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Autumn Beauty Update

Autumn Beauty Update | All Dolled Up

With the arrival of Easter Weekend came the much cooler weather in Cape Town, much to my disappointment. I’m a summer girl through and through but as much as I despise autumn and winter, it does give me the opportunity to introduce some new products into my beauty routine. Here are the items that will be getting some more use over the next few months: Skin My face is already starting to show signs of worse-than-usual dehydration so I’m upping my skincare game to include more hyaluronic acid, glycerin and other humectants, as well as hydrating oils. I have a…

Quick Reviews #14

Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne | All Dolled Up

Lush Jersey Bounce Shampoo I’m a devoted and longtime fan of Big shampoo for its ability to give my fine, thin hair lots of texture and volume. Jersey Bounce, the new kid on the block, is very similar in formulation; both contain plenty of coarse sea salt but the other ingredients differ slightly. While Big uses citrus oils, seaweed and coconut oil, Jersey Bounce is packed with honey, eggs (!), glycerine and olive oil to give the hair a little more nourishment. There’s no question that both are quite stripping (avoid if you have coarse or dry hair) but JB gives back…

Beauty Buddy Top Shelf #1: Jes

Beauty Buddy Top Shelf with Jes | All Dolled Up

We’re kicking off a new series on the blog today that takes a sneak peek inside our friends’ bathrooms and makeup bags to bring you their Top 10 favourite products. We thought it would be interesting to see what other people use and maybe discover a few new things ourselves! First up is our friend Jes, someone we’ve known since we were at school and with whom we share a serious passion for beauty. She’s a busy working mom so she likes things that work well and don’t require too much time and effort, but she also likes to glam…

Summer Holiday Favourites

Summer Holiday Favourites | All Dolled Up

The Christmas holidays have come and gone *sob* and since we didn’t get around to doing November or December favourites posts, I thought I would tell you which products I have enjoyed using most in the past couple of months. My beauty routine was generally made up of two extremes: loads of hair and makeup or none whatsoever, so this list is a mixture of good skincare and seriously beautiful makeup: Bioderma Photoderm MAX Aquafluid SPF 50+* My skin tends to be oily on the T-zone, especially in summer, so SPF is my mortal enemy because it invariably makes my…

10 Days of Giveaways: The Winners!

All Dolled Up 10 Days of Giveaways

Aaaaand we’re back! Happy New Year, beauties! We hope you had a wonderful and relaxing festive season, and we hope that 2016 brings you nothing but joy (i.e. makeup). A massive thank you to all of you who took the time to enter our 10 Days of Giveaways competitions – we were completely blown away by the number of entries we received. We were thrilled to see that you were as excited about the prizes as we were – we hope to do even better this coming year! So, the million dollar question…did you win? Let’s see…

{CLOSED} Day 3: Win a Thierry Mugler ‘Angel’ Fragrance Hamper

Thierry Mugler Angel | All Dolled Up 10 Days of Giveaways

The iconic Thierry Mugler fragrance, Angel, has been a bestselling beauty product for over 20 years. When it first launched in 1992, Angel was the first of new category of “oriental gourmand” scents that combined flavours (in this case, chocolate, vanilla and honey) with floral accords (patchouli, bergamot and sweet red berries). It’s a little too sweet for our personal tastes but we know that lots of you love it or know someone who does which is why we’re so thrilled to have such an enormous fragrance hamper to give away. a Rafflecopter giveaway Competition rules: Open to residents of…

Quick Reviews #12

The Body Shop Spa of the World Dead Sea Salt Scrub The Spa of the World Collection launched a few weeks ago and when I popped into my local Body Shop, I made a beeline for the Dead Sea Salt Scrub. I have always been a huge fan of Body Shop body scrubs (in fact, they are the only ones I use) – so I knew this latest offering was going to be a slam dunk. The combination of the Dead Sea minerals and coarse salt crystals create the perfect consistency for a deliciously gritty exfoliator. This rougher scrub suits…

Winter Beauty Update

Winter face masks | All Dolled Up

Masks My collection of face masks is getting a little out of control but I really do love them! My combination skin gets particularly dehydrated in winter, which can leave my face uncomfortably tight and even stinging in places from lack of water. The Clarins Hydra-Quench Cream Mask is packed with hyaluronic acid (obvs), and other happy skin ingredients like katafray bark and vitamin E that help to prevent moisture loss. Similarly, the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask uses nature’s most powerful moisturiser to draw water to the skin. Both work beautifully as overnight treatments too. Skin Serums and oils…