Sticks and stones may break my bones but concealer sticks will never hurt me...? This adage certainly is true for the Avon True Colour Concealer Stick that I ordered from an Avon representative I know this month. Avon used to have an outlet store at N1 City Mall, which I absolutely loved, but then they … Continue reading Avon True Colour Concealer Stick in Light/Medium Review
Everyone and their cousin is on the charcoal mask bandwagon across social media and the blogosphere. But it simply looks too painful to subject myself to that if I’m honest. Especially when I think that pore strips work just as well...or do they? The product’s aims are printed on each foil sachet containing a strip: … Continue reading Skin Strategy Deep Cleansing Nose Strips Review
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
I don’t have super high expectations when it comes to mascara. All that I expect is that it live up to its claims. For new readers, my eyelash situation is straight af and sparse. Let’s see if the Essence I Heart Volume Extreme Mascara can give my moderate straight and sparse ‘wimpers’ (eyelashes in Afrikaans. … Continue reading Essence I Heart Extreme Volume Mascara Review
The scent is really nice and subtle. I'm not one for strong fragrances. Have you ever walked past someone and felt your lungs empty all its carbon dioxide and fill with the chemicals and compounds in their perfume instead? Well, the Avon Hint of Nature Spritz is not gonna affect your respiratory system. Hopefully.
I quite like the packaging. It is a black tube with turquoise writing. The mascara’s lid has little engraved studs (how rock and roll!). The studs have the added benefit of letting you recognise the mascara by touch in your vanity bag if you’re in a hurry instead of searching among your other mascaras. The brush is narrow with short spikes. Something about the brush grips and combs through the lashes quite well, thus separating them. Don’t you just hate those mascaras whose idea of giving volume is clumping each third of your lashes into three thick lashes? No man!
Lipliners are to my make-up, what rice is to curry; what macaroni is to macaroni and cheese...okay, you get the picture... Basically, lipliners are something I reach for every second day. I wear lipliners as a base for my lipliner or to fill in my lips because they're so pigmented. Without further ado, let's delve into my drugstore lipliner collection:
I love discovering new make-up brands, especially ones that are affordable. Read my first impressions of the Signature Cosmetics Just Matte Liquid Lipsticks that bear an uncanny resemblance to another brands'...
I’m all up for getting the London look as long as it doesn’t take all my (non-existent) pounds. Talking about pounds or bucks or whatever money is called in your country, saving them is the utmost priority for those of us restricted to a student budget.
The Beautique Crease Blender Brush at Edgars has silver handle and ferule, both of which looked and felt classy and solid. I also liked the fact that the brush’s packaging had the price on the back: R34.95. What a bargain! I love things that look high-end but have drugstore prices.