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Bioderma is one of those French affordable beauty brands I just love. Known for their cult Micellar Water they have now launched a new range focusing on brightening and pigmemtation. Two things that are super important for me. Introducing the Bioderma Pigmentbio range that also has a Brightening Micellar Water which I love love love love. I have been testing the products for the last couple of months in and around my other products. I always like to give skincare time rather than report back after a week. Whether its really helped my issue with pigmentation I am not sure but it has definitely added to hydration and brightening of my skin.

Due to the effects of sun, pollution, ageing, pregnancy, or breakouts the skin gets marks and dark spots. This is excactly what has happened to me over time so I am always on the look out for products that can help reduce or lighten them. Bioderma created this new range for sensitive skin to help combat hyperpigmentation. The products contain a LumirReveal Technology that acts on the steps of pigmentation: reduce dark spots, prevent new ones appearing and restore the skin’s brightness .

When it comes to framing a face and pulling it all together brows need to be on point. I am not talking about the crazy brow trend that we see on instagram. I love natural looking brows that are groomed and filled. They must be done in such a way it looks like they always look that way. With that in mind I would like to introduce you to getting beautiful brows with Julienne. There are 4 products in the brow range. Need to try the brow tinting on someone else as am nervous about permanently making my brows look too dark. My brows are the one thing I would rather fill if I need to rather than have them tinted.

As mentioned there are 4 products in this super affordable brow range. I didn’t show the Pomade and Brow tint in action in this post. If you follow me on insta I did chat about all the products and showed how the pomade looked.

The Brow Pomade (R119.50) is a cream brow product that comes in a pot. You take your angle brush and apply flicks of the pomade onto your brow. Personally I like to take a bit of the product and smudge out on the back of my hand and then apply. I want it to look natural so make sure you don’t have too much on your brush before you apply you can always build up. A great artist to follow is Nikki Makeup on instagram who uses pomades quite a bit and the trend is natural looking brows.

Introducing the latest new Chanel eye collection that launches in SA this month. I got to play with one of the Les 4 Ombre’s eye quads in blurry mauve, the waterproof stylo in Black Wood and Le Revolution Volume de Chanel mascara in Burgundy. The whole collection has 4 beautiful quads to choose from and then you choose the liner and mascara to match. The collection was created by Luca Pica and its all about second skin smokey using just 3 products. Its all about self expression and playing with colour. I love the colour mascara’s as it really creates an alternative to the usual black.

Over the years I have tested out loads of different foundations of course when you are a makeup artist you are always trying new things. Being a beauty blogger means I also get sent products so I have been really lucky. In this post I wanted to chat about some of my some of my current fav foundations. The majority here are on the luxury side and I promise I will chat about my drugstore fav’s really soon. But I do believe if you are going to invest in makeup then invest in a good foundation.

Dermalogica celebrates 25 Years of of amazing skincare this month of July and I have luckily been included to be involved to celebrate with them. You have only today to enter to stand a chance to win the Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil giveaway worth R1379 (30ml). If like me you struggle with dehydrated skin this oil is a goodie. I know lots of people freak out when they hear face oil but this one is amazing. Apply it and it melts into your skin leaving a gorgeous glow and super soft skin.

I wanted to chat about a few of my favourite Chanel beauty products today especially for those thinking of splurging but not sure what to get. Of course their eyeshadows are lovely and basically everything Chanel is lovely but here is a little selection. I have selected mostly makeup items but also with one skincare product too from the Hydra Beauty range. For me makeup is all about good skin that’s contoured and glowing so that’s why I have chosen the makeup items in this post. Chanel have quite a few foundations to choose from and it can get confusing what to go for. Here I have gone for a dewy one but their latest matt foundation is also amazing. It really depends on what look you are going for.

If you have een following me since last year you will know I have been on the Environ journey. Even though I was initially invited to come do a skin analysis, try a facial and get some free goodies I have kept going back. I really believe in investing in my skin. So when I was asked so I want to test the new Environ Focus Care Radiance + range for pigmentation and radiance I was like YES PLEASE. The corner stone of the brand is Vitamin A with a whole load of add ons and step ups which I love. This range I can add in with what I am currently using from Environ, plus a few other products too. I take my skin seriously expecially as I am now in my 40’s. The key for me is to have radiant glowing hydrated skin and reduce my pigmentation.

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I have been busy testing the new Clicks Expert Skincare Range on myself and my kids. I don’t often include my kids as I focus on beauty for myself but its been fun they have loved being part of it. I have been sharing bits and pieces on insta stories and over the weekend my kids will be sharing what they thought. The range focuses on face, body and kids body products for sensitive skin that really works for the whole family. My daughter has struggled with eczema just like me so the bath products have been great for her. Everything in the rangefragrance free plus sulphate and paraben free so if you have really sensitive skin this may be one to try out.

When struggling with sensitive skin the key thing to look for is fragrance free or fast absorbing, that don’t strip the skin  of its natural oils. Thats what the Clicks Expert Range is all about. The range features moisturising face and body creams, lotions and washes that are all gentle on the skin.

I have been super impressed with the drugstore brand Revolution Makeup especially with their eyeshadow palettes and highlighters. I got my hands on the UK blogger Revolution Makeup Soph X palette and wanted to do an every day look. This palette is a mix of matt and metallic with a few really bold shades. What I love about the palette is you can really work an every day look as well as bump it up when you need.

To say I love the new Ren Radiance Daily Glow Vitamin C Gel Cream is an understatement. As soon as it landed on my desk this one by passed other products due for testing and its now in my personal skincare stash. Firstly anthing that smells like citrus I am in its one of my favourite scents. I love citrus as it just instanly soothes me. Plus anything Ren skincare is always a goodie. The moisturiser couldn’t have arrived at a better time as my skin always needs an extra boost in winter.