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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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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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Inglot's pure orange!

Inglot's pure orange!
   My recent adventures with bright shades of lippies have been a real trip! I’m a nude/pink lipstick kind of girl, but I decided that it was time to add a pop of colour to my life of neutrals. Red, pink, violet and orange have been taking over my life ....
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My permanent lust: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils

My permanent lust: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils
Especially for you @MissAmy The NYX Jumbo eye pencil, sounds a bit clumsy for something so fine… NYX describes them as ‘voluptuous’ and that more like it . . . sexy, foxy and all things BOOHYA!  Before MAC Paint pots and fancy shadow insurances and eye shadow primers, there was the humble...
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Black power! Inglot's no 77

Black power! Inglot's no 77
I’ll admit, I bought the Inglot AMC eyeliner gel  #77 after hearing all the rave reviews about it.  Yes, it is the blackest gel liner I own and its super pigmented. It will not move and it wears well and doesn’t fade. This swatch below says it all . . .  ...
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MAC v Essence – a dupe for a dupe?

MAC v Essence – a dupe for a dupe?
I recently raved about MAC Springsheen Sheertone Shimmer Blush being a dupe for NARS Orgasm blush, on of the most sought-after blushes in the make up world.     After doing that review, a blush I used to use quite a lot caught my eye. It was the Essence Silky Touch...
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MAC Smolder Eye Kohl, an icon

MAC Smolder Eye Kohl, an icon
Black eye kohl has been around since well forever I’m certain you guys know about the it being used thousands of yeas ago etc., so I wont bore you with a history lesson. Fast track to the present where you don’t have to grind and burn and use black soot on...
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Smashing Not . . . The Smashbox Pore Minimizing Photo Finish Primer

Smashing Not . . . The Smashbox Pore Minimizing Photo Finish Primer
The Smashbox Pore Minimizing Photo Finish Primer   The only orange peel I like is the candied variety, the ones I use when baking a lemon and orange muffins or my Christmas cake. While I love how it tastes, I hate the way orange peels look and that’s what my pores...
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Wake up! My fav inner corner highlighter and its dupe!

Wake up! My fav inner corner highlighter and its dupe!
 All of us, I’m sure have at one time or another woken up in the morning with tired eyes . . . tired eyes that age you and make you look like a hot mess! Highlighting the inner corner of your eye is a fantabulous way to catch a wake up!...
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Dupe time!!! Essence v MAC - an extra dimension affair!

Dupe time!!! Essence v MAC  - an extra dimension affair!
 When I saw this eye shadow at Dischem the shape of the eye shadow caught my eye. The wavy bit of the duo reminded me of MAC extra dimension skin finish Whisper of Guilt, which I never got my hands on. (I weep silently when I stalk eBay and want to...
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Get into the grooves with Clinique's bottom lash mascara

Get into the grooves with Clinique's bottom lash mascara
I’m one of those girls who love mascara (I don’t know many women who don’t to be fair). Truth be told, I have long lashes and I love to accentuate that. I often find that with larger mascara wands, it is sometimes difficult to get to my bottom lashes and those...
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Alila Fix That Make up! Proudly South African setting spray

Alila Fix That Make up! Proudly South African setting spray
    Mzansi (South Africa) seems to be lacking in the make up setting spray department. We’re definitely not spoilt for choice.   A few years ago, I found an amazing homegrown professional make up house, Alila.   Their range of make up products is amazing and I own many of...
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Lit and light . . . MAC Cream Colour Base

Lit and light . . . MAC Cream Colour Base
Sugar and spice and all things nice is a great way to describe how I feel about MAC Cream Colour Bases. These magic wonders have been on the market for a long time and are a bit under-rated in my opinion. MAC has some superb shades in the range. The shades...
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Maybelline Diamond Glow eyeshadow drama!

Maybelline Diamond Glow eyeshadow drama!
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and when I saw the glimmer of the Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Studio Quad, my heart skipped a beat. This season purple reigns supreme, with Radiant Orchid being chosen as the Panetone colour of the year. It’s popping up everywhere! The Purple Drama (01) quad...
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