Beauty, Boxycharm

Boxyluxe (the upgraded Boxycharm)

I am a subscriber to the US service called Boxycharm. It’s a beauty subscription service where you get a box of cosmetic items every month for $21 (excluding shipping because we in South Africa use a freight forwarding service to get it here). Each month the box contained 4-5 full size items and feature major… Continue reading Boxyluxe (the upgraded Boxycharm)


LA Girl PRO.matte foundation

At the Dischem Beauty Fair I recently purchased the (newly available in SA) L.A Girl PRO.matte foundation. I’ve been waiting for this foundation to be released here since I first heard of it! I have oily (recently somewhat combination) skin and if this works like it’s been said to, it would be a God send!… Continue reading LA Girl PRO.matte foundation


The Body Shop Face Mists

We all know we're supposed to drink a lot of water to help hydrate your skin and prevent it from looking all bleak and wrinkly and like you're permanently tired. But sometimes we need all the help we can get. Enter facial mists! Not that you should totally forego water, go drink some now! Immediately!… Continue reading The Body Shop Face Mists


Essence little beauty angels Colour Correcting soft brightening face perfection primer

Yoh, that is one long title for what will be a super short post! I recently saw this primer at Dischem and thought I'd give it a go. This range had quite a few products, including other colour correcting primers, primer sticks, concealers, powder pearls, loose powder, lip primer, mini makeup sponges and nail polish.… Continue reading Essence little beauty angels Colour Correcting soft brightening face perfection primer


Laser hair removal – how it REALLY is

Ever walked around during summer with your pretty dress/top on and upon lifting your arms suddenly realize you forgot to shave...or on your way to the beach? (only me? Eish...) A while back I started on my laser hair removal journey. I have dark hair and decided to have my underarms lasered. It’s just easier… Continue reading Laser hair removal – how it REALLY is


Essence Metal Shock Eyeshadow

I know this isn't exactly a new product, but I've had it for a while now and thought I'd give you a quick lowdown. I have two shades - "07 1 second to mars" and "03 galaxy rocks". The tube says: "creamy eyeshadow for an incredible metallic and vibrant finish" and that it definitely is!… Continue reading Essence Metal Shock Eyeshadow


Avon Footworks Nail and Cuticle Serum

Due to the fact that I regularly wear gel polish on my nails and have to soak it off, my cuticles and surrounding nail area can get very dry. I'm always applying nail oil - usually Essence nail oil. Recently I saw this in an Avon catalog and thought I'd give it a try. I'm… Continue reading Avon Footworks Nail and Cuticle Serum


Gel Nails DIY

About a year ago I decided to start trying to do my own gel nails. I used to go to a salon to get my nails done, but having to go every 3-4 weeks at around R300 a shot started adding up. I’ve seen and heard about the Maskscara brand of Gel-It polish and thought… Continue reading Gel Nails DIY


Happy New Year! 

Happy new year to all my readers and followers! 2018 will be the year of the pineapple: This will be my mantra for 2018. Also, my no is my no and my yes is my yes.  Keep following me for fun beauty news and reviews - looking forward to lots of new stuff!  a.