As we expected, November has been a good one. Not only is the weather starting to warm up (about time!), but we received loads of amazing beauty products as well. So if you have money burning a hole in your wallet, this month’s beauty haul is sure to change that. Sorry not sorry.


1. Dermalogica Clear Start Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask

Thought you’d left blackheads behind in high school? We wish. And getting rid of them can be really difficult if you don’t want to damage your skin. Applying this mask to affected areas will clean out your pores and leave you blemish-free.

2. The Body Shop Festive Body Butter Trio

Nothing gets us in a festive mood quite like the launch of The Body Shop’s annual Christmas range. This year, the scents are vanilla marshmallow, berry bon bon and peppermint candy cane. And by buying this gift set, you get to try them all.

3. Filorga NCEF – Night Mask

We love beauty products that rejuvenate our skin while we are sleeping. Because nothing is better than waking up with a gorgeous glow. This gem is a gel formula that is a night cream and mask in one, and it renews your skin quality while you snooze.

4. Skin Republic Gold Hydrogel Face Mask

This mask might be less heavy-duty, but is even more fun to use (and great for taking pics of yourself). It’s a gel mask infused with 24K gold and a mineral complex, which is designed to minimise fine lines, lift and tighten the skin and generally make you look younger.

5. Revlon Plumping Lip Crème

Ever since Kylie Jenner debuted her lip fillers, a full pout has been all the rage. But if you, like us, are too scared to go under the needle, this lip gloss is the next best thing. It contains Volulip technology, which can make lips plumper over time.

6. CHICK.cosmetics Pro Sculpt Microfiber Beauty Sponge

Conventional beauty sponges are a must-have for all make-up enthusiasts. But what if we told you that bloggers across the globe are now singing the praises of the microfibre variety? It is velvety to the touch and gives a more natural, airbrushed finish. Yes please!

7. Lush Goddess Bath Bomb

The bath bomb that pays tribute to Ariana Grande is finally available on South African shores, and it doesn’t disappoint. The scent is a seductive blend of oudh, sandalwood and jasmine, and will definitely leave you feeling sexier than you did before hopping into the tub.

8. Klairs Mid-day Blue Sun Lotion

By now we all know the importance of wearing sunscreen every day. And Korean skincare happens to make some of the best. This blue variety is a K-Beauty favourite; it is soothing for sensitive skin and protects skin from both UV light and infrared heat.

9. Vaseline Lip Therapy – Rosy Lips

Vaseline might not be the crème de la crème, but it is a tried and tested staple when it comes to lip balm. They have recently released handbag-friendly tins in aloe, cocoa butter and, our personal favourite, rosy lips, which gives your pout a pretty pink tint.

10. MAC Shiny Pretty Things / Mini Glitter & Pigments

It’s (almost) the party season, which means it’s time to get your sparkle on! This gift set from MAC’s Shiny Pretty Things festive collection contains four glitter pigments in fun, shimmery shades and will make the perfect gift for a loved one. Or yourself.

Happy shopping!

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