Makeup Review

Benefit Makeup Must Haves


A question I’ve been asked quite a bit recently by you guys as well as by friends and family is “What should I buy from Benefit?”. Now that benefit is back in South Africa this question might have already crossed your mind and maybe you didn’t know who to ask. Well, today I’m sharing a few of my Benefit makeup must haves with you. I know that sometimes makeup can be a very personal thing and what works for me won’t necessarily work for you. Nonetheless, I’ve used almost all of Benefits products and I’m going to share with you the products (and their cheeky names) that I think are worth trying out. This is going to be a lengthy, picture-heavy post so let’s jump right in and get started. If you scroll all the way to the bottom you’ll see me wearing a few of these products.

August 31, 2015 • By
Budget Beauty, Makeup Review

L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss


As I’m sure you’ve already noticed, all the South African beauty bloggers have been buying, wearing and consequently raving about the new L.A. Girl matte lipsticks. I really wish I could have fallen in line with them and loved these “go on like a gloss but dry matte” lippies. I truly wanted to love them. There are 16 vivid and beautiful shades to choose from. They were promising and there was so much to love about them. But as a beauty blogger it’s my civil duty to give you the lowdown on new products and the truth is, Shania Twain says it best – “That Don’t Impress Me Much”. I’m probably going to be the only blogger that feels this way so I’m already preparing for all the rock-throwing and hate emails.

August 27, 2015 • By
Beauty Review

{I’ve Tried That} LCN Hand & Body Sorbet


When Spring and Summer swing around I always find myself reaching for light, fruity fragranced body products, be it body wash, hand wash, lip balms or hand creams I’m all about juicy fruits. When this LCN hand & body sorbet duo arrived on my doorstep I was immediately drawn in by the packaging. Bold, bright and fun. Those three words basically sum up Summer for me, unlike Winter where moody, lazy and dull are the words that come to mind.

The packaging alone lets you know upfront that these are juicy, fruity sorbets that most likely smell divine. Oh boy they really do. I kind of wish their scents were a bit more ‘authentic’ or true to life but regardless they smell delicious. The watermelon sorbet is my favourite – it smells very fresh with an almost light, cucumber scent to it. The pomegranate one however has a sweeter, candy scent.

The most important thing to mention is the amazing texture and consistency of these LCN  hand sorbets. Think light, creamy, whipped and almost mousse-like. They glide on and melt quickly into your skin. They feel incredibly silky on your hands and body. A fruity dessert for your skin. I don’t usually review hand creams but I was so impressed with the soft, fast-absorbing formula I couldn’t resist. They contain Shea Butter as well as Vitamin E which both contribute to the silky, moisturised feeling you are left with. These two lotions also leave a very fine shimmer on your skin. It’s actually more of a ‘healthy glow’ with a hint of sparkle. R220 each at selected salons (see full list here). You can also purchase some LCN products from here or check out their Facebook page.

August 24, 2015 • By