Products Popping Up – September 2014

Eeeeep!  Lots of amazing things are launching this month, ladies!  And if I’m honest, I pretty much want EVERYTHING in this blog post!

As always, let’s take a look at some important dates this month:

♥  Fight Procrastination Day – 6 September 2014

♥  Grandparent’s Day – 7 September 2014

♥  911 Remembrance Day – 11 September 2014

♥  Chocolate Milkshake Day – 12 September 2014

♥  Fortune Cookie Day – 13 September 2014

♥  International Talk Like A Pirate Day – 19 September 2014

♥  Neal’s Birthday – 24 September 2014

Neal turns the big ’32’ this year…poor guy, he’s getting old.  It’ll be wheel chairs, false teeth and adult diapers soon…


Kiehl’s is launching the Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate – this breakthrough, innovative formula is clinically demonstrated to help correct the signs of Age-Related Dehydration by ‘flooding’ the deepest surface layer.  This serum is formulated with a potent complex of plant-based glycerin – a natural ‘moisture magnet’ and Shiso Leaf Extract, which helps protect against the degradation of Hyaluronic Acid that naturally occurs in skin, helping to anchor moisture where skin needs it most.  The Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate will retail for R 625,00 and will be available at your nearest Kiehl’s outlet (in Edgars stores).

Stila Eyes Are The Window

This year, Stila celebrates 20 years of infinite style.  Create endless looks with the new Eyes Are The Window eyeshadow palettes.  Inspired by the spiritual notion that true beauty is revealed from within, each palette is curated with 12 luxurious eye shadows to illuminate your inner beauty.  Encased in exquisite, jewelry-inspired compacts – a precious mix of rose, yellow and white golds.  These eyeshadow palettes have apparently been available since end of August (I haven’t seen them in-store yet) but I just thought I would mention it in this blog post too, go check them out – they are breathtaking!  These palettes retail for R 495,00 each (each palette contains 12 eyeshadows) at Truworths, Woolworths, Stuttafords and selected Stila-stocking online stores.

Stila Magnificent Metals Lip Gloss

Introducing the next generation in Stila’s metallic makeup line-up, Magnificent Metals Lip Gloss is a revolutionary metallic lip lacquer with an intense, multidimensional finish.  Inspired by the runway, their cutting edge formula is infused with conditioners and micro-fine pearls that leave lips with a luxurious, satin-shimmer finish. The Magnificent Metals lip glosses will feature 4 stunning shades – Kitten, Moonstone, Garnet and Citrine and will retail for R 235,00 at Truworths, Woolworths, Stuttafords and selected Stila-stocking online stores.

Retail Box Secret Box

Retailbox is launching their Secret Box this month as well – eeeeep!  So exciting!  I don’t have a lot of info on this yet, but a limited amount of these secret boxes, filled with awesome goodies by your favourite brands will be available to purchase on the Retailbox website for R 99,00 soon!  I’ll be sure to let you guys know on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram when these will be available for purchase.  Keep those eyes peeled!

REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial

REN is launching their much anticipated Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial.  A transforming treatment that instantly revitalizes and visibly rejuvenates the skin. Formulated with potent, water-activated Vitamin C it neutralizes urban grey in a flash to leave skin looking firm, toned and smoothed while reducing signs of fatigue, photo-ageing and skin imperfections. Skin instantly glows with renewed health and radiance.  The gel is applied to the face and massaged in for a few seconds before adding water. The water then activates the gel to deliver to the skin an intense shot of fresh, active and potent Vitamin C.  Short term, Vitamin C dramatically brightens the complexion, evens skin tone and has an instant firming, toning and lifting effect. Longer term it stimulates collagen production to aid skin elasticity and firmness and helps to reduce oxidative and UV damage.  This product is suitable for all skin types (except super sensitive skin) and will retail for R 470,00 in the REN SA online store and selected Woolworths stores nationwide.  The REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial will only be available in selected Foschini stores in October 2014.

Lor Lumiere

L’Oréal Paris has created a luminescent makeup collection called L’Or Lumière infused with light and an irresistible aura of glamour.  The collection features 3  metallic mono eyeshadows (Colour Riche Chameleon Mono Eyeshadow), 2 highlighter face powders (Lumi Magique Pearl Powder), 2 stunning liquid lipsticks (Colour Riche Lip Extraordinaire), 1 nail polish (Colour Riche Le Vernis) & 1 mascara (Volume Million Lashes Mascara).   The whole collection will be available from September 2014 to December 2014 at Clicks, Dis-Chem & Foschini stores.  The pricing of the collection items are indicated in the picture above (click on the image to enlarge).

The star of the collection, for me, is the Lumi Magique Pearl Powder (available in 2 shades).  This is a highlighting face powder that has been compared to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – the shimmer you see on top is an over-spray and will disappear after a couple of uses, to reveal a mattifying face powder.  The Lumi Magique Pearl Powder will retail for R 159,95 at Clicks, Dis-Chem and Foschini stores.

Gucci Premiere EDT

Gucci introduces Gucci Première Eau de Toilette, a lighter, brighter, more delicate incarnation of this memorable signature scent, to celebrate the thrill of everyday success.   The fresh, sparkling fragrance combines presence and sensual femininity to endow the wearer with an unfading radiance.  The initial bloom triggers a luminous elegance and effervescence, the orange blossom and the light citrus oils combine to give you a sensation that suggests the pouring of a cold bottle of vintage champagne into a tall, elegant glass.  The elegant sparkle of the top notes slowly yield to the radiant white flowers at the heart of the fragrance of freesia, jasmine and soft Bulgarian rose.  As the fragrances dries on skin, the subtle but tenacious warmth of leather, patchouli and musky notes complete the fragrance’s captivating charisma.  Gucci Première Eau de Toilette will retail for R 700,00 (30ml), R 855,00 (50ml) and R 1195,00 (100ml) at your nearest Gucci stockist.

Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 Hour Lipstick

The Bourjois Rouge Edition lipstick range is expanding – introducing Rouge Edition 12 Hours, the new long-lasting lipstick!  Rouge Edition 12 Hours contains shea butter which gives it a creamy texture, with an on-trend semi-matte finish.  Rouge Edition 12 Hours will feature 8 high-trend shades and will retail for R 129,95 at selected Clicks stores from the end of September 2014.

Kerastase Thermiques

Inspired by the trend of photo-finish perfection, Kérastase has entered a new era where Thermiques offer instant hair fiber perfection.  Kérastase has created Glaçage Thermique, thermo-cares designed to deeply and instantly transform hair fiber under the action of heat.  Glaçage Thermique defined the combined use of Thermique properties with the power of heat to reach a perfect glazed finish for hair.  Used as primers, Thermiques prepare hair fiber for the application of styling.  These 3 products will retail for R 340,00 each and will be available from mid-September at Kérastase partner salons.

Ciment Thermique – Resurfacing reinforcing milk with anti-split-ends and anti-brittleness properties.  This product is designed for weakened hair.

Nectar Thermique – Polishing nourishing milk with anti-roughness and anti-dullness properties.  This product is designed for dry hair.

Keratine Thermique – Smoothing taming milk with anti-frizz and anti-humidity properties.  This product is designed for unruly hair.

Filorga Anti-Aging Micellar Solution

Filorga takes cleansing to a whole new level with a new Anti-Ageing Micellar Solution.  The micelles in Filorga’s Micellar Solution are a cluster of molecules which act like a magnet, attracting dirt and secretions such as sebum and oil, gently cleansing without soap.  Rhamnose also soothes the skin and reduces discomfort by limiting the transmission of inflammatory responses, whilst at the same time protecting the skin by restricting the adhesion of bacteria.  Trehalose is a sugar occurring naturally in desert plants which protects the plant cells against dehydration in difficult conditions, allowing them to survive without water for extensive periods of time.  Trehalose in Micellar Solution acts as a natural moisture reservoir,which allows the skin to absorb moisture and maintain hydration levels even in extreme climactic conditions.  The Filorga Anti-Ageing Micellar Solution will retail for R 360,00 & will be available at selected Edgars and Red Square stores.

Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation

Max Factor is launching their Skin Luminizer Foundation this month.  This foundation contains an innovative swirled formula packed with subtle skin luminizers that deliver a beautiful luminous finish with added skincare benefits.  The pearl pigments brighten skin tone for instant radiance, while the elastomers in create ‘windows’ in the skin through which light can be reflected back, creating a radiant effect.  The Skin Luminizer Foundation will retail for R 199,95 at Clicks stores.

Kerastase Discipline

Retailbox will be stocking the new Kérastase Discipline range.  Kérastase’s Discipline collection is designed to tackle and treat unruly hair, on all hair types tight curls to straight.  The in-salon Discipline treatment aims to give supple, fluid and smooth hair without any harsh chemicals or damage.  Developed following 7 years of research, the smoothing treatment with Morpho-Keratine concentrate can be maintained at home with the new product line which consists of:  Bain Fluidealiste (a shampoo suitable for all hair types), Bain Fluidealiste Sulphate Free (a shampoo for chemically straightened hair), Fondant Fluidealiste (a lightweight conditioner with smooth-in-motion care, which allows hair to move), Maskeratine (a nourishing mask for unruly, medium to thick hair) and Scellage Fluidealiste (a sealing blow dry activator spray which ensures lasting results and shorter blow dry time and longer lasting results).  So the idea is to get your hair treated with the Discipline treatment and then you use the above mentioned products to maintain the treatment and extent the longevity.  Pricing will range from R 265,00 (shampoos) to R 420,00 (hair mask) and is available right now on Retailbox.

Sigma Steady Glow

Turquoise Studio now has the Sigma Steady Glow collection for sale in their online store.  Unleash your inner beach goddess with the new Steady Glow Collection featuring an array of brightening and bronzing products that will make you shimmer and shine (in a good way, of course)!  The collection features 1 eyeshadow palette, 5 Lip Vex lipglosses, 3 inner rim brightening pencils, 5 loose shimmer pots, 3 shimmer cream bases, plus 3 kits that contain a an array of the afore mentioned products.  Pricing will start at R 220,00 & the kits will retail for R 1150,00 (save 20%) online at Turquoise Studio.


Pick n Pay will be stocking a new range from Creightons this month – the Creightons Bath & Shower range is packed with natural fruit extracts to refresh, revive and indulge your skin.  Lusciously moisturising formulas leave your skin silky soft with mouth-watering fragrances that smell good enough to eat!  These bath & shower gels will retail for R 55,00 (500ml).  How amazing do those scents look?  Yum!

Sorbet Man

Sorbet Group has taken Jozi by its stubble with the official launch of its all-new and stylish male grooming bar, Sorbet Man, in Sandton City Johannesburg.  The trendy groomer’s hub is a welcome addition to the Sorbet stable, with its niche offering of everything ‘man’: Man shaves, man haircuts and colour treatments, man facials, man waxes, man hair and body products, right through to manly’s and pedi’s.  And that’s not all:  Sorbet Man customers get to whet their whistles with complimentary shots of whisky or espresso, while they groom.

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro

Maybelline Baby Lips is going electric!  Electrify dull lips with the bright colour pigments and the exclusive lip-renew formula of Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm, a new collection of flavours and tints. With every application lips are reborn and feel supple, plump, moisturized – and they look virtually line-free!  With 4 shades featuring an electric pop of colour and 2 with a translucent result, Baby Lips Electro offers something for everyone, no matter what your mood may be.  These will retail for R 29,95 at selected Clicks, Dis-Chem, Foschini & Edgars stores.

essie Spring 2014

The essie Spring 2014 collection called Hide & Go Chic is here!  Surprising combinations, power pastels, oversized prints – get in the fashion game with 6 irresistible and playful shades dedicated to women everywhere who aren’t afraid to play – in life and in style.  Keep a look out for a review (with swatches) blog post on the collection as I received most of the collection a couple of days ago.  The collection polishes will be available from this month at selected Clicks & Foschini stores and will retail for R 118,95 per polish.

Phew!  So as you can see there are A LOT of new goodies launching this month, most of which I am VERY excited about!  Which ones are you tempted to get?



  1. Hasmitha
    4 September 2014 / 09:55

    SO MANY NICE THINGS!!!!!! I look forward to these posts every month. You are so bad for my bank account but so good for my beauty addiction 😀 Thank you!

    • 7 September 2014 / 20:01

      Yay! I’m so happy to hear that, Hasmitha! 🙂

  2. Yolandi Wilken
    4 September 2014 / 10:18

    You are right! I also want everything in this blog post wow!

    • 7 September 2014 / 19:59

      Amazing stuff launching this month, hey Yolandi? 🙂

  3. Talitha ❤
    4 September 2014 / 10:31

    I hope Neal has a lovely birthday!

    I am tempted to get everything but the essie spring collection, baby lips, sigma collection, max factor foundation (I have very dry skin), stila palettes and loreal collection stand out to me.

    I have a feeling it’s going to be a very expensive month for me…oops…

    Talitha x

    • 7 September 2014 / 19:59

      I will tell Neal on your behalf, Talitha – thank you for the sweet comment. 🙂

      Yep, my bank account is going to be CRYING by the end of the month! I want the palette from the Sigma Steady Glow collection, at least 2 of the Creightons bath & shower creams, Retail Box Secret Box, Stila Magnificent Metals gloss in Kitten and I actually went to the shops to go sniff the Gucci fragrance yesterday and it is INCREDIBLE! I probably shouldn’t have done that because now I really, really want it… Oops! 😉

  4. zanelle roodt
    4 September 2014 / 10:32

    WAAAAAANT everythaaaaang!

    • 7 September 2014 / 19:54

      Haha!! Don’t I know it, Zanelle – I feel the same way! 🙂

  5. Candice
    4 September 2014 / 10:45

    Such amazing products!! I want them all… LOL

    • 7 September 2014 / 19:53

      Me too, Candice! 😀

  6. Martie
    4 September 2014 / 11:17

    Ooooohhhh, so many exciting new goodies. I want them ALL!!!! 🙂

  7. Nousheen
    4 September 2014 / 13:07

    > adds everything to birthday wishlist <

    • 7 September 2014 / 19:47

      Haha! Love it, Nousheen! 😀

  8. 4 September 2014 / 15:58

    Wow, I cannot decide what I want most. I like the Creightons Bath & Shower range and also Max Factor’s Skin Luminizer Foundation. I’m also turning 30 on the 13th of September, scary stuff. 😉

    • 7 September 2014 / 19:47

      That Coconut & Honey Creightons has my name written ALL OVER IT! 🙂

      Aaaah, that’s fabulous Victoria! Going to add the date to my diary so that I can wish you a happy birthday! x

  9. Zee Mohlapi
    5 September 2014 / 08:24

    Those Stila palettes!!! Beautiful, Lu!

    • 7 September 2014 / 19:45

      You have no idea how gorgeous the palettes are, they are absolute perfection in real life! 🙂

  10. Tjoppie
    5 September 2014 / 16:12

    What a lot of great stuff! Love the colours of the L’Oreal Paris mono eyeshadows!

    • 7 September 2014 / 19:45

      The shades are absolutely stunning! 🙂

  11. 2 October 2014 / 08:18

    Hi Luzaan, any idea where I can get my hands on the Babylips Electro range. I live in JHB and have looked everywhere for it.

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