Hey Darlings!

I’ve never done a “favourites” blog post yet so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to do one and the fact that I am totally obsessed with a whole bunch of products right now kind of helped it along. I’ve been meaning to share these with you guys for a while now but it seems I can’t bring myself to stop using them and actually just sit down and do a post about them. I tried to focus more on cosmetic products because these can basically be used by anyone, whereas other beauty products are more personalised to a person and do need a more in depth explanation.


1.     Flormar Illuminating Primer:

I am soooo obsessed with this Primer; I’ve been using it for about a month now. The texture is smooth and has a cooling effect. This primer is amazing for hydration; it is moisturizing but doesn’t make the skin oily. This is amazing for all skin types, your skin will soak it right up, this primer also doubles as filler so those wrinkles and creases under the eyes are nothing to bother about. The packaging is simple and durable and the price is even better at R279.00, this is definitely a must try and buy!


2.     LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Definition Concealer

This could be my favourite out of all my favourites this month. The LA Girl Concealer is a gift from above; it is a medium to full coverage concealer depending on how you use it. The packaging is in a squeeze tube but the little brush on the end makes the application so easy. It covers blemishes and dark circles. The concealer is hydrating and you just need to use a little to get the desired coverage you need. The concealer comes in 18 shades so there’s one for all of you out there and last but not least is the mind blowing price of R44.95!!! (They can be found at Dischem stores).


3.     Benefit Cosmetics Brow Zing

The Brow Zing Kit consists of a soft, pigmented wax that defines and shapes brows and a color complementing powder to keep them looking wow, a hard angle brush, a blending brush and a pair of tweezers for pesky hairs. The hard angled brush and the powder does the best job of outlining my brows and the wax and blending brush keeps the hairs in place and fills them out perfectly. I haven’t come across a better brow kit and for just over R300 it’s definitely worth it.


4.     Benefit Hydration Mist

I’ve received this recently so I only used it a hand full of times but I can’t rave enough about the results. I went out this past Sunday and the temperatures outside were quite warm, I sprayed on some hydration mist before leaving the house and my makeup stayed in place the entire day. My selfie game was quite strong, my skin looked extremely smooth all day long and no foundation or concealer touch up was needed.


5.     Flormar Lipstick

I’ve been obsessed with the Flormar Revolution Lipstick ever since they landed on SA’s shores. This month I love the shade Violet – Code R02, the revolution lipstick has always had amazing pigment and vibrancy in the shades. It’s super moisturizing and enriched with shea, Olive, Cocoa and Olive butter as well as orchid complex and anti-oxidants. It has long lasting qualities but I always find that reapplication is needed after I eat. The lipstick goes for R149 and is well worth it.


6.     Lashem Brow Tint

I was recently using the Bene Brow which is amazing but switched over to this when I received and preferred it out of the two. The application is easy and never messes, the tint dries quickly and gives the desired effect. Why I chose this over the Bene Brow is because the colour is more vivid.


7.     Mac Global Glow Bronzer

I love everything about this product; it gives your skin the best shimmery glow. I love wearing it on my cheeks as well as my décolletage area. This product is extremely long lasting and never needs a second application. It can also be used as a highlighter and to set your makeup. A definite must try for everyone!


8 & 9.     Benefit's They’re real mascara & Roller Lash

Benefit’s new kid on the block, Roller Lash, is standing toe to toe against their world’s number one selling mascara. However there is a difference between the two and it comes down to personal taste or preference. The Roller Lash is a curling mascara but the formula is just as amazing than that of the They’re Real mascara. If you’re looking for vava voom and don’t mind a straight lash too much then you’re definitely a They’re Real girl. If a curled lash is what you want then Roller Lash is for you.


10.     Benefit's Watts up Highlighter

This product is amazing! It is a natural highlighter for all skin tones; the highlighter comes off in a champagne colour with soft pink and beige undertones. The packaging is electrifying and is imitated after a little light saber. It has the highlighter on one end and a little application sponge on the other. I love the application sponge because not only is it hygienic it helps tone down the highlighter. 

BEAUTY: Hair - Excentric by Flo

Hey dolls, I hope you're doing well.

2015 is upon us and the time for celebrating has come to an end.  You find yourself slowly falling back into the routine that we all love so much. Before everyone hurries off and starts 2015, I would like to take a moment to reflect and share one of my experiences of 2014. As you all may have noticed I’ve changed my hair and I love the new, shorter and more vibrant look. This is all thanks to a stylist named Flo.

Flo is an amazing stylist with many years of experience. Originally from Romania, he came to SA about three years ago and was a stylist at Scar before eventually venturing off to open his very own salon, ‘ExcentricExcentric is based in Seapoint main road (85 Regent Road). Excentric opened their doors on the 5th September 2014, with a modern look, amazing staff and a world class stylist. I was certain this salon was heading straight to the top. This was proven to be true a mere two months after Excentric had opened their doors. They were ranked 5th in the Top 10 hairdressers in Cape Town according to Cape Town Magazine.

My experience at Excentric was one of luxury and comfort. I was offered everything from a vanilla latte to champagne. The staff were professional and so pleasant. I could tell from the get go that Flo knew exactly what he was doing putting me right at ease and allowing me to give him the creative freedom to do what he clearly does best.

Excentric offers a range of services and products that can be bought in store. They recently added a nail technician to their team, Wayne.  Wayne is known to give amazing mani pedis! One client, who asked to be quoted anonymously, described his pedicure as orgasmic haha! My first time was so great I went back again and this time I took Hishaam with me. He was just as impressed as I was and had a haircut and manicure done while he waited for my five hour colour treatment to be completed (shame, a 5 hour wait. I really felt for him.). The second time around my natural hair was turned into a warmer brown colour and the red was made more fiery and vibrant (loved it!).

Excentric is currently running a special which involves you sharing the secret about the salon with a friend of yours. By bringing your friend to the salon; you and the friend will receive a R100 off any treatment or R200 off any colour treatment! So go to the salon telling them I shared the secret with you and show them the voucher below and you’ll receive a discount off the treatment of your choice. This is an amazing special so don’t miss out on it!

As you can see there is much to experience at Excentric so take the time to make an appointment with Flo, Lisa or Wayne you won’t be disappointed. Their operating hours are from Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm, Saturdays 9am – 4pm and Sundays can be requested for weddings or special events. For a full list of services including hair, nails and coffee bar please click here.

For more info about Flo please click here

Contact Safeera for appointments on 0214341413 or email

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Hey everyone!

I have discovered a new innovation in skin technology and I’m quite excited to share it with you all.

As many of you may or may not know, I struggle with my skin and suffer severe breakouts from time to time. This is especially hard for me, because as a teenager and quite early into my twenties I never had a pimple before. In my opinion, individuals who have not experienced acne in their teenage years, find it more difficult to deal with acne at a later stage in their life. It is not only the treatment of acne that one has to deal with, but also your self esteem.

Not too long ago, I embarked on a mission in life to clear up my face or at least find the cause and treatment for these breakouts. Around the same time I received an email from Nadhiya, inviting me to the opening of her new Biodermal Aesthetics Clinic, coincidence, maybe? I think destiny!

It was unfortunate that I could not make the opening of the clinic due to exams, but I made it clear to Nadhiya that I would definitely like to visit in the following weeks. We finally set up a consultation and here we are…

The clinic is situated on the corner of Remington and Riverstone Road in Claremont. It is a quaint and peaceful setting with modern accents as you can see.

When I arrived, I met Nadhiya and a representative from Bio – Therapeutic. They both had a look at my skin and we then had a discussion about my lifestyle. I learnt that everything in life affects your skin – from the climate we live in to our digestive systems. During the consultation Nadhiya evaluated my skin, this is very important given that not everyone’s skin is exactly the same and no one treatment works for all skin types. I was however told that my skin has great hydration which is extremely important to sustain it. Below is the BT-analyze which was used to check my hydration levels, I scored between 50 – 54 on the BT-Analyze while optimal hydration is around 65.

The first treatment was a double cleanse followed by a treatment with the BT-micro. The BT-micro is an ultrasonic exfoliation and works by using micro current which leaves the skin feeling smooth, fresh and prepared for product application.

After the product application which is the BT-cocktail as seen above, a Bio-Synthesis light activated rejuvenation system (also known as Light Emitting Diode (LED) was used on my skin. This was created when it was discovered that astronauts who venture into space lack the vitamins that we receive here on Earth from the sun and certain UV rays, the LED therefore replaced what the astronauts were lacking. NASA discovered that it worked so well they created it in smaller sizes and sold it to the beauty industry, because the technology utilises light energy to target the skin. My treatment was specifically used to treat acne, which consists of a combination of yellow and blue lights. The LED does however have a rainbow of lighting colours and they are used for different skin problems from acne to ageing or severe sun damage – the LED has them all covered!

Once my treatment was complete, I received this little travel kit in which to cleanse my skin with on a daily basis. Nadhiya explained that people underestimate the power of exfoliation and that it is important to exfoliate at least three times a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday (so you’re ready for the weekend!) – exfoliation removes the dead skins cells and unblocks pores which are usually the cause for oil build up and then the development of a pimple.

As you can see in this before and after picture, my skin looks brighter – which was the purpose of the first treatment in order to test the skin and the way it reacts to these treatments. For my next treatment we will start to focus on the scarring from past pimples and acne, the marks will start to lighten and I’ll hopefully be on the way to scarring and acne free skin once again. Throughly enjoying my treatments with Nadhiya, today will be my third treatment and I will be doing a follow up post after the fourth so keep an eye out for my post on how my skin has reacted to the treatments.


You can contact Nadhiya via email on (Spa gift vouchers are now available for your loved ones)

Instagram: @biodermalaestheticsclinic

If you would like you can read up on the opening of the clinic through the words of some bloggers that I know:

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BEAUTY: Brows like a boss

Hi honies,

Firstly, I would like to apologise for taking this long to do this post. Many of you have enquired about my eyebrows and by telling you that I fill it in with black eyeshadow doesn’t quite cut it. Instead, I’ll explain the entire process.

In order to build the foundation for my brows I have them threaded and shaped by my lovely friend Ibtishaam, owner and head therapist at Afterglow Beauty – contact herhere.

Brows before filling them: 

The next step would then be to use a brow gel, this is good to keep the hairs in place and prevent them from moving around,  note that the brow gel does harden your brow hairs slightly. Note that the brow gel does harden your brow hairs slightly. I opt for the Catrice brow gel as seen below, but you can find more affordable and as effective (sometimes better) brow gel at Essence cosmetics at Clicks.

Catrice brow gel:

The final step and the one that makes the most difference is filling them in with eyeshadow. If you have a lighter brow then I suggest you use a dark brown shadow to keep it looking more natural. I prefer the bold and dark brows and therefore use black eyeshadow. The palette I use is Bobbi Brown, but any eyeshadow brand could do the trick.

I find that the best brush to use when doing this in an angled brush; it gives you great control when shaping your brows. I start off by making two solid lines where I’d like my brows to start and then  follow it through by following the outter shape of my brow.


Angled brush: 

Like this: 

Lastly, I take some more shadow and darken the parts that need filling in and just like that… Easy peasy you’re done! Sometimes I run a brow brush through it just to blend it perfectly and give it that effortless finish.

End result: 

    Here’s to all of you having fuller and perfect brows   ;)


Here’s to all of you having fuller and perfect brows ;)