Products Popping Up – October 2016


I know, I know – this blog post is WAAAAAY overdue…  But life sometimes gets in the way of well…life.  I contemplated not publishing this blog post, because I wasn’t sure if you girls would still be interested in reading about the new product launches for October.  But then I thought about it for a while, and I’m pretty sure most of you would love to see an October edition of ‘Products Popping Up’.  I’m going to be honest with you – these blog posts are getting longer and longer, mainly because my blog is growing and I’m fortunate to work with a lot of amazing brands these days.  The upside is that I have all these new & exciting products to share with you, but the downside is that these blog posts are taking longer and longer to compile.

To give you an idea – I create every single image you see in this blog post because I want all of them to be the same size (I have a Type A personality), the collages take the longest because I have to move the products around to make them fit.  Sometimes brands forget to send me images, so it’s up to me (and google) to find good quality images.  In terms of the product descriptions, I get those from press releases but a lot of the time the press release for a single product is 1 or 2 pages long, so I have to rewrite / condense all that info into a paragraph (or two).  Again, sometimes brands don’t send me sufficient info and in those instances I google product descriptions (but I always make sure it’s a generic description, and not from a blog).  These ‘Products Popping Up’ blog posts used to take me 1 to 2 full days to compile, but the past few months because I have so much to share with you, it takes a lot longer.  For example, today’s blog post had me busy for 4 days from start to finish.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE sharing beauty news with you (and I know you all adore these blog posts) but I’m going to have to start filtering what I include in each ‘Products Popping Up’ blog post each month.  Don’t worry – I think I know what you ladies are most interested in: Makeup, bath & body care, hair care, fashion, nail care, food, and fragrances (in that order)…right?  So going forward, I’m going to sift through all the info I receive from brands & PR, and will include the products that I know you will be most excited about.

Let’s look on the bright side, shall we?  With this blog post being up so late, at least that means most of the products you see are already in-store.

I’d still love to hear your thoughts: Is it okay if I start filtering what I include in my ‘Products Popping Up’ blog posts?  What beauty news excites you most?  Makeup?  Fragrances?  Hair care?  Fashion?  Please let me know in the comments section below – remember, I’m here to create content that YOU want to see / read.  Your opinion means a lot to me!

Anyway, without further ado….let’s take a look at the new launches for October 2016!


Urban Decay NAKED Ultimate Basics Palette (R850,00) – There’s only one Naked.  And once you go Naked, you’ll never go back.  Introducing Naked Ultimate Basics — the matte eyeshadow palette you’ve been begging for.  Urban Decay loaded this sleek square case with 12 all-new, must-have neutrals.  These are the matte shades UD junkies keep requesting time and time again.  Every single one is not only new, but also exclusive to this palette — and completely different from the shades in Naked Basics and Naked2 Basics.  Naked Ultimate Basics features a true range of neutral mattes, from cool to warm — all with a little edge that makes them Naked.  Create contoured all-matte looks, or pair these neutrals with your favorite bold UD shades.

The shades in Naked Ultimate Basics are neutral enough for everything from cool skin tones to olive complexions to darker skin.  If you’ve never tried UD matte shadows, you’ll be blown away by how different they are.  Other mattes can be ‘skippy’, uneven on application or difficult to blend.  But EVERY shade in Naked Ultimate Basics features our proprietary Pigment Infusion System, which gives the formula its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.  Achieve the perfect application every time for a matte look that radiates.

Available for a limited time in the Urban Decay South Africa online pop-up store.


CATRICE October 2016 Range Update (starting at R49,95) – Innovative cosmetics and the latest trends straight from the catwalks.  CATRICE reflects the international fashion looks of the season in unique beauty products.  The products you see above are only a few of the new range of products – keep your eyes peeled for a blog post dedicated to the new CATRICE range update – coming soon!

Available at Dis-Chem stores from end-October.


essence Spring / Summer 2016 Range Update (starting at R24,95) – As of October, the Spring / Summer season is about to become even more attractive with lots of must-have products that are joining the essence permanent range.  The products you see above are only a couple of the new range of products – keep a lookout for a blog post dedicated to the new essence range update – coming soon!

Available at Clicks, Dis-Chem, and selected Red Square and Pick n Pay stores from end-October.


Filorga Time-Zero Multi-Correction Wrinkles Serum (R1090,00) – Tackle the 4 different types of wrinkles with just 1 product.  Time-Zero’s formulation is based upon the four popular treatments and technologies used to combat ageing namely fillers, mesotherapy, Botox and peels.  It combines its ultra-comfortable anti-wrinkle fluid with an instantaneous stretch-effect gel.  Thanks to Filorga’s  swirl technology these previously incompatible formulas are able to co-exist in a single-care product, with maximum performance.

Time-Zero provides a triple-filler effect utilising microspheres of low molecular weight hyaluronic acid reticulated with konjac, which provide more volume and are therefore better able to fill the deeper folds.  A double mesotherapy effect is obtained via Filorga’s patented NCTF complex of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants, which assist with cellular polyrevitalisation.  A Botox-like corrective action is provided by Hexapeptide, which inhibits the production of acetylcholine (which is responsible for muscle contractions); and Tripeptide, which inhibits the attachment of acetylcholine to its receptor.  A double peeling effect is created through Gluconolactone and polyhydroxyacide, both of which are used in professional peelings; plus a retinoid-like active ingredient derived from Sea Fennel.

Available at selected Edgars and Red Square stores.


LUSH Halloween Collection (starting at R59,50) – This Halloween, you’re in for a treat!  LUSH has conjured up a gorgeous selection of goodies to fill your Trick Or Treat bags.  Spooktacular creations both new and old offer a truly mystical bathing experience that will banish your troubles and leave skin feeling magically soft and smelling boo-tiful.

Autumn Leaf Bath Bomb (R69,50) – This stunning bath bomb brings the beauty of nature’s autumnal metamorphosis right into your tub.  Watching it dissolve in the bath is like watching the trees turn colours, only in fast forward!  Breathe in the grounding yet uplifting perfume, full of bergamot, neroli and sandalwood.

Lord of Misrule Ballistic (R59,50) – Revel in your bath with this mischievous bomb that features a spicy herbal blend of patchouli and black pepper oil.  Inspired by the ruler of the pagan Feast of Fools, Lord Of Misrule has a deep green exterior that slowly froths away to reveal a rich wine-coloured center.  Just like at the Feast of Fools, when the wine starts to flow, the popping candy crackles and the festivities begin…

Lord Of Misrule Shower Cream (starting at R95,00) – This sweet and spicy sudser is back for another year to fill your shower with its intoxicating perfume of black pepper, patchouli and vanilla. Lavish your skin by lathering up this shower cream, full of moisturising glycerin and wheat germ oil.  With skin so soft, don’t be surprised if you find yourself getting up to no good.

Available at LUSH stores nationwide, as well as in the LUSH South Africa online store.


LUSH Christmas Collection (starting at R48,95) – ‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and the friendly folks at LUSH can’t think of a better way to kick it all off than with our most festive treats!  Whether you’re looking for something spicy and warm or something sweet, citrusy and sparkly, their new and limited edition delights will leave everyone on your list feeling merry and bright.   The products you see above are only a select few of the Christmas range – trust me, this year there are LOTS of new Xmas products to choose from!

Will be available from the 21st of October at LUSH stores nationwide, and in the LUSH South Africa online store.


Elizabeth Arden Liquid Assets Colour Collection (starting at R265,00) – A luxurious collection that is comprised of innovative fluid textures with rich colour intensity and long-lasting finishes.  Dress your lips in rich colour and high shine, or show-off your eyes with striking graphically-lined lids.

Beautiful Color Bold Liquid Lipstick (R295,00) – Creamy, high impact lip colour combines the coverage and intensity of a lipstick with the finish of a gloss.  Using the unique flocked tip applicator, push the lever of the click pen up to release just the right amount of product.  Lips are saturated with intense colour while rich emollients leave them feeling luxuriously moisturised and comfortable with long-lasting colour that doesn’t feather or bleed.  Available in 7 shades.

Beautiful Color Bold Defining 24HR Liquid Eye Liner (R265,00) – This smooth liquid eyeliner defines eyes with bold, high impact colour with the lasting benefits of 24-hour wear.  The micro-fine applicator tip glides on with ease to create a precise, calligraphy-like look directly on the lash line.  The buildable formula is waterproof, smudge proof, transfer proof, sweat proof, and quick drying.  There are 5 shades in the collection.

Available from 24 October 2016 at selected department stores and pharmacies.


Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster (R995,00) – New 50ml size available!  Boost your skin’s natural defenses.  Boost your skin’s ability to renew.  Boost the results of your skincare products.  Did you know that the condition of your skin’s surface layer is directly linked to how healthy, radiant and youthful your skin looks?  When the surface is damaged, your skin may not be able to retain moisture and loses its natural defenses to protect itself, ultimately losing the ability to renew itself.  Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster is designed to help restore the healthy look of skin’s surface layer, fortifying its natural ability to repair and renew.  Used before a serum and/or moisturizer it boosts the effectiveness of your skincare products. Your skin looks beautiful, resilient and refreshed, ready to face the day.

Available from 24 October 2016 at selected department stores and pharmacies.


Elizabeth Arden I ♥ Eight Hour Limited Edition (R265,00) – It’s no secret that Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant is one of the most famous, popular and sought-after beauty products in the world today.  With more than 130 beauty awards worldwide, celebrities, makeup artists and beauty enthusiasts all agree – the Eight Hour Cream collection is a beauty ‘must-have’.  Drawing inspiration from the line’s devoted following, Elizabeth Arden is celebrating the beloved Eight Hour line with fun, flirty limited edition packaging.

This versatile, all-in-one secret weapon can be used to calm, soothe, protect and moisturise skin.

Available from 24 October 2016 at selected department stores and pharmacies.


Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Value Pack Cleanser (R229,99) – The tried and trusted Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Cleanser is now available in a convenient 400ml bottle, a value-added solution for acne skin problems on larger surface areas such as back, chest and neck.  The soap-free and fragrance-free formula provides gentle and effective cleaning for blemish-prone skin.  The non-comedogenic properties ensure pores aren’t clogged and the skin is rid of bacteria.  Best of all, the cleansing gel won’t leave skin feeling dry or tight like many other acne cleansers on the market.  The highly effective Eucerin DermoPURIFYER range is proven to combat all four key factors of acne prone skin at the source, where the formation of acne begins: Formation of whiteheads & blackheads, excess sebum,  abnormal growth of bacteria and inflammation.

Available from Clicks, Dis-Chem and selected pharmacies nationwide.


Eucerin Elasticity + Filler (starting at R349,99) – Scientifically proven to strengthen skin structure by improving elasticity and plumping up deep wrinkles.  For firmer, fresh and radiant looking skin – without injection.   The Elasticity + Filler range was specially developed for mature skin, catering to all skin types, including sensitive skin.  Inspired by dermatological filler injections, its combination of anti-ageing ingredients is powerful and reveal results.

Eucerin Elasticity + Filler Facial Oil (R399,99) – Improves skin’s elasticity and support resilience.  Its effective formula contains Argan Oil and Lady’s Thistle Oil to smoothen the skin surface and regenerate and nurture the skin intensively.  Vitamin E has antioxidant properties, fights oxidative stress, and protects the skin, leaving it soft and nourished.

Eucerin Elasticity + Filler Day Care (R349,99) – Formulated with Arctiin, Silymarin, Hyaluronic Acid, SPF 15 and UVA properties, this daytime moisturiser spreads and absorbs quickly, leaving skin feeling soft and supple.  It provides the skin with more radiance, elasticity, resilience, smoothness and plumps up wrinkles.

Eucerin Elasticity + Filler Night Care (R349,99) – Combining Arctiin, Silymarin, Hyaluronic Acid as well as Argan Oil and Panthenol, this night time moisturiser has a luxurious, silky skin feeling.  It helps to regenerate and intensively nourish the skin overnight, so you wake up to firmer, fresher and more radiant skin.

Available from Clicks, Dis-Chem and selected pharmacies nationwide.


MAC Liptensity (R300,00) – A lipstick that pushes the boundaries of colour.  With the expertise of tetrachromat Maureen Seaberg – who has the  genetic ability to see up to 100 million hues imperceptible to the average naked eye – MAC has created an unprecedented spectrum  of 24 shades with extreme, undeniable colour intensity, using our groundbreaking High-Frequency Tetrachromatic Pigments technology.

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


Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil (R1290,00) – An army of ingredients in the new Phyto Replenish Oil enables this feather-light facial oil to strengthen and restore the skin’s natural protective barrier, shield against environmental stressors, smooth visible lines, and lock in critical moisture for an all-day dewy skin. Comprising of plant-based active ingredients, Phyto Replenish Oil can be used daily to restore depleted lipids and deliver a healthy, luminous glow.

Camellia Japonica (an antioxidant oil) helps strengthen the skin barrier and provides wrinkle-reducing benefits such as stimulating collagen.  Tamanu Oil contains phytoactives (potent antioxidants) that inhibit the breakdown of lipid-rich cell membranes from free radicals.  Chia Seed Oil provides antioxidant protection and a concentrated delivery of fatty acids that helps hydrate while soothing dry, itchy skin.  Orchid Flower extract repairs, protects and locks in moisture while helping to balance the skin’s natural moisturising factor.  Hyaluronic Acid hydrates while providing antioxidant and anti-irritant properties.  Sunflower Seed Oil provides excellent antioxidant properties, key to preserving the skin’s protective barrier and defending against free radical damage.  Rice Bran Oil (rich in Vitamins B and E) helps protect against UV rays and free radicals, and aids in cellular circulation.

Available at authorised Dermalogica spas, salons and skin care centres nationwide, and in the Dermalogica South Africa online store.


Mii Cosmetics (starting at R180,00) – A brand new range of makeup, Mii Cosmetics was inspired by the wants and wishes of beauty spa and salon devotees, as well as a team of makeup artist and skincare experts.  The skin loving formulas include five different foundations, a 100% pure mineral line and a selection of wearable shades for eyes, lips, cheeks and complexion; all complemented by sixteen tailor-made brushes, each created to bring you the most from your Mii makeup.  Mii products are 100% natural, and suitable for all skin types (even very sensitive skin).

Available at selected salons nationwide.


Kiehl’s Apothecary Preparations (R1459,00) – Inspired by over 160 years of apothecary expertise, Kiehl’s introduces a new level of personalised service with tailor-made facial concentrates to address your unique skin concerns.  The kit includes ‘Skin Strengthening Concentrate’ for all skin types and 2 selected targeted complexes (based in your top 2 skin concerns i.e. wrinkles, texture, clarity, enlarged pores, or redness).

Available at Kiehl’s counters in selected Edgars store, or at the Kiehl’s stand-alone store in V & A Waterfront.


Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Skin Brightening Exfoliator (R650,00) – This high-performance cleanser effectively cleans and exfoliates pores to minimise skin irregularities & dullness for a noticeably brighter complexion. Helps boost skin’s moisture level and maintain moisture balance to leave the skin feeling refreshed, soft, smooth and clean.  Paraben-free, fragrance-free, colorant-free, dermatologist-tested.

Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Clarity-Activating Toner (R550,00) – This advanced skin clearing toner gently re-texturises skin.  It infuses skin with hydrating actives for noticeably cleaner and softer skin, plus activated Vitamin C helps visibly diminish dark spots  and skin discoloration.  Paraben-free, fragrance-free, colorant-free,  dermatologist-tested.

Available at Kiehl’s counters in selected Edgars store, or at the Kiehl’s stand-alone store in V & A Waterfront.


Kiehl’s Smooth Oil Shampoo (R315,00) – A nourishing, oil-infused shampoo that provides smoothing and frizz-calming properties for soft, supple, free-flowing hair, without stripping away natural oils.  Formulated with Argan oil and Babassu oil extracted from Brazilian palm trees, the cleansing formula helps to smooth the hair cuticle and tame frizz while enveloping the hair with a warm, woodsy aroma.

Kiehl’s Smooth Oil Conditioner (R325,00) – This oil-infused conditioning treatment provides the smoothing, ultra nourishing properties of a masque in a conditioning cream for softness, manageability, and shine. Formulated with Argan oil and Babassu oil, the conditioner gently helps to release tangles and tame frizz for a marvelously sleek finish.

Available at Kiehl’s counters in selected Edgars store, or at the Kiehl’s stand-alone store in V & A Waterfront.


Kiehl’s Age Defender Power Serum (R690,00) – This powerful treatment provides a first line of defense against the effects of aging skin.  Formulated with Cypress Extract, this ultra-lightweight serum easily absorbs and helps to visibly firm sagging skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles for a more youthful, resilient appearance.  It also boosts the efficacy of your moisturiser.

Kiehl’s Age Defender Moisturiser (R690,00) – This dual-action anti-aging moisturiser is clinically demonstrated to visibly lift and firm skin, while minimising the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Specifically formulated for men’s thicker, coarser skin, this revitalizing treatment gently exfoliates dead skin cells, which allows the formula to effectively penetrate skin’s surface layers and smooth out roughness. Formulated with Linseed Extract and combined with Caffeine and Soy Protein, this daily moisturiser helps to significantly improve skin’s elasticity and firmness, while visibly strengthening skin for a more youthful, energised appearance

Available at Kiehl’s counters in selected Edgars store, or at the Kiehl’s stand-alone store in V & A Waterfront.


Giorgio Armani Sì Le Parfum (R1 905,00) – The fragrance opens with notes of blackcurrant essence. Its captivating nectar is enhanced by bergamot essence like a luminous ode to the Italy of Giorgio Armani. The delicately blended heart notes of frankincense and jasmine absolute are softened by fruity velvety accents of osmanthus absolute. The amber accord intensifies with the unforgettable vanilla and patchouli essence, that wraps the skin in a radiant warmth. Made in the highest perfume concentration with 25% essential oils, say Sì to passion, power and sophistication.

Available at department stores nationwide.


Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L’Homme L’Intense EDP (R1650,00) – La Nuit Parfum Intense is created of deep, seductive oriental chords and reflects charisma, courage, strength and seduction of the contemporary man.  Among the key ingredients are iris concrete, vanilla, tonka, patchouli, violet and sage.  Flacon of the perfume La Nuit de L’Homme L’Intense is made of glass iridescent in shades from amber to black.

Available at department stores nationwide.


UBU New Packaging & New Products (starting R48,95) –  The Urban Beauty United makeup and nail tools recently had a makeover.  All their tools are created by self confessed beauty addicts who share a love for self expression and fun.  We all have different beauty routines which is why our range has a little bit of everything so from head to toe we have a tool that will be perfect for you!

Exclusive to selected Clicks stores nationwide.


Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup (R525,00) – Touch on, buff and blend to your perfect nude.  This foundation polishes and evens skin tone for a healthy-looking glow.  The skin-loving, weightless and comfortable formula instantly hydrates, but is still longwearing.  The innovative stick combines liquid makeup and applicator in one – you’ll know it’s time to replenish as the stick becomes smaller until the clear window disappears.  The collection features 14 shades for all skin tones.

Available at department stores nationwide, as well as the Estée Lauder South Africa online store.


Estée Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge Gloss EDP (starting at R915,00) – A deeply seductive contrast of two accords as sexy-hot and high-shine as gloss.  Succulent fruits, flowers, a hint of spice and a sensual, fearless edge of supple leather with dark woods.

Available at department stores nationwide, as well as the Estée Lauder South Africa online store.


John Frieda At Home Hair Colour Solutions (R150,00 each) – Three innovative products that enable both blondes and brunettes to take control of their hair colour and to embrace a more enhanced look with ease.

For Brunettes with specific hair colour ambitions, there are 2 products housed in the iconic Brilliant Brunette collection that are tailored to deliver the results they desire, meaning it’s never been easier for brunettes to change their hair colour as often as they change their lipstick shade.  These 2 new treatments work to enhance the colour of each and every individual brunette shade, Visibly Brighter In-Shower Lightening Treatment allows for a more radiant, sun-kissed shade and the Visibly Deeper Colour Deepening Treatment creates a rich, more sultry hue.  Both treatments instantly allow women to enhance their shade in just one simple and empowering shower moment.

Meanwhile, the Sheer Blonde Go Blonder In-Shower Lightening Treatment designed exclusively for blondes, takes blondes to a new level of lightened and brightened tones.  This specially formulated breakthrough treatment lightens hair for an all-over brighter blonde, empowering blondes to instantly flaunt their newly radiant colour.

Available at selected Clicks stores nationwide.


L’Occitane New Arlésienne (starting at R85,00) – Daring and gracious, the woman of the city of Arles encompasses the beauty of Provence.  Elusive and attractive, she leaves a fragrant trail bursting with colour and life, that lingers wherever she goes. L’OCCITANE celebrates the beauty and refinement of this iconic woman with our Arlésienne collection; a subtle bouquet of rose for her grace, sweet violet for her mystery and saffron for her temperament.  Rose from Grasse, sweet violet and saffron from Provence come together in a floral fusion that reveals unexpected nuances.  The Arlésienne fragrance evokes the woman of Arles – full of mystery, beauty and grace.  The collection features an Eau De Toilette fragrance (R990,00), bath & shower gel (R260,00), beauty milk (R425,00), hand cream (R145,00) and perfumed soap (R85,00).

Available at L’Occitane Boutiques, as well as the L’Occitane South Africa online store.


L’Occitane Cedrat (starting at R85,00) – With its striking appearance and irregular shape, the cedrat is an eminently masculine citrus fruit.  Its skin thick and rough, it embodies the very rawness of nature – just like the man it is intended for.  L’OCCITANE has placed this mysterious citrus fruit at the heart of its new fresh and energising range for men.  In addition to its refreshing scent, this rare and mysterious fruit boasts another treasure: a sparkling pulp with energising properties.  The collection features an Eau De Toilette fragrance (R990,00), body & hair shower gel (R260,00), aftershave gel-cream (R465,00), hand cream (R145,00) and fragranced soap (R85,00).

Available at L’Occitane Boutiques, as well as the L’Occitane South Africa online store.


L’Occitane Joyeuses Fêtes (starting at R85,00) – 40 Years.  40 Christmas Eves.  40 New Years.  In 2016, L’Occitane celebrated a milestone anniversary and seized every opportunity to evoke the wonderful journeys, encounters, harvests and successes that have shaped the last 4 decades.  Joyeuses Fêtes reveals interlaced notes of white flowers and green tea flowing through delicate, festive products decorated with a design inspired by French domino paper.  The collection features a body cream (R645,00), shower gel (R260,00), hand cream (R145,00), lip balm (R145,00) and perfumed soap (R85,00).

Available end-October exclusively in the L’Occitane South Africa online store.


Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette (R199,95) – Maybelline New York is embracing the dark side with the new ‘The Rock Nudes Palette’.  When you dare to go nude, you can now rock it like no other with this edgy eyeshadow palette.  This newest collection features 12 curated shades from raw, smoky, cool-toned neutrals to a shot of dangerous black to rock infinite looks.  The deep, dark, stone-cold neutrals create customised looks for endless combinations.  The silky soft texture blends easily for soft, high pigmented colour that lasts. The longwearing formula ranges from light to dark shades with both matte and shimmery finishes for optimal customisation.

Available at Clicks, Dis-Chem, as well as other selected pharmacies and department stores nationwide.


L’Oréal Paris La Palette Smoky Palette (R249,95) – Discover infinite eye looks the ultimate smoky eye essentials.  A symphony of tones specifically chosen by L’Oréal makeup designers for you to create your own glamorous & sophisticated eye looks.  Explore infinite possibilities and perfectly express your mood!

Exclusive to Clicks stores nationwide.


L’Oréal Paris Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara (R149,95) – Give eyes some serious stage presence, let lashes steal the show.  Formulated for the free roaming festival hopper comes the Miss Hippie Mega Volume Mascara.  Lashes get dressed from the very first stroke to give you a feathery, mega volume look.  A new ‘quick volume’ formula instantly loads up lashes with intense black liquid.  With bristles of varying lengths, the mega-brush brings even the shyest of small lashes into the limelight.

L’Oréal Paris Brow Artist Maker (R149,95) – L’Oréal’s 1st brow crayon with a unique kabuki brush for full, volumised, festival-ready brows.  The unique powder-to-cream formula fills in the brows to build volume. The kabuki brush softly tousles the brow hair.  Available in 2 shades: Light Brunette & Dark Brunette.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Gel Nails Pastel Range (R124,95) – The first longlasting, 2 step nail polish from L’Oréal Paris that lasts up to 12 days.  A combination of film-forming polymer, gellifying agents and crystal copolymer, designed to bring durability, adhesion to nail and for brilliant shine.  Gives a high shine, inspired by a salon gel manicure.  Available in 5 beautiful pastel shades.

L’Oréal Paris Superliner Black Velvet (R159,95) – L’Oréal’s first plush velvet eyeliner for the ultimate bold, slick line in one stroke.  This intensely vibrant black liner has an easy application felt tip to deliver supreme softness with a satin-like finish.  Application Tips: For thinner lines, hold liner so tip is horizontal; for thicker lines, hold liner so tip is vertical.

Available at Clicks, Dis-Chem, as well as other selected pharmacies and department stores nationwide.



Clinique Pep Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser (R295,00) – By combining gentle cleansing with exfoliating power (natural papaya & bamboo beads), this 2-in-1 formula takes away dirt, dulling dead skin cells, excess oil and impurities to give skin a smooth finish and a radiant glow.

Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturiser (R395,00) – This oil-free moisturiser instantly blurs imperfections while providing all-day hydration.  Skin looks naturally perfected with a matte finish.  Wear it alone, or under foundation.

Clinique Pep-Start Hydrorush Moisturizer SPF (R395,00) – This oil-free moisturiser instantly refreshes and delivers all-day hydration.  Gives skin a healthy-looking glow and UV protection against the sun’s aging rays.   Wear it alone, or under foundation as a prep for makeup.

Available at selected Foschini, Truworths, Edgars, and Red Square stores; or in the Clinique South Africa online store.


The Body Shop Elixirs Of Nature Eau De Parfum (R500,00) – For years The Body Shop has roamed the most remote corners of the globe, inspired by the most precious natural scents.  Rare botanicals that without protection, might disappear from the world.  Using pioneering non-destructive headspace scent extraction, The Body Shop has captured and recreated 4 precious aromas without harm leaving nature wild as intended.  These 4 immersive new EDP are authentic interpretations of some of the planet’s most precious natural scents.  Aromas that without protection, might disappear from the world altogether.

Kahaia White Floral Fragrance – A white floral bouquet starring the kahaia flower, enticing jasmine sambac and creamy benzoin for a luminous touch.  This fragrance is reminiscent of night blooming flowers warmed by the sunrise : A time when this rare & precious flower releases its most narcotic and luminous white floral scent.

Nigritella Oriental Orchid Fragrance – A luxurious floral fusion of red vanilla orchid, this floral fragrance is enhanced with an opulent hint of tuberose and vanilla for fiery sensuality.  This voluptuous oriental fragrance instantly transports you to the heights of the Alps where this living plant blooms.

Swietenia Fresh Floral Fragrance – Discover the subtle floral fragrance of mahogany flower combined with a sparkling breeze of orange flower and bigarade leaf absolutes for delicate freshness.  Inspired by floral colognes, this fragrance is an overdose of brightness and effervescence – very outdoorsy, citric and fresh with a rich undertow of gentle flowers.  This eau de parfum instantly transports you to the intense humidity of Bangalore, South India.

Bowhanti Spicy Wood Fragrance – A spicy woody fragrance, Bowhanti from the Wacapou tree is replicated and combined with a smoky blend of patchouli and incense for mysterious seduction.  It instantly transports you to the French Guianan tropical rainforest, with all of its hot and steamy ambrosial and enveloping aromas.

Available at The Body Shop stores nationwide.


Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle (R199,95) – Half of women make bikini maintenance a priority in their personal hygiene, but one-third have experienced a hair removal mishap. With more focus put on the bikini area, many women are looking for a device that simplifies the experience and allows them to maintain their personal v-zone style sans an embarrassing grooming-related issue.  The new Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle has some unique features: It’s cartridge contains a hypoallergenic water-activated moisturising serum which is dermatologist-tested and infused with shea butter to help replenish skin’s natural moisture for up to two hours after shaving.  Designed exclusively for the curves and contours of a woman’s body, 5 curve sensing blades provide incredible closeness while unique skin guards on each blade help protect against irritation.  A wide trimmer, sharp blades and new comb design provide an easy solution to obtain a customised look in and out of the shower.  Four settings provide an easy solution to obtain a customised trim length and desired look and feel.

Available at leading retailers nationwide.


Gucci Guilty Platinum EDT (starting at R1165,00) – A limited edition version of the fragrances inspired by the urban, romantic universe of Alessandro Michele.  Embodying the season’s celebrative mood, the bottle is wrapped in platinum hued metal, and features glass windows with an interlocking G design revealing the scent within.  Matte black outer packing is defined with Gucci’s distinctive interlocking Gs finished in the same gleaming platinum shade.

Available at department stores nationwide.


BOSS Bottled Intense EDP (starting at R1095,00) – The fragrance is laden with more woods, spices and a powerful concentration of precious oils.  Bright apple is tempered by a calmer and more composed green orange blossom.  The fragrance is a blend of spirited green orange blossom laced with crisp apple in the top notes, mixed with a sumptuously spiced storm of geranium, cinnamon and clove in the heart, with added based notes represented by  a wealth of sandalwood, vetiver and cedar wood, wrapped in sensuous vanilla, lending an air of absolute refinement.  The effect is a fragrance that is less sweet, yet more luxurious, and emphatically, unapologetically masculine.

Available at department stores nationwide.


Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Magnetic Pour Lui (starting at R950,00) – Like watching a match unfold, Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Magnetic Pour Lui gradually reveals its magnetic attraction.  Starting off with a fresh and playful burst, green mountain juniper serves a surprising aromatic freshness.  An elegant watery violet accord releases an effortless, modern masculinity, invigorating the players before offering sensual and intense base notes of patchouli and amber, adding heat to the match.

Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Magnetic Pour Elle (starting at R760,00) – Crosscourt Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Magnetic Pour Elle gracefully opens with a unique, new note: Pretty Lady Flower.  Reminiscent of tropical fruits, the note is bright and playful, and then returns elegantly with a sophisticated heart of violet leaves absolute and jasmine, radiating an effortless femininity.  In a nod to the duality of sweetness and sensuality that is the Lacoste woman, the vanilla accord and patchouli finish the scent with a magnetic intensity.

Available at department stores nationwide.


Typo Mermaid Collection – Are you really a mermaid?  Thought so…me too!  Prove your mermaid skills and get your shiny scales of honour with this new collection of all things mermaid… The holographic, glittery goodness inspired by mermaids featured everything from drinkers, phone cases, cushions, lighting and stationery!

Available at Typo stores nationwide.


Benefit Girl-a-Rama Makeup Palette (R595,00) – This limited-edition makeup palette comes with everything you need for smoother-than-smooth skin, curled lashes, rosy cheeks & more.  Plus our Benefit’s new They’re Real! Duo Shadow Kit in ‘Brazen Bronze’ with custom Shadow Blender makes it beyond easy to get big, sexy eyes.  This set contains products to the value of R1215,00.

Available at selected Edgars and Red Square stores.


Benefit Kissy Missy Lip Set (R395,00) – Wishing you love, lips & long-lasting kisses this holiday season!  This ‘FULL-y equipped’ lip kit includes Benefit’s new They’re Real Double The Lip & Famous Tints.  Get 8 hours of colour & instantly fuller-looking lips.  This set contains products to the value of R635,00.

Available at selected Edgars and Red Square stores.


Benefit Girl O’clock Rock Calendar (R745,00) – With 12 bestsellers around the clock, open this limited-edition set to play an original ‘Bene-song’ then pop open each door for goodies galore.  This set contains products to the value of R1355,00.

Available at selected Edgars and Red Square stores.


Benefit Dolly Darling Holiday Set (R695,00) – There’s so much to adore in this makeup gift set…flirty curled lashes, full brows and a POREfectly bronzed complexion.  This limited edition set comes wrapped & ready to give in a collectible doll-head tin.  It’s the perfect makeup gift set to give….and get!  This set contains products to the value of R1435,00.

Available at selected Edgars and Red Square stores.


Benefit Girlesque Set (R795,00) – Sexy up the season with this showstoppin’ set for long lashes, rosy cheeks & sunkissed smoother-than-smooth skin!  This sexy set will be at the top of every gal’s holiday wish list… pick up one of these adorable doll-head tins before they’re gone!  This set contains products to the value of R1335,00.

Available at selected Edgars and Red Square stores.


Benefit REAL BIG Steal Duo (R335,00) – Go bigger & bolder with this set that includes a full-size and FREE mini of Benefit’s bestselling They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara.  The jet black, longwearing formula is smudge-proof & budge-proof…and the custom-dome brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!  This set contains products to the value of R500,00.

Available at selected Edgars and Red Square stores.


Benefit They’re Real! BIG Sexy Eye Kit (R545,00) – It’s beyond easy to get bigger, sexier eyes with They’re Real! Duo Shadow Blender.  Simply slide, sweep and apply!  The perfectly paired neutral eyeshadow duos last 12 budge-proof hours and the custom Shadow Blender ensures expert application every time.  The kit includes three beyond easy eyeshadow duos.

Benefit They’re Real! BIG Sexy Lip Kit (R415,00) – This lip kit creates visibly fuller-looking lips in one easy step.  The BIG Sexy Lipstick Set includes 4 of the new all-in-one lipsticks & liners.  Each custom teardrop tip grabs & defines your lip line and fills in lips with complementing colour for visibly fuller, sexier lips instantly!

Available at selected Edgars and Red Square stores.


Caribbean Tan Tinted Body Bronzer Shimmer Cream (R59,95) – Introducing the new and improved Tinted Body Bronzer Shimmer Cream just in time for Summer ’16.  If you’re not in the mood to commit to a 2 week tan, the new and improved Tinted Body Bronzer Shimmer Cream is the way to go for gorgeously glowing skin.  Not only has the packaging been upgraded (hello beautiful tube!), but the formula has been enhanced too.  Formulated with Vitamin E and Cranberry Seed Extract, this paraben-free shimmer cream hydrates and protects your skin while giving off that perfect sheen.

Did you know?  Caribbean Tan does not test on animals, and all products are PETA approved!

Available at Clicks, Dis-Chem,, and selected pharmacies nationwide.


Labello Blackberry Shine (R21,99) – The new caring lip balm, Blackberry Shine, intensively moisturises your lips with a fabulous on-trend tint and an exciting fruity flavour.  This product is comprised of the same highly-effective formula from the Fruity Shine range with Hydra IQ, fine waxes and rich caring oils that prevent lips from drying out.  Blackberry stands out from the Fruity crowd with it’s delicious aroma, tasty flavour and dark purple colour pigments to add a dash of drama to your look.  If you’re after a great pampering feeling and beautiful lips this essential handbag accessory is exactly what you need.

Available from leading retail outlets and pharmacies nationwide.


Elastoplast Star Wars Plasters (R24,99) – These collectable packs of Star Wars plasters will help your little ones to forget their tears and get back to having fun in record time!  They’ll love to pick from the selection of designs featuring characters and spacecraft from the movies.  Darth Vader, Chewbacca, R2-D2, General Grievous, A Storm Trooper, Yoda, The X-Wing and C3-PO are all here – which will they choose to make them feel better today?  Each pack contains 16 plasters, and there are 3 packs to collect – each with a different design.

Elastoplast Frozen Plasters (R24,99) – Scrapes, cuts and grazes will be forgotten in a flurry of snowflakes with these cool plasters featuring their favourite characters: Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven are all here, ready to make your little ones feel better.  Each pack contains 16 colourful plasters.

Available from mid-October, in leading retail outlets and pharmacies nationwide.


LINDT Creation (R56,95 each) – This season, the LINDT Master Chocolatiers are proud to present a brand new range of doubly decadent, deliciously dark indulgences guaranteed to make the final course the one you most look forward to.  Available exclusively at Woolworths, this limited edition range of ultra-indulgent slabs is inspired by our Master Chocolatiers’ favourite desserts, combining the finest ingredients to produce utterly irresistible masterpieces, all enrobed in a sumptuous dark chocolate shell.

LINDT Creation Pistachio Delight – Inspired by Eastern delicacies, this creamy, crunchy slab is full of complexity, with a rich, pistachio-infused filling elevated to decadent heights thanks to the addition of crunchy almond pieces.  The sweetness of the filling is balanced perfectly by slab’s dark chocolate exterior, which completes this intense chocolate experience.

LINDT Creation Raspberry Dream – A divine combination of sweet and sharp flavours, this unique slab draws its inspiration from the patisseries of Europe, infusing rich dark chocolate ganache with the piquant taste of fresh raspberries.  An enticing symphony of complementary flavours, Raspberry Dream is both rich and refreshing, making it the perfect all-year-round indulgence.

LINDT Creation Hazelnut De Luxe – A sumptuous spectacle of flavour, Hazelnut De Luxe draws on the expertise of Italian confectioners, boasting a divine praline interior, crafted from hazelnuts and almonds, which comes enrobed in irresistibly dark chocolate.  A fitting finale to any meal, this doubly delicious slab is sure to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.

Available exclusively at Woolworths for a limited time.


Tangle Teezer Compact Styler Lulu Guinness (R290,00) – Following the success of Tangle Teezer’s first ever designer collaboration last year, they have teamed up with iconic British designer, Lulu Guinness for a second time.  The stylish pairing sees their on-the-go detangling brush, the Compact Styler, emblazoned with one of Lulu’s SS16 designs; the graphic Vertical Lipstick print.  This revolutionary brush fits into your handbag and the removable cover protects the innovative flexible teeth, giving you fuss and knot free hair on the move.

Tangle Teezer Compact Styler Hello Kitty (R290,00) – Tangle Teezer’s exciting collaboration with Hello Kitty sees this exciting pink & white polka dot design, as well as the black & white polka dot design.  Do you want all the detangling genius of a Tangle Teezer hair brush available wherever you go?  Have no fear, the Compact Styler hairbrush is here!  This revolutionary brush fits perfectly into your handbag and the innovative removable cover protects those wonderful flexi teeth from dust, fluff and dirt, giving you fuss free, knot free hair on the move.

Available at selected Clicks stores, and beauty salons.


Kampalook Color Recover (R159,00) – A major bug bear of many women who colour treat their hair, is how often they have to either colour at home or visit the salon, costing valuable time and money.  Color Recover is the quick, easy and safe way to keep grey root outgrowth at bay between visits to the salon and time-consuming, messy colouring at home.  And best of all, the patented Color Recover Scalp Protector makes application quick, effective and eliminates the worry of staining your scalp, skin or clothes.  The Color Recover range comes in 5 ‘colour families’ for a quick match – from medium blonde to black.  Color Recover keeps hair shiny and vital and is safe for repeated use, thanks to the absence of damaging ingredients like ammonia, oxygen, PDD’s or MEA’s – helping ensure that your grey stays away, without causing damage.  With 20 to 30 treatments or two months supply per can, consumers can extend time between salon visits or home application and also save hundreds of Rands at the same time.

Available on


Freddy D.I.W.O Pro (R2549,95) – This new creation from Freddy is part of a new line of shaping products that fuse the WR.UP technology with  D.I.W.O. (Dry In Wet Out), both patented by Freddy, with smart polyamidic fabric, Emana technology.

Emana technology is an extremely innovative technology; with bioactive minerals included in its thread, it makes the skin more elastic, tonic and soft.  This adds to the special features of the D.I.W.O. fabric, which allows for maximum skin transpiration and makes sweat evaporation easier.  It is Rhodia Polyamide 6.6 smart yarn that takes care of the beauty of your skin.  Its innovative technology with bioactive minerals, improves the skin appearance (reduces appearance of cellulite), increases elasticity and reduces skin imperfections, making it even more beautiful.  Its properties persist after unlimited washings, thanks to the special technology used for the DNA.  Furthermore, a unique property generated by the special features and the specific and exclusive treatment used for this stretch-fabric is that of effectively bringing bodily sweat outside of the garment.  Available in white, black, navy, and black.

Available at Freddy stores, or in the Freddy South Africa online store.

What are YOU most excited about?  Hhhmmmm…?  Let me know!  Let me know!  *rubs hands together*



  1. kate deklerk
    21 October 2016 / 06:48

    thanks for always doing these posts, we appreciate it!
    im excited for new catrice fondation as i always runs light enough for me.
    it would be awesome if you could do a post on christmas gift sets and mini sets available. i saw red square and smashbox have mini mascara sampler kits at the moment.
    i love mini everything, they are just so cute and its really satisfying to finish products.

  2. Pristine Govender
    21 October 2016 / 08:46

    Thanks for the update on whats coming in October! Always appreciated. Can’t wait to get the maybelline palette! <3

  3. ANINA
    21 October 2016 / 09:01

    Dit was lekker!!

  4. Megan
    21 October 2016 / 09:11

    I cant tell you how excited i get for these “products popping up” posts…they are my absolute fave on our blog. Always so insightful and all the detail we need to know 🙂
    Personally i just focus on the beauty, make up and hair products, but love reading it all.
    Thanks for all the time that goes into these!!!

  5. Porchia
    21 October 2016 / 09:47

    YES! I love these posts! Definitely going to buy the Urban Decay palette, been hoping it will come to SA soon. 🙂

    Thank you for all the effort and time you put into these blog posts, Luzanne. My feedback is: makeup first, then bath products, then hair care, then food. XO

  6. 21 October 2016 / 09:53

    Morning Luzanne

    This is amazing all the work and effort you put in 🙂 thank you for the post i love reading all of it.

    hope you have a pleasant Friday

    lots of love xxx

  7. Charis
    21 October 2016 / 10:00

    Hi! LOVE your reviews thank you!! I can’t seem to find the Benefit REAL BIG Steal Duo on the Red Square website? Please help as I would LOVE to buy this for me and my Mum. is the best mascara I have ever used!

  8. Estee
    21 October 2016 / 11:37

    Aaaaargh, Im going to be broke by the end of this month!! 😀 😀 😀

  9. Charlene Steyn
    21 October 2016 / 11:41

    I have to agree that your blog on “products popping up” is one of my favourites! Regardless if its at the beginning or end of the month, it is always welcome 😉

    So I recently received the L’Oréal Paris Brow Artist Maker as part of a gift set and I have to say that it is very dark i.e. one has to use a light hand when applying it. I received both shade and they are very dark n nature even after having gone in with the kabuki brush.

    Keep up with the amazing blogs!

  10. Noorjehaan
    21 October 2016 / 12:07

    I’ve been anxiously anticipating this post. Thank you for making my Friday, your posts never fail to impress.

    Being a Mac-a-holic I NEED those MAC Liptensity Lippies!


  11. Selina
    21 October 2016 / 12:15

    Thank u for putting so my effort into your posts .

    I love it

  12. Wendy H
    21 October 2016 / 12:24

    OMG OMG OMG Urban Decay!!! I want that palette!!! I already bought the Naked Original and Naked 3 because of you lol

  13. Qondiswa N
    21 October 2016 / 12:29

    You could share these posts on the 30th of a month, and I’d still be keen to read them! I always look forward to reading them, I love them. And I love you for putting in so much time for a single blog post.

    Qondy x

    • Qondiswa N
      21 October 2016 / 12:31

      P.S. I luv makeup, haircare, and fashion. 🙂

  14. Melissa ❀
    21 October 2016 / 13:14

    Yeah yeah yeah! Love these blog posts xxxx

  15. HelenD
    21 October 2016 / 14:50

    My favourite posts!! I love makeup and skincare 🙂

  16. iamajs
    21 October 2016 / 17:07

    hahaha i was actually checking your site every day to see if perhaps i missed this october product launching blog post, love it make up and skin care all the way…

  17. Jenna
    21 October 2016 / 17:19

    Awesome blog post, thanks Luzanne 🙂

    I am definitely getting the maybelline eyeshadow palette, the Filorga serum (I think their skincare products are the best I have ever used), and some of the Lush Xmas stuff.

    Have a great weekend

  18. Janei Viljoen
    21 October 2016 / 19:13

    So glad you still posted products popping up. Was checking every few days to see if it is up. Just an idea if it is taking too long to do this posts instead of filtering products maybe just put the picture, name, price and where available for most of the products and only the products that you think needs more explaining write the description for them it is pretty easy for us to google if we would like more info on the product. We know how most of the things work anyway

  19. Vanessa
    21 October 2016 / 19:20

    Thrilled with the review of all of the amazing products above, that’s exactly what I ❤ about your blog! So much detail one doest even have to ask any questions as you do such an awesome job with the information contained herein.

  20. Alexa Pohl
    21 October 2016 / 23:17

    I second the idea for Christmas gift sets.
    For monthly posts I prefer skincare & makeup, maybe a bit on new tools etc but not that fussed with haircare (unless it’s sulphate free) or fragrance.
    Thanks for all the effort you put into your posts. Your blog is very pretty & neat. On the ball too. Really appreciate your honesty too.

  21. Marisha Naidoo
    22 October 2016 / 19:31

    AAAAAH I love these blog posts! You can load them any day of the month, and I’d still read them from start to finish. 😀

  22. Shannin
    23 October 2016 / 15:15

    What a great and exciting post, thanks Luzanne! Most excited about the Essence and Catrice products and excited to see your detailed posts on these. Regarding filtering of the “products popping up”, I certainly trust your judgement on what products to feature. Personally, I am most interested in makeup and skincare products. Thanks for the great content and your hard work.

  23. Fiona Swart
    23 October 2016 / 15:23

    Loved the blog post – I’d like to see makeup (affordable and luxury), skincare and fragrances please. 🙂

    Any chance you can do a review on the clinique hydrablur (blue jar) and estee lauder foundation please? Oh, and definitely the essence and catrice new products too. 😀

    xo, Fiona

  24. 25 October 2016 / 09:24

    OMGeeeeeeeeee! So many new launches, I can see how it took you so long to write!

    On my shopping list, the limited edition Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream and a bunch of essence and Catrice goodies!

  25. Donnay
    25 October 2016 / 10:34

    im actually not happy with Essence now being stocked in PNP lol

  26. Vanessa
    25 October 2016 / 21:44

    Oh my… so many new products under review! The beauty industry has definitely come to the fore since blogging has begun! Its almost unreal! I am in awe of all of the new products that are launched monthly! You have such an awesome job, which Bo doubt you totally love, as I have said before if I could have a do over career make up/fashion would certainly be one of my CHOICES!

  27. Safiyyah
    28 October 2016 / 00:27

    I always enjoy making my cup of coffee and reading your products popping up posts! Thank you for going through so much of trouble to keep us up to date with whats new (not that my wallet agrees)! I completely understand wanting to filter the posts – the beauty news that excites me the most is related to makeup and hair care!

  28. Nabeela
    31 October 2016 / 20:02

    Yassss I have been waiting for this \o/

    I’m laughing at how much I can relate to your need for perfection Luzanne, I now cannot unsee how the pics are all the same size LOL

    I cannot narrow down the categories I’d like to see here because you always feature stuff above and over what I think I like to see, but then I realise I need that too!! (not blaming you for my empty wallet… not entirely). But if I HAVE to, these are my faves: makeup, skincare, other beauty, fragrance, and food

  29. 8 November 2016 / 18:30

    Oh my soul…. I can imagine this takes forever! Just know your readers really do appreciate the time taken. On a whim I thought: ‘let me start blogging’. I honestly never knew how much work it is. I don’t even work with brands…so its just the nonsense I feel like talking about, but taking a photo alone (with my phone) Is a mission when life is so busy. Your pictures and collages are perfection.

    The list is so long. I definitely want to get some of the essence goodies. I bought the highlighter palette as a gift for a friend so I hope she likes it.

    I wonder if the UBU sponge has been reworked. Also interested in the L’Oréal palettes as they always have the promos at dischem/clicks so will be great to get it on a promo.

    Otherwise I don’t have much of a beauty budget for the year so I’ll envy from the sidelines…the instagram posts and the tweets. He he

    No nespresso??

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