May hots and nots

May was one hectic month for me. I was working at school from 7am to 4pm and then tutoring till 5:30pm after that. It was a very loud child filled time for me.  I am back to what I love beauty products and reviews. Here are the products I adored in May and the products that I could do with out.  Now that I am writing that I actually do not think I have one product that I hated. There were some that were not fantastic but nothing terrible.  Anyway, enough chatter lets get into it.

Essence super curl mascara

I am totally smitten with this mascara. It is absolutely amazing. I never get big chunks of mascara on my lashes. It evenly spreads on to the lashes and makes them long and thick.  This mascara has replaced all my others and is not my number 1 love.

Product facts

  • Cruelty Free
  • Available at Dischem and Clicks
  • R59.95

L.A Girl PRO.Powder

Now I have rather mixed feelings about this product. I enjoy the powder and find that it sets my makeup very nicely. However, the problem comes with the packaging, everytime I open or close the container I get white powder everywhere. This has to be a love the product but hate the packaging and think they need to rethink it.

Product Facts

  • cruelty free
  • Available at Dischem
  • R62.95

Girlz Only Dry Shampoo

Normally I use the Batiste dry shampoo and I adore it. I thought that I would try a different one and this one caught my eye. When it comes to the dry shampoo I am pretty impressed but it isnt amazing. I find that it spreads very nicely all over the hair and it does take away that greasy look. However, I found that the first issue was my hair felt powdery which wasnt very comfortable and then my second issue was that it does last. I found that after a few hours my hair was back to looking greasy and awful, this was never a problem I had with Batiste

Product Facts

  • Animal testing status unknown
  • Available at Dischem and Clicks
  • About R60.00


  1. Arshi

    June 30, 2018 at 11:46 am

    I was on the lookout for a new mascara! Great post!

  2. Ankita

    June 30, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Great list! I love essence products too, such good value for money <3


  3. Anjhanee

    June 30, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try L.A Girl products for awhile. I hate when the packaging on powder gets it everywhere too, so annoying . Great post!

  4. Sagittarius Travels

    June 30, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    I keep hearing amazing things about dry shampoo so must try it out. Always great to hear about new mascaras, I have such mixed results with them!

  5. Michelle

    June 30, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    I have not tried this brand, great post!! Thank you for the tips!! xoxo!

  6. Alice

    July 1, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Love the sound of the mascara! I have heard such good things about Essence makeup!
    Alice Xx

  7. Melanie Jessica

    July 1, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Great post! Really need to try essence makeup!

    Melanie ||

  8. Louisa

    July 1, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    essence is such a great little brand. I wish it was more widely available in the UK. I only know of one store (Wilkos) that stocks it.

    Louisa |

  9. Rita

    July 2, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    I love Essence products, especially the ones that have the same kind of wand and bristles as the one you mentioned.

  10. Lena Dee

    July 2, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Such a lovely post! I love the sound of this mascara, like one of my pet peeves is mascara that clumps so hearing that this doesn’t is fantastic! Honestly I’ve never tried dry shampoo lol I always feared I might do it wrong or it won’t cooperate….Thanks for the review and adding whether it’s cruelty free or not! 😀

    xx Lena |

  11. Marek

    July 2, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Hej, szczerze polecam oferte biura projektowego Sztuka Ogrodowa z Warszawy. Bardzo podoba mi sie ich profesjonalizm.
    U mnie zrobili super robote i jestem bardzo zadowolony z rezultatu (moge podeslac kilka zdjec mojego ogrodu)
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  12. Kayla Pettigrew

    July 2, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    I really need to try more makeup from Essence, because I’ve heard it’s a fantastic brand. I really appreciate you picturing the wand on the mascara, because that’ll make or break my decision on mascaras! And I love the one pictured here, so I really want to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Nyobie

    July 3, 2018 at 8:43 am

    I have the same problem with my RMCA powder – I love the product but hate the packaging. I’ve been using the Essence Lash Princess mascara and love that one.

  14. Honestly Holly

    July 3, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Dry shampoo is the life saver!

  15. Lia

    July 3, 2018 at 10:15 am

    L.A girl pro has a powder?? Wow thanks for this! I would’ve never known. I am curious to try it out now xxx

  16. Lucy

    July 3, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Dry shampoo is my saviour 😂😂 X

  17. Caitlin Houston

    July 3, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    This is such a great post, I love the concept of it and I definitely have to try that mascara x

  18. Amy Irving

    July 3, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    I have only ever tried dry shampoo once but i didn’t like the brand i used, i must try more!

  19. katie

    July 3, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    No heard of any of these brands and I’m on the look out for a new mascara! Fab post thanks x

  20. Michelle Broadna

    July 3, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    I haven’t tried any of these products, although I now have my eye on that mascara. I heart great things about the Essence Makeup mascaras, and I tend to get on with most mascaras.

    Thanks for sharing! x


  21. Molly

    July 3, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Great list! I’m not sure you can get these products in the UK but it’s great to see other brands around the world!
    Lots of love,
    Molly xo

  22. A slice of the toon

    July 3, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Dry shampoo is such a go to! I dunno what I ever did without it

  23. Ida

    July 4, 2018 at 3:09 am

    There are four products in my life that I “can’t” live without: mascara, dry shampoo, eyeliner and deo. And at the moment, I’m afraid there’s not much room for more, hah. Glad you did a review on dry shampoo, there are huge differences between products!

  24. Charnel

    July 4, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Omg I’ll have to try that essence mascara 😍😭. I’m a mascara fanatic . Sucks that the powder does that when using . Thanks for the honest review !

  25. Jess

    July 4, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    I’m always looking for a good mascara so I’ll definitely keep my eye out for that! I completely agree with the struggles of using loose powder, I have RCMA and as much as I love it I cannot cope with how it gets everywhere!

    Jess //

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