Beauty Diaries

Beauty Diaries

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Essence Cosmetics

​Hi Beauty Queens!Welcome to my first blog post!First, I'd like to introduce myself, I am MIcaela, I'm 16, I love make-up and fashion.I will be talking about my favorite make up brand; Essence Cosmetics and I will also recommend the products to buy and to avoid. This brand was the first make-up brand that I used and I immediately fell in love with ...
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Essence Soft Touch Mousse Foundation

As many of you know Essence Cosmetics released their #Loveyoushade range which caters for women of colour. I shared my thoughts on their Matte Compact Powder and today I will focus on their Soft touch mousse foundation.The Essence #Loveyourshade range contains 3 new shades, matt porcelain, matt caramel. and matt mahogany. For the purpose of th...
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Essence Mattifying Compact Powder

​Essence Cosmetics has released a range of beauty products for their makeup lovers who are of colour. I personally was ecstatic about this because I found that some of their products were really good but just not in the shade I was hoping to purchase. There are quite a few products that were released and I will be sharing my thoughts on as many as ...
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Essence press pack

Essence press pack
It's always a good feeling coming home after a long day and seeing a parcel on the counter waiting for me to open it up!​I received this amazing press pack from Essence yesterday which was nicely packed in a gold gift box, the pack consist of the following items;​Essence all about matt oil free makeup which I love so much since I've been using it f...
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For reviews

This is my very first diary post in 2016.Looking forward to write more posts about products that I received or bought during the 2015 holidays!These are the items collected as follows;Essence matt oil free make up : I'm so in love if you have used Almay even skin oil free make up  then you'll love this one too.Essence Merry Berry nail polish: ...
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Essence Soft Touch Mousse

Essence Soft Touch Mousse
​Hey me againSo on  Monday (I think) I got my parcel from Take A Lot :D there is really nothing better than opening it up and getting to test out what you order!! Yes I am like a kid about this. So I bought tickets for the color Run here in Cape Town next month and with this I received a R200 voucher to spend on Take A Lot. One of th...
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DIY has never been this easy

DIY has never been this easy
​Friday afternoon I played around with the Sally Hansen Nail polish Bridal bling R82.95 from Clicks which I received from Beauty Bulletin few weeks ago. I have used this nail polish just after receipt but the nail art did not come out as nice as this one with nude. This nail polish is fit for a bride, with a glittery effect on it and perfect for DI...
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Nail art made easy with Avon decorating tools

Nail art made easy with Avon decorating tools
  After buying the nail tools from Avon I decided to try them out & put them to use. I had bought the fan brush, nail art tool, 3 in 1 buffer.    Using the Essence The gel nail polish & Revlon Charlie nail polish, I created the above look...
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Essence Lash Princess Mascara Review

Essence Lash Princess Mascara Review
Get the Royal Treatment. “The Lash Princess Mascara with a specially-shaped cobra-head wand covers each individual lash to create dramatic volume and a gorgeous, sweeping look for intensive, flattering lashes. Just as unique as any princess, the mascara is presented in a beautiful evening gown.” Essence Lash Princess Mascara So I’m...
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Feeling the blues

Feeling the blues
I recently bought a few Nail polishes from Essence Cosmetics. A new range of gel polishes with loads of colors to choose, from nudes to all things bright and glamorous. I’m a huge fan of Revlon Cosmetics nail polishes as well as Essie and sally Hansen just to name a few....
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Essence Soft Touch Mousse Makeup

Essence Soft Touch Mousse Makeup
I love trying new foundations. I love the different formulations that gives all sorts of beautiful finishes. I am always in search for ‘the perfect one’ , and in my quest for finding The One, I usually come across the goods, the bads and the uglies. In my never ending quest,...
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I love my "oily" skin !!!

I love my "oily" skin !!!
Since forever we have been sold the idea that "oily" skin is bad and must be gotten rid of at allcosts !! They even made a cream with with these intentions "vanishing" cream... Make it disappear... and since the age of 15 I have been trying to get  my oily skin...
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Kosmetik4less Haul – Lips

Kosmetik4less Haul – Lips
Today is on to the lip products I purchased from my Kosmetik4less Haul which you can read about here. I somewhat regretting doing this on its own because the Essence Aquatix Lip Gloss is clear and the Essence Glossy Lipbalms don't show up that well on my camera. Nevertheless, what's done...
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Kosmetik4less Haul - Cheeks

essence_haul_swatchSo as per my previous post (which you can read here if you missed it), I am going to do quick reviews and swatches of the gorgeous cheek products I picked up from Kosmetik4less. Essence Viva Brazil Blushes - R27 ($2.33) Embossed with the fun, summer lovin' destinations of the 2014...
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{HAUL} Essence, Sleek, Uma...

Kosmetik-1_01I placed an order for the following products online in August last year, and due to the backlog at the post office, I only received my items in December. I've been using a few of the products but I thought I'd do this blog post for those of you who want...
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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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Affordable Picks

Affordable Picks
The wet n wild mega slicks lip gloss is highly pigmented. For a girl that isn't too into lip glosses, I must say this one has staying power on the lips without that overwhelming glossy feeling on your lips. It isn't over sticky and...
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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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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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My Spring look of the day

My Spring look of the day
When ever the 1st of September approaches I never really take notice until everyone just burst into joy and the words "Happy Spring Day" fills up my social feeds.  So when that happened again this year I quickly sprang into girly springy mode and got all my pink, fun, bright and bold...
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