[BEAUTY]: Currently Testing – August 2019

New On My Beauty Desk for August

Eeeek, it’s the last week of August. Spring is literally around the corner. I’ve been wanting to put this post up for a while but kept getting distracted. Oops. Let’s dive right into it then shall we? If you missed last month’s post, you can click here .

Essence Fresh & Fit Awake Make Up

I saw this at Clicks while looking at the Essence stand and decided to give it a try. The last foundation I tried from Essence was the Insta Perfect Foundation which is great for your everyday simple makeup looks. After the dry winter weather in Pretoria, I was looking for something that would be a bit more hydrating on my skin so this seemed perfect. Enhanced with a vitamin complex and cranberry water, the foundation gives the skin a healthy glow. It’s got a medium coverage and is great for when I want something light on my skin during the week. Available for R109.95

LCN Cold Cream Handcream

The dry winter obviously continued in August in which I was spoilt by LCN with a gift of their Cold Cream which is most popular during winter months. Made with beeswax, as its main ingredient, it forms a protective film on the skin to protect against cold and wind. This cream also contains vitamin E. Place it next to your bed to treat your hands before bedtime. Available for R295.00 here

Davines Love Shampoo

I’ve mentioned on my Instagram stories that I usually go for a full service package at the Carlton Salon in Parkview (ask for Brandon) as I find it’s always the best deal. I get a full head of highlights, toner (the blondes will know how crucial this is); a Davines Micro Mist treatment; cut and blow wave plus a Davines shampoo. So the last time I went in July, Brandon recommended I try out the Love Shampoo from Davines. It helps smooth frizzy or unruly hair, plus I’m a huge fan of the Davines brand and everything they stand for. This shampoo retails for R230.00.

Lamelle Serra Cleansing Gel & Soothing Cream

Lamelle is a South African brand that I don’t think gets enough attention as it deserves. Their products are so impressive (read my last Lamelle post here) and I’m a huge fan of their facials from Mint Laser & Beauty (read my review here). The Serra range from Lamelle significantly improves dryness, sensitivity and atopic dermatitis while also calming and soothing inflammation. I’m saving the cleansing gel and soothing cream for after I’ve had a peel for my pigmentation as I think they’ll work so well for healing my skin. For more on the products in the Serra range, click here.

Vita Liberata Body Blur Sunless Glow

Who doesn’t love a good tan? As much as I love being outdoors, I try to stay out of the sun but that doesn’t mean I don’t love a little bronzing of my skin. There is an ingredient in self-tan that I react badly too, but Mylene who is the CEO for Vita Liberata South Africa explained that most self-tanners have DHA (dihydroxyacetone) as the bronzing agent. So Mylene recommended I try out the Body Blur Sunless Glow. I’m off to Cape Town in a few weeks for a special wedding so will definitely be packing this. I’ve also heard amazing things about Beauty Blur.Β Did you know that Vita Liberata is natural and non-toxic?

Batiste Heavenly Volume Dry Shampoo

I’ve chatted about my love for dry shampoo countless times on the blog here, but this XXL Volume one from Batiste is my favourite. Who wouldn’t want a bit of extra volume in their day in between washes? It’s the beauty of a classic dry shampoo but with a bit of extra oomph. For some of my previous Batiste posts, click hereΒ and here. Available for R95.00 from Clicks and Dis-Chem.

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush 200

I was ordering a gift online from Takealot in August and I was just short of the free delivery so I decided instead of paying R60.00 in for delivery fees I would pick up a little gift for myself. I saw the Expert Face Brush from Real Techniques and decided it would be at home with my other makeup brushes. For the life of me, I can’t seem to find it online, not even on Takealot anymore but hopefully, it will be restocked soon. This brush works so well with liquid foundations as it’s plush head with dense bristles allow you to buff and blend in your foundation perfectly. You can pop over to the South African online store or browse for some in Clicks. As you can tell from this post, I’m a huge Real Techniques fan and definitely think they are worth it!

Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products?

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