Beauty News #37

Yip, it’s that time of the week again. So settle down for a few minutes and see what’s been going on in my beauty world.

I’ve been meaning to mention the Clarins Beauty Salon for ages now. It’s situated at Tanaz Hair Salon in Corlett Drive, Illovo. While Tanaz is always bustling, stepping into the Clarins salon is like stepping into a hotel spa. It’s beautiful, tranquil and it smells amazing. I had a full body massage with Mbali, and it was a borderline spiritual experience – I highly recommend both her and the salon. Find their details here.

I’ve just about finished a jar of Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque, R465. It has the most amazingly unique texture – a waxy┬ácream-like consistency that feels a little bit like a balm but also seems like it has some clay properties. Because of the anti-pollution properties I like using when I’ve spent a day out and about in the city, or before and/or after a night out in a smoky environment. It has a calming and replenishing effect on my skin, and it’s a definite keeper in my book!

kiehls orange cilantro mask

I recently spent an afternoon with the local Bodyography team and Lori Leib, their creative director. It was an absolute pleasure to listen to someone who is in love with their own brand, but doesn’t try to shove it down your throat. I’ll write about their products a bit more in a separate post but for now I’m smitten with their Elizabeth lipstick shade. It’s a comfortable creamy matte formula that seems to be the perfect pinky mauve nude that has been eluding me for months now. It’s only launching in July, so I’ll give more details on this one along with the rest of the collection closer to the time.

bodyography elizabeth lipstick swatch

I received two new Ice Box nail polish shades a few weeks ago, and while I’ve always loved their polish brushes, these are the first colours I’ve gotten that I actually am excited to wear. They do a lot of frosted shades which I’m not really into, but Pomodoro Ice (the post box red) and Scarlet Ice (the deep burgundy) are my kind of colours.

ice box pomodoro ice scarlet ice

Ice Box polishes are R110 each, available from Edgars.

C x



  1. May 17, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    I need to get that lipstick. I saw an advertisment for a Bodyography workshop in a magazine. I wonder if there are still spots. I think I might like to go now.

    • Chantelle Bester
      May 17, 2016 / 1:01 pm

      I actually heard them saying on the day that it’s booked up, but maybe you can phone their head office and double check? I’ve been wearing this lipstick almost every day!

  2. R Fourie
    May 17, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    That lipstick is so pretty!

    • Chantelle Bester
      May 18, 2016 / 9:10 am

      Thanks Rochelle! Such a winner shade.

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