A girl’s best friend

Hello…. I see you have a taste for reading blogs!

Be warned, this is a beauty blog (if the title didn’t give it away, I am not sure what would!). So you read beauty, and made up your mind about what this blog might be about. Fashion, lipstick, body glitter and shoes. This may be true (except for the body glitter part, which I don’t really prescribe to). But it’s also about beauty around us. Decor, architecture, nature and so on.

What makes it different? Well stick around and see! I am not your average “girl blogger”. I only found my passion for makeup and fashion well into my twenties and also, I am African (read from Africa). I am going to share my experiences in this blog, which will include some laughable moments as I venture into flea markets, discount malls and other questionable places to find my beauty buys.

I read a guide on “how to write neck-breaking good headlines” and another article on “how to grab the attention of your audience”. In these articles it is mentioned that you should include something personal about yourself… So here goes: I am twenty-something, living in South Africa. I am a publishing graduate (with way too much study debt and way too little time) and I am passionate about beauty and fashion (duh!). I believe that less is more, especially when the “less” is less time and less money spent on looking good. I am hands on in everything I do so you can rest assured that I try every product before I review it- whether it is sent to me for review or personally paid for.

The name of the blog and the title of this first post should give away some more information about me. I love lipstick, and no surprise, I also love skinny jeans! I feel that the right shade of lippy and the correct cut of any kind of jean you choose can change your life! Dramatic statement, yes, but ultimately that is what beauty and fashion is about (for me, at least)- it is about empowerment and self-expression. Confidence is powerful, and a little lipstick can go a long way in building a better you, even if it is just a temporary measure. That is exactly why lipstick and skinny jeans can be a girl’s best friend.

With that out of the way, we can get into the good stuff! I hope you will stick around, read a post or two, and in time, become like a friend seeking advice on this blog.