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Meet and Greet HELLO KITTY at Woolworths Sandton City!

Many ladies of all ages swoon over the Hello Kitty brand and their cute merchandise. The brand itself seems to channel the inner little girl of all that see it. Woolworths have been stocking some goodies and clothing at Canal Walk, Tygervalley, Gateway, Westville Pavillion, Sandton, Eastgate, East Rand Mall, Centurion, Brooklyn and Woodmead. I’m guilty, as I already own a pair of Woolworths Hello Kitty pyjamas, which I love.

HELLO KITTY

Be sure to get that Halloween makeup scrubbed off and get ready for cuteness overload as this weekend Saturday (2 November) at Sandton City, Woolies are cordially inviting you to meet the Hello Kitty mascot and have your picture taken between 11:30 – 12:30. It’s so cute, grab all the little girls and be sure to take them to experience it. It will be fun, just like Disney World, but with Hello Kitty! Be sure to check out the adorable merchandise that they have on offer too, you may find some great ideas for the impending Christmas presents for all the ladies in your lives, especially the little ones.

x flea143

P.S. If Hello Kitty visits Cape Town I’ll go and have my picture taken with her, so, just saying – you should if you are in Gauteng this weekend!

RELATED READING: HELLO KITTY’S FIRST BEAUTY SPA (Sandylashxx – PoutPerfection.com)

UPDATE: Hello Kitty will be in Durban at Woolworths Gateway on 9 November

Hello Kitty will be in Cape Town at Woolworths Canal Walk on 9 December.

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Edgars is Taking Over The Retail World, 3 Hot Brands at a Time!

Last week Edgars announced that they are taking over the world of retail stores (as if they haven’t already), they released a statement that they have gained a majority shareholding in Accessorize, La Senza and Inglot.

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This means a few things for the South African retailer; the die hard Edgars fans who use the store as one stop shop have more options within the store and the credit mongrels will be eventually able to purchase items offered by Accessorize, La Senza and Inglot on credit… It’s a great opportunity for people who residing outside of major access of these stand-alone stores to shop and experience the brands.

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I was under the impression that Edgars had a major shareholding in Accessorize already – as the Edgars I go into all stock Accessorize products and have their own little sections, however they always had limited Accessorize goodies compared to the actual stand alone shops. So, hopefully they now get more in store.

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La Senza to me is meh, its a fancy underwear shop… More options when it comes to underwear becomes very confusing for me, but yay for the knicker-shopper lovers!

INGLOT

Inglot is possibly the most interesting acquisition of these three, I presumed that Woolworths would have had shares as the brand is available in some Woolworths departments – will be interested to see what happens to those. Let’s hope that they cater for the pro-discounts like MAC does within the Edgars stores. Cross fingers, toes and anything else that they can!!

The CEO of Edcon, Jurgen Schreiber said in the press statement:

“We are careful in selecting brands that, based on our understanding and experience, are complementary to our own well-loved brands,”

Well done Edcon, here’s to bigger and better brands.

Excited? Not Interested? Meh?

x flea143

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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream

Disclaimer : This is not a sponsored review, nor am I affiliated with the following brand/company in anyway.

Hiya Poutlings

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PRODUCT REVIEW/ HOW I WORE IT

I finally gave into the hype at the beginning of the year and I bought my very own BB Cream! I have not really shut up about it since, and I feel as though I am a bit of BB cream product expert, one would think I am getting commission by the way I have been “selling” this product to people that ask me about it. My mother, aunt, cousin and best friend have all recently bought their own (not all the same brand) BB creams and they have also loved them. I have also been able to try them, so I will eventually review those for you too.

Sandylashxx wrote a post on WHAT IS BB CREAM… Check it out.

Because, I am a list person, I have broken down my Smashbox BB Cream experience to the following pros and cons:

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PROS

  • A natural finish
  • Fair selection of shades, actually pale enough for ghosts like me
  • Easy to blend
  • Portable
  • High SPF

noooot really

CONS

  • Price/ R390
  • No moisturising ingredients/ properties – NOT  moisturiser like other BB cream brands
  • Difficult to get all the product out the tube
  • Only 5 shades available – this is a huge drawback for potential customers but hopefully in time this is fixed….

This BB Cream is a good option for someone who has an even complexion, like myself, with barely any skin imperfections (I have a few, but I choose to ignore them). There is hardly any coverage to this BB cream. You would have to use a lot of product to get a sheer-medium coverage and using a lot of this expensive product in my opinion is a waste, however if you apply medium coverage foundation over it, you will acheive a sheer-medium coverage. The smoothing aspect of it, as it is a primer or pollyfiller as I like to explain to my clients that always ask what PRIMER is for, is definitely its best feature. The SPF for me, is also a huge deal. I am as pale as a ghost and needless to say, I am terrified of sun damage, automatically the higer the SPF for me, the better the product.

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The application of the Smashbox BB Cream is MUCH easier if done with your fingers, it just blends easier. When attempting with a foundation brush, beauty blender, stipple brush or foundation sponge I feel that the product itself gets wasted (again, it’s not cheap and wasting is a deadly beauty sin especially at R390 a go…) and the cream doesn’t blend as easily as it does with the added heat of your fingers. I almost died when the Smashbox consultant used her fingers on my face, but I understand now that it just works better after trying many different applications myself.

I enjoy having the look of dewy skin,  because I suffer from an oily skin, I’m used to having loads of powder on my face and having a matte finish, this BB cream helps me have dewy skin for longer. You can happily add some powder initially (if you wish) or throughout the day as you normally would with a foundation.

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My go-to makeup look for the last few weeks of summer of late has been as simple as cleanse, tone, moisturise, apply BB cream, dust a bit of bronzer on my face, Smashbox Jet Set Gel Liner to my upper eyelid, a bit of my Inglot brow gel and plenty of mascara for a fun, fresh, “no makeup” makeup look. Quick, effective, and it lasts for the whole day, even in the intense Southern hemisphere heat.

OVERALL RATING

8/10

WOULD I RECOMMEND IT?

Definitely! Try it TODAY!

Please bear in mind, this product may not be the same experience for you but chances are you will enjoy it all the same. Smashbox is available at selected Woolworths stores countrywide, so be sure to go and try it out and see for yourself.

Smashbox is also cruelty free so absolutely no fluffies are harmed in having your perfect flawless looking skin.

x missfitz

RELATED POST: Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream – Flutter and Pout

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STILA… It’s here Baby!

Hiya Poutlings!

STILA COSMETICS has arrived in South Africa!

okay, it has been here for a few weeks, and I’m bit delayed but… it’s here!

Stila was created in Los Angeles in 1994, it later became available in London and the UK and now it has come to our South African shores.  The name Stila was derived from the Italian word “stilare” which means “to pen“. Stila’s website said they chose that name because “EVERY WOMAN’S MAKEUP SHOULD BE AS INDIVIDUAL AS HER OWN SIGNATURE”.

Any of you that have watched YouTube makeup artists, specifically from the USA, you would of seen how bat-shit crazy they are for the STILA eye-liners.

You can find STILA at any of these stores:

JOHANNESBURG

Woolworths Eastgate

Woolworths Eastrand

Woolworths Sandton

DURBAN

Woolworths Gateway

Truworths Gateway

Truworths Westville

CAPE TOWN

Truworths Cavendish

Truworths Tygervalley

Truworths Somerset Mall

PORT ELIZABETH

Truworths Greenacres

ONLINE

RUBYBOX

I am most excited about getting my paws on their STAY ALL DAY LIQUID LIPSTICK, SMUDGE POTS, MAJOR LASH MASCARA and not to mention the STAY ALL DAY WATERPROOF BROW COLOUR

There you have it, the best of the best, they are a cruelty free brand… so no fluffies were harmed in the making of these awesome products.

Be sure to check out STILA on the following:

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GO TRY IT TODAY.

Let me know how your STILA experience was!

I will be sure to let you know about mine!

*missfitz

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SMOKEY EYES by Fi a request

WHY HELLO THERE POUTLINGS

Today I’m going to tell you how I do  “smokey eye” makeup.

This one is for you Hesmarie Hellfire and loyal Hesmarie fans and friends.

Please note there are hundreds of ways to approach this and Sandylashxx has agreed to also give us another post on her perspective.

missfitzstudio smokey eye makeup - BEFORE & AFTER excuse the shit webcam pics!

STEP ONE

Choose the colors to be used; charcoal and grays are the most popular hence “smokey” however brown, violet, or even greens may also be used to create a smokey eye. Pros generally recommend avoiding any shades of blue, because they can make it look like one has a black eye but I’m not here to lecture you on colour choice, I had a maths teacher that rawked blue eye shadow, every day of her life, I think… apart from the day she only wore her eye shadow on the one eye and forgot to do the other eye.. haha… so funny!

Really, step one, is prep your face for doing your eyes… Conceal, cover, paint, lay your foundation and powder and make your skin look flawless and matte and apply your choice of blush/bronzer lightly on your cheek bones. Once you’ve done that – FILL IN YOUR EYEBROWS BEFORE YOU PROCEED.

STEP TWO

Apply a base over the entire eyelid. This may be a primer or even a cream concealer. The idea is to give the eyeshadow a smooth, even base onto which it can be applied, and to prevent it from smudging or blending into the crease throughout the night – I say night because well, don’t wear this as day time makeup…. Gives the wrong impression and all.

STEP THREE

EYELINER… IS THE KEY. Eyeliner should generally be applied to the upper and lower lash line. Those who have larger eyes may go from nearly the inner corner of the eyes to the outer corner with the eyeliner, while those with smaller eyes will most likely want to only line the eyes from the middle of the lash line to the outer corner to prevent making the eyes appear small. Once the eyeliner has been applied, gently smudge it with an eyeliner brush or cotton swab; there should not be a severe line.

STEP FOUR

Apply a darker color of eyeshadow to the crease of the eyelid, I like to draw the shape of where i want to end lightly with an angled eyeliner brush and then blend the shadow in that area to the crease and onto the eye… The color should appear darkest around the lash line and the crease, and gradually lighten as it goes up toward the brow bone and lighten towards the inner corner of the eye; once again, it is important to blend. Apply a lighter or sheer color on the brow bone to make it pop and blend downwards towards the darker shade of eye shadow – so that the line where you have drawn shape of your smokey eyes isnt sharp but soft and fluffy but still defined. Does that make sense? A “smudged,” imperfect look is one of the keys to smokey eye makeup.

STEP FIVE

Mascara is the final step. Curl the eyelashes with an eyelash curler, and apply one or two or ten coats of dark mascara for a dramatic look. One important tip when wearing smokey eye makeup is to make the eyes the focal point of the face, and wear a neutral lipstick and or lip gloss to avoid looking way over done.

ET VOILA!

YOU HAVE SMOKEY EYES.

I used one of my black MAC eyeshadows – cant remember the name and my MAC “Shroom” eyeshadow to create this look on myself.

As well as MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW20; MAC Mineral Powder; Woolies Blush; Benefit Bad Gal Mascara; Benefit Lipgloss – cant remember the name.

Enjoy the smokey look. Try it out and send us some pictures to pouperfection[at]gmail[dot]com

*missfitzz

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