Lip Liner. To some, this is one of those makeup products you don’t really see a use for or don’t even bother using. Why wear a lip liner when you’re going to apply a lipstick over? There are many reasons one would do so: like creating a shading effect on your lips or making your lipstick last longer. Ironically, that’s not how I’ve come to use lip liners. Years ago I hopped onto the lip liner trend thanks to the influence that Kylie Jenner had on the beauty industry. That was the first time I discovered Mac’s Lip Pencils and the different dupe products thatRead More →

One thing that I’ve come to love is wearing nail polish. This might be an odd statement, but between adhering to school rules and being more tom-boyish than I’d admit I never really cared about something like painting my nails. The reason for this change is solely accredited to Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel nail polish. Sometime in the December holidays, my mom thought it would be a good idea to find a basic nail polish colour that could be worn every day. Not long after we set out to our nearest Dischem and viewed their selection. I was instantly drawn to Sally Hansen’s range as I’dRead More →

Designer prices are no joke. Nonetheless, It makes sense to justify the price of the purchase: it’s trendy, well-made and beautiful – wrong. There are people that would give up an arm and a leg for a designer item. Thankfully, there are less extreme methods of obtaining a Gucci bag whilst keeping your extremities intact – and that does not mean selling your kidneys. If you’ve come across my post: Duty-free Shopping Guide: Part 1 you’re aware that being frugal and shopping luxuries can be done simultaneously. So if you want bomb timeless products at a discount – you’re in the right place.   Perfume Perfume is an airport classicRead More →

The French have knowingly mastered a few things. One of these things is fashion. They can look effortlessly stylish, polished and beautiful all at once. Luckily, their minimalist look isn’t hard to achieve. When you’re clued in on the do’s and don’ts you’ll be flaunting fashion like a french in no time. The Striped Shirt The striped shirt is a classic. It seems the association of the French wearing stripes is cliché – but it’s true. A striped shirt can be considered an essential piece in a French woman’s wardrobe. Depending on your personal preferences or the weather a short or long sleeved striped shirt canRead More →

Many seem to marvel at French women’s beauty. Their Flawless skin, perfect hair and slim figures. Most might blame it on good genetics but what should actually be accredited is their effortless beauty routines. Step 1 Beautiful skin starts with your diet and skincare routine: this is the sad truth. Eventually, what you put in your body and onto your skin has a large impact on your appearance. The great thing is that French women have simple ways of achieving results. They swear by drugstore products. Besides using popular french skincare brands, Bioderma’s Micellar Water is what almost every French woman recommends. It can beRead More →

Something I’ve become more aware of and interested in is duty-free shopping. For those of you that aren’t familiar with this concept: duty-free products are without tax and usually a fraction of the retail price you’ll pay at a shopping mall. These products are found after international flight security and usually include most of your high-end cosmetic and fashion brands. I was most taken by the fact that the majority of international airports have Mac Cosmetics counters where you can purchase duty-free products. Mac Cosmetics is a brand that is very beginner friendly and that most professional makeup artists have in their kits. If givenRead More →

My mother has always been a Body Shop enthusiast and so logically I was bound to become one myself. Their Body Butters trigger a mild nostalgia of my mid-teen years. Similarly, their fragrant body washes instinctively bring a smile to my face once I catch a whiff of their scent. There’s not much to a moisturizer or body wash but The Body Shop makes something so simplistic an experience. I’ve always enjoyed entering their store at the possibility of falling in love with yet another one of their products. Throughout the years I’ve been gravitating to their Body Butters that are more beneficial than sweet-smelling.Read More →

Someone with dry skin is probably the first to jump on the face mask bandwaggon and get you to do the same. A hydrating face mask does wonders to replenish a dehydrated skin – from my experience anyway. I’ve heard countless YouTubers note the importance of using a hydrating mask before or during flights as the air in an aeroplane is recycled and thus very drying to the skin. Individuals with dry skin have especially been known to break out after long flights. Keeping this in mind I decided to try out a face mask before my trip to Cape Town. I headed out to ClicksRead More →

Step 4: the makeup This seems to be the largest problem area when it comes to these events. No-one really knows anything about makeup and so everyone ends up looking rather strange. Most people get makeup artists to do their makeup for them but personally, I think some of the makeup artists in South Africa don’t really know how to make you look like a better version of yourself – they end up making you look much older than you are. Mac cosmetics is a safe option to have your makeup done at but always go for a test run first and see how theRead More →