Trust me, you’re going to want to go get a snack (and beverage) before you even attempt to read this blog post. Go ahead, I’ll wait here…
Oh, and go put all your bank cards in an ice tray in the freezer. I say this, because there are A LOT of pretty darn amazing goodies in this blog post – and all are launching this month (or they might have launched already). I should probably apologise in advance, because you’re going to be spending a good amount of money on beauty products this month!
And let’s just ignore the fact that I skipped the August edition of this blog post last month – I unfortunately had a lot going on, and by the time I actually had time to compile the post, it was way too late in the month. I think I’m going to start uploading these ‘Products Popping Up’ blog posts around this time of the month, mainly because I’ve noticed some brands can only send me info after the first week of the new month. At least I know that way I’ll be able to include as much new information as possible.
As mentioned in my previous ‘Products Popping Up’ blog post, please remember this is a monthly series where I introduce my readers to all the new products that are launching during a specific month. It’s important to note: These are not product reviews – the product descriptions / stockists / pricing come from press releases that have been sent to me by the brands themselves.
Always remember – if you would like to see an in-depth review of any of the products featured in these blog posts, you are always welcome to let me know in the comments section below.
Anyhoo, let’s take a look at all the products you can look forward to seeing pop up in-store this month!
The Body Shop Down To Earth Eyeshadow Quad (R400,00) – Discover a wide range of neutral shades to highlight the natural beauty of all skin tones & eye colours. The new quads each have a built in mirror, and the individual shades all click in and out of the palette casing, so you can switch shades between palettes and quads! Each palette is prefilled, so shades can’t be swapped between palettes and quads prior to purchase. The nature powered formula comes with x3 different finishes: true mattes, iridescent shimmers and eye-catching sparkles. All the shades can be used dry for easy blending, or wet for more intense, vibrant colour. There are a total of 5 quads available.
The Body Shop Down To Earth Eyeshadow Palette (R600,00) – Bring out your genuine beauty using the earth’s natural colour palette. From pale sands and cool metals, to warm clays and deep gemstones, create an infinity of looks using the ‘Down to Earth’ eyeshadow palette with smooth mattes, glossy satins and glimmering sparkles.
Available at The Body Shop stores nationwide, the 8-pan palette is only available at selected The Body Shop stores.
The Body Shop Fresh Nude Cushion Foundation (R350,00) – This multi-tasking cushion foundation is packed with nourishing skincare ingredients in a brilliantly portable and innovative format. Discover buildable semi-matte coverage for instantly smoother, shine free skin and 24 hours of fresh moisture. The Fresh Nude Cushion gives you the freshness of a liquid foundation and the on-the-go practicality of a compact. Contains English Rose Water to moisturise, 100% Organic Community Trade Aloe Vera from Mexico for a cooling effect , Community Trade Marula oil for smooth coverage , mineral pigments for lasting colour, and clay for a semi-matte finish. The formula is 100% vegan, dermatologically tested, non-comodegenic (non pore-clogging), and is suitable for even sensitive skin. Number of shades: 5.
Available at The Body Shop stores nationwide.
The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence SPF50 PA++++ (R220,00) – From the effects of the sun to the environment we live in – we’re constantly facing daily aggressors that can damage our skin. The new Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence SPF 50 PA++++, is their strongest multi-protection to help protect your skin day after day. A feather light, milk-to-water essence with broad spectrum UV filters, brightening red algae and antioxidant Vitamin C, will help protect skin against multiple skin aggressors, while providing utmost comfort.
UVA Protection: PA++++: Helps protect skin from UVA rays, including long UVA rays, which reach deep within the skin and accelerate the process of skin ageing.
UVB protection: SPF 50 helps protect skin from UVB rays that trigger redness and damage the skin’s surface.
Available at The Body Shop stores nationwide.
Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush (R79,95) – The silky-smooth powder strikes the perfect balance between a blendable transparent sheen and a radiant pop of maximum colour. Lightweight, long-lasting, and buildable. Number of shades: 3.
Wet n Wild Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer (R129,95) – The new primer to highlight and keep your eyeshadows in place. It preps and brightens eyelids to fix eyeshadow colour.
Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Highlighter (R89,95) – The new eyeliner pencil highlights eyebrows and creates light spots, illuminating your face and fostering the brightness of your makeup. The soft and creamy texture makes application smooth and easy to blend.
Wet n Wild Proline Graphic Marker (R99,95) – This marker-style liner with a soft, angled tip (for thick or thin lines in a flash) gives you full control for the quickest, easiest graphic application ever! Dries fast and stays put, making it a new staple in your makeup bag. Shades: Jetliner Black, and Airline Blue
Wet n Wild Proline Felt Tip Eyeliner (R99,95) – Get right to the point with this convenient marker. The soft, finely-pointed felt tip gives you ultimate control over your eye makeup look. Compact and fast-drying, this liner will have you out the door in no time at all! Shades: Black, and Dark Brown.
Wet n Wild Max Volume Plus Waterpoof Mascara (R129,95) – A new 100% water-resistant mascara capable of making your lashes incredibly long and voluminous. It can amplify up to 10 times the natural volume of your lashes, plus its special formula contains macadamia nut, jojoba and olive oil and D-panthenol to make lashes stronger.
Wet n Wild Max Fanatic Cat Eye Mascara (R129,95) – The new mascara capable of making your lashes incredibly long and voluminous, and your eye makeup look incredibly intense, and long-lasting. The fan brush is tapered on one end to add drama to the corners of your lashes – it guarantees maximum volume and allows you to stretch and shape your lashes perfectly with a single application.
Wet n Wild Lash-O-Matic Fiber Mascara Extension Kit (R169,95) – Three simple steps to transform your face, make your eye makeup look intense and boost a false lash effect. Lash-O-Matic Fiber Mascara Extension Kit is designed to make your look even bolder – the kit includes 2 products: Mascara and fibers to apply in 3 quick steps for unbelievable length and volume.
Wet n Wild 1 Step WonderGel Nail Color (R79,95) – Innovative formula, more intense colour, extra brightness, smoothness and lasting effect up to 2 weeks! This easy-to-apply gel nail polish applies like a traditional nail polish, but provides a professional result in a single step. 1 Step Wondergel Nail Color features a wide shade line (18) in order for you to create a distinctive and captivating look for every occasion!
Wet n Wild Megaslicks Lipgloss (R36,95) – New formula! Add shine, colour, and moisturising lustre to lips with the new ultra-glossy formula. The high-shine formula will leave a long-lasting sheen on your lips, and can be worn alone or over lipstick to boost shine. Number of shades: 16.
Available at selected Clicks stores nationwide, or in the new Clicks online store.
Wet n Wild Mega Glo Contouring Palette (R129,95) – The new duo of perfect complementary contouring powders that defines your bone structure, highlights your best features and gives a sculpted but natural and captivating look. Shades: Caramel Toffee, and Dulce de Leche.
Available at selected Clicks stores nationwide, or in the new Clicks online store.
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation (R995,00) – A major trend for many years, a natural, nude or second-skin effect has established itself as the hallmark of a flawless complexion. Behind the idea of natural lies the desire for healthy skin, glowing with well-being. The new ultra-sensory and extremely light Lingerie de Peau line becomes one with the face like a sensual second skin and provides long-lasting comfort thanks to technology borrowed from the world of fabrics. Correcting pigments and powders perfectly entwine into this micro-mesh to create a skin-fusion effect. The airy texture glides effortlessly over the skin for endlessly buildable coverage.
To best match the different skin tones and their various undertones, Guerlain has created a scale with 6 degrees of intensity ranging from Porcelain to Ebony, and 3 undertones for each intensity: Cool / Neutral / Warm. A range of 18 shades that perfectly correspond to all skin colours, both in terms of intensity and undertone, for an incredibly natural, seamless result.
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Multi-Perfecting Concealer (R595,00) – The first hybrid concealer that allows you to save time by combining concealing and skincare actions to correct dark circles, pigmentation marks and spots. Its pigments match the skin’s different undertones to correct dark circles, while its blurring effect instantly softens the slightest imperfection. It offers endlessly buildable coverage for a perfectly tailored concealing action. As a bonus, its formula enriched with a skincare complex reduces the appearance of under eye bags, erases imperfections and moisturises dry areas. It blends seamlessly with the skin to leave a fine, lightweight finish and an imperceptible, incredibly natural result. The concealer is available in 3 luminous intensities from very fair to very dark, each in 3 tones: Cool / Neutral / Warm for made-to-measure coverage in harmony with the foundation. Available in 6 shades.
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Brush (R790,00) – An elegant powder pink accessory, the Lingerie de Peau Brush may easily be mistaken for a powder brush. Its dense and extremely soft tuft of pink hairs takes up just the right amount of product, so there’s no risk of overloading the brush and application has never been so quick, easy, smooth and even.
Available at Guerlain counters in selected department stores nationwide.
YSL Vernis À Lèvres Vinyl Cream (R520,00) – Essential mash-up of a lip stain, a lipstick and a lip gloss comes in a fearless track list of shades. Delicious creamy comfort and provocative vinyl shine add up to a playlist of 12 electrifying shades of Vernis à Lèvres Vinyl Cream.
What makes Vernis à Lèvres Vinyl Cream so different from other lip products? It’s 3 times more intense in terms of both pigment and gloss. The result is a heightened colour experience.
What’s the best way to use the new diamond-cut applicator? The pointed applicator tip is designed to create a dramatic cupid’s bow. Start by pressing the tip onto each side of the bow to emphasise the shape. Then sweep the flat side of the applicator from each corner (top and bottom) up to the middle again. It’s a foolproof way to achieve a sharp, professional edge.
Available in-store at the YSL Beauté Boutique, Sandton City.
YSL Touche Éclat Slogan Edition (R600,00) – YSL’s bestselling highlighter just received a limited edition makeover! A cult favourite among top makeup artists, models, celebrities and women everywhere. Not just a concealer, Touche Eclat is the original face highlighter that launched a new generation of makeup. It emphasises radiance over coverage and does not mask the skin for a more natural, luminous complexion. And now, with a slogan that shouts who you are, there’s a Touche Éclat to match your mood: The attention seeker. The girl who fights with the alarm clock. The woman who loves to party.
Did you know? One Touche Éclat is sold somewhere in the world every 10 seconds. This golden pen is the #1 beauty tool and makeup bag essential for the modern woman.
Available in-store at the YSL Beauté Boutique, Sandton City for a limited time only.
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water (R89,95) – Argan oil meets mcelles. For the 1st time, Garnier Micellar technology is formulated with nourishing oils. The cleansing agents in the formula capture micelles like a magnet & lift away dirt from the skin, whilst the oils instantly dissolve all types of makeup (even waterproof and longwear) leaving skin feeling nourished. Argan Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E soothes, hydrates and softens the skin.
Did you know? Regular use of argan oil has been proven to reduce the depth and severity of wrinkles, restoring skin’s youthful elasticity by increasing the regenerative rate of healthy skin cells.
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Wipes (R59,95) – Soaked, soft & convenient. An ultra-efficient, yet gentle and nourishing solution for cleansing your skin and removing all types of makeup, even waterproof.
Elizabeth Arden Always Red Femme Eau De Toilette (starting at R545,00) – Inspired by the intriguing and dynamic woman with a sexy, feminine sway in her step, Elizabeth Arden introduces the latest addition to the Always Red fragrance family: Always Red Femme. A delectable and vibrant floral scent, Always Red Femme opens with an inviting and refreshing blend of black currant bud, pear and lemon. As the composition evolves, its heart bursts with lush peach blossom, accented with an intriguing blend of jasmine, davana LMR and muguet. It finishes with vanilla, hearty moss, cedarwood and patchouli, capturing her warmth and sensuality, leaving an unforgettable trail.
Available from the 26th of September 2016 at selected department stores and pharmacies nationwide.
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Nectarine Blossom Eau De Toilette (R425,00) – The nectarine fruit is reminiscent of everyone’s favourite season: Summer. Against a backdrop of fleeting sunlight, animated laughter and clinking glasses, nectarines emanate endless summer days. A spritz of the refreshing, effervescent and flirty Green Tea Nectarine Blossom immediately brings to mind an eternal Summer and never-ending friendship. Top notes include a burst of invigorating energy sparkles at first breath as the brilliant nectars of peach and apricot, fresh bergamot and exotic fruits adorn the purity of green tea vapors. At the heart, delectable, juicy nectarine is drizzled over a bright floral bouquet for an irresistible signature that brings blushing femininity to green tea. Soft musk wraps the wearer in lasting comfort.
Available from 19th of September 2016 at selected department stores and pharmacies nationwide.
Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers Morning Gardens Eau De Toilette (R425,00) – Radiant. Feminine. Refreshing. With sparkling, effervescent top notes of grapefruit, the scent develops into a captivating floral bouquet of yellow peony, sunflower, jasmine and honeysuckle. Finally, it rounds off to a rather unexpected yet sensual base of cedarwood, musk, and vetiver. Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers Morning Gardens is the perfect fragrance to herald the start of a wondrous Summer!
Available at selected department stores and pharmacies nationwide.
Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Anti-Aging Foundation SPF30 PA++ (R650,00) – Now, for the first time, the brand is infusing PREVAGE technology into colour cosmetics with the launch of an innovative new foundation. This all-in-one makeup evens skin tone while helping to protect, visibly repair, and moisturise for ultimate skin perfection. The super fluid liquid foundation creates a naturally luminous complexion with all-day wear. The lightweight formula provides medium coverage, creating a beautiful flawless look. PREVAGE Foundation is infused with Idebenone, the world’s most powerful antioxidant, and Hydra-Pigments to instantly blur skin’s imperfections while helping to seal in moisture for a radiant look. It addresses anti-ageing concerns by helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles throughout the day. Immediately, skin looks naturally luminous and radiant. Imperfections are blurred and skin appears firmer and smoother creating a healthy, flawless glow all day long. Available in 8 shades.
Elizabeth Arden Dual End Foundation Brush (R395,00) – The new dual-sided foundation brush is designed to provide seamless application and blending. A larger heart-shaped end perfectly applies foundation to the natural contours of the face while the small tapered brush at the opposite end can be used to precisely apply and blend concealer with its flattened tip.
Available from 26th of September 2016 at selected Elizabeth Arden counters.
Nespresso Cafezinho Do Brasil (R95,00 per sleeve) – In Brazil, coffee is deeply ingrained within everyday life – it’s a warm welcome from a stranger, a gossip in the local café and a sharing of business proposals. A ‘cafezinho’ or ‘small coffee’ in Brazilian Portuguese is almost a synonym for “welcome” with the offer of coffee made the moment one enters a household or business, creating an instant personal connection over this treasured beverage. A pleasantly bitter blend of select Arabica beans from Southern Brazil is enhanced by pulped natural, sweet Bourbon. A velvety textured cup with an unexpected walnut and sandalwood aroma, and unusual herbal notes reminiscent of thyme or rosemary. Intensity: 9.
Available for a limited period from Nespresso boutiques, as well as through orders from the Nespresso Club at 0800 637 773 and online here.
L’Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Feline Mascara (R189,95) – The legendary millionizer brush is now arched to capture every single lash. The arched shape perfectly fits the eyelid, resulting in intensity, curl and volume on every lash from root to tip. The wild shiny black formula dresses your lashes in an intense black. Together, they create our ultimate feline flicked eye look.
Did you know? Foschini now has an online store – click here to check it out.
Maybelline Master Contour Duo Shaper (R169,95) – This duo stick contours and highlights in 2 easy steps. Master the perfect V-shaped face with this easy-to-use contouring and highlighting duo. This 2-in-1 stick creates the illusion of structure and lift in 2 easy steps. Step 1: Apply dark shade along the jawline and hollows of the cheeks and blend well. Step 2: Apply light shade to the high points of the face, like the tops of cheeks and bridge of nose, and blend well. If you recall, I featured this in my July edition of ‘Products Popping Up’ – I’m happy to report it is finally available in-store.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara (R159,95) – Reveal layers of softer, denser lashes and experience the effect of a lash curler every day, without the damage and the inconvenience. Thanks to a unique formula that is blended with precious oils that make lashes appear lusher, softer and fuller, and the breakthrough fanning reservoir brush, which creates thick luscious lashes one by one, Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara delivers a longer, curvier look without the need for any eyelash hardware whatsoever! For optimal results, twist the brush away from the eye during application to ensure you reach every layer of the lashes. The result? Denser, soft lashes with a lush full-fan lash effect. Gorgeous eyes have never been easier!
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Power Serum (R529,00) – Powerful 48-hour hydration in a lightweight serum suitable for all skin types, including combination skin. Ultra-light texture softens and deeply comforts skin all day, without stickiness or oiliness. Reinvented with advanced Dynamic Hydration technology to help distribute & lock water in all facial zones, preserving the freshness of beauty. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and Aquabioryl known to replenish the hydration with water and form a protective film. It also contains fortifying and soothing Vichy Thermal Spa Water. Beyond replenishing water loss, the reinvented Power Serum evenly distributes water to balance dry skin, target dry patches, and plump dehydration lines. Skin appears more luminous over time, giving the complexion a healthy glow.
Available at selected Clicks stores nationwide.
La Roche-Posay (starting at R80,00) – Coming to South Africa! The story of La Roche-Posay begins amid the ripples of the purest natural thermal water. The near-mythic properties of this water are impossible to reproduce, unparalleled in synthetic form. Calming, soothing and brimming with antioxidants, these thermal waters act as a cooling balm for all sensitive and fragile skin. La Roche-Posay aims to provide a better life for people with sensitive skin through products that all consist of the La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water; a natural antioxidant.
Did you know? La Roche-Posay is recommended by over 25,000 dermatologists across the world.
Will be available at the end of September at selected Dis-Chem stores and independent pharmacies.
Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palette (R365,00) – A chic, easy-to-use palette filled with neutral hues that are just perfect…for you. Long-wearing, one swipe eye and cheek colours work with your skin tone to create a more balanced and overall harmonious look. Choose from 4 distinct palettes that house 5 eyeshadows and 2 blushes in matte, shimmer and pearl finishes; customisable to create the look or looks you want. The makeup artist curated colours were specifically chosen to complement your skin tone. Available in 4 palettes: Fair / Light, Light / Medium, Medium / Tan, and Tan / Deep.
Available at selected Woolworths and Truworths stores.
Noughty Haircare (R149,95 each) – Natural hair doesn’t need to be dull. Why not lighten up and introduce a little Noughty into your life with this new 97% natural hair care brand. Each shampoo and conditioner is bursting full of good stuff using only the finest natural ingredients. Noughty is free from parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals and silicones. Whether you want to fight the frizz, battle product build-up or simply define those curls, Noughty hair care products are designed to make a real difference to your locks and are suitable for all hair types including extensions. Made in the UK using natural, high quality ingredients such as coconut oil, olive oil, sea kelp, blue mallow flower, and argan oil. Since they don’t use any animal derived ingredients, their products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans, plus they don’t believe in testing any of their ingredients on Bambi, Lassie, or Skippy either.
Available at selected Clicks stores nationwide.
Eco Diva Natural Products (starting at R350,00) – A new generation of organic skincare formulations with natural ingredients that have revolutionised the traditional approach to anti-aging skincare and body care. Collagen and Elastin boosting actives and powerful Antioxidants are the transformative ingredients in Eco Diva skincare formulations including Vitamin A (natural alpha hydroxy) and Vitamin E, the range is developed with anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and deeply moisturising properties that feed the skin and rejuvenate collagen production, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, plumping the skin and allowing that fresh, youthful glow to shine through.
Only testing on humans, Eco Diva create products that are completely non-toxic, chemical-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free, petrochemical free, sulphate-free, vegan and proudly made in South Africa. They only use 100% natural essential oils to enhance the delicious Crème Brûlée signature scent. Their hero products include their Anti-aging Face Cream & Face Serum, which work as skin-conditioning agents to enhance the appearance of dehydrated or damaged skin by reducing dry flakiness and restoring suppleness & balance.
Eco Diva Crème Brulee Anti-Aging Face Cream (R350,00) – Formulated with the most natural, healing and anti-aging ingredients like vitamin A and vitamin E to feed your skin, smooth fine lines and keep your face and neck moisturised, youthful and vibrantly healthy.
Eco Diva Crème Brulee Face Serum (R415,00) – Formulated with natural anti-aging and healing ingredients, like Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and Vitamin E, this serum works wonders for smoothing fine lines, keeping skin supple, youthful and deeply moisturised.
Available in the Eco Diva online store, as well as selected beauty spas and salons nationwide.
DKNY Be Tempted Eau De Parfum (starting at R780,00) – This story of seduction is revisited with a new apple that is redder, shinier, and sexier. DKNY Be Tempted captures an exciting feeling in a new gourmand oriental rooted in the lusciousness of fruits for an addictive scent that expresses a sensorial seduction. Enticing top notes lure you in as wildly intriguing black currant bud meets the forbidden charm of a devil liquorice accord layered with a juicy red fruit accord. Zesty lemon and wine sap apple accord add an intoxicating twist.
The heart of the fragrance is an invigorating whirl of femininity and passion, with luxurious rose oil essential that merges with the distinctive allure of violet and rich, sensual orange flower. Exotic patchouli oil from Indonesia converges with the creamy enchantment of vanilla and mysterious intrigue of myhrr for a heart-racing experience.
Available at Red Square stores from 5th September 2016, Edgars from December 2016, and all other leading retailers in February 2017.
Clinique Pop Matte Matte Lip Colour + Primer (R295,00) – Typical matte lipsticks leave lips parched, but these new non-drying formulas lock in moisture giving drama without the dry-out. Fun saturated colours that defy expectations, this creamy yet lightweight formula blurs the lines of a traditional matte lipstick. Gliding effortlessly onto lips to promote comfortable wear, the built-in primer seals in moisture providing a non-drying, smooth, suede-like matte finish. Available in 8 shades.
Clinique Pop Liquid Matte Lip Colour + Primer (R295,00) – Gives a contemporary mattified lip look, hugging lips with highly pigmented colour that wears all day. A hybrid liquid lipstick that contains a blend of lip pampering oils and antioxidants such as avocado oil, sunflower oil, and vitamin E. This texture-transforming formula applies as a liquid then develops into a matte finish with dramatic full coverage colour. Lips pop with an intense and saturated burst of non-sticky colour and a moisturised feel that last up to eight hours. Available in 8 shades.
Available at Clinique counters in leading department stores, or in the Clinique South Africa online store.
Michael Kors Wonderlust Eau De Parfum (starting at R910,00) – The new scent introduces a fresh perspective to the Michael Kors world of beauty, one as inspired by the journey as it is by the destination. Captivating, confident and always sexy, Wonderlust evokes a life where beauty, impulse and sensuality set the tone. Deeply romantic, it’s a fragrance inspired by the unexpected, the unknown and the exotic. A blend of luxurious blossoms mingle with delectably spiced notes in this oriental floral gourmand. The fragrance begins with the freshness of italian bergamot and a tantalising pop of pink pepper, soothed by the refined gourmand of almond milk. Bright florals bloom from a captivating signature that is deepened with the provocative spice of dianthus and the sheer, vanilla-like touch of heliotrope. An exotic and creamy finish of benzoin siam, sandalwood and cashmeran wood completes the intoxicating embrace.
Available at Edgars, Red Square and Stuttafords stores nationwide.
Tommy Hilfiger The Girl Eau De Parfum (R995,00) – Inspired by Gigi Hadid’s free-spirited and magnetic personality, THE GIRL by Tommy Hilfiger is crisp and fresh. The scent opens with a burst of green pear, violet leaf and green fig leaves before moving to the heart of velvety jasmine petals and silky muguet. Cedarwood and cashmeran envelop the fragrance for its signature finish that captures Hadid’s unique sense of individuality and confidence.
Available at Edgars, Red Square and Stuttafords stores nationwide.
Bioderma Sensibio Gel Moussant Mild Cleansing Foaming Gel (R209,95) – The soothing mild cleansing gel with a reinforced hydration is enriched with Coco Glucoside / Glycéryl Oléate; an active ingredient that mimics the skin structure. Sensibio Gel Moussant has lipid-restoring and moisturising properties, it gently cleanses and removes makeup from face and eyes, plus soothes and calms irritations. Skin is left the skin is clean, soft and comfortable. The formula is soap-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, colourant-free, hypoallergenic, and non-comedogenic.
McQueen Eau De Parfum (starting at R1050,00) – The key ingredients are sambac jasmine, tuberose and ylang ylang, famous names from the golden age of perfumery. A fresh and vital interpretation of tradition is established by combining them with pink pepper and vetiver derived using state of the art CO2 extraction techniques. White flowers that bloom at night provide an intriguing starting point: the notion of pollination when it’s dark becomes an alluring symbol of female sensuality. McQueen has the complexity and architecture to become a part of the personality of the wearer. Its top notes are spices -black pepper, clove and pink pepper – layered on top of the delicate petals of the night blooming flowers that compose the heart. Sambac jasmine the essence of power and romance melts in the erotic mentholated embrace of the tuberose, with both wrapped by the mysterious and exotic spiciness of the highest quality ylang ylang.
Available at Edgars, Red Square and Stuttafords stores nationwide.
BOSS The Scent For Her Eau De Parfum (starting at R915,00) – The new seductive fragrance for women from BOSS Parfums. First there was the men’s fragrance BOSS THE SCENT, a captivating take on seduction from the male perspective. Now, the fashion house, under the creative vision of Jason Wu, Artistic Director for BOSS Womens wear has realised the BOSS woman in BOSS THE SCENT for her – powerful and at the same time uniquely feminine.
Honeyed peach and freesia top notes meet in an exquisite, head-turning combination that engages and intrigues both protagonists with an elegant, yet light and delicate appeal. As they get closer, warm and sophisticated heart notes of the oriental flower osmanthus start to reveal themselves. The initially light, delicate allure evolves into a darker, heady quality. Locked in and powerless to resist, the fragrance unleashes an irresistible base note of roasted cocoa that offers an addictive boost, arousing the senses even further.
Available at Edgars, Red Square and Stuttafords stores nationwide.
Dolce & Gabbana Blush Of Roses Collection (R900,00) – Discover a new way to blush with the Dolce & Gabbana Blush of Roses makeup collection. Embrace femininity and enhance natural radiance with rosy cheeks, sculpted bronzed skin and glowing cheekbones with a unique and personalised contouring experience. The unique technology of the creamy face colour products creates a cream-to-powder sensory transformation during application, offering a velvety feel and a melt-away texture when blending on to the skin. In addition to blending naturally with the skin, the new Blush of Roses Creamy Face Colours seamlessly blends with foundation, allowing the wearer to create a personalised illuminating and contouring effect, which can be touched up as required throughout the day.
Available at Dolce & Gabbana counters in leading department stores nationwide.
Elegant Touch Blossom Pink False Nails (R80,00) – Bloomin’ gorgeous! In bloom this coming Spring / Summer are floral prints as seen at Alice Temperley. Delicate flowers and petals strewn across dresses, skirts, blouses and shoes. Elegant Touch have launched Blossom Pink which is a french manicure trend nail, with accent nails that feature pink blossoms.
Available at Dis-Chem stores nationwide.
NIVEA Perfect & Radiant 3-in-1 Cleanser (R89,99) – NIVEA understands your skin and the demands of a busy lifestyle, which is why the NIVEA Perfect& Radiant 3-in-1Cleanser has the benefits of 3 steps in 1 bottle: Face wash, scrub and mask. It provides you with a more youthful, radiant and even tone complexion while saving you time. This luxurious-feeling daily face wash effectively removes impurities and makeup and prevents breakouts, which in turn can cause dark marks. It can also be used as a daily scrub as fine beads gently exfoliate dead skin cells and reveal a more youthful, radiant and even-tone complexion. To help mattify and soften the skin it can be used as a mask 2 to 3 times a week. NIVEA Perfect & Radiant 3-in-1 Cleanser is especially formulated with white clay, which is known for its absorbing and smoothing properties, thus helping to regulate the production of sebum. Also enriched with magnolia extract and fine beads it gently exfoliates and removes dead skin cells to reveal an even-looking complexion.
NIVEA 3-in-1 Cleansing Wipes (R49,99) – Effectively removes waterproof mascara and makeup while leaving your skin cleansed and refreshed. The wipes are available in 2 variants; the 3-in-1 Refreshing Cleansing Wipes for normal to combination skin are ethyl alcohol free and formulated with Vitamin E. This formulation is especially mild and perfect for normal to combination skin, leaving it cleansed, toned and hydrated. The 3-in-1 Gentle Cleansing Wipes for dry & sensitive skin contain natural almond oil, which is especially caring for sensitive and dry skin types and keeps your skin gently cleansed and moisturised. Each wipe now contains more cleansing lotion leaving your face feeling refreshed and invigorated.
NIVEA Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Extra Protection Day Cream SPF30 (R189,99) – Summer is around the corner and every woman wants to step out into the sun with a fresh, radiant and younger-looking complexion. The new NIVEA Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Extra Protection Day Cream with SPF30, has an advanced UVA filter system to help care for and protect your skin against sun-induced skin ageing and dark marks. The nourishing day cream instantly leaves skin looking supremely soft and silky, without feeling greasy or sticky. It simultaneously reduces the appearance of wrinkles by fighting wrinkles from within, and refines the skin for a younger look within 4 weeks. Q10 provides energy to the skin cells to help the skin to regenerate, divide and multiply and produce new collagen. In addition, it helps in cell damage repair while offering protection by stabilising the skin’s antioxidant balance.
Available from leading retail outlets and pharmacies nationwide.
NIVEA Sun Anti-Age Face Sun Cream SPF50+ (R119,99) – Cares for your skin and effectively protects against sun-induced premature skin ageing, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. NIVEA Sun Anti-Age Face Cream SPF 50+ provides the highest SPF protection and reduces the risk of sun allergies, yet feels weightless on the skin. It absorbs instantly, without leaving any white residue or oily sheen behind, even on dark skin tones. You’re left with soft and moisturised skin for longer and its water resistant, so no need to shy away from that dip in the pool. You can have peace of mind knowing that it’s suitable for all skin types, including darker skin tones, which also needs effective and caring sun protection.
NIVEA Protect and Moisture Moisturising Sun Spray SPF50+ (R189,99) – Provides better protection and more care for the whole family with a convenient family-size trigger spray bottle for easy application. The caring formula now contains added Panthenol giving you longer-lasting moisture, for a softer feeling skin. The drying effects of swimming pool and sea water combined with sun exposure can leave your skin feeling dry and sensitive. The new moisturising formula, with extra Panthenol, will keep your skin feeling moisturised for longer, while getting the sun protection it needs. NIVEA Sun Protect and Moisture Moisturising Sun Spray SPF 50+ is ideal for the whole family with a convenient trigger pump spray mechanism, for easier and faster application.
NIVEA Protect & Refresh Refreshing Sun Lotion SPF50 (R164,99) – Provides immediate sun protection for your skin and has a pleasurable cooling effect that leaves your skin refreshed and silky. NIVEA Sun Protect & Refresh Refreshing Sun Lotion SPF50 is a deeply hydrating lotion which absorbs quickly and won’t leave behind any greasy white residue, even on very dark skin tones. It’s non-sticky, feels light on the skin and is easy to apply, getting to work immediately protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. The caring formula is water resistant and allows for effective protection, even during swimming.
Available from leading retail outlets and pharmacies nationwide.
Olgani Naturals Oral Health (starting at R48,95) – If you love natural products and care about what you put in- and onto- your body, opt for natural oral care that will effectively clean your mouth and nourish your body. Olgani Naturals is a brand that cares about the health of the entire body and offers a completely natural oral health care option to protect and care for your teeth and gums. Their products are free from glycerine, fluoride, sweeteners, foaming agents, artificial preservatives, dyes and flavours, artificial anti-bacterial agents and parabens.
Glycerine can coat the teeth, slowing the natural process of re-mineralisation of tooth enamel and contributing to the formation of dental plaque. Instead of the need for glycerine in Olgani’s formulae, the principal of ‘oil pulling’ was adopted, using sesame and coconut oils to create a unique signature blend, NutrireB. NutrireB is a proprietary base combination of rice flour, sesame oil and sea salt. Rice flour, which is rich in minerals and vitamins, is non-abrasive yet thoroughly polishes the teeth. Sesame oil moisturizes and nourishes gums and teeth. Sea salt is a natural preservative, regulating the pH and stimulating production of saliva, your body’s natural mouth wash.
Today the Olgani Naturals range includes a Herbal Refreshing Toothpaste, two different types of mouth wash – Sage & Spearmint and Clove & Xylitol, and the latest addition to the range, Mineral Rich Evening Toothpaste, with Mineralife™ Cal/Mag – the first toothpaste on the market especially formulated for night-time use.
The mineral-rich Olgani Sage & Spearmint Mouth Wash or Olgani Clove and Xylitol Mouth Wash are effective at removing bigger particles between the teeth before brushing, and are also handy to use on the go during the day. The mouth washes are a dry blend of sea salt, organic herbal extracts and essential oils. A half a teaspoon of the salts quickly dissolves in warm water for a rinse and gargle. They can also be used as brushing salts – applied directly onto a toothbrush.
Morgan Taylor Street Beat Collection (R138,00) – This Summer it’s time to start feeling the street beat! Turn up your boom box with Morgan Taylor as they introduce a bold and eye-catching array of bright colours for the summer 2016 collection. Six new shades including a crisp, striking coral, powerful pink pearl, fierce green, wild style yellow orange crème, and more, this assortment of vibrant colours will make the street beat style worth your while. “We were inspired by the artistic expression of street art and hip hop for this collection,” says CEO and Founder of Gelish and Morgan Taylor, Danny Haile. “Each bright shade in the Morgan Taylor (AND matching Gelish) range resonates with inspiration and expressiveness. From energetic, upbeat pinks to a must-have pastel lilac, every shade is trendy from the runway to the streets.”
Available at selected Dis-Chem stores, as well as leading salons and spas nationwide.
Cotton On BODY Botanicals (starting at R99,00) – Cotton On Body have just launched a beautiful new bath and body range, Botanicals by Cotton On Body. The 12-piece range is the first extension of the brand into the beauty arena and features products quintessential to your bathroom and beauty bag, including hand creams and wash, body oils and lotions and a hair treatment. The products are all paraben- and sulphate free and are created using natural botanical extracts like aloe vera, chamomile and cacao butter. Aimed to help you unwind or find balance, energy and serenity, the range features the beautiful scents of toasted coconut, pomegranate, vanilla and patchouli and amber.
The range has launched exclusively in the Mall of Africa Cotton On store, although will be expanding into more stores countrywide in October.
LCN Fruit Fusion Hand Peeling (R290,00) – Natural apricot kernel shells provide a pleasant and effective peeling result. Cucumber- and apple extract as well as vitamins E and F leave the skin smooth and youthful-looking.
LCN Fruit Fusion Hand Cream (R290,00) – Intensively moisturising hand cream with cucumber- and apple extracts. In addition vitamins E and F as well as hyaluronic acid provide a silky soft skin.
LCN Cotton Candy (R120,00) – This limited edition nail polish is a vegan-friendly polish that is longlasting, soy-free and gluten-free.
LCN Cake Pop (R120,00) – This limited edition nail polish is a vegan-friendly polish that is longlasting, soy-free and gluten-free.
LCN Jelly Beans (R136,00) – Nail care has gone to a whole new level with the LCN Nail Care Jelly Beans. Vitamin A , E and C have been captured in blue micro beads floating in an attractive mint green gel of active ingredients and plant extracts. Regenerates and promotes nail growth.
Available in the LCN South Africa online store.
Placecol Illuminé Retinol Serum (R620,00) – Retinol is a form of retinoid, a derivative of vitamin A that assists in reducing fine lines and wrinkles and helps with the fading of hyperpigmentation and dark spots. These retinoids work on a molecular level to normalise cell turnover and helps to renew cells repeatedly. Retinoids aid in the reducing of acne problems by unclogging and preventing blocked pores, ensuring that acne ingredients can easily be absorbed into the skin to work directly at the source of the problem.
Retinol creams are known to make skin more sensitive, but Illuminé Retinol Serum a breakthrough formulation has been developed to be irritant-free and won’t cause side effects which is normally experienced with retinol serums. The formula is light, non-greasy and ultra soothing. Benefits of Illuminé Retinol Serum: Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, improves skin texture, reduces the appearance of age spots, restores a healthy & youthful glow.
Revlon Unforgettable Encounter Eau De Toilette (R299,00) – Spritz on some Revlon Unforgettable Encounter and be ready to meet your ‘one’. Available in a 50ml bottle, this intoxicating scent is ideal for the mature woman and features a rich, long-lasting aroma that will create a lasting impression everywhere you go.
Caribbean Tan X Jeannie Bikini Collaboration – South Africa’s best-selling self tan brand collaborates with Jeannie Bikini for Summer 16/17. Caribbean Tan is an innovative concept in the application of sunless tanning. The state of the art delivery system virtually eliminates all problems associated with sunless tanning creams. With an ‘A / B / C’ system, you choose your shade based on the colour that you are, not the colour that you want to be. You’ll be left with a beautiful bronze tan, without the damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays. The range is eco-certified, paraben-free and PETA approved.
Jeannie D – well known TV personality and celebrity recently launched her bikini line, Jeannie Bikini. Beautiful prints, vivid colours and amazing swimwear fabrics – the range is all about quality and originality! Each bikini is completely unique and exclusive in that each print is only used once. You won’t see another one out there like it. The fabric used is a UV protected, polyester / spandex composition, with an attractive and attention-grabbing print.
The bikini range is available online here, and each bikini retails for R1050,00. Purchase any Caribbean Tan self tan product at Dis-Chem (look out for a gold sticker on the box) and find your discount promo code voucher inside the box to receive R100 off your Jeannie Bikini OR keep an eye out on the Caribbean Tan social media pages to WIN 1 of 10 R2000,00 Jeannie Bikini x Caribbean Tan hampers!
Sunstar GUM Soft-Picks Advanced (R89,95 for pack of 30) – The first and only curved interdental brush, mimicking the natural shape of the jaw. The innovative shape makes them super easy to use and helps reach every tooth – even those at the far back – leaving your mouth spotlessly clean. The tapered, rubber bristles gently dislodge food particles and plaque in small and large gaps between the teeth, whilst giving the gums a gentle micro-massage. The soft, rubber bristles are gentle and safe, even for people with sensitive gums. They are also ideal for cleaning orthodontics, bridges and implants.
Available at Dis-Chem stores and leading pharmacies nationwide.
The products featured below launched last month – I know someone might have missed seeing them in-store, so I decided to add them to the bottom of this blog post:
The Body Shop Superfood Face Masks (R300,00 each) – Sweep away dead skin cells to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion. These face masks are essential weekly treats – they leave skin feeling softer and smoother, looking brighter and more radiant. Three of the face masks in this range are vegan-friendly, and 2 are vegetarian-friendly.
Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask – This is a mud-textured exfoliating mask which deeply cleanses and detoxifies the skin. It is inspired by Ayurvedic traditions, and its tingling mud-texture works to detoxify and unclog skin that needs to release impurities and toxins to help reveal a healthy looking, youthful glow. Bamboo charcoal is a powerful, detoxifying superfood – it is often found in smoothies and juices, as it is known to adsorb accumulated impurities before carrying them out of the body.
Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask – An indulgent honey-textured moisturising mask which nourishes and hydrates the skin. Inspired by African healing and soothing rituals, this indulgent melting honey mask works to replenish, restore and comfort skin that needs an intense, nourishing treatment to feel softer and smoother. The texture of this mask looks and feels so authentic and natural because the formula is 20% Community Trade Honey from Ethiopia. Blending this ingredient with oils helps it nourish the skin even more, and stops the formula feeling sticky on the skin.
British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask – A refreshing gel-textured moisturising mask which nourishes and hydrates the skin. Inspired by European bathing rituals, this refreshing gel mask works to moisturise, soothe and tone skin that needs to be quenched and replumped with moisture and comfort to reveal its dewy glow.
Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask – A creamy exfoliating mask which brightens and revitalises skin. Inspired by Chinese traditions, this creamy exfoliating mask works to brighten, even and revitalise skin that needs an intense treatment to remove dullness and unevenness.
Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask – A fresh gel exfoliating mask which revives and energises the skin. Inspired by the rituals of Amazonian tribes, this juicy fresh exfoliating mask works to fight the appearance of fatigue, and invigorate and boost the radiance of skin that needs a fast recharge from signs of tiredness and stress. Acai is an amazing superfood – the berry is often ground into a health powder to add to healthy recipes and smoothies. It is known to boost energy and the immune system, and in some cultures it is thought to promote long life. This is because it is packed full of iron, amino acids and anti-oxidants.
Guerlain Abeille Royale (starting at R2770,00) – Developed by Guerlain Research, the age-defying skincare products in the Abeille Royale range are composed of active ingredients with exceptional repairing properties derived from bee products, especially honey from Ouessant Island in France. The formulas of the 2 new Day Creams and the new Night Cream have been revised to offer even greater effectiveness and sensory pleasure.
Guerlain Abeille Royale Day Cream And Rich Day Cream (R2770,00 each) – Two creams, two textures, two innovative formulas. At the heart of the new Abeille Royale Day Creams lies a repairing concentrate with a comprehensive action that works on all the key levels of the skin to improve its radiance and the quality of its texture. It incorporates 2 types of hyaluronic acid: One of high molecular weight that acts rapidly on the surface, hydrates and smoothes the skin, minimising wrinkles and fine lines. The other of low molecular weight that passes through the skin’s mesh to boost the proliferation of epidermal cells to reduce surface imperfections, boost collagen and fibroblast synthesis in the dermis.
The new Day Cream texture is a perfect balance between richness and lightness. The texture’s comforting softness can instantly be felt, leaving skin radiant and comfortable.
The Rich Day Cream has an utterly delectable texture as rich as a balm. Enriched with beeswax butter, derived entirely from natural sources, the formula gently glides over the skin, which instantly appears smoother.
Guerlain Abeille Royale Night Cream (R3235,00) – Optimises our skin’s natural ability to renew itself overnight thanks to Abeille Royale Repairing Concentrate enriched with Moroccan honey, combining an antioxidant and a soothing action. Moroccan honey’s antioxidant properties target free radicals and decrease their production by more than half. It also spectacularly reduces prostaglandins E2, pro-inflammatory mediators that contribute to premature skin ageing. The luscious, silky smooth texture makes application a pleasure and holds the promise of effectiveness on wrinkles, firmness and facial contours during the night, the most conducive time for skin renewal.
Available at Guerlain counters in selected department stores nationwide.
So, tell me….which of the products mentioned in this blog post will you be hunting down at the shops?
Me? I have my eye on the: Wet n Wild Mega Glo Contouring Palette, Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation, Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Multi-Perfecting Concealer, Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Brush (yes, another makeup brush!), La Roche-Posay products, DKNY Be Tempted Eau De Parfum, Clinique Pop Matte Matte Lip Colour + Primer, Clinique Pop Liquid Matte Lip Colour + Primer, Michael Kors Wonderlust Eau De Parfum, Bioderma Sensibio Gel Moussant Mild Cleansing Foaming Gel, Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palette, LCN Fruit Fusion Hand Peeling, LCN Fruit Fusion Hand Cream, and The Body Shop Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask.
Remember to let me know what you would like to see a review on first!
P.S. I have been buying 1 of the new The Body Shop face masks every few weeks (just so that it’s not this HUGE total of R1200,00 all at once), so at the moment I own 4 of the 5 masks. I still need the Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask, then I can do a full review for you.