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Creating the perfect pout

Growing up I associated makeup with bold red lipstick.

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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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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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Rediscovering my makeup and blogging mojo

It's been 2 months since my last blog post and it feels scary to even attempt writing again. Initially tired from the move back home and then absorbed by my new job and trying to regain a social life in my homeland meant that I had much less time available for my previous favourite past… Continue reading Rediscovering my makeup and blogging mojo

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Stress, sanity and vanity

I know I have gone missing from the blogosphere for 3 weeks (that feel like a century to me), but moving countries, home and jobs has had its toll on both my sanity AND my vanity! They say that moving home is as stressful as bereavement and divorce. Couple that with moving countries and changing… Continue reading Stress, sanity and vanity

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Cat eyes

My latest makeup lesson was less exciting than the previous ones. We covered the technique of lipstick application using lip liner pencil to draw the outer lips and then fill inside them using lip brush to apply the lipstick. We were also shown a technique for giving the eyes the feline look, that look a… Continue reading Cat eyes