Beauty Diaries

Beauty Diaries

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hydro boost three days in #alwaysbounceback

hydro boost three days in #alwaysbounceback
​I've been using the products for 3 days only now and I'm genuinely loving the results. I was slightly scared that my face was going to be oily because it to everything, but so far that has not happened if anything it's just looking and feeling healthier. I've also started working out again so I'm trying to assess how the skin will get when my...
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The journey to clarity- getting clearer skin

​Imagine a world where makeup is forbidden in all it's forms- a world where your bare face is on display all day, everyday with no concealer to shield your acne scars, no powder to hide the shine, no foundation to build over your broken out skin, a wold where your face is yours alone- Bobbi Brown can't help you!I live in that world every singl...
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Hydro Boost Journey

Hydro Boost Journey
.So immediate thoughts- day 1 with Hydro boost.Packaging!! The products arrived in a cute little box with blue gift paperI started using them today and the cleanser has such a refreshing scent, it's amazing. Usually after washing my face It immediately gets dry and basically feels like it's going to crack, but after using the cleanser my skin was n...
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ESSENCE MATTIFYING COMPACT POWDER

​Hello Beauties,The Essence Mattifying Compact Powder is one of the best I've ever used. Normally I make use of the Essence Pure Skin Compact Powder, but I wanted to try something different for a change. My skin type is combination so my nose, forehead and chin are oily and my cheeks are dry therefore, I need a compact powder to control the oily pa...
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BOBBI BROWN: SHIMMER BRICK COMPACT - BRONZE

BOBBI BROWN: SHIMMER BRICK COMPACT - BRONZE
​Hello beauties,Today's post is just a quick review post on the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact - Bronze. If you know me well you would know that I can't resist a shimmer highlighter or bronzers.According to Bobbi Brown:What it is: This shimmering, brush on powder creates a deep bronzy glowWhy it's different: Handmade in Italy, this compact featu...
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Neutrogena Hydro Boost #AlwaysBounceBackSA

Neutrogena Hydro Boost #AlwaysBounceBackSA
I received the Neutrogena Hydro Boost products only four days ago and I can already see results! The redness in my face has gone down and I can feel my skin is more supple and flexible. It also feels so refreshed and clean! These products have the most amazing feel and sensation to them, as well as smell. When applying the products to your fac...
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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Range #AlwaysBounceBackSA

​It's been a few days since I've started using the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Range and I can totally feel the difference! I use the Gel moisturiser every night before bed and my skin literally feels like a million bucks! I love the soft and gently feel of my skin. The scent isn't too bad either.I use the cleanser with my facial cleansing pad and wow! ...
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#Neutrogena Hydro Boost Project pt2.

​I've been using this amazing Neutrogena Hydro Boost product for three days and I can already feel the difference. My skin is already so much smoother and hydrated!!Having combination skin, always leaves me feeling skeptical about purchasing any other product that does not fight away blackheads and clogged pores and oiliness. With the new Neut...
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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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