Look in the mirror and say I am Beautiful

After having my daughter I have found it so hard to feel beautiful because the size 32 no longer fitted me the sizes just went up and up and up. Don’t start about the stretch marks and sagging breasts. It’s pretty much hard to feel beautiful. Beauty is really something that is one sided in the eyes of the society, but to you and me it does not need to be, we have the power to let beauty be whatever we want it to be.
I am beautiful with all my post baby flaws and each of my flaws tells a story of where I have been and If I have remained a size 32 with a perfect figure I would have not had the chance to know what unconditional love is. Having my daughter is the most beautiful thing about me and I embrace it.Look in mirror and say I am Beautiful with me come on.

Here is to being beautiful through powerful quotes from women of all walks of life:

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Review: Ideal Luminous Antique Rose Blush

Blush

I have been trying makeup lately and I slowly enjoy using and wearing it. My first ever blush is the Avon Ideal Luminous Antique Rose Blush, I love the name of the colour antique rose sounds interesting. I love the packaging, especially the design on top of the compact classy and elegant.

Blush Swatch
The blush is quite soft on the skin easy to apply and blend in, I wish that it lasted a little bit longer. I must say after my first try I know understand the purpose of applying blush to your cheeks it really makes a difference.

I will be buying the product again but in a different colour, maybe a little subtle, although I like this color its too bright for me or maybe I will get used to it. Regular Price is R129.95 from any Avon Representatives.It is also available in these following colours Soft Plum, Peach and Russet.

Do you apply blush and which colours do you use or like?

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Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set

Essence

I don’t tweeze my eyebrows and honestly, I don’t pay much attention to them so I saw this cute set from Essence Cosmetics and then I decided to give it a try and chose 01 natural brunette.

The Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set includes the following:
3 eyebrow stencils (different sizes)
2 Eyebrow Shadows
1 Brush

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It’s pretty much easy to use, just choose the stencil of your choice, firmly hold it against your eyebrow and apply the eyebrow shadow with the provided brush and you are ready to go. (I didn’t use the stencils but I think they are helpful). I like that it fills up my eyebrows and it’s a good starting point for a beginner like me and affordable too.

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I would be buying the product again and I would recommend it to beginners like me who are new to this like me learn but don’t break the bank doing it.

Do you use eyebrow kits like this one?

Protex African Therapy Soap Review

Protex

Its my first time seeing this soap, love the packaging and I took some samples of Protex African Therapy Soap to test and review.There is nothing I like more than a soap that smells good and leaves you feeling fresh and clean. The soap has a very good scent to it.

Protex African Therapy soap promises to protect against 99.9% of germs. The ingredients include glycerine,cocoa butter,lemon and African herbs. It is PHASA approved.

This Protex African Therapy antigerm soap is available nationwide for more on this soap click here
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Are you thankful enough in your life?

Are you thankful enough in your life? My answer is no, because I am always yearning for more forgetting what I have.Sometimes we forget to be thankful, most of us complain about how little we have, not thinking there are people who have far less than we have. So this week I will take time to say thank you to the people who have helped me throughout my 29 years of my life, join me in saying thank you this week.

Here are some quotes to help motivate you and me to be more grateful:

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Everyday is blessing be grateful.

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Spare of the moment online shopping

Beauty BuysSo I had a voucher for takealot so I decided to spoil myself with some spare of the moment online shopping and I found some awesome deals, here are the products I bought;

1. Dr Organic Skincare Snail Gel Anti Aging Mask
Well theses days I am always drawn to anything product with anti aging properties, this mask contains Helix Aspersa Muller secretion a substance secreted by snail which has benefits of detoxifying and regenerating the skin.
My first impression it smells awesome, really yes, smells like lemongrass, it’s more like a moisturizer than a mask because it does not dry out the skin and I love that you only use it once a week as part of your cleansing routine. You apply and relax for 10 minutes voila. Claims to contain 70% organic ingredients.

2. Rose en Bos 100% natural lip balms in Lavender and Rose Geranium I love this product because it is proudly South African and 100% natural. I love the lavender lip balm, but not so much of the Rose Geranium as the scent is a bit overwhelming for me.
My first impression these lip balms moisturize my lips for longer than the lip gloss.

3. Nivea Sun Pocket Sun Lotion SPF30 So with my upcoming trip to Durban not that I will be swimming, but my daughter will be so I bought for the beach. Hope the weather will be nice that weekend. Promises to give immediate UVA-UVB Protection and its water resistant.

4. Cosmetics Nail Clipper because mine old one gave up on me.

5. Skin Republic Collagen Infusion Mask Contains marine collagen and elastin with vitamin E, it rejuvenates and revitalizes the skin’s elasticity, tone and firmness. I am a fan of these masks I discovered them a few months back and I make sure I always have them. They are totally worth it

Overcoming Obstacles Quotes

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In life we all go through something and we all face some kind of obstacle that we need to overcome. We also fall, but what matters is what happens after the fall, do you stay down or get up and keep moving through the pain, trails and heartache. I choose to get up and keep moving because I believe there is light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes it may seem really, really hard and you will feel like giving up, but don’t life is so beautiful fight for it and live it to the fullest. You don’t need to be a millionaire to be happy, simple things in life are just enough so here is to overcome obstacles.
Here are some quotes that really spoke to me deeply, I hope you find one that will speak to you
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First attempt nail art slash decoration

Nail Polishes

I have always envied those perfectly decorated nails, so I decided to give it a try. In this first attempt Nail art slash decoration I used the following products:
Avon ColorTrend Icon nail enamel
Essence gels nail polish in absolute pure
Essence Nail art stickers.
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I applied about 3 coats of the Avon colortrend icon nail enamel, I let it dry for a minute, later chose stickers of my choice placed them on my nails and then I used the essence absolute pure gel nail polish as a top coat.

Final Results

Here is it what so you think?

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Reflection Sunday

Reflection SundayWow, I have really come a long way, growing up was really tough and there were days when I thought about suicide but I just couldn’t do it. I listened to a lot of music and my favorite was songs that gave me hope to carry on and for today’s reflection Sunday the song is Hero by Mariah Carey

MARIAH CAREY LYRICS

“Hero”

There’s a hero
If you look inside your heart
You don’t have to be afraid
Of what you are
There’s an answer
If you reach into your soul
And the sorrow that you know
Will melt away

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you’ll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

It’s a long road
When you face the world alone
No one reaches out a hand
For you to hold
You can find love
If you search within yourself
And the emptiness you felt
Will disappear

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you’ll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

Lord knows
Dreams are hard to follow
But don’t let anyone
Tear them away
Hold on
There will be tomorrow
In time
You’ll find the way

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you’ll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you
That a hero lies in you
That a hero lies in you

What was and still your to go song for the days when you felt like giving up?

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Mini Avon Lotion Haul

Wow, I am an Avon fanatic, into this post I will be talking about 3 of my favorite lotion and creams, I always make sure I have a spare bottle so that I never run out.
Firming Lotion

Firming Body Lotion contains seaweed and firming complex, been using this lotion religiously for years. It leaves my skin moisturized throughout the day and I love the smell it has a very lovely smell. It’s R61 for bottle of 400ml

Argan Hand Cream

Argan Oil Hand Cream, contains the phenomenal Moroccan oil, vitamin E And glycerine. Its truly an awesome product as it moisturizes dry skin and leaves nail shiny and cuticles soft. It also leaves a velvety feeling on the hands. R41 for a 100ml bottle.

SOS Cream

Intensive Relief SOS cream this cream formulated for the severely dry and sensitive skin.When I apply it to my skin gives me the relief and nourishment.It’s thick and really does save the skin from dryness. Its R69 for a 200ml tub.

These three products have been really good to my dry skin. Do you suffer from dry skin if so what do you use for relief?