Products Popping Up – March 2015

New Products Launching March 2015

At the risk of sounding like everyone else – can you BELIEVE it is March already?  It feels like so much time has passed since I was in hospital, and yet it has only been about 10 weeks.  Funny how the mind and body works…my scars have healed completely and when I think back on the whole ‘experience’, I can’t really recall how intense the pain was.  I remember the pain was excruciating, but can’t remember what the actual pain physically felt like.  I guess the mind does this to protect & keep us from being in constant fear of the pain we experienced.  Worst is, I’ll probably have to go back to have the same surgery in a couple of years’ time…

Enough about that, though!  March 2015 is a very special month for me because I celebrate 2 wonderful years of blogging – and to include you in the celebrations, I’ve lined up 4 GIVEAWAYS (1 each week).  In case you missed my first Blog Birthday Giveaway (and would still like to enter), check out this blog post.

There are new products & collections launching this month, a few of which I am really excited about!  Let’s take a look below, shall we?

Essence I Love Nude Eyeshadows

Essence is launching some great new products this month, there are too many to mention in this one blog post but these ones piqued my interest.  Essence products are available at selected Clicks & Dis-Chem stores.

I ♥ Nude Eyeshadow (R 47,95 each) – Available in 6 different shades ranging from subtle beige, to rose to soft brown.  The baked texture of the new eyeshadow range offers a silky matte finish.

Essence Brow Products

How To Make Brows Wow Makeup Box (R 115,50) – Perfect eyebrows are THE ultimate trend.  This kit contains everything you need to get those brows into shape: 3 different brow powders, a highlighter powder, an applicator and mini set of tweezers.  Ideal for beginners , the kit also includes a mirror and a styling card (step-by-step instructions).

Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel (R 47,95) – Colour, density and shape!  This tinted brow gel contains tiny fibers that fill in any unwanted gaps for beautifully defined and full eyebrows.  Available in 2 shades: Brunette & blonde.

Essence I Love Nude Lipsticks

Longlasting Lipstick Nudes (R 44,50 each) – Essence’s bestselling lipstick is now available in 5 gorgeous nude shades.

Essence I Love Trends The Nudes Nail Polishes

I ♥ Trends The Nudes Nail Polish (R 34,95) – Available in 8 colours ranging from light beige, to soft apricot, to rose.

Essence Studio Nails & Nail Caring Sponge Oil

Studio Nails Nail Care Pens (R 47,95 each) – Essence’s 3 nail care pens are available in a new design and with an improved formula.  The Cuticle Remover Pen with an innovative coated tip removes cuticles gently and effectively.  The Nail Care Pen pampers the nails with vitamin E and proteins.  The Nail Polish Corrector Pen allows you to accurately correct any small nail polish mistakes and comes with 3 spare tips.

Quick & Easy Sponge Nail Caring Oil (R 57,95) – Nail care in a flash!  The quick & easy sponge nail caring oil pampers nails and cuticles with Almond- & Argan oil and provides plenty of moisture without leaving behind an oily film.  Simply insert your finger in the opening of the sponge, twist and you’re done!

LOreal Blackbuster Miss Manga Punky

L’Oreal Miss Manga Punky Mascara (R 149,95) – Mega Volume texturising mascara for an intense spiky effect on top and bottom lashes.  The conical shape of the brush catches your top and bottom lashes. The large spaces between the bristles create a punky comb-like effect, that helps style your lashes into spikes.

L’Oreal Superliner Blackbuster Eyeliner (R 139,95) – An intense graphic eyeliner, with a striking black pigment that lasts for 8 hours.  Inspired to recreate a catwalk look, this is their thickest liner yet.

Stila Stay All Day Precision Glide Brow Pencil

Stila Stay All Day Precision Glide Brow Pencil (R 230,00) – Waterproof & longwearing brow pencil with spoolie brush provides a precise, yet natural-looking application.  Available in 5 shades ranging from blonde to black.

Stila Sculpt & Shape Custom Contour Duo

Stila Sculpt & Shape Custom Contour Duo (R 440,00) – This ultra creamy, super soft contour and highlight duo is the perfect contouring solution for all skin tones.  This velvety duo melts into the skin and provides a matte finish with soft focus, line-filling properties that instantly blur imperfections.  Available in 3 shade combinations (light, medium and deep).

Stila products are available at selected Woolworths & Truworths stores.  I also noticed this past weekend that Zando currently has the brow pencils in stock.

Garnier PureActive Wipes

Garnier PureActive 2-in-1 Purifying & Makeup Remover Wipes (R 39,95) – These PureActive wipes dissolve makeup (even waterproof) without the need to rub.  The active formula does not sting your eyes and doesn’t leave any oily residue on the skin.  Removes excess sebum from your pores and therefore helps prevent future imperfections.  Contains a mild concentration of Salicylic Acid, which gently removes dead skin cells, opens pores and increases cell turnover.  Available at Clicks, Dis-Chem, Foschini and other retail outlets.

LOccitane Whipped Shea

L’Occitane introduces their limited edition Shea Whipped collection, a light new texture that simply melts into the skin.  An exceptional shea butter formulation keeps this new texture as rich and nourishing as ever, while as soft and light as whipped egg whites (it reminds me of whipped cream – I love it!).  There couldn’t be a more delicious way to nourish dry skin.  L’Occitane products are available in the L’Occitane SA online store or at their boutiques listed here.

Shea Whipped Shower Foam (R 250,00) – Delightfully creamy, this shower foam with its unique whipped texture wraps the body in a soft cushion while gently cleansing the skin.  Enriched with shea, it leaves skin feeling supple and comfortable.

Shea Whipped Hand Cream (R 120,00) – This hand cream, with its surprising whipped texture and its high concentration of shea butter (25%), is incredibly smooth to help nourish, protect and soften the skin.

Shea Whipped Body Cream (R 340,00) – An innovative way of caring for the body, with the nourishing properties of a butter and the lightness of a mousse.  Similar to being wrapped in a soft cocoon, this whipped formula gently melts when applied, leaving skin supple and comfortable.

Bourjois Smoky Stories Palette

Bourjois is launching their Smoky Stories eyeshadow palettes this month.  Each palette features 3 harmonious eyeshadow shades to give a beautiful coordinated smoky eye.  Added to this, is ‘Light Touch’ (a new-generation, integrated topcoat), this transparent veil, containing coordinated glitter, gives a subtle light touch to the smoky look and illuminates, while preserving its colour.  There will be 4 palettes available in the range:  Grey & Night, Over Rose, Upside Brown and Ocean Obsession.  Each palette will retail for R 149,95 and will be available at selected Clicks stores nationwide.

Tangle Teezer Lulu Guiness

Retail Box will be stocking the new limited edition Tangle Teezer Lulu Guiness Compact Styler.  Bangers & mash.  Strawberries & cream. Macaroni & cheese.  Some couplings are just meant to be.  Tangle Teezer knew it would be a fashion and hair love-in with their exciting collaboration with accessories fashion designer, Lulu Guinness.  Both are British, quirky and iconic and Lulu’s cut out lips stripe design sits just perky on the Compact Styler.  Looking fashionably stylish, it’s a perfect accessory for your purse.  Whip out at a moment’s notice to brush wayward strands back into place or gently back-brush for insta-glam volume.  The Lulu Guiness Compact Styler will retail for R 260,00 and will be available in the Retail Box online store here.

Girlz Only Dry Shampoo

Dis-Chem recently started stocking a new dry shampoo range called Girlz Only.  In the range you will find everything ranging from normal dry shampoos, to brown & blonde dry shampoos and even a product called Dry Spray Conditioner (really excited to get my hands on this one!).  Girlz Only Dry Shampoo is a talc-based aerosol product which instantly breathes new life into dull, flat, greasy hair between washes leaving hair feeling clean & fresh and full of body and bounce.  It also has volumising properties and is suitable for all hair types.  Girlz Only Dry Shampoo & Dry Conditioner retail for R 39,95 each, available at Dis-Chem stores.

Crabtree & Evelyn Verbena And Lavender De Provence

Crabtree & Evelyn will be adding 3 new products to their existing Verbena & Lavender De Provence collection.  The 3 additions will be available in the Crabtree & Evelyn SA online store or in Crabtree & Evelyn stores nationwide (take a look at the store locator page here).  I don’t have the pricing of the products yet, but will update the blog post once I have received the prices.

Verbena & Lavender De Provence Daily Moisturising Shampoo – Restore your locks to optimum condition with the Daily Moisturising Shampoo.  Nourishing french lavender, french lemon extract and moisturising glycerine will leave hair clean with a healthy-looking shine and fragranced with a fresh, herbaceous scent reminiscent of the French countryside.  Formulated without Parabens, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.

Verbena & Lavender De Provence Daily Moisturising Conditioner – Restore the natural beauty of cleansed hair with our Verbena and Lavender de Provence Daily Moisturising Conditioner.  Formulated with moisturising glycerine to leave hair soft, a blend of conditioning extracts to nourish the scalp and polymers to gently detangle, this product will leave hair richly conditioned with a shiny finish and fragranced with a fresh, herbaceous scent reminiscent of the French countryside.

Verbena & Lavender De Provence Body Cream – Formulated with moisturising shea butter and antioxidant-rich Vitamin E, the Verbena and Lavender de Provence Body Cream delivers deep hydration with a fresh, herbaceous fragrance.  Perfect for extra dry areas, this creamy, concentrated product offers a touch of indulgence with every use.

Typo Deck Your Digs

Typo Deck Your Digs Collection

And last but definitely not least, I am very excited about the new Typo Deck Your Digs range of products that will be popping up this month.  I’ve already seen some of the products at my local Typo store – that ampersand has my name written all over it!

So what do you think?  Do you see anything you will be picking up this month?



  1. Talitha ❤
    3 March 2015 / 13:07

    So many great new products, will definitely keep my eyes open next time I’m at the shops. 🙂

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:23

      Great! Let me know if you decide to buy any of these products. 😉

  2. Yolandi Wilken
    3 March 2015 / 13:08

    Must have that nail oil sponge and the dry conditioner!!

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:24

      I know, right!? They both sound so interesting – I’m also definitely picking them up when I see them in-store! 🙂

  3. Qondiswa N
    3 March 2015 / 13:14

    Those nudes products are going on my list, I find either neutrals or very bright colours suit my skin tone best. XO

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:24

      I hope they’ll be in-store soon, Qondiswa. 🙂

  4. Ingrid
    3 March 2015 / 13:21

    I thought it was just be who was shocked that March arrived so soon, before we know it it will be Winter. Not looking forward to that…

    Oh, that Loccitane whipped range sounds so good. Do you have it? Any chances of showing us what the texture looks like? xx

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:25

      I’m actually quite looking forward to Winter, and I can already feel a chill in the air. 😉

      Yes, L’Occitane sent me their new Shea Whipped range – it is just perfection. Will do a review on it soon. xo

  5. Missy
    3 March 2015 / 13:29

    OMW I get soo excited when i see a new post 🙂

    Lots of awesome products…. Must have Superliner, nail care oil, eyeshadow and lipstick.

    PS: I got me the Cala Wet n Dry Detangler brush love love love it….. thanx to your post:-)

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:26

      Haha!! Best comment, Missy! 🙂

      You’re welcome, that brush is so amazing! I think everyone should own one… 😉

  6. 3 March 2015 / 13:45

    Excited to try that dry shampoo! I’ve only ever used Batiste.

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:27

      I’ve used a TRESemme one and didn’t like it very much – Batiste has always been my favourite dry shampoo brand. Keen to see how Girlz Only compares. 🙂

  7. Jean
    3 March 2015 / 14:24

    My bank account is so going to hate you after this month, but my makeup collection will love you for it. 😉 😀

  8. 3 March 2015 / 14:31

    soo many new products… but really looking forward to the new typo collection..

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:29

      I am a Typo freak, I am definitely getting my hands on that Ampersand sign with the lights. Those hanging bulbs are also very cool!

  9. Nousheen
    3 March 2015 / 14:33

    So happy to hear your scars have healed, I found the same thing when I broke my leg. I vaguely remember the pain was absolutely horrible, but can’t think of how the pain felt at the time.

    I will be getting the brow gel, Verbena shampoo and that bourjois eyeshadow.


    • 5 March 2015 / 08:30

      Thank you, Nousheen. 🙂 Excited to see how that Bourjois eyeshadow applies, especially with that glittery topcoat.

  10. simone
    3 March 2015 / 14:46

    Love these posts. I just want to go out and shop….lol

    the bourjois eyeshadow palette looks good….so does the mascara and the essence eyebrow palette.

    I just went to clicks to buy dry shampoo and wouldn’t you know. …I forgot! *sigh* the dischem range seems quite well priced!

    March. …crazy!! my baby is due in August and it seemed far away, but time is really flying! heaven help me! lol

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:31

      You and me both! 😉

      Pregnancy brain – haha!! I’m hoping that dry shampoo will be nice, not too powdery… Will pick up the dry conditioner and a dry shampoo & will give them a proper testing.

  11. Ronel Marais
    3 March 2015 / 14:46

    Ok, you are so bad for my bank balance…I want everything in this blog post. Literally every single thing. 😉

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:32

      Me too, Ronel! Me too! 🙂

  12. Zee Mohlapi
    3 March 2015 / 15:06

    So many things I want: loreal mascara, nude lipstick, nail care pen, nail oil sponge and my skin needs that garnier makeup wipes. I agree with Ingrid, please show us what the Loccitane whipped shea looks like? Even if you instagram a photo it will be fine. 🙂

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:33

      I’ll definitely make a point of either doing a review blog post or posting a photo on my social media platforms with a short description. 🙂

  13. 3 March 2015 / 15:29

    I always look forward to these posts, and then look forward to what I need to save for lol. Thanks Luzanne <3

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:33

      Haha!! You’re welcome, Nisa! 🙂

  14. Tanya
    3 March 2015 / 15:47

    Can’t wait to try the Nail Caring Oil and Dry Shampoo!

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:33

      I must say, that nail caring oil sponge looks VERY interesting… 😉

  15. Nikki
    3 March 2015 / 16:28

    The Typo Deck your Digs goodies look amazing. I’m such a Typo sucker. Also, can we just take a minute to appreciate the Dry Conditioner? Where has it been all my life?!?!

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:34

      So true, I think the concept of a dry conditioner is so clever!! I hope it works well, will definitely buy one when I see the range at Dis-Chem. 🙂

  16. Clara Dinkelmann
    3 March 2015 / 18:09

    Ek love hierdie blog posts so baie!!! 🙂

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:35

      Yay! Ek is so bly, Clara! 😀

  17. 3 March 2015 / 18:58

    So many exciting new stuff! I’m especially excited for the new Essence products – one of my fave brands!

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:35

      Essence has really stepped it up in the last couple of years, they are launching such innovative new products!!

  18. Porchia
    3 March 2015 / 23:37

    Love Typo, I always spend way too much money there.

    Also, the Bourjois eyeshadow palette, dry conditioner, Stila contour palette, Verbena shampoo and Essence lipsticks are calling my name, I can hear them! Teeheehee!

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:36

      Me too, waaaaaayyyyy to much spending at Typo…

      Haha! And here I thought I was the only one who heard makeup & beauty voices in my head… 😉

  19. Anina
    4 March 2015 / 08:57

    Hallo L – het jy al daardie Miss Manga mascara probeer? Eks nuuskierig om te sien wat jy daarvan dink. Alweer winkels toe om pretty much als te gaan aanskaf! Verseker die brow mascara en die dry shampoo.
    Oe, oe, oe, ek het uiteindelik my LA Girl Nude pallet kon kry – basies ingevoer van n buurdorp af. Bitter opgewonde!

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:38

      Ek het dit nog nie probeer nie, ek het een gekry toe ek by die L’Oreal press day was. Ek sal dit bietjie toets en sal jou laat weet (sal tien teen een ‘n review doen of ‘n foto Instagram met ‘n kort review).

      Jippieeeee!!! Dis great nuus, jy is een van die gelukkige mense wat ‘n Nudes palette kon kry. So baie mense sukkel… 🙂

  20. Chantelle
    4 March 2015 / 10:13

    Can’t wait to try all of these new products. You make me spend money hahaha. Such a fan of your blog!!!

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:46

      Always happy to enable – haha! Thanks for checking in on the blog, Chantelle. 🙂

  21. Charlene
    4 March 2015 / 11:50

    Which one will i try first of the Essence range…. i just like all of them! How will i now control myself, guess i just need to go shopping and stock up 🙂 Thank you for sharing all these new goodies with us xx

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:48

      That nudes collection looks beautiful, doesn’t it?

      You’re welcome, Charlene. 🙂 xo

  22. Tjoppie
    4 March 2015 / 11:55

    Too many lovely and great products for my little purse! But one can dream and wish for some!

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:49

      You and me both, Mom…you and me both… 😉 xo

  23. Sibahle
    4 March 2015 / 15:34

    The Typo Deck Your Digs range of products looks amazing. I will check it out 😉

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:50

      Some beautiful goodies in the range, I’m heading to the shops today to see if I can find some of the items. **Not that I need more stuff in my house…** 😉

  24. 4 March 2015 / 19:11

    I can only blame SA bloggers for making me want to try more Essence products. I remember when Essence first started popping up in Clicks (not much of a selection back then) but def want to try their lipsticks now.
    L’Occitane Shea Whipped is great, I got a sample of it recently of it. On my wishlist for a full size.
    Love these post Luzanne

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:53

      🙂 I remember when Essence had a tiny range of products, not much to work with back then & I must admit, I hardly ever bought their products. But now, it’s a completely different story!

      The Shea Whipped is soooo goood, I love it! xo

  25. Carmen
    4 March 2015 / 20:00

    I love these popping up blogs. Definitely getting those lippies and nail polishes.

    • 5 March 2015 / 08:54

      They look fab, don’t they? I’ll also be picking up a few of the shades, especially with Autumn & Winter around the corner. 😉

  26. Olivia
    11 March 2015 / 11:11

    Ohhhh excited, have to get these products! Love your blog, its soon pretty, good to look at and so informative and fun! 🙂

  27. 15 September 2015 / 14:07

    I actually tried those Girlz Only dry shampoos and they were HORRIFIC. I have tried every single dry shampoo that we get in SA, and this includes the Kardashian branded ones that were just launched (I won it in a hamper of their products from All Dolled Up). Batiste wins EVERY SINGLE TIME. It honestly is the best brand we have.

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