When life(Read: My sister) hands me a good lipstick, I blog about it! The lipstick that Ill be raving about today is the Rimmel: Lasting Finish by Kate Moss. Now this is by far the lightest shade of lipstick that I own so it really took me out of my lipstick comfort zone. The ones that I own are either deep reds or hot pinks.
Kate Moss’s lipsticks aren’t exactly new on the market but it is new in my collection so I thought I’d share my thoughts on it. I’d love to get my hands on more of these lipsticks. Its extremely moisturising on the lips and very pigmented. Throughout the day when it fades, it appears like a balm stain which makes the longevity of the lipstick SUPERB!
My description of the scent of the lipstick won’t do it justice. Its somewhat of a coconut, strawberry ice-cream and vanilla scent. This lipstick is very buildable. Its a nice balance between a dirty pink and a coral shade. When worn, the lipstick has a slight gloss finish to it and that’s one of the things that I love about it. The lightweight packaging of the tube with Kate Moss’s signature on the cap adds a nice little personal touch to it.
This really motivated me to try more lighter shades this summer and its definitely a great addition to my makeup bag. There are 7 colours in the Lasting Finish range and I without a doubt want all of them.
One of the main reasons why I adore this product so much is because it doesn’t leave my lips feeling dry, wrinkly or flakey after a few hours which is something very common when using lipsticks.
Today I’m going to share all my fave accessories that I’ve been loving lately. I’ve got my own mini collection of accessories but there’s always some pieces that I reach for more than others. I can truly say that majority of accessories are from Mr Price. At the moment Mr Price is really wowing me with their Collaborations and on trend fashion/accessories in store.
Now if you’re a regular on the blog you’d know that I’ve got a huge love affair with bangles so obviously I had to include it onto my list. My top 5 summer accessories are: Gold Headband from Mr Price: This is definitely my summer lifesaver. It keeps my hair out of my neck and it looks supper pretty. With most headbands I tend to get a headache after wearing it for a few hours but not with this one. I got this headband at a steal for only R29.99. There’s so many ways to use it but this is my go to hairstyle. Owl Cuff from Scarlett Boulevard: I’m so bummed that Scarlett Boulevard closed down. I did however manage to buy a few things before they did. I love owl accessories and this is one of my faves. Its not very bulky like most cuffs and it looks pretty expensive. Drop feathers gems earrings from Mr Price: This is definitely my most loved pair of earrings for summer. It has this whole boho chic feel to them and they were on sale for only R19.99. If you love colour and feathers … GET THIS! Spikes style gold and turquoise necklace from Scarlett Boulevard: At the moment I’m thinking of ways to give this necklace a serious DIY. I hate that the colour came off. Being light of complexion made it a nightmare because it rubbed off on my neck (not a pretty sight). I have managed to put clear nailpolish on it to prevent it and it still remains my best neck piece. Gold “Lady Like” bangles from Mr Price: saving the best for last. The best R30 I’ve spent on accessories. I love that these bangles can’t be separated because that is how I loose them. Another bonus is that they are nickel free. They look so pretty paired with the proper outfit.
Long Time no “Bloggers & Bags”! I’ve been such a terrible blogger lately but I just feel that I’ve got too much on my plate. I thought things would simmer down after exams but Nooooo. Anyway today I bring you a new addition to my “Bloggers and Bags” series. Darlings meet Mishka Lawrence, Mishka is one of my newest Twitter lovies so show her some love.
This is my normal everyday handbag, I bought from Woolworths about a year or more ago, it was part of the Studio W collection. It might not be thee most glamorous handbag, but it is definitely one of my favourites! Mainly because I can fit almost anything inside! I’m one of those women that needs everything close by!
So lets get started
- Pink make up bag from Dirty Works
- O magazine pencil bag – with lady products inside
- Typo coin purse – with headphones and cellphone charger inside
- Magnolia and Champagne hand cream
- EOS lip balm
- Versace sunglasses
- Orbit chewing gum – Strawberry
- Guess beige purse (best investment I’ve ever made!)
Inside my make up bag:
- Essence lip liner – Red Blush
- Smudge 2 in 1 eyebrow & fix – Dark Choc
- Eyebrow brush
- Avon Glimmerstick Eyeliner – Blackest Black
- Compact mirror
- Revlon Grow Luscious mascara
- Avon Super Extend Extreme mascara
- Rimmel Glam Eyes mascara
- Essence eyeshadow – Skeye and Sand
- Essence pigments- Smell the Caramel
- Bvlgari perfume Green Jade
Thanks again for letting me be a guest blogger Tasneem! I hope that you and your amazing readers enjoyed this post!
And a huge Thank You to Mishka for showing us what she carries in her bag. Let’s just all agree that we want a few things in her bag? Don’t forget to connect with Mishka on :
With varsity out of the way (till February, yeah!!), I will be more vocal and pay much more attention to social media sites and the Karabossie jewellery line.
I’ve had my Lookbook account now for almost 3 years but never really posted any looks on it. If I did upload a look, I either removed it for some reason or forgot my password. With my password safely written down in my secret book, hidden in my secret place, I’ve decided to post a look I had to model at a Jaymila Swaggz networking event. I’d like to tell you that the name for this particular look ” Afro Saturdays” was well thought out and that the inspiration for this name came to mind while I was sipping on Margaritas in the Caribbean, overlooking the tranquil ocean. Truth is, the fashion show was on a Saturday and I have a afro. Point I’m trying to make is that it really is that simple, anyone can do this and who knows, you might be the inspiration behind someones look. Now Lookbook enables you to upload a look that you rocking for the day, edit the photos, fan people whose outfit choices inspire you or just hype (like) a particular outfit. It truly is an amazing website which I think would inspire everyone. If in need for inspiration on what to wear to a club, date or to make an ex-boyfriend painfully jealous, this indeed my honey blossoms is the puurfect site to visit (grrrr…. meow).
I’m not really a fan of celebrity fragrances because they always seem to make my nose itch non stop and they smell way too sweet. This reminds me of cheap perfume that one would pick up at the R10 store. However, one celeb’s fragrance whom I adore is without a doubt Britney Spears.
I was a huge fan of her curious fragrance and I remember using it religiously. I’m now currently using her Fantasy/ Midnight Fantasy. Firstly I was drawn to the bottles. Its simply amazing! What I’ve noticed about her fragrances are that the staying power is incredible. 2 spritz and you’re set for the entire day and the next time you wear the item of clothing again, the scent will still be present.
Now with this fragrance, when you pull it apart you’ll find two bottles. I think its the perfect size to pop into your handbag. I tried choosing my fave one but I honestly can’t because both of them smells divine. When sprayed onto yourself, it comes across as a sweet floral fragrance but after a while the sweetness fades and the perfume starts to smell really “high end”. I won’t get into the whole different notes thing but this is one of my fave perfumes at the moment, if I was really forced to choose then I’d go for the Midnight Fantasy.
So I was thinking, seeing that City Girl Vibe turned 2 recently and I was so caught up in exams that I didn’t even have time to blog or mention it, it would be the perfect opportunity to spoil my readers. I will be launching another giveaway soon so keep an eye out for that too.
This is a easy giveaway. I don’t want you to go through a 101 steps because I hate that in comps and you don’t have to tweet or post repetitively(no 10 tweets a day) because I hate that in a comp even more. So for this giveaway you can either like my Facebook Page and tag me in a comment with a link to this post or Tweet about the giveaway and mention @CityGirlVibe with a link to this post. Comment below with your Twitter/Facebook hand.
Easy, Peasy, Lemon Squeezey
Comp Ends at month end.
Happy 1st week of November Darlings … Or should I say Movember? I can’t believe that its that time of the year where men grow their stache in support of prostate cancer and testicular cancer to help raise money and awareness to combat this disease.
I’m not exactly the biggest fan of facial hair but all in the good spirit of awareness and support, I’m supporting Movember. Earlier in October Team City Girl Vibe was invited to an informative Movember launch at The Harley Davidson Clubhouse where we enjoyed an evening of entertainment by the awesome aKING as well as Dean Fuel. Aside from the entertainment, we also learnt the eye opening truths and stats of prostate cancer.
Now ladies, you might not want to grow a mo for a month but there are other ways to show your support like donning Movember accessories? Baking cupcakes in Movember wrappers? Buying a calendar? Or maybe just letting your man grow his stache? But if you really want to help, sign up at movember.com and see how you can make a contibution.
To lighten the mood a teeny tiny bit, look at my awesome man candy of the week. Maybe this will be some encouragement for the ladies. Whoooeeee! This week just got a whole lot shweeeter.
I’m a huge Seventeen Magazine fan (Yes I read Seventeen Magazine and Yes I love it) and I particularly love it when they include fab goodies in their magazine. To be totally honest I get most of my blog ideas and inspiration from magazine’s because I practically live in them, Seventeen in particular. The products in the mag is affordable because its aimed at us budget girls, which brings me to today’s post.
In the November issue you’ll find an eyeliner and Lipgloss(Liquid liner freaks me out so I’m reviewing the lipgloss). Now 1st of all this lipgloss intrigued me. I’m not a lipgloss fan but because I read something along the lines of “Emotionally Activated Lip Gloss” I WAS SOLD!
I’ve never used Miss Signature products before so I was quite excited to try this gloss out. When in the tube its clear but after a few seconds when applied to the lips, it turns into a light pink. Half an hour in, it turned into a darker reddish-pink. I don’t know what happened or even if its really emotionally activated but it changed colour. Maybe I was excited because I finished at campus early but the fact remains … IT CHANGED!
I must admit that I really like this gloss. Its the perfect constancy between runny and thick. I also love the strawberry scent. The staying power is good and I didn’t have to reapply it that often during the day. This is my new bestie on those days when I have a quick errand to run.
There’s also a fab spread in Seventeen on a selection of Miss Signature cosmetics and I’m quite keen to try it out. Let me also add that the prices are AH-MAZING! Its in the same price range as Essence, Catrice & Wet n Wild. These are a few of the products that I’m dying to get my hands on in the mag. OH OH OH! Before I forget, in the mag this month you’ll get a R50 off voucher that you can use on Miss Signature cosmetics (You’re Welcome). Check out their website for a list of their stores & all the fab things in their range.
Another day, another blogger. Today I’m taking a looksee in the bag of the ever so beautiful Leigh that blogs over at Le1ghlo.
I love reading Leigh’s blog and getting the LO-down on everything that’s happening in Jozi. If you’re a Joburg dweller and love trying out new bars, clubs, coffee shops and bakeries, then I suggest you hop on over to the fab Leigh’s blog and get the scoop on everything that’s hot and happening in your city. Even if you’re not from JHB, you can also read some beauty reviews, posts on fashion and all that Jazz. See why I love reading her blog? SOMETHING for everybody!
Now let’s see what Leigh carries in her handbag :
Let me just take a second and tell you how jealous I am of her handbag and how awesome is the Marni Scented Handbag Doll? I need.want.must-have one of those.
Thank You so Leigh for showing us what you carry around in your handbag. Btw Leigh was trending on Twitter yesterday. Yaaay for #TeamSL.
Along with every other South African beauty lovers,I so badly wanted to try anything from Urban Decay. A few weeks ago the beautiful Tasha from Belleza Kisses (Read her blog, you’ll love it!) sent me some fab goodies.
Now I’m no beauty guru but I at least know how to apply eyeshadow and make my eyes look pretty. I do however have to stick to the safe colours to prevent me from looking like a clown. That’s where my new fave Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette comes in. I love how compact it is. The perfect size to just pop into my handbag with a great size mirror for those quick touch ups on the go.
The staying power of the eyeshadows are AMAZING! They blend perfectly and are very pigmented. I particularly love how the product transfers from the brush to my eyelids but still look exactly the same. With most eye-shadows it appears extremely pigmented in the pan but when on your eyelids they look transparent.
I’ve read some great Urban Decay reviews on Tasha’s blog and I want them all. The lip liners looks fab. Read Tasha’s review over here. Take a look at my absolute lust have list.
Urban Decay products are an absolute must have in your makeup bag and collection. Make a new buddy in the U.S and tell them to get it for you! Next on my list is the Naked 2 palette and/or a stunning lipstick. What’s your thoughts on Urban Decay?
Today my Fashion Friday post is all about the Boyfriend Jeans. This is without a doubt a must must must in your wardrobe. You just cannot go wrong with it and I’m on the hunt for the perfect pair(s).
I’m sure you’ve seen the boyfriend jeans in store and online, which means its HOT on the wardrobe staple list this summer. You’re probably thinking, who wears jeans in summer? Well there’s cropped Boyfriend jeans and I like to think that the distressed jeans holes acts as ventilation holes, No?
I put together an outfit with a budget pair of jeans From Mr Price (You can win HOT fashion for a year, enter here) and higher-end from Style 36 (You can get R100 off voucher) This is how I would wear pair it.
You might be thinking that if you’re not very slender or you’re a curvey darling that you can’t pull this off and don’t want to wear baggy jeans that’s going to add on the kgs. W.R.O.N.G. Opt for a pair of cropped Boyfriend Jeans and you’re good to go!
Now everybody wants in on the action but don’t know how to rock their boyfriend, take a looksee at my celeb picks this week and see how they wore it.