• Beauty,  Brand review,  Makeup,  Uncategorized

    Almay? Yes please!

      I don’t know about you but when I think of the brand Almay I don’t think of anything amazing. I think of it as the brand of makeup that is quite outdated, but recently I haven been passing the Almay stand and I have actually been looking. I’ve been trying to do some research and all I can find are bits and pieces of information about a re branding in the second half of 2017. For Christmas I was gifted 3 products from the Almay range and I am very surprised! Let’s start off with the Shadow Squad Quads, I have the shade 150 Pure Gold Baby. It is…

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    #2 MiMi Botanicals

    MiMi Botanicals Welcome to the second part of the Local Skincare series, This is a brand that I have fallen in love with and I truly believe they are going serious places! A few months ago, I placed an order during the woman’s month promotion, if you purchased anything on the site you received and free facial spray. MiMi Botanicals has 2 ranges that caters for different skin types, The Blue range for normal to oily skin and the Pink Range for normal to dry skin. I ordered the Soothing Skin Tonic from the Pink Range and the Regenerating treatment oil from the Blue range. The description of the skin…

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    Paint brushes as makeup brushes…??

        DISCLAIMER**I really don’t want to upset anyone by this post these are just ways in which I have saved when it comes to beauty. I also think it is really important to explore our options when it comes to beauty as some brands and ranges are just very unaffordable for a student like myself*** Just wanted to make that clear – Hope you enjoy! Has the beauty industry been fooling us all along??? This article will touch on a way that you can save on brushes and a more affordable option than the extremely expensive brands out there.   I have been buying paintbrushes for as long as…

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    Chemicals to avoid!!

      Do we ever look closely at the products we are buying? Because I know I don’t! Recently I have become extremely aware of all the chemicals that are used in cosmetics. After doing some research I am in shock by the amount and types of chemicals that we are putting all over our face on a daily basis.   There are hundreds of chemicals that we come into contact with every day, some unintentionally and some on purpose. These chemicals are absorbed into our bodies without us even knowing. Most of these chemicals are skin irritants, skin penetrators and human carcinogens – so all the bad things we don’t…

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    Clean brushes = Healthy skin

      If you are like me then you apply all your makeup using brushes, I have a brush (or maybe a few) for every different product. I’ve always said you can never have enough brushes, but I definitely have my favorites. Also, if you are like me you wear makeup almost every day. I must say that recently as my skin has been getting better and my scars lightening I have been wearing makeup less and less. As I use brushes all the time they get very dirty quite quickly, I have always been quite paranoid about cleaning my brushes as I have heard some terrifying stories about all the…

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    My travel go to’s

    I’m baaaccckk! Sorry it has been so long! Life has really just gotten in the way. I know I know excuses excuses. It is the truth, with varsity work and trying to get all the Meraki by Kerryn bags and my new skincare line off the ground it has been a nightmare. Have you ever felt like you need a PA to help run your life? Yup that’s where I am at the moment.   Anyway, on to the blog post! These are my travel go to’s for skincare and makeup and everything! I travel quite a lot being a Midlands girl living in Pretoria and my boyfriend living in…

  • Beauty,  blog,  Brand review,  Makeup,  Skincare

    3ina

    3ina If you are looking for a new love affair you need to be introduced to 3ina. This brand was created by retail masters and entrepreneurs Pablo Riveria and Mark Eve, who offer European made cosmetics with an affordable price tag! This brand launched in February 2016 in London and has literally taken the world by storm. They have a HUGE product range that includes eyes, lips, face, nails, skincare and accessories. They are a brand all about self-expression, they are known for their disruptive, rule breaking approach to makeup! Their range encompasses big, bold, punchy colours and inclusive shade ranges. They have 3 stores in Gauteng, 2 in Joburg…

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    My Valentine’s Favourite

    My Valentine’s Favourites Throughout my makeup life I have always been afraid of the colours pink and red. Especially eye shadow, for some arbitrary reason I thought it would just make me looked like I’ve been crying all day… obviously it doesn’t but who knows. But now my older and wiser self is in love with pinks and reds! Especially eye shadow! I love a good neutral eye but nothing beats a tinge of light ink or a dark pink under eye!   So here are my Valentines favourites! Let’s start with the eyes! The Saharan by Juvia’s This is the first makeup pallet I received that had this colour…

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    January Favourite!

    My Monthly Favourite This the first of my new series where I will be talking about my beauty favourite of the month! It is also just a great excuse for me to buy something new and cool every month! So, for the month of January I stumbled upon a huge collection in Clicks called NYX. I have always assumed NYX is an expensive brand so therefore steered clear of it, but I was extremely surprised by the size of the collection at the Gateway Clicks and the price range. All the products I looked at were very reasonable and inexpensive. I was on the hunt for a black waterproof mascara,…

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    Daily makeup routine

      Ahhh first post! I’ve thought quite hard about what this should be about… so why not start at the beginning… the beginning of my day! My daily makeup routine and the products I swear by that give me a lightweight lasting bronzed look. So here it goes, I swear by a good foundation. One that is lightweight, soft, smooth and that definitely smells amazing! I am always on the lookout for an inexpensive option that I love and I finally did!   The Catrice liquid coverage HD Foundation in sand beige is the best foundation I have tried… and believe me I have tried many! It smells like heaven…