Posts Tagged‘Kiehl’s’

Quick Reviews #16

Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio Jules picked these up a few months ago during our V&A Waterfront Beauty Haul and has been raving about them ever since. I decided to give them a go recently, and I am just as smitten as she is. The set contains three matte crayons: a contour shade, a bronzing shade and a highlighting shade. The contour shade is particularly lovely as it contains no red/orange tones whatsoever – it’s a brown/taupe shade which mimics the shade of a natural shadow, thereby allowing you to sculpt your face in a subtle, realistic way. The bronzing shade is…

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 6: Win A Hamper of Incredible Kiehl’s Products

Inside this glorious Peter Max packaging* lies a hamper of some of Kiehl’s best-selling products, including two of our favourites: the Daily Reviving Concentrate and the Midnight Recovery Concentrate (aka ‘skincare game-changers’). Behold: How amazing is this prize?! I can promise you that these products will have your skin glowing in no time, especially if you tend to suffer with the dreaded ‘Post-Festive-Season Face’ like I do! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below to win this incredible Kiehl’s hamper valued at R3,000.00: a Rafflecopter giveaway Competition rules: Open to residents of South Africa only and entrants must be over 18 years…

Lust List: Edgars Red Square

Have you taken a leisurely stroll through a Red Square store recently? If not, I highly recommend that you do – there are so many fabulous new releases, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Usually it takes a while for international releases to trickle down to South Africa, but lately I have noticed that they are hitting the shelves a lot quicker, sometimes within a matter of 2-3 weeks, which is fantastic for us! Last night I wandered around a bit and chatted with all the ladies working behind the counters – they were all so lovely and were happy to…

Kiehl’s Change Your Skin Challenge: Week 1

Kiehl's Change Your Skin Challenge

Last week I started using Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate on my face every night, as part of the 28-day Change Your Skin Challenge. Kiehl’s kindly gave both Camilla and me a full-size bottle of the overnight anti-ageing elixir (which, if used every night would last us three months at least) to test and report back on. I already used KMRC as part of my night-time beauty routine but alternating it in a three-day cycle with Alpha-H Liquid Gold and a regular moisturiser. I had a suspicion that it was causing me to break out so I was somewhat hesitant to…

Oh, Honey! Sweet Beauty Treats

Honey-based beauty products

Honey is having a real moment as a star ingredient in skincare and beauty products. It has long been acknowledged as having healing superpowers thanks to its natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, making it perfect for treating skin conditions like acne and eczema. As well as being a powerful antioxidant, it’s also extremely nourishing and moisturising, plumping up skin and improving elasticity. Ok, I’m sold! Here’s my pick of the yummiest honey-based beauty products around (full listing after the jump):

UK Beauty Haul: Skincare

A couple of you asked to see a haul of all the goodies I bought in London when I was there in April, so here it is. Unfortunately for my bank balance, I bought so much stuff that I need to split it up into two videos (sorry I’m not sorry) so here is the first one which is all about skincare. Some of these products can be bought in SA (marked with a *) and where applicable I’ve supplied links to websites that will ship here, many of them for free. Let me know in the comments if you…

Skin Solutions: Dry vs. Dehydrated

Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin

Until very recently, I had no idea that there was a difference between dry and dehydrated skin, and it occurred to me that many of you may not have known either. It is especially relevant going into winter, so here is my guide to telling the difference and how to address each particular concern.

Winter Skin Savers: Your Body

Winter Skin Savers

I don’t know about you, but my whole body feels so dry at the moment and if I don’t slather on moisturiser twice a day, I end up looking like a scaly wreck. I have a major weakness for anything that promises soft, supple skin, so I’ve ploughed through more than my fair share of body oils and moisturisers in search of the holy grail. In my opinion, these are the ones that deliver during these drying times (see what I did there?).

Beauty Oils

Beauty Oils

The nourishing properties of natural oils in skincare and beauty products have long been known, but it is only recently that oils have become a nightstand staple. The new generation of beauty oils are lightweight, hydrating and absorb ultra fast, making them the perfect multi-taskers for hair, skin and nails.