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The newest beauty releases for hair, face and body

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These are the latest and greatest beauty releases for the new month – just in time for spring!
Celebrate the start of spring and the promise of warmer weather and longer, brighter days with the latest beauty releases.
Chanel Gabrielle Essence 100ml 2570
Like the original, the new fragrance still centres on four white flowers, but differs in that it has additional notes of citrus and red berries, which makes the scent more opulent, vibrant and intoxicating.
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Florale Multi-Purpose Dry Oil Face, Body, Hair 100ml 495
As if Nuxe's beloved and iconic multifunctional oil couldn't get any better, in steps this new floral interpretation. Feminine, fresh and oh so romantic, one spritz and you and your skin are guaranteed to fall in love!
Sisley Hair Ritual
Sisley’s debut hair care consists of six high-tech, highly concentrated formulas. The volumising shampoo, smoothing shampoo, restructuring conditioner, regenerating mask, fortifying serum and hair care oil all contain a powerful concoction of plant-based active ingredients, minerals and vitamins – totally worth the splurge!
Revitalizing Smoothing Shampoo 1089
Revitalizing Fortifying Serum 2709
Precious Hair Care Oil 1453
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Great 8™ Daily Defense Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 35 425
This new product from beloved Elizabeth Arden is much more than your average moisturiser. It’s a do-it-all beauty multitasker that protects against the damaging effects of sun, blue light, infrared and pollution, as well as hydrates, purifies and brightens your complexion.
La Prairie Supreme Balm Cleanser 2740
La Prairie might be dripping in luxury, and a hefty price tag to match; but once you feel how this rich balm melts into your complexion, helping to shed away the day’s stress, remove your make-up and leave your skin perfectly clean, you wont mind the indulgence of it all.
Michael Kors Wonderlust Sublime 100ml EDP 1780
Described as summer in a bottle, the new flanker to the Wonderlust line conjures up the feeling of warmth and sunshine just before sunset. With top notes of orange blossom, heart of Tiaré (a flower form Tahiti) and a warm spicy base of amber, it’s the ideal scent for your next beach holiday.
Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara 4D 360
Harnessing the power of plants, Clarins embraces a new formula that coats every lash with volume, extreme length, curl and high definition. Plus, ingredients such as rose wax and pantheon care for your lashes too.
Kiehl’s “Made For All” Gentle Body Wash 550
Kiehl’s is no stranger to inclusive skin care, and its latest release is no exception. Gentle enough for kids over three and adults alike, this 95%-natural derived shower gel is made with sustainably sourced aloe vera and soap tree extract, which makes it just as kind to the planet as it is to your skin.
Placecol Excellence Range
The proudly South African skincare brand launches its new revolutionary Placecol Excellence range. Featuring four key products, these solutions treat some of the most common skin care concerns and are able to penetrate the skin at a cellular level to deliver optimal results from the inside out.
Gravity Lift Solution 750
Brighten Solution 690
Pure Solution 480
Scar Solution 490
Lancôme Hypnôse Palettes 780 each
Whether eye shadow forms a fundamental part to your make-up routine or not, Lancôme’s new – and might we add totally user-friendly – palette is a must. It contains five of Lancôme’s luxurious shadows, in a selection of natural harmonies that offer intense, longwearing pigment. Available in seven variations, it will ensure all eyes are on yours next time you hit the town.
Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli 100ml EDP 1680
Featuring notes of bergamot, neroli, orange blossom, cedar, cypriol, amber and white musk, this is the ideal option for the man looking for an uplifting and easy-to-wear scent.

12 New Spring Fragrances That literally smell like the most heavenly gardens

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Give your fragrance collection a spring overhaul with an irresistible new floral perfume
This spring we’re spoilt for choice with an exciting variety of new scents combining the most unique botanicals. Whether you prefer fruity florals, moody blooms or refreshing bouquets, you’ll find something special in this roundup that speaks to you.
Flower By Kenzo Eau De Vie 50ml EDP 1275
An interpretation of the legendary original scent, Flower By Kenzo Eau De Vie maintains some of its essence with the notes of orange blossom and Bulgarian rose absolute. But the addition of ginger zest neroli essence at the top, and tonka bean and white musc at the base gives it a refreshing spring update.
Gucci Bloom Acqua Di Fiori 50ml EDT 1335
Described as a lighter and fresher version of the original, Gocce di Fiori truly captures the essence of spring. The unique fragrance opens fully with a trio of highly concentrated notes of jasmine bud extract, natural tuberose absolute and rangoon creeper, for a delicate and romantic scent that’s simply irresistible.
Mon Guerlain Bloom Of Rose 50ml EDT 1570
Bursting with floral and citrus notes, the latest chapter in the Mon Guerlain series is radiant and captivating. Combining the flower power of Bulgarian rose with the energising essence of neroli, it’s the perfect scent to get you into the swing of spring.
Coach Floral Blush 50ml EDP 1205
Can’t decide between floral and fruity? There’s no need to with Coach’s latest playful floral-fruity combo. Deliciously feminine notes of tea rose, goji berries and grapefruit will transport you to a heavenly field of wildflowers in just a few spritzes.
Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure Petale De Nectar 50ml EDT 1130
An elegant and sophisticated EDT, L'Eau D'Issey Pure Petale De Nectar comprises top notes of honey and pear, middle notes of rose petals, and base notes of creamy sandalwood, for a sweet aquatic floral that’s ideal for balmy summer nights.
Hermès Un Jardin Sur La Lagune 100ml EDT 1970
Inspired by a magical Venetian garden, this dreamy, flowery and woody scent evokes a secret garden on the water with its heady mix of white flowers, magnolia, Madonna lily, woody notes and sea breeze.
YSL Mon Paris Floral 50ml EDP 1520
Featuring fresh notes of pear and white musc, this blooming chypre is the latest sparkling interpretation of the iconic Mon Paris floral signature. It’s the ideal scent to take you from day to night.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Love Eau So Sweet 50ml EDT 1250
The bottle alone will give your fragrance shelf a distinctly spring feel, but it’s the scent that will leave a lasting impression. The latest addition to the beloved Daisy line, Love Eau So Sweet is a must for those who gravitate towards gourmand scents.
Dior J’Adore Absolu 75ml EDP 2300
A delightful composition by the House Of Dior, J’Adore Absolu revolves around a sweet and vibrant floral bouquet of Damask rose, seductive and luminous Arabian jasmine, and powerful and voluptuous Indian tuberose.
Chanel Chance Eau Tendre 50ml EDP 1665
Chanel does it again with yet another exquisite fragrance for us to swoon over. While still true to its fruity-floral DNA, the latest interpretation of the classic EDP is more intense thanks to the addition of dreamy jasmine absolute and creamy musks. Delicate and unapologetically feminine, it has all the makings of a signature spring scent.
Jimmy Choo Floral 60ml EDT 1095
Those familiar with the original Jimmy Choo EDT will love this subtle but distinct update. Featuring a symphony of floral, fruity and musk notes, it is fresh, feminine and not too overpowering – the perfect everyday scent.
Calvin Klein Women 50ml EDT 1060
If you’re a fan of bolder, deeper floral fragrances, this is the one for you. Inspired by the beauty and passion of a woman, the scent features a mix of complex woody notes brightened with an uplifting blend of white peony and lemon.

These are the newest beauty releases, from Glamglow to Dior

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We highlight the very best of the beauty launches for August, and why you should stock up.
We round up the latest launches that are worthy of a spot on your beauty shelf.
Kiehl’s Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream 650
Following the success of its Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner, Kiehl’s has again enlisted this star ingredient (and it’s soothing abilities), infusing it in its latest innovative water cream. Super lightweight, this multi-miracle cream provides a burst of hydration for fresher, more radiant skin.
Dior Backstage Glow Palette 880
This palette is part of the house’s Backstage make-up line, and a major secret weapon. With blendable textures and a concentration of mother-of-pearl that weightlessly adds a veil of light, this essential palette is all you need to highlight and revive your complexion.
Benefit Hello Happy Flawless Brightening Foundation 445
Hot off the heels of the launch of the original Benefit Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation is this new liquid formula that offers more coverage, moisture and, most importantly, a brighter complexion. It’s infused with a blend of Photochromic Pigments that adapts to any lighting to optimally brighten the skin – perfect for those with a dry and dull complexion.
Sisley Youth Anti Pollution Energizing Super Hydrating Youth Protector 2616
Pollution isn’t only found outside. The blue light emitted by your phone and computer screens also counts as pollution and has a damaging effect on your skin. Featuring a strong cocktail of ingredients like buckwheat seed, ginkgo biloba, pea extracts, and vitamin E, this sweet-smelling moisturiser might be on the pricier end of the scale but it’s guaranteed to do wonders for premature ageing and pigmentation build-up.
Glamglow Berryglow Probiotic Recovery Mask 690
The latest Berryglow mask from Glamglow features an antioxidant-packed cocktail of berries, beetroot and hibiscus flowers. Not only does it provide this ultimate pollution and UV protection, the hibiscus flower also exfoliates dead skin cells and the vitamin C-rich beetroot helps brighten and calm the skin.
Estèe Lauder The Illuminator Radiant Perfecting Primer + Finisher 475
Want you to give your skin that next level glow? Then the latest primer from Estèe Lauder should make an appearance in your daily beauty routine. Thanks to the light-reflecting particles that sparkle in natural light this hydrating primer preps, perfects and smooths your skin while boosting it with radiance.
Lottie London make-up collection
All beauty lovers rejoice! Lottie London has landed! From powerfully pigmented make-up to must-have tools, the latest beauty trends and designer looks are easily achievable with this affordable make-up range.
Lottie London Stamp Liner Stamp and Liner Duo 95
Lottie London Shimmer Squad 185
Lottie London #Curlboss 120
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Limited Edition Sun
Each year, Dolce & Gabbana treats us with a limited-edition reinterpretation of its iconic Light Blue Pour Femme and Pour Homme fragrance. This year’s rendition, Light Blue Sun, is inspired by sunny days and romance, and is a must for those looking for a sensual sun-kissed scent either to warm up these cold winter days or take you into the spring season.
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Limited Edition Pour Homme 125ml EDT 1615
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Sun Limited Edition Pour Femme 100ml EDT 1670
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Mousse 185
Revlon’s latest liquid lipstick proves that a) you don’t need to break the bank for a vibrant, quality matte colour and that b) you can find a liquid formula that wont leave your lips feeling dry, cracked and uncomfortable. Available in eight vivid shades that all have an irresistible scent, this creamy formula glides on full-coverage colour in just one swipe.
Chanel Les Beiges Eau De Teint Water-Fresh Tint 1110
With the intention to enhance a woman’s natural beauty rather than mask it, Chanel’s latest serum, compromising 75% water, delivers both hydration and coverage. Best worked with the accompanying brush, the tinted serum literally melts into your skin leaving it looking luminous and instantly evened out with a sheer finish.
Nuxe Insta-Masque Exfoliating + Unifying Mask, Nuxe Insta-Masque Detoxifying + Glow Mask & Nuxe Insta-Masque Purifying + Smoothing Mask 330 each
This French beauty brand is known for its use of natural ingredients and elegant aromas, and its latest collection of masks delivers on both. Each mask provides two beauty benefits in just two minutes, making it the perfect pampering product for urban dwellers with fast-paced lives and little time.
Diesel Spirit Of The Brave 75ml EDT 1070
Diesel Spirit Of The Brave is a captivating woody oriental scent. Co-created with soccer star Neymar Jr, this new chapter embodies the athlete’s strength, self-confidence and bravery. From the very first note of energising and refreshing bergamot to the base notes of tonka bean, this addictive and luxurious scent is a real crowd pleaser and the perfect fragrance for all seasons.
Versace Eros Flame 50ml EDP 1270.56
This new fragrance from the Italian luxury brand is an alluring yet complex cocktail of contrasting olfactory notes. An ode to passion and love, the trio of top notes including lemon, sandalwood and oak moss enrich and enhance this elegant and vivacious scent. Any man wearing this scent is sure to make a statement.

5 Grooming Essentials Every Man Should Own

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A roundup of the skincare products every man should have in his grooming collection.
A targeted skincare regimen can make the world of difference when it comes to boosting your complexion and looking more fresh and alert. These are the must-have products that will kick-start your journey to becoming impeccably groomed… with minimal effort.


A targeted face wash is the cornerstone of any solid skincare routine – it’s like a reset button for your face, refreshing your complexion by removing impurities that build up on the skin’s surface every day and night. Select the ideal formula by considering your skin’s needs: those with an oily complexion will benefit from a cleanser that eliminates excess oil and unclogs pores, while those with flaky, tight facial skin should opt for a gentle cleanser with moisturising properties. A cleanser and exfoliator hybrid is also a great option for a truly clean and smooth finish. This one-step product purges dirt and oil like a face cleanser, while gently scrubbing away dead cells like an exfoliator, to reveal the fresh skin beneath.



Moisturiser is the star of the show when it comes to firming, hydrating and energising your skin. It leaves skin feeling smooth and supple, and helps soften fine lines, deep wrinkles, and other visible signs of ageing. Make sure to select one that contains an SPF to protect your skin from cancer, wrinkles, sunspots and other deleterious effects of sun exposure.



A targeted shaving product is key for a comfortable, top-quality shaving experience. Look out for an all-in-one cream or balm that serves as a pre-shave treatment, shave cream and aftershave, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of all these products without any additional steps.



An irresistible fragrance is an effortless way to add to your appeal and leave a lasting impression, without changing your look. Find one or two classic scents you really like, and try before you buy – each spray reacts differently with your unique body chemistry, so it’s a good idea to determine whether it really suits you before you commit. Typically woody, spicy or oriental scents are a good fit for the winter months, while lighter, citrusy scents work best in spring and summer.



Having dry, cracked lips is never a good look and because the skin on your lips is thinner than it is on the rest of your body it’s even more prone dryness and cracking hence why applying a  nourishing lip balm regularly is key. Look out for balms with nourishing oils like sunflower, castor, or tea tree, and skin-smoothing butters like cocoa or shea as these will leave your lips looking soft and smooth.


8 New Fragrances That will Replace Your Classic Scent

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We bring you nine heavenly fragrances that are set to be the new future classics.
When it comes to iconic scents, fragrances such as Chanel No. 5, Guerlain Shalimar, Dior Hypnotic Poison and Yves Saint Laurent Opium likely spring to mind – as they should. These scents have stood the test of time and are as relevant now as they were when they were first launched. While their iconic status is not in question, there is a new wave of fragrances set to become future classics and perhaps your new signature scent...
Givenchy L’Interdit 50ml EDP 1540

A tribute to the original L’Interdit released in 1957, this updated version blends heady white florals like tuberose and jasmine with enticing woody notes. A unique pairing, it’s the strong contrast of these notes that results in an elegant composition that will definitely turn heads.

Gucci Bloom Nettare Di Fiori 50ml EDP Intense 1635

Nettare Di Fiori, the most sensual scent from the Gucci Bloom series, is an intensely feminine fragrance that celebrates the intimate and authentic character of a woman. This full-bodied fragrance has all the makings of a classic, with the expert layering of rose, osmanthus florals, jasmine, rangoon creeper and tuberose notes creating a delightful floral bouquet that’s destined to leave a legacy.

Dior Joy 50ml EDP 1715

The last time the house of Dior launched a major fragrance pillar was in 1999, so we’re particularly excited about their latest offering, Joy. You'll know right off the bat that it's a Dior perfume by the gorgeous notes of Grasse rose and jasmine, but it’s the zesty bergamot and mandarin that gives it a youthful appeal that's sure to bring you much joy for years to come.
Calvin Klein Women 50ml EDP 1180

The breathtakingly beautiful bottle alone indicates that this new fragrance from Calvin Klein is no ordinary scent. Described as a woody floral, this new aroma blends fresh eucalyptus acorns and delicate orange flower petals with rich Alaskan cedarwood, for a scent as beautifully diverse as the women who inspire it.

Chloe Nomade 50ml EDP 1475

The new Nomade draws on the Chloe girl’s desire for adventure and freedom. Featuring a mix of natural oak moss, Mirabelle plum and freesia notes, the fragrance has an intense finish – perfect for the woman in search of a signature scent to suit her free-spirited personality.

Tom Ford F***ing Fabulous 50ml EDP 3715

With a host of fragrances under his belt – many of them already gaining cult status – it’s this particular scent from Tom Ford that we believe will stand the test of time. The name alone is enough to pique your interest, but it's the heady blend of vanilla, clary sage and bitter almond that makes this such a memorable fragrance.

Dolce & Gabbana The Only One 50ml EDP 1545

A luxurious scent that was born to stand out, The Only One is best described as a bold floriental thanks to the juicy pairing of bergamot and violet flowers – a rare combination that gives an opulent edge to the addictive scent.

Twilly d’Hermès 50ml EDP 1620

Named after the slender silk accessory that women often wrap around their wrists, hair or bag handles, Twilly d’Hermès is not your average French perfume. A joyous mix of tuberose, ginger and sandalwood, the first spritz is spicy, heady and feminine, but as it dries the scent takes on a more milky, powdery and dreamy quality, making it an unconventional yet sensuous fragrance that's easy to wear, but still makes a bold statement.

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