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COLLABMAS DAY 7 : CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST.

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Hey guys what is up?! Welcome to collabmas day 6!! Today I am collaborating with Natasha who owns the blog ThoughtfulTash and I don’t even know what to say because there’s a lot to say. Natasha is the first person I’ve ever collaborated with on my blog and I must say from then I have been obsessed, I love her content and just the person she is. Anyway since we’re done with me fan girling me and Natasha are collaborating on our Christmas playlists. I’ve never done a Christmas playlist so this will be interesting. Don’t forget to go and check out Tash’s playlist.

1. Santa Tell Me : Ariana Grande
2. Mariah Carey : All I Want For Christmas Is You
3. Mary, Did You Know? : Pentatonix
4. African Christmas the Album
5. Michael Buble : it’s beginning to look alot like christmas 6.
7. Mariah Carey : Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
8. Little Mix : Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
9. Gene Autry Ft The Pinafores :Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
10. Kelly Clarkson – Silent Night ft. Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire
11. Boney M. : Mary’s Boy Child / Oh My Lord

Yuup guys so that is my Christmas play list. Don’t forget to go check out Thoughtfultash’ play list and show her some love. Thank you for taking your time to read today’s post and don’t forget to come back tomorrow for another collaboration! Also leave a comment telling me what your go to Christmas song is.

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Fashion

COLLABMAS DAY 4 : RECREATING CELEBRITY OUTFITS ft HELEN MAELE.

Hey guys what is up?! Welcome to another collab! Today I am collaborating with the beautiful Helen whom I look up to so much, shes got such a beautiful instagram and her blog is such A levels. Me and Helen decided to recreate celebrity looks and this is what we’ve both come up with.

What Helen created.

Emily Ratajkowski

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Looking for an outfit that’s tailored with a hint of bohemian?

Emily Ratajkowski’s smart window-pane pants blends in with

her casual suede jacket perfectly! By investing in key basic

pieces: pants, sneakers and a black top paired with a trendy

item, you’ll never look out of style!

Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez rocks this simple androgynous outfit! Create a

minimalist base with a white tee, black leggings and sneakers.

Accessorize with a cosy beanie and retro inspired glasses.

Finally, top it off with an elegant navy coat to create that

tailored put together stream lined look, and you’re complete!

 
 What I made?
Zendaya
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Here Zendaya is wearing a knitted dress that I love so much. This look is something that anyone could completely rock! It is absolutely comfortable and i love that this look could easily go from casual to something formal.The way that Zendaya put the little pump heels in to the outfit just makes it look like she actually tried with the outfit when she could have just picked whatever out. I also love the hair as it makes the outfit a bit more elegant.

Bella Thorne

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Here Bella is wearing something that almost all of us have and I like that it is completely casual.You can go anywhere with it and still look stylish.I also like the fact that she put a body suit with the outfit because it makes the outfit a little tad more stylish and sexier. The boots also add a little more sauce to the outfit just so that you don’t see it as just an outfit but something a bit more.

Yuup guys so that it our  looks. Leave a comment telling me which was your favorite look above. Also don’t forget to add Helen on Instagram and read up on her blog. She is such an amazing person. Also wanna say thank you to her to agreeing to do this post.

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Beauty

COLLABMAS DAY 2 : BEAUTY HAUL.

Hey guys what is up? So welcome to day 2, today i’m collaborating with the amazing Isabellablogss who you should totally go and check out right after this! We are collaborating on a beauty haul, basically any beauty products we have recently bought. Lets get it!

STAY FAST LIQUID MATTE VINYL IN ENGINE RED.

GUYS!! This is like the perfect bold red lipstick. I actually wore this when I went to prom and was highly satisfied with the colour. This is like the colour you wear when you go for coffee with the queen. I bought this at Redsquare for R119.95 which was worth it for what I got. However I did notice that this lipstick even though matte, does transfer easily. Like it goes on whatever glass or culinary you use so it gets messy quite fast. So whenever I use it I always kiss a tissue paper and go in with the extra powder to keep it in place.

YARDLEY STAYFAST VELVET BLUSHER IN RUSTIC ROMANCE.

One word “OBSESSED”. I’ve never been fond of blush, I’ve seen people (especially dark skin people) wearing the wrong shades of blush and so I’ve never given much attention to blush but when this other lady helped me find this particular blush I was dying because it just fit. I didn’t feel weird with it and it didn’t pop that much that people would look at you twice in a bad way. So I definitely recommend this. I bought mine for R99.95 ar Redsquare but only realized now that I could have bought it for half the price at Clicks but its okay.

LOREAL BROW ARTIST SHAPER 


Mhmm. So I dont remember how much this was but it was between R80-R100 I think and honestly I wouldn’t buy this again. Firstly the pencil kept on breaking and whenever I sharpened it, it went back to square one and it was a struggle trying to put it on and then also the colour was definitely not enough(well for me). I got like a dark brown but I like full eyebrows and this eyebrow pencil was not giving it to me so honestly I’m running away from it. However the wax/glue does its job and keeps your brows in place.

YARDLEY STAYFAST PRESSED POWDER IN WALNUT 13


I bought this power for R139.95 when I was going to prom just to touch up my makeup and make sure everything was in place. However I ended up not using it because  my foundation didn’t even move and honestly I never felt the need to touch up anything. I can not say whether i recommend this product or not because I haven’t used it that much to actually tell you what is has done for me so  honestly I have no idea. I will keep you updated though.

BELLE COLLECTION 4 COLOUR EYESHADOW

Okay so this is like a shimmery 4 colour palette. I bought this only because it was on sale and I was just like “get in the bag”. At first I was not that fond of it simply because the colours are shimmery and not in a nice way and honestly i prefer standard coloured shadows. However i did put a drop of  water on the palettes each which made the colours creamy and kind of metallic which made me like them a little more and for R20 you should be expecting such quality so i’m not gonna give it a lot of criticism. Oh they also have grey undertones which doesn’t really work in favour for my skin tone and as time goes the colours seem to fade away.

CLICKS/DISCHEM BEAUTY BLENDER.


I’ve never used a high end beauty blender before, infact this is my first ever beauty blender so honestly I’ve no idea what the difference could be. However I do love this beauty blender, it does the job for me and I’ve learnt so many ways to make it more effective so I can’t complain.

ESTEE  LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR STAY IN PLACE FOUNDATION



I’ve used this foundation more than at least 10 times and I can say I’m here for it. It is super matte which kind of urkes me since I love dewy makeup but this foundation covers everything very well(not that I have anything to cover up but you know what i mean). I will give a full review on this foundation soon but overall it works in my favour.

REVLON LOVER HER MADLY GIFT SET.


Okay so I am absolutely obsessed with this gift set! When I bought it, It was only just because it was on sale but trust me when I say I fell right in love the moment I opened it. The original price is R375 but God was holding my hand that day and I only got it for R170 which was a great bargain. Considering how much I love it.

So the set consists of

Out of the 4 things I loved 2 of the things. The perfume and body spray absolutely smell good and they stay on for long so I absolutely love them. However I don’t wear nail polish(religious reasons) so I didn’t get to try it out so I can’t give my full review on it but the colour looked good. However the matte balm guys, this is just not doing it for me. The colour is so pretty and with my skin tone this colour would have easily looked good on me but however that was not the case. The formula to say the most sucks , I dont know if it is my one that is like this or if they are alll like this but I honestly did not like it.

When I applied it, it had a chalky kind of texture and the more you applied is like the more you ruined it. Honestly it did/ does not look flattering at all.However I am going to find some kind of way to make it look good because it does smell good and I think it has potential.

CELLTONE SOOTHING CLEANSING LOTION

Okay so I bought this lotion for R150 it is the number 3 and It does work as a cleanser and make up remover which is a plus.This is my first ever makeup remover so I really can’t say that much about it or compare it to other things but it does its job really well. It removes my makeup perfectly and It is the only cleanser that I’ve ever put on my face that doesn’t react badly. This one more of just leaves my face the way it was before but cleaner. I think it has ginger too because it does start burning when you put it on for a long time. Would I buy it again? I’m actually not sure because honestly I don’t see the benefits or disadvantages of it.

Yup guys so that is the end of my beauty haul! Please do go and check out Isabella’s Choice, she will be doing the same post too on her blog so go see what she bought. Also I want to say Thank you to her for agreeing to do this collab, It has been really fun. Also you can follow her on Instagram Isabellablogss 

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Food

COLLABMAS DAY 1 : CHRISTMAS BAKING| CHOCOLATE COFFEE VANILLA BISCUITS.


Hey guys how are you?!?? Let’s get this Collabmas started!!! Am I the only one who’s excited about Christmas because I am on Cloud 9. Today I am doing a collaboration with KaylaHopeBlog. We have decided to do a baking post, because honestly what’s Christmas without all the baked goods?! Kayla will be sharing a short bread recipe with you guys on her blog so you should definitely go and check her out right after this.

So I decided to bake some biscuits. Now let’s just keep in mind that I’m a learner in baking lol so please no laughing is allowed. Initially I meant to make chocolate cookies which you can get the initial recipe here but then I didn’t have cocoa powder so I kind of twisted all the ingredients.

However this recipe still tasted so good so I highly recommend it.

INGREDIENTS

* 2 eggs.

* 6 tsps brown sugar.

* 1/2 cup vegetable oil.

* 1 tsp vanilla essence.

* 2 cups plain flour.

* 1 tsp baking powder.

* How ever much hot chocolate powder you’d like.

* 1 tbsp coffee

METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Spray a clean baking pan with some non sticking pan spray.

2. In a bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla until well combined.

3. Stir in flour, baking powder, hot chocolate and coffee.

4. Roll circles to any size of your liking and press with a fork or your hands to flatten them.

5. Bake for 12-15 minutes until they look crunchy and cooked in between. Leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
Then you should have something that looks better than this lol.


Honestly don’t judge a book by its cover because in my opinion these taste like heaven and they’d be really amazing on Christmas mornings with some coffee and movies.
I didn’t add any decorations because with the sugar that’s already in here I thought it’d be better not to go over board. I think this way they’d be really great to put in a jar and take them out for some coffee or even hot chocolate and not let them overwhelm you.
Yuup guys so that is the first day of COLLABMAS for you! I have so many great bloggers lined up for this Christmas season so do stay tuned because there will be a blog post everyday till Christmas. I still don’t have collabs for the whole of December so if you’re interested then totally let me know and we’ll come up with something!!
Now don’t forget to check out Kayla’s blog. You’d seriously be amazed at how amazing her blog looks. I was shocked! Also wanna say thank you to Kayla for agreeing to do this collab it does mean a lot to me. We will have another one on the 8th so stay tuned for that too. Follow her instagram account.
Thank you for taking your time to read this post.
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