Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Lipstick Palette + Swatches


If you’re a return reader to my blog then you probably stumbled across (and hopefully read) the post on my favourite beauty items from 2016. No? Well then do yourself a favour and check it out. I featured the Urban Decay Vice lipsticks, because, well, they’re pretty damn awesome. If you don’t own one yet, then you really need to change that. It’s easy to do just that because Urban Decay is now available on the Foschini beauty online store. I have a feeling that Urban Decay quickly realised that nobody could get enough of their addictive Vice lipsticks because they went ahead and created a palette housing 12 unique shades featuring all six finishes – mega matte, comfort matte, cream, metallized, sheer and sheer shimmer. A selection of stunning Vice lipsticks all together in one palette? Yes, please, and thank you.

January 19, 2017 • By

{I’ve Tried That} ♥ Me & Youth Quick Makeup Fix


Never heard of Me & Youth? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Well, I’m almost certain you’ve heard of (and possibly tried) Beauty Fix? The well-known brand recently changed their name and aesthetic. I ‘mist’ say (haha) I like the change. The packaging is beautiful and striking – just what a beauty geek like myself looks for in a product. Their ‘Quick Makeup Fix’ (R250) is free from animal testing, synthetic colours, fragrances, parabens, PEGs, ethanolamines, sulphates, mineral oils and silicones.

January 12, 2017 • By

My 5 Favourite Beauty Bits from 2016


1. Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara

This budget beauty find first made an appearance on my “My Current Favourite Makeup Products” post last year. It’s been a firm favourite since taking up residence inside my makeup bag. This is the blackest black mascara in my ‘collection’. If you’re a fan of thick, full, fluttery lashes then this might be right up your alley. The formula is wet, but dries quickly and does a bang up job of lengthening and curling lashes. At any given time on average I’ll have about three tubes open, but for the past three months I’ve found myself mostly reaching for this one. Check out the post mentioned above for photos and more info. R159.95 at Foschini.

January 6, 2017 • By

My 5 Favourite Books from 2016


In case you haven’t noticed, I have a serious love for reading. In July (of 2016) I finally illustrated that love to all of you by starting up a new monthly feature called “Read My Lips”. I showcased the books I’d read and shared my musings on each novel. Since 2016 drew to a close I’ve had some people ask me about my favourite reads of the year, so I decided to compile a list of my 5 favourite books I read in 2016.

January 5, 2017 • By