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How to Master Pinup Makeup with Limited Time and Money

How to Master Pinup Makeup with Limited Time and Money
For a makeup lover, the saddest thing is that makeup is so damn expensive. After paying all the bills, the rent, the food, we're seldom left with enough to really indulge our passion the way we want. It wouldn't all be so bad if makeup wasn't so fun, if it didn't make us feel so good. But the art that you can create, the feeling you get when you pl...
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Avon Mark range

​Just love my collection of Avon Mark make up :) The mascara has 3 different settings depending on the look you are going for. It goes on easily and doesn't smudge or splatter. The lipsticks come in a variety of shades to match every look :) The lip gloss is a must for every handbag, great shades and a smooth velvety texture. I found everythin...
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BOBBI BROWN: SHIMMER BRICK COMPACT - BRONZE

BOBBI BROWN: SHIMMER BRICK COMPACT - BRONZE
​Hello beauties,Today's post is just a quick review post on the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact - Bronze. If you know me well you would know that I can't resist a shimmer highlighter or bronzers.According to Bobbi Brown:What it is: This shimmering, brush on powder creates a deep bronzy glowWhy it's different: Handmade in Italy, this compact featu...
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Golden Grecian Goddess - African style

Golden Grecian Goddess - African style
​This look is one of my favourites that I've tried...the Grecian Goddess look using the  Revlon PhotoReady™ Primer, Shadow + Sparkle in Rustic. This palette is very beginner friendly because it shows you where the colours go on the crease, brow bone and lid. But to keep it simple here's how I did it:I always do my eyes before by base, it gives...
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Make-up Hack: Fixing Winged Liner

A gorgeous cateye is most definitely my favourite look, but sometimes mistakes happen! Today I would love to share this easy make-up hack with you: Fixing Winged LinerCreating a cateye is not always and easy task and we all know the struggle of not smudging our liner while creating this look. I find it extremely annoying if I created a perfect cate...
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Make-up Hack: Fixing Winged Liner

A gorgeous cateye is most definitely my favourite look, but sometimes mistakes happen! Today I would love to share this easy make-up hack with you: Fixing Winged LinerCreating a cateye is not always and easy task and we all know the struggle of not smudging our liner while creating this look. I find it extremely annoying if I created a perfect cate...
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My 5 October Must Haves

1. Essence Liquid Ink Eyeliner {Waterproof} The one thing that I look for in a liquid eyeliner is a thin brush so that I can create the perfect cateye. This eyeliner from Essence has the perfect brush for doing this. The tip of the brush is really nice and thin which makes application very easy. This is really a long lasting liquid eyeliner an...
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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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Get the Look: Dark Nude Eyes

Get the Look: Dark Nude Eyes
I have done so many nude makeup looks before and although I’m showing you another one today, I decided on a darker nude look for my eyes and a light nude for my lips. Here is my Dark Nude Eyes make-up look. I decided to create this look using some of...
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Kiehl’s REALLY, REALLY cares!

Kiehl’s REALLY, REALLY cares!
Hi beauties, as you all know, I had a bad reaction to the Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream that resulted in me having a terrible breakout. I also told you how incredibly touched I was at the genuine concern and outstanding medical advice and help I got from their dermatologist, Dr Sian...
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Primer water? What will Smashbox come up with next?

Primer water? What will Smashbox come up with next?
Yes, it’s hit Mzansi’s shores and I was quite surprised that it got to South Africa so fast. You know, it usually takes like 7 months to get newly launched products here. When I read about it, I jumped like Jack in the Box, got on the phone to Red Square...
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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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AND I SEE YOUR TRUE COLOURS! - RALO

AND I SEE YOUR TRUE COLOURS! - RALO
ALL THE COLOURS OF A RAINBOW... AND THEN SOME   I am certain most of you can relate to not having much time to do much of anything these days! I have that problem, and my job either keeps me travelling to meetings or representing Clients in Court, which leaves...
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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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Get it right with the MAC Pro Conceal and Correct Palette

b2ap3_thumbnail_SAM_1640.JPGThis MAC palette has both concealers and correctors and are limited edition. But don't despair if you want them, the palettes are still available online at maccosmetics.co.za when I checked this morning.   The palettes come in two shades, Light and Dark.   The palette in Dark has six shades.  Four...
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SmashBox oooooooooh, Smash Box

SmashBox oooooooooh, Smash Box
  What an exciting and exhilirating competition Beauty Bulletin is hosting and we get to be part of it!?   I jumped when I saw the ad on the BB. I have never used SmashBox products but have heard soo much about it that I have to try.   So,...
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Smashbox: For the primed and mighty fine!

Smashbox: For the primed and mighty fine!
Prime Time In my opinion, NO ONE does primers like Smashbox, it's a cult classic. The first primer I ever bought was a Smashbox primer, back then the product came in a glass bottle with a pump.  Primers act as a protective barrier between make up and the skin. Many people say...
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