Benefit Go Tropicoral Lip and Cheek Kit

I have a problem with Benefit. It’s impossible for me to avoid the siren call of their adorable packaging and cute product names, but my student budget just won’t let me pick something up every time I walk past their counter. It’s hard being a girl! Luckily, their mini kits are a lot more wallet-friendly, letting you try out a …

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Essence Gel Eyeliner Midnight in Paris – review and swatches

So I mentioned here when I posted my Die Antwoord nails that I recently did a ninja-themed dance performance to their song “Enter the Ninja”. Despite performing it twice, I didn’t manage to get a good photo of my makeup, so these pictures that will have to do: All the black is Essence Gel Eyeliner in Midnight in Paris. This …

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Inaugural FOTD – Everyday Makeup

I’ve never been really into makeup, but I’m turning 25 in July (eek) and I realise that my crazy-makeup-looks-chic-and-not-scary days are numbered, so I’ve decided to start experimenting with what my boyfriend calls “facepaint”. First off, I’m posting what my “normal” face looks like, with minimal photoshopping (contrast adjustments, cropping etc.). Now, I love my sleep way more than the …

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What is BB cream?

BB creams are popping up on shelves everywhere – but what are they? BB stands for beauty balm, blemish balm or beblesh balm, depending on which brand you’re looking at. BB creams are said to have originated from a cream that dermatologists recommended after cosmetic surgery to help repair skin and cover damage. They became popular in Korea after some …

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