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The power of lipstick

The power of lipstick
​Lipstick junkies are everywhere! I know, many of you are  shaking your head in agreement while looking at your stash! it's amazing to me though how lipstick can change a look.In this photo I have a warm-toned smoky eye but three lip options.The nude is MAC Velvet Teddy - It's sophisticated and understated eleganceThe top right is MAC Relentle...
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Stila Liquid Lipsticks: Beso, Baci and Ricco {Review}

Stila Liquid Lipsticks: Beso, Baci and Ricco {Review}
The popularity of the liquid lipstick continues to rise. I'll be honest, I have not tried any because I have chronic dry lips and I've seen people walking around with crusty looking lips wearing these lippies, which I personally don't think is flattering.I've also heard beauties complain of liquid lipsticks flaking off in chunks and crumbling on th...
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A fairytale with MAC! Faerie Whispers Collection

A fairytale with MAC! Faerie Whispers Collection
Let your innocence roam free. Transcend seasons with charmed hues inspired by the secret, wondrous world of fairies. Eyes flutter impishly in new Foiled Shadows, in luminous wet or dry shades that flicker like morning mist. Feathery pinks for cheeks brighten the day, imbuing you with a spritely glow. Cast a spell with rosy metallics for nails and p...
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e.l.f left before it landed :(

If you do not know by now, last week, every make up lovers' dreams were crush, I know mine was when it was announced that e.l.f wouldn't be launching in SA.There was a lot of excitement when we were all given the news, but it is what it is . . . it feels like I'm writing an obituary. .Probably because I am very sad . . . the organisations offered t...
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Thank you . . . beauties

Hello my beautiful angels, it's been a while, a long while . . .I have missed you all dearly (true story).When I started my personal blog about a year and a half ago, I had a passion and a desire to succeed and make friends who were like-minded. This year, I became more engaged with social media found such joy, like I have with you beauties, t...
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MAC's Magic Of the Night ( My lust list)

MAC's Magic Of the Night ( My lust list)
​MAC Magic of the Night Holiday 2015 CollectionIt's that time of year again when MAC releases it's Holiday collection well, it usually comes through in dribs and drabs and we usually don't get the luxury range, remember the, Prabal Gurung collection last year? It never made it into stores. Oh well, it is what is.However, the MAC Magic of the Night ...
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Smashbox Double Exposure Palette! It's ayoba!

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette! It's ayoba!
Y''all know I can't resist an eyeshadow palette! And when Smashbox brought in their Double Exposure palette, the sequel to the Smashbox Full Exposure palette (which I love), I jumped, hopped, skipped and did a double take!!! You beauties know how cray, cray crrraaaaay I am lol!I love Smashbox eye shadows, especially their Photo Op formula. And whil...
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Cream Contouring . . . yay/nay?

​Classic example of how make up can transform you! Yes, it is the same person . . . lol. This is one of my favourite summer looks. Poppy red lips! MAC's Lady Danger is the closest I like . . . a bit orange but flattering on dark skin? And yes, I am all about cake face, full on make up and not ashamed (lol) What's your g- to glam look for the summe...
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e.l.f has landed!

e.l.f has landed!
Woohooo! e.l.f. Cosmetics is due to launch in South Africa and I can't wait!e.l.f. (Short for Eyes Lips Face) is an American drugstore brand that prides itself on high quality cosmetics at super cheap prices. In the US, their products are priced at $1, $3 and $6. Is that budget or what?The company was founded by Joseph Shamah and Scott Vincent Borb...
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Benefit Box o Powders Review

Benefit Box o Powders Review
IF you've been doing a tour of Europe for the past two months with no Internet connection or climbing Mt Everest, you can be forgiven for not knowing that Benefit cosmetics re-launched in South Africa about two months ago, sending Mzansi into a tizz and crazeee Benemania.If you were in South Africa and you don't know, then, well, mmmmm . . . idk to...
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Get your bronze on and do the Benefit Hoola! (Giveaway closed)

Get your bronze on and do the Benefit Hoola! (Giveaway closed)
Bronze Goddess . . . typing those words make me feel sexy! If you have been following me for a while now, you would know that I am brown and l have well a bronzer addiction. BeneMania has taken swept over Mzansi like gale force winds in the fair Cape so...
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The blush that betrayed me . . .

The blush that betrayed me . . .
This is a classic case of it’s just a pretty face. I collect a few things, make up, make up, Barbie dolls, books, make up, make up and I will say that I pick up limited edition stuff because I am a make up collector. But, if the product is great,...
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I can't deal! Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal

I can't deal! Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
While Becca’ s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal (the pressed version) took the highlighter world by storm, the original Shimmering Skin Perfector in the same shade has taken kind of a back seat and it should be in the driving seat or at least in the front passenger seat, in my...
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Kiehl’s REALLY, REALLY cares!

Kiehl’s REALLY, REALLY cares!
Hi beauties, as you all know, I had a bad reaction to the Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream that resulted in me having a terrible breakout. I also told you how incredibly touched I was at the genuine concern and outstanding medical advice and help I got from their dermatologist, Dr Sian...
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Becca's topcoat for your face!

Becca's topcoat for your face!
Primers and their promises . . . It’s like a bidding war: “ Our primer will reduce the look of lines of fine lines and wrinkles, well, ours will reduce that and make fine lines disappear, hell, we will transform your skin, give you a facelift and all perhaps a nip...
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Is this a dupe?

Is this a dupe?
Hi beauties this is a new series I have started on my blog that I plan to do twice a month. It’s called Bosso Ke Mang, which means Who’s the Real Boss? It’s the title of a song made famous by South African rapper Hip Hop Pantsula, also known as HHP....
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Kiehl’s cares, REALLY!

Kiehl’s cares, REALLY!
I was recently chosen to by BB to review the Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream and I had a terrible reaction resulting in a terrible breakout and inflammation of my skin. You can read about it on my review. BB was kind enough to ask if I would be open to chatting...
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Shadow Play! The Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Shadow Play! The Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
If you’re into highlighting and contouring and you haven’t heard of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, then I have no words . . . Highlighting and contouring kits were always available to professional make up artists but she brought out the first (correct me if I’m wrong) contour kit for...
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MAC Wash and Dry Collection! Doing laundry has never looked this good!

MAC Wash and Dry Collection! Doing laundry has never looked this good!
MAC Wash and Dry Collection’s got me in a spin!   The MAC Wash and Dry Summer 2015 collection truly was a sight to behold in store. The stuff I wanted sold out online fast so I had to go into the MAC store on Sunday morning! Now that’s dedication! It was...
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Primer water? What will Smashbox come up with next?

Primer water? What will Smashbox come up with next?
Yes, it’s hit Mzansi’s shores and I was quite surprised that it got to South Africa so fast. You know, it usually takes like 7 months to get newly launched products here. When I read about it, I jumped like Jack in the Box, got on the phone to Red Square...
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