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Spring Eye Colour with LA Girl

Spring Eye Colour with LA Girl
​​​​​​Since its spring and we are over the winter blues, I though I'd give bright eye make up a try! I used LA Girl Cosmetics in the Neon Palette and I love the results. The pigment is so rich especially for those of us with darker skin tones.I started with eyelid primer to make the colour pop, because sometimes eye shadow disappears on darker skin...
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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 the Look: Colourful Shimmering Eyes

Get the Look: Colourful Shimmering Eyes
Some occasions call for a bit more of a colourful and dramatic eye and today I would like to share this easy look with you. I normally wear more neutral tones and a few weeks ago I received these two gorgeous colourful eyeshadows from Catrice and decided to create a gorgeous...
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Get the look: Easy Dark Winter Make-up

Get the look: Easy Dark Winter Make-up
I decided to do a dark smokey eye paired with a gorgeous nude lip to capture the cold and rainy weather we are experiencing in Cape Town at the moment. So today I would love to show you my Easy Dark Winter Make-up. We have been having a lot of cold...
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Get the look: Keeping it Simple

Get the look: Keeping it Simple
Sometimes keeping it simple is all you need and this week I wanted to create a simple look that would still stand out and look gorgeous with my new blonde hair. There’s just something about blonde hair and a red lip that I absolutely love and I decided that it will...
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Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
With Benefit Cosmetics making a comeback to South African stores very soon, I thought it fitting to tell you about their Roller Lash mascara that took the UK by storm.  I got my hands on this little sample size and when I saw the brush, I was not impressed at all....
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Catrice Mini Max Precision Volume Mascara

Catrice Mini Max Precision Volume Mascara
The Catrice Mini Max mascara is comes in a black 12ml tube. The wand is tiny enough to reach the short lashes around the corners of the eyes and it is perfect for the lower/bottom lashes. Although this mascara is not waterproof, it does not smudge off like some of the...
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Purple Cateye & a Glossy Lip

Purple Cateye & a Glossy Lip
By now you should all know that I’m a huge fan of a gorgeous cateye, but every now and again it’s great to add something extra to it. I decided to create a purple cateye paired with a glossy lip for this look. The cateye look is very popular at the...
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Cateye & a Coral Lip

Cateye & a Coral Lip
I am a very big fan of a coral lip and I have really fallen in love with it. I find coral to be the perfect summer shade and I love wearing it out and about on a nice summer day. And what better way to wear a coral lip than...
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Easy Natural Make-up Look

Easy Natural Make-up Look
A natural look is always in style and sometimes it just works best. Here is a look I tried recently that is soft and natural. I have always loved doing my make-up, but since I started blogging I have learnt so many new things, techniques and looks that I can create....
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Everyday Neutral Smokey Eye

Everyday Neutral Smokey Eye
A smokey eye does not always have to be dark, instead you can try to create an everyday neutral smokey eye instead. I really love the simplicity of this look and find it incredibly gorgeous. Here is a short guide on how you can achieve this look. When it comes to...
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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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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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For Keeps sake! MAC holiday collection eye bag

For Keeps sake! MAC holiday collection eye bag
When MAC launched their Heirloom Mix and Keepsakes holiday collections for 2014 last week, I had to check it out. I love MAC holiday gift sets, which are generally a bit expensive because of their limited edition packaging or products, but you can really score good deals on some of the...
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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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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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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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Smokin' NOT! L'Oreal Colour Riche eyeshadow quad

Smokin' NOT! L'Oreal Colour Riche eyeshadow quad
I’m obsessed with rose gold . . . and while my budget won’t allow me to that Michael Kors watch I’ve been eyeing, I found rosy eye shadow. I picked up the L’Oreal Color Riche quad in Smoky Eau de Rose at Dischem and the shimmering feminine warmth of the colours...
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Click on Radiance! MAC Prep and Prime Highlighter Pens

Click on Radiance! MAC Prep and Prime Highlighter Pens
Make up pens are flooding the market both high-end, budget-friendly, it’s like the Sardine Rush in Durbs. You can get pens for eyeliner, eyebrows and even lip liners These pens are popular for beginners because they are easy to use. Highlighting is a wonderful technique to bring out your best features...
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