This Smith & Cult gloss is giving me all kinds of feels

Hiya bellas, Thanks to local company Quintessentially Yours, the Smith & Cult and Oribe Hair products are readily available for purchase in SA. I attended the launch a few months back and received one of their lip stains in a goodie bag. I was so intrigued by the packaging and wanted to try another shade so I managed to snag one of the brighter glosses. Background Smith & Cult was created by beauty veteran Dineh Mohajer, the voice of our beauty junkie, who revolutionized the color cosmetics industry when she launched Hard Candy. Several years and creative collaborations later, Mohajer…

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How I remove my makeup by double cleansing ft. Clinique, Elf & Makeup Erasers

Hiya bellas, I’m sure by now you’ve all heard of the concept of double cleansing. I make sure to double cleanse whenever I wear any trace of makeup and with today’s pollution levels, environmental buildup has become a real thing. Some days I get home with my face feeling all gritty and sweaty and double cleansing is the only thing that keeps my mind at ease hoping I don’t get any breakouts. I popped in to Dischem last week to pick up some stuff and I saw a lady adding around 5 or 6 packets of Dove cotton rounds to…

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Why you should attend the upcoming Ultimate Workshop by Lutfiya Shaik

A couple of months ago I attended the first Ultimate Workshop hosted by the beautiful Lutifya Shaik. What started as an initiative for women empowerment soon became that and so much more. About Lutifiya Lutfiya, a flight attendant for Saudi Airlines, is truly a remarkable woman. At first glance, she seems pretty normal. Once you start scrolling through her Instagram feed, you see her zest for life, her love for travel, her friends from around the globe and her best friend/husband who supports her through it all. Sounds amazing doesn’t she? I’ve chatted to her over the phone and eventually…

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The Ordinary Skincare – Not worth the hype? Skincare Routine {Part 3}

Hiya bellas, The third instalment of my skincare series has taken forever to be written thanks to the great procrastinator that I am. I finally decided to sit down and tackle it since I’ve been getting a lot of questions of what products I would recommend to clear acne and dark marks. If you want to read how I got rid of my acne in 2 weeks, then check out this post here and for some of the products I’ve tried from the Phytocare range then check it out here. Today I’ll be sharing with you my collection of The Ordinary skincare…

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Phytocare – A dupe for Farsali? Skincare Routine {Part 2} + GIVEAWAY

As a continuation to my previous post on how I cleared up my acne in 2 weeks, I’ll be sharing some products with you that have changed my skincare game and helped my journey along the way. I was first introduced to the Phytocare brand about a year ago and recently got to try some more products that were added to their collection. Whilst the range doesn’t seem very extensive at the moment, I love that so much care goes into research for the ingredients to cater to a multitude of skin types and skin concerns. Granted that some products may…

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