Beauty: My favourite favourites of 2015

My sister often gets upset with me when I tell her about a product that I love. ‘But you said that one is your favourite?!’ She likes to give me the third degree. I try not to use the word favourite too often when talking about the things I love as there is just too many. There are a few products and services that stood out last year, so I have decided to share my favourite favourites of 2015 with you today. Let’s jump right in… Dermaceutic Mask 15 (and pretty much everything from this brand) If I had to choose just one skincare brand to use for the rest of my life, chances are that Dermaceutic will come up tops. I have raved about Mask 15 many times and I am still amazed by the results. Every. Single. Time. You can read my thoughts on the mask HERE. I have also been using Activ Retinol 1.0 and Turn Over. I will be posting a review on these two shortly. Keep an eye out as these products are amazing. REN Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial Want to wake up with smooth, bright, fresh-looking skin? Then this product is a must have. I love it. Pop over to read my full review HERE. BABOR New Skin Fluids Ampoule Concentrates FP Love. That is what it is. I used these ampules when I started at home derma rolling and my skin loves it. This product is definitely one of the top 5 best skincare products that I have ever used. Visible results almost instantly. Fresh-looking, plump and radiant skin. I would use these ampoules...

Wake Wonderful with REN’s Night-Time Facial

I always get a little extra excited when I get to try something new from REN. Their products are great and my skin seems to really dig some REN goodness. REN released the Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial a couple of months ago and I think it’s one of their best products yet. What is it? ‘A transforming treatment that works overnight to leave skin visibly brighter, more luminous, refined and even-toned by morning.’ A unique complex of actives delivers a 3-phase treatment while you sleep:  Phase 1: The exfoliating and brightening effect of the acid/enzyme complex is delivered to the skin on application Phase 2: Next, Glycogen and Magnesium take over to revitalize and boost skin cell vitality Phase 3: Finally, Sodium Lactate kicks in to gradually raise skin PH, leaving the skin rejuvenated and infused with plumping moisture In a nutshell, it is a leave-on mask that exfoliates, brightens, boosts, revitalises and plumps. And does it? Yes. My skin really looks and feels great after using this mask. It is not recommended for sensitive skin, but my skin seems to really love it especially when it’s being particularly temperamental. You can apply it on clean skin or between applying your serum and moisturiser (which may be advisable if your skin is very sensitive). I feel my results are better if I apply it on freshly cleansed skin. There is a slight tingling, but it is extremely slight and it only lasts for a second. This is a great mask and one I would gladly spend my hard earned cash on. REN Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial retails for R620. Visit...

Loving Lately: Rain Biologie Winter Therapy Bath Soak, REN Vita Mineral Lip Balm & Slim Sonic Toothbrush

  Rain Biologie Winter Therapy Bath Soak I am not really a fan of bath bombs and fizzes and the like. First of all, I don’t often get the chance to relax in a bath (as it is usually shared with my 4 year old) and most seem to irritate my skin. But, and this is a huge (in your face and twerking) BUT, the Rain Biologie Winter Therapy Bath Soak is absolute and utter bliss. The scent is amazing. The Eucalyptus and Camphor is very prominent, but gorgeous. On quite a few occasions I’ve opened the jar just to take a wiff. My first Winter Therapy bath was the most relaxing bath I’ve had in a very long time. If there is only one pamper product to get yourself this winter, it is most definitely Rain’s Winter Therapy soak. Well done Rain. Rain has got a great special running at the moment. I posted the details on Facebook this morning. R115. REN Vita Mineral Lip Balm This beauty launched last month and has worked wonders at soothing my lips. It contains the goodness of Propolis, Vitamin E, Shea and Cocoa butter. It feels very light on the lips, yet still gives the nourishment I need. It’s a goodie. R150. Slim Sonic Toothbrush VIOlife’s Slim Sonic portable sonic toothbrush is the perfect travel companion. The super stylish Slim Sonic comes in an array of colours and prints (you can have a look HERE). This little powerhouse uses a AAA battery and gives you 22 000 brush strokes per minute. You can pop the Slim Sonic into your bag and...

REN Instant Firming Beauty Shot Review

I have a deep love for REN Skincare. Every single REN product I’ve tried has proven to be excellent. My favourites include Flash Rinse, Clarimatte™ Invisible Pore Detox Mask, Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask, the Resurfacing AHA Concentrate and the amazing Moroccan Rose Otto body range. I have another one to add to the above list… REN Instant Firming Beauty Shot. This serum is said to instantly lift, firm and plump to give the skin a smoother, tighter and more youthful appearance. What REN says: ‘Instant Firming Beauty shot is formulated with a liquid matrix of Phycocolloids and two different Hyaluronans. The Hyaluronans work together to produce both short and long term improvements in skin firmness. Hyaluronan 1 acts as a cell messenger focused on improving cell cohesion leading to an instant tightening and lifting effect. Hyaluronan 2 works deeper down in conjunction with dermal fibroblasts to boost elastin synthesis and improve long term skin firmness.’ An evaluation on 30 women proved promising: •83%* of women said their skin felt firmer 30 minutes after application and 90%* said their skin felt firmer after 6 Hours •87%* of women said their skin felt more lifted 30 minutes after application and this remained at 87% after 6 Hours •In a clinical evaluation performed by a dermatologist 100%* of women showed an improvement in skin smoothness after 30 minutes and 87%* continued to show an improvement in skin smoothness after 6 Hours What I say: At first I didn’t really feel that this gel-like serum did much. It felt nice and smells lovely, but I didn’t really notice an ‘instant’ change in my skin. THEN after a few days...

REN Flash Rinse – From lacklustre to luminous in 60 seconds

The new REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial will transform your skin from dull and fatigued to radiant and smooth in 60 seconds flat. This revitalising gel based treatment contains the following ingredients to leave your skin looking and feeling smooth, toned and firm: Boswellic acid – To relax muscles and fight facial fatigue & to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Magnesium – To energise and boost radiance. Vitamin C – To stimulate collagen synthesis, aid skin elasticity and firmness, reduce oxidative and UV damage, even out skin tone & provide instant radiance to the skin. Why Vitamin C? It instantly brightens and evens skin tone and has a firming, toning and lifting effect on the skin. As Vitamin C is collagen boosting, it also aids skin elasticity and firmness in the long run. It also aids in repairing UV damage. The product itself is a pale green gel that feels like a silicon-based primer and gentle exfoliator combined. The gel is then massaged into dry, cleansed skin. Once done, you wet your fingers and massage again. The water activates the potent dose of Vitamin C! When the water mixes with the gel, the ‘grainy bits’ disappear on contact and it feels like a smooth gel that you are massaging all over your skin. Then you leave it on for 1 minute before rinsing or removing with a face cloth. I have used it 3 times since I received it and the results are amazing. My skin instantly feels so soft and smooth and it glows. My skin is a little red afterwards, but it is...

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