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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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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Wishlist Wednesday – Tarte Holiday Sets 2016

With throngs of holidays sets being released by brands each week, I can’t help but lust over some of them. After experiencing sub-par, mediocre workmanship in this holiday collection last year, I’ve been skeptical to purchase any holiday sets thus far. I’ve been brainwashed into thinking the items are made in bulk on the other side of the world to save costs because they know people NEED to buy gifts for their loved ones. I know all items are made in bulk in factories all over the world, but hey, I’m trying to change my perception. I’ve seen so many gorgeous new…

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International EPIC Makeup Giveaway ft ABH, UD, Tarte, Kat Von D, Swiitch Beauty & loads more

Hiya bellas, I haven’t been this excited for a giveaway EVER. This is long overdue since it is to commemorate my blog’s 2nd Blogiversary which I did announce here but for various reasons, I decided to hold off on it. Until now. I’m not gonna give you a long schlep on how much you mean to me and how much I appreciate all of you because you already know that right? I just want to give back and say thank you. Here’s to many more years of blogging, reading, bonding and ranting! I love you guys. There’ll only be one…

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Tarte Week – Faves & FAILS

Today were wrapping up Tarte week with a few of the smaller items from the brand. Before we continue, have you entered my GIVEAWAY yet? You could get your hands on a Limited Edition Tarte Rainforest of the Sea palette and did I mention it’s INTERNATIONAL! If you’d like to read my other Tarte posts for this week, I did a review of the Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette and Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette which are my favourites from Tarte, as well as a review of the gorgeous Tartelette in Bloom Palette. My Wishlist Wednesday post featured the new Swamp…

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