Angela Chanel


Silver Status




Ralo Cosmetics nail colour


I tried out the Ralo brand matt top coat nail polish. Not sold. Not impressed. Waste of my money.
After the initial coat the nail polish does not take long to dry. Once it has dried its not entirely matt, it still has a slight shine. So therefore I cannot be called a matt top coat, because it does not matify at all. I even attempted applying it onto my nails without a first coat of nail polish. Although the matt nail polish is clear, it discolors very easily even just by rubbing against my clothing. And when I rubbed my nails, the “matt” nail polish made my nails look like I had just buffed it. I had even tried the gel finish nail polish which is said to have a professional gel finish, the nail polish was red. But it was translucent even after 3 coats. Not impressed at all. Wouldn’t recommend this product to anyone.
Lesson learned. Don’t buy cheap nail polish.


Grandiose not so Grand

I was very eager to try this mascara especially after reading the review, to my disappointment it did not live up to it Lancôme standard in my opinion.
The bottle is beautifully designed and you can feel the luxury of the product. The lid of the bottle fades from solid black to a clear glass like column which reveals the signature Lancôme rose impression in the centre.
The wand is swan like in shape which does assist in application of the product, the crème is smooth and fragrant and applies clump free. The applicator is similar to a comb with curved grooves. Grandiose does give definition and length beautifully, better than any of their other mascara’s as it doesn’t clump lashes however failed in the volumizing category and doesn’t live up to the high standard of the Hypnôse rage.
Unfortunately I won’t be spending R410 on this mascara. I would rather buy the Max Factor Masterpiece Glamour Extensions 3-In-1 Volume Mascara because it has the same result.
Disappointed but I think I will just stick with my Hypnôse Drama and Doll Eyes by Lancôme.

Max Factor Masterpiece Glamour Extensions 3-In-1Volume Mascara

Max Factor Masterpiece Glamour Extensions 3-In-1 Volume Mascara

This was my first time trying out a Max Factor product. I was impressed by the sleek design but knew it wasn’t a high end product due to all the labels on the bottle so I was a bit skeptical. The bottle looks fairly large compared to other mascara’s so naturally this makes me feel good, as I assume, “ more product”.
The wand of the mascara is comb like with not that many groves, however the application was impressive. My eyelashes were defined and clump free after one coat, after the second coat, I got a bit more length, and the last coat gave me extra volume without looking clumpy and false. Being a first time max factor user, I was very impressed with this product, it’s affordable and you definitely get your monies worth. Coincidentally, a week before I could receive the max factor mascara, I bought myself the Lancôme Grandiose Mascara. And in all my mascara experience I would say the max factor gives the same effect. I actually went as far as doing my own little experiment and applying the Lancôme mascara on one side and the max factor on the other and nobody could notice the difference of the 4 times more expensive mascara, this is a great bargain! This should be a go to mascara for any working girl. I was washed off in the shower using my cleanser but did have a tiny burning sensation, but im sure if I used a make-up remover that wouldn’t be the case. I am truly impressed with this mascara! Wow.
It’s called 3 in one volume, but to me, the 3 stands for lengthening, defining and volumizing, what else do I need. If you’re reading this review, you need to try this product. You won’t be sorry.

Jean Paul Gaultier Classique EDT

Sensual and seductive.

This fragrance is just as sensual and the bottle, and that’s so distinct, this fragrance will never be mistaken for another, it is so distinct, sweet, it first comes across as spicy with powerful tones of citrus but once it settles on my skin it smells so sweet and strong, it hypnotizing your senses with its powerful undertones of rose, but almost a powdery scent of rose. The fragrance is incased securely in a metal tin which captures and almost restrains all the seductiveness until its sprayed onto your body. I was lucky enough to get a free gift with my purchase which was a jpg plastic bag and jpg body lotion. The body lotion isn’t as spicy as the fragrance itself, its more subtle and again the rose scent really comes through. I don’t want to recommend this to other women BECAUSE I WANT TO BE THE ONLY WOMAN THAT SMELLS THIS GOOD!!

Schwarzkopf Color Mask

New favourite Box hair Dye

I was super eager and excite to try The Schwarzkopf Colour Mask Permanent colour in 600 Light Brown that at first glance, I thought to myself, Oh no the instructions are in german lol, once I calmed myself down I saw the english instructions under each step. There was a tub and 2 tubes, one being the colourant the other the conditoner. My hair is really really dark brown, so it looks like its black, unfortunately i had hair product in my hair and had washed and dried my hair, only to read on the instructions that colour had to be applied onto dry unwashed hair, but never the less i was willing to attempt the process. I emptied the Tube of colour into the tub with the product that was already in there, shook it 40 times as instruced in the leaflet, then a few extra timess for good measure, took like 5 seconds and continued to apply the dye, the texture was similar to reallt thick conditioner to the dye wasnt runny at all. For someone that doenst usually colour her hair adn with a strong sense of smell, I found the smell of the dye quite strong, but I survived. anyway, 35 minutes later, washed it off. The result was my hair being about 2 shades lighter, but not as light as the colour indicated on box, maybe its due to my naturally dar couloured hair, and i also noticed it brought out the red tones in my hair, not exactly what i wanted, but never the less it doesnt look bad, i just looks like i lightened my natural hair colour. Other than that, i found the quality of the product to be very impressive. Firstly, i have extremely tangly hair that gets matted, when rinsing the dye off my hair my hair was silky and practically tangle free. and like other reviews had mentioned my hair was super shiny and luxurious after applying the hairmask. Although I didnt get the desired colour, i think i will stick to the schwarzkopf brand, because firstly:
atfer 30 minutes, it did make a different to the colour of my hair, unlike, Clairol chestnut brown which i previously tried and couldnt notice a different in my hair colour, again this could be due to the color of my natural hair, im not an expert.

the texture of my hair afterwards, was so lovely and shiny and luxurious that I would want to use this mask atleast once a month. i love the effect it has on my curly bushy hair, my curls tamed down without loosing definition.

And lastly, if i had bought a different, i can almost guarantee i would rate this product a 5, and that is actually what im going to do, i want to try the Golden brown..and then write another review,

Until then, anybody that wants to colour hair at home, dont settle for cheap products that claim to be quick and easy. use Schwarzkopf, its easy to apply, leaves your hair looking luxurious. What more could a girl want?

Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal Washable Mascara

Great if you’re on a budget

I found his mascara to give extra lenght to my lashes but not as much volume unless i added a few coats, so it actually does volumize if you add 5 coats or more, its really worth the money if you’re on a budget because you get your money’s worth. It doesnt clump, is easy to wash out and the product doesn’t thicken in the bottle. this is definitely a bargain!

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