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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Home Made Juices For Summer β˜€οΈπŸΉ

Hi All! Sorry for being so MIA. If you’ve read my other posts, you know why… 
Today I plan on giving some recipes that I have found on the net, and that I’ve tried, to keep you going in this heat. 

Lemon Lime Ginger Ale Recipe:πŸ‹


handful of grapes 

1 apple, sliced 

A touch of ginger 

1/2 lime 

1/4 lemon 

sparkling mineral water


Remove the grapes from the stem. Juice the apple and ginger together, then juice the rest of the fruit. Pour the juice in a large glass and fill to the top with sparkling water and serve with ice.

This gives a great refreshing taste as well as a zing! 

Ice Water and Fresh Fruit πŸ“


A jug of water 


Fresh fruit

Fill a jug with water, cut up fruits into small pieces and add it to the water, then add ice and drink, this water is great if you one of those who don’t like the taste of plain water, it gives a kick of fresh fruit, allowing you to enjoy it the healthy way. 

Apple And Kiwi Juice🍏



Method: add kiwis and apples into a juicer , mix well. Pour out in a glass and serve chilled. Apples are extremely healthy and will keep you going all day. 

An Everyday Healthy Alternative Juice🍠 

This juice is specially given to cancer patients, and although it benefits them in numerous ways, it helps our bodies as well. 


A handful of carrots 

1 small beetroot 

Method: add carrots and beetroot to a juicer, mix and drink fresh. 

One can also make plain Apple, carrot, pineapple, papaya etc juices in the morning. It keeps the body going, giving it extra vitamins and helping you feel revitalized the whole day! 🍍

Have you tried any juices that have helped? Pop into my comment box and let me know! 😘😘

Don’t forget that fruits also help with the beauty side of life, helping your skin in many ways


Salmaa πŸ’‹

Every Eye Has A Silver Lining πŸ’‹

Hello lovely people. πŸ˜€
Not sure about other countries, but here in South Africa we are now at the hardest part of the year, exams and studying which lasts all day and for those who can manage, it lasts practically the whole night too. πŸ“šπŸ˜

Today I’m going to do a review on the makeup I did a weekend ago. Very simple yet elegant! πŸ‘ΈπŸΌ

Since it was a night function and the dress was kind of silver, I opted for a subtle black and silver smokey eye and then included a bold red lip to finish off…

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Products I used- 
β€’MAC studio fix in NC35
β€’LA Girl beauty brick blush in the Glow palette 
β€’Stila all day liquid lipstick 
β€’Flormar rotating mascara
β€’Flormar liquid liner pen. 
β€’Eyeshadows- I mixed some of my MAC as well as another eyeshadow palette I got from dubai. 

This beauty didn’t need anything extra, not even lashes. She’s a natural, the makeup just enhanced her stunning features. 😘 

It’s always a pleasure to work with sweet clients who put their full trust into your hands. ❀️
πŸ’₯ What do you all think? πŸ’₯
πŸ’œπŸ’™ Feel free to subscribe to my blog as well as commenting below with any questions you may have. πŸ’œπŸ’™
For bookings- (Pretoria, South Africa) please contact me on salmaa07@hotmail.com. πŸ‘ΈπŸΌ

Tons of love, 

Salmaa ❀️

Pop Of Colour πŸ’₯

Hi All 😘 
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend, Monday always means back to reality, which also means that your road to success is much closer. πŸ˜‰ 
Today I decided to play around with some colour, not sure if anyone would go for a very colourful eye like this, however it was just to take my mind off all the studying and assignments that I have to do. 
Colour also reminds one that spring is finally here, and it’s time to pack away all the dull clothing, and take out all the bright, colorful clothing.
I went with a blue, gold and pinkish blended into the middle of the eye. The blue went into the V-cut of the eye which makes it seem like a smokey. The gold brightens the whole eye out, giving it some colour when mixed with the pink in the middle. I finished off with a blue liner, instead of the usual black line and some mascara of course. 
I would say this look could work for a party, but not for an average working day. 
It could also work for people who wear Eastern outfits because of the variety of colours the outfits have. 
I personally love this blue, it’s a favourite of mine because it could work very lightly onto the eye or it can go as loud as making a blue-black smokey eye. 
What do you all think? Would you go for a look like this or not? 
Let me know below in comments! 
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Salmaa 😘 

LA Girl Matte Lipsticks πŸ’„πŸ’‹

Hi ladies so as you know, there’s an LA girl hype around us South African bloggers. The LA girl matte lipsticks as well as the blushes have finally reached our shores, after months of waiting. 
As soon as I found out, I rushed to Dischem to get my hands on these products which aren’t badly priced at all. The quality of LA girl cosmetics are amazing, they are rated as one of the best on my list. I have plenty of their products and none of them have disappointed me, ever. 
So today I decided to do a review on the matte lipsticks. 
I bought 4 colours, out of the 16 that you can choose from. 
They go for R59.99 ($4.55) each, and Dischem is having a really cool sale where you buy 2 and get the cheapest free, this is an extra bargain for us all ☺️. 
I found that with this product, it’s highly pigmented, it comes on as a gloss so you have a few minutes before it dries to your lip, as it’s in the process of drying, it has a very tacky feeling and I found that even after it has dried it feels very sticky on the lip, but I must give due to the fact that it lasts all day. You MIGHT need a touch up, but I certainly didn’t. 
I also realized if you apply a lip balm over the layer of lipstick, the stickiness disappears, but then the colour also tends to fade much quicker. 
So like any other product, there are pros and cons which you’ve just read. However I find the LA girl range to be amazing, it’s a great product at fantastic prices, it works equally as well as many high end products. 
I hope this review helps you decide whether or not to buy these products. I would certainly recommend it! The colours are gorgeous and you can play with them, creating a colour of your own choice. 
NB- please be warned that when trying to remove the lipstick, be gentle as it has a really tough hold on the lips. 
Would you like to know my take on the blush beauty bricks


Let me know if you have any other questions or queries. 


In my picture below, these are the ones I have, ranging from left to right. Dreamy, Rebel, Bazaar & Obsess. Followed by the swatches which have already dried and as you can see they absolutely stunning colours, but extremely difficult to remove. 

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Salmaa. πŸ’‹

A Dose Of Purple

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And so it is, I’m sort of obsessed with the fact that purple goes with just about any type of skin tone! Depending on what colour purple you plan on using. 
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I did the above eye in 3mins, I went with silver in the tear duct, to make the eye look abit bigger, light purple thereafter till just about the middle. And I went with a darker purple in the end of the eye mixed with a bit of black to darken it abit. 

Finished off with a black line 😎

This would be more for a day function, you can finish off with pink/coral cheeks and a pink lip and gloss.. It’s probably one of the easiest eye you can do in a hurry, including using other colours like gold-bronze etc. depending on the outfit you plan on wearing. 
For those who are in professional environment, for example a lawyer, accountant or banker. You can always go with a quick silver-black smokey or gold-black smokey eye. 
For those makeup artists who work all day, ANY colour can be worn on the eyes, this also helps other people decide whether or not they could pull of the look you have on. 
Have any questions about the colours you plan to wear? And whether or not you could pull it off? Leave a comment below and I will be sure to help you out. 😚😚
Love Always, 

Salmaa πŸ’‹