This was a series I wanted to start last month, but didn’t get round to before I left.
Each month I’m going to give you a sneak peek at which products I’ll testing and trying that month.
Here are November’s products:
Formula 10.05 is a new launch into Clicks. They’ve sent me this Deep Pore Cleanser called So Totally Clean. The first ingredient is Alcohol Denat, so it’s not looking good. But I’m hoping that it will be one of those Clicks exclusive brands that surprises me.
I had a Nioxin scalp and hair analysis a few months ago. They use the scope test to determine which system is best for your hair and scalp. There are six 3-step systems, and each has been developed for different hair and scalp concerns. I was prescribed Hair System Kit 5 for Normal to Thin Looking hair. The 3 steps seem like quite a fag, but I’ll try it for a month, and see if it’s worth the hassle.
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum is basically Arden’s answer to Rapid Lash. It says that it will give me longer, fuller lashes in just two weeks. I have loads of lashes on my top lid, but the bottom could do with a bit of work, so I’m going to try it there.
Nailologie is a SA brand manufactured by Onycha Laboratories. These tablets promise to give me healthy, strong nails in just one month. I have horrendous nails, so am quite interested to see these results. It’s only one tablet a day, and they are suitable for vegetarians.
At a beauty Ed gathering (we are prone to these), a few of the girls were raving about these new Eye Make-Up Remover Pads from Like Silk. I’m not a huge fan of the brand, but if my beauty besties are impressed, I’m sure I’ll be too.
SkinCeuticals is a brand that I’ve been avoiding. I’m not sure why – it seems very complicated and a bit too clinical for my liking. But I’ve decided that I’m going to give it a go this month. It’s a Retinol based range that works in a 3-step format; Prevent, Correct, Protect. I know the retinol will work wonders on my skin, it’s to what extent that I’m interested to see.
Coverderm has been my wild card of the last few months. I was sent the Maxydrat for Dry and Sensitive skin, and have been blown away by how good it is! But as I’ve been testing it in climates other than my normal (I was in Namibia for 10 days, then Tanzania for a week), I’m keen to see if it keeps up the good work in Cape Town.
How amazing is the Little Mermaid perfume? I’m going to be getting my hands on these (there are other Disney girls available too) for birthday and Christmas pressies for my friends’ little girls. I secretly want them for myself, but will try act like a grown-up for once.
I’ve heard lots of hype about GOSH cosmetics, but have never really tested any of their products. I love primers, so hope the Velvet Touch Foundation primer lives up to my expectations.
Those should keep me out of trouble for a while. I’ll let you know at the end of the month which ones impressed me and which left me less than impressed.
(PS The Iberian Lynx etching in the background is by my very talented friend, Katherine Bull. See more of her work here.)