Beauty Diaries

Beauty Diaries

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New Skincare Routine with Gentle Magic

​Hello Beauts', let me start by giving you all a brief background on my skin's history.I have combination skin (which was confirmed through skin analysis) with pigmentation and blemish problems, I have only ever used two skincare products over long periods of time, from my teens into my late twenties, and that's when everything changed for me....
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My experience with Apple cider vinegar _home remedies

This ingredient that I once knew very little about is very powerful in so many ways both used externally and internally. A lot of people have used it for weight loss, detoxing their bodies, in skin care as a toner, to fade dark marks and in my experience, I tried it for my seborrheic dermatitis (a skin condition that is not very popular but a lot o...
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Aftermath

​Afternoon everyoneToday Id like to share pictures taken 3 weeks after starting with the product called Portia M. 
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Create a cashmere touch

My skincare product in detail
Good morning beautiesHappy heritage month, one why to show my heritage is by indulging my skin in Africa most loved brand African Rooibos Extract face foam cleanser. I switched up my (Holy grail ) for a home grown product, I have to say the results is amazing. A total cleared feeling smooth like a babies skin. The fact that it is budge...
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Justine does the most.

​Justine toner and face cleanser have helped rejuvenate my skin totally, these products have brought the glow back. I have also been using a different face wash alternatively as well, the Garnier Even & Matte gentle clarifying foam. These products are very affordable and so gentle to the skin, and they literally do the most. Like with...
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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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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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Clarins Bright Plus Range

So I recently bought myself the Clarins Bright plus range, it contains the serum, day and night lotion, which smell incredible and has the best texture.All three products are not greasy, they give my skin a soft feel to it. After applying the serum my skin is matt, and both it and the day lotion are so light on the skin. The night lotion is a ...
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A clear canvas.

I have recently started using Bentonite Clay from Nature's Choice to remove the blemishes on my face and it has worked like a bomb! All it takes is water and the clay which is available from any Nature's Choice stockist such as Pick n Pay, Dischem and any herbal/health shop and pharmacy. The amount of times you apply the mask is up to you, but I do...
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Lancome Advanced Genifique | 2nd & 3rd Week Review

"A powerful youth activating serum that reveals youthful radiance and smoother skin in just 7 days."  ​I like to think that when testing out a product - the results are usually a lot more evident in the 3rd week. In doing so i was able to get the most out of the product and see the changes:WHAT IT DID FOR MY SKINS-Appearance: - ...
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Lancome Advanced Genifique #LoveYourAge

​So I just started on my journey with this Little Black Box, and I'm super excited to get into it. As an avid makeup lover - I always emphasis the importance of skincare and promoting products that keep your skin healthy and as smooth as possible. This product speaks on promoting brightness, improving dryness and having softer youthful sk...
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Exfoliate Your Woes Away

​I've been noticing that my skin is already starting to feel dry & tight and it isn't even Winter yet! This calls for one solution: EXFOLIATION. I generally am quite consistent with using an exfoliant at least once a week to slough off those dead skin cells but now that my skin is showing signs of fatigue I'm going to bump it up to twice a week...
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Make it Rain

Make it Rain
I've been using the Biologie hand lotion with Shea Butter and I've really enjoyed the results. Not only is it easily absorbed into the skin but the smell is heavenly! A little goes a long way with this product which means it's one of those items that tend to last you a long time. I always find it's worth it to invest in products that are more poten...
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Lancome Advanced Genefique Journey - Week 2

Lancome Advanced Genefique Journey - Week 2
This is my week 2 using Lancome Advanced Genefique,and could not be happier. My skin is looking radiant and more smooth. I have not used make up this week and you can not even spot the difference. After cleansing my skin I only use this serum and my skin feels and looks very clear afterwards. I am very happy with this serum and will definitely advi...
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The sun: blessing and a curse

b2ap3_thumbnail_sun-care.jpg Many age related skincare issues like dark spots and wrinkles are the thanks to sun exposure. However, the sun is very important to stave off SAD syndrome and in the production of Vitamin D so completely staying out of the sun is not an option for me. From a young age...
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Diary of a redhead - post 1

Summer is on its way in South Africa again. And for all us redheads that means the dreaded sun is hitting us full-force, no mercy. Now don't get me wrong, I like sunshine and I know about all the benefits of getting a little vitamin D. But for me the sun...
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Multi Uses Of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has to be one of the most well used natural products to use in skin care products. My body is really picking on what products I get to use on my skin , and the face that I suffer from eczema doesn’t make it any easier, using coconut oil...
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Justine Daily Skin Care Range For Dry Skin

Justine Daily Skin Care Range For Dry Skin
Hello Lovely ladies so I’m totally exciting about reviewing the Justine Daily Skin Care Range for dry skin. I was one of the lucky ladies to be chosen to review these amazing products. To be honest I’ve never used any Justin products before which made me even more amped to try it out....
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8 Bad Habits For Your Skin

Our skin is the largest organ of the body and is subject to daily abuse by us, well atleast I do that to my skin. It is constantly exposed to environmental factors, that affects all of its layers over time, sometimes with visible results. If you are concerned about your skin...
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My best beauty buys

My best beauty buys
I don’t use a plethora of body products. I stick to a small group of products which works well for me, which is why my best body buys is a short list. Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream – This must be the best exfoliator I have ever used. Although it’s for...
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