Shopping the Stash #5: A Full Face of Old Favourites

Shopping the Stash - A Full Face of Old Favourites

I haven’t bought much makeup lately. Mostly because I’m trying to be a responsible grown-up person with some financial restraint, but also because I just haven’t been in the mood. I’ve been much more focused on using what I have in my stash (which is considerable) so I thought it was time for another “Shopping the Stash” post. This time I’ll put together (almost) a whole face from old faves that I haven’t used in a while: Primer By far one of the drugstore’s most underrated brands is Max Factor. I don’t know what it is about it, but friends…

Beauty Hoarder: Eyeshadow Palettes

Morphe eyeshadow palettes

Guys. I have a problem. I have 14 eyeshadow palettes in my collection, and that’s after doing a massive clearout the other day. That’s over 200 different colours, which is ridiculous for someone who wears MAC Groundwork 90% of the time. I am an unstoppable force.

New Lippies // Crayons, Lipsticks, Glosses…

There have been a lot of new lip releases lately, so let’s get cracking… Clinique x Crayola Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm Collaboration* The original and best, as far as I’m concerned – I must have got through about 6 or 7 tubes of ‘Heaping Hazelnut’ over the past couple of years. Clinique’s latest collaboration with Crayola, the worldwide leader in colouring products, is designed to evoke the memories of childhood playtime and spark creativity. There are four colours available in South Africa, with varying degrees of opacity. ‘Pink Sherbert’ is very sheer, whereas ‘Red Violet’ packs quite a…

NYFW Hair Highlights with TRESemmé

Justine Marjan, Global Stylist for TRESemméTRESemmé is official haircare sponsor of NYFW for the 18th seasonThe "Bohemiam Braid" from Creatures of ComfortTRESemmé Extra Firm Control Mousse was used all over the hair from root to tip, and worked in with fingersRoots were given a shot of TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo for a matte, lived-in finishThe "Regal Pony" at Jonathan SimkhaiHair was primed with 5-7 pumps of TRESemmé Heat Defence spray to maximize styling resultsRunning TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Hair Maximizer through the length of the ponytail kept hair looking silky smooth, healthy and polishedThe "Classic Braid" at Kate SpadeThe braid was made extra polished with a very straight centre part; the straighter the part the more polished the look.About 1–3 inches of unbraided hair was left at the end before securing with a clear elasticSections of the braid were pulled apart with fingers to make it appear a bit fuller and finished with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

SPONSORED POST New York Fashion Week wrapped up a few days ago and, as usual, the event was a whirlwind of amazing hair and makeup inspiration. I’ve never really been one for the clothes – I’m always scouring the fashion week reports for exciting beauty looks that I can replicate in the real world.

So, what if Botox isn’t for you?

I haven’t really talked about this on the blog before, although it’s something I’m fairly vocal about IRL, but I’m not a fan of Botox. I’m actually not a fan of any of the more invasive “anti-ageing” treatments (fillers, skin boosters, etc.) but it’s a little bit tricky to explain why. It’s not that I’m not tempted (I am) or that I disapprove (I don’t); my opinion comes from a fundamental need to be able to look in the mirror and love the face I was given. Now, things get a bit fuzzy when I say that I do believe…

Favourite Five: Drugstore Foundations (SA Only!)

Best Budget Foundations | All Dolled Up

If you’re a local around these parts, none of these will come as much of a surprise. For the most part, they are old favourites I’ve been using for months or even years, and are all no-brainer options when I just need something that works. Most of them are extremely affordable and available at either Clicks, Dischem or both. In no particular order, here are my favourite drugstore foundations: Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream Finish: Natural, skin-like Coverage: Medium Sun protection: SPF 15 Best for: All skin types* Price: R210 This is probably the foundation that I recommend most often…