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Reflections on a year (almost) gone by

To say that 2019 was a challenging year for me would be an understatement. Just having resigned from an international company with amazing benefits (including the best locally available medical cover for me and my dependents) in the beginning of January 2019, I found myself getting to grips with a serious health scare. I was… Continue reading Reflections on a year (almost) gone by

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What makeup and beauty products did I get for my birthday?

Last month I had my birthday but didn't do any big celebration. That doesn't mean I didn't get to receive a few good presents :-). Some of these presents were make up and beauty products, of course! For starters, I got some cash from close family that partly went to buying makeup and beauty products… Continue reading What makeup and beauty products did I get for my birthday?

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Summer Makeup – application tips for extreme heat

When Sarah of the lifewithlilred blog gave a shout out for a collaboration with anyone wanting to write about a summer topic as a guest on her blog thought this is it, I HAVE to finally write this post because who likes dripping makeup, right?

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Locker room beauty talk

Yes, I very much am self-conscious when make-up free in public but I decided that as far as swimming is concerned that's where even I can draw the vanity line.

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Travelling and packing lightly

Light makeup and me don't mix very well. Which is why I always struggle with what few products to take along with me when travelling.

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2nd year blogversary and a (make-up) surprise!

Today marks my blog's anniversary. It's been 2 years already since I first embarked on this make-up learning and blogging journey! I haven't always been consistent with my blog writing or practicing my make-up skills enough. A day job and life in general tends to get in the way of favourite past times like that.… Continue reading 2nd year blogversary and a (make-up) surprise!

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Professional photoshoot – Part 1

The lovely Marie, one of the photoshoot models I had the pleasure of working with Today I had the pleasure of doing the makeup for a corporate photoshoot and was very excited and anxious at the same time as this was my first ever professional gig as a makeup artist! I was very honoured to… Continue reading Professional photoshoot – Part 1

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Back to makeup basics (and blogging)

It's been ten (yes, 10!) whole months since I last posted on my makeup blog.  Swiftly moving on from the shame and embarrassment of that realisation I want to return to my promise in my last blog post and restart by writing about the No. 1 lesson I was taught from my makeup instructor: hygiene and sanitation.… Continue reading Back to makeup basics (and blogging)

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Impulsive makeup buys

Hands up who else is also guilty of trying a new brand of lipstick, eye pencil or shadow, liking it, buying it, only to discover when they get home that it's almost an exact replica of a product shade they already own. This has happened to me multiple times. I must have accidentally bought at… Continue reading Impulsive makeup buys

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My make-up classes – Dedicated to my father

The inspiration for starting this blog came from my spur-of-the-moment decision last April to enrol in a makeup academy which is within walking distance from my place of work. As I have mentioned before, I've always been fascinated by make up and colours and spent a lot of money in products so I thought that taking… Continue reading My make-up classes – Dedicated to my father