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    Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sheer Tint SPF 15: Plum

    As described on the Elizabeth Arden website “enriched with emollients, protective sunscreen and vitamin E. Sheer tint in Plum” and with that we definitely have to agree. We don’t normal splurge on lip balm but decided to buy this as a consultant at the Elizabeth Arden counter recommended this to us. It is a deep plum red shade but when applied to the lips its a wash of sheer plum pink on bare lips. You can wear this with lipstick. It definitely moisturises, softens and smooths lips for a long period before you need to reapply. This lip balm has antioxidant protection with vitamin E. The bonus is that it…

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    OPZOEK apricot kernel oil review

    Girisha and I are big fans of incorporating oils into our skincare and hair care routine. Opzoek is a brand that uses apricot to produce a hydraulic pressed product which is fragrance free and has zero additives. The 100% natural apricot kernel oil is made up of complex fatty acids and vitamins. It is recommended that this product to be used for your skin, hair and you may even mix it into your favourite homemade soap, scrub, or face mask. Some of the benefits of using Apricot kernel oil on your skin: -Rejuvenates dry skin Prevents blackheads Improves elasticity Slows the aging process Reinforces the skin’s natural barrier Some benefits of…

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    Nivea Cocoa Butter Body Cream Review

    Ever since Durban has been experiencing cold weathers I have been opting for more moisturizing products. I usually buy all my body products from the drugstore. They are affordable and definitely get the job done. I purchased the Nivea Cocoa Butter body cream a while back and forgot to use it. I sometimes go through a phase where I purchase products and forget to use them. Since my skin felt like it was lacking moisture I went through my cardboard for something to use and spotted this.The body cream is a dermatologically approved formula that is meant to intensively moisturize and nourish dry skin for forty eight hours. It is…

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    Nivea Perfect & Radiant 3-in-1 Cleanser review

    Ever since my Nivea Perfect and Radiant Cleansing Foam finished I decided to purchase this instead because of its multi use.This product can be used as a wash, a scrub and then a face mask. I was so glad to find a product that did all three allowing me to save money and time finding different products for the different uses This product is formulated with natural white clay which effectively removes impurities and make-up inorder to prevent breakouts. It has fine beads to gently exfoliate dead skin cells. It also helps to remove and prevent shine for hours. This formula also helps mattify the skin but does not dry…

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    The Ordinary caffeine solution 5% + EGCG – Does it help with dark undereye circles?

    Over these past months I noticed my undereye circles have gotten worse so I decided that I needed to use a product that might help with it. I purchased the ordinary caffeine solution a while back and haven’t used it religiously until now.  It’s been a month that I have used this product twice a day without fail and decided that I can finally formulate my opinion. I seemed skeptical to try this product for over a month because in the past eye products haven’t really worked for my undereye circles. I think no product will truly help with that but it’s worth a try.  This product contains EGCG and…

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    Pixi retinol toner – Not actually worth the buy.

    I have written a review about the product before but my thoughts on this has changed. Initially I had loved using this product but with continued use my skin didn’t quite react well. This product claims:It has time-release Retinol which is supposed to reduce fine lines and  smooth complexion. It also contains peptides to firm the skin and boost collagen production. It has jasmine flower which heals and balances. When I first started using this product my skin reacted well with it. I definitely felt my skin smoother and a slight glow to my complexion. This product can be used day and night but I only used this at night…

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    Current skincare routine

    A few weeks ago I posted my skincare routine on Instagram and gave a few tips as to why I use those products for my skin. Before I continue with this blog post, I just want to let you know that I have an oily combination skin type. My skincare routine constantly changes as I love to try new things. However, there are some things that I love to keep in my routine 1.CleanserNivea Perfect & Radiant Cleansing Foam 100ml So my twin sister actually introduced me to this product and I’m actually glad she did. It has helped to even out my skin tone slowly. This product contains  eventone…

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    4 ways that I use Aquaphor

    I have purchased this product about 3 times before and I can’t believe that I have not done a review as it. I feel like this product is not hyped enough and it should be. Anyways let’s get straight to this post As a highlighterSometimes using makeup highlighters can be too harsh on the skin and doesn’t offer that natural glow! Most of the time and I’m on the rush and need a product that is within my hands reach. I apply this on my high cheek points after applying moisturizing. It’s definitely lasts all day and gives that natural glow from within. 2. As Mascara This is a trick…