Monday, November 20, 2017

Summer time fine

With summer in full swing over here in South Africa, I find my beauty regimen becoming less and less complicated. Along with the effortless feeling of summer, the balmy days call for products that work twice as hard. Essence must have somehow gotten the memo. I found three products recently that tick all the boxes for me. Let's dive in.


*Essence Fresh&Fit Awake Primer



Now, I have used other primers before but, nothing quite like this. It gives you this beautiful luminous look when you apply it. I love wearing it without my foundation on a day off. Even with my foundation, it's non greasy with a matte finish. This was certainly one of those purchases I made on a whim but, I'm definitely going to repurchase. It's an effortless way to look beautiful and healthy without putting too much effort in. This retails for R79,99 for a 30ml.

*Essence Metal Chrome Blush



If it's gorgeous, summer, lit-from-within glow you are looking for this is the product for you. It's like the normal blush but, with an instant cool factor. The fabulous cousin of blush if you will. Application is really easy and the formula is perfect for either a subtle shimmer or a megawatt glow. This retails for R64,95 and is another item I'm definitely going to repurchase.

*Essence Instant Matte Make-Up Setting Spray


You ever look at yourself halfway through the day and realize your face looks like you could fry an egg on it?This one was an absolute winner for me. The last thing anyone needs is foundation or concealer sliding down their cheeks in the middle of day. This make up setting spray contains "evermatt" and is lightweight and non sticky. I love that you can immediately see the difference after applying it. You can use it as a primer as well. This retails for R64,95 for 50ml. It's safe to say this is a summer essential for me.

That's it for today. What are some of your summer must haves? Have you used any of these products?  I'd love to hear your opinion on it.

TILL LATER, LAUREN!

*Disclaimer- the products mentioned in this post was purchased by me and not sponsored. The views expressed are completely my own.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wedding fever

December is a popular time for people in South Africa to get married. It's summer here so the weather is ideal. It's also the time when most people are on holiday so nothing will deter your guests from sharing in the lovely day.

However, this post is not about the ideal weather conditions. While I'm not getting married anytime soon, I still find myself wondering what kind of wedding dress I would like.

Not everyone, including myself,  believes that white is the only colour that would work for a bride. The choice is entirely yours though. In this post, I explore some white and other, equally stunning, options.















*I do not take credit for the images in this post.

 What is your opinion on wedding dresses of a different colour?  Do you believe brides should only wear white or do you think its entirely up to the bride? I would love to hear from you. 

TILL LATER, LAUREN! 



Tuesday, November 7, 2017

My not-so-secret weapon.

For me, 2017 was the year of realizing things. Yes, Kylie Jenner might have been on to something. One of the most important realizations I had this year was that, even though my body might not be perfect, it still deserves to be treated with appreciation and respect. When you treat your body well, it shows.

This brings me to my latest review .I couldn't decide between the Nivea Firming Body Oil and the Good Bye Cellulite Gel cream. They were on sale at Dischem so I purchased both for R89,99 each for 200ml.


Let's start with the Firming Oil. I love body oils of any kind and this one was no different. This oil promises to firm skin in two weeks, improve skin tone, intensively nourish and reduce the appearance of stretchmarks.

Now, most of the time I wouldn't buy into the hype but, since I was curious I gave it a shot and I am glad I did. The texture is amazing. It's non-greasy and absorbs easily. Not to mention it smells divine. I have been using the Firming Oil for just over two weeks and I have noticed a significant difference in my skin. I will continue to use it and track my progress.


Then there is the Good Bye Cellulite Gel Cream. Along with the blue colour; the smell was a pleasant surprise. The Gel Cream claims to reduce the appearance of cellulite in three weeks. Since I haven't been using this for a full 3 weeks I won't be able to do a thorough review. But, based on my initial experience with the gel cream I am very hopeful. I will definitely keep you guys updated :-)


I have been using these two products together for the last two weeks and I can definitely see a difference. Trust me, I bought these with my own money so I don't HAVE to say good things.  I'm excited to see the end result. I'm going to repurchase both these products for sure. Have you used any of these? I would love to hear from you!

TILL LATER, LAUREN!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Favourite looks from #Nmbfw

This October I attended my very first Nelson Mandela Bay Fashion Week and let me tell you what a beautiful production it was. Let's be honest, growing up in Port Elizabeth means that we often get overlooked when it comes to cool events.

The event was spectacular and the clothing even more so. I was amazed to witness the discovery of so many hidden gems. While I didnt get to attend all the shoes (some of us still has to work) I loved the ones I did attend however.

I decided to put just a few (there were way too many ) of my favourite looks in this post. All the designers were so talented and it was such an honour to see there new collections.

Please note: there were alot of other looks I loved but I decided to only post a few just to give everyone an idea of what #Nmbfw was like.

Enjoy the images!


Designer: Monarchy Couture



Designer : Rusultaan





Designer: Ati Designs Banoyolo Mahlanga




Designer : Kolly Seti



Designer: Iskapie Clothing



Designer : Cleo Allison





Designer : La Nuestra Creations



Designer: Shweshwekini Active Wear


Designer : Nani Designs





Designer: Maxhosa by Laduma







Do you spot your favourite looks here?

#NMBFW
Hair: Silver Stars Hair
Shoes: Kitibella
Wigs: TenHeads
Makeup: Woolworths Walmer Park & Smashbox - South Africa
Photography: Kisometsi Photography


TILL LATER, LAUREN!