Tarte Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette First Impressions

So last week I decided to finally dip into the Tarte Swamp Queen palette by Grav3yardgirl. I’ve had it for over a month but since I bought my friend one as well for her birthday, I had to stash it away. It was such a mission to get this palette from Tarte but I’ve learnt my lesson. I initially ordered it during their Black Friday sale where they had 30% off. I ordered it along with a second palette for my friend and a limited edition lipstick and lipliner set. Since Tarte offer free international shipping for orders over R1 024,…

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Friday Fancy – New collab OFRA x NikkieTutorials Collection!

Hiya bellas, So yesterday I stumbled across this video on YouTube from the gorgeous Nikkie Tutorials. She announced her new collaboration with OFRA Cosmetics and I immediately fell in love. I’ve been thinking about the highlighter the entire day and thought I’d share the video and some pics with you. The collection contains 3 lipstick shades along with the highlighter. NUDE POTION A light neutral nude-pink long lasting liquid lipstick. COVEN A neutral metallic brown long lasting liquid lipstick. SPELL A neon coral pink long lasting liquid lipstick with a slight sheen. EVERGLOW A three-in- one luminous highlighter complete with…

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FEATURE – Why I chose Laser Treatments over a Dermaroller

I’ve been seeing at-home Dermaroller kits being sold left and right. Claims of reduced acne, blemishes and scarring, skin rejuvenation and to fight signs of ageing. I’ve had close friends and relatives rave about their success stories but something always held me back. I started searching for the downsides, the negatives, the horror stories. What I found scared me beyond belief and I decided if I was ever going to do it, I’d go to a doctor or trained professional. Just think about it. The Dermaroller punctures good and bad skin. Whilst it might be great for collagen production where…

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Benefit They’re Real Big Sexy Lip Kit

I’m not going to beat around the bush today. I’m not going to give you some shpiel about what I like and I what I don’t like about the Benefit They’re Real Big Sexy Lip Kit. Today we’re keeping things plain and simple and based on the images below you can decide whether or not it’s worth the buy. Pros Cute tin packaging Great colour selection Slim lipstick tube Moisturising Makes lips look fuller Benefit They’re Real Big Sexy Lip Kit Swatches Cons Very little product Not very pigmented Pointed tip wears down easily Not long wearing and transfers easily ‘Liner’…

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The Original Beauty Blender – To DUPE or not to DUPE? Storing it and cleaning it!

Hiya loves, So today we’re chatting about a very grey area in the beauty community. Why use a beauty sponge? Does it need to be an original beauty blender? Do cheaper ones work the same? Why is it so expensive? What are your options? I’m here to give you my honest opinion on the matter. You might not like it but I’ve tried enough ‘dupes’ to compare. First and foremost, there is no exact dupe for the original Beauty Blender. Full Stop. Period. End of story. Anyone that tells you otherwise either doesn’t know what a dupe is or they have never…

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