My three favourite Optiphi products

It’s no secret that I love my skincare products with high quality active ingredients and without horrible alcohols and fragrances. A brand that grew on my slowly at first and then all at once is Optiphi. Their products are functional, they have sufficient concentrations of the correct active ingredients (no…

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Beauty News #19 – Avene, Little Black Primer, Chanel CC Cream & Body Shop Fuji Green Tea

I thought I’d start out a new week with news about a couple of new products heading our way in the next couple of weeks. 1. Avene Cult French pharmacy brand Avene launched in Clicks last week. They’re all about treating and healing sensitive, damaged and reactive skins. I’m really…

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March Empties – the products I’ve used up lately

Oh look, a new video. I’ve gathered all the products that I’ve managed to finish in the last couple of months. There’s hair, body, skin and makeup products, so settle in and see which products made the cut. If you’d like to stay updated with new videos, you can subscribe…

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New in from Maybelline & L’Oreal

In case you missed it, I filmed a video detailing the upcoming launches from Maybelline and L’Oreal from now until June.     It’s not the most exciting video I’ve ever done but it should hit the spot for beauty junkies – there’s nothing like knowing what to look for…

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Beauty News #18

L’Occitane Whipped Shea Butter L’Occitane is launching yet another new line – this time round it’s a whipped Shea Butter range. The short version is that the products have been aerated (whipped) to give it light, fluffy textures. Shea butter is an amazing moisturiser but it is naturally thick and…

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Banish Bad Skin #1 – Redness & Sensitive Skin

Sometimes things bother me so much that it keeps me awake. Which is why I got out of bed at 11:30 PM to come write this post that been mulling around in my mind for the past month or so. Red, irritated skin (note: sometimes irritated skin feels fine but…

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Clarisonic Plus Review

The launch day for Clarisonic in SA is creeping closer by the day, and I’m as excited as I would have been if I still had to buy one. If you haven’t yet seen it, I did a first impressions video over here when I first started using it. You…

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Beauty News #17 – Flash Ink, Clinique, Filorga & Essence

So beauty News #16 got sucked up in the void that is a server crash, but I’m back with no 17. Off we go! Filorga Perfect+ Perfect Skin Serum Now if I’ve ever heard of a long shot, anything claiming ‘perfect’ skin would be it because let’s face it, that’s…

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Hair, skin, body & makeup empties – January 2015

Sjoe. So many products, so little time. I love the satisfaction of squeezing the last bit of product out of a tube, and having it land in my palm with an inelegant puff. It means that I’ve gotten good use of the product, I’ve gotten my money’s worth, and it…

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Beauty Newness #15 – Red Square Vivabox, REN and Lipidol (+ a brand new blog design)

I’m easing myself out of this year ever so slowly. I’m doing this a bit later than last year (it feels like I was already on holiday this time in 2013, but I’m not at all phased because I have a super chilled holiday planned with not much travelling and…

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Summer Fashion & Beauty Tips With Gert-Johan Coetzee and Dermalogica.

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to have a chat with skincare expert Sonette Donker and fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee (whose hair never fails to amaze and delight me). The topic? Skincare tips for summer, and some style tips from Gert-Johan. For probably the only time in my…

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