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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 – empties refer to the products that I hav...
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ESSENCE MATTIFYING COMPACT POWDER

​Hello 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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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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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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Review : Yardley Oatmeal Exfoliating Scrub

Hey BeautiesI'm totally a lover of testing exfoliators I might be obsessed hehe... if you have been reading my blog for a while I'm sure you came across my reviews on other exfoliators. The exfoliator I'm currently using is from the Yardley Oatmeal range and I must say I'm impressed.Why you should give it a try:face seems more refreshed once exfoli...
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New In & First Impressions - L'Oréal Revitalift Filler Renew

New In & First Impressions - L'Oréal Revitalift Filler Renew
I'm sure many, many ladies (and gents) would agree with me when I say ageing is a major skincare concern.I'll admit: The older I get (it feels like 35 is approaching way too fast!), the more dedicated I am to my skincare routine. I'm always on the hunt for innovative products, and these days I'm really into researching anti-ageing ingredients. Some...
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Advent of Scent {Day 3}

Advent of Scent {Day 3}
Hello Oscar De La Renta!Esprit D'Oscar smells like the original Oscar but so much better. While the original Oscar De La Renta fragrance can be overpowering at best, the newer version is modern, subtle and feminine.Esprit d'Oscar is the updated and modern reinterpretation of the debut fragrance Oscar from 1977.Upon first sniff, I picked up fresh an...
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Advent of Scent {Day 2}

Advent of Scent {Day 2}
Upon first glance, this glass and metal combination tubed fragrance might look like a lipstick but it's something way better. I was really impressed with the packaging and the little crystal on the top of the bottle really makes it something special.I definitely smell a musky note when sniffing the fragrance and it smell quite spicy to me. From bas...
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Advent of Scent {Day 1}

Advent of Scent {Day 1}
Over the next 21 days, I will be reviewing 24 different fragrances with the hopes of helping you pick the perfect gift for that special person. All fragrances can be bought at myperfumeshop.co.za from the mini-fragrances section.I've always loved the option of a mini fragrance. It's something you can pop in your bag or keep in your blazer pocket if...
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Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Sparkling

Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Sparkling
​Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle is Elegant, Sparkling and Natural. This fragrance represents different moods of the day depending on the weather.Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Sparkling is a cute, cheerful and playful scent with some citrus notes not too sweet a candy and definitely some lily of the valley. There are some fruity notes w...
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John Frieda Full Repair {Review}

John Frieda Full Repair {Review}
For the past few weeks I've been using all the products in the Full Repair range by John Frieda, sent to me by Beauty Bulletin. It has left my hair feeling soft and silky smooth but that's not all, continue reading to find out what I loved and loathed about these 5 products.The shampoo is unlike any other I have used. I found it to be moisturizing ...
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Africology

Africology
Over the past 30 days I tested out two Africology products and after experiencing satisfying results, I have decided to share my review with all of you.Skin renewal Body GlowI introduced my skin to the Skin Renewal Body Glow and it's been nothing short of incredible. I feel like I've got that JLo glow whenever I use it. The formulation of the body ...
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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 Sorbet Feeling

The Sorbet Feeling
Hi Ladies, Today, I'm going to review two of the products from the Sorbet Skincare range. I usually go to Sorbet to get my gel nails done and I'm absolutely impressed by the application they do, but I'll leave that for another diary entry.Sorbet Hydro Skin 3-in-1 Foam Cleanser (210ml for R90):The 3-in-1 Foam Cleanser claims to "effectively remove m...
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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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Revlon HD Lippies

Revlon HD Lippies
I've recently fallen in love with the new HD lipsticks by Revlon. They come in 20 stunning shades and I'm seen strutting them around all over my instagram, facebook and twitter accounts. Today I bring you my honest review about the new Revlon HD Lipstick range.The Cons 1. It's not a long-lasting lipstick. Most of the time, if not all of the ti...
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My Happy Hair Journey with Pantene

My Happy Hair Journey with Pantene
It’s been a week since I’ve been using the Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Product Collection for Normal-Thick Hair. I’ve only used it thrice over the past week. Maybe this isn’t enough time to see drastic results, but I have definitely seen some changes in my hair. My hair looks and...
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My Scandalous Love Affair with John Frieda: Part 1 - The Intro

My Scandalous Love Affair with John Frieda: Part 1 - The Intro
As I look back on the evolution of my hair, I can't help but cringe (75% of the time) and be totally wistful and wish I could reverse time (25% of the time)... So this is my story, a bit long, but please bear with me...  So let me tell you...
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Day 1 - Using my John Freida Full Repair Shampoo, Conditioner and Deep Conditioner

So I received my John Freida hair care products in the post yesterday. I was just way too excited to no start last night already. Firstly the bottles that the Full Repair Shampoo and Conditioner come in are so pretty and convenient to use. The bottle does not slide out your...
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Yay!

Yay!
I've been chosen to review the Garnier Dark Spot Corrector Daily Illuminating Moisturizer! Yay!   I have very fair skin with a few freckles that scars and gets marks easily, so I'm excited to see what this product will do for my skin. (Especially the 'illuminating' part!). As soon as it arrives,...
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