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Reflections on a year (almost) gone by

To say that 2019 was a challenging year for me would be an understatement. Just having resigned from an international company with amazing benefits (including the best locally available medical cover for me and my dependents) in the beginning of January 2019, I found myself getting to grips with a serious health scare. I was… Continue reading Reflections on a year (almost) gone by

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My precious makeup possessions (Part 1)

As a makeup addict-turned artist I  have over the years collected  a number of makeup products and tools of the trade.  Some have turned out to be all hype but no substance but most of them have been very good buys in that they make putting makeup on easier.  So I thought I'd share a… Continue reading My precious makeup possessions (Part 1)

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2nd year blogversary and a (make-up) surprise!

Today marks my blog's anniversary. It's been 2 years already since I first embarked on this make-up learning and blogging journey! I haven't always been consistent with my blog writing or practicing my make-up skills enough. A day job and life in general tends to get in the way of favourite past times like that.… Continue reading 2nd year blogversary and a (make-up) surprise!

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Professional photoshoot – Part 1

The lovely Marie, one of the photoshoot models I had the pleasure of working with Today I had the pleasure of doing the makeup for a corporate photoshoot and was very excited and anxious at the same time as this was my first ever professional gig as a makeup artist! I was very honoured to… Continue reading Professional photoshoot – Part 1

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Back to makeup basics (and blogging)

It's been ten (yes, 10!) whole months since I last posted on my makeup blog.  Swiftly moving on from the shame and embarrassment of that realisation I want to return to my promise in my last blog post and restart by writing about the No. 1 lesson I was taught from my makeup instructor: hygiene and sanitation.… Continue reading Back to makeup basics (and blogging)

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1st year blog anniversary

I know I have done yet another disappearing act. I am not proud of itI'm not sure why my motivation and energy levels regarding my blog have dropped but I feel guilty and don't want to give it up. For some time now I've been saying that I will post something again but my intentions… Continue reading 1st year blog anniversary