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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

New Week. New Year

Have you ever done something, that completely scares you? I'm talking about that gut-wrentching, vommit inducing & a complete overwhelming feeling of terror. Well i'm totally having one of those episodes. 
I am currently embarking on my final 6 months of completing my Bcom Marketing Management Degree & the only issue is that I need to overcome something that has been scaring me for the last 5years. Yes this degree has taken me close to 5 years simply because between full time work, marriage, finances & all the other things life throws our way it has gotten me to this point- 5years later! I know this might sound completely crazy, and you might be thinking to yourself what exactly could be so bad?
Well my friends, my absolute horror is called Accounting!! Now im sure you all are laughing...

Guys this is a serious problem... Let me break it down for you. I have failed accounting twice, and on the third try I was so anxious that I ended up not even pitching up at the exam hall. I then decided to work out a plan & complete all of my other modules and leave this Accounting subject till last... And here we are!

I am so anxious, nervous & im feeling a ton of other emotions that ive never felt before.. 
When I think back, at my life there has never really been anything that I wasn't good at or at least that I wasn't even prepared to try. I'm always goal driven & nothing ever made me as anxious of the thought of failing AGAIN....
Recently I have discovered something that has really helped me banish these anxieties. I am absolutely obsessed with Pinterest and probably visit the site on a daily. I love reading the motivational quotes, scrolling through home decorating ideas & even catching up on some style/beauty tips. It then daunt on me, why not create a mood board filled with inspirational and motivational stories. The mood board can be placed anywhere in and around your home as a constant and daily reminder to stay positive and to work daily towards your dream.
& with that said, im just taking it day by day. Because sometimes we just need that constant voice telling us, YOU GOT THIS!

T-shirt: Foschini Pants: Foschini Sneakers: The Fix Sunglasses: Vogue Eyewear


Monday, 1 January 2018

Make-Up Brush Breakdown

I'm sure most us own way too many makeup brushes, and i'm also sure most of us probably don't know how use half of them? Right! Well today I thought it would be fitting to show you my top 5 favourite make up brush shapes to use and some of my favourite sponges as well. PS: All the brushes & sponges i'm using are from Real Techniques, they produce professional quality make up brushes & spongers that are both stylish and functional.

1. Real Technique Definer Brush
The eye define brush are designed for precision eyeliner looks. Use with liquid, cream, gel, or powder liners and shadows.

2. Real Technique Detailer Brush
The detailer brush: precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition

3. Real Technique Pointed Foundation Brush
This brush is amazing you can use it with liquid foundation to build custom coverage on specific areas

4. Real Technique Contour Brush
This brush delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish 

5.Real Technique Buffing Brush
This brush is ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation.

6. Miracle Complexion Sponge
It's a 3-in-1 multi-functional makeup sponge. The rounded side blends larger areas of the face. The precision tip covers blemishes/imperfections and the flat edge contours around the eyes and the nose, leaving you with a complexion that's smooth, enhanced and gorgeous! Use damp for a dewy glow or dry for a full coverage look.

7. Miracle Mini Eraser Sponge
From flaking mascara to eye shadow fallout, these little miracles help sweep away your makeup mishaps
 flat edges: erase
 rounded sides: buff + blend

 tip: targeted sweep

6 ways to erase:
1. Sweep away under eye shadow fallout
2. Wipe away liner gone wrong
3. Pick up brow product fallout
4. Wipe away mascara smudges
5. Pick up over applied shadow
6. Blend away too much blush or highlighter 

Real Technique Miracle Sculpting Sponge 
DEWY HIGHLIGHT + CONTOUR Designed to help create shadows or highlight your favorite facial features. -small side for precision highlighting -large side for controlled contouring 6 Surfaces to complete your sculpt: 2 flat edges to apply 2 rounded sides to blend 2 tapered ends for precision application

Real Technique Make Up brushes is currently available for purchase at Foschini stores as well as the online store, Foschini for Beauty