Thursday, 30 July 2015

Dermaceutic - Mask 15

Hi guys ! Happy Thursday ! Hope you're having a great week so far. 

I mentioned it quite a few times, but I'm really obsessed with good skincare routine. When you have great skin , make-up products applies better and makes it last better. While I suffer from dry skin in winter, I still have a oily t-zone year round , and extremely painful break-outs and bumps lately from stress  . 

Dermaceutic Mask 15 is an oil reducing mask that targets oily and acne-prone skin. This astringent clay mask removes dead skin cells, purifies the skin and removes excess oil. Take note: it contains 15% Glycolic Acid. 15%! That is powerful stuff. It also contains Salicylic acid which further aids in the exfoliation process and Bentonite which is a highly absorbent clay. So basically, this mask contains ingredients that penetrate the pores, tightening the pores, loosen all the nasty stuff , and helps clear blemishes quicker. 

This is a mask that you need to follow the instructions on carefully. You need a thin layer ( A little goes a long way ) and the recommended time to keep it on is 2 - 4 minutes once or twice a week.  Start with 2minutes and work up to 4minutes . (Even know when I've been using it for a few months, I still only keep it on for 3 minutes.)  I won't recommend this mask for sensitive skin, but if you have problem skin, this is a miracle in a jar. 

I love that gives results instantly, when I get nasty painful breakouts, I do use the mask to spot treat spots too  .. And even very nasty ones heals faster, and disappears quicker . For me that's a huge bonus. And a life saver, because let's be real ... Nasty break outs are no fun. Dermaceutic really has AMAZING skincare products, everything I tried so far is AMAZING , works great and deliver results. 

For more Info: 
Twitter: @DermaceuticSA 
Instagram: Dermaceutic

Have you tried the Dermaceutic Mask 15 ?
*This product/s was send to me in exchange for my honest opinion*

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Picture Polish - Nougat

Hi guys ! Happy Tuesday ! 

As you may or may not know , We ♥ Nail Art is now the exclusive dealer for piCture pOlish in South Africa. When I first heard the brand was going to be available in SA , I rushed over to pre-order 4 shades for myself . (If you want to know what other 4 shades I got.. I posted a picture on Instagram HERE )

As you know, and I mentioned about a billion times on here, I LOVE nude nail polishes. So it was no secret that I NEEDED to try out a nude polish (or two ... ) from the range. 

piCture pOlish Nougat is a gorgeous beige nude creme polish. The formula ... *swoon* is perfection - it applies like butter and was soooo easy to work with. I used two coats with top coat in the swatches below. Seriously - I can't put into words how amaze-balls the formula is. 

piCture pOlish Nougat is one of the newer released polishes from piCture pOlish.

So onto the swatches :

We  ♥ Nail Art also sells Mo You stamping plates, as well as some gorgeous piCture pOlish polishes. I seriously can't wait to order some more of these polishes.

Have you tried piCture pOlish yet ? Any one you like to try ?

Monday, 20 July 2015

Catrice Ultra Stay Gel & Shine Top Coat and Base Coat

Hi guys ! Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was pretty good and relaxing.

Catrice , just like Essence launched a Gel polish system a little while back and Catrice was kind enough to send these to me to try out. I also got the colour A Gallon of Melon, which is such a gorgeous peachy colour to try out with these polishes.

A Gallon of Melon is a gorgeous peachy colour that applies smoothly , and is opaque in two coats. 

So onto my thoughts about these polishes - I love this base coat and top coat combo together. This base coat is just sticky enough and dries matt pretty fast , I love these types of base coats as they really help your polish stay on longer in the long run. As with the Essence - This top coat is AMAZING ! It dries super shiny and fast , so if your in a hurry and need to be out the door in a flash ... This is a fantastic top coat to use. 

Lasting power ? I did get a decent 5/6 days of wear before it starting chipping, which again is pretty impressive for the price range. 

So onto the swatch of A Gallon of Melon - 

Have you tried the Catrice Gel & Shine Top coat and Base coat yet ? How was YOUR weekend ??

*This product/s was send to me in exchange for my honest opinion*

Monday, 13 July 2015

Want stronger healthier nails ? These Crisnail treatments might be the solution .

Hi guys. Happy Monday . How was YOUR weekend ?

I don't know about you , but this winter has been really hectic on my nails. My usually strong nails suddenly got brittle and started to break easily . I got these two treatments from Crisnail to try out, and was pleasantly surprised by these little magic bottles of nail magic. 

I tested each one out for about 2 weeks each so far. I started off with the Nail Force Strengthener to start the treatment of my weak peeling nails for 2 weeks, and now I'm on the Crisnail Total Care treatment ... And my nails haven't looked this good in a long time. (And the best part - less breakage... Yeah ! )

The Strengthner works amazing to get stronger, healthier nails , while the Total Care works amazing on overall nail health. 
So a little bit more info about the treatments :

Containing Calcium and Wheat Proteins to strengthen the keratin and increase the nail flexibility to prevent the nail from breaking and layering .

With Calcium, Soy and vitamins which strengthens and favours nail growth.

These treatments are AMAZING base coats too ... Not only will they help your nails get stronger ... They help your colour last a little longer too , and prevent staining. 

Crisnails Total Care costs R110 for a 14ml. You can purchase the Crisnail products from Exclusive Beauty Solutions .

Have you tried any Crisnail treatments yet ?

*This product/s was send to me in exchange for my honest opinion*

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Test Box July Unboxing

Hi guys ! Happy Wednesday. How has your week been so far?

Today I'm sharing the unboxing of the July Test Box.   When you open your box this month, you will notice that your products are in Test Box branded packaging. The aim is to give you more product without it costing you any more than you are used too.  This month they have teamed up with TIGI and gotten you deluxe size DUMB BLONDE products and also a super cute AFTER PARTY, neither of which are available in travel sizes, until now! How cool is that ? The monthly bottles won't be a monthly encounter, but this way Test Box can bring you more samples .

So onto the content of this months box :

TIGI Dumb Blonde Shampoo 50 ml :
Therapy shampoo for highlighted, over-processed or bleached blonde babes by TIGI Bed Head. Battles breakage and lifeless colour.

This rich lather is packed with tons of nourishing treats to strengthen bleached and multi-processed hair. Let this shampoo fight to work its magic to add vibrancy and healthy looking hair to your vocabulary. Shampoo so smart it helps protect your colour.

TIGI Dumb Blonde Conditioner 50ml :
Therapy conditioner for highlighted, over-processed or bleached blonde babes by TIGI Bed Head. Battles breakage and lifeless colour.

A perfect, moisturising reconstructing blend of nourishing elements, balance bleached and multi-processed hair to get blonde's back to looking their brilliant best.

TIGI After Party Smoothing Cream 10ml :
The perfect party favour for TIGI's frizz prone friends. After-Party hair creme for silky, smooth, shiny, healthy looking hair. Control the funky fly-aways and silk-ify your hair.

While I don't have blonde hair , this still works great on all hair colours. I love how this softens my hair, and smells AMAZING ! 

Again, this is a great bargain for R160 (especially if you have blonde hair )  , and I can't wait to see how amazing the next box will be. 

*This product/s was send to me in exchange for my honest opinion*

Monday, 6 July 2015

Essence The Pastels - I'm So Fluffy & So Lucky

Hi guys. Happy Monday . How was your weekend ??

Today I'm sharing 2 polishes from the New Essence Pastels Trend collection. Both these pastel polishes formula is fantastic for a polish that dries down to a matt finish. I was also seriously impressed, usually when I don't top coat a polish doesn't last long on me.. And these still lasted a good 4 days before I got any chips or tip wear. I'm impressed !!

I'm so Fluffy is a gorgeous pastel peachy colour , and So Lucky is a gorgeous minty green pastel colour. Both look seriously stunning to brighten up any winter outfit . And as always  the best part - Essence polishes doesn't break the bank as it's SUPER affordable. 

So onto the swatches - 

I'm So Fluffy -
So Lucky - 

Have you tried any of the pastel range of polishes ? Which one is YOUR favourite colour of these two ?

*This product/s was send to me in exchange for my honest opinion*

Friday, 3 July 2015

Sorbet Hydrating Serum Mask Soothing

Hi guys ! Happy Friday ! Hope you all had a great week. My week was super busy, but eventful .

As I mentioned on Wednesday post, my skin goes crazy in winter. It goes scaly and flaky so quickly ... And I REALLY hate it. So in winter time I try as much as I can to boost my skin with hydrating serums and masks. As always, Clicks has amazing specials from time to time , their 3 - 2 specials, and when I picked up some Sorbet skincare goodies, I decided to get some sachet masks from Sorbet. I usually get these masks when I travel or go on holiday (or when my skin needs a boost from time to time ) , as it contains a serum to apply first, and then a sheet mask (which looks scary the first ) and comes in this easy to use pouch . This time I got 3 different masks ( I usually just get the hydrating one , so keep an eye out for a review on the other two later the month )

As mentioned, this mask has a 2 step system. The top part has a serum, which you open and massage into your skin for about two minutes. Then you open the bottom part, take out the sheet mask and apply it on top and sit back and relax for 15 - 20 minutes. The sheet mask is quite creepy feeling the first two minutes, but after that you can sit back with a book, in front of the couch and relax while the mask works it magic. I usually let my mask stay on for about 20minutes, and then I massage the mask all over my face before taking it off. You then moisturise as normal, but your skin will feel baby soft after this mask. I try to use this mask about twice a month as a boost for my dry winter skin.

These Sorbet masks retail for R50 each at Clicks stores and Sorbet Salons . And good news for my UK followers - The first Sorbet Salon will be opening there soon . 

Any fun weekend plans ? Do you like sachet masks or prefer full sized masks ?

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Juliette Armand - Multi B Vitamin Serum

Hi guys ! Happy Wednesday . 

So I'm one of those unlucky people that suffer from drier skin in the winter ,and the cold weather and the combo of heaters at work doesn't help it along. My skin gets scaly blotchy and flaky (and I'm usually combination / oily skin in the summer ) and it gets super tight , to the point that it gets painful to even smile. 

Along came this miracle in a bottle  - The Juliette Armand Multi B Vitamin Serum . This serum is SUPER hydrating, yet it doesn't have that greasy formula some hydrating products seem to have. The formula is super thin almost water like, absorbs quickly and a little really goes a long way . Within a few days my skin was back to normal. I use this serum twice a day before my moisturiser, and I can't rave enough about what an amazing serum this is, it bought back the nourishment my skin desperately needed. 

This works... And that's from someone who buys every single hydrating product in winter. I won't be reaching for anything else for the coming winter season.

Juliette Armand’s Vitamins Complex Serum retails for R495 for 20ml. 

If you'd like more info on the Juliette Armand range 

*This product/s was send to me in exchange for my honest opinion*