Products Popping Up – February 2017

New Products Launching February 2017

First ‘Products Popping Up’ blog post of 2017 – yaaaaay!  You guys have no idea how much fun it is to compile these monthly ‘new product launches’ blog posts,  I always get so excited seeing all the new goodies we can expect to see in-store (or online) soon.

Also:  Happy Valentine’s Day!  If you have a special someone in your life, I hope you two spoil each other today.  And if you’re single, then I think you should definitely treat yourself to a little something…maybe a choccie?  Or a new pair of shoes?  Or maybe 1 or 2 of the products you’re about to see in today’s blog post.

Anyway, I feel it’s necessary for me to point the following out every now and again (because there’s always someone new reading these ‘Products Popping Up’ blog posts for the first time): The product descriptions you see below are NOT product reviews, they’re just short paragraphs to tell you a bit more about each new product.  This blog post is also not really about me recommending any of these products to you (mainly because I haven’t tested most of them) – the aim is to introduce you to some of the new products that are launching each month.  Someone recently suggested that I maybe do a blog post towards the end of each month where I review some of the new products I featured in each month’s ‘Products Popping Up’ blog post.

What do you think?  Would you be interested in something like that?  What should I call it?  ‘Products Popping Up Reviews’ or ‘Products Popping Up Tried & Tested’?  I don’t know….maybe you could help me out with a nice catchy name for the series?

It’s time for you to grab yourself a cup of coffee (or tea) and a biscuit or two – let’s take a look at all the products that you will see popping up on shelves this month!

Clinique Crayola

Crayola for Clinique Chubby Sticks For Lips ♥ R290,00 each – Clinique and Crayola crayons play together on a limited-edition collection of Chubby Stick for lips.  These chubby lip pencils are loaded with mango and shea butters so lips feel comfortably soft and smooth.

Promotion: Receive a FREE limited edition crayon bag with your purchase of any 2 Clinique Crayola Chubby Sticks (until stocks last).

The limited edition #CliniqueCrayola Chubby Sticks are exclusive to Foschini and the Foschini For Beauty online store.

Estee Lauder DayWear Matte

Estée Lauder DayWear Matte ♥ starting at R515,00 – This oil-controlling anti-oxidant gel moisturiser smoothes on skin for immediate hydration and transforms to a silky, matte finish.  This mattifying moisturiser helps skin minimise shine all day and with continued use, reduces the look of pores.  Includes a propriety Super Anti-Oxidant Complex to help protect skin from free radical damage and defend against the first signs of aging. Skin feels fresh, smooth, soft and hydrated, ready to face the day with confidence.

Available at department stores, or in the Estée Lauder South Africa online store, Red Square, and Foschini For Beauty online store.

Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ♥ R300,00 – MAC’s fan-favourite Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour is back with 15 new saturated shades of on-trend muted and deep tones.  Whichever one you choose, all promise a big splash of colour in a liquid-suede finish that lingers, virtually impossible to forget.

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P Henson

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson ♥ starting at R230,00 – This year, MAC joined forces with Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett from the hit TV show, “Empire”, with a matte fuchsia with pearl lipstick and matching shimmery Lipglass.  MAC donates every cent of the selling price to the MAC AIDS Fund to support men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS.

Available at MAC counters, or in the MAC South Africa online store.

ghd Jet Set Hair Heroes

ghd Jet Set Hair Heroes Gift Set ♥ R3999,00 – Combining 2 ghd best-selling hair heroes, the ghd Platinum Styler and the ghd Flight Travel Hair Dryer, into 1 hand-luggage-sized set for fast styling and a salon-worthy finish on the go.

ghd V Gold Max Styler Gift Set

ghd V Gold Max Styler Gift Set ♥ R2399,00 – Receive a complimentary ghd advanced split end therapy treatment, providing you with the ultimate double act for strong, shiny, healthy hair.  Worth R320, ghd advanced split end therapy leave-in hair treatment repairs and nourishes dry, damaged hair.  Activated by heat, use the ghd V Gold Max Styler to lock in the treatment and seal split ends, leaving hair feeling sleek, smooth and shiny for up to 10 washes.

These gift sets are limited edition (while stocks last) and available in at selected salons and online at ghdhair South Africa.

LA Girl Shady Slim Brow PencilL.A. Girl Shady Slim Brow Pencil ♥ R85,00 – The perfect way to get fuller, beautifully sculpted brows.  Shape and fill brows with the retractable super skinny tip to create natural looking hair-like strokes.  Use the opposite end spoolie to brush and blend brow colour for a finished look.

LA Girl Strobelite Strobing Powder

L.A. Girl Strobelite Strobing Powder ♥ R149,00 – These powders highlight your facial features by creating more depth and dimension where light usually hits.  The soft and silky powder adds a fresh glow to highlight cheeks, brighten eyes, sculpt nose, and enhance pout.  Strobe Lite can be applied alone or over makeup for a perfect glowing complexion.  These powders are paraben- and fragrance free and available in 12 shades.
LA Girl Pro Coverage Illuminating Foundation

L.A. Girl Pro Coverage Illuminating Foundation ♥ R175,00 – This high-definition long wear illuminating liquid foundation is ideal for a flawless looking, full coverage finish.  The lightweight formula is comfortable for all day wear, and the paraben-free formula with added anti-oxidants helps hydrate and improve the skin’s appearance.  Now available to extend the colour range even further, an innovative white foundation mixer to adjust and customise colour.

Will be available from 16 February 2017 at Dis-Chem stores.

Elizabeth Arden Sparrow Society Gift With Purchase

Elizabeth Arden Gift With Purchase FREE – For the first time in South Africa, as well as globally, Elizabeth Arden presents a ‘gift with purchase’ different to anything seen before.  By partnering with the Make a Visible Difference Community Hero -Kate Senekal of Sparrow Society – in creating 3 chic cosmetic bags, they are providing their customers with the opportunity to support this incredible, proudly South African initiative, while also gifting themselves.  Kate Senekal is the founder of Sparrow Society, a non-profit organisation which connects and empowers women in the townships of Gugulethu, Masiphumelele and Philippi through their craftsmanship, design and creative skills.

Receive a chic, handmade Sparrow Society bag filled with 3 full-size must-haves* with the purchase of 2 Elizabeth Arden products, one to be a moisturiser, serum or foundation. *Must-haves include a full-size Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, Grand Entrance Mascara and 15ml Always Red Eau de Toilette (total product value R785,00).

Available at Truworths, Edgars and Red Square stores until 3 May 2017.

Stila Matte n Metals Eyeshadow Palette

Stila Matte ‘n Metals Eyeshadow Palette ♥ R595,00 – Create eye-catching colour combos with just the right mix of matte and shimmer.  Featuring 6 modern matte and 6 mega metallic shades in range of pink rose golds, cool-toned pewters and golden bronzes that flatter all skin tones, it’s the one colour palette you need to design eyes that truly dazzle.

Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighter

Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter ♥ TBC – Bouncy-to-the-touch, these unique, radiance-enhancing highlighters melt into skin for a barely-there feel.  Ultra-fine, light diffusing particles help skin look lit from within with a soft, luminous, natural-looking glow.

Stila Correct Perfect All In One Color Correcting Palette

Stila Correct & Perfect All-In-One Color Correcting Palette ♥ R695,00 – Under-eye circles, redness, uneven or dull skin?  Not anymore with this all-in-one customizable colour correcting palette.  The kit consists of 5 velvety smooth cream colour correctors and 2 tinted setting powders, all you need to help neutralise imperfections and brighten dull skin tones.

Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip Cheek Palette

Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Palette ♥ R425,00 – A fresh arrangement of Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Creams hand-picked to deliver the perfect balance of warm tones.  Each set includes four iconic shades and a new, custom blended shade exclusive to the palette.  They blend like a dream, leaving lips and cheeks petal soft with pretty pops of translucent colour.

Available at selected Woolworths stores.

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil ♥ R650,00 – A lightweight oil cleanser to remove makeup and impurities.  This lightweight essential oil cleanser emulsifies with water to a cleansing milk, gently, yet effectively dissolving even the hardest to remove makeup and impurities without over-drying, leaving skin clean and replenished.  Enriched with an aromatic blend of pure botanical oils, a planted-derived lipid with a natural affinity for skin, evening primrose oil (rich in Omega-6 fatty acids), and lavender essential oil, this all-in one non-comedogenic cleansing formula leaves skin balanced, soothed and prepared for optimal night-time replenishment.  The formula is also soap-free, sulfate-free, and mineral oil free.

Available at Kiehl’s counters in selected Edgars stores, or in the Kiehl’s South Africa online store and Red Square online store.

Lancome Grandiose Liner Lancome Grandiose Extreme Mascara

Lancôme Grandiôse Liner ♥ R340,00 – Achieve the perfect cat eye, winged eyeliner, and feline flick.  Easy at every angle, a 35 degree bendable wand allows for the most precise & easy to apply liquid liner looks.  The bent wand allows for precise & direct application to the lash line.  While the wand allows for close access to the lash line, the ultra thin tip of the felt applicator gives the clean look.  An improved formula uses pigment extracts for a beautiful matte effect.

Lancôme Grandiôse Extrême ♥ R415,00 – Lancôme’s most extreme mascara yet.  Exceptional volume, remarkable length & maximum lift, the Swan Neck™ Wand was made to provide exceptional length, lift, and volume to all lashes.  The ergonomic curve of the wand allows for precise & effortless application of every lash root to tip.  The new high charge brush has dual bristles to load on maximum formula, and a new colour-boosting polymer gives darker, blacker lashes.

Available at department stores nationwide.

Giorgio Armani Si Rose

Giorgio Armani SÌ Rose ♥ starting at R1634,00 – Strong. Sensitive. Serene.  The new Sì Rose Signature Eau de Parfum captures the heart with sensational spring freshness lit by flashes of bergamot and mandarin.  The light freesia accord blends seamlessly with the Blackcurrant Neo Jungle Essence.  This intensely feminine reinterpretation of the original eau de parfum adds 2 rose accords to give an unexpected twist to the Sì trademark chypre.  A tribute to couture, with a couture detail to exalt a new olfactory interpretation of Si – the bottle is caressed with a satin ribbon, which is one of Mr. Armani‘s favourite fabrics.  Along with the medallion, a symbol of ultimate feminine accessory with the Sì signature.

Available at department stores nationwide.

Benefit Galifornia Blush

Benefit GALifornia Blush ♥ R385,00 – This new golden pink blusher is part sun, pure fun!  It blends bright pink with shimmering gold, capturing the warm glow of California sunshine in a box.  The signature GALifornia Dreamin’ scent features notes of pink grapefruit & vanilla.  Comes complete with a custom rounded blush brush for soft, diffused application.

Benefit The POREfessional Pore Minimising Makeup

Benefit The POREfessional Pore Minimising Makeup ♥ TBC – This new foundation covers imperfections without settling into pores or clogging them.  The weightless, long-wear formula instantly mattifies and controls excess surface oil for 8 hours, and contains mushroom extract known to reduce the appearance of pores.  Pull out the sponge from the base and remove cap, press button to release 1 to 2 drops onto the custom pore-blurring sponge, then pat & blend on pore-problem areas or all over your face.

Will be available at Benefit counters in selected Edgars and Red Square stores, or in the Red Square online store.

Max Factor Ageless Elixir Miracle Foundation Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation

Max Factor Ageless Elixir Miracle Foundation ♥ R254,95 – This 2-in-1 foundation gives an instant flawless finish and its built-in serum with SPF15 helps protect against the visible signs of ageing.  Instantly covers without settling in age-related imperfections.

Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation ♥ R195,95 – Long-lasting and smudge-resistant coverage guaranteed for 8 hours, keeps you looking perfect for longer.   The foundation evens out skin tone and softens imperfections for a natural look with a light feel that stays fresh all day long.

Max Factor Creme Puff Powder

Max Factor Crème Puff Powder ♥ R135,95 – Light-reflecting particles give skin a soft, subtle glow.  Suitable for all skin types, this setting powder feels lightweight on the skin and provides matte coverage.

Max Factor Colour Corrector Sticks

Max Factor Colour Corrector Sticks ♥ R229,95 each – These colour correcting sticks use the way colours balance and neutralise each other to correct and perfect any tonal imperfections in your skin such as dark under eye circles, or lacklustre skin.  These unique stick concealers allow you to target specific problem areas with precision to achieve an all over even skin tone and get the perfect base for a flawless foundation look.

Available at selected Clicks stores, or online at Cosmetiques de France.

The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey

The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey ♥ starting at R60,00 – The caring new body care range has been lovingly formulated for sensitive, dry skin.  The Body Shop developed a thoughtful skincare range that combines nourishing and restoring ingredients with pleasurable textures and a subtle hypoallergenic fragrance.  Enriched with Community Trade almond oil from the Alicante region of Spain, and Community Trade honey from the UNESCO Sheka rainforest in Ethiopia, this caring new range is as kind to the environment as it is your skin.  The range is dermatologically tested, 100% vegetarian, formulated without colourants, and contains no mineral oil or petrolatum.

The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Youth Liquid Peel

The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Liquid Peel ♥ R225,00 – This liquid peel exfoliates and gently peels off impurities from your skin, lifting dead skin cells and residuals.  This revolutionary gel-to-peel leaves skin clean and purified from the day’s pollutants. Continued use will leave a fresh, smoother and more luminous youthful-looking skin.

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow-Revealing Liquid Peel

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow-Revealing Liquid Peel ♥ R175,00 – This liquid peel specifically targets pollutants that are left sitting on the skin at the end of the day.  Transforming gel-to-peel technology traps and gently peels off impurities and dead skin cells to unveil healthy-looking skin.

Available at The Body Shop stores nationwide, or at selected Clicks stores.

Bodyography Hydrating Foundation Primer

Bodyography Hydrating Foundation Primer ♥ R495,00 – Unlike most primers, which are primarily silicone- based, Bodyography Hydrating Foundation Primer is formulated with rose water, jojoba seed oil, aloe, and chamomile which are all extremely hydrating and soothing to skin.  The luxurious formula hydrates skin from the inside out while creating a smooth surface for makeup application.

Available at selected Placecol, Dream Nails and Perfect 10 salons countrywide or in the Placecol South Africa online store.

LOreal Pure-Clay Masks

L’Oréal Detox & Brighten Clay Mask ♥ R149,95 –  A super-charged pure clay mask with the power of charcoal to detoxify and illuminate skin in just 10 minutes.  The powerful formula provides a luxurious experience while potent pure clays and charcoal act like a magnet to draw-out and capture deep impurities.  This creamy, non-drying formula leaves skin feeling clean, velvety, and rebalanced.  Detox and Brighten Pure-Clay Mask addresses your dull, tired skin to reveal a purified, even, and radiant complexion.

L’Oréal Exfoliate & Refine Clay Mask ♥ R149,95 – A super-charged pure clay mask enhanced with Red Algae Extract to exfoliate and refine skin in just 10 minutes.  The efficacious formula provides a multi-sensorial, fragrant experience while potent pure clays and volcanic rock exfoliate dead skin cells and smooth surface imperfections.  Exfoliate & Refines Pores Pure-Clay Mask addresses rough and clogged skin to reveal a polished, pore-minimized and smooth complexion.

L’Oréal Purify & Mattify Pure-Clay Mask ♥ R149,95 – A super-charged pure clay mask with the power of Eucalyptus to purify and mattify skin in just 10 minutes.  The fresh, indulgent formula provides a soothing and refreshing spa-like experience, while powerful pure clays penetrate deep into pores to remove impurities.  Purify & Mattify Pure-Clay Mask addresses shiny and oily skin to reveal clarified, mattified, and refreshed complexion.

Available at Clicks and Dis-Chem stores (these only landed in-store yesterday, so they might not be in all stores yet).

Lral Paris Revitalift Laser Renew The Double Care

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser Renew The Double Care R329,95 – A day cream in a dual pump system, Double Care contains 2 highly concentrated anti-ageing ingredients, 2% Vitamin CG and 6% Pro-Xylane, that fuse together at the very last moment.  On the surface, skin looks corrected, smoothed and illuminated. In depth, skin feels remodelled, redensified and toned.

Available at Clicks, Dis-Chem and selected department stores nationwide.

SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF50

SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF50 ♥ R650,00 – Daily UVA/UVB oil-absorbing protective base with a matte finish.  This mattifying 100% physical sunscreen is formulated with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to provide high broad spectrum UV protection.  Enhanced with aerated silica technology, it is proven to maintain a matte finish even in hot, humid conditions.  Its weightless mousse texture dries to a powder finish, optimising makeup application.

Available online at SkinMiles, Dermastore, and Skin Renewal.

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Cushion Foundation Physicians Formula Cushion Corrector Primer Duo

Physician’s Formula Cushion Corrector + Primer Duo SPF20 R249,95 – The talc-free Cushion Corrector + Primer Duo has a weightless mineral formula that delivers the skin-transforming benefits of colour-correction and the skin-perfecting effect of priming in one revolutionary cushion.  This essential first step creates a flawless complexion, instantly colour-corrects skin tone, blurs fine lines and pores, and conceals visible imperfections.  Uniquely buildable formula allows for spot correction or all over perfecting.

♥  Shades: Peach brightens darkness, and lavender brightens dullness.

♥  Shades: Yellow corrects dark circles and dullness, and green corrects redness.

Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Cushion Foundation SPF50 ♥ R249,95 – The weightless mineral formula provides the multi-tasking benefits of an alphabet cream with the gentle, flawless, skin-perfecting effects of minerals.  The revolutionary cushion foundation instantly corrects visible imperfections, blurs fine lines and pores with a perfected airbrushed finish.  SPF50 broad spectrum sunscreen protects from UVA/UVB rays.  ABC Cushion Technology = ultra-fluid, lightweight formula delivers an instantly smoothing and firming effect, while hydrating skin for effortless perfection.  The unique cushion sponge delivery system dispenses the perfect dose, each tap delivers customizable light to medium coverage.

All 3 products will be limited edition at Dis-Chem stores.

LOccitane Shea Butter Rose

L’Occitane Shea Butter Rose ♥ starting at R145,00 – Nourish and protect your skin from head to toe with the Shea Butter Rose range.  Made with 25% shea butter, this light moisturising formula is quickly absorbed.  Scented with the tender and voluptuous fragrance of roses, skin is left feeling soft and lightly perfumed.  The range features an aerial whipped texture that gently melts on the skin leaving a comfortable yet not greasy finish.

Available at L’Occitane Boutiques, or in the L’Occitane South Africa online store.


Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick ♥ R310,00 – These long-wear, water-resistant liquid lipstick features Advanced Polymer Technology that makes it stay put and look as fresh and flawless as your first swipe – for up to 8 hours.  Featherweight but fierce, this liquid matte formula is infused with lip-smoothing primer oil complex for suede-soft lip colour in a range of super-rad shades.  It’s smudge-proof, budge-proof and non-feathering.

Available at selected Red Square and Woolworths stores, or in the Red Square online store.

LINDOR Valentines Day Truffles

LINDOR Valentine’s Day Truffles ♥ starting at R21,95 – Share the love this Valentine’s Day with LINDOR and give your special someone the gift of bliss.  This year, the LINDT Swiss Master Chocolatier has expanded the LINDOR range to include an exciting new heart gift bag, which is sure to melt hearts across South Africa.  Filled with smooth melting LINDOR Milk Chocolate Truffles, the LINDOR Heart Gift Bag is an irresistible token of affection.

Also available on shelves this Valentine’s Day is the popular 50g LINDOR Milk Heart collectible tin, which provides 4 moments of pure LINDOR bliss in a re-usable tin heart, as well as a range of LINDOR 200g cornets, which have been enjoyed by couples and connoisseurs for over half a century.

Available at selected supermarkets, or in the Woolworths online store.

Hills Goodie Foodie Bin

Hill’s Goodie Foodie Bin ♥ FREE – Food is good in a Hill’s Goodie Foodie Bin! The #HillsGoodieBin is available free this February when you buy 2 selected bags of your pet’s favourite Hill’s food.  Available with Hill’s Science Plan, Ideal Balance or Prescription Diet foods, these handy bins are designed especially to store Hill’s goodness.  The large 15kg container comes with any 2 big bags of Hill’s Canine (9,5kg to 13,6kg).  The smaller 5kg bin – purrfect for cats or smaller dogs – is available with every two bags of Hill’s Feline (2,7kg to 6,8kg), Science Plan or Ideal Balance Canine Mini (1,8kg to 3kg) or Canine Prescription Diet (1,5kg to 4kg).

They are available from participating veterinary outlets from early February, while stocks last.

Bioderma Sensibio Gel Moussant Mild Cleansing Foaming Gel2

Bioderma Sensibio Gel Moussant Mild Cleansing Gel ♥ R209,95 – A soothing mild, soap-free cleansing gel for sensitive skin with a reinforced hydration.  Sensibio Gel Moussant gently cleanses and removes makeup from face and eyes while soothing and calming irritations.  This product is soap-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, colorant-free, hypoallergenic, physiological pH, non-comedogenic.

Available at selected Clicks and Dis-Chem stores, or online at Cosmetiques de France.

Real Techniques Ultimate Base Set

Real Techniques Ultimate Base Set ♥ R349,95 – Real Techniques’ new limited edition Ultimate Base Set allows you to add colour to your lids and a pop to your cheeks with the Expert Face Brush, Miracle Complexion Sponge, and a new Deluxe Concealer Brush packaged together.  The set also comes with an exclusive mirror to-go case – the perfect compact case for touch ups.

This limited edition set will be exclusive to selected Foschini stores.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color ♥ R179,00 – 4 new shades have been added to the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color range.  The Ultra HD Matte Lip Color is a lightweight, high definition, matte liquid lipstick with a moisturising velvety feel.

Will be available at Clicks, Dis-Chem, and other department stores; or in the Red Square-, Woolworths and Foschini For Beauty online store.

Sparitual Feminine Collection

Sparitual Feminine Collection ♥ R175,00 each – The Feminine Collection for Autumn 2017 is inspired by women who are both strong and feminine, courageous and sensitive, powerful and kind.  This collection features a colour range steeped in antiquity, appreciated by thoughtful reflection.  Organic greys are blended with sensual colours and energized with rich red clay.  As with all SpaRitual lacquers, the Feminine collection is formulated without DBP, toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, and formaldehyde resin.

Available at selected salons, or online at Faithful To Nature.

Gatineau Perfection Ultime Retexturising Beauty Cream

Gatineau Perfection Ultime Retexturising Beauty Cream ♥ R1395,00 – A lightweight daily moisturiser designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, instantly brighten and smooth the skin texture whilst intensively hydrating the skin.  Wheat and soy proteins create an immediate smoothing effect and Hyaluronic Acid and cotton extracts deliver intense hydration.  For all skin types from the age of 30 and beyond this silky-smooth formula is rich in caviar extract which provides proteins, nutrients, vitamins and natural actives to rejuvenate and reactivate the skin’s luminosity.

Available from end-February 2017 at selected beauty salons, Woolworths, Truworths, Stuttafords, Dis-Chem and other pharmacies.

Vita Liberata Fabulous Illuminate Wash Off Body Bronzer

Vita Liberata Fabulous Illuminate Wash Off Body Bronzer ♥ R425,00 – A bronzed, instant tanner for immediate results on all skin tones.  Created with an innovative transfer resistant formula, Vita Liberata’s Fabulous Illuminate Wash Off Body Bronzer achieves sunless tanning with ease.  Simply wash off in the shower, the formula provides the skin with 72-hour hydration for incredible luminosity and a beautiful glow.

Available at selected salons & spas, or in the Vita Liberata South Africa online store.

SOiL Ugandan Shea Butters

SOiL Ugandan Shea Butters ♥ R120,00 – SOiL Organic Aromatherapy decided last year to add pure and organic essential oils to their shea butter in order to expand the range and also add extra boosting effects to the butter.  They have started with 2 new butters in this blended range – Lavender and Citrus.  Not only do these two new scented butters smell divine, the essential oils contain various healing properties that work with the butter to benefit your skin and overall health.

Available in the SOiL online store.

BABOR REVERSIVE Anti Aging Overnight Mask

BABOR REVERSIVE Anti-Aging Overnight Mask ♥ R1145,00 – The rich, cream mask contains selected effective active REVERSIVE ingredients.  Telovitin, an active cell-protecting ingredient based on Nobel Prize-winning research, combats skin aging right at its source: in cellular activity.  By protecting the telomeres, or chromosome endings, it extends the life cycle of skin cells.  As a night time mask, it understands the skin’s biological clock and supports the skin’s natural repair mechanisms precisely when they need it.

Available at selected salons, or in the BABOR South Africa online store.

Johnnys Chop Shop

Johnny’s Chop Shop ♥ starting at R109,00 – The JCS brand gives young fashion conscious men the sharpest looks and the right products to create them.  It is about crafting honest, slick styles for guys who want to be well-groomed combining traditional methods with directional techniques for remarkably uncommon results.  Referencing vintage Americana imagery the brand ID is a fusion of 1950s and 1960s retro style and modern day trend.

Available at selected Dis-Chem stores.

African Extracts Purifying 3 In 1 Facial Wipes

African Extracts Purifying 3-In-1 Facial Wipes ♥ R48,99 – These facial wipes are perfect for removing daily impurities and makeup, leaving your skin feeling clean, refreshed and hydrated.  The non-greasy, non-drying formulation has Rooibos, jojoba and Vitamin E, rich in antioxidants.  When skin tends to the oily side, or is prone to breakouts during adolescence or pregnancy, this is the perfect skin solution.  The power of Rooibos is boosted by natural plant extract of Boabab and Salicylic Acid to leave skin looking clear and feeling calm, with a smooth matte finish.

African Extracts Classic Care 3-in-1 Facial Wipes ♥ R48,99 – These convenient wipes leave your skin clean and moisturised.  They are non-greasy, non-drying, alcohol free and remove even waterproof makeup.

Available at all Dis-Chem stores, and selected Clicks, PnP, Checkers & Spar stores.

Shew, that was a long one…wasn’t it?  I’m off to the dentist to get a filling fixed – I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day!  Remember to spoil yourself, if you don’t have someone in your life this year to treat you.

Oh, and here’s my last question for you:

Products Popping Up Question

Let me know in the comments section below!  I have my eye on the Physician’s Formula cushion foundation and colour corrector (the peach & purple one), the L.A. Girl products (ALL of them), Stila Matte ‘n Metals eyeshadow palette, Stila Heaven’s Hue highlighter (not sure which colour, though, they’re all so pretty), Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical cleansing oil, Benefit GALifornia blush, L’Oréal clay masks, L’Occitane Shea Butter Rose hand cream, Real Techniques Ultimate Base Set (not that I need any more makeup brushes), Revlon Ultra HD liquid lipsticks (all 4 new shades), and a SOiL Ugandan Shea Butter.

I do have a couple of the other products featured in this blog post waiting to be reviewed, so if there’s anything specific you want to see a review on…let me know!

P.S. Check back in on the blog later today, I’ll have a special Valentine’s Day GIVEAWAY up!



  1. Bianca Balutto
    14 February 2017 / 13:21

    There are so many exciting new products I dunno which to get my hands on first 🙂

    • 16 February 2017 / 07:31

      Me neither – but I suggest if you have your eye on some of the limited edition items, you start with those ones first before they’re gone. 😉

  2. 14 February 2017 / 13:26

    What do I have my eye on??? Too much! lol. I am also eyeing those physician’s formula cushion correctors, the LA Girl foundation, the Kiehl’s cleaning oil. The L’oreal clay masks. The L’ocitanne hand cream.

    I tested those clinique chubby sticks out and I wasn’t too impressed. They aren’t really pigmented, unless they’re just like a lipgloss sort of product. I think i expected more colour payoff.

    I’d love a review of new products, then I really know what I should try to get and what to skip 🙂

    • 16 February 2017 / 07:34

      Haha!! Someone mentioned on my social media that Tati didn’t give the PH correctors a very good review, but I might still get one just to test it out for myself. I’m very psyched for the L’Oreal clay masks, I’ve been waiting for them to come to SA ever since I saw them on US vloggers’ Snapchat stories.

      The Clinique Chubby Sticks (or at least these limited edition ones) are supposed to be more like a tinted lipbalm, not an intense lipstick. I have all 4 (I’ll be doing a short review on them) and I like them, they’re easy to apply and easy to wear. 🙂

  3. 14 February 2017 / 13:27

    So many amazing products launching!!! Love it.

    • 16 February 2017 / 07:34

      I’m so excited!! 😀 Thank you for popping by the blog, Siwe.

  4. Thembakazi Sonwabe
    14 February 2017 / 13:38

    Great post, so many products are launching! Looking forward to the LA Girl products and the Real Techniques bundle is a great price, I might just spoil myself

    • 16 February 2017 / 07:36

      The L.A. Girl products are top of my list of products to get to review – I’ve been waiting for them to come to SA for a while now… 😉

      I agree, the Real Techniques brush set is a really good price – and the concealer brush in there looks like a nice brush to add to any collection.

  5. Nicole
    14 February 2017 / 13:48

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this list of new products popping up, exited for the Stila eyeshadow palette and also the Loreal clay masks!

    • 16 February 2017 / 07:37

      Also excited about that Stila eyeshadow palette!! I’ve seen some mixed reviews online, so I’m keen to get my hands on it to test it out for myself. 😉

  6. 14 February 2017 / 14:58

    Omgeeeeeeee! I NEED that Stila Matte ‘n Metals Eyeshadow Palette!!! Those MAC and Smashbox liquid lipsticks look amazing too!

    • 16 February 2017 / 07:39

      The palette looks fab, hey? I love all the other Stila ‘Eyes Are The Window’ palettes, so I’m hoping this one will be just as good!!

      Yep, the liquid lipsticks look great – I think I’ll be wearing a lot more liquid lippies during Autumn & Winter this year. x

  7. Gillian
    14 February 2017 / 15:07

    HAVE to try those Loreal Facial Masks!!! 🙂

    • 16 February 2017 / 07:39

      Me too!! Can’t wait to slap ’em on my face! 😉

  8. Remona
    14 February 2017 / 15:15

    I would definitly would like to try out the new LA Girl pro-foundation and their brow pencils. And the lightest new shade of pink of the Revlon matt lippies got my name on it.
    Also would love to try out the Loreal clay mask out.

    • 16 February 2017 / 07:41

      To be honest, all the new Revlon lipstick shades have my name on them – especially with Autumn & Winter around the corner. 😉

      I’ll definitely be doing a review on the L.A. Girl products, can’t wait to start testing the products. They’ll be available when the Dis-Chem Beauty Fair starts (plus you’ll probably get them on a 3-for-2 promo).

  9. 14 February 2017 / 15:50

    How about Products Popping Up: Put to the Test???

    I already got my hands on the L’Oreal Detox mask with Charcoal – I saw it in Dischem and didn’t even know it was launching here! I’ve used it twice and I have to say it is amazing. I hear it’s a dupe for the Glamglow Supermud mask as well.

    • 16 February 2017 / 07:42

      That’s a great idea for a name – thanks, Siobhan! 🙂

      Yay! So happy to hear you like the charcoal mask – can’t wait to test them out for myself! x

  10. Melanie Moodie
    14 February 2017 / 15:54

    Those L’Oréal masks look incredible!! Definitely want to check that out

    • 16 February 2017 / 07:43

      Me too! Me too! 😉

  11. Kelebogile
    14 February 2017 / 16:43

    Aaaawe so much I want to get my paws on! is the L’Oreal masks Luzanne? XXXXO

    • 16 February 2017 / 07:43

      Not sure yet – I haven’t used them… But will definitely do a review on them – is seems EVERYONE is super excited about them!! 😉 xo

  12. Wardah
    14 February 2017 / 16:44

    Happy Vday, Luzanne!! I hope Neal spoils you with a nice romantic dinner 🙂

  13. 14 February 2017 / 18:18

    Thank u for the post hun i think its great !!! I would love a first review please on the LA girl foundation. My first foundation i used was LA girl and to be honest i still have it as it didnt work for me and lost insterest in product would be so cool to give it a second chance but with some warning i would say for the name you can use ‘Products Popping Up Reviews’ . We appreciate all the work put in Luzannelove much

  14. Elmarie Pienaar
    14 February 2017 / 18:47

    Ek is mal oor hierdie posts van jou, dit maak my altyd so excited vir al die goedjies wat ek in die winkels gaan sien! Ek wil bitter graag die Physicians Formula cushion foundation, die Kiehls cleansing oil, die Smashbox liquid lipsticks, en die Benefit blush kry. Baie dankie dat jy altyd so baie tyd en moeite in hierdie posts sit, L. 😀

  15. R Fourie
    14 February 2017 / 20:21

    Suggestion : Rave (to praise) or Wave (say goodbye)

    Products Popping Up – Rave or Wave Reviews

    So excited for all the new products – LA Girl Skinny brow pencil / Max Factor Colour Correcting / L’Oreal Clsy mask and the RT concealer brush 🙂

  16. Adele
    14 February 2017 / 23:06

    Love to read about everything, even if its something I absolutely don’t need/could use ever. What about products popping up: review- yeah or neah.

  17. Lauren Henderson
    15 February 2017 / 07:59

    Can’t wait to get my hands on some of these products. It’s my birthday at the end of the month and I’m going to tell my husband about some of the makeup products. Thanks for putting this together for us, Luzanne.

    I hope you had a fantastic valentine’s day. 🙂

  18. Ronel Marais
    15 February 2017 / 08:00

    Dankie hiervoor, Luzanne!! 😀

  19. Zahrah Abdullatief
    15 February 2017 / 08:59

    Please do a review on these products:
    Maybelline Master Fix Setting plus Perfecting Powder
    NYX HD Studio Finishing Powder
    Pretty please.

  20. ANINA
    15 February 2017 / 09:02

    Oe, lekker!! Kan nie wag om te gaan inkopies doen nie….

  21. Qondiswa M
    15 February 2017 / 09:21

    NEEED those clay masks and the MAC liquid lipsticks, those colours look divine,.

  22. Liz Donaldson
    15 February 2017 / 09:23

    Yes please for reviews on products popping up!
    And maybe as someone with “influence” you are able to let LA Girl to have a chat with their merchandisers : I can never find the products you mention on the blog in my local Dischem (Rosebank) – so disappointing. 🙁

    • 15 February 2017 / 10:46

      Hello Liz – it’s Sandie here from PR responding to your complaint. Firstly, thank you for your comment. We were able to refer it to the L. A. Girl brand manager for investigation and he has responded. Please tell us what is it about the merchandising that you’re finding frustrating and what product is it that you’re looking for? Thanks!

  23. Talya
    15 February 2017 / 09:45

    I would love it if you did reviews on some of the products you mention in these new launches posts… I like the idea of “Products Popping Up – Get It OR Forget It” 😉

    I want to get the L.A. Girl highlighters and foundation, can’t wait to visit Dischem!! xo

  24. Nadine
    15 February 2017 / 10:17

    I’ve been looking forward to the L.A Girl Strobe Highlighters. Can’t wait to get my hands on them.

  25. Lydia
    15 February 2017 / 20:50

    this blog post made my day, been on the fence about ordering some of the new la girl products from overseas. Now that I will be able to test colours out in store my life will be so much easier , Thanks so much

  26. Jeanette Wessels
    16 February 2017 / 13:33

    Excited about the Benefit The POREfessional Pore Minimising Makeup and the Max Factor Colour Corrector Sticks <3

  27. Vanessa Christiane
    17 February 2017 / 10:09

    WOW – blown away what an array of fabulous products and information above! Just stunning!

    No doubt we’ll be seeing some awesome video tutorials in the not too distant future, yayness as they are so detailed, ❤❤❤ them! They’re the

  28. Karla
    21 February 2017 / 15:21

    Yey! also love it when you post these ❤ L.A. Girl Brow Pencil ♥ and super excited to try the foundation 😀

  29. Nicky
    8 March 2017 / 10:10

    I’ve been waiting for the LA Pro Girl Foundation ever since my favourite YouTube bloggers have been raving about it. The really cool thing about it, is that it is probably the cheapest foundation out there and I can tell you its spot on. Perfect for first time makeup weares.
    I also bought the Mac Retro lipsticks and damn are the amazing.
    Nice blog girl.

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