Posts Written ByCamilla

Some New Product Launches…

This is a quick run-down of some of the products we’ve received over the past month or so. We haven’t tested them all properly yet, so full reviews will follow shortly. Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette If you love colour, this is the palette for you. This limited edition Full Spectrum Palette from Urban Decay contains 21 shadows in a range of rainbow shades: My first thought when I looked at the colour selection was ‘oh god no‘ because everything looked so bright and, to my conservative eyes, unwearable. However, on closer inspection, there are some really beautiful, wearable shades in…

Review // Lash Lift at The Urban Beauty Lounge

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All of the most interesting beauty recommendations tend to come from my dear friend Tori, and this one is no exception. During a dinner towards the end of last year I couldn’t stop looking at her eyelashes as they look so perfectly curled, dense and fluffy (dream lashes). She told me she’d been for a lash lift, a procedure I was familiar with but had never really been tempted to try…until I saw the results in real life. I quickly booked an appointment at The Urban Beauty Lounge, and based on the before-and-after, I am sure that you will agree that the…

Quick Reviews #23

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Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Anti-Aging Foundation SPF 30 PA++ I was a huge fan of the Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude foundation, so I was really excited when their latest offering landed on our desk. This anti-aging skincare-foundation hybrid is enriched with a powerful antioxidant which, when used daily, repairs the skin’s appearance and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains hydra-pigments to instantly blur imperfections, while helping to seal in moisture for a radiant look. Elizabeth Arden even goes so far to claim that you can sleep with it on to reap added skincare benefits, with studies…

Just Launched // Chanel Collection Libre

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Chanel has just released their latest collection, Collection Libre, and it is stunning. Lucia Pica was inspired by cityscapes and urban materials – glass, metal, rubber – when creating this collection, with the aim being to offer up a contrasting palette of textures, colours and lights. Whereas the Le Rouge Collection No.1 (which I adore and use constantly) leaned very warm, I feel like this collection is perfect for those who prefer cooler tones. Collection Libre launched on 14 November 2016. These limited edition items tend to sell like hotcakes, so I’d get myself to a Chanel counter sharpish if you want to…

Ask the Expert // Top Skincare Ingredients

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You will remember Dr Nikolic from his guest post on the differences between botox and dermal fillers – if you haven’t read that yet, you can see it here. Dr Nikolic has kindly agreed to pen a second post for us regarding his favourite skincare ingredients – it’s always best to get the expert’s advice on where to invest. All the products recommended by Dr Nikolic in this post can be ordered from his online store, SkinMiles. At SkinMiles, Dr Nikolic offers a free online skin assessment called Face2Face which allows you to answer a few in-depth skin questions and send a…

Beauty Gifting Ideas

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October is a big birthday month for me – between best friends and family members, there are many, many presents which need to be bought. It will come as no surprise that beauty products are the gifts I tend to give most often – they’re generally the items people can’t justify buying for themselves, which make them all the more special to receive! I thought it might be helpful to give you a quick run-down of some of my favourite gifting items in case you’ve got a big birthday month coming up too (or, you know, Christmas): Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream…

Ask the Expert: Differences between Botox and Fillers

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We’ve had a lot of questions regarding the differences between botox and fillers recently, it seems to be somewhat of a hot topic. I (Camilla) have been getting Botox every 3-6 months for the past 5 years, and I swear by it. Although I haven’t had dermal fillers, I am open to the idea if/when I feel I need them. I see Dr Alek Nikolic, and have done since day one – my fabulous godmother referred me to him and I’ve never looked back. He has always taken a very measured approach with me, and I trust him implicitly. He is soft-spoken,…

Introducing La Roche-Posay

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Jules and I have mentioned La Roche-Posay a few times before on All Dolled Up, but now that the brand is finally available in South Africa, I thought it was time for a more formal introduction. This French dermatology skin care brand was founded in 1975, and its main focus has always been to create an effective skin care line for sensitive skins. Every product contains thermal water from the natural springs of La Roche-Posay, which contains high levels of elenium – a mineral proven to protect cellular metabolism with its powerful antioxidant properties. All ingredients are strictly selected to be…