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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Weekly buys: Avon Skin so Soft and Youth Restore

Weekly buys

Skin so Skin Golden Bliss Dry Oil Spray

Besides the awesome smell this is super non greasy you know that greasiness you feel when you apply oil yes, that one, I did not feel it with this dry oil. Leaves my skin feeling soft throughout the day it might be because it has advanced moisture time release complex (how cool is that?). The Skin so Soft Gloden Bliss Dry Oil Spray has andiroba oil and sunflower seed extract. The oil is lightweight and its easily absorbed. The bottle of 150 ml is R69.90 regular price but if you are interesting in trying it look out for the amazing offer in the February brochure R49.90.

NB: Andiroba oil has amazing benefits from treating eczema, pimples, tackling winkles to repairing damaged Afro hair.its also rich in Omegas and aids muscle recovery.

Youth Restore Body Lotion and Face Cream

I am turning 30 years old this march so I am literally on the hunt for a good product to keep me looking young, so this year will be a year of exploring any product that has to do with youth restoration. The body is my all time favorite they just changed the packaging, the youth restores range contains collagen and elastin feels wonderful on the skin and I like the face cream because in a week of using my skin did not break out.The bottle of 400ml body lotion is R64.00 and the face cream tub of 100 ml is R47.00. Also Avon is offering All 3 for R89 next month that will be including the hand lotion.

That is all I have on my weekly buys of this week, have you tried any new products this week or bought something to spoil yourself?

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Flirty Far Away Bella Sunset Perfume

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I have found my new favorite perfume the flirty Far Away Bella Sunset perfume by Avon. I love the sweet scent it has after it has breathed after applying it. The body lotion scent lasts long you don’t have to put the perfume its perfume on its on.

It has the following notes, jasmine, sandalwood and Clementine. Far Away Bella Sunset it’s an easy going fun perfume like the packaging its really a girly girl perfume. Love the sparkling lilac packaging it is really eye catching. I find it an awesome perfume for summer and it’s not overwhelming once it breathes.

It comes in a 50ml EDP bottle, 150ml body lotion and 10ml EDP purse spray. If you are a Far Away Fragrance Fan I totally recommend it and I love that it does not give me a headache like most perfumes.

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November Beauty Favourites

I have grown to love these products that I decided on doing my November beauty favourites.

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Aromas Artesanales de Antigua the packaging is phenomenal wow it looks luxurious and expensive. It gentle and smells lovely just don’t know its I am willing to pay such a price for a bar soap though.

Botanical Tropical Hand and Nail Cream
I have about 4 of these 2 at home , one in my bag and 1 at work, I have finally found my match this hand cream it moisturizes and lasts longer and my hands have recently been looking my age not all that wrinkled dry hands.

Pepper Tree Bubble Bath Berry Blast this one is my all time favorite I can buy when I have few rands to splurge.

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NYX Walnut Eye Shadow rich color and feels velvety on the skin I am loving it

Rubybox Rapture, wow I love how this perfume smells with a mixtures of all things nice but I had a little problem the the nozzle I just could not get it to spray.

Cat Kohl Liner
I am still figuring this one out to tell the truth but I love the intense colour

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Smooch Stick Tangerine Tango it took me a whole to get used to the in your face colour, I like that it lasts longer and does not dry out my lips.

oh so cheeky Angled Blusher Brush and Super Seamless Foundation Brush
I have never owned a brush until I met these two lovely ladies and I am impressed with Rubybox tools as they products they efficient.

That rounds up my November beauty favorites some which I will be buying again and some which I will be thinking about due to the price tag.

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