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Eye makeup Look Created with Juvia’s Place Magic Palette

Hello Peaches! I’m so excited to share my latest amazing makeup find! Juvia’s place magic palette – this palette is absolutely phenomenal!

Highly pigmented, easy to blend with gorgeous colours it really is worth every penny! Undermentioned are the colours I used to create this look.

 

Eye makeup look using juvie's place magic palette

EYES >>>

MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW 20 – Lid Primer
MAC Satin Eyeshadow in Brule to set Lid Primer
Juvia’s Place Magic Palette – Nana to blended to define crease
Juvia’s Place Magic Palette – Zakiya to define cut crease
Juvia’s Place Magic Palette – Osun – On eye lid
Juvia’s Place Magic Palette – Nubia – As liner
Eylure lashes No. 117

BROWS >>>

Christian Faye Eyebrow Kit in Irid Brown
Eyelure Eyebrow Stencil – Full Arch

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Full Coverage Makeup Routine

Hello Peaches! With the seasons changing I sometimes find that my skin tends to be a bit temperamental, thus somedays it’s necessary to really cover things up good and proper!

Therefore, I decided to share with you my current (my makeup routine changes all the time – especially when trying out new products etc.) full coverage makeup routine!

Hope this video helps you out if you struggle with the same issue! As always, I’d love to interact with you so be a honey bunny and leave me a comment with any suggestions on what you’d like me to create a video about!

Makeup is about having fun, and daring to be different or the same – depending on your mood!

FACE >>>

Nivea for Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm
Smash box Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer in Shade 01
Original Beauty Blender
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC15
MAC Studio Fix Powder + Foundation in NW20
Hoola by Benefit

BROWS >>>

Christian Faye Eyebrow Kit in Irid Brown
Eyelure Eyebrow Stencil – Full Arch

EYES >>>

MAC Satin Eyeshadow in Brule
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium Deep
MAC Fluidline Gel Liner in Black Track
Duo Eyelash Adhesive in White / Clear
Eylure False Lashes No. 118

Highlighter >>>

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Double – Gleam
MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Show Gold

CHEEKS >>>

MAC Sheertone Blush in Peaches

LIPS >>>

MAC Lipliner in Soar
MAC Lipstick in Honey Love

HAIR >>>

Davines Sea Salt Spray

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Happy Spring Day!

Hello Peaches! Spring has finally arrived in South Africa, it’s by far my favourite season – blossoms everywhere, birds chirping, plants sprouting… Ahhhhhhhh…

Thus to celebrate I’ve decided to share my first youtube video! Eeeeekkkkk! It has taken me a long time to build up the courage to actually film a video (and post it)! It can be daunting to put yourself out there for the world to see, comment and criticize. However, nothing in life is ever accomplished by stagnation. Hence, I made a conscious decision to put my insecurities aside and heed the infamous Nike slogan – “Just do it”!

Hopefully, you’ll find value in my video! Constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated. I’d love to interact with you so be fabulous and leave me a comment with suggestions on what you’d like me to create a video about in future!

Spring makes me feel like this scene from the Sound of Music

This video is dedicated to my late grandmother. She was the first person to introduce me to the sound of music!

Although we find ourselves inconsolable when losing a loved one, we must remember that with time, and the changing seasons, spring will come metaphorically, we will grow and learn to treasure the memories made together.

Life is to be celebrated, be grateful for all the blessings you have. Everyone is here on borrowed time, life can be tough and no one knows what tomorrow might hold. Appreciate the people around you, strive to be a compassionate, polite person, and whenever you feel downhearted, attempt to focus your energy on helping someone else. That way you’ll feel enriched, whilst momentarily forgetting your worries, accompanied by the benefit of brightening someone’s day… Bliss.

xxx

FACE >>>

Smash box Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Nivea for Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm
Chanel CC Cream Complete Correction with SPF 50 in the colour 10 Beige
Dior Hydra Life BB Cream with SPF 30 in 01 Luminous Beige
Original Beauty Blender – Thank You Afeefah Ismail xxx
Chanel SoleilTan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW 20
Hoola by Benefit
Ingot Freedom System Pressed Powder in 32

BROWS >>>

Christian Faye Eyebrow Kit in Irid Brown
Eyelure Eyebrow Stencil – Full Arch

EYES >>>

MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW 20
MAC Satin Eyeshadow in Brule
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium Deep
Estee Lauder Little Black Liner in 01 Onyx
Duo Eyelash Adhesive in White / Clear
MAC 3 Lash

CHEEKS >>>

Bobbi Brown Blush in Nectar 11
Dior Rosy Glow in 001 Petal
Inglot FREEDOM SYSTEM FACE BLUSH AMC in Colour 62

LIPS >>>

MAC Lipliner in Soar
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Candeur 68
Dior Addict Lipstick in Basic 253

HAIR >>>

Plastic Curlers and Pins lol

CONNECT WITH ME »

TWITTER ‣ @beatnikpeach
FACEBOOK ‣ BeatnikPeach
INSTAGRAM ‣ @beatnikpeach
SNAPCHAT ‣ beatnikpeach

 

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MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick Giveaway

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Review & Giveaway: Rose Gold Oval Brush Set


Rose Gold Oval Brush Set in black perspex stand

Hello Peaches! To do anything well it’s important to have the right tool for the job. If you adore makeup as much as I do, you know that nothing surpasses having a decent brush set. I don’t know about you, but with all the products, lotions and potions this routine can become relatively chaotic, well, it does for me, especially when I’m in a rush! Therefore, the entire process seems to be better orchestrated when having a decent set. I have numerous brush sets, I’ve wanted to splurge on another personal set for a while, but I just haven’t found a set that appealed to me until now!

Enter White Rabbit Republic (WRR). What initially drew my attention to this brand is their cruelty-free approach. I’m a gargantuan animal enthusiast, therefore, I absolutely love that this brand is 100% cruelty-free. I’ve also been looking at similar brushes online, for example, the Elite Mirror Ten Brush Set retails for $360 (https://www.artisbrush.com/elite-mirror-collection-product/elite-mirror-ten-brushes-set). This is quite a bit when converted to South African currency. Hence the price for these brushes are cheap in comparison, however you get what you pay for.

These brushes look super stylish, and are accompanied by a truly expedient brush stand which keeps everything organized! There’s nothing worse than having to stop midway through your daily makeup routine to hunt for that brush you swore you had just a second ago. The stand, which consists from black Perspex, is effortless to assemble and has the adorable WRR bunny emblem on it. Made from synthetic, soft, densely packed bristles applying liquid, powder and cream products has never been easier! Synthetic bristles also decrease product wastage. The ferrules are rose gold plastic and the handles have a rubber-like polymer giving them a matte finish, seemingly an exact replica of the Real Techniques (RT) brush handles.

This concerns me to a certain extent, due to previous disappointment with the RT Brushes specifically the coating on the handles. I’ve had an experience in the past where I cleaned my RT brushes with 91% Propyl Alcohol (I’m a germaphobe) and the polymer started peeling. Not the best look. I cannot say with a 100% certainty that these brushes will do the same, but time will tell.

After using the brushes my experience is that they are ideal for full face, liquid, powder and cream application, foundation, blush, concealer, powder contouring, particularly precise contouring in addition to the perfect lipstick application. However, for me, loving a precise cat eye using liquid/gel, the brush was not adequately effective. I didn’t achieve the desired precision. Perhaps the bristles are too long and thus not effective for meticulousness application. If you prefer a smoky/smudged line this is irrelevant. It creates an excellent smoked liner. I find that you can also create a killer cut crease using the tiny elliptical brush. However, for eyeshadow I don’t feel that the brushes offer effective application when desiring an evenly blended effect. Possibly due to the dense stubby bristles.

You could have and unparalleled makeup collection alphabetically organized and colour coordinated to a T, yet if you don’t have the correct tools, it’s meaningless.

Upon purchasing this set WRR were kind enough to send me an extra set. Therefore, I’m running this giveaway, as I’m sure they’ll be cherished by someone who’d enjoy to add to their collection, or even a newbie that would appreciate a set that’s specifically made for personal makeup application.

To win this set please enter via the Raffle Copter widget underneath.

<<<GIVEAWAY: Terms and Conditions>>>

  • This giveaway is mainly open to South African residents, HOWEVER INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS ARE WELCOME TO ENTER PROVIDED THAT THEY ACCEPT LIABILITY FOR ANY RELATED SHIPPING COSTS OUTSIDE OF SOUTH AFRICA.
  • The giveaway will run until 12:00am on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 (SOUTH AFRICA STANDARD TIME), with 1 winner being selected at random.
  • The winner will be announced on Facebook and Twitter, therefore ensure to follow on both social media sites.
  •  If the initial winner does not claim their prize 72 hours after being announced another winner will be selected at random.
  •  All entries are checked and false entries will be eliminated.
  • Should no correspondence be received within 5 days from the initial winner announcement another winner will be selected at random.
  • Play nice – share on social media, only enter the giveaway if you’re a fan and intend on using the prize.

Best of Luck! xxx

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Worth the Splurge: BB & CC Cream

Channel CC Cream and Dior BB CreamOMG girls! After months (possibly even years – cue inner diva) I’ve finally (for now) found the ultimate in make-up magnificence!

Alliterative creams—beauty balms (BB) and colour correcting (CC) — have been around for, like, ever. Yet, I’ve only recently discovered how amazing they are! A (CC) cream has the distinctive property of targeting discoloration, whilst also treating uneven skin tone it vaunts the power of a (BB) Cream which serves as an all-in-one foundation, moisturiser, primer, as well as a SPF. Specifications and properties tend to vary from brand to brand, but I’ve found what I believe to be the pinnacle in both these categories.

Chanel (CC) Cream

Great for dry skin, Chanel’s creamy formula includes hyaluronic acid to fight fine lines while providing maximum hydration. It cancels out some of the redness and minimizes the visibility of my blemishes, although I still need to use a concealer. My skin is subsequently left with a slight luminous glow and visibly reduced pores. The texture is semi-matte but luminous. I’m also lucky enough to find a shade (Beige 10) to match my fair skin tone perfectly (a victory in its own right). This product comes with a hefty price tag, but it’s texture, buildable coverage and noteworthy properties have me mesmerised.

Dior Hydra Life (BB) Cream

Ladies, allow me to introduce Hydra Life (BB) Cream, a moisturising, sublimating and protective BB cream that breathes youthfulness and beauty into the skin. Its fresh texture, subtle color, reveals a velvety skin, without imperfections, that radiates naturalness. It adds the moisturising and anti-aging power of Dior’s classic Hydra Life line, in addition to combining the properties of a unifying make-up base that reveals unparalleled luminosity. A product that corrects the imperfections and irregularities of the surface, unifies the tone and sublimates the luminosity to instantly reveal a perfectly smooth and velvety skin, without defects. Skin is protected encapsulating all its freshness which reveals in a lasting way a vibrant youthful beauty. What more could I possibly say!? Perfection…

Almost… So close, but yet so far… The lightest shade 001 LUMINOUS BEIGE – *Rolls Eyes* is way too dark for my complexion… Can you hear the violins??? *Sigh*

Once again this is not a cheap product, however – if you’re not a whiter shade of pale – like moi it’s unquestionably a winner!

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Exclusive Interview with Photographer Peter Chan

During a recent holiday I was privileged enough to have the opportunity to collaborate with Professional Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Photographer, Peter Chan. As a Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist I’m mostly more comfortable behind the scenes, although I fancy myself as being a bit of a selfie enthusiast. However, since this is my first post for 2017, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and explore another facet of this diverse industry, by playing dress up and trying to strike a pose for the camera. I’m tremendously grateful for Peter’s easy going personality as I was quite nervous about this shoot, however he directed me effortlessly and made me feel at home in front of the camera. Of course I also leaped at the opportunity to interview Peter to learn more about Photography.

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Makeup Look – Pleased as Punch

Colourful Eye Makeup Look

 

So today after a (very) long absence from blogging, I’ve decided to share with you how I created this makeup look. With summer approaching rapidly, I thought it might be fun to do something a bit more colourful than my usual makeup looks. I had a lot of fun doing the makeup in this instance and will endeavour to do bolder, more colourful looks for you in future. So without further ado here’s a list of all products used to create this “Pleased as Punch Makeup Look”.

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