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winter skin savers

My skin is so sensitive, and sometimes I feel like I’m still dealing with issues I dealt with 20 years ago, now just including the new issues (fine lines, wrinkles!). Because of this I’m always weary to try new products on my face, but these amazing products I’ve been using recently have been great…

La Prairie Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster and Foam Cleanser 

The Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster is designed for both women and men. It’s a smooth, lightweight serum that is proven to reduce fine lines by 39% and deeper wrinkles by as much as 42%, within two weeks. The serum contains rare, powerful ingredients that not only plumps the skin, but helps to remove dead skin cells too. I’ve also found that this rich, creamy foam cleanser leaves my skin feeling sparkly clean and soft after use. Ultra luxurious!

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Letibalm Nose and Lip Repair Balm

My lips always suffer when the seasons change, and even during winter when it’s really warm one day and cold and rainy the next. They get dry and cracked so quickly! This balm is so super moisturising that it stays on and creates a protective layer to keep my lips soft. The great thing is I can use it on my nose and the sensitive skin between my lips and nose too. I’m also using Letibalm Paediatric on Bailey, especially when she goes to bed at night and her little nose is blocked. It helps to keep her lips from drying out too badly. You can find Letibalm at Dis-Chem, Pick n Pay and leading pharmacies.

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Africology Chamomile Body Balm

I love Africology so much, and this Chamomile Body Balm is just amazing. It’s a thick paste, perfect for those extra dry spots like heels and elbows but also beautifully nourishing for the whole body. You could add a bit to your hot bath before bedtime – the chamomile is the perfect calming aid to leave your body and mind feeling relaxed and restored.

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Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Firming / Sculpting Eye Creme

I’ll admit, I haven’t been very good with taking care of the delicate skin around my eyes. Earlier this year, it was dry and flaky and the lines around my eyes were even more prominent. I had to do something pronto. I’ve used Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair with brilliant results, so I opted for their eye creme too. The Resilience Lift has dramatically improved the skin around my eyes. Every night before bed, I dot a little under and around my eyes and it’s made a visible difference!

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— Liza

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yay for sales

Is January the longest month ever or what? Jeepers! Thankfully there are sales, sales everywhere 🙂

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Hit Spree for their huge 75% sale, I’ve got my eye on the multi-coloured rope necklace from Pichulik.

If you’re looking for stuff for the littles, go to Kinderelo for their 60% sale. These Sticky Fudge pyjamas would be so cute on Bailey!

For all things organic, Faithful to Nature is your one stop shop. We just bought this Morphy Richards Eco vacuum cleaner. I never thought I’d be excited about a vacuum cleaner?!

At Estee Lauder, if you buy any product online before 31 January, you’ll receive a complimentary 30ml bottle of Advanced Night Repair. Bonus!

Happy shopping everyone 🙂

— Liza

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lashes, lips, luminosity…

These are the three words that Chris Williams swears by – he’s the regional make-up artist for Estèe Lauder so he knows a thing or two. I learnt this, and lots more, last Friday afternoon, when I rushed from the mad deadlines at Edgars Club Man to the calm, peaceful Garden Room at the Mount Nelson Hotel to attend a make-up workshop hosted by Estèe Lauder.

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The Garden Room was filled with beautiful lilies (my favourite)!

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Chris and his colleague dished out a ton of tips for us…

  • If you don’t wear lipstick but love gloss and want a lipstick finish, use your lip pencil to fill in your whole lip and add a touch of gloss over
  • Wash all your make-up brushes once a week! (I am so guilty of leaving my brushes for weeks without washing, guess what I did as soon as I got home?)
  • To ensure no shine throughout the day, use Double Wear Foundation and Double Wear Loose Powder
  • If you have dryer skin, add three drops of Advanced Night Repair to your foundation
  • If you don’t have a brow pencil, and feel like it’s too big an expense, just use your eyeshadow – it’s softer and less artificial
  • Always finish your face with a dusting of Double Wear Powder or Invisible Powder – especially if you know your photo will be taken – this ensures you avoid the ‘ghost’ look in pictures
  • Your brows are sisters, not twins.
  • Your basic products to achieve the lashes, lips and luminosity effect are BB Cream, Lip Lacquer, Lipgloss and Mascara.

Have a beautiful Friday!

— Liza

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beauty picks right now

Here’s a sneak peek at the beauty products I’m loving right now…

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Clockwise from left: Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector – I don’t know how, but this stuff just works especially when I’m not in the mood for foundation; Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner – I keep changing hair products and am hoping to use these for a while, my hair needs some nourishment and I’m already seeing a difference after only one week; Moroccan Oil – I find I actually use this most to get the knots out of Bailey’s hair when we wash it (about once a week). I don’t use this too often on my own hair, but when I do, it really gives it great shine; Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup – this foundation lives up to its name, it stays in place! I struggle with a shiny T-zone though, and during the day blotting sheets are my best friend :-); Tommy Hilfiger Peach Blossom EDT – a light, fresh summer scent, perfect for everyday wear (one of my first fragrances was Tommy Girl so Tommy will always have my heart); Aha! Cream – my dermatologist, Dr Whitaker, makes this herself. She is one of the most trusted dermatologists in the country, so I know this is good stuff. It contains fruit acid to gently exfoliate dull skin, and I use it as a day cream; Estee Lauder Advanced Time Zone Age Regenerating Line / Wrinkle Cream – with the lack of sleep I’ve experienced this year (hello baby!), I couldn’t love this cream more; L’Oreal Voluminous 4x Mascara – as you can see, this mascara has been well used. It certainly gives my lashes great volume but it’s almost finished and I’m in the mood to try something new, any suggestions?

— Liza

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estée lauder’s foundation for the nation

On Monday Liza and I attended the Estée Lauder Foundation for the Nation event at the Table Bay Hotel. We weren’t expecting such a heart warming, feel good experience but we both left with a smile and a bit more hope in the future of this great nation of ours.

Estée Lauder have teamed up with Making A Difference (MAD) charity and are sponsoring a bevvy of brilliant young ladies through tertiary education. Four of these young ladies were at the event and they all radiated confidence, poise and personality. It was amazing to see.

The R1 000 000 cheque from Estée Lauder to MAD was raised through the Foundation for the Nation initiative, which runs for the months of July, September, February and April, when Estée Lauder donates R10 from every foundation bought to MAD and their drive to provide education to deserving young people.

So although September and this month’s Foundation for the Nation drive is coming to an end on 30 September, it kicks off again in February so do try and bear that in mind when you next go foundation shopping!

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Estee Lauder representative from around the world hand over a cheque to MAD CEO Karien Winter and spokesperson for the charity Ryk Neethling

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Four of the beautiful and super intelligent ladies currently studying through this initiative

— Emily

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beauty sleep

Babies are cute, and our boys are no exception, but these precious little sleep-sucking bundles are not so cute at 1am, and again at 2am, 2.30am, 4am… you get the picture. Coupled with that, Emily and I had a few months of little, if not no work, after we had our babies. This happens when you work for yourself. All the momentum you gained gets swept from under your feet in an instant. We did anticipate it, but the ‘Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone’ mantra really rang true. So the stress of no work also meant no sleep. Then, after a pep talk from my hubby who has patiently guided and helped us through all our years of freelancing, we started to get back into the swing of things. Now, we have so much work we don’t know what to do with ourselves. Literally. So we’ve been working late every night and weekend for the past, say, six weeks now? Needless to say, we aren’t getting much sleep. At. All.

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Imagine our delight when Estée Lauder delivered their new and improved Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II last week. Recent studies conducted by Estée Lauder have proven that lack of sleep has a definite effect on ageing your skin. Looking in the mirror lately, and noticing fine lines and my sad, sallow complexion, I completely agree. This revolutionary serum does a number of wonderful things while you sleep – it promotes natural nighttime purification helping to remove cellular debris which accelerates ageing and it synchronises skin to ensure that cellular repair happens at the right time.

I’ll be using this every night from tonight and will report back on the results.

To buy your beauty sleep in a bottle, shop online at Estée Lauder.

— Liza

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