Striking Eyes with Catrice

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I love to play around with Catrice products and to discover a true gem that will be on a regular re-purchase list of mine. Catrice Greater Than False Lashes is one of my favourite mascaras so I was happy to discover that the new Jet Lash in Ultra Black (R84,95) certainly didn’t disappoint. In fact the two formulas are very similar in my opinion.

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The brush is nice and easy to use. Nothing special though. I actually prefer “normal” mascara wands to gimmicky ones and find that they are the most comfortable to apply mascara with.

The Made To Stay Inside Eye Kajal (R49.95) is a total steal at 50 bucks and really does last when applied as an inner liner. I love to use it on the inside but only on the outer corners for an understated feline eye effect. It also doesn’t rub off as easily as some pricier ones on the market.

Velvet Matt Smokey Eyes Pencil (R44.95) glides on with ease and looks great on. I do find myself needing to use either an eyeshadow primer or use a nude eyeshadow underneath first when I use it on my upper lids otherwise it does smudge quite a bit.

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Finally we have these two mono beauties… Catrice Absolute Eye Colour in 910 My Mermint and in 900 Li-La Bamba (R49,95 each). I’ll admit I am a boring brown and neutrals girl when it comes to my eyeshadows but the above two are perfect for creating a striking eye. My Mermint is a bold mint shade which looks beautiful on those with blue eyes. It really creates a piercing blue effect. Li-La Bamba is my current favourite and will intensify green and brown eyes. The formula is perfectly pigmented and one mono palette will last a good amount of time.

Maybelline Superstay 24H Ultimate Reds

In our massive goodie bag at the Maybelline 100th birthday party we also received some new releases to try out. I am still working my way through reviewing them all and realised that these have been my favourite find so far. The Maybelline Superstay 24H Ultimate Reds range is the ultimate lip stain for lazy ladies such as myself. You want a bright bold red lip but tend to forget to re-apply or couldn’t be bothered to worry about not eating and drinking while rocking an intense lip.

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Superstay 24H Ultimate Reds is available in 5 shades and retails for R144,95 each. The shades range from bright coral reds to a dark deeper vampy red shade. I love using different ones and playing around but be warned you need to apply it perfectly as it is quite difficult to correct any mistakes when it is setting. This is a two part lip, first apply the pigment side with precision then use the lip balm to soften and set your lip. You are left with glossy red lips for a good number of hours. I find that an application tends to last around 10 hours on me but there is still a trace of red pigment for several hours further.

Label.m Brightening Blonde Review

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Label.m recently sent me their Brightening Blonde shampoo and Conditioner to try out. I had yet to try the brand but had heard many good things about them. Which is to be expected after all they have been London Fashion Week sponsors 10 years in a row.

The Label.m Brightening Blonde Shampoo (R240.00) smells great and has a lovely consistency. Your hair feels really clean afterwards. I’d been experiencing some awful tangling and knotty ends from using another shampoo also for blonde hair. Whose review will not appear on here because there are enough bad products out there, we focus on the good ones here. So it was a massive relief that the Label.m Brightening Blonde shampoo helped deal with the knottiness and left my skin feeling incredibly soft. The formula contains natural extracts including White Pineapple, Mamaki Tea, and Lemon which help to activate the lightening process, enhance shine and freshen the scalp without drying out ones hair.

Label.m Brightening Blonde Conditioner (R260.00) is packed with botanical toners including Mamaki Tea & Custard Apple which help to prevent brassiness and oxidation. It also contains Starfruit which is rich in Vitamins B and C, aids collagen formation and strengthens the hair shaft from roots to ends. It’s hard to explain but my hair almost appears as if my hair has a fine shimmer to each strand after using this even though there isn’t any added shimmer or glitter to the formula.

New Vlog- 50 Questions Tag

How are you guys enjoying my vlogs thus far? I am actually really enjoying filming them even though uploading takes ages!! Today’s vid is a Tag and it is quite a long one but I hope you stick through it and maybe subscribe if you want to see more.

Something Different- Outfit Post

With fashion I tend to gravitate towards fitted clothes and more feminine touches but I have recently been trying to mix it up more and to have fun when dressing. Allow myself to dress according to my mood, which is sometimes all over the place. One day uber girly and the next slightly more edgy. This outfit is definitely out of my comfort zone but I love it! In fact I have been wearing variations of this look for the past week.

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Jacket- YDE
Blouse- Mr P
BF Jeans- Mr P
Boots- Utopia
Bag- Zara
Sunglasses- Dolce and Gabbana