What do women want?

Soft skin that smells great. Well, I sure do! Iconic beauty brand LUX is dedicated to women. LUX knows that when a woman feels beautiful, she behaves differently, radiating a confidence that attracts those around her – starting with her significant other. … Continue reading

This moisturiser just didn’t work for me


The Dermaceutic Turn Over Stimulating Night Cream is a night cream that promotes skin turnover and reduces the appearance of signs of ageing. Turn Over is recommended to treat loss of skin tone, wrinkles and fine lines. The night cream’s formula of concentrated glycolic acid removes dead cells that build up on the skin’s surface and stimulates cellular renewal. If you’re wondering what glycolic acid does: it reduces corneocyte cohesion of the keratin layer of the skin, enabling homogeneous exfoliation of upper layers. By removing dead cells from the skin surface, the signs of aging are less visible, the skin appears smoother, and complexion is more homogeneous.

I am always keen to try out new products and the Dermaceutic Turn Over Stimulating Night Cream sounded really great when I received one to review. I first tried it out in winter and didn’t enjoy the results I started experiencing when my nose began peeling. I stopped using the product and decided to try it again in summer. I tried it again recently, and for the first 3 days I didn’t see any peeling on my nose. But, while applying my make-up on the 4th day, I noticed my skin had started peeling again.

I am just too impatient to wait for the peeling to stop, so I gave up with this product. I am also not a fan of its smell (it’s a little odd) and the fact that it also burns a little. So if you have sensitive skin, I don’t think you should use it. Unfortunately this product didn’t work for my skin so I won’t be purchasing it.


Garnier’s fresh refining toner

I’ve been using toners as part of my cleansing routine for as long as I can remember. Initially I started using them to help get rid of the oiliness on my face. Now I use them to help remove the … Continue reading

Justine’s Pure Youth range launching soon

A little birdie told me that Justine is launching an exciting new range for younger skin on 1 July! As someone who battles with problem skin, I would love to try these products out and experience the amazing results.   … Continue reading


The Pond’s and True Love magazine Day of Beauty event left me feeling inspired, confident and ready to face any challenge in life. Pond’s believes that being truly beautiful is not just about fixing your flaws and imperfections. True radiant … Continue reading

Justine’s exclusive launch


The View Boutique Hotel was the prefect setting for Justine’s announcement of the most exclusive and exciting addition to their premium brand – the new luxurious make-up collection LUXE. This ultra glamorous range is the ultimate beauty indulgence. LUXE comes in gold packaging that looks ever so chic, the products are infused with the likes of black diamond powder, luxurious silk and orchid extract and they also offer true colour payoff and coverage. LUXE launches on 1 May and the stunning Azania Mosaka is the face of the collection. She was lucky enough to try it out before the launch and said she’d never seen a more stylish range.   New Luxe Range small

Open your eyes to silky sensual colour and full volume lash glamour!

Luxe Mascara

Infused with black diamond powder this rich, dark formula creates high-definition eyes with voluptuous lashes.

Ophthalmologist tested, hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers

Size – 7 ml

Price – R179


Luxe Eyeliner

Infused with black diamond powder this ultra-dark liquid eyeliner with silky colour creates a high-impact look that lasts all day.

Allergy and ophthalmologist tested

Price – R179

Eyeshadow   Eyeshadow swatch 2


Luxe Eyeshadow

Infused with luxurious silk and exotic orchid extract, these seductive shades create a seamless veil of colour that feels silky soft and looks sensational.

Allergy and dermatologist tested

Size – 9 g

Price – R299

Pamper lips with silk-infused colour!

Luxe Crème Lipliner

Infused with silk and pearl powder, this creamy waterproof formula redefines the contours of your lips leaving them looking shapely and voluptuous.

Ultra comfortable and lightweight

Price – R149



Stiletto red swatch

Luxe Crème Lipstick SPF 15

Infused with silk and a naturally derived plumping complex, this lipstick drenches your lips in moisturising, luxurious colour leaving them looking fuller and more voluptuous.

Dermatologist and allergy tested

Price – R169


Luxe Crème Lipgloss SPF 15

Infused with silk and a naturally derived lip-plumping complex, this formula embellishes your lips in moisturising, ultra-glossy, brilliant colour that leaves your lips looking fuller and more voluptuous.

Size – 12 ml

Price – R149  

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Glam packaging

LUXE freebies

LUXE products I received to try out

I received a free pressed powder, eyeshadow palette, blush and lipstick to try out. How amazing is the name Stiletto Red for the lipstick? Blush

Pressed powder

Blush and powder swatch  

Trust Justine

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The Campaign 5 brochure, themed Trust Justine, is the biggest brochure of the year and has some truly amazing products on offer. The Justine brand is built on trust and has strong clinicals to back up their claims.

“We’ve tested it; now let your skin prove it” – Justine

A-firm time reversal serum small On the cover of the brochure is the new A-Firm Time Reversal Anti-Ageing Serum, which is the latest addition to the A-Firm range. Looking for a product that will help you achieve younger-looking skin in 3 days? Well with this serum you are guaranteed to get the following results.

Clinical and a consumer studies have proven that:


Boosts skin’s moisture by over 150%


In 3days

Dramatically reduces the appearance of age spots

Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles


In 1 week

Reduces the look of even your most prominent age spots

Starts to improve the appearance of deep wrinkles

See an improvement in sagging skin and overall photo damage


Why should you use it? This serum contains high concentrations of certain active ingredients and is formulated to penetrate deeply into the skin AND it visibly reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles in 3 days. I can’t wait to use it! The A-Firm range is suitable for ages 45+ but I am still going to use it. No harm in using anti-ageing products early in life.

A-Firm Time Reversal Anti-Ageing Serum

Size – 30ml

Price – R450

In this brochure customers are also introduced to Justine’s Skincare Expert, Rafal Lukasik, who has 10 years’ experience in a global skincare institute. Rafal gives his expert advice in this brochure to help you get to know more about Justine’s skincare ranges.


Goodie bag with treats that I received

Goodie bag with treats that I received

This is the amazing goodie bag I was treated to! Inside was the new A-Firm Time Reversal Anti-Ageing Serum, Tissue Oil Gold, Honey Herbal and Tabasheer Gold. Tissue Oil Gold is my absolute favourite Justine product. I can’t wait to use these products.  

All of these products are available in Justine’s Campaign 5 brochure, valid from 1 to 31 May. If you’d like to purchase them contact a Consultant or the call centre.

Customer Care Line: 0860 10 23 45

Website: www.justine.co.za

Facebook: search for JustineSouthAfrica

YouTube: www.youtube.com/justinesafrica

Twitter: @JustineSAfrica

Instagram: justinesafrica


Products I’m really happy with

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These are a few products I’ve been using and have been happy with the results.

Nivea Body Moisturiser Cocoa Butter
I love anything that smells like coconut and cocoa butter so I was thrilled when I found this. This cream is lovely and thick and has a divine smell which I find I can’t get enough of. It will be perfect in the colder months as it leaves my skin feeling soothed and doesn’t leave it feeling sticky.

Nivea Men Power Refresh Shower Gel
Now the you must be thinking “Hang on, there’s the word ‘men’ in that name?” Yip you are right, there is. This is a men’s shower gel that I couldn’t help but buy because of it’s awesome aqua colour that called out to me every time I walked past in the aisle. Even though it’s a men’s product it smells great on me and I love how it foams.

Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser Skin Conditioner for Dry Skin
The first time I saw this I was a little doubtful that it would work as well as applying moisturiser once you step out of the shower. Well I was pleasantly surprised at how well it does work. It’s perfect for those chilly days when you really don’t want to get out of the warm shower, which ends up leaving you with less time to get ready for work or an evening out. I chose the rich one for dry skin and love it’s thick texture. This will be ideal for the colder months.

Avon Moisture IQ Shampoo and Conditioner – for all hair types
I have really oily roots and dry tips from heat styling and colouring my hair. The Moisture IQ range is the perfect range for hair like mine because its moisture knows where it’s needed. After using it my hair feels soft, is shiny and doesn’t feel weighed down. It also doesn’t make my hair fluffy which other products like this tend to do.

Avon Advance Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Heat Infusion Treatment – for all hair types
This heat infusing treatment is yet another product which is great for my dry tips. One box contains 6 of these little tubes which are little gems filled with an argan oil treatment. Pop one in a cup of boiling water for a minute, apply after you’ve shampooed, leave on for a few minutes and rinse. And voila, you’ve spoilt your hair to its very own treatment.

Solutions Make-Up Removing Eyepads
I never go to bed with make-up on! I would rather trudge to the bathroom half asleep and stand there, still half asleep, and wash my face until I’ve removed all of my make-up. These eye make-up remover pads already contain make-up removing solution and are great for removing waterproof eyeliner and mascara. So if you are too tired to wash your face then give these a go. They are also great to take with you to gym or for a weekend away.

Clean & Clear Fruit Essentials Facial Cleanser Energising Berry

I found this face wash in a small supermarket in Papua, Indonesia, and wish we got it in South Africa. It smells like strawberries when you use it,  contains small bursting beads filled with energy that pop on your skin and help flush out impurities, is oil free and won’t clog your pores. I have dry skin and it hasn’t irritated it or dried it out. Oh, and I can’t get enough of the yummy smell when using it!


Bye bye dry skin

I’ve been battling with dry skin for a while and have been really desperate to find something that would ease it and stop all the flaking. I noticed that Garnier has a new range out – 4 different creams for … Continue reading

My secret to looking younger

People often guess my age and get it wrong and I still get IDd at many venues. I’ve been really lucky not to have aged very quickly and still look younger than I am. When people guess my age they usually guess 4 years younger than I actually am.

Last year I discovered Avon’s Genics range. I’d heard a lot of people’s raving about this range and decided I had to try it. I bought the cream first and tried it out. It smells amazing and was just the moisture boost I needed during the dry and cold months to keep my skin happy. I could really see an improvement in my skin after using the moisturiser for a month. I later purchased the treatment and use both of them at night. The cream is too thick to be used during the day.

Genics has great claims, the biggest one being that it leaves you looking up to 10 years younger! It dramatically reduces the appearance of discolorations and wrinkles and leaves skin feeling firmer. I will definitely have Genics as my skincare routine for years to come!