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Current Beauty Favourites – II

Current Beauty Favourites – II

Truly, I don't do these current beauty favourites often enough, after all, Mascara & Mimosas started out as a beauty blog! I definitely don't go through or buy as much product as I used to but I definitely do still find some absolute gems that work like a bomb for...

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my go to make up for when I’ve had zero sleep

my go to make up for when I’ve had zero sleep

Oh my word, the past week was not a fun time in the Booyens house. Everyone including the dogs got sick which resulted in very little sleep for Dan and I. Most days, I will go sans make up but regardless of my level of exhaustion, life goes on and errands need to be...

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everyday smokey eye tutorial

everyday smokey eye tutorial

A smokey eye and neutral lip is a classic look that I have really been enjoying recently. I have a super quick and easy method for this look and share it with you in today's tutorial. I hope that you enjoy it, don't forget to thumbs up and subscribe! Some make up...

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essence tutorial

essence tutorial

Happy Thursday everyone! A little while ago I asked on Twitter what you would like to see with all the new Essence goodies that I received and the majority of you asked for a make up tutorial. So here it is! Now, I have to be honest, there's no fancy footwork here....

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Red Lipstick – Save, Spend, Splurge

Red Lipstick – Save, Spend, Splurge

When I think of a classic make up look, my mind immediatly goes to a beautiful, bold red lip. Recently I have become more comfortable with wearing colour on my lips, especially red, and so I thought that I would share my favourites, one for every kind of budget! SAVE...

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glitter half moon manicure tutorial

glitter half moon manicure tutorial

This tutorial is so overdue, Cara Fay asked me ages ago to do it, and here I am finally getting around to it! I originally did this nail look with a pink-brown nude and gold glitter which looked super pretty but I decided to change things up a bit for this tutorial,...

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essence “Happy Girls Are Pretty” collection

essence “Happy Girls Are Pretty” collection

If you’re a regular around the Clicks aisles, I’m sure you’ve seen this new collection from Essence on the shelves already, if not, I’m here to give you the scoop. Keep reading until the very end of this post – I promise, it’s worth it...hint, hint, nudge, nudge... I...

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Valentine’s Gifts Under R450

Valentine’s Gifts Under R450

It's officially the month of love - happy February everyone! Today's Valentine's Day gift guide is for those of us who are on a bit more of a budget. February always seems to be such an incredibly busy and expensive month for Dan and I, and so we usually decide on a...

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easy nail art with Essence nail polishes

easy nail art with Essence nail polishes

Look, I’m no nail art pro, but I’m pretty impressed with myself for pulling this look off. It’s easy to do, it looks super pretty and it won’t cost you a fortune! Let’s get cracking... Before we even get to step one, it’s always a good idea to give your nails a good...

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Lipsticks I Love

Lipsticks I Love

Believe it or not, I was never big into lipstick until about a year ago, I just felt silly when I wore it for some reason. I’m not sure what spurred it on but one day I started wearing a very natural colour and since then my love for lippies has grown enormously and...

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July Favourites

July Favourites

Another month has come and gone, hopefully, August is the last of the chilly mornings and evenings! There were quite a few things that I gravitated towards during July, so keep on reading... A few weeks ago I received a lovely delivery compliments of Africology, they...

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“pick me up” products

“pick me up” products

It feels like the mid-year slump is hitting us early this year (or is it just me?) which makes every weekday seem a bit more blah than usual. The darker mornings are not helping either.  When it comes to hating life because of a bad day, I am the champion! Not even...

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