Beauty News #30 – Babor, Kerastase & Avene

In this week’s beauty news there’s a mixed bag of goods, starting with Babor New Skin Fluid. First off, I love the idea of a little ampoule crash course to give your skin a booost when it needs it. I’m intrigued by the New Skin Fluid because it’s specifically intended…

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Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Extreme and Flowerbomb Extreme

Regardless of how you feel about Viktor & Rolf fragrances, you’re sure to feel something if you’ve ever smelt (or even just seen) any of them. They’re pretty bold with regards to both their compositions and flacons, so it’s not exactly the kind of thing that you feel neutral about.…

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Chanel Autumn 2015 Makeup Collection

Earth, bark, moss and foliage. Muted, softened by shade, lit up by lone rays of sunlight that pierce through tree tops. Yup, the Chanel Autumn 2015 Makeup Collection is making me feel so poetic I’m quoting from the press release. It definitely is a beautiful collection, and its one of…

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MAC August Launches – Electric Cool, Cremesheen Pearl Lipstick and Upwards Lash

It’s been a couple of months since I last featured the new MAC collections but recently I just never seemed to get the images I needed on time. We’re back on track now though, so here is MAC Electric Cool, Cremesheen Pearl Lipstick and Upwards Lash. MAC Electric Cool consists…

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How to get smooth, even skin (on your body)

I have a myriad of uneven and imperfect things on my body. There are bumps on my arms (different kinds on my forearms and upper arms, excuse you), dry patches, ingrown hairs, the occasional patch of eczema and other unidentified rough bits, lumps and bumps. I realise that I’m making…

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Reader questions #2

I’ve received some reader emails again in the past couple of weeks, and there were two that I wanted to answer over here so let’s get cracking. Q: How does it work when you order products online? Do you pay import taxes, do you order from various countries, and how…

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Beauty News #25 – Kérastase Discipline, Wella Elements, Caribbean Tan,

I have a nice mixed bag of beauty news this week so I’m just going to jump in and get on with it. Kérastase Discipline Kérastase is one of my two favourite shampoo brands (along with Pureology) and while I have fairly fine hair their real niche is dry, damaged…

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Maybelline Bold Mattes

If you like your lipstick sheer and subtle you might just as well close this tab and move right along – Maybelline Bold Mattes is anything but. While the packaging looks largely unimpressive, the contents is exactly the opposite – think vivid, bright colours that go on smoothly with just one…

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Beauty News #24 – Tresemmé, Vaseline, Vichy & Glampalm

Aaand I’m back. Thank you to everyone who sent kind and supportive messages in the last couple of weeks, and for understanding that I had to take a break to deal with some personal things. I landed on my feet (well, mostly) and I’ll have regular posts up as soon…

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Kerastase Chronologiste

The new Kerastase Chronologiste range is an interesting one, and it took me half of the recent press event to figure out who exactly it was meant for (I was totally leaving the cliffhanger for later on but hey, I have a heart). Kerastase is claiming that the Chronologiste shampoo…

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Les Beiges de Chanel 2015

If you’re an easy-going girl, Les Beiges de Chanel is where it’s at. They’re calling this year’s incarnation ‘The Outdoor Glow’, and as you can probably imagine it’s about creating a healthy-looking complexion with subtle colour accents here and there. I particularly like the Marinière SPF15 powders – they borrow…

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