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5 Favourites Friday ♥

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1. Take a look at any “beauty guru” over on YouTube and you’ll sit there watching them apply their makeup with at least one Real Techniques makeup brush. These brushes have a cult following, and with good reason I might add. The quality usually surpasses the price and that’s why RT brushes fly off the shelves. I only own one Real Techniques brush and I love that little thing as much as a mother loves her first born child. Okay, perhaps not that much, but you get the idea *wink*. Thanks to my friend Ali (Seams & Silhouettes), I’ve now added a second (beautiful) Real Techniques brush to my collection. Have you spotted the luxurious (slightly more expensive) Bold Metals collection over at selected Clicks/Foschini stores? These magical metal tools sport long, elegant, weighted handles and unbelievably soft bristles. My brush, the Oval shadow eye brush is large and fluffy and works perfectly for all over lid application or for blending out shadows. R300 on Takealot
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November 13, 2015 • By

Essie Cashmere Matte Collection + Swatches

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I think we can all agree that Essie release the prettiest nail polish collections. You’ve probably already seen the spring collection all over the stores, but have you spotted the beautiful Essie Cashmere Matte collection yet? 6 matte shades that I can best describe as “pretty, soft and feminine”. However, this collection is nothing like other mattes you’ve seen before. They offer a satin-matte texture with a micro-iridescent finish. They’re utterly mesmerizing. The luxurious neutral color palette was supposed to have been inspired by rich cashmere. They apply smoothly and dry quickly. As always Essie have a winning collection.
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November 3, 2015 • By

5 Favourites Friday ♥

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dermaceutic advanced cleanser

1. Who doesn’t love a good cleanser? I certainly do. I was recently sent this advanced cleanser from Dermaceutic (R380) and I’m just going to admit it now guys – I’m a sucker for a ‘gimmick” or a product that looks cool or behaves in a very cool way. I’m slightly obsessed with this cleanser’s liquid to mousse consistency as well as its makeup-removing powers.  This one leaves your face feeling soft, clean and refreshed. The formula contains a unique hydrating complex which is supposed to keep skin soft and supple for a more comfortable feeling after cleansing. A few key ingredients include Xylitol (for perfectly hydrated and smoothed skin), Zinc (improves the appearance of oily skin), Urea (optimal moisturizing agent) and Glycerin (removes scales from the skin’s surface). You can get your hands on Dermaceutic products products from Dermaceutic clinics as well as the following stockists.
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October 16, 2015 • By

NEW Lipsticks, Lip glosses & Lacquers from Bourjois

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One of my most favourite affordable, pharmacy makeup brands has to be Borjouis. Just the name alone sounds so fancy *starts singing I’m so fancy*. I’m always partial to a bit of french flair. Croissant anyone? This Parisian brand was first released in 1863 when makeup and perfumes were prepared for actors and actresses in the theatre district. Oui Oui! Borjouis have a colourful display of lipsticks, eyeliners, nail polishes, blush pots, eye-shadows and so much more. It’s a feast for the eyes when you spot their stand in Clicks. I recently attended a Bourjois media day where I was introduced to a selection of new products. Today I’m going to share some of that oh so pretty newness with you.
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August 5, 2015 • By