February Beauty Favourites

February 12, 2018

Finally got around to my second beauty favourites instalment, I mean what happened to January?! I feel like I was just exciting holiday mode and suddenly… February. Anyone else notice how time flies after you finish school?

Anyway back to the point, with Summer full swing here in Cape Town I decided to share some of my summer beauty must have’s – everything from sunscreens to sweet scents.These are my February beauty favourites and my beach bag must haves.

{ see my December beauty favourites here }

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I received this Nuxe sunscreen in one of my gift bags from an event I attended a while back. I had no idea Nuxe made a sunscreen, I adore their cult classic ‘Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil‘ and have been using it for years.

This facial sunscreen SPF50 with “sun and water flowers”, protects cells from ageing and helps you achieve a perfect tan. Ideal for fair skins, this facial sunscreen high protection limits the appearance of dark spots.

It’s a beach bag must have!

*Available from selected Woolworths from R395

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A make-up artist I worked with abroad got me hooked on the Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser. It’s light, has a sheen glow to it and doesn’t block my pores making it the best coverage I’ve ever used. (Though my Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation comes in at a very close second.)

It contains an SPF 20 UVB/UVA to protect your skin throughout the day. I love the added vitamin C & E giving my skin that extra antioxidant boost. This product teamed with the Laura Mercier Primer is a banging combo.

Ditch the heavy foundation for something a little more light this summer.

*Available from Fragrance Fanatic for R1080 or Liberty London for £34.00

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I swear by Byredo’s hair perfumes, once you try them you’ll be hooked. I bought my first bottle – Mojave Ghost, a beautiful woody scent – when I was about to travel to Croatia in August last year. Perfume doesn’t last in the sun, as it get’s chemically changed.

It’s 75ml, which is perfect for carrying in your hand luggage and a few spritzers in the hair lasts 2-3 days without washing. When I’m lazy and don’t feel like washing my hair I spray in some dry shampoo and my Byredo hair perfume and I’m A-for-Away.

Now every time I spray my Mojave Ghost I am instantly transported back to our yacht sailing across the Adriatic Sea in Croatia. It’s heavenly.

*Available from Liberty London for £42.00

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My ultimate beauty must-have: Embryolisse Hydrating Cream! A cult classic, 24 hour miracle cream packed with hydration that acts as a primer, moisturiser and make up remover. It’s great for dry skin, hydrating the skin overnight. I love the dewy complexion it gives one, it’s the perfect post beach hydration your skin needs after spending the day in the sun.

*Available from Boots Pharmacy for £13.00 or UBuy for R372

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The best thing about Diorskin Rosy Glow is the fact that it suits absolutely ANY skin tone or colour and adjusts to your perfect custom pink glow making it a favourite amongst make up artists backstage.

I keep this little blusher in my handbag everyday to make sure I arrive fresh and glowing before any of my meetings or appointments. Drinks after the beach? No problem, just apply a little Rosy Glow to your checks before heading out for that natural, custom healthy glow that lasts all night.

*Available from select Edgars

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All photos taken by myself.



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