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Beauty Diaries

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Bio Oil Dry Skin Gel

​Since having baby Gia, my skin has been in terrible condition. Dry and flaky like I've never experienced before! So when Bio Oil asked me to try out their new Bio Oil Dry Skin Gel I was over the moon with excitement.​Bio Oil is a brand I am extremely familiar with and a brand I love! Throughout my pregnancy I used Bio Oil to keep my growing belly ...
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Neutrogena Hydro Boost.Cleanser - Water Gel

I have always suffered from dry sensitive skin which made it very difficult for me during my teenage years to find affordable products that do not harm or irritate my skin, but still work at combating the dryness I experience. I have tried everything from Cetaphil to, Epimax to my mothers' skin care for mature/aged skin 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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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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Loving Spring with Johnson's New Vita-Rich Range

Hey there Beauties. Okay! So my blog has been up for almost two months and this is officially my first post (yipeee!) I do apologise for keeping you beauties waiting so long, however I was first trying to grow my audience a bit. So to tell you the truth; the thought of starting my own blog got me excited and nervous at the same time. But the though...
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Lancôme Genifique Advanced Youth Activating Concentrate - Week 3 & 4

First impressions were good and the rest of my journey has only gotten better as the weeks have gone by. As I mentioned in my previous post, using the Genifique serum has been a dream because as someone who suffers from large pores, I saw mine become almost non-existent in a matter of days.I have stuck to my normal skin care routine (cleansing, ton...
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Lancôme Genifique Advanced Youth Activating Concentrate: First Impressions

Lancôme Genifique Advanced Youth Activating Concentrate: First Impressions
​It's been a couple of days of using the Genifique Concentrate and I must admit that I am pleased with my skin texture already starting to look and feel smoother. My first experience with the brand was with their Visionnaire Corrector so i'm keen to see how this product fairs. I am a sucker for good packaging so the self-loading dropper is somethin...
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Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate - First Week

Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate - First Week
I am on the First Week of consistent use of the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate. My last bottle, which I bought from Foschini at a 20% discount (normal retail price is R780), was already running low, so I was using it as sparingly as possible. Now that Beauty Bulletin has deemed me worthy and blessed me another 30 ml, I am s...
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Clicks Charcoal Nose Pore Strips-Keep your nose blackhead free!

​As a female and daily make up user, you'll know what when applying foundation or compact powder to your nose area, large pores and blackheads can appear magnified rather than hidden under all your make up...unless you have an amazing primer, which is pretty costly.Besides keeping your nose smooth for the ease of make up application, we generally l...
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The 3 Musketeers #ChangeYourSkin

The 3 Musketeers #ChangeYourSkin
Happy Friday-Eve, Beauties! When you turn 40, your skin is branded as “mature”. This is the pivotal time to invest in a trusted, good-quality skin-care product to help you keep your youthful appearance and combat those fine lines and flush away those dark spots. My "mature" neck and chest area is...
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Eva Mendes: The Face of Estée Lauder New Dimension

Eva Mendes: The Face of Estée Lauder New Dimension
As if "Ryan Gosling's Baby Mama" isn't enough of an achievement, 41 year old Eva Mendes has just been announced as the face of Estee Lauder's new skin care range - New Dimension! She will appear on all platforms: TV, print and digital for Estèe Lauder New Dimension. Expected to be...
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Top 3 Unusual Ingredients in Cosmetic Products You Ought to Know about

Top 3 Unusual Ingredients in Cosmetic Products You Ought to Know about
The cosmetics industry has grown drastically over the last few decades due to the upstart of a large number of new industries. In order to hold their own, old companies that have been in the manufacturing business for a while have had to turn their attention towards producing unique and effective...
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Plastic on my face? No thank you!

Plastic on my face? No thank you!
I am not a chemist so though I have heard that sodium laureth sulfate and parabens are bad for me I have no idea what they actually are or all those other unpronounceable ingredients found in many beauty products. However, this week I became aware of plastic microbeads and their use...
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LUSH Cosmetics Haul

LUSH Cosmetics Haul
So whilst on vacation in Durban in December, I was so excited to finally be able to go to a LUSH store and pick up some products. I had been hesitant to pace an online order many a time purely because of their steep R90 delivery charge to Johannesburg (I wanted...
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Clinique's eye cream with sunscreen!

b2ap3_thumbnail_Clinique-eyecream.jpg   To wear or not to wear, this is the question. The debate about whether or not to wear eye cream will never end, in my opinion.  Some people say you don’t need an eye cream, especially during the day because most eye creams do not contain sunscreen. I have...
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Few Things About Camel's Milk Skin-Care, You Might Not Know

Few Things About Camel's Milk Skin-Care, You Might Not Know
I never thought I'd be putting camel's milk on my skin, but that's exactly what the secret ingredient is behind a new skincare line called Skinue.  National Public Radio (NPR) actually ran a story on it back in January during their Morning Edition show and that's when I first heard of...
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How to prevent acne and get rid of pimples?

How to prevent acne and get rid of pimples?
How to prevent acne? Every women has a deep desire for soft and smooth skin. In order to have a healthy skin, one needs to take healthy diet and proper care of one’s skin. Whether you are younger or older, having healthy skin can make you feel good and boost your...
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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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The best way to use your Bath sponge

The best way to use your Bath sponge
We all Love Loofahs.... after a long day the bath sponge makes your personal shower time feel even more personal, beautiful and relaxing... but to everything there are some hazzards... i did some research on the bath sponge and there are a few things i learnt that is worth sharing...
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Perfectly Pomegranate

Perfectly Pomegranate
  I love everything about Pomegranate:  The fruit itself looks like an artistic master piece. Their intensely red seeds clump together like an orb of glittering, luminescent rubys. The seeds burst with flavour and render sweet juices when bitten into. The pomegranate is native to Persia (Iran). Throughout history, the...
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