Beauty Diaries

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Beauty, fashion, Health and lifestyle blog
Brendah Kekana is a shoe-lover, a fashionista who does beauty product reviews, blogs about fashion, health & lifestyle.

Beauty Budget Buys #FridayPrizeDay

​My best budget buys are all under R100.00...now talk about money-saving scheme while looking great.1. Garnier Micellar Water 2. Loreal Expert Revitalift Cleansing Milk3.Maybelline Babylips Dr. Rescue lip balm4. Avon Matte Lipstick in Berry Blast5. Essence Maximum Definition Mascara6. LA Girl Perfecting Liquid Foundation7. Maybelline Color Sho...
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Mizani Hair Treatment Products

​This is my first review in 2016 and what better way to start than with the amazing hair products I received from Beauty Bulletin! This is a delayed post but I had my hair in braid and couldn't do a fair review had I used the products then.I received the Mizani 25 Miracle Milk as well as the Mizani Supreme Oil Hair Treatment. My hair is in a natura...
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Estee Lauder Modern Muse Solid Perfume

I feel so blessed to have won this Estee Lauder Modern Muse Solid Perfume Keychain. When I entered the newsletter competition by Dave Lackie (bless his soul) I had no idea what a solid perfume was, all I knew was I love perfumes and I know Estee Lauder produces great scents. So I went on google to educate myself and answer the question…What is a so...
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Lancôme Genefique Youth Activating Concerntrate - Final Review

​I am so bummed that the serum is almost finished, I am squeezing the last drops...*sadface*As I have said before that I have so many issues with my skin, this serum has really helped with hydrating my skin more than any other I have tried before. I have learned so much from the discipline of doing the 3-step routine every day to really paying atte...
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Lancôme Genifique Serum - Week 3 Results

Lancôme Genifique Serum - Week 3 Results
I have just started my fourth and last week with the trial of the serum. So I will give you the results of week 3...As I have mentioned on my week 2 progress, my skin was exposed to the harsh sun and I have some sun burn. I have continued using the serum twice a day (morning and afternoon) and I have noticed some improvement on the sun burn al...
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Lancome Genifique Trial period - Week 2

Lancome Genifique Trial period - Week 2
​I am now on week two of the trial for this amazing serum. So this week my skin had a bit of a set back due to the fact that I had to be toiling in the scotching sun last week during a family funeral. I have a superdry and sensitive skin, thus I had a bit of sun burn. However, my skin is slowly recovering the normal colour, I noticed that this seru...
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Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate - Week 1 Impression

Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate - Week 1 Impression
​Nothing beats receiving the yellow package from the courier company unexpectedly and on my birthday on top of that!!! How awesome!!!Day1: I impatiently waited for the evening to come so I can test the serum for my evening face routine. Can we pause and talk about the packaging design from Lancome? I am impressed more and and more after I used the ...
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Essence Make-Up

Essence Make-Up
‘Essence Stay All Day 16h Long-lasting Make-up in 50 Soft Caramel’. Essence products have been on most bloggers’ lips and I had to try it for myself!!! The coverage is GREAT! It blends really well and thescent is not overpowering. It has aconvenient pump which is always a plus point for me. It...
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Eucerin Dermatological Skin care Products

Eucerin Dermatological Skin care Products
I struggle with eczema (dry skin) and thanks to Beauty Bulletin for coming to my rescue and sending me these products. I have only used them for 5 days but they have brought much needed relief for the itchiness and to hydrate my skin.   The History of Eucerin – 100...
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Revlon Nearly Naked Broad Spectrum SPF20

Revlon Nearly Naked Broad Spectrum SPF20
Revlon is one of those affordable beauty brands that have stood the test of time and continue to reinvent its brand. I bought the ‘Nearly Naked Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20’ liquid foundation in 290 Cappuccino. Now let me tell you about my struggle to find the perfect shade of foundation because of...
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Who else is obsessed with M.A.C products?

Who else is obsessed with M.A.C products?
Bao Bao Wan for M.A.C MAC collaborated with a well-known Chinese jewellery designer, Bao Ban Wan. Whos is Bao Bao Wan? She is a high-society darling, artist, pop philosopher, muse and jewellery designer Bao Bao Wan is one of China’s most renowned style stars. Her debut collaboration with M•A•C is...
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Essence nail care: Epic fail!

Essence nail care: Epic fail!
So, the Essence brand has been making waves on our shores for some time now and everyone is loving the products, the nail polishes especially. I have used the ‘Colour & Go” range…it is has vibrant colours and quick-drying …I love it! Then there’s the “Gel” nail polish, I grew fond...
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Guerlain Terracotta Terre D'ete Bronzer

Guerlain Terracotta Terre D'ete Bronzer
I won this luxe bronzer from a competition ran by the awesome Davie Lackie from Canada, who is a beauty editor of Beauty the Guide and Cityline beauty expert. I love the design and at first was so hesitant on using it, I didn’t want to mess up the art work....
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What You See Is Not What You Get...

What You See Is Not What You Get...
My eyes have seen the best and the worst; I express fear, joy, laughter, sorrow and the over-coming of it. My eyes reflect confidence and fragility...sometimes, they turn into a mask to hide the pain.
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Catrice Mini Max Precision Volume Mascara

Catrice Mini Max Precision Volume Mascara
The Catrice Mini Max mascara is comes in a black 12ml tube. The wand is tiny enough to reach the short lashes around the corners of the eyes and it is perfect for the lower/bottom lashes. Although this mascara is not waterproof, it does not smudge off like some of the...
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Red My Lips Campaign

Red My Lips Campaign
As one of the women who advocates women's issues, I had to join the 'Red My Lips Campaign' to spread sexual assault awareness during the month of April.   As a token of support we have to wear red lipstick every day for the entire month of April. So here are...
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Essence Colour & Go 174 Purple Sugar

Essence Colour & Go 174 Purple Sugar
When I decided to grow my natural nails I knew there would be a challenge of keeping them in fabulous shape because I decided to go the DIY route (nail filing, buffing, nail polish, avoid chipping and breaking etc). I got all the necessary tools and went searching for a low...
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DIY Nail Art

DIY Nail Art
Have you ever wondered how the Hollywood stars get their nail art? For years I used to think that they sit in a nail bar with an artist to get those gorgeous and sometimes crazy nail art...until I discovered nail wraps!!! I am not a fan of artificial nail tips/french tips/gel...
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Avon ultra rich lip color and lipliner

Avon ultra rich lip color and lipliner
I was so excited to have been selected to do the review on the Avon lipstick and was eagerly awaiting the post office delivery slip. I finally got the package a week after BB confirmed postage and rushed home to try it.  I got two lipsticks and a matching lip liner......
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Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Make-Up

Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Make-Up
I recently went for a skin assessment for a make-up foundation colour as request by Beauty Bulletin for a product review. After I had finished with the consultant I went browsing through the shop and stopped at the Clinique counter. I had reviously used Clinique products (face wash,toner and moisturizer) but...
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