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

Waterproof Beauty from the Drugstore: Featuring Essence and Yardley

We are slowly inching into summer in the southern hemisphere... Melted is never a good look... For your face or your ice cream. Introducing my favourite waterproof makeup products that have waterproof features from the drugstore. 1. Essence Liquid Ink Liner Waterproof This is a repurchase of a product that I have reviewed before. This … Continue reading Waterproof Beauty from the Drugstore: Featuring Essence and Yardley

Makeup Revolution Flawless 4 Palette {Swatches and Stuff}

Hello November! The month of Black Friday and facial hair... I decided to start this month off with a brief blog post of my first impressions of the Makeup Revolution Flawless 4 Palette. I bought this palette for R220 at the Clicks at Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg because I had not taken along an eyeshadow … Continue reading Makeup Revolution Flawless 4 Palette {Swatches and Stuff}

MsLondon Mineral Powder Foundation Review

I have always associated powder foundations with an era before my own and pictured women with 1950s style dresses excusing themselves from the supper table to go "powder their noses". My recent exposure to MsLondon Cosmetics has me rethinking that picture... It happened when I was at the Woolworth at OR Tambo International Airport trying … Continue reading MsLondon Mineral Powder Foundation Review

Satin until Proven Matte: The Body Shop Matt Lip Liquid vs Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipgloss Compared

My Essence vs Maybelline Mascaras post was not exactly popular. But I enjoy seeing posts and vlogs wherein people compare two brands side by side so this is why, in the words of DJ Khaled, "ANOTHER ONE!"   These two lip products are both marketed as "velvety matte" products are belong to the same colour … Continue reading Satin until Proven Matte: The Body Shop Matt Lip Liquid vs Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipgloss Compared

{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