• Beauty,  Hair,  Reviews

    A Natural Recipe for Lush Locks

    Remember when everyone on Pinterest was washing their hair with bicarbonate of soda and conditioning with apple cider vinegar? Well I unfortunately do, and it turned me against natural haircare ever since! Then along came Lush and their beautiful, sweet-smelling range of shampoos and conditioners packed full of natural goodies. Lush uses only natural ingredients and ‘safe synthetics’ in their products This means that whatever synthetic ingredients are used, are not tested on animals. In fact, Lush has quite an extensive environmental policy. Their products are 100% vegetarian, cruelty-free and handmade. They are also committed to ethical buying (of their ingredients) and using 100% recycled plastic to make their signature…

  • Hair,  Reviews

    John Frieda’s Doing it Right!

    Don’t get me wrong, I really REALLY want to be a salon-products-only kinda girl, but because of my poor financial planning and shopaholic tendencies, that’s just not going to happen. In comes John Frieda, and his range of affordable hair care. I have tried John Frieda products in the past, and have neither loved nor hated them. But recently I purchased the Smooth Start shampoo and conditioner pair, along with the Extra Strength serum, in my eternal quest to find the best quality drug store products, and they have changed the game! Frizz Ease Smooth Start Shampoo and Conditioner 250ml – R115.95 each The shampoo claims to “(hydrate) hair as it…

  • 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…

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    Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Palette First Impression and Swatches

    … I really didn’t want to love this palette. I wanted to be cold and calculated and discerning. I didn’t want to fall for the same hype that the rest of the beauty world seemed to have fallen for. But alas, I introduce to you, my new most prized palette: the Jaclyn Hill palette.  Over December my family from Germany came to stay with us, and with them, they brought a beautiful Beauty Bay purchase. I have been watching tutorial after tutorial where this palette was used, but since it isn’t available directly in South Africa, I didn’t yearn for it too much. That being said, I did jump at…