Thursday, March 24, 2016

Charlie Revlon | Chikita Hot Review and Try On

Today the lip of the day is the Charlie Revlon Chikita Hot Lipgloss which I bought for R49.99 in November when it came out. I don’t usually wear bright colours but this one caught my eye.

The container is pretty simple and transparent which I like because it makes it pretty simple for me to see the lip colour. The lipgloss is a superhot pink (I guess that is where they go the Chikita Hot from). 
The lipgloss only needs one application but I does feel a bit heavy on the lips. The lipgloss does last for about 4-5 hours depending on what you are doing,  and sorry but it does transfer a lot when you are eating food and drinking water.
Overall I’m impressed of the price and the longevity of it.

Price: 4 /5

Packaging: 4/5

Repurchase: Yes

Overall: 4/5

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Essence Cosmetics | Silky Touch Blush Review

Hello everybody! Today I have my blogs first ever blush review from *Essence Cosmetics. Essence is such a budget friendly brand and their products are great. Personally I don’t really do blushes but I had to give this one a try, let us see how it does.
Essence claims that (you can set gorgeous, natural-looking highlights in soft as well as brighter shades on your cheeks with this silky-soft blush). This part just means you can use the blush as a highlighter because it comes in different shades as well. The blush comes in a medium sized, transparent, round container. The transparency of the container makes it easy for one to see the colour, even without opening the cap too. Just be careful not to drop it.
The Silky Touch Blush which retails for R49.99 is really very silky, soft and smooth to touch. The texture feels very smooth and soft. The blush blends very easily one swipe of the blush is enough, but it is buildable be warned don’t go overboard.
This blush is just perfect for beginners like me, I’m sold. The blush gives me a wearing time of 4-5 hours.
Shop Here - HERE (SA only)

Price: 5 /5

Packaging: 5/5
Minimal and transparent wouldn’t like that.

Repurchase: Yes
Overall: 5/5

*Will upload a picture on Friday so that you can see how it looks like on my face. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Charlie Revlon | Naturally Coral 204

Hope that the long weekend was great and guess whatttt another long weekend is coming hahaha. Okay hopefully by now you have a hint that I love nail polishes and since it is now autumn I love my nails to be on the darker side.
The nail of the week is the Charlie Revlon Naturally Coral 204, I love the colour, the shade and the price R59.00 who is complaining.
Hope that you make the best out of this very short week.


Friday, March 18, 2016

Weekend Reading - In Out and Around Soweto Blog

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Saturday Chillin | Catching up, Wine & Gossip

Last week I went out with my BFF *do people still use that work BFF lol* Lebo. We got together for a lunch session like we used to do back in the days, when we didn’t have a lot of responsibilities. We got to celebrate my birthday, her birthday, new jobs, old jobs, new members of our families, gossip about people we used to know still know may never know, overall I had fun and yes it has been that long since we last saw each other.
The wine, food & company were great.
Friends come and go but the ones that stay and never leave, those are the ones that turn into family. As we grow older, finding time to chill with friends is golden so if you have a friend that you see on a daily basis, get to catch up on watsapp and *facebook (debatable)* cherish it.
Anywoo enough with the snoggy snoggy business.
Till next time

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

BornPrettyStore | Simple Eyebrow Pencil Review & Tutorial

As promised part 2 of 3 is finally here of the BornPrettyStore   products reviews; I always wanted to share a very simple way that I usually do my eyebrows and that is why I selected the eyebrow pencil to be sent to me as well (see my previous post HERE).
My eyebrows are naturally thin, and I have been filling them using a black eyebrow pencil for a while now and I find that way quick and simple. The eyebrow game has been on the trend now for the past three years or more years as there are gels, dips, sticks, stencils the list is endless but I have always preferred using eyebrow pencils.
The Eyebrow pencil from BornPrettyStore is pretty great because it comes with a built in brush, so it has given me the ability to do my brows pretty quickly. It is a pencil so you will need to follow up with a gel so that it can last longer.
Get 10% off your brushes and any purchases at 
use the code ZAH10 at check out 
Part 3 will be up on Friday

Monday, March 14, 2016

Beauty | Face of the day

Happy Monday, on Friday I promised to load my face of the day using the Almay Truly Lasting Foundation and here it goes please note that this is my first face of the day post and it will get better from here *I promise*. The picture is one of my earlier looks with the foundation and the application process with it is much better now. I have another picture with the foundation but I think it will be up if not this week, next week on the blog
Moisturizer : Garnier Hydra Match - Review Here
Primer : Maybellie Baby Skin – Review Here
Foundation – Almay Truly Everlasting Foundation – Review Here
Concealer – LA girl Pro concealer
Eyeshadow – Almay Party I bright – Review Here
Eyeliner - Revlon Colorstay Skinny Liquid Liner
Eyebrows – Essence Eyebrow Pencil 
Lips – Charlie Lipgloss ( I can't see the shade on the bottle but its their darkest nude, will confirm later.). 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Review | Almay Truly Lasting Foundation

What would Fridays be without a #foundationfriday post and to think that this is my first foundation review for the year it is truly unfair to me and you. The weather in Johannesburg also known as Joburg is still cloudy and drizzly. How is your Friday going?
Today I bring to you a foundation review that I wanted to do for a while, but I had a love/hate relationship with the foundation because some days it will apply good and others not so well; plus I like to really test out products before reviewing them. 

Let’s get down to business.
*Almay says that skincare meets makeup, oil-free formula offers up to 16 hours of smudge-free, flawless coverage no matter what the weather plus the foundation won’t clog pores.
My experience: I must say that I love bottles that have pumps and that always play a huge role when it comes to my buying decisions*true story*.
When I apply the foundation I make sure that I use a foundation brush as it has a slight matte finish texture hence “oil-free formula” plus when you have dry skin like me make sure that you moisturise properly plus wear a primer that will not dry you out. 


The foundation applies smoothly, it is buildable you can achieve a great medium coverage and a good full coverage. I found myself reaching for it more this summer as my dry skin tends to be more forgiving during these periods, and we will need to see how well it does in Winer.
P.S. My next post will be showing you how the foundation looks like on my skin…

*The Almay foundation was kindly sent to me but the opinions are my own.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

BornPrettyStore | Matte Lip Lacquer

The weather in Johannesburg can be something at times, but I guess it is official Autumn is here. In January the guys at BornPrettyStore contacted and offered me 3 items from their wide range of goodies that they had on offer, I spent hours searching for products that would suite me and that I will be able to demonstrate well, hence today I will be reviewing the 1st of 3 items.
Let us break it down.
The lip laquer on their site it is mentioned to have a matte finish, red and dries quickly.
What I experienced with is as follows: The colour is beautiful it is has more of a deep coral finish *if there is such a colour* than red like the site has mentioned none the less I love it. The lipgloss does give a matte finish and does dry quickly as promised. Overall I’m impressed as this is the first time I’m doing a review with an unknown brand in South Africa.

SHOP HERE :BornPrettyStore
Get 10% off your brushes and any purchases at 
use the code ZAH10 at check out - 
Tips on wearing matte lipgloss.

  • Prepare your lips (make sure that you don’t have any cracks okay)
  • Add moisture (make sure that you apply your lip balm, NOT the glossy one)
  • Start off by lining your lips (a lipliner will go a long way)
  • No rubbing (DO NOT)
  • Another coat (Only when the first coat has dried up)
  • Precision tip (Always)

P.S. Part 2 and 3 coming soon!!!! Okay okay next week (Next Week)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Girly Things | Boy Trouble Quotes

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This morning my friend had "guy problems" and I thought about a book and a movie I was into back in the days which seriously helped me with the issue *true story*, so if you are going through some "guy problems" I hope that the above quotes help you as much as the helped me *wink*.
Big Sister Zar
*Pictures taken of the internet.
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