March 17, 2016


I recently saw this 'Seven Deadly Sins of Beauty' tag on Odette's blog, O So Inspired, and thought it would be fun to participate.

The tag is loosely based on the seven deadly sins interpreted by some religious communities as greed (excess), wrath (anger/ hate), gluttony (overindulgence to the point of wastefulness), sloth (laziness), pride, lust (sexual desire) and envy (covert). This is a light-hearted tag that's not meant to offend anyone, so please take it as is. 

1. GREED: What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?

My LA Girl lipliners are probably the least expensive products that I have right now. I got them from Dischem and they were about R20 each. I bought 5 because I truly believe that they are excellent MAC lipliner dupes and who doesn't love a good MAC dupe?!

Least expensive to Most expensive

I have a couple of designer fragrances but the product that made me sit down and re-evaluate my priorities and morals was...and I’m even ashamed to say it,  a nail polish. Okay technically it’s an OPI nail treatment…THE much talked about OPI Nail Envy maintenance treatment to be exact. It retailed at R325 from Stuttafords. CRINGE!  I have horribly weak nails and having tried all kinds of pills and cuticle oils and serums, I decided, after much research and deliberation, to purchase the treatment. I thought it was priced around R200 only to gasp in horror when I looked at the till slip. So basically I handle that treatment like gold (literally) and although it's proven to be worth the price, I’ll probably never purchase it again just because it’s so damn pricey.  Can anyone suggest an affordable, good quality nail treatment?

2. WRATH: What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with?

Mascara and liquid eyeliners! If you have short, tightly curled eyelashes like I do, you’ll know the struggle of finding good quality mascara with a small enough mascara wand to avoid smudges along your eyelids; same goes for the liquid eyeliner. The struggle is real! Right now I’m using Maybelline’s Big Eyes Volum’Express mascara. It’s got two different sized wands, so I use the bottom lash wand for my mascara application.

Lashes Kit

3. GLUTTONY: What are your most delicious beauty products?

Coconut oil, honey and brown sugar! Not traditional beauty products but I use them frequently in my DIY hair products and lip scrubs. I’ll definitely have a few posts up on these.

Delicious DIY lip scrub

4. SLOTH: What beauty products do you neglect, due to laziness?

I don't know if sunscreen lotion is regarded a 'beauty product', but I often neglect to apply it and although I understand the purpose and importance of using it, I feel like I'm reluctant to apply it because I haven't found one that I really like. Most sunscreen lotions leave me looking and feeling shiny and sticky; I'm not a fan of the scent either. And I still don't understand how I'm supposed to reapply it every other hour if I'm beat like a supermodel, lol...but seriously are there affordable hydrating and mattifying finishing sprays in South Africa that contain SPF? Please let me know in the comments below.

5. PRIDE: What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?

I feel most confident around people when I know that I smell good and my teeth are brushed, lol, so soap and toothbrush/paste are daily essentials, but an accessory beauty product would have to be any of my brow-filling products. I naturally have thick, bushy brows but I love to fill out the sparse areas and have the brows neatened. A good pair of brows goes a long way!

Brow Kit Essentials(don't side-eye my razor blade, when used properly it works emergency miracles)

6. LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?

Physically, I love a man with attentive eyes, hydrated full lips (dry lips don’t look good on anyone) and well-groomed hands. If we are talking more on personality, I appreciate a man who can apply intellect and is respectful, creative and confident.

7. ENVY: What item would you most like to receive as a gift?

Any beauty item that I can use for a long time, so MAC eyeshadow palettes, designer perfumes (I would really love to try a Jo Malone cologne too)…my list is pretty long so I’ll just stick to ‘any beauty item that I can use for a long time’. 

And that's it!

This was actually a fun tag to participate in and I'm curious to find out what your vices are when it comes to 'beauty', so if you're keen to participate, please go ahead and leave me a comment and link if you publish the answers on your blog/ social media.

Thanks for reading,


  1. You can try the Eucerin sunscreens, they have some pretty good formulations

  2. Thanks Lungi! I recently bought one from Eucerin but I guess the SPF is a bit too high (50) so it leaves this purple tint. I actually want to try the Oil Control Dry Touch one- I've seen some good reviews about it.


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