Autumn/Winter Vampy Glam GRWM

It’s officially that time of year again.

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I love a good vampy lip and trust me, I’m no make-up expert but when I uploaded this picture to Instagram, I was not expecting the reaction that it got!

A few of the companies/brands who liked my photo:

♡ Essence Cosmetics

♡ Cosmetix South Africa

♡ LA Girl South Africa

♡ Benefit South Africa

I’ve mentioned in my video that I feel extremely humbled by the fact that any of these companies would like my photo or recognize what I do. I joined the blogging community in 2015 because I wanted to start a portfolio which I could showcase my passion for beauty, lifestyle, fashion and travel and use it as a starting point to further my journalism career. These days I feel that although the blogging community is growing (and don’t get me wrong, I do love and support it), it isn’t growing for the right reasons. Too many people only jump on the platform because they want free gifts from companies or to be invited to events, which takes away from the people who work really hard to use their blog as a platform for a potential career. I just hope that when companies do see my work, that I could use it for the benefit of my career and not my own personal gain.

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Natural Brow Tutorial With Benefit KaBrow!

Hello my lovelies!

Wow it has been a hot minute since I’ve posted on the blog and I’m not sure if I mentioned, but I am currently busy with my June exams and I finish on the 5th of July before I leave for Thailand on the 8th. I have pre-filmed a bunch of new videos for my YouTube channel and I’m using this week I have off to really put more effort into my blog and YouTube channel. I do however, have to study as I write my last 2 papers right after each other and I have an event to attend on Friday and Sunday.

So, without any further rambling… Here is my natural brow tutorial using the Benefit Kabrow! I absolutely love this product and will be sure to do a separate feature on the blog dedicated to this product. If you do decide to watch my video, please feel free to give me a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel. I love responding to comments so if you’d like to leave me a comment then please do so!

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Benefit KaBrow in number 4.

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Classy Couture: My Top Picks – Steve Madden

If you’ve been following my Twitter, you would have seen that the other day, I tweeted “I can’t wait for the day when I can walk into Steve Madden and pick out whatever I want without looking at the price tag”. And this was for good reason — Steve Madden was the first high-end heel I owned and something I still keep in its box since I’ve only ever had the courage to wear it once. I’m still waiting for the right occasion to flaunt my most prized possession. I walked past the store the other day and died when I saw some of the shoes. One day, Deeanne. One day.

I’ve decided to dip back into Classy Couture and show you my Steve Madden favourites.

STELAH

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I love the Stelah shoe because it’s suede and has the cute fur rim at the top of the shoe. I love how sleek the design is and I feel that it would make your foot look so gorgeous and classy. Definitely one I would add to the collection and wear out to an event or lunch with the girls. Dressed down with a pair of skinny jeans and a figure hugging top or dressed up in a short dress or maxi with a slit.

GONZO-V

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I do not have the words to describe how badly I need these babies. I feel that this is so versatile as it can be used as a statement piece for a casual outfit (come on, these heels are killer!) or you could wear this with a plain formal piece to really add the flare to the look. I love these in black because I feel they would go with almost anything and I’m drawn to darker colours.

SATIRE

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I call this one my graduation shoe. Whenever my university campus has a graduation ceremony, I almost always am drawn to the shoe chosen for the occasion. I actually saw this last year at the V&A Waterfront in the Edgars clothing store and man did I fall in love. Unfortunately these were not on sale so as a result I had to put these babies back. I would love a pair like these for graduation because I feel like it says “I have made it” in terms of fashion choice. I love how the straps look on the foot and almost slims it in a way. So if ever Steve Madden decided to gift me a shoe, my graduation is next year (wink, wink).

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I’m not to sure if this particular shoe has been removed from the collection, as I could not find this one on the website. While browsing the other day, I happened to come across a similar pair, except the heel was a bit higher and it had statement diamonds along the toe strap. I could not find that one on the website either, but I love how classy this one looks. I could honestly see myself getting married in a shoe like this as it provides comfort in the length of the heel and with a perfect pedicure, these babies would make for some gorgeous photos. Unfortunately I do not see myself heading down the isle any time soon so these are not a priority but definitely on my wish list.

STECY

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Obviously I kept the best for last, because it was the first Steve Madden shoe I’ve ever owned! I actually have this in black, but I feel that both nude and black look absolutely stunning. I actually got mine on sale at a steal of R599, when it retails for R999 usually. It’s very comfortable and give me the illusion of longer legs (I’m 5’4).

What are some of your favourite shoes?

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What I’m Reading Right Now – May 2017 “It’s Called A Break Up Because It’s Broken – Greg & Amiira Behrendt”

I have an ugly secret that I’m terribly ashamed of…

When I was in high school, I stopped reading books. I didn’t stop because I wanted to but more because I became so obsessed with wanting to do well in school that I didn’t make time for myself. Slowly but surely I missed books. Not being able to earn my own money made me walk into book stores and really miss the smell of paper.

This actually made me realize how expensive paperback books were and the ridiculous amount you have to pay for subscription services! This year, however I started working and really put time and money into buying books. I am currently using Google Books as I find that this is the cheapest and easiest for me, and I always have my phone with me so I don’t need to worry about carrying around extra weight (hello, campus student here).

If you’ve been following my blog or my YouTube channel, you would know that I came out of a 4 year relationship about a little over a month ago. The journey has really been a difficult one for me as my ex and I are no longer in contact and we did not part ways on the best of terms. This broke me. Emotionally, spiritually and mentally. For some reason, in my depressive state (no, seriously I once skipped a whole week of varsity due to the fact that I refused to run into him) I decided to open up my YouTube and in the search tab I typed “how to get over a break up”. Silly right? I know, but at this point in time I had lost myself and just wanted advice from someone who knew what I was going through, even if it was only for views. I stumbled upon a video by Lauren Curtis (you can watch the video below, if you want) and she spoke about a book called “It’s Called A Break Up Because It’s Broken” and my cheap little butt typed it into Google and when I could not for the life of me find a PDF version of it, I decided to by the ebook. Man, little did I know that this book would change my life forever…

 

 

I’ve never believed in self-help books before. I thought they were just a ploy or some way to make people feel good about themselves. Greg and Amiira really took the time to write a no-nonsense, stop feeling sorry for yourself and get your ass in gear book. I would highly recommend this to anyone going through a break-up or even just needing a push to get over an ex. This book takes you through every phase of a break-up and guides you in order to find yourself and get your life to where it needs to be. It also contains stories from real life people, some yummy recipes and exercises to complete in order to get back to your good, old self (without your ex).

What I loved the most about the book was that both Greg and Amiira talk about their own experiences and failed relationships and tell you exactly what you need to do. I loved this, I felt like they were talking to me and knew exactly what I was going through and how to help me. For example, when I had hit rock bottom and stayed at home for a week and missed out on important classes, they have a chapter called “stop calling in sick” and it really opened my eyes to what I was doing. My ex is running around campus having the time of his life so why the hell can’t I? In fear of running into him? (Which, just by the way is another chapter in the book) In fear of seeing how happy he is without me? I was lying in a blanket and balling my eyes out for a week, I was pathetic. I could not put the book down and in turn, finished this book in 3 days (provided that I am a university student and I am an English major, so I have other novels to read).

This one is a solid 10/10 for me.

P.S: This is going to be a monthly series and I will be doing reviews on books every month depending on my schedule and if I can finish it in a month.

I will be doing a life update sometime in the future. For now, I’m focusing on my exams and starting to focus on building my empire, so that when Mr. Right does come along… I’ll be ready and independent.

Fave quotes from the book:

“The person you loved took a good long look at the awesomeness that is you, evaluated your relationship together, and said “no thanks, I’ll try my luck elsewhere”

“Awesome thought: the right guy is out there right now, wondering when he’s going to meet someone like you”

“If you pay attention to negative thoughts, you’re only affirming their validity”

I Am Currently Reading: You Are A BadAss: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life – Jen Sincero

Featured image is not mine and credits go to the respective owner, I found it on Tumblr.

 

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Drugstore No Make-Up Make-Up Tutorial

I’m Back!

If you’ve been following my blog, you would know that I have been going through a really difficult time in terms of coming out of a long term relationship, finding myself and growing my blog and social media. I have decided to work on my blog and YouTube channel because it has become such a passion of mine in terms of writing and creating content that people enjoy watching.

If there’s one thing I love, it’s being complimented on my flawless face even though I’m wearing make-up. I personally feel that wearing a little bit of make-up (the right way) can actually create a minimal and effortless flawless face. By clicking the play button below, you’ll be able to watch my step-by-step tutorial on how I achieve my no make-up make-up look. If you do decide to give it a watch, please don’t forget to like & subscribe if you’d like to see more content!

 

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Design Compact Powder in Mahogany

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