True Colour Lipstick | Sleek

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Barely There | Exxxagerate | Mulberry | Fuchsia | http://www.sleekmakeup.com

Can we have a moment of silence for Sleek lipsticks please?! I absolutely love them. And do you know what's even better? They are only £4.99 each (you can thank me later). That's £9.99 cheaper than MAC lipsticks! And to be honest some of the colours from Sleek look identical to MAC lipsticks such as 'Mulberry' which is the exact same as MAC's 'Cyber'. 

Sleek lipsticks come in matte and sheen finishes in a variety of gorgeous, highly pigmented shades. And I 'aint lying when I say they last for hours. I'm not a huge fan of lipgloss at all, I love a bright lip that can really make your pout pop. With 20 shades to choose from, please believe that i'm looking to get most of them. They're near enough perfect for all skin tones. 

What lipstick brand can't you get enough of? Comment below :) 

Mpho x 


Missing In Action

Oh my word! You have no idea how good it feels to be writing this post right now. I've been so busy with work it's been practically impossible to do anything, i'm always so tired when I get home all I want to do is crawl into my bed and watch TV. I kind of regret telling my manger I was flexible to work 30+ hours now but hey, the money won't make itself so I'm screwed. Not only that, for the past couple of weeks I have been having issues with my internet coming and going whenever it pleases so therefore was unable to blog. I finally managed to get it fixed today, so hopefully this means the end of my blogging hiatus.

On a positive note, for the past couple of months since coming back from Thailand, I've been hitting the gym and trying to follow a healthier diet and although I can't really see any real changes myself, so many people have been complimenting me on the weight i've lost so far which is so motivating. It's so hard to eat healthy though, not only is it expensive to do so, but with it being summer there's no way anyone can resist a good BBQ, cider and ice-cream. Anyone care to share any secrets on how to lose weight?

Might as well chuck in an outfit of the day while I'm at it eh?

Bowler Hat - H&M
Sheer Kimono - H&M 
Black Vest - H&M 
Elephant Print Shorts - New Look 

Mpho x 


Music Monday #7

"R&B's New Thug".

I first heard of August Alsina some time last year, and to be honest I never really took much notice of him until I kept seeing his name popping up all over the blogs for numerous reasons such as his beef with Trey Songz (It's all good now), that little incident over at 106 & Park and of course quite recently where his show was cut short by the man himself when his hat went missing after he crows surfed. Turns out the hat was given to him by his late brother. (Mmm someone has a bit of temper eh?)

Anyway, behind all the drama August Alsina is known for singing. He gained recognition over his track "I Luv This Shit" which features rapper Trinidad James. Ladies I know you were all as excited as I was to see him performing on the BET Awards (he is very easy on the eye if you know what I mean). Since then, I have been listening to the burgeoning singers debut album Testimony and I love it! Every single song, no exaggeration. It's so rare for me to actually like every song on an album but honestly you can listen to this album all the way through.

He has recently drawn comparisons to Trey Songs/Chris Brown and I agree (to some extent) their voices sound very similar in some parts then again today's R&B is pretty much all the same. However, what I love about August is the balance he was able to find between sex, love, women, family, talking about his life, the accomplishments he's made so far whilst also talking about his mistakes. I like his honesty, it feels real and genuine as opposed to most singers/rappers that talk about a life they've never had to look/appeal to a certain type of audience.

Testimony was released on April 15, 2014 and features the likes of Young Jeezy, Pusha T, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, Rick Ross, B.o.B, Chris Brown and Trey Songz. Like I said, I like all the songs however, "You Deserve", "No Love", "Pornstar", "Kissing on My Tattoos", and "Mama" are the ones I repeat over and over.

Be sure to listen to the album and tell me what you think. Check out "I Luv This Shit" below:

Mpho x



T-Shirt - H&M
Pleather Shorts - H&M 
Checked Shirt - H&M 

After a full days shopping with one of my girls, and with the sun still shining we headed off to a park nearby to chill and to take a few pictures, naturally.  This isn't an outfit I would typically wear to the park, the Jordans especially. Sandals would've been a more appropriate form of footwear as my feet do tend to get quite hot. Talk about repping my workplace! Everything i'm wearing is from H&M. I swear my wardrobe is slowing but surely turning into a mini H&M store.

Anyways, remember my post a couple of weeks ago about edges? and me talking about giving your hair a rest from the wigs and weaves? Well, this is the protective style I've decided to go for. It's not only quick and super easy to achieve but it is money saving. All you need is some gel, and in my case i've been using Eco Styler by Olive Oil and QP Elasta and one pack of X-pression in 1B plaited in a big braid and you can either leave the braid as a ponytail or a bun. My edges are starting to get fuller and I couldn't be more happier.

Do you have any other protective styles you can recommend?

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Mpho x



Ripped Jeans - Topshop
White Crop Top - H&M
Oversized Grey Cardigan - H&M
Monochrome Sandals  - Primark 
Leather Backpack - New Look 
MAC Lipstick - Rebel 

A couples of weeks ago, I was joined in Reading for a bit of shopping and lunch by my girl Libby (check her blog out). It was such a spontaneous, random day! What started off as an ordinary lunch in Las Iguanas ended up as a full blown night out in the town, thanks to Q Bar and their £1 Jager Bombs! You can only imagine how we were feeling the next day...

I opted for a very casual outfit. My poor jeans... I havent been able to take them off since buying them! I teamed them with a plain crop top, oversized cardi and sandals.

I've since taken out this weave, I loved it but the poor quality hair (synthetic) meant that I could only keep it in for about two weeks. Watch out for my next post to see what protective style (to keep these edges intact) I have my hair in now.

Mpho x