Christmas Gift Guide: R800 & Under

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps – R720.00/500ml Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer – R730.00 Tom Ford Black Orchid Touch Point Eau de Parfum – R595.00/6ml Stila Eyes Are the Window Shadow Palette – R535.00 Clarins Tonic Body Balm – R495.00 Dior Addict Lip Glow – R600.00 REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask – R625.00 Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm – R390.00 L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio – R390.00 Bobbi Brown Party Glow Duo – R505.00

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.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer: Worth the Splurge?

I was very fortunate to be sent a Dyson Supersonic to test for two weeks – I literally squealed with excitement when it arrived. I have been blow drying my hair for nearly 20 years, and have been using a salon-quality hairdryer (Parlux) for almost 15 of those years, so I really feel like I am qualified to give you a thorough review on the pros and cons (of which there is only one, to be fair) of this magnificent piece of equipment. The engineers (103 of them!) behind the Dyson Supersonic aimed to create a dryer that could style…

Quick Reviews #30 // Some New Summer Body Products

Summer is just around the corner, and the thought of having to bare my winter limbs has me in a bit of a panic. I loathe lying in the sun/going to the beach, so I have to fake it when it comes to tanning/not looking like Powder. Today I’m going to run you through some new additions which I think are brilliant: a wash-off bronzing lotion, a body butter that smells like summer in a tube, and a body oil so glorious, you will never want to wash it off. CHANEL N°5 Fragments D’Or* Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?…

Chatty Get Ready With Me

Products used: The Body Shop Skin Defense SPF 50 Estée Lauder The Mattifier Estée Lauder The Illuminator Real Techniques Expert Face Brush Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation (Natural Bronze) Benefit Erase Paste (Medium) – now repackaged as Bo-ing Brightening Concealer L.A. Girl Pro Concealer (Light Ivory) Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil (Love is Blonde) – similar to Nyx Micro Brow Pencil in Taupe Smashbox Step-by=Step Contour Stick Trio Maybelline Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter (Medium) Benefit Rockateur blush Zoeva 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek Brush Wet n Wild Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer Charlotte Tilbury Instant…

Jules’ October Favourites

Maybelline Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter in 200 Medium* Good highlighters are unfortunately rather difficult to find at the drugstore, let alone in a subtle, creamy formula that isn’t full of chunky glitter. Luckily for me, Maybelline sent us their version so I put it to the test in a First Impressions video earlier in the year and was thrilled with the result! I’ve been using it regularly ever since but for some reason I keep forgetting to put it in my monthly favourites. The shade 200 is spot on for me – it gives the cheekbones a slightly peachy…

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,…