Essence All About Roses Eyeshadow Palette Review

Hi all! I'm a big Essence fan because of the affordable pricing from this drugstore brand. So when my friend gifted me this palette for my birthday, I was over the moon. Let's see if my reaction was justified... Essence says: "8 trendy, matching rose colours that can be combined in every way. The soft … Continue reading Essence All About Roses Eyeshadow Palette Review

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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} Let’s Take It Back to The Beach

The coast enveloped the city, like the mountains which loomed over it. The foreshore began where the sea once was, and hotels were erected to neighbour it. I associated the beach with hawkers selling Surfjoy and Chocolina. Sukkas which I was socialised to call ‘ice scream’. And yet, myself, and many others, probably only visited … Continue reading {City Diaries} Let’s Take It Back to The Beach

Imposter Syndrome and Other Realities of Student Life

A friend of mine posted a meme (isn't that where all great writing ideas stem from?) about imposter syndrome. I was intrigued. Could it be that there was a word that contained all my self-doubt and insecurity related to being a student of this vast academic institution? But what is imposter syndrome? Wikipedia defines it … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome and Other Realities of Student Life

Sassy Wishes: September Make-Up Wishlist

My Instagram feed is going amok with visions of beautiful brown skin - i.e the Fenty Beauty line i.e the new Cosmetics line from Rihanna. Raved about for its diversity, both in marketing and in the range of products itself. Can other beauty brands please take note?! As a result, I've dedicated this month's edition of Sassy Wishes entirely to the Fenty Beauty products that I want. Yes, dear readers, I am jumping on that bandwagon.