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{HAUL} Essence, Sleek, Uma…

I placed an order for the following products online in August last year, and due to the backlog at the post office, I only received my items in December. I’ve been using a few of the products but I thought I’d do this blog post for those of you who want to see what I picked up and also the prices of items and customs for the size of the order I placed. Because this post is going to be an image overload, I will do individual posts on certain items that contain swatches as well.

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{Giveaway & Review} MAC Haul Part 2

So today I’ll be showing you the other MAC items I picked up from The Cosmetic Company and they all happen to be blushes *blushing sheepishly*.

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Stila Makeup Haul

So it’s been almost three weeks since I last posted and it feels like a lifetime. With real life getting in the way, there are just not enough hours in day to insatiate my passion. I’ve missed blogging so much I’m not going to rant on incessantly so I’ll get right on to it. Read the rest of this entry

My November Wish List

I’d like to share the current cheek products that I’ve seen on Instagram that I didn’t even know were available in SA besides the Physicians Formula ones. These few items I fell in love with the minute I laid eyes on them. If you browse through the pictures you’ll see why. Some of them have been out for a while and they range from drugstore to high-end. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry

Elizabeth Arden Holiday Blockbuster

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I am so excited to share with you this amazing special. The worth of products in this collection is beyond what I paid for it. I have never used Elizabeth Arden makeup before and I thought this was a great way to try it out since I know it is a world renowned brand. The makeup brushes on the counter in store was what caught my eye, and upon inquiring about their price I was introduced to this 18-piece collection. For now I will just be unboxing the items to show you what is contained in the set and I will do a proper review with swatches once I’ve tried everything out. Let’s get started. Read the rest of this entry

Essence Trend Edition – Be Loud!

Walking in Dischem Cleawater yesterday, I managed to pick up a few items from the previous Essence Trend edition ‘Be Loud!’. This edition was launched internationally last year September and it only came to South Africa in June of this year. While it seems we are way behind on keeping up with the collections, the items I purchased are perfect for spring/summer days and I can’t wait to get my hands on some more. The blushers and jumbo sticks each come in two limited colours, Apricot and Pink Me.

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Revlon Goodie Bag

As promised, today I’m going to show you the awesome items I received in my goodie bag from Revlon at the Cosmo Beauty Masterclass.

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The Body Shop Makeup Madness Haul (Part 2)

I am so sorry for my Body Shop follow up post being so delayed. It has been such a hectic week with me trying to run a business and having to cope with an unfortunate death in the family but I finally got around to it. Plus it’s given me more time to test out the items I bought as we have been having strange weather lately here in Johannesburg, like 3 seasons in a day and me hoping I won’t catch a cold. So I’ll get right on to it 🙂

The Body Shop Shimmer Waves in Coral
By far my favourite item of all The Body Shop products. I use it almost every day just to brighten my complexion and give it a healthy glow. The pigmentation of the shades is very subtle and works great on my medium skin tone as an all-round highlighter. It feels light on my skin and doesn’t fade until I wipe it off at the end of the day. The shades can be used individually to accentuate certain areas or as eye shadow. The square packaging looks bulky and heavy but it’s not and is definitely a must have item for every makeup bag because of its versatility. Price R199 (8.5g)

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The Body Shop Baked-to-Last Blush in Coral
This blusher almost made it onto my favourite item list. It is long lasting and also light when applied to the skin. I love the fact that it is blusher and highlighter in one compact but I find it too pink for my liking, was hoping for more of a peach undertone. Have used it a couple of times and I only had to sweep my brush across once to apply on both cheeks. It really is baked to last. Price R160 (5g)

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The Body Shop Brush on Bronze
These bronzing pearls were on my lust list for quite a while and I’m so happy I finally own it. The packaging is quite bulky but there are so many beads it will last forever. When applied it has a subtle shimmer and I’ve used it quite a bit to contour the upper part of my face. You can build up the darkness of the product for a more tanned look but not recommended for paler skin as it’s quite orange. Price R199 (28g)

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The Body Shop Honey Bronze Brilliance Powder in Copper
So this is my least favourite item I purchased. The concept is great because you can apply the bronzer with just one sweep and it has an assisted tube when closing so you don’t damage the bristles on the brush. The product claims to be no-mess and although that is true for the tube, it was all over my clothing once I applied it to my face. The formula is so glittery it would much rather be suited for wear on the neck and shoulders for a night out. Without the glitter the bronzer is not even noticeable so I would have to give this one a miss. Price R199 (5g)

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Overall I am happy with my purchases and will definitely be buying more stuff from The Body Shop. As mentioned in my previous post all their make-up is animal cruelty free and great value for money.

What are your favourite Body Shop products?

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