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Strong Women, Makeup fairies and The #LipstickEffect

Strong Women, Makeup fairies and The #LipstickEffect
There is most certainly something called the #LipstickEffect! Ask any woman who's had to go into an intimidating meeting, be it work or a Parent teacher meeting. A quick trip to the ladies room to add some colour immediately adds some courage. Not being someone who likes dealing with conflict or...
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My Smashbox LUST-HAVE product

My Smashbox LUST-HAVE product
This past weekend I stopped by the Smashbox counter in woolies at the V&A Waterfront to decide what would be my "lust-have" product. After seeing a few new products that I haven't seen before, like the Santigold eye-liner duos below... I have to admit that my "lust-have" product is Smashbox O-Glow blush,...
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Ralo Ambassadors

Ralo Ambassadors
I was recently selected as one of Brand Ambassador for Ralo Cosmetics. One of the benefits of being the Ambassador is the monthly free gift . For the month of July I was given the Ralo Brilliant Lash Mascara .    My experience : I was amazed how the mascara added...
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Pop of colour! Week 4

Pop of colour! Week 4
I recently tried my Nicki Minaj Pink Lipstick which I've never used before because I always felt like I couldn't pull it off, the pictures I took afterwards came out really nicely and I've fallen inlove with this bright pink colour. It's definitely for special occasions and I can't wait to...
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Prevent Nail biting

Prevent Nail biting
If you're a nail biter (or hair twirler or finger tapper), there's a good chance your habit started during childhood. Am I correct? One problem with nail biting is that it's considered socially unacceptable; ragged, bitten nails aren't attractive at all. But it's not just about having pretty hands -- in...
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SMASH BOX IT! ;)

SMASH BOX IT! ;)
        MY EXPERIENCE WITH SMASH BOX :) Smashbox is like thee most vibrant looking make up box in Gateway! aalways feel attracted to their bright colours, just wat the 21st century females need! a bit of glam, yet keeping it classy and user friendly! i love the sleek...
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Get The Look | Purple Smoky Eye

Get The Look | Purple Smoky Eye
Hello beauties! I always had a tough time in creating the perfect smoky eye, it's really not as easy as one would think. My go to look has always been a dark brown eye but I felt some what adventurous and really just love the deep purple smoky eye look.     Products I used to...
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NOURISH

NOURISH
In part two of our Nourish series, Jacqui shares the benefits eating and using food for nourishing our winter skins. You’re welcome ;) xx   HONEY: Skin Moisturizer - Honey, when mixed with eggs and some flour, is an effective skin moisturizer. Best of all, it is gently formulated, so it can be used by...
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#Outofyourcomfortzone | Pop Of Color Week 4

#Outofyourcomfortzone | Pop Of Color Week 4
We on week 4 of these amazing monthly challenges and it’s all about color this week with Beauty Bulletin!!   I am not very adventurous when it comes to lip color, I prefer to keep my lips looking nude for everyday wear.   Truth be told I really don’t know what...
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#outofyourcomfortzone nails

#outofyourcomfortzone nails
Challenge 3   So we have to do something we find difficult,  I have maybe worn nail polish a total of three times, and then applied by a professional,  my parents did not allow us to use nail polish and after I got married my husband doesn't like it, but anyways...
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Week 3 MoNTHLY cHALLENGE

Week 3 MoNTHLY cHALLENGE
Blushes blushes blushes this is one make up product I dont seem to get right and have always avoided using. Most of the times I end up looking like a barbie doll. See pic on my Blog this is exactly what I look like when i apply blushes I am...
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The Chinese Art of Hairstyling with Chopsticks

The Chinese Art of Hairstyling with Chopsticks
The Chinese are known for many things; one of which includes styling the hair in an elegant bun and then using hair sticks  to help twist up and lock down copious amounts of hair. Long and beautiful tresses were considered a thing of beauty in Asian cultures from as early as...
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Final Goodbye to my Brows

Final Goodbye to my Brows
  My Dearest Brows: (Letter of Farewell)   The time has come for us to say our final goodbyes today but, just before we do that, I want to remind you about all the times we shared together.   It has been a long time coming and you know that,...
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THAT FEELS BETTER

THAT FEELS BETTER
Aaaaah...a good eyebrow wax and shape makes all the difference. Hopefully I will remember to keep them groomed now more regularly! This month's challenge is turning me into a better woman on the outside at least ;) I will keep tweezing them regularly and make sure that I check them in...
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Week 2 #OutOfYourComfortZone: Tame Those Brows_ Oh Hell No UniBrow

Week 2 #OutOfYourComfortZone: Tame Those Brows_ Oh Hell No UniBrow
Omg The Unibrow!!   I don’t know how one can ever manage to grow that nasty uni brow.   I remember the days were I had no idea what a tweezers was. I have no idea how I survived being in high school with those thick eye brows. Once I started...
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DIY Face Masks

DIY Face Masks
Hello ladies.   I decided to do a blog entry on this particular subject because I feel I have quite a bit of knowledge regarding it as I do a lot of research and always try new things. Forgive me if I err, and feel free to correct me :) Hope you...
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Weekly Challenge: Day 4 #OutOfYourComfortZone

b2ap3_thumbnail_Shelter_20140528-105700_1.pngIts now my 4th day in this excruciating heat.. I've developed some fine lines due to the sun`s harshness. Friends I've made too the dessert bush-men and women.. what a friendly bunch..   from their nama-language I could gather where I would be able to find stick and some dried out...
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Help, I am stranded and cannot live without my lip therapy

Help, I am stranded and cannot live without my lip therapy
There is simply nothing worse than dry lips........................       Oooooh I cannot stand it.   I am so grateful to BB for these monthly challenges in helping us realise which beauty treats are so essential and necessary in our daily lives.   My beauty essential has to be Dischem's lip...
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Beauty Essential I jJust Can't Live Without

Beauty Essential I jJust Can't Live Without

Wow Beauty Bulletin has really challenged us with the #outofyourcomfortzone challenge.   The number one beauty product I just can't live without has to be my eye liner.   To avoid looking like the death every day I just can' leave the house without it.   Forget about lipbalm or foundation...
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My new skincare regimen

So recently i found the perfect skincare regiman for my skin. I have pretty normal skin but i do tend to breakout from time to time and i also am prone to dryness and dry patches. I now found the perfect day and night routine that keeps my skin clear and radiant....
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