It’s that time of the month again – new products launching time! I know you girls love these blog posts, so I’m going to keep this intro short and sweet. First of all I would like to thank each and every one of you who have been so supportive these past few days. It means more to me than you will ever know. I appreciate all the positive comments, messages and emails and it feels so good knowing that you understand what Tuesdays’ blog post was about. A few of you may have noticed that I haven’t been very active on social media or here on the blog these past few weeks (except for commitments I had towards brands), there are 2 reasons for this and I will explain both in another blog post. I guess what I’m trying to say is all the tweets, messages and comments have lifted my spirits in so many different ways and I just want to thank you for that. I’ll be replying to all the comments on my previous blog post today.
Now, as I like to always start these ‘Products Popping Up’ blog posts off: Go grab yourself a snack and your current favourite beverage, because we have some very exciting launches to get through. I’m nibbling on Popcorners (the butter flavour) and sipping on a glass of homemade lemonade. Have you ever tried Popcorners (they’re gluten free, not that I’m on a gluten free diet)? They’re so good – Kettle, White Cheddar, Sea Salt and Butter are my favourite flavours. You can buy them at Dis-Chem. Plus the Sea Salt one is relatively healthy, and contains only 3 ingredients: Corn, sunflower oil and sea salt (0 grams of trans fat). These were initially very hard to find (last year I could only buy them at my local butcher shop) but like I mentioned, you can now buy all the flavours in small or large packets at Dis-Chem. So goooood!
I’ll wait here until you get back with your snacks… Ready? Ok, let’s take a look:
Catrice Kaviar Gauche Collection ♥ starting at R 52,95 – Following their successful collaboration at Berlin Fashion Week at the beginning of the year, Kaviar Gauche and Catrice are reuniting again in the Summer to present a mutually developed makeup collection for the most beautiful day in a woman’s life. Soft pastel shades and contrasting grey stand for a light, avant-garde look and modern romanticism. Brides as well as all other fans of bohemian chic can look forward to a modern and feminine style. This collection is currently available at Dis-Chem stores nationwide.
The collection contains a Gilding Eye And Face Palette (R 149,95), Blurring Powder Pearls (R 79,95), 2 lip glosses (R 61,95 each), and 4 nail polishes (R 52,95 each) in light pink, soft lilac, pastel apricot and a warm grey.
Essence Nauti Girl Collection ♥ starting at R 24,95 – Various classic blue shades, grey and red define the nautical colour scheme and are combined with fresh apricot, beige and brown. Plenty of beauty treasures are on board, including four nail polishes, two long-lasting lipsticks and a blush in bright apricot-red with an anchor embossment. The ultimate highlight is the waterproof eye pencil in cool blue with an integrated sharpener in the lid. The limited, fruity-aquatic fragrance ensures a wonderfully scented breeze on your skin.
The collection features the Nauti Girl Eyeshadow Palette (R 69,95) that contains 5 trendy shades, a navy blue waterproof eye pencil (R 57,95), a felt-tip eyebrow tint (R 44,50), 2 longlasting lipsticks (R 44,50 each), matte apricot red blush (R 57,95), 4 nail polishes (R 38,95 each) , a cute nail stickers pack (R 24,95) featuring nautical designs and a ‘Like A Nauti Girl’ fragrance (R 59,00). The floral-fruity and aquatic scent offers a sparkling freshness with its bergamot, black currant, peach, melon, tangerine and lemon ingredients. Coconut, lotus blossom and oceanic elements in the heart note provide an aquatic, floral touch while raspberry, musk and vanilla add depth in the base note.
I sniffed the fragrance when I visited Dis-Chem earlier this week to check out the collection. I was pleasantly surprised by how lovely the fragrance smells, if you love a fresh & fruity scent then this is definitely a great affordable option for you!
L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art Hollywood Waves Fatale ♥ R 296,00 – Sculpting gel-cream gives up to 24 hours of defined looking waves and curls. Seductively contoured and bouncy waves with enhanced shiny look. For curls without heat, apply to damp hair and braid in sections. Once dry, unbraid to reveal bold waves and curls.
L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art Hollywood Waves Siren Waves ♥ R 296,00 – Recreate the red carpet look waves and curls that look defined, elastic, soft and shiny. An innovative elasto-cream texture offers elastic feeling curls with definition, while illuminating the look of hair’s natural shine. You can also revive and boost fallen curls by reapplying Siren Waves on dry hair.
How amazing is the packaging of the above L’Oreal Professionel products? The black and pink packaging speaks to me… You can find these at selected hair salons nationwide.
Essie Cashmere Matte Collection ♥ R 124,95 each – Created from semi-satin finish and reflective micro-pearls, these nail polishes add a rich, soft-spun effect and provide just the right touch of season-less chic. The luxurious neutral colour palette was inspired by rich cashmere. Available exclusively at Foschini stores.
I know these nail polishes don’t look like much in the bottle, but I double dare you to Google a few swatches. Guaranteed you’ll have to put your tongue back in your mouth.
L’Oréal Infallible Mattifying Base ♥ R 189,95 – This is their priming base in gel-form that mattifies the skin. Instantly transforms skin texture, resulting in a matte finish and velvet soft touch. Prepares and smoothes skin by minimising imperfections, pores and shine. Foundation glides seamlessly across it.
L’Oréal Infallible 24HR Matte Foundation ♥ R 189,95 – A matte result that lasts up to 24 hours, clinically proven to be waterproof, sportproof and steamproof. Enriched with Perlite technology, and reduces the appearance of shine up to 24 hours. Achieve a matte finish that won’t fall flat with this lightweight, longwearing liquid formula. Available in 8 shades ranging from ‘Vanilla’ (fair) to ‘Mahogany’ (deep).
Available at Edgars, Red Square, Foschini, Clicks and Dis-Chem stores nationwide.
Smashbox Double Exposure Palette ♥ R 895,00 – Think of it as the palette of possibilities. With shadows that transform when activated with water, Smashbox’s latest innovation is all about mixing it up. Each shadow changes in 1 of 4 ways when wet – amps up vibrancy, gets deeper, turns metallic or adds sparkle. The possibilities really are endless. So in essence, the 14 shadows actually become 28 shades and won’t glaze over. The kit also contains a #SHAPEMATTERS insert featuring how-to’s for 6 eye shapes, a special double-ended brush and a Full Exposure Mascara sample. The Smashbox Full Exposure palette will be available at Red Square, Woolworths and Edgars stores (I’ve already seen it at my local Woolworths store in Centurion Mall).
Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara ♥ R 275,00 – For the biggest, boldest, blackest black lashes ever! With just one coat, you instantly get major volume, length, curl, lift and intense black colour. Even with multiple coats, this flexible, buildable formula leaves lashes soft with no clumps, flakes, or fall out. Lash conditioners lock in moisture so lashes stay soft, coat after coat. The curved brush mimics the eye shape so it’s easy to grab every lash. Available at selected Stuttafords, Truworths and Woolworths stores, or online at Spree.
L’Oréal Revitalift Filler [HA] – Revealing a new collection of anti-aging skincare products that help correct skin volume loss, a sign of aging that often gets neglected. The special formulation contains an exceptionally high concentration of skin plumping ingredients Hyaluronic Acid and Fibroxyl, which provide an effective solution to thinning skin, fine lines, wrinkles and volume loss. Available at Clicks, Dis-Chem and Foschini stores.
Volume Filler Daily Concentrated Serum ♥ R 279,95 – This advanced serum contains high levels of fragmented Hyaluronic Acid, a humectant molecule that helps the skin retain moisture. Skin resiliency is restored, while the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed. Apply every morning and evening, dispense a few drops on fingertips and gently massage over entire face, concentrating on areas as needed until thoroughly absorbed.
Volume Filler Daily Moisturiser ♥ R 279,95 – The deeply replenishing formula provides the skin with a powerful combination of ultra-hydrating, re-volumizing ingredients. Daily Moisturizer is made with concentrated Hyaluronic Acid and Fibroxyl, a moisture-booster, naturally derived from rye seed extract.
OGX Coconut Water ♥ R 149,99 each – Quench thirsty hair with tropical coconut water, packed with nutrient rich electrolytes to refresh and nourish each strand for unbeatable hydration and shine. New OGX Coconut Water shampoo and conditioner contain an exotic blend of coconut oil and bamboo extract to revive and hydrate. The pure and natural paraben- and sulphate-free formula provides weightless hydration to transform thirsty hair into silky, shiny perfection. Available at Dis-Chem stores nationwide.
Ladies, the Coconut Water range smells incredible! I bought the shampoo and conditioner about a week ago at Dis-Chem and it is definitely my favourite hair care scent at the moment. I used the Coconut Milk range about a year ago when OGX first arrived in SA and I liked it, but the Coconut Water one is way better. Fresh, light and coconutty! If you like Pina Coladas… *I don’t know the rest of the lyrics to that song*
OGX Anti-Breakage Keratin Oil ♥ R 149,99 each – During a season of exposure to salt, water and frizz, the summer weather can be a real drain on the health and appearance of our hair. If your tresses are feeling limp and looking lacklustre, OGX Anti-Breakage Keratin Oil will help rapidly restore its condition and strength. Infused with nutrient rich argan oil and rich keratin proteins. The range includes a shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioning treatment and healing oil that ensures that strands are strengthened from within and nourished throughout, reinforcing elasticity and resisting breakage. Available at Dis-Chem stores (not Foschini).
OGX Kukui Oil ♥ R 149,95 each – Make even rainy days a ‘good hair’ day with OGX’s new frizz busting range. An ancient Hawaiian secret known for its hydrating and waterproofing abilities, Kukui Oil eliminates frizz and leave curls beautifully defined, and bouncing with luminous shine. Repel humidity and seal in moisture with Kukui Oil shampoo & conditioner, an indulgent combination that gives hair a shimmering, glossy texture that smoothes while keeping humidity at bay. The Frizz Defying Curl Cream has natural hydrating abilities, which makes this the perfect blend for frizz-free curls. Available at Dis-Chem stores (not Foschini).
TOP TIP: Be sure to keep an eye on the blog during the next couple of weeks as I’ll be giving away ALL THREE of the above ranges in a special OGX hamper.
Tangle Teezer Candy Floss ♥ R 230,00 – To welcome those longed for free spirited days Tangle Teezer spun a limited edition colour remix of their world-famous detangling hair brush. A dreamy combo of ice cool white with sweet-as-candy pink. Detangling wet and dry hair without any tugs or pulls, it has an innovative centralised concave design that delivers firm, salon style brushstrokes from roots to ends. Will be available at selected hair salons, or online at Everything Hair and Retail Box.
Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate ♥ R 895,00 – Difficult to treat, visibly enlarged pores are a skin concern affecting over 300 million women globally. Historically, their increased appearance has only been attributed to dirt and oil on the skin’s surface. The truth is that there is another key contributor to enlarged pores. When skin loses its elasticity due to aging, it begins to sag and pores become visibly bigger, resulting in skin that appears older. Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate is a clinically tested serum that restores elasticity for more toned and uplifted skin. Visibly lifts skin and helps re-shape facial contours while noticeably tightening the appearance of enlarged pores. It’s formulated with key active ingredients, including yeast extract and geranium essential oil that improve skin’s elasticity and overall bounce-back quality. Yeast Extract has been studied in the past for its multiple skin benefits, which include anti-oxidant and cell renewal properties, with the ability to improve skin smoothness and texture when introduced in cosmetic formulations. Geranium Essential Oil has been shown to stimulate biomarkers associated to anti-aging and anti-oxidant benefits, and to protect against the degradation of collagen and elastin. Will be available at Kiehl’s counters in Edgars stores nationwide.
Marc Anthony Coconut Oil & Shea Butter ♥ starting at R 119,95 – Formulated for dry and damaged hair, the natural goodness of coconut oil balances these daily negatives and transition hair back to a place of moisture, shine, health and manageability. The ability of both coconut oil and shea butter to be absorbed into the hair helps to nurture and protect from the inside out. Their natural moisturising qualities keep your hair supple and shining while nourishing, strengthening and conditioning.
The range consists of a sulphate-free shampoo (R 119,95), conditioner (R 119,95), deep conditioning treatment (R 49,95) and oil treatment (R 139,95). Available at Dis-Chem stores nationwide.
Marc Anthony Volumizing Collagen Bamboo ♥ starting at R 119,95 – Formulated for thin, fine, weak or brittle hair. When you are faced with this issue your one desire is to have fuller hair that doesn’t break with the stress of daily styling. The Volumizing Collagen Bamboo collection helps you to get extra thick, full, strong hair throughout your hair care regimen – from wash to style – to create big, voluminous, beautifully bouncy hair. Transform weak, flat, lifeless hair with the strengthening power of bamboo and the extra thickening and plumping power of collagen. An added dose of biotin and silica offer conditioning, protection and support strength.
The range consists of a sulphate-free shampoo (R 119,95), conditioner (R 119,95), and Extra Volume Thickening Cream (R 139,95). Available at Dis-Chem stores nationwide.
Marc Anthony Kinky Girls With Wild Curls ♥ starting at R 119,95 – If you have naturally curly hair, this is the range of products to help you embrace the natural curl texture. The trick is being able to control it while still keeping its wild, bouncy, voluminous qualities. Define, nourish and moisturise with an exotic blend of the richest oils in the world. Formulated with a super blend of exotic shea butter, coconut oil, avocado oil and argan oil to add deep nourishment, hydration, softness and shine to extra dry, dull, coarse, frizzy curls.
The range consists of a sulphate-free shampoo (R 119,95), conditioner (R 119,95), and oil treatment (R 139,95). Available at Dis-Chem stores nationwide.
SAMPAR is in town and plans to paint it pink. They launched in a select few Edgars stores last year and now they’re launching into additional Edgars stores, plus Woolworths stores as well. SAMPAR is the pioneer of urban skincare with the ambition to awaken the sleeping beauty in every woman, uncovering and revealing her natural allure. The award-winning brand has 6 product ranges, designed to satisfy and fulfil every woman’s skin desires: Essentials are your basic skincare products, for all skin types. Pure Perfection provides a range of solutions for blemish-prone and problematic skins. Cosmake-up blurs the lines between skin care and make-up, giving you the best of both worlds. Age Antidote aims to reduce the visible signs of ageing. The City of Light range provides clarifying and illuminating skincare solutions.
Visit the store nearest to you for a FREE skin consultation and sample pack during the month of August to celebrate their relaunch and Women’s month!
Trevor Sorbie Abyssinian & Argan Oil ♥ R 159,95 each – This new range has been created to target the key needs of dry or damaged hair. The blend of abyssinian & argan oils restore shine, strength and manageability to all hair types. This unique blend of oils provides all the deep care and nourishment that hair needs to look and feel its best. The range consists of a paraben- and sulphate-free shampoo (R 159,95), an ultra-moisturising conditioner (R 159,95) and an Oil Elixir (R 159,95) that can be used as a pre- or post-styling product. Available at Dis-Chem stores nationwide.
MAC Cremesheen Pearl – The shimmering twist on a MAC classic is back with a brilliant bang. Cremesheen Lipstick and Cremesheen Glass, both infused with pearlized pigments, are available in 15 new Asian-inspired shades. Prominent pinks, radiant reds and contemporary corals glow strikingly against all skin tones with a finish that leaves lips luminous and decidedly lacquered. With foolproof colour coverage and gleamingly creamy gloss, this eye-catching update to Cremesheen is the new yin and yang for your lips. Will be available in the MAC South Africa online store, or in-store at your nearest MAC counter.
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick ♥ R 210,00 – ‘Nippon’ a creamy mid-tone coral pink, ‘Koi Coral’ a pale peachy nude, ‘Star Magnolia’ a bright carnation pink, ‘Little Buddha’ a bright peachy pink, ‘Pickled Plum’ a bright blue-pink, ‘Tokyo Tizzy’ a bright yellow-based orange, ‘Obi Orange’ an intense clean reddish orange, ‘Pretty Boy’ an intense pinky coral, ‘Dozen Carnations’ an intense warm tomato red, and ‘Sweet Sakura’ a true red with soft gold pearl finish.
Cremesheen Glass ♥ R 235,00 – ‘Pagoda’ a frosted cool pink, ‘Double Happiness’ a frosted light nude, ‘Floating Lotus’ a frosted soft rose, ‘Richer, Lusher’ a peachy coral, ‘Partial to Pink’ a light creamy yellow-toned pink with a light gold pearl finish.
MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadows ♥ R230,00 each – Plug into supercharged colour, electrifying pigments fuse with high frost for maximum wattage in 16 shades that glide across the skin with creamy comfort and easy flexibility. From the moment you touch the soft, springy formula, you’ll be wired into its sensational blending power and high voltage colour intensity. The collection also features a MAC 242 shader brush (R 330,00).
MAC Upward Lash Mascara ♥ R 240,00 – Look up to soaring new heights with Upward Lash. This mascara alters reality by turning your lashes into total shape-shifters, creating high-rise levels of volume, length and curl in mere seconds.
How awesome does the packaging of this mascara look? I love how it looks like a tall MAC lipstick.
The Body Shop Voyage Fragrance Collection ♥ R 275,00 each – The beautiful, redesigned multifaceted glass bottles signify time zones across the globe, and each box incorporates a traditional design from its region which The Body Shop has given a fresh, modern spin. Created by some of the world’s top perfumers, each fragrance is based around an authentic, traditional ingredient from some of the world’s most beautiful places. The collection includes: Japanese Cherry Blossom, Fijian Water Lotus, Atlas Mountain Rose, Indian Night Jasmine and now the brand new Italian Summer Fig.
Don’t forget to pop in-store because the old packaging fragrances are on sale at The Body Shop for only R 100,00 each!
The Body Shop Italian Summer Fig Collection ♥ starting at R 99,00 – There’s no better time to fall in love with a new fragrance than summer. The Body Shop has found the perfect and unique ingredient for the ultimate sophisticated new summer fragrance: Italian Summer Fig. All the facets of succulent figs, slowly sun ripened under the Italian sun. The cool crispness in the top notes from fresh, green notes including grape leaf and crocus captures the fresh feeling of the fig trees as if they’ve been misted with ocean spray, then there’s a delicate floral element at the heart, adding a touch of femininity with Tuscan rose and in the base of the fragrance, the warm and addictive sensuality of amber and oakwood.
This new collection features an Eau de Toilette fragrance (R 275,00), a fragrance mist (R 140,00), a shower gel (R 99,00), a body lotion (R 99,00) and a body cream (R 160,00).
Morgan Taylor Ooh La La ♥ R 123,00 each – This is their Spring / Summer 2015 collection and takes inspiration from romantic and classic Parisian colours. CEO and Founder Danny Haile says: “I am always inspired by Paris – from its romantic essence, iconic art and architecture to its fashion trends. For this collection, we developed a colour palette around this theme using soft to lavish shades filled with vintage charm.” The collection features 4 new shades ranging from a creme to a glitter to gorgeous shimmers. You will also be able to buy a mini-size 4-pack containing all the shades. Available at selected Dis-Chem stores and Sorbet salons nationwide.
Do you see those prices?! The L’Oréal Professionnel sets are on sale for half-price on Everything Hair! You get a shampoo, conditioning treatment and styling product for around R 370,00.
And if you’re more of a Redken type of gal (or guy), Retail Box is currently giving a Redken Diamond Oil FREE with the purchase of the above sets (which basically makes them half-price as well).