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DIY: Lip Scrub

Hey lovies!

I’ve noticed that during Winter my lips tend to get more chapped and they look super unhealthy and I hate the way it looks so its extremely important for me to take extra care during the colder months. A lip scrub definitely helps to exfoliate and keeps my lips super moisturized and nourished which also makes it feel and look softer.

I love making my own scrub because its so much cheaper and you get to put in your own products from your kitchen which makes it quite natural. This is definitely my go- to lip scrub and I try and use this scrub at least twice a week to ensure my lips look super healthy every day. You can say bye to chapped lips with this amazing lip scrub!

To make this scrub, you will need:

  • Brown sugar
  • Glycerine or vegetable glycerine
  • rose water

Depending on how much you going to be needing that’s how much you should use. I usually just make a little bit each time I need to use it.

Brown sugar: Brown sugar makes a great exfoliator for the skin and lips as it dissolves easily and improves the texture of your lips.

Glycerine or vegetable glycerine: glycerine is a natural exfoliant; it has a keratolytic effect, helping with desquamation, the skins natural exfoliating process that breaks down skin cells, preventing dull, flaky skin or lips. It is also an effective moisturising ingredient, helping to soften and lubricate the lips. Lastly, glycerine hydrates; Glycerine absorbs its own weight in water over a period of a few days, making it the perfect ingredient for a dry lips.

Rose water: rose water ensures soft lips, and evens out the complexion on your lips. If used moderately, you can get really pink lips!

I also take a toothbrush and brush over my lips each night to ensure that its extremely exfoliated and soft at all times.

After using this scrub you will definitely feel and see the difference and your lips will thank you.

And oh, you welcome!

P.s. Leave a comment below if you’ve tried this scrub and whether it has worked wonders on your lips.

DIY: Charcoal mask

Hey babes

Charcoal masks are all over the internet and on social media sites! These charcoal masks promises you different and flawless skin and boy! it does live up to those expectations. Long before charcoal masks become a trend I was already experimenting with it and I loved the way it looked and made my skin feel so I made it part of my beauty regiment.

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Throughout the day toxins from around the world we live in clog our pores. Once your pores are clogged it has a negative impact on your complexion. When activated charcoal is used in a face mask it helps to pull the dirt out of your pores and makes them less visible; this leaves your face super fresh and a radiant complexion. It also helps with oily skin, activated charcoal can pull the unwanted excess oils from your skin, leaving it super smooth.

Yours truly is here to share one of my favorites which always leaves my skin extremely glowy and fresh.

This mask is extremely easy and you will see a huge difference in your skin.

You will need:

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  • Two tablespoons of activated charcoal
  • enough honey to create a paste

I used the powdered activated charcoal, you can obtain activated charcoal at your local pharmacy, if you do have the capsules you can open it up and use the powder within the capsule, however the capsules are more expensive then the powder.

Mix the activated charcoal with a little bit of honey, add more if necessary until you obtain a paste. Once you’ve made a paste you can apply it directly to your face for about 30- 45 minutes and then wash off. Apply a moisturizer thereafter.

What these ingredients do:

Activated charcoal draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro- particles to the surface of the skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne at the same time.

Honey : Honey is a naturally antibacterial, so it’s great for acne treatment and prevention, its full of antioxidants, it is great for slowing down aging. It is extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a glow and a flawless complexion. Honey is clarifying because it opens up pores making them easy to unclog.

Your pores will thank you later!

P.S. if you try out this mask, do let me know if it had the same effect on your skin, and you welcome.

The Konjac Sponge: Your gateway to flawless skin

Hello Dolls.

If you haven’t met the konjac sponge, you need  to re-evaluate your life choices! Yes, I’m serious!

No idea what a konjac sponge is?

Do not fear! Yours truly is about to enlighten you and your skin, and Oh you’re welcome!

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The Konjac Sponge 

That little brown thing (its actually black) in the picture above is how the konjac sponge looks like.

The Konjac Potato or Konnyaku is a native plant in Asia and can be found growing wild at very high altitudes. Konjac contains 97% water, is rich in minerals and low in calories which makes it a natural food source. Konjack is also pH neautral which therefere leaves your skin looking perfectly balanced. The konnyaku is over 1,500 years old and has been used as medicine, food, a beauty product. The Konjac sponge was orginally created for delicated baby skin.

Interesting right?

Apart from the history of the Konjac, it contains an endless amount of benefits:

  • 100% natural fibres
  • Packed with mineral and antioxidants
  • Its non- toxic
  • 100% cruelty free
  • Its made naturally and its environmentally safe

The konjac sponge has literally changed my life and my skin! Its extremely gentle on the skin and works so much better than scrubs and it can be used for daily exfoliation, you may use it with your face wash when washing your face daily. Once you use it with your face wash, whilst washing and exfoliating you will be able to gently remove your makeup, without a hustle. After using a Konjac sponge daily for a week, my skin was much smoother and a bit more radiant. I could definitely feel and see a difference in my skin, after using it just for a week and I know if my skin could speak it would be expressing its gratitude profusely.

How to use it: Soak the sponge in water until its softer and fully expanded. Then remove the excess water by gently pressing the sponge in between the palms of your hand. Use in a circular motion on your face for a few minutes.

If you don’t own one, you need to get your hands on one! Your skin will thank you later. Its a small investment to ensure you have beautiful skin each day. I, honestly cannot imagine how my skin has survived without the konjac all this time!

Konjac sponges can be purchased from http://www.swiitchbeauty.com

Ponds Perfect Colour Complex Review

Hello Dolls.

I do apologize once again for not regularly blogging or having a set day on which I put up blog posts. I will try and change that as soon as I have settled in and have worked on my schedule. I haven’t been doing enough product reviews, so I thought its about time I did one once again, and why not start off with a product which is a go-to product for many of us?

Yes, I’m sure you read the heading and know what product I’m talking about; The Ponds Skincare Range or rather specifically the Ponds Perfect Color Complex Range.

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I’ve always been prone to uneven skin tone on my face and I have tried many products but to my dismay they haven’t really worked, I then came across Ponds and I could see drastic changes in my face which I was thrilled about!

I first came across Ponds a while back. I had been noticing that the African women had beautiful skin, it didn’t have any marks or pimples, it was so even and flawless they didn’t have to apply bottles of foundation and concealer. After I spent a considerable amount of time noticing this, I too wanted to be part of this beautiful skin clan and get my fair share of even skin, so when I went to Clicks I paid close attention to what skincare products they were using. I noticed that the majority of these ladies were buying Ponds.

Being the curious being that I am, I then also decided that I had to try these Ponds products as it seemed to be working wonders on different skin types. Thrilled at my decision, I rushed home with my purchase and started using the products immediately.

After a few days I noticed the difference in my skin, it was much more even and there was less marks, it was just brighter and prettier. Each day when I woke up, the changes on my face were even more noticeable and I, not once regretted my rash decision to purchase these products.

Skincare requires dedication and has to be carried out religiously every day. And well I don’t have the best track record for following a skincare regiment every day and some days I unintentionally miss these routines, I too missed a day or two of this skin care routine which I was following. I then noticed the change in my face!

I missed about two days of using the product and my skin was actually getting darker and it wasn’t looking pretty any longer, noticing these changes I then went back to using it and could see my face was back to being bright and beautiful. Intentionally a few days later, I decided not to use Ponds and within a few days my skin was darker and horrible and on some places my even skin tone was clearly visible. This is when I realized that my skin had become addicted to this product! I was so blinded by this beautiful skin that I was obtaining, I didn’t realize that without it my skin would never be the same and I would have to most likely dedicate my life to this product in order to keep up my skin looking good.

I understand that skincare routines have to be done each day, but once you have stopped using a product for a day or a few weeks it shouldn’t be leaving your skin in a state worst off then what is was before you used it.

These are just my thoughts and experiences of the product, have you had a similar experience with the Ponds skin care range?

DIY: Face Scrub to Combat those not so Pretty Pimples

It’s the weekend, and as you planning your outfit for the wedding tomorrow, your hot date or just a day out, you look into the mirror and you notice these horrible looking zits that are visible from a mile away, you try a few products hoping it will disappear or look less visible but these zits have become really comfortable on your face. This is freaking you out, so more zits appear and now you have no idea what to do, so you sadly decide to postpone this date that you have been planning for, for quite a while until your face is back to normal. Sounds familiar? We’ve all been there at some point, cancelling due do the hideous zits on our faces.

Well, that’s not going to be an issue any longer, as yours truly has came up with this amazing DIY that will help combat those not so pretty zits. This amazing DIY will help you get rid of those zits using all natural ingredients using ingredients which are right in your kitchen and also give you clear skin overnight.

 

To make this scrub, you will need:

*Less then half a lemon

*1 tbsp. raw honey

*1 tsp brown sugar

How to do it: Take the brown sugar and mix it into the honey. Then add the lemon and mix thoroughly. First cleanse your face and then apply the scrub all over your face. Massage in a circular motion for 20-30 seconds avoiding your eye area. Rinse your face and finish off with your favourite moisturizer.

Lemons: Lemons are natural exfoliants, and are packed with anti- bacterial properties which helps to diminish acne.

Honey: Honey is gives you an amazing and natural glow, and its filled with antioxidants.

Brown Sugar: Brown sugar makes a great exfoliator for the skin as it dissolves easily and improves the texture of the skin.

Well, after doing this, you won’t have to cancel any of those plans and did I mention that your skin will smell amazing. And, oh, you welcome!

P.S. Leave a comment below if this helped you get rid of those zits and made your skin much clearer.

Wake up with fresh, bright and glowy skin

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You know how each of us want super amazing skin when we wake up and each day, but most of the time getting this super amazing and glowing skin fills your pocket with an extremely big hole hole and to add on to that hole it takes a lot of time and commitment. Well don’t you worry about this any longer because yours truly is here  and has decided to share a huge beauty secret with you (that she lives by), to help you get that amazing skin that you’ve been lusting after without even a cotton being unstitched in your pocket.

This product has changed my life and how I look when I wake up, like literally! And hopefully will change yours too. I obtained this product a month ago when I went to Dis- Chem and I’ve heard that using it before apply foundation will give your foundation the dewy finish that I’ve always want. So I thought why not? It’s not that expensive, if it doesn’t give me the dewy finish that I want I’ll figure out another way or something else to use it for. And as I expected my foundation looked so dewy and fresh, I loved it. I was using this product for a few weeks with my foundation and since I only use a few drops each time, I thought well I’d better find another use for you because you can’t just be used occasionally.

Well I’m sure you are wondering and cringing in your seats or beds and screaming what is this product? Just tell us what this product is so we can go out and get our taste of this product already! Let me just tell you what this not- so- mysterious product is and then I can get back to helping you get that glowing skin when you wake up.

Sweet Almond Oil. Yes, you read it right! Sweet Almond Oil, that’s what I’ve been going on about and shall be going on about in this post.

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Continuing about how this product is super amazing; about ten days ago, as I was about to put my eye cream on before I slept, I decided that I was going to put the sweet almond oil under my eye instead of the eye cream.

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Sweet Almond Oil: R47,95

I liked the way my under eye looked when I woke up in the morning. I did it the evening and again liked the result. The third night before I slept I decided that I wasn’t just going to put it under my eyes but also on my face and eyebrows, so I put a few drops and massaged it in a circular motion on my face. When I woke up the next morning and looked in the mirror I was so amazed! My skin looked so fresh, bright and glowy. I was in awe!. I did this continuously and each day when I look in the mirror I’m probably more amazed then what I was the previous day. Not only does my skin look super fresh and glowy but after a few days I could see the marks on my face being reduced and my dark circles under my eyes were not as visible, it also helps with the growth of eyebrows.

I can even go out just when I wake up because my skin is so fresh and looks amazing. This miracle in a bottle can also be used all over your body to get super smooth and glowy skin.

I hope you enjoyed this post, and if you have tried it or plan on trying it, I would love to know if you obtained similar results.

Please like and share, so that everyone knows how to get “I woke up like this” skin.

*The same brand and make of the Sweet Almond Oil doesn’t necessarily have to be the same, just look at your local Dis- Chem, Clicks, chemist or drugstore for Sweet Almond Oil.