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This is how YOU can get RID of Cracked Heels Overnight!

Yes, you read it right! I’m going to be sharing a little secret which works miracles in winter.

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Winter is one of those seasons where I cannot escape getting a little bit of a cracked heel and I absolutely cannot stand it! I obviously cannot be sitting and scrubbing my feet everyday, because I honestly don’t have time for that. However I have discovered this genius little hack which literally rejuvenates my heels overnight and when I wake my heels are as good as new.

All you have to do is take your tub of Vaseline and rub a generous amount on your cracked heels or areas that are affected. You can go crazy with the Vaseline if you like. Once you feel like you’ve applied enough, take a clean pair of socks and wear it. Covering your feet with a sock ensures that all the moisture you are trying to obtain is locked in. Wear the socks overnight and when you wake up, you will literally have the smoothest heels ever! If your heels are extremely damaged then I would suggest scrubbing it first to get rid of all the dead skin cells before applying the above remedy.

Benefits of using Vaseline:

Vaseline provides the perfect amount of moisture to your heels. It rehydrates and locks the moisture in, thereby preventing your feet from drying or cracking any further.

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Juwairiya xo

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This Makeup Hack is Perfect for the Summer!!

During Summer we spend most of our times outdoors, doing all these fun activities and going on holidays which we obviously couldn’t do during other seasons. Now apart from all the amazing things we can do, Summer does have a downside! The heat! It gets extremely hot and outside can be extremely humid; and humidity does not go very well with makeup. It does suck, especially since you’d like to be seen everywhere but what’s the point if you can’t display your amazing face beat because its most likely going to melt?

I know right! Humidity was clearly not going to get in the way of a good face beat, that’s why I discovered this amazing little hack which always works wonders during the hotter seasons. Compared to other seasons, I usually use a very light moisturizer in summer and I also stick to foundations that are lighter in consistency, I mean you can’t be piling your face with products of a heavy consistency; your face is going to melt, I’m serious! It’s so important to choose the correct texture based on the season, this way you will have maximum optimization of the season.

Now this little hack has been working wonders for me and honestly I wish I started doing earlier; I would have saved on so much product. I like to take my moisturizer and mix it with my foundation. This definitely thins down my foundation and makes it perfect for me to wear even in extremely hot weather conditions. Your coverage is going to be so much more lighter and you honestly don’t want to pack on a lot of products. Mixing your moisturizer with foundation dilutes the concentration of the foundation while also providing some hydration to the skin. And not forgetting, your finish will look so much natural, almost like skin! And I absolutely love when my makeup looks like skin cos it sure does look like I woke up like this and I mean who doesn’t want to have that super natural I woke up like this makeup look?

Have you tried this hack before?

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The BEST Drugstore Moisturizer for YOUR skin this winter!

Its Winter! And you know what that means? Extremely dry skin that starts cracking even though you have been putting on cream the entire day. Its gets super annoying and nothing looks good, because your skin look and feels horrible. Winter is just the season that gives you extremely dehydrated skin; but do not fear, I got you. With the right moisturizer dry skin will be the least of your problems.

I discovered this baby when my skin dried out because of all of the different acne treatments and products I was using. My skin became extremely dry, it was so dry that my skin was highly irritated and it use to hurt me! I would carry my day cream in my handbag and I would apply it throughout the day and that was still not helping my skin. It was an absolute nightmare, until a colleague suggested that I try Eucerin Aquaporin.

I wasn’t too sure if it would work especially since my skin was in such a horrible state. I decided to give it a try, I mean my skin couldn’t get worse then how it was. And to my utmost surprise, this little miracle in a jar literally turned my skin around. After the first use, my skin was already nourished and it didn’t look dry at all! Within the next few days, my skin looked and felt so much better. All my dry patches had disappeared and my skin was not irritated, it was soft and calm which felt extremely weird, but it was definitely something I could get use to.

The Eucerin Aquaporin comes in a little glass jar; the packaging is extremely neat and one jar could last you a good few months, even if you used it every single day. The formula is creamy, and a little thick and could feel greasy on application if not massaged properly into the skin.

This moisturizer is literally the best thing that ever happened to my skin! Its also amazing for winter so your skin doesn’t dry out or look malnourished. I’ve tried many moisturizers but nothing comes close to the love affair that I have with Aquaporin.

Eucerin Aquaporin available at Clicks or Dis- Chem: R229,95

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This Is Why Sheet Masks Need To Be a Part of Your Skincare Regiment!

Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Sheet Masks- R49,95

I didn’t realize what I was missing out on, until I tried a sheet mask. If your skin is looking a little dull or feeling really dry then you need a sheet mask in your life. Sheet masks are these amazing pieces of cloth almost tissue like this is soaked into product and then applied to the face for a short period of time- the results are your skin looks extremely rejuvenated and it feels almost new and the best part is that you don’t have to spend forever wiping it off!

A sheet mask is like being your own beautician in the comfort of your home, without having to change or spend a hefty amount of money. Sheet masks are an extremely inexpensive way of treating your skin to get that glow. A sheet mask can be bought at a store or pharmacy and then applied to a clean face, every week or every other week. I prefer the latter.Once time has lapsed and you’ve taken out the mask, you can pat all the extra serum into you skin. The sheet mask is filled with serum such as hydraulic acid and vitamins, and when applied to the face it deeply penetrates the skin as it is left on the skin to soak in; its like applying 5 nights of serum but all in one go!

These babies give such amazing results to your skin all at once; its like an extremely fast way of making your skin look “wow”. Unlike applying a usual mask on your face which tends to dry out your skin as the ingredients have to dry out on the skin in order for it to work, whereas a sheet mask tends to keep the skin hydrated and nourished. The sheet mask you would choose, depends on the outcome you would like to achieve from the mask for e.g brightening, firming or hydrating skin. I love using a sheet mask for hydration and to make my skin appear plump. Garnier has some amazing sheet masks, which will not break the bank!

Have you tried sheet masking? or is sheet masking already part of your regiment?

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This DIY Hair Mask will give you Healthier, Shinier and Smooth Looking Hair Instantly!

(Source: today.com)

Yes, you read that right! Healthier, Shiner and Smooth looking hair may seem like a myth to some, but it shouldn’t! You also shouldn’t have to use hundred of products that contain chemicals and preservatives in order to obtain these results, that is why I’m going to be sharing on of go-to masks when my hair looks dull and sad.

I love this mask not only because I already have all the ingredients in my kitchen but also because it usually works wonders on my hair. You going to need two ingredients for making this mask, and I suggest you put on this mask when you gonna be at home for a while as it takes some time to get dry.

To make this mask, you will need:

  • 1 egg ( You can increase the amount of eggs, depending on your hair length,I use 2 because my hair is longer)
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise

Beat these two ingredients together and then apply to dry hair. Leave on for about 45- 60 minutes. The mask will dry on your hair and that’s when you can wash it off with shampoo and conditioner.

Let me just break down the benefits of these two ingredients:

Egg:Egg yolk contains sulfur and this helps stimulate and nourish the scalp. The yolk contains fat and this helps to make your hair soft. Eggs are also extremely good for dry hair as they contain a lot of protein and the protein helps to nourish and allows your hair to shine.

Mayonnaise: Mayonnaise contains egg yolks, vinegar and oils which actually help to nourish and moisturize your hair. Because it contains an amino acid, it also helps with healthy hair growth. The vinegar inside the mayonnaise helps to seal in and maintain the color of your hair.

Now this may smell a little bit weird and it will feel even weirder but with all these benefits, why not try it? I mean what do you have to lose? Once you have washed your hair, it will feel like you have a new set of hair on your head. I promise! This mask will make your hair feel amazing, and it will look so much healthier, shinier and fuller. Your hair will be thanking you later!

If you do try this mask, let me know if works just as well for you as it does for me.

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How I wash my Makeup Brushes without breaking the bank!

I absolutely love using my makeup brushes to create gorgeous looks, but cleaning them can be such a tedious task! I absolutely hate cleaning my brushes. Sometimes I feel like buying more brushes so I don’t have to clean my already used ones, but then reality hits me and I realize no matter how much more brushes I own I will still have to wash them.

Not washing your makeup brushes means that your favorite brushes remains dirty, makeup also tends to remain within your brushes and especially if product has been left for while will stain your brushes. Also not forgetting that reusing the same brush is extremely unhealthy as the bacteria in the brush increases and this could cause breakouts.

This is why its so important to wash your brushes regularly! There are many ways to wash your brush but running them under a tap and using your hands to cleanse the brush does not clean the brush and often residue is still left in the brush, so technically your brush is not actually clean. A cleansing pad should be used alongside a product to really get into that residue. There are lots of different products available on the market to use to cleanse your brush. I personally do not want to break the bank or my wallet just to get a little something that will cleanse my brushes, and that’s when I discovered Baby Shampoo. Yes, Baby Shampoo!

I mean my brushes are just as delicate as a baby’s hair, so why not use baby shampoo? Baby shampoo is extremely inexpensive, is extremely gentle on those bristles, cleanses the brushes thoroughly while still maintaining the softness of the hair on the brush. And also my brushes have such a gentle fragrance once I’ve washed it, which I absolutely love! I love the Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, which can be purchased from literally anywhere.

Makeup Brush Cleansing Mat

I usually wet my brush and then I will apply the shampoo on it, thereafter I will cleanse it using a cleansing pad. I usually gently scrub it on the cleansing pad until all the product is gone, afterwards I rinse the brush with clean water and then squeeze the water out. I then leave it on a towel for a few hours to dry.

**The cleansing pad can be purchased from Dis-Chem for R49,95.

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Makeup Revolution Re-loaded Palette First Impression + swatches

I first came across Makeup Revolution a couple of years ago. It was already a big brand in many countries, however it was still extremely difficult to get your hands on a Makeup Revolution palette. I was aching to try it since I’ve heard such amazing things about it. Eventually I got my hands on a blush and highlight palette; and that was love at first sight!

Makeup Revolution Reloaded Palette

I was over the moon when I heard that Makeup Revolution was coming to SA although I knew there wouldn’t be a huge variety, I was extremely excited.I knew that my Clicks wouldn’t be stocking it so being the curious being that I am, when I went to Jo’burg I made sure that I went to Clicks to get my hands on some Makeup Revolution and one of the things that I picked up was their Re-loaded eye shadow palette in Iconic Vitality.

The eye shadow palette was R129,95. Like, how cheap is that? I was stoked! I always love a good deal. The palette is a rectangular shape and has 15 different colors of eyes shadow. 15 Colors for R129,95, I am amazed! Makeup is extremely expensive, so getting an eye shadow palette that is of a reputable brand at that price is really something. Getting back to the palette; the design is sleek, quite simple and compatible if you want to travel with it. I actually like the simplicity, as some brands are too over the top and the packaging comes off as tacky.

Most of the shades on the palette are matte and there are a few shimmers. Each shadow is extremely pigmented and the shimmers are extremely pretty. The eye shadow is extremely easy to wear, the colors are super pigmented and goes extremely well with my olive skin tone, there is not a lot of fall out when applying and they are easy to blend. When removing the eye shadow, all the color comes off your lid and literally nothing gets left behind which I absolutely love.

Swatches of the Makeup Revolution Reloaded Palette

My verdict: I will definitely be getting my hands on more palettes from Makeup Revolution as it doesn’t disappoint. The colors, the pigments, the versatility of the palette plus the price is a total catch and you should definitely try it.

Have you tried any Makeup Revolution eye shadow palettes? What are your thoughts about it?

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