF Custom Repair Moisturizer 7ml; Aromatics in While 4ml; High Impact Mascara in Black 3.5ml; and Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm in Woppin Watermelon 1.2g. To take advantage of the offer, you can either…

Battling with ‘Winter Face’? Here’s How to Fix It.

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I believe it was Alexa Chung who coined the phrase ‘winter face’ in a Lisa Eldridge video a few months ago (watch it here). You know what she means: that dry, lackluster, grey skin that seems to surface as soon as the temperatures drop. Gone is your spring/summer luminosity, radiance and clarity, and left in its place: flat, one-dimensional skin. Bleugh. Despite loving winter and the accompanying roaring fires, jerseys and general cosiness, I loathe what it does to my skin. The good news is that even though winter face will try and stake its claim, you can avoid it…

Quick Reviews #27

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Some (very) quick reviews on a few drugstore launches… LÓreal False Lash Superstar X Fiber Mascara This latest release from LÓreal promises both extreme length and extreme volume using not one, but two, separate brushes. The first brush, the primer, is designed to thicken the lashes and add volume. The second brush, which contains fibres, extends the length of the lashes. Apparently if you want a: Natural False Lash Look: Apply one coat of the primer, then one coat of the fibers; or Volume False Lash Look: Repeat application 3 times; or X-treme False Lash Look: Repeat application 5 times (who…

SkinCeuticals Art of Mixology

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As Jules so succinctly put it: there are certain skincare brands that I feel 100% comfortable putting on my face for the first time because the brand trust is so strong, and SkinCeuticals is one of them. SkinCeuticals have spent the past forty years developing ground-breaking formulations and creating products that are unrivaled in their efficiency, firmly establishing themselves as the leaders in advanced skincare. Yes, the price points might be a little bracing, but given that all of their products are scientifically verified, you have the comfort of knowing that you are slathering your face with the best of the…

Review // Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette in ‘Beauty Glow’

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This is the third ‘Instant Look in a Palette’ instalment from Charlotte Tilbury, and I think it’s her best work yet. For the uninitiated, the premise behind these palettes is to simplify your makeup routine by offering an easy-to-follow product sequence which ensures a perfect makeup look in 5 minutes or less. The first two palettes (Natural Beauty and Seductive Beauty) piqued my interest, but I didn’t feel compelled to buy either of them. ‘Beauty Glow’, however, was different story altogether – the rose gold and bronze tones reeled me in and I purchased it as soon as I saw it launch…

Quick Reviews #26

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara* I was very skeptical about this when it arrived – the unique brush shape puzzled me and I wasn’t sure how effective it was going to be. Maybelline claims that the push-up wing brush sweeps lashes to the side, while lifting and plumping from the roots, creating a cat-eye effect. It does a good job of separating and lengthening, and although it didn’t particularly volumise my lashes, I still really like it. I would wear it on my more minimal make-up days as the effect is quite natural (for me), but I am confident you…

Clinique Fresh Pressed System // The Results

For the uninitiated, Vitamin C is one of the most important skincare ingredients and serves multiple purposes, including improving the overall tone and texture of the skin, slowing down the ageing process, increasing the skin’s defence against UV damage, and reducing hyperpigmentation and blemishes. For more information on the benefits of Vitamin C, and when/how to use it, you can read this post by Dr Nikolic. Clinique’s latest release, the Fresh Pressed System, harnesses the full power of Vitamin C at their highest concentration. The Fresh Pressed System contains two components: a Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C, and the…

Camilla Gets JUVÉDERM Filler!

My face has been in the capable hands of Dr Alek Nikolic for the past five years, and to say that I trust him implicitly would be an understatement. I am a big fan of botox, but had never seriously considered fillers until he explained what subtle changes could be made with just a few simple injections. I mulled over the idea for about a year, and finally decided to take the plunge last week. Dr Nikolic used JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC on me, and the results are expected to last for around 18 months to 2 years. You can find out…

Cold Weather Favourites & Some Duty Free Purchases…

Hello, beauty babes! I recently returned from my incredible holiday to Iceland, and I thought I’d give you a brief rundown of the products which performed very well in the extreme cold, as well as some of the goodies I picked up while I was over there. Foundation duo of dreams: IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream + SKOON Glow Drops. I know this is a massive tease because you can’t get IT Cosmetics in this country, but I was delighted to discover this concoction because I find the CC cream a bit ‘meh’ on its own. By adding a…