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One Brand Foundation Routine - M.A.C. (Part 2)

One Brand Foundation Routine - M.A.C. (Part 2)
PRODUCTS:Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Lumiére - R555.00 for 50ml (Radiant Yellow)Matchmaster SPF15 Foundation - R505.00 for 35ml (Shade 2)Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - R465.00 for 10g (Light Plus)Studio Fix Perfecting Powder - R355 for 8g (Light Plus)1 Pump of primer is all you need.  I apply it to my t-zone and work my way to the...
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One Brand Foundation Routine - Estée Lauder (Part 2)

PRODUCT LIST:Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher - R850.00 for 30ml / R1095.00 for 50mlMatte Perfecting Primer - R455.00 for 30mlDouble Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup - R585.00 for 30mlDouble Wear Stay-in-Place Powder Makeup - R645.00 for 12gI know I have already done a blog post with Estée Lauder products, but I wanted to review some mo...
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One Brand Foundation Routine - Estée Lauder

One Brand Foundation Routine - Estée Lauder
​I am very excited to finally share this blog post all about my most favourite foundation on the planet: Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup. The list of products that I use in this particular foundation routine include the following: Serum: Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher  (R850.00 for 30ml / R1095.00 for 50ml)Moi...
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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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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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Quick Tips for Luscious Lashes

FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS AND YOU WILL HAVE GORGEOUS LASHES IN UNDER 3 MONTHS - GUARANTEED!1.  MIXOLOGY1 teaspoon coconut oil / olive oil1 teaspoon castor oil / argan oil1 teaspoon pure aloe vera gelMix well, store in an old sample container in a cool dry place2.  APPLICATIONApply with a clean spoolie brush / cotton bud&nbs...
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NO MORE SETTING SPRAYS FOR ME!!!

Okay, I am sure that by now most of you are familiar with the dunking / diving method right?  No?  Well, this method originated in Korea and is actually known as "Jamsu" and this is how you do it:1.  Apply your foundation and concealer as you normally would (I recommend applying your eye primer and setting it as well at this stage)2....
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One Brand Foundation Routine - Smashbox

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer - R430 for 30mlSmashbox Camera Ready BB - R460 for 30mlSmashbox Photo Filter Creamy Powder Foundation - R500 for 99grPRODUCT DESCRIPTION:The primer is very lightweight, provides a very smooth powdery finish and allows other products to apply effortlessly on topThe BB cream is pretty thick in consistency, but once applie...
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One Brand Foundation Routine - Clinique

​I have to admit that this is my first time using a Clinique primer, foundation and powder.  I have used their skincare before and loved it, so why not try their makeup.  Please keep reading to see which products I selected and what my thoughts were.From left to right:Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup at R420.00 for 30mlCliniq...
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Best Makeup Tips For Oily Skin

​The struggle is real!  Believe me when I say that I have tried a bunch of different primers, foundations, powders, lotions, potions and the list just goes on and on.  I have never been satisfied with the results until recent.  I am happy to report that I have been able to get most of the products to work for me b...
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My #1 Skincare Routine

It is no secret that Estée Lauder is one of my absolute favourite brands when it comes to skincare as well as makeup.  This iconic brand delivers almost immediate and lasting results.  My skin type is oily and although I am quite lucky not to suffer from bad acne, I do break out whenever I try new products and without fail whene...
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VICHY Liftactiv Range

​I was very fortunate and extremely grateful to receive the following products from Vichy and Beauty Bulletin:Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme Liftactiv Nuit SupremeLiftactiv Supreme (dry to very dry)Liftactiv Advanced FillerLiftactiv Yeux / Eyes​As you know, I am a very big fan of the serum. It is not sticky, it sinks in qu...
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One Brand Foundation Routine - Essence

​In the 2nd instalment of my foundation routine series, I tried out some Essence products. From the left: Anti-shine Mattifying Gel Cream (R27.00), Stay All Day Translucent Fixing Powder (R73.95) and Stay All Day 16 Hour Foundation (R68.95). I used about a coin size amount of the gel cream to cover my entire face and this claims...
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One Brand Foundation Routine - MAC

I aim to start a series where I will be putting face products from one brand to the test each month.  I hope that my budget and my husband will allow it.  It dawned on me that brands test their products in conjunction with each other and not with other makeup brands.  I am on a mission to find out if their claims ...
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Benefit Instant Wipeout Mask, Matte Rescue Gel and Porefessional Primer Trio

Benefit Instant Wipeout Mask, Matte Rescue Gel and Porefessional Primer Trio
​I recently picked up The Porefessional Pores Away kit from Redsquare for R255 and it includes the following:1 Instant Wipeout Mask1 Matte Rescue Gel 15ml1 Porefessional Primer 7.5mlThe price is very reasonable, considering the gel and primer will probably last atleast a month.  My first impressions are as follows:INSTANT WIPEOUT MASKThis is b...
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