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Eylure London Lengthening Starter Kit - No118

Eylure London Lengthening Starter Kit - No118
​Finally, the first product to review. I have always had individual lashes done, but sometimes I'd not have the time to go to the beauty salon. So I would just go without, too scared to try the lash strips. I had the idea that they are too dramatic and that a semi natural look is not possible, but boy was I wrong. I received thi...
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The blush that betrayed me . . .

The blush that betrayed me . . .
This is a classic case of it’s just a pretty face. I collect a few things, make up, make up, Barbie dolls, books, make up, make up and I will say that I pick up limited edition stuff because I am a make up collector. But, if the product is great,...
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Becca's topcoat for your face!

Becca's topcoat for your face!
Primers and their promises . . . It’s like a bidding war: “ Our primer will reduce the look of lines of fine lines and wrinkles, well, ours will reduce that and make fine lines disappear, hell, we will transform your skin, give you a facelift and all perhaps a nip...
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Is this a dupe?

Is this a dupe?
Hi beauties this is a new series I have started on my blog that I plan to do twice a month. It’s called Bosso Ke Mang, which means Who’s the Real Boss? It’s the title of a song made famous by South African rapper Hip Hop Pantsula, also known as HHP....
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Shadow Play! The Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Shadow Play! The Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
If you’re into highlighting and contouring and you haven’t heard of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, then I have no words . . . Highlighting and contouring kits were always available to professional make up artists but she brought out the first (correct me if I’m wrong) contour kit for...
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MAC Wash and Dry Collection! Doing laundry has never looked this good!

MAC Wash and Dry Collection! Doing laundry has never looked this good!
MAC Wash and Dry Collection’s got me in a spin!   The MAC Wash and Dry Summer 2015 collection truly was a sight to behold in store. The stuff I wanted sold out online fast so I had to go into the MAC store on Sunday morning! Now that’s dedication! It was...
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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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Inglot sculpting powders, your freedom to choose

Inglot sculpting powders, your freedom to choose
Highlighting, contouring, powders, creams, brushes, high-end, budget, warm-toned, shadows, cool-toned, sculpture . . . these are SOME of the buzz words that we are being bombarded with in the make up world. And it can get you in a tizz! Every make up company is coming out with contour kits, from...
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Best bronzer on a budget! Wet n Wild adventures (Part3)

Best bronzer on a budget! Wet n Wild adventures (Part3)
In my experience, finding a fabulous bronzer for darker-skinned beauties in South Africa is difficult when you’re on a tight budget. There are beautiful high-end bronzers out there for darker skinned beauties but in my experience, most bronzers geared to us are like darker face powders with a sprinkle of fairy...
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Lippies (Wet n Wild adventures part 2)

Lippies (Wet n Wild adventures part  2)
These lippies tell the truth! Nothing can liven up your mood like a great lippie! And one at a great price will keep up that mood for a month! As you well know if you’re following my Wet ‘n Wild adventures, I also found some great lipsticks at Clicks!   First...
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Wet n Wild adventures (part 1)

Wet n Wild adventures (part 1)
  Riding the Wet n Wild Wave with these eye shadow palettes! Well, love strikes when you least expect it and Cupid got a clear shot with me and Wet n Wild! It was love at first swatch   I got the Comfort Zone and Petal Pusher palettes at Clicks in...
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EXPOSED BY SMASHBOX! IYAROCKA!

EXPOSED BY SMASHBOX! IYAROCKA!
Yoh! The Smashbox Full Exposure Pallete is hot!  A thing of beauty . . . In South Africa, larger palettes in this price range are rare. Yes, you can get UD Naked palletes, Lorac, The Balm, Two Faced and other eye shadow palettes, online and on Instagram from private sellers. Rarely...
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Universal? Smashbox Step-by-step contour kit

Universal? Smashbox Step-by-step contour kit
The Smashbox Step-by-Step contour kit was for me and most of you beauties one of the most anticipated make up products of the year!   While taking some time out (beauties all we need that) and doing some make up shopping, I spotted this at Red Square in Sandton at the...
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HAUL TIME! MAC

HAUL TIME! MAC
MAC ATTACK! HAUL!   Hi beauties, Beauty Bugle hit the MAC store again (I know in South Africa that sometimes means a robbery, but there was nothing criminal about it.) These are the items I picked up: FACE: MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 NC42 (I hope this shade is not...
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Fail! Mac Mineralize Blush (Uplifting)

Fail! Mac Mineralize Blush (Uplifting)
 Aaaah, yet another MAC collection. Honestly, while many people are beginning to tire of all these MAC collections that are being banged out, I love limited edition stuff . . .    I was very under whelmed by the MAC Lightness of Being collection because the colours weren't unique and...
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Precisely! Inglot's #25 liquid eyeliner

Precisely! Inglot's #25 liquid eyeliner
I love liquid eyeliner. But like most women out there, I don’t like the applicators that come with them.  Sometimes the applicator is a brush that has bristles that splay so your eyeliner goes on streaky and all over your eyelid and you’ll spend more time trying to perfect it and...
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Rosy glow . . . Inglot's #63

Rosy glow . . . Inglot's #63
Ready, Set, Illuminate! I couldn’t contain my excitement when I came across the Inglot Face and Body Illuminator (63) Here in South Africa, we have many both budget and high-end cream and powder highlighters to choose from but when it comes to liquid highlighters; let’s say we are not spoilt for...
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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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Black power! Inglot's no 77

Black power! Inglot's no 77
I’ll admit, I bought the Inglot AMC eyeliner gel  #77 after hearing all the rave reviews about it.  Yes, it is the blackest gel liner I own and its super pigmented. It will not move and it wears well and doesn’t fade. This swatch below says it all . . .  ...
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Barely impressed with Revlon Skinlights

Barely impressed with Revlon Skinlights
  (This is for you Miss Amy as requested ) You BB beauties have perhaps gathered that I have many vices. Buying highlighters and illuminators in all shapes, sizes, textures, you name it, I want it and always need them in my life and my Yorkie's life too!   So I...
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