October 30, 2013

Just In: Oh-Lief


(End) of October is the transition month for me, to go from summer to autumn. I go through my stash and switch out quite a few products to provide the extra moisture my body longs for. Oh-Lief is actually a brand that I just came across recently. A South-African brand that has a range of all natural, organic body and lip products? Yep, just right up my alley.

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October 28, 2013

What I've Been Loving (October 2013)


With falling leaves, rainy days and lots of wind Autumn is in full bloom here. Skin wise, the condition of my skin has improved compared to how it was when I wrote my post. However, I'm not even close to how my skin looked before. To get me through the month, I've been using great products for those 'transition months' meaning: more coverage, more moisture and heavier scents.

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October 26, 2013

Isabel Marant pour H&M



I'm sure you guys are sick of reading and seeing posts about the latest designer collaboration for H&M, which is the ever so parisian-chic brand Isabel Marant. I've been loving her pieces and following the brand for 3 years now and love it to pieces. She's been an amazing innovator in the industry making the sneaker wedge and oversized sweaters chic and cool. You've got to understand my enthusiasm when word got out Isabel Marant would be the next H&M capsule collection designer. Though there have been mixed words about the collection that will hit the stores and online on 14 November, I've got no bad things to say. I mean... have you seen that jacket, that wooly cardigan and the tailored coat? Yep, definite must-haves for this season in my books. Fingers crossed that H&M won't have a service failure again. 

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October 21, 2013

Throwing Up Berries


When the weather starts to become very gloomy and cold, I always pull out my boldest plum colours to perk me up. As it's my senior year, I spend quite a few days testing my lipsticks working from home. Most of the time I just walk around the house, barefaced, with a bold lip. Once my dearest Mum, who's more a red-lipstick person, chuckled when I wore a vampy-berry lip and said that I looked like I threw up berries. And well… that's how came up with this post: a selection of my favourite lip products that make it look like you 'threw up berries'. In a sophisticated way of course...

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October 18, 2013

Pure Heaven In a Tube


We all know how highly I think of REN products and when a little birdie told me that they rebranded their Normal skin line, I had to try something out myself. With my obsession with cleansing balms and rose-scented products, Rosa Centifolia No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm was an obvious choice. Note to self: think of ways to shorten long product names.

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October 16, 2013

Just In: French Pharmacy


While I was planning a last-minute trip with my mum and sister to Paris during my autumn break (which is now), I was noting down the bits wanted to stock up on in the pharmacies. Sadly for me, we didn't get to book tickets as the majority was sold out and the ones that were left were ridiculously priced - I refuse to pay €300 for a one-way ticket... each. So to cheer myself (and my skin) up, I decided to look for alternative ways so I could treat myself to some French skincare, which is how I got all this heavenly goodness.

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October 14, 2013

The Post-Hair Removal Gem


Body hair removal must be one of the most unglamorous beauty topics to talk about, right below pimple popping, yet very necessary to do. I know people say you shouldn't touch a blemish, I just can't help it if a whitehead keeps staring at me… Anyhoo, coming back to hair removal: it's a pain, both literally and figuratively spoken. Shaving for me is a waste of time, hence Epilator became a good pal of mine over the years. Post-epilating situation mostly is: red, itchy and irritated skin. Oh and don't forget the ingrown hairs. Sound familiar? Well, I think I've found a cure for that. Sort of…

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October 13, 2013

BECCA Foundations


Bases have always been seen as the most important asset in my stash and I doubt that ever will change. Be it sheer, light, medium or full coverage - I have it all and gotta catch 'em all. So when I heard through the grapevine that BECCA had some rather interesting bases, I had to try check them out. So far, Radiant Skin Satin Finish and Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation have knocked my socks off. And they really should start make shorter product names... *phew*

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October 11, 2013

HealGel Intensive


Flawless skin. Don't we all long for that? It's rather impossible to have spotless skin, no discolouration, hyper-pigmentation or scars, so any help a skincare product could give is rather tempting. I've been testing out a few things lately and the only one that rolled out as something that I'm rather loving is HealGel Intensive. Formulated by a team of the worlds finest plastic and cosmetic surgeons, combining liposomes with powerful peptides and biodynes to soothe the skin and boost the collagen process - it just baffled me and won me over with the fancy words, so I caved.

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October 9, 2013

Just In: Pixi

If it's one thing that can make my day, it's new beauty things. And the best ones are those that you expect the least. Having heard many things regarding Pixi, I was rather curious how well their make up range would do, which is why I selected a few make up staples from their main range to see how they'd do against my personal favourites.


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October 7, 2013

Now Is Not The Time

ph.  by Giampiero Maietti

It's been a long time since I wrote an update post, so I thought why not today. Completely off topic: the picture above was taken when I was at Uni by my very talented photographer friend, Giampiero. That's me with a messy bun on top of my head (rather literally) and a comfy jumper during a group meeting. Do check out my 'About Me' and 'Contact' page for more pictures by Giampiero. They're awesome. What I wanted to say with this post is: sorry. I'm very sorry for the lack of posts the fast few days. It's just that I'm a bit of a mess physically and mentally. Don't worry, I'm not crazy (or well... not yet).

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October 2, 2013

Just In: Mario Badescu


My first experience with Mario Badescu products has been a great one, hence I felt the need to continue purchasing products from them when I became a bit spotty. Maybe I was a bit on the greedy front, but that's the after-math of online shopping. When this many goodies are just a few clicks away, it's hard to resist...

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