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Review – Black Opal True Colour Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation

I haven’t reviewed a Black Opal product in a minute! Which seems kind of wrong considering its pretty much a go to drug store staple for black women. There are very few drugstore foundations that have the colour range for

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Review – Black Up’s *new* Mattifying Foundation

Now it’s no secret that I ‘stan’ for black UP cosmetics. I love almost all of their products and especially their foundation products. When I was first introduced to them the Black UP Fluid Foundation was my ‘GOAT’ (ie Greatest

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Review : MAC Mineralised Skin Finish Natural – Medium Deep and Dark – Your skin but better

There are some products that even though my skin type doesn’t agree with them I make the effort to make them work simply because they are so pretty! MAC Mineralised Skin Finish Natural (MSFN) is one such product. I am

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What we did on our Shopping Trip- Frances

Have you ever written a composition for Primary School ‘What we did on our summer vacation?’ You know, where you recount all the truly awesome things that you did while away from school. Well here I’ll tell you all the

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Lips!

I never used to be a big lipstick freak, I always thought that lipstick maybe just wasn’t for me, I stuck stubbornly to glosses, lip balms and chapstick mixed with lipstains, that is until recently, recently I discovered that perhaps

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5 tips for surviving airline travel

Traveling can be rough on your skin. To counter the effects of substantial amounts of time spent breathing dry pressurised air I have a few tricks. 1. Suck down water like a dromedary in the desert for several days before

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Review- Black Up Two Way Cake

If you follow the Facebook page then you may know that I posted a photo showing that I was near the end of my Black UP Two way cake  in TW2. The TW2 is my winter* colour when I am

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Review- Milk of Magnesia as a primer

Milk of Magnesia used as an oil control primer is the strongest oil control product I have encountered. I admit that I approach this primer with some trepidation but the truth is, it works! How to use: Take a cotton

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Making the most of your time at the Makeup Counter

Every now and again a friend mentions that they find the experience at a makeup counter overwhelming or underwhelming and unhelpful. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your department store Makeup experience.   Go

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Product Review – Black Opal Stick Foundation

This cream foundation is packaged conveniently in a stick format that can be applied directly on to the skin and then blended out with a brush, your fingers or a sponge. It gives a full coverage and gives you an

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