Alae Conradie


Gold Status




Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick

Great but pricey

I love everything Bobbi Brown. You honestly you can’t go wrong. The foundation stick is no exception. It applies effortlessly and blends to medium coverage. It’s also build-able to achieve full coverage. In my opinion, you don’t even need a concealer if you have this guy in your make-up bag. It does the trick perfectly.

The way I use it is as a touch-up for areas that need a bit more coverage after applying my normal light-weight foundation.

Make sure to get a Bobbi sales assistant to help with shade selection!

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit

Good concealer

This concealer kit works wonders. It is sold as a kit specifically because the concealer must be set with a powder. I find that if the concealer is used on its own it tends to cause smudging with my lower lash line and mascara.

My only problem with this product is that you can’t buy the powder and concealer separately. This would just have made more sense because the powder lasts much longer than the concealer, in my case at least.

Bobbi’s advice is to use the same shade of concealer as your foundation, which I completely agree with! The trend of lighter concealer than foundation just makes no sense to me. Bobbi’s range is great because the shades for all the foundation products are the same. So, if you are shade sand in the foundation, you can buy the same concealer without a worry about clashing shades.

Eucerin Cleansing Gel

Great cleanser, good value

I love that Eucerin balances quality with great, affordable prices. After years of spending a fortune on skincare products, I decided to tone down and really simplify my skincare routine. I started using this cleanser a few weeks ago and find it mild but yet effective at leaving my skin feeling clean and fresh.

Smart Shade CC Cream

Great daytime coverage

After a few bad experiences with BB creams (Garnier and Elizabeth Arden) I was very hesitant to try another similar product. My general feeling about BB creams is that they provide lots of ingredients that I don’t need (I wear a sunscreen every day) and what I actually want is a lightweight foundation which doesn’t cause breakouts (like the above mentioned products did).

The Almay CC cream really is a natural looking foundation with complexion enhancing properties. I wear this during the summertime days with a tad of concealer, and it gives me a natural radiant look. I’m very happy with this product.


Good toothpaste

I started using this toothpaste about 2 weeks ago after repurchasing an Oral B electric toothbrush with a free tube of this included. Initially I was shocked to see a toothpaste that costs R50 but I now think it is worth the expense.

The toothpaste is quite concentrated so despite the size of the tube it does last quite long as you only need a small pea sized amount. My teeth feel cleaner and whiter already.

The only down side is the taste, I find it has a rather bitter after-taste which disappears after a few minutes.

TOY Nail Polish

Great quality

I placed an order for a few Toy products (Merlot, Taupe, Diamond Cocktail Top Coat and Mandarin) and was very excited to try these for the first time. The delivery took only 2 days by courier and I immediately got to work.

Even though the colours look slightly different than the images on the site (which is the case for most colour products) I really am impressed. The polish really does set super quickly and the brush is the perfect size for non-messy application. I used 2 coats of colour and ended with Diamond Cocktail (which set within minutes as well!).

I was left with a salon quality manicure which has lasted beautifully! I really think I have a new favourite brand here! The colours are fun and quirky as well, I will definitely be ordering more soon!

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