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February Favourites 2016

Camilla’s Favourites MAC Eyeshadows: All That Glitters and Star Violet MAC Pro Palette (4 pan) Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer* MAC 205 Mascara Fan Brush MAC 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush Smashbox Brow Tech Loose Powder* Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Eye Make-up Remover Essie “Plumberry” Jules’ Favourites CND Vinylux Weekly Topcoat (available at Sorbet, selected salons & pharmacies) Revlon Ultimate All-in-One Mascara* Morphe 35P Eyeshadow Palette Morphe 35D Eyeshadow Palette Morphe 35T Eyeshadow Palette Skin Creamery Hydrating Facial Oil* Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum* Handy links Read all about the new releases from Smashbox » Watch the First Impressions video of the…

Top 10 UK Purchases

Camilla and Jules outside SpaceNK | All Dolled Up

This is a long overdue post, seeing as we went to London almost 2 months ago now! We filmed a video when we got home, but the microphone short-circuited, which resulted in a delightful high-pitched buzzing sound throughout…not ideal. Anyway, we thought perhaps it would be best to show you our respective top 5 purchases (to go through everything would take an age) sooner rather than later as we won’t have an opportunity to film together for the next few weeks. So here we go: Camilla’s Top 5 RMK Cheek Brush Without a doubt, my number one purchase. RMK is…

Camilla’s Most Used Holiday Products

You’ve seen Jules’ holiday favourites, and now it’s time to see which products Camilla reached for most frequently over the festive season… Bumble & bumble Don’t Blow It (H)Air Styler This is definitely my number one hero holiday product. It’s a creme which ‘enhances texture and body with a soft, product-free feel for your perfect air-dried style’ – perfect for those days when you really can’t face heat styling your hair (which, given the current Cape Town temperatures, is every day). Prior to using this product, I think Jules, my oldest friend, could count on one hand the number of…

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…

{CLOSED} Day 2: Win Drugstore Beauty Favourites

As a drugstore beauty addict, it’s no secret that I love affordable makeup and skincare that doesn’t break the bank and really works. Today you have the chance to win some of our absolute favourites, including Bioderma Sensibio H2O, Max Factor Crème Puff Blush and Bourjois Rouge Edition Aqua Laque. Enter to win this huge hamper valued at more than R3000 using the Rafflecopter form below: a Rafflecopter giveaway Competition rules: Open to residents of South Africa only and entrants must be over 18 years of age (or have a parent/guardian’s consent before entering). There will be 10 separate giveaways,…

What to Buy at the UK Drugstore

What to buy at the UK drugstore

So, you’re planning a trip to London and you’ve taken an empty suitcase to fill with high street beauty presents to yourself (no, just me?) but you’re not sure where to start? To give you some direction, here’s a list of all the things I’ve bought and loved from Boots and Superdrug, many of which are regularly repurchased: Skincare Hydraluron Moisture Booster – I have three backups of this, that’s how much I love it. Hydraluron was available at Clicks until recently so now I have to get it overseas, but it’s an amazing product for dehydrated skin like mine.…

July Favourites: Camilla

Marvala Nail Shield A few months ago my nails were looking seriously worse for wear and I thought to myself “I know, I’ll try Gelish for a little while and see if it helps”…in the words of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman: big mistake, huge! Not only did Gelish not help, but it actually made my nails worse (not throwing shade at Gelish here, by the way, I think it’s bloody brilliant and I loved having glossy, chip-free nails for 2 months – if my nails were stronger I would absolutely have kept getting Gelish manicures). When my manicurist scraped the…

Instagram Rewind

Beauty Fix | All Dolled Up

We don’t always get the chance to put together an in-depth blog post on a particular product or experience, so our Instagram account is a great way to find out what we’ve been up to. Here are the highlights from the past few weeks: Skin saviours: My long-haul flight essentials comprise Nuxe Rêve de Miel lip balm for obvious reasons, and a combination of my favourite dehydration heroes. Hydraluron to avoid having my skin sucked dry by the recirculated air layered under a thick layer of Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask really does the trick! I also usually pack a mini rosewater…