December launches: Dove, Rimmel, Garnier, Stila and more

Dove Colour Radiance Leave-in Conditioning & Care Spray
First off, I am in love with the fresh, raspberry-inspired scent – I’ll even go so far as to skip my daily fragrance spritz and use this on my locks instead. In fact, I usually prefer spraying fragrance in my hair but as most scents are alcohol-based they can be drying. Whereas this conditioning spray leaves my hair feeling softer, has helped keep my new brunette hue more radiant over the last month and smells delish! R71.95, available at

Garnier Hydra Match
It’s been a long year, a good one, but a long one nonetheless, and my skin is telling me the same. So I’m delighted that Garnier has just launched a range of four new moisturisers for four different skin types with four different sensations. In the morning I’ve been enjoying the refreshing effects of Garnier Hydra Match Dull and Tired Skin. The super lightweight gel is packed with citrus extracts and plant elixirs which instantly wakes up my dull skin.
At night, I’ve been applying Garnier Hydra Match Dry to Very Dry, which nourishes and soothes thanks to the camelia oil and plant elixirs. Technically it’s for those of us with very dry skin but I love that it’s rich without being heavy and keeps my skin hydrated. R69.99.

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Retro Glam Mascara in Black
If there’s one thing a mascara needs to deliver on for me, its volume and this definitely delivers. The fat, hour-glassed-shaped brush gets into every corner and coats each lash individually, without clumping. For really wow lashes I pump three times on my rubybox Tools Lash Curler (R79.95) and then do four to five coats of Rimmel Scandal Eyes Retro Glam Mascara. R109.95 available on

Comfort Zone Active Pureness Hydra Fluid
This lightweight fluid is a winner on a number of levels, not only do we love the airtight pump packaging (no sticking your fingers in a jar and no breakdown of active ingredients) , the oil-free formulation also mattifies and disguises large pores, without being overly drying. If oily skin and large pores are an issue, this is one moisturiser you want as part of your beauty arsenal. R445, call 011 791 3567 for your nearest stockist.

Stila Masterpiece Series Eye & Cheek Palettes
Embrace your inner artist with this gorgeous collection of makeup palettes. Each includes four shimmer and one matte eye shadow and a cheek colour. Plus there’s a handy little step by step book included that’s been together by makeup pro and Stila global executive director, Sarah Lucero. Needless to say, every female member of my family will be receiving one this Xmas. R339.95, available from

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