Category: Beauty

New and Improved Dove Antiperspirant Original and Invisible Dry

Dove Original and invisible dry

Last month I received the New and Improved Dove Antiperspirant Original and Invisible Dry from Rubybox to try and share with my friends. The new Dove formula goes beyond 48 hours. Dove cares about the skin even underarms and gives your underarm skin the care it needs.

The hit favourite from my friends was the Dove Invisible dry. Not only does it provide protection it leaves no trace on your clothes giving you the freedom to wear your favourite colour.

The Dove Invisible Dry was tested on 100 garment colours from black to white and all colours.

Had fun testing New and Improved Dove Antiperspirant Original and Invisible Dry. I will be buying the duo again because they last long and do not need to buy the roll on because the antiperspirant lasts long and gave me the protection I needed.

After testing it on my little black dress I must say, I am in love with the Dove Invisible Dry because now I can wear my favourite colours with confidence and no worry of stain or flakiness.

To be honest, I have always seen the Dove Antiperspirants in stores, but never really bought any because I do not like to change.  I am a creature of habit.

After trying the duo, will be buying them again and you can also give them a try at home you won’t be disappointed.

They both contain ¼ of moisturising cream for beautiful underarms and 48-hour protection.

Both the Dove Original and Invisible Dry are available from all leading stores and pharmacies for only R31.95

Herbalife 7 Day Results Kit

Herbalife 7 Day Results Kit

Herbalife South Africa sent me a stunning package for Mother’s Day, it was a Herbalife 7 Day Results Kit. I was excited because of my love of trying new things and to learn something new because I had no idea that Herbalife have a skin range. Anticipated receiving the hamper and could not wait to try the products.

Will be sharing with you, my opinions of how I found the products in the Herbalife & day Results Kit. First, the kits include the following products and they all must be used within 7 days of opening;

  • Mini Soothing Aloe Cleanser 50 ml
  • Mini Daily Glow Moisturiser 15 ml
  • Mini Replenishing Night Cream 15 ml
  • Hydrating Eye Cream 2 x 2 ml
  • Firming Eye Gel 2 x 2 ml

 

Soothing Aloe Cleanser

I found the cleanser very soothing and off course Aloe has soothing properties, the cleanser is clear in colour and cool to the touch, gets soapy and white when rubbing it in  the face. Liked it because it did not dry out my skin after using it.

Score: 8/10

 Daily Glow Moisturiser

Daily moisturiser was disappointing for me because I have combination to dry skin. It really dried my skin out and left my face feeling very tight and uncomfortable. If you have dry skin I don’t think it will be ideal for you.

Score: 0/10

Replenishing Night Cream

My favourite of all, the night cream was amazing, from the moment I applied it on my skin, could feel my skin getting refreshed and moisturised. In the morning, the effect is still there and I was tempted to use it during the day too instead.

Score: 10/10

Hydrating Eye Cream

Really loved how the cream felt on my eyes smooth and moisturiser too. It really improved my eyes appearance.

Score: 7/10

Firming Eye Gel

Firming eye gel was good because when you have dry skin fine lines becomes your friends very early. It improved the appearance of fine line and my eyes love awake and well rested.

Score: 7/10

Overall first impression of the Herbalife 7-day Results Kit was good because in just 5 days my skin had improved, it was soft, smooth and radiant. Despite the shortfall of the Daily Glow Moisturiser, I think the kit produces results as promised and it is worth trying out.

The kit is exclusively available through an independent Distributors of Herbalife, for more information click here

Tell me guys have you used the Herbalife 7 Day Results kit and how was your experience?

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My Current Daily Skincare Products

Today decided to share with you my current daily skincare products, it is winter and Johannesburg has dry winters.

I will show you products that help me stay moisturized throughout the day. I have a very stubborn skin and finding the perfect product, it’s a mission for me.

Face Care

For my face, I use various products because they all their purpose, so here are my current products that I use on my face:

My current daily skincare products

Vichy Normaderm and Ideal Soleil SPF30 – Received these correct and protect combo from Vichy South Africa as part of the #TakeControl campaign and I have been using them for 3 months now.

I love the Normaderm gel because it balances my skin, controls the oil on the oily areas and moisturizers the dry areas. It works perfect for my stubborn combination skin.

The Ideal Soleil SPF30 anti-perfection and anti-blemish sunscreen, it’s a multi-purpose sunscreen that targets blemishes, pores and balances. This sunscreen sounds like a Rockstar doesn’t it light and easily absorbed.

Ponds Pimple Clear Face Wash – I received this product from the Hometester Club and I have not looked back. It really works for me. The Ponds Pimple Clear range it clears pimples in just 3 days. Very gentle on the skin.

Isabella Garcia Ultra Advanced Firming Gel-assists in the balancing of the skin’s natural moisture level and alleviates the appearance of fine lines.

I have fine lines under my eyes so I use this product to take care of that.

Garner Micellar Cleansing Water- I use this as a toner because it is not harsh on my skin and mostly on my lazy and tired nights when I don’t feel like washing my face. It does not dry out my skin.

Body Care

Temperatures are changing and my normal body lotion I have used during the summer is no longer cutting it .

So went back to my basic winter skin protection.

My current daily skincare products

Aqueous Cream and Clere Glycerine – every winter I buy these two products and mixed them up. The glycerine helps with keeping my skin moisturized throughout the day. If I apply the aqueous cream alone at the end of the day I am achy all over my body.

My current daily skincare products

Justine Tissue Oil – I use this tissue oil in winter at night after bathing not only does it smell divine, I love that it keeps my skins moisture lock it. Other benefits include like fading dark marks, stretch marks.

What is your current daily skincare product?I’d love to hear your views

Pond’s Pimple Clear Works in 3 Days


Pond’s Pimple Clear Works in 3 Days. Got pimple problems? Pond’s Pimple Clear works in 3 days, yes Pond’a has a new product called Pimple Clear. A few weeks ago I received The Pond’s Pimple Clear combo to try out. I seriously struggle with pimples when that time of the month arrives and trying this product out has been amazing.
Pond’s Pimple Clear promises to clear your pimples in just three days of continuous use. There are two products to help with achieving the results Pond’s Pimple Clear Face wash and Leave on Expert Clearing Gel.

The Pond’s Pimple Clear has the unique lock and clear technology that helps to target pimples at their root cause and helps protect skin from future breakouts. The products contain active Thymo-T Essence.

It’s also a 2 step process that is easy to use :

Step 1 : Wet your face, then create later withPond’s Pimple Clear face wash and gently massage on your face, removing any dirt and oil. Rinse off and pat dry your face.
Step 2 : Apply tiny amount of Pond’s Pimple Clear Leave on Expert Clearing Gel on the affected areas. Use Twice A Day
I personally used the products on the most crucial week of my life, that time of the month that’s when I am pimple prone. I was amazed by the products because in just one day the pimples were visibly reduced.

Facial Wipes Are Essential

Facial Wipes Are Essential Have you guys noticed how the facial wipe market has evolved over the years, I for one I am happy that facial wipes were created especially my favourite Simple Cleansing Wipes. All because some nights I am just so tired to wash my face and sometimes I actually remember while in bed there is no way I will be waking up for that. Facial wipes are essential for such nights like this.

Facial wipes they are really convenient and they fit into your bag for on the go moments and especially for long international flights. I know airlines like Emirates offer you a warm face cloth to freshen up, but it’s also handy to carry facial wipes just in case you need to freshen up.

Facial Wipes Are Essential:

  • Convenient and portable
  • More and more wipes are becoming natural (E.g. contain extracts like Aloe Vera)
  • Versatile with benefits such as moisturisation, oil control and pore minimization all in a facial wipe pretty convenient
  • Can also have facial wipes for anti-aging containing, anti-oxidants. Facial wipes are evolving to cater to people of different age groups.
  • They are quicker and save time

This is why the facial wipes are essential in  every women’s’ life , on your bedside, in your bag, your car literally everywhere. Would be even better if they biodegradable to make disposing them easy like flushing them. The facial wipes are also used to hydrate the skin these days is not about looking younger but good for our age.

Do you use facial wipes and why?

Emergency Items Every Woman Needs In Their bag

Ferocious Haven

Today I get to work and I realized that the skirt I am wearing the bottom is unmade and it’s hanging in a very unflattering way and I thought to myself, I should have a small needle and thread in my bag to fix such incidents. Always have superglue in my bag for unexpected shoe emergencies.

Emergency Items Every Woman Needs in Their bag

It does not need to take too much of your space in the handbag and believe me you don’t want to fix your skirt with a stapler like me.

Needle and Thread- surely need to keep this in case something gets torn or you did no notice that it was unmade while you were home. Also wise to carry buttons in case you need it.

Superglue– I am never without superglue in my bag, I use it to fix my sandals or pumps just in case.

Wet wipes – for that clumsy spill you are not expecting when you are wearing the white and you try to sip your black cup of coffee or condiments spill especially the sneaky tomato sauce.

Clear nail polish – very handy when your stockings decides to run and you are far from shops to get a new pair and when you just cannot afford to take them out as they go very well with the outfit.

Medication- for headache and pain. My migraines always attack me when I have nothing.

Hand sanitizer– I love this because using public toilets like in the mall is really something, us women we pick up things very easily. So I take a tissue and put somesanitizer and use it as a toilet seat wipe and you can also use the wet wipes.

Do you have any emergency items that you can share with us?

My Top Facial Home Remedies

home remedies

Green Tea Basin Steam

I love this homemade steamer using my bathroom basin it helps to open up the pores very nicely, so I am never without green tea. Just put boiling water in the basin, put the green tea bags let it soak and then cover your head with a towel for a few minutes then voila your homemade facial steam.

Maize Meal and Turmeric Mask

I use this mixture to exfoliate my skin and then I leave on and let it dry, the maize meal is natural not added chemicals and does not dry out the skin and the turmeric it helps with clearing my acne scars and helps with reducing fine lines and helps with dark circles under the eyes. I normally put a tablespoon of maize meal, tip of the teaspoon turmeric and drops of olive oil because I have dry skin leave it on for a few minutes, rinse off with lukewarm water.

Toothpaste

This is my favorite I always use toothpaste on my pimples over night because it helps them to dry out and heal faster.

Calamine Lotion

Calamine because also helps to dry out acne and pimples. Also lightens dark blemishes left by pimples as well as improving my skin texture, I normally leave it overnight and it has improved the visibility of my scars cause of acne.

Well, there are my top facial home remedies I swear by and they really work for me and I also love that they are easy to find, always in my cabinet or cupboard and most importantly they are very affordable. Skin care should not always break the bank simple products also work too.

What is your favorite facial home remedy you can’t leave without?

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Review: Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme

Vichy serum

A while back, I received the Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme to review from Beauty Bulletin. The serum contains 10 percent of Rhamnose which is a natural sugar proven to fight aging and rejuvenate the skin alongside with fragmented hyaluronic acid. It’s also suitable for sensitive skin and its Paraben free.

Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme promises to instantly improve your facial appearance in just 10 minutes by reducing your wrinkles and fines by tightening and lifting the skin, even tone complexion and lightening the dark circles.

My First Impression of Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme

I love the elegant, expensive lightweight looking packaging (less is More). The bottle was easy to spray and the nozzle working perfectly. The texture feels so soft and its non-greasy and easily absorbed and smells amazing too.
After my first application my skin felt different and the lines under my eyes less visible.

My skin was not irritated or dried out by Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme. I wear it just before my moisturizer sometimes alone because of its own it nourishes my skin. I love the way my skin looks in the morning after a using it at night.

Investing in a good serum is absolutely essential and just a drop its enough because these serums they really don’t come cheap.
Thank you Beauty Bulletin and Vichy for giving me the opportunity to test this amazing product. More on the product visit their website.

Have you ever used the Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme and how did you think about it?

My Skin Health Journey with Nimue

nimue

I began my skin health journey with Nimue about 22 days ago when I received some products to test from Rubybox and it has been an amazing journey and my skin has improved so much that I love what I see in the mirror.

My skin was classification was Interactive Skin according to their skin diagnostic tool. Here is the definition of my skin type according to the Nimue App: An interactive skin classification shows symptoms of hypersensitivity, redness and irritation often due to stressful lifestyle and over treated skin, poor health or over the counter medication which can compromise our skins natural protective barrier. I am often stressed and yep, I am guilty of not eating healthy enough, but I am not a medication fan though.

These are the products were prescribed to me:

Cleansing Gel Lite- this gel balances sebum production without drying the epidermis while removing traces of make-up and impurities.

My Review: this gel takes gentle to the next level; it really feels so good on the skin as well as soothes the skin.

Conditioner Lite- It has antibacterial and anti- inflammatory benefits and it also hydrates and soothes the skin in the process.

My Review: I liked the cooling effect it has on the skin when you apply it, but I struggled with using the nozzle as it was hard to spray it on the cotton wool that I had to remove the cap to use it.

Moisturizer Lite- This moisturizer is on double duty because it works as a day and night cream. Improves the skin texture, hydrates and balances oil production.

My Review: wow, I loved how my t-zone stayed matte

throughout the day without getting oily and it also hydrated the dry part of my skin too. Felt so good on the skin when I applied.

Exfoliating Enzyme- contains papaya and pineapple enzymes, which gently removes dead skin cells while promoting renewal.

My Review: I don’t exfoliate because it leaves my skin feeling dried out, but this product felt like hydrating instead of exfoliating it did not irritate my skin. It is the gentlest Exfoliator I have ever used.

Professional SPF 40: It protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays. My Review: I found the product a little thick when applying it, but it evened out on the skin quite beautifully and easily. This is a professional product which means I cannot buy it.

I loved using the products the packaging is clean and elegant. The products were skin friendly and I would use the SPF 40 for beach days because it’s a bit heavy to use on a daily basis.

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I am yet to book for the treatment at the salon with the voucher that I received that will be in an entire different post.

Have you ever used Nimue Products and what is your take on them?

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Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions

Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions

So my sister Dimakatso she is visiting and I noticed how her skin was smooth and her acne has cleared and I nagged asking what she was using because she has oily skin and believe I have seen her home remedies to last me a lifetime. So I interviewed her about the Clinque Anti-Blemish Solutions range I saw in her toiletry bag.

Why did you choose the Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions?

It is because I tried every product and even home remedies for my skin acne (pimples) and they only work for a week, then it is back to square one, my aunt is using Clinique so I saw how her skin it was improving and even looking younger. I love it

How do the products feel on your skin?

The soap= it makes my face feel free from oil and it dries up the blackheads
Toner= it makes my skin feel lighter and fresh and soft.
Moisturizer=makes my skin feels soft and clear.

How has your skin improved since using the Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions?

It has improved a lot I don’t have too much pimples like before and am not afraid to look at myself in a mirror anymore. Now I should work on my dark spots.

Would you recommend this combo for people with oily skin?

Definitely, I have already recommended it to my friends because I am so much happier with the results.

Will you continue buying the Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions?

Yes until my skin clear and smooth like a baby and I will never stop using it

So how are you finding the samples you received with your purchase and what did you get?
They are nice love the toiletry bag the mascara works for me very well, I can’t wait to use others when my skin is completely clear. I also received pink blush and Superdenfense SPF20 moisturizer.

Where did you buy the Clinque Anti Blemish Solutions Range and how much was it? Edgars Kerk Street in Johannesburg CBD and it was R 700.00

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