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Shopping the Stash: The Autumn Edit

Clinique x Marrimekko

As much as it pains me to say it, I think it’s time to accept that autumn is pretty much here. The mornings and evenings are cooler and the sun is setting earlier and earlier. To cheer myself up, I thought I would rifle through my stash to find some inspiration for my autumn beauty routine:

Quick Reviews #32: Some New Mascaras

Benefit BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara This latest release from Benefit claims to build massive volume without weighing down the lashes, and it does so by including aero-particles (one of the lightest known materials) in the formulation. Riiiight. I enjoyed the slim, flexible wand and short plastic bristles – it really helps you nestle the wand into the roots of the lashes and distribute the mascara in one even coat from root to tip. However, this formulation is wetter than an otter’s pocket, so I found that even though the first coat went on smoothly, I wasn’t able to properly build volume with…

The Ultimate Beauty Shopping Guide: London

Best beauty shopping in London

I’ve been promising you this post for nearly a year and it’s finally here! I am lucky enough to be able to visit London roughly every six months or so, and every single time I tell myself that I’m not going to buy any more beauty products… and then I invariably spend vast amounts of money on new makeup and skincare that I definitely don’t need! In my defense, London has become a beauty mecca – the UK market is forecast to grow by 21.1% over the next five years and will be worth £27bn by 2022! Do your bit…

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 Gift Guide: The Luxury Edition

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer – R6,499.99 Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask – R1,200 for a pack of 4 Gabrielle Chanel Eau de Parfum – R2,465.00/100ml SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Promotion, which contains full size bottles of SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF, SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense and SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum – R3,355.00 Bobbi Brown Instant Pretty Set – R945.00 Diptyque Mini Candle Trio – R1,100.00 (available from Skins Cosmetics in Sandton City) Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – R1,100.00 Clarins Double Serum – R1,180.00/50ml Bobbi Brown Bobbi’s Party Picks: Cheek, Lip and Eye Kit – R1,595.00 Glampalm Magic Wand –…

Christmas Gift Guide: R800 & Under

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps – R720.00/500ml Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer – R730.00 Tom Ford Black Orchid Touch Point Eau de Parfum – R595.00/6ml Stila Eyes Are the Window Shadow Palette – R535.00 Clarins Tonic Body Balm – R495.00 Dior Addict Lip Glow – R600.00 REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask – R625.00 Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm – R390.00 L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio – R390.00 Bobbi Brown Party Glow Duo – R505.00