Beauty Diaries

Beauty Diaries

Your Personal Beauty Bulletin Blog

Beholding beauty - beauty around the world through history

​"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." We have all heard this line many times before and we all know very well that it means that the perception of beauty is subjective. Things that one finds beautiful in art or literature or music can never be the same for you just like your concept of physical beauty can never be identical as somebody else's. T...
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Tested: Avon Mark Liquid Lip Lacquer

​So I've finally received my New Avon Liquid Lip Lacquer! 💄 on the left (dark and stormy) has a bit of a shimmer to it! Really 💜 it! On the right (caffeined) a more subtle color but with an oomph! Which is your favorite? *Please Note: This is not a sponsored post.Retail Price: Each Lip Lacquer retails at R85 +/-😀 #Avonmark#@avonsouthafrica #nadinek...
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Night before wash day hair oil "treatment"

One of the most important aspects of maintaining Natural hair is to keep it feeling soft whilst looking healthy and shiny. Many things in our day to day lives contribute to our hair becoming dried out, - things such as the weather, hormones, medications, heat styling etc etc etc...A dry scalp and hair more often than not leads to hair breakage/hair...
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Protecting your hair

Someone asked me today why sleeping with a satin scarf / silk bonnet is so important. Most naturals know why, but I am posting this for those ladies out there that wants to know the method behind this madness.Going, returning / being natural is all about keeping your hair hydrated #samewhatsappgroup and most of us have cotton instead of silk pillow...
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DIY Injection free Botox mask

GOODBYE PORES AND HELLO SEXY BOTOX FACE😍Are the holes in your face dampening your spirits🙁?, well baby that time is OVER and NOW it's time to shine 🌟 This is an amazing face lift tightening, pore shrinking mask that doesn't require any 💉 but embraces God's gift to us🎁All you need is: - 2 egg whites - 1 person = 2 TBSP, 1 egg white ❗grinded flaxseed...
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When I'm in the mood for a mini pamper sesh....

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ALMOST @ Waist Length

​Last night after a very long time I randomly decided to check in on my hair growth and I'm so happy that I'm almost at waist length. I've heard many people say things like "african" type hair cannot grow or that it's just dry & brittle or whatever other negative views/stereotypes people have about black or colored ladies hair. WELL... I m...
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Going/returning natural

It has come to my attention that a lot of PTA girls/ women want to go natural, however they don't know where to start, what products to use etc. I myself was lost too, I did a lot of research, asked advised from other naturals and just bear in mind I am still learning.Personally, I will say that the first step is getting your mindset right, if you ...
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Introducing one of my favorite Natural hair products

​Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils "Knot on My Watch Instant Detangling Therapy" is exactly that.. INSTANT!!! I don't really like the smell of it but this is one of my ultimate favorite must have products for natural hair or even hair which just tangles really easily. It's really easy to use on both wet or dry hair and removes knots in an instan...
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Aussie Girls’ Beauty and Style Guide

Aussie Girls’ Beauty and Style Guide
Have you ever wondered how on Earth the gals from Down Under manage to look perpetually stunning, with their pearly white smiles, wavy locks and effortless outfits? Worry not, because many before you have asked the same questions, and luckily for us, Aussie ladies have been more than happy to share their beauty secrets with us in order to amp up ou...
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Review: Clairol Color Crave Hair Colour (Flamingo)

I'm so ready to flaunt my Fearless, are you!! 😉So I will be reviewing and trying out the New Clairol Color Crave which is a semi-permanent hair dye that lets you flaunt your fearless with a range of bright colours and bold results that lasts up to +/- 15 weeks.*Please Note: This is a sponsored post by Rubybox and Clairol SASo my first impressi...
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3 Minor Beauty Tweaks to Get Your Face in Top Shape

With summer right around the corner, it is time to get as beautiful as we can. And for the majority of cosmetic clinics and salons, these couple of months are already shaping up to be in their busiest self, since women are now considering various drastic options to get ready for the summer season. And even though you might think that things such as...
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The Millennial Guide to Staple Personal Style

The Millennial Guide to Staple Personal Style
.They are in fashion, design, social media, they not only know but create trends, they are the generation that is reshaping the world as we speak. Who are we talking about? Millennials, of course! They are at the forefront of fashion, diligently devoted to their own ingenuity when it comes to creating a look that even the Hadid sisters would applau...
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Dolly Varden glycerine

Dolly Varden glycerine
Hi ladies today I will be talking about Dolly Varden glycerine. I will also be giving you great tips on how to use it.I love applying glycerine to my skin,it leaves my skin super soft and it doesn't irritate my skin. Ladies please don't apply glycerine neat on your skin because it is thick and if you step out of the house and it's windy...shame all...
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One Brand Foundation Routine - Estée Lauder (Part 2)

PRODUCT LIST:Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher - R850.00 for 30ml / R1095.00 for 50mlMatte Perfecting Primer - R455.00 for 30mlDouble Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup - R585.00 for 30mlDouble Wear Stay-in-Place Powder Makeup - R645.00 for 12gI know I have already done a blog post with Estée Lauder products, but I wanted to review some mo...
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Benefits of Natural Skincare Products

Skin, as the biggest organ of our body, needs to be taken care of. The fact it is on the outside and protects your organs, doesn't mean that it should be neglected. Not only can it be damaged physically, but it can also be damaged chemically. How? Well by applying products that contain unsafe chemicals. And if you are reading food labels so careful...
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5 Spring 2018 Makeup Tips

While it's still cold outside and winter is still showing its colors, the holidays are over and that means it's time for fantasizing about something new and exciting that's about to come – spring. I'm sure you're sick of coats and jackets, as well as the cold wind that feels like it's able to reach our bones. The fact that it's flu season isn't hel...
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5 Beauty Treatments That Should Be on Your Radar This Year

For new generations, your looks and the way you present yourself to the world are equally as important as the way you are as a person. And it's not a shocking piece of news – social media is everywhere, and the beauty standards that we once perceived as acceptable are just not enough anymore. That is why many opt for plastic surgeries in order to b...
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4 Beauty Secrets You Need to Discover

Even though we spend our whole lives trying to accept ourselves the way we are, we also do our best to improve some of our characteristics. This is particularly the case with our physical appearance. Of course, when it comes to changing things in this area, we need to be realistic and aware of what we can and cannot change. Bearing this in mind, th...
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Gelatin Face Mask 🍃 (For Blackheads)

I figured, if i could make my own face masks at home, i would know exactly what goes in it, so i tried this peel-off mask.Its purpose is to clean out pores, remove black/white heads and leave your skin feeling silky smooth.Here's what you'll need: 1 Gelatin Sheet1 tsp Coconut Oil1 tsp Green Tea ( no sugar)The 'How To' :Soften the Gelatin Sheet...
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