About Smudged

Smudged was created out of a sheer desire to learn from each other and share our knowledge. As four 20-somethings who met in grade 8 at a convent in Cape Town; (we weren’t sent there- just attended the school) we all loved similar things and more importantly, despite going in different directions, have an honest and open relationship with each other.

Being very modern and tech savvy (LOL) ladies, far too much time has been spent reading and scouring beauty blogs that we’ve found inspiring. Being such a diverse group of people, we have very different needs and living in South Africa happens to really limit us in terms of affordability and availability. Since we  already give each other our opinions on products and beauty tips, we decided to put it in a blog in order to share our candid knowledge. And let’s face it; we women spend an awful lot of money on beauty products and a fair amount of time wishing we hadn’t.

Every item mentioned on this blog is purchased with our own money unless otherwise stated. We test all of the products we mention ourselves in order to give our honest opinions. Please remember: none of us work in the beauty industry nor do we think we are experts in any way. This is an opinionated blog and you might not totally agree. Every one is different; with different perceptions, needs, wants, skin, hair etc etc. We’re cool with that.

So here we are: showing our bare naked faces (eep!), unplucked brows and being damned open about it. Happy reading!



  1. love your blog ladies :)

    1. Thank you!

  2. Really enjoying your Blog!!
    Please check mine out too! :)
    – Sammy xo

    1. Thank you :)
      Yours looks great! I’m following you xx

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