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July 2016 Essentials

July 5, 2016

Welcome back Iconique Beauties

Winter is finally here !! But that also means for some of us , also the season of dry hair and skin which leaves us feeling absolutely defeated on how to maintain that gorgeous summer glow during these freezing temperatures.

Sometimes with products that help with hydration the most has the most horrible smell or just feels like you’ve added an extra layer skin instead of it being absorbed by your skin. Here is our list of products that will leave your body feeling moisturised and smelling amazing.

 

Palmer’s

Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Body lotion comes with vitamin E which helps relieve dry skin as well as scars and eczema. It doesn’t leave a greasy after feel which we’ve experience with other cocoa butter lotions but rather a light weight feel which leaves you skin feeling replenished. Obviously due to the name , this lotion has one of the best scents and it is not overpowering. This allows you to also pair it with a mild perfume or body spray that complements the scent of the lotion.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Body Lotion in 400ml retails for R51.95 at Clicks. This lotion really awesome for their price point and you can get a lot of usage out of this bottle.

Body Shop

The infamous Body Shop Body Butter which comes with an array of different flavours but still manages to help rejuvenate the skin with a light weight feel. Packed with vitamins , the body butter helps with scarring and insider note : (from Gigi) I found it very useful if you have irritated skin or a rash. its a great temporary replacement if you don’t have Schedule 2 creams on hand. With such

The Cranberry Body Butter is Koko’s favourite flavour and the Moringa Body Butter is Gigi’s fav. The Body Butter retails for R160 at selected Clicks stores and R170 at the Body Shop.

Gelish

Last but not least , the Gelish Nourish Cuticle Oil is an essential especially during cold and dry weather. In order to have good and healthy nails , well looked after cuticles are a must. During winter , cuticles and the skin along side you nails tend to dry up which makes scabbing around that area more likely to happen. The cuticle oil has a great scent , keeps the skin around the nail quite nourished and also doesn’t leave this skin feeling overly oily. What’s also an added benefit is that it doesn’t leave any residue on clothing or paper if you’re handling certain objects.

To get this products really does depend on which salon you go to and if they use Gelish. They usually go for R90 for 5ml  bottle.

Everyone need at least one perfume or body spray in their collection.

Prada

 Prada Candy Kiss is one of our favourite perfumes out of the Prada Candy collections as its has a scent which is very easy take into all seasons. With notes of orange blossom and vanilla , it makes for wonderful musky scent for winter.

This retails for $118 on Sephora.com

PINK by Victoria Secret

For those of you who don’t like perfumes and want something a little bit lighter , Body mist is a great replacement without having to use deoderant. The Sweet & Flirty Body Mist has a super refreshing but sweet scent due to a hint of aloe. This is a easy transportable bottle which is perfect for on-the-go or after the gym.

The 250ml bottle retails for R250 at Victoria’s Secret

These essentials in our opinion helps us get through these cold winter months and helps us get ready for summer ( ’cause a summer body is made in winter)

XOXO, Koko & Gigi

Beauty

June Iconique Favourites 2016

July 4, 2016

Namaslay Iconique Beauties

Time has flown by and we’re already halfway through the year. Most the products listed aren’t necessarily new June products but rather the ones we fell in love with the most.

Garnier 

We could swear that the Garnier Micellar Water is our holy grail in terms of make up remover.*Heart Eyes* It makes such a tedious task in to one of ease. The make up comes off almost immediately and it takes two to three sweeps across the face to remove majority of the make up.It leaves our skin feeling so refreshed and like we used the tears of angels to wash our faces (haha).

Garnier has also developed one that caters to those with sensitive skin and is available at Dischem , Clicks and other pharmacies for R63.95 .

Kylie Cosmetics 

With the new craze surrounding these fabulous products , we just had to get our hands on these. Exposed lip kit and King K Metal Matte Lipstick were released in June and they are really worth the wait and amount paid. The lipsticks manage to adjust to suit all skin tones (for those who are darker skinned and area bit hesitant to wear the pinks). King K is not like other metallic lip glosses or lipsticks as is doesn’t have a glitter filled look but rather truly like metal because it’s super pigmented.

Kylie Cosmetics are now available for pre-order through our Salon , Iconique Beautique.

Giorgio Armani

The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is heaven sent. the collection has a wide range of colours which is sometimes difficult to find when it comes to luxury products. this foundation has a light to medium coverage and has a lightweight feel. It matches our skin perfectly and it doesn’t leave any dry patches as we had with our previous foundation. Your skin will look like its embedded with silk. YAAAAS

Unfortunately the Giorgio Armani products are limited to perfumes in South Africa.

Benefit Cosmetics 

Benefit always manages to cater directly to any problem that you can face make up wise. The They’re Real Mascara helps with a on-the-go look if you want dramatic eyelashes in a hurry and without the stress of putting on falsies. Its a staple in our make up bags and you can genuinely fool anyone into believing that they are your real lashes.

They’re Real Mascara comes in three shades and retail for R335 at Red Square Online and at Benefit counters in selected Edgars stores.

Swissdent (from Gigi)

I have a major discolouration problem with my teeth ever since I got my braces taken off and I have tried every pharmacy whitening product under sun, some were great and others weren’t. After reading reviews online on the Swissdent Extreme Toothpaste, I gave a try and even bought the Swisssdent toothbrush to get full usage out of the product. I could see an immediate difference after brushing and even a week after when I used my normal toothbrush. I could say even though its a bit on the expensive side for toothpaste, it gives a drastic change in colour when comparing to pharmacy brands. this is perfect for those who suffer from discolouration due to smoking , red wine , tea and coffee.

Swissdent products are available at Metropolitain Cosmetics and the Extreme toothpaste retails for R395.

 

We hope you found our favourites super enlightening and useful in your journey to becoming an Iconique Beauty !

XOXO , Gigi and Koko