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Lusting after the Smashbox Photo Matte Anti-Shine Primer

Lusting after the Smashbox Photo Matte Anti-Shine Primer
I have been lusting after this primer ever since Will Malherbe recommended that I try it. That was one super informative and fun chat by the way! The first thing I see when I look at my skin, is my enlarged pores. I try my best to treat it with good...
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My Me Minutes facial massage

My Me Minutes facial massage
A couple of weeks ago I read the below post by Caroline Hirons from http://www.carolinehirons.com/ (photos and instructions belong to her). I was already concentrating a bit more on taking care of my skin as I was trying out wonderful Justine products as part of my Me Minutes me-time. I decided to try...
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Me Minutes – why we need them, hey Justine?

Me Minutes – why we need them, hey Justine?
I really love the Justine Me Minutes campaign. As moms, students, career women, time is always of the essence and we are usually last in line. Between work, kids, cooking, cleaning, etc we seem to forget to take care of the most important person in our lives… US. And I don’t...
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Beauty Bulletin. How do I love thee?

Beauty Bulletin. How do I love thee?
I SO badly wanted to shoot a video to show my appreciation and love for the wonder that is Beauty Bulletin, but time has unfortunately not been on my side. I couldn’t do nothing, so I decided to do a blogpost. I need to proclaim my love! So here it is… ...
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Tightlining - Define your lashline

Tightlining - Define your lashline

A dark upper lash line makes your lashes look thick and lush. I don’t know about you, but without eyeliner, I look half asleep. But what do you do if you are not fond of an obvious pencil or liquid line? How do you fill the gaps between sparse lashes without...
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How to depot your MAC shadows/blushes

How to depot your MAC shadows/blushes
I recently purchased palettes for my MAC eyeshadows, but I had no clue how to remove the pans as all my shadows were singles (in the plastic casing).   I found the following tutorial on WikiHow on how to depot my eyeshadows. It was actually a lot easier than I thought it...
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Garnier Update

My last post was quite a while ago, as I stopped using my Garnier moisturiser because I needed a bit more hydration. I REALLY struggle with my skin when the weather starts getting colder. Dehydrated and flaky, but still oily at the end of the day :( I added another serum...
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Why double cleanse your skin?

Why double cleanse your skin?
I used to wash my skin with just a foaming face wash. This removed my make-up and left my skin clean… or so I thought. A couple of months ago I tried a micellar solution (as everyone was raving about it). I didn’t really like it as a cleanser, so I...
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There’s urea in my body lotion?

There’s urea in my body lotion?
Urea. Isn’t there urea in your urine? Ew! Most people cringe when they see this ingredient on their body lotion/cream packaging. Not to worry ladies! The urea in your cream is a manufactured chemical. Its chemical name is carbonyldiamide. Urea is naturally present in healthy skin cells and it helps to...
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How to layer your skin care products

How to layer your skin care products
You have just cleansed and toned your face and now it’s time for your serum, moisturiser, oil, eye cream … but in what order?! I always apply my eye cream first. This ensures that the eye cream goes where it’s supposed to and that it absorbs properly. Eye cream won’t absorb as well...
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Garnier Countdown - Update

My skin is just way to dry at the momnet and this cream just does not give my skin what it needs in terms of hydration. I'm sure it would have been a different story if I tried it during the summer months. I gave my tube to my husband and...
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The Garnier Countdown – Day 8

I am very sad today as I have to give my skin a break from my Garnier Dark Spot Corrector :( As I've mentioned, my skin usually gives me loads of trouble this time of year as my skin suddenly can become very dry with the change of season. And it has...
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The Garnier Countdown – Day 4

Just a quick update... my skin is a little dry at the moment. I can't say if it's the Garnier that's not moisturising enough or if it is due to change of season. I did exfoliate last night and I used Bio-Oil as night 'cream'. My skin looks and feels more...
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The Garnier Countdown – Day 2

My skin tends to be very finicky during change of season, and seeing that Cape Town can’t decide if it’s summer or winter, I’ve been a bit worried that this product won’t be moisturising enough. As I’ve mentioned before, the moisturiser has a gel-like feel and doesn’t feel like the creams...
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The Garnier Countdown – Day 1

I received my Garnier Dark Spot Corrector last week and I tried it for the first time this morning. I love the packaging of this moisturizer – a tube is always a winner and it allows more control over the amount of product that you use. It has a lovely fresh...
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My best body tip

My best body tip
Exfoliate!!! No matter what your age or skin type. If you want silky smooth and soft skin, you have to get rid of the layer of dead skin cells. If you don’t, your body lotion/cream/butter/oil can’t do its job properly. You have to remove the dead cells for your product to...
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Eczema

  Wikipedia says the following about eczema: ‘Eczema, or often referred to as atopic dermatitis is a form of dermatitis, or inflammation of the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin). The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions. These include dryness and recurring skin rashes...
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