All posts tagged: beauty

REVIEW | Long Hair, Don’t Care ft. IrresistibleMe

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Articles / Beauty

Some time ago I was contacted by IrresistibleMe to write up a review of their extensions. Scratch that, a long time ago, but in the mean time I had massive break-outs and a painful break-up along with a very busy Summer season, so I thought it was time to get back on the saddle. If you saw my previous “Goddess of the Sea” shoot, then you were probably wondering “wait, did she always have hair this […]

PHOTOSHOOT | Goddess of the Sea

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Beauty / Fashion / Photography

I have to admit I feel extremely embarrassed yet unusually excited to post this. Anyone who knows me knows that I am always, without fail, the one behind the camera. I’ve never had my picture taken properly – that means, not including cellphones or pictures with people I love or taken on holiday. I’ve never been the one that has to stand there and at least try to look pretty. So when Caterina of Kateidoscope (who […]

TUTORIAL | Neon Spring Sunset

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Beauty / Photography

So when Cate asked me to take some pictures of her wearing a pair of very 1980s-themed leggings, I couldn’t help but ask her for something in return. I’ve never done a more “out there” makeup look on myself or any of my friends, or anywhere outside of makeup school, to be honest. And I have never used neon or bright colours for eyeshadow on myself or anyone else, ever. So this was the perfect excuse. […]

MAKEOVER | Easy Gold Eye & Glowy Skin

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Beauty / Videos

I finally – finally – managed to get this up! You guys have no idea the issues we had with this. This is my first makeover of a series I’m hoping to do if I rope in enough friends/guinea pigs, featuring my good friend Caterina of Kateidoscope.com. She’s never been into makeup, so I thought I’d do an easy, everyday look on her and walk her through all the steps. Today she even asked me to […]

Calling All Beauties

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Articles / Beauty / Photography

  While I’ve been away I’ve been silently mulling over an idea. I see so many collaboration requests on work forums and blogger Facebook groups, but it’s usually commercially inclined or based on a “like for like, follow for follow” basis. I want my follower count to go up organically, not because I liked someone’s holistic yoga page or gave their homemade soaps a shout-out on an Instagram picture! One of my goals for 2016 […]

Haircare | The Right Cut + Favourite No Heat Styling Products

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Articles / Beauty

  I’m very picky with my hair. My boyfriend knows it and my mom can’t hear me cry about how three strands fell off in the shower anymore. I’m downright paranoid about having nice hair, mainly because I don’t want to have to bother with it. Sounds paradoxical, right? Well, not really. Now here is a set of pictures of my hair – bad cut vs good cut. Sorry for a lack of good digital photographs but […]

Sleek Makeup – Lipstick Collection & Lip Swatches

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Beauty / Shopping

The other day while I was cleaning out my drugstore lipstick collection I noticed I had dozens of lipsticks in the same colours: mauve/dusty pink, wine red/bordeaux, creamy peach and blue-based red. I started rummaging through my entire collection – drugstore, high-end, proper luxury and even liquid lipsticks and, to my horror, I had more than a hundred lipsticks fitting into each of those colours. And the worst part is that I had nothing but those colours! I […]

Give(away) Me Some Lip!

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Beauty / Giveaways

I did mention some big changes were about to happen, and you’re looking at them. To start this exciting new phase of my blog (and my life), I have decided to start decluttering my enormous makeup collection. While going through my lipsticks I found quite a large amount that I had purchased and, shamefully, never used. These are all brand-spankin’ new! They’ve been swatched, sanitised and put away neatly never to be touched again. Worst of all, […]

Real Beauty

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Beauty / Inspiration

Earlier this April, Dove came out with an initiative called Real Beauty Sketches. The idea was to have an artist draw a person without seeing her, based solely on the person’s own description of herself. Then the artist would draw the same person again but based on someone else’s description; in the end, the women are confronted with how they view themselves and how others view them. The difference in the final results is staggering […]