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Rimmel 3D Extra Lash Mascara

If your on a budget, young,hip and bold then the Rimmel Extra 3D Lash Mascara is brilliant for you..I've been using it for 2 months and it has become one of my favorite it is long lasting fills out&nb...
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Mascara Monday!

​Welcomes 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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Mood Change with Revlon SA

Mood Change with Revlon SA
​I started the day off with very little makeup on, but as the day went my mood changed and I just felt like I wanted to be daring and add a bold lip as well as mascara. Recently I have fallen in love with Revlon's Ultimate All-in-one Mascara and their Ultra HD mate Lip Colour. These two products have now become my favourites, you should give them a...
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Benefit Cosmetics {Review}

Benefit Cosmetics {Review}
Hi gorgeous people! Today I bring you a beauty review on a brand that gets me very excited. For the longest time I've watched beauty gurus like MannyMua, Patrick Starrr, Jacklyn Hill, Desi Perkins, LustreLux and Chrisspy use Benefit Cosmetics and rave about the brand and their impressive range. For the past 2 weeks I've tested a few of the Benefit ...
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My Catrice Goodies

My Catrice Goodies
​I recently received a voucher for Takealot.com. Since a girl can never have too much makeup, that's exactly what I used my voucher on. I was super excited to see all the Catrice products since I have been wanting to try this brand. I got the following products: Ultimate Shine Gel Lip Colour in 070-Licence to Pink        &n...
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Max Factor, Love factor

Max Factor, Love factor
​I fell in love the minute I saw these items.1. Max Factor False Lash Effect : Full lashes, Natural look mascara in black2. Max Factor Kohl pencil in black3. Max Factor Chubby lip / eye pencil sharpenerBy Max Factor South Africa Full review to follow.Happy Insider/ Blogger
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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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Essence Lash Princess Mascara Review

Essence Lash Princess Mascara Review
Get the Royal Treatment. “The Lash Princess Mascara with a specially-shaped cobra-head wand covers each individual lash to create dramatic volume and a gorgeous, sweeping look for intensive, flattering lashes. Just as unique as any princess, the mascara is presented in a beautiful evening gown.” Essence Lash Princess Mascara So I’m...
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Monday Mascara Mayhem – Drugstore Picks

Monday Mascara Mayhem – Drugstore Picks
Mascara. Mascara. Mascara. Where do I begin? Up until about 5 months ago, I absolutely hated wearing mascara. Yes HATE is a strong word but I swear, it felt like having goggas (that’s what we call insects) latching on to my lids and blurring my vision. Yes I know I was...
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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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Those Mean Girls

Those Mean Girls
Growing up, I was always the geeky freckled ginger who everyone teased and called “Duracell”  (the coppered colour top – get it?)  Yeah, I got a lot of those ginger nicknames.  If you’re a ginger, you can relate to having transparent milk-bottle skin, and ginger eyelashes and eyebrows.  As a teenager,...
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Women's Day - The #LipstickEffect

Women's Day - The #LipstickEffect
  Beauty Bulletin is the biggest online beauty community in South Africa, who not only inspired and encouraged me to start blogging but helped in building irreplaceable friendships. Although, I am not as active on the site as I used to be, I check in at least twice a week just...
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Monthly Challenges *Week 1, Day 5

Monthly Challenges *Week 1, Day 5

Last night I started with the nightmares again, and then I realised that they were memories of what happened to me, and how I got here! Beauty Bulletin had challenged me to wear only one item of makeup for a whole week, and knowing how tempting it would be for...
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Monthly Challenges *Week 1, Day 4

Monthly Challenges *Week 1, Day 4
For once I slept through without the nightmares! Now if I can just get some proper food today I know I will make it.   After my morning water and mascara, I decide to get some food from the sea following my previous failed attempts on land. I wade into the rock pools...
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Monthly Challenges *Week 1, Day 3

Monthly Challenges *Week 1, Day 3
Again my sleep was disturbed by nightmares about blue and the letter “b”, but now there is also a loud sound adding to the confusion, almost like the sound of a helicopter. Despite my lack of sleep, I am determined to start a rescue effort today.   I continue my new tradition of...
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Monthly Challenges *Week 1, Day 2

Monthly Challenges *Week 1, Day 2
I managed to build a decent shelter yesterday, and made a comfortable bed, but I didn't get a good night's sleep last night. My dreams were plagued with flashes of memories of how I got here – all I could see was the colour blue and the letter “b”. I wonder what that...
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Monthly Challenges *Week 1, Day 1

Monthly Challenges *Week 1, Day 1
Not sure how I got stuck on this deserted island - have searched my pockets for clues, but all I could find was my mascara (how did that get in there?!) and this diary to write in.   After combing the beach for some sustenance, I managed to find a coconut...
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Miss Manga - Big Eyes, Wow Lashes!

Miss Manga - Big Eyes, Wow Lashes!
I've been fascinated by anime for a while and I enjoy watching it, my husband is a huge anime fan and will breath, eat and sleep an anime series he is into.  So when this mascara hit the shelves in South Africa I was drawn to it. M U S T....
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How to make your eyelashes longer and make your eyes stand out

How to make your eyelashes longer and make your eyes stand out
  Every girl wants lashes that are fluttery, flirty and never-ending. Naturally I have long and thick lashes – in school I was asked why I wear mascara everyday ( considered silly at an all-girls school ) and recently I have been asked where I get my extensions done as they...
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Avon Mega Effects Mascara Review

Avon Mega Effects Mascara Review
Avon have put a lot of effort into redesigning a new applicator and method of applying mascara - quite a brave initiative!   The mascara was a nice, small handbag size, with a funky pink and black colour. The applicator looks something like a paintbrush with a flexible 90 degree angle handle. The...
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