Posts Written ByCamilla

New Lippies // Crayons, Lipsticks, Glosses…

There have been a lot of new lip releases lately, so let’s get cracking… Clinique x Crayola Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm Collaboration* The original and best, as far as I’m concerned – I must have got through about 6 or 7 tubes of ‘Heaping Hazelnut’ over the past couple of years. Clinique’s latest collaboration with Crayola, the worldwide leader in colouring products, is designed to evoke the memories of childhood playtime and spark creativity. There are four colours available in South Africa, with varying degrees of opacity. ‘Pink Sherbert’ is very sheer, whereas ‘Red Violet’ packs quite a…

January Favourites // Camilla

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette How glorious? The shade selection is sublime (I am a warm-toned girl through-and-though), the shadows are insanely pigmented, they blend like a dream and they wear really well. And the applicator brush that comes with the palette is brilliant – hands down the best I’ve ever tried. I love the versatility of this palette too, you can create so many different types of looks, and a little pop of red/orange/ochre makes my eyes look so blue, which I love. The only slight downside for me is that the shadows kick up a lot of powder,…

New Skincare Launch // CHANEL Blue Serum

Chanel Blue Serum | All Dolled Up

Today marks the launch of CHANEL’s latest addition to their much-coveted skincare line: Blue Serum. Why ‘Blue’, you ask? Well, CHANEL Research’s scientific curiosity was peaked by the exceptional longevity of men and women who live in the so-called “blue zones” of Costa Rica, Sardinia, Greece and Japan. They live longer and healthier lives, with many inhabitants living to over 100 years of age. CHANEL Research cross-referenced its comprehensive data of skin aging with the latest studies carried out on these centenarians, and the result was the creation of Blue Serum: a cross-range skincare product for all skin types and…

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

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

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

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…