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Beautiful eyes with Catrice in 6 easy steps

I love doing my eye makeup. Even more so than my lips or my cheeks. I always feel that when my eye makeup is perfect, that everything else will fall into place. In this post I will explain to you how you can have beautiful eyes using only 6 Catrice makeup items.

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Step 1: Catrice Prime and Fine Eyeshadow Base (R62-99) – This is such a lovely product to use as you only need to apply a little bit of product. It actually enhances the colour of your eyeshadow and it makes your eyeshadow last longer.

Step 2: Catrice eyebrow set  (R89-95) – Fill in your eyebrows using this product. There are 2 colours, one for blondes and one for brunettes and it also contains a little tweezer. It is perfect for everyday use.

20150905_100949Step 3: Catrice Absolute Rose eyeshadow palette in Frankie Rose to Hollywood (R89-95) – This 6 pan eyeshadow palette contains lovely colours which can easily transform from day to night. The colours are highly pigmented and blends easily while they last the whole day.

Step 4: Catrice Velvet matt smokey Eyes Pencil in 020 Avockhaki (R44-95) – This pencil is dual ended with the pencil being on the one side and a little brush applicator being on the other side. It is matte and the colour payoff is amazing. It blends and smudges easily and this khaki colour compliments the rose eyeshadow colours perfectly. Perfect for daytime use.

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Step 5: Catrice Made to stay inside eye Khol Kajal (R49-95) – I prefer to use black eye pencils for a night time look. It is retractable and waterproof. This product glides on smoothly and stays put the whole day which is great. I just hate it when my eyeliner creep into the corners of my eyes after a few hours. This product is wonderful as it eliminates that problem entirely.

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Step 6: Catrice Jet Lash Speed Volume Mascara in Ultra black (R74-95) – I love this mascara. The arrow shaped applicator does a great job at seperating and lengthening my lashes while giving me the desired volume I so desperately need. The deep black colour makes my lashes look really defined and beautiful. I am already using my second tube of this lovely mascara.

There you have it. Six products you can use from Catrice cosmetics which can be easily transformed from day time to night time looks. I have been using all of these products for a few months now and they are great quality and they all cost under R500, which is great value.

Chat again,

Leandra

Disclaimer: Some of these products were given to me for reviewing purposes, yet it has not altered my views of the products at all. 

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DermaFix BB Cream

A little while ago Fi sent me samples of this BB cream to test. I am however not a BB cream lover at all because they sometimes claim to be something that they aren’t. So most of the times I try a BB cream once and feel so disappointed that I end up going back to using my trusty foundation daily.

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I actually loved the product in the sample so much that I ended up purchasing myself the full size product. Here are my reasons for loving this product so much:

  1. It applies like a dream and for some reason I don’t need to apply a primer when I use this product.
  2. It gives maximum coverage, and this is the first time that I have come across a BB cream that gives me the desired coverage I want.
  3. It sits nice and tight on my skin, yet my skin is able to breathe.
  4. It lasts. My skin looks radiant and flawless the whole day.
  5. It has a SPF25. Great for me as I have now eliminated 2 steps in my morning beauty routine. No need for primer or SPF.
  6. The pump dispenser works like a dream.
  7. It does not smell of anything and does not irritate my skin in any way.

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“The DermaFix Corrective Coverage range is formulated to provide 4-in-1 benefits to variety of skin care concerns and skin tones, these benefits include;

  1. Treat the skin with high levels of active skin care ingredients.
  2. Moisturise and smooth dehydrated skin.
  3. Prime and perfect the skin’s surface.
  4. Camouflage and colour correct the skin’s tone.”

It contains active ingredients like Vitamin E, Soy Peptides, Powerful Antioxidants. They come in 3 shades, Light, Medium and Dark. My skin tone is very milky and most of the time I struggle to just find a product that matches my porcelain complection, and I was surprised to see that the light colour was a perfect match for me.

They come in a 32ml pump bottle and they retail for R250, and you can purchase them from Beautyworx online shop, and I just want to give a shout out to Beautyworx for their amazing customer service!

Seems like Dermafix has restored my faith in BB creams!

Chat soon again

Leandra x

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Essence Soft Touch Mousse Makeup

When it comes to using and loving foundations, I tend to be overly critical. I basically have one type that I love to use, and very seldom try something new or switch it up.

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So when these little pots came along, my excitement levels did not rise as it usually would. But then I decided that to be totally fair, I would have to give it a try and see what happens.

It is housed in a small glass pot, with a coloured screw on lid that indicates the shade of the product inside. Upon opening it, it looks divine. So lovely, that I did not want to ruin the lovely inside by using it. The product itself is odourless and the consistency is a mousse, gel like whipped cream. It has a lovely texture.

It is easy to apply and blend. The coverage of this product is quite good and you need only to apply and blend once, because it is matte, whipped and sheer it might look caked if you apply more than one coat.

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Longevity of this product is also a surprise. I did not expect it to last as long, but it does. And when I use a primer, it stays perfectly put the whole day. Another added benefit is the fact that it is matte. My skin looks velvety and shine free the whole day. No more shiny patches halfway through the day.

I am happy to report that I have substituted my regular heavy foundation with this one daily. It’s lightness, the matte finish and the fact that it has not clogged my pores once is what won me over. My first tub of this is almost empty, and I have already purchased another one. And for only R63-50 and the quality you are receiving for that price, I am converted.

Love,

Leandra

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Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate

When Clarins say ‘super’ in the product’s name, then you know they are meaning serious business. Allow me to deliberate a little bit.

Clarins created this product to act on all visible signs of ageing around the eyes, from Dark circles to Crow’s feet to Puffiness and Deep wrinkles. I struggle with crow’s feet, discoloration, age spots in my eye area, dark circles and puffiness and thought I am probably the best guinea pig for this products.

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This product is housed in a red, pump action bottle with 15ml of product. The consistency is a white, super light, gel like cream that glides on. They say you apply it twice daily around the eye area from temple to temple, so I envisioned me having a pair of spectacles on my face, and all the areas where the spectacles would cover my skin, would be the total eye area I would cover with this product daily (Take note, you apply it everywhere around the eye area, not just the bottom of the eyes, but the top as well).

This products contains the following ingredients:

  • Organic Harungana Leaf extract helps smooth wrinkles and crow’s feet.
  • Albizia extract brightens dark circles.
  • Guarana extract helps reduce puffiness.
  • Cassie Flower wax instantly smoothes.
  • Cupuaçu Butter nourishes.
  • Golden Pearls illuminate eye contours.
  • D-Panthenol enhances lashes.

Did it work? Yes, yes and yes. I started to see visible results in only 4 days. I am already at day 16, but haven’t had time to take a new picture of my eye area yet. Here is a picture comparing my before picture and my results at day 4.

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Both are my right eye, I think the angle of the pictures were taken differently. The results are staggering and it is actually hard to document it properly in a picture.

The skin around my eye area is less resilient (for a lack of a better word). To explain that statement I would say that my skin under my eyes was not the delicate flower it was supposed to be, it felt more like a rough patch. Now with using this product my eye area is soft to the touch, velvety, less blotchy and definitely just looks better.

It literally feels to me like this product erases a thin layer of damaged skin each day, over time fading away all the imperfections. I am impressed and will definitely recommend this product to anyone experiencing the same issues than me.

You can find them at Clarins counters nationwide and they retail for R825 for 15ml.

Love,

Leandra

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GOING SOMEWHERE? GO BEAUTY… FIRST!

Last week I had the absolute privilege to attend the Cape Town Launch of GO BEAUTY!

GO BEAUTYGO BEAUTY is a quick convenient way of booking all your beauty appointments online via your smart phone.

What do you need to do this?

  1. A smart phone
  2. WeChat Installed
  3. Follow GoBeauty’s official account

Once you have the above the rest of it is easy as pie!

  1. Push the “Beauty Map” button
  2. Select your region
  3. View all the salons and spas around you
  4. If the salon software is incorporated with GoBeauty you can book directly with them specifying what treatment, what therapist and what time you will make your appointment. If the salon software is not incorporated with GoBeauty you can simply submit a requested treatment and appointment time and they will phone you to confirm. It’s that simple!
  5. Et voila, GO GET BEAUTIFUL with GOBEAUTY.

Why is this so great? Last minute appointments are a real thing. Booking appointments can be challenging specifically when sitting in an open plan office. You are busy at work and the whole office doesn’t know you are popping out to get a wax or a pedicure. This day and age for the technological independent women our lives are fast paced and happen in real time. Not scheduling appointments in advance if you don’t know what city you are going to be in. Travelling can make it difficult to be prepped and primed for important meetings and with GoBeauty you can see who is available and when and at what cost.

What can you still expect? A lot of salons are not yet singed up with Go Beauty but be sure to ask your favourite salon to get in with the “cool” salons or they will miss out on the opportunity and we will miss out on the super easy booking!GO BEAUTY GO BEAUTY QR

Honestly, I am so excited about it. I plan on using it for the first time tomorrow as a salon near where I work has the back end software linked up with GoBeauty and that means that its pedicure time for me but with GO BEAUTY my secret is safe and no one needs to know when its time for  Hollywood or a massage.

At the launch, we were being explained how to use the app… thought this pic explains it down to a T!

With my friend and fellow blogger, Heather, who also happens to work for Go Beauty now!

With Heather and Roxanne, the two Go Beauty gurus* behind the scenes!

*Missing the beautiful Go Beauty boss-lady pictured below

Have you got WeChat installed? Search your App Store or Play Store now and get in on the amazing convenience.

Connect with Go Beauty on your smart phone right now and check out their Facebook, Twitter and Blog right here!

THANKS GO BEAUTY. I ALREADY LOVE YOU! ❤

x flea143

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