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March favourites!

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Eeeekkk it’s been ages since I’ve done one of these posts, but I’ve really been loving the following products, so I just wanted to give them a well deserved shout out!

 

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Nose Pore Strips (RSP R29,99)

After I took the combined favourite pictures, I couldn’t wait to use my last pore strip. I opened the pack and realised it was the charcoal one (as it says on the outside…Oi), so it’s the wrong pore strip in the top picture. Damn you cosmetic people for putting them all in shiny silver packaging! This charcoal one is great, but it has ripped my skin at the tips of my nostrils and it burns for a good 2 days thereafter. I’ve tried it about 3 times and each time is the same. So I discovered the Skin Strategy ones from Dischem (2nd picture above) and they are great. They work well, no ripping off of my skin or burning and they are the cheapest I’ve found! 10 strips for 30 bucks? Bargain of note! PS Am I the only one that is intrigued after using a pore strip? Every. Single. Time. Like I want to frame it….so gross I know. lol

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Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Lipstick Palette (RSP R700)

This is literally my 4th child. Look at that colour selection ❤ Every single time I have done my makeup in the 2 months since receiving this, I have used it. This is one of the best purchases I have made makeup wise. I love mixing the colours and I find I’ve become bolder in terms of the colours I use on my lips. Usually I’m a nude lipstick kinda gal, but I’ve definitely been rocking pink and burgundy lips lately. Go me!

The brush it comes with is also excellent and offers precision for applying your lipstick. Also the mirror in this palette is amazing! I always wondered why YouTubers say: it has a good mirror. Now I know.

Okay, the bad news? This was a limited edition item, so I don’t think you can get it anymore. I am ETERNALLY grateful for an online friend that bought this when she spotted it as she knew how badly I wanted it and couriered it to PE for me. I paid for it, but I mean, it was a lot of effort on her part for somebody she’s never met ❤

Vichy Ideal Soleil Mattifying Corrective Care SPF 30 (RSP R285)

I recently wrote about 2 Vichy products here, where I confessed to having never used Vichy products before. This cream really impressed me as it’s non greasy, but provides hydration and has SPF 30 in it. I never wear anything with SPF on my face as I find it too greasy, but this is an ‘easy’ cream for my oily face. Also this mattifies the skin and I find it reduces the appearance of my pores.

The Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel (RSP R170)

Last week I gushed about how fabulous this peel is, so it comes as no surprise that it’s included in my favourites and you can read more about it here.

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm Peach Kiss (RSP R47,95)

This is a tinted lipbalm, but I find it so moisurising on my lips and I love the subtle peach glossy sheen it provides to my lips. With some mascara and just this lipbalm, I feel like a million bucks 😉 I have about 3 of these floating around everywhere at home and in my bag.

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Vichy Normaderm Cleansing Mattifying Foam (RSP R190)

I was so happy with the Vichy products I was using, that I went out and bought 2 of these cleansers and another product at the current Clicks Autumn Beauty Fair. This cleanser foams so nicely! You just need half a pump, maybe even less if your face isn’t as huge as mine and you cleanse away. The foam doesn’t disappear which I love. You can see it and feel it on your skin. It mattifies my skin without leaving my skin feeling dry at all. I’ve noticed breakout spots don’t stay around for long since I’ve started using the Normaderm range. I am so glad I went with my gut and got 2 of these even though I hadn’t tried it before.

Rimmel Brow This Way Argan Brow Gel Clear (RSP R89,95)

I bought this literally the day before the 3 for 2 promo started at Clicks. That’s what happens when you sneakily buy makeup while your husband is in Spar. #Karma. So bummed when I miss a 3 for 2 promo. Moving on…..

This gel is really nice and I like that it’s infused with argan oil. My brows are not crunchy or hard, they stay in place, but they are natural looking. I also love the brush on the wand. It’s small and precise for easy application of gel onto your brows.

My only con on this would be that it’s a bit pricey for ‘drugstore’ considering it’s only 5mls of product, vs half the price for 8.5mls of another brand. I’ll see how long it lasts me and then I’ll decide if it’s a deal breaker for a repurchase. These come in a few shade options as well.

That’s it for my March favourites! Have you tried any of these? What have you been loving lately in terms of skin care or makeup products?

{Review} The Body Shop

I’ve always been a fan of the Body shop’s body butters and scrubs, but other than that I’ve never really purchased much at the store. About 2 months ago I popped into the store and they were having a promotion on so I decided to pick up the Vitamin C liquid Peel and the Camomile Cleansing Oil.

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The Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel (RSP R170) specifically targets pollutants that are left sitting on the skin at the end of the day. Transforming gel-to-peel technology traps and gently peels off impurities and dead skin cells to unveil healthy-looking skin

  • This transforming gel-to-peel texture peels away dull, tired skin for a happy healthy glow
  • The PH of the gel helps to release surface cells
  • Contains our most potent Camu Camu Berry

This has a runny gel consistency and you apply it to the skin and massage it into the skin for about 20 seconds. I put it onto a cotton pad, then onto my skin and I massage it, as I felt the fluid was really tacky and sticky on my hands where I pumped it in the first place. As you massage you’ll find that you start feeling little bits of skin sloughing off the surface, which may seem a bit strange at first…like am I going to look like Freddy Kruger after this???? I assure you, your skin will still be very much intact. lol.

My skin feels as smooth as a baby’s bottom after using this and I really feel that it releases a ‘glow’ for my skin that lasts a good 2 or 3 days.

A suggestion would just be to apply and massage in sections. Do cheeks, massage, then apply to nose and massage, etc.

The 2nd thing I picked up is the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil (RSP R190). I have previously used the Dermalogica pre-cleanse and I thought it was amazing, but not quite in my budget, so I was hoping this was a similar product.

This oil feels like oil when you initially put it on your skin (but not like canola oil). I put it onto a cotton round and then wipe away all my makeup. It does a really good job in removing makeup and especially mascara. Also it leaves my skin feeling like it’s having a moisurising treatment before I wash my face. I personally can’t just use this and that’s it, as I feel I do still need wash my face afterwards to get the oily residue off. After a cleanse my skin feels really soft and moisturised and I think that’s due to the cleansing oil.

There is a con to this product though in that I HATE the dispenser. To get it onto my cotton round is a nightmare as it’s a pump dispenser so the oil goes all over. I find it best to do this at a basin and not sitting on my bed or I’ll have it on my duvet or my clothes. That aside though, it’s a terrific product.

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This picture was never meant to be posted on the blog, so forgive the bad quality, but I also purchased this shaving brush (RSP R135) and the Maca Root Shave cream (RSP R155) for my husband.  He absolutely LOVES it! He says a little goes a long way and he loves the brush to apply the cream. My husband needs to shave almost daily so he is very prone to razor burn and skin irritations and he finds this shaving cream to be really soothing for his sensitive skin. So I’d definitely recommend that next time you head to the body shop for yourself, pop one of these into the basket so they can also feel pampered….and to absolve you of any guilt in overspending. 😉

The Body Shop just launched the Drops of Light range that also includes a liquid peel, so I’d love to try that one as well. Have you tried any of their peels before? Are there any products from The Body Shop that you’re obsessed with that I have to try?

 

What’s new on my bank statement?

I could say in my makeup bag, but seriously, it’s the bank statement that tells the sad, non fictional story of what you’ve spent on new goodies. I’ve gotten to the point where I just don’t even look at my bank account. Balance, schmalance right?

This is not a review post or information post on the products, just a light ‘what’s new’ post.

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1. The LA Girl Pro Coverage HD High Definition Illuminating Foundation in the shade ‘Warm Beige’ (RSP R175)

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Does that name have to be so long? My goodness.

I think I first saw this foundation on Alexa Jayda’s channel last year some time and I knew I wanted to try it. When I found out it was coming to South Africa, I was ecstatic (and so was the rest of the beauty community). I asked the cosmetics assistant (??) at Dischem to please call me when it came in and she did. The problem was, I was sunburnt like hell, so could not test any foundation. I waited a week to fade a bit and then couldn’t resist anymore and got a bottle.

I think I got a shade slightly more tanned than I am (um maybe because I was tanned  when I tested it), but I find I don’t feel the need to bronze when I wear it, because it gives me a lovely tanned glow! A full review on this foundation will be coming soon, but *spoiler alert*…I really like it so far!

2. L’Oreal Pure Clay Glow Mask (RSP R149) 

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I’d seen this all over social media and again, the FOMO hit. I had a Takealot voucher, so I ordered it and it was delivered within 2 days. These masks come in 3 variants, namely, Detox, Pure and Glow (pictured above).

3. The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Glow revealing Liquid Peel (RSP R175)

Who influenced me to buy this item? I can’t even remember. I just realised all my broke girl problems would be over if I just got off social media. lol.

Anyways, so I popped into The Body Shop when they were running a promotion recently (I think it was 30% off selected items) and instead of making a purchase, the sales assistant kindly offered me a sample of each of the 2 peels to try before I bought. I guess she didn’t realise I’m not a girl that needs foreplay with makeup and beauty products, I’m an easy sell….but nevertheless, I took the samples and tried the Drops of Youth one out that night. The sale was ending on the Sunday, and without testing the Vitamin C peel, I just bought it, because:

A. I wasn’t that impressed with the Drops of Youth one, and

B. The Vitamin C one was cheaper.

However, I must say, I am so glad that I chose the Vitamin C peel…it’s amazing!

4. The Body Shop’s Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil 

I had no intentions of buying a 2nd (or 3rd or 4th item), but the sound of a cleansing oil infused with Camomile just really appealed to me. I was so obsessed with the Dermalogica Precleanse, I wanted to see if this was a similar product seeing as I cannot really afford Dermalogica 😦 First impressions is that this removes my makeup, and especially mascara, brilliantly. On the downside, I think it burns my eyes. I’ll test it for a bit still and then do a review on it if you gals want.

5. Dr Pawpaw Tinted Peach Pink Balm (RSP R95)

This balm is apparently a worldwide favourite. Who knows where I saw that or why I think that, but when I saw it right there at the till point in Dischem, whispering ‘buy me please’, I could not resist. R95, a bit steep for a lip balm, but this promises to be useful for lips, cheeks and cosmetic finishing with a hint of tint and it’s fragrance free. I quite like the feeling on my lips, even after the tint is long gone. It is really moisturising.

6. Dove 100% Pure Cotton Makeup removing wipes (RSP R29,99)

Impulse purchase after watching Kathleen Lights talk about the 100 different types of makeup wipes she likes and owns. I stood there trying to decide between 4 different brands and eventually settled on this one.

Have you gals picked up any of these products before? If you’d like to see reviews on any of these, let me know in the comments below and I’ll be sure to do a post on it.