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Beauty Diaries

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New Brushes

‚ÄčI just wanted to gush over the new Avon brushes I got ūüėĀ. How cute?!
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Product Empties: Buy or Bye?

Product Empties: Buy or Bye?
The empties have surely been racking up since I last posted a Buy or Bye post.My mother always thought I was insane when she saw the box that practically kept nothing, now that I think about it. But I can finally get to it and break it down for you beauties.For those of you who are new to the hoarder verse ‚Äď empties refer to the products that I hav...
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Makeup Revolution Luxury Powder

Makeup Revolution Luxury Powder
‚ÄčSetting your makeup for a powder, I feel, if always essential if you're hoping to dawn that look for a prolonged period of time.Now, when it comes to powders, we all have a preferred preference.Loose, compact, colour, translucent.My preference is a loose powder with a damp beauty sponge.Not only does it basically blending in the powder, allowing f...
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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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Mascara Monday!

‚ÄčWelcomes to a new, lovely and fresh week everyone! Can I just say that last weekend I came to the realization that we are a shy four months away from 2018? It was extremely mind blowing to me merely because next year will be my final year and then well, I graduate. It is so weird because I clearly remember the day I first set foot on campus t...
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ESSENCE MATTIFYING COMPACT POWDER

‚ÄčHello Beauties,The Essence Mattifying Compact Powder is one of the best I've ever used. Normally I make use of the Essence Pure Skin Compact Powder, but I wanted to try something different for a change. My skin type is combination so my nose, forehead and chin are oily and my cheeks are dry therefore, I need a compact powder to control the oily pa...
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My Makeup Journey.

‚ÄčWhere did my journey start?I was born and raised in the Gauteng province of South Africa but spent a great deal of my childhood on a farm in the Drakensburg in the Eastern Cape. That taught me a simple life, a life without cosmetics. It was only in my first year of high school that I finally understood what the purpose of makeup really was.I never...
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BB Cream Low Down

BB Cream Low Down
‚ÄčThe 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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EST√ČE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR - Still My Go To Foundation

EST√ČE 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 ‚Äď for the most memorable day of my life, my Wedding Day!This is when I found Est√©e Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Make-up. The make-up rep at the Est√©e Lauder Counter allowed me to feel the make-up on my skin...
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Spring Clean Your Beauty Regime!

Spring Clean Your Beauty Regime!
‚ÄčSpring brings a mix of sunny days and evening showers, making it important to understand your skin's needs as the seasons change. Start by having a look at the contents of your bathroom cabinets and vanity bags and ask yourself whether those products are suitable for Spring. You don't really need that heavy foundation, you should rather opt for a ...
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Long Lasting Lipstick On The Go.

I absolutely love matte lipstick but could never find one that did not leave my lips begging for my DCT or Vaseline at the end of the day. That was until I came across the Yardley London Stay Fast Lipstick Range. I am totally in love with these lipstick's and my current fave is Sienna, I love the subtle orange like colour as well as the matte ...
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Budget Buy Foundation $$

‚ÄčNow 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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Spring Eye Colour with LA Girl

Spring Eye Colour with LA Girl
‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčSince 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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LA Girl eyeshadow collection NUDES

‚ÄčHi everyoneGosh!! it has been a while since I posted something on here. I've being so busy with life and my new love interest... YOUTUBE!Yes, I've finally taken the plunge and I have started my own YouTube Channel. I'm so excited for what I have planned in the future.Anyway.... Moving on to this post, I have recently fallen in love with the brand ...
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One Brand Foundation Routine - MAC

I aim to start a series where I will be putting face products from one brand to the test each month.  I hope that my budget and my husband will allow it.  It dawned on me that brands test their products in conjunction with each other and not with other makeup brands.  I am on a mission to find out if their claims ...
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My Favourite Nude Lip Products

When it comes to my lips I try to keep it plain and simple, which is why I am such a huge fan of a nude lip! Here are a few of my favourite nude lip products.Even though I love my bright lip colours, a nude lip will always be a classic and the easiest look to pull of, which is why I have a few nude lip products that are an absolute must. I just lov...
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My Top 5 picks from Avon: November 2015

http://nadineknowsbeauty.blogspot.co.za/   #FRIDAYPRIZEDAYHere are my top 5 picks from Avon for November 2015. First up, is the BIG, False lash mascara this really would give any ladies` lashes just enough volume to make it boom! Go ahead and try it ladies, you wont be sorry! So perfect for a summer night out. R60Next up is the Avon Brigh...
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Benefit Advent Calendar

BENEFIT MAKEUP ADVENT CALENDARCalling all makeup lovers (which I'm sure is ALL of you beautybulletin lovelies :P ) ‚ĶSo , you've seen the title and you clicked in just as curious as I was when purchasing this cute little box filled with goodies from the online shopping site called RedSquare.   (www.redsquare.co.za)I'm sure most o...
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MAC's Magic Of the Night ( My lust list)

MAC's Magic Of the Night ( My lust list)
‚ÄčMAC Magic of the Night Holiday 2015 CollectionIt's that time of year again when MAC releases it's Holiday collection well, it usually comes through in dribs and drabs and we usually don't get the luxury range, remember the, Prabal Gurung collection last year? It never made it into stores. Oh well, it is what is.However, the MAC Magic of the Night ...
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My Top Beauty Buys for Lips

My Top Beauty Buys for Lips
‚ÄčToday I decided I would share a few of my best buys with you guys.Firstly, I think like many of you, I have a slight problem with buying hundreds of different products to try out and then don't really even use them a second time.So out of the ones that I did buy, I thought I would share my favourites!I am starting on the lips. Seeing as though it ...
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