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 →

The Matric Formal is the pinnacle of your high school career. It is one of those moments you dream about from the moment you enter high school. For me, it almost seemed magical. I could perfectly construct what I wanted to wear and how I wanted to look. It was the only chance we would get in our high school years to really go all out in dressing up. If I hadn’t known what I did about fashion and makeup the ride would have been a lot bumpier than it was. So here are my tips and tricks on how to look effortlessly stunning atRead More →

Urban Decay has been a consumers favourite for as long as I can remember. Their Palettes could be found in every makeup gurus collection and they still seem to be well- loved. Like any brand, Urban Decay has some killer products that are staples in makeup routines. A good makeup setting spray is something everyone should have in their makeup routines but is not always so easy to find in South Africa – luckily Urban Decay has got you covered. Their All Nighter and Chill setting sprays are best sellers and complete any makeup look. The All Nighter setting spray prolongs the wear of your makeupRead More →

It seems that holiday festivities always call for some sparkle and in this case what better way than to glitter up your eyes this Christmas season than with glitter liner? Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner is one of those quick fixes that can be used in multiple ways to create makeup looks with impressive shine. You can apply it all over your eyelids after applying a complementary crease shade, use it to draw a line of glitter parallel to your liner or in your crease – to create a cut crease. The best part is that you can pick it up while doing yourRead More →