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Friday, 21 November 2014

Essence- Like An Unforgettable Kiss- Preview

Hi Ladies

I have another launch from Essence for you today. This is only going to be available around February next year, which means December, in SA... Haha, okay, let's hope not!

First up– Duo Blush (Too Faced Much?)

Twosome… The duo blush gives your face a gorgeous touch of color thanks to the two perfectly aligned shades with a high pigmentation. A combination of light apricot and vibrant peach or rosé and pink ensures fresh, rosy cheeks. And the cute heart-shaped packaging is an adorable eye-catcher, too. Available in 01 nothing but lovestoned and 02 pink me. 

How similiar is it to the Too Faced Blush?

Blush Brush (How cute is the little purple heart?)

True love! The blush brush made of fine synthetic bristles in pink has a slanted shape that makes it especially easy to capture, distribute and blend powder. The purple heart at the middle gives this brush a totally unique look! Available in 01 dear valentine!

I cannot wait for these to be in store!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Shop My Stash- Glosses!

Hi Ladies

Today on Shop My Stash I have three beauties that aren't available in SA, and they are all for sale!

First up, Tanya Burr Glosses in 'First Date' and 'Just Peachy' I love the formula of these glosses, but unfortunately the colours just dont' work for me.

Next up, Benefit Ultra Shines Gloss in 'Life on the A List' I like this gloss, but I don't see myself using it very often. It has a slight shimmer which I love!

Anyways, all three of these will be for sale for R70 each over HERE, they have been used a couple of times.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Shoesday- Grey in Spring and a haul!

Happy Shoesday Ladies!

These peep-toe boots are from Mr Price, they are quite old though, like maybe 4 years old, and I love them!

You can fold the flap up if you like, but I prefer it down to see the pretty flower design. They are not that high, and are really comfortable. I sometimes find peeptoes can hurt my big toe a bit on the side, but these don't at all. Unfortunately the weather is not conducive to good photos with it being dark all the time, so please forgive the bad lighting.

These are perfect with a pair of skinny jeans all year round!

Now for my haul!

Remember the Essence and Catrice preview post I did HERE. Well, I finally managed to find most of the products, as well as some others along the way! I am still after the blush and some other products though.

I went into Dischem to browse, and I left with this! I am supposed to be saving for our overseas trip  and Sephora next month, sigh!

Anyhow, here are my picks!

Catrice Luxury Lacquers, definitely worth it! I will show you a mani using them soon!
Catrice Tinted Lip Glow Balm, cannot wait to give this a try!
Catrice Ombre Top Coat, how cool is this?
Catrice Beautifying Lip Smoothers, reminds me a bit of the Clarins Lip Perfectors.
Catrice Lash and Brow Gel
Catrice Lash Extension Mascara
Catrice 3in1 adapting makeup
Physicians Formula Nude Wear Blush, I couldn't decide on which shade to get, so I got both :)
And lastly, a Rimmel eyeshadow

See you tomorrow ladies for Shop My Stash!

Monday, 17 November 2014

Mani Monday and Boho Marks!

A while ago I was sent these stunning metallic tattoos in Saltspring and Gambier from Boho Marks to review. I finally got down to using them, and I love them! I paired them with Essie Licorice, a perfect jet black glossy polish! I love the way it turned out. 

They are pretty easy to use. I cut a strip of the design I wanted, and I then cut those into three pieces, and got a bracelet and two rings :) I also used an arrow, but I didn't place it in the center of my ring finger, so it looks a bit off.

Once you have cut the design, you remove the plastic, and apply the design onto your skin. What I really love is that the design sticks to your skin, so once you have placed it, it stays where you want it to stay until the next step. You then add some water to dampen the back of the tattoo, wait 30 seconds and then remove. I found that once you can see the design through the back of the paper, it is transferred and you can remove the paper. You can also feel it sort of slide off your skin when it is ready.

I love that from one strip I got three pieces that I could use as a bracelet and two rings. This obviously depends on the size of your wrists, and what look you want to achieve. 

The tattoos are expected to last 4-6 days, depending on where you put it and how often you shower and apply cream. Unfortunately for me, I am obsessed with hand cream, and I apply it every time I wash my hands. So, this only lasted a day and a half on me, it lasted through countless hand washes, but a shower was the end of it. I suggest you apply this just before your event to avoid disappointment. I also think that if you apply it to a less 'busy' body part it is likely to last the 4-6 days. I will try that and report back.

Check out Boho Marks Page HERE and follow them on Instagram HERE

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