Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Selfie Sticks

The Selfie revolution is upon us, so my suggestion to every person that despises them is to shut up and sit down because your opinion didn't really matter to begin with. For all those people out there that are hating on selfies you all need to realise that they are a thing and they are here to stay! I would rather be a generation remembered for taking millions of selfies than a generation remembered for the fact that we sat back and let Miley Cyrus happen or let dyed armpit hairs become a thing!!


I wouldn't brand myself as the Queen of Selfies but I will not take away from the fact that I am really REALLY good at taking them (no seriously I've given so many people lessons I should actually start charging) So when I saw that Selfie sticks finally hit SA shores I jumped on the computer and ordered one right away. I am so much more comfortable taking pictures of myself and honestly wish we could do this for like your drivers license and important things, those always seem to turn out the worst pictures ever taken of yourself! One of the other reasons I decided to buy one was because when my husband and myself go away on holiday we always find it difficult to take pictures with both of us in it and its annoying to always ask strangers to take them.


I would also just like to say that there is nothing that annoys me more than seeing a picture taken of someone that is then titled a selfie!! Look this shit up people, a selfie is a picture that you take of YOURSELF get it. A picture that is taken of you is a self portrait!! Im not sure if I can explain this any easier take picture of yourself = selfie, picture taken of you = self portrait!!!


MY FIRST SELFIE STICK PHOTOS

I bought mine online from Selfie Stick SA for R220,00 but they are now available for a lot less at Cotton on, Dischem and even Mr Video believe it or not. What I am saying is you can basically buy them any where now.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Chanel Camelia de Plumes Highlighting Powder Review

Camelia de Plumes highlighting powder was the star of the Plumes Pr├ęcieuses de Chanel 2014 Holiday Collection (you can see the full collection here), partly because its one of the most gorgeous highlighters I've seen in a long time and hugely part to the fact that its (to my knowledge) the first Chanel highlighter to grace South African shores.


Now I think we all know that I am one of the biggest Chanel Makeup fans, and every time they release a new collection I generally stand shouting for them to just take my money and take it all! But I will also be the first to admit that not every product they release is a must own product and some I actually wish I would have passed up on! The highlighting powder comes with quite a heavy price tag at R750-00 and deep down I know that once the gorgeous detailing is worked away you will just be left with a normal highlighting powder. 



So the next sensible question you would ask is do I NEED it in my life and the answer honestly is no, no one needs such a fancy highlighter. Do you WANT this highlighter and the answer simply put is YES, YES, YES! If your a Chanel makeup collector then this is something that is needed in your collection (yes I said it its needed). Like most Chanel products the quality of this highlighter is amazing, it picks up on your brush pretty well and blends out with ease. The closest thing I would compared this highlighter to is theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer, Mary-Lou is more finely milled and slightly warmer and easier to blend where Camelia de Plumes is slightly more shimmery and less pigmented. Mary-Lou is more of a everyday highlighter that can be worn to the office or anywhere for that matter where Camelia de Plumes isn't as easy to pull off and is more for parties or just to look sassy (hey lets face it sassy is my everyday look so you will get no judgement here).



The packaging is traditional Chanel, it comes in the glossy black compact with a large mirror in the lid and a luxurious velvet black pouch different to the standard sleeve type pouch that every compact comes with.  


Given the chance would I return its product? No even with its heavy price tag and the fact I could probably live my life without this highlighter it still is an amazing product and different to anything else I have in my collection (also its limited edition and my FOMO kicks in).

Monday, December 1, 2014

♥ Makeup Monday ♥


Essence Eye Pencil in Black Fever
Oxygenetix Foundation in Beige
Volume De Chanel Mascara in Black 
MAC Viva Glam II
Chanel Blush 89 Canaille
The Balm Mary Lu Manizer Highlighting Powder
NARS Bronzer in Laguna
Maybeliner Baby Skin Primer