Beauty, MAC, Mary Kay, Primers

If You Don’t Use Primers, You Should

Reasons you should use a primer: It will create a smooth base for makeup application. It will fill in any fine lines and make your makeup last longer. No more makeup fading away and getting patchy by midday. Your skin will feel velvety soft and your foundation will apply much nicer. You do need to… Continue reading If You Don’t Use Primers, You Should

Beauty, Black Owned Brands, Coloured Raine, Cruelty Free Beauty, Lipstick

Coloured Raine Matte Lip Paints – Tootsie

The matte liquid lipstick obsession continues! I now own three matte lip paints by Coloured Raine: Raine Fever (review can be found here), Rockstar and now Tootsie. Coloured Raine has released a brand new duochrome liquid matte lipstick called Jade and it is stunning. I have a strong feeling that will soon be part of… Continue reading Coloured Raine Matte Lip Paints – Tootsie

Lifestyle, Op Ed, Social Media

Why You Should Stop Relying on Social Media to Keep in Touch

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Arguably the most popular platforms people are using to stay connected to their friends and family. When used responsibly, they're great. You can see photos, video and status updates all in one place. It's easy to see how your loved ones are doing. You don't need to have an actual… Continue reading Why You Should Stop Relying on Social Media to Keep in Touch

Beauty News, Lifestyle, Op Ed, Youtube

Op Ed: Do you need to be bitchy to be popular on Youtube?

  This post was dreamt up after one of my favourite beauty Youtubers posted on Snapchat that she won't be doing tutorials on a regular basis anymore.  This declaration made me quite sad. This Youtuber is great at what she does. She has nearly 500,000 subscribers, posts a variety of videos, snaps, instagram posts on… Continue reading Op Ed: Do you need to be bitchy to be popular on Youtube?

Beauty, Bobbi Brown, Highlight, Sleek Makeup, Urban Decay

The Glow Up – Bobbi Brown, Sleek MakeUP, L’oreal and Urban Decay Highlighters

I'm writing about highlighters today. Tis the season and all that. Just kidding, I'm not Pagan 😛 I do love a good highlight, though. I've been using the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze forever and it's mega old. But for a long time it went unused. Then Instagram arrived and hello highlighter obsession. I… Continue reading The Glow Up – Bobbi Brown, Sleek MakeUP, L’oreal and Urban Decay Highlighters

Beauty, Black Owned Brands, Coloured Raine, Cruelty Free Beauty, Lipstick, WOC, Women of colour

Coloured Raine Matte Lip Paints – Raine Fever

Over the last 2 months I have been exploring lipsticks and have become obsessed with liquid matte lipsticks. I bought the Kat Von D liquid lipstick in Damned but promptly returned that after the mini Instagram drama that revealed what a rude dismissive woman she is. Anyway, I discovered Coloured Raine. A black-owned cosmetics company… Continue reading Coloured Raine Matte Lip Paints – Raine Fever

Beauty, Lipstick, Urban Decay

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Disturbed and 24/7 Glide-On Lipliner Hex

Vice Lipstick in Disturbed When I heard Urban Decay was releasing 100 lipsticks I got very excited. I'm not a lipstick lover but I definitely wanted to explore the launch. Cue me watching as many swatch videos Youtube had to offer. Best one for melanin babes is this one by Sonjdra Deluxe 🙂 She is a… Continue reading Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Disturbed and 24/7 Glide-On Lipliner Hex

Beauty

The Makeup Brush Egg – Ingenious Little Tool You Never Knew You Needed

Hi everyone, I haven't been around as I've been unwell but I'm back now and ready to blog again 🙂 I bought this brush egg in May when I saw something similar being used on Youtube. I know Sigma has a fancy brush cleansing glove and recently Real Techniques came out with a brush cleansing… Continue reading The Makeup Brush Egg – Ingenious Little Tool You Never Knew You Needed