{Beauty Review} Tried, Tested, Loving

Scoop, Scrub, Soft… get your feet ready for summer with this
divine foot scrub from Blendbox. Blendbox is a proudly South African brand that
is opposed to the use of synthetic drug compounds within beauty products
and has thus adopted a holistic philosophy when producing their products. Each
product contains a carefully selected combination of essential oils, each with
their own therapeutic properties, to produce a formulated blend that achieves a desired effect.

The foot scrub that I received at the most recent BWB get-together
contains a combination of Grapeseed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Citrus Limon (Lemon
extract). The sugar granules exfoliate my skin while the oils ensure that my
feet are left moisturised and soft. The refreshing citrus scent
adds to the invigorating experience. Email Blendbox here to place your order. This product is definitely a must-have for your pedicure kit.
Bioderma’s Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution is, in my opinion, THE BEST make-up remover out there. With only
a quarter of my cotton wool pad soaked in the solution, my make-up is easily
removed. After using the product on my face I experience
no irritation around my eyes, no burning/tingling sensation on my skin, no oily residue or stickiness and my skin is not left feeling tight and
dehydrated. All that is left is make-up free skin that feels clean. Basically, if
you are feeling lazy, you can go straight to bed without even washing your face.
This product is just brilliant and definitely worth a try. Available at Dischem
and Clicks stores for around R170.
An additional tip – rest the cotton wool on top of your
eyelids and eyelashes for about 10 seconds to ensure the removal of stubborn mascara.
I am rather sceptical when it comes to bright lipsticks
because I think my mouth just wasn’t designed to wear them. Having said that, the
Bourjois’ Rouge Edition Velvet range had me stepping out to an event, bravely wearing
the bold ‘Peach Club’. This is no ordinary lipstick as I’m sure you can deduct
from the lipgloss-like applicator. The liquid formula has a light,
smooth consistency with a matte finish. The colour is highly pigmented and very
long lasting. Trust me, you will need the product mentioned previously to remove
it! The range boasts eight different colours, all available at Clicks for around R130
each. This was the perfect product to help me overcome my bright lipstick fears, thank you Bourjois!
If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen here that
I’m currently trying out another Bourjois product – the So Laque Glossy nail polish in Peach and Love. There are seven different colours available in the
range and each one is absolutely beautiful – I want them all! The agile little
brush provides for easy application ensuring an even, non-streaky finish. The
formula is enriched with vinyl for an ultra-glossy shine. That means no top coat is needed ladies. This is most definitely a must-have
product for summertime. Available at Clicks for R96.
I have recently become a
huge fan of the Bourjois brand. Another product that I absolutely love and use
daily is their 1001 Lashes mascara.
Before I discuss the next product, I must first send a big congratulations to the wonderful team at Nanita Dalton salon who
recently won the award for the best aesthetic institute in South Africa. I got Dermalogica’s
Sheer Tint from them and this is what Dermalogica have to say about the product;
“A Lightly-tinted
hydrating treatment that provides an all-day sheer wash of colour. Natural,
light-diffusing Iron Oxides provide translucent colour for radiant skin, while
Broad Spectrum sunscreens shield against damaging UV rays. Hydrolysed Pearl
amino acids, hydrating cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid and antioxidant Walnut Seed
extracts help improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine
dehydration lines. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colours.”
This tinted moisturiser has become my go-to weekend skin product because of its
lightweight formula and moisturising effects. It differs from BB creams in that the moisturising effect takes priority over coverage. This isn’t just some make-up
product. It’s skincare. Available in three different shades at Dermalogica stores and selected salons for R620.
Lastly, (and I’ll make
it quick because I feel like this post may be turning into a short story) I
received this heavenly hand cream for my birthday from Gina, a S&S reader. The
cream absorbs instantly and doesn’t leave my hands feeling sticky or greasy. It
provides fair hydration and it is said to protect against the appearance of
brown spots. I use this hand cream every night mostly because of the smell. The
soft, feminine rose scent of this hand cream has become my favourite smell EVER! My tube is nearly finished so I will have to pop over to The
Body Shop soon.
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  • Reply
    Camilla Jane § Vogue Fox
    August 20, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Can't wait to try the Bioderma!! The only thing holding me back was the perceived price, but now I see that it's totally affordable. Thank you!

    • Reply
      August 21, 2014 at 12:14 pm

      Pleasure! Let me know what you think once you have tried it. Thanks for stopping by! Xxx

  • Reply
    August 27, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Yay!! So happy you're loving the hand cream – it's one of my favourites too!
    I went out and bought that same nail polish after seeing your Instagram pic – its so lovely for Spring! Have Gelish on at the moment but can't wait to try it! x

  • Reply
    Loren ♥ Minkys Blog
    August 27, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    You've mentioned a few of my absolute favourites in this post but now I'm dying to try the Bourjois goodies :)

    Loren | http://www.minkys.co.za

  • Reply
    September 3, 2014 at 6:57 am

    I really enjoy these posts because I feel it gives me some much needed guidance. Really keen to try some Bourjois products now.

    Lauren| http://www.CKO-coolkidsonly.blogspot.com

    • Reply
      September 14, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      Thank you for your kind comment. You should definitely give Bourjois products a try, I'm sure you will love them just as much as I do. X

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