L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Oil Makeup Remover Review

At one stage I had a bit of a ‘seen one, seen them all’ attitude towards cleansing oils and micellar waters. There hasn’t been one in either category that I actively disliked, and they all seem to get the job done. But the more cleansing oils I use (and micellar…

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New essence additions (+ they’re permanent!)

Some time ago I received a gigantic box of essence cosmetic products. We’re talking courier-offers-to-carry-it-inside because it’s that heavy. While I was happy to have a bunch of new things to play with, I was a little overwhelmed by all kinds of other things at the time so I just…

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Drugstore Favourites with Pink Peonies

So the story goes a little something like this. About three months ago Luzanne and I sat down to film a video on a hot afternoon. I don’t know if the high temperature got to us or whether it was the fact that we only had limited time before we…

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Beauty News #22

Hey err’body. I’m cranky as all hell because I only dozed off somewhere after 4am – no reason, I just don’t sleep well sometimes, and it’s usually on Sunday/Monday nights. I stayed glued to my pillow until about 08h30, but experience has taught me that staying in bed any later…

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Dischem Beauty Haul

Last week I popped into Dischem for replacement toothbrush heads, toothpaste and anti perspirant, as one does. Also out of curiosity, because a new Dischem opened right around the corner from me and I felt that it was my civil duty to check it out. Things naturally snowballed and before…

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Davidoff Cool Water Night Dive {Friday Fragrance Fix}

As long as I can remember people have been mocking Davidoff fragrances and as long as I can remember I’ve always loved the original Davidoff Cool Water for men. It’s an understandable bias, I suppose – the man wore it when I met him (and I then continued to force…

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A blog/life update

Sometimes things get a little demanding around here. I have a full time job (that I fortunately love) that I give the bulk of my attention to, but I’m very grateful that it’s a flexible one and only about 50% needs to be done during business hours should I have…

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Rodial Glamtox Cleansing Balm review

A while ago I tried out the Rodial Stemcell Superfood Cleanser and things didn’t exactly work out for the two of us – I explain it in this video. Shortly after something pretty cool happened – their PR exec (hey Kerry-Anne!) mailed to say she’s sorry to hear I didn’t…

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YSL Black Opium {Friday Fragrance Fix}

I might have mentioned that back in the day my mom was a big Opium fan (read about that here). I always think of my mom dressed up for a year-end function when I smell it, complete with her chunky gold jewellery and shimmery bronze eyeshadow. While I have since…

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13 Handbag essentials

Being a grown woman is hard work sometimes. People expect you to carry tissues and have wet wipes in your car and to actually know where a needle and thread can be found. At least those are things I’ve always associated with women who have their shit together, and a…

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Beauty Newness #9 – MAC, Max Factor, Label M & Lipsmackers

Another week, another bunch of great new beauty products to be excited about. Max Factor CC Cream Max Factor seems to be putting themselves back on the map again with some great new launches, one being the Max Factor CC Cream. To be honest I’m not sure if they ever…

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