August is also known as Womens' Month in South Africa. Since the beginning, men have been haunted by the question: what do women want? That's a question that I can't answer. I can, however, tell you what I want. After all, that's what the monthly wishlists are about. I've gone palette crazy this month. Read … Continue reading Sassy Wishes: August Make-up Wishlist
It occurred to me - while writing this post - that I review a lot of beauty products from Yardley London. In fact, I'm working on a review of their loose powder as well. My life is a series of unfinished drafts... But dear readers, know that this post is not sponsored. In fact, none … Continue reading A Review of the Yardley London Stayfast Lipstick in ‘Red’
I blew a whole 200 MB of data surfing online beauty sites the other day... Just casually drooling over pretty palettes and the like. But what's new? If you think make-up is expensive, you should try buying data in South Africa. Fun fact: when compared to countries such as Brazil, Russia, India, China, Australia and … Continue reading Sassy Wishes: July Make-up Wishlist
Eyeliner was one of the first make-up products I used when I started wearing make-up. I used to use those red and blue cones of kajal imported from Pakistan. Those things were blacker than black and I loved the effect on my young waterlines. Fast forward a couple of years and I spot this … Continue reading LA Girl Gel Eyeliner and Brush Review
Hello lovely readers! It's that time again...a new monthly make-up wishlist! Whoop whoop! The products of this month's Sassy Wishes is quite diverse and ranges from Catrice Cosmetics to Lush and Nyx. Without further ado, you may (weak puns on point) read this... 1. Catrice Cosmetics The Essential Nude Collection Eyeshadow Palette I’m quite new … Continue reading Sassy Wishes: May Make-up Wishlist
Today marks a month of my being on the social media that necessitates a certain kind of perfection: both filtered and flawless - Instagram.
I was a rookie in a place of veterans. The very first veteran I met was sitting next to me on the couch. She nudged me on the shoulder: “Don’t you have a samoosa?” she asked in Afrikaans. I was confused. I ate cheese sandwiches during the lunch break. I didn’t recall having brought a … Continue reading Food for Thought: Samoosas and Milk Tart
Hi! So I thought I'd experiment and write a slice of life piece from my experiences commuting in my city, Cape Town, South Africa.
When I walked into the room, several expectant faces sitting around a table stared back at me. So this what they meant by a ‘panel’ interview. “Well this is not intimidating at all," my 17 year old self blurted out. This was met by chuckles from those at the table and the level of ice … Continue reading The Sassy From Birth Guide to Interviews
Two weeks ago, my cousin suggested that I start a blog. That suggestion was met by numerous excuses by me, one of which was: “Who’s gonna read it? I don’t have 3000 plus followers like you.” She simply responded: “Do you think I started that way?” The internet and social media is saturated with writers, … Continue reading Two Weeks and Timeless Advice
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
You Can’t Get Lost in Cape Town. The title of Zoe Wicomb’s novel confused me in my first year of studying in Cape Town. How could one not get lost in the Mother City where highways fly over more highways, cul de sacs lurk around so many neighbourhoods and the roads are so steep you feel like you’re always hiking up the mountain, furthering yourself from civilisation?
Rimmel was actually the first brand of foundation that I purchased to wear to a fashion show nogal. Aah, my short-lived career as a model. Hopefully, my blogging career is not as brief 😉 I got an SMS from Clicks saying that I qualified for some cashback on my Clubcard. Now, if you must know, … Continue reading Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in ‘Classic Beige’ Review
Hi my beauties, ⚠Just a head’s up before I get into this post I do want to warn you that this post is going to be a long one so grab a snack and sit back and enjoy this post.⚠ Before I begin I just want to wish all the beautiful women out there a […] … Continue reading Women Empowering Women
I love adding honey to the things I drink. Honey in ginger tea: wonderful! Honey in rooibos tea: yum! Honey in my body scrub...eh? It's been a while...or rather a week. I went away to Durban, KwaZulu Natal last week and my life was consumed with packing and bookings etc. But I'm back with a … Continue reading The Body Shop Honeymania Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub
https://youtu.be/A7bU2GGD7Sg I guess you could call this one of those 'Youtube Made Me Buy It' blog posts considering that I first saw this eyeshadow palette on local Youtuber, the Foxy Momager's channel. According to her, this is a dupe for the Tartiest Love in Bloom palette. I can't corroborate that claim. As y'all know, I … Continue reading Signature Delectably Lavish Eyeshadow Palette Review
I noticed that my blog has been considerably devoid of products bought online. Well, not anymore... This post is about my experience shopping online at http://www.pinkcosmetics.co.za (a South African beauty and bath accessories store) and a review of the Solid Brush and Sponge Cleaner that I bought. I've been pining after the brush cleaner for eons … Continue reading Pink Cosmetics Pink Peonies Solid Brush and Sponge Cleaner
Disclaimer: I pray that this blog post is not misconstrued as me 'throwing shade at anyone'. It is merely based on an observation I had whilst scrolling through numerous modest dressing stores/designers on Instagram and the Internet as well as a conversation I had with some friends. I recently partook in a conversation regarding the … Continue reading I don’t want to pay an arm and a leg to cover my arm and leg