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Some New High-End Skincare Discoveries

I tested these three products over the festive season and honestly, I was so impressed: an antioxidant to help protect your skin from the harsh South African sun, a serum to help zap those nasty blemishes which tend to pop up after weeks of indulgence, and an eye cream to help minimise the tell-tale signs of too many late nights. A dream team, if ever I saw one! SkinCeuticals Resveratrol BE If you’re not familiar with antioxidants and how/why they should be incorporated into your skincare routine, then have a read of this post that Jules penned a while ago…

Christmas Gift Guide: The Luxury Edition

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer – R6,499.99 Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask – R1,200 for a pack of 4 Gabrielle Chanel Eau de Parfum – R2,465.00/100ml SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Promotion, which contains full size bottles of SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF, SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense and SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum – R3,355.00 Bobbi Brown Instant Pretty Set – R945.00 Diptyque Mini Candle Trio – R1,100.00 (available from Skins Cosmetics in Sandton City) Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – R1,100.00 Clarins Double Serum – R1,180.00/50ml Bobbi Brown Bobbi’s Party Picks: Cheek, Lip and Eye Kit – R1,595.00 Glampalm Magic Wand –…

Christmas Gift Guide: R300 & Under

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Small Gift Set – R300.00 (The Body Shop are running a 3-for-2 promotion until Christmas Day) Elizabeth Arden Push Up Lip Gelato – R295.00 Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara – R295.00 LUSH Salted Coconut Hand Scrub – R160/130g OPI Nail Polish in ‘Dutch Tulips’ – R184.00 Skin Creamery The Everyday Cream – R295.00 Lulu & Marula Calming Body Balm – R270.00 L’Occitane Shea Butter Hugs & Kisses – R250.00 Real Techniques Eye Shade & Blend Set – R229.95 KAHVE.Skin Body Scrub – R280.00. All Dolled Up readers will be entitled to 15% off when…

Quick Reviews #31: Glossier

Glossier Review - All Dolled Up

I don’t like it when Camilla goes away – I feel like I’m missing a limb. Of course, I can’t complain because I’m out of the country for a good few months every year but I reserve the right to have double standards. So I was thrilled when she and Emma returned from gallivanting in Paris earlier this month but secretly also really excited that they brought some Glossier treats with them! Frankly, it’s the least she could do for abandoning me for 10 days.

The Beauty Know It All

Nadine Baggott

I realise I’m pretty late to the party with this, because Nadine Baggott is a very well established and respected British beauty editor, but I only discovered her YouTube channel this weekend! I proceeded to binge through an embarrassingly large number of her videos and tried to absorb every single little pearl of skincare wisdom that I could. She’s extremely knowledgeable but also communicates the science behind products and ingredients in layman’s terms so it’s easy to understand and therefore easy to remember. Nadine is completely no-nonsense and famously honest about the procedures she’s had, including Botox and lip fillers,…

Quick Reviews #29

Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate* You will by now have seen nothing but rave reviews for the 8th generation Double Serum, and, spoiler alert: you’re about to read another one! Having never used the previous iterations of Double Serum, I can’t make any comparisons between older and newer versions. However, what I can tell you is that the 8th generation release is one of the finest products I have used this year, if not the finest. It’s worth the hype, worth the price and it’s something I can see myself having in my routine for many moons to…