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As you all know I love my skincare because with a good routine skin is healthy therefore makeup application is easy. Masks are always a key priority because without them skin isn’t purified. Introducing the Juliette Armand Charcoal Detox Mask from the Elements range a gorgeous mask that leaves skin feeling amazing. Its a clay mask combining activated charcoal that absorbs minerals, toxins and other harmful substances from the skin. It leaves my skin feeling so fresh and smooth I absolutely love it. Plus 1 lucky winner will get one too!!!

Seasons have changed in Cape Town and its definetly time to change our body skincare routine. With that in mind I would like to introduce the gorgeous Ren Moroccan Rose Gold Glow Dry Perfect Oil. Its a dry oil that leaves skin feeling nourished, super soft and glowing. I love my skin to glow whether its my complexion or my body. The body oil is the latest in the Moroccan Rose range and its absolutely divine your skin will be thanking you.

Finally one of my favourite skincare brands has launched their first foundation. Introducing the Filorga Flash Fluid Foundation or known as the Pro Perfection tinted fluid. This foundation promises that flawless bare skin effect which as you can see gives just that. I have been waiting to test the fluid on a model as its way too light for me. Model and instagram queen Jessica Yang was the pertect candidate to test the makeup on. Sadly the Filorga Flash Fluid doesn’t come in darker shades so for now its for the fairer skin gals.

After attending the launch of the new products for Environ and seeing what results the brand gives I couldn’t wait to try. The Environ Vita-Antioxidant Oil Capsules from the Focus Moisture + range was one of the first products I got busy testing. What I can say so far is that I wake up every morning with super soft glowing skin. They are little capsules of heaven that feel amazing when I massage in and just give my skin a great start to the day.

A gorgeous new product that everyone needs to try the Ren Ready Steady Glow Tonic. Its an effective skin toner that will exfoliate and brighten your complexion, while at the same time is gentl enough that it can be used daily. I love the brand and when I saw so much hype on the product I was super excited to test out. My skincare routine whether its for myself or the models I work with is so important. Looking after you skin means youthful glowing skin and that is what this gorgeous product will help you with.

I can’t stress enough how much I love skincare and how important it is that you have a routine and you take care of your skin. Introducing the Elizabeth Arden skincare duo that will add moisture and hydration to your complexion. I really do love this brand their skincare truly is amazing. In this post I chat about the refining moisture complex and the gel hydrant complex. Both are amazing and both are up for grabs for 1 lucky winner!!!!

I love serums especially one that I can apply overnight so when I wake up I have gorgeous looking skin. The L’Occitane Immortelle Reset Overnight Oil-in-Serum does just that. Surprisingly its the first time using the  brand and am super impressed. What I love about the serum is that after only a short time using my skin feels plump and super soft. I only got to try out a little tester thanks to Ruby Box but will definitely look at buying this one as its that lovely on my skin.

I’ve gotten  to that age now (42) that my skin has changed and its not so combination like I used to be with oily areas. Its more dehydrated at times with pigmentation. Plus now I am looking for skincare to help with anti ageing as well as protect my skin at the same time. Introducing the gorgeous organic Probiotic Esse Protect Oil that’s actually local. South African skincare is actually truly impressive and this little bottle of oil has become my new best friend. I even got a “your skin looks amazing what are you using”yesterday so the oil is definitely working a treat.

Another winner the Dermalogica Biolumin-C Serum that brightens and firms the skin. I have been busy testing this serum for the last three weeks and already I feel a difference. Vitamin C has been used in skincare for as long as I can remembe. However, Dermalogica have embraced new technology that finally harnesses the full power of Vitamin C. This serum enhances the skin’s natural defence system to stop the damage even before it starts.

Another skincare winner from Elizabeth Arden the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Sculpting Gel. Why do I love it so much? Well it makes my skin feel amazing and just gives my tired looking skin a boost. Its not like any product I have used before because even though it feels like a serum when you apply you actually put it on after your moisturiser. Not only does your skin look super fresh after using but it also tightens and lifts which when you over 40 like me then this is what we all need.

Eek I am not wearing makeup here but I do have a tan thankfully. I wanted to show me applying the gel in the key areas like my chin, cheeks and also the neck. I have already done my skincare routine here and am applying with the roller where needed. The gel really soothes my skin plus gives a gorgeous glow as well as tightening my skin. The gel goes on with a cooling aluminium roller, which itself has an instant manual lymphatic drainage effect.

Its super hydrating due to the hyaluronic acid that plumps the skin as well as hibiscus seed extract to support collagen and elastin production over time. The gel melts into the skin and doesn’t leave it feeling sticky and makes makeup application really easy.

The Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Sculpting Gel (R799) is on the premium side of skincare. Its definetly on the more expensive side but it really is a gorgeous product that is worth the investment.

Shahnaz x