I literally have been posting new products every week from Elizabeth Arden because they are seriously on a roll with their skincare. This week I am chatting about the gorgeous Elizabeth Arden Superstart Probiotic Cleanser Whip to Clay. My favourite part of my morning and evening is cleansing especially with this bad boy. Its an absolute winner leaving my skin feeling ridiculously amazing. 

The probiotic cleanser (R430) has been added to their Superstart range formulated to harness ther power of probiotics to cleanse and fortify the skin. Sometimes a cleanser can make my skin feel like it needs some extra hydration but not with this one. Its a whipped mousse cleanser that turns to clay when massaged all over the face. The Superstart Cleanser turns into a soft lather when in contact with water.


  • Removes dirt, impurities and makeup without stripping or drying.
  • Supports the skin hydration.
  • Leaves skin feeling super soft and ready for the rest of your skincare routine.
  • Probiotic Complex supports skin’s natural defences by adding good bacteria to the skin.
  • Glycerin to help retain moisture.

The best way to use massage it in and leave for a minute so it turns to clay and then wash off with water. The cleaner has a pink and grey clay from the French Volcanic Earth. This double combo is what maintains the balance of the skin. The green clay unclogs pores and the pink boosts radiance and nourishes the skin.

Good Bacteria is so important for our skin and with some cleansers the bacteria can be stripped from the skin. I love using it in the morning as my skin just feels amazing for the rest of ther day. Its the first thing I reach for when I step into the shower. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

If you haven’t checked out the Superstart range then you are definitely missing out. I have so far tried the the Skin Renewal Booster and I love it waiting to try the masque that has had rave reviews.

Shahnaz x

Face sunscreens are a must have for everyone and if you’re smart you carry one in your bag where ever you go. I admit sometimes I am lazy especially when I am by the pool and I have my kids Nivea handy. However, I do try keep one for my face and one for my body. Prevage have introduced their amazing new City Smart Hydrating Shield which will be in my holiday kit next week Europe bound.  Bioderma have launched their sunscreen to help combination and oily complexions. Both add a wash of colour to your complexion plus amazing skincare benefits as well. I am no longer looking for your usual face sunscreen I want something that has it all and will also make my skin look amazing.

Its a change of season where some days its freezing and skin needs some serious hydration and to get back some of that glow. Here are three of my skin glow getters picks that give some serious glow plus super soft skin. I am always on the look out for great skincare that will seriously hydrate especially during winter. So I have chosen three current favourites from skincare to a highlighter that are winners on the glow area.

If you looking for some gorgeous vegan skincare then you need to check out the Body Shop vegan toners. I love natural skincare especially since I have such sensitive skin and break out really easily. I got to test out the the Chinese Ginsing & Rice Clarifying Milky Toner and the British Rose Soft Gel Toner. The first one illuminates the skin and the the gel toner really softenbs your skin. I am definitely leaning towards the Chinese Ginsing & Rice because I am all about illuminating skin. So may people leave the toning part out of their routine but trust me its an important step to make sure your skin is totally clean of any impurities.

Now I am pretty crap when it comes to applying hand creams not sure why because I am getting older and so are my hands. So when Rubybox asked me if I wanted to test it our plus get a few more Dove goodies of course I said yes. Dove is a brand that I truly love I use it for myself and my kids. Its gentle for my sensitive skin whether its a body cream, body wash or deodorant I love it. The Dove Derma Spa Hand Cream is just as great and really makes my hands feel super soft and smooth.


The gorgeous French brand has introduced the new SVR Densitium Anti-Age range for more mature skin. SVR’s motto promises “beautiful skin” and thats exactly what it does. Now I like to think that I am still really young even though I am now 42 and don’t really want to accept I am actually getting older!!! I have been testing out the serum, eye cream and moisturiser and my skin is feeling fab. I get a beautiful glow from the serum and moisturiser. Plus my under eye area doesn’t have as many fine lines and is a lot smoother.

I have been a Dermalogica fan for quite some time because its a brand that never lets me down and is amazing at transforming skin. I absolutely love their latest innovative product the Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon(R1295) . In just two weeks of using it my skin feels amazing every morning I wake up and I am actually sleeping better. Plus combine it with the relaxing sleep music app and the lavender in the product its a calming combo for me.


Now if you folllow me you know I love face mists like a lot. So with the new Max Fix + scented mists I was really happy to get my hands on all of them (thank you Mac South Africa team). Being a makeup artist I get lots of goodies from Mac which makes me job so much easier when it comes to making the model’s skin look amazing. If you don’t know anything about Mac Fix + you are totally mssing out and need to get yourself one in your stash.

OIne of my best girlfriends is getting marredd in July and of course my gift to her is doing her hair and makeup. Kate is in England and I am here in Cape Town so all the planning has to be done by mail. My top advice to her was start getting your skin wedding prepped and start it now. Her response and she is 43 was “what do you mean exfoliate 3 times a week”. Its so common that a large amount of women I come across literally have no clue when it comes to skincare. So this post is all about what face products we use and how much.

It seems to be all about skincare and primers this week today I am chatting about the gorgeous Filorga Time-Flash Express Smoothing Active Primer (yes it is a mouthful). There is always the constant argument about primers should we or shouldn’t we but for certain skin types definitely needed. I really like this one because it not only smells super fresh but it really melts into the skin leaving skin feeling soft and super smooth.