The BEST concealer in the world + causes of dark circles and how to hide them

Dark circles are the bane of my existence. That, along with pesky mosquitoes and washing my makeup brushes. The never-ending struggle of trying to hide them, wishing they could disappear forever. I don’t have the darkest undereye circles by any means but over the last few months they have darkened considerably. I’ve been on a quest to find the best concealer but also try to find the root of the problem. I’ve been told a number of possible reasons could be causing them. First and foremost, lack of sleep. I get around 3-4 hours of shut eye each night and…

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NYX Lippies, Blush & Pencils + Goodie Bag Giveaway

Happy Monday bellas, I thought I’d share with you some more of the NYX Cosmetics goodies I have in my collection. Some were amazing and some were complete duds. Keep on reading to find out. NYX Ombre Blush – R220 ($10) The shade Mauve Me is a muted plum shade which changes dependent of which side you swipe more on. It has a satin finish and builds up colour quite nicely. The shade doesn’t suit my skin tone very well but the concept is awesome. The price is a bit steep though and I still prefer the more affordable NYX blush in…

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Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer Review

I’ve been slacking so much lately it feels as if these posts were supposed to be up ages ago. I always get asked about the Milani foundation so it’s finally time for my review. After seeing Tati from the Glam Life Guru rate it as one of her ultimate drugstore foundations, my interest was peaked. Then Kathleen Lights and Desi Perkins listed it as favourites and on it went to my wishlist. If you’ve noticed the trend of my shopping splurges, you’ll realize that almost 90% is influenced by social media be it YouTube, Instagram or Twitter. The rest of…

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NYX Week – Illuminators, Contour, Setting Sprays & NARS Orgasm dupe???

Happy FriYAY bellas, Today we’re rounding off the week with an array of NYX face products. I’m not going to do a long intro since you’ve already read my thoughts on the brand in the previous posts this week so let’s get on to it. NYX Illuminators – R155 ($9*) To say I searched high and low for these would be an understatement. I waited for 8 months before I finally found them restocked at Clicks and grabbed one of each just in case. The illuminators come in 5 different shades of which only 3 made it to our shores.…

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Swiitch Beauty Holy Grail Flash Case – A must for every babe on a budget

Hiya bellas, So today I’m introducing you to the Swiitch Beauty Holy Grail Flash Case. A palette containing 12 creamy and pigmented shades that can be mixed and matched to make any kind of makeup. Yes, you heard right. ANY kind of makeup. Everything from foundation to eyeliner to blush to highlighter. So let’s break it down. Packaging As I mentioned, the Swiitch Beauty Holy Grail Flash Case contains 12 different shades and is housed in a clear, sturdy, plastic palette. It is a more affordable, replica palette of the Makeup Forever Flash Color case ($95/R1279). The shades are: Pure Black Dark…

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