Clinique Kisses Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick Set + Swatches


Hi there! I stumbled upon thee best BANG for your buck! The Clinique Kisses lipsticks come in a set of five and retail for $25 ($80 value). Each lipstick isfull size and is a great gift for the holiday season coming our way! This set is exclusive to Macy’s. The description from the Macy’s website:

  • Five velvety shades of Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick keep their just-applied look, kiss after holiday kiss
  • Non-drying, non-feathering, full coverage, soft matte finish
  • Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Plum, Matte Magenta, Matte Beauty, Matte Crimson and Matte Petal

You can visit Macy’sherefor more details.

Five full sized lipsticks in the cutest packaging!
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Swatches I think that these lipsticks are so creamy and light-weight in feel. They do not have a scent when applied and are true to color for me. Overall – I am very…

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Unboxing Etude House Pink Box & Review of New, Limited Play 101 Pencils Shades

A More BeYOUtiful You

Happy Saturday!
Today, I’d like to share about the products that came in Etude House (’s Pink Box.

Pink Bird New logo

This time, it came with 4 new shades of their best selling Play 101 pencils, along with a pore minimizing skin care kit and a variety of samples of their skin care products.


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Summer (May, June, Mid-July) Favorites!

A More BeYOUtiful You

Today, I’m excited to share my very first favorites post! I know it’s not quiet the end of the summer yet, but since we still have about a month and half more of summer, I wanted to share these so you’d still have time to try out any of these products if you wanted to. Let’s see which products have helped me survive through the super hot, humid, and sweaty summer weather in Africa! 😀

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Sweet potato fries with cinnamon and paprika



These sweet potato fries are so addictive… Funny thing is, I didn’t like sweet potatoes in the beginning at all and now they are definitively one of my favourite foods.  I make these sweet potato fries at least once a week! These sweet potato fries are so delicious, a healthy vegetables side that can complement many types of meals. As I’m not a fan of fried food I make these in the oven. Don’t be thrown by the cinnamon and paprika, they make an incredible combination and goes so well with the sweetness of the potato.


2 sweet potatoes

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp cinnamon


6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees,
  • Wash and dry the sweet potato and chop into wedges.
  • Add the cut sweet potatatos to a bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Toss everything together until the sweet…

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Badavi Linga temple & LakshmiNarasimha temple, Hampi

My Life

Badavi Linga temple:

This is the largest monolithic Linga in Hampi. Located next to the Narasimha statue.The shiva linga has a fairly large circular pedestal(yone pitha), Drawing into a pranala(outlet). The central median line(somasutra)  has the 3 eye mark, drawn in line carving.

Badavi linga temple, Hampi Karnataka

The sanctum in which the Linga is installed is always filled with water as a water channel is made to flow through it. Legend has it that this was commissioned by a peasant woman and hence the name (Badva means poor in local tongue).

Badavi linga temple, Hampi Karnataka The sanctum chamber that houses Linga, is a large stone, brick mortar structure.

According to Hindu mythology the River Ganga (Ganges) was brought from heaven to earth to quench the drought. But the river was so forceful that it could split the earth into two pieces if allowed to fall on earth. Lord Shiva consented to take the impact by allowing the torrent of Ganga…

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