💗 FAV BUYS 💗 {April 2015}

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Hi Everyone

This month is probably one of my favourite months, i bought so much that i couldnt fit it all on my Fav Buys list. But here are my top 7 [very hard to choose]


Catrice Eyeshadow Palette in Rose [Frankie Goes To Hollywood] – A while back I tried the Catrice Absolute Eyeshadow Palete in Nude, and Bright a while back and fell in love. It’s the first time I have bought an eyeshadow palette from Catrice, and it definitely won’t be the last. The other day while in dischem I noticed there were 2 more, Matte and my new favourite Rose. They sell for R89.99. Colours range from soft nudes to rose shades, with either matt or shimmer effect.


Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses –  I am a big fan of Ray Ban and the Aviator style sunglasses. I have the original style [gold with brownish lenses] but when i saw these purple lenses i had to have them. They retail for between R2500.00 – R 3000.00


YSL Black Opium Perfume – I have been obsessing so much lately over this perfume, and decided the other day to the tale plunge and just buy it. I have absolutely no regrets what so ever! I’m very picky when it comes to perfumes. Guess Gold is my ultimate favourite but when i heard they discontinuted the best perfume in the world i wanted to cry, and ever since i have been on the hunt for a new perfume. And that day came the day glamour Magazine had a sample come with the magazine. I am hooked. Only after buying the perfume i went on Fragrantica to view the notes, and then i realised why i loved this perfume so much, It has the same top notes as Guess Gold. It can be bought at edgars, Red Square and foschini for R 1150 for the 90ml. Top Notes: Pink Pepper, orange Blossom & Pear + Heart Notes: Coffee & Jasmine + Base Notes: Vanilla, Patchouli & Cedar Wood


Real Techniques Makeup Brushes – I have been obsessing over these brushes, scouting the web for cheap prices and never really found anything a shipping cost and customs taxes ended up bring more expensive them a few brushes combined. Then one day Luzanne from Pink Peonies Blog (SA) mentioned a website called Biovea that stocks these brushes at very inexpensive prices and if you spend more the R 299 (which is sooooo easy) you delivery is free. So far i have received these 4 (Stippling, Foundation, Setting and Powder). I am currently waiting for my Core Collection Set, Starter Eyeshadow Kit, Expert Face and Blush Brush. On average you are looking at R 99 to R139 per brush and the sets are R 220 to R330. Foschini are also selling them for round about the same price but they are selling like hot cakes. Pictured is the Stippling Brush and the Powder Brush


Essie Nail Polish in Scarlet O Hara -I love Essie nail polishes, so whenever clicks have their 3 for 2 special i am there like a bear. I recently bought 3 [Scarlet OHara pictured above as well as Imported Bubbly and Sexy Divide]. At clicks and dischem they are R 120 per bottle.


Lip Ice kiss of Colour Lip Balm – Ever since i heard and saw that Lip Ice SA were releasing a Tinted Lip Balm i had to have them. I have an addiction for all kinds of lip balms and chapsticks. At a time i can had 3 or 4 in my handbag lol. There are four in this set: Strawberry Sorbet, Sweet Mint, Summer Melon and the one i can not find anywhere Bubblegum. Right now you can find them at Checkers for R , and come end April Clicks and dischem will stock them.


American Swiss Ring – I am a big collector of rings with colour stones such as Garnets (my birth stone), Aquamarine, Citrine, Sapphire and more. I have been on the hunt recently for a Amethyst, Pink Tourmaline and Emerald to complete my “collection” All my rings are bought my American Swiss, and I spotted this gorgeous one a couple weeks ago. It’s my favourite out of all my rings.


What are your favourite buys of April ?

Melissa

xoxo 

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Welcome to Popcorn and Pearls…. My name is Melissa. I’m a 30-something year old Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger. I originally come from Durban, living in Cape Town with my 3 furbabies (cats), Peanut (my little panda) and my Twins, Lycan and Luna, for 15 years now and loving this City with all it has to offer. I have a love for everything Beautiful – from Makeup, to Fragrances, Clothing, Shoes and even Food. Popcorn and Pearls is my home away from home, the place i dive into to get away from the busy yet mundane life of the ebb and flow of work and sleep. I love sharing my finds with you all, whether it be a beautiful yet inexpensive dupe makeup item, a piece of jewelry, books or a little undiscovered restaurant. I love sharing my views on makeup, fragrance, body products and more with every one of you. I know you get great products in the USA or UK but i love finding dupe affordable products for all my readers in our very own South Africa When i am not working on my blog then i am a Full Time Travel agent. I also am addicted to TV series as well as reading. Thanks for reading my blog and being such great supporters. Please feel free to contact me anything on: mel_east_7@live.com

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