Swiitch Beauty ’19 Winter Pop Up and Bubble Blush Review

I finally bit the bullet and went... To the Biscuit Mill and the Swiitch Beauty Pop Up on Saturday, 23 August, that is. It took extreme self control coupled with scepticism to keep me from buying Swiitch Beauty products since their launch in 2014. The rumours surrounding the brand regarding their origins, customer service coupled … Continue reading Swiitch Beauty ’19 Winter Pop Up and Bubble Blush Review

How to Pack Luggage like a Pro Even if You’re an Amateur

I recently undertook my first international trip.  One worry that was plaguing my mind was the intensive rules associated with packing for international trips as well as fitting all my things into my case. In my opinion, local travel is stress free because you can supplement anything that you forgot at a grocery or department … Continue reading How to Pack Luggage like a Pro Even if You’re an Amateur

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

{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

Book Review: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Roy dedicates her book to ‘The Unconsoled’ on the very first page. This intrigued me to no end. Who are the unconsoled? I wondered. Roy’s imagery is so evocative. An example from the first chapter: “When people called her names – clowns without circus, queen without palace – she let the hurt blow through her … Continue reading Book Review: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Twenty Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Working Full Time

My friend, Saara and I had a mostly hilarious chat centred around how mugs are a issue of contention in workplaces. The story revolved around a mug serving as a pot for plants and said plants being accidentally disposed of by a colleague. What is it about a seedling in a mug that resembles leftover … Continue reading Twenty Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Working Full Time

Netflix Watchlist: UYARE – a story of rising above adversity

My Netflix trial has come to its inevitable end. During my month long subscription, I came across some really great programming on the platform and hope to review them on the blog under the banner of My Netflix Watchlist. I watched Uyare with my mother and both of us were deeply moved by it. It … Continue reading Netflix Watchlist: UYARE – a story of rising above adversity

My First Drugstore Contour Palette: Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette

I decided to take advantage of the 3 for 2 sale being hosted by Clicks and used it for a Makeup Revolution haul. I ended up buying the MUR Ultra Contour Palette, Fast Stick Base Foundation and replenished my MUR Conceal and Define Concealer. The last item was essentially free. I am not someone who … Continue reading My First Drugstore Contour Palette: Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette

My Favourite Liquid Lipsticks for Autumn

March marks the beginning of autumn in South Africa. I decided to do this post of my favourite liquid lipsticks for Autumn, starting with a review of the newest liquid lipstick to my collection: Flormar Silk Matte Liquid Lipstick in Tender Terra. The Flormar Silk Matte Liquid Lipsticks are definitely my favourite liquid lipstick formula. … Continue reading My Favourite Liquid Lipsticks for Autumn