Skincare: Neutrogena Hydro Boost

When I hear “Neutrogena”, I immediately picture their ad from a while back featuring Vanessa Hudgens doing that throwing-water-on-her-face move. (A move that if you had to try it, you will get water all over your bathroom floor haha).

Fun fact: Neutrogena is a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson Limited who, of course, also produced the Johnson’s Fresh Hydration range

M I N D  B L O W N.

After seeing their Hydro Boost Range hit shelves here in Cape Town, I knew I had to get my hands on them at some point.

I’d seen a few raving reviews about this range and I had to decide for myself.

This range contains hyaluronic acid in their products which among others, helps combat dryness and plumps your skin, giving a somewhat youthful appearance.

The Neutrogena Hydro Boost range consists of the following products:

  1. Neutrogena Hydro Boost: Exfoliator – Smoothing Gel
  2. Neutrogena Hydro Boost: City Shield Hydrating Lotion SPF 25
  3. Neutrogena Hydro Boost: Gel Cream Moisturiser
  4. Neutrogena Hydro Boost: Water Gel Moisturiser
  5. Neutrogena Hydro Boost: Cleansing Facial Wipes
  6. Neutrogena Hydro Boost: Water Gel Cleanser
  7. Neutrogena Hydro Boost: Micellar Water
  8. Neutrogena Hydro Boost: Eye – Awakening Gel Cream

I purchased numbers 1, 2 and 3 from the above list.

Disclaimer: Please note that all prices mentioned were what I paid at the time of purchase.

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1. Neutrogena Hydro Boost: Exfoliator – Smoothing Gel – R99.95

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This product is not just any old face scrub as there is no hard granules of a typical scrub.

It has a pleasant, sweet scent and the texture is indeed a thick, smooth gel.

My face feels so soft after use, so it definitely works as stated on the product.

2. Neutrogena Hydro Boost: City Shield Hydrating Lotion SPF 25 – R129.95

To be honest, I have not been wearing any sun block/ SPF products daily as I should be doing.

Terrible, I know.

This seemed like a good product to get because it claims to “protect against pollution and sun damage”.

The lotion is a light blue in colour and once again, the scent is sweet and pleasant.

Your hands will be slightly greasy after applying it to the face, but they tend to be after using any SPF product.

With most sunblocks (that I have used in the past), you would have to apply it more than just once in the morning.

I learnt the hard way with this product after being in direct late afternoon sun for just ten minutes and my nose turned a lovely shade of crimson. That was my own fault to say the least. I had applied a thin layer early that morning.

I will continue using this lotion and see over time if it really does protect my skin more because I do not think that I have been using it long enough to put it to “proper use” yet.

3. Neutrogena Hydro Boost: Gel Cream – R129.95

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This gel-cream claims to “boost hydration, helps lock it all day for smooth, supple and renewed skin”.

…And it does just that.

This lightweight, cooling gel-cream glides effortlessly onto your face, leaving it feeling refreshed and smooth.

My cheeks do tingle after applying this cream directly after using the smoothing gel. Could it just be a symptom of my niggly, sensitive skin?

MY OPINION OF THIS RANGE

Since I only own three products of this extensive range, I cannot really say much.

All three products do work as they claim to so far.

My skin is so soft and hydrated after using these three products.

However, do not depend on these products if you have some breakouts as that is not their purpose to clear your skin.

These products are more pricey, depending on your budget, but if it works then I am willing to pay a bit extra within reason, of course!)

Have you tried this range?

xoxo,

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Skincare: Johnson’s Fresh Hydration range

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Johnson’s has been around for many years and they have a variety of skincare products. Their Fresh Hydration range is fairly new, but it has taken off on social media (please do some research if you are unaware).

Disclaimer: I have bought all of the products mentioned in this review with my own money. All prices mentioned were what I paid at the time of purchasing.

1. Johnson’s Fresh Hydration (FH): Micellar Cleansing Jelly – R54.95

The micellar cleansing jelly was the first item in this range that I purchased. I had high hopes for this product because whenever you see the word “micellar” you expect stellar results.

Honestly, this product is a miss for me. It does not remove eye make up (eye pencil and mascara, in my case) fully. Maybe after a few scrubs and wipes of the cotton pad), so panda eyes are inbound for me.

The jelly itself is just …awkward to use. You pump out a bit and it either turns out to be too much or too little and then in the case of “too little”, you pump again and then it’s too much = wasted jelly. The only thing I do like about this is its scent.

Meh. I will stick with my trusty Garnier Micellar Water.

2. Johnson’s FH: Water Gel Cleanser – R59.95

The gel cleanser is very refreshing to use.

It cleanses and “quenches” your skin as mentioned on the packaging, while leaving your skin soft and smooth.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have a mixture of the sensitive and combination skin types, so my skin is niggly which brings me to the next products. (Note that at the back of the gel cleanser, it states “suitable even for sensitive skin”.

3 & 4. Johnson’s FH: Day Cream SPF 20 and Night Cream – R79.95 each

Both of these creams have a pleasant scent. (I mean it is rose water after all).

The texture is smooth and light and not greasy at all.

Unfortunately, the day and night creams literally irritated my skin. I am talking full on redness, burning and breakouts on my cheeks only.

Sigh. I gave them a rest for a few days and decided to try them after a gel cleanser from a different brand… NOPE.

Same results.

MY OPINION OF THIS RANGE

Maybe my skin is “too sensitive” for this range. After all, it does clearly state “Normal Skin” on the front of the packaging and nothing on the back about sensitive skin, unlike the gel cleanser.

I am aware that there are face wipes in this range. I did not feel the need to purchase them as I have the micellar jelly.

In today’s time, everything has become so pricey and skincare products are not cheap. These four products cost me R274.80. Depending on your budget, this can be value-for-money as these days that would be the price for ONE product.

Even though I am not a fan and it did not fully work for me, it may work for you. Every person’s skin is different.

xoxo,

Skincare: Cettua

Looking after your skin is so important and many factors, including genetics, hormones, weather and stress, contribute to its appearance and health.

My skin has been quite niggly these past few months and falls somewhere in between sensitive and combination skin.

Nice.

[Combination skin usually refers to an oily T-zone (Forehead, nose and/ or chin) and a dry U-zone (Cheeks and chin), but some days my skin is more dry than oily].

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**All prices mentioned were what I paid for the products at the time.**

After lurking in a few shops (mainly Dis-Chem and Clicks), I came across this Korean brand at Clicks and instantly felt drawn to its cute packaging and of course, a face favourite: SHEET MASKS! (amongst other things).

1. Cettua: Pure White Nose Strip – R45.95

Those blackheads.. Satisfying, but ewwww, but satisfying.

I think everyone (lowkey, but highkey) enjoys seeing blackheads being extracted (or is it just me? Lol. #noshame)

If you are looking for pure blackhead-extraction-satisfaction, then grab a box of these nose strips.

These are by far the best nose strips that I have used (I have used many over the years). After use, it will leave a bit of residue, but it can be easily wiped off with a face wipe, Micellar water or a dab of face wash and water.

2. Cettua: Anti-Redness Facial Mask – R35.95

This anti-redness facial mask is a winner. As someone who basically “blushes” for everything, this mask is a lifesaver. Its “5 Fruit Complex helps reduce redness” and this is true. My face feels refreshed and cool and no redness in site.

3. Cettua: Hydrating Facial Mask – R35.95

This is my go-to mask for intense hydration. My previously dry cheeks are smooth and supple and no flaky, dryness anywhere.

4. Cettua: Spot Clear Patch – R45.95

I usually only get niggly pimples here and there only around that time of the month.

I have used many methods to zap them, from Oxy’s Emergency Zit Blitzer to toothpaste (yes, it works). I have only used two patches from this box so far and the pimples reduced in size and the redness/ inflammation went down.

Have you tried any Cettua products?

xoxo,

What’s In My Make up Box (WIMMB) – Part 2: Mascara

To be honest, in the past I did not really care too much about mascara. I did not care for the hype and did not see why women obsessed over it.

I was quite comfortable with my fine, straight lashes and buying mascara did not appeal to me.

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My straight, mascara-less lashes.

Yet, here I am … owning four mascaras. (Revolutionary, I know).

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My *huge mascara collection. (* = Not that huge).

**All opinions are my own and based on my own experiences with the listed mascaras. What worked for me, may not work for you. All prices listed were correct at the time of purchasing and may differ now.**


  1. NYX XXL Volume and Define Mascara: R139.95

This mascara was my most recent purchase and the most expensive one that I own. I got quite the shock at the wand size.

Apparently, the word “XXL” was lost on me.

Favourable Opinion:

It separates, lengthens and volumises my straight lashes and gives them quite the dramatic effect. This mascara is long-lasting as well.

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I rate this mascara as Dramatic on the Mascara Metre.

Unfavourable Opinion:

When applying this mascara, you are at risk of brushing the wand/ tip against your eyelid. (Maybe this is only me due to my heavily hooded eyelids).

[Side Note: Why do some people claim that they have hooded eyelids and then do make up looks for “hooded” eyes, but they actually don’t have it? You have a hooded eye when there is literally a “hood” that covers your eyelid; you would have to raise your eyebrows to see your lids. If you attempt a cat eye and it disappears when you open your eyes fully, then you have a hooded eye. If you can see the full cat eye effect when your eyes are open fully, then….  This is a post for another day].

Okay, I digressed. Applying too many coats of this mascara can result in clumpiness.

Overall: It’s a good mascara and kind of budget friendly, depending on your budget.


2. Essence The False Lashes Mascara – Extreme Volume & Curl: R59.95

Favourable Opinion:

This mascara truly lives up to its name and gives you that “false lash” effect. It lasts me the whole day and makes my lashes look thicker.

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Naturally, I rank this as False Lash Effect on the Mascara Metre.

Unfavourable Opinion: I actually do not have anything negative to say about this mascara.

Overall: I love this mascara. It’s definitely budget friendly as Essence products usually are. I will definitely repurchase this!! It works well for me and my pocket too 🙂


3. Essence Volume Stylist 18h Lash Extension Mascara: R64.95

Favourable Opinion:

Yaaaaaas! Extend those lashes! Those “lengthening fibres” really do pull through with this mascara. My lashes look full and long…but………

Unfavourable Opinion:

I have rated it as both “False Lash Effect” as well as “Clumpy” on my Mascara Metre. It does go clumpy and spider-leg lashes very quickly after a few coats and is a bit worse than the NYX XXL after 2-3 coats.

Overall: It depends on your own lashes. As I said before, I have straight, fine lashes that would need multiple coats of mascara if I was going after a certain look. I do like it for what it does, but I probably would not purchase it again.


4. Essence All Eyes On Me Multi-Effect Mascara – 01 Soft Black: R44.95

Favourable Opinion:

Although this may be the cheapest mascara that I own, do not let that fact put you off. I believe that any mascara should separate your lashes and this mascara does not disappoint. It’s long-lasting (it’s like I have been saying the same thing about each of these mascaras, but I guess that they are all pretty similar).

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I rate this mascara as the “False Lash Effect” on the Mascara Metre.

Unfavourable Opinion: Once again, I do not have anything negative to say about this mascara.

Side note: I need to get mascara from a brand other than Essence.

I cannot wait to go mascara shopping!

xoxo,

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What’s In My Make up Box (WIMMB) – Part 1: Lipsticks

This is part 1 of a series mentioned in the title (WIMMB). I will post different parts based on the make up in my box.

As aforementioned, this is about my lipsticks. I have posted about lipsticks before, but this is my entire lipstick collection (not that many, I know lol).

Without further ado…

(From top to bottom)

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in “Tea and Cookies”.

I’m not really a fan of pale pink and when I initially bought it, I thought it would look a bit different than what is was, on me.

It’s still not a favourite colour of mine, but it will do for the days when I don’t feel like wearing a bold lip.

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in “Jet Set”.

Royal blue is one of my favourite colours and what’s better than having a favourite colour on your lips?

Last time I checked, NYX did not stock a matching lipliner for this particular shade yet, so I have been using an eye pencil as a lipliner. 

Without a lipliner, this lip cream doesn’t last for two long or maybe I’m using it wrong lol.

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in “Stone Fox”.

I love a good, dark grey lip. “Stone Fox” is perfect for that cold, grey winter’s day… any day for that matter.

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in “Foul Mouth”.

This colour is like a mixture of “Jet Set” and “Stone Fox”. 

It has dark purple undertones and it does not reflect the packaging.

NYX Cosmic Metals Lip Cream in “Electromagnetic”.

This shade is just gorgeous. It’s creamy, it’s glittery, it’s honestly a lovely shade.

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in “Be My Baby”.

I came across this colour after seeing a beauty influencer promoting it. 

I really liked the colour and decided to purchase it for myself. 

No regrets. It stays on for long and is a nice, nude colour.

The only thing that I dislike about it, is the actual wand. 

You have to hold it a certain way so that the applicator doesn’t erase the colour as you apply it.

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in “Firestarter”.

Faaaaaave!!!!! I love this colour.

Every woman should own a good red lipstick and this is mine lol.

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in “Nude Thrill”.

I was hunting online for a dupe for Kylie Cosmetics “Candy K” (Most companies that import it here charge a lot) and this came up in a few articles that I read, so I decided to give it a try.

I love the colour and I think it’s quite a close match to “Candy K” from what I’ve seen, but there’s too many cons with this lip product: 

It smells like potpourri (and it’s not very appealing having that smell wafting into your nostrils every few seconds), it doesn’t last at all (it just fades into nothingness after about an hour) and even though it stipulates that it’s “Matte”, it still has a sheen to it that doesn’t go away even after a good few minutes.

Harsh? No.

HONEST.

Avon Mark Epic Lipstick in “Blushing Beauty”.

A pretty Barbie-ish pink. Honestly, pink lipstick is not a favourite of mine, but like with the NYX Liquid Suede, it’s nice for those not-so-bold lip days.

It’s quite pigmented and has a light glossy texture and look.

Avon Mark Epic Lipstick in “Mermaid Tale”.

Yeeees. Teal lipstick is another favourite of mine.

There’s not much to say about this product other than I love it and that I need an endless supply of it.

Essence Cosmetics Matt Matt Matt Vibrant Shock lipstick in “No To Mainstream”.

This darker green shade is just beautiful. It’s Matte (YES!) and it doesn’t dry out the lips, which is a big plus.

It’s affordable too (Check it out at your local Dis-Chem or Clicks).

Essence Cosmetics Matt Matt Matt lipstick in “Perfect Match”.

This is a gorgeous nude-ish colour with pinkish undertones.

Love it.

L.A. Girl Flat Velvet Matte Lipstick in “Poetic”.

A lighter grey lipstick that glides on easily, smoothly … almost like velvet. 😏

L.A. Girl Flat Velvet Matte Lipstick in “Blue Valentine”.

Navy blue. Yes please. 

I am a fan of blue lipstick in general, with the exception of a sky blue shade; it doesn’t suit me at all.

Inglot Matte Lipstick, number 438.

There’s no name on the tube.

I think this is the least favourite lipstick that I own. 

It’s actually more of a burgundy colour and not the red that it looks like in the photo.

This particular Matte lipstick dries out my lips and is hard to apply or rather DRY as you try to apply.

Maybe I just got a bad tube????

MAC Matte Lipstick in “Matte Royal”.

There’s a lot of mixed opinions about this shade on the Internet.

I’ve come across articles stating that it’s a purple shade and I think it’s more of a deep blue with purple undertones yes.

You have to apply this shade a few times because it looks a bit patchy after just one or two layers.

Although I like the colour, I won’t buy it again.

That’s it! All of the lipsticks lurking in my make up box.

Do you own any of these??? 

xoxo,

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Essence Cosmetics Haul!

I have been using Essence Cosmetics products for YEARS.

I love that they are so affordable and are of great quality.

*Keep in mind that affordable is NOT the same as cheap.*

I have come across one too many Essence reviews on YouTube of people acting surprised or shocked that Essence is good quality because of its prices.

Why can’t we buy nice things that are affordable??

When certain things are expensive, it’s not a guarantee that it is of good quality.

Ok, mini rant over.

…Notsurewhenthisturnedintoarantbutokaymovingalong.

Note: I state the prices from Dischem because they usually have the biggest range of Essence products on hand. Takealot.com has a big range as well, but being an online shop, buying= shipping = waiting = patience = something that you don’t have when you want the make up now lololol}.

 

*E S S E N C E  H A U L  T I M E !*


N A I L S

  • Strong and Clean Nail Polish Remover – “02 I am Strong”: R39.95 at Dischem
    • If you like having glitter or effects on your nails, this remover is for you. It cleans your nails effortlessly and the gentle mango scent is a plus.
  • Holo Rainbow Nail Polish – “05 Holo Fever”: R54.95 at Dischem
    • Glitter, glitter and MORE GLITTER!! This holographic glitter polish with a purplish tint will leave your nails looking, well, GLITTERY. And that’s a good thing.
  • The Gel Nail Polish – “31 Electriiiiiic”: R26.95 at Dischem
    • No need to spend hundreds on those gel nails at your favourite nail place. You can achieve the gel look at an affordable price. (Note: I will purchase the gel top and base coat soon!)

E Y E B R O W S

  • Eyebrow Gel Colour and Shape – “02 Brown”:  R59.95 at Dischem and Eyebrow Brush: R32.95 at Dischem
    • A gel that glides smoothly onto your eyebrows and dries quickly, leaving your brows filled in and shaped.
    • The slightly angled brush helps apply the gel effortlessly and is a must have.

  • Eyebrow Fixing Pencil at Dischem
    • I can’t remember the price of this lol. It’s perfect for shaping your brows for a natural look or if you want to keep your hairs in place when you’re about to fill them in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E Y E S

  • The False Lashes Mascara – “Extreme Volume and Curl”:  R54.95 at Dischem 
    • This may be my new favourite mascara!!! It glides on to your lashes smoothly and is clump free. Long lasting and truly gives you that false lash effect.
  •  Waterproof Eyeliner Pen: R54.95 at Dischem
    • My oily and watery hooded eyes needs an eyeliner that will last long and is smudge-proof. The description on this product is “Waterproof eyeliner pen for a precise line. Long lasting. Smudge-proof. Ophthalmologically tested”. There you have it.
  • I ♥ Colour Intensifying Eyeshadow Base: R51.95 at Dischem
    • I haven’t tested this out with eyeshadow yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F A C E

  •  Prismatic Rainbow Glow Highlighter – “10 Be A Unicorn”: R74.99 at Dischem
    • Okay, so I have only recently started using highlighters (still working on my make up game), but wow!! I am in love with it!… Too bad it was end of range :(… but I just got my hands on this gem  ↓↓↓↓↓

(I’m not going to say anything about it here because I never purchased it with the rest of the above-mentioned products. Head over to my Instagram for a closer look :P).

  • All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder
    • Although it comes off as a chalky white, this powder works the same as any translucent powder. I love products with a matte finish, so naturally I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L I P S

  •  Matt Matt Matt Lipstick – “02 Perfect Match”: R46.95 at Dischem and Soft Contouring Lipliner – “08 Big Proposal”: R18.95 at Dischem.
    • I always like a good nude-ish coloured lipstick. (I just saw “matt” and I was like “Yes, let me buy you”). It has a smooth texture and doesn’t dry out your lips.
    • Not much to say about the lip pencil other than it’s a lip pencil. Matches well with the lipstick.
      • I’ll be honest and say I’m not that much of a fan of these two lip products. Maybe it’s the fact that it fades off pretty easily (hmph). Just my opinion, I won’t buy them again. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE the teal, greenish colour from the same range. Check it out in a previous post here.

 

xoxo,

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Dr. Martens Collection!

Hello, Dr. Martens!

Yesssssss.

Let us just take a moment and think about the awesomeness that are Dr. Marten’s boots.

I have a substantial obsession collection. I love the vibrant colours and patterns that they are available in and don’t forget how comfortable they are. 

Also, I love it when peoples’ eyes literally glaze over as they stare at my boots and ask me “Is that another one?” 😛

SOME BACKGROUND

Dr. Klaus Martens was a doctor during World War II and after suffering an injury in 1945, he designed himself some boots that had air cushioned soles. 

After having no success in selling the boots, he teamed up with a friend, Dr. Herbert Funck and they started selling. R. Griggs Group Ltd bought patent rights to sell the shoes and business boomed. 

(Excerpt from Wikipedia).

Fast forward to today, these boots, initially meant for doctors are worn all over the world by young and old, men and women alike.

MY COLLECTION

I have 9 pairs of original Dr. Martens boots/ shoes. 

Feast your eyes on this delicious collection.

* L e t ‘ s  b r e a k  i t  d o w n * :

  • 5 pairs of the 1460 Patent Lamper boots:
    • Royal Blue
    • Red
    • White
    • Black
    • Hot Pink
  • 2 pairs of the 1460 Pascal boots:
    • Glitter
    • Limited Edition Dr. Martens x Sanrio: Hello Kitty
  • 1 pair of the 1461 Virginia shoes:
    • Bubblegum
  • 1 pair of the Polley Mary-Jane shoes
    • Smooth Black.

1460 Pascal boot in Glitter

I think that my favourite pair would be..

A L L  O F  T H E M!!!!

LOL.

If I was forced to choose, then the Limited Edition Hello Kitty pair which I purchased from That Shoe Lady.

WHERE DID I PURCHASE THEM??

To my knowledge, I only know of two places that currently sell Dr. Martens products here in Cape Town.

They are:

I bought the following pairs at Edgars:

  1. 1460 Pascal in Glitter
  2. 1460 Patent Lamper in Black
  3. 1460 Patent Lamper in Red
  4. 1460 Patent Lamper in Royal Blue
  5. 1460 Patent Lamper in Hot Pink
  6. 1461 Virginia in Bubblegum
  7. Polley Mary-Jane in Smooth Black

and the following pairs from That Shoe Lady:

      8. 1460 Pascal Dr. Martens x Sanrio HK

      9. 1460 Patent Lamper in White

Hello Kitty! How cute is that bow?!

So.. The question is:

WHICH PAIR SHOULD I GET NEXT??

Photo credit: 1. 1460 Pascal Flower in Black Leather (www.drmartens.com)

Photo: 2. 1460 boot in Victorian Flowers (www.drmartens.com)

1 or 2??

 

xoxo,

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Wish App (#3) AND (#4): iPhone 6S Plus and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Cases

It’s that time again!

And by that time, I mean:

W I S H   A P P   I T E M   R E V I E W  !!!

Once again, if you haven’t checked out my first or second review, I ordered items from the Wish app on 10 January – 13 January (a total of 9 items!) from different stores and they are finally arriving!

From the title of this post, items number 3 and 4 are reviewed.

Screenshot from the Wish app

Screenshot from the Wish app

I ordered the pink case for my phone and I absolutely LOVE it.

The black Batman case was for my husband and he is really impressed with it lol.

The packaging.

Hubby was too excited, so he opened his before I could take a photo of it haha.

I P H O N E  6 S  P L U S  C A S E :

I love the bow detail #bowsFTW

It’s a basic soft, gelish case with glitter, bows and diamante stone detailing on the back.

As you can see from the screenshot above, the case costs R12.00, but shipping costs gets added and the total I paid was R58.91 ($5.00) #affordable.

The only thing that I “don’t like” about this case is the fact that one of the “stones” is a bit skew. (I’m being unnecessary, I know LOL, but hey I paid for this!)

Look at that slightly skew stone. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

Overall, affordable, it looks good, fits my phone perfectly and it is a full coverage case.

Get yours here.

S A M S U N G  G A L A X Y  S 8  P L U S  C A S E:

How cute is this built in stand though????

This is a black, rubber case with a gold Batman logo on the back and a convenient built in stand.

#convenience

As you can see from the screenshot from the app, the case cost R36.00, but after shipping I paid R47.17 ($4.00) #affordableaswell

Overall, it fits his phone perfectly, it looks great and the stand is a definite plus.

Get yours here.

xoxo,

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Wish App (#2): Chevrolet Seatbelt Shoulder Pads

Yeeeeeeeesss.

Another Wish item has arrived (7 more to go!!) and it is a pair of seat belt shoulder pads for my car.

Screenshot from the Wish app

I ordered this item on 11 January 2018 and it arrived on 27 February. (A day later than it was supposed to because the Post Office does not operate on a Sunday).

They are of very good quality and I would totally recommend it. (Obviously, only if you have a Chevy, but I am sure there are for other cars too :P)

Get your own here.

It looks soooo good!

Salvador gives it his stamp of approval

I am waiting impatiently patiently for the next item!

Hopefully, the Post Office will deliver as planned.

Michiko… Ooh, sparkly…

xoxo,

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Water Conscious – Some Beauty Tips

Day Zero. Water shedding. Drought. Newlands’ Springs. “No 5L bottles of water in stock”.

If you’re in Cape Town, this is reality (for now) – Praise God for the rain that He has provided us with!

Although there has been some rain, we still need to conserve water and it’s sad that it’s taken a drought for some people to realise it!

Anyway, here are a few water conscious beauty tips and products to help you do your share in saving water!

1. Girlz Only Dry Shampoo (400ml) – Dischem (R79.99)*

Using dry shampoo is a great way to revive and freshen your hair in between washes.

Dry shampoo is the way to go especially if you tend to wash your hair daily (oily roots) so that you can cut down on your water usage.

Shake the tin well and spray 20cm from your scalp in short bursts. Massage the product into your scalp and brush lightly with any brush/ comb. *A Tangle Teezer (pictured) is highly recommended as it doesn’t break your hair and is easy on tangles.

This 400ml tin is easy on your pocket as well as our dams. (Meaning that you will use less water).

2. Oh So Heavenly Hygiene Waterless Hand Cleanser – Clicks (R11.99)*

Go to most mall bathrooms and you will see that the taps have been turned off and you have to use “the hand sanitiser provided” to “wash” your hands.

While this is not ideal, especially for us females, there are other ways to give you piece of mind that your hands are being.. cleansed.

Stock up on your own hand cleanser to use after bathroom trips, eating, etc. Clicks’ OSH range is affordable and smells great!

Hand wipes (not pictured) is another product to have that well help cleanse your hands and use less water.

3. Skin Essentials 3-in-1 Facial Wipes (60 wipes) – Clicks (R34.99)*

There’s nothing like wiping an entire face of make up off with a cool, cleansing face wipe… :/

Forgo washing your face if you have little to no make up on and use these 3-in-1 wipes from Clicks instead.

They remove make up, cleanse and tone your face, leaving it feeling refreshed and… well.. clean.

Depending on how much make up you are wearing will determine how many wipes you will use at a time.

Clicks often have a 3 for 2 special on these wipes so swipe some wipes when you can.

4. Basics Silicon Sponge “Silisponge” – Dischem (R29.99)*

When applying foundation/ BB cream, etc, it will require a foundation brush and in turn, you would have to wash those brushes after every use.

Save water (and time) by using a “silisponge” to apply foundation that can easily be wiped clean with a face wipe. No mess, no fuss, no water wasted.

5. Cala Cosmetic Wedges (32 pieces) – Dischem (R39.99)*

If you don’t fancy the “silisponge”, how about these disposable make up wedges?

They are convenient and you won’t have to worry about cleaning brushes or cleaning the wedges, so NO WATER WASTED.

6. JT One “Let’s Glow Girl” Fresh Body Mist (200ml) – Woolworths (R69.99)*

Hot weather leaving you feeling ..hot? Sticky?

Help save water and keep cool by using this body mist.

It smells amazing, absorbs quickly and leaves your skin feeling refreshed.

There you have it. A few tips to help you save water … beauty wise.

*prices at time of purchase.

xoxo,

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