While you guys are reading this blog post, I’m probably walking along the beach in Hermanus… Not trying to make you jealous, just saying… Alright…I’m trying to make you just a little jealous.
November means Christmas is getting closer & closer – have you started with your Xmas shopping yet? Fear not, lovelies, I’ll be doing ‘Christmas Gift Guide’ blog posts (like I did last year here, here, here and here) soon. I got you covered!
November = Movember… This means my husband, Neal, will be turning into something that resembles an 80s porn star again…can’t wait! >> Note the sarcasm… <<
November also means Christmas gift sets and I have some rather interesting products to share with you today – all launching this month. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Everything Hair has just launched the new ghd Curve range – a collection of two wands and two tongs that tackle the issue of curl-drop using the same patented tri-zone technhology already used in their Eclipse styler. Sensors heat the tools to 185°C and maintain the temperature constantly and evenly, creating long-lasting, specific looks regardless of hair type, length or texture. All tongs & wands retail for R 1899,00 each.
♥ Creative Curl Wand – natural looking curls become deep waves for a beautiful beachy effect creating glamorous, bouncy, big hair.
♥ Classic Wave Wand – oval shaped wand to create edgy, deep, shimmering waves and glamorous movement on longer hair.
♥ Soft Curl Tong – large barrel with spring activated lever to give volume at the roots and tumbling soft waves for longer hair.
♥ Classic Curl Tong – medium barrel with spring activated lever to create consistent curls for classic style and volume, even on shorter hair.
You guys know how obsessed I am with hair tools, so the ghd Soft Curl Tong is definitely going on my Christmas Wish List!
Sorbet recently launched their new Sleep Rescue range (definitely need this in my life as I’ve been struggling to fall asleep lately). This new aromatherapy range is a ‘dream-come-true’ for the frazzled mind, body and soul. Seeped in fields of lavender and drops of chamomile, Sorbet Sleep Rescue helps the body gently unravel into a restful slumber. Experience uninterrupted bedtime bliss, from bath to pillow. The range will include the following products: Milky Meltdown Foaming Bath Milk (R 40,00), Sleepy Clean Dream Time Body Wash (R 40,00), Bed & Butter Deep Sleep Body (R 50,00), Long Over Dew Forty Winks Pillow Mist (R 26,00) and Sleepy Squeeze Time Out Hand & Nail Cream (R 33,00).
NIVEA has launched their Q10 plus Anti-Wrinkle Energy range instantly revitalises tired-looking skin with new energy for a fresh and radiant complexion. The range includes the Energising Day Cream SPF 15, Energy Eye Roll-on and Energy Serum for young women who want to re-energise their skin. The fast-acting formula is the first line of defence and protection against premature skin ageing (pigmentation and fine lines). NIVEA Q10 plus Anti-Wrinkle Energy Range products will retail for R 149,99 each is available from leading retail outlets and pharmacies nationwide.
Physician’s Formula is launching some gorgeous products this month, ladies! First up we have the new Nude Wear range and the packaging is spectacular, perfect for all the girly-girls out there! Strip down to your natural beauty with the glowing finish of our one-of-a-kind no-makeup makeup. 100% Nude Glow pigments let your skin breathe, for a beautiful bare skin effect. Nude Wear features 4 products in the range and will be exclusive to Dis-Chem. You can look forward to seeing a Nude Wear Glowing Nude Powder (R 209,00), 2 x Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blushes (R 179,00 each) and a highlighting concealer pen called Nude Wear Glowing Touch of Nude (R 179,00) in the collection.
LUSH Christmas collection!! Need I say more? The festive collection from LUSH has slowly been popping up in the stores in Cape Town (and online as well, although most of the items are already sold out online). I’m not 100% if we’ll be receiving all the collection items here in South Africa. I’ll be sure to tweet and Instagram a couple of photos once we get to LUSH this weekend – first stop when we get to Cape Town, is LUSH & Bubble Tea! Oh, and if you live in Gauteng then I have good news for you – LUSH will be opening a store in Johannesburg towards the beginning of 2015!
Physician’s Formula is also expanding their current collection called Shimmer Strips. Physician’s Formula products are all exclusive to Dis-Chem. Physician’s Formula will be adding 2 x Custom All-in-1 Nude Face & Eyes Palettes (R 209,00), a Custom Eye Enhancing Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Trio set (R 199,00), 2 x Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio sets (R 199,00) and 2 x Custom Eye Enhancing Liquid Metal Eyeliner Trio sets (R 199,00) to the range.
Retail Box will be stocking the new Paul Mitchell Neuro hair tools on their site (I just checked and they’re actually already on the website). Paul Mitchell Pro Tools announces the launch of the new professional line Neuro, a complete line of professional tools that are smarter by design. The full line will include the Neuro Smooth smoothing iron, Neuro Unclipped styling cones and rod and Neuro Dry hair dryer. The SmartSense microchip and IsoTherm titanium plates and barrels ensure fast, precisely regulated heat.
♥ Neuro Smooth Hair Straightener (R 1980,00) – heats up to 450 F in 30 seconds, 1.25” premium IsoTherm titanium plates, SmartSense microchip for lightning-fast heat recovery, customizable auto shut-off, 9‐foot swivel cord with hanging loop, cushioned plates with bevelled edges.
♥ Large Styling Rod, Medium Styling Cone & Small Styling Cone (R 1450,00 to R 1850,00) – heats up to 450˚F in 60 seconds, premium IsoTherm titanium cone or rod, SmartSense microchip for lightning- fast heat recovery, customizable auto shut- off, includes 3 finger protective glove, 9-foot swivel cord with hanging loop.
♥ Neuro Dry Hair Dryer (R 2500,00) – professional, long- lasting AC motor, 1875 watts of power, Tourmaline ions dry hair quickly and gently from the inside out (reducing frizz and adding shine), SmartSense filter with world’s first ‘Clean Filter’ indicator light, LCD display shows heat and power settings, 4-heat settings and cool shot button, designed flat (so dryer can sit upright), protective rubber coating, flush power buttons for ergonomics and easy handling, concentrator nozzle for directional airflow and controlled styling, collapsible silicon diffuser is compact in design and universally fits most dryers.
New Moroccanoil Root Boost – a styling innovation that provides natural-looking height and lift, without the need for teasing, back-combing or adding any unnecessary stress to the hair. This high-performance, volumizing spray works for every hair type and texture, including straight, fine, or curly hair. It instantly thickens strands at the roots to provide a long-lasting, full-bodied lift to every style.
Moroccanoil Root Boost contains a volumizing blend of quality ingredients, including Moroccanoil’s signature antioxidant-rich argan oil, which helps maintain hair’s elasticity, leaving it smooth and manageable. Root Boost retails for R 320,00 at selected hair salons and online stockists (i.e. Everything Hair & Retail Box).
Good Things is an inexpensive skincare line (exclusive to Clicks) and is suitable for younger skin types, although my skin is a good 30 (something) years old already & I’ve been loving the new collection called Manuka Honey. Combining natural ingredients from the bee hive, the Good Things Manuka Honey range has been specially designed to help keep skin clear and hydrated while tackling the problems that can lead to skin ageing. There are currently 4 products in the collection: Creamy Cleanser (containing Royal Jelly & Beeswax), Refining Scrub (containing Oatmeal & Sweet Almond Oil), Radiance Face Mask (containing Kaolin Clay & Beeswax) and a Daily Moisturiser (that contains Royal Jelly and even a tiny bit of bee venom to boost collagen levels. The price range of the Good Things Manuka Honey range will be R 69,95 to R 109,95.
Did you know? Manuka Honey has so many amazing properties that it can work for any skin type. It’s packed full of vitamins and is great at providing rich hydration.
New Filorga Skin Absolute night cream will be launched this month as well – this anti-aging treatment targets signs of aging while you sleep. Combined with a meteorite extract, brown seaweek reactivates the skin’s rejuvinating genes that help to regenerate the skin cells at night. At the same time a Botox-like active ingredient relaxes and smoothes out fine lines. A powerful Collagen peptide combined with Hyaluronic Acid stimulates the production of skin support fibres for firmer skin. A brightening active ingredient regulates the production of melanin, visibly reducing the size & intensity of dark spots. And a Vitamin C by-product evens out the complexion ensuring you wake up with radiant skin. Filorga Skin Absolute will retail for R 1700,00 at selected Edgars & Red Square stores.
Sorbet is spreading the love – and the nourishment – this Holiday Season with their delish range of Bath & Body Gift Sets. Packed with a yummy collection of Sorbet body butters, body washes, nail creams and body scrubs, each Sorbet Gift Bag is a welcome surprise for even the fussiest of family members. And in true Sorbet style, shoppers can indulge the fun with a quirky selection of Sorbet bag themes such as ‘Girls Night In’, ‘Pamper Me Pretty’ and ‘Fast Track to Fabulous’, to name a few.
No matter the choice, each Sorbet Gift Bag is smothered with all the hydrating, firming and cleansing goodness one has come to expect from any Sorbet retail product. And, why stop there, when you can add a FREE R 50,00 Sorbet Treatment Voucher to the mix! There will be loads of gift sets available ranging from R 100,00 to R 400,00.
You can also look forward to new nail polish sets from Sorbet too – how exciting! The sets will range from R 80,00 to R 200,00 and will be available at Clicks stores and Sorbet salons.
I’m particularly excited to check out the above set called ’12 Shades Of Summer’ which will retail for R 200,00 (what a bargain!).
The Sigma Beauty Fall Softly Eye Shadow Palette (R 650,00) includes 12 buttery pink shades created to bring forth a cozy, cashmere chic feeling transformed into a soft, effortless stare. The collection also features 4 beautiful matte pinky-toned blushes (R 250,00 each), 3 lip glosses (R 220,00 each) and 3 lip pencils (R 250,00 each).