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Sunday, 14 December 2014

MAC Blanc Type - Double Dupe

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I always wear a highlight shade on my browbone.  All my good highlight shades in my palettes are finished because I use them almost everyday.  I checked swatches online and I made up my mind that I wanted MAC's Blanc Type.  Although the sales assistant was insisting that I must take MAC Brule eyeshadow.

A day later, I realised that I could have purchased two eyeshadows at Inglot for the price of one MAC shadow.  Though ,after using the Blanc Type and loving it, I wasn't too heart sore.

Mac Blanc Type

I then went online and discovered that Essence 22 Blockbuster Matte Effect eyeshadow is a dupe for the MAC Blanc Type at a fraction of the cost.  Yes of course I went out and got it immediately
Essence 22 Blockbuster Eyeshadow - Matte

How about a tree-way dupe?

Bobbi Brown Bone
Mac Blanc Type
Essence 22 Blockbuster

I have not tried the Bobbi Brown eyeshadow.  But it was interesting to find out that there is another dupe.

Another shadow I also purchased the same time I got the Essence Blockbuster eyeshadow is the Essence 78 Vanilla Milkshake eyeshadow.  It is the shimmer effect version of the Blockbuster eyeshadow and I use it on my inner corners of my eyes.

Essence 78 Vanilla Milkshake - Shimmer

Favourites : November & December 2014


These are my current favourites that I have been using  for the last couples of months.

Dischem Cold Cream Cleanser - The one in the pink lid on the right

Dischem Cold Cream Cleanser - This jar has lasted me like forever.  I use it on my eyes to remove my eyemakeup.  I rub it on with my fingers.  It melts the makeup on my eyes.  I then wipe it off with tissues.

Clarins Extra Firming Eye Wrinkle Smoothing Cream

Clarins Extra Firming Eye Wrinkle Smoothing Cream - This is a nice thick cream for my under-eyes.  My eyes are more moisturised and don't look so parched all the time.  Its like a comfort cream for my eyes.  From day one from using this cream, I have noticed the difference.  By moisturising my eyes so well, it looks like I have less lines than I did before. 

Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch

Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch - I have been dying to try this product for a while.  It is used as a primer and blurs lines and fills in pores.  I find that it controls oil throughout the day as well.  I have the 4ml travel size tub.

Mac Studio Fix Fluid - NC20
Lush Colour Suppliment Light Yellow

I purchased the Lush Light Yellow Supplement a while ago, but never really got into using it.  It was meant to be mixed with your moisturiser and then applied to the face like a foundation.
As for the Mac Studio fix foundation, I have a love hate relationship with this foundation.  Anyway, these two mixed together, then applied with ta damp beauty blender sponge gives me a pleasing result that I like.  Together they give me the right colour, coverage and finish.  Who would have thought?

Essence Big Bright Eyes 01 Highlight It ... Nude - This pencil comes in three options: 
01 highlight it... nude,02 highlight it... pearly and 03 highlight it... funky.
I have 01 highlight it... nude.  I use this on my browbone and on the inner corner of my eyes.  It is soo creamy.  I apply it, then apply Mac's Blanc Type eyeshadow over it.  This combo gives me the perfect hightlight shade for my browbone. This pencil is even better than my NYX Push-up Bra for eyes.  I have been using it for months now and it is nowhere near being finished.

MAC Blanc Type - Matte Eyeshadow

MAC Blanc Type Eyeshadow - This is a Matte eyeshadow that works perfectly as an everyday browbone shadow.  It works with every eye look I have worn since I got it.  Some matte shadows are not very pigmented.  This matte shadow is very pigmented and very creamy / buttery.

Coastal Scents 26 Shadow Blush Palette

Coastal Scents 26 Shadow Blush Palette - I pulled out this palette and couldn't stop using it.  This palettes has featured in a favourites post before.

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Lush Cosmetics Gift Haul & Wishlist

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The Lush store in Gateway Shopping Centre in Durban is once of my favourite stores to visit.  The smell that comes out of the store when you walk past is soo inviting.  Below are pic's of the Durban store:-


We did Secret Santa at work and exchanged gifts this week at Beluga Restaurant.  Everyone's name went into a hat and the name you chose, is the person who you would have to buy for.  A wishlist was also filled out, where a person could fill out three things that they would like to receive.  So the person that picked their name had a pretty good idea what to get them.  So everyone got something they really wanted.  And yes, there was a budget set.  We had to still guess who bought the gifts (which was the secret part of secret santa)

I filled in my wishlist.  My first option was sold out everywhere in Gateway, go figure.
My second option was Lush products and I was very specific on what I wanted (I even included pictures lol)  I asked for MASK OF MAGAMINTY, and if that was sold out then I wanted OCEAN SALT, and if that was sold out, I wanted ULTRABLAND.  Guess what?  My Secret Santa went over the budget and got me both the Mask of Magnaminty and the Ocean Salt as well as a box of Amarula Chocolates.  I was soo happy!

I also had to buy gift for a guy and a girl, which I will be giving to them next weekend.  I thought Lush products would be the ideal gift as they are such hard working, giving people.  I wanted to give them something that would help them to chill out and just relax.  This is a married couple, by the way.

For for the female I bought the following three items:

Mmm Melting Marshmallow Moment Luxury Bath Melt

The Comforter Bubble Bar

Think Pink Ballistic (Bath Bomb)

For for the male I bought the following three items:

Dirty Shaving Cream

Golden Wonder Ballistic (Bath Bomb)

Miranda Soap

Everything smells so divine.  i hope they enjoy their gifts.

Also, I must include a further wishlist of my own:-

Reindeer Rock
Reindeer Rock Soap  

Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser

Sex Bomb Bath Ballistic (Bath Bomb)

Snowman Shower Jelly

Ro's Argan Body Conditioner

CoalFace (Facial Soap)


Wiccy Magic Muscles (Massage Bar)

I hope you enjoyed this post.