Soft Smoke – Affordable Golden Graduation Glam

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success” – Arianna Huffington


Graduation season. A time in my life I’ve looked forward to from the moment I first witnessed graduates line up outside my university’s hall. It’s something about the way the girls grace the scene with their beautiful dresses and high heels and how dapper the men look in their suits. It’s a really big day, and rightfully so, because we as students have worked really hard to get here and it’s not everyone that can say that they’ve made it to the finish line. On your big day, the last thing you should worry about is what kind of make-up look to go for – that’s where I come in. I’ve been working on a series for graduation looks to give you a bit of inspiration for different tastes. In this look specifically I wanted something soft yet dramatic at the same time. I love how subtle yet effective this look is for graduation with golden tones to suit a variety of skin tones. I’ve listed all the products featured in the video’s description bar for easier access.

For these tutorials, I’ve tried to make it as drugstore friendly as possible so that people who may still be on the job hunt do not have to pay an arm and a leg just to look good on graduation day! The only products that I can honestly say are not drugstore would be the SwiitchBeauty products, but I did recommend alternatives in my videos.

The final look:


What kind of look would you like to see for graduation? I’m working on something a little bit more dramatic for my next look and I promise it won’t be as long, I just thought I’d do one “get ready with me” and the others will probably be voiced over in order to make it easier for viewing.


Autumn/Winter Vampy Glam GRWM

It’s officially that time of year again.

As per usual, if you enjoy the tutorial then please don’t forget to give me a big thumbs up and feel free to subscribe to my channel to see similar content. I have a family of 500 and would love for you to be part of it too ♡ .


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.


♡ The Body Shop Drops of Light Pure Healthy Brightening Serum (read my review here – The Body Shop Drops of Light Range | Review )

♡ Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector in the shade Medium

♡ LA Girl Pro Conceal in the shade Creamy Beige

♡ Design Compact Powder in the shade Soft Beige

♡ L.O.V Cosmetics The Forbidden Volume mascara

♡ Beauty Treats LA Prism Party Eyeshadow Palette

♡ Be Beautiful Eyeshadow Palette

♡ Catrice Mineral High Glow Highlighter

♡ LA Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment in Secret


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MY FIRST VLOG: Adopting A Dog!?

Hi Everyone!

I’ve never filmed a vlog before but I thought it would be fun to go down to the local animal shelter and film my experience going. If you click the video below you can watch the vlog and I promise it will be worth it as I have an important message at the end about looking into adoption. So click the play button and please subscribe.

I urge anyone looking into adopting a pet as these animals just want a loving home and they are amazing animals. I had an amazing time with these animals and if I could take them all home with me I really would and I do explain at the end of the vlog why I can’t keep a pet at the moment, and how I am looking into the adoption process for when I get my own apartment.

Hope you enjoy xo