Near the end of last year I got sent some products from Kiki Beauty to try out. I had no idea what to expect – their social presence had caught my eye, & I was definitely interested in finding out more about them, but I hadn’t yet tried their actual products.
I was sent their Pink Velvet Hydration Cream/Mask; 2-in-1 Makeup Remover & Toner; Rose Wax Lip Balm; & samples of a few of their products to try. They also included an Emerald Green Eyeliner Precision Pen from Bionic Babe. Well, let me be completely honest with you…
I cannot fault them in the slightest! In fact I have recommended them to many of my friends who have been looking for a new facial range. My skin looks & feels softer & smoother, & removing my makeup is an absolute breeze. I keep the lip balm in my handbag & it lasts for ages whilst hydrating & smoothing my lips.
I have been using them for over 2 months now, & the compliments I have been receiving have definitely proved that these products are working magic on my skin. I love how the cream/mask is so hydrating without feeling thick & oily on my skin; & the makeup remover/toner is easy to use & doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight or dry. AND I even managed a winged liner look with their precision pen which is nothing short of a miracle.
I reached out to Holly & asked if I could learn a bit more about the history of Kiki Beauty & Bionic Babe as I had to share this with all of you. Read on for more…
Your name: Holly Thomas
Business name: Kiki Beauty and Bionic Babe
Tell me a bit more about your business: Our business is a family run business which started with my mom, Maryke. She noticed that there was a gap in the South African market for quality, South African made, skincare and make-up preparation products, specifically a primer. I was still finishing my degree in Chemical Engineering when we started to come up with some ideas for products and packaging. We then approached one of the top South African formulators who formulated our ideas for us. We managed to launch 10 brand new products and the rest is history 🙂
How long have you been running for: We officially launched our brand in September 2016.
What makes your products different to other brands: Our skincare products are formulated, designed and manufactured in South Africa. We do our own designs for our packaging and labels. We choose only the best natural ingredients to go into our products, specifically for South African skin.
What is your personal favourite product: That is a tough one ;). I love all our products in a different way. The Face Primer and Rose Dew Setting Spray are my go to products. I can’t go a day without them, even if I am not wearing any make-up. They are so nourishing and gentle and just love the packaging. I also can’t go a day without using our Bionic Babe Palettes. Love the strong pigments and exciting colours.
What have been the most popular products with your clients: The Rose Dew Setting Spray is our most popular product with the Primer following close behind. Our Rose Wax Lip Balm is also very popular!
If someone wants to try your products, what would you recommend they start with: If they are looking for make-up ready products I would recommend our Primer and Rose Setting Spray. If they are looking for skincare our Jelly Cleanser/ Radiance Powder Wash are great products to add radiance to the skin. Our toner is also an affordable product that really smooths and cleans the skin. Otherwise we love to hear from people to recommend specific products for their skin types.
I see you have 3 different ranges – tell me a bit more about them: Our Make-Up Ready Range is all make-up preparation products. This range is designed to nourish the skin while ensuring make-up looks great and lasts as long as possible.
Our Skincare Range has all our skincare products including cleansers, toner/make-up removers and moisturisers/masks.
Our Hand and Bodycare Range is just basic hand and body care products. We are hoping to add to these soon. We have just launched a body protection mist-aerosol sunscreen which is great 🙂
We also have a branch of Kiki that has colour cosmetics, called Bionic Babe. We have tried to create funky packaging and colours for something artistic and different.
Quote you live by:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”– Mark Twain – Really feel like we need to grasp each and every opportunity and make full use of it. Success will follow.
My skin is usually super sensitive & I am always fearful of starting a new product range, but I had no reaction from anything that I have tried. They all smell beautiful too, without being over-fragranced, which is a huge bonus!
Holly is so welcoming & willing to assist you with your specific needs, so you know that you will get recommendations as to what will suit your skin concerns, as well as your makeup needs. Plus their pricing is really reasonable, which makes it even more appealing.
Pop over to their website today & have a squiz through what is on offer. Please let me know what you think of them & what your favourite is!