About the blog

If you’re reading this I would like to say, HELLO and welcome to my little comfort zone my name is Chipo owner and creator of Thrifty Yet Elegant aka TYE. I am an International Tourism Management graduate, tea lover, foodie and beauty enthusiast from the UK. I’ve browsed and looked at many blogs that talk about fashion, makeup and lifestyle, but I haven’t really seen blogs that review and write about combination skin (which is my skin type) that includes dark skin tones whilst looking at affordable alternative skin products with reviews and makeup reviews. I was disappointed as I couldn’t find anything so I decided to create Thrifty yet Elegant in December 2016.
This Blog is all about finding alternative products to your luxury everyday brands from the high street to online stores staying in budget whilst staying in style. This blog will include product reviews from makeup to skincare I will also include some high-end brands (reasonably priced) hauls for when I buy products, I will also include discount codes if stores have them available 😉
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog hopefully, I haven’t bored you too much, and you’ll return to join me on this start of a new journey. I’d love to get to know any of you who start reading, so do leave me comments and questions x

Little Facts About Me:

  I was born in Zimbabwe

  I am a major foodie. I eat a lot of food, I always find myself with something in my hand

I grew up in England, when I was in year 8 (age 12) my mum sent back to Zimbabwe and I went to boarding school for about a year and a half (couldn’t hack the lifestyle lol)

 I find listening to music or radio makes me do things quicker and more efficiently.

Skin Type

My skin type is combination oily with some hyperpigmentation

Foundation Shade  

NW45 – Mac Studio Fix Fluid’ SPF 15 liquid foundation
Coca – Maybelline dream matte mousse
Mocha -Maybelline fit me matte
Sienne 13 – Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24h Foundation

Shoe Size

This normally depends on the shoe cut
UK 6, US 8, EU 39,
UK 6.5, US 8.5, EU 40
UK7, US 9, EU 40.5

Dress size

UK 8, US 4, EU 36, / UK 10, US 6, EU 38

Blog Camera

iPhone 7