The makers of Bio Oil have introduced a whole range of new Lipidol oils, which I’m sure you’ve seen in Clicks lately. I wasn’t able to attend the launch but I received a Lipidol After Shower Oil with my invitation, and being hugely impressed I recently added the Lipidol Body Cleansing Oil to my shower routine as well. I’m a big fan of facial cleansing oils (which is next on my Lipidol shopping list) and contrary to what some people might think oil is in fact a very effective way of cleansing even oily skin.
After Shower Oil
At first I wasn’t wowed by the packaging of this range, as the clear plastic bottles reminded me a lot of medicine and I am always drawn to pretty packaging. I’ve given it a lot of thought (how deep are my thoughts, right?) and I’ve decided that it is in fact very useful to have plastic bottles for transport, safety and recycling reasons. In the shower labels tend to melt off, things getting slippery…basically a label-free, plastic bottle is the way to go, even if it doesn’t win the pretty award.
The cleansing body oil washes without stripping your skin’s natural oily layer, so it is a very gentle form of cleansing. If you’re using normal body wash or soap it can strip some of the skin’s natural oils, leaving you with dry skin (that’s where the after shower oil comes in). The cleansing body oil emulsifies when it comes in contact with water and can easily be rinsed off, leaving skin moisturised without residue or oiliness to the touch. It contains Key lime oil which gives it a really nice scent. It also contains neem oil which is antimicrobial.
Cleansing Body Oil
The after shower oil, if used sparingly, absorbs very quickly and also doesn’t leave skin feeling oily. It is also more or less odourless, so it won’t clash with any fragrance you wear. The range also includes a Cleansing Face Oil, Sunscreen Oil, After Shave Oil and an Overnight Face Oil. Each oil is priced at R80 and available at Clicks. I like that they’re all the same price and have got you pretty much covered from cleansing to moisturising.
It’s that time of year when the holiday collections start coming out, and they usually include something extra special. In the case of Chanel’s Plumes Precieuses collection it’s probably the camelia de plumes powder in platine. I’m not particularly keen on a platinum silver highlight myself, but look at the gorgeous design on this thing! Chanel has an interesting mix of colours in this collection, silvers and blues combined with peach and red. I’m after the peachy hued blush, illusion d’ombre and lipstick myself. This collection will be available 10th November 2014 at Chanel counters. Don’t ask me the prices…I don’t know and I’m not sure I want to!
This post is especially for the new moms who read my blog, as well as those who have baby showers coming up or are looking for a gift for a niece or nephew…basically if you have a baby in your life, directly or indirectly, then you might be interested in supporting a good cause.
Yesterday I visited Keedo’s factory in celebration of their 21st birthday and was blown away by how important job creation, happy staff and community support was to the brand. I could write a whole post just on how inspiring and warm I found Keedo’s founder, Nelia Annandale Schutte, but I actually wanted to focus on a specific initiative in collaboration with Jo-Ann Strauss, former Miss SA and the ultimate glam mom…I’m not kidding, how anyone with a six month old baby can appear looking fresh and impeccably elegant at 10am I am not entirely sure. But she definitely caused me to suck in my stomach and hide my Crocs-clad feet under my chair!
Keedo and Jo-Ann have teamed up to create Little Miracle zippy grows, baby grows with a full zip for easy midnight nappy changes (have you ever tried to do up poppers on three hours of sleep at 2am with puke in your hair?) which come in pink, blue and a unisex beige. 1,000 zippy grows will be sold and the proceeds of each sale will be able to feed six children. The zippy grows will come in sizes newborn to nine months, with a cute matching bib as well. Basically, if you’re looking for a gift that keeps on giving, this is the one. They will be available from 1st December online from Spree or in Keedo stores.
I have spent the spring break getting a bit sicker with each passing day. The moral of the story is that if you have flu you should probably treat it before you develop bronchitis, ear infection and total deafness in one ear. I literally haven’t had the strength to schedule any posts for this week, but I do have some fresh content brewing so it won’t be long until I’m back in the swing. Hope everyone has a wonderful week. Look after yourselves!