Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Revlon Eyes, Cheeks and Lips Palette Review & Demo

Hey guys, hope that everything is going great. 

I saw the Revlon Eyes, Cheeks and Lips Palette - price R219 on the site some time back in January and I had to get it because you know Revlon is one of my favorite brands and the palette seemed affordable for what it had to offer (Eyes - Eyeshadows, Cheeks - Blush and Lips - Lipgloss and Lipstick). 

I bought Seductive Smokies but the palette also comes in Berry In Love and Romantic Nudes. 

Let me review the palette for you: 

The claim 
Revlon says "Create countless makeup looks with just one palette. Universally flattering shades of our best selling eyeshadow, blush and lipcolor. Available in 3 expertly coordinated shades".

The product
The palette comes in a black casing, online it did look a bit bigger I don't wanna lie, but then again it is not small either. The top 6 pods are eyeshadows, left shades lipstick, centre-blush and right lipgloss, the extras are a mirror blush brush, lipbrush and eyeshadow brushes. I like that the lid is transparent and you can see inside the palette. 

My Experience, 
As mentioned I thought that the palette was a bit bigger, then again how big cause it is not that small either (LOL) hope you get me here. The Seductive Smokies palette is just that a palette to create seductive smokie eyes, the shadows have minimal fallout and have great pigmentation. The blush is not highly pigmented and for a girl like me who loves blushes I would have loved for it be a tad bit more pigmented however I like that the blush is on the matte side of things. If you are familiar with the super lustrous formula from Revlon then these lipsticks are for you as they are full of color and have a good lasting power, Revlon did a great job with picking up the lipstick shades as they go really well with smokie eyes. 

My Verdict
Overall, for the price you get the most value as you get 6 eyeshadows, a blush, 2 lipglosses and 2 lipsticks. I will say before purchasing the palette I Googled it and mixed reviews on it came out, for me I'm happy as I can create more than just one look from the palette and that all I ask for really, a product I can use time and time again. 

I have done a look on my YouTube Channel using the Eyes, Cheeks and Lips palette, 
I hope that you do enjoy it.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Balancing Blogging Full Time & Working Full Time

My title makes me cringe cause really is there ever a balance in anything work/life related, 
let us take a look at this. 

A lot of South African Beauty Bloggers I know and follow on social media either have full time jobs, are full time students or just doing it all working full time, working on their studies full time, running a family and that very little free time we get we blog (or atleast try),
a very tiny percentage of bloggers I know in South Africa make a living from beauty blogging comfortably (the work comfortably is key here). 

I'm just here just stating the facts....!!!

I know tons of bloggers who have very immeculate work but are not blogging full time and I know tons of bloggers that are blogging "full time"and are producing shitty work. 

Enklek where is this article going....hold up.... !!!

So balancing blogging full time and working full time, I would say it is pretty hard
 as you need to feed this social media giant and at the same time feed your family, because let us be honest blogging and leaving comfortably only on blogging is a dream that most of us will only see in the next upcoming generations... 

HOLD UP...did I just say that I'm old or your old... nope you are never to old or to young to pursue
your goals/dreams. 

But where is this article going????? huh!!!!

Nowhere really I just thought that I should come here and speak crap really. 
Balancing full time blogging and full time working or studying really does not exist, all I can say is you just need to work hard on all aspects of your life
and you will see equal if not more growth and success in all. 

Did I confuse you, cause I'm confused LOL. 

Have a great week.



Friday, April 21, 2017

3 Things That Make Me Happy

Chilling With Friends

Let us be honest finding time out of our ever busy schedules to chill with friends is kinda difficult, 
so I always tend to settle for those spare of the moment breakfast, lunch dates and after work drink catch-up sessions cause they are much more fun than those planned never gonna happen events LOL.

Staying Make-Up and Wig Free

A 100% of the time when I'm at home I stay make-up and wig free, which I love and that makes me happy. 

Me Time

If you didn't see my blogpost this week about masks then I will link it HERE, I will just say laundry done, clean house, bubble bath and a face mask... 
and wine obviously that makes for a very happy Zanele. 

I hope that you have a great weekend. 

See you soon...



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