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Top 5 Makeup Products of 2017

Top 5 Makeup Products of 2017

So now that it’s February (!), I thought I should probably get back into blogging and what better way than to reminisce about the makeup products that lit a fire in my belly last year. Having high exposure so many new beauty goodies is a blessing and a curse – it’s amazing to be able to try so many lovely things but it can also lead to major beauty burnout. These five (ok, six) glorious makeup items that I started using in 2017 never lost their shine, no matter how uninspired I was by the contents of my dressing table:…

Christmas Giveaway 2017 // CLOSED

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED ENTER HERE: Christmas Beauty Box Competition rules: Open to residents of South Africa only and entrants must be over 18 years of age (or have a parent/guardian’s consent before entering). Entries close at 23:59 on 24 December 2017 and no entries will be accepted after this date. The winner will be selected at random and notified on/before 28 December 2017. If the first drawn winner does not claim the prize within 14 days, another winner will be drawn. An entry is only considered valid if it is submitted via the Gleam form in the blog…

Quick Reviews #31: Glossier

Glossier Review - All Dolled Up

I don’t like it when Camilla goes away – I feel like I’m missing a limb. Of course, I can’t complain because I’m out of the country for a good few months every year but I reserve the right to have double standards. So I was thrilled when she and Emma returned from gallivanting in Paris earlier this month but secretly also really excited that they brought some Glossier treats with them! Frankly, it’s the least she could do for abandoning me for 10 days.

Chatty Get Ready With Me

Products used: The Body Shop Skin Defense SPF 50 Estée Lauder The Mattifier Estée Lauder The Illuminator Real Techniques Expert Face Brush Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation (Natural Bronze) Benefit Erase Paste (Medium) – now repackaged as Bo-ing Brightening Concealer L.A. Girl Pro Concealer (Light Ivory) Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil (Love is Blonde) – similar to Nyx Micro Brow Pencil in Taupe Smashbox Step-by=Step Contour Stick Trio Maybelline Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter (Medium) Benefit Rockateur blush Zoeva 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek Brush Wet n Wild Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer Charlotte Tilbury Instant…

Jules’ October Favourites

Maybelline Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter in 200 Medium* Good highlighters are unfortunately rather difficult to find at the drugstore, let alone in a subtle, creamy formula that isn’t full of chunky glitter. Luckily for me, Maybelline sent us their version so I put it to the test in a First Impressions video earlier in the year and was thrilled with the result! I’ve been using it regularly ever since but for some reason I keep forgetting to put it in my monthly favourites. The shade 200 is spot on for me – it gives the cheekbones a slightly peachy…