Well, hello there! Today I’ll be showing you what products you can look forward to being launched this month – believe me, there are some goodies in here! But before I show you, let’s take a look at some very important dates for the month of August…
♥ International Cat Day – 8 August 2014
♥ National Women’s Day – 9 August 2014
♥ Book Lovers Day – 9 August 2014
♥ S’Mores Day – 10 August 2014
♥ Senior Citizen’s Day – 21 August 2014
♥ Toasted Marshmallow Day – 30 August 2014
Let me start off my saying I am very excited about some of these products I am about to mention, and can already see myself spending waaaaay too much money this month.
L’Occitane is launching a new collection – the Almond Body Collection gets an upgraded formula and adds new slimming care products into the mix. Almond is well-known for its ability to nourish the skin. L’Occitane has harnessed the exceptional beautifying power of almond from the south of France and integrated it in body treatments and toiletries that are both deliciously tempting and wonderfully effective. The Almond range boasts 10 products (including their very well-known Almond Shower Oil). I haven’t included all the products from the collection in the picture above, but you can go check them out here.
Firming products include their Milk Concentrate and Supple Skin Oil – both have new formulas. Slimming products include the all new Tonic Body Oil (a dry oil for your anti-cellulite routine), Shaping Delight (a melting gel that helps to tighten), Shower Scrub (a body scrub that contains crushed almond shells), Delicious Paste (a thick butter paste exfoliator). The collection also includes 2 new products to moisturise you from your tips to your toes – Smooth Hands (a hand cream containing both almond milk and almond proteins) & Lighter Legs (a cream-gel formula that contains almond oil & peppermint essential oil to help relieve the sensation of tired legs). Milk Veil is an ultra-light body milk that contains micro-pearls to illuminate and visually smooth the skin. These products retail for between R 250,00 and R 695,00 and is available online at L’Occitane SA or in-store (take a look here to locate your nearest store). Spree, Rubybox and Zando stock selected items from the collection.
MAC South Africa have quite a few new collections launching this month – these include Veluxe Pealfusion Eyeshadow Palettes, the Osbourne Collection (so exciting!!), and new Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set & Fluidline Brow Gelcreme (I have been waiting for these babies for a looooong time). The collections will be available from the 15th of August 2014 at MAC counters, as well as online here.
Now a collection of professional products that elevates the art of the brow in waterproof formulas. Sweat-proof, smudge-free and humidity-resistant, the new brow collection includes Fluidline Brow Gelcreme (3 shades) and Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set (6 hues to match any hair colour, plus a clear version). The collection also features the MAC 208 Angled Brow Brush. Fluidline Brow Gelcreme will retail for R 200,00 each, Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set (including clear) for R 215,00 each and MAC 208 Angled Brow Brush for R 245,00.
The fabulous mother-daughter duo of Sharon and Kelly Osbourne come to MAC with a two-part collection of statement-making hues for eyes, lips, face and nails. The outspoken Sharon Osbourne brings her unmistakable warmth and wit to the mother of all colour collaborations, featuring feminine shades and tools for eyes, lips and face. Duchess Eye Shadow Quad in golden nudes and fiery browns complement a soft palette of Lipglass and Patentpolish Lip Pencils in caramel and rose. Peachy cheeks with a hint of rose give skin a subtle satin finish. Limited-edition packaging in Sharon’s trademark red with lavender signature.
The inimitable Kelly Osbourne collaborates on a collection of fearlessly vibrant hues and tools for eyes, lips and face. Bloody Brilliant Eye Shadow Quad in pale lilac and blackened plum complement Lipsticks in bright pink, orange and light lavender. Cool beige and soft pink Mineralize Skinfinish Duo highlights skin in a luxurious, mineral-rich formula for a polished perfect finish. Limited-edition packaging in Kelly’s iconic light violet with signature in red.
Dermalogica has introduced new ingredients and innovations, including Oleosome technology, to optimise multiple benefits of peptide-powered AGE Smart® Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50, one of the brand’s top-selling moisturisers with sun protection and skin-calming benefits. This medium-weight daily moisturiser contains a new formula upgrade that accelerates the product’s SPF from 30 to 50. In addition to shielding the skin from ongoing solar assault, Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 reduces hyperpigmentation, and contains a patented polypeptide which helps to stimulate collagen synthesis, as well as antioxidant White Tea polyphenols to help regulate collagen degradation. Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 contains a combination of Hyaluronic Acid and Algae Extracts to help fight fine lines associated with dryness as well as a skin smoothing complex to stimulate natural exfoliation. This product comes in a 50ml airless pump and is available from Dermalogica Skin Care Centres with a retail price of R 990,00.
L’Oréal launched their Color Riche L’Extraordinaire lip colors this month (and I must say, they are stunning!). These new liquid lipsticks ransform lips from ordinary to extraordinary. Colour is richer, lip surface is smoother and shine is magnified. Formulated with precious micro-oils and rich colour pigments, L’Extraordinaire provides the ideal balance of colour and care for perfect lips. The unique soft-touch applicator allows for a silky-smooth, gliding application. There are 7 shades in the range, and they will retail for R 169,95 at selected Clicks and Dis-Chem stores.
L’Oréal is launching their Nude Magique Blur Cream this month. Nude Magique Blur Cream blurs imperfections away for the ultimate smooth complexion. This is their 1st primer to micro-smooth, micro-unify and micro-erase pores and imperfections. The complexion becomes ‘poreless’, free from blemishes, perfectly even, corrected and smoothed. The lightweight texture blurs away imperfections and feels ultra smooth to the touch with translucent coverage. There are 2 variants available – Light to Medium & Medium to Dark. L’Oréal Nude Magique Blur Cream will retail for R 199,95 and will be exclusive to Clicks.
L’Oréal also launched the new Infallible Gel Nail Lacquers at the beginning of August. A sleekly designed two-step process that delivers on-trend shades, hard as nails toughness and magnifying shine. A stunning, show-stopping hybrid gel-lacquer result, which defies a UV manicure. These nail polishes are exclusive to Dis-Chem and retail for R 99,95 (available in 8 shades).
Step 1: High-intensity, super-fine pigments deliver an outstanding opaque colour. Containing a new generation of resin, Flex-ResinTM, hailed for its second to none flexibility and adhesive properties. Slicked across the nail it creates an indestructible supple mesh that moves with the nails to resist chipping.
Step 2: Smart magnifying agents crystallise the mesh, effectively curing the colour to a rock-solid surface. The gel formula contains crystal polymers that rise to the polish surface amplifying colour, magnifying shine and plumping nail volume.
Crabtree & Evelyn introduces their Pear and Pink Magnolia bath and body collection this month. Be enticed by the new bath and body collection infused with a fruity floral fragrance that perfectly creates the aromatic impression of pear and magnolia. The aroma of juicy pear and fresh pink magnolia sets a tone that’s invigorating yet sensual and soothing. This new collection will be available at Crabtree & Evelyn stand-alone stores as well as Stuttafords in Rosebank Mall.
Eau de Toilette – The enticing aroma of fresh, juicy pear is blended with the delicate floral notes of pink magnolia, jasmine and osmanthus. Retails for R 900,00 (100ml).
Body Lotion – This lightweight moisturising and conditioning body lotion contains glycerine and panthenol for soft and silky smooth skin. Retails for R 450,00 (250ml).
Body Wash – The gently cleansing body wash contains moisturising glycerine and is soap free for soft and silky smooth skin. Retails for R 420,00 (250ml).
Body Soufflé – This light, whipped, easily absorbed cream contains moisturising glycerine and shea butter for soft, silky smooth skin. Retails for R 450,00 (250g).
Triple Milled Soap – This vegetable-based soap is fragranced with the enticing aroma of pear blended with the delicate floral notes of pink magnolia, jasmine and osmanthus. Shea and cocoa butters gently moisturise and condition the skin. Retails for R 120,00 (100g).
Hand Therapy – This intensive conditioning cream leaves hands feeling softer with each use. Formulated with conditioning shea butter and macadamia nut oil to moisturise and soften hands, along with myrrh to help condition cuticles and nails. Retails for R 330,00 (100g).
Retail Box is now stocking the relaunched BC Hairtherapy with new Cell Perfector technology. Schwarzkopf Professional is setting great standards in hair care. Seven hair care lines, with specific formulas and ingredients selected specially for the care needs of different hair types, will make hair look perfectly conditioned, healthy and beautiful. As part of the relaunch, the hair care range has been expanded to include new, innovative Hero Products.
The Cell Perfector technology in the new BC Hairtherapy refills gaps in the hair’s surface and recreates the hair’s natural surface very precisely – close to natural perfection. Additionally, the hair’s structure is rebuilt from the inside with hair-identical amino acid chains – for a reborn hair experience: full of strength, elasticity and shine. As part of the relaunch, Schwarzkopf Professional has developed 9 new high-performing Hero Products within the BC Hairtherapy product portfolio:
The Repair Rescue Deep Nourishing Shampoo (R 215,00) ensures long-lasting and in-depth regeneration of the hair after only one wash. The Repair Rescue Deep Nourishing Treatment (R 310,00) provides ultimate in-depth repair even for dry, damaged hair.
The Color Freeze Gloss Serum (R 260,00) protects the hair against breakage and adds mirror-like shine.
The new Moisture Kick Beauty Balm (R 260,00) is a leave-in protecting beautifying cream that gives the hair beautiful and healthy-looking shine. Another new product is the Moisture Kick Treatment (R 310,00) – this rinse-out emulsion treatment detangles and deeply moisturizes the hair.
Volume Boost Perfect Foam (R 260,00) is a leave-in foam that is applied on the part and will suit all fine hair needs, delivering natural volume and invisible hold.
The Time Restore Rejuvenating Serum (R 260,00) gives mature hair renewed strength and helps to restore the scalp’s elasticity. It can be used on damp or dry hair. The Time Restore Rejuvenating Spray (R 300,00) detangles hair, gives it a natural grip and hold while restoring the hair’s youthful strength.
Hair Activator Activating Serum (R 600,00) activates the hair roots after an application regime of only 6 weeks and helps to promote anti hair fall.
Max Factor introduces their Facefinity All Day Primer. This primer creates that perfect-looking matte base for all-day hold. Max Factor has extracted the long-wear ingredient from their top-selling Facefinity All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation to launch the multi-benefit formula of Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer with an added SPF 20. The secret to the flawless, long-lasting look are the micro correctors that work hard to absorb sweat and sebum, expertly extending the wear of your favourite Max Factor foundations for an all-day flawless finish. Facefinity All Day Primer will retail for R 185,00 at selected Clicks stores.
Ok, so I’ll definitely be getting the MAC Brow products, as well as a couple of the Osbourne collection items. I was lucky enough to have been sent some of the new L’Oréal products and I must say, I am loving them – will definitely be picking up Nude Vibrato and Fuchsia Drama from the Color Riche L’Extraordinaire collection, as well as Irrestistible Bonbon and Keep Magenta from the Infallible Gel Nail Lacquer collection. And needless to say, the new Almond Collection from L’Occitane has piqued my interest too!