September Favourites & Surprise Announcement!

Hello and welcome back to a bran new post, beautiful!

So before I start rambling on about my new found September Favourites, I would just like to announce that I have my own domain! I am now available at http://sincerelydeeanne.co.za and I also have a giveaway happening in a week or two, so if you would like to enter then head over to my Instagram where the giveaway will be happening.

So I know September isn’t exactly over yet, however, due to the fact that I’m going to be extremely busy filming and working on getting my drivers, I can’t promise it will be up when September ends! So here we go:

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Neutrogena Visibly Clear Correct & Perfect CC Cream in Medium:

Recently I’ve been loving the “no make-up” make-up look where I don’t want to go through the effort of putting on a full face but at the same time I still want to look somewhat presentable with a light blush. So this is where my CC cream comes in, it has all the coverage of a foundation without feeling so heavy on my skin. Some people complain that it leaves their skin a bit oily but I’ve never had this problem. Thumbs up from me! This retails for about R99,95

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser:

I love having flawless looking skin, unfortunately I have huge pores and it often looks like I have holes in my face. Ever since I’ve heard about the Maybelline Baby Skin, I had to get my hands on it. It really does leave my skin with a flawless finish and I love a good bargain for only R80

Michelle Ori Paris Eyeliner In Feliner:

If you guys missed my Kendall Jenner Inspired Look, I used the Michelle Ori Paris Eyeliner to wing my eyes. I was featured on rubybox beauty’s newsletter and on Yardley London SA’s Instagram page. Check out the link to watch it.

Design Compact Powder in Soft Beige:

Who doesn’t love a good setting powder? I love the fact that this powder from Edgars is extremely affordable and not that hard to find since their are so many Edgars branches which have a make-up table. This powder prevents make-up from caking on my face and also gives me a less dewy finish if I don’t feel like a glowing face.

Essence All That Greys Lipgloss In 01 Roaring Red:

I feel that this lipgloss is more purple than red. I used this in my Vampy Burgandy Winter Make-Up Tutorial & Bold Lashes

I love this lipgloss because it lasts extremely long and doesn’t dry out my lips like most lipglosses do. I love how sleek it looks and super ready for the Fall. Try it out for yourself! This was about R49,95, however this range has been discontinued.

LA Girl Pro Conceal Concealer:

BEST DECISION I HAVE EVER MADE. I wasn’t a huge fan of concealer before but after finding this one that doesn’t cake on my face, I am OBSESSED. I will never leave home without concealer if I’m wearing make-up because I have a lot of stress pimples so I need to get rid of those without harming my skin. If I’m not mistaken, this retails for about R49,95.

 

 

 

20 Things I’d Like To Do Now That I’m 20

Hello my amazing readers, I cannot believe it’s that time again where I’m sitting down in front of my laptop and just writing a post for you guys. I am beyond excited to announce that my Kendall Jenner Inspired Red Lip Tutorial has been featured on Yardley London South Africa’s Instagram Page! You can find their profile by looking up yardleylondon_sa and leaving me some love if you would like to x. Also: I am filming a Q&A for my YouTube channel so if you’d like to leave me questions in the comments then please feel free to do so.

For those of you who didn’t know, I turned 20 on the 8th of August 2016 and this basically means that I am no longer a teenager and slowly but surely making my way into the adult world. I’ve come up with a few goals or things that I would personally like to achieve during my 20’s and I just want to inspire others to set goals for themselves and make the most out of life. Let me know if you have any goals you’ve set out for yourself in the comments!

  1. Get My Driver’s License: This is my number one priority at the moment and I am so so nervous to complete my driver’s test this month. I feel that this would be an amazing way to enter into my adult phase as having your driver’s gives you a sense of freedom and responsibility. Please keep your fingers crossed for me this month!
  2. Travel: Being someone who has never been overseas yet, I’m very keen on traveling and getting a job in order to save money and just explore new places and try new things. I promised myself that I’ve always wanted to go into a career that involves a lot of traveling to make up for what I’ve missed out on. Wanderlust is too real out here!
  3. Get My Degree: I am a double major in English and Language and Communication Studies, so I am always forced to work extremely hard because in South Africa, BA and English Degrees are not given enough credit and it is often difficult to find work. A degree would mean a great sense of accomplishment for me so I would love to obtain this and add it to the office wall in my future home.
  4. Intern at Cosmopolitan or  any other fashion/beauty magazine: Although Cosmopolitan is top of my list, I wouldn’t mind interning for a beauty or fashion related magazine. I firmly believe that experience is everything in my industry and you can never have too much experience, however you can be over-qualified. How I see it is that I’m going to obtain my degree, intern and then complete my post grad in journalism. There are bursaries available to help with this and if I do obtain a bursary I walk straight into a job after my studies. Hard work never killed anyone!
  5. Own my own apartment: As much as I love being around my family, when I turned 20 I suddenly felt the need for my own personal space. Having no personal space in my house can be very frustrating sometimes and it’s not the best of situations. I hope to have my own place before the age of 25.
  6. Get Married: I know life is unpredictable and I’m not the type of person to set my heart on someone quickly but my family usually get married around 23-29 and I’ve always been in love with the idea of love.
  7. Have my first child: To be honest, I want this more than anything. I’ve had baby fever for the longest time and I love children so no surprise here.
  8. Learn a new language: I hope that with traveling and going to new places, I am able to absorb the culture and learn new languages along the way. I find learning to be so much fun and very interesting so this is a must for me
  9. New experiences: I would love to try new things and start going to various events. Being someone with social and actually wanting to put myself out there, it’s a very scary thought and exciting at the same time.
  10. Conquer my fear of putting myself out there: When I was bullied throughout high school, I was in such a bad place that when I transitioned to university it was really difficult for me to make friends and to this day I can’t start a conversation unless someone talks to me. I just want to get over this because it ruins so many aspects of my life and it’s time that I do things for myself.
  11. Win a competition: If you follow me on snapchat (just_deeanne) you would know that yesterday I posted a snap saying that I have never won a competition in my life. I feel I’m going to enter all the competitions I can and hopefully win something.
  12. Take my mom & grandma on the vacation of their dreams: A lot of my success I owe to my grandma and my mom. They were always there for me in the sense that they always pushed me to do better and never t give up. I honestly don’t think I would be at university if it were not for my grandma and my mom. Thank you ladies.
  13. Grow spiritually and deeper in my faith: I love God and everything about my religion, I just want to be spiritual on a much deeper level and just reach a point in my faith where I can honestly say I’m happy where I am.
  14. Go to a music festival: I’ve always wanted to go to ULTRA or just a music festival in general and enjoy myself and live it up.
  15. Adrenaline Sport FTW: I will bungee jump, water ski or white water raft before I turn 30 and this is not optional.
  16. Maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle: I’ve recently started eating so much healthier and exercising regularly. It feels so good to know that my body is in good shape and that I’m no longer lethargic and eating unhealthily.
  17. Go camping or on a road trip with a bunch of friends: This has always been one of the goals I’ve always wanted to achieve. Friendship is important to me in so many ways and I can’t wait to do this.
  18. Be financially independent: I never want to ask anyone for money and I want to work as hard as I possibly can so that I can be financially independent and never have to look at the price tag on an item of clothing ever again.
  19. Become the editor in chief of a magazine: The ultimate goal. YAAAS.
  20. Be happy with life and myself in general: I think that everyone should aspire to be happy with life and just happy with themselves in general.

See you next time lovely!

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My 2016 Winter Lookbook & Where Have I Been?

Hello beautiful, happy Sunday!

If you’re still subscribed to me then you’re probably wondering where I’ve been and why on Earth have I not posted in almost a month. I spent a lot of my holidays just relaxing and not pressuring myself to do blog posts because I feel that when I have to put up content, it’s not always my best. For those of you who don’t know, August 8th is my birthday so I have some great content coming next month and I am just really happy to be blogging again in general.

About 2 weeks ago I uploaded my 2016 Winter Lookbook video which you can find on my channel by clicking the play button down below, if you do then don’t forget to give me a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel x

 

Now I know that some of you don’t always have internet access which is fast enough to watch or you’re not able to watch at all due to country restrictions. No worries, I have taken photographs and I am more than happy to share it with you!

OUTFIT 1:

Top: Woolworths

Jersey/Throw-over: Mr. Price

Jeans: Mr. Price

Boots: Mr. Price

Necklace: Zando

Watch: Lanco

Bracelet: Foschini

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OUTFIT 2:

Jersey: Legit

Tights: Foschini

Boots: The Fix

Necklace: Mr. Price

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OUTFIT 3:

Jacket: Edgars

Tights: Foschini

 

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My Fave Yardley Lipsticks for Winter.

It is definitely that time of year again where the cold sets in and to make my face look less pale I have to wear the darkest colour (or in this case, somewhat dark) to make myself look a little bit presentable. I was recently gifted 2 Yardley Ultra Kissable Super Moist lipsticks and I was more than just impressed. Not only does the lipstick moisturize my lips, but also adds a great pop of colour to any plain or glam look. I’ve inserted various pictures of the lipstick itself, swatches and how it looks on my lips (unfortunately I’ve only worn Coco in the picture below). The names of the Yardley lipsticks are Burnt Plum and Coco, although Coco is more of a dark red than a brown.

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Swatched side by side, or in this case above and below each other, burnt plum at the top and coco at the bottom

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Here are some images from a date night I went on recently with my boyfriend of 3 years, Matthew. I am pictured wearing the shade Coco.

Before the date night:

 

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After:

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I did not have a liner in this shade so please excuse my messy lines, but I can assure you it looks really good. And I may or may not have eaten when this was taken so this is what it looks like AFTER I ate which is great because it hardly budged or disappeared and I didn’t feel the need to apply more since I was home already.

 

I hope you enjoyed my little selection of winter lipsticks to hopefully add to your own collection. What’s your fave shade for winter?

 

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My Lazy Day 2016 Winter Morning Routine

Hi everyone! I still have one more Mother’s day post going up on the blog tonight, but I thought I’d just come and tell you more about my YouTube channel. As I have mentioned before, I do have my own YouTube channel called JustDeeanneDIY where I post content similar to my blog. Below is my Lazy Day Winter Morning Routine for 2016. Please take a look as it would mean so much to me!

 

Typically on a lazy day, I really like to catch up on some sleep so I usually wake up at about 10AM. Then I cannot get up until I check my phone to see if I have any notifications (Which I don’t most of the time). From there I will make my way over to my super comfy slippers and if you watched the video, both my onesie and my slippers are from Mr. Price. I usually go get some fruit in the kitchen and some coffee because I’m not always very big on breakfast and then I proceed to brush my teeth. After that I make my way to my room to check my laptop, email and maybe work on some blogposts.

In the shower the typical products I use are:

Schwarzkopf BC BonaCure repair kit Shampoo and Conditioner.

Clean and Clear blackhead scrub

Detangling comb from Clicks.

On a typical lazy day I usually go to the mall and drive past the beach and the scenery in the video was truly amazing.

I’ve hit 200 subscribers on my YouTube channel! Are you subscribed? If you are, let me know in the comments!

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30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 29 – Baked Banana Bread Recipe

Hi Everyone!

I’d just like to apologize as this recipe was scheduled to go up yesterday but it didn’t so I really am sorry for making you wait. Also, I’ve received a few questions with regards to my YouTube channel. I haven’t posted a video in about a month because my schedule has been beyond crazy and I haven’t had the time to sit down and film a video due to the fact that I am practicing my driving in the hopes of getting my drivers license, I have to work 1 more weekend before I am officially done with my 3 month promotional campaign and I am in my second term of first semester which is an exam term and requires a lot of focus.

Without any delay, here is my banana bread. I posted a few videos on my Snapchat: just_deeanne and a lot of people snapped me asking for the recipe so here it is:

INGREDIENTS:

WET INGREDIENTS:

3 Mashed Bananas

1/2 Cup Melted Butter

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence

1 Cup Milk

2 Eggs

DRY INGREDIENTS:

2 Cups Sugar

3 Cups Flour

2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

Nuts are optional.

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius (356 F) (Mix all wet ingredients together: mashed banana, eggs, milk, vanilla essence and melted butter. When adding the melted butter make sure the butter is not warm as this will scramble your eggs, causing your bread to flop. Once all the wet ingredients are thoroughly mixed, add dry ingredients: sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda and 1 cup of nuts if you wish. Mix once again, your consistency should not be runny nor too sticky. Somewhere in the middle and you’ve got it spot on. Insert the mixture into a baking tray, I personally love using bread tins and bake for 45 mins to an hour making sure that you insert a skewer and if it comes out clean, your cake is ready and you can switch off the oven and close the oven door so it will dry out for the remainder of the time. Once ready, take it out to cool making sure it’s still a little bit warm, top with butter and serve.

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Photo courtesy of FoodiesFeed

Scheduling the next post to go up tomorrow as I have a full day tomorrow. Have a lovely week xo

 

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30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 25 – February Instagram Round Up

The truth is, I’ve been really busy with assignments for campus so I’m gonna spare you the boring details of why my posts are extremely delayed. Enjoy my February IG Round Up and for those of you that want to follow me my Instagram username is Just_Deeanne.

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30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 20 – My Make-Up Look For Work

So, I think I owe my readers both an apology as well as an explanation…

I haven’t posted in a few days and the reason is because as many of my readers know, I have started university already and week 1 is officially over (Okay, not really I’m still at home and have a lecture at 1) but I have also started working on weekends which has been both exhausting and rewarding because I have money to purchase those extremely expensive textbooks. I have already started scheduling my blog posts as well as YT videos so that this does not happen again so once again, I do apologize for the delay!

Yesterday my GRWM for work went up on my channel and you can click down below to watch it:

 

For those of you who can’t watch, I’ll take you through my routine step by step:

  1. After completing my skin care routine, I usually prime my face with my Isabella Garcia Day Defense moisturizer.
  2. I apply my foundation which is the Yardley Airbrush foundation in the colour “Natural” and use my Cala 303 Foundation Brush.
  3. To even out my foundation, I use a damp beauty blender and dab it all over my face. Emphasis on dabs and not strokes because you don’t want to stroke your foundation off.
  4. For my eyes I used my Charlie Revlon Neutrals palette and a combination of 3 gold to orange shades which was applied with my Pupa eyeshadow brush. I then used my Charlie Revlon ‘Rock n Curl’ mascara. Most of the products mentioned in this post can be found in my January faves on my blog, feel free to search it in the search bar at the bottom of the blog.
  5. Using my Clinique lipstic in “Peach Pop” this gave my lips a subtle yet great pop of colour. Loved the vibrant yet soft tone it had and is perfect for work.
  6. To tame my brows I went in with my Essence brow pencil in 02 Brown.
  7. Lastly I used my Design compact powder to set my make-up and to give me a great finish.

 

If you do watch the video, please don’t forget to like & subscribe!

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30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 13 – Sorbet Spa Escape Lazy Days Sea Botanicals

Hey Everyone (:

Firstly I’d like to apologize for not putting up day 13 and 14 of the 30 day challenge because I went to the doctor last night because I haven’t been feeling too well lately and I was diagnosed with an ear infection so I am currently really sick. I honestly thought my head was going to explode yesterday because I’ve never had a migraine that intense. It was honestly the scariest thing and I was in tears because it hurt so bad.

On with the review and just a side note that I am recovering, my head is still a bit sore and I tend to want to pull my ears off every 5 minutes but I am on medication and slowly but surely dealing with it.

So this is what the Sorbet Spa Escape Gift Box looks like:

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I do apologize for the lighting in my photos but the weather has been so bad lately and I use natural lighting for my photos so that didn’t really help much.

This was a gift from my boyfriend’s brother for Christmas and I never really purchased anything from Sorbet before except their range of nail polishes so I was pretty excited to try it out. Basically the set includes: A R50 gift card only applicable to acrylics and a facial, a body spritzer, hand and nail cream and a nail buffer.

Sorbet Revitalize Body Spritzer:

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I love body spritzers for when I feel like I need to freshen up on hot days or when I go to the beach so this one is definitely coming with me to campus this year. The smell is more of a sweet almost candy-like fragrance that reminds me of those bath salts I used when I was a kid or some sort of candy. I wouldn’t wear this every single day though because the smell is a little bit too strong for my liking but will definitely use it for those hot and bothersome days!

 

Nourishing Hand & Nail Cream:

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This one has a similar scent to the spritzer but it a bit softer. I really wouldn’t mind keeping this in my essentials bag or my handbag for that matter because nobody likes that feeling of dry hands. I’d definitely give this product a 10/10 when it comes to softening my hands. Works like a charm and has a great fragrance.

 

Nail Buffer:

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Not going to lie, the nail buffer wasn’t really anything special to me but because I love treating my hands to a mani now and then, this will definitely come in handy.

All in all? Great job, Sorbet!

I’m looking forward to getting those acrylics now (:

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30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 2 – Where Do You See Yourself In 10 Years?

My humblest apologies to everyone who was waiting on this post. No I did not forget, I was just having very bad WiFi problems but the issue has been sorted out and here I am!

Day 2/30: Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

Today I had a lot of time to think about this blog post and what I really wanted to say. You see, in my dream world I would see myself having won my first Oscar and starred in at least 10 films before I turn 30. I would love to have my own reality TV show and have written my autobiography and just be on vacation for the rest of my life because I won the lottery and gave a portion to my mom and charity… But I had to come down from this cloud really quickly.

I’m no psychic, I fear that I might dream too big sometimes and I always tend to get into the worst jobs for some reason. After some thought and discussion with both my mom and my boyfriend I came to realize that I have to be realistic so here we go:

I’ve narrowed my list down to 8 goals and aspirations so that I don’t bore you to death and because I feel like I could go on forever but I won’t.

  1. Due to the fact that I will be getting my degree in 3 years time, I just want to be successful in my career and enjoy what I do. At the moment I’m still not sure if I want to go into journalism or the entertainment/advertising industry but whatever I choose, I hope that I am well and happy. I’m not sure whether I’ll pursue a second degree or diploma but if I do then you do you girl. Dream big, hustle hard and stay humble!images
  2. As I’ve mentioned before, I am a hopeless romantic and I’d like to be married before I’m 30. My ideal age for engagement would be 23/24 and I’d like to be married by 25.7751_1455
  3. I hope that in 10 years time I would have been able to pay back my family for everything they’ve done for me. I’d love to give my mom the vacation of her dreams and my dad a good car. My parents have honestly done so much for me that I could honestly never repay them but I can always try.6358136108662414155350240_9102657_orig.imgopt1000x70.jpg
  4. I don’t want to look back and regret that I haven’t traveled enough. Which is why I would like to have at least been to a few good places. Traveling means so much to me and I hope that I can have my little passport book tattooed so many times I’ll need a new one! original
  5. Personal growth and happiness means a lot to me. I hope that I’ve learned from my mistakes and really became a better person. I hope that I still value my religion the same and have grown spiritually. I really want to know that I’ll be grateful for all the opportunities and lessons I’ve learned. 143495-Eat-Drink-And-Be-Thankful
  6. Have my first child by 26. I really want kids while I’m still fit and able to keep up with them. I’d love a family of 4 but I’ll settle for 3. 33e6a440f0124cdaa467c220ed6ea257
  7. I really want to be comfortable financially. Growing up, I could never work well with money and always struggled with jobs. I just want to be able to spoil myself and my family.tumblr_net9xrs1MK1rdk4vco1_500.jpg
  8. The last one is going to sound cheesy but I’ve mentioned before on my blog that I don’t really have that many friends. I hope I’ve met a few great people who are ambitious and goal driven and bring out the best in me. The type of friends I can call and schedule a last minute road trip with so we can leave our hubbies at home for the weekend. I’m hoping Sex and the City type of friendship if you know what I mean. index

I’m so pumped to do tomorrow’s post so stay tuned!

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