• Make Up,  Reviews

    Essence Purchases and Review

    If I could buy an Essence item every time I walk past their stand in Clicks or Dischem, I’d be a happy girl (and more often than not I actually do end up buying something, so I’m pretty content). Essence is an amazing, cruelty-free brand that stocks some of my all-time favourite items, like my Fit and Awake Makeup foundation. This means that I trust them and am always keen to try their new goodies. So here are some that I have picked up in the last few months (okay weeks). I Heart Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara This mascara is a repurchase, actually, it’s a repurchase of my repurchase’s repurchase.…

  • Beauty,  Make Up,  Reviews,  Uncategorized

    GrandeLash-MD

    Who doesn’t want long, luscious, thick, beautiful lashes? Boys, that’s who. Because those ungrateful creatures already have them. But as for the rest of us, there’s mascara, mascara primer, false lashes, tinting, extensions and lash serums that all aid in looking less mole rat and more Disney princess. Here are my issues with the above methods: false lashes are a PAIN and not practical for (my) everyday use, tinting doesn’t help with length or thickness, even if it is quite inexpensive and extensions on the other hand cost a small fortune. Serums have a whole unique set of problems. Most of them are quite expensive, and to invest anywhere between…

  • Beauty,  Make Up,  Reviews

    L.A. Girl Cosmetics Purchases and Review

    L.A. Girl was one of those brands that I associated with the frighteningly cheap, non-descript, bulk makeup at Dischem. You know the palettes of 50 eyeshadows for R50? Or the strange lip palettes that look like they either belong in Beauty Value? REST ASSURED, the only thing L.A. Girl’s cosmetics have in common with those from Beauty Value, is that they’re fantastically priced! The (cruelty-free) brand stocks a range of some of the best value-for-money items I have ever come across. They offer everything from mascaras to setting powders, and just about everything in between. After trying out their much raved about BB cream, I was instantly head over heels,…

  • Make Up,  Reviews

    Colourpop Haulin’: My New Guilty Pleasure

    Late last year, and into the beginning of 2018, Colourpop was having a massive site-wide sale. I’m quite apprehensive about purchasing online, let alone from an international store (because customs), but this time, the temptation was too much and I went wild! Colourpop is an online American makeup supplier. Their products are cruelty-free and in the ‘super-affordable’ range (read: dirt cheap). It makes you realise how we as South Africans are getting ripped off in the beauty department. They offer a huge selection of eye shadows, blushes, highlighters and lipsticks, and their range is ever-expanding. They often release limited edition collections and have sales at least once a month (on…

  • Features,  Interviews,  Regulars

    One on One: BurgundyBeautyZA

    BurgundBeautyZA. Between her simplistic, clean-cut flatlays, her down-right frank product reviews and her incredible commitment and consistency, I can’t actually pick what I love most about Simran’s Instagram account. As one of the first people I followed after starting my blog, Simran’s stunning page is one that I will always hold in high regard. In my opinion, she stands out in the beauty community as someone who really does have her followers in mind in everything that she does. Burgundy Beauty is the first Instagram-only review account that I have interviewed for One on One, and this article really capture the essence of why I started the segment. I wanted…