My top concealing mistakes

I don’t think there’s anything worse than spending an hour plus on your makeup, and looking in the mirror to see you’re so creased under your eyes! It’s my pet peeve, especially considering that I seem to think that I don’t have a bad creasing issue naturally (yet) under my eyes. Urgh…..  It’s been trial and error, but these are the top 3 mistakes I have been making!

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Makeup CPR!!!

I feel like we need to have a moment of silence for this situation right here 😦 #HighlighterFlatline


You gals will remember the excitement in the room when I received this OFRA highlighter in my April Boxycharm in this post. So you can imagine my heartache when I spotted my toddler with this in his hand, gasping as if he innocently discovered this at the very moment I caught him. He’s lucky I did not put him up for adoption the very same day!  He didn’t do all the damage though, he broke the lid off and cracked a piece of the highlighter out. I then taped it closed, put it in my bad meaning to depot it, forgot about it and dropped my bag. #SHATTERED highlighter and heart. Continue reading

#MorpheMe April & May brushes

In April I posted all about my #MorpheMe brush subscription. I’ve now received my 3rd and 4th set of brushes, so I thought I’d ‘unbox’ for you gals and you could see the variety and options available, being able to compare 4 months worth of brushes.

Most of these brushes have become my go too. There really is a difference in your makeup game when you’re using good brushes. My husband was quite shocked the other day when he heard I had received ANOTHER brush delivery. He was like: ‘how many brushes can you possibly need?’ *rolls eyes at husband*  I thought he got me…apparently not….but moving on….

I traded my April brushes for the March 2016 brushes. They consisted of:


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#Glowgasmpalette {Review}


This post is so long overdue! I treated myself to the Glowgasm palette on Valentine’s day this year from Swiitch Beauty. I had seen this palette literally all over my social media pages, and eventually the FOMO and brainwashing kicks in and you just have to have it! So I got it 😉 Continue reading

Am I fond of Jane?

I have a bit of a subscription box addiction. Thankfully I do not live in the US or I’d probably be homeless or on my 3rd remortgage of my home. I find subscription boxes are kind of like a present to yourself…..a surprise lucky packet sort of present. So when I spotted a new subscription on the block, I obviously had to sign up immediately. The only issue that came up is that I had absolutely NO idea what the Fond of Jane subscription box was about. The tagline is:

Discover your pathway to wellness with Fond of Jane’s monthly subscription box.


Filled with exciting new products across fashion, beauty, fitness and more. Loads of fresh brands, and the best curated surprises with you in mind. It’s the perfect way to kick start your best year yet for a beautifully balanced life.

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April Boxycharm {Unboxing & Review}


If you follow my blog, you’ll know that I am quite obsessed with my Boxycharm subscription, and with good reason, because the value of the box is amazing versus the cost. You can read about how to sign up over here.

My unboxing is a bit different this month as I have actually used the products for a week or 2 so that I can actually review them for you. Also, I am collaborating with Melanie from Melanie’s Nook, as she has also recently signed up, so she will be sharing what she got in her box (boxes are not identical) and what she thought of the products. You will find the link to her post at the end of this post, so lookout for it 🙂

The theme for this month was #BohoGlow and I think the ‘highlight’ for all of us….was the highlight. he he. I’ve never owned an Ofra highlighter, so I was over the moon to find out we’d all be getting one in our April box. Let’s dive in 😉 Continue reading

Mother’s day gift guide

Tis the season to be jolly….tra la la la…..Oh sorry, wrong ‘holiday’.

I don’t know about you, but mother’s day for me is usually NOT fun. I end up stressing more than anything. How to make sure my mom has a good day, how to include my mother in law without messing up any plans her kids may have for her, and this year I add to the mix the fact that my sister is a first time mom… in the end there’s very little relaxing or thought for my own celebration of mother’s day. After the weekend I usually vow that next year I’m going to the Spur  Ocean Basket by myself…or maybe I’ll take one of my kids…whichever one is my favourite on that particular day. I still have absolutely no idea what the plan is for next weekend…an obligatory Whatsapp family group has not yet been created for the event, so we’ll see what happens.

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Okay so one thing I do like about mother’s day are the GIFTS! I mean who doesn’t love hand made cards from the kids and designer bags ❤ Also Addison can actually make coffee now…so easy thanks to our trusty Nespresso machine, so I can look forward to a premium beverage to start my day 😉 Premium beverages aside….I thought I’d do a round up of a few items I would not mind receiving for mother’s day…and perhaps there’s something here you may want to get for your own mom or screenshot it for your husband to ‘let the kids get it for you’.  Continue reading