13 October 2019


Are those dark circles giving away your late night? Or do you want to cover up 
your dark circles without the fear of a cakey finish? 
Well benefit have the solution! 

I recently compiled my My Top 3 Concealers and My Top 5 Benefit Products
posts and the Boi-ing concealers feature prominently on both.
 When I'm asked "which is the best concealer on the market"
I always recommend the brand benefit rather than a specific concealer, as we all
have different concealing needs and benefit Boi-ing concealer range is the best and will literally cover all of your concealing needs.

Joining the ranks of this bestselling line-up is the NEW
Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer.

 Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer 
is a waterproof liquid formula that offers a lightweight, yet gives a
 full coverage finish, camouflaging everything from dark circles to blemishes
 and all without looking "cakey" and lasts for up to 24hrs.

My main camouflaging/concealing concern has always been my dark circles 
and recently the concealers I have reviewed have instantly gone cakey, so I was
excited to put all the claims of the new Cakeless concealer to the test and
I'm happy to report that the new 
Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer
is as good as benefit claim and I'm happy to add it to my collection
of Boi-ing concealers.

This multi-tasking full coverage concealer seemed to hide all that I wanted it to,
 whilst having a consistency that doesn’t crack, look cakey, flake or fade throughout the day all thanks to the formula including algae-derived ingredients 
known for smoothing and specially-coated pigments that leave a natural finish 
on the skin.
The sponge applicator makes for easy application and it blends seamlessly.

 Internationally there are twelve shades to choose from with various undertones, 
I was colour shade tested and the No.4 was perfect for me.
Suitable for all skin types and I have two recommendations 
1. Is to not lay it on thick,as one coat is sufficient
2. Is to buy,as its the ultimate "Cover It All" Concealer.

Cakeless Concealer

(3ml Mini 195)



8 October 2019


Todays products have scored an 8, 9 and 10 and it's not very
 often I score a 10 in my QPR'S, but product is so deserving of its score.
I've put to the test a hand sanitiser, body polisher (which makes a great hand scrub) 
and a nail and cuticle serum, so its rather a "hand focused" QPR this month.


Brand : mineraline
Product : Exfoliate Shea Butter Body Polisher
Price : R99.95
Size : 150mls

I love a good body scrub and this one from mineraline will
revitalize, soothe and nourish your skin with Dead Sea therapeutic minerals. 
It's a rich formula that easily exfoliates your skin, removing dead skin cells and other impurities. Containing ingredients like Shea Butter, Sweet Almond, Olive, Jojoba, and Avocado Oils it also provides deep hydration. 
Can be used 2-3 x a week on the body and it makes a great weekly hand scrub.
As always mineraline offers great value for money and is available at all Dischem's

Verdict :  8/10



Brand : Margaret Dabbs
Product : Nourishing Nail & Cuticle Serum Pen
Price : £12
Size : 15ml

Not a brand we have in SA and I was kindly sent this product by my BFF, as she
loves it so much, that she wanted me to try it.

Margaret Dabbs is passionate about hands and feet. She is the celebrated podiatrist and foot expert who founded her first foot clinic in London in 1998 in private consulting rooms in the Harley Street area of Central London. She went on to create the Margaret Dabbs London brand to include foot clinics with nails spas across the UK and internationally, introducing teams of both qualified podiatrists and professional beauticians to perform her unique treatments.
The key super ingredient, around which the Margaret Dabbs London products are based,is Australian Emu Oil. Renowned for its incredible healing properties, and aboriginal in origin, Emu Oil has been used medicinally for thousands of years.
The precise pen applicator makes this product incredibly easy to apply and not only is the serum lightweight, but its fast absorbing and leaves no greasy residue behind, which I have found with so many cuticle products. The cuticles are left feeling incredibly soft, like nothing I've ever experienced before.
The serum protects,hydrates and strengthens the nails, whilst rejuvenating dry damaged, splitting and flakey nails, it really is a "Magic Pen" for nails.
Apply a thin layer to cover the fingernail and cuticle area. You can apply this serum as many times as you wish through the day and see really speedy results.
Verdict :  9 /10



Brand : Bath & Body Works
Product : Pocketbac Hand Sanitiser
Price : Currently AED 5 (approx R20)
Size : 29ml

Sadly we don't have the USA brand Bath & Body Works here in SA and that's a huge
pity, as they are the largest Bath Shop chain in the US.
(Good news for South Africans travelling through Dubai, I recently saw that they 
are busy constructing a B&BW outlet in Dubai Airport)

Be prepared, when walking into one of their stores, to have all of your senses
overloaded at once, as the floor to ceiling shelves are crammed with what seems 
like an endless assortment of home fragrance, body and bath products and 
I just love it...

My first encounter was in Dubai last year and again just recently and that's where I 
picked up their infamous PocketBac Hand Sanitisers.
The selection of fragrances on offer is endless, making it difficult to choose,
so I opted for a trusted French Lavender and 4 others.
I can also highly recommend their hand washes and candles, in fact I can recommend
everything, as it's just one of those stores that you can't help falling in love with.

This skin-softening formula kills 99.9% of most common germs, 
while the pocket-friendly design makes it easy to keep hands clean & conditioned 
when you're on-the-go.

Verdict :  10 /10

6 October 2019


One observation from my overseas beauty travels are that samples are quite willingly and abundantly given with purchases, whether it be in store or online and
Space NK have been, for me, the most generous.
Granted my purchases are normally decent ones, but alas the same doesn't happen 
here in South Africa.
I have been trying the
Rodial Vit C Brightening Cleanser 
this past week and it's been 
via several samples that I was kindly given, that I'm able to do this mini review and I say "mini" as I feel this cleanser has a cumulative, ongoing effect on the skin with daily
use and it's unfair to say it's a full review after only 1 week of use. 

The texture and feel of this light, cooling gel was a hit with me from the first use and it turns in to a silky luxurious foam when water is added and I'm pleased to report that a little goes a long way, as this brand leans more to premium in terms of pricing.

It's quick and easy to use:
 Just gently massage into damp skin, avoiding the eye area. 
Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
(This would be a great cleanser for those men in your life)

Ingredients are:

Vitamin C: Brightens and evens skin tone
Fruit AHAs: increases moisture absorption and gently exfoliates
Glycolic and Lactic Acid: retextures and renews skin
Blood Orange Water: antioxidant and anti-free radical to purify pores

It's an intensive, active, non-abrasive daily gel facial cleanser to improve skin texture 
and brighten the complexion. Containing a complex combination of Vitamin C and exfoliating fruit AHAs, I found it to be deeply cleansing, purifying and it certainly tightens the pores. 
So much so that I found that at the end of the week I had a couple of spots appear on my chin, which I haven't had for many a year, they're nothing too hectic, just the result of my pores being deeply cleansed.
I used as my morning cleanse and it's a great way to wake up the skin.

Whilst I enjoyed using this cleanser it isn't one that I would look to purchase in the future and for no other reason, than I prefer a milk/cream/balm type cleanser,
however if your skin is in need of ongoing daily deep cleansing and is dull due to
an uneven overall texture then I would highly recommend this cleanser, as its
a great multi-tasking product that couldn't be any easier to use.

This cleanser forms part of an extensive range of Brightening products, so if
brightening is your beauty focus, then Rodial have all the products you will ever need.