Beauty Buzz – NEW in October 2016

I’ve been writing a Beauty Buzz series for a while now but it hasn’t had my direction… it was a mix ‘n match assortment of beauty related posts and very intermittent at that. Well, I’m aiming to get more on my A-game when it comes to this blog and one of the revamps is my new Beauty Babes series. Another update is the relaunch of Beauty Buzz.

The idea is that this will be a monthly post that features the most recent and up-to-date beauty news you can use… in particular NEW product launches that will be on shelves soon.

The products featured will all be ones I have attended the launch of, or have received on my desk in the past month. To be honest I may not have the time to trial them all but the aim of this series is to feature 5 NEW products.

All too often I have received new products and then say on them for months (years!) waiting for a gap to try them out, thinking I can only feature products I can recommend. The truth is “ain’t nobody got time for that”.

Yes, as a blogger I need to be authentic and real and recommend products I love, but I also need to be timeous. I will still keep aside products I love and will most likely feature them again in a few months time, alternatively I might pass some of these products on to my Beauty Babes who will be able to go into more depth with a review.

Either way I hope you’ll appreciate this new series!   Let’s get started with 5 brilliant new beauty buys for October 2016 that will serve you well this summer –>


1. Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle

schick-hydrosilk-trimstyleGet your body bikini ready and fuzz free with this new hydrating razor from Schick…With 5 curve sensing blades with unique skin guards and a waterproof Bikini trimmer attachment this razor can be used with ease in the shower. The razor also contains a water-activated serum that keeps skin softer for up to 2 hours after shaving and the adjustable comb allows you to create the “look” you want it! The only razor you’ll need this summer! The Schick Hydro Silk® TrimStyle® retails for R 199.95and a pack of 4 Hydro Silk Refill Blades costs R 159.95.


2. Invisbobble Secret Garden Collection

ib_display_secret_garden_2016Spring is in the air and the new Secret Garden collection from Invisibobble is a burst of pretty for the season…The invisibobble® ORIGINAL Secret Garden Collection has an array of fresh, pretty colours: Forbidden Fruit (mint green), Cherry Blossom (baby pink), Sweet Clementine (light coral) and Lucky Fountain (mauve blue). These traceless ponytail holders are the best hair bands in the business and are so comfortable to wear…. ideal for a day at a music festival or on the beach when you need to get your hair off your hot neck! R80.00 for a pack of 3. Available online at or in store at Style Bar as well as at other select hair salons.


3. Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Foundation SPF30


The foundation I’ve been using the most over the last year is the Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish one… but that is all about to change with the arrival of this new beauty on my desk. The PREVAGE® skincare range from Elizabeth Arden is known for it’s brilliant anti-aging properties and they have now launched an amazing new anti-aging foundation. Containing the anti-oxidant Idebenone complex that protects skin from environmental assaults and diminishes visible signs of aging. The oil-free formulation is ideal for normal to dry skin and the foundation offers light to medium coverage with a naturally radiant glow.

The product arrived on my desk just last week and I tried it out almost immediately using the new double-sided foundation brush from Elizabeth Arden. It feels beautiful on my skin! This foundation is super light and luminous and leaves the skin looking smooth, flawless and hydrated. I’m sure this will be a winner for summer skin, especially as it contains an SPF30.


“When applying PREVAGE® Anti-Aging Foundation SPF 30, begin at the center of the face, where the most discoloration occurs, and then blend outward to create an even and balanced complexion. The heart-shaped end of the foundation brush fits the natural contours of the face, while the flattened tip brush at the opposite end is great for concealer and difficult to reach areas around the nose and the inner eye. The product that is left on the brush can be used to erase makeup mistakes.”
– Rebecca Restrepo, Elizabeth Arden’s Global Makeup Artist

The PREVAGE® Anti-Aging Foundation SPF 30 is available in 8 shades and retails for R695.00. The dual end foundation brush retails for R395. Both are available Elizabeth Arden makeup counters in various department stores across SA.

4. Garnier Moisture+ range of moisturisers


These new tubes have been on shelves since September but are worth a mention if you’re looking for a light daily moisturiser. Garnier Moisture+ offers 24hr moisture no matter what skin type you have. If you have Combination to Oily Skin try Moisture+ Matte which is enriched with Green Tea extract to mattify and unify your skintone. If you have Normal to Dry skin try Moisture+ Soft which is enriched with Blue Lotus extract to protect and smooth the feel of your skin, leaving if feeling fresh. If you have Dry to Very Dry skin then you want to use Moisture+ Nourish which contains Camelia Oil and a blend of Omega 3 & 6 and Shea butter to leave skin feeling nourished and smooth. If you struggle with Dry skin then Moisture+ Radiance is for you. Citrus extracts illuminate your skin for a fresh-faced healthy-look and the water-jelly texture gives an immediate fresh sensation when applied. Each tube retails for R84.95 and is available from Clicks, Dischem, Pick n Pay and selected pharmacies.

5. Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish range


Inspired by the elite world of couture fashion, essie gel coutureTM nail polish is a new collection that offers a rare ‘glimpse’ into the world of quality craftsmanship and artistry– from the atelier to the after party.With 21 brand new lust worthy shades, gel-like shine and wear for up to 12 days this new 2-step system promises to be one that anyone can master –> Just apply 2 coats of color and 1 coat of topcoat. No UV or LED lamp is needed and the polish is easy to remove with no soaking required! essie gel couture collection is available at selected Dis-Chem, Clicks and Foschini stores and is priced from R169.95 for colours and R179.95 for the top coat.

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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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