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  • Lucy Sarah

September Beauty Favourites

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If you’ve ever been to my place, you’ll know that I have an obsession with beauty products. Pretty much every surface and cupboard (and drawer, and shelf, and basket) in our bathroom and bedroom is filled with the various creams and sprays and potions that I use/have used/intend to use eventually.

Through my need to try each and every new product that I see, every now and then I come across something that is realllllllly lush and that I want to buy 500 of so that I never have to live without it. Has anyone else ever experienced the horrifying realisation that the perfect lipstick/perfume/nail polish that you found has been DISCONTINUED?! My flippen worst nightmare.

Here are the four products that rocked my world in September and which I totally couldn’t live without now.

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Eucerin Complete Repair Intensive Lotion

I’ve seen Eurcerin on the shelves for a while but it was only after I saw a review from one of my favourite beauty vloggers Sam Chapman that I decided to give it a try – plus it was on sale at Dischem and that just makes me HAPPY. This lotion is great because it’s super rich and moisturising, but it’s also easy to apply – I can’t stand creams that are so thick that it feels like you’re trying to rub butter into your skin and then it makes you feel sticky and stuffy all day (Anyone else ever get involved in the speen cream craze?!) It works so well because of some three-part repair system which they detail on their website, but which I don’t understand because sciencey words and things.

It’s not cheap – The lotion retails for about R169 from Clicks, Dischem, and selected pharmacies, but if you’re struggling with super dry scaly skin after the long winter, it’s totally worth it.

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Davines Naturaltech Energizing Shampoo

It’s probably pretty evident that I’m pretty darn obsessed with Davines (I did a post a little while back about their amazing Alchemic Silver range, which I still use) and with good reason – their stuff is really fantastic. I’ve always struggled with hair that grows super slowly and is pretty thin, so a hairdresser recommended this shampoo to me and it’s made such a difference. It stimulates scalp micro-circulation and increases the mobilisation of toxins (science, guys) which helps to promote hair growth and thickness. For an initial intensive treatment, it can be used every other day for a month, and then after that you just use it twice a week for 2 months for maintenance. I usually make sure that I can give myself a proper little head rub when I’m using it to get the best results possible, and it has the loveliest fresh smell, almost like Tiger Balm.

The shampoo retails at around R255 a bottle. It’s not an everyday product, and it’s bound to last you ages. Find a Davines accredited salon HERE.


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Bobbi Brown BB Cream – SPF 35

Oh Bobbi, can you do no wrong? I’ve been obsessed with finding the perfect BB Cream for a couple of years now, and I’d hazard to say that I must have tried close to 25 different kinds. There have been some fantastic ones (perhaps I should do a full BB Cream report soon) but this one from Bobbi Brown is definitely one of my favourites. It’s light, looks natural, yet provides a nice medium coverage that looks great in day and night time, and gives you that sought-after Kate Middleton glow. PLUS it’s got an SPF of 35 – yay for no age spots all over my cheeks when I grow up.

It’s currently retailing for around R455, so you’ve gotta be invested in your skin for this splurge, but it’s really a lovely product. Available at Edgars and Red Square stores.

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Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

I can’t live without mascara. Seriously. I’m down with leaving the house without any makeup on, and I’ll regularly go for weeks without bothering with foundation or blush or whatever. When it comes to mascara though, I pretty much never go without – if I’m not wearing any then my eyes look a bit sad, and people always ask me if I’m unwell – oh dear. So I was excited to try the Smashbox Full Exposure mascara after hearing lovely things about it, and I’ve been super impressed with it. The website says you should see increased in volume, length, and curl, and I really think that I did. Plus I didn’t get much eyelid-transfer, which I always struggle with.

It retails at around R280 and can also be found at the Smashbox counter at Edgars and Red Square.

What are your beauty favourites, and what should I add to my ever-growing piles of products? Drop me a line or let me know in the comments below.

Lucy

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