Mii Cosmetics has landed in SA

The first time I saw Mii Cosmetics was at the Beauty Expo in August last year. They had a small stand with a few of their products on display and the gorgeous patterns caught my eye. I was able to swatch a few eyeshadows and highlighters and I immediately fell in love with the texture and pigmentation of it. When I enquired about where to buy the products I was told they were still looking at stockists and companies willing to help bring the brand to SA. Then in December I was invited to the Mii Cosmetics launch at the…

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Juvia’s Place Nubian 2 Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches

Hiya bellas, So I’m starting off the reviews with the Juvia’s Place Nubian 2 Eyeshadow palette. Why this one? Because it was hands down the best makeup item I tried for 2016. I was shocked and surprised at just how much I’ve fallen in love with this baby because to be honest, it was not even on my wishlist. Janet from Pink Cosmetics contacted me a few months ago asking if I would like to review the palette. Once we established that all the ingredients were kosher, cruelty free and vegan, I gladly accepted. Background If you don’t know about…

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OFRA Week – OFRA Pro Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Before attending the Pro Beauty Expo, the OFRA Pro Eyeshadow Palette was the item I most wanted from the brand. I saw a picture on their Instagram page and I fell in love with the colours and pigmentation of the shades. I enquired about the price and when I found out it would be on sale at the expo, I asked them to set one aside for me and patiently waited. At the expo, they had an open palette for swatching and I was so excited to play. I dipped my fingers into the lilac shade and nothing. No colour,…

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Dior Splendor Holiday 2016 Collection

Hiya bellas, “Lips in velvet hues, nails that shimmer with festive light, a gaze swept with intense smoky shadow: Peter Philips, the Dior Makeup Creation and Image Director, celebrates brilliantly glamorous beauty for the holidays! This season’s signature: the limited editions of the Splendor collection pay tribute to the House of Dior’s couture spirit. A creation inspired by the sparkle of sequins and the legendary craftsmanship of the Dior fashion workshops.” I was at the Dior counter over the weekend and while browsing the lady informed me that the Dior Splendor Holiday 2016 Collection was about to hit the shelves. She…

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Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Review & Swatches

Hiya bellas, Today we’re going to be running through the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette. I know people swear by the Naked range and whilst I’ve been lucky to own all of the 12 pan palettes except the Smoky one, I’ve never shared the same fondness. Whilst I don’t disagree the shadows are of decent quality, the shade selection and performance just did not appeal to me. I’ve come to realize I tend to stay away from elongated pans since the kick up can fly on to the adjacent colours, thus making a mess of things. I can always blow on the palette to…

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