Bourjois Little Round Pot Nude Edition Eyeshadow

Bourjois launched their new Little Round Pot Nude Edition Eyeshadows at the beginning of this month and they are beautiful. Bourjois Little Round Pot Nude Edition Eyeshadow In true Parisian fashion, the iconic little round pot rejuvenates its style without losing its identity. The Nude Collection consists of 4 pearly/satin, 2 matte and 2 shimmery/glitter shades. I have 03 ORIGINALE which is a a radiant shimmering beige and it is perfection. I love the shade yes, but it is the texture and application that bowled me over. It is soft and silky to the touch and applies and blends like a dream. I use this shadow all over the lid and then add my favourite cream shadow to the crease and lower lid. Even my cream shadow seems to love it as it also applies easier and lasts longer when I use this gorgeous little pot. Next on my shopping list is 06 UTAUPIQUE (a matte taupe), 07 BRUN DE FOLIE (a shimmery dark taupe) and 08 NOCTAM-BRUNE (a frosty brown). Little Round Pot Eyeshadows are available at selected Clicks stores and online from www.cosmetiquesdefrance.co.za. RSP: R125.95...

My Summer Saviour: Bioderma Photoderm MAX SPF50+ Aquafluide

It’s hot. Damn, Cape Town. Enough now. This summer, more than ever before, I’ve made sure never to go in the sun without wearing a good sunscreen. I have been wearing Photoderm Max Aquafluide SPF 50+ a lot. What makes it special? Bioderma Photoderm offers very high sun protection that is suitable for all skin types, including oily and sensitive. The emulsion has an ultra-light texture and a dry touch finish. The “oil free” emulsion is optimised by a complex consisting of 3 powders with matifying properties, and concealing agents for a matt and powdery finish. Cellular Bioprotection® preserves the skin’s immunity, cellular integrity and combats the premature ageing of the skin. Photoderm is also hypoallergenic, non comedogenic, fragrance free, paraben free and water resistant. Aquafluide comes in 3 variants – not tinted, light tint and golden tint. I’m using both the clear and lightly tinted versions.  Both have saved my skin many times over the holidays and it continues to do so. We’re going away this weekend and we will be spending most of it outside by the pool. Photoderm is top of my list of what to pack. I wear the tinted one instead of foundation on days that I don’t want to wear a full face of make-up, but also don’t want to go bare. The coverage is not bad at all, and if set with powder it lasts well. The product itself is very light and it spreads easily. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling suffocated at all. Photoderm really does have a matte finish and I highly recommend you give it a try if you struggle with oily skin. I find that...

essence Valentine – Who Cares? Trend Edition Reviews, Swatches & a GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED)

And the winner is … PoOja RamSundar! Congratulations! I’ll be in contact soon. xoxo Well done essence! Valentine – Who Cares? is a definite winner. Beautiful, wearable shades and a lip colour that I have been searching for. Valentine – Who Cares? was released mid Jan and you better get your butt to Dis-Chem ASAP. You want this. Edgy and intense, yet totally wearable. This trend edition is by far my favourite one yet. Who doesn’t love an intense black kajal eyeliner? essence brings us a creamy and easy to blend eyeliner that retails for only R39. You can’t beat that. Smokey eyeshadow sticks? Yes please. And you want the metallic beige (01 love is in the air – don´t breathe!) and the shimmering khaki (02 l.o.v.e. blah blah blah). I adore both these shades. Only R48 each. Just be warned… the eyeshadow dries extremely fast, so you better move quick with the blending. Once it’s on, it stays on. In this collection you will also find the 01 guys allowed, NOT! translucent fixing powder. It’s going to take a lot of persuasion to put brush to product as it is just so pretty. But at R58 you can grab two. This lippie. Oh my. 02 i´m not into roses has stolen my heart. It’s a deep, dark red that I’ve been longing for. It’s very pigmented, it lasts well and it’s not drying. This is a brilliant budget buy. R48. GIVEAWAY TIME! The generous people at essence also sent me some goodies to give away. The hamper consists of: essence Valentine – Who Cares? Liquid lipstick 02 I’m not into roses essence Valentine...

Halloween makeup – The Walking Dead

I am a huge fan of The Walking Dead. HUGE. And with Halloween around the corner, I thought I’d share the best tutorials I’ve found online to go all Zombie for the 31st. In this video the makeup artists of TWD shows us how makeup, latex, conditioner and even gelatin can turn you into a Walker. One of my favourite youtube makeup masters, is Emma Pickles. In the two videos below she shows us how to get zombified. I hope you have a fun All Hallow’s Eve!...

Loving Lately: Measurable Difference Brow Lift & Tint, NAFHA Argan Oil and Catrice Prime and Fine Eyeshadow Base

Measurable Difference Brow Amplifying Lift & Tint On days that I want to define my brows without going all ‘Instagram’ (you know the brows I’m talking about), I grab my Lift & Tint tube in Caramel and in two ticks, I’m sorted. This eyebrow gel colours, nourishes and conditions the brows in one easy step. The gel applies easily (with the ‘mascara brush’) and it’s long lasting and smudge-resistant. Measurable Difference Brow Amplifying Lift & Tint is available in Caramel and Espresso and you will find it at Foschini stores retailing for R205 (8ml). NAFHA Argan Oil As you can see from the above image, I’ve really been using this gorgeous oil. I am a huge fan of Argan Oil for skin and hair and I was very excited to learn about the NAFHA Argan Oil range that is available at Edgars. The range consists of facial and body products and the one I am most keen on getting my hands on, is the NAFHA Moisturing and Soothing Face Mask. It sounds perfect for skin that needs some TLC during the harsh winter months. The hero product from the range must be the 100% Cosmetic Virgin Argan Oil. This is the real deal. The handy 15ml rollerbal that I received came at just the right time. I used the oil a couple of times a day on the scar from my back surgery and it healed beautifully. It is perfect to treat scars, dry patches, dry cuticles and even chapped lips. NAFHA Argan Oil retails for R260 for the 15ml  rollerball and R580 for a 100ml bottle. Catrice Prime and...

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