Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Full Coverage Concealer

My latest makeup obsession are concealers because of their versatility. If I'm honest, I'll admit that they were always an obsession of mine. But the drugstore was not always supportive of this obsession. But recently that has changed. More and more concealers from pharmacy makeup brands have been flooding ghe South African market and I … Continue reading Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Full Coverage Concealer

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{Book Review} Mind Platter by Najwa Zebian

Is it poetry? Is it prose? Is it self-help? Is it an autobiography? Mind Platter defies genre just like its author defies categories. Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese-American author, speaker and educator according to the author biography. The first page establishes key elements and themes of the book. "If they don't appreciate your presence, they may … Continue reading {Book Review} Mind Platter by Najwa Zebian

CHEAP GIRLS’ ULTIMATTE PALETTE? Catrice Creatice Creamy Matte Lip Palette 010 Back to the Nudes Review

When the Swiitch Beauty Ultimatte Lip Palette came out, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Just like other unrealised dreams of mine, neither did that purchase. So I bought the Catrice Creatice Creamy Matte Lip Palette 010 Back to The Nudes at Dis-chem instead. At R159.95 for 10 shades plus a mini … Continue reading CHEAP GIRLS’ ULTIMATTE PALETTE? Catrice Creatice Creamy Matte Lip Palette 010 Back to the Nudes Review

Flormar Silk Matte Liquid Lipstick in Misty Rosy Review

My six month blog hiatus (look at me addressing the elephant in the room) has thankfully not extended to being a make-up hiatus. I have been making a point of it to explore different make-up brands, both local and international. One of these is a Turkish brand called Flormar. I have visited the Flormar kiosk … Continue reading Flormar Silk Matte Liquid Lipstick in Misty Rosy Review

My First Ever Eyeshadow Palette Purchase! The Beauty Treats 24 Matte Eyeshadow Palette Review

My eyeshadow purchases – much like the relationship status of some - have been single. The glittery and shimmery palettes that I do have were received as gifts. While I like to ‘shine bright like a diamond’ as much as the next person, shimmery eyeshadow is not exactly subtle when you want it to be. Having … Continue reading My First Ever Eyeshadow Palette Purchase! The Beauty Treats 24 Matte Eyeshadow Palette Review

{City Diaries}: The Return of Pumpkin Spice Coincides with the Arrival of Ninni

"You Joburgers are so fortunate," I told my local friend as we stood in the line at Starbucks. "How come?" she asked, perplexed. In her mind I could see her preparing a rebuttal about why my hometown was much better: the beaches, the greenery, the safety... "Because you have Starbucks!" My announcement coincided with us … Continue reading {City Diaries}: The Return of Pumpkin Spice Coincides with the Arrival of Ninni

Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lipkit in ‘Noble’ Review

Goodbye third party sellers, goodbye shipping fees! Hello Makeup Revolution at local drugstore, Clicks! As of September 2018, Makeup Revolution - the iconic British brand - has officially launched in South Africa at Clicks stores. Makeup Revolution is likely to start a revolution in South Africa. Their prices are really affordable and may knock other … Continue reading Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lipkit in ‘Noble’ Review

{Book Review} Yesterday I Was the Moon by Noor Unnahar Siddiqui

I rarely buy books. The laminated library card issued to me by the City of Cape Town became a passport of sorts: to travel to places on the page that I may never see or experience in real life.But recently, there has been a surge of a generation of writers: the so-called Instagram poets. Since … Continue reading {Book Review} Yesterday I Was the Moon by Noor Unnahar Siddiqui

My First Ever NYX Purchase! NYX Lip Lingerie in ‘After Hours’

Nyx has basically exploded across the local Make-up scene. Before Nyx used to occupy some space in Clicks stores - along with Essence, Yardley and other drugstore brands. Then Nyx got their own flagship stores in malls such as Canal Walk. Things haven't been the same since. While I admired Nyx from afar, I never … Continue reading My First Ever NYX Purchase! NYX Lip Lingerie in ‘After Hours’