Thursday, 30 April 2015

Morgan Taylor Winter Collection- Midnight Masquerade Preview

Hi Ladies

I have some exciting news for you today! Morgan Taylor's Winter Collection 'Midnight Masquerade' is launching tomorrow!

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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Shop My Stash! Too Faced and more!

Hi Ladies!

I told you I had exciting products for today's Shop My Stash!

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Tuesday, 28 April 2015


Happy Shoesday Ladies!

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Monday, 27 April 2015

AVON Liner and Mascara Reviews!

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I received these two AVON beauties from Beauty Bulletin. If you would like to review the newest products and bring out your inner beauty blogger, you should consider joining this online community HERE.

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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Shop My Stash- Highlighters!

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Today on Shop My Stash I have my favourite type of product, highlighters! 

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015


Happy Shoesday Ladies!

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Monday, 20 April 2015

Mani Monday- Bruton Mews

Happy Monday Ladies!

Since winter is basically upon us, it is time to whip out the winter nail shades.

This forest green polish from Nails Inc called Bruton Mews is right on point. It is a deep deep green glossy polish, this is two coats with no top coat, and you can see the glossiness! It applies smoothly, and two thin coats is all you need. It dries super quickly, and this might be my favourite Nails Inc shade to date.

I paired this with Stars and Stories by Catrice Luxury Lacquers Range. This is a densely packed gold glitter polish, and I love it! Two thin coats is all you need once again.

Have a good week ladies!

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Friday, 17 April 2015

Products I am loving and my new Samsung S6 Edge!

Hi Ladies

I have been due for an upgrade for a while now, and so when I heard the S6 Edge is launching I preregistered and had mine delivered the day of the launch. I previously had the Samsung Note 2, which was great, great camera, but quite a bit bigger and heavier than the S6 Edge. As far as I know, the only difference between the Edge and the normal S6 is the curved edge. Unfortunately they only come in black and white in SA, sigh. 

Instead of buying a professional camera, buy this phone! It is amazing, seriously, it even has a pro mode, where you can do all those fancy things pro cameras do. I am still getting the hang of it, it is slightly different from the Note. In the bundle that I ordered was a wireless charging plate, which I haven't used yet. But it isn't wireless like you may think. Basically you plug your charger cord into the plate, and then place your phone on top of the plate. And then your phone charges. Unfortunately you cannot be busy on your phone from a distance while it miraculously charges wirelessly. A girl can dream right?

Winter calls for some extra moisture relief, and these products are certainly helping me through.

Creightons Argan Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner, this smells amazing! I would use this just for the smell! There is a body cream and shower gel in this range too if I am not mistaken. I bought mine from Dischem, but at some point this range was at Pick N Pay too.

The Body Shop Strawberry Body Butter, I love the smell, it reminds me of my Tinkerbell makeup when I was a kid. It is really moisturising, and TBS is definitely the cream of the crop when it comes to body butters. 

Lastly, REN Max Moisture Concentrate. I bought this from Stuttafords a while ago, and it has since been discontinued. Sob! I love it! It is a runny milky liquid and is so moisturising, I use it under my REN V-Cense Night Cream, and wake up with silky soft, plump and moisturised skin. I am hoping REN relaunches this product. If you can get your hands on this, stock up! 

Enjoy your weekend Ladies!

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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Gumtree Seller Guide

Hi Ladies

By now I am sure you all know what Gumtree is, right? I should hope so!

Gumtree has just launched a new guide, which helps you post better ads, and therefore get better offers! 

The guide breaks down the ad, from Title to Description, and gives you tips and tricks to getting the most out of your ad.

Let's start from the top:

Title: Wedge Heels OR Nude Patent Wedge Heels from Urban Zone Size 4.

The guide suggests your title should be between 50-70 characters, and should include all the need to knows. Wedge Heels is simply not good enough.

Photos: Ads with good photos get more replies, which is really obvious. People want to see what they are buying, duh! Gumtree suggests 3 high quality photos.

Categories and Extra Fields: Correctly categorising your item will help people browsing the site find your ad. Fill out the Extra Fields too, this helps buyers sort, and find your ad.

Description: Include popular words that people are currently searching for, you can find these words with Gumtree's Easy Keyword Generator at the bottom of the guide. Provide all the relevant details, and most importantly, be honest.

You can check out the guide HERE, Gumtree really has made this as easy as 1 2 3.

Now, I am going to post this stunning wedge heel on Gumtree, using the step by step guide... 

Wish me Luck!

*This is a sponsored post

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Shop My Stash- Bourjois!

Hi Ladies

So, I didn't post Shoesday yesterday, because I ran out of new shoes... Hahahaha, just kidding! Work was busy, and then we had load shedding, so I decided to give it a skip.

Today on Shop My Stash I have three Bourjois Eye Products! I love buying pretty eye products, but I never quite end up using them, eyeshadow seems like a bit too much of a mission for me. I am more of a liner and mascara only girl. I do on the odd occasion use eyeshadow, but too odd to keep these pretties. I haven't used them, they are all brand new, and will each be sold for R70 on my Blogsale HERE.

Eye Pearls in Revelation (Top Left) R70- Brand New

Eye Pearls in Sublimation (Top Right) R70- Brand New

These eye pearls contain everything you need for your eyes in one little compact. Five colours, from light to dark to illuminate, shade, outline, shimmer and sculpt. 

Lastly, Bourjois Ombre à paupières Eye Shadow, number 13 Prune Pailettes , a stunning plum/prune shade, which you can use both wet or dry. R70- Brand New

Thanks for reading Ladies!

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Monday, 13 April 2015

Mani Monday- I lilac you alot

Happy Monday Ladies

This stunning polish is from The Rubybox Roadtripping Trio Collection. It is a perfect lilac cream, and I cannot fault it in any way. This is two coats and no top coat. It is opaque, and glossy, and applies so easily. It is a really pretty colour, perfect for spring, even though we are currently entering winter!

The one fault I can find is that the bottles don't have names on, and that is a fault only on branding. I think this one is called I lilac you alot, although I bought two of these trios, and they had two different lilac colours, so I am slightly confused. 

Have a good week Ladies!

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Friday, 10 April 2015

Essence and Catrice New Products In Store Now!

Hi Ladies

You might have read my Essence and Catrice Previews HERE and HERE, and like me you have been eagerly awaiting their arrival in SA.

Well, I have good news for you, some of the products are currently in store at Dischem!

Let's start with Essence

 Sun Club 2-in-1 Bronzing Powder, these looked too interesting to pass up

How to Make Brows Wow Make-up Box, so cute! Reminds me of the Benefit Boxes!

Eyeshadow Palettes in All About- Chocolates, Nude and Romance. I don't wear much eyeshadow, but the Chocolates and Nude Palettes looked too pretty!

I Love Nude Eyeshadows, buttery soft shadows in great nude shades, there is an amazing taupe shade too!

I Love Trends Nailpolish- The Nudes, surprisingly I didn't buy any nailpolishes, but I had to restrain myself! 

Next up, Catrice

Absolute Rose Eyeshadow Palette, just look at it, need I say more? There is also a Matt Palette which I didn't buy.

Velvet Matt Smokey Eyes Pencil, I bought two of the three colours, it is just that good! So soft and pigmented!

Made To Stay Inside Eye Khôl Kajal, well the words stay-inside eye and kajal are enough for me!

Illuminating Blush, unfortunately I only found two of the three shades, but I will keep searching!

Kabuki Brush, I have an unhealthy brush obsession which stems for my laziness to wash brushes.

Ultimate Colour Lipstick, with some great new nude additions, I think I may have found my perfect nude!

Has anything caught your eyes Ladies? You are Welcome!

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Thursday, 9 April 2015

March Haul and Birthday Gifts

Hi Ladies

Today I am sharing my March Beauty Haul with you, as well as my Birthday Gifts that were Beauty Related.

I have decided to do one Monthly Haul Post, instead of as and when I buy.

First up, makeup!

NYX Orange Concealor
Black Opal Foundation Stick to Contour
LA Girl Endless Liner in Ultra Black
MAC Bao Bao Wan Beauty Powder
MAC Julia Petit Blush
MAC Essential Oil
Smashbox Contour Kit

Rubi Lipsticks by Cotton On

Accessorize Bronzer
Accessorize Blush
Accessorize Mascaras
Accessorize Lippie

Now for the skincare!

REN Omega 3 Night Repair Serum
REN Max Moisture Concentrate
L'Oreal Revitalift Peeling Night Lotion
L'Oreal Revitalift Global Care Day Cream
The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist
The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream
L'Oreal Skin Perfection Eye Cream

L'Oreal Skin Perfection Moisturiser
L'Oreal Skin Perfection Serum
L'Oreal Triple Active Glow Day Cream

The Body Shop Honeymania Body Butter
The Body Shop Argan Massage Soap
Essence Nail Files

And now for my beauty related gifts, from my BF!

MAC Charged Water Face and Body Lotion
MAC Strobe Cream
Clinique Contour Stick
Clinique Highlight Stick
The Body Shop Chamomile Cleansing Oil
The Body Shop Bouncy Sleeping Mask

Thanks for reading Ladies!

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March Favourites!

Finally I am getting down to my March Favourites!

I have a big mix of products that I loved in March.

Blistex DCT, best lip balm ever! Moisturising, soothing and sun protection in one! You can read more about this product, as well as see how it compares to other lippies in My Beauty Diaries, HERE

Ren Instant Firming Beauty Shot* I love this shot of moisture and plumpness, you can read my full review HERE, definitely worth checking out!

Kandy Kane Flat Top Face Brush, step aside Zoeva, this brush is AMAZING! Affordable and great quality, this is my absolute favourite face brush. No streaks and a flawless finish. Check out the website HERE if you would like one for yourself. I bought mine for only R100!

Revlon HD Lipstick in Marigold*, I love this colour and texture, not to mention the heavenly scent, for swatches and more information read my full review HERE.

Revlon Bronze Glow Highlighting Palette is a really pretty palette, similiar to the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks. I like to swirl my brush around and apply to my face, it can be used as a blush, bronzer or even a highlighter if you use the top brick alone. This is a great multi-tasker, and I love it. I also have the Peach Glow Palette which is too light for me, so it is on my blogsale HERE if you are interested. 

Essence Metal Glam Highlighter in Gold Digger, I really love this product, I find myself reaching for this even more often than my MAC Soft and Gentle! Essence definitely surprises me time and time again!

Gerard Cosmetics BB Plus Illumination, I love this, I mix it with my foundation for a light luminous look, or I use it after foundation to highlight above my cheekbones and on the bridge of my nose. This product is like liquid gold, literally. This was part of my Birthday Giveaway Prize, and is definitely the star of the show!

* Press Samples

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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Shop My Stash- Tarte and Korres

Hi Ladies

Today on Shop My Stash I have two lippies from Tarte and one from Korres.

Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in Buff, this is so moisturising, and makes my lips look so plump. I wish Tarte was available in SA, sigh. Buff is a shimmery nude colour, and smells like peppermint. I really like it, although I don't see myself using it very often, so it will be going to my Blogsale HERE for R180.

Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Stain in Enchanted, I love this colour, texture and just everything, definitely a keeper! It is really moisturising, unlike many other lip stains. It is also long lasting. 

Korres Lip Butter in Quince, a rich lip butter with a tint of pink. I love it! This is really moisturising, and will be perfect for the upcoming winter. I don't think Korres is still available in SA as far as I know, they were available at Edgars, but I think it was discontinued. 

Thanks for reading Ladies! March Favourites will be up later today, or tomorrow.

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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Shoesday Shoot!

Hi Ladies

Autumn weather means boots and shoots need to come out. If you don't know what a shoot is, it is something in between a shoe and a boot. This one is from MR P, I bought it last winter, possibly the winter before. Although they do have some other similiar designs in store now.

It is comfortable, warmer than a shoe, but not as covered as a boot. I like to pair it with skinny jeans, or a flared skirt.

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Monday, 6 April 2015

Mani Monday- Autumn time!

Happy Monday Ladies!

I attended the Essie Launch recently, and walked away with a fabulous goodie box, which you can read about HERE.

The new Autumn Collection was included, as well as The Winter and Bridal Collections. 

Below is a roundup of the amazing Autumn Collection.

L-R) Style Cartel, Take it Outside, The Perfect Cover Up, Dress to Kilt, Fall in Line and Partner in Crime. 

For today's mani I used The Perfect Cover Up, which is a grey/green/blue/teal colour, Essie describes it as a 'Powerful Peacock Teal'. It is incredibly glossy and pigmented, and one coat works perfectly, although I used two thin coats. I also used Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Lo from the Winter Collection which is a molten gold. I love this combination, subtle and elegant and perfect for the upcoming cold weather.

The Autumn Collection will be available this month!

Have a good week Ladies!

In other news, the winner of my Birthday Giveaway is Stephanie Graves!

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Thursday, 2 April 2015

Essie Launch and New Collections!

Hi Ladies

Last week a bunch of bloggers and beauty editors attended the Essie Launch. The day was filled with fun and food, bingo, mani stations and a candy bar! We heard about all the new collections coming out, and they are stunning, if I had to choose a favourite collection, it would be winter! 

Needless to say, I suck at Bingo, but both ladies from my table won and went away with a jar full of polishes, as well as Essie manis for a year, jealous much! The rest of us were moping around, stuffing our faces with candy, you know, the whole self pity scenario, until we saw the goodie boxes! Hellloooo Excitement! This is by far the best Goodie Bag I have ever received! I am not even gonna play it cool and say it's okay... It isn't okay, it is amazing!

The box includes fifteen polishes from the new collections, a base coat, a top coat and a flash drive. 

First up, Fall Collection, which will be available in April 2015.

The Winter Collection which will be available in July 2015. This isn't a typical winter collection, I love the colour range, bright and sparkly!

The Bridal Collection, which will be available in September 2015, exclusive to Clicks. Unfortunately I couldn't find an image for this, and I am waiting for Essie to send some images.

And lastly, the Base and Top Coats. We also received a book with all the shade details, as well as some some tutorials, which I will be sure to try, and obviously share with you!

I cannot wait to get painting! My next few Mani Mondays will clearly be filled with Essie! 

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