Beauty Diaries

Beauty Diaries

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Range #AlwaysBounceBackSA

​I recieved a Neutrogena cleanser, micellar water and cleansing wipes yesterday.Today, I tried it out for the first time.The makeup wipes smelt amazing and removed most of my makeup. I then used the cleanser to deep clean my face. Lastly, I used the Micellar Water to remove any traces of dirt and makeup that may have been left behind.I was left fee...
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Rimmel Fix and Protect Primer SPF 25: Yay or Nay?

Us girls can never seem to find the right primer, we are always on the lookout for the perfect primer to minimise pores and the general look of our face before applying makeup.Where to find it: Clicks, DisChem (South Africa) or any drugstore.Price: R100.00 or $8.00I bought this primer along with my Rimmel Stay Fast foundation. The next day I put th...
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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Range #AlwaysBounceBackSA

​I just recieved my Neutrogena Hydro Boost package and I couldn't be more excited! I have extremely dehydrated skin that tends to get aggravated by layers of makeup and piled up dirt. This means that I'm really anxious to see whether this product will live up to it's claims. Join me as I test the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Skincare Range and find out i...
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Forever 21 Facial Cleansing brush – my on a budget go-to exfoliator.

​Nobody likes patchy, dry and uneven skin, without makeup it looks like you need to see a doctor and with makeup it looks cakey. The key to solving that is exfoliating!My lovelies, exfoliating is the easiest, most effective way of brightening up your skin and making it look healthy. By exfoliating twice a week you give your skin the opportunity to ...
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2 in 1 Neutrogena Paradise!

​Neutrogena 2 in 1 Visibly Clear Face Wash and Mask - 2 in 1 Neutrogena Paradise!I absolutely love this product, I used this product for about a week before I could physically see a difference, but I felt a difference after the first use. This magical face wash/mask has been my go-to face wash for months now.My skin was quite prone to breakouts eve...
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My Makeup Journey.

​Where did my journey start?I was born and raised in the Gauteng province of South Africa but spent a great deal of my childhood on a farm in the Drakensburg in the Eastern Cape. That taught me a simple life, a life without cosmetics. It was only in my first year of high school that I finally understood what the purpose of makeup really was.I never...
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Foundation - CREATING THE PERFECT CANVAS

Foundation - CREATING THE PERFECT CANVAS
The starting point of makeup is foundation and it is essential to make sure that you have the correct shade to match your face.  Many women find it difficult to find their perfect match and they end up spending a whole lot of money on a foundation that isn't their colour.  BTW this has happened to m...
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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Range

​Give me a second while I express my excitement for being chosen as one of 100 #beautybulletin influencers for this project!!As mentioned in a post earlier, the Northern Cape's air is dry and we do not always realise how damaging it is to one's skin. I can't wait to treat my face with #Neutrogena and see the changes happening everytime I look in th...
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Retin A - 4 week update

Yesterday marked exactly 4 weeks of using Retin A every 2nd evening.  It has been going really well.  I experience flaking every 2nd day without fail, which is great!  My skin is really sensitive to sunlight - a few days ago I actually got a minor sun burn in the shade?!  I still get a few small breakouts here and...
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BB Cream Low Down

BB Cream Low Down
​The average woman does not have time to do a full face make up routine.  If you're like me *raise your hand*, you spend hours on YouTube basically researching how to achieve the best "face" with minimum products.  Typically I search for "quick everyday make-up routine" and I obviously get thousands of videos on this.I've watched hun...
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Beauty Diaries

​So, all my years of studying journalism and media I could never find and maintain the thousand blogs registered on my "online identity". I think, and yes let me rather say that I know #beautydiaries will become my new best friend because my writing about make-up will make so much more sense than the loose posts on instagram after discovering ...
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Party Season Make Up

​Tis the season to be jolly and for make up it means, this is the time to try colour, glitter and that vibrant colour you've hesitated about. With all the holiday collections coming out in time for Christmas there are no limits to make up looks for the party season. Whether its a festive red lip or glittering gold eyes, go for it! I did the look be...
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One Palette Endless looks : Beauty Treats

​I picked up this little gem at my local Dischem recently and I was pleasantly surprised! As a chocolate girl I always look at how pigmented products are. I also have combination skin so I need something that will stay put all day. This 12 colour matte palette is by Beauty Treats, they are a beauty product wholesaler with a showroom is Los Ang...
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One Brand Foundation Routine - Inglot

One Brand Foundation Routine - Inglot
​PRODUCTSMattifying Under Makeup Base R399 for 30mlHD Perfect Coverup Fondation (Shade 81) R499 for 35mlFreedom System Pressed Powder (Shade 13) R279 for 9grFreedom System Pallet 1 for Powder R100APPLICATIONThe primer is clear and very silicone based, it has a lot of slip to it, so only apply a little to the forehead, nose, cheeks and chi...
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Retin A - 2 week update

​Retin A and Retinol are both derivatives of Vitamin A, but are not be confused with each other.  They work very differently.  Retin A is scripted and a lot more aggressive at controlling acne, oil, fine lines, etc.  Whereas Retinol is over the counter and a much gentler form of Vitamin A and much more suited for sensitive skin. &nbs...
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Retin A - 1 week

Retin A - 1 week
​So, I started using Retacnyl 0,05% exactly 1 week ago.  I made a few daily notes that I would like to share with you.DAY 1After applying the product last night, I woke up with skin that looked and felt a lot more texturedMy skin felt thicker somehow and a lot firmerMy complexion was slightly red and pretty much felt like I had a mil...
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Review: John Frieda Forever Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner

​Products: John Frieda Forever Smooth Shampoo and ConditionerSize: 250ml eachTexture-Shampoo: Smooth runny liquidTexture-Conditioner: Mousse like firm creme conditionerAvailability: Clicks stores nationwidePrice: Retails at R105 - R110 eachIve now had a chance to use these new offerings from John Frieda, Forever Smooth Frizz ease shampoo and c...
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Love is On with Revlon

Love is On with Revlon
         ​​                          When Revlon decides to bless me! Boy did they hit me in style :)In for reviews, I received a beautiful black and red box from Revlon with 10 i...
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Review : Yardley Oatmeal Exfoliating Scrub

Hey BeautiesI'm totally a lover of testing exfoliators I might be obsessed hehe... if you have been reading my blog for a while I'm sure you came across my reviews on other exfoliators. The exfoliator I'm currently using is from the Yardley Oatmeal range and I must say I'm impressed.Why you should give it a try:face seems more refreshed once exfoli...
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Essence Mega last (Super grip) base coat

​Hello Ladies! So last week I tried out the new mega last base coat polish from essence. I just have to say, I am VERY impressed! <3 I have terrible issues with my polish always chipping, and my nails always splitting and breaking. Well.... Its been well over a week now of using the mega last base coat and I am happy to say that I am still chip ...
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