Posts Tagged‘Hair’

NYFW Hair Highlights with TRESemmé

SPONSORED POST New York Fashion Week wrapped up a few days ago and, as usual, the event was a whirlwind of amazing hair and makeup inspiration. I’ve never really been one for the clothes – I’m always scouring the fashion week reports for exciting beauty looks that I can replicate in the real world.

Introducing COLAB Dry Shampoo

COLAB Dry Shampoo | All Dolled Up

Dry shampoo is one of those products that, once discovered, completely transformed my beauty routine. As someone who suffers (and I mean SUFFERS) with very thin, fine hair that I usually have to clean every single day, finding a product that would save me the time and hassle of washing and drying it on a daily basis was nothing short of miraculous. I thought the brands I had tried in SA were good, but then I tried COLAB on a visit to London and was hooked. I’m thrilled to announce that the brand is now available at Clicks and I…

Review: Retail Box Secret Box #13

RetailBox Secret Box 13 | All Dolled Up

Let’s be honest; not all surprises are good surprises. So when a little black box landed on our doorstep yesterday, we were intrigued but also a little bit nervous. Luckily the contents of the latest Secret Box from Retail Box is well worth a few moments of anxiety – three full size premium hair care products and at a seriously marked down price. If you want to skip the sense of trepidation completely then read on to find out what’s inside.

Favourite Five: Conditioners for Very Dry Hair

Best Conditioners for Very Dry Hair | All Dolled Up

“Crispy” and “deep fried” are both words that I love when they are used to describe some of my favourite foods but unfortunately they apply all to often to the state of my hair. Although my roots are very oily, the lengths and ends can sometimes resemble straw, having been treated to years of abuse from chemicals, hot tools and styling products. You can avoid a lifetime of split ends with the right maintenance however, and this starts with a good conditioner. I leave mine in for about 10 minutes whenever I wash my hair (which is most days) so…

Review: The "O" Heated Rollers by Cloud 9

*Disclaimer: this post contains selfies, sorry (and I used filters…double sorry). But I can’t show you the ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots of my hair without including my face. Two years ago I convinced my mother that she needed The “O” from Cloud 9, knowing full well that she would lose interest and eventually let me have them. I must admit, she held onto them for longer than I anticipated/would have liked, but no matter, they are finally mine! For those who don’t know, The “O” is a hot roller system from Cloud 9, a UK based company specialising in heat-styling…

Overnight Hydration Heroes

I was lucky enough to spend three days in the Karoo last week and, although it is the most beautiful, peaceful place in the world, it is also incredibly dry. By the time I got home on Sunday night, I felt as though every drop of moisture had been zapped from my body, so I went into damage control mode and whipped out every hydrating product in my arsenal. Here’s what I did to restore the balance: Face Jules and I recently received a few GLAMGLOW face masks from the lovely people at Metropolitan Cosmetics. Being a dry skinned gal, my eye was…

Review: L’Oréal Elvive Fibrology Range

L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology Review

I first heard about this innovative haircare range from British Beauty Blogger back in January (follow her if you want to know about new beauty launches first!) and was immediately enthralled. It promises to thicken fine hair with each use, penetrating into the fibre and increasing the diameter of each strand (read about the science behind it here) – might as well be a bullseye, amiright? All the buzz was very positive so I was extremely excited to give it a go, especially as it was being sold at such an affordable price point. As soon as it was available…

April Favourites: Jules

April Favourites | All Dolled Up

Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation* We were given a bottle of this foundation at a Smashbox event last year but the colour has been a little bit light for me until now. It is absolutely brilliant – the oil-free formula creates a very light, natural, skin-like finish and is radiant without being too glowy. It made its way into Camilla’s Favourites back in January and I’m very happy to have joined the club. If you’re looking for something luminous, with medium coverage that is weightless on the skin, then look no further. Available at selected Woolworths stores and online for R370. Kérastase…