NYFW Hair Highlights with TRESemmé

Justine Marjan, Global Stylist for TRESemméTRESemmé is official haircare sponsor of NYFW for the 18th seasonThe "Bohemiam Braid" from Creatures of ComfortTRESemmé Extra Firm Control Mousse was used all over the hair from root to tip, and worked in with fingersRoots were given a shot of TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo for a matte, lived-in finishThe "Regal Pony" at Jonathan SimkhaiHair was primed with 5-7 pumps of TRESemmé Heat Defence spray to maximize styling resultsRunning TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Hair Maximizer through the length of the ponytail kept hair looking silky smooth, healthy and polishedThe "Classic Braid" at Kate SpadeThe braid was made extra polished with a very straight centre part; the straighter the part the more polished the look.About 1–3 inches of unbraided hair was left at the end before securing with a clear elasticSections of the braid were pulled apart with fingers to make it appear a bit fuller and finished with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

SPONSORED POST New York Fashion Week wrapped up a few days ago and, as usual, the event was a whirlwind of amazing hair and makeup inspiration. I’ve never really been one for the clothes – I’m always scouring the fashion week reports for exciting beauty looks that I can replicate in the real world.

So, what if Botox isn’t for you?

I haven’t really talked about this on the blog before, although it’s something I’m fairly vocal about IRL, but I’m not a fan of Botox. I’m actually not a fan of any of the more invasive “anti-ageing” treatments (fillers, skin boosters, etc.) but it’s a little bit tricky to explain why. It’s not that I’m not tempted (I am) or that I disapprove (I don’t); my opinion comes from a fundamental need to be able to look in the mirror and love the face I was given. Now, things get a bit fuzzy when I say that I do believe…

Favourite Five: Drugstore Foundations (SA Only!)

Best Budget Foundations | All Dolled Up

If you’re a local around these parts, none of these will come as much of a surprise. For the most part, they are old favourites I’ve been using for months or even years, and are all no-brainer options when I just need something that works. Most of them are extremely affordable and available at either Clicks, Dischem or both. In no particular order, here are my favourite drugstore foundations: Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream Finish: Natural, skin-like Coverage: Medium Sun protection: SPF 15 Best for: All skin types* Price: R210 This is probably the foundation that I recommend most often…

Tutorial: Metallic Smoky Eye

Camilla takes you through the steps for creating a soft, metallic smoky eye using a bunch of new beauty bits. There’s a new foundation from Max Factor, an eyeshadow palette from Nyx, a gorgeous blush from Chanel, an insane lip palette from Urban Decay and lots more. All products used and where to buy them is listed after the jump:

Review + Giveaway: SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Review | All Dolled Up

There are certain skincare brands that I feel 100% comfortable putting on my face for the first time because the brand trust is so strong, and SkinCeuticals is one of them. With a simple mission to improve skin health through advanced skincare that is backed by science, their high potency formulas are concentrated in pure actives and proven to penetrate optimally into skin. There is no doubt that the premium range is up there in price and isn’t affordable for everyone, but the effective, clinical-grade skincare they produce is totally reliable, and that’s worth a lot when you think about…

January Favourites // Camilla


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New Skincare Launch // CHANEL Blue Serum

Chanel Blue Serum | All Dolled Up

Today marks the launch of CHANEL’s latest addition to their much-coveted skincare line: Blue Serum. Why ‘Blue’, you ask? Well, CHANEL Research’s scientific curiosity was peaked by the exceptional longevity of men and women who live in the so-called “blue zones” of Costa Rica, Sardinia, Greece and Japan. They live longer and healthier lives, with many inhabitants living to over 100 years of age. CHANEL Research cross-referenced its comprehensive data of skin aging with the latest studies carried out on these centenarians, and the result was the creation of Blue Serum: a cross-range skincare product for all skin types and…