About Me

Hey there, I’m Tiana. *waves* I’m a 30-something content writer and editor, cat lady, gourmet home cook, mom (the first being feline) and tech¬†addict from Joburg, South Africa.

If you’re looking for some honest, funny and light-hearted beauty reviews that aren’t overly gushy or filled with what’s already written on the packaging frou-frou, it’s very nice to meet you. This is the real, raccoon-eyes-lipstick-teeth-orange-selftan deal. I also buy nearly all of my own products, trying to find the best beauty bargains online and in-store.

(Find me on Twitter, I’ll tell you all about them.)

Oh, and in case you were wondering where the name Awkward Purse originated, it’s not this¬†chic conversation starter, rather it’s from one of my favourite novels:

ZadieSmithOnBeauty“She wore her sexuality with an older woman’s ease, and not like an awkward purse, never knowing how to hold it, where to hang it, or when to just put it down.”– Zadie Smith, On Beauty

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