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!
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)
♥ 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)
♥ 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:
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!