C H I C A G O 🌆
I can FINALLY check visiting “The Bean” off of my bucket list! 😍💗 I’ve always wanted to see it in person & I’m so glad I could share this memory with my husband. #chicagobean#chicago 📷: @ibryang
It kinda worries me that we have become so accustomed to seeing glorified made up faces on instagram that when we look at people without makeup...we think they look sick or that they have made less of an effort to dress up.
When we highlight, conceal and contour to this point...its a little weird. Its all suddenly becoming a little too scary! This pic is pretty normal...but there are some scary ass before and after pics out there! do you really want to look that different with and without make up? its just an illusion...its like a magic show 😂
Sometimes all this make up crap can become such a temptation ...luckily my rock keeps me grounded. Vidwan always stops me from watching all these videos and reminds me of how hideous this all looks. He tells me to be make up free most of the time and natural because thats the girl he fell in love with 💑
Have you seen this range in stores? It's a brightening range from @lorealskin and while I've only tried one product from the lineup, I've also just repurchased a new tube. It's the Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Scrub Cleanser. This is such a great exfoliating cleanser! It leaves your skin baby-soft, and it's apparently gentle enough to use daily. I don't use it that often - more like 3/4 times a week, but I love using it in the morning, as it gives me the perfect canvas for makeup. I love that the scrubby bits actually do some work, while it also has the glycolic acid in to remove dead skin cells. Yet this is still super gentle on my sensitive skin. This product also features in my latest blog post - my Current Skincare Routine - so check out the link in my bio for more info!
Just remember, if you use anything with glycolic or other exfoliating acids, remember to wear SPF during the day.
BRAIDS GANG 💃
Wearing my fave protective hairstyle of All Times Braids 😁💃 .
Guys getting protective hairstyles done is Top2 !
It doesn't only leave you looking snaaaaatched 🔥BUT it also it keeps your ends safely tucked in , hence " Protective " hairstyle 😅 .
I'd highly recommend protective hairstyles during this cold season as most people tend to lose alot of hair in winter .
Also ! It's VERY VERY important to keep your hair moisturized at all costs , and what better product than @ecoessentials_sa Hair Growth Oil to take care of that for you? ( I don't think there is 🤔) .
@ecoessentials_sa Hair Growth Oil is formulated to revitalise hair , strengthen and reduce hair breakage , it's also infused with Tea Tree & Rosemary Oil to stimulate the scalp and helps support healthy hair growth and leaves hair silky & shiny 😊 .
Shop at www.ecoessentials.co.za , and don't forget to use my discount code CANADA to get 10% off each purchase #SP
HAPPY AFRICA DAY 🇿🇦❤ _______________
Ritz, Glitz, Shiny, Hiney 🐶
I reviewed these four ColourPop eyeshadows on my blog, which you’ll find in the Beauty archives (link in bio). Do you adore ColourPop?
P.S. Thank you for all of your entries to my Fantastic Beasts giveaway so far. It makes me so happy to see how many of you are fans of the Wizarding World that Queen J.K. Rowling created 🧙🏻♀️🧙🏾♂️
Off for dinner with the in-laws tonight! Just opted for some quick, fresh makeup tonight but watch my Instagram Stories tomorrow morning - we're off to a wedding tomorrow and I'll be doing a Live GRWM!
@smashboxsa Pore Minimising Primer
@milanicosmetics_sa Conceal & Perfect foundation mixed with @wetnwildsouthafrica @wetnwildsa Photofocus Foundation
@maybelline #maybellinesa Fit Me concealer
Wet n Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder
@essence_cosmetics @cosmetix_sa Luminous Matt Bronzer for Darker Skin
@maccosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Peach face palette for blush and highlight
@urbandecaycosmetics #urbandecaysouthafrica Chill Setting Spray
@benefitsouthafrica Goof Proof Brow Pencil
Essence Cosmetics Make Me Brow eyebrow gel
@focallure Smokey Eye Palette from @smakcosmetics (forgot how easily and beautifully this eyeshadow blended!)
@lorealmakeup #lorealsa Lash Paradise Extatic mascara
@catrice.cosmetics Lip Foundation Pencil in Addicted to Cafe Au Lait
Smashbox Be Legendary lipgloss in Illume
it’s been a tough few days for me mentally. . . .
been having so many doubts about myself. not feeling good enough, not feeling like im good at anything actually. . . .
feeling very lost and struggling to find strengths when i feel that my weaknesses are prevailing. . . .
it’s hard to believe in yourself when you don’t even know who you are! . . .
but we all have those days/weeks/months of struggles. . . .
i guess it’s normal to go through downs in order to experience ups. . . .
but im trying to see the good in myself, in my abilities and my skills. . .
i guess i need to believe in myself more and stop giving my negative inner voice so much power. . .
ive been cruel to my inner child - the constant messages i give to myself being that im not good enough and that im a failure are so damaging and i do need to change the way i speak to myself. i am my own harshest critic but i need to become my biggest supporter. . .
if you’re struggling at all - sign up to @betterhelp to receive counselling from licensed therapists. get professional therapy through texting, video chats and even phone calls from the comfort of your own safe space. the link is in my bio! #ad . .
let’s heal ourselves before we try to heal the world . . . . . .
We’ve done a stunning post on winter #accessories , check out the site for the full post. We just love these silver #kittenheels#boots . Tap the image to shop. See more of our selections in the Equilibrio shop, at equilibrio.co.za
Having a bad hair day? No problem, pick up that headwrap and slay away
Want to see how I achieved this look? Head on over to my YouTube channel, link in bio
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A F R I C A D A Y
P R O U D T O B E A F R I C A N
We celebrate the rich and diverse history of our continent and its people as we remember the launch of the Organisation for African Unity (OAU) on May 25, 1963 in Ethiopia