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 its all about local is lekker … In this case, local is cute. I love stumbling upon local brands that sells pretty things but is yet affordable for us budget girls to spend on. Creative peeps warms my heart and that’s exactly what my new found brand is all about. The name of this brand says it all, everything is as cute as a button.
The darlings over at Cute as a Button Crafts & Designs makes the most stunning handmade accessories and its a definite must have in your jewellery collection this summer. I’ve seen many people sell button accessories but the prices are ridiculous and not as pretty as the ones that Tish design’s.
I’ve seen really beautiful pieces that’s so on trend and know that each button loving darling should definitely have. All the pieces in this post were carefully crafted, made with love and made it onto my must have list.
Another great thing about their accessories is that it looks really expensive but is easy on the pocket. See why I love their goodies?
Also the fab darlings over at Cute As Button suggests that their accessories would make really wonderful gifts for a bachelorette party, kitchen tea, birthday or any other girls night get together that you could gift to your guests . To order just email email@example.com.
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I’m a huge Lip Product fan and to be totally honest, I probably take care of my lips more than what I do my face. When I try a new lip product I usually know from the first use whether its the real deal or not. I recently stumbled upon my latest lip lifesaver at Woolworths and its definitely THE BEST lip balm that I’ve ever used(And trust me when I say I’ve been through many before).
I wish I found this lipbalm in winter because it would’ve saved me from all my winter blues and dry cracked lips. This lipbalm glides on smoothly and leaves your lips super soft all day. I find it very moisturising on the lips. The scent of this strawberry lipbalm is amazing, it smells good enough to eat. It glides onto the lips effortlessly and also makes a great base for lipsticks that aren’t very moisturising.
The only thing better than this lipbalm is the price. At R16.99, I could kick myself for not grabbing more than one. The Strawberry Woolies lipbalm is so affordable compared to many other brands and it actually works like a charm. This lipbalm also comes in array of different variants such as the Original, Medicated and Sun Lipbalm, which is an absolute must for summer when out in the sun.
The next time you’re in Woolworths, grab one (or two, or three) of these babies and pop it into your shopping basket. I can guarantee you that your lips will love you later.
Winter in the Cape is not as bad as I thought it would be. We do get those days where its 100% rain, hails to the point where it looks like snow and the temps being in the crazy single digits but we also do get our fair share of sunny days.
I’m all for fashion pieces that one can wear throughout winter but yet look fashion forward. Today my darlings, I bring you the quilted fashion trend. How I love this trend! It gives a certain edge to ones outfit and its just `stupéfiant`. I think know its one of the easiest trends that can be pulled off and there’s so many items that you can try out or incorporate into your wardrobe.
I made a little collage with all my fave quilted pieces. I’m particularly in love with the handbag from Blackcherry Handbags. I recently added the quilted boots from Shoe City to my booties collection and let me add that its the best winter investment I’ve made to date!For today’s celeb inspiration, I took different celebs wearing different quilted fashionable pieces. To me Lauren Conrad is queen of quilted. I remember her rocking her Chanel quilted handbags (in different sizes) in The Hills from season one. I.Need.Want.Must-Have. a chanel handbag… One day is One day!
I received an amazing press kit packed with awesome goodies from Baby Soft. As many of you might have noticed, there’s a “softer than ever” mascot showdown happening at the moment and I’m honestly torn between the two!
What is this “Softer Than Ever Mascot” showdown you ask? Baby-soft invented something new called Micro Pillow Technology. Baby Soft is known for their already super soft toilet tissue and their new invention is even softer, but now feel that this new micro pillow technology requires a new mascot OR NOT. In my press kit I received quite a few goodies that I’m LOVING! I first popped my flash into my laptop and watched the vids on it. Definitely one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen and now I have a new flashdrive for university… YAY. Let me get to the awesome Softi vs Shlumfi merchandise. I received two cups, two tshirts and THEE softest toilet tissue ever! I’m so grateful for everything and I can even share it with the fam.
I never blog about toilet tissue but man how could I not? In my home Baby Soft is part of the family, that’s why its so hard for me to choose my fave mascot. I’m a cat person but Softi is a part of the family. Seeing that its flu season, you would always find Baby Soft toilet tissue in my handbag. So darlings, you have a say. Do you feel that Baby Soft needs a new mascot? Cast your vote! Hop on over to www.babysoft.co.za or hop on over to their on Facebook page. You can also vote via sms when you buy any promotional pack of Mascot Showdown -Baby Soft 2-ply toilet tissue. Just SMS the word “Shlumfi” or “Softi” and the unique code on the back of the sticker to 33005. You will also then be in the running for a chance to win your share of 1000 x R100 cash vouchers.
I’ve said it many times before and Ill say it again… I’M A HUGE HANDBAG FREAK. Saturday mornings drive’s to Landsdowne have become a regular thing over the past few weeks. My sisters and I spend hours long periods of times falling in love with Blackcherry handbags.
There’s only one thing I hate and that’s wanting everything. I always mentally prepare myself saying that I can only choose ONE handbag and I end up buying NOTHING because I can’t bring myself to leaving the store with one handbag only!
The huge variety of handbags in store is amazing. They even have cute heart shaped purses and scarves. One thing that also stood out to me was the great service. The next time I go to their store, I’m definitely going to snap pictures. At the moment I have two handbags and they are beyond gorgeous. Buuuut because I’m a “list maker” , I decided to make myself a list of all the handbags I’m going to buy just to prevent myself from buying nothing… Buying nothing is just a sin! The prices of Blackcherry handbags are incredible! There’s prices to suit everyone’s budget which is great for students like me that’s constantly broke. For those darlings that’s not Cape Town based, don’t fret! You can shop for stunning handbags on http://www.style36.co.za and also, Style 36 is currently running a 13% off EVERYTHING… Yes you read heard me, EVERYTHING for the next 13hours. So shop for Blackcherry handbags lovies.
Trust all you darlings had a productive week and are just as relieved as I am that the weekend is finally here! Today’s fashion inspiration is one of my fave ones as I believe that denim can never get “old”. Its just one of those timeless classics that can be worn by both dudes and dudettes, the young and the crispy… I’m sure you catch my drift!
Today however, I’m talking Denim Shirts. I just love all the different ways you can style a denim shirt. Its just one of those classic fashion items that everybody should have in their closet. I was browsing Mr Price’s online store as always and noticed that denim shirts are quite “popular” and even came across a post that shows you how to create 5 different looks with one shirt! Stunning hey? And the best part is… There’s such a huge selection at affordable prices.
Add a statement neck piece with your. denim shirt and you’ll be strutting a more edgy, hip and fresh look instantly.
Without further rambling, my top celebrity looks are easy + laid back and I even added some man candy this week, that’s why I included something for the guys aswell.
Its been a while since I did a “Must Have Monday” post so I thought I’d kick off my blogging week with one. This week my Must Have Monday post is all about the new year and something that all of us need and should have.
I’m pretty sure majority of you dudes and dudettes are back at work, university/college starts soon for first years, school kids start this week and… You catch my drift… And I’m sure everybody needs a new diary or notebook right? Right! If you like me, that loves writing or even need one for work/university/school/business ,then shopping for a new diary is like being a kid in a candy store not knowing where to start first.
There’s quite a huge variety of 2013 diaries on shelves now or if you’re planning on using yours for more than a year, then opt for a notebook. I’ve put together my fave diaries and notebooks that I spotted in stores and online with a mixture of bargain buys and ones that’s a bit of splurge.
I’m personally not someone that’s keen on spending lots of money(over R200) on a diary or a notebook so I always go for more of an affordable one. I’ve got 3 at the moment. One from Typo, One from Kimmidoll (Exclusive Books) and a Fashionista one that my sister bought me for university this year. You’re probably thinking… Why 3? well, the Typo one is for my handbag, the Kimmidoll one is for notes/blogging and the Fashionista one for university.
So that’s my top diaries and notebooks for 2013. For all those starting university, going back to work and school, starting a new job, venturing out on their own, all my best wishes to you for the new year.
A few months back I blogged about Slap Watch (the only watch I wear) and I’m still loving it to bits. I mentioned that I don’t like watches but for some reason I just LOVE wearing my Slap Watch. The awesome people over at SLAP™ WATCH decided to spoil me with my fav colour Slap Watch and of course I’m in love with it.
Since I last blogged about Slap Watch, the Slap fairies have been busy busy busy! New Slap SLAP™ WATCH were launched and its looking more trendier than ever. The thing with SLAP™ WATCH is, you can buy a few watches and switch their faces to match your outfit so you’re never bored with it.
I’ve had many watches that slaps around your wrist and to be totally honest, its just a waste of time (no pun intended) and money. After a few weeks, the band becomes worn out and it doesn’t slap at all. I can truly say that my SLAP™ WATCH still “slaps” and wraps around my wrist months after. Shockingly due to the fact that I slap mine so much. I’ve said it before and Ill say it again “IF IT DOESN’T SAY SLAP, IT’S NOT A SLAP™ WATCH”, so don’t go out buying fake shit stuff! Buy the real deal at hot online fashion.
If you’re still on the lookout for christmas gifts, Slap Watch has made matters easier for you. There’s a huge selection of colours and fashionable prints for both male, female and kids(Slap Watch Junior). This makes for an amazing christmas gift and would be perfect to count the new year down, right?!
Its the party season and everybody wants to put their best fashion foot forward. A trend that’s all too pretty and making an appearance all over would definitely have to be LACE. Gone are the days where lace are for “old” people. Its a pretty feminine and eye catching trend that’s suitable for all ages and can be worn in so many different ways. Dress it down with a pair of flat sandals or pumps, for a night out you can pair it with a cute clutch and sparkly heels. I put together the perfect party outfit for under R500 from Mr Price(R440 to be exact).
People tend to go overboard when pairing items and always goes for the same shade from head to toe and that’s a huge NO! NO!… I feel when “breaking” the colour it looks way more appealing. These are my stylish feminine celebrities rocking the lace trend.
“I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin.” – Coco Chanel.