The Beauty Desk: L.A. Girl, Mark & Catrice Cosmetics

I’m no beauty blogger, I could never be one since I live in Springbok, Namaqualand in a region with no big shopping malls and therefore not a big selection of the latest beauty products. However, I always keep myself informed and with the help of glossy magazines and by reading beauty blogs I always know which products I should go for. And so then when the opportunity presents itself to stock up on new products there’s definitely no hesitation between my greedy little fingers. 

During a recent trip to Cape Town, I grabbed some goodies from L.A. Girl and Catrice Cosmetics along with other great brands. Believe me, I felt like a kid in a candy shop surrounded by all the lovely products in Dichem's beauty aisles. 

My mom’s brother also treated us to an afternoon High Tea at the Table Bay Hotel at the V & A Waterfront which was amazing since I actually planned on doing this myself for some time. So the universe aligned as they would say, however, I should add that Milania threw such a tantrum, almost knocking off the expensive serving ware from the table. 

I sadly didn’t manage to take pictures of the dainty little sandwiches and french confectionary. It would’ve made such a lovely blog post. Nevertheless, it was all fun, the staff was so friendly and really, really helpful… But enough about that, here’s my review of the above-mentioned products currently on my beauty desk.

1. L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Collection in Glam

There’s been a lot of rave about this product in the Cosmopolitan and more recently the October issue of Good Housekeeping magazine. There are 2 natural shades of blush along with a beautiful bronzer and a highlighter. All of the shades are highly pigmented so I can understand what all of the hype is about. 

On first application, I almost ended up with too much pink on my cheeks and I had to do damage control with normal pressed powder, therefore like I previously stated it’s really well pigmented. Priced at just R99, 95 this is a steal. Available at Dischem and Takealot.

2. Mark Big and False Lash Volume Mascara

I have a lot of Avon products inside my makeup bag since my mom and I know a representative that we support on a monthly basis, and this Mark Big and False Lash Volume Mascara is definitely worth the buy. It promises longer lashes full of volume and definitely delivers on that. 

It’s also waterproof and I haven’t experienced panda eyes (black smudges under the eyes after a day’s wear) so altogether a great mascara that I’ll definitely repurchase. With so many great products on the market it’s often difficult to pick something that’s worth your hard earned money but with this mascara, you won’t go wrong. Available from Avon at R149.00.

3. Catrice Cosmetics Precious Copper Collection

Lately, I’ve been watching Keeping up with the Kardashians a lot for one simple reason, their makeup! I love, love the brown and coppery shades of eyeshadow and bronzer they’ve been using. It’s just so beautiful! So when I saw the Catrice Cosmetics Precious Copper Collection I knew that this was a product I needed for myself. I think it’s natural and glamorous all at the same time. The payoff is really pretty and at around R89.00 this is another steal. Available at Dischem and Takealot.

For more detailed images of these products, you can visit my Instagram timeline @VictoriaJustineCloete - come say hello.

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1 comment:

Diva Desle said...

Loved this post! Th Catrice palette and the LA Girl palette has wonderful shades. I love that you can glam it up or wear a natural look with both. http://www.divadesle.com

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