Beauty Haul: What’s On My Beauty Desk?

“Home is where the make-up stash is”

I love shopping. I don’t care if it’s window shopping, online shopping or simply going into a store to browse around and make a mental list of all the items I should start saving for. Unfortunately, I am a student. And I do not own my own car, which not only makes it difficult for me to move around but also limits my time when I do go shopping, just because I have to work on someone else’s time schedule. Another downside to not having my own car is that I cannot have a part-time job which requires me to work during the week. I’ve mentioned before on my blog that I am a product promoter, so I stand in store and market products to shoppers in the hopes that they will buy it and make my company look good. I only work this job on weekends and this job is not permanent which means that only when a promotional product becomes available, I will be able to work (if I meet the criteria of the company).

Now imagine my excitement when I realized I had enough birthday money put away in a fixed account and enough to leave in my personal and splurge on myself? Yes please. I went to Clicks and Dischem (for any of my followers outside of South Africa, these are drugstore make-up stores with a pharmacy and other retail items, equivalent to a Walgreens) this weekend and picked up a few things to add to my collection.

 

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Β Eylure London Lashfix Strip Lash Adhesive (Dries Clear):

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I didn’t go into Clicks with the intention of purchasing this, but I do own many pairs of false lashes which often don’t come with adhesive. Not only that but I can’t stand the tiny bottle that comes in the packaging of most lashes as I find them very difficult to work with. I almost always misplace my lash glue and I can’t stand the pre-glued lashes. This seems like a good investment and I noticed that there are also many variants including some that dry black. I chose the clear due to the fact that it’s my personal preference.

Eylure London x Cheryl Flower Girl Lashes (114)

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My lash addiction is the bane of my mother’s existence. I only have a few boxes, yet she can’t stand when I come home with more of them. How could I not pick these babies up? I love how wispy and dramatic these lashes are and they do not look heavy which really ticks my boxes. I think what I love most, and what caught my eye was the featherlight feel. I wear glasses and often find that my eyes get really sore and irritated if I wear heavy lashes. These are re-usable so I will have no problem using them again and there is a mini adhesive in the box.

Eylure London Lashes Designed By Kimberly (118)

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I don’t have a lash addiction… I just love lashes! Picked up my holy grail lashes from Eyelure. This is a brand I swear by and I love these particular lashes because they add length and look fairly natural. I think there’s something about how natural these look on me that keeps me coming back for more every single time.

L.A Girl Pro Conceal in Natural

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For those of you who watch my YouTube channel tutorials, you would know that for a long time I had been using the L.A Girl Pro Conceal in Creamy Beige. I felt that the shade was too close to my skin colour so I went a shade lighter and picked up this baby from Dischem. For some reason I’ve never seen L.A girl in Clicks. I wanted to try a few other products from L.A girl but I was on a time crunch so I didn’t have the time to swatch and browse.

Essence Long-Lasting Lipstick (25)

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I never used to like lipsticks when I was younger and to this day I still find myself wiping it off before I eat. I saw this colour while browsing the Essence Cosmetics section at Clicks and I fell in love. I received a gorgeous package from Essence with never-before-seen products and I’m going to film a tutorial with this bright pink lipstick tomorrow!

Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation (303 True Nude)

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I desperately needed a new foundation as my Yardley London Stayfast became really watery and I couldn’t use it anymore. There was nobody in store who could colour match me so a little hack that I found was that if you have a particular foundation already, pick it up and compare it to the other shades in store. Boom, instant colour match with no testing needed. I hope this shade is correct but I won’t be too phased if it isn’t because I’ve been dying to pick up The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops.

What’s on your beauty desk at the moment? x

 

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