SUPER CLEAN: Foreo Luna Mini 2

Forea Luna Mini 2 in fuschia


Foreo Luna Mini 2 is one of the best facial cleansing gadgets I have used; one year on and I’m still raving about it!

Sometimes I’m so knackered the last thing I feel like doing at the end of the day is going through an entire beauty rigmarole: thank heavens for the Luna, an electric cleanser that offers a quick and deep facial cleanse.

The Foreo Luna Mini 2 uses T-sonic pulsations which vibrate against your skin without causing irritation. The bristles are made from quick drying non-porous silicone so there is no bacteria build up, making it a more hygienic way to cleanse your face. The combination of pulsations and silicone bristles remove dead skin cells, makeup, dirt and unclogs pores; the 3 zone face brush is suitable for all skin types. I have a dry skin and even after using it the first time could feel the difference, especially as it helps to enhance the absorption of other skincare products (meaning my serum and moisturiser is doing an even better job!)

So how do you use it?
After applying a cleanser either to your damp face or straight onto your Luna, turn it on and gently use circular movements around the face for a minute. Rinse and dry face before applying your other beauty products.

Foreo luna mini 2 in fuschia


97% more deeply cleansed skin

87% healthier-looking skin

97% softer and smoother skin

It is USB re-chargeable and available in a rainbow of lovely colours; mine is called FUSCHIA. The price point may be a bit steep (from R2030), but comes with a 2 year limited warranty, and a 10 year quality guarantee. As I said earlier, a year has gone by and I am still so impressed with it, hence the love! Let me know your thoughts if you have a Luna or contemplating buying one?

Happy Wednesday!

The Luna and charger fit neatly into a perspex travel box.

FRAGRANCE REVIEW: Ted Lapidus Orissima

Ted Lapidus Orissima perfume


“I conceived the fragrance as an ode to The Parisian Woman. The idea was to point a multi-faceted woman through the senses” – Perfumer Alexandra Monet

Ted Lapidus Orissimo Fragrance

Ted Lapidus Orissimo fragrance celebrates The Parisian, (and in my heart, I so wish I was one of those stylishly chic French women who eat what they want, dress impeccably while juggling motherhood, worker and entertaining almost effortlessly and they Palez-vous francais!) Dream on girl!

Ted Lapidus has been in the French fashion industry for many years, but as I have never tried any of his fragrances before, I was keen to read up on his background and of course try out his latest fragrance Orissima. Ted Lapidus is credited to bringing denim into mainstream fashion as well as making it wearable and sexy; introducing safari and military looks to haute couture and considered the pioneer to unisex fashion!

Ted Lapidus Orissimo Fragrance

Ted Lapidus Orissimo fragrance is a chypre floral gourmand consisting of delightful and delicious fruity and floral notes of grapefruit, peach, orange blossom, peony, iris, patchouli, caramel and musk. The bottle represents the city architecture to symbolise the many faces of a Parisian women.

Gentle fruity and floral first notes settle into a powdery down with caramel being a recognisable base note combined with musk. An ode to sophistication and elegance, I’m so glad I got to try out this scent (and the price point is really attractive too!) A charming and attractive aroma, one I would certainly wear day and night!

Ted Lapidus Orissimo Fragrance

Available at Foschini, Truworths and Edgars
30 ml EDP R495
60ml EDP 695
100ml EDP R895

A KISS FROM A ROSE: Sisley Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream

Sisley Paris Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream

If you’re a Sisley Paris Black Rose skin care fan the new addition, Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream, will not disappoint. When Sisley Paris Black Rose mask launched a few years back I thought I had found the ultimate pampering product; a face mask that really worked at hydrating, plumping and restoring a youthful glow! The latest offering from Sisley, the Paris Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream is just as good and is the newest addition to my lust-have list!

Sisley Paris Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream

The signature scent of Sisley’s Black Rose is a combination of Rose, Geranium and Magnolia essential oils. Other ingredients include hibiscus flower extract for radiance, Alpine Rose, a powerful antioxidant, for addressing dullness and May Rose water and Camelina oils for long-lasting comfort. A delicately-scented, rich and sensual texture leaves your skin radiant and luminous (even after just one application my skin felt incredibly hydrated and noticeably plumper).

It’s a high price point, but I’m a firm believer in spoiling oneself when it comes to matters of the skin, and anyway it’s cold and miserable outside and our skin deserves some extra TLC.

Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.