2018 – New Year – New Opportunities. πŸ’•

Welcome to my blog and happy Valentine’s Day! ❀️

I finally have time to breathe as I will be graduating this year. 

So anyway – let’s jump right into the make up look that will always work!

Those who are celebrating Valentine’s Day and plan on going for a supper, could do this look and end off with a bright red lipstick. 
I prefer matte lipsticks as it tends to stay on much longer! 

What do you think? Would you do this look? 


Merry Christmas πŸŽ„

To all my followers πŸ’•
Hope this day brings tons of love, happiness and gifts, and I hope you get to spend it with the people you love. ❀️ 

Be safe if you are traveling. πŸ™πŸ»

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Happy Holidays β˜€οΈπŸŒΊπŸŒ²

Hi All! 

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As its holiday season, I will start posting again in January. Next year is going to be a difficult one as I start some of my final year subjects. But I promise to post as often as I can! 
I want to wish each and everyone of you a Merry Christmas & a very happy new year. I hope 2016 brings out only the best for you and your families, filled with love, health, happiness, successes and fulfilled dreams. 

Please stay safe if you’re traveling, look after yourself as well as your families. 
See you all in 2016 😘😘😘

Salmaa 🌹

Secret overnight fixes. β™₯️

πŸ˜€ Good Evening fellow bloggers…. This post comes with experience. It’s a few secrets from ME to YOU.. Below I leave you with quick solutions to some really annoying problems. I hope it helps you as much as it helps me! 

πŸ”ΉMy lips are usually always peeling especially when it comes to winter, around this time of the year. I tend to suffer with winter lips, which can be very uncomfortable, and not very appealing either. I’m sure at some point, you needed a quick fix for your lips, because for instance you have an interview the next morning and want to look and feel your best! Here’s what I do daily before I go to bed, I use the body shop lip butter. 😍I saw it on sale and figured it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try, this was the best decision I could have made. 

πŸ‘„ I apply it to my lips overnight. It has a creme base, which gives off like a pinkish-white color. All you need to do is massage it into your lips and you will see the colour disappearing (this is only if you are using it during the day) otherwise when going to bed it can be left like that, it also comes in different flavours, and my ultimate favorite would be strawberry. It has a sweet strawberry scent to it. 😍 

πŸ”ΉAnother issue I sometimes have is a pimple which decides to pop in the middle of my face! Or anywhere on my face for that matter. πŸ˜” it can be painful and very stubborn, so after trying almost any and every product or home remedy, I came across two that really work. πŸ‘‡πŸ»

πŸ‘‰πŸ» 1) Acne and Pimple Cream by Himalaya. ~ yes this will always be my first option! All you have to do is apply it to the affected area and leave it overnight, the next morning your zit will be almost, to fully dried out. It also brings down the inflammation in that area making the zit 1/2 of its size. (NB- please make sure to read the ingredients of the product before applying it to your skin due to any allergens)  

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πŸ‘‰πŸ» 2) My second best would be toothpaste! A cheap easy fix and every household should have this, well I’m hoping so πŸ˜‰. Apply this for as long as your skin can handle it. It does usually burn abit but eventually the pain subsides. I use it on a zit overnight and it also dries it up and decreases it in size. 

πŸ”ΉIf you’re a foundation person, you can usually cover up the zit by concealing and then applying foundation over. Just remember to wash your makeup off at night, as this is the number one reason why your skin gets clogged and causes all types of pimples, and also you will be prone to ageing skin. 

πŸ”ΉπŸ‘€ Another problem most people face is not enough sleep, causing your eyes to swell. Literally the best and probably the only way I have found to work, is cutting a cold cucumber and applying it to the eyes! It soothes the eyes, as well as bringing the puffiness down. 

– Potatoes are also great at bringing down puffiness! It has anti inflammatory properties which helps getting rid of the bags from your under your eyes! 

πŸ”Ήβ˜•οΈ trying to get rid of mouth ulcers? Pamper yourself with a cup of tea! Before adding the milk, remove the teabag and set aside to cool down abit. Apply it to the affected area in the mouth. This can be done as many times as needed. After a few days, the mouth ulcer will be healed. 😊 

Have any of you tried any of the above? 😘 Let me know what has worked for you, maybe I could learn a thing or two as well. ☺️


Salmaa πŸ’‹

Creative Glamour swatches. πŸŽ¨

Hi ladies!! I recently bought this new brand, Creative Glamour, from a friend of mine, I am absolutely obsessed with how well pigmented these eyeshadows are! I promise to do an eye makeup tutorial with these colours soon! I’ve done some swatches on two different skin tones so that you can see how amazing these colours look, and how it compliments almost any skin tone. 

Picture number 1 is the swatches of the 4 different colours that I chose to buy. They are all shimmer eyeshadows! 🌟 

Picture number 2, to the left – is a shimmer that can be used on the eye or on the cheeks as a highlighter, or to give a glow on the skin. I’m really impressed with this! 

Picture number 2, to the right- is a glitter, that is applied to the eyes over an eyeshadow and can also be used on the whole eye, depending on the occasion. I love it! It gives the eye a VERY bold look, and I would most probably use it for a bridal shower or a party. 

This brand is available is South Africa, and hopefully in time can be purchased worldwide. I paid R190 for the 4 colour palette, R95 the shimmer pot and the glitter was R22. This was an absolute bargain, for the quality you get with this brand! 

What do you ladies think? 



Happy 1st of June, and… πŸ’‹

hi all! Happy 1st of June. That means that winter in South Africa is just going to get more intense! πŸ™ˆ I’m really not one for winter but the best part about it, is the dressing up.. After exams I will do some OOTD. 😘 

However, moving along. I did makeup for this lovely lady last year sometime. It was still in my learning phases. I matched colours that would go with her skin colour as well as matched up a foundation for her skin, she has clear, stunning skin and didn’t need much coverage. 

I used the brand, mud, for the foundation, eyes, lips etc. however I did not add any lashes, just thickened her natural lashes abit with mascara ☺️

Let me know what you think!