Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy

Last week I posted a pic of two new Gel Envy polishes I bought. I couldn’t decide which one to use, so after I received unanimous feedback I used both. I even set some time aside and did some nail … Continue reading

Mani Monday – Silhouette

  It’s been a while since I last did a mani Monday post. For the last week I didn’t apply any nail polish so that my nails could breathe a bit. Today I’m wearing a gorgeous metallic colour called Silhouette, … Continue reading

April favourites

I’ve seen a few bloggers do posts on products they’ve really enjoyed and I wanted to share some my April favourites with you. These are the products I really enjoyed using this last month and were generally the first that … Continue reading

Besotted with this primer

Revlon Perfecting Primer

Primers are still a bit of a new concept for me. My skin is very sensitive, with occasional breakouts, and the thought of layering more than 2 products on it still freaks me out a bit. Too many bad experiences with make-up and skincare products during my teens and 20s have left me wary of applying anything more than a basic moisturiser and foundation. Funny thing is, in my 30s I’ve learnt that it was more a case me using the wrong products for my skin and not looking after it properly that resulted in all those unwanted breakouts.

I have oily skin, that is also temperamental at times and can dry and sensitive, and am always on the lookout for products that will leave it with a matt finish. I’m tired of getting to halfway through the day and my eyeshadow has creased, my mascara has left lines on my eyelids and I have a shiny nose. Surely there must be a way that I can get to 4 pm with make-up that still looks freshly applied?

I’ve seen the Revlon Photoready primer on a few beauty blogs. I decided to try it out and chose the perfecting primer in the range – there is also a colour correcting one but I don’t really need that. I applied it for the first time and could immediately feel a soft matt finish. I applied my make-up as usual and went on with my day. Much later that afternoon I took a look in the mirror and to my surprise my make-up still looked great AND freshly applied! A few days later I went to yoga in the evening and was amazed to see that my make-up still looked great when I got home after the class (in general I try not to gym with any make-up on so that my pores can breathe, but on this particular day I hadn’t removed it before yoga). Liquid liner also stays in place all day which is such a relief because I always battle with that.

I have been using this primer for 2 weeks now and am in love with it! Applying more than 2 layers of products no longer freaks me out as much and I haven’t had any breakouts. I am so happy with it I even went out and bought a second one in case it is limited edition and I won’t be able to get more. It sells for between R179 and R199 and I found it at Dischem and Clicks.

A very late Mani Monday

revlon parfumerie bourdeux copy

I missed posting this on Monday for Mani Monday so I am uploading it now – better late than never.

I’ve seen so many bloggers post pics of their gorgeous manis with new Revlon Parfumerie Bordeaux so I decided I needed to get my hands on it. For those of you who don’t know what the Parfumerie stands for in the name, this is scented nail enamel. Yip I didn’t believe it at first until I tried it. I’ve been wearing it since Monday and can still smell a slight sweet smell on my nails. I am really happy with the colour and have had quite a few compliments.

Berry lips







A trend I am really excited about is berry lips for winter. When it comes to choosing lipsticks I will always go for coral, but I must say I have fallen head over heels for berry lips. These deep, bold colours are just so inviting!

I have been looking for a while for a great berry but just couldn’t seem to find one that was right. Luckily I finally found this one and bought the Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in 075 Blackberry.

blackberry copy

blackberry swatch