2017 Planner || Getting Organised

At the beginning of 2016, I made the decision to be organised. HA.

It didn’t go as planned despite me buying an expensive planner – you know, one of the ones that swanky business men carry around so that they can pencil in appointments? I was diligent for a while but after two months I seemed to forget that I owned a planner.

Now however, I am even more determined to be organised in the new year. Second year is reportedly the hardest university year due to the workload – so I HAVE to be organised. I am also considering getting a job, and therefore need to plan my time wisely.

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Blemish Be Gone || #SkinLovesRooibos

As someone who struggles with oily skin, I often find myself in the predicament of breaking out at the most inopportune moment. Not only is it frustrating for me, but also embarrassing. Yes, I’m well aware that pimples are a normal part of being a teenager and everyone gets them (LIE! One of my friends has the clearest skin I’ve ever seen. It’s like fine china), but it’s just something that makes me self-conscious to the point where I won’t even let MY FAMILY see me without makeup on.

With the #SkinLovesRooibos campaign, I’m working on combating my pimples and insecurity. African Extracts is a local South African company whose products centre around a main ingredient of Rooibos, a type of plant & tea. AE originally started with the “Classic” range, and has now extended to “Purifying”, “Even Tone” and “Advantage” ranges. I’ve been given the opportunity to review the Purifying range which is targeted at young, oily skin that is prone to blemishes.

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Sinfully Darker || #MeAndJohnFrieda

Whilst I’ve managed to restore my hair to a healthy state again, its colour is certainly lacking. This is due to sun exposure and various other factors. I have, however, been given the opportunity to return it to its deep chocolate colour once again!

As part of the #MeAndJohnFrieda campaign, I am going to be reviewing the new John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Deeper shampoo & conditioner. I couldn’t be more excited!

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First Impressions: Image Lipstick

Here’s the thing. I’m fussy about lipsticks. The way to my heart is through lipsticks (HINT HINT). I must admit, when I bought a lipstick for R13.99, I wasn’t expecting much. But boy do I have news for you!

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Ready. Set. Contour.

Although contouring is “out” according to starlets and their makeup artists, it will always be one of my favourite makeup techniques. My face is somewhat chubby and despite it’s “perfect” oval shape, I do not have carved cheekbones, a sharp jaw or a thin nose (it’s actually rather bulbous). So that’s why I like contouring – I can define my features in the way I want.

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Updated Hair Care

Hair care is one of my top priorities. My hair constantly needs to be cared for, but last year I wasn’t caring for it appropriately. I was just using random products that others had told me of – despite the fact that none of them had dry, curly, frizzy hair like me. A lot has changed in the year since my last hair care post so I’m here to update you!

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DermX: My new favourite exfoliator!

I struggle with getting smooth skin. I just have very oily skin that results in small sebaceous deposits all over my nose and thus pimples/uneven skin. I’m also quite prone to hormonal breakouts. BUT I recently found a miracle exfoliator that has cleared up a large portion of my skin problems!

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Neutrogena #SeeWhatsPossible Review

Confidence. That’s a pretty simple word. The actual thing is not quite as simple. That’s why I’m so glad to be involved in a campaign that promotes confidence and happiness!

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Legalities

18. That’s a pretty important birthday. Once you’re 18 in South Africa, you can drive, you can drink (not at the same time though! Safety first!), you can vote. You are a fully-blown adult. So why do I still feel like a child?

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Dropping Off the Face of the Earth and Other Updates

I know, I know. It’s been two months since my last blog post. I’m embarrassed actually. I do have a legitimate excuse though! At the beginning of last month, I packed up my entire life and moved halfway across the country to university. Let me tell you, it’s been a wild ride so far.

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