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Friday, 19 December 2014

Catrice and Essence 2015 Preview

Hi Ladies

Once again I have an exciting preview of things to come in 2015 from Essence and Catrice

First up, my top picks from Catrice

Velvet Matt Smokey Eyes Pencil

The three new eye pencils with an integrated brush applicator create various styles in the nearly-black shades violet-black, khaki and night blue. The smooth and supple texture can be blended easily with the brush and the semi-matt finish gives everyday looks a whole new charm. Available in three colours. I do love me a smokey eye!

Made To Stay Inside Eye Khôl Kajal 

The new Khôl Kajal is an eyeliner pencil specially developed for the waterline. With its deep-black, waterproof texture, expressive and long-lasting results are easy to achieve. The soft pencil can be kept in shape with the help of an integrated sharpener. Opthalmologically tested. Available in one shade. I feel naked when I haven't lined my waterline, so this is really really exciting!

Lash Boost – Lash Growth Eyeliner Pen

The deep-black texture of the Lash Growth Eyeliner Pen contains active ingredients that promote lash growth – so this Eyeliner Pen ensures additional length as well as perfect eyeliner looks! Test results confirm 9% growth after just four weeks of daily application. The practical pen-shape and flock applicator allow an easy as well as accurate application. How awesome does this sound!

Illuminating Blush

The Illuminating Blush combines two different colour-intensities with a subtle shimmer and a light pearl. This accentuates the cheekbones as well as giving your complexion definition and a soft glow. Available in a total of three colours. I neeeed these, all three!

Kabuki Brush

The professional kabuki brush made of thick, synthetic bristles smoothly applies loose or pressed powder and bronzer. The soft, synthetic bristles feel wonderfully pleasant as they glide across your skin. I haven't tried any brushes from Catrice, and a girl can never have enough brushes, right?

And now my top picks from Essence

Lip Candies

This new gloss pampers the lips with valuable aloe vera so that they feel wonderfully soft and supple. Beautiful pastel shades including beige, apricot and purple offer a subtle touch of colour and a shiny finish. Available in a total of seven colours. These look pretty cute!

Pure NUDE Powder

The new pure NUDE powder skillfully unites a matte texture with soft shimmer pigments to give your complexion a gorgeous matte finish with a subtle glow effect. The velvety-soft, baked powder texture offers a natural, light coverage. Available in a total of four shades for various skin types. These look very similiar to MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, a possible dupe by Essence?

 Sun Club 2-in-1 Bronzing Powder

The new Sun Club Bronzing Powder conjures-up a light tan on your face and neckline. The powder is available in two versions: the lighter, matte version of the bronzer is combined with pink blush for a fresh and radiant complexion while the darker, matte bronzer is combined with a highlighter for gorgeous, shimmering accents.Once again, I neeeeed both of these! Similiar to the Stila Countless Colour Pigments, although those are for eyes.

How to Make Your Face Glow Make-up Box

A subtle shimmering highlighter, a bronzing powder with a shimmer and a pink blush – the box unites the ideal products for a perfect look. Thanks to the integrated applicator and the styling card with step-by-step instructions, it’s easy to create a radiant look. I really hope we get these here in SA!

Shading Powder

Unfortunately I don't have a picture of this yet, but believe me you need it!

The combination of a shimmering highlighter and matte bronzing powder is ideal for emphasizing the contours of your face. The fabulous, light-reflecting pigments in the highlighter ensure an absolute wow-effect. The shading powder creates a radiant look with perfect contours. Available in a total of
two shades – for lighter and darker skin types. I love highlighting and contouring, and I hope this will be available soon in SA.

And that is it Ladies!

We leave tomorrow for my long awaited holiday to Thailand and Malaysia, so posts are likely to be few and far between, but I will try schedule a couple before I leave.

Happy Festive Season! See you in the New Year!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Shop My Stash- Blushed and Glowing

Hi Ladies

Today on Shop My Stash I have two Maybelline Mineral Blushes and a Physicians Formula Highlighter!

The highlighter is a really pretty glowy highlighter, but I hate the brush applicator, it feels so rough, and I wish the highlighter just came in a tub. I end up opening the bottle and using it straight from the bottle, instead of scratching my face! I always mess some of the highlighter, since it isn't meant to be used this way, so I am trying to find a suitable container to transfer the powder into, any ideas? 

Next up are the two Maybelline blushes in 'Gentle Pink' and 'True Peach', I love that these are loose blush powders, I don't have many of them, and I love the lovely blushing look it gives. However, I have way too many blushes, so these are going to my Blogsale HERE. I have used each of them twice.

One more working day for me Ladies before we jet off!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Valentino Inspired Shoesday!

Happy Shoesday Ladies!

Today's shoes are Valentino inspired, and are from the trusty Woolworths. The heel isn't super high, which I like. The one thing I don't like, is the toe is extremely pointy, like witchy pointy. But other than that I really like these heels...

Happy Reconciliation Day!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Mani Monday- Black and Gold

Happy Monday Ladies

This time next week I will be in Thailand and then shortly after in Malaysia, I will try schedule a couple of posts for while I am gone.

For today's mani I used Essie in Licorice, which is a perfect glossy black. I have tried many black polishes and this is definitely the best.

I used Catrice Luxury Lacquers in Stars and Stories over the black for my accent nail. I did a bit of a thick coat and then used a toothpick to make random lines through it. Quite artsy looking I think.

Have a lovely week ladies!