I know we’ve just hit May (kind of scary that we almost half way through 2018) however I had this post drafted just before the long weekend and you know, life, it just kind of got in the way. So even though it’s a few days over due, here’s my April beauty favs round up featuring some of my favourite holiday must have’s…
SKOON skincare papaya and pineapple sherbet enzyme exfoliating face mask:
I’ve used a couple of Skoon’s skincare products over the years with my favourites being their Glow Drops and Rosehip C+ facial oils. However this enzyme exfoliating face mask is slowly stealing the limelight.
Suited for all skin types, the mask is a non-abrasive sherbet of enzymes and clay that exfoliate the build-up of dead skin cells and debris. It’s the perfect mask to use when suffering from breakouts as the enzymes help resurface the top layer of your skin without irritating or damaging it compared to a scrub exfoliator.
All of SKOON’s products are made locally in South Africa and uses naturally derived and organic ingredients.
*Available from SKOON Skincare for R499
Lipidol Sunscreen Oil SPF20:
I adore the simplicity of Lipidol’s packaging and marketing – clean and understated letting the product speak for itself with brilliant price points to match.
I used the Lipidol sunscreen while tanning in Mozambique, it provided the right amount of SPF coverage in order to still get that brown tan I was after. All well staying protected from Africa’s harsh UVA + B rays. Not to mention it has a delightful smell of cypress and basil and leaves your skin with a subtle sheen rather that a greasy residue.
My favourite thing about using a SPF oil vs a cream based sunscreen is how soft my skin feels after I wash up in the evenings. I suffer from very dry skin so any products that offer an extra bit of hydration my skin laps up.
* Available from Lipidol for R89.95
Dior Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm:
These 3 Lip Glow’s were recently sent to me from Dior and I can not stop using them! Especially 004 Coral. It has a slight orange tint to it which my inner seventies babe is loving. (FYI, It’s the middle swatch on my wrist.)
The Lip Glow collection (there’s a total of 10 shades) is the first color reviver balm by Dior combining the comfort of a balm with a natural flush of custom colour suited to YOUR skin shade.
You can wear it alone, below, or on top of your lipstick: Apply it alone for a natural flush of colour, wear as a lip balm or primer or layer on top of your lipstick to change the effect.
I always carry a few of these Lip Glow sticks around in my handbag.
* Available at select Edgars stores nationwide
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil:
This has been one of my firm beauty favourites for years now! I first discovered this product when I travelled to Paris for my 21st birthday in 2012. We spent a full week walking all over the city and every time a women passed me there was this heavenly smell that followed her. I eventually stopped one of these dreamy women and asked her what was causing Parisian women to exude such a magnificent scent of. She gave me a coy smile and told me it was her Nuxe oil and swore by it’s benefits. I walked into the nearest French pharmacy and bought 3 bottles and have been using it ever since.
A luxurious, heavenly scented dry oil that replenishes moisture and leaves your skin with a sensuous lustre that can be used (quite literally) from head-to-toe. It’s lightweight blend of six skin-restorative plant oils – Borage, St. John’s Wort, Sweet Almond, Camellia, Hazelnut and Macadamia – hydrates the skin post bath/shower without leaving a greasy residue. Over 98% of the ingredients are nature derived.
It’s the ultimate beauty multi-tasker product. If the French swear by it who are we to argue…
*Available at Woolworths Beauty for R290
4711 Original Eau de Cologne:
One of my go-to Summer holiday fragrances thanks to it’s aromatic citrus notes – it’s just screams Summer!
It was originally launched back in 1792 by Wilhelm Mülhens. According to legend a Carthusian monk made a wedding gift for the merchant Wilhelm Mülhens, the secret recipe of a so-called “aqua mirabilis”, a “miracle water” for internal and external use. Mülhens then founded a small factory at Cologne’s “Glockengasse” and established the first “Eau de Cologne” named 4711.
With notes of lemon and orange that revitalise, lavender and rosemary that strengthen the nerves and neroli that has a calming effect, this unisex fragrance creates a positive mood.
Here’s the best part, the 25ml watch bottle, which is perfect for traveling and keeping in your hand luggage, cost’s £5!!! So there’s basically no excuse not to try this incredible scent.
*Available online at Amazon for £4.97
Read the previous beauty wrap up here…
Product stills taken by myself and portrait shots by Justin Polkey
Today we celebrating local design duo Keith Henning and Jody Paulsen, also know as AKJP. Apart from designing their own clothing line, Keith Henning and Jody Paulsen also own the AKJP Collective. A concept store in Cape Town brought to you to showcase local SA design at its best.
The duo was one of three local South African designers to be selected as one of the finalists in the Who Is On Next? Dubai scouting project launched by Vogue Italia and dedicating to discovering design talent from the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
I recently attended AKJP’s AW’16 fashion show and opted to wear something from the designers themselves. A shirt dress (which I actually think is a longer length tee from the guys section) from one of their previous collections. I wanted an overall athleisure look so teamed the tee with the new “it” sneaker from adidas Originals, the NMD’s, and knotted hair instead of boxer braids. My final touch was my dark lip, Plum and Base, courtesy of Catrice.
With the duo making waves in the design industry both locally and abroad I think we can expect some extraordinary things from Keith Henning and Jody Paulsen.
Photos by Justin Polkey
I was chosen along with other local models, Alexa Corlett and Tana Boshoff, for Marie Claire’s September issue where they featured eleven new face’s of the season.
The editorial focuses on “embracing the modern movement of natural, effortless beauty” to the point that we weren’t even wearing base, all beautifully styled head-to-toe in white.
Below I’ve compiled a “get the look” with stoppable links. Lust over the Chanel and shop from Clinique 😉
GET THE LOOK:
Hat: Dolce & Gabbana, from mytheresa.com
Shirt: Burberry, from StyleBop.com
Make Up: Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi Color, from Chanel.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick no.21, from Chanel.
Clinique Cheek Pop in Peach Pop, from Clinique.
Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Balm in Baby Tint, from Clinique.
Chanel La Base nail polish, form Chanel.
A behind the scenes look from my latest editorial with ELLE magazine. Some fashion inspiration that’ll help keep you cosy and warm this Winter and how to get my seventies make up look.
I love simple make-up that’s light, easy on the eye and highlights a women’s best features. Shahnaz captured that seventies feel perfectly for our editorial. Here’s a round up of the products she used to create my look:
1.) Topshop Glow in Gleam
2.) Clarins Blush Prodige in Tawny Pink
3.) Mac Pro Conceal & Correct Palette
4.) Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
5.) YSL Baby Doll Mascara
6.) Benefit Brow Kit
7.) Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick in Matte Nude
8.) MAC Eyeshadow Warm Neutral Palette (This palette is everything!)
9.) MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush and MAC 168 Large Angled Conturing Brush
Don’t forget to grab the June issue of ELLE magazine, now on sale!