Hi Everyone

Hope you all having a great day, downhill to the weekend! Not that i’m having a weekend, I’ll be working bright and early lol.

“What’s New In My Makeup Bag?” features the new Nude Foundation from The Body Shop (everyone is raving about it), the new mini pack from Morgan Taylor, a range of N.Y.C lipsticks that i received from Rayne (from makeitraynex) and the beautiful eyeshadow palette from the new Catrice Treasure Trove limited edition collection.




Make every day a good skin day with Fresh Nude Foundation. Enriched with English rose water and aloe vera, this hydrating formula leaves skin feeling beautifully fresh and comfortable all day. It also contains SPF 15 to help protect your skin. With a semi-matte finish, each of these 16 nature-inspired shades mimics the look of fresh-faced natural skin with a nude glow

  • 16 Nature-Inspired Shades
  • Up to 24H Moisturisation
  • Light to Medium Coverage
  • Semi-Matte, Fresh-Faced Finish
  • SPF 15
  • Suitable for Sensitive Skin & Dermatologically tested

Colour pictured above is Bali Vanilla (020)

Priceย  R 275.00ย  – Available at The Body Shop stores and online HERE

*** Review coming soon



In conjunction with the release of DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming film Kung Fu Panda 3, Morgan Taylor introduces the Kung Fu Panda Collection. This masterful collection includes six thrilling shades that complement the newest character in the Kung Fu Panda universe โ€” Mei Mei, a fearless and fun-loving, ribbon-dancing panda. It’s time to unleash your inner warrior with fearless and bold colors this season.

  • It’s Gonna Be Mei
  • Kung Fu-chsia
  • Tigress Knows Best
  • Warriors Don’t Wine
  • Extra Plum Sauce
  • Po-Riwinkle

4 colours included in the min pack is Gonna Be Mei, Kung Fu-chsia, Tigress Knows Best and Warriors Don’t Wine.

Priceย  R 220.00 for the mini pack at selected Dis-Chem stores

*** Review coming soon

N.Y.C New York Color


Expert Last – Time for a Color Shock Therapy! Girls, this is NEW YORK CITY! Itโ€™s time to inject a color that lasts into your city life! Just like a cab speeding up 5th Avenue, with New York Colorโ€™s Expert Last lipstick, your look goes from 0 to 60 in seconds. Your lips instantly show your style to the outside world and theyโ€™ll stay this way for up to 6 beautiful hours.

  • Air Kiss (404)
  • Red Rapture (432)
  • Peach Fizz (433)
  • Berry Me (442)

Satin Matte – Dare The Wearable Matte Shades! The perfect balance: a mix of matte and satin! These satin matte shades are perfectly wearable in the city.
From day to night this lipstick will complete your look

  • Creamy Mauve (449)
  • Pure Coral (450)

Priceย  $1.99 (+- R 30.00) – Available from CVS, Walmart and Target – Unfortunately not available in South Africa

*** Review coming soon



Sparkling Gems. Opulent jewellery, elaborate sequin embroidery and iridescent lurex materials crown the winter holiday season. The new designer collections are extremely glamorous with bejewelled and lavishly decorated clothing. A festive, feminine make-up look is the ideal match for the unique fashion highlights. The limited must-haves are matt or shimmering and greet us in elegant champagne-gold, warm brown and beige shades as well as contrasting apricot or red

Jewel Case. Eight highly-pigmented powder eyeshadows are the treasures of this palette. The silky, smooth textures with a matt or shimmering finish are easy to apply and ideal for fine shading. The colours are perfectly aligned and offer a wide range of shades with soft champagne, warm brown tones and deep black for expressive eye make-up styles.

Name of the palette is “Blaze Of Glory”

Priceย  R 140.95 – Available from selected Dischem stores (if they still have stock – i managed to get the last one at Bayside Centre as Canal Walk was sold out)

*** Review coming soon of the whole collection

What’s new in your makeup bag?


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Welcome to Popcorn and Pearlsโ€ฆ. My name is Melissa. Iโ€™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 โ€“ 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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