Category: Beauty

Review: YSL Souffle D’Éclat Loose Powder

December 11, 2016 0

For me, winter looks are all about flawless matte finishes so I was on the hunt for a new powder… I first came across Yves Saint Laurent’s Souffle D’Éclat loose powder in one of Queen Jackie Aina‘s beauty favourites videos. After hearing her rave about how flawless and airbrushed this powder made her skin look…

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Review: Mario Badescu Skincare

November 22, 2016 3

After a month of use, my review of the Mario Badescu ‘Brightening Kit’ and the Buffering Lotion! Mario Badescu is a US-based skincare brand and a favourite amongst celebrities and famous faces. Having gone through a very bad patch with my skin, I decided it was time to have a skincare overhaul and give their…

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Summer Beauty Favourites

November 22, 2016 0

Since we are halfway through the summer, I thought I would do a round up of the some of the beauty products I have been loving this summer…. This time last year I was absolutely not as obsessed with makeup as I am now. I mean, I liked it and I had my basics down…

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Why I’m ‘Going Natural’

November 22, 2016 0

After 6 years of having relaxed hair, I’ve decided to begin my  journey back to being ‘natural’ and here’s why… Admittedly, I am a little late to the Natural Hair Movement party. Having had a very short pixie cut up until January of this year, relaxer and I were bosom buddies. I quietly watched people’s natural…

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Review: NARS Foundation and Concealer

November 22, 2016 1

Hello, hello! I have been slacking again with blogging recently but I have a good excuse (I shall be doing a post on why soon!). I’m back with a super quick review of NARS’ All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation and Radiant Creamy Concealer. My regular foundation for the past year or so has been Giorgio…

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My Winter Beauty Favourites

November 22, 2016 0

A look at some of the makeup and beauty products I have been loving this season.  I have been slowly and surely developing a makeup obsession in recent times, from fleeky highlighters to bold matte lips. I thought I’d share some of my current favourites. Eyeshadow Prior to the end of last year, I never ventured anywhere…

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Review: The Fragrance Box

November 22, 2016 0

I subscribed to new monthly fragrance subscription service, The Fragrance Box – a UK-based company providing its subscribers with niche fragrances every month. (NB: there was another fragrance in my box that I somehow forgot to include in the photos!) As someone who tends to wear just one perfume every 4-6 months, The Fragrance Box immediately…

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Review: Real Techniques Core Collection Brushes

November 22, 2016 0

  Effortless application and professional finish. So I have been wanting to try out the Real Techniques makeup brushes for a very long time having seen countless beauty bloggers review them. Prior to ordering these, I had a pretty random collection of brushes from a variety of places including Boots, eBay, local hair shops and…

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How I Battled Acne

November 10, 2016 2

  After years of battling problematic skin, I have finally found a regime that works for me. Disclaimer: I feel I should open this post with a little disclaimer since I am not a medical professional or dermatologist. The following products and methods have worked for me but of course, different things work for different…

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Hello, Pixie.

November 6, 2016 0

A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life. – Coco Chanel     So in December 2014, I took the HUGE step of cutting off all my hair and getting a chic pixie haircut! I’ve since grown to love it and don’t see myself going back to my usual long hair…

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