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Review: Wet ‘n Wild Megaliner Liquid Eyeliner

I am always on the prowl for a liquid eyeliner that does a great job, but sometimes they end up being disappointing and do not live up to their claims. Especially when it is a budget friendly item, you do not always get what you pay for. So when I received this product to try, I was a bit sceptical to say the least.

wet-n-wild-mega-liner-turquoiseAt first use I realised that I was judging a book by it’s price.

Application is a breeze with this product. Because it has a thin tipped brush, it enables you to create a very thin and precise line with ease. It dries within seconds which also makes this product virtually smudge proof. That is a huge plus for me as I hate it when my eyeliner messes up my makeup

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Shade: Turquoise

Colour payoff on this eyeliner is also very good. With it being highly pigmented the colour literally goes pop. What probably impressed me the most is the lasting power. It lasts me the whole day without smudging halfway through the day and it does not affect removal at all. Removal is quick and easy.

Overall I am happy with this product and if you are looking for a budget friendly liquid eyeliner that lasts the whole day, then this is the one for you.

They come in 6 colours: Black Sparkle, Black, Blue, Turquoise, Dark Brown and Brown and you can find them at Clicks stores nationwide and it will only set you back R44.95.

Love,

Leandra X

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#NO CONTOUR MAKEUP#

What is the latest craze in the makeup industry? What’s the one word you hear in almost every makeup tutorial?  

CONTOUR!!!

So I did a makeup application in which I didn’t contour at all.  I did however shape my brows as I cannot embrace those misshapen things, plus I didn’t apply any falsies.

So this is what I ended up with.

Here is my CONTOUR-LESS look!

Applying foundation

Mascara

My Nina joining in on the fun!

Nina is such a diva!

So I have on: Foundation, mascara, blush, shaped brows, lipstick.

             I think overall this look is good for an everyday easy application.  Look, I enjoy wearing falsies on a daily basis, even if it’s just on the outer half of my lash line .  I doubt I’ll go falsie-less on a permanent basis.

The whole post is about not contouring, and I think, I can embrace it.  Unlike many women, I don’t mind my big nose at all.  It doesn’t function whatsoever… having chronic sinusitis and all, but it’s there.  Anyway, would I stop contouring all together? Nope!  I think contouring is great!  Remember when every makeup artist would tell you to blend, blend and blend in their tutorials and so forth?  Well, that still holds true, but if you’re into contouring, please do it properly and BLEND  the CONTOUR.

And if you don’t contour at all, well, that’s your decision.  It’s not the end of the world if you’re indeed a minimalistic makeup user.

If you ARE into CONTOURING, please learn from the best makeup artist, Samer Khouzami and celebs like Lilly Ghalichi.

Here are some of my previous makeup ‘tutorials’ :

Sandy’s Foundation,

Rubywoo & CONTOURING look,

Blue Eyeshadow,

Pigment Pink & Purple eyes,

Blend Blend Blend.

MuchContouredLuv

Sandy Nouwens

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Guest Contribution : First Impressions of Wet N Wild Nail Polish

For months I have been hearing about this beauty brand and that it was only available in certain Clicks stores. So when curious me got to try out a Red and a Glittery polishes I was rather happy.IMG-20150308-00011

I generally hate red on nails but decided I would use it paired with a glittery red on an accent finger. I totally love the brush , smooth strokes and no excessive polish dripping all over. I used a base coat and 2 coats of the polish. Extremely impressed as its lasted me 5 days before it started chipping and that to me was the sign to remove it. During the festive season I tried on the glittery on I used it as an overcoat of a beige/brown colour. I had to use several coats to get the colours of the glitter evenly over my nail. Once on it was rather pretty and I did get a few compliments. And the removing the glitter polish was a nightmare it took me ages, I scrapped and had to soak my nails. I wasn’t impressed with that and since then I have not used glitter polishes again.IMG-20150308-00012

I am keen to try out the other colours and products in the Wet n Wild range, I just wish more stores with stock them.

About the Author:

A 30 something South African Indian woman living, laughing, loving and trying to find her way back after a long stint abroad. A million stories a million laughs to share from a journey where I have been blessed to meet some really amazing humans. A domestic goddess with a love of food, books, travelling, cocktails and the colour pink…… Welcome to my world sit back and enjoy my adventures………

You can follow Verushka on Twitter @verushka143 or visit her blog spicegoddess.co.za

Disclaimer: These products were sent as part of a press preview, this has not altered the view of these products in anyway.

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Guest Contribution : Rain Africa Luxury Artisan Soap

Rain Africa is one of those amazing South African local brands with a story that is just as amazing as their products.

The product range is made in Cape Town and now found all over South Africa and around the world. In the range a selection of soaps, creams and face washes can be found. All products are handmade with love and you can definitely feel it. Every person who works for Rain Africa has an amazing story and all make up the extended Rain Africa family.Rain Soap

I was sent this beautiful Luxury Artisan Soap to review.

So why do I love this soap :

1)Simple packaging which can be recycled.

2)Beauty without cruelty.

3)Its made by hand.

4)100% Natural so no chemicals have been used to make the product.

5)The smell which is so natural , fresh and clean.

6)It tells me that my soap was made by the Artisan Florence.

7)Small batches of the soap are made so its rather special.

8)A moisture rich lotion has been used to make this bar.

Rain Artisan Soap

Last year a book was launched by Bev Missing the owner of Rain Africa on soap making. So why not try your hand out at making your own natural soap.For more information on Rain Africa products check out www.rainafrica.com.

About the Author:

A 30 something South African Indian woman living, laughing, loving and trying to find her way back after a long stint abroad. A million stories a million laughs to share from a journey where I have been blessed to meet some really amazing humans. A domestic goddess with a love of food, books, travelling, cocktails and the colour pink…… Welcome to my world sit back and enjoy my adventures………

You can follow Verushka on Twitter @verushka143 or visit her blog spicegoddess.co.za

Disclaimer: These products were given as a gift in a goodie bag, this has in no way altered the view of these products in anyway.

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Guest Contribution : Sorbet Hydro Skin SPF 15 Day Cream and Nigt Cream Reviews

When I heard Sorbet launched their own skincare range last year, I was extremely excited to give these products a try. Not much later Fi sent me these to be reviewed. I first finished the products I was using at the time, and excitedly started to use the Sorbet products.

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I was sent the Hydro Skin SPF15 Day Cream and the Hydro Skin Night Cream. The Hydro Skin range was specifically developed to rehydrate tired and thirsty skin. If I would have purchased it, I would have chosen the exact same products. I am almost 33 years old and living in Mpumalanga with the dry and unpredictable weather really takes a toll on my skin.

The packaging of these products are beautiful. They look like glass pots, but are actually plastic. They look quite good on my dressing table with their clean cut look, compared to my other pots , bottles and potions with their overly branded labels. HydroSkin Day

The Day Cream is a rich face cream with a scent of fresh greens. Because it has a built in SPF of 15, I have stopped using a sunblock on my face daily. Eliminating one product during my morning routine really does make a difference. My skin  feels hydrated after application in the mornings, but the best part of this product is the fact that the moisture stays there the whole day. With this product I have no dry patches making their nasty appearance during the course of my day.HydroSkin Night

The Night Cream is a richer cream than the Day Cream also with a fresh green fragrance. I do not like my night creams to be overly fragranced to prevent irritation, but this scent is so subtle that it does not leave the skin feeling irritated or over stimulated. Of the two products, the Night Cream is my favourite. It is soothing and moisturising. In the mornings when I wake up my skin feels hydrated, soft and plump.

The Hydro Skin range contains ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids, and Vitamin A & E which are great because I have always loved for my skincare products to have Vitamin E in. It gives the skin that extra boost that we need with factors that damages it over time.

It has been a joy using these products. I also purchased the Sorbet Salon Skin Daily Polish Powder (R220) and it is a lovely product. Combined these three products make my skin feel soft, hydrated and moisturised. I will happily only use these products for the rest of my days as they compliment my skin in so many positive ways.

You can find the Sorbet products at Sorbet Salons and Clicks stores and both the Day and Night Cream will only cost R155 each. Finally a budget beauty range that does a great job!

 

About the author, Leandra Bothma of a Total Loss For Words IMG_20317206100256-2 I am a  32 year old wife, mother, daughter and breast cancer survivor. I am obsessed with beauty and books and if I can smell it, use it, taste it, read it or eat it then I will most probably write about it if it strikes my fancy!

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This product was in a goodie bag at the end of the #SorbetSkinShow in Cape Town, this has in no way altered the review in anyway.

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