Beauty Diaries

Beauty Diaries

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Rimmel Fix and Protect Primer SPF 25: Yay or Nay?

Us girls can never seem to find the right primer, we are always on the lookout for the perfect primer to minimise pores and the general look of our face before applying makeup.Where to find it: Clicks, DisChem (South Africa) or any drugstore.Price: R100.00 or $8.00I bought this primer along with my Rimmel Stay Fast foundation. The next day I put th...
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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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CATRICE PRIME AND FINE PORE REFINING ANTI-SHINE BASE

CATRICE PRIME AND FINE PORE REFINING ANTI-SHINE BASE
​This product is meant to mattify your skin, refine your pores and prolong your makeup. To me it does a decent job mattifying my skin and it holds my makeup pretty well however, when you apply this product you need to be quick because it sets really fast so, when you in a rush and need a quick fix then this is perfect for you because it sets in sec...
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Yardley Illuminating Primer

Yardley Illuminating Primer
Until about a year ago I have never tried any primers before. It is quite new and with me being a total old fashioned noob, I never really paid much attention to stuff like that in store before.  Then I started to try them one by one, and now it...
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MAC's Radiance primer! It's AYOBA!

MAC's Radiance primer! It's AYOBA!
Get Glowing MAC Prep+Prime Natural Radiance   MAC Prep+Prime Natural Radiance in Radiant Yellow . . . I have no words, but as writer, I need to find some! MAC Prep+Prime Natural Radiance is to the skin, what carrots are to carrot cake . . . .you need it  . ....
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{Quick Review} She’Zen Flawless Primer

{Quick Review} She’Zen Flawless Primer
Sh’Zen Flawless Finish Primer was the first primer I have ever sampled and I was blown away with how smooth my skin looked… maybe because of fine acne marks and frown lines I never expected my skin to look like it did. I immediately fell in love. The packaging is...
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Smashbox Under Eye Primer: For Vampires Everywhere

Smashbox Under Eye Primer: For Vampires Everywhere
I am pale. And when I say I'm fair-skinned, I mean practically translucent vampire-style pallor. I've struggled with dark under-eye circles all my life and the countless late nights demanded by my final varsity year have exacerbated the problem. On the worst days, I look like I've been on a 72...
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Lusting over Smashbox!

Lusting over Smashbox!
If I could only choose one Smashbox product to lust over it would definitely be their high quality Photo Finish Light Foundation Primer.  For starters, when swatching this product, it applied so smoothly and left a silky mattifying finish, which would be perfect for my oily skin. I love that the...
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My lust have product: Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer

My lust have product: Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer
I had pretty much given up on using foundation as no matter what type I try it always seems to end up looking cakey and accentuating my pores, but then I came across Smashbox Photo Finish Primers. The Smashbox claim that their primers fill in fine lines and pores to create...
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Lusting after the Smashbox Photo Matte Anti-Shine Primer

Lusting after the Smashbox Photo Matte Anti-Shine Primer
I have been lusting after this primer ever since Will Malherbe recommended that I try it. That was one super informative and fun chat by the way! The first thing I see when I look at my skin, is my enlarged pores. I try my best to treat it with good...
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My Smashbox Lust Have Products

b2ap3_thumbnail_hydrate-skin-prod.pngSmashbox is causing quite a stir in the beauty community and it’s hard to see why not!!   They have such an amazing range of products that’s great quality.   So when I saw competition that Smashbox is having with Beauty Bulletin I just had to enter.   I have to...
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Smash Box: Lights, Camera, Make up Time!!!

Smash Box: Lights, Camera, Make up Time!!!
E verything looks soooo much better with Primer!       In continuation of my blog yesterday, I tried the SmashBox Photo Finish primer which is simply a dream of a product. I am wondering why I only discovered it now?   Like many have said before, the face is the...
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Samsh Box ooooooh smash Box for photo ready picture perfect make up

Samsh Box ooooooh smash Box for photo ready picture perfect make up
  I was like a kid in a candy store when I visited my smash box counter this weekend to try out some of the smash box make up products. OOOOH soooo many products to choose from I could not help myself at all.   Smash Box is really the...
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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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Dark Circles? Smashbox Solution!

Dark Circles?  Smashbox Solution!
I forked out my R320 for this little tube of tricks! I must admit thats a bit more that I would normally spend for an under eye cream. Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer is perfect for those pesky dark circles!  It felt smooth and cooling and didn't take my...
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