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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.

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…

Tutorial: Metallic Smoky Eye

Camilla takes you through the steps for creating a soft, metallic smoky eye using a bunch of new beauty bits. There’s a new foundation from Max Factor, an eyeshadow palette from Nyx, a gorgeous blush from Chanel, an insane lip palette from Urban Decay and lots more. All products used and where to buy them is listed after the jump:

Review + Giveaway: SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Review | All Dolled Up

There are certain skincare brands that I feel 100% comfortable putting on my face for the first time because the brand trust is so strong, and SkinCeuticals is one of them. With a simple mission to improve skin health through advanced skincare that is backed by science, their high potency formulas are concentrated in pure actives and proven to penetrate optimally into skin. There is no doubt that the premium range is up there in price and isn’t affordable for everyone, but the effective, clinical-grade skincare they produce is totally reliable, and that’s worth a lot when you think about…