The Beauty Update – Spring Edition

The Beauty Update - Spring Edition

I’ve decided to start a new series called ‘The Beauty Update’.  I’ve been following Anna’s blog for quite some time (it must be about 2 years now) and I’ve always enjoyed her seasonal ‘Edit’ vlogs.  So I thought why not put a South African spin on it with products that are available locally.  The idea behind these seasonal edits is to show you how I’ve updated my beauty collection these past few months to be a bit more Spring-inspired.  Here’s how it’s going to work: I’ll cover 5 categories in each seasonal beauty update video (it won’t be the same 5 categories for each video, just to keep it interesting).  For example, in this video I featured makeup (foundation, blush and lip products), fragrances and nail polishes.  For the ‘Summer Edition’ video I might feature skincare, haircare, makeup and bodycare (who knows, I haven’t decided yet).  Within each category I will feature 3 different products – 1 affordable / drugstore product, 1 splurge / high-end product, and 1 product that I am wearing in the video.

As mentioned in the video, it gives me an opportunity to showcase a bunch of products that I have been loving lately.  And perhaps inspire you to add a couple of them to your ‘To Buy’ list.  I really hope you enjoy this video (I enjoyed filming it!) and let me know in the comments section below whether you would like to see the next one, which would be the ‘Summer Edition’.

You can watch my video by clicking on the image below, it will take you through to my video on YouTube.  Please give the video a ‘thumbs up’ if you enjoyed it, and share on your social media platforms if you think it’s something that might interest your friends or family.  Hint-hint: Christmas gift ideas!

The Beauty Update - Spring Edition Video

Here is a list of the products mentioned in the video, as well as stockists and links to where you can purchase them.


♥  Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation – Ivory (Dis-Chem, Clicks, and Edgars)

♥  Estée Lauder Double Wear Light – Intensity 2.0 (Estée Lauder SA online store, Edgars, Red Square, Truworths, Foschini, and Stuttafords)

♥  Kiehl’s Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream SPF50/PA +++ – Light (Kiehl’s counters at selected Edgars stores)


♥  The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Mist (The Body Shop stores, and selected Clicks stores)

♥  L’OCCITANE Arlésienne Eau De Toilette (L’OCCITANE boutiques, and the L’OCCITANE SA online store)

♥  Crabtree & Evelyn Venetian Violet Flower Water (Crabtree & Evelyn stores, and the Crabtree & Evelyn SA online store)


♥  Essence Silky Touch Blush – Adorable (Clicks, Dis-Chem, and selected Edgars stores)

♥  Benefit Cosmetics – Posie Tint (selected Edgars & Red Square stores, and the Red Square online store)

♥  Physician’s Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush – Pink (Dis-Chem)


♥  CATRICE Ultimate Nail Lacquer – A Gallon Of Melon (Dis-Chem, and selected Red Square stores)

♥  Essie – Mint Candy Apple (Dis-Chem, Stuttafords, and Takealot)

♥  OPI – Mod About You (Stuttafords, Clicks, and Dis-Chem)

♥  Essie – French Affair (Dis-Chem, and Stuttafords)


♥  HEAN True Colour Creamy Lipstick – Rose Light (Glamore online store)

♥  MAC Lipstick – Angel (MAC South Africa online store, MAC counters in Edgars, Truworths & Foschini stores, and MAC stand-alone stores)

♥  Max Factor Colour Intensifying Balm – Sumptuous Candy (Clicks)

And here are links to the blog posts and products I referred to in the video:

♥  Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation Review

♥  Best Of Beauty 2014 – Fragrance Edition

♥  Sigma F80 Kabuki Brush

♥  Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

♥  Beautyblender Makeup Sponge

Top Tip:  The Estée Lauder South Africa online store is back and better than ever (it was under construction for a while).  To celebrate, Estée Lauder SA is offering a FREE GIFT with any online purchases over R 650,00 (plus you can also choose additional free samples with each order).  I placed an order for 2 of the new Bronze Goddess collection items – the Pure Color All-Over Illuminator and the Bronze Goddess Gelée Bronzer.  Now that I’m looking at the collection again, I’m thinking I probably should have ordered the Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes Eyeshadow Palette as well.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!  I’ll see you back here on the blog on Monday, with another amazing giveaway!



  1. Hannah 20 November 2015 / 19:09

    Your videos are the best!

    • Luzanne 23 November 2015 / 15:15

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Hannah. :)

  2. Lauren Henderson 20 November 2015 / 19:09

    Love this idea, please do more. xoxoxoxox

    • Luzanne 23 November 2015 / 15:16

      Thanks for the feedback, Lauren – I’ll definitely keep doing these videos. xo

  3. R Fourie 20 November 2015 / 20:06

    Would love to see a review on the Clicks Skincare Anti-aging Serum, day and night cream

    • Luzanne 23 November 2015 / 15:16

      I’ll see what I can do for you. :)

  4. Jana 20 November 2015 / 20:14

    Dit was so lekker om hierdie video te kyk, Luzanne. Jy moet verseker meer van hulle doen asb. :)

    • Luzanne 23 November 2015 / 15:17

      Ek is bly om dit te hoor, ek sal definitief die Somer video film. 😉

  5. Mary-Anne 20 November 2015 / 22:53

    Your videos are brilliant! So well edited and a pleasure to watch. :) Please do more videos, doesn’t matter any type of videos. XO

    • Luzanne 23 November 2015 / 15:18

      Thank you for your encouragement, Mary-Anne. 😀

  6. Nthombi K 21 November 2015 / 15:47

    The Catrice and Estee Lauder foundation are going on my NEEEEEEED list. 😀

    • Luzanne 23 November 2015 / 15:18

      Great choices, Nthombi. 😉

  7. Kimberley 22 November 2015 / 13:04

    Ok so I basically added all these products to my xmas wish list.

    Thank you for maintaining such a top quality blog, Luzanne.

    • Luzanne 23 November 2015 / 15:19

      You’re welcome, Kimberley – and thank you for leaving such a kind comment. :)

  8. Elmien 23 November 2015 / 11:09

    Ek is mal oor die nuwe updates! En met elke video word jy net mooier en mooier, Luzanne! Kan nie wag om vir die klomp skatte in die winkels te gaan soek nie!

    • Luzanne 23 November 2015 / 15:20

      Sjoe! Baie dankie vir die wonderlike kompliment, Elmien. :) Ek bloos sommer soos ek hier sit. 😉

  9. Carmen 23 November 2015 / 12:50

    Well hello pardon my disappearance.

    I watched the Youtube video the other day. It was awesome as usual. Might I say Anna has nothing on you!!!

    I cant wait to hit the shops for some of these products because apparently I don’t have it. I dont know why *shocked*

    Looking forward o trying some of them. Hoping I can pull it off like you.

    • Luzanne 23 November 2015 / 15:22

      Welcome back, Carmen! :) I’ve missed seeing your name in my comment sections.

      Bwahahahahaaaa!!! Thank you for the amazing compliment…you make me shy. 😉

      Happy shopping, let me know if you get some of these goodies and whether they work for you. ♥

  10. Kelly 23 November 2015 / 14:43

    Loving this vid. You should definitely do more of these :) Oh and just btw, a huuuge thank you to you for introducing me to the tea tree oil from the body shop in one of your earlier posts on spot treatment. It has saved my life!!! Thanks again!!!

    • Luzanne 23 November 2015 / 15:23

      My pleasure, Kelly! I’m so happy to hear the tea tree oil from The Body Shop is working for you, it always puts a huge smile on my face when I hear someone loves my product recommendation(s). Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I hope you’re having a lovely Monday. 😀

  11. Anina 23 November 2015 / 15:36

    Oe, ek het dit vreeslik baie geniet!
    NOG, NOG! :-)

  12. Franzel du Toit 26 November 2015 / 15:05

    Hi Luzaan. Just want to know it the essie colour ‘french affair’ is an old colour as I cannot find it anywhere! X

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