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2017 Top Five | Lip Products

Yeah this is still going on 🙈

What I realised last year was that although I buy a lot of lipsticks, I barely wear lipstick. Hopefully I can be better about that this time around. Please check out the linked posts mentioned below.


Total oversight on my part; the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil '02 Raspberry' should absolutely be on this list.
Moving on... M.A.C Vamplify 'Tuned In'M.A.C PatentPolish Lip Pencil 'Kittenish'
Buxom Full-On Lip Polish 'Nicole'

This lives in my handbag. It's just minty sparkly gorgeousness. I don't know if it actually does any plumping but it surely does hurt. These Buxom minis are a such a sensible buy.

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker 'Candy Queen'

Another handbag staple. This ahhh tingle is a step up from the Buxom. It doesn't hurt; your lips feel like their vibrating 😏 It's another sparkly shade which adds dimension to the lips.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb 'Fenty Glow' 

I told y'all I w…

M.A.C PRO Product Demo

Tonight I attended the above captioned event at the Limegrove branch. The new Regional Trainer Mafe Arrom did a Carnival/Galaxy inspired on her lovely model Ashley. These demos tie into the recent M.A.C Carnival launch. Through this collection, select PRO products will be available on local counters for the next six months.


I'm always impressed with how little makeup Professional Makeup Artists apply on their models. These people believe in building light layers and working products into the skin. The finish is always stunning.


Heavily featured in M.A.C's PRO line are their Chromalines and Pigments.


Mafe created a stunning halo eye with 'Marine Ultra' Chromaline as a base along with 'Reflects Pearl' and 'Silver' glitters mixed for the pop of sparkle on the lid. Ashley's under eye concealer was set with Set Powder 'Deep Peach'.


The lips were a combination of: Chromagraphic Pencil 'Process Magenta' + Matte Lipstick 'Candy Yum-Yum&#…

Product Rave | Suki Concentrated Clarifying Toner

Another long overdue post 😌


I've been raving about this from 2016 and I'm still a believer.

From their site:
"HIGH-POTENCY ROSE CONCENTRATE®made here on site, from organic roses, triple-filtered & extracted for extra potencyvitamin-packed, antioxidant-rich botanical base used in all our hydrous productsmatches skin’s chemistry & pHenables the integration of all our products & proper derma penetrationcreates overall balance & radiant skin toneSSS SALICYLIC ACID™our SSS technology™ – the advanced delivery method of this powerful healthy‐ aging & problem skin active, SSS retinol vitamin A™, in our uniquely, “safe for sensitivities”targets the underlying causes of chronically problematic skinreduces the appearance of blemishing of all kinds – cystic, white & blackheadspurifies & exfoliatesreduces overly active skin challengesSSS VITAMIN C™our SSS technology™ – the advanced delivery method of this powerful antioxidant, SSS vitamin C™, in our uniquely…

2017 Top Five | Beauty Service Providers

Unlike my Influencers post the persons mentioned below are all local and I know them. If that makes me biased then you should take everything I'm about to say with a grain of salt.

Heidi Bowen of Moden Makeup

Let's get the obvious one out of the way shall we 😉 I've said before how much I've learned watching Heidi conduct her Workshops. Since then she has increased her skillset, restructured her modules and truly focused on knowledge sharing. Every participant departs feeling enlightened; emboldened to try something they once thought was daunting. No one leaves empty handed. This kindda thing speaks to me because I've attended many M.A.C classes and saw the value only in the products I was reimbursed. Not to say, the outing isn't a good time - especially if you go with friends - but some settings leave you more intimidated than excited. #TeamModen affiliations aside, I can see how Heidi has grown as a Beauty Educator. And fuh my one part I know any session booked…

Mask Monday | Farmacy Honey Potion

Farmacy calls this a "renewing antioxidant hydration mask".


What the jar also says is it's a "warming massage mask". Well I did not see that the first time I put this on and I swore my nose was gonna fall off.


From their site
"What it is
This warming massage mask nourishes and revitalizes the skin for a glowing, smooth complexion.

It gently warms and transforms into a rich cream as it’s massaged into the face, soothing and revitalizing the skin.

Size: 4.1 oz | 117 g

Good for
Dry skin
Fine lines and wrinkles
Dullness and uneven texture
Why it’s special
An intensely moisturizing combination of honey (a natural humectant used since ancient times), propolis (a healing antiseptic found in beehives) and amino acid-rich royal jelly, it enhances skin renewal for a younger appearance.

This super hydrating mask with natural honey sugars is rich in amino acids and essential B vitamins.

The ingenious magnetic spatula attaches to the top so you’ll never lose it.
Does NOT contain:…

2017 Top Five | Makeup Tools

Every artisan needs proper tools.


First off, I'm still loving the brush I mentioned last year.

Now that's out of the way...

Wayne Goss Airbrush($35USD)

I got this one in my last Beautylish Lucky Bag and liked it so much I was gonna by another. Good thing I waited cause Mr. Goss decided to ride a current beauty trend and release a rose gold version. It's great for powder (not baked gelee) highlight and targeted powder application.


Sigma 3DHD Blender ($15USD)

All credit to Heidi for introducing me to this one. This is great for loose powder application. "Inspired by our best-selling 3DHD® brushes, this blending sponge reaches every contour of the face with ease. Prime, conceal, sculpt and highlight with liquids, creams and powders for truly high-definition skin. Use the edges, flat surfaces and points of the contour sponge to ensure seamless, all-over coverage. Take blending to the edge with Sigma’s one-of-a-kind, latex-free 3DHD™ Blender." I've said repeatedly t…