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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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Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation

Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation
The Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation wasn't lying with all of their claims for this foundation. It honestly stays in place all day and there's no caking or fading. It definitely dries down matte but also doesn't dry out your skin, so at the same time it's also moisturizing.  It applies seamlessly on your face - it basically glides o...
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Dove Eventone Anti-Perspirant

Dove Eventone Anti-Perspirant
I recently got my hands on the new Dove Eventone anti-perspirant and of course had to put it to the test.This anti-perspirant smells oh so divine, it has a rose petal scent and it feels absolutely beautiful on the skin. Its moisturising, soft and really smooth and it dries down in a moment of seconds. That right there is the deal-breaker for me. Th...
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Freeman Beauty Pink Grapefruit Facial Scrub

Freeman Beauty Pink Grapefruit Facial Scrub
I know that it is a week later but hey, welcome to a new month.April is always pretty special to me because of my birthday – which I am currently running a giveaway for here – and because I always seem to have the most productive time this year around.Now back to why we are all here – the product for the month of April!I knew when I wanted to do th...
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Makeup Revolution Luxury Powder

Makeup Revolution Luxury Powder
​Setting 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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5 Skincare Rules You Should Live by

The beauty industry has become very influential, and each year brands come out with their lines of products for skincare. Face masks and creams, eye creams, peelings, exfoliators, you name it. With so many different products, you can feel a bit overwhelmed and not know what to use. So here are some skincare rules you should always apply no matter w...
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Dove 7 Day Challenge with Dove Coconut Milk Bar and Dove Nutritive Solutions Intensive Repair

​Women in general are at best quite secretive when it comes to their beauty regimes. It still amazes me, how most women accept praise for their appearance, without ever actually divulging, all the effort they put into their appearances!!! For me personally, I admit, my skin and my hair are especially quite important to me. Like most women, I t...
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Santoor Sandal & Turmeric Soap

Having often wondered about the benefits of Santoor soap and the claims of a somewhat cleansed, clear skin, one can only imagine my anticipation of testing this for review. My man got a mini sample bar, in his race pack recently and I quickly laid claim to the sample. The label indicating Sandal & Turmeric had me excited because history ha...
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My Thursday Plantation Treat Yourself Naturally Experience.

​Thursday Plantation Tea Tree products have been around for over forty years. Known for their use of nature's oils to treat and care for one's skin restoring it to a healthy balance, just as nature intended, is their promise. The earth friendly bag, accompanied by the fantastic. Thursday Plantation Australia's Original Tea Tree Face Wash ...
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Wow Brows

As an aspiring self taught MUA I have been going through a lot of trial and error(as to be expected I guess) and I have been finding beauty hacks which I find super fun. I had always used brow pencil until I discovered brow pomade and my brow routine has changed since. Brow pomade allows you create realist brows as you can apply usin...
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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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Nu-Hair Multi-Nutrient tablets and Nu-Hair Placenta with Conditioning Agents & Biotin

​About two months ago I felt so discourage as I noticed my hair was breaking. I did everything right (that was what I thought), I washed, deep conditioned and did the L.O.C method. I felt like my hard work and effort is going to waste. I even start questioning if it's worth going through all of the trouble to be natural? So, I came across the About...
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Time to get Even!

​Brand: DoveProduct: Even Tone AntiperspirantSize: 150 mlPrice: R31.99Product Claims: Visibly improve the tone of underarm skin in 14 daysTags: #OwnYourTone #DoveSA #rubybox #EvenTone 💁Loves:-Beautiful packaging ( metallic pink /yello cap)-48 hour protection against smells-contains 1/4 moisturising cream-contains calendula extract (soft/smooth unde...
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Kicking acne's ass with Oratane

So I'm from Singapore and in my mid-thirties. I've never had perfect skin. I have enlarged pores, lots of blackheads, very oily and acne-prone skin, hyperpigmentation, and I get moles easily. My forehead is large (think Tyra Banks) and I've gone through lots of periods in my life where my forehead erupted into crazy acne and I felt terrible about s...
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Aunt Jackie's For My Curls

Aunt Jackie's For My Curls
​So since I've done the big chop in 2018 I can honestly say that my hair is more healthier and stronger. I have type 4C high porosity hair and to maintain my bushy hair haven't  been easy.  It has been 7 months and my hair feels great. I have been using the Aunt Jackie's products for the last 7 months and my hair loves this...
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Hair breakage

​I struggle with hair breakage and these are some of the products I use to prevent my hair from breaking. I use the Marc Anthony Rejuvenating 12 Second Miracle Shampoo and Conditioner to cleanse and moisturize my hair. I bought these two products because it contains biotin which promotes hair growth. After using this for a month, my ...
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New Skincare Routine with Gentle Magic

​Hello Beauts', let me start by giving you all a brief background on my skin's history.I have combination skin (which was confirmed through skin analysis) with pigmentation and blemish problems, I have only ever used two skincare products over long periods of time, from my teens into my late twenties, and that's when everything changed for me....
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Marc Anthony

Hi Guys , #marchanthonyhaircare The best hair product that I have used from a local store ever , The Leave in conditioner is my favourite it makes you hair so soft and shin and it  detangles it , Also another plus is that it smells amazing
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How to Look Glamorous and Still Feel Comfy

How to Look Glamorous and Still Feel Comfy
​There's a common misconception that being glamorous means putting up with uncomfortable clothing items and blindly following trendsetters. Good news is that the whole "suffer for fashion" notion is so a thing of the past. On the contrary, being glamorous is actually about feeling comfortable with yourself and your place in the world. Visual a...
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NEW IN AND TESTED: CHERUBS PETROLEUM JELLIES

Brand: CherubsProduct: Petroleum Jelly Fragrance free (pink) and Fragranced (purple)Size: Available in both 250ml -RSP R22.99 and 500ml RSP R29.99Available to purchase from; Most leading retail outlets nationwidePicture inserted - From Left to Right: The texture of the petroleum jelly at first might seem like wax, but it goes soft, and becomes...
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