Beauty Diaries

Beauty Diaries

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BB Cream Low Down

BB Cream Low Down
​The average woman does not have time to do a full face make up routine.  If you're like me *raise your hand*, you spend hours on YouTube basically researching how to achieve the best "face" with minimum products.  Typically I search for "quick everyday make-up routine" and I obviously get thousands of videos on this.I've watched hun...
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ESTÉE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR - Still My Go To Foundation

ESTÉE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR GETS MY 5 STARSIt all started with me looking for a foundation that would give me great coverage from day to night – for the most memorable day of my life, my Wedding Day!This is when I found Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Make-up. The make-up rep at the Estée Lauder Counter allowed me to feel the make-up on my skin...
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Budget Buy Foundation $$

​Now as much as we all want palettes by Urban Decay and lipstick by YSL, sometimes your purse tells you no.....So what then do you wonder? Fear not ladies, there is reasonable make up out there to get that face beat on lock. Foundations: This is the are where your bucks need to go the furthest, don't skimp on something that needs to keep your skin ...
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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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Estee Lauder Double Wear Say-in-place Foundation SPF 10

Estee Lauder Double Wear Say-in-place Foundation SPF 10
Almost 4 months ago I purchased the Estee Lauder Double Wear Say-in-place Foundation SPF 10 in the colour Rich Chestnut . Now I obviously could have reviewed this product a lot sooner, but I decided to try the foundation during different seasons in order to give you the best review.I started using the foundation towards the end of wint...
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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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All about that base

All about that base
So, I seriously regret washing my hair the night before. My "thing" is washing my hair, drying it and " bunning" it up, leaving it for the next morning to do the "ironing". Unfortunately, this morning saw Eskom pulling the plug on our electricity and, as a result, I was not able...
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♥ my perfect match! ♥ It must be love with my Smashbox lust-have!

♥ my perfect match! ♥ It must be love with my Smashbox lust-have!
She walks into a room filled with the most amazing things she has ever seen, but her eyes lock on one thing, the thing she has dreamed of all her life... Smashbox Studio Skin! The ultimate lust-have! A life changing moment as she finds her perfect match! (2.2) (with a little...
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The Ultimate Multitasking *MAGICAL* Brush!!!

The Ultimate Multitasking *MAGICAL* Brush!!!
About 2 years ago I was the proud owner of an AMAZING fibre foundation brush by a very well known Makeup brand. I was in love with this brush. I sadly lost my favorite brush after a weekend away… Sniff Sniff. I haven't gotten around to replacing this brush due to...
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BB, CC or DD - what are these bra sizes????

BB, CC or DD - what are these bra sizes????
Soon enough there will be more kinds of beauty balms than there are bra cup sizes. That's ok, just means more options for all of us that have different needs and different skin types. But it also means more confusion, just when i fully under stood what a BB cream really...
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The Ombre Lip

The Ombre Lip
Who wouldn't want to try this incredible ombre lip. especially when you realise how easy it actually is.  Add a little concealer or a foundation in the centre of you'r lips, blended into your lipstick. That's it! throw on some gloss for some extra shine. Don't be afraid to step out...
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Why did my foundation turn orange?

Why did my foundation turn orange?
So you went shopping and found the perfect foundation. Right undertone, right formula and the make up artist tested it on you in store, so you were colour coded! And what, what . . .  It was a bit pricey, but hey, you’re worth it! Now, you can’t wait to wear...
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How foundation changed my life

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_20130621_150748.jpgI know it might seems really shallow that makeup should have such a profound impact on one's life, but sometimes one's outward appearance can really affect how one feels inside.   When I was in Grade 6, at just 12 years old, I started suffering from really bad acne. I tried...
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Abracadazzle and the #Lipstickeffect

Abracadazzle and the #Lipstickeffect
IM THE PERFECT COVER UP GIRL!!!!!   I Can never begin to thank God enough for make up.... yes it is something i thank God for because for most of us ladies it is nothing short of a daily miracle.  Of Course i wont deny we are all special and beautiful...
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Cook Your Makeup, Darling!

Cook Your Makeup, Darling!
Makeup "cooking" is a term from the Drag community and it took men to teach women a thing or 2 about makeup. So what is this term, "cook" and what does it really mean for our makeup applications? If you've ever watch Ru Pauls Drag Race, you may already be familiar...
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A test of the full Pond’s Flawlessly Radiant Treatment

A test of the full Pond’s Flawlessly Radiant Treatment
  I have been using Pond’s for a few years now and was excited to hear about their new BB Cream. Day one, I used the BB Cream straight after washing my face. This was, apparently, a bad idea as it made my already dry skin drier, despite promises of it...
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Every girls dream...

Every girls dream...
it's every girls dream to feel beautiful. We are all born beautiful but it's up to us to maintain that beauty. Embrace the bekkauty within you. By that I don't mean going out there bragging and boasting about how beautifull you think you are but it's more about putting in that...
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Makeup Lessons

Last week, a friend of mine (Beth), came over to teach me everything she knows about makeup. This was ALOT. I'm not the most confident makeup user, I mean; I still don't really like using foundation (I stick to my bb cream). Beth taught me so much abour primers, bronzer and...
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