Beauty Diaries

Beauty Diaries

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HAUL TIME! MAC

HAUL TIME! MAC
MAC ATTACK! HAUL!   Hi beauties, Beauty Bugle hit the MAC store again (I know in South Africa that sometimes means a robbery, but there was nothing criminal about it.) These are the items I picked up: FACE: MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 NC42 (I hope this shade is not...
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Fail! Mac Mineralize Blush (Uplifting)

Fail! Mac Mineralize Blush (Uplifting)
 Aaaah, yet another MAC collection. Honestly, while many people are beginning to tire of all these MAC collections that are being banged out, I love limited edition stuff . . .    I was very under whelmed by the MAC Lightness of Being collection because the colours weren't unique and...
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Precisely! Inglot's #25 liquid eyeliner

Precisely! Inglot's #25 liquid eyeliner
I love liquid eyeliner. But like most women out there, I don’t like the applicators that come with them.  Sometimes the applicator is a brush that has bristles that splay so your eyeliner goes on streaky and all over your eyelid and you’ll spend more time trying to perfect it and...
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Cala Brushes . . . swept me off my feet!

Cala Brushes . . . swept me off my feet!
Make up brushes, so many kinds, so many claims and so many colours. These days there’s a make up brush for almost anything, a shader for the inner corner of your eye and a brush to blend it and another to create more depth in the inner corner of your inner...
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Mini Haul! MAC, Inglot and bits and bobs!

Mini Haul! MAC, Inglot and bits and bobs!
Hi BB beauties, this is a mini haul of some products I picked up over the past 2 weeks. Most of these products I’ve never tried before, but if you have, let me know. I’d love to hear your thoughts on these products. I would like to know which products you'd...
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All Peachy for Brown Beauties by MAC

All Peachy for Brown Beauties by MAC
Peach conjures images of spring and summer, it oozes femininity and is just soooo pretty. Also peach is one of those colours that take 10 years of your age instantly, with the warmth of the shade exuding youth. I’ve always struggled to find the perfect peach lippie for my dark skin...
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All about NOTHING with Essence!

All about NOTHING with Essence!
Essence All about nude palette   Sometimes you find little gems at the Essence display counter, and I’m finding this happen more and more often . . . and sometimes you find duds . . .   The Essence All About Eyes Nude (01) nude has six colours in the palette....
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My go-to MAC lipsticks

My go-to MAC lipsticks
Lipstick can take you from drab to fab in one quick swipe!   Here are my favourite, go to MAC lipsticks that’s suitable for all most tones. For refence, I’m a MAC NC40/NC 42     Remember, a lipstick often adjusts to the colour of your lips so the effects if...
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Sharp Sharp! Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl liner

Sharp Sharp! Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl liner
Yikes, how many of you have had use a blunt eyeliner pencil because you misplaced your sharpener or worse still your sharpener was blunt. It’s happened to me and using blunt eyeliner will give you smokey eyes you didn’t want in the first place. Enter the retractable eyeliner pencil, no sharpening needed...
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Embrace that glow with Becca's Pressed Shimmer Powder

Embrace that glow with Becca's Pressed Shimmer Powder
Ok, so since getting the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal and being so impressed with it, I had to visit the Becca store in Johannesburg once again. . I picked up a couple of things. The first was the Becca Pressed Shimmer Powder . NB. On last check, I believe...
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Keep your hair in line with Kérastase Discipline

Keep your hair in line with Kérastase Discipline
I have long hair, just shy of being down to my waist but it’s sill growing so who knows? It may touch my toes one of these day! My hair really has a mind of its own at times. It’s not poker straight and not super thick and curly. It’s medium...
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Bounce Off! Beautyblender vs Ubu Blender Baby

Bounce Off! Beautyblender vs Ubu Blender Baby
 It’s suede and pink and one helluva make up sponge . . . it’s the famous and expensive Beautyblender. This teardrop shaped applicator revolutionized the make up world and it’s made my life a bit easier too . . . but what about Ubu? There are so many Beautyblender dupes out...
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Highlight for under R50 with LA Girl

Highlight for under R50 with LA Girl
The LA Girl Pro Conceal HD concealer is off the hook!   This guy is the bizzness! I wanted to use this as a highlighter. If you have been reading my blogs, you know about my obsession with highlighters.   I bought this at Dischem because I had never tried any...
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Nowhere to run! Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer

Nowhere to run! Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
  I think everyone is in agreement about Smashbox and their primers . . . they are the best. Here’s the deal, I have very deep-set eyes, I’m talking like set into my skull hooded.  So to prep my eyes for eye shadow application, I usually grab my MAC paint pot...
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‘The know-it-all ‘Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

‘The know-it-all ‘Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
A friend of mine is a mathematical genius! Like, who gets 100% for maths at university? So my BFF once remarked: ‘ No one likes and over-achiever’ and this came to mind when I first used the Real Techniques Expert Face brush.  The reviews of this brush created by Sam and...
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Global Craze! BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Opal

Global Craze! BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Opal
The BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Pressed highlighter in Opal has been taking the beauty world by storm since gaining popularity as a dupe for the limited edition Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee. I own Heat Wave and it is my favourite highlighter of all time because it does make...
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Real Techniques brushes

Real Techniques brushes
Can’t wait to try Real Techniques brush collection So, if you are a make up junkie and YouTube addict like me, you will be familiar with Pixiwoo’s make up brush range, Real Techniques. Sisters Sam and Nic Chapman make up Pixiwoo and everyone has been raving about their range of brushes....
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Urban Decay mini haul!!!!

Urban Decay mini haul!!!!
With the Post Office being on strike I had to wait a bit longer than usual my goodies, I ordered off  www.beautybay.com. I was so over the moon with excitement that I had to share it with all of you BB beauties. I know that www.beautychateau.co.za have the Naked palettes in...
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So Hot!!!! MAC Electric cool eye shadow in Superwatt

So Hot!!!! MAC Electric cool eye shadow in Superwatt
  MAC has been releasing so many collections recently, it’s insane . . . People have been complaining about them having re-promotes, but if you didn’t get a chance to check out some of these limited edition re-promotes, now is your chance. Yes, MAC did release an electrically cool eye shadow...
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Not a gem! Rimmel Idol Eyes mascara by Kate Moss

Not a gem! Rimmel Idol Eyes mascara by Kate Moss
The Rimmel Idol Eyes Collection by Kate Moss got me pretty excited so when I saw it I bought one. Them hype and promise of jewel-toned hues really did excite me. I got the shade Kate 005 Eye Rock Sapphire. It comes in a big shiny tube (love!). The wand is...
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